Zalllon

Zalllon

Lives in Canada Milton/ON, Canada
Works as a Business Consultant / Photographer
Has a website at www.5sixphoto.com
Joined on Jul 13, 2004
About me:

To sell non-contracted photos.

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On article 2016 Roundup: Best Camera Drones Under $1500 (96 comments in total)
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woootskie: $89 a piece for a Mavic Pro battery with 27min. flight time and you still label with "Batteries seem a bit expensive"? You have got to be kidding me, 3 years ago in this hobby, getting 15minute flight times was only a dream.

I agree with you, $89 US is fine. The batteries are programmable to automatically discharge to prolong their life. Can't wait for better to fly my Mavic in more scenic places

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
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robbinsbox: went on hunt for a drone after seeing these pics.
You drone guys think these photos would these be from high end drones with m43 sensors?
Cheers

I tried a couple of little ones ($40 and $60). But honestly the Phantom 3 was even easier to fly, gps lock and position hold helps emensely. With common sense caution, you honestly won't mess it up.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 04:24 UTC
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robbinsbox: went on hunt for a drone after seeing these pics.
You drone guys think these photos would these be from high end drones with m43 sensors?
Cheers

I have taken great pics with my Phantom 3 Advanced. Best to shoot in light that is dusk/dawn or brighter. I sold my Phantom 3 to get a Mavic Pro, same size sensor but less wide lens. Reason I noted Phantom 3 is that you should be able to get a good used deal on one vs new retail. If you want a bigger sensor, Phantom 4 Pro is the way to go combining price and travel.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 20:32 UTC

Photos worth printing, without the couple of course as far as consumer homes.

As a photographer who is engaged, would love to do this with my wife2b. A good personal set of photos, great to share with immediate family. We already started certain types of photos like this, but what makes these inspiring is the distance from the camera. Will have to dig out my Pocket Wizard camera trigger for next trip if can't use the drone.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 15th comment

Looking forward to picking up a 7 Plus. Mainly for extra capacity and using to fly my drone. Improvements in camera is always a bonus, but not a reason for me to get it. Only use it for photos in a pinch, or to log receipts.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:32 UTC as 82nd comment

I like his chicken, finger lickin good.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 05:40 UTC as 5th comment
On article Canon announces budget-friendly EOS Rebel T6 (1300D) (874 comments in total)

I don't get why people still buy these new? Whenever I'm asked for advice on what to buy, I always start with Kijiji. So many of these are for sale used because people buy them not realizing how little they'll actually use them, it's awesome.

By the time you add taxes to this price, or any shipping costs of you don't buy direct in a store, you have way more options with that budget. Buying something like this new is a waste of money, really isn't much more this camera has to offer for entry level DSLR or ILC shooters.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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dprived prev: to those amateur photographers (here or anywhere) who start bragging about the !!! superiority !!! of a mirrorless camera over an SLR first, but then quit doing so once they receive their proper answers from the pros or other knowledgeable and more experienced advanced amateurs; no offense, but:

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who's the dumbest of all?
Must be the girlie photog,
Who can't handle a large cam?!
Or maybe it is that obese m`am!?

;-)

Humorous banter. At the end of the day it boils to what you can make work for the images you want. I have APS, FF, mirrorless (micro 4/3) and a little Sony sensor in my DJI drone. All I care about is making money with my images, as the client doesn't care about the tools only what the images. Discussion about what gear is better has to tie back to what image you want to present. This banter is funny because it's pointless.

The sexiest part of the conversation is amusingly brave 😉

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 22:23 UTC

For me, the best this could be is a bigger presenter of images, that's it. And as far as the pencil is concerned, in most photos or videos of its usage, I see the persons hand awards being held off the iPad surface. I don't write or draw like that, pretty uncomfortable for me to be worth the effort for any duration of time. And as others have said, USB connectivity. How do I take my images off my CF card, store them on a portable hard drive and then work on the RAW files like in Lightroom. And lastly, I use Lightroom so much that I will not abandon my PC and switch to another software.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 35th comment

I'll have to check the Younguo version people keep mentioning, but having this with my 600 and 580 canon flashes would help with quick photo shoots vs adjusting manually with a light meter. The end of the day, I just want to get the shot I intend in as little time as possible.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 8th comment

Instead focusing on something that can't be valued, they should focus on their overheating issue. This is why they are nowhere in the % of new handsets sold.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 10:53 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On article DJI Phantom 3 Standard photography drone unveiled (73 comments in total)

I have the Advanced version, and like the output so far (been getting used to it for a week now). It is noisy, but I like that is (even my nano quads sound like loud mosquitos). I wouldn't want it to be quiet and have it sneak up on me, and the neighbours probably like the fact they can hear it and not worry about silent intrusions. Fall is coming, and I can't wait to get photos only a drone or hot air balloon can take.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 17:05 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Walmart sues photographer's widow over family pictures (164 comments in total)
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Handymuss: The many posts here about this are very telling. Because the Waltons have tons of money, lots of assumptions are made. Greed is showing everwhere. Most complain about Walmart. (has nothing to do with Walmart) This is a simple case of a client offering money for the rights to the photos that a photog took, and that money being offered apparently is not enough that the photog (widow in this case) will accept. So they go to court over it to try and settle the disagreement.(you can claim anything you want in court, the law may say something completely different however...)

The last time you had a client that wanted all rights to the photos you took, how much did you charge them? Did you charge them on ability to pay, or a standard amount? If so, you are just as greedy as most posters complain the Waltons are. It cuts both ways.

The court may rule with the Walton for rights to photos based on price comparable to other clients charged for same material, plus any appreciation due to inflation, and incurred costs of storage. It would be different if a collector came to buy at a price much higher than the family offered. What will be interesting is the counter suit buy the widow, now that could be a pretty penny.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 16:51 UTC
On article Hands on with the Pentax 645Z (706 comments in total)

The LCD flips up so you can take a medium format selfie.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 02:57 UTC as 221st comment | 5 replies

How about:

"Doc Op"

It's the doctor that makes the optics better. And yes, I'm a Spider-Man fan, and this thing looks like it has 8 arms.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 10:10 UTC as 11th comment
On article What Apple announcements mean for mobile photographers (67 comments in total)

I like the idea of the android platform better, however the reality is most of us don't have time to spend learning how to tweak. From a marketing perspective Apple has it right, the proof is in the numbers. At work we are all given blackberry phones, but there is a large enough group that have iPhones that they are considering iPhone usage. 4 out 5 people I work with have an iPhone, and my whole team we all have iPhone 5's except for one Samsung Note 2. I have friends with the new Samsung S4, and they both carry extra batteries with them. The girl who has it is looking to switch to an iPhone after yesterday's iOS review.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:39 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On article What Apple announcements mean for mobile photographers (67 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: I really enjoy using the iPhone camera, the results are impressive and it makes a pleasant change from using my Hasselblad and Pro digital cameras. The quick preview of the whole OS looks really impressive. And that mac Pro, I mean, what a stunning design.

I just wish the camera update went further. RAW output, manual WB, exposure compensation just to name a few. Perhaps they can do a "pro" version for those wanting to do more instead of a camera app for the millions of instagrammers.

I agree. I consider the comparison to my old Olympus 8080 (which was an awesome camera when it came out), and the iPhone 5 images are that much better (zoom not considered).

Besides, some of the best images are due to you just having a camera on you, and the iPhone 5 is exceptionally portable compared to other cameras and smartphones.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:31 UTC
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