Wally Brooks

Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Joined on Jan 15, 2011
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I live in weird yet humble town of Austin, TX

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If this is correct Nikon must do for Nikon lenses what Fuji did for their mirrorless camera line. Fuji announced a roadmap, built quality lenses, marketing - don't get me started Nikon marketing is terrible- show prototypes, etc.

Otherwise its another misstep for Nikon management.

I wonder if anyone at Mitsubishi - I think they are financing and telling Nikon management to get their act together these days - are reading these forums about Nikon miss management.

Nikon leadership is like President Trump. Step forward 2 steps fall back on your bum 40 steps... This is a metaphor for Nikon, not an invitation to make comments about Trump Stupid...

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 12:35 UTC as 40th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (919 comments in total)

I have a GX7 for business travel and its touchscreen controls are excellent. Panasonic did their touchscreen right in terms of usability...

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 11:49 UTC as 39th comment

The comment about the flash units not working while close together is invalid.

While the comment about close range transmitter and receiver is true for Godox it's also true for every other trigger and receiver.

A learning moment.

Radio receivers and transmitters will desensitize each other when in close proximity. This varies by design and manufacturer and affects all devices emitting radio frequencies.

The Fix: Separate the devices by an unknown amount- trial and error!

For handheld on a flash bracket, you would use a flash cable.

Hoping for a fix isn't likely to happen as the cause also deals with how much metal shielding is built into all devices, transmit and receive frequency, circuit design and gaps/holes in all the cases where radio waves slip through-they act like water!

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)

We still have a well stocked and popular camera store in Austin. A local pro photo blogger-Kirk Tuck- polled the store sales team and 13 out of 14 now shoot mirrorless as their primary platform...

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 11:57 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Matthews unveils C-stand shoulder and roller bags (21 comments in total)

I get the impression this is needed for making the appearance of being professional. Show up, unload, and stack your boxes on set before setting up...

Functional yes. Expensive yes. Then again it says photography....

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 4th comment
On article Matthews unveils C-stand shoulder and roller bags (21 comments in total)
In reply to:

Nikon_Kyo: I just use a $50 utility wagon to carry my gear on location. Cheaper solution.

That and a bunch of bungee chords and your all set.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 12:34 UTC

The company uses Mac Book Pro engineers love it everyone else wants their PC's back! We have cross-platform compatibility with Google Business, Microsoft Office, and Salesforce makes running the business side of things a Klugh - have seen similar problems when sales engineers demo products too.

On the creative side, I use Eizo monitors run 10-bit color in post and till 2017 MAC's couldn't do 10-bit color! That alone was enough to keep me from adopting MACS for my photography. 10 bit requires your OS, Graphics Card, Software (Lightroom doesn't and Photoshop does) and Monitors to be compatible.

The boat sailed years ago on apple in this regard.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 02:44 UTC as 21st comment
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gbdz: Then let's sit back and wait how it performs on the field before we throw all our Canon stuff in a ravine and start everything al over again.

"Taking the lenses is so true" No camera manufacturer can survive without expanding their lens line. Nikon is 16 years without a lot of DX primes and if/when they go mirrorless and go to a different mount have a lens problem. Of all the APS-C camera companies- the MFT companies also delivered- I think only Fuji has delivered on their lenses lineup. Disclosure I'm a Nikon APS-C user.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 11:14 UTC

Its a great editorial Photograph in a single photo tells a story and evokes a lot of responses. Having lived in Alaska for 7 years the best place to show visitors a Bear was at a dump.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 109th comment
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gbdz: Then let's sit back and wait how it performs on the field before we throw all our Canon stuff in a ravine and start everything al over again.

Don't throw crummy cannon gear in a ravine send it to me and I will
"recycle it"

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 11:29 UTC

Video and photo evidence is considered damning in a court trial....and you - the drone operator-just self-incriminated your self. Also being a Railroad -federally regulated- I believe the case would fall under Federal Jurisdiction.

Kewl video.

This is something I would not do.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 22:11 UTC as 73rd comment

Roll Film/120-220?? 4X5 Sheet Film??

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 22:53 UTC as 12th comment

Argh!!!! Technical Discussion in a Photography forum. Argh!!!! Run for the hills. Argh!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 11:14 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

I suspect the ability to increase the functionality in ASIC design and other improvements in surface mount electronics design and manufacture allows for automated assembly of product reducing costs.

In this respect, camera circuitry manufacturing is no different than Refrigerator circuitry manufacturing, Medical Infusion pump circuitry manufacturing, Blow out valve circuitry manufacturing for Oil and Gas Drilling, or any other device where integration of functionality means fewer parts and less reliance on product assembly.

We no longer use very many Type Setters either...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 11:11 UTC as 21st comment
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Wally Brooks: I read an article about night photography written by a photographer who was also a police officer. The article covered photography permitted use under the law.

Photography in America is a constitutional right covered under freedom of speech laws. Also covered are rights which interfere with photography including private property, zoning laws, and regulations enacted by cities, counties, states, and government organizations.

You got the right to take photos you don't have the right to trespass to get the image, set up your tripod on a sidewalk without a permit, or photograph in a national park without permission.

Don't like it. You have the right to remain silent....Or you may get off with a slap on the wrist and a bill for the considerable cost of police and fire who responded.

It's a great image too.

I meant to say I think its a great image. By the time I caught my error DP timed out and I could not make a correction to my comment

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 03:27 UTC

I read an article about night photography written by a photographer who was also a police officer. The article covered photography permitted use under the law.

Photography in America is a constitutional right covered under freedom of speech laws. Also covered are rights which interfere with photography including private property, zoning laws, and regulations enacted by cities, counties, states, and government organizations.

You got the right to take photos you don't have the right to trespass to get the image, set up your tripod on a sidewalk without a permit, or photograph in a national park without permission.

Don't like it. You have the right to remain silent....Or you may get off with a slap on the wrist and a bill for the considerable cost of police and fire who responded.

It's a great image too.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (660 comments in total)

One area to look at is the price of used camera bodies. At $3299 this should undercut the used market. I looked at used prices for bodies at KEH. D4s is currently $3799+, D4 $2799 +, $D810 $2099+, D3X/D750 around $1650+. With the upgraded feature set including higher frame rates, it may pull upgrade shooters from APSC and also undercut the used market for APS-C. For those buying used bodies - always filled with risk - this may drive prices down. Let's look to see if used bodies start showing up en masse and move the market.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 13:39 UTC as 179th comment | 1 reply
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Wally Brooks: I copied the jpeg image of the fly fisherman (I know...fisherperson and no fish were hurt in the creation of this image) in photoshop on a surface pro 3 tablet. The image is down sized to 4X6 and look to be poor quality. Photoshop says the image is locked
and is 4X6 inches.

I want to see original sized images to compare.

You would think Nikon would release better quality 4x6 images. Oh...that would mean Nikon's own software would be capable ... Not.

when I opened the fly fisherman in photoshop it said image size - I am remembering here and did not save it the total image size was around 750K and opening a control -don't remember which- indicated the size I had copied was 4X6

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 19:22 UTC

The sample images are all over the place in image quality. I just looked at a full res D850 Bird in Flight image copied to my desktop and opened in Photoshop. JPEG At 300 PPI, 130M it looks really good. The Fly Fisherman is so downsized/re-copied as to be terrible! Clearly, someone is releasing/copying, or re-copying copies of copies of some poor quality images.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 13:05 UTC as 42nd comment
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aftab: So far all available images, including RAWs, look good, mediocre, crap and excellent. Nothing unusual or extraordinary. Just another FF camera as far as the IQ goes.

The sample images are all over the place in image quality. I just looked at the Bird in Flight image copied to my desktop and opened in Photoshop. JPEG At 300 PPI, 130M it looks really good. The Fly fisherman is so downsized as to be terrible! Clearly, someone is releasing/copying or re-copying some poor quality images.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
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