larrytusaz

Lives in United States Tucson, United States
Works as a Database Design
Has a website at http://bit.ly/1DT7VSN
Joined on Aug 20, 2005
About me:

Equipment:
Nikon D3300
18-55mm VR II
50mm 1.8 AF-S G
Sony NEX-3n
16-50PZ
Canon 450D
18-55 EF-S
Nikon 1 J1, 10-30VR

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I support this. To that end I also support them in tools. I absolutely cannot stand it when you go to fix something or take it apart etc and it uses blasted "Allen" screws and you have no drivers or bits etc for it. Then you also have "slot" screws and Philips Head.

While they're at it make them stop making debit card machines where some say Ok Cancel others say Cancel Ok. Make up your mind. It's ridiculous. Your "muscle memory" causes you to get used to one way then someone switches it around and you press the wrong one by accident. I swear the only reason they do such things is just to be a pain in the butt.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 19:04 UTC as 26th comment

Sheeple I swear. Apple could come out with an iToilet this year and people would swear that Apple invented the commode and that in 2020 and prior we were all using outhouses.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 16:54 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies

Any reason to consider this if you were considering the 50mm 1.8S? It's smaller and less expensive, but I would assume less excellent optically?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 01:36 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On article Sample gallery: Nikon Z fc (89 comments in total)

I just returned from a vacation in the Ozarks with its beautiful scenery and my Z50 kit in tow. I don't know that I could ever use the ZFC in the same situation, the hand grip on the Z50 is insanely good and the Z FC doesn't have one. It would have to have an insanely good aftermarket grip available. Also, to me, an ISO dial on the left isn't as convenient in actual use as the button+dial setup of the Z50.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 16:31 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

For me, mirrorless vs DSLR, mirrorless wins because of AF coverage. With portraits, I got tired of so many shots being out of focus because the subject's eye was somewhere other than dead center. It's ridiculous how with DSLRs they concentrate so many AF sensors in the middle. Spread them around. If you supposedly can't, then you have reason #1 as to why I'll never own an SLR ever again.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 15:31 UTC as 3rd comment
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alanpuzey: Why bother when there are so many excellent camera-phones about. The future is here and always with you.

If you're too lazy to "lug" around a Sony RX100, you have no business calling yourself a photographer. Real photographers use real cameras. Lazy pretenders use iPhony cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2021 at 15:27 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV review (931 comments in total)

I had a Nikon Z50 since last September but this interests me. Prior to the Z50 I had the EM10 II and liked it, other than it having the older sensor. A previous Nikon DSLR shooter I got the Z50 but just haven't been able to fully jive with it. For landscapes the level gauge gets all in my way whereas the Olympus puts it outside the framing area so it doesn't clutter up your view. For portraits you have no image stabilization and a lot of my portaits end up blurry unless I shoot at like 1/250 second. I can get away with 1/60 easy with Olympus, plus the 45mm is actually small.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 18:24 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: $3,500 for 12 megapixels. I don't get it. Somebody help me out here. If it is all about video, then why not just buy a video camera?

Maybe they did, I don't know nor care. As for me, I see it as a "dumbing down for the masses," all those people who used to say "my Kodak can do video, why can't a Nikon or Canon DSLR that costs so much?" In those days, enthusiasts & such would scoff at such a remark as something only a two bit Schuster would say. Anyone who knew & practiced photography back then hardly considered it worthy of their time to explain to a Kodak soccer mom type why their teeny puny camera could record video but an SLR couldn't. It was an accepted and understood practice, until the Nikon D90 and Canon 5D Mark II. To me that's catering to the masses. I don't accept things changing, to me they should stay that way for all time purely for the sake of staying that way for all time no matter anything else at all. If that makes me a "Luddite stuck in the past" so be it, I don't care.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2021 at 17:03 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: $3,500 for 12 megapixels. I don't get it. Somebody help me out here. If it is all about video, then why not just buy a video camera?

I'm a person who understands what photography is and doesn't care to see it corrupted and mocked. Having photographers turn into YouTube clip creators is a mockery to me. It is disrespectful to tradition. Yes things change, but it doesn't mean you have to agree with it.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2021 at 13:40 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: $3,500 for 12 megapixels. I don't get it. Somebody help me out here. If it is all about video, then why not just buy a video camera?

The point is I don't EXPECT my plumber to do electrical work. If he does plumbing only and I have to hire an electrician for electrical work, I accept that. I liked it better when it was the same here, when photography and videography were separate.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2021 at 04:15 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: $3,500 for 12 megapixels. I don't get it. Somebody help me out here. If it is all about video, then why not just buy a video camera?

Maybe, but still, what is with people demanding that such a camera also can record video and do it well? Why can't it be "I'm a photographer (or videographer), period" vs your being expected to do both and both well? That should've never changed. As I said, I don't expect my plumber to fix my electricity.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 18:25 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
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Mach Schnell: $3,500 for 12 megapixels. I don't get it. Somebody help me out here. If it is all about video, then why not just buy a video camera?

Clients now demand it when they used to understand the concept of someone being something of a specialist in one vs the other. It makes me glad I do this as a hobby. Buttons being hard mapped to video functions unable to be remapped to a more useful function like, say, ISO or WB. The way when they review a camera they ding it if its video isn't good enough for them, even if it's primarily a stills camera anyway.

The first one especially bothers me. I don't expect my electrician to fix my plumbing. I hire a plumber to fix my pipes, an electrician to fix my wires.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 16:50 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mach Schnell: $3,500 for 12 megapixels. I don't get it. Somebody help me out here. If it is all about video, then why not just buy a video camera?

The question is, do they have video only cameras? If so, why don't they have photos only cameras? I don't mind video cameras existing, but I'm tired of video being crammed down my throat when I'm into photos only. I like the days pre Nikon D90, when you'd been laughed out of the room for suggesting that an SLR should be able to shoot YouTube clips. I like it better that way.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 14:01 UTC
On article Sony a7S III review (2788 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mach Schnell: $3,500 for 12 megapixels. I don't get it. Somebody help me out here. If it is all about video, then why not just buy a video camera?

The thing to me is this: if they can make a camera that is basically video-only, why don't they also make a camera that is basically stills-only? To me that's wrong. Plenty of people don't care for video just as plenty don't care about photos.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2021 at 05:12 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2021 (1519 comments in total)

Sony loses if you talk about their 16-50 kit lens. Yes sticking with only the kit is kind of silly BUT in fact a well designed kit lens does well for landscapes. Nikon's 16-50 tests out way better than Sony's while being small, a key mirrorless trait, and affordable. Also I don't consider adapted MF lenses relevant, mirrorless offers full AF coverage not just the center as SLRs do, last thing I'd want would be MF.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2020 at 19:03 UTC as 68th comment

As a hobbyist Z50 user getting by with using the 50mm 1.8G via the FTZ, this is good news if it performs well optically.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2020 at 15:57 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

For the past yr I had an Olympus EM10 2 with Panasonic 12-32 which I only paid $175 for, and enjoyed it. I added the Olympus 45mm 1.8 for portraits. It was a great setup. However I sold it all a month ago and got a Nikon Z50. Besides the sensor improvements, I also didn't want to be at a dead end in light of this.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2020 at 18:37 UTC as 38th comment
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larrytusaz: If you're in public in most countries like the USA, you have no right to the expectation of privacy. It's the law, and it's not wrong.

See how easy that is?

They can't use your image for commerical purposes, but they can most certainly use it for artistic expression or documentary purposes.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2020 at 18:30 UTC

If you're in public in most countries like the USA, you have no right to the expectation of privacy. It's the law, and it's not wrong.

See how easy that is?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2020 at 14:13 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Utterly ridiculous. Where does this idea come from that parents control their kid's image that absolutely? They're being ridiculous and paranoid. Thank goodness I live in the USA where this wouldn't happen.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2020 at 03:09 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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