Luis Gabriel Photography

Luis Gabriel Photography

Lives in Utah
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 25, 2016

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On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (741 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: At that price, it makes a ZS100 look like a bargain.

You cannot compare just based on price. Faster lens to begin with then you have to compare the IQ and performance to see if its a bargain or the extra $$$ is worth it.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 15:52 UTC
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photoMEETING: Love the tripod socket.

Anyway, I prefer the original: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105 mm 1:1.4E ED, which is hard to beat!

I love how people judge lenses not released yet. First I doubt Nikon is their main target with this lens...second, based on the latest Sigma track record, I cannot believe people still can doubt then..have you seen the IQ of the 85mm and 135mm????
If the Sigma 105mm turns out superior to the Nikon, I cannot wait to come back and read your comments again... ;)
is like you guys get WAY too defensive. I get it, you have the lens already and dont want to feel like Suddenly the cheaper Sigma is going to beat your more expensive lens...its a natural feeling to get defensive I guess..
Same thing happened with the Sony/Zeiss 35mm 1.4 and the cheaper and superior Samyang 35mm 1.4...a lot of people still arguing about it even with clear photographic evidence.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 14:37 UTC
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photoMEETING: Love the tripod socket.

Anyway, I prefer the original: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105 mm 1:1.4E ED, which is hard to beat!

"And the Sigma can't be better. Trust me. ;-)"
I sure hope you are just joking here...

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 02:50 UTC
On article 2019 Buying Guide: Best cameras for people and events (92 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: There's a growing trend for these small bodied high performance cameras burning themselves out in a very short amount of time for people who choose to work with it every day. For the working man/woman, you should really get a big camera from Nikon or Canon.

LOL the amount of nonsense one has to read on this forums "these small bodied high performance cameras burning themselves out in a very short amount of time" hahahah wow just wow.
What exactly do you get by making up stories like this? Do you have stock with Canon or Nikon? Cause other than that, I dont understand the point of such a false, fanboy type of comment. You are blatantly lying to other people reading this and it makes absolutely no sense.
After all, its just a piece of gear. I buy whatever works. When a Canon lens works better for my needs, I buy it and adapt it..no company gives me free gear so there is no loyalty involve.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 16:09 UTC
On article 2019 Buying Guide: Best cameras for people and events (92 comments in total)
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Class A: The Pentax K-1 is much more affordable than the first recommendation made by DPReview.

It does the job beautifully and provides some nice extras.

Are you honestly saying that the Pentax can compete with the A7iii as an event camera? Come on now.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2018 at 16:04 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (524 comments in total)
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BillyNZ: First of all, I really want to congratulate DPR for this excellent addition to their team. These video reviews are a great and entertaining complement to their written reviews.
As a side note, I think this is a fantastic camera and I agreed about the great Fuji colours, but it is really tiring to read all those comments about how this camera is better than the Sony A7iii based mainly on the colour science. Both cameras are great with different strengths and weaknesses, so saying that Sony is a bad option due to its Jpeg colour is just ridiculous. I get great colour from my A7iii, maybe not as pleasing as the Fuji ones, but great anyway, by using C1 or Adobe with the just released huelight colour profiles. These days most of the cameras have enough strengths on their own, so there's no need to try to make one look better by stressing the flaws of another one. I'm totally confident that my camera is great so I have no problem recognising the greatness of other cameras.
Just my 2 cents

There is a LOT of misconceptions in photography and urban legends...fuji color, canon color, zeiss pop..gotta love it.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 17:24 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-H1 Review (524 comments in total)
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Garug: I like the review, but really why it is shot at 24 fps, when it is mostly viewed on 60 Hz monitors?

Indeed I see this blind love for the "cinematic" look when like you said it was only chosen as cost saving measure. There was nothing technically better about it. I love HFR movies and use either SVP to 48fps or my projector interpolation. 24fps looks like a slideshow to me.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 17:18 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (413 comments in total)
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MiraShootsNikon: The smartphone v. "real" camera trope is starting to feel much like the digital v. film trope. People like to fight, even though everywhere else the battle ended quietly, a while ago. Film is niche; "real" cameras are too, or will be shortly.

I think niches are fun, enriching places to be.

Nonetheless, I understand the substance of "adapt or die" barking, if not the abrasion and schadenfreude. ("Or die?" Sheesh. We're just talking about cameras.) But life *is* a series of meetings and partings; nothing lasts forever.

Personally, I will miss regarding photography as a direct expression of human craft. I suppose somebody will have had to train the AI choosing our exposures, our depths of field, our colors and tone; the AI culling our frames and laying out our presentations. So we'll thank Google researchers rather than each other. And I suppose we will still be pointing the camera ourselves--for a while yet.

Still, I will miss what it used to mean for someone to make a photo for me.

I wont even bother trying to reply to such and absurd, non sense " trollish" post. You obviously have no idea what the photography business is and that is fine with me, couldnt care less. Welcome to my ignored list.
Have a good one as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 00:56 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (413 comments in total)
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MiraShootsNikon: The smartphone v. "real" camera trope is starting to feel much like the digital v. film trope. People like to fight, even though everywhere else the battle ended quietly, a while ago. Film is niche; "real" cameras are too, or will be shortly.

I think niches are fun, enriching places to be.

Nonetheless, I understand the substance of "adapt or die" barking, if not the abrasion and schadenfreude. ("Or die?" Sheesh. We're just talking about cameras.) But life *is* a series of meetings and partings; nothing lasts forever.

Personally, I will miss regarding photography as a direct expression of human craft. I suppose somebody will have had to train the AI choosing our exposures, our depths of field, our colors and tone; the AI culling our frames and laying out our presentations. So we'll thank Google researchers rather than each other. And I suppose we will still be pointing the camera ourselves--for a while yet.

Still, I will miss what it used to mean for someone to make a photo for me.

"The smartphone v. "real" camera trope is starting to feel much like the digital v. film trope. People like to fight, even though everywhere else the battle ended quietly, a while ago. "
lol not even close to the same.
I enjoy using my wife's phone for quick selfies but my RX100V still does better. And neither is even close to replacing a real camera. Sure for the casual photo is more than good some of the newer phones but for actual pro work is absurd to think that it will replace a real camera.
Now it is the photographer's job to make sure their work is better than someone with a cellphone. Photography is about composition, lighting, posing..post. If you do not know how to work lights to get different looks and constant results..or how to pose your subjects and frame the shot to make them look their best, then that is on US as a photographer not a cellphone stealing your clients.
Regards

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 22:45 UTC
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mpb002: The only thing that Sony has going is their sensors, but a digital camera system is not built on a sensor alone. If it was thousands of pro photographers would leave Csnon. The reason they and advanced photographers stay with Cson is their unbeatable camera bodies for their operability and Canons huge ecosystem. This is why once Csnon overtakes mirrorless, Sony mirrorless may end up going the eay if their VAIO computers. Remember them? They were nice but could not compete with Apple.

Davev8 that was a cute attempt. It's ok, like so many others hardcore canon fans that have seen the light before you, it will happen eventually. Like I always say, feel free to believe what makes you fall asleep happy at night...btw...meanwhile the rest of the world moves on to EVF, 10-20fps, Eye AF, REAL uncropped 4K video, etc etc etc. ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 22:30 UTC
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mpb002: The only thing that Sony has going is their sensors, but a digital camera system is not built on a sensor alone. If it was thousands of pro photographers would leave Csnon. The reason they and advanced photographers stay with Cson is their unbeatable camera bodies for their operability and Canons huge ecosystem. This is why once Csnon overtakes mirrorless, Sony mirrorless may end up going the eay if their VAIO computers. Remember them? They were nice but could not compete with Apple.

Really? If you really believe the only thing Sony has its sensor technology then you are very disconnected from the reality of the camera market these days ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 21:29 UTC
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Sangster: "Just look at our technologies, like eye focus. All of that data comes from the imaging sensor. In DSLRs, the data comes from separate sensors."

Translation: we have a higher level of integration, thus fewer parts count resulting in higher profit margins.

Very strange translation....

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 15:58 UTC
On article Pro Services: Are they worth it? (151 comments in total)
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Donald B: if the equipment was reliable you wouldn't need it :-)

I hope you were just trying to be funny. Using your camera everyday you will reach those 100k actuations a LOT faster plus if your income depends in your camera you can see the urgency in getting things fixed ASAP vs shooting as a hobby. Is it clear enough??? ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 20:15 UTC
On article Pro Services: Are they worth it? (151 comments in total)
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Donald B: if the equipment was reliable you wouldn't need it :-)

Exactly. That is the difference between using your gear every day for work vs for fun from time to time.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 19:25 UTC
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Greg OH: A used Canon 200mm f/1.8 L is about the same price...

Unfortunately if the 200mm 1.8 AF dies, you are stuck with a BIG and expensive paper weight. I know cause I contacted repair shops before buying one and after they told me about lack of parts etc, I decided to pass on it :/

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 18:28 UTC
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FF Pro: I wonder if there is full TTL support with Sony cameras?

Exactly. I dont use TTL often at all but there are fast moving situations where it would be very useful to have. I wonder if the delayed R2 Sony transmitter is because they are finally fixing the firmware issue.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2018 at 03:43 UTC
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(unknown member): I’m curious why tracking AF doesn’t work with adapted lenses. All the processing is happening in the camera, right? I can see why the camera might not be able to drive the AF on an adapted lens as quickly or decisively as a native one, but within those limitations I’d expect tracking AF to at least *try* to function. The performance might be lacking, but why would you not even have access to the function?

Those features will only be available with the Metabones using advanced mode. the MC-11 does not have such mode options though

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 19:54 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (612 comments in total)
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mpb002: While the body is smaller than conventional FF DSLRs, by the look of thise photos, the advantage of the smaller camera body is rather mute when a big lens is attached as shown here. Sorry Sony, I will stick with my 5DIV. I dont think the ergonomics can be beat. It fits my hand like a glove. But I do understand why others may prefer the smaller size of the Sony when fitted with small prime lenses.

Except you can fit smaller than any DSLR and in every possible way is superior to the 5DIV but that is ok.
Regards

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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TN Args: Fantastic. I have said that an RX10 III with the PDAF-based CAF ability of an RX100 V is a dream travel camera. Very interested to see the real-world tests of CAF tracking and accuracy for fast-moving subjects.

Yep that is the reason I waited after getting the rx100 V , I wanted the same for the Rx10 lineup.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
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love2travelfar: Anyone cares about those? Honestly there is only room for something high-end,
an amazing medium format RX1 or something similar for example.
Everything else is covered by iPhones...

You OBVIOUSLY never tried an RX10 III..as much of a pixel peeper I am, that camera packs a punch for a 1" sensor and there is not a single phone that comes even close to it.
Come on now....

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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