Ryanide

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

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On article Looking back: Canon's eye-controlled focus (210 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 75th 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 21st 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 29th 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

No pre-orders available? Can't wait for the G7XII! Selling my Sonys (RX100 & RX100III) tomorrow. Craigslist, you can have them!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 06:15 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (565 comments in total)

Boy Canon is really messing up. This camera looks like something you give your 5 year old as their first camera. (ULGY!!) Apparently they have not been watching their competitions SONY's RX100 is killing them in what the G1X and this mirrorless should have been. And these M lens choices are slow!! What is the point If I have to use an EOS lens adapter to use a good lens? I'd rather carry my 5D3 in that case. Any person using a 70-200 2.8IS on this camera would be a fool (much less look like one).

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 07:15 UTC as 128th comment
On photo Aerial crown in the Waterdrop challenge (2 comments in total)

Stunning!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2012 at 23:04 UTC as 1st comment
On article Dpreview product database now mobile (37 comments in total)

LOVE IT. Keep up the good work.

I can't wait for the Forums to go to the mobile format, since I use that the most!!! : ) Next Please!??

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2012 at 02:30 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article dpreview.com gets mobile (110 comments in total)

It's nice to see that the site is continuing to evolve and be a hub of good information & community for photographers. Thank you!

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 16:42 UTC as 35th comment
On photo IMG_0402 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Really? When I look at the Original size it looks like the leaves are slightly over processed and not as sharp as I would have expected. Maybe its the JPEG processing and the RAW file would be fine?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 16:16 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon PowerShot G1 X Preview Samples sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Really? When I look at the Original size it looks like the leaves are slightly over processed and not as sharp as I would have expected. Maybe its the JPEG processing and the RAW file would be fine?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 16:16 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Canon PowerShot G1 X Preview Samples sample gallery (28 comments in total)

Anyone know when this camera is scheduled to be released in stores? This will definitely be my travel camera along side my 5DMKII w/24L!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 15:55 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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