RandyPD

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On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (157 comments in total)

So if you have a 600mm f/4 and a 300mm f/2.8, can it handle them?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 09:41 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Next question is, will there be a a9rii and a9sii?

The A9r will be a 75MP camera capable of shooting 12fps. I agree with the A9s being 12MP and 100fps. And it would have an IR only mode that would allow it to see thru clothes.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)

Now all Sony needs to do is to release the 'Kraken' lenses: 600mm f2.8, 400mm F2.0 and 300mm F1.7, just to shut up the "they don't have enough lenses" naysayers.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 08:38 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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mike winslow: zip loc bag works fine, fits in pocket, practically free..

But it doesn't protect your head from getting wet.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 04:59 UTC
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)
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Tommi K1: To win the contests always:

1) Use a FF
2) Use lowest possible ISO
3) Get the sharpest lens on market
4) Get a FF
5) Denoise hell out of the photos
6) Get the FF
7) Remember the crop factor is no good, get the FF
8) Shoot wide open
9) Remember the shallower the DOF, better
10) f/1.2 on FF
11) Remember to use lowest ISO
12) FF with shallowest DOF
13) Remember to write the camera specs on the print, visible for the judges so they see it is the FF with f/1.2 and ISO 64....

You forgot about the whole point of your recommendations. It's all about the 'bokeh'. If in doubt, just 'bokeh' it. Can't decide which is the focusing point? Just 'bokeh' it. Subject moving too fast? Just 'bokeh' it. Overcast sky and bad lighting? Just 'bokeh'. Model makes a threatening stare at you for focusing on her 'good parts'? You know what to do. BOKEH.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)

Use only Canon or Nikon FF cameras. These brands are what the pros use. If the judge knows you use Canikon, the pictures automatically become 50% more beautiful in their eyes. Using a heavy, pro level prime lens will work out your muscles and will make your shots steadier. Using these lenses will add another 20% beauty factor into your pictures. Use only Intel CPU's with Photoshop; they have additional instruction sets that will make Photoshop process your pics in a "larger than life" method that sets it apart. Even judges know a pic processed by Intel processors by glancing at it once.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 07:19 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
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Promit: Oh man, that's going to be awesome in my high speed A99 II that...can't actually write at more than UHS-I speeds. Damnit Sony, left hand and right hand need to start talking to each other.

Talking to the 'hand' is not conducive to good communications.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 05:54 UTC

Sony makes fast cards but equip their cameras with poor read/write card readers.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:25 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Stop using those silly adapters and mount this on the Nikon D810.
Then we can really see who the champion is

mxx, it is more a comparison test between the Sigma and the Sony lens. If you are going to use it in a D810, then you will have to compare it with another lens you can mount on Nikon. Nikon 85mm perhaps?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 09:45 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Stop using those silly adapters and mount this on the Nikon D810.
Then we can really see who the champion is

So how are you going to mount the Sony lens on the D810?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
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RandyPD: For some reason, the Sony lens seem sharper with the sample image. Drag that magnifier box to the brick wall on the lower right. You can see the borders of the individual bricks clearly on the Sony but blurred on the Sigma. Is it the adapter?

Frame Seeker, yes on the EXTREME edges, by F5.6 it is sharper (especially on the branches of the trees by the brick wall). But the main brick wall, they look the same. And at wider apertures, the Sony is sharper. Maybe they can retest when a native E-mount Sigma is available. Price-wise, Sigma is the winner.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 22:52 UTC

For some reason, the Sony lens seem sharper with the sample image. Drag that magnifier box to the brick wall on the lower right. You can see the borders of the individual bricks clearly on the Sony but blurred on the Sigma. Is it the adapter?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 120th comment | 4 replies
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RandyPD: Let me guess, no VC for Sony and Pentax?

They usually come out later with no VC.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 08:19 UTC

Let me guess, no VC for Sony and Pentax?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 06:17 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: Naaaaay. Nikon D810 is better (and cheaper) and that's 3 year old technology!

I really don't see where the D810 is better. I dragged that little box all over the picture in JPEG and RAW, from ISO100 all the way to 51200. Not much difference and the A99II seems to have better noise control in the higher ISOs.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 08:12 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1570 comments in total)

I really don't like this Sony SLT thingy, it just gobbles up light and and adds a lot noise to my pics...Wait a minute, it doesn't?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 02:59 UTC as 266th comment | 2 replies

Hideous looks and all, Pentax needs to catch up in AF department, video specs, and updated lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 02:38 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
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PanchoVilla: No doubt history will repeat itself. Americans haven't learned anything, in fact people are dumber than ever!

Wallowing in willful ignorance is dumb. Very dumb.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2016 at 04:58 UTC
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RandyPD: Spec/dollar, nothing comes close to the A99II. I mean, it's a 42mp camera that can shoot at 12fps. The only common mantra against is is that it 'lacks lenses'. Seriously, what lens is not available for the A-mount that can't get the job done?

If you are used to the way a certain camera make works out (sounds like you are a Canon user), then anything that you are not used to probably 'won't feel good'. I will wait for the official review.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 21:22 UTC

Spec/dollar, nothing comes close to the A99II. I mean, it's a 42mp camera that can shoot at 12fps. The only common mantra against is is that it 'lacks lenses'. Seriously, what lens is not available for the A-mount that can't get the job done?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 06:28 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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