SirSeth

SirSeth

Lives in United States Hagerstown, United States
Works as a Teacher
Has a website at wallygoots.smugmug.com
Joined on Feb 8, 2004
About me:

My plan is to ever improve my trade, my hobbies, and my relationships with family, friends, and my God. My trade is teaching Math and Computers. My primary hobbies are lutherie (guitar building) and photography. My God is slow to anger and abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us for our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is His love for those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us. If you have questions or gripes about my God, I always enjoy talking with someone who is a seeker. Rock throwers are rarely convinced of anything spiritual and I can respect their desire to believe differently than myself.

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MikeStern: Canon selling cmos sensors?
Pppfff. Canon should fix their own cameras before ruining other camera brands.

Tommi K1 The attitude to fix is not the DPR community. Canon simply hasn't done much recently. Sony has. DXO just measures, so again Canon would have to put something out for DXO to get involved there. If you don't like bias, don't wear Canon blinders.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 13:22 UTC

The black ice shots are snazzy! Very jealous and wish for ice skates!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 02:55 UTC as 10th comment
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SirSeth: Why can't people just be happy that GFX users have a new lens? No one has to buy this if their hypothetical equivalence garbage puts them in FF bliss land.

vscd, the reason why I can't just don't read comments is that some people add to community, civility, and interest rather than just subtract. I'm happy for Fuji medium format folks. Looks like a great new lens that wasn't there before in the lineup of a genuinely different product. Just because I choose to use Sony & Olympus doesn't mean I need to assemble a tirade against the product.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 04:26 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2167 comments in total)
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IvanM: When I look at this sony a7mk3 studio scene and compare it to my 'old' 6D, the 6dmk2 and the Leica M10 its quite clear that for all practical proposes these sensors are very close to each other ito noise ...sharpness looks similar as well but one has to take into account focusing errors and lens quality variations...I think we have reached a point where one can safely say that image quality is not the differential but rather body types: mirrorless or dslr or rangefinder -Leica- and then of course ones budget, accessories and lens requirements.

Personally I have been sitting on the fence re 'upgrading' my 6d to the mk2, I just dont know if it is worth the extra cost .... but I'm staying with Canon because of the lenses...who else has a 24TS? and a 'cheap' 40f2.8 ? and probably most important of all my subconscious familiarity with the button placement on the camera and menu...

There is a potential interface problem with new ideas for most people. Not implying anything about you here, just that we don't really have to guess at this. It's a boon that one can mount Canon glass and many pieces have been thoroughly tested--one can just ask. Amazing that one has the option of filling a lens catalog with Canon pieces they already have + Sony pieces you want instead of a full on switch as is usually required. I would love for Sony to make a good TS--do you have that lens--then isn't it worth a try? The 40 should be no problem if that is what is holding you back. You are right on one thing, all current bodies are very good and one has to decide what strengths they want.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 14:26 UTC

Why can't people just be happy that GFX users have a new lens? No one has to buy this if their hypothetical equivalence garbage puts them in FF bliss land.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 14:15 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (2167 comments in total)
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IvanM: When I look at this sony a7mk3 studio scene and compare it to my 'old' 6D, the 6dmk2 and the Leica M10 its quite clear that for all practical proposes these sensors are very close to each other ito noise ...sharpness looks similar as well but one has to take into account focusing errors and lens quality variations...I think we have reached a point where one can safely say that image quality is not the differential but rather body types: mirrorless or dslr or rangefinder -Leica- and then of course ones budget, accessories and lens requirements.

Personally I have been sitting on the fence re 'upgrading' my 6d to the mk2, I just dont know if it is worth the extra cost .... but I'm staying with Canon because of the lenses...who else has a 24TS? and a 'cheap' 40f2.8 ? and probably most important of all my subconscious familiarity with the button placement on the camera and menu...

Can't you mount your Canon glass on the Sony? Pretty sure you can.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 01:56 UTC
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Nikoncanonfan: In total agreement with this article, I got abuse last year saying prisms and mirrors are ridiculous in 2017 and looks like I was right. I don't see any future for DSLRs it's not got the retro appeal of rangefinder in leicas. Let's have new mounts too not some daft sad compromise and move on to an exciting future. Next prediction is to dump second rate Sony gear before values fall when the big boys appear can't wait

I think you underestimate brand loyalty and confirmation bias. When Canon releases a FF mirrorless a whole new breed of troll will form.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 16:07 UTC
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Nikoncanonfan: In total agreement with this article, I got abuse last year saying prisms and mirrors are ridiculous in 2017 and looks like I was right. I don't see any future for DSLRs it's not got the retro appeal of rangefinder in leicas. Let's have new mounts too not some daft sad compromise and move on to an exciting future. Next prediction is to dump second rate Sony gear before values fall when the big boys appear can't wait

It takes longer for the forum banter to see a new generation than it does for technology to make major shifts. There will be hundreds that claim they predicted mirrorless and were derided and that's simply because many forum members grew up with film but forgot that they predicted the rise of digital and were derided for it a decade ago.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 15:31 UTC
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Old Cameras: I'd argue it isn't to mirror or not to mirror, mirrorless isn't the end of invention. Nor is a mirrorless camera superior in every respect, there are disadvantages.

The chief advantage of mirrorless is that there are no real physical roadblocks to continued innovation and those disadvantages that DSLR users have quibbed about are eroding. Just like the sensor and lens size is a physical roadblock to complete cell phone domination in the photo market for the foreseeable future, the mirror has been a physical roadblock to video, small size, low cost, and viewfinder information. This is why I think it is mirror or not to mirror. The DSLR mirror is the roadblock in that technology. As soon as Canon and Nikon release serious mirrorless, most holdouts will likely agree.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 15:26 UTC

Yeah. Steel tariffs. Makes sense. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 02:49 UTC as 119th comment
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Vit Adamek: I was tempted by this camera a bit but as an amateur enthusiast I cannot really justify £2000 camera body when I have perfectly ok A7 MK1. Should it have 4k 60p and fully articulated screen I may rethink but I am waiting for my new Panasonic G9 to arrive instead, which I got a great price on, £1030 for brand new body. So in G9 I am going to have the features I was after for essentially half price. I love pictures coming out of my A7 MK1 in combination with the popular Canon 85mm F1.8 USM and other Canon lense (FD too) I use this lens via cheap commlite adaptor (£50) and the AF is acceptable for portraits and similarly in good light. Even the EYE AF works although I find its implementation on MK1 bit silly. Why do I have to press extra button for it to start focusing on eye? Of course I want eyes or closer eye in focus when I have face detection on so I find Panasonic's or Olympus's implementation much better. This has probably changed since MK1. Anyhow I hope I will love the G9.

I haven't had a problem with sensor reflection. Would love the battery, slots, and ergonomics of the new body though. A7Rii will probably be the best value used in the next year.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 13:56 UTC
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Noogy: I downloaded some raw files and played with them in Luminar 2018. As a Canon shooter, I admit I still prefer Canon's color science, especially for outdoor shots. Admittedly it is a bias that will take a while to set aside. However, these Sony A7III are so clean, almost similar to how clean my 5DMIV raw files are. Waiting for further reviews, before I decide to give up on my EOS M6 and a handful of EFM/EFS and start trying a Sony mirrorless.

I would not switch but add. Building a whole Sony lens lineup is very expensive. Pick the lens or two you really want from Sony but keep the Canon for filling gaps. Just a thought.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 13:55 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: ill keep my a7r3 , it loses me at iso 4000, thank goodness for that higher mp, damn, but that battery though. nice.

I know, the new battery is splendid. Would love the A7Riii, but....

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 13:52 UTC
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Jefftan: smart money will stay APS-C
don't see any pic that are have such big improvement from APS-C
no full frame crazy price and weight

will wait for BSI / A9 equivalent focus system A6700 (sure will launch sometime in future)
in the meantime A6500 not that far behind A7 III

I shoot E-M1 and A7 and after owning the A7, would not want to be without FF. Have shot APS-C too and choose to go on either side, but FF is far ahead of current crop.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 13:51 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Wow. 171 images and not a single one taken with the lens sony sells with the camera? (28-70 mm )

While it is nice to see these pictures with the pricey sony glass (other than the few with the $550 85mm prime, every other lens is $800-$1700), It'd be really nice to get a few pictures with the kit lens to give folks an idea if they should spend the extra $200 for the 28-70.

Not typically who this camera is gunning for. The kit lens is a throw away imo.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 13:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1566 comments in total)
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jorgepr: Fuji is not for anyone. Fuji is not a refrigerator, or a washing machine. You have to know how to appreciate the little details. They are there.
Sony builds cameras that are computers, but it lacks anything.
Photography is basically light and color. In Sony the colors are not there

Hiya John, I had the same experience with Pentax. While Sony, Olympus, and Nikon files were fine and easy to adjust color in RAW (especially Olympus), Pentax RAW color was a matter of adjusting separate color channels and still it was time consuming and frustrating. I moved on. I do think different programs load defaults differently and Capture One seems to be a step above the others and I believe that creating profiles and minimize the differences or at least give a pleasing starting point, but that is beyond what we really need or want to do if we are just used to the color signature of a different brand. Personally, I don't think Sony is far off of Nikon. Olympus and Fuji are slightly better. Pentax worse imo. This is quite subjective.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 14:46 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1566 comments in total)
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thx1138: Memo to Sony, see you can have a larger mirrorless and a rugged one. This blows the A9 and A7R3 away for ergonomics and ruggedness at a fraction of the price. Notice how Fuji made a lot of room between your fingers and the lens, so you would fit even the upcoming 200 f/2 with no problem. As opposed to the skinned knuckles on the A9.

Then there was the A7iii

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 06:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1566 comments in total)
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MikeStern: I am very sorry for Fuji and for this beautiful model. After the sonyA7iii announcement, it became nearly pointless to invest in this camera.
Those who are not happy with GH5s or a7iii for video and still go to Fuji...
I dont know what to tell you other than saying I’m just sorry.

Why? If you have and love Fuji glass, it doesn't matter how great the A7III is. I don't get how some folks pretend that we all are just starting out buying a whole system whenever a camera is released.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 21:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1566 comments in total)
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jorgepr: Fuji is not for anyone. Fuji is not a refrigerator, or a washing machine. You have to know how to appreciate the little details. They are there.
Sony builds cameras that are computers, but it lacks anything.
Photography is basically light and color. In Sony the colors are not there

I wonder how much of your ideas are confirmation bias. Your choice is proven so discriminating by it being yours. Digital cameras are computers. Fuji is also not a 3D printer or a really good espresso machine. So.... there is not point there. You just have a preference which is fine, but there is no objective basis.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 21:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1566 comments in total)
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Shockwave: So you can't recommend it over the competition? What competition? The A7iii? Which is full frame and has lenses that cost twice as much? Or the D500 that has a very limited lens selection?

Price wise, competition is the E-M1 Mark ii, Panasonic G9, GH5, and Sony A7III. All with a few hundred of the $2000 price category. Feature wise there is plenty of competition as well. Considering the lens system 4/3rds wins on price, options, and size. For IQ and the Sony crushes. Video and the Panasonic takes it all. Not recommending the Fuji over the competition isn't saying the Fuji is horrible, but the competition is just so good right now that other systems have significant strengths for people with different priorities.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 21:19 UTC
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