Buttons252

Buttons252

Lives in United States Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Works as a Technical Support
Joined on Nov 15, 2010

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I started with a Pentax K-X. Its a brand I root for, but currently shooting with Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2020 at 01:44 UTC as 86th comment | 5 replies
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WickedMaPhoto: What I want to know is how is his Lightroom so responsive? 100% comes into focus in less than a second and the sliders don't seem to lag, using a laptop. I'm on an OC'd, beastly desktop and it runs like crap. Granted it's an older i7 but it's running at 4.2ghz and everything else runs like formula one on this machine. Is LR that much better on Mac or what?

I often use a 6 year old lenovo T420 laptop (i5-2410m 4gb of ram 80gb ssd) I have no lag editing 24mp raw files what so ever.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 03:37 UTC

I recently switched from Nikon to Sony. I did not feel like grading each one, i picked my favorite from each set. Most of the times i struggled between A9 and D5 then picked a random one. Sometimes I wanted to pick canon for being neutral but dull colors / zombie skin are not pleasing to me. I never seem happy with the WB / Color of my D600 / D750 SoC so i was impressed that i picked the D5 - 5 times.

1Dii - 2
D5 - 5
A9 - 5

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 03:00 UTC as 20th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (642 comments in total)

I want it so bad, while i could justify the body i dont think i can justify the lenses. My sony 16-50mm F2.8 is too good and too cheap

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (520 comments in total)

I started with pentax, and i still highly recommend the K50 or K3 for people getting started in photography. I think for these to sell well it would need to compete with nikon D750 / Canon 6D.

I would like to see the D810/A7R sensor, weather sealed, 5-6fps, tilting rear LCD and around $2200. Personally i prefer EVF like my A77, but i dont think the pentax community is ready for that.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2015 at 13:55 UTC as 78th comment

I mostly disagree with the poster. Most every camera I have seen has an "Auto" setting, but the real reason people are not stepping up is because the smartphone is doing as well or better then the point and shoots so many people use to have. Not only does the smartphone handle their photography its something they ALWAYS have on them and it can instantly share the moment with everyone via social media.

The old saying is the best camera, is the one you have with you... that happens to be a smartphone more often then not.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 12:32 UTC as 277th comment | 3 replies
On photo a7RII-RS-DSC08725-ISO_100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (13 comments in total)

I dont like the samples much either. The dynamic range does look impressive though, like the shot with the helicopter having the sun in the image and sky isnt blown out. I just picked up a Pentax K10d and coming from my A77 mkii its amazing how quickly it blows highlights. For the price, im not interested in the A7R II at all. A7 mkii or A99 are on my shopping list.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 16:52 UTC as 3rd comment
On SampleImage:5810862588 (13 comments in total)

I dont like the samples much either. The dynamic range does look impressive though, like the shot with the helicopter having the sun in the image and sky isnt blown out. I just picked up a Pentax K10d and coming from my A77 mkii its amazing how quickly it blows highlights. For the price, im not interested in the A7R II at all. A7 mkii or A99 are on my shopping list.

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 16:52 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Sony Alpha 7R II Samples Gallery sample gallery (15 comments in total)

I dont like the samples much either. The dynamic range does look impressive though, like the shot with the helicopter having the sun in the image and sky isnt blown out. I just picked up a Pentax K10d and coming from my A77 mkii its amazing how quickly it blows highlights. For the price, im not interested in the A7R II at all. A7 mkii or A99 are on my shopping list.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 16:52 UTC as 4th comment

I have never owned a canon camera nor want too, but these scores are a pile of rubbish. I have used 5d mkiii and 6d for paid gigs. Borrowed a rebel T3i to compared against my Pentax K-X (long time ago). Each time ive used a canon i have been impressed with its output. Not just in the quality of the photos which were excellent but their whole system -- flash, lenses, autofocus and knock on wood -- no failures. They are good cameras that will get the job done.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 20:53 UTC as 106th comment | 3 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review (478 comments in total)

I had one of these on preorder, but switched to a sony A77 mkii because i couldnt wait for it to ship. Im sure the sony is better at stills, however i am doing more and more video and wish i could of tried one of these.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 16:32 UTC as 144th comment
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (540 comments in total)
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JeffGM: I upgraded from the a65 to the a77mark2. Recently I went on a hike up one of the local mountains and mistakenly brought my a65 instead of my a77 m2. The first thing I noticed was how slowly the older camera focused. It seemed to take forever by comparison. I really like the speed of the newer camera. I take a lot of photo of sports and have had some good success with action pictures. This camera is fast. I have also used it for weddings, family portraits, landscape photos and astrophotography. It is a very good all around camera. There are cameras that could do better but I do not want to pay four times the price I paid for the a77m2 to get it.

My sony A77 mkii seemed really soft at first with separate lenses... turns out i needed to microadjust them because they were focusing behind my subject by at least 8 steps.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 16:25 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 real-world samples (100 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I really liked the content of the images. However, far too many of them were simply ruined by stopping down too far. That produced motion blur, shutter shock blurring, and low detail images because of diffraction.

The person taking these pictures treated the camera like it was a full frame camera. There was absolutely no reason to stop down that far in several of the images.

No wonder everyone thinks m4/3s can’t be used for action sports. If you shoot with the camera in this manner you definitely will not have a good keeper rate.

This is how my wedding was shot years later i bought a fuji S3 camera and did portraits of my family to see if the camera was really that bad or just the photographer... I really hate going past F11 unless its a macro lens.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
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Joed700: I would like to see APS-C cameras to disappear. During the film era, we only had 35mm SLR and point-n-shoot for most people. The APS-C breed was introduced at a time when chips were still quite expensive/lack of technology for FF DSLR. Today, FF DSLR starts at around $1600 price range while APS-C are around $1000 - $1700, which is ridiculous. The existence of APS-C somehow made the FF (old 35mm equil.) into a higher class. I don't think it will cost that much to produce FF compared to APS-C. It's just an opportunity for camera manufacturers to make more money. Point-n-shoot has it's place because they are compact and good for traveling while the APS-C are about the same size as FF DSLR; APS-C also lacks shallow DOF; not a desirable option for isolating your subject....

you must be using a kit lens on your APS-C sensor camera. I have had about a dozen APS-C cameras and DOF has not been a problem. Low light performance has been though. There are things aps-c is better at though 1.5 crop is useful for sports/wildlife.

I assure you, my pentax 55mm F1.8 lens has depth of field of 4 inches at 7 feet, its very easy to blur out the background. According to online depth calculator the same lens would have less bluring effect on my Nikon D600, but thats because the focal length changes from 85 to 55.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 02:10 UTC

Good riddance. I just picked up a fuji X-A1 for when i dont want to carry my D600 and seriously, this much IQ for only $264 should be illegal.

technically $320 because my 55mm Pentax F1.8 was $60.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 01:51 UTC as 39th comment

When some manufacture builds a smartphone with aps-c quality sensor, i will preorder it. I love my nikon D600, but its my smartphone that fits in my pocket and goes with me everywhere. I am intrigued by this QX1, but as another pointed out why not just get an A6000 or fuji X-E1... price is about the same. This setup is not really pocketable so defeats my intended use.

i am intrigued though, so if they are a flop and heavily discounted i might pick one up to play with.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 12:36 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Kurt_K: I guess that class-action lawsuit was all the incentive they needed.

I was aware of the issue nikon had -- I was planning on buying a 6D but couldnt find a good deal on one. I saw a D600 for $1307 shipped and nabbed it (after seeing this announcement) I read two pages of this thread and im quite surprized how much nikon hate there is... a little worried now...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 15:00 UTC
On article Classic photographs recreated in Lego (117 comments in total)

I enjoyed all of them, but raising the flag is my favorite.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 20:24 UTC as 16th comment

Everyone is talking about what is legal, but why aren't we talking about the moral principle of right and wrong?

In my opinion if i purchase a sculpture, a car, a magazine I should be able to do whatever I please with it because I own it. In my opinion it is no longer his creation when he sells it. If he leased it to the government then I could see this being an issue.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 17:19 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Samsung Galaxy NX Hands-on (203 comments in total)

I am all for having a custom android OS drive a camera, but not at the expensive of ergonomics and quick access buttons. I still want my viewfinder! Give me a traditional DSLR button layout, with a 4" lcd. mirrorless so i can use any lens adapters for a wide access of glass. EVF to save space, wifi so i can upload photos/videos instantly to smugmug, google, flickr, facebook, email etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 18:51 UTC as 11th comment
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