phazelag

phazelag

Lives in United States Hesperia, CA, United States
Works as a Sales
Has a website at http://scottzinda.com/
Joined on Nov 21, 2010

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (358 comments in total)
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phazelag: So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.

I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!

OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.

One thing I have learned through photography is that looks are not tied to being comfortable in your own skin. How many beautiful people struggle to smile for your camera?

Some of my favorite photos are of people who wouldn't win any beauty awards, but their smile or personality shines through

I think many selfie haters are those who if they are honest are not comfortable in their own skin.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 00:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (358 comments in total)

So Panasonic makes the LX100, FZ1000, GH4, and GM5 all of which are innovative and they make one camera with one feature possibly aimed at a younger market and people act like its a photography apocalypse is happening.

I have been told the photography doomsday has been here since I was 16 years old with my Minolta X370. These days any young whipper snapper with a disposable kodak can take photos. What will the world do with "real" photographers!

OMG with a flip screen people will actually be able to take photos of themselves to remember important moments. Whats next robotic cameras that follow us around with their helicopter wings? Oh yeah we have those too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 40th comment | 13 replies

Could be useful for some who only need or want this camera I love this option. Not sure I need it, but I like this kind of thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 07:19 UTC as 13th comment
On Tribute Test in the Low Light - Low ISO #2 challenge (6 comments in total)

Wow congrats.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1819 comments in total)
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phazelag: I really like this camera but a 1/4000th shutter on a $2300 body is joke. These games are idiotic in my opinion and a big reason why started looking away from CaNikon.

Your debating "use" and I agree with you. I am talking about marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 07:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1819 comments in total)
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phazelag: I really like this camera but a 1/4000th shutter on a $2300 body is joke. These games are idiotic in my opinion and a big reason why started looking away from CaNikon.

Studor13, there are lots of other ways to get anything done in photography. But I am surprised more people dont see this as artificial feature reduction to protect a higher line. I can see this for the D3300 and 5300, but I feel like any of their bodies with a 7 and higher should have the 1/8000 and call it a day. I see this picking and choosing as all marketing crap. Lets make them buy the D810 if they want 1/8000. And that to me is dumb.

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The D300 and D7000 have 1/8000 and not putting 1/8000 on the D600,D610,D750 is artificial feature reduction to make some buy the higher models. IF that is not obvious to some, or it doesnt bother them, no problem.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1819 comments in total)
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phazelag: I really like this camera but a 1/4000th shutter on a $2300 body is joke. These games are idiotic in my opinion and a big reason why started looking away from CaNikon.

That may be a valid point to consider, but they have had 1/8000th on lesser bodies for years, and they probably have produced enough of the same mechanism on the assembly line, the difference is pennies. I tend to think no matter what the justification its more about marketing protecting higher price points with a feature that probably cost a few pennies.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 05:18 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1819 comments in total)
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phazelag: I really like this camera but a 1/4000th shutter on a $2300 body is joke. These games are idiotic in my opinion and a big reason why started looking away from CaNikon.

I know we all have different, needs but its the artificial reduction in capability that bugs me. I do use alot of high shutters, but I can live without 1/8000th also. I just think that for $2300 the one time you need it should be there.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 07:26 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1819 comments in total)

I really like this camera but a 1/4000th shutter on a $2300 body is joke. These games are idiotic in my opinion and a big reason why started looking away from CaNikon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 416th comment | 8 replies
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phazelag: I am curious what aperture you landed on for most shots. I usually use f5.6 to f8 depending on the camera and sensor. You mentioned the f1.2 I am guessing you were not going for shallow DOF.

Historianx, do you use f13 on a crop sensor or M43? I am just curious if you worry about diffraction. I used f8 on my crop sensor and I rarely needed more, even with groups.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 02:57 UTC
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phazelag: I am curious what aperture you landed on for most shots. I usually use f5.6 to f8 depending on the camera and sensor. You mentioned the f1.2 I am guessing you were not going for shallow DOF.

Makes sense. Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 20:38 UTC

I am curious what aperture you landed on for most shots. I usually use f5.6 to f8 depending on the camera and sensor. You mentioned the f1.2 I am guessing you were not going for shallow DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 20:07 UTC as 101st comment | 4 replies

That was cool! Studio work is fun, I wish I could do more. Nice job.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 102nd comment

I would be more interested in this the glam version if it was at least the latest edition of the RX100, but since its last years, this is a super strong case of fashion over function.

I did see friends post about the last version of this though who had no clue it was a Sony. So the H badge clearly has some marketing strength for those who don't know what they are buying.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 05:14 UTC as 4th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (238 comments in total)

When I get bothered by the rude comments sometimes on a thread, all I have to do is come to one of these posts to realize the editors and writers take way more abuse any of us ever take. Its insane the lack of respect, thanks, or perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
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krassphoto: Does it have a Duck-face effect filter?

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (302 comments in total)
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Free Jazz: It seems GM5 still produce 10bit raw files once using E-shutter and the price is too expensive now, $599 will be reasonable for the whole M43 market.
Hoping the next GM will be equipped with IBIS and tilting screen.

That makes perfect sense Tom. I had considered the GM1 for just leaving one of my extra primes on it all the time or just using two of them and shooting with the Ricoh GR wide, one GM1 with a 25mm f1.4, and one with the 45mm f1.8, but so much of my style requires flash for fill or pop even in daylight, I felt robbed by panasonic on this one.

I didnt give any big thought about it at that time, because there are other options and I know flash is not important to everyone.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:25 UTC
On ISO-4000-DSC00413 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

I thought this would be cleaner at 4000. Is the JPEG engine similar to the RX1 in the studio test shots? The RX1 studio comparison JPEGs are not nearly as good as the A7's or 5D2 or 3. From my memory in looking at full frames.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On ISO-12800-DSC00458 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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R Stacy: Why such extreme ISO's. You guys just point and shooting or what?

Because that will be the question on everyones mind and they will get criticized if they don't shoot the high ISOs

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
On Ship shape in the String and Rope challenge (2 comments in total)

This is beautiful! Catches my eye and keeps my attention. Very pleasing. And I see this was taken with older gear.

I can't believe people could make great work with only a few mega pixels and low ISO! LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 2nd comment
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