Robert Holloway

Robert Holloway

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Dog rescue
Joined on Jul 4, 2001
About me:

Sony a6000
Zeiss 35/2.8, Zeiss 55/1.8, Rokinon 14/2.8, Sony 55-200/4.5

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Big logo on the outside says steal me. I used to have a Canon 300/2.8 and the case said Canon 300/2.8 on the outside! I would never buy a case that had branding like this, no matter how good it was.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 08:15 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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Bach Photo: The "Which one should I buy" is rather narrow viewed. I judge a camera by the supporting system as much as I do the camera it's self. Sony is lacking in three main areas: Native lens, flash system support (both native and aftermarket) and last but the most important is battery life. Is the Sony a great camera? You bet. The best choice for my needs? No.

As an ex Canon shooter, unless you're shooting birds, pro sports, you're covered. The options available for off camera flash are now more than almost anyone could need. Battery life argument is a joke. people going on about that never shot film. It takes me less than 30 seconds to change a battery every 300+ shots. Bottom line is that Dynamic range, detail and AF performance all kill my old 5D system. And yes, Zeiss/Sony glass is at least as good as L glass IMHO.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 15:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)
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Robert Holloway: Wow some people here must lead sad and miserable lives. I'm a Sony shooter, ex Canon and loved this short film. Photography is one part gear, another part skill, another technique and another about getting out and living and capturing beauty. DPR is a gear site for sure, but to see these adventures into othe areas is most welcome. What's more Barney, you're an excellent host. Thank you and more please. I could care less about which camera is used or who sponsors.

DPR put the sponsorship note on the film and in the text. DPR explain the impact. It's not that people ask, it's the tone of many of the comments. Yup, sad and miserable indeed are these people. At the end of the day I'm a photographer, versus a gear zealot. I love reading about other gear and how people use it and the great stuff they produce. Your sad little comments define you. "Mirror man?" Is this really what you have descended to. i don't know what you shoot and don't really care. Spend your time taking photos learning to use your gear and creating joy. Reread my original comment and think about what I was saying, because your reply suggest you either didn't or can't - best wishes :)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:13 UTC
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Robert Holloway: As an ex senior marketing exec at a huge multi national consumer brand. Do not underestimate the role if opinion leaders / influencers. There is endless research within corporate offices that proves this is true.

And new ones will take their place

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 14:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

Wow some people here must lead sad and miserable lives. I'm a Sony shooter, ex Canon and loved this short film. Photography is one part gear, another part skill, another technique and another about getting out and living and capturing beauty. DPR is a gear site for sure, but to see these adventures into othe areas is most welcome. What's more Barney, you're an excellent host. Thank you and more please. I could care less about which camera is used or who sponsors.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 14:31 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

As an ex senior marketing exec at a huge multi national consumer brand. Do not underestimate the role if opinion leaders / influencers. There is endless research within corporate offices that proves this is true.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 03:52 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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ijustloveshooting: wide open sharpness and contrast of batis 85 smokes it.

I have the Batis and it does NOT "smoke" this lens. Both are excellent, but different. And BTW the GMis not way better either. You have to consider what and how you're shooting to make these all encompassing comments. There are pros and cons of each lens and some of them are subjective. take weight for example. For some it's a non issue, for others it's a decisive factor. Take the rendering of the background. Some prefer "character" and other don't. Some prefer ellipses and others circles. Take AF speed. For some it's critical and for other's it's not. Take Price..... Do you get my point? You just can't make a simplistic declaration saying one lens "smokes" another. I have used many different 85's from Canon, Sony, Zeiss and other brands. I could make a case that the 85/1.2L is the best. I owned one for 3 years, but i know many who would hate the weight, slow AF and almost impossibly shallow focus area.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 17:07 UTC

This one is not of great interest to me. However, more step by step articles for post processing would be wonderful.
I try and get the shot 'right' in camera, but am keen to learn more to add that x%. Many thanks!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 66th comment
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steven gaspari: I hope to actually meet someone who owns a Sony camera someday.

Silly boy Steven. I meet two types of photographers on my shoots. Those who have Sony and those who don't and want to learn more. This is a very dangerous time. i don't have bad vibes for Canikon as I was a shooter for 35 years. The difference is huge... not small.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 03:56 UTC
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Glenn Barber: Yes - and we wish they had just gotten Canon to use their sensors in the pro line like Nikon did. They seem to have the best sensor technology available but can't create a camera menu system that makes sense or figure out how to QC and repair their high end products.

After 35 years I switched from Canon last year and the Sensor in the a7rii is so superior on high ISO noise and dynamic range. I don't care to argue color as this is personal and can be fixed if you have personal issues. Like the previous post, i hope that canon does not switch to Sony sensors and finds a way to fight back. Taking the bigger view, one sensor provider for Canikon and Sony is not healthy.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 03:54 UTC

Sad how many people have nothing to do with their lives than write silly comments. It's not just here, but on all threads. Thanks DPR. As the owner of the Zeiss 55 and Mitakon 50 I don't need another 50 prime. However, I do think this lens will be a very interesting first prime for many, maybe followed by the 28.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2016 at 04:40 UTC as 49th comment
On article Sony a6300 gallery updated with Raw conversions (137 comments in total)
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TheWhiteDog: Excellent RAW processing Dan, the cameras JPEGs definitely tend to the cool side and the camera seems to underexpose a bit. But the RAW files certainly have lots of DR to work with. I'm sure the camera will be a big hit, SONY needs to show a bit more support in the way of new lenses though(G Master FF lenses don't count.)

Yup Sony / Zeiss glass is more expensive. Weird though as I switched from Canon last year and have zero regrets. Nothing wrong with Canon, just prefer the output I'm getting today.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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mosc: Really great review. Even by DPR's usually high standards, this was a nice read. Beyond just the detail level, I really enjoy your writing style Mr. Butler.

I kind of expected to see "the joystick" in the pro's column and "expensive" in the con's column. Maybe I'm overstating the Joystick love. Would you still have preferred a joystick to a touchscreen-based focus selection system? Which would you prefer on the X-T2?

Also, I think it might help to have a recycled page that would get tweaked in each subsequent ILC review that discusses the state of the lens options. Specifically for the X-Pro2 you're looking hard at the capabilities and value in the "R" series primes 16/23/35/56 f1.4 and faster. Only 1 of those lenses is weather sealed though I suppose the sealed 'Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR' is also a proper pairing covering that entire focal range.

Your clear general message: It's a stills-focused camera with inspirational handling but perhaps not a great value all-rounder.

The lens availability argument is a frequent discussion within Sony circles as well. I had the X-Pro 1 and loved the jpeg output and felt that the Fuji primes were awesome and covered most of my needs.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (134 comments in total)

Really enjoyed this and would love to replace my a6000 with this wee camera. But with the a7rii gobbling up my $$ with lens purchases, it ain't gonna happen :-(

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 06:41 UTC as 31st comment

I see an evocative image that might have come from 75 years ago. As a photographer I can applaud any image from any camera. Just wonderful., but there again, all of them are.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 21st comment

Thanks Rishi, interesting video. I too am guilty of always jumping to 50mm + when considering portraiture. Please ignore the trolls with nothing better to do. One comment. It would be nice if you could list ALL the gear as lighting was a major component of some of these shots.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply
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Don Diafragma: WOW! Another Sony Story....

DPR says they are independent press, but sometimes I unfortunately get the feeling they are an extension of the Sony PR machine.

Sony is on a rapid growth path bringing new products to market more frequently than Canikon. Most DPRers seem to like their products and appreciate what they are doing. then there are the sad ones who sit on the side and throw stones. Cartegena, to be honest your comments border on ridiculous. You trash a company for making f2.8 zooms to compete with Canikon when they already have f4 zooms available. You surely know that wedding photos primary lenses are these 3 maybe combined with a macro? You then throw mud at DPR staff for covering it. Go take some pictures and enjoy your gear. BTW, these 3 lenses are not for me as I crave a Batis 135/2. But here is the difference... I'm happy for others and curious to learn more. Reading about the thoughts of a key insider is great. Be happy, it really does not hurt :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 21:04 UTC
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Don Diafragma: WOW! Another Sony Story....

DPR says they are independent press, but sometimes I unfortunately get the feeling they are an extension of the Sony PR machine.

Oh my lord, the internet is a fascinating forum where stupidity so often gravitates. I'm first and foremost a passionate photographer, secondly, i'm interested in new gear. I was a Canon shooter for many years, have owned Fuji and now use Sony. I loved the coverage of the new Nikon & Canon bodies because it's interesting and their work will push my current brand of choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:59 UTC

Hi DP Review team, minor issue, no images.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 07:13 UTC as 79th comment
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (289 comments in total)
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bmwzimmer: Well, so much for the Mirrorless is smaller argument. Bigger/longer/heavier pro lenses plus the extra weight of batteries negates this advantage.

hah ha I guess bmwzimmer is a Canon user. I used to be one too and then used the Sony system and sold about 12 L lenses and switched. i obviously have not used these new lenses and won't be buying them. But for wedding photogs I can imagine they will all be very well received.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
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