ed rader

ed rader

Lives in United States silicon valley, United States
Works as a electrician
Has a website at http://erader.zenfolio.com/
Joined on May 14, 2005

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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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VENTURE-STAR: It seems like a reasonably good camera, but a Canon EOS 100 SLR with a fixed (but interchangeable) 24mm pancake lens and slightly better sensor does most of the same stuff for a fraction of the cost. The Fuji only has USB2, no image stabilization, probably needs an adapter to take filters and probably requires very expensive Fuji brand batteries. I really don't see the attraction to this product.

I've owned the original x100 and I now own the SL1. the Fuji sensor is far better especially in low light. I sold the Fuji because of SAB and bought the SL1 because it backs up my 5d3.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 02:13 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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TLD: There is definitely something about full frame. My seven year old 1DsMK3 is still my go to camera, while my 1DMK4 only comes out for the occasional shot where high FPS and decent follow focus are required. The 1Ds3 is rubbish at follow focus.

1ds MK III is also rubbish @ iso 1600 and beyond...and it only goes to 3200. used it for five years and only stuck weith it that long because of what it cost.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2981 comments in total)
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Ktrphoto: These comments are so depressing. Doesn't anyone just go out and shoot with whatever they have? An old, sluggish, 6Mp DSLR, with a "mere" 10 stops of dynamic range and less-than-instant AF will, when used well, produce better images that most of the D800 examples I have seen on equipment review sites.

The problem for camera manufacturers is that for a few years now most digicams have been good enough for most purposes. So how are they to sell more equipment? Apparently by raising megapixel counts way beyond what most people need or can use, and by improving features that are already better than almost anyone needs.

But hey, I am not complaining. I expect to be able pick up some traded-in "obsolete" cameras that are still marvellous ... and at bargain-basement prices.

yeah same ole luddite arguments.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2981 comments in total)
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Eric Ouellet: What a crazy mistake? What audience do they target? They live in another world - totally disconnected !!! Give me low ISO, Give me quicker and accurate focus in still and video, Give me fast burst rate with continuous focus, Give me choice of MP4 or MP5 in 1080p, Give me UHD... 50 megapixels while 30 is too much for me!
I'm really happy to not have any Canon gear.
If I had to choose an SLR now, I would probably go with Samsung, Sony, Fuji or Olympus. (But I'm a bit disappointed by the new E-M5 II / expected more)

haha!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:55 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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TLD: There is definitely something about full frame. My seven year old 1DsMK3 is still my go to camera, while my 1DMK4 only comes out for the occasional shot where high FPS and decent follow focus are required. The 1Ds3 is rubbish at follow focus.

the 1ds Mk3 is also rubbish at iso 1600 and beyond. had the camera for 5 years and was never thrilled with it. 5d3 muuuuuch bettah :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 05:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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zaffry: Canon goes for advertisement, Nikon goes for photographers need

sounds like a troll

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 00:45 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1624 comments in total)
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marike6: It's hilarious that pretty much every camera with a shutter button gets an award on DPR. Some cameras like the X-E1 with its RAW conversion issues, subpar AF even get Gold Awards. The Nikon Df, perhaps because of a crowbarred comparison with the Fuji X cameras on day one ("retro done right") and the reviewer's fondness for the X cameras, gets zero, zip, nada. Lol. DPR was under no obligation to give the camera a good review, but giving it such a high score, but no award AT ALL was frankly a passive aggressive swipe at Nikon and Nikon users, not to mention kind of petty gesture.

I checked the Df out the other day at B&H and it's quite nice. It felt great in my hands, nice a bright VF, and it focused quickly and accurately. One thing is for sure, I'd trade my Fujifilm X-E1 and all my X lenses for the Df, in a second. Retro right or wrong, for me there is just no comparison between these two camera.

you sound like a guy who easily makes big shifts in gear so that could explain it

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 18:14 UTC
On What if historical figures had Instagram? post (20 comments in total)

I enjoyed it.. thanks

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 09:11 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)
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JimWongyyz: Seems those born after 1980's don't appreciate workmanship and good design.

Sometimes I wonder if they prefer Casio over Rolex. If they argue that a Casio has more functionality and more accurate than my Rolex, how should I answer.

tell them conspicuous consumption is important to you

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 06:13 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

seems like a nice -- albeit expensive -- toy for the fan boy or maybe this is Nikon's answer to the 5d classic.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 01:05 UTC as 288th comment
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)
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JimWongyyz: Toilet paper. Cannot count on public washroom to supply paper.

or do the paperwork later

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 02:19 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: Can someone recommend a decent rain poncho?

a Mexican or a sears poncho?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 02:17 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: You forgot to mention variable ND and Q-tips...

that's funny because I carry neither :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 02:15 UTC
On Cleared to land in the My best picture this week challenge (8 comments in total)

superb capture

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 7th comment
On San Francisco from the Bay Bridge in the My best picture this week challenge (3 comments in total)

believe me if it weren't legal i would be in jail :-). we working working on the lights. http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/06/tech/innovation/bay-bridge-light-installation

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 2nd comment
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Baracus: "Basically we have no plans to make Lightroom subscription-only at any point in the future."

Basically I have no plans to have brunch this Sunday. It doesn't mean I won't end up having brunch this Sunday.

I have a point for you.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 06:22 UTC
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Preview preview (128 comments in total)
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Michael Thomas Mitchell: As usual, a lot of people are missing the point of this lens. It's NOT a replacement for the 24-105 L. If you have that lens already, Canon's not trying to sell you this one. (Though I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you bought it anyway!) This is a COMPACT L lens designed to match the COMPACT size/weight of their new 6D. Nothing more.

This lens appears roughly the same size as the old 24-85 EF f3.5-4.5 lens, a great little lens if you have a good copy. Obviously, being an L, this lens offers weather sealing and presumably superior optics. And it has image stabilization, too. Is it really worth that much money, though? Especially considering that you can buy a used 24-85 for a hundred dollars or so? I'm tempted to say not. Nonetheless, hear it is. A nice looking, compact, feature-rich lens on par with Canon's new full-frame enthusiast DSLR. Bundling with the 6D, Canon is going to sell a ton of them.

this lens will smoke the old 24-85 and has macro and 4-stop IS. i'll bet it will also put the 24-105L to shame to, that is if you are interested in image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 05:29 UTC
On rappel in Pine Creek in the Adventure challenge (5 comments in total)

you deserved the win :)!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2009 at 23:45 UTC as 5th comment
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