virtualkyr

virtualkyr

Lives in United States AL, United States
Works as a Mechanical Engineer
Has a website at www.kyleroot.com
Joined on Jul 6, 2012
About me:

Engineer by day, wedding and event video guy on the weekends, and hobbyist photo dude at other times.

I also tutor math and play progressive rock, guitar and keyboards.

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Stollen1234: should i upgrade from canon 7DIi to Iphone Dual-cam?

i do mainly street photography and landscape

rofl

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 17:48 UTC

So the bottom line is, that these new laptops are not suitable for working professionals who are in the photo and video field right out of the gate without buying extra accessories. lol

Better off to go with a Dell Alienware or MSI or similar anyways. More power and options for less cost!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 159th comment | 1 reply
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riveredger: Carry anywhere convenience = smartphone. I have had a bunch of compacts over the years and find that I just never carried one everywhere. My phone, though, is always with me.

Agree. My iPhone 6s+ has become my everyday camera.

Unless I know I'm going to be in a challenging situation (i.e. low light). Then the D750 or D7200 makes an appearance.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 15:27 UTC
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Sonyshine: Imagine that sensor in the new Nikon V4....or J6....or DL....

Yeah fingers crossed Nikon has a nice upgrade for their Nikon 1 line in the works.

My V1 is still doing well, but I'm sure sensors are better now than 4 or 5 years ago. About time to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:59 UTC

It's on Sony's site.

http://www.sony.com/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-6500?cpint=SG_CATEGORY_SEC-TOUT-OTHER-S03B03B03-EN_GL-2016-09-M01-M03B0-TOUT01-M03B0

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:52 UTC as 302nd comment | 1 reply
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jadot: Didn't Nikon just release their KeyMission 170 for less money?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1281471-REG/nikon_keymission_170_4k_action.html

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
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jadot: Didn't Nikon just release their KeyMission 170 for less money?

It's $396... so $3 cheaper, but I'm guessing the Nikon has a better lens system.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:31 UTC

I've been on smugmug for a few years. But, am just now actually getting my photography business kind of going like 3 years after I signed up. Lol

Will stay.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 02:20 UTC as 5th comment
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Gesture: I see nothing wrong with down-specifying the entry level DSLR. But this camera should cost no more than $400 with kit lens.

exactly, this thing will have rebates and special offers very soon.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (202 comments in total)

I just got the 50 1.4D about a month or so ago. Man I wish I had gotten it sooner! There is something I just love about the picture it gives.... I think it's great bokeh!

I primarily shoot video, but am doing more and more photography and used it for the first time at a wedding photo shoot about 2 weeks ago and got some to-die-for shots with it.

I use it on a D750 and D7200.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 17:20 UTC as 10th comment
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)
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Photojournalist7: Pricey but waiting to see the results. Nikon Canon are less than 2k Tamron Sigma are around 1.5k

I will note that every time Nikon releases a new lens here lately, it is considerably more expensive than what it replaced.

Their 300 F4 went from $1309 to $1996 almost $700 price increase (along with better performance and all that)... so there is something to be said for recouping R&D and current manufacturing costs. like you noted.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)
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Photojournalist7: Pricey but waiting to see the results. Nikon Canon are less than 2k Tamron Sigma are around 1.5k

The Nikon 70-200 F2.8 VR2 is $2,096 and was just on sale for $1899 brand new a couple weeks ago.

That's a good $600-$800 less depending on when you buy. I don't know about the Canon side.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:59 UTC

I like the new white.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 02:07 UTC as 130th comment
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backupgeek: If they had less ads, I would actually be able to see posts from people I follow.

I see ads regularly on IG. All the time actually.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 19:36 UTC

Just what I need! Lol

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 01:45 UTC as 2nd comment
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chkproductions: Several years back I read an article where the most important factor in a consumer making a decision to purchase is from a "trusted friend", someone they personally know. I assume this influencer thing is an attempt to replicate this factor. But the lack of trust that people have with information and commentary outside of their immediate sphere of trusted relationships dooms any real lasting value of purchase manipulation through "influencers". Influencers is just the most current "technique" that will go away and be replaced - much like the technique of the moment in photography styles get replace with the next.

But the real issue to me is this - most everyday people have come to realize they just have too much "stuff" nowadays. They don't need anymore. How many microwave ovens do you really need in your lifetime? And any amount of "influence" isn't going to make you buy more.

You know my parents still have a GE toaster from like the 70s.. still going strong and making great toast!

As for me, I've gone through about 3 or 4 toasters. lol

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: I'll stick with my much better & useful Lowepro Flipside 400 AW (with smaller models for those that want it that way). The only downside with that design is a lack of space for a laptop, but how often would you want that when all you need are cameras, lenses, flashes etc for a number of occasions. The laptop could be in its own bag & left at the hotel (or home), if that is what the day use of the camera bag is.
http://store.lowepro.com/flipside-400-aw

This is why I got the Tenba Roadie for travel as it holds all my camera stuff, room for some personal stuff, and up to a 17" laptop.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1061071-REG/tenba_638_319_roadie_hdslr_video_backpack_22.html

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
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Pitchertaker: This Manfrotto bag's features are almost what I want in a second bag, which I'm searching for now.

My entire EM-1 kit fits inside my Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L AW (EM-1, grip, 12, 17, 45, chargers, cables, batteries, cleaning kit, memory, etc.,) and there's room for me to attach a tripod or trekking poles. The hydration reservoir is about the only useless space. I love its built-in rain cover and how flipping it around I can open and access gear without setting it on the ground.

The only problem with this bag is there's no room for me! No room to carry anything personal, I mean. I'm looking for a pack that can carry all of this gear securely in one place while leaving me room to carry more personal items like: lunch, windbreaker, phone,

I want pretty much the same features offered by my Lowepro (wearable rain cover, body-side access) but with the ability to use a portion of the pack for myself.

I'm thinking maybe the Think Tank Urban Approach 15?

Suggestions?

This manfrotto bag is somewhat similar to the Tenba Roadie. I picked this backpack up a few months ago and LOVE it. It has tons or room and goes everywhere I go now.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1061071-REG/tenba_638_319_roadie_hdslr_video_backpack_22.html

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)

I've had my wheeled Pelican 1610 and regular carry 1510 for over 10 years now. Indeed, between the 2 of them loaded with gear, it's around 75lbs total. I would certainly welcome the idea of 40% weight reduction in the base case!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 28th comment
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Peter K Burian: They should be smaller and pocketable? Well, that aspect is already taken care of by cell phone cameras. .... Camera makers won't even try to compete with those, so larger, more versatile and capable of much better image quality makes sense as the development goal.

btw, we were on a Caribbean cruise with 2900 other people recently. We went ashore on islands and I watched to see what kind of camera they were using. Some days, I did not see a single person with a DSLR. Overall, I would say that 90% were using cell phone or iPad cameras. It was almost surprising to see a real camera in use ....... Scary for the industry.

... and when I post images of the kids online... parents are always like "Your pictures are so amazing and clear! How do you do that?"

lol

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
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