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 enjoyed the MkIII enough, but this is going to be my nirvana. I'm on the waiting list so can't wait.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 02:11 UTC as 40th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (323 comments in total)

To me it's a "baby A9" without the need for a lens change. Yeah I know it's not full frame yada yada. There wasn't much my MkIII hasn't delivered, but this to me is all I'll be needing for sure. I'll be at the front of the pre order line for sure

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:52 UTC as 98th comment
On article Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR sample gallery (70 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: I'm sure there will be a few folks loving attacking me after I say that my RX10Mk3's lens at those same focal ranges will produce an image MUCH sharper and more detailed along with a lack of CA I'm seeing plenty of on this lens. I've owned the other 70-300vr before and it did quite nicely other than not focusing particularly rapidly or instantly for fast moving subjects. But I guess they had to come out with something to move things along.

that's ok, we all have our supporters and our haters, you guys being on the latter group. Not sure why you're coming up with the results YOU are, but that's not my experiences with it so far. Guess you guys would have more fun attacking the user then the product....nothing new here.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
On article Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR sample gallery (70 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: I'm sure there will be a few folks loving attacking me after I say that my RX10Mk3's lens at those same focal ranges will produce an image MUCH sharper and more detailed along with a lack of CA I'm seeing plenty of on this lens. I've owned the other 70-300vr before and it did quite nicely other than not focusing particularly rapidly or instantly for fast moving subjects. But I guess they had to come out with something to move things along.

Yeah you and I've gone at it before Gabriel. I've had several pro Nikon bodies along the way and their top glass (Canon's as well) and I'll stand by what I'm stating. At ISO 100 on MY camera I get NO noise, so what in the world are YOU talking about? Indeed depth of field (in particular lack of it) can often NOT be your friend if you're trying to get a subject in full focus regardless of background. I can blow out backgrounds easy enough. Sheesh.....

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
On article Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR sample gallery (70 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: I'm sure there will be a few folks loving attacking me after I say that my RX10Mk3's lens at those same focal ranges will produce an image MUCH sharper and more detailed along with a lack of CA I'm seeing plenty of on this lens. I've owned the other 70-300vr before and it did quite nicely other than not focusing particularly rapidly or instantly for fast moving subjects. But I guess they had to come out with something to move things along.

Yeah you would think so. But I'm just stating what one's eyes will see, not their ego.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR sample gallery (70 comments in total)

I'm sure there will be a few folks loving attacking me after I say that my RX10Mk3's lens at those same focal ranges will produce an image MUCH sharper and more detailed along with a lack of CA I'm seeing plenty of on this lens. I've owned the other 70-300vr before and it did quite nicely other than not focusing particularly rapidly or instantly for fast moving subjects. But I guess they had to come out with something to move things along.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 16:06 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
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SaltLakeGuy: It's pretty clear to me that Nikon is nearly ONE step away from not just competing but standing on the precipice of kicking Canon off it's pedestal once and for all. That would be final development of a high performing focus system that can be used for LIVE view that is equal to and preferrably superior to the DualPixel setup of Canon. Once they do THIS, there is NOTHING keeping them back from a camera that can indeed "do it all" on all fronts that both Sony and Canon will have to work real hard to usurp. The D850 in my opinion presents a camera that for many pros (and what I used to do professionally) would meet or exceed one's requirements to make sure they get all they shoot at. Sadly once again they just don't have the Live View thing down yet. I noted they applied for a patent for said technology. I'd suggest they move that along and place it in their next camera to knock it out of the park......Sony is not sleeping at the wheel but Canon sure seems to be.

"Sony isn't going anywhere"? Talk about living under a rock. Sony is nipping at Canon's heels and in the end if they keep up their innovative pace will indeed overtake Canon's crown. We shall see soon enough I think over the next 2 years who will be on top.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 14:45 UTC

It's pretty clear to me that Nikon is nearly ONE step away from not just competing but standing on the precipice of kicking Canon off it's pedestal once and for all. That would be final development of a high performing focus system that can be used for LIVE view that is equal to and preferrably superior to the DualPixel setup of Canon. Once they do THIS, there is NOTHING keeping them back from a camera that can indeed "do it all" on all fronts that both Sony and Canon will have to work real hard to usurp. The D850 in my opinion presents a camera that for many pros (and what I used to do professionally) would meet or exceed one's requirements to make sure they get all they shoot at. Sadly once again they just don't have the Live View thing down yet. I noted they applied for a patent for said technology. I'd suggest they move that along and place it in their next camera to knock it out of the park......Sony is not sleeping at the wheel but Canon sure seems to be.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 134th comment | 10 replies

And this is why the political realm of the Photographic companies rules the roost. This has virtually NO basis in the current reality of the offerings of the top cameras out there. How in the world it got on top of the A9 and D500 is beyond all sensibility. But there you have it....why Canon remains a top seller. Marketing is in the end what it's all about and in that respect they are at the top of their game. In shear performance not a chance....

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 18:13 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies
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SaltLakeGuy: I'm actually going to enjoy watching Sony finally kick Nikon and Canon to and under the curb for once and for all. No real innovation and now not even delivery of their product. How pathetic can you get.

I may not be a prophet, but sit back and watch the show unfold as Sony eats them alive. Where's the popcorn?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 03:26 UTC

I'm actually going to enjoy watching Sony finally kick Nikon and Canon to and under the curb for once and for all. No real innovation and now not even delivery of their product. How pathetic can you get.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 01:30 UTC as 31st comment | 13 replies

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 87th 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 174th 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 (107 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
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