ProDude

Lives in United States Hagerman, ID, United States
Works as a Real Estate, Portrait and Landscape Photographer
Has a website at www.pbase.com/traveler
Joined on Dec 27, 2018
About me:

Former professional wedding photographer. Now doing Real Estate, Portrait and Landscape Photography. Been a musician since 1963 having had 2 recording studio's along the way and 2 indi albums produced. Been a professional photographer since 1999

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All I know is my f2.8 copy of the RF 70-200 is clinically sharp. Not at all like the samples shown here. But then that's not unusual as the compression on this site sucks especially compared say to what's over at Fred Miranda. I'm sure a REAL f4 version is sharper then what is being show here.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 15:30 UTC as 9th comment
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ProDude: LOL I have to laugh at the Adobe lovers. They are living in the past. Even this review doesn't have a grip on the power capabilities of the program and slants towards Adobe (no surprise there). I dumped Adobe a half dozen years ago and don't miss it one bit. The control provided by DXO is another league if you have a clue what you're doing. Been at this over 25 years and have used just about every software package out there and came to this conclusion.

Horace has been riding my butt for the last year or so. He is also mistaken While I did indeed sing the praises of the ACDsee Ultimate (and still feel it's a remarkable piece of software) it was outdone only when DXO updated their Prime. The prior version had a few issues that caused me to use the ACDsee more often. But they've corrected those issues and now it's essentially perfect. Horace just loves to ride folks as he's a famous pain in the behind over on the forum.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2021 at 18:38 UTC
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ProDude: LOL I have to laugh at the Adobe lovers. They are living in the past. Even this review doesn't have a grip on the power capabilities of the program and slants towards Adobe (no surprise there). I dumped Adobe a half dozen years ago and don't miss it one bit. The control provided by DXO is another league if you have a clue what you're doing. Been at this over 25 years and have used just about every software package out there and came to this conclusion.

I guess your scale must be subterranean.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 19:50 UTC

LOL I have to laugh at the Adobe lovers. They are living in the past. Even this review doesn't have a grip on the power capabilities of the program and slants towards Adobe (no surprise there). I dumped Adobe a half dozen years ago and don't miss it one bit. The control provided by DXO is another league if you have a clue what you're doing. Been at this over 25 years and have used just about every software package out there and came to this conclusion.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 16:15 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies
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Inspired Shot: Sony fanboys will be talking about Nikon and Canon copying Sony. They will forget that Nikon made a mirrorless camera (Nikon 1) way back in 2011-before Sony.

Just go shoot! Who cares what you shoot with? If it works, it works.

No kidding. Everyone getting a hard on over the very slight improvements that are coming along. And then they completely forget to get some chops at their photography FIRST then dink around with the small stuff. If they are relying on the latest high tech gadgets to make them what they are I feel sorry for them.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 06:19 UTC
On article Sony a1 added to studio test scene for stills and video (675 comments in total)
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ilza: In high ISO, there is no comparison: α7Riii easily beats them all — by a significant amount!
 https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=lowlight&attr13_0=sony_a1&attr13_1=canon_eosr5&attr13_2=nikon_z7ii&attr13_3=sony_a7riii&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=102400&attr16_1=102400&attr16_2=102400&attr16_3=102400&attr126_0=1&attr126_1=1&attr126_2=1&attr126_3=1&attr171_0=1&attr171_1=1&attr171_2=1&attr171_3=1&normalization=full&widget=803&x=-0.6102749978441414&y=-0.6211671289771948

Sony STILL cannot resolve the contradiction between speed of readout and noise level… (Same as for sensors in α6400 vs. Sony’s sensors used in Fuji: α6400 has a bit less noise, but Fuji has quicker readout…)

These discussions crack me up. Happens each and every time a new camera is released. The religious followers come out of the woodwork to sing their praises. Now just get your hind ends out there and shoot for crying out loud and stop bellowing about your favorite camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2021 at 17:44 UTC
On article Sony a1 added to studio test scene for stills and video (675 comments in total)
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ProDude: Although it's not even a suitable comparison, since the coming R1 is more of what should be compared to an A1, it's nice to see a R5 with a slight noise advantage let alone very comparable resolution (not surprising as 5mp ain't a big deal). for the price of a RF100-500 or RF70-200 2.8 I'm glad I opted away from Sony. But for some I'm sure it will make more sense to go with the Sony......especially if they are heavily invested in their glass. otherwise it's cause for some thought and consideration of going elsewhere.

And there you have it. A perfect example of a reason why a person should have a specific camera in mind for their work. All cameras by manufacture have some benefits and some drawbacks which will impact specific users. For what I'm doing I'm rather enjoying what Canon has brought to the table. I didn't require the few things Sony was doing for my work. Had I I would have stayed with them. Everyone needs to decide what their priorities are in their shooting needs to determine who they go with. Nothing is "global" in that choice.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2021 at 19:10 UTC
On article Sony a1 added to studio test scene for stills and video (675 comments in total)
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ProDude: Although it's not even a suitable comparison, since the coming R1 is more of what should be compared to an A1, it's nice to see a R5 with a slight noise advantage let alone very comparable resolution (not surprising as 5mp ain't a big deal). for the price of a RF100-500 or RF70-200 2.8 I'm glad I opted away from Sony. But for some I'm sure it will make more sense to go with the Sony......especially if they are heavily invested in their glass. otherwise it's cause for some thought and consideration of going elsewhere.

WOW Bank Shot. Nice hyperbole's expressed. As for product failures reaching into the .02 percentage ranges you sure like to throw a good mud ball. Like as if Sony hasn't continued to have their own share of recalls and failures along the way. You go and enjoy your Sony's and I'll work with my Canon tools at this time. No need to reach out to try to slam products that have already proven themselves worldwide. You just enjoy your stacked sensors and electronic shutters. They apparently have become a prerequisite to your capturing your images.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2021 at 18:57 UTC
On article Sony a1 added to studio test scene for stills and video (675 comments in total)
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Dragonrider: To my eye, the R5 is best in most areas of the picture and it wins hands down in video sharpness and clarity.

Yup BOTH

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2021 at 17:20 UTC
On article Sony a1 added to studio test scene for stills and video (675 comments in total)

Although it's not even a suitable comparison, since the coming R1 is more of what should be compared to an A1, it's nice to see a R5 with a slight noise advantage let alone very comparable resolution (not surprising as 5mp ain't a big deal). for the price of a RF100-500 or RF70-200 2.8 I'm glad I opted away from Sony. But for some I'm sure it will make more sense to go with the Sony......especially if they are heavily invested in their glass. otherwise it's cause for some thought and consideration of going elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2021 at 17:19 UTC as 78th comment | 6 replies

indeed how absurd. It's amazing what junk people will fall for.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2021 at 20:50 UTC as 136th comment
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(unknown member): It comes down to which body you truly enjoy using. Satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limits of manual exposure and focusing OR flat out convenience and portability. Each has its own rightful place.

in my estimation the primary reasons for the lapse in camera sales over these last few years has been a combination of the advances in phone camera capabilities and the divide that has spurned forth higher quality higher performing semi and professional cameras. The divide is certainly there, BUT when you consider the "average" person taking pictures is perfectly happy with their snaps taken with their smartphone's it's not too much of a surprise. All they are typically doing with the file is sending it to family for viewing on another smartphone or Ipad and such. These types of media for Social Media are not even moderately demanding. So it's would be more for folks like myself doing professional portrait and real estate shooting where it separates me from a smartphone shooter. Also Wedding photographers are going to produce images that a smartphone will never replicate......if the person even cares.....that is the key

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 19:24 UTC
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rcl100: Seems the posters here who still love San Francisco are like frogs in increasingly hot water, oblivious to what the place has become. I remember San Francisco 1976, and again in 2017. Sadly, they are vastly different places.

I lived in the Bay Area in the 80's It was at that point still a pretty decent place. These days you couldn't buy me a home there. I have NO interest in living in their demographic nor their criminal element which is thriving these days.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 02:33 UTC

The Bay Area has a particularly bad reputation for theft of this and other nature. Their car stereo theft has been rampant since the 80's (when I lived there and they attempted on my car). Now the police won't even arrest or prosecute. So these SOB's are likely to get away with it all. Very sad indeed.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 02:29 UTC as 13th comment
On article Sony a1 sample gallery (457 comments in total)

Not seeing anything here that's mightily impressing me as compared to what I'm currently getting on my R5. I wish them luck with their absurd pricing structure

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2021 at 18:37 UTC as 58th comment | 17 replies
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Pix13: Would have been nice if the R5 wasn't near $3000 less. For the price no doubt the R5 is better.
And why the camera cannot over sample 4k is a mystery. The video specs are not good at all.

The one thing that has NOT even been touched upon. There are working professionals like myself, that have absolutely NO need nor interest in how fast a camera can shoot. The R5 already by far eclipses what I ever do or plan on doing regarding my personal needs and shooting style. I'm no doubt in the minority, but this is what tempers my comments on how valuable the A1 is to someone such as myself. So if I remove the shear blinding speed, the somewhat minor influences of the higher MP viewfinder and battery life (since I already get well over a thousand per charge on my gripped R5) what value do you think it has to consider its astronomical price? None. So no need to beat me up. I guess I'm not impressed with cars that go 220mph when I would get a ticket over 85mph anyway. LOL I'm more interested in the comfort and quality overall.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2021 at 19:03 UTC
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Pix13: Would have been nice if the R5 wasn't near $3000 less. For the price no doubt the R5 is better.
And why the camera cannot over sample 4k is a mystery. The video specs are not good at all.

Eh not everyone uses a 600mm lens to shoot sports. Sheesh. I love people that choose wide brushes to discuss the capabilities of a given piece of gear.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2021 at 18:06 UTC
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Pix13: Would have been nice if the R5 wasn't near $3000 less. For the price no doubt the R5 is better.
And why the camera cannot over sample 4k is a mystery. The video specs are not good at all.

I love a good (typical) bombastic comment regarding various feature sets of a given camera. The rolling shutter on a R5 is miniscule NOT significant. I'm using one so I think I might have a clue. About the ONLY things that are truly significant to most of us out there shooting professionally is that EVF is indeed sweet on a A1, but then I'm not exactly feeling lost with the one on the R5 which is exemplary in overall performance. As for the whole "stacked sensor" mania. Sure, it has throughput.......great.....but it's not like the R5's shooting acumen is sitting still. Sheesh.....talk about "much ado about nothing". If it trips your trigger then get out your credit card or line of credit. Otherwise I'd have to agree, that $6500 price is way over the top. Personally I would have though $5000 would have made a lot more sense. They will certainly be separating the working proficient pros with lot's of $$$ or doctors and lawyers who love their expensive toys.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2021 at 17:53 UTC
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ProDude: Not exactly what I might have expected, but at least they are moving the bar in a few areas. But for crying out loud.......$6500 big ones! Come on really! If they'd said $5000 it would have at least be real. I'm sure the wealthy doctors and lawyers and pros whose companies will pay the bill will flock to it. I'll stick with my R5 thank you

Yeah Ace. They've certainly done their level best to price it OUT of the reach of all but the doctors, lawyers and paid professionals with tons of cash laying around.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 19:06 UTC
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ProDude: Not exactly what I might have expected, but at least they are moving the bar in a few areas. But for crying out loud.......$6500 big ones! Come on really! If they'd said $5000 it would have at least be real. I'm sure the wealthy doctors and lawyers and pros whose companies will pay the bill will flock to it. I'll stick with my R5 thank you

If they'd had any sense they would have completely updated the menu methods AND produced a "all in one" grip design for it. They missed that boat.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:07 UTC
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