Lives in United States Bellevegas, United States
Works as a BIM Manager
Joined on Sep 10, 2005
About me:

My "day job" is a BIM Manager in the A/E industry (Revit geek), and I do architectural photography on weekends for a small client list of architects and builders. When not photographing buildings, it's mostly pictures of my two young kids. I don't have much free time to explore other avenues in photography, but someday I'd like to pursue landscapes.


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Fascinating video. Always a pleasure to watch a master working his craft. I like his method of "First I add light, then I start taking it away". I know in my own work with architectural, I'm adding light but never removing it. Now I'm thinking....

Thank you for this DPR, I've got some inspiration.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 03:52 UTC as 14th comment

Lovely looking printer. Perhaps someday when I win the lottery...

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 21:09 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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SETI: Sad news... I have 3 Bowens flashes from 2008 year and still never even changed modeling bulb! Made in UK like tank.

It's not the "crappie stuff" argument so much as the repair aspect. Stuff breaks but in earlier times you could repair it. Now you just throw it away and buy another. And I'd bet money nothing Godox makes will last as long as my White Lightning Ultras...from the 80s and still going stong.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
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ybizzle: The 5 owners of these fine cameras will no doubt appreciate Ricoh's response!

Or lack of lenses

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 19:46 UTC these 9 lenses... or a new Porsche 911 and save some money?

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 18:46 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies

Kudos Sony for bringing a unique product and not just another "me too" lens. Stuff like this is exciting to see.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 03:32 UTC as 22nd comment
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cirtapfotos: Now Sony I am confuzed, what is it? 2.8 or 5.6 and what about that "T" ...what does that mean? And Sony how come you didn't slap a 2 grand plus on that 100? U OK?

Allow me.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
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Tequila MockingjayBird: eh? Sandisk already makes it. It is called Sandisk Connect.

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick is the flash drive reinvented to work with both your computer and your mobile devices. With the Wireless Stick in your pocket, in your bag or across the room, you can wirelessly access your media or transfer large files, stream HD videos and music1, and save and share photos and videos to and from your mobile device2.

Lars - not sure what you mean by "USB type does matter...". They are both type A connections, so except for transfer speed there is no functionality difference. But...buying anything USB 2.0 in late 2016 makes me pause. If this supported Type C to directly plug into the newest mobile devices, that could have some merit.

On another note, how long does battery life last in that Sandisk stick? As a Note 7 owner currently on the hunt for a replacement device, I was writing off the Note 5 due to lack of expandable storage. This could be a solution.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 02:33 UTC
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Timbukto: I'd just get the S7. Where as the iPhone 7 doesn't get all the camera goodies the plus has (OIS and telephoto prime), I honestly can't figure out what the Note 7 does that a S7 doesn't except explode! Also disappointing that no one has used extinguished as a pun. Otherwise yah Google Pixel looks nice, not as weather proof as the Samsungs but more fireproof.

A generic stylus is nowhere close to the integrated units in the Note, especially for handwriting. It's not a substitute, unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 03:11 UTC
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gipper51: I'm looking at the LG V20. But damn...I've grown to love that stylus for note taking and sketching. The Note 7 was my first Note, and it's the best productivity phone I've ever owned because of that stylus. I'm not happy about switching it out. Swapping phones is a hassle, but there isn't another device like it I can replace it with.

It's a consideration, but even the 64GB version will be tight on space for my needs. SD expansion is practically a must-have for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 02:46 UTC

I'm looking at the LG V20. But damn...I've grown to love that stylus for note taking and sketching. The Note 7 was my first Note, and it's the best productivity phone I've ever owned because of that stylus. I'm not happy about switching it out. Swapping phones is a hassle, but there isn't another device like it I can replace it with.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 02:15 UTC as 88th comment | 5 replies

The Terminators will require this type of logic processing. Good job Skyne...i mean Google.

Sorry but A.I scares me :( Bill Gates and Steven Hawking feel the same.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 21:53 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)

Hmmm...can't wait till somebody like Metabones makes adapters to get 35mm format T/S glass on this body. It should cover the image circle, but probably lose shift. That will open up quite a system if you can deal with all-manual focus glass.

Plus I would imagine just about any medium format lens ever made could be adapted to this body.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 04:02 UTC as 156th comment | 7 replies

Kudos to Sigma, looks like an amazing lens and is certainly a bold attempt at something truly unique.

Lenses like this and the excellent 18-35 f2 combined with high performance crop bodies like the 7D2 and D500 would be a pretty strong system.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 04:58 UTC as 48th comment

Nice review. Good to hear about the great build quality and "most engineered zoom lens" comments. I think with their Mk II lenses, Canon realized it's probably more efficient to over-engineer them and make them highly serviceable than have every third copy returned because it's "soft on my 50mp camera". The reality is that today's high res sensors make every imperfection in a lens stand out like a wart on your forehead. 35m was never intended for this level of scrutiny.

Canon seems to be raising the bar on quality of construction for AF zoom lenses. This bodes well for the lens still performing great after 10 years of use.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (124 comments in total)

I was hesitant to pay $370 for a Manfrotto Roller Bag 70 last year. But I needed a large roller case to lug around a ton of stuff while on the job, and feel confident the gear inside could survive tumbling down a flight of stairs. I paid for space and bulletproof protection, and glad I did.

But this bag at $350??? Thanks, but no thanks.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 06:07 UTC as 50th comment
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1069 comments in total)

Great looking camera. My next body may be a Sony instead of Canon, though the 5Ds is tempting. I hope the AF claims with adapters is true, though much of my ancient glass probably AF. What will likely make my decision is 18 months this camera will be $1500 while used 5Ds bodies are still fetching $2700. Yay for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 23:06 UTC as 181st comment
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Franka T.L.: Well Samsung NX1 and now A7R-II VSI finally made it big ( literally ) .. really its quite an achievement by both of the S teams .. can't wait to see how well the BSI would work out on this sensor. Canon really can feel the heat now I would wager

Maybe true, but don't forget probably 80% of these high end cameras are sold to said affluent amateurs and gear aficionados. They are the ones keeping the high end profitable.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On article Canon USA drops prices on 31 high-end L lenses (58 comments in total)
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Neez: The only advantage to buying factory glass is in camera lens correction. But for all the recent Tamron and Sigma lenses, i'm going aftermarket from now on and using lightroom for corrections. They should drop their prices much further to stay competitive with lenses with third party counterparts. But for about half the price, i'll go third party.

Autofocus performance is still usually better in factory glass.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:38 UTC
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Snikt228: Talk about major head in sand? I think most executives would at least say something about the competition and use creative wording but this guy just says basically "Nope"

When you look at mirrorless cameras from your competitors, what scares you the most?
Looking at all of the mirrorless cameras out there, there’s nothing that really frightens us.

You must watch the industry very closely - what did you learn from watching sony and Nikon go before you, in terms of offering nigher resolutions?
There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony

Hard to tell if it's truly "head in sand" or "don't tip your hand" from what he's saying. If public statements lead competitors to believe you are not paying that close of attention to what they are doing, that can only work in your favor.

I find it hard to believe Canon is not paying attention, they just won't acknowledge it publicly. Is it arrogance or "playing the game"? Hard to know.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 17:18 UTC
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