Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, AK, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (189 comments in total)
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sierranvin: Why oh why does Sony so consistently fail to offer a model with all the premium features in ONE ELITE PACKAGE??? What happened to the 36MP sensor from the a7R? Why do they add these nice new features, then drop the sensor back down to 24MP??? Is the Sony corporate culture programmed to always earn a B+, never an A?

@sterra- chill out son. I am merely explaining that your extreme "team B+/A" whatever is a bit overboard. One thing is to express your desire for your needs, another to think that Sony is just incompetent because they can't satisfy your specific needs.

As for Sony losing money you need to be more careful and expand which areas they lost money. For example- maybe their cameras are successful while other divisions are dragging Sony. Did possibility remotely occur to you? Apparently not, since you know what Sony should do apparently.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 07:17 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (189 comments in total)
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sierranvin: Why oh why does Sony so consistently fail to offer a model with all the premium features in ONE ELITE PACKAGE??? What happened to the 36MP sensor from the a7R? Why do they add these nice new features, then drop the sensor back down to 24MP??? Is the Sony corporate culture programmed to always earn a B+, never an A?

@sierra- before you go around accusing of B+ teams or A's, did you consider perhaps that a 24 MP sensor may be cheaper than a 36 MP one? And that perhaps for business profit it's good to have different models / tiers by different prices and cost of manufacture? Apparently not.

Is it that unreasonable to think there may be an improved model with the 36MP resolution? I mean, come on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (189 comments in total)
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Raist3d: What I think- I want Sony to have all their cameras with an e-shutter silent option. Looks nice though.

Oh also get rid of the AA already.

Not sure what that has to do with AA or electronic shutter. The Nikon 1 does this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 02:15 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (189 comments in total)

What I think- I want Sony to have all their cameras with an e-shutter silent option. Looks nice though.

Oh also get rid of the AA already.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 00:13 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (180 comments in total)
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Raist3d: DPreview no offense but- where is the Ricoh GR? You can even thrown the Nikon competitor in now that it has been dropped in price. The Ricoh GR is simply an outstanding tool for street photography though not sure if you mean to throw it in the pro category, in which it could easily also be.

Thanks Dan. I only say this because at $600-$700 USD, the Ricoh GR is amazing. Disclosure: not saying this from a branded point of view- I own an X-E1 after all and I like the Fuji also.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 22:24 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (180 comments in total)

DPreview no offense but- where is the Ricoh GR? You can even thrown the Nikon competitor in now that it has been dropped in price. The Ricoh GR is simply an outstanding tool for street photography though not sure if you mean to throw it in the pro category, in which it could easily also be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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Raist3d: Why? Who is buying these things...

Miwok- ok that's a good point :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 18:17 UTC

Why? Who is buying these things...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 09:30 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.

Except there are many other mirror less cameras that some do worse, some better, image quality for you know- photographers. *shrugs*, same delusional thing stands.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 01:56 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.

LOL yeah, but you could say he would root for another mirror less camera. IT's just a silly statement to make anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I don't understand why this is big news. Or why so important. Wow, and older camera model going out of production? Really?! Never heard of that before in the market.

And reporting a rumor? (!) Not that it makes a difference true or not true.

I agree Marty. What I am trying to say is that this is all pretty standard. It should result as no shock, no surprise.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

I don't understand why this is big news. Or why so important. Wow, and older camera model going out of production? Really?! Never heard of that before in the market.

And reporting a rumor? (!) Not that it makes a difference true or not true.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 09:13 UTC as 47th comment | 6 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This camera stands alone as the greatest digital camera the world has ever seen.

You are truly delusional. This is like calling a particular video game "the best game ever." It all depends what each photographer is looking for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
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Weia: The old 7-14 is hard to beat, so hope it is equal.

Marty- just because "the new lens is constant F2.8" doesn't automatically make it a better lens. It maybe - or it may not be. m4/3rds has optical software corrections in its standard (unlike 4/3rds) because of the compromises it represents. Though I am with you that this new line of Pro lenses from Olympus will be pretty good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 03:11 UTC
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Donnie G: Olympus makes great lenses. It's too bad that these lenses are being made for a dying system. Micro 4/3 will be laid to rest alongside 4/3 because both Olympus and Panasonic together can't generate enough sales volume to keep the standard alive, and 3rd party lens makers are swallowing up the few chances at profit that are left. R.I.P. M4/3.

I don't understand this comment. Where is the evidence the m4/3rd system is dying?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 03:09 UTC
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Raist3d: No x-trans support, no Dxo.

@Everyone recommending this or that for x-trans- I know there are other options. My point is, DXo still doesn't support it. I prefer Capture One for x-trans myself.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
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Raist3d: No x-trans support, no Dxo.

@Marc- yeah, it seems weird. They support specific DNG's. But what I have heard is DNG isn't as generic as Adobe sells it. But it sure must be more generic than typical RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
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Raist3d: No x-trans support, no Dxo.

@Marc- that's fine. I know there are other options. I am just mentioning DXo doesn't do X-trans yet :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 04:44 UTC

No x-trans support, no Dxo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 43rd comment | 21 replies
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Marty4650: Nikon makes a very similar lens for quite a bit less. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, which sells for around $600. But it may not be weather sealed.

While you really don't need to be competitively priced once you lock someone into your lens mount, setting prices too high can discourage new customers from getting on board.

As you said, not weather sealed. Pentax needs this so they can sell twir weather sealed body. They market weather sealed bodies after all. Also the street price will be lower anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:37 UTC
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