XeroJay

XeroJay

Lives in Toronto
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Dec 4, 2007

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Didn't like the Quantum Q Flash 15 years ago, and this looks basically like the same thing.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 19:15 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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XeroJay: This is why I'm long done with Photography competitions and awards. To say that these are the greatest photos worthy of award is either a joke, a deliberate insult to actual great photographers, or they just didn't have enough people entering the competition. Either way, if this is award winning, I'd rather not compete.

Nobody said it was easy. It simply seems out-of-touch with what typically would be considered great photography. I look at these images and wonder exactly why they are being awarded. Have a look here at wppi award winners: http://www.shutterloveonline.com/contest_galleries/wppi16x20/2017annual/#grid
See the difference? WPPI awards images that display excellence in their respective categories.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 16:58 UTC

This is why I'm long done with Photography competitions and awards. To say that these are the greatest photos worthy of award is either a joke, a deliberate insult to actual great photographers, or they just didn't have enough people entering the competition. Either way, if this is award winning, I'd rather not compete.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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MrImprovement: Full frame, sharp, good bokeh, but manual focus 85/1.4's are available for under $350. The Nifty 50 from Canon is cheap, and has AF. Thus neither the construction of the 85/1.4, nor the addition of AF, can possibly justify the price. $499 to $699 is a far more reasonable range, if that.

Try focusing an 85mm f1.4 manually on anything except for a completely static subject in decent light, then you'll see the value of AF in a lens of this type. Not to mention the value of IS.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 19:41 UTC

I played along. I scored the following totals:
D5 - 30
A9 - 24
1DxII- 18

Not encouraging as I'm mainly a Canon user :-/

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:40 UTC as 69th comment
On article Canon EOS M6 with EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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XeroJay: For me, the M6 images (especially with the 22mm) have a certain quality they I can't seem to find with any other combination of gear. It's a modest, true to life look, that always seems not overly precessed, but never off-the-mark in any way. I actually prefer it to my 5DIV tbh, and when traveling, I now only bring the M6 + 22mm and a 50 1.4 on an adapter. This gives me 35 & 85mm equivalent in a ridiculously manageable package.

Okay, technically 80mm equivalent.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 with EF-M 22mm F2 sample gallery (101 comments in total)

For me, the M6 images (especially with the 22mm) have a certain quality they I can't seem to find with any other combination of gear. It's a modest, true to life look, that always seems not overly precessed, but never off-the-mark in any way. I actually prefer it to my 5DIV tbh, and when traveling, I now only bring the M6 + 22mm and a 50 1.4 on an adapter. This gives me 35 & 85mm equivalent in a ridiculously manageable package.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 13:43 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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dlb41: Why wouldn't the SL1 not make perfectly good photographs? The students now can't make excuses for their work because of equipment.
The only downsides to the SL1 would be it's less sturdy construction and perhaps low light performance.

I would never allow photographers to shoot for my studio with an SL1. Single card slot on a wedding is an unnecessary risk.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:31 UTC
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XeroJay: Hey, I would feel comfortable shooting a wedding with my EOS M6 with the 22mm and a nifty fifty adapted to it... My clients, however, likely wouldn't be so comfortable having paid thousands of dollars and seeing me show up with toys. Say what will about how that should or shouldn't be a factor, and how as long and the images look good then whatever, but in the real world perception plays a big role. I'd rather my clients not wondering about my gear.

Man, I swear, people commenting here get thicker by the week. The point is this; why would I shoot paid weddings with cheap not pro gear when I have proper pro gear? ”be more confident...” is such a stupid response, as I was literally saying I am confident enough in abilities as a professional photographer to be able to deliver great results with non pro gear... But why would I choose that route? Give me one good reason.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
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XeroJay: Hey, I would feel comfortable shooting a wedding with my EOS M6 with the 22mm and a nifty fifty adapted to it... My clients, however, likely wouldn't be so comfortable having paid thousands of dollars and seeing me show up with toys. Say what will about how that should or shouldn't be a factor, and how as long and the images look good then whatever, but in the real world perception plays a big role. I'd rather my clients not wondering about my gear.

Again, say what you will about how that should or shouldn't be a factor, and how as long as the images look good then whatever, but in the real world perception plays a big role. I'd rather my clients not be wondering about my gear.
Also, since I've always used pro gear as a professional, they might actually care if I suddenly decide to use toys for just their wedding.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 22:37 UTC

Hey, I would feel comfortable shooting a wedding with my EOS M6 with the 22mm and a nifty fifty adapted to it... My clients, however, likely wouldn't be so comfortable having paid thousands of dollars and seeing me show up with toys. Say what will about how that should or shouldn't be a factor, and how as long and the images look good then whatever, but in the real world perception plays a big role. I'd rather my clients not wondering about my gear.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 21:34 UTC as 56th comment | 7 replies
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XeroJay: Since my start in digital in 2001, I've been using Lexar almost exclusively. I've had card failures with Sandisk and Transcend, but never with Lexar. I'm going to miss the comfort level I have with their cards. Hopefully This doesn't drive the prices of other "professional" brands up, though logic tells me it likely will.

Do me a favor and Google "SanDisk vs” and tell me what the first results are.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:53 UTC

No dual media... Looks like my crew will be skipping this camera. I refuse to allow single media cameras to be used on our jobs.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:52 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies
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XeroJay: Since my start in digital in 2001, I've been using Lexar almost exclusively. I've had card failures with Sandisk and Transcend, but never with Lexar. I'm going to miss the comfort level I have with their cards. Hopefully This doesn't drive the prices of other "professional" brands up, though logic tells me it likely will.

Sandisk's lead competitor is dropping out. Less competition usually means higher prices.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
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whyamihere: As someone who follows the NAND market, I'm not even slightly surprised by this. Their RAM/SSD arm, Crucial, is raking in tons more money, given the much higher demand (and current scarcity of product) for those devices -- think data centers and partner technology patents with Intel. Lexar was, what, low cost-overhead memory cards and USB flash drives?

Micron pulling out of this market is about as surprising as Samsung bailing on cameras: It was probably losing money, or breaking even, and the brand/IP is probably worth more than the products it was printed on.

Most of the complaining I see below is, "Boo hoo, my brand is gone!" as if brand = quality. Memory cards fail. Only 3 companies make NAND, 3 make the controllers (two of which also make NAND), and what you wind up with is the end result of a small combination of hardware, most often coming from the same company, with someone else's brand slapped on it and, if you're lucky, maybe a firmware tweak.

You'll be fine.

Total misinformation by the OP.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 13:45 UTC

Since my start in digital in 2001, I've been using Lexar almost exclusively. I've had card failures with Sandisk and Transcend, but never with Lexar. I'm going to miss the comfort level I have with their cards. Hopefully This doesn't drive the prices of other "professional" brands up, though logic tells me it likely will.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 13:37 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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XeroJay: I hate to say it, but if it weren't for the $10/mo Lr + Ps plan, I would not be paying for full CC. I would find alternatives. That said, since the Lr+Ps plan does exist, I'm actually quite happy to pay $10/mo for it.

I'm okay with $1200/ 10 years. That's basically 0.1% of my income for a product that I use on 100% of my jobs.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 03:09 UTC
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XeroJay: Yeah, because it's really easier to buy an accessory, attach it to your phone, and affix a treat to it than just holding the treat near your phone with your hand while you take a picture. Evolution should exclude anyone who buys one of these units.

Troll?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 02:02 UTC

Yeah, because it's really easier to buy an accessory, attach it to your phone, and affix a treat to it than just holding the treat near your phone with your hand while you take a picture. Evolution should exclude anyone who buys one of these units.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 03:12 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)

I hate to say it, but if it weren't for the $10/mo Lr + Ps plan, I would not be paying for full CC. I would find alternatives. That said, since the Lr+Ps plan does exist, I'm actually quite happy to pay $10/mo for it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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