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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This is awesome news - I am just bummed you guys aren't moving down here to Seattle! -Toby (Photorectoby)

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 17:38 UTC as 198th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)
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Brechtlam: How about startup-time and seconds until the first photo + precision of using the adjustement wheels for aperture and shutterspeed?

I remember the time when point and shoot cameras where promoted underlining their speed in startup+af+first shot. I miss that nowadays as of mirrorless cameras feel like rather slow hybrid machines compared to the snappy performance of dslr's.

I'm using sony system since the nex5n with multiple bodies (6300, 6300, a7rii) besides a canon 5d mk III and I missed a lot of sponteanous shots because of that intolerable startup times and very mushy controls of aperture and shutterspeed compared to the canon...

As a a7Riii user - I am very happy with the startup time. It is always ready to go by the time I have brought it up to my eye.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 16:29 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)
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Tapper123: So, no panorama or apps? Those were some really good features for those who used them. Any chance Sony might add them back in a firmware update?

I doubt they will. :(

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 16:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7 III (584 comments in total)
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DDWD10: No intervalometer? That's a pity. Is this for both sequences of stills and in-camera timelapse videos?

No intervalometer for stills. For video you could use the newish S&Q mode on the dial - you are limited to 1fps as the slowest so just 1" second shutter speed too.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 16:28 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1095 comments in total)
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Anulu: Both of them are amazing cameras, but the Nikon has one big engineering flaw: it has a mirror :)

That's exactly what I found too. The number of out of alignment shots captured through the viewfinder with several Nikon lenses was not good. Definitely higher than I would like. You just don't get that with the Sony . - AF is accurate and reliable. I am not saying the Sony is perfect but where AF is important and matters- The Sony is a clear winner in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: But if you soot the night sky, the Sony Star Eater issues rules it out

Here is a recent night sky shot I captured with the Sony a7RIII https://www.instagram.com/p/BbzbW-2HrGO/?taken-by=photorectoby

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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learningthegame: Great job by Sony & Nikon.. as a Canon user still learning and wanting to leap into FF I’m disappointed in the recent bodies Canon has produced compared to these. Still when it comes to skin tones, I mainly shoot portraits, the Sony & Nikon don’t match Canon. I assume it’s the sensor? Regardless I’d still love to use a Sony for about everything else. Nikon looks like it video fails to compare with Sony but image quality on the low ISO must be amazing for landscapes. I’m not a homer/hater of any company so I give credit where credit is due!

I will add that the color science seems quite a bit different in the a7RIII and the colors look more Canon-like to my eye.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (462 comments in total)
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muljao: Even if this type of photography isn't really on your list, you may at one time decide to give it a go. You'd kind of want a camera in this price range to be able to do everything fairly well

I too am REALLY happy with the star/astro shots I have captured with the a7RII over the last few years - https://www.instagram.com/p/BYethpXndOB/?taken-by=photorectoby

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZAJshbHu0o/?taken-by=photorectoby

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZi9arIHV2p/?taken-by=photorectoby

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 15:10 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 (227 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 (227 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 (227 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 38th comment | 4 replies
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