Thirdmort

Thirdmort

Joined on Sep 4, 2019

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Thirdmort: Being born and raised on the edge of town in Phoenix, getting a decent storm/lightning shot is one of my biggest regrets. I now live in Michigan, and we just don't get the same kind of action...

Great work, but I've been following you on insta for years already :D

SE Michigan is TOUGH to photograph unless you do urban stuff in Detroit or street in Ann Arbor.
Up north and along Lake Michigan, you can get some awesome shots, but no storms really... At least not lightning and or super cells...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2022 at 20:46 UTC

Being born and raised on the edge of town in Phoenix, getting a decent storm/lightning shot is one of my biggest regrets. I now live in Michigan, and we just don't get the same kind of action...

Great work, but I've been following you on insta for years already :D

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2022 at 01:55 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Nifty...forty? Nikon Z 40mm F2 sample gallery (288 comments in total)

Honestly, I'd rather rock this than my Sony 35 1.8. I think the 40mm is neat and the size/price are perfect no brainers for any Z mount user.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2021 at 14:37 UTC as 81st comment
On article Should you upgrade? New Sony a7 IV vs a7 III (305 comments in total)
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Thirdmort: As an a7iii owner who only shoots photos, I'm not tempted in the slightest. The screens, Compressed Raw, real-time AF, and slight resolution bump are nice but not NEEDs. Add the price difference and it doesn't make a ton of sense for stills shooters. I got my a7iii on sale, so the price gap between what I paid and the a7iv is way too big to justify the little upgrades.

For the video folk, it's probably a different story, but I'll hold onto my little a7iii for a long time to come :D

Haha I know what you mean. I've never even taken a video clip on my Sony yet. Granted, it took me years before I did so on my old Canon 6D too... If I want video, I just pull out my phone or my GoPro (video people will probably flip out at hearing that haha).

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2021 at 15:31 UTC
On article Should you upgrade? New Sony a7 IV vs a7 III (305 comments in total)

As an a7iii owner who only shoots photos, I'm not tempted in the slightest. The screens, Compressed Raw, real-time AF, and slight resolution bump are nice but not NEEDs. Add the price difference and it doesn't make a ton of sense for stills shooters. I got my a7iii on sale, so the price gap between what I paid and the a7iv is way too big to justify the little upgrades.

For the video folk, it's probably a different story, but I'll hold onto my little a7iii for a long time to come :D

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2021 at 17:02 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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DirkPeh: I own both the Ricoh GR III without the x and the Fuji:
I love both, they are my favourite cams for different reasons, but two comments:

1. This is the first review/comparison that rates the build quality of the Ricoh higher than the Fuji. I'm satisfied with both, but would rate the Fuji higher, esp. some controls on the Ricoh feel a bit cheap.

2. One of the greatest advantages of the Fuji - that has to do with build quality, too - isn't even mentioned: it is - when you attach a lense hood with a filter - weathersealed.

Although I own a Sony Alpha 6400 with some prime lenses, too. And the Autofocus is much better on the Sony and the Sony is and feels much "faster". It mostly stays at home and looses against the Ricoh and the Fuji. If I could only have a single camera, it would be the Ricoh. With or without the X: tough decision!

Totally understand. I have a sony a7iii and a 35mm 1.8 for my paid shoots, but other than convenience (want a shot now but the fuji is in the backpack kind of situation), I find that I'm mainly using my X100V for all my casual shooting. It's been a blast.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 15:47 UTC
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Phil Flash: It's really simple.

Do you want a camera that can fit in your jeans pocket? GRIII.

Do you value image stabilization? GRIII.

Do you want a viewfinder? X100v.

Do you want a built in flash? X100v.

I have an X100s and a GRIII. I prefer to shoot on the X100s because of the viewfinder and controls. But I end up taking the GRIII with me places I never take any other camera.

I like that summary. I also would add if you want to shoot with physical dials (or rather, the FUJI experience) to the X100 side. I bought one as a throw-in-the-diaper-bag camera and absolutely love it when I'm not using my other cameras.

I think both cameras are really impressive for hitting their design goals spot on.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 15:41 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Canon EOS R3 (309 comments in total)

The size thing is interesting to me. All my cameras have been different sizes and how I've felt about "the correct size" has changed.
Canon T2i - felt small and toy-like and I longed to have a big "pro" camera
Canon 6D - felt perfect when I bought it. The 5D iii felt too fat in the grip to me (size medium to large glove hands)
Sony a7iii - Once I got a pinky extender, it felt perfect and I could hold it all day. Now when I hold the 6D, it feels lumpy and overly bulky
Fuji X100V - This makes even my Sony feel large in comparison. Granted, the grip indents wouldn't allow for long lenses, but it's perfect for what it is.

Basically, every time I downsized, my reference for what's big or not changed and I always prefered the smaller one (after getting over my "pro" camera complex).

The reason I bring this up, I wonder how current 1DX owners will feel about them after using the R3 for a little while. Will the slightly smaller size be a huge positive? I think it probably would be.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2021 at 15:29 UTC as 52nd comment
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Daiken: Love the idea of this type of review, but you guys missed out on so many great companies and options. Tenba, Billingham, ONA, Tamrac, Domke come to mind. Keep doing more bag reviews!

I'd like to see them do a round 2. Or even better, a March Madness Bracket! They can start planning now for a video next march ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 14:30 UTC
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Thirdmort: Great job guys. I got a Tenba DNA 15 Slim Messenger a few years ago, and I've loved that bag. It's smaller, but still fits a MacBook pro, so it's my go to for traveling and gigs.

Though, my daily driver is now simply a Hershal backpack I got from work with a small 3 compartment insert added.

And if anyone wants to spend for some extra style (and nicer to touch materials), there's the Cooper line. I tried both and LOVED the Cooper, but at the time, due to promotions, it was 3 times more expensive than my DNA. I just couldn't justify it. It was certainly nice though!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2021 at 14:27 UTC

Great job guys. I got a Tenba DNA 15 Slim Messenger a few years ago, and I've loved that bag. It's smaller, but still fits a MacBook pro, so it's my go to for traveling and gigs.

Though, my daily driver is now simply a Hershal backpack I got from work with a small 3 compartment insert added.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 22:54 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM review (275 comments in total)

I always look forward to your cold opens. Always worth it ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 19:56 UTC as 31st comment
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Thoughts R Us: One interesting point that Chris made: if money is no object, then the joy of using the camera gear becomes even more important.

Hence we see some insight into why Leica sells so well for its price. Those who can afford Leica are looking for the experience of using a camera, as well as the results.

It's the same with other luxury items, like luxury cars...it's the experience and pride of ownership that matter.

One point for all camera companies to consider as the camera market as a whole moves more upscale: the consumers with the money to spend and inclined to do so, who want more than a smartphone, want not just better results but a great experience. This will only intensify as time goes by.

So all camera companies should invest in good designers and UX experts.

In all honesty, that's why I got a Fuji X100V. I have my Sony system for paid work, but for everyday carry, I just wanted something silent, discreet, and able to play with all the film simulations. The experience is why I bought it.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 14:40 UTC
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Kipplemaster: Looks perfect. I already keep my Tamron 70 180 on the camera most of the time. I doubt the loss of 30mm would be a big deal but being able to zoom out to 35mm is huge. Fingers crossed for optical quality.

Totally agree.
Right now my normal kit is a 20mm 1.8, 35mm 1.8, and a 70-200 f/4. I was planning on trading the 70-200 for the Tamron 70-180, but this thing would probably fit in much nicer...

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2021 at 15:56 UTC

Cool video. Kind of a neat premise, elopement photography.

Love seeing these product demos that have stories behind them. It showcases the gear without being a "gear video". Keep up the great videos.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 18:44 UTC as 17th comment
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2112 comments in total)
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zakk9: With all the negative comments here, this must be a really great camera.

It wouldn't be the DPReview comments section without a ton of negativity... sadly...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 12:30 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes (201 comments in total)
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Thirdmort: Just bought an X100V and I can't wait to play with these!!!

Thanks for all the tips!!!

So after a few days, I've totally set the C2-C7 as different films from Fuji X Weekly and I'm loving it! Fuji's app to send JPEGs to my phone is SOOOOOO much more enjoyable to use compared to the Canon or Sony apps (Go figure that the bigger companies have worse apps). I've already sent a good dozen of images to family and am only now importing my card to my computer. The film simulations are so fun!

This camera is exactly what I was hoping for: the creative kick in between the gigs I use my Sony on.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2021 at 21:06 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes (201 comments in total)

Just bought an X100V and I can't wait to play with these!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2021 at 21:46 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On article DPReview TV: Best shooting positions (93 comments in total)

Props to the wonderful execution of the Mid-Atlantic accent! One of your best soft openings yet!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2021 at 20:50 UTC as 33rd comment

This is when I'd like to have Roger Cicala come in and show what Lensrentals' shutter failure rate is. They go through so many camera bodies (on their podcast, they talked about owning thousands of 5dIV's over the years) that they should have a decent data set on this issue (especially considering the IBIS issue they tracked down).

Come on Roger, help us out!

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2021 at 17:10 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
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