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:
Sony NEX-6
16-50PZ
50mm 1.8 OSS

Nikon 1 J1, 10-30VR

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On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (370 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: I picked up a Nikon D5000/18-55mm kit for only $175 around two weeks ago, it even included a portrait grip, 2 spare batteries, a Toshiba case and a 4G card. It would totally blast any of these to pieces. Yes it's large--so? When you care about quality, you only use the good stuff, not the stuff the Kodak/Polaroid crowd is using. Besides, if you can't deal with an SLR, there's always a Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX100, or the Sony NEX-6 which I also have and which, with Wi-Fi, can beam your images to a device for instant sharing, if that really matters so much.

It would seem to me that it would be a good thing for one to recognize an SLR's superior image quality and possess the dedication to almost always have it on them, or at least an RX100 type of camera.

Certainly these are plenty for the selfie crowd, absolutely, but for an aspiring hobbyist, you get the good stuff and make sure to have it with you.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 01:03 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (370 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: I picked up a Nikon D5000/18-55mm kit for only $175 around two weeks ago, it even included a portrait grip, 2 spare batteries, a Toshiba case and a 4G card. It would totally blast any of these to pieces. Yes it's large--so? When you care about quality, you only use the good stuff, not the stuff the Kodak/Polaroid crowd is using. Besides, if you can't deal with an SLR, there's always a Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX100, or the Sony NEX-6 which I also have and which, with Wi-Fi, can beam your images to a device for instant sharing, if that really matters so much.

Exactly (brownie314). I'm well aware of what other things smartphones can do, I have a 6" one in fact. However I still take a camera of some sort with me practically always because its image quality is superior. Instant uploading won't matter when you're looking at them later, whereas the better quality will.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
On article DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras (370 comments in total)

I picked up a Nikon D5000/18-55mm kit for only $175 around two weeks ago, it even included a portrait grip, 2 spare batteries, a Toshiba case and a 4G card. It would totally blast any of these to pieces. Yes it's large--so? When you care about quality, you only use the good stuff, not the stuff the Kodak/Polaroid crowd is using. Besides, if you can't deal with an SLR, there's always a Sony RX100 or Panasonic LX100, or the Sony NEX-6 which I also have and which, with Wi-Fi, can beam your images to a device for instant sharing, if that really matters so much.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 17:39 UTC as 84th comment | 14 replies

McDonald's sells more hamburgers than the local place which makes fresh hamburgers, but that hardly means that McDonald's hamburgers are better. It just means some people are either lazy, in a hurry, or have no taste.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 07:18 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
On article Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review (206 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: No thank you. I have an NEX-6 that would just smoke this thing (and via Wi-Fi can still share quickly), and if I needed something really small I could always get an RX100. These sorts of cameras remind me of the junky Polaroid SX-70 candy cameras of yesteryear, I didn't care for those either.

My opinion is real photographers would NEVER use their fruit-phone camera. That's my opinion, and it's not changing. Get over THAT

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 17:22 UTC
On article Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review (206 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: No thank you. I have an NEX-6 that would just smoke this thing (and via Wi-Fi can still share quickly), and if I needed something really small I could always get an RX100. These sorts of cameras remind me of the junky Polaroid SX-70 candy cameras of yesteryear, I didn't care for those either.

"Anything" meaning that use use its built-in camera when real cameras are readily at your disposal. "Real camera" is defined as being a camera that doesn't mutate or moonlight as a platform for playing Angry Birds. By that definition, a Nikon 1 is definitely a real camera. (Then again, so is a Coolpix, so that definition could probably use more refining.)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On article Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review (206 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: No thank you. I have an NEX-6 that would just smoke this thing (and via Wi-Fi can still share quickly), and if I needed something really small I could always get an RX100. These sorts of cameras remind me of the junky Polaroid SX-70 candy cameras of yesteryear, I didn't care for those either.

If you use a "fruit phone" as a deliberate choice for ANYTHING, then right there, automatically, by my definition,-you are not a professional photographer, REGARDLESS of your portfolio. Those are the actions of a con artist, or at least someone with no taste. What's so hard about "lugging" around something like a Sony RX100. What kind of an attitude is that, are you kidding me? Anyone with any sense of decency and even the most remote amount of a work ethic has to be laughing hysterically at that notion.

I'm not even a pro, yet I have the decency and the taste to carry at least a Nikon 1-series EVERYWHERE I GO. I would sooner jump in an active volcano before Ieft the house without a camera in tow. It's not hard, and I'm not lazy like that, acting like doing such is just SUCH a hardship. Come on.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 06:54 UTC
On article FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available (151 comments in total)

There's no need to spend the time and money on this. I can summarize it easily--buy a dedicated video camera. Done.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 14:56 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review (206 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: No thank you. I have an NEX-6 that would just smoke this thing (and via Wi-Fi can still share quickly), and if I needed something really small I could always get an RX100. These sorts of cameras remind me of the junky Polaroid SX-70 candy cameras of yesteryear, I didn't care for those either.

Yes, different people draw the line at different places. That's because some people clearly have no sense of taste. You can say you like Kool-Aid better than real grape juice--you have that right, but I still say it's poor taste. Someone calling themselves a "photographer" but using a fruit phone's camera by choice--same thing, as is a newspaper firing photographers who actually know what they're doing, not that it would be the first time a business took the cheap way out & excellence suffered because of it.

Like I said, if it were up to me--it isn't, but regardless--professional photography would be a licensed endeavor, just like being a doctor or attorney is. It would be REQUIRED by the licensing committee that you NEVER use a camera phone for any shoots. Break this requirement--wham, your license to practice pro photography is revoked. Pro photography is supposed to be a totally separate world from the world of teeny-boppers taking selfies with a Polaroid-quality toy. Please.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On article Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review (206 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: No thank you. I have an NEX-6 that would just smoke this thing (and via Wi-Fi can still share quickly), and if I needed something really small I could always get an RX100. These sorts of cameras remind me of the junky Polaroid SX-70 candy cameras of yesteryear, I didn't care for those either.

One may say it's "apples and oranges," but I don't see a legion of golfers practicing their craft with broomsticks, or even "laymen" grade golf clubs. They want the BEST for what they do, because in being the best you not only have to have the best skill, but it's only natural to want the best equipment as your toolkit.

The same goes with basketball players and the shoes they wear, baseball players and what sorts of bats and gloves they purchase, cyclists and the bicycles they acquire, and you sure as heck don't see someone participating on the racetrack using a "stock" Toyota Prius.

The same goes here. You want to call yourself the best, USE the best tool available for the job. OK, I can understand not toting a 4x6 view camera everywhere, or using a Nikon D3300 instead of a D4s, or heck, using an RX100 instead of an A7, but come on, you've got to draw the line somewhere.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
On article Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review (206 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: No thank you. I have an NEX-6 that would just smoke this thing (and via Wi-Fi can still share quickly), and if I needed something really small I could always get an RX100. These sorts of cameras remind me of the junky Polaroid SX-70 candy cameras of yesteryear, I didn't care for those either.

I agree with IcyPepsi. No phone can replace an SLR or mirrorless etc for people who actually CARE. Show up for my daughter's wedding using a smartphone as a camera while calling yourself a professional and I will personally throw you out on your butt.

Yes smartphones have replaced the Powershots and Cybershots of the world, yes, but we're talking about Polaroid and Instamatic types for the masses who think Spaghettios is the same thing as real spaghetti served in a bistro. That's fine if that's all you want, but enthusiasts are supposed to strive for excellence.

In fact, I think pro photography should be licensed & usage of a real camera should be one of the stipulations for being able to practice your craft professionally. Use a phone--license revoked. I'm totally serious.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 16:36 UTC
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