ARB1

ARB1

Lives in United States Hot-lanta, GA, United States
Joined on Nov 14, 2002
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Olympus OM-D E-M5

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On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (709 comments in total)
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Amateur Hour: Sure it's a smaller, lighter weight camera, but you stick one of those big honkin' 'white' lenses on it and it begins to look silly.

I'll take something like the A7 or A9 that 'some say' looks silly with a long lens but has the advantage of being small with a 35mm f/2.8 lens attached, over something like a Nikon 5D that is more proportional with a long lens but that's a big ass brick of a camera with a 35mm lens attached.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article Sony a9 shooting experience: Here's why I'm impressed (709 comments in total)
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Amateur Hour: Sure it's a smaller, lighter weight camera, but you stick one of those big honkin' 'white' lenses on it and it begins to look silly.

It certainly ls amateur hour if one cares so much about how others feel they look and not about the quality of their work.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Cuba still produces those cars from 1940s and 1950s?

not producing any, in fact they're holding some together with bailing wire, bondo and duct tape, but it's still a great place to visit.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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Gmon750: I was in Cuba last November/December, right in the middle of when Fidel Castro passed away. Havana for certain is a photographer's dream. It was almost an overload of possibilities. We also went to the old town of Trinidad which like Havana, has untold photo possibilities. We also went scuba diving for a week at the Jardines de la Reina (Queen's Gardens) south of Cuba to do underwater photography. Believe me, there is as much to photograph underwater as there is above water.

I highly recommend visiting that country. Raul Castro already mentioned that he plans on stepping down in the next year or two to make way for a younger leader to bring Cuba out of the old cold-war times. Pretty exciting time to be in Cuba.

I was there with the family in December and it was a great experience, we're already planning to go back.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 00:36 UTC
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (137 comments in total)
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jackspra: Not for me as I don't like the look or feel of the A7 cameras,but very nice looking shots.A keeper lens I would say.

I guess we're on opposite sides of the track then. I've been a Nikon shooter for almost 40 years, but recently sold my D800 and moved to a A7RII because I love the size and ergonomic, just feels great in the hand and the IQ is outstanding. Sony is making some great cameras and the lens selection is growing, I also love the quieter shutter for street shots and concerts.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 01:20 UTC
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (137 comments in total)
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jackspra: Not for me as I don't like the look or feel of the A7 cameras,but very nice looking shots.A keeper lens I would say.

And you shoot with what?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
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Leth Dhashyish: It's like an ugly copy of the Everyday Backpack from Peak Design: same color, same litres, same everyday use...
Bleah!

Peak gear is Fugly as hell also.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 19:46 UTC
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)
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ARB1: Apple need to do something because my 7S+ is beginning to look like a dinosaur and since I'm not an Apple fan boy I'll jump ship if they don't get it together. I want widgets and a much much better screen for starters, the 3D camera is great but not deal breaker for me.

The only benefit to Apple right now is resale.

Ivan, how the hell can you be sure I'm not using an iPhone, that's just an ignorant statement to make.

I went from a Droid Incredible back in the day to an iPhone 4S then to a 6S+ (excuse my OP 7S+, I meant to say 6S+). I moved to iPhone because I gave my wife an iPhone and an iPad and thought it would be better for us to both be on the same platform since she likes iPhone. I own two Mac Air laptops (11" and 13"), two iPads and a 27" iMac all of which I purchased because my job uses Macs.

I like their computers and tablets very much, just not sold on their phones over the Androids. Happy now!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
On article iPhone 8 front camera rumored to capture 3D images (76 comments in total)

Apple need to do something because my 7S+ is beginning to look like a dinosaur and since I'm not an Apple fan boy I'll jump ship if they don't get it together. I want widgets and a much much better screen for starters, the 3D camera is great but not deal breaker for me.

The only benefit to Apple right now is resale.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 20:35 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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jayboo: The Ona Bowery is my most used bag, both with Fuji System and Leica.... my wish would have been for a bag with an extra couple of inches width and depth, but it seem to me you are getting a bag of pretty much the same dimensions just a different form, not for me, and having looked at their range of bags, next size up is just too big and heavy. They are great bags, the Beacon would not be on my wish list though.

My Billingham Hadley Pro was about $220, while my similar Domke bags was about $149, I don't know about you but $70 extra for what I consider to be a better bag was a no brainer. I'm not retired but I work hard and I'm very fortunate that I can afford to buy whatever I want, and if a $149 Domke suites your needs so be it but stop trying to hate on people that can afford to buy what they want (both are good bags).

Not sure which $650 bag you're referring too, but I think you're picking the extremes to support your case. Also, Domke bags, like many other bags (ThinkTank comes to mind) are too deep for my needs and don't sit comfortably on my side. After I sold my Nikon D800 outfit and went mirrorless I had no need for a +6" deep bag which is most Domke bags.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 18:24 UTC
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jayboo: The Ona Bowery is my most used bag, both with Fuji System and Leica.... my wish would have been for a bag with an extra couple of inches width and depth, but it seem to me you are getting a bag of pretty much the same dimensions just a different form, not for me, and having looked at their range of bags, next size up is just too big and heavy. They are great bags, the Beacon would not be on my wish list though.

stevo23, I've had many Domke bags in the past (F6, 803, F2, and F-5XB) and they're not bad bags, but none were as nice or protective as my Billingham. If you can't afford a Billingham or don't want to spend more on such a bag, that's one thing, but don't be a Domke snob by trying to suggest that only Domke is for 'real photographers', that's just childish. My Billingham has been all over the world and still holds up well and looks great. Got caught in the rain with my Domke F6 and had to put plastic over it to stop the water from getting in on the sides.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
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stefpix: bags are getting smaller and more expensive. This is an ONA wanna be. feels a little boxy. Good luck with those 2 buckles to open and close the bag quickly.
Looks kind of boxy.

I usually use the old Tenba messenger mini and small (I wish the flap was a little longer for when the bah is full, and the sides more protected by the elements) and a Think Tank City Walker 10 (I wish the shoulder pad was removable and that would not slip so much on my back when riding a bicycle).

Bag companies are going towards these boutique looking bags rather than improving the design of old bags.
For instance the Tenba DNA is boxier than the older messenger and the strap is attached in the middle rather than closer to the back: DNA is a lot less comfortable to carry cross body than the old messenger.

Anyway will pass on this.

I have an ONA Prince and purchased it over the Think Tank Retrospective because the TT was too deep, around 6", and the ONA was about 4.5". This made a big difference in the way the bag sat on my side, same is true of my Billingham which is also shallow and sits nicely on my side.

I shoot a Sony A7RII now and the ONA and Billingham work really well with mirrorless cameras. The TT as you mentioned is a bit too box shaped for me, but they are nicely made bags.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 23:37 UTC

Nice ONA bag....

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 12:09 UTC as 41st comment
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Lord Lucan: It seems that Sony got the trump card out with these new lenses.
Most comments are positive.
All those asking for tests and comparisons have to calm down and control your excitements.
Give poor Barney a chance to put his hands on!

'trump card' - does it have orange fringing?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 14:02 UTC
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D200_4me: I like their sensors. Cameras, not so much.

I guess 'your many' weren't overly smart because they could have rented one first to see if it fit their needs. Nice jab at the real camera though, that really hurt - NOT.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 23:12 UTC

I own a Sony A7Rii system which I love, and I'm thinking about getting the X100F as a no fuss walk around camera but I'm not sure about the AF. Can you folks with the X100T chime in and share your feeling about T's AF?

I suspect the AF will be even better on the F but I'm just interested to know folks feel about it no the T, especially since the T may have a price break and I would consider it if the discount is sizable.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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D200_4me: I like their sensors. Cameras, not so much.

I like both and sold my D800 for their A7RII, haven't looked back since.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
On article Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art DxO results: a new king is crowned (249 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: There's also a Sony lens that scored 42 P-Mpix on a A7Rii. Some impressive new lenses from outsiders out there.

Was it an e-mount?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
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jayboo: The Ona Bowery is my most used bag, both with Fuji System and Leica.... my wish would have been for a bag with an extra couple of inches width and depth, but it seem to me you are getting a bag of pretty much the same dimensions just a different form, not for me, and having looked at their range of bags, next size up is just too big and heavy. They are great bags, the Beacon would not be on my wish list though.

My ONA Prince and Billingham Hadley Pro are my two most used bags, sold everything else, except my F-stop backpack, but those two bags are keepers.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)

OK, so my important question is..........BLACK or SILVER?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 14:49 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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