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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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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Sonny Camera: The best part about this is all the people who said, No one needs 8K! 8K is worthless. You can’t tell the difference between 8k and 4K!
Are now saying they want to pay $6499 for an 8K camera.
Priceless.

Dpreview will probably drool all over it just because it also does 8K, until it overheats

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:01 UTC

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

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 17:00 UTC as 361st comment | 17 replies
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ProDude: I was a Nikonian for a decade and enjoyed their software. It is after all using the Nikon code which ACR never quite got right, and to me that applies to virtually ALL other manufacturers. I'm anti Adobe so there you have it. The NX programs always rendered the best results on Nikon bodies. That simple

I've no need to play games. After 25 years in this game (10 of which was with Nikon bodies) I'll stand by what I've said. NX will render a superior file t Adobe for a Nikon body. Just as DPP does for Canon. They know their code better than Adobe. And DXO has done a fine job of rendering Canon's files to date as well with no fuss as with Adobe they are a pain in the hind end IMHO.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 02:55 UTC
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marc petzold: Perhaps the lens element is under tension if it is embedded in the ring within very tight tolerances, -were ... material tension in the glass, which will then trigger the crack at some point ... so it looks optically, a glass element is in a Metal part pressed in ... this can cause stress cracks ... over time.

(edit) I'd like to mention, i've had on UV Filter (hereby, the glass Element is pressed inside the aluminium or brass Ring) which had a Crack many years ago, but only into the UV Filter. I don't know, how that happened, the Lens was never being exchanged from very cold to warm temperature, or something like that, i handle all my Gear into Camera Bags, it was never being bumped, fallen, shaken, etc. So far, i can't remember which brand it was from the UV Filter, because i've bought my EOS 5D with 24-105 L back very long ago....around Fall 2007, or early 2008...it's too long ago...about my 1st 5D Body.

Good Light.

Suggestion: DON"T DROP IT!

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 20:17 UTC

A truly fascinating journey into the tech involved with manufacture of such a wonderful lens. I happened to have gotten a very recently manufactured copy so I hope to have dodged this bullet of a potentially bad batch occurring early on. I have faith that Canon indeed has done a wonderful engineering job on this lens. The output of it convinces me of that

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 20:16 UTC as 44th comment
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ProDude: I was a Nikonian for a decade and enjoyed their software. It is after all using the Nikon code which ACR never quite got right, and to me that applies to virtually ALL other manufacturers. I'm anti Adobe so there you have it. The NX programs always rendered the best results on Nikon bodies. That simple

Agreed Adobe sucks! I'm a devout DXO 4 fan now to be sure using a Canon R5. It is by far the easiest to use with the finest results (and NO question the finest NR).

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2021 at 23:14 UTC

I was a Nikonian for a decade and enjoyed their software. It is after all using the Nikon code which ACR never quite got right, and to me that applies to virtually ALL other manufacturers. I'm anti Adobe so there you have it. The NX programs always rendered the best results on Nikon bodies. That simple

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2021 at 18:08 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (937 comments in total)
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ProDude: There is NO doubt in my mind about one thing. Had Panasonic adopted a phase detection hybrid setup for their focus I would have bought and loved their system. I tried a S1 when it was first released and of ALL the cameras to date it is clearly superior manufacture and design and execution all the way. FAR beyond Sony, Canon and Nikon. However I simply could not commit to a focus system as their cameras have. The sensor and results IMHO are about the finest out there. Love their color science and their lenses are as Leica like as they come. Sadly....their focus system sunk the boat for me.

Precisely. And time has a way of working these things out. As we'd all have to agree, the tech that exists in our cameras today was only a dream a mere 5 years ago. So I'm that much more confident what will be in another 5 years.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 20:02 UTC
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ProDude: There is NO doubt in my mind about one thing. Had Panasonic adopted a phase detection hybrid setup for their focus I would have bought and loved their system. I tried a S1 when it was first released and of ALL the cameras to date it is clearly superior manufacture and design and execution all the way. FAR beyond Sony, Canon and Nikon. However I simply could not commit to a focus system as their cameras have. The sensor and results IMHO are about the finest out there. Love their color science and their lenses are as Leica like as they come. Sadly....their focus system sunk the boat for me.

It's a bit like the new Nano USM motors in my new RF lenses Canon is using. The focus is literally INSTANT. There is NO hesitation whatsoever unlike previous generations. Hence I have NO doubt whatsoever with Panasonic's resources they WILL overcome the deficit of the current focus system in time. It is indeed just a matter of time as technology moves forward.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 19:51 UTC
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ProDude: There is NO doubt in my mind about one thing. Had Panasonic adopted a phase detection hybrid setup for their focus I would have bought and loved their system. I tried a S1 when it was first released and of ALL the cameras to date it is clearly superior manufacture and design and execution all the way. FAR beyond Sony, Canon and Nikon. However I simply could not commit to a focus system as their cameras have. The sensor and results IMHO are about the finest out there. Love their color science and their lenses are as Leica like as they come. Sadly....their focus system sunk the boat for me.

brownie314 I can assure you if the processing power was significant enough. the racking you describe will occur so quickly that you won't even see it. THAT is what I'm talking about. It is mechanically and electronically possible. All they have to do is figure it all out and juice it up with the processing power to deliver. Watch what I'm saying come true down the road.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 17:42 UTC
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ProDude: There is NO doubt in my mind about one thing. Had Panasonic adopted a phase detection hybrid setup for their focus I would have bought and loved their system. I tried a S1 when it was first released and of ALL the cameras to date it is clearly superior manufacture and design and execution all the way. FAR beyond Sony, Canon and Nikon. However I simply could not commit to a focus system as their cameras have. The sensor and results IMHO are about the finest out there. Love their color science and their lenses are as Leica like as they come. Sadly....their focus system sunk the boat for me.

the "pumping" effect of the non phase detection system Panny uses is a bit annoying. And of course it doesn't track fast erratic moving subjects as well as phase detection combo setups from Sony and Canon do today. That said I would bet dollars to donuts at SOME point down the road, Panny will have processing so very fast, that the system they are using may well equal or surpass the PD systems of Canon and Sony. It will require some very very fast processing power. But that's just a matter of time to become available. Who knows it could be in a couple of years. If they hang in their they will reap the benefits of the patience they've had with their system.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 17:27 UTC
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ProDude: There is NO doubt in my mind about one thing. Had Panasonic adopted a phase detection hybrid setup for their focus I would have bought and loved their system. I tried a S1 when it was first released and of ALL the cameras to date it is clearly superior manufacture and design and execution all the way. FAR beyond Sony, Canon and Nikon. However I simply could not commit to a focus system as their cameras have. The sensor and results IMHO are about the finest out there. Love their color science and their lenses are as Leica like as they come. Sadly....their focus system sunk the boat for me.

Thanks caver3D. I appreciate it. However I recently invested $17k in the Canon R5 and a bunch of L glass and 2 top Sigma's. So I'm pretty much DONE for a very long time. I'm rather thrilled with what the R5 and those wonderful RF lenses have brought to my table. I'm taking NOTHING away from the S cameras to be sure. It was a wonderful trial I had when the S1 was released. I had been considering a S1R but things just didn't go that way. The top lenses for the Panny are indeed superb no question about it. I do feel where build integrity is concerned you can't top the Panasonic pro bodies to be sure. Their color science is superb as well. Like I said there is NOTHING to complain about, but if one is trying to track fast moving sports, birds and such, they have a ways to go. Contrast detection has some inherent issues that I'm not completely confident they can overcome with their DFD as great as it is. But once again when it comes to images from a Panny they are TOP FLIGHT!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2021 at 02:49 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 review (937 comments in total)

There is NO doubt in my mind about one thing. Had Panasonic adopted a phase detection hybrid setup for their focus I would have bought and loved their system. I tried a S1 when it was first released and of ALL the cameras to date it is clearly superior manufacture and design and execution all the way. FAR beyond Sony, Canon and Nikon. However I simply could not commit to a focus system as their cameras have. The sensor and results IMHO are about the finest out there. Love their color science and their lenses are as Leica like as they come. Sadly....their focus system sunk the boat for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2021 at 18:44 UTC as 79th comment | 14 replies

I suppose for a active wedding shooter it is an answer to prayer for the cooling system in this flash. But I'll be sticking with my new love, a Godox V1. More than double the shots available with their Li Ion battery and better light distribution characteristics. Not to mention I can buy 4 of them for the price of ONE of the Canon's. I'm sure someone will buy them.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2021 at 22:20 UTC as 2nd comment

I'll stick with my Gitzo ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2021 at 18:02 UTC as 120th comment
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ProDude: I'm still trying to wrap my mind around how and why any company these days, with all the concerns about viability and market that they'd come out with a few year old technology thinking this was "moving forward"? I wish them luck but frankly this is a bit like walking in front of a bus and not thinking it will hit you.

With due respect, and having owned and admired mirrored cameras for 25 years, I've got to tell ya good riddance to them. At the level the R5 I'm currently working with is illustrating it makes me shake my head how I managed with those dinosaurs. Considering multiple international news agencies and sports professionals are switching over it's no wonder. If you like staying stuck in the past I guess it's your prerogative.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2020 at 20:34 UTC

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around how and why any company these days, with all the concerns about viability and market that they'd come out with a few year old technology thinking this was "moving forward"? I wish them luck but frankly this is a bit like walking in front of a bus and not thinking it will hit you.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2020 at 20:06 UTC as 73rd comment | 6 replies

No trial NO purchase. Virtually everyone offers one the opportunity to try it out in their own environment for their own purpose. That should tell you something.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2020 at 02:28 UTC as 53rd comment
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