Mark B.

Mark B.

Lives in United States Northeastern, United States
Joined on Nov 5, 1999

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Funny Valentine: The main feature of the flagship camera is a hot shoe cover ? nice.
Canon doesn't provide a hot shoe cover on the R5 and R6.

He even said most people would end up losing them, and he's right. I'm kinda glad my R6 didn't come with it. I'd either never put it on or end up losing it.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 13:38 UTC
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Art2d3d: With the new iPhone launching soon.... what's the point of a new camera?

Until I can swap lenses with an equivalent FOV from 10 to 500mm on an iPhone, as well as trigger multiple wireless external flash units, well a smartphone isn't something I'd be interested in other than for very casual snapshots.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 13:37 UTC

I'm not a pro by any stretch, but if I had the means and it was available today I'd be ordering it. Eye-tracking AF sounds amazing, will be interesting to see how well it does in real-world situations. I never had an opportunity to try that on the A2E, but by all accounts it worked pretty well. I'm guessing this will drop at around $6k.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2021 at 13:33 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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vbuhay: Nobody seems to want to talk about the EVF LAG... For me this is the biggest impediment to me using MILC for high action shots.... So HOW MUCH LAG is there with the Z9?

How can anyone realistically answer that? You know they only announced it is in DEVELOPMENT, right?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 14:22 UTC
On article Hähnel launches lantern diffuser speedlite accessory (149 comments in total)
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Bodkins Best Photography: Am I the only one who sees a repurposed surgical mask strapped to the front of a speedlight?

Ha ha, that's exactly what I saw in the lead photo.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2020 at 17:32 UTC
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Mark B.: Nope, don't need another proprietary & expensive battery. I'll stick with flashes that use very affordable AA batteries. I've been using NiMH for many years for my flash units. Not to mention the price of the flash itself.

The rechargeable lithium AAs also seem to be about double the cost of NiMH. Do they last twice as long?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 10:43 UTC

Nope, don't need another proprietary & expensive battery. I'll stick with flashes that use very affordable AA batteries. I've been using NiMH for many years for my flash units. Not to mention the price of the flash itself.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 12:05 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Adobe announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2021 (132 comments in total)
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Handsome90: Can the title be changed to Photoshop Elements 2021 and Premiere Elements 2021? By reading the title I thought they were referring to Photoshop and not Photoshop Elements.

I knew exactly what software it referred to.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2020 at 13:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6 (305 comments in total)
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VinnySem: I gotta say, I'm kind of underwhelmed and disappointed. At $1000 less you can get the Sony A7III, with similar specs and a greater selection of native lenses. Or, at close to the same price, you can buy the A7RIII, which has double the resolution and also many more native lenses. The only advantage these new Canon's have is their fully articulating touch screen. Seems many more "pro's" for the Sony than con's.

Not anywhere near $1000 USD difference, unless you're looking at a grey market or used Sony. Anyway, for a Canon user that has a significant amount of glass & flash, it doesn't make much sense to save $500 on a body for the hassle of using mixed equipment.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 16:33 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6 (305 comments in total)
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shademaster: Radically conservative design.

@Newbie4Life: One reason I'm not that interested in the M6 II is the lack of VF on an ILC body. Yes, I know one can be added on the hotshoe but then if I'm using flash I have to either choose one or the other or constantly swap them. Also, for any lens other than WA or short tele, holding a camera out in front with a large heavy lens doesn't appeal to me.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 16:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6 (305 comments in total)
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Joshie17: To canon user, and I know all of you haven't had this camera yet. But I'm thinking of getting r6 but I didn't like holding 6D and 80D. Would this camera feel different or better? The two mentioned camera didn't really excite me but it did give me amazing images. I love Canon's color but the feel of the camera was meh.

Then you probably won't like holding the R6; it's essentially the same form factor as any previous Canon ILC body. What is it about the "feel" - button/control placement, size, etc?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 16:24 UTC
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Richard Kwon: I think they put a $2500 price tag to protect the eos r price for now. The price will come down to $2000 in a few months.

A few months? No way it's going to drop $500 that fast.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 16:55 UTC
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mpb002: I think most entry photographers might be better served by a micro 4/3 set up for better quality photo and camera controls. Even a small APSc camera, like, say a Canon SL2 or SL3 with an 18-135 lens will give much better results than a 1” sensor for just a little more money.

Sure, but this will provide an equivalent FL from 25 to 400 w/o having to change lenses. Of course a larger sensor will give better results particularly in low light.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2020 at 16:26 UTC
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mount evans: One number I don't see in the physical specs is the size of the filter thread. Can you screw a polarizer onto the FZ1000 or not?

It's the same as the FZ1000, will take 62mm threaded filters.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2020 at 16:23 UTC
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Larry Williamson: I've been using a BlackRapid strap for a few years but *without* the supplied mount screwed into the base of the camera, instead I just connect the strap to one of the D rings on the camera body. The "risk" is that only one D ring is supporting the entire weight of the camera & lens. But I have found this system on my Nikons (D70s, D300, D800, D500 & now D850) sometimes with a very heavy lens to be more than safe. And quick release is built into the BlackRapid strap already.

I use a tripod plate that has a d-ring. For larger lenses, I attach to the plate on the lens tripod ring.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2020 at 00:08 UTC

<shrug> I don't see any advantage over other quick-release straps I've tried. And for me I've found a sling strap to be the most comfortable and convenient. Nothing wrong with more choices though.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2020 at 00:06 UTC as 41st comment

Just wanted to say, Belvedere is adorable.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 16:20 UTC as 183rd comment
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forpetessake: Looks like Adorama got a boost after B&H started charging tax.

@Arlene - Rather than clutter the comments to an old article, check the replies to the duplicate threads you posted.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 11:07 UTC
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Imager of: Please put a full frame sensor in this camera. Thank you.

John Clinch you can't just stick in a larger sensor w/o changing the lens to accomodate it; it's a package deal. The lens that's on there now is designed to project an image onto a 1" sensor. Change the sensor only and you'll still get an image designed for that small sensor, which means massive vignetting on a FF sensor, so it wouldn't make sense to simply swap out the sensor (not to mention making room in the body for the larger sensor).

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 13:20 UTC
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Imager of: Please put a full frame sensor in this camera. Thank you.

@John Clinch - with FF it most definitely would not be that same lens; it would be massively larger to cover the FF sensor. It's incredibly unrealistic.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 10:16 UTC
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