VadymA

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
Joined on Jul 31, 2009

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The owner didn't know that Rex was a Sony fan :)

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 36th comment

Another priceless relic for the museum of useless smartphone gadgets.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 29th comment

Should be a great upgrade for my D300 since D500 is out of my budget. Frame rate and buffer are great for kids sports, which is what I used D300 95% of the time. I am sure low light results are much better than D300 as well. In good light though, the results look very similar, not counting resolution of course, so I might stick to my D300 and wait for a promised APS-C MILC instead ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 6th comment
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Cloud LostItAll: First off I would like to say good work (design & build).
I have more technical & ergonomic questions about the rig:
1. How are you viewing what you are shooting? ( the back of the camera seems really close to ones/user's eye.)
2. How is one triggering the shutter? (mechanical or electrical)
3. Since this seems to be a two handed rig, how is it to make adjustments to the camera when shooting conditions change?
4. Question on the use of lead acid/gel cell motorcycle size battery vs power bank with 18650 batteries for your power source? (it would be lighter to use the 18650's, no.)
5. The shoulder mounts that attach to the rig, Are they mounted in back/rear (towards the wheels) of the Center of Gravity (CG) of the rig, or at the CG? If mounted behind/back/rear how much weight (or percentage of total weight) is the user holding up with their arms?

Not sure if the owner of the rig is answering on this thread. It looks like a remote release is mounted on the lefthand handle. And I would assume the rig is well balanced to take right hand off the handle to make settings adjustments. No matter how well it is balanced, it is still a heavy load for the shoulders, so I would attach 30-50 helium air balloons to it to counter the weight ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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VadymA: 28mm and 1.4 don't match very well for portraits, way too much out of focus area comparing to main subject. Feels like a bowl of spaghetti with only one meatball, just not balanced to taste. I can see usefulness of 1.4 for low light interior shots and there are some good examples there. But surprisingly most samples are portraits with overwhelming amount of bokeh which almost gives me nausea.

Regarding the lens itself, great lens I am sure, but too close to 24 and 35 to justify degree of priority for Nikon. I am sure if they didn't make it, no one would ever complain.

Yeah, but even Mr. McCurry preferred something like 24-70 in later days, which adds to my point that this lens wouldn't be missed if it was never released due to plenty of descent alternatives. It just frustrates me that every recent news from Nikon is either boring or plain disappointing. They continue worshiping the Mirror God and pretend that nothing else matters.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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polarbear1010: Isn't that kind of false advertising to show that shallow depth of field shot in the frisbee picture? No way this camera was capable of that

Same here :) I had to read the entire article after I saw this picture hoping to find out how Sony was able to create shallow DOF through in camera processing in 2005.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)

28mm and 1.4 don't match very well for portraits, way too much out of focus area comparing to main subject. Feels like a bowl of spaghetti with only one meatball, just not balanced to taste. I can see usefulness of 1.4 for low light interior shots and there are some good examples there. But surprisingly most samples are portraits with overwhelming amount of bokeh which almost gives me nausea.

Regarding the lens itself, great lens I am sure, but too close to 24 and 35 to justify degree of priority for Nikon. I am sure if they didn't make it, no one would ever complain.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 05:36 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

I need a rugged camera for this summer trips and as Nikon shooter I had high hopes that Nikon would come up with something special in this segment to gain market share. I think among compact P&S cameras this is probably one area that can still stand up well agains cell phones. But looks like Nikon wants to continue stick to its guts of neglecting anything that doesn't have a mirror in it. Disappointing again.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:35 UTC as 15th comment
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)

Hmm, on my iPhone they look too much like my iPhone pictures. At least color wise. I gues I don't like Sony Color's. Too much blue, which is common among small sensor cameras. Somehow Nikon and Canon FF images tend to look more rich. Just my personal onbservation.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

I am confused with this statement: "The design of the zoom controller is now more traditional, though in initial use we found that even a grain of sand can cause it to stick." This camera should be able to survive in dust, sand, mud, etc, shouldn't it? Hope it is not that bad as described...

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 18:45 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Shiftcam is a 6-in-1 lens case for the iPhone 7 Plus (3 comments in total)

If this product sparks even slightest interest in you, just get yourself a good dedicated camera.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 03:55 UTC as 1st comment

Excellent example of what happens when the caliber of the lens meets even greater caliber of the photographer.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 03:02 UTC as 10th comment
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)

Sony just cancelled movie rental service on their smart TV's with no alternative app. Easy movie rental was one main reason I bought their smart TV in the first place. Speaking of Sony customer care...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 23:07 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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VadymA: So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

Please stop comparing J5 to A9. The only thing that they have in common is 20FPS which is was my point to say that Nikon can potentially release next ILC with these specs. So for any Nikon user it would make more sense to wait and see what Nikon next model will look like instead of taking financial losses by running into Sony. There are also other reasons for Sony system being less attractive, like lens selection and support. So saying that Nikon and Canon are dead because Sony now has A9 is rather premature IMO.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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VadymA: So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

Well, if Sony can cut the supply of sensors to Nikon then this may turn bad for Nikon for sure. Although it would be very surprising if Nikon didn't consider this risk years ago and didn't come up with proper mitigating strategy. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 02:22 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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VadymA: So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

Ok, everyone seems to be hung up on me mentioning the J5 instead of my question regarding advantages of A9 other than questionable AF system. Yes, I do consider the AF questionable because I am not convinced that Nikon is too far behind in this area. I agree that at this point we will be speculating about the future, so there is no point to argue. My core question remains open though :)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 01:43 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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VadymA: So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

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I am not comparing J5, a $400 camera, to A9 which costs 10x more. I only mentioned J5 as an illustration that something like 20FPS is nothing special in today's world, especially without continious AF, like A9 which drops to 12 FPS with continious AF (to answer your second question). So I am struggling to understand the excitement about A9 and the sentiment that it will be a DSLR killer alone with Nikon and Canon as businesses all together.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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VadymA: So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

Yes, J5 shoots Raw at both 20 and 60 fps, and even raw+JPEG if I am not mistaken. I am not a tech expert, so I wasn't aware of a difference b/w small and large sensor AF, but taking into account Nikon's benchmark AF on pro-DSLR, I think it is not a problem for them. Keep in mind that Sony drops to 12 fps with continuous AF. Not much different from a DSLR to make a switch IMO. As to 20 FPS, when you shoot sports at F2.8 or F4 on telephoto without AF, you are guaranteed a lot of out of focus results. How useful is that for a pro?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 21:44 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)
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VadymA: So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

Well, I am speculating in response to all this euphoria about imminent death of Nikon/Canon with introduction of A9, which is also nothing but speculation. So I am just trying to put things into perspective. Nikon's super fast AF for MILC cameras is not speculation but reality. So what other advantages A9 offers to kill the competitors?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (450 comments in total)

So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 19:15 UTC as 23rd comment | 29 replies
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