Lives in United States Bellevegas, United States
Works as a BIM Manager
Joined on Sep 10, 2005
About me:


Canon 6D
Canon 7DII
Sony A7R + Metabones IV
Canon 17-40/4 L
Sigma 12-24 II
Canon 24 TS-E
Tamron 28-75/2.8
Canon 50/1.8 v1
Canon 80-200/2.8 L
550EX x 2

Assortment of studio gear including
4,000 w/s worth of White Lightning Ultra strobes
3 Vagabond Minis
Several manual flashguns
All fired with Cactus V5 and Yongnuo RF-602 triggers
A few softboxes, umbrellas, modifiers, stands, etc.


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On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (90 comments in total)

I was hesitant to pay $370 for a Manfrotto Roller Bag 70 last year. But I needed a large roller case to lug around a ton of stuff while on the job, and feel confident the gear inside could survive tumbling down a flight of stairs. I paid for space and bulletproof protection, and glad I did.

But this bag at $350??? Thanks, but no thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 06:07 UTC as 30th comment
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)

Great looking camera. My next body may be a Sony instead of Canon, though the 5Ds is tempting. I hope the AF claims with adapters is true, though much of my ancient glass probably AF. What will likely make my decision is 18 months this camera will be $1500 while used 5Ds bodies are still fetching $2700. Yay for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 23:06 UTC as 180th comment
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Franka T.L.: Well Samsung NX1 and now A7R-II VSI finally made it big ( literally ) .. really its quite an achievement by both of the S teams .. can't wait to see how well the BSI would work out on this sensor. Canon really can feel the heat now I would wager

Maybe true, but don't forget probably 80% of these high end cameras are sold to said affluent amateurs and gear aficionados. They are the ones keeping the high end profitable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On article Canon USA drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses (58 comments in total)
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Neez: The only advantage to buying factory glass is in camera lens correction. But for all the recent Tamron and Sigma lenses, i'm going aftermarket from now on and using lightroom for corrections. They should drop their prices much further to stay competitive with lenses with third party counterparts. But for about half the price, i'll go third party.

Autofocus performance is still usually better in factory glass.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:38 UTC
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Snikt228: Talk about major head in sand? I think most executives would at least say something about the competition and use creative wording but this guy just says basically "Nope"

When you look at mirrorless cameras from your competitors, what scares you the most?
Looking at all of the mirrorless cameras out there, there’s nothing that really frightens us.

You must watch the industry very closely - what did you learn from watching sony and Nikon go before you, in terms of offering nigher resolutions?
There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony

Hard to tell if it's truly "head in sand" or "don't tip your hand" from what he's saying. If public statements lead competitors to believe you are not paying that close of attention to what they are doing, that can only work in your favor.

I find it hard to believe Canon is not paying attention, they just won't acknowledge it publicly. Is it arrogance or "playing the game"? Hard to know.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:18 UTC
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aldrichjennings: could you guys take some pics and upload the RAW files? I'm looking to replace my Nikon but I have to make sure it's as sharp... especially the corners

@ Barney - I think steehlead3 is referring to the fact that DPR officially reviewed a total of 5 lenses in all of 2014, with the latest being in June. I can see how one might postulate DPR doesn't do lens reviews these days.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 03:29 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1312 comments in total)

It's a great camera for sure, but man, oh man are Canon's sensors really showing their age. Glad to see this DR disparity finally getting some serious attention and criticism in the major reviews.

You need to fix this, Canon! Or start sourcing Sony sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:54 UTC as 284th comment
On article Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight (281 comments in total)

C'mon Canon...time to get off your duff. As big a lead as Canon held in sensors in the early-mid 2000s, I think they are that much behind today. It's pretty amazing what can be extracted from these Sony sensors. If the next gen FF Canon bodies don't make significant strides to close this gap, it may be time to switch. Kudos Nikon on a killer camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 01:32 UTC as 86th comment
On article LensRentals looks into the Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS (62 comments in total)
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Boky: 7 or 8 years ago I pulled apart the 24-105 L F4 because I could not obtain consistently accurate focus. The PCB (almost identical to photo #2) had a large number of very high inductance chokes placed everywhere across the whole PCB. The only reason why such chokes had to be used was to combat a large amount of noise generated mainly by the lens electronics, but also to filter the noise coming from the camera power supply, i.e. the voltage rails used to power-up the lens. I was shocked to see what canon had to do to keep the noise under control. I also could not believe at the amount of placement tolerance the AF (auto-focus) sensor PCB, located at the bottom of the camera body; I was able to move the little AF PCB freely with my fingers in both directions more than 0.5mm. Needless to say, I sold everything and never looked back at canon gear for achieving consistent focus results. The canon gear I owned was not cheap - around AU$4,500.

I love quality metal as much as the next guy, but I'll take high quality plastics for durability. Metal may satisfy the basic human attraction for "shiny objects" , but truth is good plastics neither dent or deform on impact. I've dropped "quality metal" before and was rewarded with a dent. Plastic bounces and keeps on ticking.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 19:28 UTC
On article SmugMug Films: Master of illusions (41 comments in total)

Wow, the negative comments on this site amaze me.

Love or hate the guy's work, there is no doubt he has talent, skill, a consistent style, and works hard. That's what it takes to make it as a pro.

And hate to break it to you, but comments like "he's not not a photographer, he's a photoshopper"...well...paying clients want somebody who can do more than just click a shutter button at ISO 6400. The image matters in the end, not how it was created. This guy is obviously getting paid some big bucks by big clients.

If you want to be a hater on actual working pros who have "made it" in this field, please post a link in your hateful comment to your better pictures you've been paid to create.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

Released October year?!

Why even announce a product that's a year away let alone offer pre-orders ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2012 at 04:21 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples (423 comments in total)

Impressive detail for sure. It's certainly more detail than the 5D2 (and 3), but enough to warrant a system switch for one camera? Apparently lots of folks in a certain forum think so.

Mabye I'm getting old, but the resolution differences in DSLRs don't excite me anymore. Now the IQ80...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 119th comment
On article Kodak to stop making digital cameras (146 comments in total)

It's a sad day to see the company that was synonymous with photography in such a state. Few companies in history have had as much impact on their industry as Kodak. It's a shame.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 19:30 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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