probert500

Lives in United States boston, MA, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.peterharrisphoto.com
Joined on Feb 13, 2009

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On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (117 comments in total)

Driver of innovation? Eek

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 23:12 UTC as 40th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (407 comments in total)
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Mark Turney: Well, we live in an analog universe so it's no wonder to me why digital tends to "feel" wrong. But I'm also not sure that going back to a old technology is the answer, especially considering that Kodak digitizes the film from what I understand, looping us right back to that which we seek to avoid.

Anyway .... just some food for thought 💭

Wow - so people don't understand the difference between analog and digital - fascinating.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (407 comments in total)
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Mark Turney: Well, we live in an analog universe so it's no wonder to me why digital tends to "feel" wrong. But I'm also not sure that going back to a old technology is the answer, especially considering that Kodak digitizes the film from what I understand, looping us right back to that which we seek to avoid.

Anyway .... just some food for thought 💭

Sensors are analog devices - no matter how fancy the terminology used to say otherwise. Or are we really going to get into the wave/particle duality.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 18:21 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (407 comments in total)
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Polytropia: To all the haters:

My grandfather shot Kodachrome Super 8 & also black and white movies of his kids. Those movies look as good today as they did when they were shot.

How good will all your digital videos look in 65 years from now? Will they even exist?

I can shoot some film and put it in an archival box with a projector, and know it will be viewable in 100 years as long as there is a source of electricity. I'm not sure you can say the same thing about any digital information formats.

And honestly how much more often do you really want to watch such videos? lol.

Also, protip: clouds evaporate.

The only archival color film was kodachrome - it used non photosensitive dyes in its processing. Ektachrome will indeed fade to a magenta hue.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
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probert500: ... or you could up your iso to 200 or 400, get a cheaper lens and spend the savings on hookers and coke.

@Curtis Morgan In the film days, changing ISO was tricky, however in this modern wonderful world, you will find a dial assigned to iso (RTFM). Turn it, it's fun!!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 00:49 UTC
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probert500: Dunno - an inexpensive fluid head will do this, and if you want smooth starts and stops, put a rubber-band on the handle and pull from there. Please send 10% of the money I just saved you to my rubber-band smooth motion kickstarter.

It's not rocket science - set the friction on your fluid head and use a flexible band to avoid abrupt starts and stops.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (372 comments in total)
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aris14: The Foveon sensor produced images offer to user an easy, practically lossless and quite reliable interpolation of 250% far better than any other sensor. Great sensor for items with delicate texture and generally for studio work.

@netmage Rent one, try it, and get back to us.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 17:09 UTC
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probert500: Dunno - an inexpensive fluid head will do this, and if you want smooth starts and stops, put a rubber-band on the handle and pull from there. Please send 10% of the money I just saved you to my rubber-band smooth motion kickstarter.

Be careful when tying your shoe-laces - it's a dangerous world out there.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
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Mateus1: Natural rendering of images and the colour reminds me image rendering of film era... I heve never seen this in digital CMOS era. H1D would be my first digital cam for landscape... if my wife would be a Santa ;-)
You know where I would take it with these 3 Hassy lenses first?
To China, to shot its beautiful national parks. Oh boy, one year trip with X1D!

Gotta say, it's probably the same sensor, just a bit larger. Larger makes a difference but probably not much. PP, and how you do it, is probably key at this level of technical sophistication.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 23:03 UTC

Dunno - an inexpensive fluid head will do this, and if you want smooth starts and stops, put a rubber-band on the handle and pull from there. Please send 10% of the money I just saved you to my rubber-band smooth motion kickstarter.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 22:49 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
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probert500: ILC means mirrorless - what's up with this list?

@cosinaphile But dslrs don't have feathers. Argument falls apart!

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
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FD: Those shoulders in the body...so wonderful SWC ! ;-)

More like a mamiya 6x6

http://www.f1point0.com/2009/09/22/the-mamiya-6-a-highly-subjective-review/comment-page-1/

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 19:33 UTC
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Mateus1: Natural rendering of images and the colour reminds me image rendering of film era... I heve never seen this in digital CMOS era. H1D would be my first digital cam for landscape... if my wife would be a Santa ;-)
You know where I would take it with these 3 Hassy lenses first?
To China, to shot its beautiful national parks. Oh boy, one year trip with X1D!

Take a look at the a7r and a7r2 - super sweet. The original 5d also had a beautiful look, although 12mpx seems long ago.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 14:44 UTC

ILC means mirrorless - what's up with this list?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 00:22 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (366 comments in total)
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zakaria: Doesn't a7ii raw 12 bit or I missed something.?

and I believe 12bit is only id shooting in a multi frame mode.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (366 comments in total)

Gotta say - I never had a shutter shock issue with the a7r, and the image quality is right up there with the a7r2 - if not a little better. I'm not saying it hasn't occurred, but it must be rare, and it seems odd to discount a camera that delivers such amazing IQ, so sharply for a rare occurrence.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 33rd comment

... or you could up your iso to 200 or 400, get a cheaper lens and spend the savings on hookers and coke.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 19:14 UTC as 48th comment | 19 replies
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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entoman: If you want some sort of camera with you permanently, wherever you go, AND want something that fits in a pocket easily, AND don't want to use a mobile phone, that the G9x is a fair choice. But if I wanted something like this, I'd rather spend more and get the Sony, simply because I wouldn't buy a mirrorless that didn't have an EVF. The Sony however is very expensive for what amounts to a pocket point & shoot.

It's much more than what the term "point and shoot" implies. Pretty amazing sensor, very good IQ.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 17:07 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (318 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "It's still the sharpest 35mm F1.4 you can buy, on either full-frame or APS-C formats." -DPR

Not bad, for a company that never does anything right. :-)

An argument that will have no right answers. The original 5D had a wonderful sensor - just beautiful, other canon sensors were serviceable. Once I saw the first images from the humble nex-3 I saw what was possible - and now up to the A7R2 I haven't been disappointed.

There are many reasons people may choose a camera for more than just sensor IQ - I'd guess Nachtwey wants something that can take a direct hit. But a similar argument could be made that there is a reason that Nikon, Pentax, Hasselblad, Phase One, 1" Canons etc etc use sony - they're very very good. Now about that menu system.....

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 22:19 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (318 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "It's still the sharpest 35mm F1.4 you can buy, on either full-frame or APS-C formats." -DPR

Not bad, for a company that never does anything right. :-)

Yup - canon makes very good lenses, sometimes great, but their sensors are not up to Sony standards in terms of DR. They're a conservative company, and Sony camera is a hungry company.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
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