MarcMedios

Joined on Dec 18, 2009

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Honestly, 99% of the feedback in professional forums is negative. Yongnuo is one of those brands that people buy because they are dirt cheap; they are considered flimsy, unreliable, prone to constant failures.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 02:17 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (235 comments in total)

Perfect street camera when coupled with my 24 mm f 2.8; non intimidating, non threatening, compact, and performs well

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 22:03 UTC as 9th comment

So, quick question, is Godox reliable as a brand?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 22:10 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Even the raw video is amazing!

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 22:08 UTC as 6th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (376 comments in total)
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frogpoet: I wonder why Canon thinks wi-fi and all that instant sharing junk is needed? If you want all that stick with your smart-phone! I feel a bit old fashioned perhaps but half the fun of photography is in the darkroom/Lightroom where you can tinker if the camera does not completely share your intensions when you release the shutter.
Camera mfgrs should focus more with improving their focusing capabilities, lens perfection (like getting the Fs down-as well as the ISOs). Getting the weight factor down a bit on the longer lenses would be nice too. Improvements like better weather proofing should come WAY before wi-fi and other such foolishness!!
OK, so much for a photographer who's cell phone is a tool not an appendage!

I like having wifi; just being able to transfer the photos to my computer is a fantastic step. Not having to bother with the old-fashioned SD cards with wifi is even better.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 03:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (376 comments in total)

This is definitely a worthy 2nd body. I have a 7D and a 60D but I still use my original T2i with a 24 mm 2.8 for two things: street photography, where the camera's non-threatening size and flat lens don't intimidate. And heavy metal/death metal concerts where there is the risk that the camera will get banged up, or have drinks spilled on it. I can see a 24mp fast focusing cheap body being a great alternative.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 03:37 UTC as 12th comment

Apart from the subscription and data hostage situation described by Falconeyes, if you have the discipline to input everything into your phone, check before, check after, you probably will have the discipline to not lose anything. In a decade as a photographer I think I've lost a charger and a 25 foot extension chord. And the extension chord I "lent" to a fellow photographer who was using it at the time knowing full well that I would never see it.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 23:38 UTC as 35th comment | 8 replies
On article Got focal range? Canon 24-105mm F4L II sample gallery (101 comments in total)

So I have a 24 2.8 and 50 1.4 primes which are tack sharp and 2 24-105's I love them so much I have one in each body. Honestly, unless I am blowing up a picture to 48 x 36, it is hard to tell the difference. I think that at the limit the illumination and shutter speed provide more sharpness. I am so impressed with Canon zooms that I just got the 17-40 f4 and that one, too, is super sharp. Not sure that an upgrade to the II is really warranted

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 02:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)

I have an X20 as a "visual notebook" and like it a lot, especially the 4:1 zoom. I can't, for the life of me, seriously consider a $1,200 camera that does not have interchangeable lenses. Why would I want to limit myself to the focal length that some anonymous engineer decided for the camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 02:22 UTC as 23rd comment | 17 replies

Leibovitz or Youssuf Karsh.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 02:40 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (108 comments in total)

I do a lot of heavy metal, death metal, real head-banger stuff. One thing: learn how to pan. In my view, it doesn't matter if the image is a bit out of focus, a bit imperfect, but panning creates some really amazing energetic shots while onstage.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 26th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (467 comments in total)

For the money, I just don't see the big deal. Most of the cameras seem to have problems with the AF; many of the reviews (the Leica, especially) seem to mention low image quality at some point.

Given the limitations --one single lens-- they look to be more like whims that you buy because you want to buy it, than real, hard working professional cameras.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 124th comment
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (268 comments in total)
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avicenanw: I find it hard to imagine a Hasselblad without a wooden hand grip.

Nope. The Pentax 67 looked like a regular SLR only bigger.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 22:44 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (268 comments in total)
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avicenanw: I find it hard to imagine a Hasselblad without a wooden hand grip.

You are probably a baby!!!! Those of us older than the mountains remember a sturdy box, with a crank on the side, a top viewfinder and a weird knob on the side of the lens for focusing

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 23:33 UTC

I don't know that this article is useful at all. The cameras are all so different that one could argue that they should not be in the same review. Having a Lumix with a little 24-70 zoom next to a monster 28-gazillion zoom is pointless. The focus of the article should have been tightened much more and the cameras compared be much more homogeneous

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 20:17 UTC as 10th comment
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (231 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I fail to see the allure. Buying a quality point and shoot is still buying a point & shoot. Bottom line, you have a lens that some anonymous engineer decided for you, can't change it, can't zoom in, change your framing... seems like a self-defeating thing to do.

My objection is that they are fixed lenses, prime or non-prime.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (231 comments in total)

I fail to see the allure. Buying a quality point and shoot is still buying a point & shoot. Bottom line, you have a lens that some anonymous engineer decided for you, can't change it, can't zoom in, change your framing... seems like a self-defeating thing to do.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 16:26 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1494 comments in total)
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bmoag: From the Wall Street Journal. " Leica’s sales have risen around 35%, to €337 million in its most recent fiscal year ended March 31, 2014." There is no breakdown for unit sales (German laws and a nearly 50% ownership by a private investment firm) but although that total does not indicate large sales volumes apparently it is enough to keep Leica going. Honestly, if Leica gifted anyone on this forum with one of these things who wouldn't want one to keep and use?

If Leica gave one to everyone? But that wouldn't prove anything. What proves something is when someone puts his/her hard-earned cash on the line.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:15 UTC

I don't see the point of building such a beautiful camera, comfortable to use (it looks very similar to the M2) and leaving out the viewfinder. Especially with creative solutions like the little pop up viewfinder from the Sony!A professional (or semi pro) camera needs a viewfinder. The LCD screen in the back is just not enough for good framing and composing.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 00:35 UTC as 58th comment
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1290 comments in total)

I am in love

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 21:27 UTC as 67th comment
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