maljo@inreach.com

Lives in United States Northern, United States
Joined on May 10, 2003
About me:

Nikon D810,D800E,D800
Canon 1DM3, Olympus EM5,EM1
Lots and lots of lenses

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On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (618 comments in total)
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photog4u: This post starts out complimentary then off to a decidedly whiny finish...Ugh...make up your mind Carey ;)
Weather Sealed + XQD = A9R for $5,295.00 Announcement in November

"10 years ahead"???
A review points out the pros and cons.
What you are looking for is advertising hype.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 13:32 UTC

The new batteries are $80 each and no external charger in the box. Figure 4 batteries at least to match up with a 1DX II or D5 and two chargers because you have a lot of batteries to recharge each night. Many of us with Canon glass would buy the adapter - the price is now over $5500.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Foxy2012: I love how Canon serendipitously released their C-log firmware upgrade for the 5Div.

(Not sure if "serendipitously" is a real word.)

Surreptitiously.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 17:02 UTC
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greenieadi: I 'm surprised and amzed at most of the negative or positives comments. The A9 had been launched and previewed only in the last 2 days and by a handful of people but most seems to talk trash as if they have tried it before.

I wonder how someone can, by looking at images of the camera and reading the specs, conclude it is trash.

I like innovation and Sony is pushing other brands to innovate.

We are in the digital age. A belated welcome.

One might argue about the lack of lenses from Sony, but it's a matter of time. Those camera brands where there once too, so I can't be bothered with that argument.

Sony e-mount can adapt other brands lenses, at least.

It's human nature to resist to change, but I've made my peace.

People like to speculate. Can you make peace with that?
Time will tell if this is a successful camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1845 comments in total)

Good camera, like it, very capable, but... not enough to make me change systems. What I have works great.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:39 UTC as 145th comment | 2 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1845 comments in total)
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Fun 4 all: How bad will the rolling shutter be?
Most A7 series were pretty lousy, some 24MP versions measuring over 30ms. The A6300 was 39ms.

And this is bothersome: Electronic shutter mode. At apertures smaller than F11 (F-numbers higher than F11), focus will not track the subject and focus points will be fixed on the first frame.

Who wants to focus tract at f16?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1845 comments in total)

Impressive! Price is a bit higher than many of us hoped. Is it enough to make folks switch/?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 274th comment

Based on dollars spent.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply

Decision point later this year: upgrade to the D820 or buy the A7Riii ?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 19:34 UTC as 128th comment | 2 replies

Denial is the purist form of affirmation.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 13th comment | 9 replies

Why did Roger have to say that about the Nikon? I've been trying not to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 11:25 UTC as 19th comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)

ISO 4000 looks very nice.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 11:20 UTC as 9th comment

Apple products are still terrific. Desk tops are going away.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:30 UTC as 28th comment
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (495 comments in total)

Well written! Bravo!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 23:48 UTC as 38th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (898 comments in total)

All the cameras look very good. Maybe not enough of a difference to justify a new system?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 157th comment
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Contra Mundum: And the elephant in the room: why all those sacrifices if one could have easily taken all those pictures with one of many FF cameras or even APS-Cs?

I agree with you, these shots don't showcase the camera's strengths. How about some tripod mounted landscapes?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 23:48 UTC

Subscribed long ago, but, well, it just wasn't that great of a magazine.
Like Outdoor Photographer much more but quit that, too.
I would rather read online material
Sorry to see it go...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 02:47 UTC as 148th comment

I love sign shots. They tell the story in a glance. Like a headline.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 18:22 UTC as 22nd comment

It one hits me in the head, I may accidentally step on it.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 12:05 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
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gingerbaker: Ok... I'm going to say it.

Looking at these ISO 1600 shots, I realized it was just like looking at what I would expect to see on my screen from my current camera - Canon 5D (original) - after some PS work.

Pretty noisy, some loss of detail.

Not sure the tech has really moved on a whole lot in the past dozen years re IQ, at least from these examples, although I am sure the D5 focuses way better than my old 5D.

I'm going to say it, too.
Using the comparison tool here at DPR, the ND5 looks less noisy than the C5D at 1600 and a lot less noisy at 3200. Of course, it's all very subjective and we each see what we want to see which is why it's usually not worth saying it.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 21:50 UTC
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