canonpro

canonpro

Lives in United States vegas, United States
Works as a Owner of graphics / photography studio
Joined on Sep 9, 2004
About me:

--Equipment--
Bodies:
Canon EF-M (manual film), Canon Elan II, Canon SL1, Canon 5D, Mamiya RZ67 ProIID
Lenses:
Canon- 35/1.4L, 50/1.2L, 85/1.2L, 17-40/4 L, 24-70/2.8L, 18-55 IS
Sigma- 150/2.8 Macro, 120-300/2.8, 2x tc
Mamiya 110, 180, 50
Misc- Holga canon mount lens, Lensbabies, 180pinhole, Kenko Ext Tube Set
Lighting-
Canon 600EX
Canon 220EX
Alien Bees ABR800 Ringflash
(2)Alien Bees 800
(2)Alien Bees 1600
(6) E640
Printers:
HP Z3100 24' (soon to have the 60' version)

Comments

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On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (443 comments in total)

All in all I'm actually impressed with the resolution theyre getting off the sensor, the high ISOs, not so impressed, but thats not what this body is for. At ISO 100, its pretty much perfect. Looks like its going to be a great studio camera. (of course that shot at 640 ISO is downright depressing, looks like the noise from a T6s. But then again with 50MP, you can downsize it to 20MP and tighten up that noise to make it more in line with the 5D3). Nice job Canon! (all they need to do now is work on the dynamic range a little more and then they have a real Sony competitor).

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 19:32 UTC as 73rd comment
On B-grip launches Uno holster for compact system cameras article (108 comments in total)
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Havanai: Slightly off-topic: does anyone know of a holster, kinda like this one on his belt, that holds an iPad Mini instead of a small camera?

Like the Black Rapid attachment from Tethertools ?
http://www.shop.tethertools.com/TabStrap-featuring-BlackRapid-WSTRPKT.htm

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
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webrunner5: I am afraid with the Mirrorless statement and still not having the new camera out yet they are just WAY late to the dance. I have no clue how they are going to make a go of it in the long run. Having 2 FF lenses is not very encouraging either.

Technically Quiquae, after talking with the sales rep of Sigma at WPPI, they will convert any of their lenses to a Pentax mount for around $350, but if you want to be nit picky, yeah it may cost more, but Pentax has a lot of third party lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 10:11 UTC
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canonpro: Got a 645Z (which is beyond amazing to use), and I'm not as interested in a full frame camera, id be more interested in buying their APS-C camera for a smaller carry around. (and as much as I like the mirrorless cameras, especially the new Olympus, the viewfinder just is not there yet when it comes to low light, its close, but not quite yet. Till then id rather use a DSLR). And as far as the roadmap for the 645Z, two zooms don't really excite me. What they need is a good set of fast prime lenses with their new dc motors, and especially a Leaf Shutter Lens (something with a 1/1000sync), and a good Tilt/Shift lens. (how can they target landscape shooters without a T/S lens or a studio shooter without a LS lens ?). And their Flashes are utter crap right now. They need to give us an IR focus assist for use on the 645Z, and a external battery connector in place of those terrible white LED video lights. And for the Love of God Pentax/Ricoh, give us a Radio Trigger, this isn't the year 2000.

"I gotta say though that I would be interested to see how a FF sensor shift would stack up against my 645Z"
Maybe if were lucky the next revision for the 645 will have a sensors shift ability.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 01:03 UTC
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Edymagno: In my opinion, Pentax should focus on the 645Z system:

1.- Three or four new strategic lenses could make it into a Super FF camera. It could well be the 1Ds of this decade. The 1 Series is only now for sport photography.

AND/OR

2.- Three new digital-formula lenses with leaf-shutters and strengthening the tether capabilities and medium format users will switch to Pentax in hordes.

As psychology says, some individuals start diverting and branching in order to not achieve their goals to full potential. I think it's called fear of success.

"But the new crop of high megapixel cameras from Nikon, Sony and Canon are creating some competitive pressure from below." True except that the Pentax 645 uses Sony Sensors, so whatever sensor Sony/Nikon will use in their FF cameras, Pentax will use also, at a size difference of 43.8x32.8 vs 36x24

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
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GabrielZ: I was watching a review of the 645Z at TheCameraStoreTV channel on YouTube a while back, and was really impressed by the apparent image quality of this camera. Easily outdoing any FF DSLR I've seen lately. If I had the dosh I'd get one, despite the bulk!

I picked up a 645Z and it is amazing, not just the sensor quality, but the general handling. Its probably the best handling camera Ive used. Only camera that handles as nice so far I've used was the Fuji X-T1. (I can't believe that no one else has thought of a Mirror Lock up button on the body, using my Canon's MLU was a menu nightmare).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:52 UTC
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webrunner5: I am afraid with the Mirrorless statement and still not having the new camera out yet they are just WAY late to the dance. I have no clue how they are going to make a go of it in the long run. Having 2 FF lenses is not very encouraging either.

Right now Pentax has 10 FF lens, and another 39 lens from third parties.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ns=p_PRICE_2%7c1&ci=274&setNs=p_PRICE_2%7c1&N=4288584247+4108103565+4108103537&srtclk=sort

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 00:46 UTC

Got a 645Z (which is beyond amazing to use), and I'm not as interested in a full frame camera, id be more interested in buying their APS-C camera for a smaller carry around. (and as much as I like the mirrorless cameras, especially the new Olympus, the viewfinder just is not there yet when it comes to low light, its close, but not quite yet. Till then id rather use a DSLR). And as far as the roadmap for the 645Z, two zooms don't really excite me. What they need is a good set of fast prime lenses with their new dc motors, and especially a Leaf Shutter Lens (something with a 1/1000sync), and a good Tilt/Shift lens. (how can they target landscape shooters without a T/S lens or a studio shooter without a LS lens ?). And their Flashes are utter crap right now. They need to give us an IR focus assist for use on the 645Z, and a external battery connector in place of those terrible white LED video lights. And for the Love of God Pentax/Ricoh, give us a Radio Trigger, this isn't the year 2000.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 12:29 UTC as 87th comment | 4 replies
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Broken Hill: Yeh, we are patient. Meanwhile we carry on using with our 645Z's

I have one 645Z and will be buying another in a month or so. (not missing full frame, but thinking of getting an APS-C camera).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:55 UTC
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canonpro: Seems Phase One is still giving 645z users the middle finger due to the pricing from Pentax undercutting them. Thank god for lightroom :)

Nope not supported, although although all other Pentax DSLRs are. (In C1, the 645z files show up as Ricoh generic, and then you'd have to use the IQ250 camera profile, which looks like utter crap). Not to mention they no longer support the 645D (but CaptureOne 7 did, they just disabled support). There are work arounds though, but its still a pain.
Saw this, to trick it with modding the EXIF data. http://obsoquasi.ch/how-to-open-pentax-645z-dng-files-in-capture-one-pro/

thread on C1 forum:
http://forum.phaseone.com/en/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=16173

Review on the C1 with the 645z:
http://www.alexmunoz.net/captured-one/

(I was going to pick up C1, but will be sticking with LR till then, at least my 645z files are in DNG and work perfectly in LR/PS).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 08:25 UTC

Seems Phase One is still giving 645z users the middle finger due to the pricing from Pentax undercutting them. Thank god for lightroom :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 13:05 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
On Seattle PI.com showcases its 'pictures of the year' article (30 comments in total)
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TomasJacko: Apart from the first picture, nothing really to write home about.

InTheMist, the other 3 posters will not be able to "enter" next year, if you read it, the Seattle Pi only has two photographers on staff, Joshua Trujillo and Jordan Stead. So you won't see anyone else photos next year, as its not a contest. Hence why to me its underwhelming to see an article like this in DPreview, especially since there are so many better online Photo Journalist websites, even major newspapers have better photo blogs then the Seattle PI, one thats popular online is the darkroom.baltimoresun.com who have photo contributors from around the world. (which you can even submit to if you like). I feel the Seattle PI only got an article here on DPreview since it is owned by Amazon.com, who have partnered with Hearst Interactive Media, (who own the Seattle PI) So to me this feels like it is nothing more then an advertisement to bring people to the Seattle PI (kinda of like an article in a magazine that looks like an article, but really is nothing more then an advertisement)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Preview preview (128 comments in total)
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tongki: this is totally backward,
Canon already has EF 24-105mm f/4 and now provide EF 24-70mm f/4,
and we don't need stupid IS on wide lenses !!!

it really slowing it down !!!
I don't like using IS on wide lenses, that is stupid idea !

tongki, having IS on a wide lens comes in real handy when shooting video.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 12:57 UTC
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GabrielZ: Only costs 22 grand, I'll buy a dozen...ha ha. But seriously why go for this when you can get a D800/D800e with virtually the same resolution, add to it a Zeiss prime and you've got a system with the same image quality for a fraction of the price. Still...a nice camera none the less.

GabrielZ unless youve ever shot strobes outdoors the Leica S would not make sense to you. A flash sync at 1/1000 sec would be a god send for me and for most pro photographers. (I would love not to have to put on an ND filter just to shoot outdoors).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 01:56 UTC
On Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review article (374 comments in total)

Not so impressed at the high ISO, but wow, the low ISO is amazing. It would be great for use in my studio. The detail for the 15MP Foveon sensor is remarkable!
Even next to the D800 and 5DMkIII its impressive:
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8053/screenshot20120410at520.png

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 00:26 UTC as 90th comment
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pannumon: Sorry if I'm stupid, but what does it do? How does it differ from normal tripod plate? What does 'universal' mean in this case?

Its Universal since it has the RC2 mount from Manfrotto, and the industry standard Arca-Swiss plate mount.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 20:22 UTC
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