Alexsfo

Lives in United States CA, United States
Joined on Jan 31, 2011

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AF in video is much more important than for stills. Unless you are doing some hollywood production, there is no reason not to have a reliable video AF in 2017. This Nikon model is basically useless for most non- and semi-pro applications outside of controlled studio environment. The quality of footage should always be secondary to AF performance.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies

insane, basically no useable AF in video. Skip!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 15:26 UTC as 36th comment | 13 replies

You don’t have to spend $6000 on FF. I see no meaningful difference in daytime photos but I prefer nighttime photos from FF. I like FF sensor size as it gives me much more control over DoF at reasonable distances.
Also, FF images are typically sharper at very wide apertures (e.g. f1.2). However, those photos are heavily processed and additional backgroubd blur can be added in PS especially with its superb focus area selection tool. Still, FF is more effortless for both shooting and processing and even more so for videography where you need to be closer to your subject (shotgun mic).

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 141st comment

Micro Four Thirds is an impressive system. It is ok to have more choices even if it's not priority FLs at the moemnt. m43 is truly the only alternative to Canon and Nikon. All resources now need to be allocated to refining AF with on-sensor PDAF. It can be done, Nikon did it. We need PDAF for both both stills and video. Even if it's just a single center point, it'll do. It is the last remaining gap between m43 and dslr, everything else is way better already (EVF is MUCH more useful than any OVF, get used to it. OVFs are for film, EVFs are for digital).

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 02:48 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies

Support for mobile devices should be the #1 priority. the forum as is works just fine on PCs already. I find it very unfortunate that no mobile support is coming with this new redesign nor there is any timeline for mobile support. Few months, years, never?

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2012 at 02:02 UTC as 276th comment | 1 reply

no OIS switch...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 05:44 UTC as 19th comment
On article Introduction to Food Photography (58 comments in total)

is there a requirement that food must be shallow DoF? Wouldn't it be better to have the entire dish razor sharp in focus?? The above photos may look way too blurry to non-photographers

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 02:12 UTC as 26th comment
On article Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G (135 comments in total)

"vividly accurate color balance" gotta love those marketing terms

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 21:38 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D4 overview (839 comments in total)

New camera with the largest photosites. Finally, megapixel race is officially over. Waiting for the photosite size to become the next marketing thing (like DR, ISO, etc.)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 21:30 UTC as 147th comment | 7 replies
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review (134 comments in total)

Canon is smart to limit AutoISO to 1600. I'm glad there is no option to change that. It shouldn't be listed as a con..

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2011 at 01:40 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
On article Mirrorless camera buying guide (172 comments in total)
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Alexsfo: Live View is superior to OVF. I wasn't able to judge colors, WB, exposure, DoF, various color modes, accurately through OVF when I had Canon DSLR (Its live view is unusably atrocious). I much rather prefer Live View full time cause I know exactly how my shot is gonna look like so mirrorless is the way to go. With the arrival of Nikon 1 we now know that on-sensor phase detect AF is a piece of cake so I have no doubt we'll be seeing a lot of tracking and continous AF improvement next year making DSLR even more irrelevant and suitable only for folks who are too old to give up OVF.
Mirrorless is not necessarily about size reduction. We now have a choice of large mirrorless system (Nex) and smaller compact Micro Four Thirds system.

LCD is a type of EVF in mirrorless cameras

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2011 at 22:18 UTC
On article Mirrorless camera buying guide (172 comments in total)

Live View is superior to OVF. I wasn't able to judge colors, WB, exposure, DoF, various color modes, accurately through OVF when I had Canon DSLR (Its live view is unusably atrocious). I much rather prefer Live View full time cause I know exactly how my shot is gonna look like so mirrorless is the way to go. With the arrival of Nikon 1 we now know that on-sensor phase detect AF is a piece of cake so I have no doubt we'll be seeing a lot of tracking and continous AF improvement next year making DSLR even more irrelevant and suitable only for folks who are too old to give up OVF.
Mirrorless is not necessarily about size reduction. We now have a choice of large mirrorless system (Nex) and smaller compact Micro Four Thirds system.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2011 at 20:38 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
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