Sonnyphoto

Sonnyphoto

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Aug 2, 2011

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On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-Pro1 review article (271 comments in total)
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Greg Gebhardt: No adjustable diopter on viewfinder was enough for me to return mine in less than24 hours. No excuse to have equipped the camera with what was supposed to be magic to not be adjustable right out of the box for everyone's eyesight.

Build quality has a LOT to be desired but then I tend to compare to my M9.

FAIL

What the heck is a diopter? M9 produces amzing images but sucks the big one when it comes to ISO. I also love my X100 and if X-Pro is anything like it, I'm sure it's produces excellent results. But I can't believe that they didn't put in a better manual focusing system for their "pro" model--it just doesn't work and that's a show stopper for me...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2012 at 14:22 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)
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John P.: D800 is the winner here....time to move over.

Agree with kimsh. No real innovation from Cannon. D3S pushed the limits for low light photography and D800 is now challenging medium formats with incredible resolution (with competent ISO performance)... 5DM3 is a repackaging of existing Cannon harware with minimal improvements...

I do believe that 5dm3 and canon overall renders more realistic colors but overall a disappointing release from an innovation perspective...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2012 at 10:41 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)
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George Veltchev: D800 reminds me of the automaker Audi ! Desperately trying to convince the audience how their cars are better than the competition from Bavaria ! Unnecessary surgery, shark attack, scrofula. These are just some of things I would rather endure than a D800! This is a camera for the kind of chap who takes his wife for a dinner and then flirts with the waitress all night. Good! Ha ha ha ..remember the time not long ago when the Nikon users desperately tried to persuade us that a 12MP camera is all we need ! Now a 22 MP Canon seems lost in time ...Right ...he he...OK...OK if you do not believe on those samples as part of the DP preview go and find solace at some Nikon lovers club .... share your pain...you'll feel better!

I bet you drive a Honda... No? 5dm3 looks impressive, however...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2012 at 03:23 UTC
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jorgeysusa: According to many of the comments, if I use D800 handheld with average Nikkor lenses (that's what I mostly have) and no VR I'll get no visible focus point. Really?
Shall I not be able to get at least same focus as I get in my D200? Are Nikon engineers so stupid? Come on, boys! I know D800 won't make a better photographer out of me the moment I buy it, but my pix won't be worse either. That's simply absurd.

I'm not sure what you guys would consider an average lens but I've had no problems with my 28-300 nor my 50 1.8g on this camera... The 28-300 has VR but as long as I stay above 1/100 sutter speed, no real problems with lens even without VR.. All around a pretty amazing camera...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 12:10 UTC
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sfordfoto: D800 noise is the same as that found on older generation cameras

I'm in agreement with anhund... The d7000 is a solid camera but just don't hold up a full frame...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 11:56 UTC
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marike6: People critical of these samples must not be downloading them because web-size samples don't do the photographs justice. I downloaded all the portraits, the shallow DOF of Zooey D, and the gentleman, and on my MacBook full-screen they look absolutely stunning. Clean as a baby's bottom with beautiful Nikon colors.

Kudos DPR. The photographic community thanks you and I thank you.

I've had my d800 for about a day now and all around a pretty amazing camera... Iso performance is much better then what you'd expect (i shoot raw without noise reduction). I've also owned a d3s and you just get unbelievable resolution and better camera size over speed and superb iso performance...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 11:45 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (307 comments in total)
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hunk: Thanks. I own this camera two days and, coming from 20 years Canon, it's an amazing experience. I bought the camera for the megapixels in combination with the clean shadows which take some pushing around... but I'm thrilled with the other sides of the camera. It handles like a dream. AF, LOTS of buttons, the viewfinder, it's really good. Take a picture from 15 people, rotate the wheel and it shows 15 faces, one by one. Amazing stuff. One button push and it shows the pixels at the AF point in 100%... no more endless pushing the magnification button. Many buttons are customizable so you build your own ergonomics. It's all easy, even for a Canon guy.

I can't compare it to a 5DmkIII but it's a dream come true from a 5DmkII and 1DmkIII user.

Awesome that you have it already! When will mine arrive...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:54 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (307 comments in total)
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sfordfoto: high ISO noise on this camera looks like a colorful trash heap compared to the 5D2. There is splotchy chroma noise all over. I like how all the Nikon fanbois are all over the high res sensor when last round they shunned Canon's sensor for high ISO noise. Now the D800 looks worse than the 5D2, and I'm sure the 5D3 will trounce it at high ISO. The D800 will be limited to studio use/controlled lighting environments with what few lenses can handle the 36mp sensor.

@afterburn there is your answer then keep the 5dm2 and don't worry about d800.. And if you want low light performance D3s is still the king...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:13 UTC
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KW Phua: Which is better? Get D800 and upgrade the RAM and hard drive or even update my 2008 Mac? Or get the 5D3? Also not seeing any >f16 photos to consider for landscape use.

from a build quality perspective, hands down Nikon is the winner... I wouldn't say canon builds "quality". But both great cameras. I'm in a similar situation so I plan on picking up an external hard drive for the Mac to start and see if the processing power is sufficient to effective work flow on Lightroom before I upgrade...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:58 UTC
On First Impressions: Using the Nikon D800 article (307 comments in total)
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sfordfoto: high ISO noise on this camera looks like a colorful trash heap compared to the 5D2. There is splotchy chroma noise all over. I like how all the Nikon fanbois are all over the high res sensor when last round they shunned Canon's sensor for high ISO noise. Now the D800 looks worse than the 5D2, and I'm sure the 5D3 will trounce it at high ISO. The D800 will be limited to studio use/controlled lighting environments with what few lenses can handle the 36mp sensor.

sure, now that canon finally replaced that useless autofocusing system on 5d2. Everything has pros and cons....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 20:43 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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Khizer: I want to buy just one lens with the D800. Which one should it be?

I hear that good optics is a must for the d800. I would recommend the 24 - 70 2.8g. Just fast and wide enough and given massive megapixels, you can crop to your hearts content to get "close". Another option is the 28-300.... Can't beat the range... But for me, I expect that my 85 1.4g will be on it most of the time as I take lot of portraits.... I can't wait to take delivery!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:15 UTC
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h00ligan: Sorry MT - not at $200. The leica one was already too expensive, and the price was raised. I'd love to have one, sure.. but not at 1/6 the price of the camera.

I predict they will sell a few, however, nowhere near as many as if they had priced it according to the actual market.. which is not Leica.

Well I hope that continues for you... For me there are too many vendors out there that get customer service right to go back to pop flash--I had a really bad experience related to an error that they made. I love the guys at Dale photo for personal service and of course b&h, adorama, even amazon for that matter just gets it right on managing logistics and orders...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2011 at 04:02 UTC
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TONY M ROSE: http://www.popflash.com/index.php?p=catalog&mode=search&search_in=all&search_str=ep-5s

They have them all.

TR

Aren't you the owner of pop flash?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2011 at 19:27 UTC
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h00ligan: Sorry MT - not at $200. The leica one was already too expensive, and the price was raised. I'd love to have one, sure.. but not at 1/6 the price of the camera.

I predict they will sell a few, however, nowhere near as many as if they had priced it according to the actual market.. which is not Leica.

Agree on experience with pop flash. Terrible customer service... Go directly to the manufacturer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2011 at 19:26 UTC
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