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, Batis 85mm f1.8 Lens, Sony 70-300G f4.5-f5.6 OSS, Sony 24-70 f2.8 G Master Lens, Sony HVL-F43M Flash, B+W MRC Nano ND-Vario 5 Stop ND Filter, B+W 82mm XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter 72mm Hoya Slim NXT Circular Polarizer, Hoya Moose Warming Circular Polarizer, Picturecode Photoninja, Capture One 9.1 For Sony, NIK, Google Collection, Adobe Lightroom 6.5
Sandisk 16gb Extreme Pro HS-II Card,(2) 128gb Sandisk UHS-1 Class 10 SDXC SD Card, Gary Fong Collapsible Lightsphere, MeFoto Globetrotter Kit Carbon Fiber, Velbon El Carmagne 530 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Manfrotto 488RC4 ballhead/release plate., Photoshop CS5 with Noiseware Pro, EpsonStylus Pro 3880 Printer. Colorvision Spyder Suite calibration system

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SaltLakeGuy: I was and am a huge fan of Nikon in general having spent many thousands of $$ with them over the years on their pro gear. However looking at these examples makes me that much more comfortable with having switched over to a Sony A7RII and their top lenses. I've no doubt the D5 will find it's place into many a photographers hand so no worries there.

It's pretty obvious you know next to nothing in regards to not only the lens selection used on a A7RII let alone the capabilities and spec of the body itself. Just enjoy your Nikon's. Dinosaurs enjoyed their time on earth till the big bang as well. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 23:15 UTC

I was and am a huge fan of Nikon in general having spent many thousands of $$ with them over the years on their pro gear. However looking at these examples makes me that much more comfortable with having switched over to a Sony A7RII and their top lenses. I've no doubt the D5 will find it's place into many a photographers hand so no worries there.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

nowhere near enough padding to make me want to buy one aside from the minimal sizes offered. I'll stick with thick neoprene models

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 19:30 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony bringing Alpha SLT-A68 to the US and Canada (107 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

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.

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

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

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

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 (178 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.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 19:20 UTC as 21st 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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)
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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.

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)
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 148th comment | 4 replies
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