RTSIMON

Joined on Apr 20, 2016

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Canada Goose without the goose, but lots of attitude. For that price would expect more goose, less attitude.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2020 at 00:31 UTC as 66th comment
On article An introduction to video tripods (39 comments in total)

I am waiting the delivery of a second hand Gitzo G1380 Fluid head. Any experience or advice with this beast? As I am not aware which spring is loaded, I was happy to learn parts are readily available. As the seller seemed to be also unaware of the exact configuration, is it possible that a head like this may be unrepairable? Is it easy to dissemble? There are literally no tech vids available.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2019 at 14:28 UTC as 6th comment

I was very happy to see an update for my A7rii, despite the fact that the multi USB connector on the camera was not delivering an uninterrupted connection without the tethering clamp attached. That was a bit of foresight on Sony’s part. The firmware update was successful, and I feel this body purchased in the first batch, has been given a new life. Granted, the construction of this camera is not very robust, it feels it will break one day. This leads to another discussion. Not for this posting, but for new thread: When they do break, how does Sony deal with repairs? Where are my prime lenses cleaned and repaired in Canada?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2019 at 12:18 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

I Just updated and can confirm a clear increase in focus speed for both my GMaster lenses. Or is this just wishful thinking? It feels ‘snappier’. Definitely.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2019 at 15:29 UTC as 65th comment
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m_black: Now every photo taken of a person or animal in the history of photography will have to be retaken because they didn't have eye AF. Hold my beer, this may take a while.

So do I. Large sensors + sharp lens require AF for moving subjects. I at least cannot see that quickly and react to a subject coming forward. I learned this the first time with a Hasselblad H5 and +p65 back, in that every image shot in manual mode was out of focus. This was my first time using this system, but I had never experienced such a failure of focus.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2019 at 14:44 UTC
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m_black: Now every photo taken of a person or animal in the history of photography will have to be retaken because they didn't have eye AF. Hold my beer, this may take a while.

Exactly. People are complaining about how this new feature works (or does not work) a feature they never needed before. I worry about people who are more interested in perfect technology as opposed to just making meaningful photographs. How does one feel after lauding the features of their new-super-camera-features, when some kid using old technology still makes better photos than they do. It all comes down to chasing the imaginary.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2019 at 12:19 UTC
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Turbguy1: Ahh...

Ever hear of Photographer's Formulary???

I used Formulary 120 and 130 paper developers for years for pulling those silver halides into more silvery tones. Much superior to Dektol and Selectol Soft in that you cold reuse. They were so expensive that I started weighing out each ingredient, though if I remember correctly, glycin was hard to find.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 21:47 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 review (285 comments in total)

Hmm. Is this reviewer biased?

At one point he makes an excuse for the quality of light, as a way to justify the native 100 ISO. On that particular day of reviewing this camera, The quality of light was too poor to merit using ISO 64, and that he may as well be using a D70.

What kind of justification is that? It seems he is going head over heels to love everything about what the camera is NOT.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 13:28 UTC as 8th comment
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)
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RTSIMON: What really scares Nikon / Canon is that Sony is large enough to buy them out when the time comes.

Your comment makes little sense.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1265 comments in total)

What really scares Nikon / Canon is that Sony is large enough to buy them out when the time comes.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 96th comment | 10 replies
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Sammy Yousef: No offence, but as I don't know how to put it any other way: You guys are crazy.

You're just dying to give a company money for something that use to be free in the hope that it will be improved. When history clearly shows few software products improve in the hands of new owners.

The guys that actually developed this software you know and love are probably long gone. I wonder if the source base is even intelligible or whether the whole point of acquiring it was to kill off any competition for new U-point software and incorporate it as is.

I hope I'm wrong, but as an example: did Paintshop Pro improve after Jasc was acquired? Sure more features, but also bloat and arguably spyware DRM.

If Google had opened the source, you'd have multiple companies jump on U-points would have become just another option in a lot of different pieces of software.

What makes you think DxO would never go the subscription route?

Here comes the new master, same as the old. You guys are happy about this?

The original price I believe before Google bought the company was $299 for each plugin. Google gave it to us free.

It may be the best plugin EVER made!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 02:48 UTC
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