EvilTed

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On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR III review (351 comments in total)
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JayNGu: Slight correction...doesn't the Fuji X100 have a 23mm lens that is 35mm effective focal length on it's APS-C sensor?

A nice camera, but a small built in flash is a serious omission. With the electronic shutter I assume you could get very high flash sync speeds for outdoors fill-flash, like you can with the X100. I'd pass based on this...one of the best features of the X100 series.....

@cosanaphile
I have two film GR1-V bodies and a GR.
I have enough flash if I want to use it :)

On the film bodies the rear curtain flash gives a nice effect.
I could never emulate this with the digital body, so gave up...

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 01:22 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR III review (351 comments in total)
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James Bligh: There is nothing more than we already know. Just blah, blah, blah. And dpreview calls it a review? No it is not it is just a personal observation or first impression.

I'd rather listen to Chris than most of the other self-proclaimed experts on YouTube.
Most of them cannot take a decent shot to save themselves...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2019 at 01:52 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR III review (351 comments in total)
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setmajer: Screw you and the horse you rode in on. Now I want one to replace my GR.

Na, keep the GR for the flash :)

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2019 at 01:51 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR III review (351 comments in total)
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P10004K: My full frame Sony a7r with 35mm Zeiss lens is not much larger.
https://live.staticflickr.com/7912/47599458241_12ecd71405_b.jpg

You're joking, right?

I own an A7r III and 2x A9s, but they are not very useful for street photography. At least not the stealthy, in close, one-handed shots that the GR excels at.

Different tools for different jobs...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2019 at 01:50 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR III review (351 comments in total)
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JayNGu: Slight correction...doesn't the Fuji X100 have a 23mm lens that is 35mm effective focal length on it's APS-C sensor?

A nice camera, but a small built in flash is a serious omission. With the electronic shutter I assume you could get very high flash sync speeds for outdoors fill-flash, like you can with the X100. I'd pass based on this...one of the best features of the X100 series.....

I've shot with a Ricoh GR on the street since it came out.
For my style of street, there is no comparison.
Not Leica, not Fuji, Not Sony. I've owned all of them.

The flash I have used maybe twice, so removing it and the dreadful exposure compensation rocker switch were to plusses in my book :)

The battery life decreasing is the biggest issue, but I shoot with the screen off and will turn off IS, so I'm hoping it's not as bad as people make out...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2019 at 01:38 UTC
On article The best lenses for Sony mirrorless cameras (234 comments in total)
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milkod2001: Can anybody who used Sony 70-200 f4 and 2.8GM advise me if 2.8GM is worth it? I understand f4 is cheaper, lighter but does it have the same pleasing rendering?

Can't decide which to get.

F4 breaks in half pretty easily, so be careful with it.
Nice and light lens though.

F2.8 GM is not pro built.
I dropped mine mounted to a camera from hip height onto a playing field (grass).
Tweaked the flimsy 1.2mm aluminum plate that the bayonet mounts too.

$700 to repair it :(

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 06:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1596 comments in total)
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Gordon7373: Removing the dedicated exposure compensation dial is an absolute deal breaker for me. Any serious photographer would realize just how important this dial is.
I intended to buy one but now I'm not!
I will wait for the rumored X-T3 and just hope the dial remains.....

It is useless in manual mode, which is how I shoot...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 00:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1596 comments in total)
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Gordon7373: Removing the dedicated exposure compensation dial is an absolute deal breaker for me. Any serious photographer would realize just how important this dial is.
I intended to buy one but now I'm not!
I will wait for the rumored X-T3 and just hope the dial remains.....

Not.
Most serious photographers use AE bracketing...

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 15:26 UTC
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(unknown member): I've no issue with this, I'd do the same, it's just a travel photo. Where I draw the line are photos that change reality, and the biggest problem here are photo journalists who manufacture a photo that does not represent the actual situation, and in doing so cause people (who put pressure on governments) to react the wrong way. It's reached a stage where I distrust any image I see in the media, especially from the world conflicts.

Well, as a travel photographer that never ever stages anything and relies on my eye and speed at interpreting the scene, it matters to me.

Anyone who has to cheat knows deep down that they have no skill.
I could name names, but what's the point.
If they don't know the difference between cheating and skill, then I feel sorry for them...

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 03:54 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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Georgeee: A great camera. Interesting to see that even a slight more substantial grip is so welcomed by so many, still no enough for many. I think a minor change will make a lot more people happy. Here is my suggestion on the grip, once for all:
--2mm more to the right of the mount so it will not touch fingers for big lens. Reduce 2mm from the left side if Sony insists on the total width.
--2-3mm taller on the right shoulder, left shoulder can remain and they do not have to remain the same height. This DOES NOT change the overall height of the camera on the spec. My pinky finger will be a lot happier. Some people say "add a grip extender". That's a workaround, not the idea solution. This change will be easiest of all.

You can add the optional pinkie grip.
Did you try this?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 23:28 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Brilliant camera but I'm let down by the ergonomics - I had a rental and since I'm left-eyed, using the joystick painfully jammed my right thumb against my nose, and even my moderate sized hands couldn't completely hold the grip meaning my right pinky kept falling under the camera. Disappointing because otherwise, what a wonderful camera.

Yeah, the AF-ON is in the completely wrong place anyway, and even worse if you are left-eyed.
I find it very awkward and painful to shoot my A9s and now A7r III for very long, holding in the AF-ON button.
I wish I would toggle it on :)

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 06:25 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)

Crop mode cannot be switched to while clearing the buffer either.
It's not just still to video that is crippled in this manner.

Assign a button to enable crop mode, shoot a few frames at high speed, immediately try to switch to crop mode = black message = fail :(

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 06:23 UTC as 56th comment
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)

@DPREVIEW
A well balanced review that highlights the warts as well as the beauty spots :)
Good job!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 18:36 UTC as 197th comment
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EvilTed: It took a trip to Vietnam in 2012 for me to move away from Leica.
I had an M3, M7, M 240 and M Monochrome.
I also had some of their best lenses.

I bought into the brand and enjoyed using it a lot BUT when I needed to shoot in really low light, I discovered that all Leica's SUCK :(
Even with a 50 and 35 Lux @ F1.4, the M was lucky if it could shoot above ISO 1600 without getting noisy.

On the street, Leica's require hyper-focal focusing in order to get a shot, but paying $4500 for a 28mm Cron, that is at it's best wide-open, seemed a waste of money if shot @ F8.

You have a slow, manual focus experience that is good for... things that are standing still in good light.
The 90 Cron is still one of my favorite rendering lenses, but it's a crippled system IMHO.
I moved to Sony with an A7s and was blown away by its low light ability.

As for Leica holding it's value second hand? That's simply a myth, unless you are selling mint vintage pieces.

@HowaboutRAW

I've owned A7s, A7s II, D4 and D5 and the same time and tested them against each other with the fastest glass in low light.
The D5 is the best but the A7s II is a close second.
The A9 I own now is as good as the D5.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 05:20 UTC
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EvilTed: It took a trip to Vietnam in 2012 for me to move away from Leica.
I had an M3, M7, M 240 and M Monochrome.
I also had some of their best lenses.

I bought into the brand and enjoyed using it a lot BUT when I needed to shoot in really low light, I discovered that all Leica's SUCK :(
Even with a 50 and 35 Lux @ F1.4, the M was lucky if it could shoot above ISO 1600 without getting noisy.

On the street, Leica's require hyper-focal focusing in order to get a shot, but paying $4500 for a 28mm Cron, that is at it's best wide-open, seemed a waste of money if shot @ F8.

You have a slow, manual focus experience that is good for... things that are standing still in good light.
The 90 Cron is still one of my favorite rendering lenses, but it's a crippled system IMHO.
I moved to Sony with an A7s and was blown away by its low light ability.

As for Leica holding it's value second hand? That's simply a myth, unless you are selling mint vintage pieces.

@Darkroom_Fine_Art_Pro
I see, because I say your toy is crap, it's my inability to use it?
LOL, whatever, keep dreaming :)
Compared to a high ISO capable camera, such as a Sony A7s, the Leica is in a different league. You can be in denial all you want but the difference is really night and day :)

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 04:50 UTC

It took a trip to Vietnam in 2012 for me to move away from Leica.
I had an M3, M7, M 240 and M Monochrome.
I also had some of their best lenses.

I bought into the brand and enjoyed using it a lot BUT when I needed to shoot in really low light, I discovered that all Leica's SUCK :(
Even with a 50 and 35 Lux @ F1.4, the M was lucky if it could shoot above ISO 1600 without getting noisy.

On the street, Leica's require hyper-focal focusing in order to get a shot, but paying $4500 for a 28mm Cron, that is at it's best wide-open, seemed a waste of money if shot @ F8.

You have a slow, manual focus experience that is good for... things that are standing still in good light.
The 90 Cron is still one of my favorite rendering lenses, but it's a crippled system IMHO.
I moved to Sony with an A7s and was blown away by its low light ability.

As for Leica holding it's value second hand? That's simply a myth, unless you are selling mint vintage pieces.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 01:33 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (612 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: Weathersealing is missing. Otherwise I would really consider finally switching.

@Nicolas Alexander Otto
Sadly there are no good AF lens adapters for Nikon.
You are only going to be able to use MF ones.

I kept my Novoflex so I can shoot my AI-S lenses when I get the urge.
The 50mm F1.2 is a great combination with the A7s II.
I've yet to try it on the A9.

Novoflex are precision engineered and expensive.
You can pay $200 for one or $14 for a cheap equivalent from Ebay...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (612 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: Weathersealing is missing. Otherwise I would really consider finally switching.

@photo graphic

I shot for most of January 2017 in Tibet in sub-zero temperatures with a pair of A7r II's.
Battery life was better than expected in the extreme cold (average mornings were -15C but depending upon altitude would drop to -25C or colder).

One of the A7r II's shut down completely photographing in front of Mount Everest from the Base Camp and that was cold enough to give pain in exposed flesh.

I also got completely drenched in freezing salt water photographing water bursting and freezing on impact on the shore of Nam Tso Lake @4700m.

I stopped shooting immediately and made it back to a tea house where I washed everything down with bottled water.
No issues with either cameras or lenses.

I photographed in tea houses that were so thick with smoke you couldn't breath (from a mixture of wood and Yak dung) again, without issues.

I sold my D5, D4s and D500 over the next 6 months upon returning and replaced them with a pair of A9s.

I pre-ordered an A7r III :)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 00:07 UTC
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Franglais91: A NAS is a shoebox attached that you stick in a corner somewhere attached to your home/office network that you use to hold your files fairly securely i.e. if a disk goes down then you don't lose your files because there's another disk that has a copy of the data.
- It's like the Cloud except that access speeds and volumes are much greater/faster than the Cloud
- Like the Cloud it's NOT a backup solution. If you delete a file by mistake it's gone

I have one SYNOLOGY NAS for my precious data and another one to backup the first NAS. Plus I also have a second backup of the NAS on external hard drives stored in a facility 50km away which I refresh every 3 months (I live next to an air base with helicopters overflying every day)

Finally someone who understands data protection correctly.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 03:21 UTC

@panther fan

Snapshots don't do anything if the hardware fails.
Repeat after me, RAID is NOT backup.
You need 3 copies of your data, with one of them being offsite ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 03:21 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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