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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BaldCol: Overpriced and overhyped like all Apple products but as long as people keep buying them why should they care.

I love building my own system and have had no issues with the first one I did in 2011. Looking to build a new machine this year as I move into 4K video content creation and now that I'm shooting with 24 MP cameras and also editing 42MP images from my second shooters a7r2... my 2011 machine is starting to show its age when it comes to processing those massive files.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 14:19 UTC
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BaldCol: Overpriced and overhyped like all Apple products but as long as people keep buying them why should they care.

a 5K 27" Dell monitor is $2000. Pretty hefty.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&N=100160979 601205242

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: The D7500 is $1250 while the D750 is $1500 and the D500 is $1800. The unloved D610 is also $1500. [b&h]

I would say that at current prices the D7500 is far from a no-brainer decision.

(aside ... Nikon really doesn't want to sell you a D610 does it?)

From a video perspective, this is a pretty nice all in one.

I got my D7200 refurb for $799. It won't be too long I imagine before this one will be available as a refurb for around $900. At that point, I'll be offloading my D7200 and putting some cash with it to get a 7500.

Having a tilting LCD and power aperture in LV is pretty nice. Just like a D750.

Once we got to 12MP, that was enough for 99% of users out there. Whether it's 20 or 24 MP doesn't matter to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
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Chaitanya S: that tiny sensor though. I would love to see atleast a 1" sensor inside one of these rugged compacts.

Make this a consumer one for about $249.

Introduce a more "pro" 1" sensor version with the same zoom range and RAW for $449.

Winner!

Looking at the dimensions, it's about the same size as the Coolpix A and that bad boy had a APS-C sensor in there! (I was shooting with it yesterday and forgot how much fun that little camera is)

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:54 UTC
On article GoPro launches camera trade-up program in the US (25 comments in total)

I sold my Hero 2 a few months ago for $100 on Craigslist.

Now, kind of missing it for timelapse and the like, saving shutter count on my DSLRs.... so I'm going to pick up a Hero 5. lol

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:10 UTC as 5th comment
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photomedium: Back to basic is good but lets face it, I am not seeing much as of right now that would make me go out and get a new Nikon camera.
If you own any of the nikons from 2012 onwards and you are into general photography what else do you need?? However, everything else being equal, even if the speed limit is 70MPH you generally will want a car that can do 120MPH. If you know what I mean. The products need to keep up with the times. I am talking about 4K video (with tracking AF), connectivity, cell phone like operation etc.
Hopefully they can think about that!

I agree. I'd still be shooting my D90 (able to get nice 24x36 prints out of that thing... but I needed video and so I upgraded to a D750 and D7200.

These 2 cameras should last me another 5-6 years until 4K or 8K really starts to take off.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 20:56 UTC
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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 160th 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 6th 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 (205 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 12th 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 131st 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
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