TN Args

TN Args

Lives in United States Fleurieu, South Pacific, United States
Works as a Economic infrastructure policy expert
Joined on Apr 10, 2010

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Majauskasson: The question might be, why would someone fly a drone over private property, if not to spy? Why on earth? Photos maybe? Snapping pictures of private family functions? Scoping out the property? While I believe the American right to bear arms is silly for people packing pistols in public, I do believe that the yahoos who think air space means freedom to violate people's right to privacy on their own properties, should expect a spray of shotgun pellets. Both rights are enshrined in the American Constitution. Gun and Property won both. The funny part is knowing the drone pilot saw the 12 gauge pointed at his machine right up to going blank on his screen. That must have felt tragic. What gall to take it to court.

I agree. I also hope (and expect) that the net result of this case will be one that the drone pilot, Meredith, does not expect: new legislative restrictions on using drones the way he does.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 02:42 UTC
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io_bg: That's a nice article although it's not really fair to compare a just-released system to well established mounts (F and EF in particular). No company has ever released specialized glass (like ultra fast lenses) this early in a system's lifespan. I'm sure Fuji will create ultra fast glass once they've filled the essentials (a wide, standard and tele zoom, 28, 35, 50, 85, 135mm equivalents).

Did Pentax? Did Hasselblad? What are they (if they exist) and what do they cost?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:03 UTC

Dear posters, the title does not say "everyone". It's generic, not universal. It is possible, you know, to accept generalizations for what they are. Oh okay, maybe not possible on the internet.

At least apply a one-hurdle test by asking yourselves, "Does the author actually think every possible reader, with no exceptions, needs AF Tracking, or is he or she merely generalizing?"

The answer is as clear as a bell to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 23:27 UTC as 35th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (384 comments in total)

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Canon AE-1 in 1979

Canon G7 in 2007

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:07 UTC as 271st comment
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (888 comments in total)

@Allison Johnson I am as bad as you with 'wonky horizons'. I use EVF and I use the level gauge, but I must say I also found satisfactory solutions when I was using OVF, such as turning on the grid, or even with grid off, lining up the rows of AF points with the horizon. Not a problem.

The thing I really value with EVF is the on-screen histogram. Boy do I use that!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 00:05 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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TN Args: "Touchpad operation only useful to right-eye shooters"

How is this a Con for this camera, and not for every camera? Are you going to mention it for every touchpad camera? Have you been doing so, in the 'Cons' list?

Thank goodness there are no left-handed photographers....

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 22:36 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)

"Touchpad operation only useful to right-eye shooters"

How is this a Con for this camera, and not for every camera? Are you going to mention it for every touchpad camera? Have you been doing so, in the 'Cons' list?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 05:15 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies

And yet I feel like there are more magazine titles on the shelves today than ever before.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 06:50 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply

Very nice, but what's the NG connection?

Also a bit confused by the use of a specific country (mine actually) in the name. It seems unusual thing to do, and not exactly a populous country either. I don't see the commercial logic.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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melgross: While I'm sure we would all like to see a mirrorless version of the 1D, or 5D mark something or other, Canon is right about this. A true pro level camera requires the very best in viewfinder technology. Right now, the best ELFs out there are at best, fair. For one thing, they can't track fast moving objects when close, or turning. That's a problem for sports, ballet or any area in which fast movement needed to be photographed.

So sure, we want it, but it will be some time until the technology, particularly with full frame, rises to the professional level.

Your views about the *best* current EVFs are outdated.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 23:00 UTC

"Our intention is to become number one in the overall ILC market: mirrorless and SLR."

Surely they already are, *overall*. So what is the statement actually saying?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 21:25 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (151 comments in total)
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Jostian: Push pull mechanism without weather sealing, no thanks... dust dust dust!!

It is not a regular push pull. It is a twist type. But with some variation where the end of the lens can be pulled as a second way to zoom. Would love to know how it works. But no reason to jump to conclusions that it has same attributes as a classic push pull.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 08:17 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (151 comments in total)

"Available Mount Conversion Service (Allows use with another camera body)"

Other than Canikon?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:19 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Thanks for posting meteor shower video link. It's impressive despite the noise and everything. I kinda roll my eyes for all those posts that bigger pixels isn't better.

Eyerolling prevents learning. Read DPR reviews of A7R II and A7S II. A major loss in resolution in exchange for...... nothing much.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:57 UTC
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1sol3ss: I'm going to vote, but I'm not a big fan of any of them to be honest.

I'm with you. I nearly did a donkey vote, not maliciously, but out of frustration. Probably my own fault of course: when I got the impression a photo had been highly manipulated, I wanted to move on. But, to the photographers, well done!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 07:55 UTC

It's a hell of a photo. The dynamism is simply incredible: like some of those peak-moment sports photos, but for real. And objecting to its re-publication is sick; go play politics in the political forums.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 23:46 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1560 comments in total)
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TN Args: I kind of get the impression that Sony are not working towards getting mirrorless to perform like an Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII. Otherwise why would they bother with this camera, if they can get their A7 series to deliver 18 fps with great CAF and greatly reduced rolling e-shutter?

@Rishi are you suggesting that DFD doesn't work at "making focus measurements from extreme defocus"? Have you tried the Gen 2 implementation in the GH5? They say it steps up vastly from Gen 1. Then there is that certain recent mirrorless that is so close to a D500 in C-AF that it probably equals or surpasses the a99 II. And that's today... not "get there in the end".

Which brings me right back to the A7 -- they should be able to exceed the a99 II C-AF that the DPR review described *right now*, *this year*, if they can do what others can do with mirrorless C-AF.

And back to my original point: the release of the a99 II hints to me that Sony are not on the verge of releasing new A7 series cameras with C-AF as good as today's benchmark mirrorless performers. Sadly.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 02:07 UTC

Gotta scratch the DL24-500 off my wish list. I was looking forward to owning a camera with a lie for a name.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 01:31 UTC as 134th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1560 comments in total)
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TN Args: I kind of get the impression that Sony are not working towards getting mirrorless to perform like an Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII. Otherwise why would they bother with this camera, if they can get their A7 series to deliver 18 fps with great CAF and greatly reduced rolling e-shutter?

It helps if you guys understand what I said, which was nothing to do with Olympus, but all about the A7 series. Duh....

Sony should be working on next-level AF for the A7 series, like others have done with mirrorless, but if they release such an A7, why bother making the a99?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 01:27 UTC

Why does the DPR lens catalogue list this as a DX lens?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 01:08 UTC as 20th comment
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