PeakAction

PeakAction

Lives in United States San Antonio, United States
Works as a Photojournalist and Cinematographer
Has a website at http://cinema.camera
Joined on Mar 2, 2010
About me:

Pro shooter based in Texas, specializing in photojournalism, pro sports, and magazine
editorial, as well as video and cinematography.

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supeyugin1: I think this is the most iconic photo of WW II:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6078/6078646328_9b8668bc64_z.jpg

Aleksey Gordeyevich Yeremenko. He was killed seconds after this frame was made.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 07:48 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1071 comments in total)

Anyone want to buy my D800? It sounds like the 810 is worth the upgrade, IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 21:44 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1071 comments in total)
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Galbertson: Have isolated my next camera to nikon d810 or pentax 645 Z. I have many older manual nikkor glass as well as many pentax 645/67 manual glass. Certainly 645Z better image quality and dynamic range. Know well its other pros and cons for my particular use. I strictly shoot landscape, concern for large prints. Only tripoded, f16 and above, 1/15th second and slower.

Pentax lots more money, for sure.

But my question, can older manual f lenses use resolving power of d810, or hinder it. If i have to start building bew lenses, pentax looks affordable.

All of my older Nikon lenses fail the D800 resolution test for the most part. The new nano crystal glass, however, is amazingly sharp. If you are curious about using your old Nikon glass on the D800/810, I'm of the opinion that you will be disappointed unless you're sizing down the photos. It is a camera that really needs the latest in optics technology in order to realize its full potential. I used to have a D600 however, and that was a different story; the 24MP sensor looked great when used with my D series lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 21:43 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1071 comments in total)
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RodneyG: Can anyone explain what this line means: "Uncompressed output over HDMI with simultaneous writing to memory card"

Is the output to the card compressed while at the same time we can capture somewhere else with no compression?

Yes, that is exactly what that means. You can write to a field recorder, such as the Atomos Ninja, while also writing to the internal memory card for backup or proxy files.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 21:39 UTC

Every one of these is a winner. Great work!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 04:32 UTC as 14th comment

This gives me pause only to laugh at how perfect it is that he now works for Facebook.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 18:53 UTC as 33rd comment
On Portfolio: Photography student Luke Evans article (172 comments in total)

Some cool stuff, but I'm left wondering why it's being featured on the DPR front page... Slow photo news day?

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 23:00 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On BBC examines 100 years of Leica article (24 comments in total)

"Ninety years of indispensable tools for the discerning photojournalist; ten years of insufferable douchebaggery."

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 11:13 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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PeakAction: Yes! More people complaining about the price of a lens that they would never need in the first place. If you were someone who would actually use this lens professionally, you would understand that this is an expected price tag. Are you a newspaper, wire agency, stock agency, or rental house? Are you a major sports network or magazine? No? Then don't bother complaining about the price. This isn't a lens for shooting house cats and flowers in your back yard. They don't just make up these numbers from thin air; considering unit cost, projected sales, and required profit margins, I would say that the price is precisely calculated. Plus, if the price were too low, then *everyone* could suddenly be an awesome sports shooter.

In a nutshell, I would know which people need this lens because I've been a professional wire/sports shooter for about two decades now. Fellow freelancers like myself, and the agencies we shoot for, are the exact people these lenses are mostly designed and marketed to. I'm very, very sorry that you resent whatever it is you resent, but the fact remains that the pro:amateur ratio of 400/2.8 owners isn't going to be close at all. Nowhere did I say that non-pros couldn't appreciate a lens like this; merely that non-pros aren't the ones Nikon is marketing a lens like this to.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 01:51 UTC

Yes! More people complaining about the price of a lens that they would never need in the first place. If you were someone who would actually use this lens professionally, you would understand that this is an expected price tag. Are you a newspaper, wire agency, stock agency, or rental house? Are you a major sports network or magazine? No? Then don't bother complaining about the price. This isn't a lens for shooting house cats and flowers in your back yard. They don't just make up these numbers from thin air; considering unit cost, projected sales, and required profit margins, I would say that the price is precisely calculated. Plus, if the price were too low, then *everyone* could suddenly be an awesome sports shooter.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 21:15 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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photoholiko: Just curious, does anybody really use f2.8 on a 300? to me that's a big price to pay for one f stop.

It isn't just about using the lens at f/2.8, but also about AF speed and accuracy. For example, when shooting indoor sports, the amount of light an f/2.8 lens lets in opposed to an f/4 lens means that the AF performs better, even if the lens is set to shoot stopped down. And yes, while shooting sports professionally, exposure is usually set to f/2.8 to f/3.5 depending, to better separate athlete from background.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
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chiane: Why are all the 3rd party fast lenses manual focus?

Two words: Cost, and Video.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 03:12 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2278 comments in total)

I wish people would stop using the term, "rangefinder style mirrorless" to describe every camera that simply has a flat top plate. It doesn't even have a built-in EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 21:16 UTC as 380th comment | 1 reply
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (219 comments in total)
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Daniel Bliss: A pleasant surprise in Stiffkey, Norfolk, image number 17; I went into Google Streetview, continued over the bridge and hung a left at the junction to see if I could get a view from the other side. Sure enough, the bulding to the left is actually still there; but from the bridge you'd never know because of all the trees successive owners (or who knows, a single owner isn't out of the realm of possibility there) have allowed to grow up around it.

You could never photograph Monk Bar like that again in nice weather . . . too many tourists.

I did the same, delighting in spending a few minutes "investigating" the then-to-now status of the Stiffkey bridge. It seems that the building's roof is gone, and the windows that were in the wall facing the water have been bricked over. I wonder if the building suffered a fire, and so it was simply turned into an outdoor area, such as a courtyard or something like that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 20:22 UTC

"Photography in its purest form?!" The Leica of old could have used this tagline, but not the Leica we have today. Guess what, Leica: my M glass works just fine on my X-T1 as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 23:46 UTC as 32nd comment

Please. Please... enough of Eric Kim.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 12th comment

That thing is just for show. The real calibration tool is sitting on the table at far right.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 03:00 UTC as 22nd comment

The Crushinator

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 02:59 UTC as 23rd comment
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Jogger: Meh, i will stick with my laptop PC thanks; tablets are best left for media consumption or gaming. I also dont need to have the NSA snooping on my photos via the backdoors that Google built into Android.

Er... The NSA has back doors into everything. They have back doors into front doors...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)

That is an Imperial flake.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 02:10 UTC as 50th comment
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