usernamealreadyinuse

usernamealreadyinuse

Lives in United States Atlanta, USA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.joeboris.com
Joined on Jan 2, 2007

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Hyde is now 'in hiding'? What a creep.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 16:59 UTC as 29th comment
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usernamealreadyinuse: Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Can't wait to spend $2700 on a 2.6 lb lens from sinking ship, the SS Canon. And does it come with a 2nd card slot, luv?

Enjoy shooting your cat pics and stop trying to tell professionals what type of gear they don't need. Is that 'brief' enough for your attention span?

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 19:44 UTC
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usernamealreadyinuse: Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Can't wait to spend $2700 on a 2.6 lb lens from sinking ship, the SS Canon. And does it come with a 2nd card slot, luv?

I use whatever tool(s) best fit the job. Over 34 years those have ranged from Sinar P 8x10" & 4x5", to Hasselblad, to RZ Pro II, to Contax 645AF, to 4 generations of Nikon FF, to 3 of Canon FF digital, to 3 of Fuji APS-C, and even a couple of times a $5 plastic Diana camera shooting 120cm film. The only thing "amateur" about creating cool images when using photographic gear is possibly that person using it, but rarely the gear itself. Every type of camera at every price point is capable of making great images. The limitation is ALWAYS the photographer.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 22:32 UTC
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usernamealreadyinuse: Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Can't wait to spend $2700 on a 2.6 lb lens from sinking ship, the SS Canon. And does it come with a 2nd card slot, luv?

If you only shoot photos of your cat, then you probably don't understand the need for redundant backup when working out of helicopters, chase vehicles, truck beds, boats, or inhospitable places like swamps, mountain tops, saw mills, skyscraper construction, underground pipelines, etc., etc.. Handing camera bodies to crew for switching out memory cards is not always an option in tight situations, so the chance of ONE tiny card containing half of a $30K day's work being lost or damaged is a 'real thing'. Having 1 card in my kit while the other travels with my crew through airports, rental cars, Customs, is the best way to guarantee my clients are never told "Gee, dunno what happened coming out of Taipei. The cards somehow never made it back to the US.". Your needs may differ and that's OK, but don't think a second card slot is unimportant to those of us who've spent a career dealing with the way the world actually works in this crazy business. Talk about people being "ridiculous"... wow!

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 21:50 UTC

Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. Can't wait to spend $2700 on a 2.6 lb lens from sinking ship, the SS Canon. And does it come with a 2nd card slot, luv?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2019 at 18:28 UTC as 133rd comment | 8 replies

oh yay. 0.25MP images are SO in demand, said no one in the industry. One more attempt to hook photographers into a subscription platform that provides an ongoing revenue stream to the developers via a constant outflow of working capital from the business models of photographers.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 21:37 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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usernamealreadyinuse: Another Canon super-HiRes FF sensor that is class-lagging in its low light performance, and shoots crappy 4K implementation?
oh boy.

There are far better ways to get 4K (or 5K) resolution from a high-pixel sensor than "cropping", but Canon doesn't want to give its users the advantage of a HiRes sensor AND great 4K (as I've found with my 5D IV), so I won't be buying any future Canon gear after 14 years of digital loyalty (following 25 years of Nikon 'film' gear). Canon's loss, for not listening to its customer base and protecting its 'segmented' profit margins instead. Bu-bye.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 21:29 UTC

Another Canon super-HiRes FF sensor that is class-lagging in its low light performance, and shoots crappy 4K implementation?
oh boy.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 19:36 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
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usernamealreadyinuse: Then why did they release 'NEW' mirrorless bodies with 'warmed-over' sensors, crappy 4K implementation and just a single card slot? Oh, and that stupid 'jiggly-bar' thing that suddenly disappeared on the very latest model?

Or the terrible press it received from almost every pro reviewer.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 18:53 UTC

Then why did they release 'NEW' mirrorless bodies with 'warmed-over' sensors, crappy 4K implementation and just a single card slot? Oh, and that stupid 'jiggly-bar' thing that suddenly disappeared on the very latest model?

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2019 at 18:26 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies

What Mr. Shih and his team don't seem to understand is that most pros (and knowledgeable amateurs) always use some form of Aperture, Shutter or ISO priority Auto-Exposure whenever they're not trying to sync with strobes. So omitting a physical analog Exposure Compensation control is certainly a major design flaw. They should have had an actual 'working' photographer on their team, along with all the smartphone whizkids. Then they might have gotten an earful about that intended pricing, too! Guluk.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2019 at 20:04 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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usernamealreadyinuse: Maybe Harvard should use some of its 'student admission bribery scandal' money to pay these damages? Just a thought.
BTW, it's doubtful these enslaved family members signed Releases allowing their photographic likenesses to be sold or licensed (since they themselves were "property"), so their modern-day family members DO have the right ("legal standing") to go after Harvard. imho

Chris Noble, Harvard is "one of eleven universities caught up in the scandal" according to Wikipedia, though no staff members have been named or directly accused. Other search results list Harvard among them as well, so if they are not involved then that is a matter for the wheels of justice. I did my research before making the comment. Try doing some cursory research yourself, before accusing others?

TOlivier, if 'the current moral code has no bearing upon past acts', then why are ancient artifacts and art now being returned by major museums and institutions across the globe, to their countries of origin, even though it was perfectly 'acceptable' to pilfer them during the days of colonialism? Or is your sense of 'morality' conditional?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2019 at 20:03 UTC

Maybe Harvard should use some of its 'student admission bribery scandal' money to pay these damages? Just a thought.
BTW, it's doubtful these enslaved family members signed Releases allowing their photographic likenesses to be sold or licensed (since they themselves were "property"), so their modern-day family members DO have the right ("legal standing") to go after Harvard. imho

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2019 at 22:50 UTC as 67th comment | 8 replies
On article DPReview TV: Why waveforms are better than histograms (333 comments in total)

Interesting that Canon was not among the many manufacturers named in that listing of 'exciting new hybrid cameras out there'. I don't disagree.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 21:47 UTC as 21st comment

Great on-point article! After shooting short documentary motion capture using DSLRs since 2008, everything the author lays out in terms of 'rig-building for consistent, repeatable focus', I've been through myself. After buying the Canon 5D (II, III and) IV now with its dual pixel AF and touchscreen AF, I've finally given up on Canon and moved to another maker as a stop-gap in my filmmaking. The new Nikon Z mirrorless has caught my attention, but being intimately familiar with the Panny GH5, if Panasonic would only take this advice and run with it on their S-line, they would immediately have me as a new customer!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2019 at 00:44 UTC as 16th comment

Aside from the great-sounding tech, this is a truly dog-ugly camera body, and a low point in 'industrial design'. Not that the "S" is 'pretty', but Fuji's (three) MF bodies unfortunately exhibit none of the charm inherent in the design of their lovely, smaller X-Series siblings. imho

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2019 at 20:11 UTC as 27th comment
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usernamealreadyinuse: Nikon's Z7 flagship is 1 gen away from attracting a significant share of the mirrorless market and Canon's R never will, since they've decided to do 'just enough' to try and hold on to their dwindling DSLR user base by throwing a 4-year old sensor and another 'make-do' 4K offering into a meh-too shell. However with Sony about to roll out its global shutter for APS-C mirrorless, every other maker is quickly going to have to 'reinvent their wheel' to keep pace. "There's only so many chairs at the table, Gunny, so are you IN, or are you OUT?!?"

Canon's "pro" market share has been dwindling for 3 years. I am a current Canon pro user (since switching from Nikon film to Canon FF DSLRs in 2005). I could not wait for Nikon to get around to FF in 2005, and I cannot not wait for Canon to get around to creating a high-end mirrorless replacement for their non-state-of-the-art DSLRs in 2018. I bought into the Fuji X system in 2014 for all of my personal work and some commercial, and was waiting for Photokina 2018 to see which maker I would turn to for replacing my full Canon DSLR /"L" glass system, with their mirrorless. It unfortunately won't happen right away now, but the gen II Nikon Z7 looks like where I'll end up, once they get their AF and banding issues dealt with, and add a second card slot. Because Canon unfortunately proved once again that they are incapable of anything except 'incremental iterations', instead of innovation, as proven by their 'new' EOS-R disappointment.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 20:02 UTC
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usernamealreadyinuse: Nikon's Z7 flagship is 1 gen away from attracting a significant share of the mirrorless market and Canon's R never will, since they've decided to do 'just enough' to try and hold on to their dwindling DSLR user base by throwing a 4-year old sensor and another 'make-do' 4K offering into a meh-too shell. However with Sony about to roll out its global shutter for APS-C mirrorless, every other maker is quickly going to have to 'reinvent their wheel' to keep pace. "There's only so many chairs at the table, Gunny, so are you IN, or are you OUT?!?"

Brian you just made my point for me, thanks! A 'moderate pixel count, higher (than their current) speed and 'refined video' (NOT a x1.78 lens magnifier)' will still leave Canon years behind the competition. Think: 45MP, refined non-x1.78 4K, refined eye-AF, in-body IS, probably Global Shutter (Sony's next hybrids)... Canon has miles to go to become relevant in the mirrorless market.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 15:53 UTC
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usernamealreadyinuse: Nikon's Z7 flagship is 1 gen away from attracting a significant share of the mirrorless market and Canon's R never will, since they've decided to do 'just enough' to try and hold on to their dwindling DSLR user base by throwing a 4-year old sensor and another 'make-do' 4K offering into a meh-too shell. However with Sony about to roll out its global shutter for APS-C mirrorless, every other maker is quickly going to have to 'reinvent their wheel' to keep pace. "There's only so many chairs at the table, Gunny, so are you IN, or are you OUT?!?"

The 5D IV (which I shoot daily) sensor is an updated version of (now) 4-year old sensor architecture. It was not 'new' in the 5D IV and will be even more 'not new' when the first EOS R is shipped, sometime in the future. This creaky 31MP sensor is however, Canon's 'best and brightest' high DR offering, since their 50MP sensor (which I've rented a few times) is a great studio camera in controlled-light situations, but noisy above ISO 400, so it's not going to be inserted into Canon's upcoming 'flagship' mirrorless. Which begs the question, what are they going to stick in there so as to STILL not cannibalize their other 4K-capable offerings? Their own sensor technology is at this point 8 years behind Sony sensors used in the best offerings from other makers... so which are this clunky, 1-slot, x1.76 4K implementation, ancient sensor, meh-too, EOS R's actual competitors? Dunno, because this 'great new thing' is dead upon delivery, compared to the plethora of other market choices. imho

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2018 at 20:48 UTC

Nikon's Z7 flagship is 1 gen away from attracting a significant share of the mirrorless market and Canon's R never will, since they've decided to do 'just enough' to try and hold on to their dwindling DSLR user base by throwing a 4-year old sensor and another 'make-do' 4K offering into a meh-too shell. However with Sony about to roll out its global shutter for APS-C mirrorless, every other maker is quickly going to have to 'reinvent their wheel' to keep pace. "There's only so many chairs at the table, Gunny, so are you IN, or are you OUT?!?"

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2018 at 19:17 UTC as 127th comment | 6 replies
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