Michael1000

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In other words, "I can neither confirm nor deny that Olympus is going out of business."

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 04:38 UTC as 65th comment | 9 replies

I think he went overboard trying to make Super8 look bad.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 01:25 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: ProRes Raw on the Nikon Z6 (196 comments in total)

I don't see a huge difference in sharpness or noise, but look how much better the RAW footage picks up the colored lettering on the lenses at 3:03 on the video. It's night an day! Also I'm very impressed with the dynamic range. He's sitting in front of a window on a sunny day. That's amazing. That window would normally be blown out.

Please do a test of the Z7 with ProRes RAW next.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 04:38 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DPReview TV: ProRes Raw on the Nikon Z6 (196 comments in total)
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Horshack: Here are 4K screen grabs from the portions of the video that compared the sharpness, moiré, and noise of internal capture vs ProRes Raw:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gPXTcGj/0/6802e1aa/O/i-gPXTcGj.jpg
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-T2PWL6k/0/595bb341/O/i-T2PWL6k.jpg

Look how much better the color saturation is with the colored lettering on the lens with RAW. Night and day.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 04:14 UTC
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Michael1000: "Ultimately, the organization claims that it repeatedly attempted to get the bill modified so that it won't negatively impact freelance photojournalists, but that California lawmakers have been 'unsympathetic and unresponsive to our pleas.' "

That's no surprise. They don't care about people. This state is run by one political party, and they only care about power. I've written my ruling party representatives on issues, and have never gotten a response. They don't care. Prior to my voting district boundary gerrymandering, my district had representatives from a different party. I always got a response from them.

@Vlad S That's not what the law says. I just got a letter from Cal. EDD. The law is far more broad. YOU need to read AB5.

The bill has NOTHING to do with with the cost of healthcare. You have no clue how Covered California works. Freelancers have to buy their own healthcare. If they are low income eligible for subsidies, then other rate payers have to subsidize them, not the state. Stop spewing out propaganda.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2020 at 22:29 UTC
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Michael1000: "Ultimately, the organization claims that it repeatedly attempted to get the bill modified so that it won't negatively impact freelance photojournalists, but that California lawmakers have been 'unsympathetic and unresponsive to our pleas.' "

That's no surprise. They don't care about people. This state is run by one political party, and they only care about power. I've written my ruling party representatives on issues, and have never gotten a response. They don't care. Prior to my voting district boundary gerrymandering, my district had representatives from a different party. I always got a response from them.

@KodaChrome25 That's how Hitler got into power.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2020 at 22:23 UTC
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Michael1000: "Ultimately, the organization claims that it repeatedly attempted to get the bill modified so that it won't negatively impact freelance photojournalists, but that California lawmakers have been 'unsympathetic and unresponsive to our pleas.' "

That's no surprise. They don't care about people. This state is run by one political party, and they only care about power. I've written my ruling party representatives on issues, and have never gotten a response. They don't care. Prior to my voting district boundary gerrymandering, my district had representatives from a different party. I always got a response from them.

AB5 was written by a union organizer Assembly Person Lorena Gonzales. Gov. Newsom has said their goal was to turn contract workers into employees so they could be unionized. Now why would they want to do that? Because unions donate to the ruling party of this state so they get favorable treatment by those in the ruling party they help get elected. $$$
Public employee unions alone spend $1 billion every year meddling in our elections. Private unions are just icing on the cake.

Here's another reason why the ruling party doesn't care about independent contractor journalists. The fewer journalists there are, the less oversight this ruling party has. A number of news bureaus have already closed in our state's capitol. They would like them all closed.

California is 100% corrupt.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 03:52 UTC

"Ultimately, the organization claims that it repeatedly attempted to get the bill modified so that it won't negatively impact freelance photojournalists, but that California lawmakers have been 'unsympathetic and unresponsive to our pleas.' "

That's no surprise. They don't care about people. This state is run by one political party, and they only care about power. I've written my ruling party representatives on issues, and have never gotten a response. They don't care. Prior to my voting district boundary gerrymandering, my district had representatives from a different party. I always got a response from them.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2019 at 03:52 UTC as 5th comment | 7 replies
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye-AF put to the test (183 comments in total)

Based on this review, my Z7 must be defective because the eye autofocus should not be working, but it does. It works so well, I don't even worry about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2019 at 02:40 UTC as 9th comment
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye-AF put to the test (183 comments in total)
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Joed700: As a former Nikon user of 26 years, I'm kind of disappointed after watching this video. First of all, I think the Z6 is a very good all-around camera from the perspective of performance and value. However, as a portrait guy, the less than perfect Eye AF is a deal breaker for me. Yes, one can use single point AF; been there and done that...I've been spoiled by the Sony's Eye AF accuracy for over a year now...

One thing for sure though is that Nikon will eventually figure the algorithm to this technology, may be on the Z6s with dual slots. I'll buy Nikon again for sure...until then.

I wouldn't put a huge amount of stock that it doesn't work. It works for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2019 at 02:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z6 and Z7 Eye-AF put to the test (183 comments in total)
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Marty Megapixel: As Joe Tam suggested, I have all my subjects trim their eyelashes before any photo session. And it helps if they remove their eyebrows altogether.

I’ve been thinking about buying the Z7, but after watching this very good review I was a bit bummed. Then I remembers I shot over 300 weddings with a Bronica ETRS and it had auto nothing and I never had focus issues.

I’ve never had a Z7 in my hands, but I feel very comfortable with several of of the Nikon DSLRs I have used. For the life of me, I cannot get used to Canon and Sony cameras. If the camera doesn’t feel like an extension of my body I can’t use it even if it has 100% eye pupil detection that won’t shoot when the eyes are closed.

These things are all great aids, but they don’t by themselves make great pictures. Still, I have enjoyed all these comments.
M.

I have the Z7. I couldn't be happier with it. I've shot hundreds of portrait photos with it. Does it have perfect focus for every shot? No, but what camera does? Almost all of them are in perfect focus, and I can switch eyes with the joystick if I want. The eye autofocus is very efficient. I think these reviews exaggerate issues. I guess they need something to complain about. I also love the size and handling.

You should rent one, and see if you like it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2019 at 02:28 UTC
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Alpha6: At this point one has to think about the long term viability of Nikon and Panasonic in the advanced consumer mirrorless market. Neither one seems to be selling many cameras. Sony keeps extending their massive lead in sales and in mirrorless lenses.
Sony can basically always be kept in AF-C mode. It’s that good. This greatly simplified the menu system, especially when using the 1-2 dial. Sony video is much more usable to me than you describe. Until Nikon or Panasonic produce these firmware updates it can’t be a purchasing factor.

The guy's screen name is "Alpha6". He's a Sony fan boy.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 03:56 UTC
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FrancoPhoto: It´s interesting......some time ago I was an anti-phone camera snob. I was like.....Phone photography? Nope.....Using just a phone for a bunch of photography needs? No f way, just to photograph burgers and pizzas. Anyway.....time went by, phones got much better, and in the mean time I started to analise myself as a photo creator/consumer. I don't have giant prints in my home. I rarely go to photo exhibitions, and when I go most of the time the printing sizes are not big. I also rarely do professional work, and I think even then some of it could be done with today's smartphones (only a few clients need to print big, most of them just use the photos for web, and mainly mobile web). I know I know there are more differences between actual cameras and phones and blah blah blah, trust me, I know. BUT, and that´s a big but, how do I fit in all this mambo jambo? Where does this pixel peeping habit comes from?

@Mariano You might want to buy a little newer sports car and camera. No major problems with either. I also have a Note 9, which has an excellent camera for a smartphone and fine for casual pictures, but it is a distinct step down from my camera, just like a econobox is a distinct step down in driving pleasure from a sports car.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2019 at 03:39 UTC
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FrancoPhoto: It´s interesting......some time ago I was an anti-phone camera snob. I was like.....Phone photography? Nope.....Using just a phone for a bunch of photography needs? No f way, just to photograph burgers and pizzas. Anyway.....time went by, phones got much better, and in the mean time I started to analise myself as a photo creator/consumer. I don't have giant prints in my home. I rarely go to photo exhibitions, and when I go most of the time the printing sizes are not big. I also rarely do professional work, and I think even then some of it could be done with today's smartphones (only a few clients need to print big, most of them just use the photos for web, and mainly mobile web). I know I know there are more differences between actual cameras and phones and blah blah blah, trust me, I know. BUT, and that´s a big but, how do I fit in all this mambo jambo? Where does this pixel peeping habit comes from?

Cell phones are like economy cars. They get you from point A to point B. Dedicated cameras are like sports cars. The controls are refined, they perform better, and they are fun.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 01:32 UTC
On article The FAA devises a new strategy for Remote ID (54 comments in total)
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iAPX: In a country where weapons, even war weapons are everywhere and not tracked, they would like to create laws and regulations for $99 drones?!?

They just might add a gun to their drones and pretend to follow the weapons law and their right to use them... So sad!

Deficiency in your opinion.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2019 at 05:42 UTC

Last year the California legislature passed 1217 laws, and the governor signed 1016 into law. That's almost three for every day of the year, and that's just the state government.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2019 at 02:46 UTC as 2nd comment

So many naysayers here. I could see this being handy for ND filters when shooting video.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2019 at 00:33 UTC as 11th comment
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Zvonimir Tosic: Bear traps, pepper spray showers and spring nets traps should be part of modern camera stores interiors. And each sales rep armed with a bat'leth.

And a Glock 9mm.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2019 at 22:32 UTC
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Maaggix: Nikon, be more conservative and release much more badly positioned cameras, then you will lose even more.

Nah.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 01:51 UTC
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John Koerner: All camera manufacturers are losing camera sales compared to last year ...

This Sony-fboy site just likes to take aim at Nikon because they still make better cameras than Sony. The camera industry has been shrinking since the cell phone days ... and it will continue to shrink.

How "big" a company is doesn't determine anything.
It's HOW GOOD THE PRODUCTS ARE that matter.

It's like bragging that you drive a Toyota, because Toyota is "a bigger company" than Porsche, and thinking that makes your vehicle something special.

Or, it's like thinking your meal from McDonald's is "better" or "more nutritious" than a meal from Spago, because the McDonald's industry chain is a bigger restaurant chain than Spagos. Freakin nonesense, lol

It's the same Sony shills as usual on here telling us how great Sony is, and how bad Nikon is.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2019 at 04:06 UTC
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