Bassman2003

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Videographer/Photographer
Has a website at www.metroplexmultimedia.com
Joined on Mar 2, 2006

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On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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canonluber: Well this stinks, just bought the 6300 in March, its not enen out of waranty

I just bought an a6300 and was going to return it but after looking at the a6500 I will now keep the a6300. I purchased more for video use and really, the a6500 is an a6300 with IBIS and some touchscreen options along with some still image burst speed increases. No new sensor, same overheating in 4k and same poor rolling shutter.

So, for me it is not that much of a step forward. More like an a6300+

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: It seems all smartphones have become iPhone clone look-alikes ...

I was joking about the Apple Samsung lawsuit. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 13:21 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: It seems all smartphones have become iPhone clone look-alikes ...

Didn't Apple invent the rounded corner? :) No wonder all of the current phones look like I-Phones...

+1 to the price gulp... Too bad they are copying Apple's pricing as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 18:32 UTC
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Bassman2003: I can get behind the push for ultimate image quality. Looking forward to seeing "how" much better the images will be compared to an A7RII or a 5DMKIV.

The amount of image quality improvement over these widely used cameras will determine the success of this camera and the new Hasselblad imho. I think I share the opinion that it would need to be quite a bit better to spend $15,000+ to jump ship.

If it is 'not much' then how can they expect folks to want to pay 3x the price of FF bodies?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 20:27 UTC

I can get behind the push for ultimate image quality. Looking forward to seeing "how" much better the images will be compared to an A7RII or a 5DMKIV.

The amount of image quality improvement over these widely used cameras will determine the success of this camera and the new Hasselblad imho. I think I share the opinion that it would need to be quite a bit better to spend $15,000+ to jump ship.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (262 comments in total)

Could you tell us what camera was used to film the video? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 13:08 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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Bassman2003: Yes, another semi-advertisement article on the front page. Yes, it has to do with photography (kind of...) but I really don't care. Apple people always think their products are at the center of the universe, so it is a self fulfilling prophecy.

Their I-world revolves around every product cycle so it has to be a game changer.

I am being harsh and joking a bit, but seriously, I still do not care. :)

Because it is a small protest to the article's presence in the first place. It reads like an advertisement for Apple and nothing Apple could do would "shape" my photography. These are unrelated things that are trying to be put together for some reason. My guess to sell Iphones.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 16:58 UTC

Yes, another semi-advertisement article on the front page. Yes, it has to do with photography (kind of...) but I really don't care. Apple people always think their products are at the center of the universe, so it is a self fulfilling prophecy.

Their I-world revolves around every product cycle so it has to be a game changer.

I am being harsh and joking a bit, but seriously, I still do not care. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 15:40 UTC as 209th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)

The MKIV Raw images have a green cast to them. I would guess and hope this is due to the early beta build from Adobe.

The default four all are very capable and only extreme pixel peepers are going care about any differences imho.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 21:17 UTC as 61st comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2077 comments in total)
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Nindy: It's not worth it, no way...
4K means nothing on this camera or Xmk2, the codec is unusable. So that just leaves stills, why pay this much for a stills camera when there are better options

MJpeg is not that bad but totally out of place on a hybrid camera. 800 Mbps in the 1DX II and 500 Mbps in the 5D. Those are huge numbers without being 10 bit and 4:2:2 The numbers are so large because the codec is not as efficient as modern codecs.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2077 comments in total)
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Bassman2003: I wonder if Canon will let us use the MKIII battery grip or if they expect us to do the whole song and dance again...

$490 - Just to let you turn the camera on its side. Ouch! Makes one want to stay with the MKIII.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2077 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: 120fps in 720p….that´s wow.

That's what I thought but I don't want to put words in their mouth.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2077 comments in total)
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Garug: The face tracing seems to work excellent. Now it they would provide the X, Y coordinates of the tracked face on screen, a gimbal could be locked to the face select to be tracked... If they would provide the interface...

The problem with this type of feature is that you can not see it if you have the camera up to your face shooting. So it is limited to when you are holding the camera like a tourist. If you are shooting pro video there is a good chance you will have a loupe on the camera. So this puts the camera in a strange in between spot imho.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2077 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: 120fps in 720p….that´s wow.

Wow good or wow bad?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2077 comments in total)

I wonder if Canon will let us use the MKIII battery grip or if they expect us to do the whole song and dance again...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:00 UTC as 402nd comment | 3 replies
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steelhead3: These I am sure are for server farms like Facebook and Apple (in my backyard, they are huge)

It all depends upon how much they can get the cost down in manufacturing SSDs. The drives are mainly memory chips which get faster and cheaper in every other area of the computer world. If you could make SSDs for the same cost as today's spinners, why keep the spinners?

No doubt we will get there. Consumers and prosumers mainly do not need drives over 10TB. I think we will see 10TB SSDs in an affordable range for those who need them within a few years.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2174 comments in total)
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Bassman2003: Thanks DPR for being honest about the camera in this write up. I can not believe they released a camera with video being a noteworthy feature without the ability to use manual WB. I can deal with auto focus and iris but never auto WB!

Thanks for the update.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 00:32 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2174 comments in total)

Thanks DPR for being honest about the camera in this write up. I can not believe they released a camera with video being a noteworthy feature without the ability to use manual WB. I can deal with auto focus and iris but never auto WB!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 20:30 UTC as 194th comment | 2 replies
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Fotoni: No 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 internal video? Improved video specs? Also IBIS should be a standard feature by now with that price tag.

No way you will get 10bit 4k internal video recording in a $1,500 still/hybrid camera.. This is barely happening on any video/cinema camera. The makers are stingy with the bits!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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Fujica: Good news for Sony users - Bad news for Canon owners.

It won't be long before Canon now will:

1. Come out with a news lens mount
2. Encrypt the communication between camera and lens
3. Go mirrorless, make a very short flange range and make the combo impossible at the expense of shadow cornering.

I do not know who is winning here. The performance I read about with these adapters is mostly "not for critical work". The seem like they are perpetually almost there. Sony would best off expanding their lens lineup. They have made a splash with their bodies but the lenses are limited. All manufacturers would prefer native equipment, so I think this middle of the road adapter performance is kind of baked in forever.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 12:52 UTC
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