SteveCooper

SteveCooper

Lives in United States Indianapolis, IN, United States
Works as a Musician, Computer Music & Audio Consultant
Has a website at www.azizrecords.com
Joined on Aug 18, 2005
About me:

Attended Berklee College of Music with honors, has served as a technical editor for a major publishing company, served as a former beta-tester for a large musical instrument manufacturer, also as a former beta-tester for a major audio equipment company, Manufacturer's Representative, and caregiver.

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On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one? (447 comments in total)

Does anyone know if we'll be able to use the new vertical grip on the original Z bodies?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 16:47 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
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skorpionet: Where are all those who said that only one memory slot was enough?

right here :) one slot is enough unless I'm getting paid

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 13:03 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (930 comments in total)
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SteveCooper: I'm glad to see Nikon moving forward. I bought a Z7 when it was new, and later bought a Z6 at a discount for strictly video. I love both cameras (I'm not a pro and I don't shoot weddings) and I'm glad my older F mount lenses work well. I'll keep using my D500 for BIF, and for everything else it's a Z. New models for me only mean Nikon is committed to the mount moving forward. I'm pleased with the firmware updates and I hope those of you who need the new features will buy the new cameras when they come out.

yes :)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 20:14 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (930 comments in total)
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jay jay02: Well that was definitely a short life cycle. Nikon is getting worse than Sony!

not true jay jay - we're up to FW 3.1 on the original Z 6/7 - in Sony land that would have meant 2 new cameras (plus the original) instead of FW updates, and then we'd be up to a MkIV :)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 17:20 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (930 comments in total)

I'm glad to see Nikon moving forward. I bought a Z7 when it was new, and later bought a Z6 at a discount for strictly video. I love both cameras (I'm not a pro and I don't shoot weddings) and I'm glad my older F mount lenses work well. I'll keep using my D500 for BIF, and for everything else it's a Z. New models for me only mean Nikon is committed to the mount moving forward. I'm pleased with the firmware updates and I hope those of you who need the new features will buy the new cameras when they come out.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 17:08 UTC as 91st comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (930 comments in total)
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cna: As a very pleased Z7 owner, I surely welcome this news about upcoming Z products.
I do not need 2 slots, nor a vertical grip, and I find that the current AF performance is more than capable for my action shots (and I take quite a few of those). Especially since FW3, I rarely miss an action shot (including some BIF) because of lacking AF. To be honest, I do not shoot sport
So I do not intend to upgrade to a new Z7II.
But I can understand that very specific users could need those features; I’m however interested to know how many users actually need those advanced AF tracking features …
Anyway, I think that Nikon did a wonderful job in its ML first iteration, and it is good to see that, despite the claims of those “youtube experts” Nikon is still very active in the ML game, and able to quickly respond to the new challenges and to the improvement requests made by its customers

if I didn't have a D500, I'd be pretty unhappy with my Z7 for BIF. That said, they complement each other quite well.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 16:41 UTC

Beautiful photos and views. Thank you so much for sharing- I've always wanted to go there myself. Maybe someday....

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2020 at 13:17 UTC as 21st comment

I've been curious about Loupedeck CT and now this, but it doesn't support the apps that I use. I bought a ShuttleXpress, and I have to say creating my own profiles makes this a very affordable and usable product.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2020 at 13:15 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Indohydra: Dump all you camera gear...its coming.

LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2020 at 18:28 UTC
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SteveCooper: Nice try Apple, but this tech is still in it's infancy.....I'll check back in a year....

LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2020 at 20:03 UTC

Nice try Apple, but this tech is still in it's infancy.....I'll check back in a year....

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2020 at 13:33 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies

I shoot Nikon, so don't accuse me of being a Sony fan boy. THIS is the adapter Nikon should have made from the start. I have the FTZ, and I use it and like it, but come on Nikon, if Sony can do it, so can you! Step up so we can use older lenses without motors....

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 12:59 UTC as 17th comment | 8 replies
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SteveCooper: I'm beating a dead horse, but please give us a Nikon FF Z mount option without the use of an adapter.....

I'm not holding my breath for that to happen :( even though it needs to happen :)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 20:09 UTC

I'm beating a dead horse, but please give us a Nikon FF Z mount option without the use of an adapter.....

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2020 at 19:52 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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SteveCooper: I understand people that do online training or online conferences for business might want to use this. As an enthusiast, I have no use for this software, and since I have 4 HD PTZ security netcams, I will probably never use any of my Nikon cameras for web use. Again, I"m just stating MY usage- why would I want to heat up my camera and camera sensor and components and shorten the life of my high quality photography cameras to stream video? For companies that need it, great, but I'm not one of them and won't fall for it. Wear out my $2k camera for what a $89.00 webcam can do....

ask any electronics repair tech, heat shortens the life of any electric component

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2020 at 22:05 UTC

I understand people that do online training or online conferences for business might want to use this. As an enthusiast, I have no use for this software, and since I have 4 HD PTZ security netcams, I will probably never use any of my Nikon cameras for web use. Again, I"m just stating MY usage- why would I want to heat up my camera and camera sensor and components and shorten the life of my high quality photography cameras to stream video? For companies that need it, great, but I'm not one of them and won't fall for it. Wear out my $2k camera for what a $89.00 webcam can do....

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 18:32 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon to offer beta webcam utility software in August (21 comments in total)
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SteveCooper: I don't understand why anyone would want to use their ML or DSLR camera for streaming or webcam use. Doesn't that full on heat up the sensor and camera? That can't be good for it when most laptops already have a webcam, or if you would rather, you can buy a HD PTZ camera that will stream for under $100.00, why shorten the life of your expensive digital camera by using it as a webcam?

I can respect that :) Your application/business benefits from that, and as you say, needs it to stand out. I guess I'm thinking more for the "common person" out there, it just isn't needed- I suppose that may change depending on how long this pandemic lasts, doesn't it?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 18:41 UTC
On article Nikon to offer beta webcam utility software in August (21 comments in total)

I don't understand why anyone would want to use their ML or DSLR camera for streaming or webcam use. Doesn't that full on heat up the sensor and camera? That can't be good for it when most laptops already have a webcam, or if you would rather, you can buy a HD PTZ camera that will stream for under $100.00, why shorten the life of your expensive digital camera by using it as a webcam?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 17:07 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS sample gallery (85 comments in total)

This is an excellent example of why I didn't switch to Sony for a ML camera and waited for Nikon to come out with a ML body. This lens sells for $1,273.00 and a comparable Nikon AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens sells for less than half that price. With the FTZ adapter (which works very well BTW), there was no reason for me to lose huge amounts of money by switching systems.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2020 at 15:10 UTC as 23rd comment | 10 replies
On article Casio: the innovator that time forgot (153 comments in total)

thanks for the flashback- my first digital camera was an old Casio QV-10A. Then it was on to Sony Mavica and Cybershot cameras before switching to Nikon

Link | Posted on May 24, 2020 at 13:36 UTC as 73rd comment
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