Teila Day

Teila Day

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

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DFPanno: These companies will only survive if people are willing to pay higher prices.

As volumes go down prices have to come up.

I'm all in with Sony but I hope this lens is a big success for Nikon.

@Bambi24.... In business one must also realize that lowering prices can also decrease income and the opposite can happen when you raise prices. People will often pay more for exclusivity. Many poor people won't pay $100 for tutoring for their child, because it's "too expensive", but they will pay $200 for a pair of sneakers. Remember what happened when Tiffany's (think diamond rings) dropped their prices? It cheapens the brand. So many marketing (business psychology) variations to think about... interesting stuff!

It's not always just about the lens but rather the system. If Nikon has a lens that's a bit pricey, but comes out with a jaw-dropping FF camera .... then all the sudden that pricey lens has become more attractive to a large lot of customers.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
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HP1999: Why is a F 1.4 28mm necessary. seems odd to me as a fast prime

HP1999... A lens with a fast aperture isn't just about shooting wide open. Your camera's autofocus often benefits from the wider aperture no matter what aperture you've selected because the camera focuses with the lens wide open first.... before you ever press the shutter button. Too often people forget that they can benefit from fast lenses even if they always shoot stopped down.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:46 UTC
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Hello123: Sorry, but $2k is just insane for this!

@Hello123... it's only an "insane" price if the lens is a dud to Nikon, or isn't worth its weight in good will. Neither case is likely. The price is on par with other fast premium FF lenses.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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Teila Day: The same way you know whether you need a new computer, pencil or car. Surely no reasonably intelligent adult has to be told whether or not they actually 'need' a new camera based on their wants, needs and or professional requirements.

In short you may need a new camera if a new camera:

1. saves you time and make post work, getting the shot, or workflow easier / quicker. Something simple like dual card slots can make a huge practical difference to many photographers.

2. gives higher quality (resolution, high iso performance, colour range or "DR", speed, raw options, flash options (e.g. sync port, focus assist light, anti-red eye, etc..) that makes a difference to *your* work, art, or personal preference.

3. old camera no longer supported, too slow broken, etc.

4. camera works with 3rd party equipment that you can benefit from.

etc..

If you don't know whether or not you need a new camera, and you're an adult, then you probably have larger problems to worry about. ;)

@WesPerry, Good that you realize that a lot of time can be saved on both shooting and post work. Too many photographers fail to realize that. I'm sure you'll have great times with your awesome a9!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)

The same way you know whether you need a new computer, pencil or car. Surely no reasonably intelligent adult has to be told whether or not they actually 'need' a new camera based on their wants, needs and or professional requirements.

In short you may need a new camera if a new camera:

1. saves you time and make post work, getting the shot, or workflow easier / quicker. Something simple like dual card slots can make a huge practical difference to many photographers.

2. gives higher quality (resolution, high iso performance, colour range or "DR", speed, raw options, flash options (e.g. sync port, focus assist light, anti-red eye, etc..) that makes a difference to *your* work, art, or personal preference.

3. old camera no longer supported, too slow broken, etc.

4. camera works with 3rd party equipment that you can benefit from.

etc..

If you don't know whether or not you need a new camera, and you're an adult, then you probably have larger problems to worry about. ;)

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 04:15 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (279 comments in total)
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OlyPent: That, and the D700 SAVED Nikon's pro backside.

@Sean65, While I've cussed Canon under my breath for using the 5D AF on the 5D2 it focuses fine. The AF was faster, more practical, and easier to use than most medium format cameras back then. 60% soft shots? You can manually focus and get a better hit rate than that! If people are getting that many 'soft' shots, then it's generally not the camera's fault. :)

The 5D2 was a very good workhorse I'll give it that, and hands down offered the best ROI in it's class back then.

I already mentioned the MkIII; "Nikon's D3 sure did better Canon's 1Dmk3 'problem child'.". That camera was a true issue. The 5d2 however was simply a great camera that mated to a great system of stabilized lenses, while Nikon still thought a non stabilized 300mm f/4 made sense... It didn't.

What Nikon did great was put excellent focus systems, etc., in their APS-C bodies. I thought Canon was pitiful in comparison. Nikon/Canon are great! Nikon's just too darn slow, too often, for too long. ;)

D3 rocks!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
On article Profoto B1X LED off-camera flash updates 'B1' model (15 comments in total)
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Teila Day: Good to see efforts being put towards monolights. The light-and-pack concept is antiquated and should've been put to pasture a decade ago. No one should have to shoot today with cords running all over the place, and the industry (looking at you Broncolor and Profoto) should be ashamed of itself for peddling lame battery packs with a cord running to the strobe all these years. Ridiculous!

Ok, so now we basically still have the same 500ws strobe, with a better modeling light and a higher capacity battery, etc.. At least improvements are being made, which I hope includes more rugged and reliable internals. Too bad no support for Pentax. Perfect real-world example of why it's great to have Nikon/Canon gear to fall back on. This is the kind of stuff Ricoh needs to be addressing if they want to produce and support professional cameras.

@nachos, I'm familiar with both packs and monolights. Each has it's advantage, and you're right, moonlights on a stand with their high polar moment can lead to expensive incidents (I know from experience). I agree with you on power... 500ws is puny on location unless you're relatively close to your subject unless you just need some fill. I'd like to think (hope) that these snap-in battery lights will get a good bit more powerful than the current 800ws Brons. I hope they sell like hotcakes to encourage innovation.

A 2400 or even a 1600ws light w/internal battery sure could make life easier on location for a lot of shooters. I'm sure the lights will get lighter, far more efficient and eventually make "sync speeds" essentially a thing of the past. I agree; Advantages with both types. I do think we'll see a time where packs are no longer relevant. Whether I live to see that day is to be determined.

Excellent points everyone!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 15:46 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (279 comments in total)
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OlyPent: That, and the D700 SAVED Nikon's pro backside.

@Sean65... D700 (wonderful) from a 300ppi file straight from the camera, that translates to a 9x12 in. print. Conversely, Canon's 5D2 spat out a 12x18 in. print from the same or you could use inches worth of cropping latitude and afterward still spit out a high quality print at about the same size of the Nikon. The camera also had video; useful for weddings/bridals or other work.

On the pro body side, Nikon was still rocking a 12mp D3, while Canon was saying its 1Dmk3 didn't have focus problems... (as if hundreds of professional photographers just made things up/wild imagination), but Canon still had a 21mp pro 'brick' body that could manage 5fps..

Nikon was late to the party at nearly every turn; slow to embrace full frame, stuck on 12mp for what seemed to be forever. I shoot/own both brands, but I give Canon the professional win. Nikon the nod on APS-C. Nikon's D3 sure did better Canon's 1Dmk3 'problem child'.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 01:49 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (279 comments in total)
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NikonD2X: A great article! But you should not forget the Nikon D700! I couldn't afford a Nikon D3, but 2008 I bought the D700. What an improvement from the D300 to D700! Always fighting with high ISOs above 1000 the D700 was a miracle. I talked to Nikon fellows spring 2017 and every Nikon user has a high opinion about the D700. Some told me: "Nikon D3? What for? I used two D700 bodies with battery packs MB-D10 and 8 f/s." I will buy a D3s in Fall 2017.

Nikon and Canon
I collect digital cameras. And I was very curious to solve the "Canon-mystery", when I got a master Canon EOS 1D. I compared the 4 MP EOS 1D with my 4 MP Nikon D2Hs.
https://www.digicammuseum.de/geschichten/erfahrungsberichte/canon-dslr-eos-1d/
And? From my (collctors) view 2017 I see the Nikon D2Hs in front! An excellent AF as well and slightly better ISO 1600 and even 3200 performance despite the smaller Nikon APS-C-/DX-Sensor.

@NikonD2x, ... I still use my old 4mp D2Hs today (occasionally). I loved that camera back in the heyday. Most other cameras were horribly slow back then especially when shooting raw. I'm glad Nikon really started getting its act together with the D700 and D800 series. Best in photography to you. Nice to think back on these old cameras!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (279 comments in total)
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sh10453: For me, the Canon 5D in 2005 was the game changer, when a FF became affordable.

I'd agree. The D3 wan't so much of a game changer as it was merely a surprise that Nikon finally got off its _ _ _ and got with the program... well... sort of... it would still take the company another wake up call to add a healthy boost in resolution to its camera line. The time that it took Nikon to finally wake up to FF and then more to pixels is absolutely shameful.

The D3 was however a bright star for Nikon and still is an excellent very useable pro body. The D3 is what the D2X should've been. Nikon did well with the D3... not so well with how freaking long it took them to bring a pro body FF camera to its customers.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 00:58 UTC
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GEONYC: Dear sweet Teila... If you would stop talking about yourself and where you are going and what you are doing and write about the camera and not about what would be "leery"and what you are "not sure of"....
1. the price of the body is said to be, $5,950 add another $3,000-$4,000 for a lens, it would be cheaper than the H'blad X150 and about the same as the FIJI GFX. Don't you think (I am not sure you can think.) they would update it and probably use a Sony sensor and thanks for the good luck wishes from such a LEERY and UNSURE person.. Maybe it's the spike heels. I think you don't know what you are talking about and flip flop all over the place, I am also very LEERY about your future success and you are probably a, "Money Pit"... But I wish you great success in the future with your glitchy brain and your can of worms.

... Maybe I'm hyper-ROI sensitive; does anyone else wonder how the Hy6 would fair in its present form going forward. The thought of mating 2012 tech to an older CCD from Sinar, Leaf, etc., would make me pause. I'm sure there are things that I haven't considered that could make it a compelling buy, I just wonder what those things are. The film holder alone *used* to exceed the cost of a GFX with lens, so buying 2 film backs... ouch! For those wanting to shoot the latest digital tech, what CMOS do you mate to the camera? So good to see this camera getting some attention/discussion.

Best in photography to all of you!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
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Teila Day: The Hy6! On paper this was my favorite MF camera for a spell. I spent some time with the Hy6 down in Atlanta (PPR) what feels like a decade ago and it just didn't feel as good in my hands as the Hasselblad product, however, I found it most interesting, especially with the rotating back. I'm not sure it can be revived and I'd be leery of the support. If Apple or Sony revived it that would be one thing, but spending $25k today on a rolled-based body, lens(es), film back that doesn't offer much confidence in support, and thoughts of glitchy 2012 electronics doesn't seem 'purchase-prudent'. Unless the camera has had major updates, I don't see many people biting. Money pit? Probable can of worms? I'd be leery, but it was a darn great idea! I hope it succeeds.

@thyl, perhaps you're right.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 15:18 UTC

The Hy6! On paper this was my favorite MF camera for a spell. I spent some time with the Hy6 down in Atlanta (PPR) what feels like a decade ago and it just didn't feel as good in my hands as the Hasselblad product, however, I found it most interesting, especially with the rotating back. I'm not sure it can be revived and I'd be leery of the support. If Apple or Sony revived it that would be one thing, but spending $25k today on a rolled-based body, lens(es), film back that doesn't offer much confidence in support, and thoughts of glitchy 2012 electronics doesn't seem 'purchase-prudent'. Unless the camera has had major updates, I don't see many people biting. Money pit? Probable can of worms? I'd be leery, but it was a darn great idea! I hope it succeeds.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 04:46 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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Teila Day: This is the kind of tech that totally changes how an industry does things. This tech being applied to drones today, will be applied to camera-storyboard-actor relationships tomorrow.... meaning focusing/DOF etc., will be more storyboard based and the need to have a human focus and manipulate DOF will be a thing of the past. This will also make the DEA (drug enforcement agency) flight department even more
'less-relevant' as tech gets better but that's a discussion for another forum.

Those with the money will be able to program their drones to fly to particular spots in National Parks or near monuments, take many photographs and video while loitering a few minutes, before speeding away. The technical front in drone photography/vid is rapidly becoming more interesting by the day.

I couldn't agree with you more. You can't fix some people. All you can do is move into a neighborhood where most of them can't afford to move into and keep such idiotic thinking at bay.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
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ZeBebito: "Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof." Sony should explain the difference between "proof" and "resistant".

ZeBebito, you remind me of people who think just because an engine is de-rated that it'll last x amount of hours before a major maintenance is required. Prudent people will keep the engine below a certain temperature and extend the life of the engine far longer than what is "standard".

You can go by ISO Standards if you like. My way makes it nearly impossible to have a failure. Your way relies on what someone else told you to be true. I'll stuck with prudence and good ole fashion common sense when it comes to me keeping equipment working that I actively make money with.

What you should ask is has a 1Dx or D5 ever been rain/spray/moisture compromised while shooting in bad wx. If that answer is yes, then your common sense should be your guide. Either you have good sense or you don't. A fool shoots naked in drizzle. A smart person puts a cover over the rig and keeps shooting knowing that the rig is dry and doesn't have to worry about bad things happening on a fluke. Too easy.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 03:23 UTC
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Astrotripper: Wow, $2200 for a lens and it's not even weather resistant?

.... People killing me with all of this freeze proof, dust proof, wx sealed nonsense. (shakes head). ((chuckle))

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 17:29 UTC
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ZeBebito: "Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof." Sony should explain the difference between "proof" and "resistant".

Forget "common terms". Either something is actually water proof or it isn't. If it doesn't say water proof or water resistant from x to y, then you are to assume that water, dirt, and dust *can* reasonably be an issue, thus you *should* reasonably use appropriate cautions for the conditions that you're in, based on what a *reasonable* adult would do.

The bottom line is if you can't hold you camera and lens underwater for a few minutes and expect the gear to work normally afterward, then you should operate your gear under the *assumption* that in misty, moist, humid, dusty... conditions, you need to be proactive in getting your gear in or under additional protection as the manufacturer's "weather proofing" is merely a feature that buys you time in your response to act reasonably.

The Pentax 645Z and AW lenses are known to be quite water resistant... does that mean stand in a drizzle based on that fact? No, it means the manufacturer gave you more time to use your common sense...

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 17:23 UTC

This is the kind of tech that totally changes how an industry does things. This tech being applied to drones today, will be applied to camera-storyboard-actor relationships tomorrow.... meaning focusing/DOF etc., will be more storyboard based and the need to have a human focus and manipulate DOF will be a thing of the past. This will also make the DEA (drug enforcement agency) flight department even more
'less-relevant' as tech gets better but that's a discussion for another forum.

Those with the money will be able to program their drones to fly to particular spots in National Parks or near monuments, take many photographs and video while loitering a few minutes, before speeding away. The technical front in drone photography/vid is rapidly becoming more interesting by the day.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 17:01 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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ZeBebito: "Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof." Sony should explain the difference between "proof" and "resistant".

@ZeBebito... anyone who's graduated from high school or who has gotten past the 3rd grade, should know the difference between "proof" and "resistant". Sony or any manufacturer doesn't need to stoop down to that level and explain the obvious.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 21:22 UTC
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kinglau711: Sony lenses with their weak plastic junk mount are worth nothing compared to Fuji / Canon / Nikon.

@beavertown, Nikon has been doing that on various lenses for over a decade. I think my old 50mm 1.8 has such a cap. I think the plastic caps are ratty.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 21:20 UTC
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