CTaylorTX

Joined on Dec 8, 2011

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On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Why no raws?

Is it the purest reason that iOS 11 doesn't capture them but an additional application can work with iOS11 to caputure raws?

DPR posted raws from the last iPhone iteration, they were kind of terrible above ISO 400.

If Apple offers RAW access and control directly on the native shooting controls, two things - 1) a vast majority of owners will never use it, and (more importantly) 2) they will make less money from the sales of third-party camera and processing apps. It's all about the $$$

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 18:56 UTC

I am NOT a frequent user of UWA lenses, although I do own a Panasonic 7-14 for infrequent use on my GH4. That said, the Sigma Art 14mm images at f/1.8 are a pleasant surprise to me - the addition of bokeh to UWA-shot images is unexpectes and in some cases quite pleasing. Will I be buying the 14mm Art? At that price, no, even though I have no quibble with the pricing itself.

Well done, Sigma!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 9th comment
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CTaylorTX: The graph title is "Camera Production by Type" Is this supposed to be world wide production or sales?

I'm calling "BS" on this one. Look more closely at the 2012 graph bar. The entire DSLR + Mirrorless category totals ONLY 20,000 units. World wide? Say, what?

Heck, LensRentals.com ALONE probably carries over 200 new bodies in a given year, which would be 1%. I am not buying it unless I see more complete data.

Ah, ok, when viewed on a phone screen, I did not see that. Thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
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princewolf: I will always frown upon users who prefer smartphones over proper cameras...just like other older folk frowning upon me for using digital :)))

Esquilo - the bear eating a deer photo with a cell phone is simple. Attach the phone to a spotting scope and achieve results at 1000mm to 2500mm focal length, and they are of publishable quality. Google "phone scoping".

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 20:03 UTC

The graph title is "Camera Production by Type" Is this supposed to be world wide production or sales?

I'm calling "BS" on this one. Look more closely at the 2012 graph bar. The entire DSLR + Mirrorless category totals ONLY 20,000 units. World wide? Say, what?

Heck, LensRentals.com ALONE probably carries over 200 new bodies in a given year, which would be 1%. I am not buying it unless I see more complete data.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 23:02 UTC as 112th comment | 4 replies
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I used to be a small phone guy, but my wife got a 6S.... I got a 5.5" Asus and I can't look back. The real estate is amazing. I think Apple users were so conditioned to the tiny phones they never got to see how good a bigger phone could be.

Cargo pants - the front leg pocket is perfect for my 6 Plus. I will get my 7 Plus in March.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 07:46 UTC

Bravo, Damien, for writing an essay that is a well thought out evaluation of Canon's lack of presence in the CSC camera market, and not just a puff-piece that parrots the company marketing line! I do not see your article as an attack on Canon as much as an evaluation of what Canon MIGHT have done in the early days of the CSC market, and where they would have been had they jumped on board. An interesting thought - how different would the CSC / Mirrorless Market be today if either Canon or Nikon had come out with a DSLR with no reflex-mirror system but sporting a big, bright EVF instead?

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:49 UTC as 136th comment | 1 reply
On article Celebrities who love photography (65 comments in total)

The professional wrestler "Killer" Kowalski was a remarkable portraitist. Some of his studio shots of fellow wrestlers are legendary within the sport.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 15:43 UTC as 16th comment

A very interesting topic. Yes, the link to an old favorite camera is strong. In that light, I just want to comment that the plaster Nikkormats depicted are actually FTn models, as that model featured the addition of the sculptured plastic tip of the film advance lever. The earlier FT had only the flat metal lever. My first camera was, of course, a Nikkormat FTn.....

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 15:10 UTC as 14th comment
On article Sony SLT-A37 Hands-on Preview (50 comments in total)
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mannyr: But does it have overheating problems??
I had to sell my A33 because it would overheat after about 30 minutes of being continuously on - not even video, just stills.
No good when you are shooting a concert or performance for business.
If that's fixed, I would reconsider an SLT - very good camera except for that deal killer.

Why were you using their entry-level camera for "business" in the first place? It was probably never designed to be used that way, and thus the overheating problem.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2012 at 12:19 UTC
On article CIPA starts to report growing mirrorless sales (191 comments in total)
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photo nuts: I want to see a mirrorless full frame camera. I can't wait to buy one. :)

But please.... give us the lenses too.

I would love to know the percentage of people on these forums that discount the modern EVF cameras (1.4 million pixel display or better) and yet have never shot a photo with one. Having owned a Nikon Ftn Photomic in the 70s and a progression of 35mm SLRs and then D-SLRs, I can state in no uncertain terms that being able to preview with a detailed EVF your exposure, white balance, focusing, and even watch a live histogram BEFORE you push the shutter button is a total game-changer. Not only CAN an EVF full-frame pro camera be made, it's inevitable. The only question is - who gets there first?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 03:36 UTC
On article Mirrorless Roundup 2011 (426 comments in total)
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emircruz: imho, what these current crop of mirrorless cams aren't for:

i-cant-live-without-an-ovf shooter: nope the evf doesnt feel the same
bokeh junkies: mostly because of the of the crop factor
action shooters: most of these do cdaf are very good with c-af

without the mirror, the main advantage really is the size. So if you want dslr quality (comparing to apsc and 43) in a smaller package this is for you. ie for m43: one camera and pocketful of primes.

I disagree with Point 1 - Having shot Nikon Ftn Photomic in the 70s, a string of 80s 35mm SLRs, and having used many of the D-SLRs from the original D-Rebel to the current Nikons and Pentaxes (I have not had the opportunity to use the Sony Alpha hybrid-mirror cameras), the current OVFs do not come close to rivaling those from the film-era.

I bought an Olympus E-P2 and its EVF because it gives acceptable control over manual focusing accuracy (I do digiscoping at focal lengths approaching 3000mm) and introduces total control over exposure and WB before I push the shutter button. The ability to see the results of the shot without having to take my eye from the EVF is a bonus.

I am looking forward to seeing the Sony 2.4m OLED EVF. We might only need one more generation of EVF development to reach the point where OVF cameras go to the same place that 35mm film resides.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 14:49 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 (182 comments in total)
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Canon20Duser: I have the S100. Any way I can tell if the lens is decentered?

Simply put, yes. I would be surprised if Canon20DUser bought the S100 as a replacement for the 20D in all things photographic. Decked Out is perfectly happy with his S100 for regular shooting, and uses his 1Ds MkII Pro D-SLR when the results matter. That should be enough recommendation.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 22:36 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Canon PowerShot S100 (182 comments in total)
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Canon20Duser: I have the S100. Any way I can tell if the lens is decentered?

If you cannot tell right now, and you were happy with your images before reading this article, what does it matter? See the reply above from Decked Out Digital.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 15:48 UTC
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