Bmark

Lives in United States St Louis, United States
Works as a Tax Accounting
Joined on Jan 9, 2006
About me:

My plan is to continue to build an assortment of quality Nikon and third-party lenses. I shoot everything related to nature, landscapes, animals, birds, flowers, insects, etc.

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On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1284 comments in total)
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M Chambers: Note how DP Review always manages to turn a positive Sony headline into a negative story about Sony. God forbid they ever speak ill of Canon or Nikon.

Sounds like some jealously with respect to Nikon and Canon. Facts are facts, the A9 may be a great camera but it does not really offer anything substantial that will make people change platforms, and especially not given the lack of professional lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1284 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: ideally all this tech ends up in a Nikon body!

How many people really need 20 FPS? I'd like to see a comparison done with the quickest cameras out there shooting the same scene and see how many opportunities are missed with 20 fps versus others. I think the author's point after shooting with the camera is that the author did not really gain anything with 20 fps

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience (1284 comments in total)
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M Chambers: Note how DP Review always manages to turn a positive Sony headline into a negative story about Sony. God forbid they ever speak ill of Canon or Nikon.

One's perspective certainly can be slanted. My first impression was that it was an overly favorable evaluation, but as I read and absorbed the entire evaluation I saw that the author was just pointing out pluses and minuses based on their shooting style.

I own 2 Sony cameras, but what Sony fans have to admit and criticize Sony to provide are more fast telephoto lenses (no opinion here, they are grossly behind Canon and Nikon and probably even Sigma), and to improve their menu systems, which are absolutely terrible.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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Bmark: A level gauge, really?? My d800 has one in the viewfinder, I can typically frame the shot without it.

For me any viewfinder is better than none. I prefer optical maybe because that is what I'm accustomed to having but I have to admit that the EVF in my Sony RX10 iii is much better than on past cameras that I've owned with EVFs.

And all of the manufacturers, including your sacred Pentax, copied Minolta on autofocus so whats the point. and Yes, I believe both Canon and Nikon are eons ahead of Pentax because of their product offerings and more complete systems.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 12:07 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)

A level gauge, really?? My d800 has one in the viewfinder, I can typically frame the shot without it.

For me any viewfinder is better than none. I prefer optical maybe because that is what I'm accustomed to having but I have to admit that the EVF in my Sony RX10 iii is much better than on past cameras that I've owned with EVFs.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 16:55 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

Why do we have such idiots in this world and people that believe the rules do not apply to them?

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 55th comment | 4 replies
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (205 comments in total)
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Bmark: Those are all good choices but I went a different route and based on the fact that I use a maxed out Lenovo Yoga for my travel computer and my travel drives are the drives I use for permanent storage. I chose the Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4 TB drives, presently available on Amazon for $180 each. These drives use USB 3.0 and have maximum transfer rates of 220 MB/s. Not as fast as the SSDs, but I've found them to be fast enough that my workflow is pretty seemless. These drives are also a little larger, but certainly small enough for travel and they hold 4TB. The 2TB T3 is $800

The problem this article is attempting to address is the need for fast portable storage. I addressed that problem the way I discussed above and I thought that some people might find that information useful because my solution, although a little slower, is fairly fast and low priced for the amount of storage.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Mobile Speed: Portable SSDs for photographers (205 comments in total)

Those are all good choices but I went a different route and based on the fact that I use a maxed out Lenovo Yoga for my travel computer and my travel drives are the drives I use for permanent storage. I chose the Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4 TB drives, presently available on Amazon for $180 each. These drives use USB 3.0 and have maximum transfer rates of 220 MB/s. Not as fast as the SSDs, but I've found them to be fast enough that my workflow is pretty seemless. These drives are also a little larger, but certainly small enough for travel and they hold 4TB. The 2TB T3 is $800

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 18:01 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (420 comments in total)

I would love to have the newer version, but its just too expensive and the focal length is not long enough. I have the older version with the longer zoom and it produces pretty good photos. From a usability perspective I would swear that the manufacturers never have any user testing. The menus are difficult to navigate and the modes difficult to understand.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:14 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
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