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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Aside from the camera chosen, the areas shot are simply stunning. One of a number of reasons I have plans to have a home built and move up to Idaho in the next 6 month. I just can NOT wait. It's a photographers paradise to be sure. They did a fine job on their choices of where they were shooting.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 00:08 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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SaltLakeGuy: If you are so insecure departing from the technology that is fast approaching what we refer to as "the past" and have a need to refer to a company mired in the old days as a "real" camera, you may wish to actually LOOK at results from the top Sony offerings. If you don't see what they are doing a new pair of glasses may be called for.

We all know all too well that until several years ago Sony wasn't on the radar. But my goodness how they've stepped up to the plate. I actually DO hope Nikon fires back jumping into the mirrorless fray in a BIG way. I'd be very happy if Nikon was to begin their process with a camera that would go toe to toe with the likes of say an A9. Who knows what their engineers are doing behind the closed doors.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 23:50 UTC
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SaltLakeGuy: If you are so insecure departing from the technology that is fast approaching what we refer to as "the past" and have a need to refer to a company mired in the old days as a "real" camera, you may wish to actually LOOK at results from the top Sony offerings. If you don't see what they are doing a new pair of glasses may be called for.

The last series of Nikon's I used were the D700 and D7200. I did try out a D500 before having a A7RII and X-T2 for a bit. It was at that point I decided DSLR's just weren't all around as capable as their Live View was a no show. Fortunately I am no longer in the game of pay for all my efforts as I once was. In that 2003-2012 or so range in time, I strongly feel Nikon lead the pack. To me this 850 is one last gasp at the DSLR concept, and I'd bet dollars to donuts they will also do something to compete on the mirrorless realm soon. For their sake I sure hope so. I'm not about to complain only regarding Nikon, they allowed me to get nicely paid for a number of years. The RX10MkIV was mostly a retirement decision so don't come down so hard on that.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 03:16 UTC
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SaltLakeGuy: If you are so insecure departing from the technology that is fast approaching what we refer to as "the past" and have a need to refer to a company mired in the old days as a "real" camera, you may wish to actually LOOK at results from the top Sony offerings. If you don't see what they are doing a new pair of glasses may be called for.

gotta love those on this forum whatever their actual experience of using REAL cameras may be. I was a Nikonian since the early 2000's but left them as they failed to move the technology they used appropriately along. I had far too many Canon and Nikon pro bodies and lenses to count. Just because I've abandoned the use of them you decide to try to attack my gear in use rather than my comment that while their stills image quality may have caught up, every other aspect of their cameras are stuck in the DSLR mud. I suspect this conversation will be taking a radically different turn over the next say 48 months when other new camera technologies come to roost. Let's just hope Nikon is smart enough to budge.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 00:18 UTC
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TN Args: The way this article is written, it feels like the author wanted to write a testimonial swan song to the pinnacle of a breed, that even he is moving away from.

yeah I'm still trying to figure out why so many love a good swan song let alone investing in a technology that's about to hit the skids officially. The way Nikon is acting towards "Live View" is as if they've lost a leg and want to continue living a normal life........sorry to tell them it ain't gonna happen.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 21:02 UTC

If you are so insecure departing from the technology that is fast approaching what we refer to as "the past" and have a need to refer to a company mired in the old days as a "real" camera, you may wish to actually LOOK at results from the top Sony offerings. If you don't see what they are doing a new pair of glasses may be called for.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 18:48 UTC as 58th comment | 11 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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proxy: Not taking anything away from Sony RX10IV, which is still a fine camera... this review shows how great of a deal is FZ1000. Almost negligible degradation is sharpness vs. a saving of about $1000. Sharpness can be improved in post if one chooses so. FZ2500 seems to have weakest optics of the bunch. I like RX10IV but did not see a compelling argument to upgrade from FZ1000 which still has a killer 4K and 1080p + v. good photo, especially for the price. Does RX10IV have so much more to cost about 2.5x the FZ1000 (today)? I don't think so. Phase detection sensor, slightly better algorithms and a notch better optics do not amount to this extreme price difference, especially when we talk about a upgraded existing camera, not a new product.

Yeah it's interesting to see the many FZ1000 owners (which I was when it came out for a year afterward) defend it to the last. It's indeed a great value, but I get real tired of those that try to elevate it to the RX's level. It's not, never was and won't ever be. Panny does many things right, it's just not in the same genre at this time.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: For someone that retired their A7RII and Fuji X-T2 in lieu of a RX10MkIII due to it's outstanding static shooting capabilities and convenience, the RX10MkIV was a "no brainer" to me. I had a FZ1000 when it first came out. Nice camera, but it's NOT in this league. For those of us that have tired of multi lens scenarios or simply want a high quality performance single camera that pretty much does it ALL, this was indeed a great move on Sony's part, and my ONLY camera.

A heck of a lot of us rarely even shoot above say ISO800 to be quite frank, so the whole higher ISO requirements are not always such a challenge to many. it does so many other things so right it's not worth arguing over.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 01:58 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV review (526 comments in total)

For someone that retired their A7RII and Fuji X-T2 in lieu of a RX10MkIII due to it's outstanding static shooting capabilities and convenience, the RX10MkIV was a "no brainer" to me. I had a FZ1000 when it first came out. Nice camera, but it's NOT in this league. For those of us that have tired of multi lens scenarios or simply want a high quality performance single camera that pretty much does it ALL, this was indeed a great move on Sony's part, and my ONLY camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2017 at 01:13 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies

hopefully this will send the Canon engineers to the bathroom

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 16:27 UTC as 114th comment

I've dropped all Adobe for the ACDSee Studio Ultimate 2018. It's a more powerful program and sooooo much more intuitive to begin with let alone faster. Adobe is far from the only game in town anymore, and some of their features have been outdone.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 69th comment
On article What you need to know: Canon G1 X Mark III (419 comments in total)

Nice try Canon, but you'll have to try harder to actually hit the mark. It's going to take more than what you've assembled here to truly compete. Time for a new sensor with less noise and better sharpness.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated (182 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: If one were to go on Flickr they would quickly realize that these shots are far from the best representation this camera is capable of let alone under higher ISO settings. I've had the FZ1000 and while it out performed the focus of the MkIII it won't hold a candle to the MkIV, let alone the shear sharpness of the lens from one end to the other. The build quality and others simply put it in another realm. I'm looking forward to my hands on one a week from today.

They sure do, all the more reason to feel (as most reviewers have) that the MkIII was superior to end results than a FZ1000. Sure you can argue about the focus speeds, but in the end it's all about the files quality. In THAT regard there was little doubt the FZ fell a bit short of the RX.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 01:30 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV sample gallery updated (182 comments in total)

If one were to go on Flickr they would quickly realize that these shots are far from the best representation this camera is capable of let alone under higher ISO settings. I've had the FZ1000 and while it out performed the focus of the MkIII it won't hold a candle to the MkIV, let alone the shear sharpness of the lens from one end to the other. The build quality and others simply put it in another realm. I'm looking forward to my hands on one a week from today.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: boy Dpreview sure is spending a significant amount of time on THIS particular camera. I don't consider it a "game changer" by any means. They just upped it's performance to what it needed to be just to stay in the race. Give me an A9 any day of the week if I were still a working professional. Not trying to diminish Nikon's efforts ( I've had several of their pro bodies since 2005) but times they are a changin.

yeah this was one of my points. Seems they have a bit of love affair currently with the 850. That's ok.....it will wear off soon enough.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 16:52 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: boy Dpreview sure is spending a significant amount of time on THIS particular camera. I don't consider it a "game changer" by any means. They just upped it's performance to what it needed to be just to stay in the race. Give me an A9 any day of the week if I were still a working professional. Not trying to diminish Nikon's efforts ( I've had several of their pro bodies since 2005) but times they are a changin.

More like a Bentley vs. a Ferrari

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 03:25 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)

boy Dpreview sure is spending a significant amount of time on THIS particular camera. I don't consider it a "game changer" by any means. They just upped it's performance to what it needed to be just to stay in the race. Give me an A9 any day of the week if I were still a working professional. Not trying to diminish Nikon's efforts ( I've had several of their pro bodies since 2005) but times they are a changin.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 21:12 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

It's a great "swan song" design for what is IMHO the company that has produced the finest DSLR since the mid 2000's. But alas face it. The moving mirror cameras will be a relic in this next decade........count on it. If Nikon is smart (and I suspect they are) they will use what they've learned on the 850 and incorporate it in their coming mirrorless designs. The countdown has pretty much begun with the A9's arrival. Sony has basically put the industry on notice that is the way it is going. I strongly believe in the next 2-3 years you'll see this major shift come into action. But right now we're still at the cusp of the change over.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 22:37 UTC as 122nd comment

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 42nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 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 101st comment
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