Joe Federer

Lives in United States Minneapolis, MN, United States
Works as a Wedding Photographer
Has a website at www.federerphotography.com
Joined on May 7, 2004

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JosephScha: In 3 through 8, the bride an groom are very small in the picture. I may be either old fashioned or just not up to date (and I am not a pro, I don't shoot weddings) but that seems strange to me.

No one wans a big huge vanity shot on their wall. They want a big, gorgeous, piece of art made on their wedding day.. that they happen to be in.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2021 at 15:43 UTC
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Tom Holly: How come the noct is manual focus?

Top keep demand down?

If it was AF, they'd never be able to make enough of an exotic lens? Without, too demands will be very low.

(Half joking)

At least there is a professionaly useable 1.2 in 2 years.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 13:30 UTC
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Marty4650: You can write new rules, and enforce them vigorously, but I wonder if terrorists and criminals will follow those rules? Criminals will break the law, which is why we call them criminals.

This is a lot like the gun control issue. Rules can often prevent accidents but they can never prevent intentional crimes.

This video might be faked, but what if it isn't? I don't have a solution for this, but it is just a question of time before some idiot with a drone causes a serious accident while making a cool YouTube video.

We should probably not have any laws because people will just break them... right? /s

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 21:49 UTC
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W5JCK: Looks mostly like the kind of artsie-fartsie garbage only an overpriced wedding photographer would like. I cannot imagine very many brides and grooms caring for it. Not that it matters, as more than half of the couples will be divorced within a few years and working on the 2nd or 3rd failed marriage. I'm thinking that by their 3rd marriage they just ask the 4 or 5 attendees to take some smartphone shots, because by then they have learned the futility of throwing away hard earned money on wedding photographers, or weddings for that matter!

Many people enjoy art.

Just because you don't, doesn't mean you should denigrate those that do.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 18:31 UTC
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Joe Federer: Without optical modes, I'd struggle to use this as my only strobe setup in a crowded environment. Always want a backup triggering method.

That's good to hear. The quote: "The AD600 Pro also lacks optical transmission mode." made me think it didn't.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 06:42 UTC

Without optical modes, I'd struggle to use this as my only strobe setup in a crowded environment. Always want a backup triggering method.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 03:17 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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Joe Federer: It seems nice --- I like a lot of the features. It's too bad the exposure adjustments (in their various incarnations, from vingenetting to highlight recovery) seem to all work like the old ms paint "brightness" slider... making images look dull and washed out the second you touch anything.

I hope so... as I liked being able to layer all the various edits on top of each other. Too bad the image exposure options was like using the "Bightness and contrast" options on your monitor.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 23:13 UTC

It seems nice --- I like a lot of the features. It's too bad the exposure adjustments (in their various incarnations, from vingenetting to highlight recovery) seem to all work like the old ms paint "brightness" slider... making images look dull and washed out the second you touch anything.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1100 comments in total)
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dynaxx: Is a resistance to change part of our make-up ? Are we reluctant to change our buying preferences if it suggests we may have been wrong in our previous purchases ? Do we confuse this emotional resistance to change with brand loyalty ? I am reminded of the conversation ( on the 'phone, of course ) Sir Walter Raleigh had with Queen Elizabeth I when he explained what a great break-through smoking tobacco would be for humanity.
If the hinged-mirror, prism and the second sensor for auto-focus was presented as a new camera design today we would laugh it out of court.

99% of electric cars being "coal and gas" is simply not true.

The average electrical generation in the US is 65% fossil-fuel based. Throw in the fact that the electric cars make more sense in urban enviroments --
and electricity powering urban environments is more likely to be renewable (with many large cities hoping to complete ditch fossil-fuel-based power within 20 years)...
Add in the relatively expensive niche product that electric cars are now, I suspect (no data, but I think it's a safe assumption) a higher percentage of people owning electrical cars also have solar on their homes.

It seems safe to say that around 50% or less of the electricity used for electric cars comes from fossil fuels.

The best part? It's only going to be better for electric cars. Gas-powered cars can't really 'get off fossil fuels' very easily. ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 00:51 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1100 comments in total)
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dynaxx: Is a resistance to change part of our make-up ? Are we reluctant to change our buying preferences if it suggests we may have been wrong in our previous purchases ? Do we confuse this emotional resistance to change with brand loyalty ? I am reminded of the conversation ( on the 'phone, of course ) Sir Walter Raleigh had with Queen Elizabeth I when he explained what a great break-through smoking tobacco would be for humanity.
If the hinged-mirror, prism and the second sensor for auto-focus was presented as a new camera design today we would laugh it out of court.

My car (and my house) is powered purely from my solar array on my roof. Google gets 100% of it's energy from solar and wind. Per MWh of capacity, coal is MORE expensive than solar in almost every location in the US.

Coal and natural gas have an entreched place in our electrical grid and serve an important function... but let's not pretend they are the only source of electricity.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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Petr Klapper: Seems a bit like re-inventing mouse-wheel? Anyway, would be much better with at least 5 customizable smaller wheels on the keyboard to skip the need for midi-controllers for LR for example.

Okay, thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 14:35 UTC
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Petr Klapper: Seems a bit like re-inventing mouse-wheel? Anyway, would be much better with at least 5 customizable smaller wheels on the keyboard to skip the need for midi-controllers for LR for example.

huyzer -- can you explain more? "click on the adjustment pin, and scroll away" ... that appears to just change my selective adjustment brush size.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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jimipalmr: So once again, ideally, it comes down to time and money. Time and money can create amazing photos ;)

Jimipalmr, your tone seems to imply you think "Anyone can do this, with money and time". You ignore skill, commitment, vision, creativity, willpower, planning, etc.... all considerably more important in the creation of great photographs than "throw some money and time at it".

That's the same thought process that makes people thing "its the camera" that makes the photograph, not the photographer. Something tells me that given all the equipment/money and time a person wants... most wouldn't be able to conceive and execute this photograph. Once a person move past a basic equipment level and stops amatuerishly shooting brick walls and checking MFT charts...The difficulty in good photography is in the mind, not your equipment.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 17:22 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (368 comments in total)
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nataphoto: Can't imagine why anyone who pays for their own gear buys a D5 now, tbh. Doubt the extra 3 fps in burst is worth giving up what the D850 offers beyond that, at its price.

tripler6 -- those that need a D5 are shooting the 1% "of things" that other cameras can't catch.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
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LDunn1: Looks like my 'ideal', perfect camera! I'm just reading the write ups to find out what's 'wrong' with it, and I think I've spotted it!........it's the mount, I'm a Canon owner/user, too many Canon lenses & assessories to contemplate changing :-(

The D5 gets nearly 4,000 shots per charge. I get around 2000 out of my D800.

EVF's are fine, but let's not pretend they don't suck juice.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 20:10 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (368 comments in total)
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nataphoto: Can't imagine why anyone who pays for their own gear buys a D5 now, tbh. Doubt the extra 3 fps in burst is worth giving up what the D850 offers beyond that, at its price.

The AF system will be better in the D5.... as the D3 was better than the D700 even though that 'had the same AF'. The biggest example of this is the D800/D4 -- "identical AF modules" yet the D800 is widely known for terrible focusing and the D4 basically can't miss.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 20:06 UTC
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Mared: Why are the displays on the back of cameras so tiny?

Real buttons allow you to change settings while shooting without taking your eyes off the subject.

Pros need to do this all the time. In a 10 hour wedding day, I might only look at my camera to change 'settings' once or twice and that's just because I can, not because I need to.... yet I'm changing settings ALL THE TIME - a hundred times an hour, or more. I need whatever camera I'm using to be able to be used without looking at the camera. Touch-screens don't have that capability.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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jimipalmr: So once again, ideally, it comes down to time and money. Time and money can create amazing photos ;)

Don't forget planning, creativity, and skill.

And also, don't forget that he DIDN'T have a lot of time. They had like a 90 seconds to get this shot or all their "time and money" planning would have been for naught.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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R Vaquero: A lot of wedding photography has become totally nonsense.

Actual make-out style kisses are generally pretty ugly, though. That's why people have moved to the 'almost kissing' shot instead.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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dgumshu: Nice photography, I'm just amazed at the quest to be different these days. I'm waiting for the first wedding shots on the moon. Now that will be different.

People want different.

Photographers are trying their best to provide.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
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