MichaelUSMC

Lives in United States West Hartford, CT, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Sep 1, 2016

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Missed Sal Cincotta Bug Out Bag...

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Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2021 at 17:07 UTC as 11th comment

I liked the content. But, I think you could have saved the Youtube quiz and drinking for last so I and maybe others didn't have to take time (or interest) to watch.

Also, it's really hard to rate the gear, but I enjoyed hearing the reasons behind the decision. I was hoping that Youtubers would discuss the Olympus more often. You said it was good because of the computational abilities, but left out size, weight, regular features and lens selection.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2020 at 16:51 UTC as 6th comment
On article Hands on: Olympus 150-400mm F4.5 TC1.25x (716 comments in total)
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whitelens: I find Olympus products exceptionally well engineered and manufactured!
The only mistake they made was to choose a format that was not very popular and is even less popular now.
"Build it and they will come" worked for Sony (mirrorless), unfortunately it did not work for Olympus.

I also agree. Personally, I don't have a problem with the MFT and did get very good shots with an M1 Mark III and the 12-40 and the 300 f4 Pro while renting it for a week. The camera features, functions, and customizability are irrefutable. My gear has been Nikon since the late 80's, starting with the N90s film and entering digital with their D70. Digital SLR-ing blew my mind. I could change my "ASA" from shot to shot? Amazing!

I'll down Dan_168 one level and say, wouldn't it be amazing if Olympus had an APSC system. They'd beat everyone.

But, interestingly, I used the Olympus film system starting in '72 with the OM-1 and OM2n. They were innovative. So I had really high respect for the brand.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 14:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1493 comments in total)

Good review but did disservice to Olympus which is a contender in this category.
You eliminated it because of the video comparison.
Both X-T4 and E-M1 Mark III are mostly still cameras.
Photogs are clamoring for good AF and Olympus has dual contrast and Phase Detect AF as well.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2020 at 15:30 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
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Halftrack: It's important to remember that your lens has to be pretty dirty before image quality becomes noticeably degraded. You don't have to clean it every time it gets a single speck of dust on it, and you probably shouldn't. Even if done correctly, cleaning the lens carries a small risk that something might scratch it, and even lens-safe wipes put a tiny bit of wear and tear on the coatings. So it's better for your lens if you're not obsessive about having the front element perfectly clean-room clean every time you use it. Unless you're somewhere really dusty, your lens isn't going to get dirty very quickly. If you don't touch it, and you keep it hooded when in use and capped when not, not much is going to get on your lens to gunk it up.

Mr. Half, I believe that the buildup, even from the beginning, on a tele or even standard and W/A, shows degradation the further the subject is from the camera.
I may get good sharp images in the closer range, but softer at their full range. Have noticed it mainly with my 150-600.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2020 at 14:32 UTC

Hey, Chris. Fun and informative article. I always watch as much stuff as I can to see what I can get out of it.

I bought a box of Zeis wet pads and while they seem good, I always see streaks.
Any ideas or feelings about that?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2020 at 14:29 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H review (573 comments in total)

Not big on video although I want to more for fun.
Waiting for an Olympus OM-D M1 Mark III to see what improvements they will put in.
I shoot a lot of telephoto, although I do shoot the other genres too.
My Nikon rig is getting a bit heavy, D750 and Tamron 150-600 G lens, plus tripod and gimbal head. I handled the Mark II with the 600 f4 pro in an Orlando camera store, while on our photo trip, and was just wowed on the handling and the lens. Now spoiled.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 15:07 UTC as 42nd comment
On a photo in the Sony a6600 sample gallery sample gallery (12 comments in total)

Underexposed.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2019 at 14:58 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4431 comments in total)

I don't see the Custom Function of pressing a button to change the autofocus mode to one suitable for flying birds, like Group or 21/25? focus points. That's crucial. I have it o a D500 but not my D750.

I also vote against the one memory card.
I thought I also read that the video recording time (possibly a battery limit) was 15 minutes, not 30.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 01:12 UTC as 762nd comment | 1 reply
On article Tamron announces new 1.4X and 2X teleconverters (19 comments in total)

I cannot find reviews or tests on the Tamron 1.4X G2 Teleconverter --for the 150-600 G2-- on a --Nikon body-- (I use the D750)-- to save my life.
Absolutely no review on dpreview for 2017 or even 2016.
Nothing good on youtube either. They show it being used with the 600, but they don't comment on how sharp it is (Matt Granger). I asked but have not received any responses.

I did find some images on Tamron usa, but they will not enlarge bigger than about about 3X4-ish.

Has anyone been using the Tamron 150-600 G2 with the G2 1.4X with good results?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 3rd comment
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Hanoise: Adobe is a company who has worked out how to rip customers off completely and utterly.
They have worked out how to charge all adobe user to pay for EVERY SINGLE UPDATE and pay through their teeth!

My subscription has finished this month, and I am looking for different options now for video and stills editing software. I would be much happier to pay a one off fee of many hundreds then keep giving adobe money mo th after month for ever.

It will be much more affordable to pay a lot in one hit, then have money ripped out of your account every month forever,.

ADOBE, YOU HAVE BECOME THE TWO HORNS OF THE WHOLE INDUSTRY.......

Do you also know that lr 5 does not support the nikon d500. My wife has to convert her .nef's to .dng before she can import to lr.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
In reply to:

Hanoise: Adobe is a company who has worked out how to rip customers off completely and utterly.
They have worked out how to charge all adobe user to pay for EVERY SINGLE UPDATE and pay through their teeth!

My subscription has finished this month, and I am looking for different options now for video and stills editing software. I would be much happier to pay a one off fee of many hundreds then keep giving adobe money mo th after month for ever.

It will be much more affordable to pay a lot in one hit, then have money ripped out of your account every month forever,.

ADOBE, YOU HAVE BECOME THE TWO HORNS OF THE WHOLE INDUSTRY.......

Check out On1 RAW.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
On a photo in the Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 DI Macro 1:1 VC USD Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

This goes for ALL the samples:
First, when do we get the Tamron 150-600 G2 full review?

Regarding the 90mm macro, the findings are stacked in favor of the sample pictures. They were all photographed with a 50 MEGAPIXEL camera. Of course, they are going to look pretty good.

We needed samples from a 16 or better 20+ mp camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 DI Macro 1:1 VC USD Sample Gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

First, when do we get the Tamron 150-600 G2 full review?

Regarding the 90mm macro, the findings are stacked in favor of the sample pictures. They were all photographed with a 50 MEGAPIXEL camera. Of course, they are going to look pretty good.

We needed samples from a 16 or better 20+ mp camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 01:13 UTC as 1st comment
On article Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review (257 comments in total)

When do we get the G2?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 5th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1120 comments in total)

We've been using it for about 3 weeks now, my wife's replacement of my passdown of my D300 to her, and it is astounding. Very good noise control, fast burst rate, and quality images. We love it.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 16:19 UTC as 50th comment
On article Nikon D3400 Review (396 comments in total)

Where is the full review of the Tamron 150-600 G2?
I need it for -my- D750.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 12:36 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Need hands on reviews on AF and picture quality at 600mm and f6.3.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 16:39 UTC as 6th comment

We absolutely need a comparison between the G2 and the Sigma, as well even of the Nikon 200-500 with Nikon's 1.4X teleconverter.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 17:07 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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