runbei99

Joined on Jan 28, 2013

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  • Yashica T4. I shot a full-page feature photo with this tiny pocket camera during my first ultramarathon circa 1994-95. It appeared in Running Times magazine and I was paid more than the camera cost.

  • Sony a9, meh.

  • Sony is a very rich company with the financial elbow room to play around with trying to turn its video technology into a consumer camera. So far, they haven't felt the threat level that drives...

  • Hm, upon reflection the solution seems simple. Don't stand on the tracks. At least use a selfie stick, and if it's private property get a really, really long one.

  • There are the delightedly outraged. Then there are those who care to think deeply through the issues. And then there are the "shoot trespassers on sight" bloviators. Take your pick. I used to run...

  • With respect, professional photographers would not dream of shooting handheld with non-stabilized lenses by following the "inverse rule." It really is nonsense. The pros shoot with non-stabilized ...
  • Hubba-hubba, someone mentions character in a pixel-obsessed time. Character is why I love the 24-105 L ver. 1 AND the 135 f2.

  • Lots of fun, and very well done. Thanks to Canon and DPR for renewing our appreciation for the care that it takes to manufacture these (mostly) wonderful lenses.

  • Ah, the DPR staffers broke in with newfangled crap!

    I started with a Kodak Instamatic in 1963 - I remember a Vopo (Volkspolizei - People's Police) border guard in East Berlin who was interested in...

  • The Nikon 1 Series were the cameras that everyone panned and frowned at until they actually used them. And then - wow, did Nikon squeeze some special juice out of that tiny sensor. My V1 pics (in...

  • Commented on article Sony SLT a99 II Review

    Every conceivable genre? Forget sports or performance photography with this camera's rotten focusing problems.

  • Commented on article Sony SLT a99 II Review

    It's a lemon for me, just like the RX10 XXX series are all lemons for my specific needs. I cannot afford to have a camera that can't follow-focus worth beans in low light. If your gig is pix of...

  • Commented on article Sony SLT a99 II Review

    Eek! Read DPR's comments about the woeful focus problems, and then check the bar in the Conclusion graph - despite lousy performance they award it about 75%-78%. Also, woeful jpeg quality, and...

  • I tend to agree. As a working photographer whose assignments most often are indoor events and K-8 classrooms, I find that my workhorse lenses are a 70-300, a 24-105, and a 17-40 or equivalent (I...

  • Memories. In the mid-Nineties I used the Nikon 20/2.8 with an F4 body. The pixelpeepers of the day groused that the lens wasn't as sharp as it should be, blah blah, But man, that lens was sweet....

  • What's in a name? Why get excited. Such a typo would never have happened in the days when editorial standards were very high. Even the best writers publish their second-last drafts on the Web these...

  • Gavin - Read your remarks about the forthcoming Canon 70-300 IS II, and got greatly distracted when I followed the link to your photos on Flickr. Just a little positive feedback - I enjoyed the ...
  • Commented on article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review

    Worried about autofocus tracking issues? Found this comment on Amazon: "It isn't a mater of just putting the camera in AI Servo, and shooting away. There are a bunch of case modes that you can...

  • I refuse to use Micro 4/3 for professional purposes because every single 4/3 camera has at least one small niggling feature that doesn't work well for my purposes. Add to that the absolute...

  • Ugh, really? Fuji over the D500 and 7D Mark II? Did you consider lens price and availability, color quality, autofocus tracking, low-light shadow detail at all?

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