SRHEdD

SRHEdD

Lives in United States Viera, FL, United States
Works as a Art Director
Joined on Apr 15, 2011

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On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (387 comments in total)

I bought a silver Nikon DF because it had only what I needed and was full frame. I have other cameras for function, but the DF is a blast to take out for the fun stuff. The Oly E-P5 is the same way for me but was replaced by the A6000, which does most everything well. I love the look of this one, too, just don't know if there is a hole in my bag for it.

I'm lucky to have seen most of the originals these new cameras are sorta based on, and lucky enough to be able to afford both a work bag and a fun bag of kit.

Great article. Pieces like this keep me coming back to dpreview, even after the Amazon tie-in tainted the actual reviews (IMHO).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 48th comment
On article Nikon announces Coolpix AW130 and S33 rugged compacts (32 comments in total)

Don't overthink this camera, it is what it is! I have the AW100, took it to the theme parks here in Florida, got great SNAPS with no worries! My sons are playing in the pool, and I throw it in after them. They get priceless SNAPS. I paid $150 for it on closeout at Office Depot, and it has been worth every penny. Low expectations are very easily satisfied. I think it does exactly what it was intended to do, but then I'm not Jacques Cousteau.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 00:46 UTC as 1st comment

Really nice, but I can put a 35 or a 50 on my A6000 and save enough to pay for the trip to go someplace spectacular and shoot. I have an A7ii, and even it gets left home sometimes in favor of the A6000. I do appreciate the exercise, and hope some of this trickles down to the A7000(?) though...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On article Consumer DSLR Camera Roundup (2014) (127 comments in total)

Check this out!

http://www.vieragraphics.com/A58metal.jpg

$22 in parts and 3 minutes and my A58 sports a Sony-sourced metal lens mount. Works perfectly, tested heavily, nice and snug, but not too. Easy upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 21:58 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

The inclusion/exclusion of any one feature wouldn't keep me from buying a camera if it was well spec'd overall. There is always a want list generated by a new model. I really like Sony's design aesthetic. Not bulbous, or with odd design elements for "style." No red triangles in the grip that morph from model to model. A clean, simple, functional device. You want a grip, we'll make one you can add, no problem.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 12:06 UTC as 4th comment
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SRHEdD: I have the RX100 and the WX350. I find I can crop the larger sensor to my desired image and get a better result than using the zoom on the WX350 to compose. Just the diff between the 1" and 1/2.3" sensors I guess. You can find the original RX100 for less than either of these now, AND it shoots RAW. That might be better money spent.

I would add, however, that the WX350 is an awesome little camera. I only went looking for a pocket cam with A, S, M on the mode dial, and the RX100 popped up on craigslist for $250 NIB.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
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SRHEdD: I have the RX100 and the WX350. I find I can crop the larger sensor to my desired image and get a better result than using the zoom on the WX350 to compose. Just the diff between the 1" and 1/2.3" sensors I guess. You can find the original RX100 for less than either of these now, AND it shoots RAW. That might be better money spent.

I seldom shoot at the long end of that zoom. I have other cameras for that kind of reach. One of these pocket cameras stays with me in my briefcase for note-related photos and general snaps. In MY use, I can often crop the RX100 images to gain a little more reach and get a better result than the WX350 gave me before I had the RX100. The comment wasn't meant to be taken so literally, but as a practical-use comment in my photo taking situations. Your results may vary.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 02:46 UTC

I have the RX100 and the WX350. I find I can crop the larger sensor to my desired image and get a better result than using the zoom on the WX350 to compose. Just the diff between the 1" and 1/2.3" sensors I guess. You can find the original RX100 for less than either of these now, AND it shoots RAW. That might be better money spent.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 01:58 UTC as 69th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (847 comments in total)

I sure hope they don't recall my Sony for flakes of dark material in the mirror box, or white spots in my pho... oh wait, that was my old Nikon kit. I'll take my A7ii any day over my old Nikons. Pick at it if you wish, but the entire shooting experience and resulting imagery is just much more pleasing. My friends and family see it, my clients see it. Even the A6000 is an improvement over the D7000 I unloaded when Nikon wouldn't honor its warranties on my kit. Not a Sony fanboy, just a real world user getting better images easier thanks to Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 113th comment

Bought my A7ii mid-January, my SEL2870 was already running the updated version.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 19:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article Sony Alpha 7S Review (494 comments in total)

Damn near a year in coming, but a POS low-end Canikon gets here in a month. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 18:01 UTC as 44th comment | 6 replies

So glad I jumped to Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 21:55 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (1968 comments in total)
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RanL: A very nice review. Would have been nicer if it said something about the (alleged) flare-blockage / internal reflections / "black bandit" issue that's been so extensively debated on the forums (here and elsewhere) lately. It would have been nice to get a word on this from an authoritative and reliable source.
Right now that (possible) issue is the only thing holding me back from ordering this camera (I find myself shooting backlit scenes quite often).

After flakes in my D600 and white spots on my D800, this is no longer an option. Moved to Sony and MUCH happier. I agree there are limited lenses in comparison, but Sony has the lenses I needed.
Much happier with my A77ii, A6000, and now my spankin' new A7ii. I'm not going back until Nikon begins to innovate again, and fixes these nagging quality issues.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed (153 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Now can we have our 7D2 VS A77ii performance test??

If you used an A77ii for a few days, you'd literally forget it was an EVF. No so on the A6000, but you would on the A77ii. It is that good an EVF. THEN, when you'd NEED it, touching that exposure comp dial and SEEING your adjustment is sublime! Or WB, or manual exposure, or DOF... you just have to let go of your old ways and embrace the technology. In SOME cases it is THAT good.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 13:13 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed (153 comments in total)
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Tharaphita: It must have been really bad, if they were able to make it 2,5 faster. Lol

The A77ii WAS faster than any Nikon I've had (last two were D610 and D7100), and faster now than any other Canon or Nikon in my local camera store. The first comment is a real use experience based on a sizable jump in usable shots from my sons' football games versus my old Nikons, the in-store comparisons, though not as thoroughly tested, are comparisons with both cameras in-hand. The AF is easily faster on my upgraded A77ii than any Nikon or Canon the store had in stock, though they didn't have any D4-series or EOS1-series cameras. This isn't a noise comparison, the time to focus was faster, and it was more deliberate (less hunt). I can also state from experience that the low light AF is now just like daylight focussing, and easily as fast as my A6000. The A77ii actually seems quicker to lock than the A6000, so NOW I'm hoping for an A6000 AF tweak by firmware.

GREAT JOB SONY!! It is nice to be HAPPY with my camera company again! Keep innovating while the others rest on their laurels.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 13:07 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed (153 comments in total)

As an old Nikon guy, after my D600 flaked and D800 had white spots, I jumped ship. This is a great camera, and for a change I actually HAVE a camera that gets a great firmware upgrade! As good as it WAS, it is very noticeably faster now! You get so many creative hardware scenarios with Sony, and they have the lenses I need. Not as many as Canikon to be sure, but very nice lenses in my wheelhouse. The 16-50/2.8 is a great kit zoom, but a little heavy. And having an A6000 as a second kit, using the same flashes, microphones, etc. is very satisfying (I can even share lenses with a LA-EA4!). Even my Sony P/S uses the same basic menus and I can add a mic to its hotshoe on a windy day. That's three different formats/mounts using shared kit. THAT'S how to build a system. Great job Sony! I'm with you for the long haul! ...Now to get that new A7ii to fill out my bag!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 12:56 UTC as 21st comment | 19 replies
On article Review: Ona Lima camera strap (148 comments in total)

Nikon and Oly used to package thin leather-like straps with a sliding rubber pad. Chromed steel buttons and just enough adjustability. Find one at a yard sale or bargain bin, they pack light, go on/off easily, but there's nothing to fail, and are comfortable enough to use all day. Plus, they were MADE to fit those little triangle thingies (technical term) perfectly. Best strap ever.

Next would be the narrower of the two Domke straps will all steel pivoting hardware and a thick canvas, non-slip strap section. Simple IS better.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 11:49 UTC as 8th comment
On article Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia (84 comments in total)
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BarnET: http://www.foka.nl/cameras/camera/systeemcamera/olympus-e-pl6-14-42mm-zwart

i don't know about the rest of europe.
But it has been available in the netherlands for quiet some time

OoooooH! RED TRIM pieces!! I'm upgrading now!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
On article Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' (119 comments in total)

It was always fun to copy a folder icon and paste it into Bliss with a title like, "Naked pics of boss" and then upload the modified Bliss. People would see it and try to click on it...bwahahahahaha.

Ah, sophomoric humor...

Also, put the shutdown command into "Start up Items" on a Mac... hours of fun!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Am I missing something here? (627 comments in total)

Put aside brand and format rivalries for a minute, and realize what this might have potentially been if Nikon had used a m4/3 chip and mount. That's all, just think of where this might have gone, the lens possibilities, the possible combinations of lens and camera, etc.

THAT would have been a breakthrough "enthusiast's" camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 13:04 UTC as 77th comment | 4 replies
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