RunStrom

RunStrom

Lives in Australia Perth, Australia
Joined on Feb 11, 2011
About me:

Plan to never run out of HD space for all my images!

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

I'm amazed at all the comments. Here is a pretty honest review from a person who does what this camera is designed for. They shoot fast, shoot jpeg, they shoot the moment in focus. And most of all she "TRUSTED" it to give her the goods on a big game. As a Nikon (D7100) shooter this speaks heaps to me. This 7D MkII camera fills a gap at a cost that is right and If your skills are right you will capture the precise moment. Any other features that you get are a bonus, and the features that you don't get do not matter to the end result.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:28 UTC as 101st comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

A designer white bag to fit any sized canon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 22:32 UTC as 625th comment
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Richard Murdey: "With a nine-bladed iris it promises delightful bokeh"

Don't bet on it.

I'm talking about about a lensbaby 35mm which has 12 blades with a tilt action at F2.5 and blade count would definitely have a visible impact. If it was 6 blades and they were not shaped you would see little hexagon shapes when all you wanted was swirly bokeh. But you're right about the Nikkor 58/1.4G.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 02:44 UTC
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Richard Murdey: "With a nine-bladed iris it promises delightful bokeh"

Don't bet on it.

9 blades is better than 7 but so is the shape. If you have ever shot with 12 blade you really see the difference.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 00:17 UTC
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RunStrom: Would have been nicer with a higher speck camera.

I actually meant specifications, and it would be trendy to have a white body 6D or 5D. This would match the white L lenses and matching white bag, maybe a white poodle and sweater to match?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 00:02 UTC

Would have been nicer with a higher speck camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On Photokina 2014 Interview: The Fujifilm X100T article (27 comments in total)

A good interview and done very well. I wanted a quick view of why this is a good upgrade and it is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 2nd comment

I think you should add the Ricoh Gx-100 as a worthy early P&S along with the canon G series. Launched in March 2007. Specs 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 - and 10mp Jpg/Raw (DNG). I rate it as a higher spec lens than both of these cameras, and mine is still going fine to this day after a lot of use.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 61st comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1433 comments in total)

This camera is really beginning to grow on me. It has an almost identical button layout to the D7100 with all of the features that I have come to like about that DX camera. This seems to be the logical step up to FX. What is funny is that the D750 is being compared with the Canon 7D mkII - and please this is actually a joke to anyone who shoots real normal shots. I'm taking a guess that when DxO do a sensor test on both bodies you will see that the Nikon D750 will score higher than the D610 (DxO of 94) while the Canon 7D mkII will not go more than a few points above the Canon EOS 70D DxO score of 68. This is logical for Canon as they cannot have a DX body outperforming their FX range. I can't help but feel that Canon has short changed it customers again. Nikon has done a logical upgrade in what will be a very fine camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 132nd comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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TheDreamingWatchman: I'm sure this is a very good camera.
The AF-speed will be quite impressive.

However the 7DII is just not sexy! There is not one WOW-feature!
I'm missing the tilted screen which is very useful in certain situations.
Why is there no touch screen like on the 70D?
Why did Canon not implement Wi-Fi like on the 6D and 70D? (I don't need Wi-Fi to upload pictures; I want Wi-Fi to control the Camera remotely, which is an amazing feature for wildlife.)
I always had the feeling that Canon is so ungenerous: Why no time-lapse in Camera like Fuji? Why not several shots triggered by the self-timer like Nikon? These features hardly cost anything, but Canon is just too stingy!
However my most important reservation is ISO noise and dynamic range. The ISO performance of the 7D was just pathetic; the dynamic range was not very good.
The 7DII will be a little bit better in these regards and a little bit better is just not good enough for 2014!

Casch - I've never wanted to use Canon L lens on my Nikon. But this camera would be great in a paparazzi fight, with an L lens you could use it like a club - a winner all the way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

A nice looking camera, but I can't help thinking that the first 7D is going to be a good buy if you can get a used one with limited clicks

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 285th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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Eric Hensel: I'm curious how many still need a dedicated delete button on-camera. I always do my deleting in post.

Ever been at a shoot with lights and lots of shooters? Lots of black screens with lights not powering up. The delete button is a must have feature at cattle herd shoots!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 00:10 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (109 comments in total)
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GPW: If I step up it will be to the Canon 7Dll and screw Nikon!!!

More like squat down...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:59 UTC

I wonder if Wikimedia thought that the monkey posted the selfie as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 02:27 UTC as 433rd comment
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (107 comments in total)
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fmian: Quite disappointed to see such bland choices. Number 6 being the one exception.
Most of them leave me with a 'Nothing much to look at here' feeling and a lot of technical nit picks.
I'd really like to be able to say otherwise.

Ok - but an image should hold its own in any context. It's just that if you place it besides any of these images - it will come last on colour, tone, context etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 03:54 UTC
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (107 comments in total)
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fmian: Quite disappointed to see such bland choices. Number 6 being the one exception.
Most of them leave me with a 'Nothing much to look at here' feeling and a lot of technical nit picks.
I'd really like to be able to say otherwise.

I can find some area of each one of these images that is really good - and gives me a buzz. In contrast - I can stare all day long at Rhein II, by Andreas Gursky (1999). (Sold for $4.3 million) and find "NOTHING" worth $1 in it. I have yet to see Rhein I but then it probably found its way into the bin.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 02:27 UTC
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (107 comments in total)
In reply to:

fmian: Quite disappointed to see such bland choices. Number 6 being the one exception.
Most of them leave me with a 'Nothing much to look at here' feeling and a lot of technical nit picks.
I'd really like to be able to say otherwise.

All great images - and some more to my liking than others but then its down to taste. They were chosen for their colour, content and feeling - but I would'nt dismiss all of them as "MISTRO' fmian.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 03:47 UTC
On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)

Can't help thinking that a lensbaby could get the same effect.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 03:19 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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Amnon G: 8MP frames from a video creates a whole new capability of extracting the best photo out of a video instead of continuous shooting. This could be very handy for many things, from sports to kids to animals.

Only drawback is the size of the files. so more cards and storage is needed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2071 comments in total)

Well thought out, and produced article. I still think the best thing about full frame is the BIG viewfinder no matter what brand.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 09:22 UTC as 238th comment | 1 reply
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