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Cultured Vulture

Lives in United States Houston, United States
Joined on Dec 14, 2005

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PNad: whats up with all these mirrorless posts? Oh yeah such ancient tech, a dslr lololoolol

Im sure you will see plenty of pro photographers shooting the upcoming olympics with mirrorless.

Ross, Sony A 7sII with the 70-200 f/2.8. It belongs to a friend who loves it for it's high ISO image quality. Which is very good. He is not impressed with the AF tracking in low light.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

My D7200 did pretty well with my 70-200 f/2.8 at dusk on Egrets, Blue Herons, White Ibis and the like as long as I did my job. I can't imagine even trying that with a A6300 even I could manage the ergonomics of the Sony equiv on the camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

No personal experience with 80D but the D7200 did quite well in light down to -3 EV and would AF lenses at f/8. Which ML will do that.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

Link me to one with ML shooting BIF or fast unpredictable action in poor lighting.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:06 UTC
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PNad: whats up with all these mirrorless posts? Oh yeah such ancient tech, a dslr lololoolol

Im sure you will see plenty of pro photographers shooting the upcoming olympics with mirrorless.

Ross, no but I do photograph BIF in early morning and late evening. I also photograph wildlife just after dawn and after sunset that ML would never lock on.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

Hardly, A D7200 or an 80D will outperform ML easily.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:50 UTC
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PNad: whats up with all these mirrorless posts? Oh yeah such ancient tech, a dslr lololoolol

Im sure you will see plenty of pro photographers shooting the upcoming olympics with mirrorless.

True, most people don't need a D5. But there is no ML that can approach what a D5 can do. Name any ML that can AF at -4 EV. Even -3 EV.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 03:38 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

ML has some advantages, as long as the light is bright, the subjects don't move too fast or god forbid if they move erratically. Try shooting basketball in a high school gym with crummy light with a mirrorless. We won't even discuss small birds in flight at high frame rates because it's hopeless for ML. I love it when they show how great ML can track "action" trying to focus on a bicycle being ridden sedately towards the camera. Try shooting dogs in an agility trial in a poorly lit arena a 10 fps with mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 03:30 UTC

I hope that as time goes by Nikon can add more flexibility to the system through firmware upgrades. Like adding settings for zooms and different distances. I see the other makers coming out with there versions soon too. Rising water lifts all boats.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 90th comment
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Cultured Vulture: In another month or so why don't you do a comprehensive AF comparison between the 6300 and the D500. They will be the same generation of cameras so it would be a fair comparison. Among the comparisons I would love to see is shooting basketball or volleyball in a poorly lit gym like you see in shooting High School sports. You could use Sony's 70-200 f/2.8 and Nikon's 70-200 f/2.8. See which camera does the best job. If not the 6300 use Sony's top mirrorless APC camera. Let the chips fall where they may. Also BIF in the early morning or late evening. Heck, during the middle of the day. I want to know if mirrorless will stand up to tracking fast unpredictable action in poor light.

Not whining, just tired of contrived tests that purport to show how great mirrorless cameras track moving subjects when they really don't. I'll grant that mirrorless will nail focus better than a DSLR on a static subject in good light. If I was a portrait photographer I would get a FF mirrorless and be thrilled. If I have to deal with moving subjects and poor light I want a good DSLR everytime.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 18:09 UTC

In another month or so why don't you do a comprehensive AF comparison between the 6300 and the D500. They will be the same generation of cameras so it would be a fair comparison. Among the comparisons I would love to see is shooting basketball or volleyball in a poorly lit gym like you see in shooting High School sports. You could use Sony's 70-200 f/2.8 and Nikon's 70-200 f/2.8. See which camera does the best job. If not the 6300 use Sony's top mirrorless APC camera. Let the chips fall where they may. Also BIF in the early morning or late evening. Heck, during the middle of the day. I want to know if mirrorless will stand up to tracking fast unpredictable action in poor light.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 23:39 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (175 comments in total)

Nice looking lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 15:43 UTC as 37th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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bzanchet: Cameras seems awsome. I never had a Nikon before, I wonder how the sooc colors looks like, as I hate post processing.

I don' think anyone would describe you as "awesome." Curmudgeon comes to mind.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
On article ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review (81 comments in total)

Great lookng bag. If I had it fully loaded I would also need a pack mule to strap it to.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 6th comment

I guess in future when monuments and such are commisioned they will need to be sure that the contract is specific that it is work for hire and that the artist has no future claim to the work in any way. He or she gets paid for the work and the nation gets the monument. If they don't agree to the terms, find another person.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 15:46 UTC as 28th comment | 6 replies
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples (226 comments in total)
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ybizzle: Bought a new Pentax Q for $250 that has about the same IQ as this at a fraction of the size and price. What a little gem and it gets compliments whenever people see it. :)

Where are you finding a Pentax Q with f/1.9 lens for $250? B&H certainly doesn't have it for that price.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 21:52 UTC
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Francis Carver: 24 MEGAPIXELS jam-packed onto an APS-C sized sensor????

Thanks, Nikon, but no thanks, dudes. Here is yet another camera that nobody had asked for and frankly, probably nobody really needs. Let alone John Q Consumer.

And that color scheme on the body -- pretty garish and almost painful for the eye, frankly.

Buy the black, I don't like red cameras either.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 14:27 UTC
On article Leica includes Lightroom 4 with most camera purchases (35 comments in total)

For the price they charge, they ought to include a full version of Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 20:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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