Dan_168

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Dan_168: Another great option for Astro shooter, myself included, I just received my Sigma 14/1.8 and will probably order this one too for my Sony system, even I don't use my Sony A7R II for Astro but this is still looks to be a good regular landscape lens for hiking and backpacking, cheap, pretty small, with front filter thread for easy filter attachment. so much faster than the Voigtlander 15 and probably much lower distortion as well.

Yeah it's funny when a lens doesn't fit one's shooting style and it's all useless lens for everyone else. LOL.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:41 UTC

Another great option for Astro shooter, myself included, I just received my Sigma 14/1.8 and will probably order this one too for my Sony system, even I don't use my Sony A7R II for Astro but this is still looks to be a good regular landscape lens for hiking and backpacking, cheap, pretty small, with front filter thread for easy filter attachment. so much faster than the Voigtlander 15 and probably much lower distortion as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:07 UTC as 8th comment | 9 replies
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Ian: "That said, we're aware that a great many people primarily shoot JPEG. " Is that really true? I'm not saying it isn't, but in 2017, it seems surprising.

I am not surprised at all when I heard they said a lot of people shoot JPEG, at least most of the "none serious photographer" friend I know shoot JPEG, I mean those won't hike 4 miles and wait in cold for the perfect sunrise moment and go up to Yosemite during a snow storm but just use their camera during family vacation kind of friends. and those more serious photographer I know are mostly shooting with a higher end FF models, so I am not surprised at all a lot of users for this entry level model shoot JPEG.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:29 UTC

"worth the weight", wow, it sounds like the guy is carrying a 10 lb camera. that's what I used to say when I hiked with my 1Ds MK III back then with few TSE lenses and 70-200. LOL.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 01:42 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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photo_rb: Nice article. I'd be interested in knowing the the author or anyone else reading has used this belt clip with a similar camera but a longer bigger lens such as the 300 or 100-400 and if so, how well it hangs while hiking.

I have similar set up but hate it and only used it few times then never touched it again, for a tiny camera like my A7R II I just use Black Rapid strap combine with a carabiner clip to my backpack waist strap, this way I can freely slide my camera up and down without haveing the camera swinging around when I am crawling over rocks or jumping over to cross creek and things like that.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 01:39 UTC
On article Vintage lens shootout: three lenses, one model (76 comments in total)
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just someone: Love this.

Everyone should stop pixel peeping and enjoy photography more.

When someone says that this lens or that lens isn't sharp or something like that, I just roll my eyes!

I roll my eyes when I heard all lenses are created equally and make no difference in people's photography. and funny I found a lot of those making the " gear doesn't matter" comments people are actually shooting with high end expensive gears themselves. LOL.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
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Paul B Jones: How is Canon doing? Still in business?

Yeah I thin they are doing fine, still producing great camera and very nice lenses, just no FF mirrorless, LOL, I am about to upgrade my 1Dx to 1DX II after playing with the A9.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 03:26 UTC

I am a little surprised it took this long. LOL.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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panchorancho: First thing I do when I get a Nikon body with a built in flash is to gaffer tape it shut. It's the dumbest thing ever to have on a pro camera.

I thought I am the only one doing that.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 04:22 UTC
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IR1234: I'm not budgeting any extra time for the flight - but the people behind me sure are screwed if every item goes in it's own tray.

well, there is always photographer in front of you, right?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (476 comments in total)
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ardp: More pixels = smaller pixels. why oh why does even a professional site such as this, chase that false scale?

It is only true when compare the sensor with exact same generation technologies, does the D810 has less DR and high ISO performance than the 12MP D3?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (79 comments in total)

Nice !!! Just can't want for my Pre-ordered Nikon Mount 14 Art to arrive, the Canon version is already available here.....waiting game continues.......if It's not here by end of the month, I will go buy the Canon version, I don't mind to own both version as I shoot multiple systems anyway, I have those Samyang in both platform too, It will be a lens to replace my 2X Samyang 14 + 2X Samyang 24 1.4, Nikon 14-24 + Zeiss Batis 18, not a bad deal at all. I do see some Coma there but where do I find another 14mm with wide open F1.8 with less Coma ????

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 15:55 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Matt1645f4: Thats it i give up, i'm selling all my camera gear, cancelling all my holidays and just going to browse google .......

me too.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 22:44 UTC

What a color combination, LOL

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 05:55 UTC as 10th comment
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WillWeaverRVA: Compared to the Really Right Stuff L-brackets (which aren't "universal"), this is a pretty good price. If it's just as durable, it might be a pretty nice alternative.

@ARB1, exactly my point. the L -bracket, whether is a $25 one or $50 RRS, doesn't affect the image quality, but it does make some different for some people on how it 'feel", and it's up to the individual to determine whether it is worth to spend more for things like that, and in my case, I am huge fan of Kirk and RRS so I just stick with those and cut down one night of fancy hotel and stay in Motel 8 instead, LOL. different priority for different people.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 20:18 UTC
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WillWeaverRVA: Compared to the Really Right Stuff L-brackets (which aren't "universal"), this is a pretty good price. If it's just as durable, it might be a pretty nice alternative.

As for durability, I don't think any one will have problem with them, how many around here actually have a L bracket "worn out" because it's " built poorly? maybe not a lot, if any, but being functional is not equal to being nice, I am a RRS fan and most of my L bracket, lens collar, Nodal Rail, Clamps and ballheads, Pano gears are from them but I do have one cheap L bracket from ebay on my A7R II as I don't plan on keep this camera so I just pick up a cheap one and when I sell it I just leave it there, it 's been working just fine and served its purpose, just like you can take a Corolla to work or you can take your Porsche to work, both will get you to your office. it's up to the individual to determine it's "worth" to spend his/her money this way.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 19:16 UTC
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gbfOH: The 3-legged thing web site and this article says that their new L-bracket will work with the Canon 5D Mark IV, but a "small adjustment" may be needed to access battery and/or cable doors. I would like to know what is meant by "small adjustment" and exactly which door or doors are blocked by the bracket.

Maybe just losen the screw, move the bracket a "little bit", and tight it back again, LOL, that's what you get for having " universal" thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:59 UTC
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marc petzold: It's not really LowCost, for around 50 Bucks. I've bought L-Brackets for about 8-15 EUR from Aliexpress, black color of course, not this disgusting one from this brand into this color. ;-) For my Nikon 1 V1, Sony NEX-6, and A7. The A7 one is afaik from NEEWER brand, but it is like the others really nice quality, and was way cheap. I must work hard for my money, so i buy 95% of all my stuff except food online - and camera accessoires, therefore from Asia.

it's all relative, if you compare that to Kirk and RRS, it's really low cost. As for color, that's a matter of personal taste. I am not a fan of gold color bracket but someone else may.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:56 UTC

That's a great news, as a multiple system user, I use mostly Canon and Nikon SLR lenses on my Sony A7RII, two of my all time favorite lenses for both buildings and landscape is the Canon TSE17 and TSE 24 II, due to their optic quality and Tile/Shift capability, hope this adapter add more capability to my Nikon 14-24, Samyang 14, Zeiss 15, Zeiss 21....... Anyone know the price?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 15:42 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Phil Birder: Why not just build E-mount lenses? They would sell like hotcakes.

Pretty sure they will, I am waiting for them, but at the meanwhile, I will use their DSLR version on both my DSLR and mirrorless until the E-mount comes out.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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