Mako109

Lives in United States San Francisco Bay Area, United States
Works as a Management Consultant
Joined on Jan 31, 2009
About me:

Former film SLR guy, jumping into DSLRs with both feet after a 27 year hiatus from SLR type cameras.

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What's the big deal? Unless it allows me to Live View images on my iOS devices in addition to providing remote camera control, it represents no significant advances or advantages to what I already have. Reliable wireless Live View and Camera control from OSX/iOS/Windows/Android, that's what everyone wants, that's what some cameras are starting to provide with more coming in the very near future.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 19:28 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Looks like the design might interfere with my cape. Otherwise I like it.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 18:11 UTC as 47th comment

Several years ago, after two absolutely horrible experiences with two Drobo units and the rudest, most condescending customer service I have ever experienced in my life, I will NEVER EVER BUY DROBO AGAIN. Despite their acquisition and management change, and despite their new "customer driven focus"; it's all TOO LITTLE and TOO LATE for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies
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Mako109: Has anyone tried to install previously purchased apps after upgrading their RX100, e.g from a MK3 to a MK4? Guess what, they make you buy the apps all over again.

Thanks everyone for your input. I believe it may be too late for me to seek reimbursement since I upgraded quite a while ago, when the M4 was newly released. I recall attempting to install the same apps that I had originally purchased on my M3 on to my M4, and to my surprise the install would not proceed. Instead it detected I was installing on a new camera and terminated the install. Only way to proceed was to repurchase, so I bit the bullet. Maybe I did something wrong. Oh well, lesson learned.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 08:06 UTC

Has anyone tried to install previously purchased apps after upgrading their RX100, e.g from a MK3 to a MK4? Guess what, they make you buy the apps all over again.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 03:10 UTC as 25th comment | 4 replies
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Nick Brundle - Photography: If paparazzi armed with telephoto lenses have long been the scourge of the rich and famous civilian drones are fast becoming the new menace to the ordinary man on the street.

@GRUBERND, agreed. Problem is the technology is becoming more attainable, affordable and portable. Lets just hope they don't get too good at copying.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: If paparazzi armed with telephoto lenses have long been the scourge of the rich and famous civilian drones are fast becoming the new menace to the ordinary man on the street.

Calm down Alan.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: If paparazzi armed with telephoto lenses have long been the scourge of the rich and famous civilian drones are fast becoming the new menace to the ordinary man on the street.

@AlanG...calm down. I'm merely repeating concerns published by HLS. And I specifically wrote "...maybe not this one in the article" acknowledging it's diminutive size.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: If paparazzi armed with telephoto lenses have long been the scourge of the rich and famous civilian drones are fast becoming the new menace to the ordinary man on the street.

How is it a menace? Well, our forces in the middle east discovered terrorists building IEDs mounted on hobby drones. It's just a matter of time until we see something awful in the news in the US or EU. I'd say this qualifies it as a menace, maybe not this one in the article, but the larger ones are quite capable.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 18:42 UTC

These guys ever wear anything but black suits? Even casual photos of managers at work show them wearing black suits.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 20:11 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies

That fancy leather strap must be their new Optical Stabilization technology.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 21:11 UTC as 39th comment

Does it come with a hipster beard?

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 16:32 UTC as 4th comment

Hey Adobe, why not a "WifeReplace" algorithm too?!?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 22:19 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
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HRC2016: No viewfinder. Next!

@HRC2016 umm...I think YOU need a new viewfinder. LOL.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
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robbinsbox: does it definitely have touchscreen? specs say yes but...

No touchscreen is a deal breaker for me. I'm happy to hold on to my mark iv a bit longer.

@IdM photography -- if you use an up-to-date smartphone you'll see the fingerprint issue has been mitigated significantly by newer glass manufacturing technology...to the point where it's almost moot. And with so many focus points on the V, a touchscreen would be much easier to use than a joystick/wheel.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 22:09 UTC

The Siros L series looks beautifully designed and made. I think they will make a wonderful addition to those already invested in the Broncolor ecosystem, or a great option to those just entering into high end strobe work.

But as others have alluded, there doesn't appear to be anything compelling enough to make existing users of competing high end systems to cross over (?). In my case, I've already invested so much into the Profoto B1/B2 ecosystem and I love it.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 17:25 UTC as 6th comment
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nwcs: We all knew that Nik was dead when Google bought it. A few minor fixes and one project that was already nearly done when they bought it. Nothing done to further the plugins or do anything new.

It's a good bargain for those who never had it before. A lot of us moved on to newer and better tools. It's a shame... Nik had so much promise. Ironically it would have been better if Nikon had bought them. It would have been a win-win instead of a smash and grab.

What are the "newer and better tools"?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On article Profoto launches collapsible OCF Beauty Dish (33 comments in total)

Reviews of similar collapsing beauty dishes (such as Broncolor and Chimera) are very positive verses the traditional rigid/metal designs, so I'm optimistic this will be just as good.

- I wonder how the quality of light between the OCF 2' Octa Softbox differs from the OCF Beauty Dish?
- I wonder if the egg-crate grid for their OCF 2' Octa Softbox will fit on the beauty dish as well?

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 19:58 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Profoto launches collapsible OCF Beauty Dish (33 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: Looked great until you see that it doesn't come with a speedring.

Totally ridiculous, and yes it is profoto, but cmon. 175 for a 'fake' beauty dish.

+grid
+speedring

just buy a regular beauty dish.

It does come with a speedring...as long as you buy a B1 or B2 for just $2k more :o)

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 20:12 UTC

This is par for a DPReview Photo Contest...

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 18:52 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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