tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Retired and Loving It
Joined on Nov 21, 2005

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On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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rz350: Why did you even bother to review? It doesn't have the DR and iso invariance of a Sony. It wasn't made by Sony. Why did you waste your time? It was made by Canon and therefore not worthy of your time and effort. All the Sony fanboys will agree. They all want Canon to fail. According to DPR, the only camera line worthy of consideration is Sony. What will be DPR's biggest complaint when Nikon finally releases the D850with whatever attributes that it has? It isn't mirrorless.

RubberDials

Give them a chance. The camera just came out. It takes a long time to develop a camera. It could be argued that this is Sony's answer to the 1Dxii and D6 but development of the A9 started before those cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 13:13 UTC
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tbcass: Probably looks great in person but makes pretty boring photographs.

I'm thinking that from a greater distance and angle, maybe showing a little sky, you would have a much better photograph. It looks like they were taken from a boat however so the photographer had no choice.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 11:21 UTC

Probably looks great in person but makes pretty boring photographs.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 20:37 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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K E Hoffman: Wow
"Good For: Social and general use, easy capture of casual video clips ...."

I think that is the list of selling points for my cell phone camera which does 4K and has both standard and wide lenses built in. And I can post directly to FB from it.

I shot Canon for 2 decades in film and they were one of my first digital cameras because of feature set 15 years ago. This makes me sad even if I am not shooting Canon now.

Firmware cannot fix DR which is hardware sensor dependent.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1051 comments in total)
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rz350: Why did you even bother to review? It doesn't have the DR and iso invariance of a Sony. It wasn't made by Sony. Why did you waste your time? It was made by Canon and therefore not worthy of your time and effort. All the Sony fanboys will agree. They all want Canon to fail. According to DPR, the only camera line worthy of consideration is Sony. What will be DPR's biggest complaint when Nikon finally releases the D850with whatever attributes that it has? It isn't mirrorless.

Interesting because the Sony people think DPR hates Sony in comparison to Canikon.. Face reality, this camera is nothing special.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
On photo Cosmic Lavender in the Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)

Excellent composite image and a real work of art. I detect something sexual in that photo. Was that intentional or an accident?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 21:39 UTC as 6th comment
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KentG: If I had my choice I would be in the Pacific off the NW coast because the sun will rise in eclipse and I think the image of a black sun rising is something few will ever image at all. About as surreal as it gets. Instead I will be somewhere in the SE US.

SharkManEXR

Actually it will be the NW US which tends to be cloudy.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:50 UTC

Photographing the Eclipse might be a fun thing to try but let's face it, it will be only one of millions of identical shots taken over the years. Taking photos of the full sun offers far more interesting views, sunspots and such.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:46 UTC as 6th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)
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left eye: If anyone is still getting frustrated by LR''s Import/Catalog - so called 'workflow' - which is in fact a rigid system from hell that clashes with how professionals shuffle around and rename folders for delivery to clients, and also how any photographer organically and intelligently reorganises their work, try Bridge > ACR > PS.

Bridge > ACR > PS works intuitively and with sidecar adjustment files is solid as a rock across external hard-drives, renamed folder and backups etc.

LR is overhyped by people who like it's name 'LightRoom' and believe they need to be shoe-horned into some efficient [read, in-efficient] workflow - which is actually a horrible trap.

LR is a bad dream, Bridge is a good dream. I recommend Bridge > ACR to anyone who is in the Adobe boat. I'm surprised how Bridge > ACR is so little talked about.

Of course this is just my opinion, but thought I'd share it.

I agree 100% and am glad I'm not the only one who feels that way.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)

I tried Lightroom twice and hated it. It simplified things too much and tried to make too many decisions for me. While it's tools worked well I found myself spending too much time trying to work around it's default way of doing things, especially Importing and cataloging.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:32 UTC as 37th comment | 19 replies
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justmeMN: DPR has an article about Sony's positive financial results, but didn't say a word about Canon's previously announced positive financial results. And DPR wonders why some people think that it has a pro-Sony bias.

It's because not long ago Sony was in financial trouble. Canon making money is a given so it's not news.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: Nikon never recovered from the "earthquake". Sony's news is about its dominance in sensor not about their camera.

Sony lost in cellphone war ... portable music player ... stereos ... computers ... purchase of Nokia and so many lamentable business decisions.

Fuji and Pentax are likely to go under way before Sony. In 10 years Fuji and Pentax cameras will be just a memory.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 18:18 UTC

" If you truly care about great photography, you own an iPhone"

HaHaHa. If you really care about photography you own a real camera. If all you want to do is take snapshots you own an iPhone. The iPhone works for most people but most people aren't serious enough to "truly care about photography".

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (863 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: "It's quite normal for compact cameras to have soft edges or inconsistent corners...."

So it takes seriously great photos, amazing for a camera this size but sometmes the edges or corners are soft. And the explanation for why this is perfectly ok, as always, is that other compact cameras do the same.

That's the price you pay for putting a 1" sensor in such a small body. If that bothers you go for a larger body.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
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biza43: So many ridiculous sentences in such a short text. He makes it sound like you require a Phd to take good photos with an Android phone:)

Makes me wonder how he got to be SVP of such a big company.

He's not a photographer.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:52 UTC

My iPhone 6s sucks as a camera but if you aren't serious about maximum IQ or a wide variety of photographic opportunities then I suppose it will suffice. Brownie box cameras kept the average person happy as did Polaroid but they never were any good for serious photography. There's nothing wrong with using a cell phone if it makes you happy and I do use mine in a pinch.

The author of this article is not a photographer so why should we care what he says?

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 103rd comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (476 comments in total)
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heavymeister: I wish for 10fps in minimum 18MP crop mode, so one could use it at sportsshooting too.

You will need 42mp for 18mp crop mode

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
On photo Sophisticated construction by the nature in the Sophistication challenge (1 comment in total)

Excellent, very well done.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 1st comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (476 comments in total)
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John: Wish someone would actually have a large bright focusing screen with old school split screen or large magnification which allows better manual focusing. Peaking does not cut it for me. Not everyone uses auto focus.

Aleks7

Back in the days of manual focus such focusing aids were in every SLR. My favorite was the split image rangefinder spot surrounded by a microprism doughnut.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/nikonf3ver2/screens/index.htm

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 16:49 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (476 comments in total)
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tbcass: Illuminated controls is a great idea. Why hasn't anybody implemented it yet, or have they?

jadot

OK, I see the D5 and D500 already has them.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
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