Chuck Yadmark

Chuck Yadmark

Lives in United States Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Works as a Physician, Freelance photographer
Joined on Jul 28, 2003
About me:

Photographer GM Racing, Western Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University

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Discombobulated: I would hire 3 to 4 photog instead.

Also there are places where you can't put a photographer, like overhead/near the ceiling.

And I sure would rather have the photos downloaded directly to my computer rather than have to climb up and grab a card.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2021 at 15:36 UTC
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Discombobulated: I would hire 3 to 4 photog instead.

In the real world of event photography less people are getting hired not more. Almost every professional photographer has suffered from cost cutting and I am no exception. Luckily it is only a small part of my income.

Let's say that I am hired to cover a big sporting event. Say a basketball game where several of the cameras do not require skill, like is common overhead over a basket.

Do I take that money and hire 2 or 3 people to work with me? Or do I keep the money for myself? If I could (and I do) have a solution to shoot remotely why would I give up the money to other people?

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2021 at 15:28 UTC

This is an incredibly nascent field. I and a whole lot of other sports photographers have been piecing together solutions for over 10 years now. I got into this 5 years ago using Ubiquiti equipment. I had to figure it out on my own, perhaps the most difficult and aggravating and yet rewarding thing I have ever done.

For me this started from being hired at football games at Ford Field in Detroit, for time-sensitive live web updating photos from game action.

Distance on foot from the field to the press box is almost a mile.

We used to try to upload photos to a server using internet, but as crowds got bigger it became hopeless. We would have to resort to literally running up and down between quarters.

In short, we bridged the air gap between the field and a computer in the press box with a virtual ethernet cable setup.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2021 at 15:17 UTC as 11th comment
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Discombobulated: I would hire 3 to 4 photog instead.

over the long run that costs dramatically more.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2021 at 15:11 UTC
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probert500: Doesn't having to run cables sort of defeat the purpose to some degree.

A lot of us sports guys have been piecing together "virtual" ethernet cables via professional grade wifi access points and antenna for a few years now.
A separate system that a camera and computer cannot distinguish from a real one and acts as one.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2021 at 15:09 UTC
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Sc1920: It seems ridiculously priced IMO. $400 eventual cost?? For a file viewing/cataloguing program that you won’t be able to edit your images with?

If deadline photography is your job, PM is priceless

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2020 at 14:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (346 comments in total)

Has anyone ever NOT lost their DK-21 eyecup?

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 14:37 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies

I'd take an account lock iPhone style to make stolen cameras much less useful

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 18:50 UTC as 80th comment
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Chuck Yadmark: I'm sure it will be powered by yet another EN-EL battery for some bizarre reason. What are we on, EN-EL 29?

Counting the Go Pro knockoffs and AA I have to deal with 6 different batteries and chargers. I got rid of my D3 and D2h, and a 90 so I wouldn't have to deal with 8.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:45 UTC
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Chuck Yadmark: I'm sure it will be powered by yet another EN-EL battery for some bizarre reason. What are we on, EN-EL 29?

I've owned a 7000, 71,72, now 75, 800, 600, 750 and a V1 so sure, I know about the 15 . I also own a Df - the EL14. And an AW-1 so EL20. And a few D4 and a D4s, the 18. If I want a V2 or 3 also need a 20. Don't know why the v2 or 3 couldn't use a 14.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 21:42 UTC

I'm sure it will be powered by yet another EN-EL battery for some bizarre reason. What are we on, EN-EL 29?

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 19:41 UTC as 160th comment | 7 replies

I remember the early ILC days and waiting to see what Nikon was going to do. That initial V1 price was a real buzzkill. I've ignored it for all these years until I stumbled on a V1 with lens for 150 dollars. I love it for casual use, 10 years after its introduction. Price aside, everybody I know who has one loves it. They just blew the introduction big time and never recovered.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: Removing a stuck lens filter... with a band saw (139 comments in total)

Or just no filter, but god forbid that.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 22:33 UTC as 69th comment

At that time major switches to Canon were occurring due to the advantages the 1D2 1Ds had over the D2X/H. I think to this day that advantage is being felt. If the D3 hadn't come along Nikon might have become Pentax.

P.S. Paul Simon defines how I pronounce Nikon.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 12:04 UTC as 145th comment | 6 replies
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Chuck Yadmark: The number of cameras compatible with both lenses is limited. Even for compatible cameras, firmware update may be required*. Fully compatible models: D5500, D5300*, D3400, D3300*, D500 and later models

Compatible models with limited functions: D5, D810 series, Df, D750, D7200, D7100, D5200, Nikon 1 series with the FT1

Incompatible models: D4 series, D3 series, D2 series, D1 series, D800 series, D700, D610, D600, D300 series, D200, D100, D7000, D5100, D5000, D90, D80, D70 series, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, film cameras

limited function means VR cannot be turned off, as there is no external manual switch, and VR must be turned off in menu. This menu option for whatever reason does not appear in the limited function models.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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runbei99: The Nikon 1 Series were the cameras that everyone panned and frowned at until they actually used them. And then - wow, did Nikon squeeze some special juice out of that tiny sensor. My V1 pics (in good light) still look wonderful to me, even though I'm shooting with a Canon full-frame 6D these days. In low light, ugh, ISO 3200 that destroys skin. Not sorry I sold the V1, but in the right conditions it was spectacularly ... nice.

I waited patiently for a mirrorless Nikon after the 4/3's started coming out. When it was 800 dollars AND 1inch AND didn't use the Nikon iTTL flash it was a non-starter for me.

Having said that I have just recently bought a V1 for 200 bucks and I will agree that it is much better than I expected, but the dof limitation is still a problem for me

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 01:48 UTC

The number of cameras compatible with both lenses is limited. Even for compatible cameras, firmware update may be required*. Fully compatible models: D5500, D5300*, D3400, D3300*, D500 and later models

Compatible models with limited functions: D5, D810 series, Df, D750, D7200, D7100, D5200, Nikon 1 series with the FT1

Incompatible models: D4 series, D3 series, D2 series, D1 series, D800 series, D700, D610, D600, D300 series, D200, D100, D7000, D5100, D5000, D90, D80, D70 series, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, film cameras

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 21:19 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)

Also good news that I bet a lot of older heavier used ones will come on the market from folks buying these.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 17:56 UTC as 14th comment
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)
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Chuck Yadmark: The Carry-On appears to be not quite as wide or tall as it could be. I don't understand that part.

The website lists internal dimensions at first glance. So the carry-on is indeed 22x14x9 inches.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 17:50 UTC
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)
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gskolenda: They are way over priced! They need some stiff competition.

there is some competition from Nunuk and SK, but it doesn't seem to do that much. Having said that, I got the SK competitor for 80 dollars and it works very well.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 15:49 UTC
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