GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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On article The great outdoors: Canon EOS 5DS and 5DSR Field Test (104 comments in total)

Nice. Ignore the brand bashing clowns.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 02:24 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
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AllanW: "Let's be fair though. For portrait shooters, wedding, event, and newborn photographers shooting moving subjects with fast, shorter primes, the a7R II is a gem, leading to typically higher 'hit' or 'keeper' rates than DSLRs even."

Thanks for the article.

Have you done any real world shooting at a low light wedding or event that has lead you to the above statement?

I'm guessing the Sony will do well when there is time for framing such as the wedding vows, kiss etc.

What I'm wondering though is how does it do when shooting candid's at a low light wedding/function.

With my D750 am constantly looking around for those "special candid moments" that happen in a split second. In group area mode I can quickly lift my camera fire a shot and capture a well focused image. The moment can come and go in a second.

Also, how about dance floor photos? People jumping around, often times the dance floor is dark and the guest are strongly backlit with video lights etc.

So far I have seen no portfolios showing this enhanced ability though.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 03:03 UTC

This is NOT a good camera for sports or action, although in some instances Sony and its worshippers have been trying to suggest it might be.

Yeah. you will get some shots, but you will miss far too many.

What counts are not the serendipitous hits - even soccer moms get some of those - but all the ones you miss.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 00:36 UTC as 75th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2169 comments in total)
In reply to:

mr.izo: for me, something still stands:
if you want complete system, than i think best way to go is Canon/nikon/oly.. whatever, if you want new hip expenisve camera, get ff sony mirrorless.
i see (aps) morriorless camera as nice addition to the set, travel camera etc, but not as main player (maybe some oly camera), no matter what some people trying to prove. more time goes by, more i'm sure about this..

Dream on.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review (706 comments in total)
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BobFoster: I’m with JP on this one. I own it (rather than reading Spec lists) and I also bought the EVF. Together, allbeit a bit on the pricey side, makes for one heck of a kit. It has absolutely every feature you could want, the Hybrid auto is brill and oh yes the Image quality is superb… isnt that what its all about.

It shoots RAW. I wouldn't buy it otherwise.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 05:57 UTC
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Photoman: I can't remember last time I bought a new Canon...and I doubt I ever will again.

Yes, but why should we care?

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 01:51 UTC
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G3User: Are these composites? If so, that should be stated right away in the article with the photos. I shouldn't have to poke around to find out that these are fake photos. If they are, what a desperate attempt for a gimmick. I would think that brides would be disappointed that he does these things to their photos.

The captions tell us many are multiple frames. That counts as composites in my book.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 01:19 UTC

Trying a bit too hard for my taste. ONE moment of emotional rawness or honesty would have worked better for me. But if it's what his clients will pay him for, good luck to him.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 01:18 UTC as 39th comment
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Photoman: I can't remember last time I bought a new Canon...and I doubt I ever will again.

That is almost ALWAYS the case with the dedicated brand bashers. An empty gallery. Or just a few "tests".

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 23:18 UTC
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aquarta: It's the Sony effect. They have 60% of the image sensor market.

Its hard to compete when you have a CEO who says they aren't scared of Sony.

What he is aware of and what he will tell you he is aware of are two different things.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 22:36 UTC
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falconeyes: Small Sony is making a solid profit year after year - despite their bold effort at innovation and R&D.

Makes me wonder where all that money within much bigger Canon and Nikon is going to ... There must be a staff of lazy/inefficient and wealthy people to be sustained ;)

"Nice bokeh" is more constructive than "Go team!!!"

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 12:02 UTC
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CameraLabTester: Financial Results
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Operating Income
Constant Currency Basis
Exchange Rates
Predictions
Forecast
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Billion Yen
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Acquire

Yes...

This is a photography website...

.

Oh, nobody's mentioned who has got the best Amazon sales figures yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 11:35 UTC
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Photoman: I can't remember last time I bought a new Canon...and I doubt I ever will again.

I was referring more to the OP, but still ... thanks. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 05:39 UTC
In reply to:

LFPCPH: Does James Bond use Canon products ?

Sony is James Bond's creator. For now.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 02:21 UTC
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aquarta: It's the Sony effect. They have 60% of the image sensor market.

Its hard to compete when you have a CEO who says they aren't scared of Sony.

What sane CEO ever SAYS otherwise?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
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Photoman: I can't remember last time I bought a new Canon...and I doubt I ever will again.

Fascinating. And what did you have for lunch yesterday?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 02:18 UTC
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: Financial Results
Decline
Sales
Operating Income
Constant Currency Basis
Exchange Rates
Predictions
Forecast
Profitability
Billion Yen
Volume
Spin Off
Acquire

Yes...

This is a photography website...

.

The faithful need their ammo.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 01:48 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (266 comments in total)
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AeroX: I was waiting for that burning question that didn't come: When will the Alpha 6100 hit the shops

Well, it was not a rumour. It happened more than once. However, you are right that the new official line is somewhat different.

And one has to wonder if running a line by "clueless guys in India or somewhere?" reflects Sony's after care service, which is still NOT as good for professional stills cameras as it is for video equipment.

Time will tell. But I wonder if any NEW adopter would move into A-mount right now. I wouldn't, although I am trying to decide between E-mount models.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 06:21 UTC
On article Video: What's in the future for Sony's Alpha system? (266 comments in total)
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AeroX: I was waiting for that burning question that didn't come: When will the Alpha 6100 hit the shops

That's not what Sony UK have specifically told users about A-Mount development.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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GaryJP: Looking pretty good. Am still trying to decide between the A7RII and this for video work. Not sure if I really need to shoot video in situations the human eye can't see, and the A7RII is very good for much else.

Unfortunately many stills clients in my area these days are suffering from megapixelitis and insisting on at least 20 megapixel images before they will even hire you.

In the HK market even family photography jobs and kid portraits are asking for 20 megapixels. I think it's overkill, but it is one of the few catchphrases many customers know.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 10:24 UTC
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