SaltLakeGuy

SaltLakeGuy

Lives in United States Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Works as a Portrait, Product and Landscape Photographer.Sales
Has a website at www.pbase.com/traveler
Joined on Oct 20, 2003
About me:

Professional Musician, Professional Portrait, Wedding and Product Photographer(semi retired).

Sony A7RII body with 3 Sony batteries, 35mm f2.8 Zeiss Sonnar, 55mm f1.8 Zeiss, Sony 70-200G f4, Sony 24-240 lenses, Sony HVL-F43M Flash, Lowepro ProRunner 200 AW Bag, B+W MRC Nano ND-Vario 5 Stop ND Filter, Platinum 72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter, 72mm Hoya Slim NXT Circular Polarizer, Hoya Moose Warming Circular Polarizer, Picturecode Photoninja, Capture One 9 For Sony, NIK, Google Collection, Adobe Lightroom 6.0
Sandisk 16gb Extreme Pro HS-II Card,1 64gb Sandisk UHS-1 Class 10 SDXC SD Card,
Gary Fong Collapsible Lightsphere, Velbon El Carmagne 530 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Manfrotto 488RC4 ballhead/release plate., Manfrotto 681B Monopod, Manfrotto 394 low profile quick release adapter, Tamrac Toploader Pro9 Bag, Tamrac Velocity 9x Sling Toploader bag, Lowepro Rezo 170 and Edit 100 bag. Photoshop CS5 with Noiseware Pro, EpsonStylus Pro 3880 Printer. Colorvision Spyder Suite calibration system, Wacom Intuous2 6x8 Tablet, , (2) Sony BC-TRW Battery Chargers

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On article Sony bringing Alpha SLT-A68 to the US and Canada (106 comments in total)

Having worked with an A77MkII before, I can't see this camera getting any traction. -2EV is no biggie. -3 to -5EV then we're talking . I see this camera as a complete flop. The A77MkII struggled big time in dim light so this is nothing special. So sad they just don't see this

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 03:43 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

What an utter shame if they don't implement it for the FZ1000. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 23:52 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies

Once again the ideal camera for the doctor and lawyer and sure, the professional high end photographer with nothing but $$ to spare. Must be nice. I do admire superb quality engineering and technology that's for sure. I can only dream of such cameras however. Oh well

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Always love a bag with plenty of padding. One reason I've not owned any Domke. This looks like a winner

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 00:32 UTC as 7th comment
On article Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II (177 comments in total)

Well this takes care of at least ONE log jam. Now one can use their "A" mount lenses with adapter and get the OSS which sure is a nice perk. If the stabilizer works nearly as well as it's cousin over at Olympus they will have a real tiger in their camp. Assuming also that the focus accuracy and speeds have been bumped up a bit as well. Looks like a nice move forward for Sony. Another 2 generations and they might just wipe out the DSLR for good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 19:20 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article DJI launches Inspire 1 drone with 4K video recording (94 comments in total)

Are you kidding? The real estate photographers will be buying those up in droves. And they are NOT illegal for the purpose of photography by a paying client to market their home.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On photo 5_BETASAMPLE_ISO100_SAM_0227 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

dynamic range doesn't look like anything to write home about

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:36 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Samsung NX1 Real-world Samples sample gallery (1 comment in total)

dynamic range doesn't look like anything to write home about

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 23:36 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon PowerShot G7 X photo gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)

trees and fine detail are mush. The FZ1000 kicks it's hind end all over the place. Too bad really I expected more from this sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 02:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo G7X-ISO125-IMG_0229 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

trees and fine detail are mush. The FZ1000 kicks it's hind end all over the place. Too bad really I expected more from this sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 02:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 7DII_beta_ISO6400_030A9452 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

SaltLakeGuy: I am by NO means a fanboy of Canikon. But I have to tell you (as if you don't notice it) the new Nikon D750 runs rings around this new Canon. There is NO question the MkII is a decided step forward in IQ, however it's not in the same zip code of definition and low noise (particularly above ISO3200) that the D750 is pulling. I'm sure the Canon faithful will love this offering. But it is what it is.

The reviews and real world usage of those in the field will soon corroborate what I'm saying. I have absolute confidence in that. You can hang onto your hopes for otherwise, but the reality of the outcome is all but sealed already.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 01:04 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (beta) real-world samples sample gallery (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

SaltLakeGuy: I am by NO means a fanboy of Canikon. But I have to tell you (as if you don't notice it) the new Nikon D750 runs rings around this new Canon. There is NO question the MkII is a decided step forward in IQ, however it's not in the same zip code of definition and low noise (particularly above ISO3200) that the D750 is pulling. I'm sure the Canon faithful will love this offering. But it is what it is.

The reviews and real world usage of those in the field will soon corroborate what I'm saying. I have absolute confidence in that. You can hang onto your hopes for otherwise, but the reality of the outcome is all but sealed already.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 01:04 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (beta) real-world samples sample gallery (13 comments in total)

Andreas, lets talk "price" and "value". For 2 grand the 7DMkII isn't much to talk about in the end. 10fps isn't going to get it done on it's own. THAT is my point, and yeah I DO know what I"m talking about. I've owned many a Canon AND Nikon over the last 15 years. Someone is dragging their feet, and it's not Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:43 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo 7DII_beta_ISO6400_030A9452 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (13 comments in total)

Andreas, lets talk "price" and "value". For 2 grand the 7DMkII isn't much to talk about in the end. 10fps isn't going to get it done on it's own. THAT is my point, and yeah I DO know what I"m talking about. I've owned many a Canon AND Nikon over the last 15 years. Someone is dragging their feet, and it's not Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:43 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo 7DII_beta_ISO6400_030A9452 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (13 comments in total)

I am by NO means a fanboy of Canikon. But I have to tell you (as if you don't notice it) the new Nikon D750 runs rings around this new Canon. There is NO question the MkII is a decided step forward in IQ, however it's not in the same zip code of definition and low noise (particularly above ISO3200) that the D750 is pulling. I'm sure the Canon faithful will love this offering. But it is what it is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 00:43 UTC as 4th comment | 6 replies
On a photo in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (beta) real-world samples sample gallery (13 comments in total)

I am by NO means a fanboy of Canikon. But I have to tell you (as if you don't notice it) the new Nikon D750 runs rings around this new Canon. There is NO question the MkII is a decided step forward in IQ, however it's not in the same zip code of definition and low noise (particularly above ISO3200) that the D750 is pulling. I'm sure the Canon faithful will love this offering. But it is what it is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2014 at 00:43 UTC as 4th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 (349 comments in total)

There is essentially NO compelling reason to want this camera. Slow lenses, average performance overall and just a repetition of what's already available from several other manufacturers. I call this "marketing suicide", which I've never thought Pentax would go for. Perhaps Ricoh is the poor influence on this decision. And it's a whooper of a bad one IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 148th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (880 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: ordered mine from a West Coast dealer today Saturday for next day delivery on Tuesday. Planning on some one on one full sized image comparisons against the Sony A77MkII just to see what this thing is made of. If it even so much as compares I'll keep it. I may be expecting too much, but I might just be surprised what it can do in stills. I won't pull punches however so we'll see.

Yes, you can check out the threads that have the sample comparison photos there. I'd suggest you ignore the rants and arguments that followed. Typical for when one compares things and the so called "better" camera doesn't fair as well as they might think. So here are the links.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54106512
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54106688
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54106752

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 02:29 UTC

I meant to follow up on the ISO performance:
* IF (and I do mean IF) you require the FULL sized file to crop from you may want to look elswhere. Viewing a 100% image of a higher ISO (above ISO 800) can be rather ugly.
* On the bright side however, because this camera renders such a HUGE file size if you were to view a higher ISO file at say 50-60% they look AWESOME and virtually free of artifacts and noise. Ironically the vast majority look at a fitted screen size in which case you can shoot with pretty much careless abandon with this camera and expect excellent result. Considering typical print file size used is around that 40-50% range one should typically be just fine. It is a joy to hold I will tell you that. Sony did a fine design job if I do say so.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 16:10 UTC as 4th comment

I worked with the MkII and 16-50 f2.8 and 70-300G for a few weeks doing some vendor analysis for them. My conclusions are:
* It is supremely well built and ergonomically laid out
* Indeed the autofocus in half way decent light is leagues better than most anything available out there at any price, HOWEVER get it in very low light (which I'm sure is rare) and it won't lock focus at all. We are of course talking about light where only a -3EV or -4EV rated camera would lock focus
* Their LCD is to die for, color accurate and rich and vibrant even outdoors
* On bright reflective subjects the SLT mirror will STILL rear it's ugly head with a hazy reflection in the picture
* Love love love that first curtain shutter. The shutter is a pure delight
* The 16-50 f2.8 is an ideal kit type lens providing near NO compromise performance. The 70-300G's on the other hand are very "copy dependent"
* If you have the $$ get a 70-400G those lenses are unreal

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 16:04 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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