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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Alan2dpreview: People who call it fake are missing the point. Even 30 frames per second "movie" recordings are fake in the sense you're recording and "seeing" 30 individual frames. It's then your brain that puts it all together into a "smoothe" view. Well, nvidia is doing what you brain is doing between 30fps and 120fps.

Still, it seems more like computer generated animation than reality and not the same as true high speed film that is then slowed down. Suppose I was actually filming at 480 fps, there could be detail captured that is wholly missed by extrapolating 30 fps.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 19:59 UTC
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (230 comments in total)
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Bmark: It would have been great to have tested it on heavier equipment hanging from a waist belt. When in the field I was shooting with another photographer that had a 600 f/4 as their primary lens, but had another camera and a long zoom (such as 150-600) hanging from their waist with a Spyder clip. So how's it work with 10 lb of equipment, that is the question?

I'm assuming one could also mount the plate on the lens foot to solve that potential issue

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 15:08 UTC
On article Review: Peak Design Capture Clip V3 (230 comments in total)

It would have been great to have tested it on heavier equipment hanging from a waist belt. When in the field I was shooting with another photographer that had a 600 f/4 as their primary lens, but had another camera and a long zoom (such as 150-600) hanging from their waist with a Spyder clip. So how's it work with 10 lb of equipment, that is the question?

Link | Posted on May 31, 2018 at 13:21 UTC as 64th comment | 9 replies
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Lens Review (275 comments in total)

Frankly, I thought the reviewer was more negative on the Sigma than the results warranted and it was a pretty one-sided review. The Sigma was compared against the Canon 11-24, which the reviewer stated was the sharpest wide angle lens in existence, and the Sigma did pretty well. Additionally, not everyone shoots Canon, so that option is not available to many of us. Additionally, the Canon lens costs twice as much. I give this review a 60% and the lead award.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:48 UTC as 6th comment

I'm curious about the number of people that use those shorter-length macros, especially one that grows in length. Personally I prefer macros in the 150 mm to 200 mm range to get some working distance. For me a short macro (for flowers, travel, etc. is in the 100mm range.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 15:44 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
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Bmark: I gave up my iPhone the last time I upgraded and went to Samsung. At the time, better camera, better screen, and for someone like me that has a lot of hi res photos on their phone, the ability to add a micro SD card. I'm tired of Apple's approach of "lets see how much money I can tweak out of the consumer" with things like their charge cords and no memory card slot.

I agree, those persons don't seem to understand that if they demanded more from Apple they would get more. Instead they stand in mind-numbing awe of the Apple greatness.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 21:13 UTC
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Bmark: I gave up my iPhone the last time I upgraded and went to Samsung. At the time, better camera, better screen, and for someone like me that has a lot of hi res photos on their phone, the ability to add a micro SD card. I'm tired of Apple's approach of "lets see how much money I can tweak out of the consumer" with things like their charge cords and no memory card slot.

Unfortunately they have so many fanboys that will never go away from iPhone. I also had the frustration that my iPhone would no longer sync with the store using my Windows computer, which limited functionality. I just got tired of dealing with Apple's lack of flexibility.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 19:05 UTC

I gave up my iPhone the last time I upgraded and went to Samsung. At the time, better camera, better screen, and for someone like me that has a lot of hi res photos on their phone, the ability to add a micro SD card. I'm tired of Apple's approach of "lets see how much money I can tweak out of the consumer" with things like their charge cords and no memory card slot.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 14:49 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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Ari Aikomus: long exposure green cast is a minor bug, okey... ;-)

I have it off, so no issues

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 01:07 UTC
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Ari Aikomus: long exposure green cast is a minor bug, okey... ;-)

It is for many who shoot raw and prefer to handle noise outside of the camera

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 19:38 UTC
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Bmark: Seems to me like too high of a price. The image quality had better be stellar if they hope to sell any of these at that price point.

SarahTerra, I don't think that you and I are in disagreement on this lens and our potential preference for a lighter 400.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 20:37 UTC

Stupid is as stupid does. This phrase just keeps giving.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 18:18 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
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Bmark: Seems to me like too high of a price. The image quality had better be stellar if they hope to sell any of these at that price point.

Well I would just like to be able to voice an honest opinion without being attacked and i do sometimes get too defensive and lose control of how I respond. I think a good approach is to post like you are face to face with the person. Thanks for your response

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 17:09 UTC
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Bmark: Seems to me like too high of a price. The image quality had better be stellar if they hope to sell any of these at that price point.

Well, I'm not trying to insult anyone just for having an opinion that is different from my own. But what you posted, if directed to me, sounded like a put down and a statement doubting the claims. Here it is:

"Not even close to being owned...some dude bragging about his lens collection does not make this lens any less heavy, large, overpriced or irrelevant.

I'll gladly take him on my next shoot...he wont make it past the first hour walking with any one of those lenses."

Then another person:

"you have zero clue as to the target audience is, and it sure as heck isn't 99.5% of the "shooters" in this forum"

And another one could be read as doubting that I've tried this type of lens:

"You probably aren't their target market. Do you have a 400/2.8 or a D5?"

Like I can't have an opinion if I don't own pro equipment???

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 13:18 UTC
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Bmark: Seems to me like too high of a price. The image quality had better be stellar if they hope to sell any of these at that price point.

What I find frustrating is that one cannot even voice a legitimate opinion here without persons making stupid assumptions about said person's skill, ability, knowledge, equipment, etc. etc. These attacks are uncalled for and show a lack of integrity.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 02:03 UTC
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Bmark: Seems to me like too high of a price. The image quality had better be stellar if they hope to sell any of these at that price point.

I can't say I've been off grid for 42 days, but I've hiked 15 miles in less than one day in the Smokey Mountains and almost that far in the Rockies at 10,000 feet. Last year I bushwacked in Alaska and the year before I spent entire days in Katmai in waders with two D810s, a 200-500, a 400 f2.8, a 70-200, a 16-35 with tripod. Trust me, I can keep up with you, but can you keep up with me and I'm almost 57. I'm certainly not claiming to be tough, but remember you started this line of conversation.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 01:43 UTC
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Bmark: Seems to me like too high of a price. The image quality had better be stellar if they hope to sell any of these at that price point.

If you are talking about me with your challenge about walking for 1 hour, I frequently walk for three or four hours with a large Gitzo aluminum tripod, gimbal, D850 and 800 f5.6 attached. I only spoke of my lens collection because someone above wrongly speculated that I did not own lenses in the class of the 180-400.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 23:05 UTC
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Bmark: Seems to me like too high of a price. The image quality had better be stellar if they hope to sell any of these at that price point.

You could have checked my profile, I have 800 f5.6, 400 f2.8, 200-500, etc. and a D800 and D850. Still think this lens is over-priced and would rather have the 400 f2.8 with the 1.4x teleconverter. One stop better and likely better optics. I'll be interested to see how it compares in sharpness to the 200-500. And no reason for the insulting language just because we have different opinions. Wonder what the price will be in 2 years.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 02:23 UTC

Seems to me like too high of a price. The image quality had better be stellar if they hope to sell any of these at that price point.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:57 UTC as 33rd comment | 20 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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Steve W: I think what is bothering the Nikon fans is that Nikon and Canon are not forcing Sony to become a DSLR maker with an OVF to become a camera manufacturer but Sony is forcing Nikon and Canon to become mirrorless camera makers to stay viable.

Personally I shoot Canon and Sony, and yes the ability to use Canon lenses on my Sony bodies did influence this since I have shot Canon for a long time and own quite a bit of very nice L glass. The A9 and A7RIII have made that even more viable.

The D850 is a greate camera. When I was looking at adding > 40 Mpixels the 5DSR was not compelling and the A7Rx family offered a lot and was a lower barrier to entry than going Nikon. IBIS to me is a big plus for Sony and they are rapidly improving their other short comings. I like both EVF and OVF, each has advantages.

The Nikon fans can at least appreciate that Sony will keep Nikon on its toes and push them to be better with every camera if they want to keep market share.

I recently suggested a Sony to a family member, albeit on the low end. She wanted an ILC to photography her children indoors with natural light (as many parents), and I suggested the a6000 which can use some of the older Minolta AF lenses that are very inexpensive on ebay.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 13:35 UTC
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