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.

virtualkyr's recent activity

  • on the filters - I personally don't own any for my Nikon 1 lenses. Although I do have several 77mm ones for my DSLRs. If you're just doing this "for fun" you can probably get away with cheaper ...
  • I recently got a 16-35 F4 and have been quite pleased with it. But I just started doing a lot of real estate photography and now wish I had the 14-24. lol a 16-35 2.8 would be nice for low light ...
  • Even if they keep it at 1", I'm fine... just continue the line. Sony has had great success (?) with the RX100 series 1" lines. There's no reason Nikon can't compete in that premium compact category ...
  • Ok, I'm at work and don't have my SBN5 with me, but exactly what did you do to make it work? I have a 622 for the 685 series flashes and also another transmitter that triggers the 560 series with ...
  • Def a tripod if you want to get creative with long exposures. I usually go to the Big Island and you can get some dark skies there and do amazing astrophotography. I'm guessing Maui would be ...
  • You'd be surprised. I'm really a videographer. In addition to doing video and photos at weddings, I film things like dance recitals and marching band competitions. It never fails at the ...
  • nearly all my lenses are used or refurb. Never had any issues. The only lenses I have purchased new are the Nikon 35 1.8 DX for $200 and 50 1.4 FX for $400. My 70-200 VR2 is a refurb from B&H while ...
  • I agree with the price to high sentiment. No way on Earth would I (nor general consumer) pay $1200 for the V1 2 lens kit at launch. Only at the $399 fire sale price did it make sense to purchase ...
  • Very cool to see inside like that what is FPC?
  • Replied in Not a D7100
    I use my D750 and D7200 to make wedding videos (along with my V1 and J5) and the D750 is where you want to be if using Nikon for "serious" video. Short answer, you can't fully control your Nikon in ...
  • Replied in Nikon 1 Lenses
    Mine rotates very smoothly and with not much effort. I bought mine used. Love the 6.7-13.
  • Replied in From FX to J5?
    I got my j5 2 weeks ago from KEH for $299 body only I have found that the focus system is considerably better than my V1, particularly with the cx70-300. Personally I am loving the j5. I even used ...
  • 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...

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

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

  • Commented on article Video: Nikon D7500 first look

    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...

  • FexEx delivered it about an hour ago. I let the battery get a full charge and just took it outside for a minute with the 70-300. Just based on the back LCD the images do seem to be more lively ...
  • Created discussion thread Nikon 1 J5 for $299.
    KEH had one in Ex+ condition for $299 just now and I figured at that price I'd get a J5 to try out and see how it really compares to my V1. i have a huge wedding shoot next weekend where I'm doing ...
  • Many great photos in this thread. My CPA has been sitting on the shelf as I've given favor to the V1 and trinity combo for travel, but now I'm thinking maybe a personal challenge to only take a CPA ...
  • 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...

  • Can you imaine what it would cost? Probably $1999 given their current updated rates for new lenses. I got my 17-55 almost 3 years ago now for $750 on Craigslist and it's by far my favorite DX lens. ...
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