Handiworks

Handiworks

Lives in United States Western Edge, United States
Works as a Oil Field Automation & Mutimedia Design
Joined on Oct 22, 2016
About me:

Where to start! Grew up military, was in both the Navy & Air Force which brought me to wonderfully exotic places where photography kept me out of trouble... ran Darkrooms in the dark ages and currently create automated control systems for the oil patch in the boom towns of Nodak's "Western Edge"... where they still dance with wolves :).

Aside from fast glass, I love guitar, Keys, and everything else in a recording studio, as well as books, cartooning, and web design... all of this is trumped by my wife and 6 children!

"The present is the only place where time touches eternity" C.S. Lewis

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On article Canon EOS R5 added to studio test scene (564 comments in total)
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Handiworks: Surprised at how close the R5 color science is to Nikon and Sony...sans the skin tones, which I surprisingly prefer Nikon's Z implementation now. Hard to make a poor decision with the current FF MILC offerings now.

Agree, and I usually shoot RAW, but was surprised at how closely Canon now resembles Sony and Nikon in their JPEG rendering. One of my favorite strengths which Fuji maintains is their excellent JPEG rendering (and Oly), It can be a very useful element if there's not much time for post.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 12:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 added to studio test scene (564 comments in total)
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DBHC: Just don't use it for video.

Gerald Undone just reported it won't at all shoot HQ 4K video after shooting 30-40 photos in an hour with the camera on.

https://twitter.com/GeraldUndone/status/1287197307398692864?s=19

What is Canon thinking? Why include video modes you can't practically use? Shows you pay to much for the camera!!

It's basically impossible to shoot the video Canon claimed it could.
Untrustworthy.

I decided not to read all of the banter, but @Happy Dad, you have the best Username here! :D.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 18:21 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 added to studio test scene (564 comments in total)

Surprised at how close the R5 color science is to Nikon and Sony...sans the skin tones, which I surprisingly prefer Nikon's Z implementation now. Hard to make a poor decision with the current FF MILC offerings now.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 18:19 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies
On article Canon EOS R5 added to studio test scene (564 comments in total)
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melgross: I didn’t think I’d be able to say it, but going by what I see in the grey tests, the Canon is the least noisy sensor, and the Sony is the noisiest, particularly as they get higher in ISO.

Have to agree! Great job Canon! Though @DBHC makes a good point concerning MP's. compare to the A7RIII and the Canon is slightly noisier at 12,800. At 51k I think the Sony has the edge.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 18:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS R6 added to studio test scene (402 comments in total)
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Bassman2003: I think it looks good as well. I mainly compared it to the 5DMKIII as that is my upgrade. The ISO performance was a lot better. Amazing to see the color differences though! Reds and greens are totally different in this generation of Canon compared to the 5D MKIII.

DPReview staff - Can you comment on which camera is closest to reality in the scene - R6 or 5D MKIII? I was just focusing on the color wheels in RAW. Thanks.

Agree... much closer to the A7III and Z6. I thought the XT-4 was almost a perfect blend between the the Nikon & Canon, though was surprised at how poorly it handled the ISO even for an ASPC.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2020 at 16:30 UTC
On article Canon EOS R6 added to studio test scene (402 comments in total)
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Mateus1: I am impressed, R6 looks better then Z6 and A7III.

I was actually noting how I favored the Z6 color rendering, contrast, and sharpness compared to the R6, XT-4, and A7III. Surprised me.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2020 at 16:27 UTC
On article Canon EOS R6 added to studio test scene (402 comments in total)

Curious why the Canon R6 Raw files are half the size? when compared to the Z6, XT4, A7III... Compression?

Interesting (at least according to this) how much better handles high ISO compared to the XT4 (In both RAW and JPEG).

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2020 at 16:25 UTC as 58th comment
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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Makingtrax: My prediction, a score of 85 like the 90D. Because it’s mirrorless and not Canon, it gets an award. Because it’s not Sony and has no ibis, silver.

Agree with you. Can't wait to see Canon's new R5... maybe not it's price tag, but this is going to be a fun year!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 14:46 UTC
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Snoddas: Shooting f4 all day makes Jack a dull boy. Shooting f4 all day makes Jack a dull boy. Shooting f4 all day makes Jack a dull boy....

So in this illustration, who's "Johnny"?! :).

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2020 at 21:35 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Bokeh turned out well in this one... What film sim were you using, if any?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2020 at 21:33 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On SampleImage:0459640781 (4 comments in total)

Why would you post a picture of someone wearing a Nazi ring?! I don't really care about the limb you went out on or the original Indian origins. What it represents in this country and in Europe is intolerance and genocide. Take it off!

Posted on Feb 22, 2020 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment

Not free on my iPad... on an Air2. Nov 27, 2:12am US MST.
Thanks for the heads-up though DPR!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2019 at 09:12 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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Handiworks: I've mostly owned Nikons, and even purchased a D5500 for it's travel size and vari-angle touch screen (only one Nikon had at the time), but I'm having a hard time seeing the market that would be interested in a 20 mp camera without IBIS. In light of the other offerings out there such as the EOS M's, GH5, G9, etc. this sadly seems like a waste of development and marketing time & capital expenditure. I was truly excited when I heard of the Z50, was hoping it would be a 30mp EOS RP challenger... Nikon's answer to the Vloggers dream... or at least something Casey Neistat might test out. :) Looking forward to Nikon's next try.

Glad you like the Z6 so much! That is probably my next purchase. I've been watching, waiting, and analyzing everything mirrorless this year and seeing where the various companies were taking their product lines. My favorite out of camera colors and overall packages are the Z6/7 with the Kit lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 18:30 UTC
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A Cope: Embarrassing that with nearly 20 years experience with grips they even need to release a product like this, and worrying for what this says about their judgement.

In 2019, this thing looks cheap and it's just sad.

Agree... wondering who's at the R&D helm over there!

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 16:40 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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Handiworks: I've mostly owned Nikons, and even purchased a D5500 for it's travel size and vari-angle touch screen (only one Nikon had at the time), but I'm having a hard time seeing the market that would be interested in a 20 mp camera without IBIS. In light of the other offerings out there such as the EOS M's, GH5, G9, etc. this sadly seems like a waste of development and marketing time & capital expenditure. I was truly excited when I heard of the Z50, was hoping it would be a 30mp EOS RP challenger... Nikon's answer to the Vloggers dream... or at least something Casey Neistat might test out. :) Looking forward to Nikon's next try.

I agree... and I wouldn't recommend this camera to any of them unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 16:21 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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Makingtrax: My prediction, a score of 85 like the 90D. Because it’s mirrorless and not Canon, it gets an award. Because it’s not Sony and has no ibis, silver.

Agree... and because they don't have to worry about Fuji Fan-boy backlash, lol. Sadly nothing about this camera I find of interest in acquiring.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 16:08 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)

I've mostly owned Nikons, and even purchased a D5500 for it's travel size and vari-angle touch screen (only one Nikon had at the time), but I'm having a hard time seeing the market that would be interested in a 20 mp camera without IBIS. In light of the other offerings out there such as the EOS M's, GH5, G9, etc. this sadly seems like a waste of development and marketing time & capital expenditure. I was truly excited when I heard of the Z50, was hoping it would be a 30mp EOS RP challenger... Nikon's answer to the Vloggers dream... or at least something Casey Neistat might test out. :) Looking forward to Nikon's next try.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 16:02 UTC as 300th comment | 6 replies
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Handiworks: What an amazing camera!
240mp composite! Somewhat surprised that full touch enabled rear screen wasn’t implemented but glad to see Sony is listening with a re-designed grip. The cropped 26mp output for stills is an outstanding feature for those wanting to upgrade from a A7III but not wanting the added file size all the time. Well done Sony!

Which Nikon?

I rented an A7III a couple weeks back and I was surprised how much I did not miss the touch screen functionality... especially with the 4-way wheel dial. Once I had the C1-3 dialed in, I never had to leave the EVF.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2019 at 23:21 UTC
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ybizzle: Sony just slapped Canon and Nikon in the face with this announcement. Amazing!

Not for this potential buyer. Not many want or need a 61mp output without lossless compression, Sony colors though better are still bested by Canikon and FujOly, no fully enabled or articulating rear screen, so-so ergonomics, fussy menu system, etc. That being said, this camera is an outstanding achievement, Kudos to the Sony dev team...5.76 million dot OLED!

Can’t wait to see what the A74 and A9II bring to the table! Love seeing Sony push the envelope!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 15:07 UTC
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Rob-in-Alberta: 74% coverage??

simply unacceptable. gonna hold on to my my 7D till they finally figure out decent AF.

I love a side of “mega pickles!” :)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 14:58 UTC
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