Lee Jay

Lives in United States CO, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer / Wind Energy Research
Joined on Oct 17, 2003

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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

I was talking about American football, as in the article. It's a pretty slow-moving sport overall.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:47 UTC
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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

I have shot some football. Relative to most of the things I shoot, it's a slow-moving, predictable sport. Most of the subjects I shoot are much more challenging than that.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

I read that comment. That's not even close to the situation I was describing. My most-used lens for the situations I described is the 70-200/2.8L IS II, and none of the situations I described were weddings, events or newborns with the exception of concerts.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:12 UTC

700 shots on 3 batteries? I shot 2,250 shots at an airshow on one battery.

700/3 = 233 shots per battery. I wasn't dead at 2,250 and some of those were videos, so it looks like the battery life difference is about a factor of 10 between this camera and my 7D Mark II.

I usually carry 3 batteries. No way I'm buying a camera for which I'd need to carry 30!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 20:31 UTC as 91st comment | 11 replies
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shadowfax123: I think people really miss the point of speciality, niche cameras such as the A7RII, D810, and 5DS. Simply, they are designed for fine detail work. Period! I have had people come up to me with a 5DS or a A7RII and show me pictures of wildlife, sports, and events. Great! I'm glad they can get some good shots. At least Canon states the obvious about the 5DS "Perfect for commercial and fine art photography." Sony really doesn't indicate the limitations of the A7RII for sport/event photography.

These are all great cameras, but they are simply not designed as generalist, all-around cameras. Of course, you can use them in that way. However, I'd rather go on vacation with with my D750 than my very limited D800. That is, if I could only take one camera. So many people on the Nikon forums declare the 810 the best Nikon camera. I think it's because it's the only camera they own. Then they go and slap a 24-85 on it. Yikes! LOL.

"On a percentage basis, pro sports photography is the niche application. The A7Rii does everything else very well."

The thing is, even though I don't shoot pro sports, almost all of my daily shooting uses the same technology and technique as is used for pro sports. Whether it's my kids running around the yard, my daughter sliding down the slide at the park, singers dancing on a stage at a concert, going water skiing with the family, flying model airplanes or going to airshows, or visiting Disney attractions or shows, almost everything I shoot is moving quickly and erratically, and a lot of it is doing it in low-light.

For me, things that are not moving or are moving slowly are the niche application. 10%, maybe.

Life moves.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 20:16 UTC

Macro capability is actually important to me in a cell phone camera. I use it combined with a magnifier application to pick splinters out of my hands and to examine solder joints to make sure they aren't cold. This is my number one use for a cell phone camera.

I've never actually taken a picture that way, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2015 at 23:34 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Lee Jay: I don't understand how this would work for R/C aircraft which don't have a model number and serial number on them (which is all 20 or so of mine). How would they be uniquely identified?

Okay, so what if I build one that uses a six-axis IMU, magnetic compass, barometer and no GPS. It'll still do autonomous heading, location and altitude hold, I still control it by radio control. No MAC address, no Unit ID.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 13:06 UTC
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Lee Jay: I don't understand how this would work for R/C aircraft which don't have a model number and serial number on them (which is all 20 or so of mine). How would they be uniquely identified?

So, you're saying you'd have to register your home-built drone by GPS Unit ID since there's no serial number? How would you even find it if you weren't writing the control software and querying the chip?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
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Lee Jay: I don't understand how this would work for R/C aircraft which don't have a model number and serial number on them (which is all 20 or so of mine). How would they be uniquely identified?

Why would a GPS receiver have a MAC address?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 22:23 UTC
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Lee Jay: I don't understand how this would work for R/C aircraft which don't have a model number and serial number on them (which is all 20 or so of mine). How would they be uniquely identified?

I could build a drone from parts from Hobby King for a few hundred dollars. The parts would be from many different companies. It could be R/C controlled with GPS only for location hold.

Is that a drone, or an R/C helicopter?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
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Lee Jay: I don't understand how this would work for R/C aircraft which don't have a model number and serial number on them (which is all 20 or so of mine). How would they be uniquely identified?

Yeah...great. So, if you build one yourself, and you're honest, you'll put your name in it like now. If you aren't, you won't.

Nice.

So, we get required registration for harmless flying machines but no such requirements for designed-to-kill firearms.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 21:28 UTC

I don't understand how this would work for R/C aircraft which don't have a model number and serial number on them (which is all 20 or so of mine). How would they be uniquely identified?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 19:24 UTC as 45th comment | 14 replies
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Beckler8: What's the reason again for this NOT having interchangeable lenses?

Stupidity.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:37 UTC
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Lee Jay: If they want to sell more than a handful, it needs to be $299, not $3,299.

And EOS M + 22/2 is a good deal - at least you can remove the 22 and attach any lens you want. If this were an ILC with a 35/2 kit lens, that would make a whole lot more sense.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:05 UTC
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Lee Jay: If they want to sell more than a handful, it needs to be $299, not $3,299.

I think I paid about $200 for my Canon 35/2, when I had one. Pretty good lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
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Lee Jay: If they want to sell more than a handful, it needs to be $299, not $3,299.

But you can't change the lens, so the camera comes with it whether you want it or not.

Frankly, I probably wouldn't buy it for $299 since I would have a hard time finding a useful purpose for it. A fixed-focal-length fixed-lens camera is what a cell phone camera is - nearly useless to me. If I'm going to use a prime, I need to be able to use more than one (35/1.4 and 85/1.8 were my most-common ones before I just got rid of all of my primes but one). Don't get me wrong, I loved my 35/1.4 but I also loved that I could detach it and put on something else.

Just got my refurb $150 SX50 last night. 24-1200 equivalent range, and already had a good time with the long end, just in the hour or so I used it.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:46 UTC

If they want to sell more than a handful, it needs to be $299, not $3,299.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:33 UTC as 245th comment | 13 replies
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Havanai: When I read that Adobe was apologizing for for Lr 6.2 I thought it was because of the "improved import experience". Improved!?! It's awful. I've turned it off. At least I am glad they gave us that option.

Edit - Preferences - General tab - Import Options section - Show "Add Photos" screen - uncheck.

In Import, click the settings wheel in the top-right and the Advanced roll-up arrow in the panel.

That won't get you to the full import screen but it's closer.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 19:50 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: It's funny seeing DSLR fanboys talking shi* about mirrorless cameras. They think the huge flipping mirror DSLR is the future. Wrong, the DSLR is the buggy whip of cameras. I bet the top people at DPR know that but they depend on the aging DSLR sheep for view count. The A7r II, A7s II , NX1 etc are the future.

Because EVFs have exactly one advantage - manual focus. Everything else is a disadvantage. They are slower, poorer in low light, noisy, have lousy dynamic range, and use a ton of power.

Honestly, the gain-up thing makes no sense to me. If I can see in the room without the camera, I can see through the camera viewfinder just as well. I was shooting the eclipse the other night and seeing detailed focus of the fully-eclipsed moon through f/5.6 optics on a crop camera was no issue. The same goes for some of those horribly dark rides at Disney. Even though I could barely see them with my eyes, I could see them through the viewfinder of my camera just the same (think ISO 6400, f/1.4, 1/15th).

I have used EVFs since the 80s, and have had and used several cameras with EVFs. The best thing I can say about them is that they are usually better than LCDs. They are always worse than OVFs, and by a HUGE margin.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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