JackM

JackM

Lives in United States Portland, United States
Works as a geek
Joined on Apr 1, 2005
About me:

Part time pro shooting youth sports, portraits, real estate, my family, and whatever else. Haven't quit my day job yet.

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1127 comments in total)
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JackM: 5D3's AF is behind the times? LOL. I guess the 1DX's is too then.

Yet somehow my 5D3 took about 10000 keeper action shots of youth baseball and soccer players this year, and paid for itself, again.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1127 comments in total)
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JackM: 5D3's AF is behind the times? LOL. I guess the 1DX's is too then.

So I guess 15 cross-type points out of 51 is state of the art, hmm.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1127 comments in total)

5D3's AF is behind the times? LOL. I guess the 1DX's is too then.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 15:14 UTC as 84th comment | 10 replies
On Autumn Morning Mount Cook Range in the New Zealand South Island Scenic challenge (9 comments in total)

incredible. bravo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 13:51 UTC as 4th comment

Nice job Barney and crew. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 02:16 UTC as 68th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1172 comments in total)
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JackM: iTR seems to be working very well for me, and I would not have thought that it would. Here are some examples from a recent poorly lit indoor soccer game, shot at ISO 6400, f/2.8, 1/500:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54780690

I use my 5D3 when I'm worried about that stuff. But people need to get real, the pics were practically taken in a cave.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 03:29 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1172 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: I'm glad that Canon is checking the right boxes for you. And although it may seem that DPR is giving Canon the back of their hand, I think a silver award is fair, simply from the standpoint of the competition. Competition is actually tougher than your post would suggest, particularly the NX1 and the A 77ii. I was particularly stunned to see how soft the video was on the 7Dii, with all this time for Canon to tweak resolution and to implement some version of full frame sampling. Three years ago or even just two years ago this would be a gold award camera hands down. But the goalposts keep moving, and it isn't simply Canon's poor dynamic range performance, it's just that they have not improved as much as the competition has improved. There's still the great Canon ecosystem and lens groups – I think still their strongest draw. But compared to both the NX1 and the A 77ii, where that Canon ecosystem is clearly way stronger, the camera body is a disappointment, esp. for $1800.

When you really look into the NX1's AF, you'll see it's not really any competition at all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 19:40 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1172 comments in total)

iTR seems to be working very well for me, and I would not have thought that it would. Here are some examples from a recent poorly lit indoor soccer game, shot at ISO 6400, f/2.8, 1/500:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54780690

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 19:38 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
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dodgebaena: I'm getting a boner with this one…. the IS seals the deal for me. Basically, I want a mirrorless version of the a99, and with the IS, my dream is fulfilled.

TMI!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:58 UTC
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sneakyracer: Yeah, clock keeps ticking and the current mirrorless players keep improving their cameras while Nikon and Canon wait and wait. By the time they decide to get into the game it might be too late. The Canon and or Nikon mirrorless offering would have to be insanely good to compete.

clearly not to the best of their abilities.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
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vladimir vanek: Add a nice 35/1.4 pancake and here we go.... ;) But I doubt it's possible to make pancakes for such a large sensor, isn't it?

f/2.8, yes, f/1.4, I don't think so.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On BETASAMPLE_ISO100_SAM_0672-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (9 comments in total)

unnatural, imo.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 14:28 UTC as 3rd comment
On Cormorant taking off in the It flies!!! challenge (31 comments in total)

very cool.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 25th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)

"It's not all bad though" LOL, ouch.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 12:15 UTC as 67th comment
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Cane: How come 3rd party manufacturers outside Sigma and Tamron can't make an AF lens?

Tokina

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 18:32 UTC

"designer"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 18:27 UTC as 29th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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GPW: A newspaper reporter is hardly a pro photographer.

I did not say anything about anything other than the notion that "anyone who gets paid to take photos is a professional photographer." While that may technically be true, it does not necessarily mean they are a good photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 14:56 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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GPW: A newspaper reporter is hardly a pro photographer.

Marty, no, there is a difference between pro photographer and pro photojournalist. A PJ just has to "get a shot". A photographer is an artist. The best PJs are also good photographers, but one can be a PJ without being a good photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:40 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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D1N0: "Default color still a little warm and over-saturated for my taste, tonal range a little more contrasty than I prefer"

Canon is cooking. I've always said it.

Cooking what then? Seemed like you were implying Canon cooks its raws. Judging any camera by its in-cam jpegs is dumb. Unless it does not provide raw output of course.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:36 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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JackM: "color profile that reminded me of puke." Hmm, real professional.

I don't have to wait. Owning a 5D3 and knowing its AF capabilities, reading that the 7D2's AF is as good or better, reading that the 7D2 performs much better at high ISO than the 7D I used to have, and reading liquidstone's reviews in the forum, I've placed my preorder at my local shop.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:34 UTC
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