Ryanide

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Works as a Creative Professional
Joined on Jul 18, 2002

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another reason to not buy a used camera...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 01:54 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: Sony a7R III first look (155 comments in total)

I wish Canon would step it up and put the 5DSRII sensor into a mirror less body, so I can use my Canon lens without this huge bodies. I’m getting tempted to sell all my Canon gear and jump over to Sony!!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies

Goodbye Adobe! This put the nail in the coffin (just in time for Halloween). Time to move on to something better like Capture One or Exposure X3!!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:36 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Mark IV Samples Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

When you consider how far away this is (from seeing the previous wide angle shot), the fact that you can red the street sign (3rd St.) and the name on the back of the boat (Impromptu), is just incredible!!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 16:15 UTC as 1st comment
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bobzilla1960: I can’t understand all this hate. I attended a National Geographic photography class taught by 5 NG photographers. I was amazed to see that NONE of the photographers used full frame cameras. They all used Olympus or Fujifilm. One of them also used a Sony RX10 III instead of using the Fuji 100-400 and took incredible pictures with it. That class changed my mind about photography. In my search for the "perfect camera" I had forgotten why I started this hobby in the first place.. the fun of it. After the class I sold my Canon 1DX MK II kit and purchased the Fujifilm X-T2 with a great selection of Fuji glass. My kit weighs 1/4 of what I normally use to take plus, I use it more. With the extra money I purchased a Mavic Pro, 13" MacBook Pro, and plan on getting the Sony RX10 IV (instead of the $1900 Fuji 100-400 plus the Sony weighs half as much). I will use the Sony for those times I need zoom. That is why this camera is perfect for me. If this camera does not fit your needs, move on.

Exactly! On my last travel, I carried my 1DXII with 24-70mm & 100-400mm. I'm realizing that since the biggest prints ended up in an 11x13" book, I could easily have produced those images with an RX10IV without all the weight. I think the only thing I would want to go along with it is a FF camera with a 16-35mm for low light interiors and for those few spectacular scenes. Not sure what would fit that bill, maybe a A7II? Any suggestions?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 15:12 UTC

Looks like this would be a perfect travel camera in addition to an iPhone for casual snapshots.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 15:46 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply

I would really like to know how this camera compares to the PowerShot G7XII? How does the image quality compare, lens quality? Is this a set up?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 16:23 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply

Barber Shop Bags from the U.K. Makes the best hand strap (available from B&H): http://www.barbershopbags.com/en/wrist-strap-razor-cut-grained-black-leather_bbs-rc-3.html

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 6th comment
On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (212 comments in total)

I loved the Eye control on the Canon A2E. It worked well for me, even wearing contacts. I found it to be very intuitive. I always wondered why they dropped it. Was it a user safety issue? Something potentially hazardous for extended use??

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 20:35 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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ithacow: I recently bought the G7X Mark ii (on back order for 1-2 months) for $600, but I'm contemplating if I should cancel and purchase this instead. Any suggestions since this is my first point and shoot camera? I'll mainly be using it for travel.

The G7X Mark ii is an excellent camera. Very fast, good exposures and it works much like a Canon DSLR with it's modes and menus. This was my biggest complaint about the Sony RX cameras, is that there are too many modes, too many auto modes, to much that the camera does in processing such as DRO, HDR, and all other sort of things. I always felt out of control where the camera was doing all kinds of analysis and processing, and taking over from my ability to know what I'm going to get. Maybe It's just me, but I had 3 of the Sony Cameras and none were as good as the G7X Mark ii.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:15 UTC

Even from the posted 'Real-world difference' examples, the No Adjustment shots look the best. So, this seems like a marketing feature and not something that will be just much on a regular basis. LAME!

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 16:43 UTC as 17th comment
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)
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Ryanide: Back in the '90s I couldn't afford to go to Brooks as we figured that a 3 year degree including the cost of living in Santa Barbara would run well over $100K. Today, with incredible classes available online through Creative Live, Lynda.com & KelbyOne, an individual can get a good education in photography for less than a few thousand dollars. Spend some other money on equipment and paying for your own photo shoots and someone with motivation could easily become a professional working photographer within a year or so. If necessary, they could also find a working photographer to assist and learn the traditional way. The idea of paying Brooks $100K for a photography education is really out-of-date nowadays.

There are professional photographers teaching courses on CreativeLive.com that is way above and beyond what I learned in school. These classes can easily teach someone everything from the basics of photography, to marketing and selling, and every other aspect of becoming a professional. Then it is up to the student to use those skills to become proficient. There are many 'Professionals' who never went to a formal school like Brooks.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)

Back in the '90s I couldn't afford to go to Brooks as we figured that a 3 year degree including the cost of living in Santa Barbara would run well over $100K. Today, with incredible classes available online through Creative Live, Lynda.com & KelbyOne, an individual can get a good education in photography for less than a few thousand dollars. Spend some other money on equipment and paying for your own photo shoots and someone with motivation could easily become a professional working photographer within a year or so. If necessary, they could also find a working photographer to assist and learn the traditional way. The idea of paying Brooks $100K for a photography education is really out-of-date nowadays.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

And these are the cards that were bundled with the camera!!!

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 15:42 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Don't like the light theme at all. Hard on the eyes.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 51st comment

Just because the 1DXII shoots at 14fps and has an Auto AF mode, does not mean you can just point and click away and expect the camera to do all the work. Pro photographers still have to learn how to use their tools and AF is one of them. Look at the examples that other photographers have posted and you can see that those who know how to use these cameras can catch amazing shots of birds in flight... that does not happen by point and shoot.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (149 comments in total)

Also, the rubberized strips on the "padded" part of the strap begin to peel off rather quickly. Annoying....

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 23:35 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (149 comments in total)
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nachos: I use the BosStrap. I don't like strap systems that use the tripod mount. Besides getting in the way if you're on and off a tripod, that mount is not designed for hanging. You can find plenty of pictures of bent camera bottoms when a heavy lens has been shlepped around for awhile. And that point can easily rattle itself loose.

The BosStrap just uses one of the existing camera strap hooks which are designed for supporting such loads. And it doesn't get in the way of moving on and off a tripod.

I'm not affiliated with the company, just found it to be a good solution...

I've used the BosStrap also and found it very comfortable. My only complaint was that putting it on and taking it off was not simple. If you are good to leave it on, then this is a good option too.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 19:34 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (149 comments in total)

Loved the idea of their quick connectors, but after using the Slide for some time I found that it was too wide and the stiffness of the pad didn't really give any padding comfort. At 6', I found the strap to be too short, having to extend if all the way on both sides. The sling method didn't work well for me. This strap ended up in my junk drawer with the old Black Rapid Sling and I found perfection in the Luma Labs Loop 3!! It has a thin .75" strap, leather/neoprene pad at top that stays in place when sliding the camera up and down, and a one piece machined connector that is super secure. The Slide may look good (and they are genius at their marketing videos) but the Luma Labs Loop 3 is a much better sling.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply

I ordered one of these as an initial Kickstarter funder, so once it arrived I found it to be much too large for me. It it too wide and feel awkward. I do appreciate some of the design factors that went into it, but if you load this up with a 15" laptop and camera gear, it is just way too heave for that seatbelt strap with no padding. I wish I could return it.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
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