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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On article SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery (272 comments in total)

with all due respect, the SLT mirror (not glass) is semi translucent and transmits all but 1/3rd of a stop of the light. In reality that's not half bad to say the least. Sure worth the fact it can nicely track video. I've got to hand it to Sony, their marketing ideas are pretty bold but more often than not they get the job done. It is more than a stop improvement over the A77MkII. The focus speeds are super. I had a A77MkII for a bit and I have to admit I sure did love the fit and feel of the body in my hands let alone that capable screen. They did handicap this one a tad just to preserve the A77RII from being completely encroached upon, but overall they did a good job. It sure kicks the Canon 5KMkIV in the butt that's for sure. The primary advantage other than shear resolution over the D500 I see is it's video tracking (which is pretty much non existent on a D500). But all in all it's competitive.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 04:09 UTC as 16th comment | 9 replies
On article SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery (272 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: I must say I'm a bit surprised to see noise at a ISO100 shot in the sky, let alone ISO800 to the degree it has it. I had a A7RII prior to my Fuji X-T2 move and this is one of the things I feel was a step UP for me. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed Sony's cameras for years. I'm sure for some use it's great, but for the purposes shown in the samples I'm not the least bit impressed. Oh well......

LOL I "was" a Sony customer. Sent it packing and now I'm a Fuji X-T2 owner and a happy one indeed. Hardly irrelevant.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
On article SLT strikes back: Sony a99 II real-world sample gallery (272 comments in total)

I must say I'm a bit surprised to see noise at a ISO100 shot in the sky, let alone ISO800 to the degree it has it. I had a A7RII prior to my Fuji X-T2 move and this is one of the things I feel was a step UP for me. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed Sony's cameras for years. I'm sure for some use it's great, but for the purposes shown in the samples I'm not the least bit impressed. Oh well......

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 25th comment | 24 replies

It's pretty clear Tiffany needs another job somewhere far from her position with that publication. A 6 year old could have elucidated in a superior fashion, the most basics of recommendations regarding a persons choice of photographer. Not sure it gets more sad than that.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 00:10 UTC as 233rd comment
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: so sad to see the noise ramp up as soon as the ISO is above 400. I noted this with the 80D as well which caused me to lose interest pretty fast. Oh well. Guess Canon is just not there yet.

Sorry but I evaluated an 80D quite a while back. There are many things about the camera that are highly desirable, and not surprisingly for MANY it's all they will ever need. I went to a dealer and spent half a day evaluating the 80D against the Fuji X-T2, a rather unfair comparison on several fronts. Argue if you wish but quite frankly by the time one got above ISO1600 the X-T2 ran rings around the 80D in maintaining both detail and color accuracy. Also tracking fast moving subjects as well. DualPixel or not the top Fuji has it going on, and not a lot of reviewers would argue with that. I'm sure you'll enjoy your 80D. it's a fine camera on many fronts and meets many peoples needs. I was simply looking for a camera on another level. If one were to compare the test shot (that I consider to be very real world example and very telling) over at Imaging Resource, what I mentioned is visibly apparent. Just enjoy your 80D and I'll enoy my X-T2.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 01:54 UTC

I read below of someone that had less than acceptable results with the Shadow and Highlights adjustments, which I also tend to use big time. So perhaps I'll take a pass and hope On1 fixes their program to work better with the X-T2

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 01:30 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
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SaltLakeGuy: I'll assume this program is NOT a RAW processor such as being able to say open up a RAF file from the new Fuji X-T2 camera which uses the XTrans sensor (not Bayer)? If it did that would be amazing. I'm guessing it's strictly for processing Jpegs however. If I'm wrong please let me know, I'd get it in a heartbeat.

However does it support the current Fuji X-T2 as many do NOT. I have to be sure on this. I don't see any specifics mentioned about camera support

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2016 at 00:00 UTC

I'll assume this program is NOT a RAW processor such as being able to say open up a RAF file from the new Fuji X-T2 camera which uses the XTrans sensor (not Bayer)? If it did that would be amazing. I'm guessing it's strictly for processing Jpegs however. If I'm wrong please let me know, I'd get it in a heartbeat.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 22:21 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)

so sad to see the noise ramp up as soon as the ISO is above 400. I noted this with the 80D as well which caused me to lose interest pretty fast. Oh well. Guess Canon is just not there yet.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
On article Affinity Photo beta now available for Windows (75 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: I loaded it and played around with it. What I can do in 3 minutes in Photoshop took me over 20 minutes in this program. It's anything BUT user friendly. Takes too much of a learning curve in my opinion, and frankly doesn't do quite a clean a job as I'm now getting with PS CC. I'm sure for some it may provide a great alternative. I'll stick with my plan to add On1 as it's very intuitive. That's what I'm into.

as an example, I used the "brush" format to do touch up's for especially exposure challenges in a frame. Once you do an adjustment it is a route canal to go to another part of the frame to make a different adjustment. In Photoshop it's a 2 minute procedure for the entire shot. In this program it's a root canal figuring it out. So yeah, it is in my opinion anything but fast and more so intuitive to operate. I'm not going to spend THAT much time to get some of the basics down. It didn't take that long in ANY other program I've used

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
On article Affinity Photo beta now available for Windows (75 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: I loaded it and played around with it. What I can do in 3 minutes in Photoshop took me over 20 minutes in this program. It's anything BUT user friendly. Takes too much of a learning curve in my opinion, and frankly doesn't do quite a clean a job as I'm now getting with PS CC. I'm sure for some it may provide a great alternative. I'll stick with my plan to add On1 as it's very intuitive. That's what I'm into.

yeah but for me it's instant and intuitive by comparison.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 20:00 UTC
On article Affinity Photo beta now available for Windows (75 comments in total)

I loaded it and played around with it. What I can do in 3 minutes in Photoshop took me over 20 minutes in this program. It's anything BUT user friendly. Takes too much of a learning curve in my opinion, and frankly doesn't do quite a clean a job as I'm now getting with PS CC. I'm sure for some it may provide a great alternative. I'll stick with my plan to add On1 as it's very intuitive. That's what I'm into.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)

I have to say, having been on Dpreview now since 1999 this is the finest video I've yet seen from you folks. Not only well done, but informative and much more revealing of the remarkable advances Fuji has made with this model. Having shot weddings since 1999 professionally you folks did a fine job and explained your applications well indeed. Nice job.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 18:45 UTC as 40th comment

Talk about looking "Painterly". Now I remember why I abandoned the Mft realm. Glad I moved on. I'm not sure who this camera is for. But I know it's not for me......

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2198 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: As a former Nikonian for years, this is the one that won my heart. I tried a D500 and while it's focusing at speed is indeed highly capable, I've not found a subject that can thwart the focus capabilities of the X-T2 as yet. I have a new collection of their finest lenses so no doubt that helps. I think the Dpreview has sold short the ultimate capabilities of the focus system on the X-T2. I'm not surprised considering several other competent reviewers have touted it as a virtual equal to much of what the D500 brings to the table. That was my experience as well. Such is life with different people and their individual hands on experiences.

to Alexne:
I've worked with runners, cyclists, running dogs (and bunnies) and kids playing ball in a park thus far. None of THOSE subjects thwarted the focusing of the X-T2 I've been working with. No I didn't do a horse race, a car race or pro football game. Happy?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 00:50 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2198 comments in total)

As a former Nikonian for years, this is the one that won my heart. I tried a D500 and while it's focusing at speed is indeed highly capable, I've not found a subject that can thwart the focus capabilities of the X-T2 as yet. I have a new collection of their finest lenses so no doubt that helps. I think the Dpreview has sold short the ultimate capabilities of the focus system on the X-T2. I'm not surprised considering several other competent reviewers have touted it as a virtual equal to much of what the D500 brings to the table. That was my experience as well. Such is life with different people and their individual hands on experiences.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:30 UTC as 121st comment | 15 replies

I suppose if Dynamic Range, Low Noise, Resolution of the actual picture viewed and ability to KNOW what your exposure is BEFORE you hit the shutter doesn't matter, the 80D is fine. OK so I'm being sarcastic. They hardly compare where actual real world performance is concerned. But some are just stuck in the by gone era of DSLR's.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 13:29 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply

a heck of a case for a pocket sized camera

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 19:25 UTC as 150th comment

Sorry guys if I offended you regarding your endless desire to mix and match. To me it's a bit like a "low rider", they butcher up a car to modify it beyond it's original design for their own amusement. Hey, it's a free country, knock yourselves out as it's your $$$ that supports their mechanical experimentation's.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 03:28 UTC as 27th comment | 17 replies

As much as I enjoyed top Canon, Nikon and Sigma lenses on their native products back in the day, I have NO interest in NON native lenses on my A7RII. It all works far too well, and the lenses I use are far too good to compete with. Sadly many are born tinkerers.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 00:57 UTC as 32nd comment | 3 replies
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