iAPX

iAPX

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://hairshooter.com
Joined on Jan 29, 2012
About me:

Photography is a side-line, fashion photography as a job (won awards), portraiture and street photography as an "amateur" hobby. Strangely I "create" pictures, but on the long term, I discovered other things in my pictures, I am not constructing them or choosing them, when I look at the past 20 years, they have things in common, the creation is probably more than the creator, even an hidden part of him...

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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

I was awaiting for this test, as a D300 user.

This is probably my next camera, when the firmware will be updated to fix the problems. As a RAW photographer (that differentiate me from other pro that are doing JPEG to transmit them as fast as possible to their medias), looking at the best results with Tamron 85mm f/1.8, it will probably be my next gear, with this perfect lens for portraiture.

It is much more versatile than D750 (FF 24MP with eye-focus), for action photography (I include kids into that category!), solid as a rock (or a D300!), and may probably last 8 to 10 years too!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 22:53 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (171 comments in total)

The NX500 is an incredible camera, a Sony a6300 1 year before it, an incredible vision for the future!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 18:34 UTC as 4th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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iAPX: I will wait for the definitive review from DPReview, but it smells like my D300 is on it's last year with me.

Even if I had a Full Frame D610, the D300 is on a class by itself. It was on a class by itself, now there is the D500, at least, after 8 years of professional and perfect work. Work first time, work any time, last longer than anything else on rough or tough conditions.

The D300 is for me the perfect professional APS-C camera, just as an old truck, it just work and don't stay between you and your goals...

Alien 4 Resurrection show what may happens in this case, and it happened to a video camera on the morning of my own wedding: the charger discharged it, and I was too stressed about it, I just crushed it against a wall and bought another one. Sometimes the camera, or it's price are worth nothing compared to the event, at least for you!

That's why I still have and use a 8 years old D300: no surprise. Great results each time (not perfect or awesome).

I dropped my F4s equipped with a 80-200, while on a wedding meeting, on concrete ground, from 3 to 4 feet high (a support that wasn't as stable as I expected while putting it in).

Lens had the focus blocked where it was, and was a little crushed, but working perfectly for on-focus subjects (!!!). I decided to drop it to buy a new one.

Body worked perfectly (was hit on the upper-side, with flash grip crushed too, was solved with tools! lol). I still used it for 2 years thereafter, and ended-up giving it as a gift to a photography student while he bought one of my lens.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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iAPX: I will wait for the definitive review from DPReview, but it smells like my D300 is on it's last year with me.

Even if I had a Full Frame D610, the D300 is on a class by itself. It was on a class by itself, now there is the D500, at least, after 8 years of professional and perfect work. Work first time, work any time, last longer than anything else on rough or tough conditions.

The D300 is for me the perfect professional APS-C camera, just as an old truck, it just work and don't stay between you and your goals...

Alien 4 Resurrection show what may happens in this case, and it happened to a video camera on the morning of my own wedding: the charger discharged it, and I was too stressed about it, I just crushed it against a wall and bought another one. Sometimes the camera, or it's price are worth nothing compared to the event, at least for you!

That's why I still have and use a 8 years old D300: no surprise. Great results each time (not perfect or awesome).

And I has D200 and D2X too. Sensor and noise was their problems. The D300 was the fix for that, everything perfect.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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alexpaynter: Why is this camera better than the NX1?

I would be curious how they compare in focus speed.

Apart from battery life and lens availability, the NX1 does everything this does.

That rated 87% before a significant software update.

Maybe you just have to look at noise at base ISO. Or consider available lenses. Or camer availability and price.

The NX500 was an incredible camera at an awesome price, without the lenses it deserved. The NX1 was as good (or better), but at this price, without any quality lens, it's a no-brainer: no.

And you still have to consider the build quality, the roughness, the durability. After 8 years using a D300 I could witness it is on a class by itself.

In fact, I would bet a Krug Clos du Mesnil (a treat!), that a D300 woud physically crush a NX1. And still work thereafter.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 23:49 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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iAPX: I will wait for the definitive review from DPReview, but it smells like my D300 is on it's last year with me.

Even if I had a Full Frame D610, the D300 is on a class by itself. It was on a class by itself, now there is the D500, at least, after 8 years of professional and perfect work. Work first time, work any time, last longer than anything else on rough or tough conditions.

The D300 is for me the perfect professional APS-C camera, just as an old truck, it just work and don't stay between you and your goals...

Alien 4 Resurrection show what may happens in this case, and it happened to a video camera on the morning of my own wedding: the charger discharged it, and I was too stressed about it, I just crushed it against a wall and bought another one. Sometimes the camera, or it's price are worth nothing compared to the event, at least for you!

That's why I still have and use a 8 years old D300: no surprise. Great results each time (not perfect or awesome).

@sean65 there are great slr, and I think many people would do awesome photography with them.

But it's exactly that. 8 years. Dependable. Trustable. Rough and Tough conditions.

As a professional I am not expected to do something perfect at some point, but something great, each time, any time, never fail. That describe perfectly the D300. Or my F4s before.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:56 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Gesture: Wonder why finally released when Nikon already has D7200? (+D5X00 and D3X00 series).

As a D300 owner (and user, still after 8 years, including pro photography), also a D610 owner.

I could say the D300 is in a class by itself, and now the D500 is probably a genius junior.

Not the smartest kid on the block, but the toughest one, and the more reliable one. 8 years after, in rough and tough conditions, still work perfectly exactly as on the first day. great results. dependable.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Nikon's recent products appear to be very good.

(Their DL line is delayed, but should feature best-in-class autofocus speed.)

Nikon DL are exciting, and for myself could not choose between 24-85mm "classical" range, or wide-range DL 18-50 as I did shoot NYC with a 11-16 on a D300 last summer (equivalent 17-24mm).

Is it correct to buy both?
Will be clearly hard to explain to my beloved one, until I hide it, as they seems like real twins...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:48 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Mateus1: If it was mirrorless I would sell all my gear and switch to Nikon. But this baby is too big and heavy.

It use an awesome technology called mirrors, to enable OVF

the mirrors gives you what mirrorless could not:
- lag is inferior to the nano-second (invisible to the eye)
- a dynamic range of 20+EV
- totally respect sRGB, AdobeRGB, Rec.2020 4K, or any gamut you could think bout (yesss!)
- work on sunlight, event pointing at the sun (please use a filter on the lens!)
- work on dark/black conditions
- no burns (as EVF OLED)
- perfectly respected contrast, lifelike
- could even show you part of the scene outside sensor reading (Leica M for example, or Fuji X100)

OVF is a technology that is incredibly powerful if you think about it, I am pretty sure that at some point some mirrorless will be upgraded with it, as Leica on the M, and Fuji on the X100 did, to make them far far better than EVF-based cameras ;)

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

I will wait for the definitive review from DPReview, but it smells like my D300 is on it's last year with me.

Even if I had a Full Frame D610, the D300 is on a class by itself. It was on a class by itself, now there is the D500, at least, after 8 years of professional and perfect work. Work first time, work any time, last longer than anything else on rough or tough conditions.

The D300 is for me the perfect professional APS-C camera, just as an old truck, it just work and don't stay between you and your goals...

Alien 4 Resurrection show what may happens in this case, and it happened to a video camera on the morning of my own wedding: the charger discharged it, and I was too stressed about it, I just crushed it against a wall and bought another one. Sometimes the camera, or it's price are worth nothing compared to the event, at least for you!

That's why I still have and use a 8 years old D300: no surprise. Great results each time (not perfect or awesome).

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:35 UTC as 195th comment | 6 replies

Sony and the patent system are inventing a new definition of vaporware...

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 11:25 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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captura: William Gibson features a news reporter with eyes that had โ€˜Zeiss Ikonโ€™ written around the corneas in one of his Sci-Fi novels (Mona Lisa Overdrive?)โ€ฆ.
Reality starts to catch-up with fiction.

It's the US patent system that is filled with fiction, in fact ;)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (268 comments in total)

I see it's not a camera for me, it's not probably a good replacement for a pocket mirrorless, or an action dslr. Some seems to find it "pricey", it surely is, but compared to what???

It's not pricey, it's under $100 per work day, or if you mind, with lenses and accessories largely under 10% of what a professional studio photographer will earn with it.

It's really pricey if you think about vacation's photographies, selfies, crush it while attached to a drone, compare it to a smartphone, if you want top put it on your car desk, or as a home-security camera. Do you really think it has been conceived for that?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:58 UTC as 51st comment | 7 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (674 comments in total)

There is not just a color scheme, round corner are smaller or just square, shadows disappears, etc.
Bigger fonts (but still same really tight space for content).

It's too generic, with a flat design that I am not fond of.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 424th comment | 1 reply
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (674 comments in total)
In reply to:

straylightrun: The light one is slightly better to read, but I much prefer the original black one. It's what makes dpreview unique.

+1 same here!

I also like to view photo with a dark grey background (you know something near the 18% luminance)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 02:46 UTC
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princecody: Camera of the Year for sure ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‰

Enabler...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 17:46 UTC

It's f****ing incredible quality, probably under the Sony a6300 for videos, but with a 24mm to 600mm zoom that seems to stay sharp at 600mm (how incredible!), it's just amazing what is possible with this gear.

The funny thing as I liked the a6300 for it's filing quality in available light, it's dynamic range and lack of noise, I like also the RX10 for it's awesome lens.

Sony, is it possible to have both? :p

Anyway as I am looking to buy an a6300, now, I am stucked and asking myself if a RX10 III would make it instead!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 21st comment

Just checked on my UltraHD display (dubbed "4K" as it seems many people are confused).

Incredible sharpness and natural on static subjects, still any movement end up with blurring (as for so many action movies in HD that don't even have SD resolution on the action scenes!).

The more interesting thing for me is that it was filmed in natural available light, keeping the subject in it's context, and thus needing to crank up ISO on many scenes, still with great visual quality.

You know, documentary the old way, something understated, but much much more interesting for me, as a photographer and just a guy discovering the journey of a beer maker, without artifice.

It is interesting in so many ways. At the end of the day, I like what I have see, even if my Internet connection is a little slower for 4K (ouch!), great simple human story, awesome rendition that is natural, nothing "impressive" and that's that for me that is impressive! ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 5th comment
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