scokill

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On photo Carla... in the Beautiful caucasian female faces challenge (31 comments in total)
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VadymA: I think her face, and the neck, are both distracting element in photo. The face is in shade and the neck is unnaturally, almost painfully, twisted. And someone please remove the thumbnail picture from the home page, I all can see is her boobs, really, not work or home appropriate.

Lighten up Francis.....

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 21:46 UTC

Think how many calls/texts I won't miss from my wife when I don't want to dig in my pockets while shooting. Not a bad idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 3rd comment
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cdembrey: I should sell my Chevrolet, and buy a Ford, because someone on the net says so ???

Stop eating Pizza, and switch to Falafels ???

No, because Ford is better.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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caribousteaks: I must admit I strongly question the pricing point claimed. I doubt the authors conclusions on this. I have speced out a bunch of PC/Mac comparisons and never have I been able to get a cheaper price point with the PC equivalent. With Dell once you spec out a machine with the equivalent ports, hard drive and high power RAM you end up with a equivalent priced or more expensive machine than the Mac. Add in the elegance of the OS and complete package of integrated programs and there really is no comparison. PCs are ugly, inelegant plastic boxes. Lets face it windoz has always played catchup and copycat to Mac OS which is not prone to security issues and bugginess as microsoft is. My only give on this would be the sad demise of Aperture which was a silly corporate decision of Apples. As a photographer though I think you're daft to be using a laptop….a desktop is surely the only way to see pro results from your images and expensive gear.

If you are comparing desktop to desktop prepare again for Mac to come out on bottom.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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Gesture: What a demonstration of how good the modern camera is: autofocus, autoexposure, etc.

@Bobthearch....that's funny right there!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
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M Chambers: Note how many copyrighted photos were never actually taken by the person who literally hit the shutter. For example, sometimes reporters hand the camera to the celebrity they're photographing. It doesn't matter who hits the shutter. It was part of the photo shoot.

Courts have also ruled that if an employer orders an employee to take photos of an event, the employer owns the photos, not the employee who hit the shutter!

Depends on their employee agreement whether an actual employee or contract worker. Would need to be "work for hire" for the employer to retain the copyright.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
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Gesture: What a demonstration of how good the modern camera is: autofocus, autoexposure, etc.

@Bobthearch....

Same as the professional photographer...how many junk shots did he have to take

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 17:25 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Camera manufacturers should get it in their minds that firmware updates ARE NOT RECEIVED WELL by those who own these models.

Every firmware update renders the user to a tedious download, tethered connection, and the risk of having the camera magically transform into a brick.

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Oh the horror!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 21:05 UTC

Just think of how much better the shots would have been if there had been an A9 back then....20 fps and eye tracking AF?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 20:58 UTC as 49th comment

You get what you pay for....

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 13:24 UTC as 6th comment
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (447 comments in total)
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quatpat: Am i missing something, or is the automated AF fine tune only saving one value per lens? No different values for distances or different focal lengths? Many zooms need different settings at different focal lengths though.

I guess it is nice to have the feature, but the "fine" tune could definitely be a lot finer.

Thats why zooms that need fine tune go back.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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tszabon: is it any better than my D70s? worth to upgrade?

Too many ways to count....Yes.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 15:38 UTC

A beginner with a beginner camera and beginner skills takes beginner photos. Nothing to see here.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 22:47 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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scokill: The camera is designed "partly" to meet the needs of sports photographers??? It's a sports camera. You can use it for other purposes but it IS a SPORTS camera. Unless "partly" means that there aren't lenses to support it being a SPORTS camera.

Of course you can use any camera for any purpose, but please don't insult people's intelligence to state that this is not a sports/action camera. Even Sony acknowledges this on their website.....There is a mountain photo and a rock climber. The rest is all sports. https://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-9

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: Perhaps an experiment is called for, as it's an interesting question (someone posted below) of (I'm adding a little) whether the groups of 12 rows are read at the exact same time, which would presumably lead to issues with rolling shutter discontinuities (e.g.propeller blades) or, as I'd expect, read at 1/12 the line read time intervals. But if the latter is true then how do they cause the effect as it's equivalent to not reading in 12s?
Could it be that they do read the lines all at the same time, then use software to take care of the discontinuities between groups of 12, and could the software be making stuff worse in situations it wasn't expecting? (IIRC Sony do talk about using software to improve rolling shutter effects.)

Can we get some pro sports photographers who own the A9 to do the experiment??? Wait, there aren't any.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 14:14 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)

The camera is designed "partly" to meet the needs of sports photographers??? It's a sports camera. You can use it for other purposes but it IS a SPORTS camera. Unless "partly" means that there aren't lenses to support it being a SPORTS camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 14:09 UTC as 73rd comment | 5 replies
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MLPhoto88: My own experience. 7 years in a retail camera store & I never had a Lexar card with an issue, even sandisk cards I had issues with sometimes.... Thats just me, I will miss lexar but its just memory at the end of the day.

Ejecting a card too early should never cause it to die physically. Hard reformat or rescue software should fix.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
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Karroly: Neither the Sony A9 falls short with Canon lenses attached nor Canon Lenses fall short when attached to a Sony A9. Rather, some "unpolished" adapters fall short to make Sony A9 and Canon lenses work together...

If you don't have any Sony lenses and all Canon then there is no advantage at all...period. The only way to get you 20 fps and the all knowing all seeing AF is to wait on Sony, which may or may not deliver long fast primes worth switching, as the best camera in the world with inferior glass is useless, hope that the Sony 70-200 2.8 meets your needs, use the 100-400 5.6 and hope for the best , you can just crop a bunch, or have something worse or at the very best case equal to you Canon body. Maybe reasonable alternative in the future, but not in the near term.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 01:43 UTC
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Karroly: Neither the Sony A9 falls short with Canon lenses attached nor Canon Lenses fall short when attached to a Sony A9. Rather, some "unpolished" adapters fall short to make Sony A9 and Canon lenses work together...

You don't get the point. So at 10 fps you are downgrading in the allegedly all important 20 fps and you don't have the full effectiveness of all knowing all seeing AF. So you are just picking up another camera that you have to have an adapter for your lenses. Significantly inferior at worst, inferior at best. What is the advantage?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
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Karroly: Neither the Sony A9 falls short with Canon lenses attached nor Canon Lenses fall short when attached to a Sony A9. Rather, some "unpolished" adapters fall short to make Sony A9 and Canon lenses work together...

@T3..So anything less than the "revolutionary AF", and 20 fps takes away it's only strengths really, or any strength that would make a Canikon shoot jump ship. Someone who makes a living would want the absolute best performance or why switch? Also the output isn't that great at higher ISO....3200+ IMO, and the colors don't do much for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 22:27 UTC
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