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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knappe duivel: This is a very modest price increase. Please keep your anger for worthy causes.

Or just switch to C1 without anger because it's better and they don't force a subscription.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
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D200_4me: I went ahead and bought the $10 per month photography plan a few months ago (though I wasn't happy about it). If they raise the photography plan in the next couple years, I think I may have to finally move on. We'll see. I can stomach $10 per month since buying the full version of the next best thing (Capture One) is something like $300? So if you bought C1 Pro for $300 you'd have to use it for almost 3 years before there's any price advantage over the current LR Classic cost...assuming you don't upgrade C1 to a newer version during that period as well.

C1 better and cheaper if you don't want to be forced into upgrades. Very cheap if you shoot Sony--that's a nobrainer.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 18:17 UTC

Super cool!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 03:39 UTC as 12th comment
On article Canon EOS M50: What you need to know (431 comments in total)

What you need to know the most is contained in the last paragraph imo. There are 7 EF-M lenses--none of which shows any serious effort by Canon for serious photography. They are nearly all casual kit type lenses worthy of their price range of around $300. Great for someone wanting to stick with the basic best buy mass market one or two lens kit, but ridiculous for most of the photographers at DPR who want to take their photography further. Canon mirrorless is a non-starter if there is no where to go and we are not seeing Canon make any real effort to shift away from pumping DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 16:15 UTC as 75th comment | 4 replies
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Mastering Light: Sony is so frustrating. They make cameras with great specs and the latest tech, but then add these deal breakers, overheating, lack if weather sealing, ugly skin tones, noticeable banding.

With this iteration the banding and poor skin tones are back. Testing will reveal if the lack of seals and overheating are too.

The other frustrating thing is these camera work better with Canon/Sigma EF mount lenses than they do with most A mount lenses.

Don't get all hot and bothered about it. It's not a perfect camera and too early to declare the sky is falling.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 19:28 UTC
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milkod2001: Coming from Nikon D750. What i will be getting better if i go with A7iii except slightly smaller & lighter body? ( not trolling, serious question, trying to determine if switch would be worth it).

You have a good head on your shoulders and you know your priorities. I think it would be more valuable to add a cheap used Fuji and a prime for times you want to go small and enjoy some of the advantages of mirrorless, (Used XT-2 may be a great value soon) but the reliability you achieve with the D750 means you have a rhythm with the equipment that is getting you consistently good results. Your preferences are already in line with what you have. If you were wanting to expand your capabilities adding a D500 if you wanted reach for wildlife and someday upgrading to a D850 just seems like a natural progression.

This isn't marriage. You can have two systems practically and economically and enjoy benefits of both. Certainly the A7iii will have some perks, but so remain the advantages you love about the D750.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 19:26 UTC
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milkod2001: Coming from Nikon D750. What i will be getting better if i go with A7iii except slightly smaller & lighter body? ( not trolling, serious question, trying to determine if switch would be worth it).

Miles better video. IBIS, Smaller/lighter if you want to strip down, Better DR and RAW recovery (alleged), eye AF, broader AF coverage, 10fps, EVF is WYSIWYG, focus aids like peaking and zoom in, silent shutter when you want it. But if these are not priorities, the D750 is very competitive still. If you do a lot of flash photography, Nikon is very good.

As far as stripping down, I carry my A7 + 2 primes + accessories in a tiny Havana 21 when on the go. It's the size of a donut and coffee. But I also use my A7 on a FD 500mm f4.5L and compatibility with almost every legacy lens ever made is a huge advantage of mirrorless imo. It's why I will never buy a new DSLR. I can buy a G9 or XH-1 or A7iii and they will all fit my 5 best lenses (albeit with a 1.5x or 2x crop factor which is like getting a high quality teleconverter for free with the camera). ;) See, it just depends on priorities.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 14:32 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (368 comments in total)

Great news! 3rd party support has been promised and the options look great to me. Art series is a great game these last few years.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 14:23 UTC as 58th comment
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SirSeth: Solution: take me along. ;) I'll carry the camping gear. Sharing online is great, but sharing in real time with a friend makes being alive even better!

I live, hike, photograph in Grizzly country. Much of the fear is unwarranted and myths aboud. Grizzlys don't hunt humans. The risk lies only in surprise fight/flight encounters--the worst of which would be if you accidently surprise a mother bear on a carcass at close range. It's much less likely to surprise a bear when in parties of 2 or more. Also, Gizz attacks are not "hunts" so if you have two people, the second can spray the bear. It's safer even in a surprise encounter. Of course the problem I was referring to wasn't bears it was carrying all the gear. That's just easier with pals.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 05:22 UTC

Solution: take me along. ;) I'll carry the camping gear. Sharing online is great, but sharing in real time with a friend makes being alive even better!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2018 at 02:48 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies

The should tease about an NX2. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 13:44 UTC as 12th comment
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1545 comments in total)
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fillkay: Doesn't the "p" in dpreview stand for photography? In which case, why does the "initial impressions" section focus so strongly on videography?

We are the Borg. Resistance is futile!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 14:22 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9: What you need to know (215 comments in total)
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chrohrs: I for one was hoping for some of the class leading video and autofocus features from the gh5 and g9 in a smaller and lighter body--even if it came at a class-leading price.

Especially the EVF and AF of the G9 in a smaller lighter maybe less robust body at a lower price point.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 03:05 UTC

Wow, that is getting affordable.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 04:47 UTC as 28th comment
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D_Surrey: Photographer spends $5,931 on new PC to realise he should have spent $299 on Capture One Pro.

That was also my first thought. After being miffed by Adobe bloating and forcing subscriptions, I tried every option and wow C1Pro! Runs so smoothly on my 8 year old $1000 home built machine which has been flawless since creation.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 14:45 UTC
On article Buying guides updated with Panasonic DC-G9 (68 comments in total)
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princecody: Stuck between buying the G9 & EM1 M2?

Good place to be stuck. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 14:35 UTC
On article Sony releases silver version of the popular a6300 (211 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: As someone who normally likes and strongly prefers non-full-black electronics (my E-M1 was silver, my Fuji cameras have been silver), this Sony just plain doesn't look right with a light color body and that grip. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course.

Thanks Captura, I agree that the E-M1 is several notches better in several areas, I'm not sure those areas matter to me too much though (except battery and dual cards). My big lens is an FD 500mm f4.5L and the compelling reason to buy a cheap EM-1 over an XT-1 is simply that I like my old 4/3rds lenses (50-200mm and 11-22mm) and this camera gives me IBIS and a 2x crop for reach. So it's all adapters and legacy with a cheap body for me otherwise I would get the XT-1 or G7. I also doubt the Mkii will be down below $500 very soon even with a new release. What do you think the used prices will be?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 14:27 UTC
On article Sony releases silver version of the popular a6300 (211 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: As someone who normally likes and strongly prefers non-full-black electronics (my E-M1 was silver, my Fuji cameras have been silver), this Sony just plain doesn't look right with a light color body and that grip. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course.

Anyone have a really cosmetically poor XT-1 they want to sell me. ;) Just kidding, probably adding an black E-M1 next because they are even less expensive a real bargain.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 03:46 UTC
On article Sony releases silver version of the popular a6300 (211 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: As someone who normally likes and strongly prefers non-full-black electronics (my E-M1 was silver, my Fuji cameras have been silver), this Sony just plain doesn't look right with a light color body and that grip. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course.

I think the silver in the Pen F is better than the silver E-M1.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2018 at 17:43 UTC
On article Sony releases silver version of the popular a6300 (211 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: As someone who normally likes and strongly prefers non-full-black electronics (my E-M1 was silver, my Fuji cameras have been silver), this Sony just plain doesn't look right with a light color body and that grip. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course.

Silver has to be done right. It needs to be old SLR silver and this is too white in my opinion, but I don't think it is as bad as the E-M1 silver. That's like chrome plastic hubcap silver. The XT-1 silver is beautiful though.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 04:31 UTC
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