D200_4me

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Well I always thought it was pretty easy to spot. Endless gloomy, moody and dark selfies.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 23:23 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (130 comments in total)

I guess there are too many 'workshops' being offered today to turn everyone into a Nat Geo photog and they couldn't compete with that. If I see one more Iceland workshop...

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 20:59 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

I had two copies of this lens and I was not at all impressed or happy with it. I replaced my last copy with the 50 f/1.8G and I like it much better. The 50 f/1.4D is soft. And yes, I did do the AF fine tune to be sure I wasn't just missing focus a little and confusing missed focus/shallow DoF with overall softness of the lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:07 UTC as 77th comment
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)

What they need to do is create a 24MP version of the A7R II and then I'd be more interested. I don't need/want 42MP and I don't want the lesser performance of the existing sensor in the A7 II.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 13:57 UTC as 74th comment | 5 replies
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (108 comments in total)
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RPJG: Thanks for the write-up.

You recommend using Manual, but also state "The last thing you want to do is get caught fumbling with controls when something epic is happening".

Given that the correct exposure can change very quickly based on where you're standing, where you're pointing the camera, and the venue lighting, surely aperture- or shutter-priority with auto ISO isn't a bad idea?

And if you're on M only, then surely there'd be a fair bit of chimping required to make sure you're not losing half your shots? (unless you've been doing this for so long that you can instantly assess exposure just by eye, which I guess most of us can't do)?

Auto ISO and (on Nikon) highlight weighted metering works well. Otherwise, spot metering.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 12:53 UTC

Those posed portraits of the women on the horses are beautiful. Nice work.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 13:27 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

Back in the day when I thought my Fuji F30 was awesome. How times have changed :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 20:05 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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D200_4me: I like Flickr, but honestly the Yahoo main page (search, news, etc) is horrible and seems geared to low information folks. Lots of sensationalized ads pointing you to other questionable web sites.

Instagram is far worse in that respect, but yes....I know what you mean.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:52 UTC

I like Flickr, but honestly the Yahoo main page (search, news, etc) is horrible and seems geared to low information folks. Lots of sensationalized ads pointing you to other questionable web sites.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:07 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
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D200_4me: For what it's worth, after owning the X-Pro1, X100S, X-T1, X20 and currently the original X100, I doubt I'll be back unless something major happens with the X-Trans sensor. Either a way to make it have as much details and texture as the bayer type sensors (like that in the X100 and many other cameras that use that type of sensor) or them getting rid of the X-Trans completely. Trust me, I've followed the whole 'smearing' of details debate with raw files and Lightroom and that's not exactly what I'm talking about. Even my JPG files had smoothed out details compared to the original X100 I have and compared to the a6000 I just sold and compared to the Nikon DSLRs I still own. Other than that, I love Fuji's philosophy, level of customization, ease of use, nice lenses and general design of the bodies. But...my old X-T1 just did not have the overall image quality at base ISO my D750/Df has. That has nothing to do with sensor size - I'm talking base ISO. Please get rid of X-Trans...

I had my D700 for over 3 years....because it was a wonderful camera. I'm still waiting for the next 'D700'...which is why I've bounced around a bit over the last few years. The D750 is the closest thing I've found as an equal to a camera that made me very content, but it's still lacking in some way. I'd prefer mirrorless at this point, but it needs to be the RIGHT mirrorless. We're not there just yet, in my own personal opinion. Anyway, it's easy to just accuse someone of 'GAS' rather than to think about what I said and see whether or not it's a valid concern for some shooters (the X-Trans issue). I'll be the first to admit I've bounced around too much lately but there's a reason for it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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D200_4me: For what it's worth, after owning the X-Pro1, X100S, X-T1, X20 and currently the original X100, I doubt I'll be back unless something major happens with the X-Trans sensor. Either a way to make it have as much details and texture as the bayer type sensors (like that in the X100 and many other cameras that use that type of sensor) or them getting rid of the X-Trans completely. Trust me, I've followed the whole 'smearing' of details debate with raw files and Lightroom and that's not exactly what I'm talking about. Even my JPG files had smoothed out details compared to the original X100 I have and compared to the a6000 I just sold and compared to the Nikon DSLRs I still own. Other than that, I love Fuji's philosophy, level of customization, ease of use, nice lenses and general design of the bodies. But...my old X-T1 just did not have the overall image quality at base ISO my D750/Df has. That has nothing to do with sensor size - I'm talking base ISO. Please get rid of X-Trans...

And you can check my galleries if you don't think I can make a decent image with a Fuji camera. I think I do ok. :-) I just don't care for the X-Trans. I fell out of love with it. I'd love an X-T2 type body with a bayer type sensor. It worked great in the original X100. Don't tell me they can't do just as well with bayer in a X-T2 body because I won't believe it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:19 UTC

For what it's worth, after owning the X-Pro1, X100S, X-T1, X20 and currently the original X100, I doubt I'll be back unless something major happens with the X-Trans sensor. Either a way to make it have as much details and texture as the bayer type sensors (like that in the X100 and many other cameras that use that type of sensor) or them getting rid of the X-Trans completely. Trust me, I've followed the whole 'smearing' of details debate with raw files and Lightroom and that's not exactly what I'm talking about. Even my JPG files had smoothed out details compared to the original X100 I have and compared to the a6000 I just sold and compared to the Nikon DSLRs I still own. Other than that, I love Fuji's philosophy, level of customization, ease of use, nice lenses and general design of the bodies. But...my old X-T1 just did not have the overall image quality at base ISO my D750/Df has. That has nothing to do with sensor size - I'm talking base ISO. Please get rid of X-Trans...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 105th comment | 7 replies

You can never have too many camera bags :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

No recall here. Unaffected. Like I said, I don't take it personally (camera gear and camera gear choices). Apparently you folks do. Lighten up. I've had cameras that had issues before. Nikon and Fuji mostly, but possibly one of my Olympus as well. No sweat. Send it in if needed and get it taken care of and move on with life.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

Wow. Thanks. Sure it is. Some people are just way too defensive about their choice of cameras and the money they've spent on it. To me, it's just a camera/lens. I don't take it personally if someone wants to discuss the pros and cons.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

I thought it was obvious. There are a few very expensive Sony lenses in the news. I made a comment about being able to buy lots of great lenses for less in the Nikon F mount. Sony is pushing their FE mount cameras very much but there still isn't a wide range of great quality lenses at a lower price like there is with m4/3, Nikon F, Canon mounts, etc. There are obviously more reasons than just size/weight to consider when deciding on a system so I'm not going to say much about the size/weight issue. I just assumed Sony would focus on getting more good quality affordable lenses on the market rather than $1500 prime lenses. You can buy a superb FF Sigma 24mm f/1.4 for quite a bit less than $1500 for example.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

The internet always seems to make people more rude than they would otherwise be in person. At least, I hope that's the way it is :-). Different opinions are fine, but I don't know why strangers always feel the need to be rude about it. I guess people take everything personally these days. It's just a public comment on a news item on the internet people. Relax.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 33rd comment | 16 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Are those toggle on/off locks I see now on the shutter speed and ISO dials? (similar to the E-M1 for example)

Great. I hated the ones on the X-T1. Glad they finally listened to me :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:08 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)

Are those toggle on/off locks I see now on the shutter speed and ISO dials? (similar to the E-M1 for example)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:52 UTC as 129th comment | 3 replies
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