John_A_G

John_A_G

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

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  • not too dissimilar from people scoffing at paying thousands of dollars for a professional photographer.  It's just the ego of photographers that makes them think their craft is different than ...
  • It has nothing to do with matching the results of the best pros.  It has everything to do with matching the NEEDS of the buyer.  It isn't just standards falling - although that is a part.  It's ...
  • I am quite sure the focus system will be great.  My whole point was:  you read words on a spec sheet and ASSUME it means it is more advanced than the D4s.  There is more to performance than what ...
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    Similar concept.  The difference being there is still enough demand for Acuras so the brand can still be profitable.  The demand for full time PJs is just too small.  Think of it more as a luxury ...
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    Not my point.  My point is not to say a parent with quality equipment and good skill set is as good a photographer as Peter Read Miller.  My point is most clients don't need that level of skill.  ...
  • I ran a successful sports photography business for around 5 years.  Here is the thing - you can be a good photographer or a good fan but you can't do both.  When my son started playing sports I ...
  • I don't shoot Nikon.  But, having shot Canon and having owned their 1-series as well as 5 series, xx series and xxx series I will say the 1 series performs better.  In many cases, it's not just ...
  • See my earlier post from a couple minutes ago.  You have to accept the fact that your product has little to no perceived value to it.  Your photo of an athlete is literally one of hundreds of ...
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    Here's the dirty little secret about sports photographers (and I say this as one) - as a group they tend to think of themselves as much more important and talented than they really are.  20 years ...
  • see - and others think that 24mp and some better performance is a better compromise.  Of course, the only opinions that really matter is the directors (or whatever Ricoh calls them) that make the ...
  • That is one take.  But some people want speed AND full frame.  The risk with most of these discussions is the false premise that everyone on the market has the same desires you do.  There really ...
  • The problem, of course, is maintaining AF, frame rate and buffer while increasing that sensor size.  Bump up pixel count and for the same price you're going to see a drop in likely frame rate.  ...
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    8 years ago, you could have made decent money selling prints of sports - I know, I did it :)  Anymore, the market for action sports photos is almost non existent.  Most people want images for ...
  • Back button focus is useful in some sporting situations - in others it doesn't add much benefit.  But if you're going to use it some times it is best to use it ALL the time so your muscle memory ...
  • First of all, don't plan on taking decent photos from the stands.  If you have to shoot from the stands, you are probably better off with a superzoom camera.  You will be too far away and have the ...
  • When you say football are you talking American Football or European (i.e. soccer)? What age (and thus what size field)? Where will you be shooting from - sideline or stands? What is your ...
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    I'm making the assumption you are interested in feedback. shot 1:  nice timing.  But there's a lot of uninteresting dead space in the frame.  A little crooked. shot 2:  again, timing is nice.  But, ...
  • Yes.  thank you for proving my point
  • The biggest con is going to be the age of the camera.  Whether or not the specific model has the focus problems and whether or not any part of it is near failure.  That aside, you'll see a better ...
  • Do you remember if he actually used both or just read spec sheets about them and declared the winner?
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