NowHearThis

NowHearThis

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Enterprise Implementation Consultant
Joined on Aug 24, 2007
About me:

Future Considerations:
Speakers: (This was easy to decide on...)
Front:2 NHT Classic Three (When the 1.8s finally give out)
Rear: 2 NHT Classic Two
or
Klipsch Reference Series

Current Line Up:
Verve Subwoofer (Dual 10' & 200w amp)
Polk Audio T15 (2)
Polk Audio CS1 (for $60 this was just too good a deal to pass up on.)

Previous Audio Gear:
2-Infinity 42.5i in Custom center channel box wired in series (8 ohms) - still have, replaced w/CS1, will probably reuse these with the woofers from the 1.8's.
NHT 1.8 (2) (Midrange foam surrounds finally gave out - took 22yrs; 6.5" subs still work fine, and will be reused in a future project)

Current Camera Gear:
Olympus OM-D E-M10
Olympus 14-42 II R MSC

Previous Camera Gear:
Sony A65
Sony 18-135m f/3.5-5.6
Sony 85mm f/2.8
Sony HVL-F43AM

Sony NEX-7
Sony 18-200mm OSS
Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS
Sony HVL-F20AM

Canon T2i
Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon 270EX

Nikon D40
Nikon 18-55 ED II
Nikon 55-200mm VR
Nikon 35mm F1.8
Nikon SB-400

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On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (739 comments in total)
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Kameo: Can someone elaborate on this line (in the above review):
"...lack of on-sensor phase detection means it's less well suited for use with existing Four Thirds lenses..."
Is this similar to DSLRs' built-in focus motor?

"Super-fast autofocus with very good subject tracking"
Did you not read that line in the conclusion (Pros)?
or this:
"...the EM-5 II is one of the fastest-to-focus cameras we've shot with"
from page 11 of the review?

I'm using the lower model E-M10 and Single AF is as fast or faster than as anything I've ever owned (D40, T2i, NEX7, A65). If S-AF is all you need, you'll find the instant you push the shutter release button that the camera snaps the photo with your picture in focus. Even the C-AF seems quite upto task - according to this review.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 19:04 UTC

In my opinion, Canon has this: "oh, do we have too" attitude with mirrorless and even in it's Rebel line of DSLRs to some degree. Its for this reason, that while "Canon's new EOS M model... is certainly a step in the right direction", it does not mean they are finally taking mirrorless seriously. Not putting the M3 in every Costco, Sams Club, Best Buy, and every other electronics store from NY to LA shows they don't yet care to take on the market. Do they not think that if they put it in those stores, put a spiff/commission on each model sold that sales people would have a hard time selling another Canon product? The M3 has some nice features and I'm sure we'll hear from people in the UK and Asia about how much they like it. It's unforunate Canon decided not to try again in the USA.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 05:01 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)
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alexzn: Seriously??? Yawwwnn... This camera makes zero sense in the market that has Ricoh GR or Fuji's own X100. Stop wasting time and get us the Pro-2.

Yes I was thinking of the X10 for some reason. Must be my own personal dislike of the X100 that made me think of the other one. Oh well.
So if you want to take telephoto pictures, portraits, low-light scenes, ultra-wide landscapes/cityscapes, or any other of the hundreds of examples where either a zoom (wide, standard, telephoto) or a fast prime is needed....the GR becomes less useful of a tool. For most people the X-A2 with the 2 new kit lenses will suffice for them. For some enthusiast-types they know they can get a dirt cheap body, with a good array of features, which actually takes great photos. And they can put on lots of great glass to fit a much wider variety of situations.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)
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alexzn: Seriously??? Yawwwnn... This camera makes zero sense in the market that has Ricoh GR or Fuji's own X100. Stop wasting time and get us the Pro-2.

Seriously? The GR only has a fixed lens (can't user wider, longer, or faster glass), shorter battery life, no OIS, fixed LCD, slower fps and it still cost more. The X100 has a tiny sensor, comparatively, IQ that's not even close, again a fixed lens with all the drawbacks associated with that. The GR and X100 are in completely different target markets from each other and the X-A2.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)
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Potemkin_Photo: Worth $99 at best. Disappointing that Fuji is now playing the same game. I guess they've tapped out in terms of innovations.

Silly comments from people who have never tried the A1. The only downsides this camera might have are: the lack of an EVF, lower DR until you use the DR enhancement modes, and the ISOs aren't what they say they are (they seem to off by a larger range than most). But in general terms, the A1 (and presumably the A2) meters scenes accurately, takes great looking photos with nicely rendered colors and very low noise even at very high ISOs. The kit lens, at least the previous version, is above average as far as kit lenses go. Why nit pick? If it isn't for you then buy something else or just enjoy what you're currently using. At this price, obviously a different target market is what this is intended for.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 20:11 UTC

Excellent! This just might find a home on my E-M10.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 06:05 UTC as 19th comment
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (210 comments in total)
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hungwai: To me GPS is more important than touch screen, I bought D5300 5 months ago, at that time I worrying a new model will release soon. Now I am glad I bought D5300.

To each their own. I much prefer a touchscreen to GPS. It's extremely useful for instant AF selection in both photo and video mode (no jarring of the camera with button pushes). I had GPS in my A65, I've never done a thing with it from the thousands of photos I've taken. My new camera however, with it's touchscreen, gets used constantly and that feature is now a permanent must have for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 05:44 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1901 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

Why do you keep bringing up the 1/8000th issue on the D70, that was NOT MY POST, I care nothing as to if it can achieve that, not achieve that, or achieve it but with poor results. I dare say noone else cares either (except Mr Physics). Again, all I did give you the info you asked for. I found the information on page 106, I'm happy to hear you also found a second reference on page 95. This back and forth argument is silly; DPR has had the flash snyc info in its review for 10 years!
Also why make this statement:
"However if you make the statement without sourcing it,..."
Sounds rather accusatory on something that has been common knowledge to many for the past decade.

Now the hypocritical thing you just did was to spout off some opinion as fact (even if it is): "As for 1/8000 sec and nonTTL flashes, there remain big problems, ...All seems to invite big exposure troubles"
But you don't offer a single source as proof of your point. Which is what you accused me of in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 20:01 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1901 comments in total)
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riman: There is a setting Exposure Preview in Live View whereby you can see exactly what the sensor sees..isnt that pretty much the same as Mirrorless?

Rob, I did nothing of the sort. I suppose I should have put the ":)" at the end of the <sarcasm> tags, and it could have been left alone from then on.

Knowing that Riman spends much time in the Nikon FX forums indicated (or at least I made the assumption) that he knows something about photography. I in fact assumed that he was NOT ignorant (please re-read that, I said NOT!!!) of the difference between formats. Given that, I did not feel the need to rehash what he probably already knows. I also pointed otu that the comments section is not the best place to discuss the differences between the two. You are welcome to read in anything you want to, and I'm sorry you are reading this since the ignore list probably doesn't block comments. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1901 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

HowaboutRAW, I was not replying to the other post, YOU asked for a reference, I provided one. You point out someone making (a possible) inaccurate statement, when you yourself posted one earlier. Since I do not have a D70, (and I sold my D40 long ago). I cannot test the claim of a 1/8000 sync with non-TTL flashes. I have heard others doing this years past, but again, I have no proof one way or the other so why should I comment on something I was not a part of, nor have the ability to confirm/dispute?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1901 comments in total)
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riman: There is a setting Exposure Preview in Live View whereby you can see exactly what the sensor sees..isnt that pretty much the same as Mirrorless?

No. Your post seemed a bit sarcastic to begin with. I will give you the benefit of the doubt that your are indeed NOT ignorant between DSLR/Mirrorless. So why the post? Unless you were just trying to get a dig in somewhere. If you really don't know the differences between the two, may I suggest spending time in the forums where this can be discussed properly.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1901 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

Probably makes sense to fact check things first before posting too. Especially since DPR has had the specs posted for years.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1901 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

@HowaboutRAW

DPReview:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond70/2

Nikon site:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13140/~/users-manual---d70---guide-to-digital-photography

or the direct link to the PDF...
http://cdn-10.nikon-cdn.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D70_en.pdf
Page 106.

Thanks Google!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1901 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

Wikipedia might have a typo. The D70 has a 1/500 sec flash snyc. It also has a base ISO of 200, just sayn'.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 15:56 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1901 comments in total)
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riman: There is a setting Exposure Preview in Live View whereby you can see exactly what the sensor sees..isnt that pretty much the same as Mirrorless?

<sarcasm>
Oh yeah, makes it just the same.
</sarcasm>

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

A fool and his money are soon parted...

Damn, I wish I came up with this idea so I could have taken them to the cleaners!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 23:51 UTC as 167th comment
On White Egret Vs Snake in the -Animals in Combat- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (21 comments in total)

Great photo!
Glad some idiot's 1/2 star vote didn't matter in the long run for you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 15th comment
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photo nuts: US$750 for a slow zoom lens... hmmm...

The Canon 15-85 with the same aperture range is $800 right now and that's after the mail-in-rebate (you have to pay $900 up front). The Pentax looks like a bargain in comparison ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:08 UTC
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alex_shin: This is what I was waiting for! Sounds like a great kit lens for my future K-3.
My 16-45 is great, but I got tired of its very limited tele range.
We'll see how the tests turn out.
And, of course, the price shall go down, which it will, especially in a kit.

They have the 17-70/4 already (I'm not saying having another lens is bad) and it's $150 less. It may not be weather resistant, but with a lower price, a fixed F4 aperture, very good image quality and only slightly less range...it looks like a better option for some.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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lephotography: Everyone realizes that the lens is actually 12-37 right? It's a 24-75 equivalent field of view, but don't expect the subject isolation you'd get from a real 75mm f2.8 lens. This lens will only give you the equivalent isolation of a 37mm at f5.6. If bokeh in a small size is your goal, you'd be better off with the Olympus OMD-Em10 and the 45 f1.8.

@ lephotography
<sarcasm>
You mean this isn't going to replace my FF DSLR and give me über shallow, razor thin DOF? WTF?
</sarcasm>

Here's what matters:
• 115x66x55 (fits in a small belt bag)
• 393g
• F1.7-2.8 aperture lets you use lower ISO settings when the light isn't great (No it will not rival a Sony A7s)
• High Quality images because the sensor is bigger than any other compact camera (non ILC) with a zoom.

Small size, and High Quality images for when you need something lightweight. Go to camerasize.com and compare the GM5 + 12-32 and the LX100, for the same size and money you get a faster lens (2 stops) on the LX100.

<quote>
"If bokeh in a small size is your goal, you'd be better off with the Olympus OMD-Em10 and the 45 f1.8."
</quote>

Please share the link where Panasonic said the LX100 is the perfect portrait camera. Ahh that's right they've never said that. Now the camera will take some nice portraits, just not with DOF so thin part of the face will be OOF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 21:50 UTC
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