Bruce Oudekerk

Bruce Oudekerk

Lives in United States Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
Works as a Retired fine arts/photo/computer graphics teacher
Joined on Dec 1, 2002
About me:

Sony a7RII LA-EA3 LA-EA4 Sony a850...
S-FE16-35ZA/f4.0 S-PZ18-105/f4.0 S-FE50/f1.8 S-FE70-300G/f4.5-5.6...
SAL70-300G KM28-75D/f2.8 M28-135/f4-4.5 M70-210/f4 S18-250...
M50/f1.7 Tokina 19-35/f3.5-4.5 M35-70/f4.0 M100-200/f4.5...
MF-'Samyang' 14/f2.8
Epson P400 printer & 4990 scanner ...

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  • Do you have a link to one you recommend? Bruce
  • Replied in 1" sensors
    When severely limited DOF is not needed or wanted and plenty of light is provided to the sensor in the presence of a suitably sharp optic; small sensors making lots of pixels can provide amazingly ...
  • In the FF Sony photo-verse, the FE 50mm f1.8 is the inexpensive gem. Its tiny, is fairly brisk, has nice Bokeh and is more than usably sharp in the center and decent in the corners wide open. ...
  • I think there is a high probability that the a7RII will be perfect for you. It's a wonderful camera. Here's a few thoughts: 1. 42MP makes huge files. That's often suitable, of course, but to get ...
  • For 6 years I used a 24MP Sony a850 and loved that camera. It’s a robust ‘old school’ type of dSLR camera with a glorious OVF and at the time, 24MP was “OH WOW”. Still, two years ago I purchased ...
  • I agree. If the OP waits for the next iteration of any camera... the 1 YO will be walking and talking tomorrow. Things move really fast at this age. Document it NOW. Bruce
  • Full disclosure; I primarily use a Sony a7RII now and love it. Lots of pixels, nice noise characteristics, great dynamic range and the EVF allows some nice photographic tricks that I frequently ...
  • Replied in 93.44
    As usual, I'm looking at this differently. Enough differently, that I'm coming up with an entirely different answer than anyone else. I’m assuming we are talking about the average area captured. I’ ...
  • Replied in It depends...
    By far and away my least used lens is the optically very, very good FE 50mm f1.8. Its fairly fast, noisy, sharp, and my most reasonably priced modern lens. It’s always in my bag and I would ...
  • Replied in what body?
    The FE 55 will work on any e-mount camera but on APS-C it becomes a superb lens with a FOV of a short 80+mm tele. Thats a fine FL of course but I believe that the iPhone that you have been using ...
  • Obviously I'm betting on whats behind door number 2 AND door number 3. Exceedingly high MP and stacked sensor sensor/high-tech processing in the a9R and a more 'modest' 50MP a7RIII using BSI tech. ...
  • Replied in A7RIII vs. a9R
    Look at the a6500 sensor design & density: there is lots of room for a high FF MP sensor in a a7RIII. Most importantly for this argument, look at the a9 tech: there is lots of room for this to ...
  • Replied in A7RIII vs. a9R
    It isn't often that landmark cameras present themselves and when they do they are really hard acts to follow. Without thinking too much, I would say that Sony has made three such cameras... the ...
  • Replied in A7RIII vs. a9R
    Hope you're wrong...  but wouldn't bet on it. I started this post because after the a9 camera came out, my thoughts echoed yours.  In turn, that led me to realize that this would eventually lead me ...
  • Replied in A7RIII vs. a9R
    I have exactly the same experience. One battery in the camera, one on the camera strap and one in my small photo backpack. I almost always get into the second battery on a day's shoot and only ...
  • I sort of agree and I'm being pig-headed here. There's a LOT of room in pre-stacked sensor tech for qualified and marginal a9-like performance.  The a6500 is already doing it and I think that's the ...
  • I started this thread because I was having a difficult time envisioning a place for both a high resolution a7RIII and an a9R in the same lineup. Writing it down and organizing that  has actually ...
  • Replied in A7RIII vs. a9R
    Oh so true. I've been thinking about the comments here. All can't be correct and all could be wrong but a few might hover near truth. None of us know which. This reminded me of of Hugh Brownstone's ...
  • Replied in A7RIII vs. a9R
    ...and that's why I think/hope Sony will make an improved a7RII in the a7RIII at $3200 and a take-no-prisoners a9R at $5K.  To me its not 'if' but how they will distinguish the two and how to give ...
  • Replied in A7RIII vs. a9R
    The a7 series tends to be introduced in the $1700-$3200 range (contrary to what I've misstated in a post above in this thread). I think that's an important distinction which somewhat limits ...
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