sharkcookie

sharkcookie

Lives in Los Angeles
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.sharkcookie.com
Joined on Sep 3, 2013
About me:

Action, fashion and portrait photographer from Los Angeles.

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sharkcookie: What video bit depth can it record internally? It only mentions raw video to an external recorder.

Yes I read that. It just doesn't say if it can record that internally or only output it to an external recorder. Recording internally is a huge advantage IMHO. I assume the A1 will be able to do that.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 05:40 UTC

What video bit depth can it record internally? It only mentions raw video to an external recorder.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 20:56 UTC as 187th comment | 2 replies
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entoman: All this just goes to show that hybrid video-stills cameras are just the wrong way to go.

Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic should concentrate on making stills cameras, and if they absolutely *must* force video hybrids on us (for wedding photographers etc), they should keep it minimal - the number of stills shooters who want 4K, let alone 8K is very low.

Most stills shooters, if comments on dpr are any guide, clearly prefer a tilting screen and have no interest in flippy vlogging/selfie screens.

Video shooters should of course *also* be served well, but with different cameras. Few of them have any interest in stills, so manufacturers should produce *different designs* for them which are highly video-centric, and with stills features limited.

Video and stills shooters are two very different user-types, and neither group benefits from poorly designed and poorly executed hybrids.

I wouldn't see it that one-dimensional. Canon tried to pack this camera with top end features and performance in both the photography and video side. It's pushing the limits. Every solution will have limitations. As a professional you determine your needs and matching it with the right equipment. Some people shoot short clips and will never overheat the camera. Others need very long recording (live performances) and that's clearly not the right camera for it. I don't see looking at the limits of a camera as a flaw.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2020 at 19:18 UTC

Who is the potential buyer here? What is its use case? I have way too many cameras and come up with some theoretical use case just to convince myself to buy yet another camera. But I really can't think of anything I would want this camera for.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 04:04 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies

I tend to avoid accessories that work through apps, even when it's just partial features. A microphone like this would be in use for many years and I highly doubt the company will continue to exist and support their app for the years to come. I got burnt that way a few times. Especially when the product is a Kickstatrer/Indigogo project. Their survival rate is just too low.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2019 at 23:18 UTC as 16th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VII: What you need to know (154 comments in total)

Can you please stop using the catch phrase 'What you need to know'. You guys use that on almost every new product. A storm heading into my area is information I need to know. Contaminated water is something I need to know about. My wife being on her way home I definitely need to know. But a few camera features are not an urgency I need to now.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2019 at 17:59 UTC as 60th comment | 6 replies
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Jeff Greenberg: I don't think those invested in Canon & Nikon
can take anymore of this...

Nikon has been getting sensors from Sony for many years now. In most cases Nikon added their own knowledge and ended up with better image quality than the competitors. Either way, we are at a level of image quality from *any* modern camera that it has become mostly irrelevant what brand you shoot with.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2019 at 19:27 UTC
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Horshack: Nice images. I think this is a situation where video is needed to capture the essence of the event.

YouTube has plenty. Reading this article I looked at some. It gets boring really quick.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2019 at 19:19 UTC

The case was lost due to a technicality. They went for the wrong thing. The court ruling specifically mentioned that it was a copyright infringement but that was not what the photographer was suing the university for. The judge ruled by the law and was correct. The photographer can and should sue in a federal court for copyright.

But what is more important is the fact that the university is very much aware of violating copyright laws and had the chance to negotiate a fair deal with the photographer. They didn't and just insisted that they can get whatever they want for free. That attitude is just plain horrible.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 02:23 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies

It is not about nudity, it is about one group of people trying to control what others can do and show. Many photo sites have robust filters. They allow nudity while viewers apply filter based on their own standards and preferences.

Nudity has been part of the arts since mankind. This is about controlling others while feeling morally superior.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 19:38 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
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Keep on Zoomin: Nothing like another DPR hit piece on B&H to bring all the gleeful hand-rubbing haters out of the woodwork.

Where is the DPR news article on the countless fake "OEM" batteries currently for sale on Amazon?

Interesting point. It is true, DPR has been releasing several negative articles against B&H. Amazon is notorious for selling fake products.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 21:53 UTC

I'm so done with Kickstarter and Indigogo. Been burnt too many times and seen too many failing products. What started as a great idea has become a place for shady people trying to make quick money and deliver poor products if they deliver at all.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2019 at 19:50 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

Ariana Who?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 06:25 UTC as 107th comment | 4 replies
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techjedi: I like how Instagram gets to be the named bad actor here when its clear this is just any sort of photographic activity that blocks the street.

I was thinking the same thing. It is not Instagram, it is people today.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2019 at 00:12 UTC

Just stay down forever. Would be better for all of us LOL

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 02:57 UTC as 33rd comment

OMG, next thing we find out the photos on the boxes of food products are not real food!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 18:14 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
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sharkcookie: Makes me wonder if the angry email was 'manufactured' to give the article more publicity.

@kreislauf Google Jussie Smollett

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2019 at 22:11 UTC

Makes me wonder if the angry email was 'manufactured' to give the article more publicity.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2019 at 18:24 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies

The lack of AF is a deal breaker for me. Focuing super fast lenses even with static subjects is a challenge. Lack of AF eliminates the use of this lens for many moving subjects as well.
I think there are many uses where MF is totally fine. Just for my kind of work (fashion and dancers) AF is important.
But then, the price will probably the real deal breaker for most people :)

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 03:22 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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mxx: Li-ions aren't deemed safe enough for the cargo holds of aircraft, yet the future of electric vehicles is based on them?

There is far less fires involving EVs than combustion engine cars when comparing miles driven or number of cars. So statistically EVs are less likely to catch on fire. A fire of a damaged EV is slower and you have very good chances of survival should you survive the impact of the accident in the first place. The amount of energy released from a lithium battery is far less than the same amount of gasoline or diesel. Lithium batteries are overall much safer than gasoline. Hence they don't allow any type of gasoline on airplanes, neither carry on not cargo. They do allow lithium batteries at carry on.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 22:38 UTC
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