sirhawkeye64

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Accounting / Business Management / IT
Joined on Sep 2, 2015
About me:

I'm a enthusiast photographer... not a pro. Probably will never bother to go "pro" or do photography as a primary source of income. I do sell work from time to time, but this is primarily prints to individuals and small businesses.

My day job is accounting and have spent about 12 years (prior to accounting) in the IT and software development fields, managing and desigining IT systems and developing applications (mainly for internal company use, not major applications for the public).

Regarding my gear... I buy cameras more based on function/needs and features and not so much brand. My primary system is Nikon but this is because I have carried over stuff from my previous Nikon systems so it only made sense financially to stick with Nikon. Of course I've reached a point where I look at cameras and brands objectively and will be critical where I feel its warranted -- even of Nikon at times.

In the end, all camera companies bring something to the table and they create competition, which is good for the consumer. The key is to find a system that works for you and use it... don't worry about what other people are using as it doesn't impact your photography... Because at the end of the day, it's about getting the photograph you envisioned and the experience. The camera is just a tool, and people buy different camera brands and models for the same reason people buy different brands and/or types of vehicles -- to fit their needs and wants. But as long as its working for you, it doesn't matter what name is on your camera or lens.

sirhawkeye64's recent activity

  • My guess is The Z8 will likely use the same (or a similar) sensor as the A7R IV so around 60MP (and maybe a stacked sensor design).  It will probably be a hybrid between the Z7 and Z9 though in ...
  • Honestly, I don't think anyone really knows. I would hold off until the Z 200-600 is released. I'm waiting myself, as I suspect the 100-400 may in fact be more expensive than the 200-600 the more I ...
  • While this is great, I was also hoping for some improvements in AF.  Curious about the portrait stuff they appear to have added though..... Maybe a v2.00 will come out by the end of the year with ...
  • Go check out things like Tiktok or Instagram. Obviously it's hard to tell what they used to record the video in many cases, but if it's like the Fuji X-A series, I'm sure there are a reasonable ...
  • Yes that's a good point, but I usually start at sharpness.  If a lens isn't sharp or there is a big difference, then t hings like contrast IMO aren't as important because you're not likely to ...
  • OK.  I just didn't know if maybe the Z50/Zfc had larger pixels and thus would give it an advantage over the Z7 which seems to fall apart above ISO 1600-3200 in some cases (noise issues).
  • OK.  Yeah I 'm not necessarily looking for equivalent DOF here, but rather and more concerned about how the Z50 would perform (in low-light / high ISO, so around 1600-3200) compared to the Z7.  ...
  • I think for the actual processing, encoding and assembly of a video you probably do. Or at least it helps. I know that Adobe Premiere will throw a fit if you don't have a compatible video card...

  • Created discussion thread Z 24-50 vs Z 24-200
    Thoughts on the sharpness of the 24-50 vs 24-200 (from 24-50)? I have the 24-200 and am thinking of getting the 24-50 for a light walk-around lens (lens speed isn't a concern to me as I would be ...
  • OK yeah I did do some comparisons.  I might just get the 24-50 lens instead and still use the Z7.  The combo will still be smaller than the 24-200, lighter, and still probably good enough IQ for ...
  • Created discussion thread Thoughts on the Z50 + 16-50
    So long story short, I do urbexing (checking out abandoned buildings), which in some cases requires me to have a very small bag (or no bag at all) and preferrably a small camera. So far I've been ...
  • I think it's more that many of the die-hard street shooters who have alread ybeen shooting street are either sticking with what they have (ie, the aesthetics of the camera don't matter to them) or ...
  • Basically I use mine for the three most common genres of photography I do: Landscape, Portraiture and then one for General/Street (usually in that order). I mainly use them as starting points to ...
  • Personally, I leave it on, just in case.   In fact I have it on regardless of what I'm shooting if I'm shooting handheld.  The only time I really turn off VR/IBIS is if the camera is on a ...
  • Even though i don't have a DX Z camera now (I may get one in the future to compliment my FF bodies) I do think that for some, they can stick with the F-mount for now but they would like a Z mount ...
  • Yes true.  but I have mine set up to backup only once per day (and any changes to XMPs at least would only take a minute or so to update).  Obviously changes to actual files (PSD and TIFF) will ...
  • Yes true.  I think the argument for the last part is HDDs but since many people have starting using SSDs, I don't think it matters.  Yes I think to get the latest changes I had to either select ...
  • @impulses, From what I can recall, and there was a period of time where I used prebuilt machines for several years, switches were used (likely around the Pentium 2/3 days, but were pretty much gone...

  • Yeah I had this problem with Nvidia graphics cards. There is some issue that I noticed with some of their drivers that cause, for example, Windows Explorer on Windows 10 to crash randomly. ...

  • OK thanks.  Yeah I know they're not turned on by default (most likely for performance and disk space reasons despite them being small).  I just wanted to make sure the two were backwards ...
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