Steven Blackwood

Lives in United States Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Joined on Sep 19, 2001


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On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1325 comments in total)

I can't fault this review too much but, given how poorly WiFi is implemented by Canon, the lack of WiFi is no loss. Agree that a touch screen would have been great. And one area in which Canon's video shines is in the DualPixel AF which, in my opinion is top of the line. It will be interesting to see if the Samsung NX1 does better.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 20:07 UTC as 201st comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (476 comments in total)

One observation. She uses a 5d iii but that camera lacks audio annotation as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 21:24 UTC as 128th comment
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)
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Zdman: Why is nobody else bugged by m43 camera's mostly having a 4:3 ratio as well? The specification is for an image circle so it could also be 3:2 like the others but all current models are 4:3. I would pick m43 if it was 3:2 but as it is I find it hard to compose. In all the comments by lovers and haters I've read (and that must be over a thousand by now) why have I not seen one comment on this?

You can also set your ratio to 3:2.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 12:23 UTC
On article Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 (81 comments in total)

A very welcome update. Now, how about movable focus points in video mode?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 11th comment
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cherrydn: Could you guys please tell me where can I buy this lens for Nikon mount?. I'm looking around but I couldn't see any one in stock.

It will not be available until November.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
On article Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century (250 comments in total)

The Olympus c210o IS was sort of a unique camera. A Canon made IS system coupled with a 10x zoom. I got a lot of use out of it.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 01:12 UTC as 44th comment
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (593 comments in total)

For the price, the Fuji X100s should have had Image Stabilization.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:05 UTC as 185th comment
On article 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months (593 comments in total)

Re: #4. The conventional wisdom is that you should use an 85mm equivalent for portraits. although CW is sometimes wrong.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:02 UTC as 186th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon says it wants to 'change the concept of cameras' (134 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "a non-camera consumer product." I know, Nikon brand guns and ammunition. (grin)

Advertisement: "Whatever you shoot, make it a Nikon."

The NSA is keeping a REAL close Eye on U. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 21:11 UTC

Interesting product in that it uses Bluetooth and doesn't require line of sight. It is small and compact enough to fit in a pocket. Too bad it can't be used to control Lv and video functions. If it could do that, it would be a Camranger killer (which costs $300).

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 00:30 UTC as 14th comment

Why don't they just fire the reporters and give the photographers "lessons" on reporting?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 15:59 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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Gary Goodenough: While not a firmware issue, my greatest disappointment is not having a complete printed manual.

BUTm if they do not have a printed manual, they should have a better pdf, one that has hot links. Canon did this with some of their manuals.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On article Cine System Tripod Dolly and Mount Review (70 comments in total)
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prohidium: I have not gone to the website to look, but if you already have a gorilla pod, can you just buy the rest of it separately? Such as the suction cup set or the wheel set?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 03:19 UTC
On article CamRanger offers DSLR control from iPad (23 comments in total)

Should note that the Cameramator does not actually use the hot shoe.It simply has a hot shoe connector. Also, the Camranger has the added benefit of controlling video, making the ipad virtually a camera monitor. Thus, same money, better features. Both devices are overpriced IMHO but I do own a Camranger. They should also support non-Canon/Nikon DSMRs.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1413 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Oh my God! I was in a good mood before I read this result.


Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1413 comments in total)
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Steven Blackwood: I was one of those that voted for the Olympus and I don't own one. It was the one camera this year that actually looked like a new product (even with its retro styling). It just looked innovative with its fast touch focus. The "contest" between the OM d Em5 and the Canon M was quite revealing.
Yes, the Canon and Nikon entries are more powerful cameras in every way. OTOH, the Nikon was actually the less practical camera because very few of their lenses can actually resolve the pixels of the 36mp sensor.
I owned the 5d Mark iii for awhile and its a lovely machine but I finally got fed up with the inferior flash system that Canon utilizes.
Anyway, Kudos to Olympus!

The latter. The lack of on-board flash is not in itself a problem, except it requires finding an alternative way to trigger external flashes.
My main gripe is taht it just doesn't meter as well. IMO.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 20:08 UTC
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