SaltLakeGuy

SaltLakeGuy

Lives in United States Salt Lake City Area, UT, United States
Works as a Professional Sales, Photographer and Musician
Joined on Oct 20, 2003
About me:

25 years as a professional photographer, 53 years as a Guitarist and 43 years professional sales.

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I'm afraid it's going to take a unreal product release of a truly monumental and competitive mirrorless system camera relatively soon to save Nikon from eventual disaster and decline in sales. They are already headed in that direction so this doesn't help one bit.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 00:15 UTC as 83rd comment
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SaltLakeGuy: If (and boy do I mean IF) Nikon was truly clever at this attempt, a FF or even a APS-C mirrorless that could use their current lens mount, bringing to the table a camera that would shoot say at least 7-8fps, have NO blackout like the Sony A9 has accomplished, have focus tracking with improvements as well that would keep up with the A9's accomplishments and a EVF that would equal their resolution as well would be indeed THE "game changer" for the market. It would prove Nikon can make it happen. If they fail to do what I've mentioned they will remain an "also ran" and not climb up the steep cliff of success they truly need.

Nikon's current live view is all but useless, which is why even Canon has them beaten totally with their "DualPixel" setup. The size to me isn't a deal breaker, it's ALL about shear performance. Get RID of that mirror, lack of EVF (real time evaluation) and beef up the focus capabilities and they will have a great camera. No the D500 nor D5 addresses these issues.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:56 UTC

If (and boy do I mean IF) Nikon was truly clever at this attempt, a FF or even a APS-C mirrorless that could use their current lens mount, bringing to the table a camera that would shoot say at least 7-8fps, have NO blackout like the Sony A9 has accomplished, have focus tracking with improvements as well that would keep up with the A9's accomplishments and a EVF that would equal their resolution as well would be indeed THE "game changer" for the market. It would prove Nikon can make it happen. If they fail to do what I've mentioned they will remain an "also ran" and not climb up the steep cliff of success they truly need.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:36 UTC as 171st comment | 3 replies
On article Video: First look at the Canon EOS 6D Mark II (128 comments in total)

It's just once again another time for a reality check. The 6DII is a reprise of an already great imaging device. However it actually doesn't really bring any NEW technology to the table. The mirrorless realm is still taking front and center attention to what is if not already about to be THE way all photography is headed. If you think you can argue that point, you're either just stubborn or not facing reality. The benefits are huge and now with the advent of the A9 it's a foregone conclusion. if one has a ton of Canon glass I can see the move to a 6DII. otherwise it's time to move on.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

I shot professionally for over 20 years having owned pro Nikon and Canon bodies and their top glass before. In the last year I've even used a D500 as well as a Fuji X-T2 and even Sony A7RII systems. All are great and competent for a plethora of purposes. However I've ended up selling it ALL off and retained the RX10Mk3. I get plenty of chiding from pros that admire and revere their current professional lineups of bodies and lenses. I get that. But for shear versatility and when carefully applied, the results of the RX10Mk3 can easily equal the results possible with all those other. No need to argue. Even the folks here at DPR could take more care on the occasional shot and end up with results that wouldn't elicit criticisms from those here, but either way. It's a highly competent photographic tool which affords so many advantages with it's outstanding 24mm to 600mm reach with no need for additional lenses to carry around. I personally haven't had any issues with it's focus either.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2017 at 17:50 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix FZ80/FZ82 real world samples gallery (78 comments in total)

One thing is for sure, you don't want to be viewing images from this camera at 100%. :-)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 23:26 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sigma sd Quattro H real world samples gallery (108 comments in total)

Sorry but I'd take a Fuji X-T2 and their top glass over what I'm seeing in these samples. What's up with the noise at ISO100? Sheesh. No thinks Sigma.........

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 20th comment | 18 replies
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: Yet another nice "consumer" offering from the worlds largest manufacturer of digicams. No biting sharpness, No superb low noise, just nice average pleasing results. Right where Canon seems to like to be for the masses. Oh well.

you're not worth entering into a discussion with so why don't you just drop your banter of which you know NOTHING.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 22:20 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: Yet another nice "consumer" offering from the worlds largest manufacturer of digicams. No biting sharpness, No superb low noise, just nice average pleasing results. Right where Canon seems to like to be for the masses. Oh well.

classic diatribe on THIS forum that's for sure. If I take a tripod, Place an equivalent lens on both say a X-T20, M5, 80D and A6500 I can guarantee viewed at 100% on a calibrated screen the A6500 and X-T20 will be neck and neck. Start elevating the ISO's and if you did the same with the 80D/M5 sensor they start falling apart above ISO1600. NOT so with the X-T20 and A6500. It so happens I've worked with (or owned) them ALL over this last 6 months. That was my findings. If you trust Dpreview alone I feel sorry for ya. More often then not I've found their results were anything BUT an end result I determined using a given model of camera and decent lenses hands on. Hey, if the Canon trips your trigger good on you. You've found something that works for you. As for statements I'll make regarding real world results that can be expected by a given product it's based entirely on experience USING them, not reading reports by others.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 19:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: I would love to get excited about he M5/M6 cameras output, but sadly it does anything BUT excite me. I don't see the level of resolution I'm accustomed to and the degree of noise past ISO400 is not up to snuff with most of it's competition. Oh well....as they say back to the workshop. Maybe one of these years Canon will get up with the program.

Sorry Samuel but to say such things leads me to believe you need a visit to the eye doctor. The M5/M6 isn't in the same zip code of performance with the likes of the competitive Sony and Fuji's for example. Those others stomp all over the Canon in detail, resolution/sharpness rendered let alone ability to track fast moving subjects. Please lets just face the facts not the fanboyisms.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 18:26 UTC

considering it's less than half the price of the competition if it's any good Sigma will really have a winner on it's hands. If not......well........just another dud I suppose

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 18:23 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)

I would love to get excited about he M5/M6 cameras output, but sadly it does anything BUT excite me. I don't see the level of resolution I'm accustomed to and the degree of noise past ISO400 is not up to snuff with most of it's competition. Oh well....as they say back to the workshop. Maybe one of these years Canon will get up with the program.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 20:17 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: Yet another nice "consumer" offering from the worlds largest manufacturer of digicams. No biting sharpness, No superb low noise, just nice average pleasing results. Right where Canon seems to like to be for the masses. Oh well.

Sorry to tell you but it's anything BUT hyperbole. But hey....it's YOUR money so you're allowed to waste it as you choose.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: Yet another nice "consumer" offering from the worlds largest manufacturer of digicams. No biting sharpness, No superb low noise, just nice average pleasing results. Right where Canon seems to like to be for the masses. Oh well.

LOL what a joke. If you ever touched the Fuji you'd never touch the Canon again that is for SURE. You have no clue. And they are selling more of the Fuji than they can get in across the country. Not the case with the Canon

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: Yet another nice "consumer" offering from the worlds largest manufacturer of digicams. No biting sharpness, No superb low noise, just nice average pleasing results. Right where Canon seems to like to be for the masses. Oh well.

with all due respect and considering what you've stated, a Fuji X-T20 will run absolute rings around the Canon in EVERY way, shape and form providing superior color rendition, sharpness, microcontrast, easy of use and size and weight and superior low noise reproduction. Enough said. For the SAME price

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: Yet another nice "consumer" offering from the worlds largest manufacturer of digicams. No biting sharpness, No superb low noise, just nice average pleasing results. Right where Canon seems to like to be for the masses. Oh well.

I started out with a D30 as well, and learned quite quickly how to extract the best results from it avoiding noise and getting the best sharpest results. Like L glass for one thing. I'm not an "average" kind of guy however. I've always sought the finest results possible wherever I could. One thing I REALLY appreciate in the output of a camera is when it's particularly crisp and sharp and detailed. This is where I feel the examples Dpreview is showing fall short with that kit lens. That was mainly what I was saying. The colors are fine. The noise......well........just ok.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: Yet another nice "consumer" offering from the worlds largest manufacturer of digicams. No biting sharpness, No superb low noise, just nice average pleasing results. Right where Canon seems to like to be for the masses. Oh well.

It's what keeps Chevrolet and Ford in business. People happy just to have seats, 4 wheels and a gas pedal. There are quite a few folks that actually want more serious results and capabilities. The least the reviewer could have done is slap on some "L" glass to see what is "possible" with this camera. It would certainly reveal if it's capable of MORE than just the average if a person gets good glass unlike the kit lenses that Canon offers. Unlike say Fuji whose kit lenses are "L" level of quality and performance.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D / 9000D sample gallery (147 comments in total)

Yet another nice "consumer" offering from the worlds largest manufacturer of digicams. No biting sharpness, No superb low noise, just nice average pleasing results. Right where Canon seems to like to be for the masses. Oh well.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 15:04 UTC as 28th comment | 18 replies
On article Adobe Creative Suite 6 has been officially retired (352 comments in total)

Sorry to say I'm currently evaluating several programs that will take the place of the CC stuff i currently have. I have nothing against it's functionality. But sorry, I am NOT going to re up each year for over the $100 just to keep in actively in force. So far the Alien Skin program Exposure X2 seems to keep up rather well with it. I'll also try Affinity before I make a final decision. Sorry to leave but I'm not that rich

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:33 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
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jst13: Take a x-T2 x- pro2 with 23mm or 35mm both f2 or both and everything goes well:) also cheaper even with both lenses, less noise, better Image quality and less weight:) and with the uesd exposure settings there is no stabilisation needed...haha..only one of several better choises than this combination...for this money..totally overpriced for a 4:3sensor in a large body

I would agree. I went down the Olympus road some years ago with Mft. It served it's purpose in those times as I was recovering from shoulder surgery. Now I'm recovered my 1st choice is indeed the X-T2 and bevy of their top glass. Nice low noise super sharp and the ultimate color rendition. But for many Olympus can still be a solution......I get that.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
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