Infared

Infared

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Joined on Oct 13, 2009

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On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (111 comments in total)

I have a 20L for my MFT kit. Loaded...its fine...for half-day use, etc. Like it a LOT...but no pack is perfect. I could see where the 30L may not hold up in the comfort dept. if loaded...yes. I would not consider this a solution for my FF kit.
FF kit WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY!!!!
I have a Clik backpack. Cut off the straps, removed the waist belt. Then I retrofitted Mountain Hardwear straps and waist belt meant for extended serious backpacking. We are talking substantial support and padding.
I do not think that there is one "photo backpack" with the kind of metal that mine has and needs for heavy FF Kit with many lenses. Anything else is folly. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 11:34 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2691 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Silent and fast. The White House should require all journalist to use this camera in important events.

My Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II is silent and fast too....Small bodies, small lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:51 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2691 comments in total)
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JaredTarzan: Camera reviews. Nearly as polarizing as politics these days.

Well....I don't think anyone is shooting anyone over their choice of camera. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2691 comments in total)

Looks like another great Sony camera. I am a Canon guy...very happy with my 5D IV and the great L and Sigma lens choices that I have and the fluidity of my body with those lenses.
....but lots of people really love the Sony mirrorless. It's all good. Lots of options!!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 22:25 UTC as 188th comment | 1 reply
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wilsonlaidlaw: I really don't "get" this current fad in Germany to reintroduce mildly modenised versions of mediocre, slow, antique lenses, such as this Lydith and the Leica 28 Summaron. I could understand it if they reintoduced modern versions of the sought after lenses, like the 8 element 35mm Summicron of the early 1960's and the 85mm/f1.5 Summarex, one of the world's all time great portrait lenses. It all rather smacks of trying to separate a fool and his money and is thus a very cynical exercise.

I just say "no". :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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absquatulate: Not sure what the problem is with companies producing modern versions of old lenses with character, or why people are whining about it. They're for creative use and lots of people will enjoy using them, they might need to have a rethink on the pricing though.

..but you are whinging about the price. LOL!

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 11:11 UTC

WOW! So much venom. Could just be sour grapes.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 12:15 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

Ah...the power of the internet...now...could we somehow use that to reverse the decision made in the US for the nation's leader, obviously that was a bad decision, as well? :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:59 UTC as 14th comment | 15 replies

I am awaiting delivery of a "mint" Canon 8-15mm I bought on eBay over the weekend for $875 to put on my 5D IV. I bet that this Nikkor is a better performer with much less CA. (Not that I can use it). I Do love to watch the competition.
At the same price as the Canon it will be interesting to see how it performs.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 11:29 UTC as 15th comment
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Infared: I get all the hoopla about the A7RII. I do............but:
I have shot for many years...and I think for a seasoned photographer...the Canon 5D Mark IV is just so more well-rounded as a photographer's tool. It's not a computer. Its a camera. (oh...I shoot still exclusively and that effects my take here as I immediately disable the video. :-)). Actually it is larger and more balanced with all of the fast-glass lenses that I use. No hokey adapters (never for me), no slow focusing. The Canon has a far better native lens selection from multiple manufacturers and it just responds well to my photographer's hands and mental needs. The file size is big enough...and I can process the images quickly and store them in less space.

The BEST native lens selection from multiple manufacturers! :-)

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 12:09 UTC
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Infared: I get all the hoopla about the A7RII. I do............but:
I have shot for many years...and I think for a seasoned photographer...the Canon 5D Mark IV is just so more well-rounded as a photographer's tool. It's not a computer. Its a camera. (oh...I shoot still exclusively and that effects my take here as I immediately disable the video. :-)). Actually it is larger and more balanced with all of the fast-glass lenses that I use. No hokey adapters (never for me), no slow focusing. The Canon has a far better native lens selection from multiple manufacturers and it just responds well to my photographer's hands and mental needs. The file size is big enough...and I can process the images quickly and store them in less space.

I know that the A7RII has some great assets like reviewing images in the finder (like I can in my extensive small-kit Olympus system), a higher rez capture. ....but in the end, for me the Canon provides more essentials that "I" need. (I am not a Canon groupie, either. I have many Sigma lenses and my other system). I have read that a lot of photographers, seduced by the Sony assets have returned to their Nikon or Canon system for the reasons that I mention here. I know it is "to each his own", and I have thought about the Sony...but I always think it through and end up hitting the pause button.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 00:40 UTC

I get all the hoopla about the A7RII. I do............but:
I have shot for many years...and I think for a seasoned photographer...the Canon 5D Mark IV is just so more well-rounded as a photographer's tool. It's not a computer. Its a camera. (oh...I shoot still exclusively and that effects my take here as I immediately disable the video. :-)). Actually it is larger and more balanced with all of the fast-glass lenses that I use. No hokey adapters (never for me), no slow focusing. The Canon has a far better native lens selection from multiple manufacturers and it just responds well to my photographer's hands and mental needs. The file size is big enough...and I can process the images quickly and store them in less space.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 00:40 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies
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gbvalli: Will they offer for free a trolley to carry it ? Why cameras even more light and small, and lenses instead even more large and heavy ?

Honk'in HUGE! :-)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 09:13 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Again I'm surprised to see the 50mm F1.4 used in the studio tests.

Riddle me this:

Why is the M the only mirrorless system with studio tests conducted with a non-native lens?

Why is the M the only mirrorless system tested with a cheap ($329) lens designed for film cameras 30 years ago?

How am I supposed to use your studio tests to compare when the competitors such as Fuji and sony are equipped with modern $1000 lenses? Am I comparing cameras or am I comparing different generations/classes of lens technology?

Because that is the crappy 50mm that Canon continues to offer to its customers.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 09:10 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)

I will take my PEN-F thanks...even though I have an extensive Canon FF kit with 12 lenses, 5D III & IV.
The M just doesn't check the boxes for me.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 22:22 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)

These photos would be a whole lot better with some bokeh going on.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 11:49 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I'll take my PEN-F and any or all:
Panasonic 14mm f/2.5
Pan/Leica 15mm f/1.7
Olympus 17.mm f/1.8
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7
Olympus 25mm f/1.8
Olympus 45mm f/1.8
Fun photography! :-)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 11:00 UTC as 201st comment | 4 replies

Do the sync with ProFoto radio trigger also add any function with any other 3rd-Party Flash Triggers?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 12:19 UTC as 23rd comment
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Mike FL: The DPR is just PR for Venus.

Below is the Lab test results, and real word samples:

http://www.photozone.de/m43/1001-laowa75f2mft?start=2

Not too bad.

...that is why I added "in my world".
I own the Olympus 7-14mm PRO. It's great..but it is big and the IQ corner-to-corner will be better in the UWA AF prime that "I" buy. LOL! It will be smaller, too. That is the whole point for a prime, isn't it... more compact and better IQ than a zoom, (Although sometimes the premium prime is a big as the zoom because of super fast aperture). No matter what you pay (I own lots of zooms), zooms are flawed by design. It is not rocket science.
That all being said..the appeal of this prime lens is it's compact size and "decent" IQ. It is going to sell well, I am guessing.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
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Mike FL: The DPR is just PR for Venus.

Below is the Lab test results, and real word samples:

http://www.photozone.de/m43/1001-laowa75f2mft?start=2

Not too bad.

Well..yes it does, which is notable..but we are comparing a prime lens to a zoom to give credibility. It's usually the other way around, isn't it? ..and the Venus does not measure up at 2.8 to a zoom lens and lets remember that this is not its widest aperture. A prime lens stopped down from its maximum aperture should best a zoom at its widest aperture in my world... ..and at its maximum aperture of f/2 the reviewer refers to the IQ as "useable". That is hardly a complement.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 02:56 UTC
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