Dan DeLion

Dan DeLion

Lives in United States Billings, USA, MT, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on May 6, 2008

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Dimit: Sony does it properly:
E mount Full frame-small form factor for both body and lens BUT less bright zooms & primes..one can't have it all,right?l
A7 -general purpose.
A7R -high resolution,fine for cropping.landscape stills.
A7S -Low light capability (hence low resolution),FF 4k video for the non pros.
Next step:
2nd gen. of the above will be fine in respect of shutter behavior,burst rates,af,4k internal ( there will be with the new gen. cards),etc,etc..
For the time being: A6000,A7R and RX10 fulfills the 99% of the requirements.
LET'S FACE IT,WE WILL ALWAYS NEED TO UPGRADE,THAT'S HOW IT WORKS!

I agree with your inclusion of the RX10. A truely great camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 16:28 UTC

Sounds like a really great and useful camera! Slip one in your bag for low light or high contrast situations. Sony still needs to address the lack of lenses in its FE line.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 31st comment

Very nice details for a cell phone. Not really very impressive when compared to todays cameras. I would expect this kind of resolution from a $200, 16MP pocket camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 00:30 UTC as 8th comment
On Classic lines when clients want you to work for free news story (142 comments in total)

My photography customers aren't looking for the lowest price. They want an excellent product delivered on time, by a photographer who understands what they are trying to accomplish, who understands their product and produces photos their customers respond to. They want someone who is easy to work with, who is friendly, and someone who will help them in the inevitable emergency. They don't want any surprises except getting more and better than they expected.

If every once and a while they disregard my copyrights – I look the other way. Why? Because, I make my money on upfront. Provide that kind of service and you don't have to cut your prices.

For a new customer I'll often offer 25% off on their first shoot. After that first shoot it's full boat. Otherwise, it wouldn't be fair to my other customers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2013 at 19:21 UTC as 9th comment

Scared Canon fan boys. Much lower price. Much better performance. Five years for Canon to catch up, if they ever do. So, put an old dusty lens on a D600 and disable the sensor cleaning, then rant.

If there really is someone out there with a factory caused dust problem, send the camera in or return it. Problem solved! So, stop the whining.

My D600 has 4000+ exposures and hundreds of lens changes. No dust!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 20:08 UTC as 30th comment

D600 Explodes – Several Canon Fan Boys Hurt.

I. M. Adummy recent demonstrated the structural flaws of Nikon's under priced D600. He said: “after placing only one fire cracker in the mirror chamber and remounting a 15 year old lens I was surprised at how the cheaply made D600 blew the lens across the room instead of containing the explosion.” He was interviewed in hospital while visiting a fellow fan boy injured in his conclusive demonstration. I. M. warns that all potential purchasers of the D600 should wait at least 5 years for Nikon to address the problem and for Canon to introduce a competitive body.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 01:32 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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rondhamalam: It can happen on any camera with 1000 shots like that.
You need to turn on and turn off camera to make sensor-cleaner to work.

You actually might be clueless. My D600 (3007970) has well over 4000 exposures and hundreds of lens changes. The sensor is spotless and dustless. There might be some early bodies that exhibit the fault, but it is not endemic. You must face the fact that Nikon has produced a camera that easily outperforms the 5D3 while costing 40% less.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 01:08 UTC

Canon fan boys will believe even the most ludicrous of tests to ease their camera inferiority fears. Canon makes fine cameras but, put an old dirty lens on a 5D3. Effectively disable the dust removal function. Then take 1000 exposures. Result: a dusty sensor. You fan boys are going to have to learn to live with a Nikon that costs 40% less and scores significantly higher. You can either face the truth or go delusional. Looks like many of you have chosen the latter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 00:59 UTC as 38th comment

Take any camera. Put an old dirty lens on it. Effectively disable the dust removal function. Then take 1000 exposures. Result: a dusty sensor. So what does that prove?

I own a D600 with thousands of exposures and hundreds of lens changes. Absolutely no dust! I wonder how much dust the author introduced into the system by using an old lens that had been used on a very old camera. That is, the source of the dust was probably the 50mm lens. Secondly, would the dust from the lens have been on the mirror if the the D600 had been used in a normal manner of on/off sequences, which would actuate the automatic dust removal function?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2012 at 20:21 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On OG-Pier-Sandy in the Stormy Weather challenge (7 comments in total)

Great pic! It Doesn't it make sense to build, or rebuild, that close to the ocean.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 19:06 UTC as 3rd comment

I received my D600 two days after its release (ser. #3007970.) It now has over 4000 exposures and probably 200 to 300 lens changes. There's not one speck of dust on the sensor. I checked it yesterday with the mirror up, a high intensity lamp, and a magnifying glass. Remarkable handling and splendid images. - The camera has already paid for itself several times over! Did this fellow turn his camera on and off (for sensor cleaning) during his thousand exposures?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 18:54 UTC as 74th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

Wow! For 2800 clams I would expect thick gold plating and Ostrich skin. Otherwise it looks it looks to be just what it is, an over priced engineering tour de force that goes nowhere.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 18:39 UTC as 172nd comment | 1 reply

Who would have guessed that any company would make a $350 converter to change a 35mm lens to a 28mm lens? How about a $250 converter to change the neck strap length from 36 inches to 36.5 inches?

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 14:25 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery news story (495 comments in total)

I'd like to see a comparison between the D7000 and the D3200 with a high quality lens at f8.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 17:20 UTC as 90th comment

The next pro model could have 50 MP with this kind of pixel density. The only question is, “do I want the E version?”

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 14:15 UTC as 100th comment
On Making sense of Canon's 4K cameras with EOSHD news story (225 comments in total)

Another example of Canon jumping the wrong way. They've got to get their act together pretty quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2012 at 18:17 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview news story (287 comments in total)

Once Nikon gets moving, their competitors better watch out. Nikon's sample pics are amazing, particularly the ones from the “E” version. I wonder what lenses will support such high resolution sensors? Looks like this camera is not for available darkness fans.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 19:04 UTC as 18th comment
On Preview:canong1x (1044 comments in total)

Too large, too slow, too limited, and too expensive. Only a Canon shill could love this one.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 19:37 UTC as 135th comment | 5 replies
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery news story (425 comments in total)
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howardroark: 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy; —
Thou art thyself though, not a G1X.
What's G1X? It is nor lens, nor flash,
Nor shutter release, nor display, nor any other part
Belonging to a camera. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? That which we call a rose,
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So G1X would, were it not G1X call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which it owes
Without that title: — G1X, doff thy name;
And for thy name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.

Just my way of saying, who gives a flying rat's posterior what the thing is called?

Poor Howard and Josh - Thier latest object of thier desire, the camera that'l make them great photographers is being criticized because of its' pathetic specs. I'd really like to know what great picture taking opertunities you have in mind for the camera the world's been waiting for.

Equipment isn't going to make you people better photographers but it is fun to look at and to handle. --- Right?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2012 at 20:01 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery news story (425 comments in total)
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howardroark: 'Tis but thy name that is my enemy; —
Thou art thyself though, not a G1X.
What's G1X? It is nor lens, nor flash,
Nor shutter release, nor display, nor any other part
Belonging to a camera. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? That which we call a rose,
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So G1X would, were it not G1X call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which it owes
Without that title: — G1X, doff thy name;
And for thy name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.

Just my way of saying, who gives a flying rat's posterior what the thing is called?

Josh & Howard:

I see. You can't win on the cameras specs. So, you turn to personal attacks.

That still leaves this new camera under specced and over sized. But, I'm sure it will make a great paper weight till the next new camera comes along. Don't forget to save the box – it really helps when you try to resell the camera next xmass.

Enjoy looking at your equipment - Dan

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 17:53 UTC
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