Dyun27

Dyun27

Lives in Southern California
Works as a Creative Director
Joined on Sep 15, 2012

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On article X-Factor: Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II examined in-depth (616 comments in total)
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Robert Holloway: As an ex Canon user I worry for them. I am sure this camera is an evolution and will be well received by pro sports shooters. I cannot imagine anyone outside that group being excited about this as a new piece of kit.

I have no idea if it will pull Nikon shooters into the canon fold, I doubt it, when the cost of changing is considered.

I'd love to hear why someone would leave the Canon 5D path and jump into this, versus wait for the 5D4. I doubt it.

I shot Canon for 37 years and this feels like a dinosaur for the enthusiast market.

No joy in this post, just a feeling of... really?
Rob

@Timbukto, I would be EXTREMELY surprised if this new Canon sensor "beats" Nikon or Sony in the dynamic range department. It's probably an improvement compared to other Canon sensors, but I doubt very much that they'll be beating Nikon or Sony in DR. Sure would be nice for Canon users though if it could at least match them. Looking forward to the comparison tests.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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6bender: Soon to be replaced by Walgreens and AutoZones :-(

P.S. 20 some years later, you can still find places in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that look untouched by western civilization. There are still a lot of middle-aged people and seniors who continue to do things as they were done long ago, because that's what they're used to. I think Cuba will also take a long time to westernize, so there's plenty of time to visit before it's all changed. No need to worry that progress will happen within a few years. :D It takes a generation.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 17:43 UTC
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6bender: Soon to be replaced by Walgreens and AutoZones :-(

On one hand I understand your concern. Photographers love being able to see and shoot places that are very much unlike where they came from (i.e. western world filled with chain stores, where nearly every town looks exactly the same). On the other hand, economic progress means better living conditions for the locals. When Czechoslovakia moved away from communism, they too started building chain stores. I was both excited and not. I loved seeing the untouched, rugged character of history, old men still using horses or very old tractors to plow the fields, people growing and eating their own food at home in their gardens, but on the other hand I was happy I could find gas stations that are now open 24/7 and not few and far between. Also being able to find most food, clothing and toiletries without too much trouble sure is great. People being able to buy better cars, have more fun, less government oppression, those are all positive changes. Some still miss the old ways, but life moves on.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
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PKDanny: Is D500 ENTRY-LEVEL???

Hardly. :D Looks pretty advanced to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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Peter Koudstaal: Within 365 days after its launch,
my then called 'revolutionary' D750 seems already to be outdated. No 4K video, relatively small buffer, limited high ISO performance. Such a shame! Wake up Peter, this is a consumer society! It's not about photography, it's about GEAR!

@Peter, the D750 is still bad-ass. "outdated?" Tech moves fast, but that doesn't mean you can't take insanely great photos with the D750 (unless you are limited by your own skills and imagination of course). Limited high ISO performance? Come on.... how high do you want to go? ISO12800 looks pretty damned good on the D750 and I hardly ever need to go there even though I shoot in local low light venues without flash.

It's about consuming, but it's also VERY much about releasing gear that makes photography even more convenient and integrated into our daily lives. This is what people have been asking for and Nikon has finally delivered.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 22:05 UTC
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Peter Koudstaal: Within 365 days after its launch,
my then called 'revolutionary' D750 seems already to be outdated. No 4K video, relatively small buffer, limited high ISO performance. Such a shame! Wake up Peter, this is a consumer society! It's not about photography, it's about GEAR!

@Absolutic - Yours may have suffered, but mine flew a few feet and bounced off solid concrete without a single scratch. Some guy dropped his 30 feet down with a 70-200mm into some brush and nothing happened to his. Then there was someone with a D810 in his backpack, fell off a chair and it broke. So.... regardless of whether it's a D750 or D8XX, you shouldn't be dropping them.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:59 UTC
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Lightcapture: 3 minute limit for 4K? Mwahahahahaha!

I remember hearing that you can take longer 4K video with an external device attached. I don't do video so I'm only faintly familiar what device they're talking about.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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Suntan: ...Looks incredulously at his 3 week old D750...

Guys, relax. The D750 is still an awesome camera with excellent image quality and lots of great features. Does the D500 sound amazing on paper? Hell yes it does, but... ask yourselves.. is it Nikon acquisition syndrome kicking in, or are some of these features things that will absolutely improve your photography, something you can't live without? We haven't even seen full resolution RAW samples yet.

The D500 won't be available until March with what I'm sure is a long waiting list, and all those who pick up the first copies will have to be the first to deal with possible issues. Been there done that with four Nikons already. Save your money, wait for everything to get worked out, enjoy your perfectly awesome D750, and watch the price drop around September for a nice little rebate from refurbished, used and even new copies. That's what I'm doing.

When all is said and done, the only feature over the D750 that would be nice to have is the 10FPS and 1.5 crop factor for wildlife.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:18 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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D 503: Nikons target market are too old to carry this massive load.

It weighs about the same as the D750, which is one of the lightest full frame DSLRs to date. Nothing massive about it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:02 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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Sammy Yousef: Too little too late, and leaving out the built in flash is a huge mistake. The pros won't care as much but enthusiasts who don't exclusively shoot sports won't be as tempted to upgrade. I know it's a deal breaker for me. I love the popup flash for casual shots and i like being able to use it as a commander without lugging extra gear.

Do hope the auto AF fine tune trickles down to non pro bodies.

I have the D750 and I've probably used the flash all of 10 times, though I've had it for more than a year now. Is it useful for social situations? Yeah... when the lens is short and doesn't cast a weird shadow. Can I live without it? Most likely. I like to shoot with available light anyway. I'm sure a lot of people feel the same. This is a sports and wildlife camera. When flash is used, generally it's not the on-board flash.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:00 UTC
On photo Domica Cave in the Nature's Graffiti challenge (2 comments in total)
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tarakanchik: Excellent image!

Thank you very much! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 20:34 UTC
On photo Diving Pelican in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (16 comments in total)
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Dyun27: Congrats on 1st place! :)

They probably are the same. :D I'll let you know when I plan ahead. As of right now (with the time change), the only time I can come out is in the morning super early (6-8) during the week. It's too dark in the afternoon once I get off work. On weekends I try to get out there morning or afternoon, depending on plans. We might run into each other, or probably already have and didn't know it! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 23:45 UTC
On photo Diving Pelican in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (16 comments in total)

Congrats on 1st place! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 16:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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Rick Knepper: I would have no problem staying inspired as a landscape enthusiast if I had the resources to travel to all of the places on my bucket list.

Exactly, Horshack. It takes hard work to get to the point where this particular photographer is. Sitting on a sofa and dreaming about getting creative is not gonna get you far, unless dreaming is accompanied by "doing". Start small and work your way up.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 00:25 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Photo nr1 screams "moron" because so many things could go wrong and its dangerous. I do like most of the images but that fire one im calling him an id**t for.

@ ThatCamFan, then I guess we should stop airing horror films, the news, fictional crime dramas and so on in order to prevent stupid people from potentially copying them. Most photographers are not dumb enough to set their subject on fire, and even if they were, I'd hope that the subject is smart enough to say "No way, you're not setting me on fire for a picture".

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 19:41 UTC
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abdoozy: Other than questioning the choice of the LA-EA3 instead of the EA4 to adapt the 70-400 lens this is a reasonably objective review, that is absent the usual fanboi aspects either way. The observations are pertinent and interesting.

I wouldn't use my a7 for an NFL game. You have to know your system's limitations. There might be situations in which the a7Rii outperforms a Canikon DSLR, but you don't choose a platform for this kind of photography based on the ability to come through in "some" situations. You have to be able to nail the shot MOST of the time.

Sadly, the photos accompanying this article are crap. I don't know how much cropping was done. I'm guessing it was substantial. Between the noise and the crop, there isn't one image in that pile I'd even bother posting on FB if I was showing off the fact that I wrangled a press pass for a preseason game to my friends. Except maybe the cheerleaders. I sure wouldn't be offering them to a client or editor. And I say this as a A7 user.

I see nothing wrong with these images, in fact most of them are pretty good at conveying the emotion.

I don't know what people expect at ISO 8000 to 12,800, especially for a high megapixel sensor, which just happens to currently be one of the best at handling noise. These are full-sized images (that may or may not have been cropped into), so of course you'll see noise when pixel-peeping. None of this noise would ever be visible in a magazine article, or downsized for web publication, even with deeper corps.

I don't plan to own the A7R II, (very happy with my D750), but I'm not a fan of unrealistic expectations, not to mention somewhat rude comments about the quality of the images. Not good enough for facebook? Not good enough for a client? That's not true,.. just sort of rude.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
On photo Monarch Butterfly in the Macro World challenge (2 comments in total)
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senn_b: great vivid colours, .. fab compo and detail !.. like it

Thank you very much! :)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
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ThatCamFan: Photo nr1 screams "moron" because so many things could go wrong and its dangerous. I do like most of the images but that fire one im calling him an id**t for.

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Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 05:06 UTC

I'm very surprised by a lot of these negative comments. What's the big deal about trashing a wedding dress? The images are well-done. Obviously not everyone is going to feel the same about weddings or wedding photos. He had some fun with it. If people want to pay him to shoot them, who cares if they're not what many of you are expecting they should be? At least a pinch of original thought went into them, instead of the thousands of replicas gracing millions of wedding albums across the world. Marriage is not all bliss. Nice to see some artistic honesty at last. :D

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 05:01 UTC as 34th comment | 8 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)

Holy crap! Image #2 and #3 scare me! It looks like it's the size of a small briefcase! The person in the photos must be about 3 feet tall. In comparison, the D750 just barely weighs less at 840g.

Leica: 147 x 104 x 39mm (5.8 x 4.1 x 1.5 in.) and weighs 847g (1.9 lbs) with battery and memory card

D750: 140.5 x 113 x 78 mm/5.6 x 4.5 x 3.1 in and weighs 840 g/1 lb 13.7 oz with battery and memory card

I think they need to re-shoot those modeling pictures with an average-sized human.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 00:26 UTC as 334th comment | 3 replies
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