NowHearThis

NowHearThis

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Enterprise Implementation Consultant
Joined on Aug 24, 2007
About me:

Future Considerations:
Speakers: (This was easy to decide on...)
Front:2 NHT Classic Three (When the 1.8s finally give out)
Rear: 2 NHT Classic Two
or
Klipsch Reference Series

Current Line Up:
Verve Subwoofer (Dual 10' & 200w amp)
Polk Audio T15 (2)
Polk Audio CS1 (for $60 this was just too good a deal to pass up on.)

Previous Audio Gear:
2-Infinity 42.5i in Custom center channel box wired in series (8 ohms) - still have, replaced w/CS1, will probably reuse these with the woofers from the 1.8's.
NHT 1.8 (2) (Midrange foam surrounds finally gave out - took 22yrs; 6.5" subs still work fine, and will be reused in a future project)

Current Camera Gear:
Olympus OM-D E-M10
Olympus 14-42 II R MSC

Previous Camera Gear:
Sony A65
Sony 18-135m f/3.5-5.6
Sony 85mm f/2.8
Sony HVL-F43AM

Sony NEX-7
Sony 18-200mm OSS
Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS
Sony HVL-F20AM

Canon T2i
Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon 270EX

Nikon D40
Nikon 18-55 ED II
Nikon 55-200mm VR
Nikon 35mm F1.8
Nikon SB-400

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The Spirit of the Minolta DiMage XT is reborn </tongue_in_cheek>

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 19:23 UTC as 16th comment
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF bokeh demystified (355 comments in total)
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StevenE: Great lens if you shoot mainly environmental portraits, in bright areas with flash. The light loss is enormous compared to an 85 f/1.4 .... four full stops

F/1.4 to F/2 is one stop, F/2 to F/2.8 is one stop...
How did you get to 4 stops??? Common Core math? ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 19:04 UTC

I hope she's awarded $50 and a free burrito. Model release or not these types of cases are asinine IMO.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 05:29 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Lighting, composition, and skill of the photographer are far more important than camera brand will ever be. 21 1/2 years ago my wedding photographer used a Pentax PZ-70 35mm film camera with outstanding results.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 00:41 UTC as 228th comment | 8 replies
On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2016 (152 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: How can we vote for lenses we don't have?

Very simple: "if I had money...I would buy...." then pick your favorite.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 18:37 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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Aroart: Sorry, but I would rather take an xt2, d500 or 2 d7200's for that price...

...

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 06:40 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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Aroart: Sorry, but I would rather take an xt2, d500 or 2 d7200's for that price...

@Aroart: ISO3200 is not needed for my list (you are welcome to use it on yours). I've never used a setting that high - on any camera I've owned, nor would I need it now. Truthfully I don't need 4K either. But yay, it has it, so that's 1 less thing for little snowflakes to cry about.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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Aroart: Sorry, but I would rather take an xt2, d500 or 2 d7200's for that price...

I would get the [other brand camera] with the pixel shift tech, 4K Video, Articulated LCD, 60fps shutter, and IBIS... oh wait...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1374 comments in total)
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De Fotoman: Am I the only one who thinks this is one ugly camera?

No. I'm sure there's another person out there if the same opinion. I am not that person however.

Still better looking than the Sigma dp# Quattro, Pentax K-01, or Fuji X-Pro2.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:40 UTC

Only F/2...

</sarcasm>

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 119th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)
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ozturert: So is Apple going to sell Esc key, only for 29,99$?

Why do you need a key when there is a touchpad button in the upper left corner labeled "esc"?

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2196 comments in total)
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Greg7579: I love this camera. It is absolutely stupendously incredibly awesome. If you are a Nikon or Canon FF guy -- just hold this camera and take one image with it. Then stare at it for a minute or two.... If you are a professional sports shooter you will no doubt hang onto your FF gear and big lenses for a bit longer. But whenever you are shooting anything else or walking or traveling anywhere, you will go out the door with the XT-2 and those magical FX lenses. That I know. Happened to me and so many pro's I know.....
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

@Darkerlight, I'm glad your RX1R II worked for you. I know it could not have worked for me. Nothing like that would have worked for my Moab hiking trip, my Jackson Hole/Yellowstone trip, my business travels to Montreal & Washington DC. It's because of these and many others, that I shoot Mirrorless. It's small when I want/need it to be but still versatile. But to each their own, like I said one focal length isn't suitable for *everyone*.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2196 comments in total)
In reply to:

Greg7579: I love this camera. It is absolutely stupendously incredibly awesome. If you are a Nikon or Canon FF guy -- just hold this camera and take one image with it. Then stare at it for a minute or two.... If you are a professional sports shooter you will no doubt hang onto your FF gear and big lenses for a bit longer. But whenever you are shooting anything else or walking or traveling anywhere, you will go out the door with the XT-2 and those magical FX lenses. That I know. Happened to me and so many pro's I know.....
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

@Darkerlight
Being stuck with only one focal length is not ideal/suitable...for everyone - regardless if you are trying to go as light as possible.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
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Nobby2016: meh.. no 4k....

No EVF either...

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 01:30 UTC
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NowHearThis: Nice! The NEX-7 MKII. About time. Minus the Tri-Navi, but ops for Fast AF and a Touchscreen, both were things my NEX7 desperately needed.

And that's fine with me, that's all I really use the touchscreen for on my E-M10.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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Thorgrem: So the A6300 failed as a popular successor to the A6000 and gets replaces in 8 months.
They now just ad in body stabilization (which is nice) and raise the price extensively. This won't do sales any better.

I think Sony has lost it's grip on the non FF mirror-less market.

They added a touchscreen too, which people have been griping about for years - myself included.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
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mmrezaie: This camera is perfect for me only if there was a way I could find a quality prime around 24mm like the 23mm f2 of Fuji. I am looking for something very light in that zone.

The Zeiss 24/1.8 is great, but pricey ( probably 2x the cost of the Fuji. )

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:03 UTC

Nice! The NEX-7 MKII. About time. Minus the Tri-Navi, but ops for Fast AF and a Touchscreen, both were things my NEX7 desperately needed.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:58 UTC as 176th comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

KCook: An M4/3 lens requiring a 72mm filter???

justshootme

Yeah, didn't make sense to use a drop-in filter.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
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sonics: Looks like a great lens, but gone is the compact m43 format:

http://camerasize.com/compact/#594.613,660.545,hd,t

You forgot to post this view:
http://camerasize.com/compact/#660.545,594.613,hd,f

Also I doubt that 18-135 canon lens will equal the optical quality of the 12-100/4. It also starts at 29mm not 24. Back when I shot Canon the only APS-C lens worth getting was the 15-85 and while it's a little shorter than the Olympus, it's also even heavier. Canon shooters ought to spend just a little more and get a better lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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