tgelston

Lives in United States VT, United States
Joined on Sep 29, 2005
About me:

Love to answer camera questions - no question is stupid, we were all noobs once.

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Sdaniella: note:
Sony is only counting their top end FF ilc (highest value) models a7 series and a99 slts
and not their more affordable higher volume (lower value) apsc ilc models

whilst their competitors have several model mixes, from budget FF to high end FF, to lower volume top end pro FF models

and the stats given are focused on total FF value shipped rather than total FF units shipped

... in only USA ... being 2nd ... in the 3rd largest market
where all markets are trending downwards (total value or total units)
and

where the largest markets are ...

for total # UNITS shipped:
1) europe
2) asia (excl. japan)
3) usa (<= diminishing piece of #volume pie)
4) japan
5) other

for total $ VALUE shipped:
1) asia (excl. japan)
2) europe
3) usa (<= diminishing piece of $value pie)
4) japan
5) other

just google it ... 2017 (data ... mostly 2016, or earlier)

and the diminishing USA market isn't leaping over europe nor asia anytime soon
even though they have the LOWEST prices globally

@snapHappy32 - if Canon and Nikon add IBIS you suddenly have much less incentive to buy their very nice IS lenses that I suspect they make a significant portion of their profit selling. Sony didn't have the lenses and was able to do this without hurting their lens sales.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
On article Weye Feye connects your DSLR and smartphone (42 comments in total)

Another vote for DSLR controller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LoCrfFwKAI

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 13:31 UTC as 10th comment
On article Just posted: Nikon D5200 in-depth review (231 comments in total)
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Gesture: What's the equivalent in the Canon or Sony lineup?

Canon T4i or Sony a65

Link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 01:31 UTC
On article Just posted: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens review (157 comments in total)

I love mine but wonder if the 24-70 f/4 had been out. . if that would have satisfied me. My partner that I shoot weddings with says no, we need that extra stop but in my tests the 24-70 f/4 is right there hanging with it - I have a little video review up of the three 24 lenses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzR_CjFs8g8

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
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Louis Dallara: You can buy a whole Samsung camera with built in wifi for $129 on Amazon
Why would you spend $99 on this card?
IMHO.My Eye-Fi X2 never worked right, so why would I gamble on this card, besides it doesn't work with a D800

I own the 5DMarkIII and LOVE using this card. I spent the weekend shooting - Raws + small jpeg to the card, with my smartphone in my pocket and direct mode on the small JPEGS were going online as I took the photos. Necessary? Nope but certainly fun and worked like a champ. My small JPEG photos from my 5DMIII are just a tad better than what I would get with the Samsung camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 18:45 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i review (232 comments in total)
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ThoughtfulMind: Ok, guys, I need help here. I am a newbie to photography, no experience more than taking the occasional pictures here and there, with a recent decision to pick up photography, been reading quite a bit when suddenly my cheapo p&s died. I am trying to decide between a t3i and a t4i. So here's what I'm looking for, I will probably start with the camera on auto, but want to be able to experiment and learn with the manual modes over time. I am also of the mentality that I want to buy something that will last a few years and that I'd rather spend the money upfront rather than start with something basic then pay more down the line to upgrade. I love the fact that the t4i doesn't "effectively" have a 4GB movie limit and a stereo mic, but I am concerned that its slightly noisier than a t3i. And while the t3i can be had at a bargain now, I am wondering how it will hold up quality-wise 3-4 years down the road. I have considered an SLT-57, loved it, but hated the downwards swiveling screen.

Just a note that unless you buy used the t3i is actually as cheap or cheaper than the t2i on Amazon.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 16:29 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i review (232 comments in total)
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Shakens: don't like the idea of a touchscreen on my DSLR
its bad enough keeping the screen on my phone clean.
don't what greasy finger marks allover my camera too

I thought I was going to dislike the touchscreen and felt similar to your sentiments. turns out it is quite a nice feature for some of the shooting I do and honestly my finger is less greasy than my nose that often hits the screen. Sorry if that was TMI for folks :) I have a full review/demo of the touchscreen on my site - happy to share it with anyone interested.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 16:27 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i review (232 comments in total)
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Datda913: just bought this one last week, and it's cheaper here in the Philippines, thanks, just one question, on " Setting Copyright Information " after setting of the authors name and copyright info text info does not appear on uploaded images , can you help me with this, thanks and more power.

It should appear in the EXIF data - it will not be visible on the image (sorry if this is not what you understood) but if you open it in any decent imaging editing program the EXIF data should be visible and your information should be in there.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2012 at 16:23 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 hands-on preview (165 comments in total)
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nosnhojm: When will this be available?

Early November

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 13:25 UTC
On article Five of the best tripods for under $450 (87 comments in total)
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tgelston: Can I throw in a plug for Dolica at $43 on Amazon it is far cheaper and just about as good in most respects.

Wouldn't let me add a link - told me it was a swear word. . so helpful!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2011 at 13:38 UTC
On article Five of the best tripods for under $450 (87 comments in total)
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tgelston: Can I throw in a plug for Dolica at $43 on Amazon it is far cheaper and just about as good in most respects.

Legs adjustable independently, has the spike feet or rubber feet, center column flips and includes the hook for adding stability. Comes with its own carrying case. The head is on the cheaper side. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D60LG8?ie=UTF8&tag=mapsdpr-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393185&creativeASIN=B001D60LG8&ref_=sr_1_1&qid=1314970410&sr=8-1

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2011 at 13:38 UTC
On article Five of the best tripods for under $450 (87 comments in total)

Can I throw in a plug for Dolica at $43 on Amazon it is far cheaper and just about as good in most respects.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2011 at 13:37 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
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