vFunct

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Just say NO to mirrorless. They're terrible and only for casual amateur users due to their weaknesses and limitations compared to much more superior dSLRs with actual mirrors.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 19:42 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
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Focus Shift Shooting: Is this a joke? A $12,999 lens? What's the point? Seems like a waste of time.

People wanted those 3 cameras. Nobody really wants this. It's $12,999.
But the idea of 3 cameras based on 3 focal lengths had traction.
Well, it's too late now.

Go work on Mirrorless. It's what the people are asking for. So give them the best mirrorless there is. That will be something.

Instead of me telling you about umbrellas costing over 10k for you to be dumbfounded about, I'll let you learn about the professional photography world on your own, since there's quite a bit. A pro studio can end up with $500k in equipment or more. I've bought several power packs that each cost more than $10k.

Your first assignment is to discover the top lighting brands, which you often won't even see discussed here.

Please learn about the professional world before commenting anymore. I get that this site exists for n00b amateurs and hobbyists, but there's an entire professional world of photographers/videographers that get paid a LOT of money.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 19:48 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: Is this a joke? A $12,999 lens? What's the point? Seems like a waste of time.

People wanted those 3 cameras. Nobody really wants this. It's $12,999.
But the idea of 3 cameras based on 3 focal lengths had traction.
Well, it's too late now.

Go work on Mirrorless. It's what the people are asking for. So give them the best mirrorless there is. That will be something.

Is this a joke? Do you think there are people that actually want mirrorless cameras?

Most pro sport and event photographers are going to get this. This is perfect for Olympics.

And if you think this is expensive, then you have no idea about professional photography. There are light-reflecting umbrellas, with no electronics at all, that cost this much...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 10:55 UTC
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (383 comments in total)

The first lens everyone should get is something within the 28mm range. It's the standard street/party view, and will become your most useful range.

It's why cell-phone cameras are always 28mm.

For NIkon, if you want to go high-end get the 28mm F/1.4 from Nikon for dreamy beautiful bokeh. (The 24mm & 35mm bokeh is way too harsh..)

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 21:29 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)

The Sony has an EVF, so it already loses.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:26 UTC as 114th comment | 6 replies
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vFunct: It's still a mirrorless, which means it's just a toy camera.

If you go to any press photo event, you will see that ZERO professional photojournalists use mirrorless cameras - they all use dSLRs. That says all you need to know about how useful mirrorless cameras are.

And mirrorless camera sales have stagnated after growing from zero. People figured out that dSLRs are better than mirrorless. If you're a professional photographer, you use a dSLR. If you are not, a cell-phone camera is perfectly fine. There's just no room in the market for mirrorless cameras. No one wants them.

Also, the Nikon lens lineup is superior in every way. The three F/1.4 prime lenses (28mm, 58mm, and 105mm) are absolutely breathtaking and have no peers in their bokeh rendition. And then you have the amazing tele sport lenses as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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vFunct: It's still a mirrorless, which means it's just a toy camera.

If you go to any press photo event, you will see that ZERO professional photojournalists use mirrorless cameras - they all use dSLRs. That says all you need to know about how useful mirrorless cameras are.

And mirrorless camera sales have stagnated after growing from zero. People figured out that dSLRs are better than mirrorless. If you're a professional photographer, you use a dSLR. If you are not, a cell-phone camera is perfectly fine. There's just no room in the market for mirrorless cameras. No one wants them.

Basically the big advantage of dSLRs in real-world use is its autofocus speed and accuracy. You can't get that with an on-chip phase-detect AF, you need a much larger PDAF sensor that dSLRs have. It's why sports photographers and journalists that want to catch the exact moment will always use a dSLR. They don't have the time and patience to wait for on-chip PDAF in the mirrorless world.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 21:42 UTC

It's still a mirrorless, which means it's just a toy camera.

If you go to any press photo event, you will see that ZERO professional photojournalists use mirrorless cameras - they all use dSLRs. That says all you need to know about how useful mirrorless cameras are.

And mirrorless camera sales have stagnated after growing from zero. People figured out that dSLRs are better than mirrorless. If you're a professional photographer, you use a dSLR. If you are not, a cell-phone camera is perfectly fine. There's just no room in the market for mirrorless cameras. No one wants them.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 21:36 UTC as 37th comment | 14 replies
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

People still buy mirrorless? Their sales have stagnated.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 21:31 UTC
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Theres no room in the market for mirrorless. If you're shooting professionally, you're using a dSLR, since they're more useful than mirrorless. If you're not shooting professionally, then a cell-phone camera is perfectly fine.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 21:44 UTC
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Yes, and if you're regularly shooting professionally, you're using a dSLR, not a mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Professional photographers shoot far more than 1500 shots/day. Usually around 4000-5000 shots/day. Some busy photojournalists shoot more than 10k/day at major events. They're not going to want to carry around multiple batteries that adds even more weight.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 17:59 UTC

Since zero professional press photographers use Sony, that settles it.

SLRs won the camera wars. Sony should just stop producing these cameras, since no one wants them.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:12 UTC as 129th comment | 5 replies
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Has anyone ever seen a professional press photographer ever use a mirrorless? Because LOL.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:11 UTC

Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 152nd comment | 29 replies

How's the color gamut? The MacBook Pro has DCI-P3 display.. does this as well?

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 11:06 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Still use Aperture. Will probably do so forever. Photos will probably never be the professional tool to replace Aperture, and Lightroom indeed sucks.

How does one lift and stamp edits in Photos? How does one export 16-bit TIFFs to Photoshop or Nik? What about hot-folders for studios? Any way to rate/flag/filter photos?

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2017 at 05:56 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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vFunct: Photography has been perfected with the D850. The next frontier for Nikon should be video. Canon has done decent with their video lineup.

Come on Nikon, you destroyed everyone else in photography, now let's see a dedicated video camera. All we need is raw sensor output at 240fps. Do it!

None of this 4:2:2, log profile, line-skipping, compression crap... just give us 240fps raw output!

Yes, we'll need 4TB CFExpress cards to record anything, but we're ok with that.

I'd love to see a pro Nikon camera with a built-in 6-axis gyro stabilized gimbal mount, along with VR and Sensor shift stabilization.

And don't forget the built-in ND filter. Absolutely need that.

I'm ok with a dedicated CX format video camera by Nikon. The smaller format is better for larger depth-of-field, which is more useful for videographers.

FX-sized sensors are absolutely terrible for video because of the shallow depth-of-field, and everything being out of focus.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 19:19 UTC

Photography has been perfected with the D850. The next frontier for Nikon should be video. Canon has done decent with their video lineup.

Come on Nikon, you destroyed everyone else in photography, now let's see a dedicated video camera. All we need is raw sensor output at 240fps. Do it!

None of this 4:2:2, log profile, line-skipping, compression crap... just give us 240fps raw output!

Yes, we'll need 4TB CFExpress cards to record anything, but we're ok with that.

I'd love to see a pro Nikon camera with a built-in 6-axis gyro stabilized gimbal mount, along with VR and Sensor shift stabilization.

And don't forget the built-in ND filter. Absolutely need that.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2112 comments in total)

You see this Sony? This is how you make a REAL camera.

I would suggest you drop the silly mirrorless nonsense and try to create a competitive camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 23:46 UTC as 118th comment | 15 replies
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