John_A_G

John_A_G

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2004

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  • What are you doing with your images that you want medium format for the types of images you posted?  Definitely seems like the wrong tool for the job.
  • Is this somehow the first time you've heard the notion that the lenses have been the weak link in the chain for Pentax? Has no one ever pointed out that Nikon, who also has screw drive technology, ...
  • I wouldn't expect much improvement in tracking moving subjects without the new lenses.  Screw Drive isn't good for that and the old focus motor design was poor for tracking non consistent movement. ...
  • Tom - in what situations are YOU looking for focus performance improvement.  For static subjects or moving subjects?  In a specific lighting scenario?  With what lenses?
  • Replied in advice
    You're not shooting fast moving objects here - it's an indoor birthday party.  So, a lot of the complexity goes out the window.  The biggest issue is how you work with focus array.  Without a lot ...
  • Replied in optech pro loop
    Op tech pro loop strap - great strap. Love that I can detach the strap and connect the ends together when I'm using my flash bracket. The neoprene strap is much more comfortable than the OEM strap. ...
  • It isn't just cell phones taking over - it is other factors as well.  Cell phones are absolutely devouring the low end point and shoot market.  But, for people that still use actual cameras, they ...
  • If all you two gentlemen are wanting to buy is cheap third party lenses, you are not the customers any manufacturers want.  From a business perspective, they should not be worried if you leave ...
  • Replied in prepare yourself
    Generally speaking, the idea of selling "on spec" (stands for speculation) is a completely useless sales model.  It doesn't work well at all.  For any of the above, if you agree to take the photos ...
  • Replied in not easy to do
    Miles - what gear are you shooting with when you take photos of your kids running around the backyard or horseback riding that you can't get reliable results with?  That's a pretty simple task ...
  • Replied in not easy to do
    If you shoot cars, it can be a somewhat worthwhile test - assuming the subject cars are traveling at the same speed - if the bikes/cars you're tracking are moving at 125mph or 200mph then a car ...
  • Replied in But
    Only that, if they aren't qualified, such a review would be utterly useless.  I probably drove a manual transmission 3 times a couple decades ago.  How useful would a review of mine be on the ...
  • Replied in not easy to do
    Look, the K3II is a high end tool.  Unless you are an experienced enthusiast at shooting action - and we're not talking your kid running around the background or the idiotic test of shooting a car ...
  • To me, what is important is that I be able to change parameters as follows: 1. Parameters I need to change while my eye is in the viewfinder should be easily and rapidly changed solely with my ...
  • James, What is so difficult to understand here?  There are always benefits to smaller kits.  But, lets say the rest of the photographic world doesn't think the same way YOU think.  What if DOF is ...
  • Greg - I can't help in your search of the right lens, but if you can, try and ditch the monopod for ultimate.  Monopods are fine when the pivot angle is slight, but it's a pain for sports where ...
  • Sure, but usually with landscapes, not so much with people.
  • Replied in just wait....
    Sure Dave. Camera: canon 5dIII - I actually downsized from a canon 1dIII Lenses: Canon 24-105, 17-40, 70-200 2.8 (non IS), 100-400, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, sigma 120-300 2.8, 600 ex-rt flash, custom ...
  • Replied in just wait....
    sure I am.  But at least I'm a self-aware one :) Which is why you'll not likely find a post by me claiming doom and gloom for my brand because a camera/lens doesn't match my specific needs.  Nor ...
  • Replied in just wait....
    It's always interesting to read threads like this.  Most experienced enthusiasts or professionals understand a basic truth:  there is no one camera for everyone.  Especially as you move up the ...
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