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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On article Canon's 32MP chip marks the end of the 24MP APS-C era (492 comments in total)

I'll make my prophecy right now. December (xmas season) of 2021 you will no longer see ANY new models of DSLR offerings whatsoever. They will be dead as far as new manufacture or release of new models is concerned. By then you will see some crazy high rez mirrorless let alone advanced professional models from Nikon, Canon and even more advancements on the Sony front to the point there would be NO point whatsoever buying a new DSLR. Let's see if I'm wrong. I'll be sure and bring it up at that time and we'll see how far off I am (and I think I'm dead on).

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 03:37 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon's 32MP chip marks the end of the 24MP APS-C era (492 comments in total)

This allows me to have hope of the coming Pro R camera from Canon. That it WILL compete on all levels with the best out there having Canon's great ergo's. As long as they don't neuter it in most ways of having all the best feature set it should have along with the high Rez viewfinder with fast refresh rates. We shall see. Oh and yeah, the DSLR is all but dead and most certainly WILL be history in the next 2 years.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 16:57 UTC as 95th comment | 3 replies

All this does is beg for a Z8 to be released getting right all the Z6/Z7 never had right. What a mess up indeed.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 17:46 UTC as 24th comment
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)
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deep7: Since I bought a Sony RX10/4, I've barely used my other cameras (and sold most of them). However, I think the autofocus is vastly over-rated. It really struggles to find focus in any sort of busy situation (something my previous Olympus EM1 always did instantly and utterly reliably). What's the point of fancy tracking without a starting point? There are plenty of niggles too but image quality isn't one of them. Stellar lens.

Yes I see Carl is at it again nothing new here sorry you didn't Master the Mark 4 as it deserves to be having owned the Panasonic even an s-1 as good as it was was not a master at moving subjects Sony on the other hand in my experience nails what I aim at and follows it as well so I'm not sure why your experience has not been the same but in general the Sony does what it was intended to

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2019 at 15:02 UTC
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)
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ProDude: It is the one camera of many that I've owned that has never let me down even in my professional work. Just did a portrait and group shoot last weekend with great success and well loved shots from the client. Whether I'm shooting animals, landscapes or people it does it all well indeed. I'd have to say it has more to do with the person behind the controls. There are a number of competent cameras of this ilk out there but they do well in a given area and fail in others by comparison. Sony got it right with the MkIV to be sure.

eldrag....first one needs to become more familiar with the various results via the manipulation of the various focal lengths and how they effect one's image. Most often for example, I'm shooting a headshot outdoors at 200-300mm f4 which blows out the background wonderfully well (as I've also adjusted the subjects distance from background as well as MY distance from them). Just for starters. I shoot 90% of the time at ISO100 so noise is a non issue for one thing. The sharpness of the lens is simply a joy and asset in the first place. color rendition on Capture One for example is exemplary. I've had more than my share of DSLR's and expensive lenses to go with them and those days are OVER. The flexibility of the RX is just way too compelling

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2019 at 19:55 UTC
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)

It is the one camera of many that I've owned that has never let me down even in my professional work. Just did a portrait and group shoot last weekend with great success and well loved shots from the client. Whether I'm shooting animals, landscapes or people it does it all well indeed. I'd have to say it has more to do with the person behind the controls. There are a number of competent cameras of this ilk out there but they do well in a given area and fail in others by comparison. Sony got it right with the MkIV to be sure.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2019 at 19:47 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies

Geez they are getting stingy. No 5.7mp EVF? What were they thinking? It will make it an easier target for the competition so let the fireworks begin.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 21:31 UTC as 76th comment

Surprisingly it seems rather apparent the Canon's are sharper then the Sony which I did not expect.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 23:04 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
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BWfoto: Enter the Youtube shrill crowd

too bad it doesn't have a slightly smaller version of a built in grip to enhance is't "Pro" function and feel. Oh well, maybe in a few more years.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 18:11 UTC

Leave it to the Chinese to come up with a better mouse trap

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 16:06 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)
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Aroart: Not sure if people know how insanely sharp the Sony RX10 3and 4 lens is.. I had a Sony RX10 3 and a Canon 7dm2 with 70-200 2.8... I could not believe my own eyes the Sony produced considerably sharper images ... currently own an a73 and love it but good lenses are so expensive.. I’m an enuthiest and not sure if I want to spend so much on a seriousl lens. Thinking about trading it in and getting the rx10m4... If anyone is considering the Pani fez 2500 over the Sony the Sony is much sharper and worth the extra $...

Actually that's far from the truth. I had an opportunity to use a Panasonic S1 for a bit rated to -6ev. Simply outstanding indeed. However it was rather shocking that when I tested them side by side my RX just a tad slower still locked focus nicely in near darkness. So I don't have issues in less then bright light to say the least

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 22:55 UTC
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)
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ProDude: Kudos to you guys who actually got this one right. After 25 years as a professional having done the wedding and portrait thing, but loving landscapes and events and now even doing Real Estate professionally, I've worked with some of the finest cameras under $10k and the only camera I still have retained and used extensively for all my pro and amatueur work remains this RX10MkIV. I get plenty of flack from geeks on the net for this activity, but my clients enjoy my work which is all that matters. Sony really got this one right in my opinion. So much so I'm seriously thinking of waiting another year if possible before I consider jumping into thousands of dollars of investments into cameras released over that period to see if there is truly one that get's it ALL right as this one has in it's realm

Nope I wouldn't bother. I don't go backwards

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 22:53 UTC
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)
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echoben: I have the FZ-1000 and loved it so much I picked up the FZ-2500 two months ago. Maybe Panasonic has fixed the soft lens issue because my sample is as sharp, if not sharper, at equivalent focal lengths to my FZ-1000. Or maybe I just got a lucky sample. I agree that if you're mainly shooting stills, the FZ-1000 is a great buy. If you want better video, the FZ-2500 is worth the premium.

not a chance. Once you get the RX set up the way you want it (which it itself is a luxury) the muscle memory is flawless and instant

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 22:52 UTC
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)
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(unknown member): FZ1000 II is much more pleasant to use in every way, I'd never pick the Sony over it.

LOL pleasant? Not a chance.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 22:51 UTC
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)
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mxx: Surely the RX10 IV is not 2,5 times better than the FZ1000 (according to price)? The Panny should have been the winner, in my opinion.

But it seems Sony has to be in the top spot in almost every comparison, no matter what.

Yeah, it's a tough pill to swallow having owned both as well. The Panny is a great camera and a leader in it's own price category. But if you want to remove all the limitations (speed, corner sharpness, build quality, feature set) then the Sony is indeed the logical choice.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 16:23 UTC
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)
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Aroart: Not sure if people know how insanely sharp the Sony RX10 3and 4 lens is.. I had a Sony RX10 3 and a Canon 7dm2 with 70-200 2.8... I could not believe my own eyes the Sony produced considerably sharper images ... currently own an a73 and love it but good lenses are so expensive.. I’m an enuthiest and not sure if I want to spend so much on a seriousl lens. Thinking about trading it in and getting the rx10m4... If anyone is considering the Pani fez 2500 over the Sony the Sony is much sharper and worth the extra $...

You think that's amazing I had a A7RII for a bit along with several of the top Sony glass as well as a couple of Zeiss and noted the RX10MkIV and III's lens produced images easily as sharp corner to corner which in the end caused me to step OUT of the interchangeable lens world. I may stay out of it for at least another year till some wonder full frame camera that gets it ALL right comes out. So far they all have some foible. We shall see

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 16:21 UTC
On article Best enthusiast long zoom cameras in 2021 (261 comments in total)

Kudos to you guys who actually got this one right. After 25 years as a professional having done the wedding and portrait thing, but loving landscapes and events and now even doing Real Estate professionally, I've worked with some of the finest cameras under $10k and the only camera I still have retained and used extensively for all my pro and amatueur work remains this RX10MkIV. I get plenty of flack from geeks on the net for this activity, but my clients enjoy my work which is all that matters. Sony really got this one right in my opinion. So much so I'm seriously thinking of waiting another year if possible before I consider jumping into thousands of dollars of investments into cameras released over that period to see if there is truly one that get's it ALL right as this one has in it's realm

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 16:14 UTC as 51st comment | 5 replies
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lawny13: Hmm... thinking of selling the 24-105 f4 and replacing it with the 24-70 f2.8.

Anyone agree with such a move? Of course the latter will be more expensive, but having owned a few f2.8 zooms, that extra stop would be nice, and it would be better as a portrait and all arounder lens (especially when it gets dim).

However, I also plan on getting the 70-200 f2.8...

What would you guys do?

Having "The Trinity" is always the ultimate goal, so I see nothing wrong with your idea. That extra stop of light is always a good thing particularly where subject isolation is of interest.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2019 at 16:06 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Panasonic S1H first look (110 comments in total)
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ProDude: I've been impressed with the S1 and S1R along the way having worked with an S1 for nearly a month back in the spring. This shows how serious Panasonic is at heading for the professionals. Good for them. I expect some even more impressive releases in the next coming year or so.

real professionals have long used very heavy setups so that's hardly going to steer them away from them.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 22:08 UTC

Yeah they are a ton of $$$ but man does their S Pro lenses deliver the goods. Built like a Rolls Royce with the top technologies inside and superb glass. A true professionals dream. Now I just need to keep buying those lotto tickets.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2019 at 21:48 UTC as 8th comment
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