brian57

brian57

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Jun 2, 2005

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Nikon have developed a DSLR-rivalling focusing and tracking system. If it was in a decent mirrorless camera like the Sony A6000 or the Olympus E-M10 it would storm the market. While it sits in the '1' cameras, it will be a relative failure. You'd need a good reason to buy this over a Sony RX100 Mk III, and I don't think interchangeable lenses are a good enough reason.

Have you tried the A6000's new focusing and tracking system? It's fantastic. Not quite DSLR but I think it will be very comparable to the V3. And the sensor is bigger and better while the body is smaller. The much maligned Sony lenses are not that bad. The expense of the primes and Leica zooms is pretty high, but if you want small and light with good quality you need to pay up.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (711 comments in total)

Just picked one up yesterday. I bought a 5N as my travel/grab and go camera two years ago when I didn't want to lug my SLR set up, which is currently a 5D3 and assorted lenses. I invested pretty heavily in the Sony NEX system with the Zeiss 24 mm and Sony 50 1.8 primes, assuming the 5N would grow on me, given it's IQ. But even with the optional EVF (expensive but worth it) I could never get comfortable with the camera's clunky menu system. Loving my recent Fuji X100s, I started to contemplate the move to the X-T1 as my travel system. But then I read the great reviews on the A6000 and (reluctant to take the hit on selling the E mount lenses) decided to give Sony one more chance. I'm impressed. It's what I hoped the 5N would be. The sensor and overall IQ is even better (it was never the problem with the 5N anyway) and the AF is impressive now. The UI and menu system and customizable buttons are so much better. Pop-up flash and built in EVF are just good enough. A winner, Sony!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 16:47 UTC as 9th comment
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (198 comments in total)
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brian57: I have not had much luck with waterproof cameras. I had two different Canon's and both died within a year or so due to leakage.
My current solution is a housing made for the Canon S90, which i'd moved on from as far as daily usage. It fits my need as a reliable waterproof camera that won't leak with it's excellent o-ring seal. I would never spend this kind of cash on a camera to put into the water without a dedicated housing for it after my two failed attempts at this sort of UW cam.

No, but it doesn't leak. First things first.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:20 UTC
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (198 comments in total)

Peevee, I wouldn't buy it either, as I said. But the why is easy. Much better sensor and resulting IQ and according to the review, much faster in acquiring focus and getting the shot than the lower level Olympus TG-2. If people have the cash to burn and a gambler's attitude that it won't leak on you at some point, it sounds like a pretty sweet UW camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 21:31 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 article (198 comments in total)

I have not had much luck with waterproof cameras. I had two different Canon's and both died within a year or so due to leakage.
My current solution is a housing made for the Canon S90, which i'd moved on from as far as daily usage. It fits my need as a reliable waterproof camera that won't leak with it's excellent o-ring seal. I would never spend this kind of cash on a camera to put into the water without a dedicated housing for it after my two failed attempts at this sort of UW cam.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On How many megapixels do you need? post (220 comments in total)
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MDuerr: I'm using the Nokia 808 and the Lumia 1020. In most cases it's not only the sharpness that is better than pictures taken with the iPhone, I have the ability to crop!

Cheers

Martin

I agree with the writer. 8 MP is plenty for a phone. If I'm serious about keeping memories of an event then I'm bringing my Canon 5D3 or at least my Fuji 100S. The phone is for unexpected moments.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 19:40 UTC

Dear Adobe,
We had a nice relationship while it lasted. I'm sorry if too many people were ripping you off. But it wasn't me. I'm not a pro and will probably be able to make do with Pixelmator and my old CS5 for a while yet. Then I'll look at other options. I'm glad I never switched from Aperture to Lightroom, as I no longer have faith in you to do the right thing by the consumer. Good Bye.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 18:32 UTC as 371st comment
On Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples article (220 comments in total)

It looks very good to me, especially at higher ISO's, and the lens is acceptable.
It is a shame Canon is so late to the party with the larger sensor/small camera trend. I might have considered this option as my travel camera if they came out with it a year ago. Now I just went all in with the 5N and a few lenses to use as my travel/small camera option.
I'm a big Canon DSLR user, but they have been behind the curve and have missed a lot of opportunities to expand the brand in this quickly exploding niche IMHO. Maybe they will make a better effort to catch up to the competition now that this market is more lucrative than they originally thought.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2012 at 15:18 UTC as 21st comment

Sounds good. But the EVF on my Sony 5N is awesome. I don't think I need much better than that. It is night and day compared to the GF1 EVF from 3 years ago. It is 1/3 more expensive and 10x better IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2012 at 16:07 UTC as 32nd comment
On Happy Birthday I'm 36 in the Dystopia challenge (15 comments in total)

You raise an interesting point about the cost of the equipment in contrast to the subject's seeming lack of money to take care of herself properly. But there are a lot of people in this position who will not benefit from more money in the long term. There are deep character flaws that typically need to be addressed ( alcoholism, drug abuse, sex abuse issues) or more money given to help them will just lead them back to a life of poverty and misery. I hope she turns her life around, I've seen many do it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2009 at 13:30 UTC as 5th comment
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