DSLRShutterBug

DSLRShutterBug

Lives in United States NY, United States
Works as a Wedding Photographer
Joined on Oct 1, 2012

Comments

Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7
In reply to:

Kevin Fitzsimons: Three triple A batteries in the Commander Air? Really? Why couldn't you make it two AA's and save having to have two different sized batteries? Terrible. Looks like a neat system though. Hopefully they'll add Fuji to the mix.

It takes 2 not 3

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
In reply to:

JohnKasko: I just received the Sony version and so far I am very impressed. I'm not a casual shooter but a full time professional since 1982 - I love the simplicity, the design and the flash (in my brief tests) is performing perfectly.

I think everyone has gotten a bad piece of equipment now and again so I don't base my purchases on a handful of bad experiences. This is my first go at Nissin and the quality is on par with my Nikon SB-900s without question. Now only time will tell with a few hundred jobs having the final say.

Anyone can attest to the long term durability of the Di700 or Nissin speedlights in general? I typically shoot weddings with 2 Nikon SB-7000 and they can take a beating. Only reason I got the Di700 is I wanted a more powerful speedlight and the ttl controller is really nice to have. I am cautious though to see if the Nissin will hold up to long term professional use. I'd like to ditch my old speedlights and pick up another 1 or 2 Nissin speedlights. Thoughts anyone?

Photographer at https://www.mickealphoto.com/

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (659 comments in total)

A real world side by side test against the Sony A7Rii would tell us a lot. Personally I am excited about this camera but I am going to remain a bit skeptical until we see some real world testing. They will have one tough time beating the dynamic range of the D810. Building a new camera is a major balancing act and ISO performance can come at the expense of dynamic range and vice versa. How much DR - ISO balance will this camera have, and how well the raw files handle will determine if I will pick it up. Also I'm not sure if I will require 45MP for all my work, it seems a bit overkill unless you are a landscape or commercial photographer. Those massive file sizes will probably clog up my workflow as a wedding photographer. I know they have options to shoot at lower resolution but how will those raw files handle? Photographer at https://www.mickealphoto.com/

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 13:41 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (659 comments in total)
In reply to:

WillWeaverRVA: I'm surprised there wasn't a comparison to the Sony A9. ;)

I think a better comparison would be with the A7rii

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 13:37 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2104 comments in total)

Personally I am excited about this camera but I am going to remain a bit skeptical until we see some real world testing. They will have one tough time beating the dynamic range of the D810. Building a new camera is a major balancing act and ISO performance can come at the expense of dynamic range and vice versa. How much DR - ISO balance will this camera have, and how well the raw files handle will determine if I will pick it up. Also I'm not sure if I will require 45MP for all my work, it seems a bit overkill unless you are a landscape or commercial photographer. Those massive file sizes will probably clog up my workflow as a wedding photographer. I know they have options to shoot at lower resolution but how will those raw files handle? Photographer at https://www.mickealphoto.com/

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 13:36 UTC as 321st comment | 3 replies

No doubt its a great camera but this is not gonna happen, this totally leaves out flash photography which is the single biggest deal breaker. Also, the fact that you'd have to go through several hundred thousand frames to pick out stills is gonna be madness, not to mention the insane amount of storage you'd need for raw. On a final note I'm sure DSLR are more specialized for stills and will produce much better raw files with better dynamic range.
Photographer at https://www.mickealphoto.com/

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 15:12 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (2001 comments in total)

Its a phenomenal camera and I use it professionally for wedding photography. It has probably the best low light focusing capabilities on the market. I do have some pet peeves about the body. You can read my full review here if you like: http://www.mickealphoto.com/photography-blog/2016/9/25/is-the-nikon-d750-the-new-dream-wedding-photographers-camera-d750-vs-d810-vs-d610

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 77th comment
Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7