hikerdoc

hikerdoc

Lives in United States New England, United States
Joined on Feb 14, 2011
About me:

Husband, father, grandfather, anesthesiologist; and when I get freetime: a hiker/climber, birder, cyclist, and runner with a bunch of photo gear that far exceeds my needs and abilities.

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tom1234567: well I'm glade to be away from Adobe and there fees per month,
as here in the U.K. they put prices up

So I'm quiet happy with on1PhotoRaw and Serif Affinity which does everything I need I use Fuji X-T2 AND Nikon D7200 and never have any problems with the software I use.

and I own my software and it is updated every month so things can only get better.

Adobe do good products but they are getting to expensive now, and there are good alternative products/software out there just a matter of downloading the trials and learning the new software.

Have a nice day all

Tom G Scotland

You own nothing but a license to use their product.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:02 UTC

Great idea! Now you can have a camera bouncing around upside down on your hip and a phone bouncing around upside down on your chest.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 00:28 UTC as 10th comment
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CallumG: I'm really digging Tamron's aesthetics currently.

The new Tamrons seem to have all adopted the Sigma Art look. Look how closely this resembles the Sigma announced a couple months back.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 09:35 UTC
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Dante Birchen: Well you can't expect Humvee wheels to work very well on a Toyota Land Cruiser.

Unless of course, if Toyota is attempting to replace Humvee in the market segment and claims that cross compatibility with your current Humvee equipment is assured as you swap platforms.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:22 UTC

Love the text in closing screen suggesting we not attempt the maneuvers. Safety first if you are messing around with your 787!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 10:56 UTC as 48th comment
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (85 comments in total)

Best way to deal woth a warning indicator, disable it!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 17:24 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Chris2210: Will this 'nigh-con' ever become available in the UK? Personally I'd love to see more nigh con, especially after this Thursday.

Seriously, how does that pronunciation originate? It's knee-con in Japan, surely?

If you have a valid Visa card it can be pronounced any way you wish.
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Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 21:23 UTC
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rbach44: Can someone explain to me how this is a pro camera besides the fact that Sony's marketing says so? The feature set looks like a mid-level SLR with 20 FPS (with the right settings), an AF-ON button, and some autofocus tricks. How does that make it a pro camera anymore than say a D600?

Steelhead, given the A9 is billed as a professional camera, presumably intended to compete with the likes of the 1DXii and D5, I would certainly hope it brings more to the table than the entry level D600 at less than a third of the cost of the A9 or the enthusiast level D750 at less than half the cost.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
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jaxson: Just get a Pentax so you don't care if it rains or not.

Is that water on the front element or is it just out of focus?

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:29 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: It should matter to us because dpreview thinks camera's should do all the work for us inept incompetent humans who don't get to call themselves photographer.

Favorable Exponynt
Most of my lenses are manual focus.

Of course they are, Pentax doesn't do autofocus.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 18:14 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: It should matter to us because dpreview thinks camera's should do all the work for us inept incompetent humans who don't get to call themselves photographer.

You are probably a much better photographer than me, but I find the tracking feature useful. I am ashamed to admit it, but I also use autofocus (I do select my focus point!), aperture priority exposure letting camera decide SS, auto white balance, TTL instead of manual flash, and auto import of images to my computers.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 10:52 UTC
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Mariusz of PL: Still no DEHAZE mode in stand-alone version.

Correct. As they clearly stated at release of stand alone version, new features would be available with CC, but not with stand alone version until the next major update. They have provided you with the options you selected, and none of the flexibility you did not want.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 12:06 UTC
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dennis tennis: That CEO is no leader. He should have attacked Canon and Nikon and Sony of making crap lenses and that in 10 years, Sigma will be the largest lens manufacturer in the galaxy.

Why would he want to weaken the positions of any of these competitors. He knows the existence of his company is almost totally dependent on sales of lenses to Canon and Nikon users. He needs a strong Canon and a strong Nikon. He may respect his father's desire to produce cameras, but the picture says it all in regards to his own position; We need you Canon!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
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silentstorm: Why is there no qn about Sigma camera division's direction? I think many Sigma camera users are wondering & hoping Sigma can update their Merrill line with new Merrill sensor.

Cannot be reassuring in regards to that question to see the lens demo done by the CEO sporting a beaming smile and a Canon body.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 13:41 UTC
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mgblack74: Looks like a rebadged Sigma Art 50.......

..in old Tamron trim.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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DPPMetro: Of course, no Pentax variant. Pentax's irrelevance is growing. That is the only think they do consistently.

Triplett, Excellent news? Are you saying: "Our cameras don't sell and there are not enough lens choices,---We got 'em (our competitors) right where we want 'em!" If Cameracist is correct perhaps these lenses will be available soon with Pentax labels and a markup in price as lenses that are out of the ordinary.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
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DPPMetro: Of course, no Pentax variant. Pentax's irrelevance is growing. That is the only think they do consistently.

Market share. Of course, if large numbers of Canon and Nikon users begin purchasing Pentax FF bodies as their primary system, and if they are third party lens buyers, and if the sale of Canon/Nikon mount lenses falls while the demand for Pentax mount lenses surges you may see a change in that policy. Tough in what we are told is a shrinking market segment.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:42 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: An absolutely top-of-the-line camera that still gets little respect in the comments here and is getting reviewed a year after release....

BTW, the comments about lenses are simply incorrect -- if you actually go count how many AF lenses (new+old, but mostly old) are available in A mount it is literally MORE than are native for any other mount (e.g., based on actual counts from places like KEH and eBay). Basically, Minolta was the first with a "modern" AF SLR so everybody made lenses for it -- and they're inordinately cheap now because A mount is no longer as popular. Take a look at Dyxum for a well-maintained list of many of the A-mount lenses with reviews.

@douglas @lhk I am not trying to stir anyone up. I responded to a comment by ProfHank that this camera does not get the respect he felt it deserved. I earlier posted that it is probably a great camera, but with a limited target audience. I am saying simply that for me it is not that I disrespect the camera, but given satisfaction with current gear I am simply not interested in any sort of switch. Hence, for me, it is irrelevant how great the camera might be. That could better be called reality than disrespect. One can easily find market share for Sony SLT products, hence the perception that "most of us" includes more than me. I am hoping you enjoy your camera. If possessing an appreciation for the wealth of current options, reading a review from the homepage of DPR, and expressing an opinion that, while not negative, does not share your exuberance for anything Sony represents trolling, I apologize. Signing out.
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Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 21:34 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: An absolutely top-of-the-line camera that still gets little respect in the comments here and is getting reviewed a year after release....

BTW, the comments about lenses are simply incorrect -- if you actually go count how many AF lenses (new+old, but mostly old) are available in A mount it is literally MORE than are native for any other mount (e.g., based on actual counts from places like KEH and eBay). Basically, Minolta was the first with a "modern" AF SLR so everybody made lenses for it -- and they're inordinately cheap now because A mount is no longer as popular. Take a look at Dyxum for a well-maintained list of many of the A-mount lenses with reviews.

It is not really an issue of disrespect, it is an issue of disinterest and irrelevance for most of us.
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Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1579 comments in total)

I am sure the a99 II is an excellent camera, and Sony users should be excited. I am a Nikon user, heavily invested (yes I know camera gear is not an investment), and very happy with my gear with capabilities that far exceed my abilities. The question for Sony will be how much of that greater than 90% of the market for DSLT/SLT that prefers Canon, Nikon, and Pentax would switch to Sony. Sony users may think that switch is a no brainer, but I suspect the vast majority of us in the camp of targets for conversion are just not interested.
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Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 10:50 UTC as 254th comment | 8 replies
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