Teila Day

Teila Day

Lives in United States FL, United States
Has a website at www.teiladay.com
Joined on Apr 5, 2005
About me:

A saucy grandmother who'd much rather wrestle a Cessna Caravan down to the runway in a stiff crosswind, discuss the local housing market or photograph clients in beautiful ball gowns, hats, and premium hosiery... than bake a cake, hold infants, or coo in the face of babies.

You can find me primarily shooting in the greater California Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley, Indiana and along Florida's Gulf Coast where I seem to spend a lot of time lately; even summers (Oh the humidity!).

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Aleks7: I don't know. It looks nice but very expensive, and I can't see any benefit over my 200 f2VR on D850 except the size. And I can imagine the AF will be nowhere near the Nikkor.
I tried recently the GFX50 with 120mm f4 Macro as that was my favourite lens on Mamiya 645 Pro. I really liked the Fuji, but I miss the point on why should I spent so much money for this system.

vdcd, yes.. we do. .. and no it won't be "equal" because the current crop of 54x40mm'ish 100mp backs are larger sensors, which to many is much more than just a marginal benefit over a 33x44mm variety in utility alone.

Not making a comparison or purchase decision on something that is a given going forward in the market place is ridiculous when it comes to smart purchase planning. Kinda like all the Nikon shooters who bought up DX lenses swearing that Nikon would never go FF. More than a few MF shooters are thinking about this lens on a 100mp body.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 06:17 UTC
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Teila Day: Very, very good news to hear that there's activity in this area (larger sensors); ideally with continued research in this area, we'll see something along the lines of a 300mp 6x7 or 6x9 camera. I hope this type of exploration continues and would like to see more people get into bringing much larger sensors into fruition.

I'm not talking about the specifics of this camera's design or their plans, rather in general the more activity there is with larger sensors, the quicker many of us can get to shooting larger sensors with the kind of resolution that we'd expect from shooting such. For lugging a camera around, medium format is the sweet spot, especially in 6x7 (or larger) trim.

At least 5 years-10 years from now, a 300mp MF camera is something that one can conceivably reason into their inventory as it can quickly be put to work in many areas. Location fashion/portrait/glamour/editorial, studio work (portraits, product, etc.), industrial, landscapes, and so on.... Not too many people are looking forward to lugging a 4x5 or 8x10 around for any reason in comparison to a more rounded high resolution 6x7 or 6x9. 300mp 6x7 is something that can be done now... just a matter of time until more MF innovation and prices fall like a rock.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2018 at 05:47 UTC
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Aleks7: I don't know. It looks nice but very expensive, and I can't see any benefit over my 200 f2VR on D850 except the size. And I can imagine the AF will be nowhere near the Nikkor.
I tried recently the GFX50 with 120mm f4 Macro as that was my favourite lens on Mamiya 645 Pro. I really liked the Fuji, but I miss the point on why should I spent so much money for this system.

Aleks7... It's common sense when it comes to these things right? The current GFX sensor is nearly a 5 year old design. So realistically you're looking at a 250mm lens mated to a 100mp GFX; that's what people should be making comparisons to.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 06:44 UTC

Very, very good news to hear that there's activity in this area (larger sensors); ideally with continued research in this area, we'll see something along the lines of a 300mp 6x7 or 6x9 camera. I hope this type of exploration continues and would like to see more people get into bringing much larger sensors into fruition.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 18:33 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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CaPi: I have not hear that before:
"645Z is a DSLR, (..OVF and Live View)) We think it's a strong suite our competitors dont have"

As it pertains to medium format (MF), It's common sense to me and exactly what I'm hoping Pentax does with their medium format offering for at least the next offering. I prefer OVF and live view; do not need mirrorless. Pentax's competitor (singular) in this market is Fuji (not Hasselblad or Phase); and OVF/Live View is a strong suit.

I just hope Pentax focuses on compatibility with other venders (professional strobes, lens manufacturers, etc.) and revamp their sorely vintage lens offerings with modern coatings and much wider apertures. **Pentax should look into fielding a larger sensor at a sub $20k price. Pentax offering a 150mp 645, partnered with Hasselblad, and Fuji to design a program that rivals CP1, and a deal with Zeiss for fast glass, and a more common flash protocol, etc... stuff working people can use!

The 645Z is near perfect. However Pentax needs to have a complete MF *system* which includes lenses, great software, and pro 3rd party compatibility.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 06:31 UTC
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realmadeira: That's how free market works, bitches. This is the reason why university graduates have to work for free and I have troubles to find an electrician available immediately to work for $100/h

... The reason why university graduates *who graduated in the wrong majors* of study have to work for free. That's the student's fault. You either pick what you like or pick what pays when selecting a major-- if you're one of the lucky ones, what pays well is also something that you love doing and studying. Either way, it's up to the student to know the market.

Your first sentence is 100% correct though.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
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barrym1966: clear win for Godox

moving along...

Torsten, I can't speak for others, but I've never had issues being 'too close' to the flash or pack using ancient Broncolor triggers or several versions of Pocket Wizards. If being 'too close' is the case, I would expect a premium trigger to automatically scale down as opposed to me having to put it into a "short range" mode. Again, I can't speak to the experience of others, but I've never had an issue with misfires across several brands (Profoto, Bron, Bowens, etc..)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 02:20 UTC
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barrym1966: clear win for Godox

moving along...

barry.... there have been plenty people touting misfires on the Godox product. That said, I think it's the best bang for the buck. But I stop short at calling it the "best wireless system". Godox hasn't been around long enough with their latest style studio strobe to speak either way about their reliability / customer service.

All flashes are definitely not equal... especially when it comes to the bigger picture; performance (t1 times), technology used (e.g. hss vs. hs), flashes-per-charge (at like power), customer service AND rental network, etc..

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2018 at 01:16 UTC
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jonby: Maybe I'm being naive - I'm no businessman - but it seems to me that Godox would be better off just using the Godox name from now on, instead of allowing all this re-badging, which I feel cheapens the brand. By now most people know they make great gear, so I think they should invest in a proper supplier and support network and just become Godox.

Due diligence. I agree 100%.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 07:35 UTC
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DiffractionLtd: If people weren't so obsessed with stupidly-high ISO capability (learn to shoot at night with 1600 ISO, it's not that hard) we'd already have 100mp+ FF cameras.

@Diffraction.... I think you missed the irony that J A C S pointed out whether he intended to or not.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 07:30 UTC
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DiffractionLtd: If people weren't so obsessed with stupidly-high ISO capability (learn to shoot at night with 1600 ISO, it's not that hard) we'd already have 100mp+ FF cameras.

@Diffraction, higher ISO capability helps many people work. 1600 ISO often doesn't give enough shutter speed (at 100mm or 200mm at f/2) for many who are well aware of how to shoot day or night... let alone stopped down a bit.

The fact of the matter is that high ISO capability is a boon to modern photography as a whole; and particularly medium format. High ISO capability (like having a lot of pixels to work with) saves a lot of people a notable amount of money and time.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 07:28 UTC
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jonby: Maybe I'm being naive - I'm no businessman - but it seems to me that Godox would be better off just using the Godox name from now on, instead of allowing all this re-badging, which I feel cheapens the brand. By now most people know they make great gear, so I think they should invest in a proper supplier and support network and just become Godox.

@Nikon, it's bad business all the way around. The bottom line is *money* for most businesses, so that's a given. The problem is that many purchasers don't know that Flashpoint = Godox for example. Here in the U.S., many will pay $1k for the new 600ws Godox studio strobe with little to no support from the manufacturer, oblivious that the same rebranded "Flashpoint" strobe offers much better customer service. So those that bought the Godox branded light risk horrible service if any service at all; whilst the re-branded (Flashpoint) model offers the expected customer reassurance....

If a strobe is $45, then there isn't an incentive to have it fixed. If the strobe cost $1k and had something simple break, then there's an incentive to have it fixed vs. spending another $1,000.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 23:11 UTC
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jonby: Maybe I'm being naive - I'm no businessman - but it seems to me that Godox would be better off just using the Godox name from now on, instead of allowing all this re-badging, which I feel cheapens the brand. By now most people know they make great gear, so I think they should invest in a proper supplier and support network and just become Godox.

It does cheapen the brand, mainly because Godox has reported horrible customer service which makes many photographers take pause. If Godox had the same kind of customer service as Paul C. Buff, Inc., they'd have a much larger customer base. Quality and customer service is generally a recipe for success.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 19:24 UTC
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Teila Day: UPDATED Broncolor flash times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ8OyXnlT3M&feature=youtu.be

I've been keeping a very close eye on Godox (The rebranded "Flashpoint" strobes actually, due to Godox having a horrible reputation for customer service from what I can tell).

However from various user reports and Robert Hall's findings, I've come to the conclusion that Broncolor still offers the best overall performance albeit for a price. I like many people were confused over the first reported numbers, since Broncolor is known for short flash durations (T1), Excellent colour, etc..

mbblack74, you're absolutely right when it comes to cost effectiveness. It's near impossible to ignore the Godox product. It's a winner. I too use a mixture of strobes everything from packs, monolights, to speed lights velcro'd to a wall on location in conjunction to using lights + battery on location; all lights (speed lights and studio strobes) triggered by Wizzards... so I appreciate what you're saying very much; truly I do!

I haven't had an issue with compatibility, but I'm having to make new decisions on which way to go with new studio/location strobes due to triggers coming in so many different flavors these days. I might use Godox (Flashpoint) as supporting lights... definitely keeping an eye on the company. Hopefully they'll better their customer service and keep increasing their quality making a great product even better.

Godox has a hit with their latest flash and trigger. Bravo!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 19:19 UTC
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Teila Day: UPDATED Broncolor flash times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ8OyXnlT3M&feature=youtu.be

I've been keeping a very close eye on Godox (The rebranded "Flashpoint" strobes actually, due to Godox having a horrible reputation for customer service from what I can tell).

However from various user reports and Robert Hall's findings, I've come to the conclusion that Broncolor still offers the best overall performance albeit for a price. I like many people were confused over the first reported numbers, since Broncolor is known for short flash durations (T1), Excellent colour, etc..

Simon...

Thank goodness Broncolor doesn't offer all of that! :)

I'd rather Bron focus on offering what I really need as opposed to stuff that I can find practically anywhere. I think most shooting Bron/PF have quick access to speed lights, etc.. No need for Bron to bother with that stuff.

I'd be far more interested in Bron (1) focusing on bettering their HS technology where the peak of the flash can be better shaped/timed with the shutter either manually or electronically automated. (2) Offering a higher output Siros L models in 1200, 1600, 2400 and 3200ws trim... more of a possibility as electronics and batteries get smaller (3) Be compatible with all manufacturers that make a Full frame and or Medium Format cameras. *Where one can slip a Broncolor trigger onto the hot shoe whether they're shooting Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, *Pentax or *Phase without using a Cactus piggy-back arrangement (4) offer several models of MOVE packs (1200, 1600, and 2400ws), etc...

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 02:58 UTC
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Andrew53: I know art really has no boundaries, but I am glad my objective is to get a picture of what I saw.

Yes (if that's your definition of "lying"). It's ok ESPECIALLY if there's a buck to be made. You're correct... you don't have to like it; quite irrelevant actually since It is what it is.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 23:13 UTC

:: Laughing :: Sucker born every minute. Sheeba? ... You can't be serious.. ((chuckle))

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 23:06 UTC as 8th comment
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Teila Day: UPDATED Broncolor flash times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ8OyXnlT3M&feature=youtu.be

I've been keeping a very close eye on Godox (The rebranded "Flashpoint" strobes actually, due to Godox having a horrible reputation for customer service from what I can tell).

However from various user reports and Robert Hall's findings, I've come to the conclusion that Broncolor still offers the best overall performance albeit for a price. I like many people were confused over the first reported numbers, since Broncolor is known for short flash durations (T1), Excellent colour, etc..

Simon.... Bron lacking a complete system???? They practically offer every light shaper under the sun, full range of premium packs, top tier moonlights and strobes; not sure what you feel that they're "lacking" :)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 23:03 UTC

UPDATED Broncolor flash times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ8OyXnlT3M&feature=youtu.be

I've been keeping a very close eye on Godox (The rebranded "Flashpoint" strobes actually, due to Godox having a horrible reputation for customer service from what I can tell).

However from various user reports and Robert Hall's findings, I've come to the conclusion that Broncolor still offers the best overall performance albeit for a price. I like many people were confused over the first reported numbers, since Broncolor is known for short flash durations (T1), Excellent colour, etc..

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 18:42 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies

How about revamp the Canon high speed professional scanner line with onboard hard drive or SSD, xx gigs of ram, and fast processors that take advantage of all their cores to do the arduous task of high-speed OCR.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 00:11 UTC as 3rd comment
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