gipper51

gipper51

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

Gear:

Canon 6D and 5D2
Canon 17-40/4 L
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
Several manual flashguns
All fired with Cactus V5 and Yongnuo RF-602 triggers
A few softboxes, umbrellas, modifiers, stands, etc.

Comments

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 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 226th comment
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 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 81st comment
On LensRentals looks into the Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS article (62 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 SmugMug Films: Master of illusions article (37 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 13th comment | 1 reply

Released October 15...next 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 Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples article (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 Kodak to stop making digital cameras article (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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