Gary Friedman

Lives in United States Orange County, USA, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
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Joined on Jan 9, 2005
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Author of several e-books on popular digital cameras.

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  • Me?  Influence?  HA!! :-) One thing that people don't seem to acknowledge is that Face Detection has always done a great job and the eyes have always been quite sharp even before the Eye-AF feature ...
  • It's available now, but next week I'm going to issue an update and re-write the section on Eye AF (especially in Chapter 1).  .pdf purchasers get automatic updates, and so do printed book ...
  • Sure enough!  I missed this because I never shoot in AF-S anymore. :-)  I guess Sony heard my rant in previous books.  This will definitely make it into the next release of the book.  Thanks for ...
  • It's legit!  Not phishing.  It takes about 3 days for an email blast to finish which is why only some of you got it at this point. -Gary Friedman
  • So let me elaborate on this, since the above thread is now closed to new posts.  I thought David's original focusing experiment was interesting, and like all good science researchers I thought I'd ...
  • I'll save you some time - I just tried it with the RX-10 II (a camera that we all know is purely CDAF).  It missed the horizontal line also.  So that pretty much invalidates my conclusions.  :-(  Gary
  • Hi, David. I just did a completely different test to determine if the camera was indeed defaulting to CDAF in AF-S mode, and my conclusions were very different than yours: ...
  • Your test was interesting. I just did a different test and came to a very different conclusion.  My test was based on the known fact that for all Sony cameras whose phase-detect pixels were baked ...
  • David, could you point me to the thread where you drew that conclusion?  GF
  • I'm not surprised either, since the design of superzooms with no defects is an extremely difficult task.  However, I DID expect the camera to correct for it automatically in the .jpg (like it does ...
  • Here are two of my SOOC .jpgs - EXIF info says it's 400mm equiv for the first, 467mm on the 2nd. I expect to find this stuff in RAW files, and was expecting it to be automatically corrected in the ...
  • Nice Shots! There's a buried feature in the RX-10 IV designed specifically for BIF shots that you should probably know about. Re-assign the Focus Hold button (near the base of the lens) to "Zoom ...
  • This was the very first thing I tested when my RX-10 IV arrived, and I had the same reaction as you did.  I felt that this camera could very well have become the poor man's A9 and would sell to ...
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