GlobalGuyUSA

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Works as a International Trade
Joined on Jun 24, 2007
About me:

My business is marketing international trade, not photography. My hobbies are primarily graphic art and then photography. Take comments with a grain of salt. I'll learn as much from you as I hope to share with others.

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On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: I feel like I need to wear brown leather shoes, if I carry that bag. But do I wear a grey suit, or blue?? What would be the proper tie color with this combination?

Monfrotto -- please help with a Style Guide. (You think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not; if you're going to dive into this, why not go fully? Or is this a gimmick?)

Nice to see Ona competition here. Keep prices reasonable, and add some options like Charcoal with Black straps, or something like that. For black tie events, of course. ;-)

Thanks! I'll check it out. Looks like they have winners then.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 04:21 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: I feel like I need to wear brown leather shoes, if I carry that bag. But do I wear a grey suit, or blue?? What would be the proper tie color with this combination?

Monfrotto -- please help with a Style Guide. (You think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not; if you're going to dive into this, why not go fully? Or is this a gimmick?)

Nice to see Ona competition here. Keep prices reasonable, and add some options like Charcoal with Black straps, or something like that. For black tie events, of course. ;-)

So not photographers. =P Seriously, though, in their promo video, the guy is some Asian Hipster, with a Dark Blue overcoat on. Its really quite hilarious.

That said, the PRICE IS RIGHT on these bags (if the stitching holds up). And they do look nice.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 04:37 UTC

WOW, BUYER BEWARE!

If you watch this Youtube video, posted by the User, below, you really DO need to be wary of this product! I really hope that Fotodiox (who do make some good products), need to ADD FIRMWARE UPDATE USB PORT to this product... because it appears to allegedly kill SONY cameras:

https://youtu.be/4sYuRg9Jv_E

This product needs a USB Firmware Updater port & more testing.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 07:41 UTC as 6th comment
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User6547649619: BEWARE OF THIS LENS ADAPTER... Please check this video by Jason Lanier LINK: [ https://youtu.be/4sYuRg9Jv_E] As per his product review, this adapter is NOT working properly and there were also some tragic consequences or issues. Apparently, it killed a Sony A6300 camera while shooting the video.
"The Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF Nikon to Sony Adapter Ruined my Sony A6300 Camera... Chucky killed it, they exclaimed" No kidding.
[Jason Lanier ]

You didn't make your link correctly. This is what you intended to post:

https://youtu.be/4sYuRg9Jv_E

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
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Garug: Maybe they should add this functionality at the same time so they would have at least some competitive edge https://vimeo.com/183609715 I would be happy to tell how, if they would ask...

What functionality? Cool videos by the way.

How is this different from what the GoPro currently can do?

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)

I feel like I need to wear brown leather shoes, if I carry that bag. But do I wear a grey suit, or blue?? What would be the proper tie color with this combination?

Monfrotto -- please help with a Style Guide. (You think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not; if you're going to dive into this, why not go fully? Or is this a gimmick?)

Nice to see Ona competition here. Keep prices reasonable, and add some options like Charcoal with Black straps, or something like that. For black tie events, of course. ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 07:21 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
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Matto715: 94% of Adobe RGB, not enough. And - can it be color calibrated? If Eizo, NEC, etc. can do 100%, why can't WACOM? I'll gladly buy one, once this is finally done.

94% is fine. If Wacom says 94%, its probably more like 95%. Also, if that's part of the cost to get rid of PARALLAX, and not make it any chunkier of a beast, then it is WELL-WORTH IT. You could always set up a dual monitor and double-check it, if you're worried.

Of course, they wouldn't have cut to 94%, if they could do 100%. Its clear they are pushing the limit of their technology.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 09:20 UTC
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DFPanno: Do these work well with LR or a waste of time/desk space?

It is weird that the $1000 screen is only 1080 and less than 90% Adobe RGB. Talk about pushing you to the $1500 model. *rolling eyes*

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 02:32 UTC
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Elite83: No note of color depth? If it's not 10-bit then it's not of much use.

Generally Wacom supports 10-bit. I don't see why this would be different. At least the higher end model, which seems to use its current high-end Cintiq technology.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 02:14 UTC
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Rob: Wacom still haven't fixed the annoying problem of any kind of dragging motion snapping back to the original position, unless you uncheck the "Use Windows Ink" box in the pen mapping setting, which would cause pen pressure control to disappear. This happens in Lightroom and Photoshop, whenever you are dragging any sliders, working with the Liquify tool, just dragging the image around while navigating, etc. They have known about this problem for years (lots of compaints on the web about it) and it's still not fixed.

So instead of focusing on new products, why don't they fix this huge problem that renders their current products almost useless in many situations?

Is this a Wacom problem, though -- or an Adobe problem?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
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johnami: It's funny how people spend thousands of €£$Y over the years for equipment that eventually becomes redundant, yet baulk at the price of a bag that will certainly outlive anything put in it...

No, we just think its STUPID to pay for something that isn't better than any other bag (excluding the cheapest). You get what you pay for in lenses -- but not so with bags, unless youre scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 02:00 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: I hate messenger bags that don't allow the front pockets to zip closed. You'd think that we were living in an age where bags weren't subject to being tossed around by the TSA, on conveyors, upside down in cargo, or just fall on their side even when used completely gently... These OPEN pockets spill their guts everywhere and keep NOTHING organized, at all. And it shouldn't be super tight zippers, either, but have some expansion, so that basically the pockets can be full and still zip closed.

I really wish bag companies would think, instead of just copy mindlessly.

Would anyone TRUST their phone in the front pocket?

Useless bag.

I'm not talking about checking a bag, i'm talking about making sure it doesn't even lay on its side, or your damn pens and batteries fall out. Nice of you to do "lifestyle work" for brands -- but how about listening to the customer!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)

Do you think that Battery Life would be significantly affected by an "always on" Touchscreen? Or is that a moot point?

Anyway, a toggle button "off/on" would be nice......

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 02:37 UTC as 42nd comment

I hate messenger bags that don't allow the front pockets to zip closed. You'd think that we were living in an age where bags weren't subject to being tossed around by the TSA, on conveyors, upside down in cargo, or just fall on their side even when used completely gently... These OPEN pockets spill their guts everywhere and keep NOTHING organized, at all. And it shouldn't be super tight zippers, either, but have some expansion, so that basically the pockets can be full and still zip closed.

I really wish bag companies would think, instead of just copy mindlessly.

Would anyone TRUST their phone in the front pocket?

Useless bag.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 02:25 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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Stitzer23: Apple redefines the professional! As someone who goes around carrying a bagful of dongles.

Someone needs to invent an iDongle -- an iPad sized container to keep ALL your miscellaneous cables and dongles and plugs that you NEED to make sure you can work with Apples. Truly insanity.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 02:20 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Ouch. That's where a lot of the profit is. It's like lenshoods.

Except at least lenshoods come with the lens! Lose it.. and yeah, that's your fault. But never include one? That's the manufacturers fault.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 02:19 UTC

Still a ripoff. Putting them to "normal retail" prices, instead of "price gouging" prices -- when they should be bundled at barely anything above "wholesale" on the computer itself.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 02:18 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (237 comments in total)
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Michel Savage: Still not weather proof. The whole series is highly susceptible to breakdown from humidity. Make sure you buy 3-year warranty.

Japan is INCREDIBLY humid during Summer Seasons -- so I'm pretty sure that SONY is aware of any possible Humidity issue & wouldn't let it break that easily due to humidity or theyd be shamed in their own country.

Possibly bad luck. Not that I would deny yours broke from humidity. Just seems unlikely that after 5 versions they wouldn't know the right way. Anyway, thats one account of any issue. Has anyone else experienced it?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 19:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (237 comments in total)
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Dheorl: I don't get why Sony still don't include a touchscreen. I'm sitting writing this message on a very nice touchscreen on a Sony device. It's not like they'd find it in the slightest bit challenging, but especially for video it's so crucial when the manual focus is so bad.

They obviously did it on Purpose -- because their latest APS-C mirrorless camera deliberately brags about the Touchscreen & how it enhances the product.

I believe that SONY has decided to intentionally cripple this function on the RX 100V, in order to avoid cannibalizing sales, under totally incorrect thinking (the same thing which has led Nikon to not put an articulating screen on the D7200 line, even if its on the D5300 line, etc).

Intentional crippling of important things for irrational justification of differentiation -- despite no cost impact -- is all too common. Camera manufacturers need to just understand that we will pick the FORM FACTOR that we most desire -- but that they should include AS MANY options as possible, in every iteration, as long as there is minimal cost impact, even if there is a default "Off" or "Simple Mode" toggle for complex features to make it easy for "Entry level".

The more advanced features you can turn "On" -- the more sales. Period.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 19:14 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (237 comments in total)
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Michel Savage: Still not weather proof. The whole series is highly susceptible to breakdown from humidity. Make sure you buy 3-year warranty.

At least its small enough to fit in your sweaty, humid pocket!

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
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