berchman

Joined on Sep 19, 2009

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José B: I care, that's why I pre-ordered the 7+ (upgrading from 6). I was in the market to upgrade my Canon S120 (was interested in Nikon DL 24-85) and mini ipad 4 for travel/storage and etc. Well I combined these needs with the 7+. From specs, I know the Nikon should be a better camera but then again I have to carry two devices. With the 7+ I'll carry just one.

It should also be a great tool for my healthy lifestyle and fun to boot. It partners with my Apple Watch. I can use the video to analyze my tennis strokes. I can read The Economist while waiting for a tennis opponent to arrive and get styling ideas from GQ. Do some solo selfies and behind the scenes selfies with models after the photoshoot with my Canon DSLR. Listen to music while I do HIIT workouts at the gym. I just wish it will fit the front of my skinny jeans and if not in my man purse for sure during the summer months.

I got my first smart phone two years ago. I thought it would help me to get candid street photos. I went to Best Buy and took a picture of the salesman's face with an Apple 6 and a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The rendition of his skin was much more realistic with the Apple than the Samsung so I bought a factory unlocked Apple 6+ from Apple.

A year or so ago I was vacationing on the French Riviera. It was hot. I had with me my Nikon D800 with the 24-120 f/4 and my Apple 6+ (which, by the way, fits easily in the right hand pocket of my pants). There were many times I just left the Nikon in our rental apartment and took only the phone. I'm still amazed at how good some of the pictures are that were taken with the phone, albeit in good light. It was a liberation not to be hauling around a heavy bulky camera. Granted, I probably won't be able to print my shots at 16x20, but I haven't tried....yet.

I have a Fuji XT-2 coming today for an upcoming Iran trip. The two Nikon FF's will stay behind.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 13:05 UTC
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fruehaufsteher2: In theory, this is really a great invention. I belive that image-quality will be undoubtly great and with its update-cycles the app will work fine.

Not so good and sales-limiting is the fixed lens. Usually 35mm will be used mainly for "street-fotography", but then a very short time between taking out the camera and making the shot is needed. I fear that it takes too long taking out the "one", open it, connect to iPhone an take the shot. With these limitations I won't buy it.

If it had a manual zoom withe the range of the RX100, this cam would be mine as soon as it arrives at the german market.

(...please ignore spelling errors - I am german...)

What is more inconspicuous than staring at a smart phone? Everyone is doing it. A camera on your neck is not nearly as inconspicuous as an iPhone held horizontally to see what the Dx0 swiveled vertically is photographing. I plan to use it for street photography in places like Germany where there is no tolerance for candid street photography.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 12:39 UTC
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CP3Photographer: What a rave review. You must have signed up for a class that was way below your talent level to feel so let down about the Master Class. I can't speak about the New York Master Class but I can speak about the Master Class in Atlanta, Ga.

As for the outline goes Mr. Clay went over all the outlined topics and asked if anyone had questions. We all had a chance to get up in front the class and perform his teachings first hand. We had two students win half off his one on one class. One of the students had the pose and lighting correct but failed to raise the camera above the head to shoot the photograph and won half off his one on one class. We spent most of the day outside on location around Atlanta shooting with five models and shooting one another in different poses while Mr. Clay and Mr. Calvin walked around from small group to small group checking on how we were progressing.

Thanks to Mr. Clay for what he does for our industry!! CP3

CP3

I accepted Mr. Medford's (producer of the tour) invitation to call him and discuss my experience of the workshop. I called and he explained that an assistant's error of forgetting to put a wedding job on the calendar had as one of its repercussions the scheduling of the engaged couple's photo shoot which encroached on the class time. Also, that Blackmore's car had been broken into that day and his speedlights stolen. Since the workshop I had purchased did not conform to its description, indeed, fell quite short of its promised components, I was offered a refund. Although that does not compensate me for the travel expense to and from NYC from South Central PA, it is fair enough. According to Mr. Medford, the workshop, when not bedeviled by overlooked wedding shoots and stolen speedlights, is better.

Posted on Jul 1, 2012 at 19:54 UTC
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CP3Photographer: What a rave review. You must have signed up for a class that was way below your talent level to feel so let down about the Master Class. I can't speak about the New York Master Class but I can speak about the Master Class in Atlanta, Ga.

As for the outline goes Mr. Clay went over all the outlined topics and asked if anyone had questions. We all had a chance to get up in front the class and perform his teachings first hand. We had two students win half off his one on one class. One of the students had the pose and lighting correct but failed to raise the camera above the head to shoot the photograph and won half off his one on one class. We spent most of the day outside on location around Atlanta shooting with five models and shooting one another in different poses while Mr. Clay and Mr. Calvin walked around from small group to small group checking on how we were progressing.

Thanks to Mr. Clay for what he does for our industry!! CP3

CP3

As you acknowledged, you can't speak about the New York Master Class. But I can, having attended it.

The only thing I would add is that two days ago, after emailing a complaint, I finally received the promised software.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
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