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locke_fc

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1034 comments in total)
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Digital Mike0697: Has anyone notice there is a problem with lens flare on D750? Nikon Rumors, is stating there is a problem. I want to know before I buy the camera.

Thank you.

@nickheat "Canon and Nikon have had so many 'devestating' issues I wonder how they are still in business....."

In the last three years one of those two brands has outdone the other by a mile in that department

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 00:01 UTC
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fleckster48: Great video. I have a question when shooting with studio flash. When you use your flash meter to determine the exposure, you basically set the shutter to X sync (you set the meter based on the closest value to what the X value is for your camera. Then you set your f stop. The problem here is that in manual mode the camera does not let you view the image easily with the lens wide open. The modeling lights are not powerful enough for you to see the image or am I missing something.

Ok, I see what you mean. There has to be a way around that, otherwise it would have come up as a big issue in the video.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 18:15 UTC

Cool video, it's always interesting to watch a pro work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:57 UTC as 18th comment
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fleckster48: Great video. I have a question when shooting with studio flash. When you use your flash meter to determine the exposure, you basically set the shutter to X sync (you set the meter based on the closest value to what the X value is for your camera. Then you set your f stop. The problem here is that in manual mode the camera does not let you view the image easily with the lens wide open. The modeling lights are not powerful enough for you to see the image or am I missing something.

You got an answer about the yellow cast. If you set your WB to flash and look at a scene lighted with modelling lights, it's totally expected.
As far exposure goes, you'd do as it's always been done. Take a few test shots, check, and adjust. You don't judge your exposure from the EVF in a studio setting if you're using flash, it seems pretty obvious why.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:30 UTC
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DecibelPhoto: I don't get it, was this a sponsored post or something?

I bought and tested this camera heavily over a 2 week period. It's a great camera. But there are many more drawbacks to using this in a fashion shoot setting (or for many types of professional work) than were listed here.

How about the fact that it doesn't work tethered to C1? Guess how many fashion shoots happen these days without being tethered? And frankly the autofocus does not hold up to the standards set by modern full frame cameras, and neither do the files.

I could get through a professional shoot with that camera, which is saying something (if C1 added tethered support). But I would constantly be noticing its many small shortcomings, and the last thing you want to think about when shooting is your camera. I find it very hard to believe that a working professional didn't have anything to say about the camera that would hold her back from using it other than the indention of the controls.

"How about the fact that it doesn't work tethered to C1? Guess how many fashion shoots happen these days without being tethered?"

Probably close to none, I agree, specially if we're thinking about mid- to high-end fashion shoots. However, I'm sure there's loads of photographers out there shooting studio portraits professionally without tethering. To them, your concerns about the AF would be much more valid than no tethering support.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 comments in total)

Wow, so we're finding out just now that less DR equals less ability to lift the shadows??

Amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 01:34 UTC as 93rd comment | 9 replies
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Old Cameras: I'm sorry but I don't see digital photography qualifying as art. I love photography and I get great pleasure from the pictures I take just from my own personal satisfaction, but a digital photo of a famous place so drastically manipulated with a computer does not rise to the level of art. If fact I like very few of the pictures I've seen on this website. With the temptation to over process all things digital you simply take for granted that you can get a picture of anything simply by asking your phone...

Ok.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 08:13 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Impressive camera indeed, and certainly ahead of anything Canon has to offer (and I'm a 6D owner).

Still, I don't get the fuss about the dynamic range and shadow recovery ability. My almost 5 year-old Pentax K-x, which had one of the first iterations of these amazing Sony sensors, was already capable of such impressive feats. We've known for ages what these sensors can do, are we going to make a fuss about it every time a new camera with a Sony sensor comes out?

All good points Rishi, but again, we were making essentially the same ones already a couple of years ago, when "ISO-less" cameras started to become a real possibility.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)

Impressive camera indeed, and certainly ahead of anything Canon has to offer (and I'm a 6D owner).

Still, I don't get the fuss about the dynamic range and shadow recovery ability. My almost 5 year-old Pentax K-x, which had one of the first iterations of these amazing Sony sensors, was already capable of such impressive feats. We've known for ages what these sensors can do, are we going to make a fuss about it every time a new camera with a Sony sensor comes out?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 07:41 UTC as 60th comment | 9 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: While there may be some carping about the details, it seems that Panasonic has delivered a decathlete in camera form. Strong in almost every area and weak in none. A category champ that deserves the accolades.

If you want to talk about silly statements, I think you need not look any further than your "12 MP is fine" statement, or bringing two FF cameras into the discussion.
Like I said, let's all pretend it's fine and not a flaw in premium-priced advanced compact camera in 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: While there may be some carping about the details, it seems that Panasonic has delivered a decathlete in camera form. Strong in almost every area and weak in none. A category champ that deserves the accolades.

Yes, I "only" get that, and I want it in a 2014 camera, thank you very much.

Or we can all play dumb and pretend 12 MP is perfectly acceptable for a €900 camera nowadays.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: While there may be some carping about the details, it seems that Panasonic has delivered a decathlete in camera form. Strong in almost every area and weak in none. A category champ that deserves the accolades.

I'd say it's pretty weak in at least the MP department.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 15:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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locke_fc: Not pocketable, limiting zoom range and 12 MP. Pass.

Yes, I think a lot of us were/are still hoping for an LX8 with a decent sensor size.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)

Not pocketable, limiting zoom range and 12 MP. Pass.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 175th comment | 2 replies
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (139 comments in total)
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zakaria: It is pentax answer to any one asking for a full frame.

At that price point, it is only an answer for a bunch of rich people, and some Pentax cheerleaders.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 23:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)

It is refreshing to hear what a professional thinks for a change.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 23:59 UTC as 117th comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Sigh...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 23:14 UTC as 106th comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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Ropo16: This blinkered obsession with sensor size and high iso is crazy. You are getting a camera hugely compromised with small size, soft lens, no viewfinder, terrible battery life all for high iso bragging rights.
The Fuji X30 is a real photographers camera and all most people will ever need. I have just returned a RX100 as it was awful to use, had a poor lens, slow software etc etc.

It depends what you need. If pocketable is important, the X30 doesn't cut it, just like the LX100 and many other cameras with far better controls and, in some cases, better IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 06:36 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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Rod McD: The references to the compensation dial being unusual because it turns 'backwards' are a bit odd. The dial is exactly the same as every other Canon Powershot in that you turn the dial anti-clockwise to go into negative compensation. If you're doing it by feel, say if you're using a VF for example, you always scroll the near side of the dial to the right whatever Canon compact you're using.
The dial markings may appear to have the scale one way around or the other according to whether the dial is on the left hand side of the camera top plate (eg G10,11,12, or on the right hand side eg G16, G1X, G7x, but it's always an anti-clockwise turn to go negative.

Sure, but most of the time people leave the knob in one fixed position and operate the volume through controls on the wheel (car), or buttons on the remote (stereos, etc). At least that's what I do, and I consider myself 'old school' in this matter ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 06:33 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (949 comments in total)
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Cane: Every time I find a Camera I think I will like, the dreaded, "AF is very slow" comment rears it's ugly head. I am tired of slow AF. When will this be a thing of the past and not a line in most new camera reviews still in 2014?

@Jogger I think you have AF tracking in mind, which no one expects a compact to be great at. But in this day and age, focusing on a stationary object in reasonably good light should be blazing fast in all decent compact cameras, let alone the most advanced ones.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 23:41 UTC
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