Gary Dean Mercer Clark

Gary Dean Mercer Clark

Lives in United States Palm Springs, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer/Videographer
Has a website at www.garymercer.us
Joined on Feb 29, 2004

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Fake News. Fake photographers. What's next?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: Camera got you a date? Thats a new level of pathetic. LOL

Henrik Herranen
Please get a sense of humor soon!

I still have my Canon EOS-1 original SLR. Wonder if it could get me a date? LOL.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 13:39 UTC

Camera got you a date? Thats a new level of pathetic. LOL

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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weixing: Hmm... isn't the grip is a bit too close to the lens mount?? The space between the lens and the grip look a bit too small.

Sony does puts the lens release button on the left side in it's A-mount series cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
On article Sigma sd Quattro H real world samples gallery (107 comments in total)

Here is a review that has sliders that compares the output of the Quattro H with the Canon 5Dr. This camera is deffinitely shooting above its pay grade. :) if you use Chrome browser and enable google translate, it will automatically translate this article. I'm pretty impressed with how the Sigma H images hold up to the 50MP Canon images. Excellent job Sigma!
https://www.focus-numerique.com/hybride/tests/sigma-sd-quattro-h-2977.html

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

This is real entertainment!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 22:04 UTC as 91st comment
On article Pentax KP Review (664 comments in total)
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A Curious Passer By: Dear Pentax,

Please bring back a DSLR that can take AA batteries without the need for a battery grip. I don't need fanciful features, but I do like to have a nice a bright viewfinder, WR and the convenience of AA batteries when shooting at remote places. A modern digital ME super with hyper-M & A modes would be a great start. ;-)

Most grips have plug in AA battery adapters, so you can use AA batteries in a pinch. At least my canon and Sony camera grips do. Doesn't the KP?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 15:57 UTC

Based on Rishi's argument, there is no advantage to buying this new camera in terms of depth of field. Too bad Fuji doesn't make faster lenses for its medium format cameras. Fuji's GFX 50S camera just got thrown under the bus.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 445th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

A 35mm Minolta A rangefinder camera I bought at a garage sale for $25.00 in 8th grade. Worked great.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 12:58 UTC as 256th comment
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erotavlas: Kind of dumb to think these drones would be more environmentally friendly than fireworks, since drones are electronics encased in plastic body which are no where near environmentally friendly to produce or deal with when they reach end of life.

I make no assumption here. Everything made has an environmental impact. Your argument is not true or based on any scientific fact or truth regarding the dangers of drones vs Fireworks for public light shows. Drones don't pollute the air we breath when in use. Fireworks dump thousands of tons of toxic substances and heavy metal into the air we breath and cause cancer and enter into our food supply through the air and water. Drones can be manufactured responsibly to reduce the waste stream and pollution involved in their manufacturing and can be recycled responsibly. So in answer to your statement, drones are a safer alternative to fireworks & have a lower environmental impact than fireworks. That is fact, not fiction.
In the case of this video, the chinese are testing drones to see if these can be used for public celebrations and light displays instead of dangerous air polluting fireworks. .What don't you understand here? GEESH! Enough of this nonsense.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
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erotavlas: Kind of dumb to think these drones would be more environmentally friendly than fireworks, since drones are electronics encased in plastic body which are no where near environmentally friendly to produce or deal with when they reach end of life.

Do drones release cancer causing cadmium and other heavy metals that cause cancer into the air in dangerous levels as fireworks do? Answer: No Drones can be disposed of properly to ensure no damaging affect on the environment and aren't releasing substances that poison and kill people via cancer like fireworks. Not so dumb after all if you actually educated yourself about the environmental danger and impact on public health by fireworks. This has been studied by environmentalist and scientists and the information is online to study this topic.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 13:55 UTC

We need an alternative to fireworks. This is a good try and nice start in freeing us from the cancer causing heavy metals and toxins released into the air by fireworks.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 3rd comment

PopPhoto should have never let Mike McNamara go. The magazine went downhill after he was shown the door. Pathetic.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 06:40 UTC as 118th comment
On article Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8 lens now available (251 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: Just buy a used Canon 85mm f1.8 on ebay or craigslist for around $250 and be done.

Good to know what the Canon 85mm f1.8 is going for on Ebay since I'm selling the same lens on craigslist. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 02:14 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: wow. Free advertising for Canon from Dpreview.com. Nice advertisement!.

Fantastic for Sony! Didn't know Sony gets all that free advertising on dpreview.com 24/7. WOW. Thanks for clearing that up! Good for Sony!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:14 UTC
On article Extremely dramatic video touts Canon's CMOS technology (196 comments in total)

wow. Free advertising for Canon from Dpreview.com. Nice advertisement!.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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tbcass: I have issue with this;
"The screen can be used at all sorts of angles, but finding the right position to shoot from below waist level in portrait orientation is confusing, and makes the Sony look unnecessarily clumsy next to anyone using a typical professional DSLR. If the screen could spin on its base hinge freely without hard stopping points, the mechanism would be much more useful, but the hard stopping points force it to be used in specific ways, making it more cumbersome than a fully articulated screen."

Bull!!!!!! It's the same system that's in my A77ii and I have no problems at all. Apparently the reviewers are just uncoordinated oafs. In addition most professional DSLRs have fixed screens.

I use the articulated screen on the A77mK II which is identical to the A99MK II and have never had a problem using it in the portrait position---Like to understand how it is clumsy? This is the dpreview reviewer's subjective opinion, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Another mind-blowing specification list translating into mediocre real-world performance, particularly in the AF department. I'm always rooting for Sony but this always seems to be the outcome :( Impressive speed though, 12 FPS at 42MP is over 500MP/s.

Can you share the links to the youtube videos showing that the A99ii against the D5? That would be interesting to view.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 18:23 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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Ralf B: This post https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59120737 says enough.

I completely concur with Gary Fong's assessment of the Sony A77mK II. Been using the SLT since 2012 & scratched my head at the Sony A77mK II review. I even did the same bicycle test and also did the test photographing skateboarders in a similar fashion with a 11 out of 12 frame in focus hit rate and I posted the test results a year ago. I've done this over and over again, consistently. Now we get the same review and story with the A99 MK II review? Why? Is your test protocol flawed? I'd be asking the question of why and how full time pro sports shooters like Davey Wilson are getting such great results compared to the review.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1581 comments in total)
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John Koch: Lots of interesting basketball shots to assess the AF and burst performance. Too bad no companion video shots of the same action. The sole video sample involves face recognition of a stationary subject.

DPR gives the a99ii a respectable score of 85, despite repeated, blurry misgivings about the AF. Is the score good because of other strengths? Or is the AF really on par for its class after all? Exactly how does the a99ii AF rank relative to the a7rii, 5Div, D810, or perhaps the a6500 or OM-D EM1ii?

A FF camera that shoots its best video in APS-c mode is a nagging paradox.

That is not an apple to apples comparison. How can dpreview compare performance at 5 fps to 12Fps and say the lower frame rate camera performed better ? Didnt compare results at the same frame rate. Not a valid test comparison. Fail.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
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