tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Master of the Universe
Joined on Nov 21, 2005
About me:

Sony RX100
Sony A77
Sony A77ii
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 USD
Sony 35mm f1.8
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 "C" lens
Tamron 70-300 USD
Tamron 150-600 USD
Tamron 16-300
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
Also play Bass Guitar and Keyboards
Fender Squier Jazz Fretless 4 String
Fender Precision Lyte fretted 4 string
Fender Squire Dimension 5 string
Yamaha TPG635 electronic Piano/Keyboard

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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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VisualFX: How does this get better rating then Samsung NX1 that does 15fps, 4K, 205 Phase AF, 153 cross-type,etc, and fast AF of 0.055s, all two years ago?

Thermidor;

I shoot action and sports with an A77ii that has an EVF and I find the viewfinder of no hindrance at all. I used SLRs/DSLRs for 45 years so I know the difference. The biggest problem with the NX1 is it isn't made any more. You may have problems with EVFs but I do not, at least good ones.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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tbcass: It seems to me that DPR gives an awful lot of weight to AF performance. Maybe too much. It costs a lot more than the D7200 and it has a little better AF (in practical terms) yet scored 91 pts vs 84 pts. Given the cost difference I would think they should score about the same.

iwannabesedated

When I was in my 20's I would have liked a Porsche but I wouldn't want to drive one now on a bet. I'll take a nice big comfortable SUV any day over a sports car.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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Rihass: I have the Rx10 2. Image quality is really great, but sony fails in everything else compared to panasonic. That's why I didn't buy A6300. Bought the GX85 Instead. Fact that sony refuses to put touch screen is beyond ridicules, but that is only one of the downsides of sony cameras.

F8and30years

Everybody has used touch screens on their phones so they know all about them. I personally don't like them on tiny screens like the 3" ones on cameras. My fingers are too wide for precision use so it would be more a hindrance than a help. If I had a camera with a touch screen I would turn it off. Joysticks, on the other hand, work much better for me.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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tbcass: It seems to me that DPR gives an awful lot of weight to AF performance. Maybe too much. It costs a lot more than the D7200 and it has a little better AF (in practical terms) yet scored 91 pts vs 84 pts. Given the cost difference I would think they should score about the same.

What you all fail to realize is the score is based on comparison to other cameras in it's class. The D7200 is an enthusiast camera and could be the best in class. The D500 is a semi professional camera and may be best in that class. That's why I think the scores are out of whack.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Dirk Nuary: Frankly... I'd rather to read the comments than the review/article itself.

According to the various posts, possibly from Canon owners, you guys must be getting rich on the payoffs from Nikon and Sony. :-)

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 10:29 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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VisualFX: How does this get better rating then Samsung NX1 that does 15fps, 4K, 205 Phase AF, 153 cross-type,etc, and fast AF of 0.055s, all two years ago?

The NX1 is dead.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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tbcass: It seems to me that DPR gives an awful lot of weight to AF performance. Maybe too much. It costs a lot more than the D7200 and it has a little better AF (in practical terms) yet scored 91 pts vs 84 pts. Given the cost difference I would think they should score about the same.

iwannabesedated:

You were replying to my post which had nothing to do with the cost of the camera but on the much higher score. IMO either the D7200 scored too low or the D500 too high. Based on cost and class the D500 should be rated more strenuously and IMO, should have rated about the same score as the D7200. Disclaimer; I own neither camera or any Nikon cameras for that matter so I have no preference here. It's just an observation based on my judgement. I often find DPR's scoring a bit strange.

Neodp: Do you really think that 2 otherwise nearly equal cameras but one costing significantly more, should score that much higher simply because of the better AF. I have no disagreement with the price because for a photographer who shoots a lot of sports the cost is worth it.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 10:12 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

It seems to me that DPR gives an awful lot of weight to AF performance. Maybe too much. It costs a lot more than the D7200 and it has a little better AF (in practical terms) yet scored 91 pts vs 84 pts. Given the cost difference I would think they should score about the same.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 23:26 UTC as 26th comment | 13 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

This is the APS camera Canon promised, and failed to deliver, when they came out with the 7Dii.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 22:43 UTC as 28th comment
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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skysi: I have not seen any destruction of competition whatsoever.

Except I didn't want to buy the FZ1000 because 400mm equiv wasn't enough. The 200mm of the RX10II wasn't enough. I was happy to spend $1500 on the RX10iii.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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PanoMax: There's one more wild card in the deck...the yet to be released Sigma Quattro H. I my opinion, it will probably blow the Sony out of the water once it's results start coming in.

Shots at ISO 1600 and above are virtually unusable.

Ultimately, this is a camera that’s capable of cranking out amazing shots under ideal conditions, but step a sliver outside of those conditions and you're in trouble. With so many better, smaller, lighter, more adaptable, and cheaper options on the market, you'd have to be a real Sigma die-hard to look at this camera and think, "that's the one for me."

http://cameras.reviewed.com/content/sigma-sd-quattro-sd-quattro-h-first-impressions-review

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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PanoMax: There's one more wild card in the deck...the yet to be released Sigma Quattro H. I my opinion, it will probably blow the Sony out of the water once it's results start coming in.

As I mentioned above, image quality degrades noticeably at even moderate ISO settings and only gets worse from there. Shots at ISO 1600 and above are virtually unusable. That’s typical for Sigma, but it still baffles me every time I run into that wall of noise. I mean, we live in an age where Nikon just released a camera that can produce serviceable black & white images at ISO 409,600.

The sd Quattro H variant is intriguing—we haven’t seen an APS-H camera in some time—but it leaves you wondering how many of Sigma’s APS-C lenses will project enough of an image circle to avoid excessive vignetting. And if you really have to use full-frame lenses to get the most out of the sd Quattro H, why not just make it a sd Quattro FF and be done with it?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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PanoMax: There's one more wild card in the deck...the yet to be released Sigma Quattro H. I my opinion, it will probably blow the Sony out of the water once it's results start coming in.

Not according to this review.

"If you were expecting Sigma’s first mirrorless cameras to be a quantum leap forward in usability, well… sorry. All the usual complaints about Sigma cameras still apply here: slow autofocus, slow processing, slow everything. There’s noticeable lag as photos are processed after each shot, for instance, while the EVF just blanks out.

Then there’s the EVF itself, which looked so bad that I thought I’d been handed a defective unit. But nope, it’s just that bad. Sigma says it has 2,360,000 pixels, but in my experience this thing has the resolution of a potato. Colors are smeared, detail is absent, and in general you're just better off using the rear display.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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aris14: Too much ado for practically nothing. I don't include Canon which doesn't care about the segment as long its logo serves well.
Considering the pricing of RX III and FZ 1000, I say it's like preferring one $30.000 system to another because of an extra strap and cloth for cleaning lenses.
Mercy!

A lot of jealous FZ1000 fans here.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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Aroart: I think the real test will be how well does it focus for sports and wildlife.. I think the Pani might have a leg up or even the new Nikon if it has the same speed of the 1series system... We all know the canon g3x is garbage ...

PaulDavis

The Sony SLT cameras like my A77ii are lightning fast in start up and everything else.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:33 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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Aroart: I think the real test will be how well does it focus for sports and wildlife.. I think the Pani might have a leg up or even the new Nikon if it has the same speed of the 1series system... We all know the canon g3x is garbage ...

Wild life isn't that tough to focus on because usually they aren't running. Sports is another thing though. I have my A77ii for sports.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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photomedium: The first thing to get destroyed by this camera would be my wallet.

Too bad you're so poor. I could afford it, bought it and I love it.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (459 comments in total)
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Rihass: I have the Rx10 2. Image quality is really great, but sony fails in everything else compared to panasonic. That's why I didn't buy A6300. Bought the GX85 Instead. Fact that sony refuses to put touch screen is beyond ridicules, but that is only one of the downsides of sony cameras.

Did you see the DPR poll where over 90% of people didn't like, didn't care or don't consider a touch screen a must have feature? You are in a tiny minority my friend.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 23:22 UTC
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (535 comments in total)
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awaldram: I'd suggest the reviewer buy a dictionary before saying Reflex has anything todo with reflection !!!! (I guess the sony PR handout started this twaddle)

reflex <> reflect ever !!!
however the Noun does apply to both
a thing which mimics the essential features of something else. In the case the single lens reflex mimics the image onto the ground glass pane.

reflex
ˈriːflɛks/Submit
noun
1.
an action that is performed without conscious thought as a response to a stimulus.
"a newborn baby is equipped with basic reflexes"
2.
a thing which is determined by and reproduces the essential features or qualities of something else.
"politics was no more than a reflex of economics"
adjective
1.
(of an action) performed without conscious thought as an automatic response to a stimulus.

2.
(of an angle) exceeding 180°.

Are these discussions over what is meant by "reflex" really necessary? Who cares?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:21 UTC
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LukeDuciel: Great piece! I am really eyeing RX-10M3 for hiking too. The sensor does show its limit. But I do shoot more and more video on the road. The reach and video capability of this cam is so enticing.

Last time I hiked around Annapurna in Nepal, I brought an RX100 and a DSLR. When I look back at the photos from that trip, almost all daylight photo was taken with the RX and only some night sky series was did with the DSLR. After that trip, I started to leave the DSLR at home more and more when went out for hiking.

Removing the SIM card is not a user option for me because it's sealed in the phone. I use the GPS in areas of good cell service so it does not boost power. Regardless, based on my experience the phone uses up battery power much faster when using gps than when not so I convinced that GPS uses some power, enough to make a difference. To think otherwise is naive.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
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