John_A_G

Lives in United States OH, United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2004

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  • Yep.  Every now and then in DPR there is a discussion around AF capabilities and someone invariably says "yeah, but pros were able to get great photos before AF" always from someone who doesn't ...
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    If it's that important then sort & tag.  Wading through 700 images to find the ones of your child is tiresome.  But seeing as they're not paying you, it really doesn't matter. See, that's where ...
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    Thank you for elaborating.  That's precisely my point.  It really drove home for me when my own son was in sports.  I could photograph a single game and get the 2 or 3 shots of him that were great ...
  • There is no single lens.  Here's a good read from a Sony sports photog explaining why he uses certain lenses. https://alphauniverse.com/stories/what-s-in-my-bag--how-a-sports-pro-built-an-ultimate- ...
  • I'm glad you're enjoying the new gear.  You asked for comments and I have 2: 1. If you really want people to take the time to offer C&C, you should take the time to imbed a few images in your post ...
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    absolutely!  The other option would have been to follow the herd and go mirrorless.  They appear to have gambled (unless we see surprising behavior in the next 2 years) on OVF still being ...
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    I hear you - it did spell out that there were differences besides the assumption Roland seemed to have that it's only a size/flange difference.  It's not. However, I think we can trust the ...
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    here's the link I already gave you that describes some of the differences in the Canon mounts. No guessing games needed if you read it. https://www.learnphotographyskills.com/what-is-the-difference ...
  • agree.  The whole line of thinking is about a consumer getting what they want and has zero basis in business principles. At the apex of ILC sales, Sony started their shotgun approach to technology ...
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    you are assuming the only difference regarding the new mount is the physicality of it - that's not true.  The new mounts have other differences. you're missing the part about BODIES.  From a ...
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    It's not just flange distance. Here's a simple write-up about the Canon mounts. https://www.learnphotographyskills.com/what-is-the-difference-between-canons-rf-mount-and-ef-mount/ I think you're ...
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    I get that.  The complication is that the CAMERAS are different technologies.  So, now you divide your camera R&D. Because a new mount is better than trying to use the old mount.  You get to ...
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    Now you are again dividing your resources.  One thing every manufacturer seems to agree on:  100% milc or 100% DSLR.  In a declining market it doesn't make sense to do both.  I also suspect that ...
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    In a perfect world, it would be.  The problem every company faces is they lack that data.  Costs can be calculated, but the benefits are very often ambiguous. In my experience, the issue in a large ...
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    yes, that's certainly part of it.  A big part of manufacturing is maximizing your machines/processes.  It's why Tamron and others abandoned Pentax lenses to begin with - each mount adds cost in R&D. ...
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    Hi John - this is the crux of the problem.  You want Pentax to innovate but you want a low price point.  In a receding market - and ILCs are a receding market, that simply doesn't happen.  You ...
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    Assuming you aren't completely joking.  Here's what doesn't make sense to me: 1. Ricoh has determined, for whatever reasons, that it's not profitable to make & release more glass. 2. Tamron (or ...
  • Very cool photo!
  • I agree that very few existing Canon & Nikon users need to make a quick decision about switching to mirrorless or switching systems.  None of us know how the population divides up into people who ...
  • For both I tended to 'cheat' my focus ahead of them and wait for the proper moment to re-acquire (the cheat helps with lens motor having less distance to travel).  The head dipping (fly) and ...
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