Jonathan Brady

Jonathan Brady

Lives in United States Sarasota, FL, United States
Joined on Dec 31, 2010

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Entropius: I wonder how the AF compares to the system in the D7100, the closest thing Nikon makes? AF speed and accuracy, more than anything else, is the killer feature for the sort of action work that this thing is designed for.

"much better" huh? mmm.... I think you're overstating it. There's about 2 stops worth of shadow recovery difference when processing RAW images to the extremes. If that's your bag... awesome. Me? I don't push my images that hard because I don't need to. HOWEVER, I do depend on the AF capabilities of my camera and I'd rather nail the image I want and only be able to push it about 3 stops in post vs miss the image entirely. Your needs may be different. If you enjoy Nikon... go enjoy it. Push those shadows until your heart is content. I'll continue enjoying my REALISTIC looking images.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 22:11 UTC
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Entropius: I wonder how the AF compares to the system in the D7100, the closest thing Nikon makes? AF speed and accuracy, more than anything else, is the killer feature for the sort of action work that this thing is designed for.

The D7100 can't do what the 70D can and the 7D Mark II will outperform the 70D. So, the D7100 is quite outclassed by the 7D Mark II.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)
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Gesture: Hardly exciting, especially at $700, but for Canon I can see where it's "adventuresome." Where's the EVF?

If you want a camera that has a screen which tilts downward as well as upward, how about just turn the camera upside down when you hold it over your head? That's a half-serious, half-sarcastic remark/suggestion. :-)
Obviously for something like a DSLR that's not ergonomic - but for a P&S that's basically as ergonomic as a bar of soap in a cheap hotel - it's really not a bad idea - just press the shutter with your thumb.
I realize it's a lot like Apple saying "it is an issue, but just don't hold it like that."

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 18:14 UTC
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BarnET: "Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies."

What does an AF motor and stabilisation system have to do with optical expertise and outstanding level of details.

Mechanics are something different then optics. Would someone be kind enough to explain this to the canon marketing idiot before he writes a stupid press release again!

Time to go back to school and learn about punctuation. The comma was used to "list" things. If they wanted to draw a correlation between the two, it would have been a semi-colon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 16:31 UTC

nauseating.... WAY more so than fisheye.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 07:42 UTC as 14th comment
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)

I have no use for this feature as currently implemented. Please make it something we can disable, site-wide.
Or, even better; changing it to an opt-in feature when posting a thread/reply would actually be nice. I would actually use that. Just a little check box like the one for email updates would be perfect (maybe put a little "NEW FEATURE" flag next to it for a while to draw attention).
You may also consider adding a similar button to a thread that a user HASN'T posted in (some don't like to post at all or someone may want to follow updates for a thread they haven't posted in).

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 07:39 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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dark goob: Putting this camera in the same category as Micro Four Thirds shows that DPReview has absolutely no integrity, no understanding of photography, no real knowledge of photographic equipment, and no soul. DPReview has become purely Amazon's advertising agency and is not worth reading.

Perhaps you didn't read the opinion piece posted alongside this article.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
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ChristianHass: Having the exif info at the bottom of each shot makes it blatantly obvious which camera took which picture if the lens, iso range or other differs between the two.

I didn't even notice the exif data and I picked all but one correctly. The problem with that test is that it asks "which is the better picture?" and not "which picture was taken with an iPhone?" The composition and subject matter was better in some of the iPhone pictures so to me, THOSE were the better pics, even though I knew they were taken with an iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2013 at 23:05 UTC
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