EDWARD ARTISTE

EDWARD ARTISTE

Lives in United States New York City, NY, United States
Works as a Digital Art Director, Photographer, Illustrator
Joined on Dec 29, 2009
About me:

On a photographic journey, and loving every minute of it.

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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (705 comments in total)
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showmeyourpics: Camera gear should be judged by what you get out of it and at what cost (money and aggravation). If what you do with it is pixel peeping and/or bragging about it, then let's face it, you are not a photographer. Making large prints is the most demanding output with slide shows and sharing on the web being much less challenging. I love to travel to places that inspire me (Nature, city's, etc.) and can afford or intend to visit only once, and want reliable gear at affordable prices that is comfortable to carry around and let me make high quality prints up to 24x36". Here comes the M4/3 system with the new killer E-M5 II body and a record selection of good-to-excellent lenses (minuscule F/3.5 or f/4 lenses, larger pro level f/2.8 models, and all the 4/3 lenses with an inexpensive AF adapter) at a decent price. I do my diligent and fun research and, to the best of my knowledge, there is nothing else out there that can match its combination of quality, versatility, ergonomics and price.

IQ will always rule the day over here, i dont care what the vendor has to do to achieve it. And yes, that means Pixel Peeping™ :P

PP allows me to see if i achieved critical focus (if that was the gaols, usually so)...for every image select. i wonder what your method is

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 02:05 UTC
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Bill Bentley: T6s looks nice enough. But when, oh when, will Canon finally drop the Rebel name? Just go with 760D worldwide for crying out loud.

you guys are crazy, and apparently are oblivious to marketing.

If the name makes you not want the camera, you may have other issues

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
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lightmatters: Selling 60D and buying 760D (aka T6s) ... Am I crazy?

heck no, you're quite smart

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:57 UTC
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StevenE: They left out the most important innovation Canon has to offer in DSLRs: Dual Pixel AF. That was the one feature I was hoping would be included, and it's absence is a deal breaker for me.
DPAF allows me to leave a camera pointed at a subject unattended for video interviews, and keep the subject always in focus. It is THE market differentiator, and they withheld it!

@holdmybeer

I meant the 70d. Pardon the extra extra late reply

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
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Geo1: I have been using Canon since 1980. I switched over from my beloved Pentax Spotmatic, which I have in my display case.
I have been eagerly awaiting the M3, after the disappointing failure of the original M.
It is the attitude of Canon "USA" to not sell the M3 in the USA that further disappoints me about this once pioneering company. To this end I am seriously looking into other avenues for my camera dollars: Samsung, Sony, Lumix - all well received cameras.
Perhaps it's time to leave the nest!

The disappointing failure you describe- in market terms, i imagine- is prepping for it's trip japan right now. its a great piece of kit, and makes it very difficult to use a body with no touchscreen. Im excited to own a 70d after having this. The new rebels are going to kill, also.

Good canon times are coming, we have suffered long enough.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review preview (71 comments in total)
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JOPhoto: Basically upgrading my 60D. I can only afford the 7D Mii or 6D. I know they are completely different but, for a more all around use.....does one beat out the other?

Is the 7D Mark ii good for weddings and portraits? I understand its forte is sports and nature. Just wondering.

Also, is the 6D good at action shots? I understand it forte is weddings, portraits and being a ff camera.

I have a 60D and looking to move up. I shoot a bit of everything. I have only one efs lens, so, that is not an issue.

I have researched and feel like I still don't have a firm grasp on my question.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

No action.

In the studio with some strong lighting, the results can be incredible. However, that also goes for aspc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review preview (71 comments in total)
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JOPhoto: Basically upgrading my 60D. I can only afford the 7D Mii or 6D. I know they are completely different but, for a more all around use.....does one beat out the other?

Is the 7D Mark ii good for weddings and portraits? I understand its forte is sports and nature. Just wondering.

Also, is the 6D good at action shots? I understand it forte is weddings, portraits and being a ff camera.

I have a 60D and looking to move up. I shoot a bit of everything. I have only one efs lens, so, that is not an issue.

I have researched and feel like I still don't have a firm grasp on my question.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I can say as an owner of one year who has shot landscapes, portraits, and fashion/style, this camera is not particularly suitable for anything that moves, and the non cross type points are even further problematic. You CAN use it as such, but know that you will miss a LOT of critical focus situations. Regardless of my lens selection- from the 50 1.4 to the 70-200mk2, my hit rate ends up around 60%. The bad part about that is that the subjects are NOT moving.

For sports, your only option is to use center point, as relying on the non cross points would be crazy.

It's a shame too, because the body itself is great and easy to use. And wow, the iso performance is utterly spectacular. I took this body to japan last year, and while it did well overall, the 6d hates my 24-105. I landed many usable photos, but just off in the focus in too many basic situations. I was sad that the IS didnt help more, and I dont exactly have shaky hands.

However ill walk to the store and by a 5d3. Ah well,

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
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DVT80111: Well, will see what Canon can bring to the table. Without new technologies, their Mirrorless will never see any significant sales, and will be dumped like the M1.

My M1 has gotten PLENTY of use, and was hands doen one of my best purchases ever, next to my 25-105, 70-2002, and rebel xsi. It will go to the japan with me in a months time (left it home on way to the airport last time, arrghrgh).

The 22/f2 is not the sharpest out there, but it arguably creates better images than the 10-22 that i carry alongside it.

Now that lens needs an update...edges are pretty lame

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 08:08 UTC
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Boky: Buying canon dSLR without focus micro-adjust is ludicrous. Been there, done that - never again!

Nick

You know what? How about canon and nikon put out a tool that handles it for you.

Think about the amount of shutter frames and time wasted over the years that have been used for this one thing. But canon makes them. In my opinion this is such DUH thing to do. And the community would go BANKERS for such a tool.

My 6d doesn't not respond well to FOcal, so ive tried the dot tune method and am looking forward to try it out

I love cameras, love photography, but absolutely HATE/despise AFMA.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 18:49 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I have to hand it to Canon. Finally they didn’t just rebadge an old camera. The sensor is significantly different (Finally for Christ sake) than its predecessor. The HDR movie mode sounds interesting as well.

@marc i have to defend the t2i sensor's honor. That is a GREAT sensor, a big jump from the 450d (t1i sort of doesnt count :P) i should know, i have both, and still use the t2i to this day.

the 7d iteration of that sensor began it's decent into hated territory, because the 7d version simply sucked and was noisy as hell.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:15 UTC
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StevenE: They left out the most important innovation Canon has to offer in DSLRs: Dual Pixel AF. That was the one feature I was hoping would be included, and it's absence is a deal breaker for me.
DPAF allows me to leave a camera pointed at a subject unattended for video interviews, and keep the subject always in focus. It is THE market differentiator, and they withheld it!

+1

That live view AF is FANTASTIC. i would have been happy with just the regular, awesome touch screen, but wow the prefacing in live view means the only thing you have to worry about is the exposure lock and shutter.

The plastic-ness turned me off at first, but its likely ill be renting one this weekend. wowoza

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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twhip: It's terrific that Nikon opted for a fully articulating screen this time over the not so ergonomic, limited tilt-only screen. (If the latter begin to disappear from the marketplace, would anyone miss them?)

Having a truly flexible screen AND touch sensitivity is a big deal. If implemented like on the Lumix G5 or G6, one can use the screen as a touchpad to direct the focus area even while looking through the viewerfinder--a nice feature that would be less than practical on a tilt-only screen.

it is. I've warmed up to the 70d. its a GREAT feature ti have, also considering live view af is more accurate. win/win

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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Thoughts: I would not recommend any one to buy a DSLR cameras that has no in-body autofocus motor.

Its something Nikon needs to stop already. Its entirely pathetic. I would like to have a lil nikon to start learning their system with, but for 900 and no af motor/lens limitations? ahahahhaahh hell no

Canon has plenty of problems, but that nice lil sly can use EVERY canon lens

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
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MRK 2010: The first mirrorless effort from Canon was simply awful. If that's what being serious from the beginning produces then I have my doubts about what they will bring out as their next mirrorless offering.

Awful...yeah right.

If you are going to criticize a product, back it up with real facts, not hyperbole.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
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ZhanMInG12: Amazing! In seriousness Canon managed to create the mess that is the EOS M, then proceeded to sell an upgrade the equivalent of new firmware!

I shudder when I think about what they would have done if they weren't serious...

"The kit lens alone is worth at least half that price and blows the EOS M lenses out of the water "

This is so very inaccurate. The M 18-55 and 11-22 are very well reviewed. The 22f2 is actually a good lens, renders image well, smooth bokeh, and only misses out in overall sharpness.

Being able to even use a full frame lens is actually a HUGE part of the benefit. Any of my Ef lenses i can use.

Did i also mention that i paid 300 for the M? I have been considering buying a second one as a backup, because its just that good.

Whether it's competitive with other cameras is another story..for what it is, its a great value that you can do anything you need to with, save for shooting fast action.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 19:41 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Wow keyboard warriors disagreeing with a full time professional (sports) photographer's opinion in what this camera seemed to be aimed for, what else is new?

Nice one- agreed. Pieces like this really bring the dumbos out, and we should commence pointing and laughing at them at every chance. They really make photos look bad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)
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Steve Balcombe: It's really good to read the actual thoughts of an actual working pro. But I'm afraid her reaction mostly comes across as "Ew, a crop camera".

The first big giveaway was "I like knowing that my lenses are true to their focal length", which is just ridiculous and betrays a complete lack of understanding. I wonder what she did before the 1Dx (i.e. only 3 years ago), when sports professionals routinely used the 1.3x crop 1D MkIV?

Then there is this emphasis on the voice memo feature which is apparently a deal-breaker for her. I can understand how useful it is. Yet she speaks highly of the 5D3 *which has no voice memo feature".

And she lists "no built-in wifi" in her Cons, but no 1-series or 5D has that either.

Fine, these are the observations of a working professional photographer and valuable as such. But I think she decided she didn't like it because it's not a "professional" body in the traditional sense, then she looked for reasons to justify that.

You guys are the worst.

"she is biased".

If thats what you are thinking, then you're not very bright.

This is the working opinion of someone is a very specific professional that demands specific functional capability in order to complete the job. Thats the ENTIRE POINT of the review of a camera billed as a professional crop wildlife/action/sports camera.

Real though, what is so hard to understand here?

It is that hard to grasp that a crop sensor is not as good as a FF sensor? Really? So now her PROFESSIONAL opinion is somehow deteriorated because she states the obvious facts about crop vs FF?
TAHTS the bias that you're going to nitpick?

Wow. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.

You jokers have nothing to say to her. She is doing the work, and her opinion actually matters, unless like yours. Nobody cares about your non-witty bias whaaaambulance claims.

dpreview commentator fail.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: Nowadays, aren't we all professionals! :P

Helllllll no

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)
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Skip Bastrisky: Well, I guess I'm mixed up with all the 7D confusion !!! I'am a professional photographer who shoots action auto racing. I have press credentials with NASCAR. I shoot with three, I repeat three Canon 7 D's and all my lens from 18mm to 400 are Canon "glass" lens. I produce wonderful and colorful prints up 16X20 and have good bokah,clarity and not much "noise" in them!!!! I shoot three to four thousand photos a race weekend and I don't seem to need voice recordings. And I guess I'm deaf because I don't hear any rational noise in the "shutter" department.They look as good or better than what you posted of"Seattle". I think it's all in the preference of where you want to put your money !!!! I use the three different 7D's so that I don't miss a shot by having to change lens!!! I have about $30,000 tied up in my equipment. The only problem between me and her is that I don't have a big corporation to buy my cameras and glass !!!! I had a couple of "pennies" laying around, so I used them !!!

@skip

Not much noise, on a 7d? Blasphemy.

Sometimes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. NO one can say that that camera didnt have noise issues. You would have to be visually insane not to see it. iso 100 blue sky good light noise. The 7 is a great camera, with a terrible sensor.

I mean, we are visual guys, and to each is own, but no one is served well by acting like its not there. As well, many photos have developed workflows that do a fair job of canceling out much of the noise from images, and printing will hide noise even further.

However, Im glad thought that you hard as a photog, you are certainly living the dream of many others.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
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ZhanMInG12: Amazing! In seriousness Canon managed to create the mess that is the EOS M, then proceeded to sell an upgrade the equivalent of new firmware!

I shudder when I think about what they would have done if they weren't serious...

I've created man, MANY great images with that awesome e'mess' you describe.

the camera is awesome, and the touch screen is aces. heck, i just rented a 35/f2 IS so i can get the same view as my 50 on a a 6d.

Also that it perfectly mates to the 50 1.4, and even better the 10-22, this lil 'mess' is a jack of all trades that i constantly get asked about.

Sorry, you doth have this one right buddy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 20:50 UTC
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