ARB1

ARB1

Lives in United States Hot-lanta, GA, United States
Works as a Accountant
Joined on Nov 14, 2002
About me:

Sony A7RII
Sony 55mm f/1.8
Sony 85mm f/1.8
Sony 24-105mm f/4
Sony 28mm f/2
Sony 16-35mm f/4
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Nikon D800 - Sold

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On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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panzini: D850 hands down. I own them both and am getting rid of the Sony.
The build quality of the Nikon is peerless, as are its ergonomics and energy efficiency.
With a mirrorless camera you are disconnected from your subject, effectively watching it on TV. A reflex camera maintaints that connection. I felt blind with the Sony; and the quality of the images suffered; I spent two entire studio shoots angry and frustrated; wasted time and money. With the D850 I feel like I'm in charge and not some computer operator.

Android is better than iOS, oh wait, iOS is better than Android.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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panzini: D850 hands down. I own them both and am getting rid of the Sony.
The build quality of the Nikon is peerless, as are its ergonomics and energy efficiency.
With a mirrorless camera you are disconnected from your subject, effectively watching it on TV. A reflex camera maintaints that connection. I felt blind with the Sony; and the quality of the images suffered; I spent two entire studio shoots angry and frustrated; wasted time and money. With the D850 I feel like I'm in charge and not some computer operator.

Love my Sony, was tired of traveling the world with a loud tank of a camera in my bag. Was a Nikon guy for over 30 years but those days are gone.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 03:16 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1114 comments in total)
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xPhoenix: It will be interesting if Sony can fill orders, unlike Nikon. There are people who are still waiting to get their D850 who ordered in Aug.

I was talking about Nikon's past history of which I had issues also. If the D850 has no such issues hopefully they learned their lesson. Please remember I've been a Nikon guy for 30+ years, my father was a Nikon shooter and my grandfather was a press photographer who shot Nikon his whole career, so I'm not just kicking Nikon out of the blue for no reason. I want them to do well even though I'm now shooting Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 21:27 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1114 comments in total)
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xPhoenix: It will be interesting if Sony can fill orders, unlike Nikon. There are people who are still waiting to get their D850 who ordered in Aug.

Deliverator, let me check my post again because I don't recall mentioning the D850 at all.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 14:36 UTC

Nice to see he finally grew into his face and hair.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 15:17 UTC as 31st comment
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1114 comments in total)
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xPhoenix: It will be interesting if Sony can fill orders, unlike Nikon. There are people who are still waiting to get their D850 who ordered in Aug.

Then you finally get the camera and have to deal with focus issues or grease marks on the sensor. I loved Nikon, but had issues with the focus on my D800 after waiting a while to get one. Sony is great in size and performance and allows me to carry it every day without problem. After shooting Nikon for 30+ years I'm a pretty happy camper with Sony now.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
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GaryJP: As she can't make commercial use of that image without a model release I am wondering just how much cash she can legitimately claim he has deprived her of. Nor can one easily estimate how much cash anyone gains from an Instagram post.

Great point.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 00:47 UTC
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hteasley: Just to say, I think this is actually cheaper than the unbranded version. It's Peak's Everyday Backpack, plus neck and wrist straps, forthe $300... I tthink those three things come out to more when bought normally.

You make a good point, I don't think a lot of folks are seeing the other included items and when added, the bag price is actually lower than the standard backpack price.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (129 comments in total)

Now that they offer the bag in all black, and they're on sale, I decided to purchase a 20L Peak backpack and was wondering if not having an enclosed top load section presents a problem for anyone and if so how do you work around it?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 19:53 UTC as 1st comment
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)
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ARB1: Nice to see Sony on the world state with sports.

"Oh i agree, i think it's absolutely stupid that people get paid million$ to play a sport. They aren't heroes, they don't save lives every day. It's silly."

Sure am glad you guys are in the minority. And who cares how much they get paid, I'd prefer to contribute to a sports figure being paid if they perform vs. a company head that gets paid millions from a failing company while they write off the debt which we eventually pay.

And big sports pay checks, it's simple supply and demand.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)
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ARB1: Nice to see Sony on the world state with sports.

Sorry, intended to say 'World Stage'.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
On article Shooting the Presidents Cup with the Sony a9 (239 comments in total)

Nice to see Sony on the world state with sports.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 15:09 UTC as 63rd comment | 5 replies
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PaulSnowcat: Sony is a great sensor manufacturer, indeed. As for Mirrorless cameras... They should learn what "comfort" and "ergonomics" is... Just switched from Sony to Nikon and have zero regrets.

Sony! Create mirrorless camera in great A77-2 body, not those soap pieces!

I will admit that when I first purchased my A7RII it was just a tad too small for my hand so I added a Really Right Stuff L-Bracket which stays on my camera all the time and gives me that extra 1/2" I need for my pinky plus the added advantage of always having a tripod plate. Now the camera feels perfect in my hand and I like that I can take it off and make the camera even smaller if I want (thought I never do that), couldn't do that with my D800 - it was a tank no matter what I did - and loud.

I carried my D800 and other Nikon cameras all over the world then decided enough was enough. The way I travel and with the amount of hiking I do, the Sony fit the bill perfectly.

Have been a Nikon user most of my life, my father was a Nikon user, my grandfather was a press photographer and used Nikon, so I got nothin' but love for Nikon, it was just time to move on.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 13:41 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Sony is a great sensor manufacturer, indeed. As for Mirrorless cameras... They should learn what "comfort" and "ergonomics" is... Just switched from Sony to Nikon and have zero regrets.

Sony! Create mirrorless camera in great A77-2 body, not those soap pieces!

Hhhhmmm, I came from a D800 and I love the handling of my A7RII. After carrying around that tank of a D800 and other Nikon's over some 30+ years I'll never go back.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (259 comments in total)

I rarely order on the first go round on any new product but I took the chance this time around because I need this lens for a trip. I hope it performs well, this is the lens I've been waiting for since making the switch from Nikon to Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 17:31 UTC as 61st comment
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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hammarbytp: The lack of PlayMemories apps is a weird omission. With Sony hardware improving leap and bounds with each iteration, the deficiencies of the in-camera software become more glaring.

PlayMemory apps papered over some of those deficiencies, and while not perfect, their removal just highlights how poor Sony in-camera processing is, especially when it comes to in-camera RAW processing

They seem to have stopped working with my A7RII and the new iPhone update to iOS11 as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
On article Video: Sony a7R III first look (155 comments in total)
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I was a Nikon shooter for almost 40 years then sold all my D800 gear, moved to Sony, and never looked back. Time to stop yawning and jump in, the Sony water is fine.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Zenza R: I wish it is also sold as a kit lens for a9 and a7r iii :D So we, poor, could buy it cheaper :D

The thing that I alway wonder is what's taking Sigma so long to jump in on the Sony bandwagon with their ART line. There certainly should be enough Sony users now for them to make a profit.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:45 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "There's no 'G Master' lens distinction here..." -DPR

So it's a 'G Apprentice' lens?

G-Wizz

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:08 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Zenza R: I wish it is also sold as a kit lens for a9 and a7r iii :D So we, poor, could buy it cheaper :D

Ha ha, you can't be too poor it you're even thinking about getting a $3K-$4K camera, but I get your point.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 18:06 UTC
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