BillyBobSenna

BillyBobSenna

Lives in United States Beverly Hills, MI, United States
Works as a Automotive Engineer
Joined on Jan 19, 2014
About me:

Automotive engineer with a focus on aero-acoustic vehicle development. In addition, I am a lifelong motorsports photography enthusiast.

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On article Nikon announces Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S sports prime lens (451 comments in total)
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BillyBobSenna: Looks like a great lens to shoot my kids rec soccer games.

I'm looking for a nice starter kit to learn how to use these new-fangled cameras. This lens seems like it would be able to capture the excitement of a U8 soccer game.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2022 at 01:37 UTC
On article Nikon announces Z 400mm F2.8 TC VR S sports prime lens (451 comments in total)

Looks like a great lens to shoot my kids rec soccer games.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2022 at 17:49 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

I think I saw a Tesla.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2022 at 01:44 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies

Will the optics be good enough to make use of the 50 MP? Even under ideal lighting conditions, I can't imagine having the optical clarity to use 50 MP.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2022 at 19:35 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On article Gear of the Year 2021: Barney's choice - Nikon Z9 (531 comments in total)
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Pseu_Pseu_Pseudonym: This A1 user is jealous.

Yep A1 is old school tech. I’m sure you will be able to buy A1’s on the used market for cheap.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2021 at 01:16 UTC
On article Gear Of The Year 2021: Jordan's Choice - Apple M1 iMac (159 comments in total)
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Stefan Hundhammer: I thought this was a photography site.

Did it change?

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2021 at 19:21 UTC
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BillyBobSenna: It's a free service, they can do what they want.

@ hjs_koeln: I think lies can be spread anywhere. Is your thought to control content on all media outlets? Who would the judges be to determine if the content is allowed?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2021 at 18:35 UTC

It's a free service, they can do what they want.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2021 at 21:16 UTC as 87th comment | 8 replies
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dan_darkroom: I wonder a bit what is the point of the review? Who would buy an expensive performance laptop now - with Alder Lake imminent? Alder Lake should get you a huge performance boost.

I agree, the review is 6-9 months late.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 13:30 UTC
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Callus: I'm sorry but all other things aside, how on earth is it possible to design a 17'' laptop that doesn't have a numeric keypad? I can't even call it form over function. It's just .. nonsense

I agree. There is plenty of room on the 17” to have a number pad.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2021 at 13:28 UTC
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edvard s5: Absurdly big and heavy.

I think you just need to eat more. This way it will seem smaller relative to your body weight.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2021 at 14:37 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Nikon Z9 (529 comments in total)
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BillyBobSenna: I ask myself, how happy would I be with a Z9 and adapted lenses. If the answer is I could live with it a couple years, the Z9 makes sense. If not, it may be time to switch brands since I need to sell everything to move to mirrorless anyway.

I wonder how much I could get for a heavily used D500 and D850? $750 total?

@photography-lover I guess the price is about the same as a new D500 and D850. If it replaces both, I guess its a wash. The only issue is I will not have a back-up which was critical to me 1 time in 10 years.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2021 at 21:08 UTC
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razorfish: It’s good Nikon users are getting a really competitive mirrorless. Of course I’d never consider Nikon or Canon as long as the lens options remain so highly expensive. They need to open to third parties if they want all of us who are non-billionaire enthusiasts.

It looks like a great camera but it does me no good until the tech comes in the form of a $2K body.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2021 at 18:58 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Nikon Z9 (529 comments in total)
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BillyBobSenna: I ask myself, how happy would I be with a Z9 and adapted lenses. If the answer is I could live with it a couple years, the Z9 makes sense. If not, it may be time to switch brands since I need to sell everything to move to mirrorless anyway.

I wonder how much I could get for a heavily used D500 and D850? $750 total?

@Adam007 The cameras work great however they have several 100K activations each and signs of wear. The shutter on the D500 was replaced by Nikon at 350K. I need to do some research however I have never seen cameras for sale with as much use as my cameras. I also have a 300mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and a 14-24mm. All f2.8. Maybe if I sell everything I could get a Z9 and a 100-400mm.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 20:15 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Nikon Z9 (529 comments in total)

I ask myself, how happy would I be with a Z9 and adapted lenses. If the answer is I could live with it a couple years, the Z9 makes sense. If not, it may be time to switch brands since I need to sell everything to move to mirrorless anyway.

I wonder how much I could get for a heavily used D500 and D850? $750 total?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 19:43 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies

Costco doesn't have it in stock yet, darn.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 19:41 UTC as 261st comment
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whitelens: For a long time I was very insecure and lived in constant fear that Nikon might release a camera that is better than my beloved Sony.
Now since I know that did not happen I can relax and enjoy life again.
And for that, I thank you, Nikon.
(Note: watch for sarcasm in this post)

I just buy one of each so I don't need to be insecure.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 19:37 UTC

Would this be a good upgrade for my D600? Looks cool. Would it be able to shoot my kids playing sports in middle school?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 11:57 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies

Outstanding. One less reason to round trip into Photoshop. This is a big one for the types of editing I perform. Looking forward to the new Lightroom capability.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2021 at 18:49 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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p51d007: Cue the "just as good as a d-SLR" articles. ;)
Sorry, until they get AT LEAST an APS-C sensor, not even close.

I have judged several photo contests with outstanding photography. After the judging is over its amazing to find how many of the winners were taken with camera phones. Even low light photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2021 at 23:14 UTC
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