Pete_CSCS

Lives in United States Bloomfield, United States
Works as a Exercise Studio Owner; Personal Trainer
Joined on May 7, 2007

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Foosa dee cat: I assure you. I had a disposable Kodak film camera back in Iraq during the war. If I had my current Fujifilm X-H1 back then...some of the shots I missed due to the limitations of the disposable Kodak camera could of made my life very different.. . So yes gear plays a part. I only had 24 exposures to last an entire war.. but today a 64gb card can hold over 4000 shots.

Yes but you made those 24 exposures count! If you had a digital camera with a 64GB card you probably would have taken hundreds of unexceptional images along with the good ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 20:12 UTC

This is all very true UNLESS you're using a camera with a tiny Four Thirds sensor. Then you couldn't possibly be a professional photographer; you couldn't possibly produce publication worthy images; you couldn't possibly lift those heavy PRO lenses; and you couldn't possibly find a client that would hire you once they noticed Canon or Nikon wasn't on the front of your camera or even get them to stop laughing at you!

How do I know this? I've read it here on DPR about a million times so it must be true.

:)

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 18:38 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On article Blackmagic Design announces Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (406 comments in total)
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justmeMN: I can't buy this camera, because I don't have any pockets that are that big enough to fit the camera into them. Even my big down winter jacket doesn't have pockets that are big enough.

"You're going to need a bigger boat." I mean "a bigger coat."

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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doctor digi: Still waiting for the day someone mounts a lens on the edge of a phone...

Those have been out for years.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 17:07 UTC
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Scottelly: Interesting innovation. I wonder if it can tell the color of the wall/ceiling that it's planning to bounce flash off. I can see these new features and more becoming standard in high-end on-camera flashes. The new stuff makes sense, now that cameras and their accessories are so computerized and getting more advanced all the time.

In the second paragraph of the article, DPR states:

"The best angle for bounce is determined only by these distance calculations, and doesn't take into account the color of the ceiling."

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 16:35 UTC

Well Lehi, Utah is very far from Monument Valley shown in your photo. Not only that, but the East and West Mitten Buttes along with Merrick Butte depicted in this image actually lie in Arizona not Utah.

Alright we get the idea. They're in the southwest and those 5 square miles is what most of the world thinks the U.S. southwest looks like thanks to so many movies.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 03:22 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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Pete_CSCS: I went to my first balloon fest last July but although they started to inflate the balloons early in the morning, none of them went up as the winds gusts were 20 mph. The entire day, sunny as it were continued to be windy so the balloons were grounded. During the evening Pat Benatar concert, many balloon owners inflated their balloons in the dark just enough so we could see what they looked like but not enough to have them lift off. At least we had that. Fortunately there were a lot of other things to do and see.

The next day that I couldn't go the winds died and the balloons went up. Oh well. In six months I'll have another shot to see and photograph them. :)

Doing a search just now, there are a couple of balloon festivals coming up in May and June in other states so staying overnight would be required and of course a greater expense and additional time just to see them a little earlier. The one I went to is a big event and the drive there and back (within a 24 hour period) didn't take too long.

Six months may sound like a lot of time but I'll be photographing a lot of other things and events before I see the balloons again so the wait will go fast.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 22:38 UTC

I went to my first balloon fest last July but although they started to inflate the balloons early in the morning, none of them went up as the winds gusts were 20 mph. The entire day, sunny as it were continued to be windy so the balloons were grounded. During the evening Pat Benatar concert, many balloon owners inflated their balloons in the dark just enough so we could see what they looked like but not enough to have them lift off. At least we had that. Fortunately there were a lot of other things to do and see.

The next day that I couldn't go the winds died and the balloons went up. Oh well. In six months I'll have another shot to see and photograph them. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 18:39 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1025 comments in total)

When you list the specs, you should be consistent across the board. Under resolution (effective pixels in megapixels) the Panasonic G9 and GH5 are listed as 20.3 MP. That is close to the manufacturer's listing of 20.33 MP. But you list the E-M1 mk II as 20 MP when Olympus list it as 20.4 and the you list the D500 as 21 while Nikon list it as 20.9 MP. You're rounding down (Oly) and up (Nikon) to the whole number but not rounding for the Panasonic. (???)

Yes this is nitpicking but this is a gear forum and you know this is generally a technical crowd. If you want to round it out to tenths, then it should be listed as 20.3 vs 20.3 vs 20.4 vs 20.9. Or if you'd rather get less technical and use whole numbers, then 20 vs 20 vs 20 vs 21.

I realize that a few hundred thousand pixels of resolution has little impact on IQ within a given sensor size but that is besides the point.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 19:34 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (462 comments in total)

And I thought the only one eating stars was Galactus. Oh well, live and learn.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 03:04 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (243 comments in total)
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Carol T: Well, let's see what the CAF and tracking are like. Full review will be interesting.

ijm5012:
I think DPR will come out with a review fairly quickly. This is a hot camera and should be near the top of their list.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:56 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (243 comments in total)
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Sidor: Too big. Almost the size of the GH5 which is bigger than a Sony a7x . A GH5+Oly 40-150/2.8 is bigger than a Sony A7+70-300/ 4.5-5.6. (I own a Oly-M5II.)

Too big for you. I was sitting across from a photographer in a Manhattan restaurant recently who had his Canon ID X mk II with grip on the table and I thought I was looking at a small typewriter! As big as the Canon was, it is the appropriate tool for certain situations and certain photographers as is the Panasonic G9 and your M-5 mk II.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix G9: What you need to know (243 comments in total)
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PerL: -10 degrees Celsius? Nothing for the Nordic countries then.

I've used my E-M1 (-10 degrees Celsius operating temperature rated) down to -13°-14° C for a couple of hours with no ill effect. I'm sure the G9 can also work at a little lower temperature as well. Manufacturers are going to error on the safe side and leave a little leeway.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
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Sisung: I've been using my NX1 since I got it, on release. Still using it professionally. You don't release how well they nailed it until you start using other MILC's. Recently shot an event in a church (low light) and took my friends A7Rii along. I had a smoother less frustrating experience with my NX1 and ended up with nicer photos. I own all of the lenses apart from the 85mm but I have the Samyang anyway. I just can't justify selling up and moving to anything else due to the cost benefit ratio.

Johnnew Archibald - SMGJohn:
"...but I do not know anyone who spends 3000+ dollars on a camera just to shoot black and white pictures."

Ever hear of the Leica M Monochrom? Retail $7950 / B&H $7550.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 20:23 UTC
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eugene1979: why not 37 blades?

37 blades is reserved for the latest face shaving razor.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
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goblin: My next phone will be a Samsung. I'm a predator who feeds on guilt, and whatever they release to atone for this one can only be stellar for little money.
Yummy-yummy !!! :D

PS: Of course, they'd have to include a lanyard hole. Only reason I'm still with Sony. Come on guys. Release it...

Some phone cases made to fit Samsung (and other) phones have a lanyard hole in them already. So there is no need to wait for the phone manufacturers to include them.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 21:07 UTC
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)
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Les Z: Is this show on invitation only ?

HowaboutRAW:

Right. The first year I found out about the show it was the last minute and I paid full price to get in. But it was only $40 back then. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)

Two years ago at this show Samsung had just released their NX1 and had one setup on a tripod for you to try with models posing. Last year their booth was swamped as they had a Back-To-The-Future Delorean replica that you could sit in (with lab coat) for a photo. This year, the PPE floor plan has them a no-show. Very strange exit with their camera division after showing so much potential.

I'm just hoping this year the cameras in "development" will be out from behind the glass cases and in the hands of the attendees. I'm particularly interested in the E-M1 II and the new Oly PRO lenses. If they aren't, I'll at least get to try out the m. zuiko 300mm F4 which the past 2 years was represented by a dummy prototype behind glass.

It's always a great show with many new products you didn't know exist! Lots of giveaways and special show prices too. I never miss it.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 17:10 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article PhotoPlus Expo 2016: What to expect at the show (65 comments in total)
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Les Z: Is this show on invitation only ?

Well the exibition hall is free if you registered by a certain date which is past. At this point, it will cost you some money to get in.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article This vibrant hyper-lapse shows off New York in 8K (68 comments in total)
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Rob890: Technically its really nice, however it doesn't feel as if a story is being told rather a sort of showcase the skill of the person's skill. Also I stopped watching after 2 min, for it stared of become repetitive to me. New York City is more than just Mid-town and Lower Manhattan.

He showed a little Brooklyn in there too.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
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