dmanthree

Lives in United States (USA), MA, United States
Works as a IT Security
Joined on Nov 24, 2003
About me:

Plan 9.

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No 4K, no time lapse, no AF adjust, this really does have the training wheels bolted on. No worries. Just not for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 21:03 UTC as 21st comment
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dmanthree: Wouldn't have happened if he had been shooting m4/3.

:-)

...and let that bee a lessson to yu.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 19:05 UTC
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dmanthree: Wouldn't have happened if he had been shooting m4/3.

:-)

No, he was jamming an APS-C cam, so the equivilant plunge for FF would have been 2933.33'. The m4/3 plunge would have been twice that, or 5866.67'. Let's keep this real, shall we? :-P

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 17:45 UTC

Wouldn't have happened if he had been shooting m4/3.

:-)

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On photo Junior Cheerleader in the gymnastics/tramploline/cheerleading challenge (2 comments in total)

I don't have any kids in cheerleading, but have friends who do, so I shot quite a few pix. It's expensive and time consuming, but they love it. This little girl caught my eye, so I got off a quick shot before she saw me. After that, well, she got really shy.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 15:11 UTC as 1st comment

I still have an FD88 that does work. I'm a little worried about the battery, though. Can't get any replacements, so it may be a paper weight soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 00:53 UTC as 29th comment
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HugoS316: I absolutely hated how Sony would put those brightly colored stickers all over their cameras during that time period. Even on $2,500 high end camcorders, etc. It's one of the reasons I didn't buy them.

Uh....they came off pretty easy and clean.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 00:52 UTC

Very sad. I guess the criminals in Rio see this event as a gold mine. I guess you should never set your gear down, or at least wrap the strap around your leg.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 19:23 UTC as 150th comment

No D810? Hmmm....

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 12:50 UTC as 7th comment
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dmanthree: Only a mile via wifi? DJI's Phantom 4 can be controlled up to 4 miles. Why so limited on this one?

Stefan, do I need to explain why it's nice to be able to fly farther away? And capture stills and video you couldn't normally capture? How can you not see that as an advantage?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 12:10 UTC

Only a mile via wifi? DJI's Phantom 4 can be controlled up to 4 miles. Why so limited on this one?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 23:46 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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Lea5: Do people really take this DXO thingy serious?

Apparently. I trust their sensor testing a lot more than their lens tests, though.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 22:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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Deano255: This thing is dead on arrival. Only two very expensive lenses on a proprietary lens mount. SD card tech when everyone is moving to CFast or XQD for large sensors. Best the video can do is 1080p at 60fps which is embarrassing for mirrorless. And that arrogant, exorbitant price tag. In another couple months Sony will introduce a large sensor camera with twice the specs at half the price and will leave this camera in the weeds, and any potential market will move on, except for those nostalgic for the Hassy name.

Deano, it will support legacy lenses, and will do video. Just not 4K. But really, you don't think the guys who shoot the models for SI or any other fashion photographer will be drooling over this cam? Yes, it needs more legacy lenses, but this isn't the system where you need all kinds of zooms, super teles, etc. You just need a few basic and high quality primes. I lived off a Hassy 500 C/M with three primes for years.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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Deano255: This thing is dead on arrival. Only two very expensive lenses on a proprietary lens mount. SD card tech when everyone is moving to CFast or XQD for large sensors. Best the video can do is 1080p at 60fps which is embarrassing for mirrorless. And that arrogant, exorbitant price tag. In another couple months Sony will introduce a large sensor camera with twice the specs at half the price and will leave this camera in the weeds, and any potential market will move on, except for those nostalgic for the Hassy name.

Yeah, this is NOT either a video cam or a PJ/Action cam. Sheesh...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:11 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: I am glad Hasselblad is back in the game but seriously, how hard is to create camera like this? We landed on the moon in 60's! We are applauding something that should "normal and standard." We should have more choices when it comes to mirrorless system. Japanese are holding us by the throat. And I am not changing my mind!

Funny analogy. When they landed on the moon, they were shooting with Hasselblads! Those camera bodies are still on the moon, as well. Only the film magazines made the trip home.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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Deano255: This thing is dead on arrival. Only two very expensive lenses on a proprietary lens mount. SD card tech when everyone is moving to CFast or XQD for large sensors. Best the video can do is 1080p at 60fps which is embarrassing for mirrorless. And that arrogant, exorbitant price tag. In another couple months Sony will introduce a large sensor camera with twice the specs at half the price and will leave this camera in the weeds, and any potential market will move on, except for those nostalgic for the Hassy name.

Sure, and then Sony can introduce another lens mount, another line of lenses, which is OK since their E mount collection is totally complete.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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FD: Body is great design :-)
It reminds me of my old Hassy SWC.
Never going to buy this, but hey YOU can ;-)

I had an SWC! To date, the finest ultra wide I've ever shot. I used the ground glass back for framing and focus, but man, the results were impressive.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)
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Alphoid: This camera makes me sad. Every town needs a jester. We seem to have lost ours today. At least based on the initial impressions, it's a plausible camera. From Hasselblad.

I really must say I was hoping for a rebranded Leica D-Lux (typ 109).

I agree that Hassy's "luxury" Sony efforts fell way short, but I used to shoot a Hassy 500 C/M, and back then there was nothing better. The old Hassys set the standard for mechanical cameras and image quality. It's only recently they lost their way, but this looks like they've found their way again. Good to see. I hope it handles as good as it looks and the IQ is "Hassy" again.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (803 comments in total)

OK, it has a Nikon-compatible flash shoe, but will the Nikon flashes be smart enough to be able to sync at 1/2000 without reverting to FP mode?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1190 comments in total)

Man, this thing looks nice! We'll see about usability, but they're headed in the right direction. Nice to see Hassy has fully recovered from their "luxury Sony" adventures.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 150th comment
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