Spectro

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Jul 9, 2012
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architect and photonerd

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Snapper2013: #5 is incredible and taken with a lowly Canon 7D! Who've thought that could be even possible with a Canon 7D. LOL

I was going to say it was photoshopped tail blur. But I looked at the setup and he used 4 flashes and slower shutter speed. I do strobing and if you rear flash sync you will get a trail with slower shutter speed and a sharp image (maybe not pixel peeping). He might of enhance the trail, but that that is minor adjustment.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
On article Woof! Sony a6500 sample images are here (364 comments in total)

The dog totally missed focus on the frisbee really bad. Practice makes perfect catch.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 05:03 UTC as 41st comment
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (146 comments in total)

Kind of like a laptop docking station. But for 275 smacker.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 9th comment
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Spectro: I been burned by sigma af motor 2x on both sigma i owned. I seen this lens and it is huge, closer to the nikon 105 size then 85 size. This 85 might be the sharpest wide open of all brands and versions. But i cant live with focus hunting, back focus, cant focus close to mininal focal distance, and too many OoF shots ratio. Going to have replace my old sigma 85 with the nikkor 85 1.4.

PhotoRo, so I should rewarding a manufacture for two lemons that cost me time to get fix, great thinking (one was returned to the seller within 30 days). there are still story of sigma af issues even with the usb hub. I been waiting this lenses to replace the old 85, but just tired of it. Images from my sigma 85mm 1.4 are some of my best I taken, the sample here are enough to get me excited. but like brendon said the OoF misses stories on the new art series are still plenty. Never had as much AF issue with nikkor, tamron and tokina as I do with sigma reverse engineering AF.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 06:53 UTC

I been burned by sigma af motor 2x on both sigma i owned. I seen this lens and it is huge, closer to the nikon 105 size then 85 size. This 85 might be the sharpest wide open of all brands and versions. But i cant live with focus hunting, back focus, cant focus close to mininal focal distance, and too many OoF shots ratio. Going to have replace my old sigma 85 with the nikkor 85 1.4.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 02:29 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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Spectro: US is a tough crowd, got to get snapbridge right. Oddly I tried snapbridge for the KM 360 and it worked fine on my tablet at a demo. Not sure why people have connection issues.

I have a sprint data plan for my tablet, not talking about a tablet basic.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (236 comments in total)

l accidentally switched from raw to jpeg setting on my nikon too. Because Nikon iso button on the d7000- d600 d750 family is next to the raw to jpeg IQbutton. I fixed this problem by mapping my ISO button to the record button, which is at a better place anyways. Sony A7, I get the WB and ex comp button accidentally hit all the time.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 05:50 UTC as 24th comment
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)

US is a tough crowd, got to get snapbridge right. Oddly I tried snapbridge for the KM 360 and it worked fine on my tablet at a demo. Not sure why people have connection issues.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 05:33 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
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Spectro: nice, basically what you really need is a powerful strobe that can do high sync and maybe a big space.

the photographer of the article did explain the setup on slide 5 in the interview.

It is a 15 feet high ceiling home studio loft, and they use Profoto’s D4.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 22:02 UTC

nice, basically what you really need is a powerful strobe that can do high sync and maybe a big space.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 26th comment | 15 replies

Well decided to look at the what Apple's input are beside the lack of sd card. So there is also no hdmi, usb3 and an ethernet port. Simply mind boggling. Most of my work is on a home server or when at work on a work server, you need a simple cat 6 cable. Wifi is too slow (more ping lagging) for gb of files and 3d rendering real time over the server. No hdmi, what am I going to plug my monitor into. Lost of people plug a second monitor into a laptop for work. Apple said you need dongle to ti hdmi, no we have a cluster f*** of cable adapters to buy. Or buy a new thunderbolt screen, no. My extra money will not spent on upgrading every single device and accessories for a new laptop. Most mouse and keyboard are usb device as webcam, the list goes on and on.

I don't use apple much since most architectural firms use pc becasue of the software and we upgrade our computer every 1.5-2 years. Plus I do game also and mac spec aren't that fast for 3d gaming for the price.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 04:58 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

first camera was slr: nikon n50 for school. Didn't care for brand, it was just the heaviest and sturdiest body to hold.
first digital camera was a Olympus Camedia D-360L in 1998 I think.
first dlsr was Nikon d40.

Owned quite a few dpreview's throwback cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 04:30 UTC as 251st comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)
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Redandwhite: Great camera. My first ever DSLR, and one that I will always treasure. I wasn't a beginner at the time, but was attracted mainly by the price and size.

I used it again recently and was blown away by what a great camera it is to pick up and shoot. 10 years later, it's still super-responsive (faster in operation than my mirrorless), with fantastic controls and great, highly ergonomic handling.

Also, the spec sheet doesn't reflect what it was like to shoot with. It was tiny but extremely well-made. The shutter was delightful: vibration-free, quiet, and sophisticated. The 3 AF points weren't really a problem in day-to-day use. Just focus and recompose! The viewfinder still holds up today.

The 2.5" screen is still decent a decade later, and the camera still looks relatively modern.

There's also something about the CCD-based D40's colours that are richer and more appealing than modern CMOS-based Nikons.

A true classic.

I still have a bunch of d40 6mp images on flickr (the older albums and stuff). I just compared them to my other image today and they do seem to be more saturated/ vibrant, but back then I shot jpeg only and those are usually saturated. With the d7000 I started to shoot raw and the red spectrum is much less processed. Looking back, the images color from the d40 still hold up today and back then it was very excellent (my canon powershot, panasonic lumix were given away asap) dynamic range is much less then today d750 for sure. The MP do show less detail if I compared to my d750 now. I can probably edit my raw today to be as saturated as the d40 jpeg, but I will pass. It was great for the time, but I thing cmos development caught up and surely passed it now.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 04:14 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (174 comments in total)

my first dslr. I wanted to go back to the feel of shooting through the mirror like my slr day (I also had P&S digital camera at the time too) as a student with a nikon n50 and later minolta slr. Before the D40, my bridge digital camera from panasonic was not the same. Battery was a draining so fast back in the days, had to turn it on and off to take photos something dslr has no issues. I wanted the canon first dslr that came out around 2001, but it cost a grand (no way I would spend that type of money back then) and I was still in school. Took me a while for dslr price to drop to around $500 and this was the camera.

The IQ was much better then any digital camera I owned at the time.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 03:50 UTC as 11th comment
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Spectro: lenses, camera prices are skyrocketing, not sure the world inflation is that big. just wow at the $$ of everything these days. My new hobby will be color painting or something.

the monochrome pencil would be a good back up to color paint for sure. got to be prepare.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)
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Spectro: maybe some action or sporty shots as this is their sporty camera. Fastest object here is the glazing horse.

just read the other article, but why would Olympus pick a landscape theme/locations.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:27 UTC
On article Olympus E-M1 Mark II Iceland sample gallery (83 comments in total)

maybe some action or sporty shots as this is their sporty camera. Fastest object here is the glazing horse.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:15 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Black Beach is like the stormy coast on Dragon Age Inquisition game. The colors are earth tone which is probably correct, I seen over saturation of the same locations.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:13 UTC as 125th comment

lenses, camera prices are skyrocketing, not sure the world inflation is that big. just wow at the $$ of everything these days. My new hobby will be color painting or something.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:09 UTC as 186th comment | 5 replies

nice time lapse. But those books won't be touched for a while. Just makes good background decoration. An internet cafe is what most city should open up. Most people coming into library these days are for the internet. Digital book might be the future. But hardcover books with picture/ graphic are good for young people to learn.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
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