dodgebaena

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Joined on Dec 1, 2011

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Zakzoezie: A lot of fuzz for a stills camera that was never intended to shoot pro 4K video ... Come on DPR guys, everybody knows already a long time the 5D series is intended to be a stills camera for both amateurs and pro's in the first place, while it allows you to shoot some simple video's now and then as a second and lowest priority. I would expect you DPR people to focus first on the main intend the "stills capabilities" of this camera and only later say something about the "video capabilities", which is btw clearly designed for shooting 1080p video (with new video AF capabilities) and not 4K. After knowing the 4K crop factor and 4K codec specs and lack of 4K HDMI out, I thought this should be clear for everybody immediately, no? So why wasting DPR time/resources to do silly 4K video tests first? I expect a review of the stills capabilities first, then the 1080p video capabilities and finally you can say a small word about the 4K stuff, in case you can still find something useful on that ...

I shoot wedding Stills up to 24x a year and the video guys that I work with all shoot Canon 5D3 and 7D2, with the exception of 1 Panasonic GH4 shooter.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 13:51 UTC
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Keith57: Very interesting. But I question the use of paying 'influencers'. In my offline life, road cycling and sea kayaking, my friends and I don't value the opinion of any pro paid to use a particular brand of equipment. Why would we? Any endorsement paid for is worthless in our eyes. Reviews in magazines often aren't much better either.

The only opinion we listen to, sometimes, are on-line forums or word of mouth from real people !!!

It's akin to obtaining reliable news: get it from multiple sources of varying perspectives and "agenda", and then form your own opinion.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)

I have two Minolta 50F1.7 that I use on my a7II with an LAEA4, often used at F2. Has all the sharpness and micro-contrast I need. something to keep in mind considering that these Mnoltas can be had for $50CDN each (or less).
http://elementalview.blogspot.ca/2016/03/sony-diaries-931-claireberkeley.html

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

If it's anything like the Sigma 24F1.8 (ART-like in quality but not in price) for FF frame, it'll be a great lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 14:38 UTC as 22nd comment
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nananananana: none of the ppl in the pictures look even remotely underage

life on the streets will age anybody prematurely

Link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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dodgebaena: I too am not a Pentax shooter but I know friends who swear by Pentax, and have heard glowing testimonials. What I don't understand is why more manufacturers don't incorporate an articulating/tilting/swiveling LCD. After I used one with the Canon 60D (I'm now a Sony a99/a7II/RX10 shooter), I can't see myself shooting without one.

one also needs to have a weather-sealed lens…
most people will buy into the weather-sealing tag just to know that it's there, just in case. If I had a Porsche, it's nice to know I can get it to 240kph without much effort. Almost all the time, I'll be doing 120kph, tops. Questionable or not, unless one does jobs in the Amazon rainforest or similar, weather sealing is most likely not a deal-breaker. If you want 110% weather sealing, get an underwater housing.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 17:20 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)
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KL Matt: No built in flash is a bummer for triggering an off-camera flash without having to lug around a second one. Also, I use mine for fill in daylight backlit people shots infrequently, and it's really handy to be able to just pop it up. Plenty of power for that purpose. The GPS would be way cool to have, but what will turning it on do to battery power? In any case, this camera will likely bring down the price of the K3, which is probably where I'm headed now that the K5 IIs is no longer available for a reasonable price (missed my window of opportunity there).

built-in flash and an articulating/tilting/swiveling LCDare must-haves for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:50 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II (534 comments in total)

I too am not a Pentax shooter but I know friends who swear by Pentax, and have heard glowing testimonials. What I don't understand is why more manufacturers don't incorporate an articulating/tilting/swiveling LCD. After I used one with the Canon 60D (I'm now a Sony a99/a7II/RX10 shooter), I can't see myself shooting without one.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:48 UTC as 67th comment | 23 replies
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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peterstuckings: I love the writer's enthusiasm. "If we buy into the idea that photography is about the 'Decisive Moment', what are the implications when we gain the ability to capture all the moments in the scene?" Well, my friend, it's the decisive moment precisely because it's the one the photographer captured. In any series of movements, there can be multiple choices. So what if you have 10,000 frames to choose from instead of 3, of which one is obviously the moment you hoped for? This is not photography, it is selecting a frame from video by spending more time at a computer than shooting. This is a video camera, and I'm pleased for video people they have yet another excellent tool for their work. Meaningless for photography as yet...

I was being sarcastic :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 13:08 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)
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peterstuckings: I love the writer's enthusiasm. "If we buy into the idea that photography is about the 'Decisive Moment', what are the implications when we gain the ability to capture all the moments in the scene?" Well, my friend, it's the decisive moment precisely because it's the one the photographer captured. In any series of movements, there can be multiple choices. So what if you have 10,000 frames to choose from instead of 3, of which one is obviously the moment you hoped for? This is not photography, it is selecting a frame from video by spending more time at a computer than shooting. This is a video camera, and I'm pleased for video people they have yet another excellent tool for their work. Meaningless for photography as yet...

by the same token, a well-placed sniper's bullet does the same trick as spraying a whole magazine... so I guess you have a point.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 03:27 UTC
On article Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal (814 comments in total)

Here's an obvious question for Sony and Panasonic:
Why not use the same form factor as this XC10 and put in the heart/brains of either a GH4 or an A7S?
And whats with the use of the letter X? There are 25 other letters to use.
Sometimes, "convergence" is all a big CON.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 00:21 UTC as 182nd comment
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (850 comments in total)
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Lucas_: The A7Ii is such a wonderful and groundbreaking camera, that DPR had to dig out something like "high ISO noise" to not give it another gold to Sony...! Since I bought it my excellent A99 startedto see a lot of som shelf time. I believe DPR is also mistaken when saying that the sensor is the same as in the A7. This review seems to have been done in a hurry and under a lot of pressure from canikon, etc... Nevertheless, most everybody knows now that Sony sensors are by far the best out there. I feel positive now that the "new" 50MP Canons will get the gold...!

I'm with you Lucas… my a99 will be seeing some shelf time soon. Last week, the only reason I used my a99 was because my Tamron 70-200f2.8alpha didn't work with the LA EA4. The A7II has to be seen and used to be believed.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 14:11 UTC
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magneto shot: FF and we'll talk. Not because apsc quality is lacking, but because there is nothing negligible about crop factor in focal lengths. Mirrorless is crowded now but FF mirrorless is pretty much just sony

I wonder if Stats are available that'll show the number of people who go FF after wishing for FF. I want an Audi too but I'm very happy with my Nissan.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
On article Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter (73 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: so tired of non existent kickstarter ideas . . . show me the one you have wrapped and ready to go or get off my doorstep.

my hardware store sells a similar item at its checkout counter for $5. And I can use it on my bike.
I heard today that somebody paid a few thousand dollars for a bag of air from a Kanye west concert. I guess one can raise 10,000 $1's on the internet.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 12:52 UTC

the Comments range from the naive to the ignorant, with a few wise, learned ones thrown in to tease me into reading further down. It's too bad that the price of entry into this forum is just an email address.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:34 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

looks like a more-rounded NEX camera to me. Reinventing the wheel.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 03:52 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply

USB 2.0?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 21:52 UTC as 104th comment
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dodgebaena: I'm getting a boner with this one…. the IS seals the deal for me. Basically, I want a mirrorless version of the a99, and with the IS, my dream is fulfilled.

I'm the only one in my circle of wedding photographers here in TO who uses the Sony a99. Now it looks like I'l be using the A72 next year.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:14 UTC
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vesa1tahti: No time lapse, no bulb = useless

Bulb is for exposures longer than the 30sec "minimum". DPR's review may be incorrect if they say there is no Bulb setting. Bulb is a must-have.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
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