Mikee

Mikee

Lives in United States San Diego, United States
Works as a Creative Director
Joined on Aug 29, 2003

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On article Sony a9 II review (1263 comments in total)
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NexUser: Frankly, as an A9 user, I don't think this update deserves gold award because the upgrades aren't significant and Sony hasn't updated video and LCD. Even R5 and R6 can rival A9 II now and they have 12fps with mechanical shutter. And still no picture profiles and Log!!! Only this would be enough to lower the award to silver.
Anyway, having a Gold Award, my A9 can still keep its second hand value.

When non-sports photographers, chime in about sports photography cameras. You absolutely do not need this camera for your flower photos.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2020 at 14:08 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2966 comments in total)
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TSYYeung: overnight, battery life has become the single most important spec for a camera, according to Sony fans

One thing I hated about Sony was the horrid battery life, so I can understand the pain of 300 or so rated battery life. Useable... absolutely, annoying, heck yes.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 18:18 UTC
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miggylicious: samyang should have used more natural images for their sample gallery instead of "filtered" instagram-like images

So you mean the same old boring images? No thanks.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 17:28 UTC
On article Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD sample gallery (76 comments in total)
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David610: Those commenting on the lack of corner sharpness note there are no sample photographs shot at or around f/8 where the focus point is at or near infinity. Given that the A7R iii has IBIS I find some of the aperture choices in the sample photographs surprising.

I can't believe they don't have a landscape/cityscape shot at f/8-11 but they have a photo of someone taking a photo of a cityscape lol.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2019 at 16:32 UTC
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SlickShot: This hurts the consumers. We get less transparency on the content we are seeing. Is this a niche post or a mass market campaign? This is a nice concept in theory, but you have to go all-in. Keep likes or drop them.

It won’t hurt influencers that much because they have access to statistics on their engagement. I run our social media marketing and I could care less on how many “likes” that show up or not. I’m more concerned about engagement which includes likes, comments and bookmarks relative to their follow count. How many people are clicking links in stories, etc. Those are what matter most.

For instance, someone with 1 million followers can get much less engagement then someone with 300k followers whose audience is worth more to a company. IG has become like YouTube, views don’t necessarily convert to cash, though they are still important. Things like content and audience play such a huge role now as well.

So in the long run, I don’t think it will hurt influencers who are smart about keeping up to date with their stats.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2019 at 12:21 UTC
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(unknown member): There is only one mirrorless FF camera I would consider:
PANASONIC !
For 2 reasons:
The cameras are big enough
AND
Panasonic fans are not nearly as nervous and annoying as Sony fans ;-)

"Panasonic fans are not nearly as nervous and annoying as Sony fans ;-)" says a Panasonic fan trolling on a Sony post. Oh the irony.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2019 at 21:01 UTC
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DarnGoodPhotos: I can't believe Sony released the half-baked A9. These features should have been there at release. /s

Ehh... I've shot 25 weddings with the a9... its made my job so much easier so I'm glad they released it when they did and are now making it even better.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2019 at 20:59 UTC
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Horshack: "The Eye AF feature has been expanded to be able to recognize animals' eyes, which Sony says will help both wildlife shooters and photographers taking images of their own pets."

A new era of cat photos will soon be upon us.

Funny but I actually make a decent amount of money selling my dog's portraits on stock photography so not complaining over here! Literally just taking photos of my dogs, in my home, in my PJs and extra $$$ just like that... so yea, bring on animal Eye AF.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 22:08 UTC
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Old Cameras: Now if they would only remove all the pictures of peoples fake lives. But then there would be nothing left.

Nothing left but flower photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2018 at 14:49 UTC

Seems like such a hassle to use and put away for the sake of packing in a camera bag.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2018 at 03:28 UTC as 9th comment

I've been paying for Flickr for over a decade and have never stopped simply because the first phase of my career has been with them. During this time I was paying about $2 a month. A small price to pay for keeping my Flickr alive. I'm hoping these changes bring me back otherwise I may have to let go of nostalgia.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2018 at 22:22 UTC as 38th comment
On article Panasonic S1 and S1R: What we know so far (869 comments in total)
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nostradamus_8: On paper the best mirrorless offering. Unlike Sony's electronic gadgets that can take photos Panasonic knows how to build polished cameras for real world usage.

Says someone who has probably never shot with a Sony aside from going to Best Buy... and is now an expert on camera handling. Give me a break. Shoot with whatever you want to shoot with and calm down.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 21:12 UTC

Photographers here complain about phone prices... a product that we use daily, multiple times a day and for everything between checking mail, contacting clients, making phone calls, showing work, constant content and social marketing, taking photos and video.... Literally you can run your business (and life) on your phone.

And then you buy a new lens for the same price and we chalk it up as GAS and its ok. lol.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 21:05 UTC as 45th comment | 8 replies
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Photo_Genius: 1449 USD for the top model is just insane!

^ because it's a non-iOS phone...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2018 at 21:00 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 pre-production sample gallery (177 comments in total)
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Androole: Give these are JPEGs, its hard to tell if this actually has good image quality. Nothing here looks truly sharp, but I'm sure the RAWs are very good...

el_5o I really hope you’re using google translate...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 11:11 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 pre-production sample gallery (177 comments in total)
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Anulu: The 35mm f1.8 looks soft wide open

“To be fair, every lens looks soft wide open.” - that’s what I use to say with Canon. No longer the case with any of my Sony lenses...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 11:03 UTC

Excited to see what this camera has to offer but this teasers, from a marketing perspective, is really lacking. Is a “Always having a camera around, it’s so light, it’s sharp” really the selling point?! I get not wanting to give away too much details but throw me a bone! Lol

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 14:20 UTC as 132nd comment
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stevenbrantley: I would rather have a rectal colonoscopy than try to live with Sony's frustrating camera menus.

How is being able to customize and make your own menu frustrating? You can literally make your own menu. Then add the bazillion custom buttons and quick function menu. It’s rather simple AF

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 00:16 UTC
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dual12: I'm guessing few of those Sony buyers have ever used a real camera before...hahahaha.

I'm guessing you're still stuck in 2013

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 15:47 UTC
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Mikee: Sony fanboy over here THRILLED with my new Sony a7III but also pretty darn excited about this announcement.

I'm such a fan of Sony because the boundaries they've pushed so far have led to more successful image all around. Things like fantastic DR, low noise, Eye AF, IBIS (in a FF camera), spot on pin point focus accuracy when shooting wide open, crazy good AF, amazing EVF, etc. etc... all those things have not only made my job easier, but it makes photography fun again. All that, in a smaller package.

Hopefully Nikon and then Canon can do the same.

I have the a9 and a7III and expected to hate both the evf and the lcd on the a7III but luckily for me, it doesn’t bug me one bit going between both.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 06:50 UTC
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