DDWD10

DDWD10

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Electrical Engineer
Joined on Nov 19, 2011

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DDWD10: Going to give it my best shot with my G85 + 100-300 II.

I'm actually just going to shoot totality, no partial phases, so I'm not buying a filter.

I'll also have my LX100 recording a 4K wide angle video of the event.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 16:14 UTC

Going to give it my best shot with my G85 + 100-300 II.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 13:36 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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janist74: Actually, the Oly EM1 mkII gives similar results when you push the exposure. I have to start to respect the Oly sensor...

Maybe I`m wrong, but I guess this performance is the price of dual pixel AF. Those AF pixels take away place on the sensor and with this decrease the light gathering capability of the senor.

Well, the 5DIV and 80D perform much better despite having DPAF.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:16 UTC
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raminm: Other PC advantages:
i) if you are a technical person, you shouldn't have difficulty building your own system with the exact pieces you like. With Apple, you have to buy what they 'cook' for you.
ii) hardware limitations: dual processor systems: Apple seems abandoning dual processor systems. If that's what you want, PC is the only option.

Apple doesn't even make a 17" laptop anymore as ridiculous as it sounds!

iii) 10bit color support. AFAIK, Apple does not yet support 10bit color system, a shame for Apple.

Otherwise, I prefer OS X over Windows any day until the day, MS decides to address current problems with Windows OS.

Each system has its problems: with MAC it's mainly hardware limitations and with Windows, it's the OS.

iii) I know the iMac 4K and 5K displays at least have supported 10-bit color since the release of El Capitan in 2015.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (76 comments in total)

Pretty awesome stuff. This will allow for some really clean shots!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 14:07 UTC as 25th comment
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Nindy: iPad Pro is even better!

@Stollen1234

Not necessarily.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:19 UTC
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Nindy: iPad Pro is even better!

I love mine. Edits 4K like a hot knife through butter!

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:06 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (476 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: For y'all swooning over 4K what's your workflow like?

For myself I can't get excited about 4K because I set my cameras to 720p and rarely get around to doing much with it because video is such a PITA to deal with.

What's your workflow? I normally use LR but it's video support is absymal but having to use a completely seperate app/workflow for video seems like to much of a hassle.

Thinking of exponentially expanding my file size, storage, time to upload for 4K makes go "meh" everytime i see stuff with great 4K support.

Suggestions on how to get over this hurtle and actually care about 4K?

Well, I would argue that most content creators or consumers buying these cameras for trip videos/family events would more likely be shooting short clips rather than hours and hours of 4K. Based on a bitrate chart online I found for the G85, 10 minutes of 4K @ 100 Mbit/s takes up about 8 GB, so an hour would take up approximately 48 GB. Really not that much for a modern machine to handle.

During my trip to Yellowstone, I took 259 video clips, but the end result was a single 5 minute movie. No need to keep the raw data around once I'm happy with the finished product.

iMovie can make basic adjustments to imported photos but I usually have my photos processed through Lightroom and ready to just throw in iMovie as-is if required.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 09:25 UTC
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Mister J: Having used a Nikon DSLR in action recently (first time since film days), I realise the combo of iPhone and Mirrorless suits me nowadays, mostly for simplicity and portability. My clients want decent shots, not a technical discussion..

@Gon0S

As someone who recently transitioned from a DSLR to a MILC, I can provide my perspective. My kit is much smaller, lighter, and I no longer have to concern myself with AF front/backfocus issues. I can shoot 4K through the EVF and use focus magnification/peaking at f/0.95 through the EVF as well. These are all huge benefits for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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Fujica: Canon and Nikon are just milking their DSLR users.

The figures show that the future is in mirrorless.
Those that are starting out in photography or would like to reinvest in a camera system would be stupid to buy themselves a DSLR to start with.

As a matter of fact it would be wiser to sell your DSLR now, while there is still some demand for them. The day that nobody wants your 2nd hand DSLR comes closer each day you wait.

CaNikon just wants you to believe there is a future, but I am sure they know all too well that it will be a dead horse in a few years time...

With each generation of MILC cameras we see big improvements in performance and technology innovations. While there has been a standstill for DSLR innovations and those that have been done (dual pixel AF) are actually be meant for future mirrorless cameras...

And yes DSLR still outsells MILC by 2:1. Howver 5 years ago that ratio was 8:1... The gap is getting smaller and soon we will reach the tipping point.

"What about in-camera stabilization and lens stabilization, which one is the future?"

Both! :D

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 10:46 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: No possible way that Pentax can even come close to matching the D7500. It's sad how far behind the rest of the industry Pentax has become. Properly functioning AF is the norm, not an exceptional thing and Pentax has gotten worse, despite adding more tracking ability- despite that, the AF has only gotten more unpredictable, as confirmed by DPR's testing, also.

It's really tough to choose nowadays. Canon has Dual Pixel AF, which works phenomenally and they haven't tapped into the full potential yet. Plus they worked on increasing DR while keeping that Canon look. Nikon has really good conventional AF and tracking and cropped 4K.

Both have superb first party and third party lenses available, unlike Pentax, which is failing in both areas.

@KVM2

Bad data. Ricoh used the buffer capacity of the K-5 before the v1.01 FW update that brought it from 8 to 20 frames. The K-5II/IIs was never specced at just 8 frames with any FW.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/articles/firmware-updates/Firmware-Upgrade-for-Pentax-K-5.html

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:20 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: No possible way that Pentax can even come close to matching the D7500. It's sad how far behind the rest of the industry Pentax has become. Properly functioning AF is the norm, not an exceptional thing and Pentax has gotten worse, despite adding more tracking ability- despite that, the AF has only gotten more unpredictable, as confirmed by DPR's testing, also.

It's really tough to choose nowadays. Canon has Dual Pixel AF, which works phenomenally and they haven't tapped into the full potential yet. Plus they worked on increasing DR while keeping that Canon look. Nikon has really good conventional AF and tracking and cropped 4K.

Both have superb first party and third party lenses available, unlike Pentax, which is failing in both areas.

@ KVM2

The KP RAW buffer can handle 10 shots whereas the K-5 II/IIs can handle 22 shots per Imaging Resource. Can you please provide the source for your assertion?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: No possible way that Pentax can even come close to matching the D7500. It's sad how far behind the rest of the industry Pentax has become. Properly functioning AF is the norm, not an exceptional thing and Pentax has gotten worse, despite adding more tracking ability- despite that, the AF has only gotten more unpredictable, as confirmed by DPR's testing, also.

It's really tough to choose nowadays. Canon has Dual Pixel AF, which works phenomenally and they haven't tapped into the full potential yet. Plus they worked on increasing DR while keeping that Canon look. Nikon has really good conventional AF and tracking and cropped 4K.

Both have superb first party and third party lenses available, unlike Pentax, which is failing in both areas.

IBIS is becoming commonplace in the more innovative brands. Panasonic, Olympus, Sony, and now there are rumors that Fujifilm may finally employ IBIS in future bodies. I really benefit from the smooth look it gives my 4K footage on my G85, with any lens attached.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 11:19 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (476 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: With its strong Nanocoat lens options, the NIkon D7200 is the CLEAR 'image quality winner' in this price point... with strong low light autofocus, the 'best in class' dynamic range, great buffer and one of the best low light sensors... few others in this category can come close... ;)

When friends ask me to recommend a camera for them, I always ask if they care about video. If they do, I recommend the G85, if not, the D7200. I've had one friend go each way and they've both been very happy :)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 09:36 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $900-1200 (476 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: For y'all swooning over 4K what's your workflow like?

For myself I can't get excited about 4K because I set my cameras to 720p and rarely get around to doing much with it because video is such a PITA to deal with.

What's your workflow? I normally use LR but it's video support is absymal but having to use a completely seperate app/workflow for video seems like to much of a hassle.

Thinking of exponentially expanding my file size, storage, time to upload for 4K makes go "meh" everytime i see stuff with great 4K support.

Suggestions on how to get over this hurtle and actually care about 4K?

iMovie on my iMac, LumaFusion on my iPad Pro. Both can handle 4K with ease.

To be fair, most of my 4K content is vlogs for YouTube, and I delete the native files after uploading them, so storage isn't a huge concern of mine.

The way I see it, more resolution is always a good thing as long as your hardware can handle it.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 09:34 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)
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DPPMetro: No possible way that Pentax can even come close to matching the D7500. It's sad how far behind the rest of the industry Pentax has become. Properly functioning AF is the norm, not an exceptional thing and Pentax has gotten worse, despite adding more tracking ability- despite that, the AF has only gotten more unpredictable, as confirmed by DPR's testing, also.

It's really tough to choose nowadays. Canon has Dual Pixel AF, which works phenomenally and they haven't tapped into the full potential yet. Plus they worked on increasing DR while keeping that Canon look. Nikon has really good conventional AF and tracking and cropped 4K.

Both have superb first party and third party lenses available, unlike Pentax, which is failing in both areas.

The problem with Pentax is that some of their cameras have all of the liabilties of a DSLR without many of the benefits. Take the KP: Battery life? RAW buffer? Grip/ergonomics? Fast AF? Huh. A big step back from the very highly-regarded K5 series of 7 years ago in many ways, and at a higher price point to boot.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 09:30 UTC
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CallumG: I'm really digging Tamron's aesthetics currently.

What a change from those of a decade ago... bravo.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 10:07 UTC
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Tobamory: 5 years of eating donuts and drinking coffee by the looks and not much else....

Canon reminds me of another large Japanese corporation.... Toyota.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:16 UTC
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mailman88: Waiting to see a cellphone on a tripod....

FWIW, Apple is introducing long exposure capability with iOS 11.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 15:48 UTC

Really not a terrible idea, but the execution/design/build quality looks a little amateurish here. Pass.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 41st comment
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