Ian

Ian

Lives in United States Tallahassee, United States
Joined on May 18, 2001

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On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2670 comments in total)
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Ian: "Cannot enter menus while buffer is clearing" That seems to me to be a pretty big issue if it takes 32s or longer to clear the buffer, assuming you machine gun the shutter, which is what they're selling.

Perhaps I'm not understanding the comment, but that takes me back to the way my Kodak DC4800 camera operated with TIFF files in 2000 and seems like a huge issue, at least it would be for me.

You all make good points and I was thinking about AF settings and such. When I shoot sports, sometimes I'll need to change things between shots, but if you can assign them to custom settings/functions or at least adjust shooting settings, then it shouldn't be an issue. Also, that is a ton of shots for sure! I don't think I've ever gone more than 20 or 30 shots on a single burst no matter the subject.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2670 comments in total)

"Cannot enter menus while buffer is clearing" That seems to me to be a pretty big issue if it takes 32s or longer to clear the buffer, assuming you machine gun the shutter, which is what they're selling.

Perhaps I'm not understanding the comment, but that takes me back to the way my Kodak DC4800 camera operated with TIFF files in 2000 and seems like a huge issue, at least it would be for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 20:06 UTC as 201st comment | 5 replies
On article In photos: a bucket-list trip to the Serengeti (53 comments in total)
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derfotograf: Another (paid?) marketing gig from the big camera industry to talk the readers into purchases of additional focal lengths, mainly very long lenses with very wide open apertures at very high prices. Gadgets they probably won't need again after the trip.

My advice: Take a walk through your region with open eyes. There are many animals, lots of amazing landscapes, etc., accessible with small traveling costs, no guide fees. If you can't take some beautiful images with your current camera and lens(es), chances are high you won't be able to take some in a foreign country in a different climate with new lenses.

It's simple as that.

You certainly lead a sad and cynical life.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 18:39 UTC

I killed my FStoppers account when it became a salvation for leftist crap instead of photography. I sure hope DPReview doesn't go that way, even if they didn't write this. We are bombarded with politics everywhere, please don't kill this for us.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 15:30 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies

"Furthermore, Premiere Pro CC of Adobe® Systems will support this format UNTIL the end of a 2017. " I hope that's a typo, otherwise, that doesn't sound too promising...

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 25th comment
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XeroJay: Kind of takes a big part of the joy of photography away, don't you think?

Exactly what I was thinking as I read this.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 18:47 UTC
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Fotos First: 54,990 USD seemed expensive, until I read that it comes with a free lens! :)

@Karroly, yes, I agree and complaining about the price always get old with this stuff and it can be hard to tell a joke from a complaint.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 16:23 UTC
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JackM: Does anyone have an example of who uses $50,000 backs like this? And who might plump for a monochrome one? Don't just say "architecture/landscape/studio", I want actual examples.

By the way "The $50,000 camera..." it's not a camera, it's a back.

Since there's a quote from Mark Seliger, I would assume he uses them. I'm sure that he's likely sponsored by them, but given his client list, I'm sure he could justify the investment from a financial perspective. Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Zack Arias, Karl Taylor, Annie Leibowitz, Peter Hurley, and Peter Lik all use MF backs like this, and so do many others whose fees/sales justify the cost.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
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Fotos First: 54,990 USD seemed expensive, until I read that it comes with a free lens! :)

Considering the prices of their lenses, it IS a good deal! LOL and apparently some people here have no sense of humor...

Link | Posted on May 10, 2017 at 15:05 UTC

Per footnote #5, my apologies on behalf of all us Yanks.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 15:17 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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Mr Low Notes: Some things just look better in black and white and some don't. Just my opinion. I like what I seen in the article.

It seems the sappy Spiderman quote about great responsibility coming with great power is especially true in our times. B&W for the sake of it or color for the sake of it isn't necessarily a good thing, but I like the article, the points he makes, and his photos.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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Weegee: That first shot is outstanding. It knocked my socks off!

You might need a pair with better elastic...but that is a great shot.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 19:24 UTC
On photo Thunderheads With Egret in the Wings challenge (33 comments in total)

Stunning photo and congratulations on your win!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 02:09 UTC as 23rd comment

It looks great, but like all of their products, is let down by the lousy plate system. I wish they would just go to Arca-Swiss-compatible clamps, or at least make that an option. I had one of their hydrostatic heads and it was amazing, but the clamp/plate wasn't tight and ruined an otherwise excellent product. You can replace the clamp yourself, but why not just do it right in the first place.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

This sure looks great on paper and I'm interested to see how it performs in real-world shooting.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:22 UTC as 322nd comment
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Ian: Awesome, all of my photos I tried scored 99.x% and two (see below) scored 100%! How can I not love that - surely I'll be a millionaire soon, LOL. The key words are pretty impressive, though.

Note that both 100% photos are HDR, which must have something to do with it, but several single exposures racked up 99.9%.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/Landscapes/i-3kP98SK/1/S/FL_13842-13844_HDR_ID-S.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/Landscapes/i-qkLthxT/0/S/St_Marks_NWR_5-31-2014_7190-7192_HDR_ID-S.jpg

Awesome!

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
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munro harrap: The future of Photography is here.

I always knew my work would find its audience some day!

Pretty soon the algorithm will just make fake pictures that we find pleasing for us...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 19:46 UTC

Awesome, all of my photos I tried scored 99.x% and two (see below) scored 100%! How can I not love that - surely I'll be a millionaire soon, LOL. The key words are pretty impressive, though.

Note that both 100% photos are HDR, which must have something to do with it, but several single exposures racked up 99.9%.
https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/Landscapes/i-3kP98SK/1/S/FL_13842-13844_HDR_ID-S.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/Landscapes/i-qkLthxT/0/S/St_Marks_NWR_5-31-2014_7190-7192_HDR_ID-S.jpg

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
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Ian: Really nice article, but one omission - the original scanning RGB sensors that took 3 separate exposures. Great for still shots, but not much else, which necessitated the Bayer filter.

True, I have wondered that as well. I remember that it made its way into prosumer cameras, so it must not have been overwhelmingly expensive. Of course that was back in the 480p days IIRC.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 19:34 UTC

Really nice article, but one omission - the original scanning RGB sensors that took 3 separate exposures. Great for still shots, but not much else, which necessitated the Bayer filter.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 36th comment | 5 replies
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