brendon1000

brendon1000

Lives in India India
Has a website at www.brendonshootspeople.com
Joined on Feb 7, 2009

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Clyde Thomas: Wow this looks great. Great job Nikon!

Is D850 better than Sony a99MK2..? Specs look really comparable.

Would definitely be better in most aspects except RAW fps where the A99 II does 12 fps. However that 12 fps you don't get live view so 8 fps is the max you can get with live view and the D850 offers 9 fps with the grip.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 05:35 UTC
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RawBob: I have the X1-S and X1-N and three flash units so I will test this out tonight, as far as I can tell the X1 firmware was released yesterday, you can't control the flash heads directly without the corresponding X1 head unit. Seems legit, but only one way to find out I suppose.

UPDATE! It seems you need the A1, you can't talk to the flash or X1 system without it. I'll pass, I have enough gear without the need for an iPhone app, although it's quick and easier to do it this way than on the X1. They should mod the X1 to work with the app using the same tech in the A1, now THAT would be something worth looking at.

Unfortunately there is no way to transmit data from a phone to any flash as of right now

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 08:29 UTC
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stevo23: What are we really testing here? The default OOC out of the box jpeg settings on $4000 cameras? How useful is this other than being click bait? I want to know what a camera can be adjusted to. Where can I tweak it to? I'm certain one can make them look much more similar than we see here. Then what?

I disagree. These cameras are sports cameras and mostly they will be on JPEG only if you need immediate photos. Very few sports shooters actually shoot RAW as it slows the camera down.

And camera RAW converters have their own quirks. JPEG at least is straight from the camera. Different RAW converters have different outputs.

While obviously this test could have been improved upon its still a decent way of comparing default output straight from the camera with no other software involved.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 06:40 UTC
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stevo23: What are we really testing here? The default OOC out of the box jpeg settings on $4000 cameras? How useful is this other than being click bait? I want to know what a camera can be adjusted to. Where can I tweak it to? I'm certain one can make them look much more similar than we see here. Then what?

Did you even watch the video? You are commenting on a small part of a much larger video.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 04:59 UTC
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GabrielZ: "leading photographic equipment company" providing components? Probably Sony or Panasonic.

I am not saying Panasonic can't technically do anything but Sony has a huge collection of existing FF lenses that can be used for the new system. Panasonic will probably have to develop from scratch all sorts of lenses.

If Zenit decides to use the Sony E mount for instance then they will already have a practically full system to lenses and with adapters use practically any lens available.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 13:01 UTC
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GabrielZ: "leading photographic equipment company" providing components? Probably Sony or Panasonic.

I would lean more on Sony since they already have a FF mirror-less system.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
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locke_fc: "...hiring only male Hispanic workers in its entry-level positions. The individuals it did hire were then paid much less than other employees in similar positions,..."

That's just despicable, B&H. You lost one customer.

Guys it's one thing to hire cheap labour overseas. If I earn even half of what an average wedding photographer earns in the US I will have a very comfortable life in my country as the cost of living is a fraction of what it is in the US.

However discriminating between workers in the US who have to live there just because of their race is simply wrong. That is a despicable practice and it's good they have been fined as hopefully they will rectify this.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 06:57 UTC
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captura: If f2.8 is OK, why not get the Samyang-Rokinon f2.8 14mm for just under $300, and save a bunch?
"The 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens for Sony E Mount from Samyang is a manual focus, manual aperture, ultra-wide angle prime lens compatible with full frame and APS-C format Sony NEX mirrorless digital cameras. "

Main reason is no filter thread. You can use very expensive 150mm filters but those aren't easy to use.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 06:47 UTC
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Dan_168: Another great option for Astro shooter, myself included, I just received my Sigma 14/1.8 and will probably order this one too for my Sony system, even I don't use my Sony A7R II for Astro but this is still looks to be a good regular landscape lens for hiking and backpacking, cheap, pretty small, with front filter thread for easy filter attachment. so much faster than the Voigtlander 15 and probably much lower distortion as well.

Well yes. A lot of people don't actually take or care to take astro photos. This is perfect for star trails and milky way. Almost every form of photography is 'done to death' however a people still take photos anyways.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:32 UTC
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adengappasami: so they never spoke about customs and cost to actually get this shipped to different part of the world....

Thats not in their control. How can they say exactly how much each country will pay if at all.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
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Weyskipper: I'm a bit confused about the point of the article. The images are not what I would aspire to, so are you saying that to get mediocre shots get this Setup?

There are probably a 100 different ways to say you didn't understand the article. You chose one of the worst possible ways to do that. If you see no wrong in what you did fair enough but I didn't like it one bit and called a spade a spade

You don't need to be a good photographer to criticize someone's work but it's best to avoid doing so unless the other person is a friend who you are trying to help improve.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 07:43 UTC
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Weyskipper: I'm a bit confused about the point of the article. The images are not what I would aspire to, so are you saying that to get mediocre shots get this Setup?

@op - it takes a very small mind to simply criticise someone's effort without even offering some sort of constructive criticism. If you had chosen not to post that would have been preferable than to simply say you don't like the photos like you are someone important that people need to take seriously.

Photography is an art form and people have their own likes and dislikes.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 12:14 UTC
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straylightrun: Ew. Made in China.

You mean western brands like Ford and GM which are the epitome of quality?

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 11:58 UTC
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ms18: How Li-ion can better than eneloop?

Yes there are plenty. Read reviews of the Godox 860 which uses the same battery and also has a GN of 60.

http://flashhavoc.com/godox-v860c-ving-ettl-flash-review/

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/flash-review-the-godox-ving-v860-ii-is-a-great-value-wireless-solution

Both reviews confirms the capacity

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 05:50 UTC
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ms18: How Li-ion can better than eneloop?

To make it more clear please compare these two flashes that are identical except for the battery used.

http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Camera_Flash_TT685S.html

http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Camera_Flash_V860II.html

The TT685 which uses NiMH batteries lasts 230 shots at full power and has a 2.6 second recycle time.

The V860 II which uses a Li-ion battery lasts 650 shots at full power and has a 1.5 second recycle time

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 12:07 UTC
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ms18: How Li-ion can better than eneloop?

^^ Not twice the power. But close to 3 times. And don't forget the recycle time is much faster with this Li-ion pack.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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ms18: How Li-ion can better than eneloop?

^^ Ok let me try to explain. Suppose you have flash A and flash B. Flash A and Flash B are made by the SAME company and have the same power output, flash tube etc. The only difference between the two flashes is that Flash A uses Eneloop 2500 Mah batteries and Flash B uses its own 11.1V Li-ion battery.

Flash A can fire approx 250 full power flashes before the batteries die and Flash B can fire approx 650 full power flashes before dying.

So other than cost and convenience Eneloop batteries offer a fraction of the number of flashes per charge compared to this Li-ion battery.

So if you shoot regularly for long periods then this flash is very very useful.

If you don't shoot so much then Eneloop batteries are perfectly line since rarely do you take full power shots.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
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ms18: How Li-ion can better than eneloop?

Guys bottom line, this flash is rated for 650 full power shots with the bundled battery and the AA batteries are rated for barely 250 full power shots.

You want better battery life get this flash. If you don't use that much flash or want AA batteries then there are plenty of cheaper options.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
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cosinaphile: its great that a low priced flash like this exists ... especially for the young for those on limited funds or as an easy buy that can be loaned to young shooters or gifted easily without money strain

we are seeing decent inexpensive lenses even af ones for canikon
and lots of passable tech that will allow those not blessed with fountains of cash to own technology as easily as spoiled first worlders and also to even the field for the money challenged of the first world

especially in America where poverty grows daily

28 bucks is insane technological democracy in action

The big problem is how do you know a product will last so long ? I have three dead Sony flashes with me. I also have a Chinese made $20 flash (yes $20 brand new 3 years back in my country).

Guess what the $20 flash still works though it does tend to misfire at times which my Sony flashes rarely do.

So I have now switched to a Godox system. Can't justify spending $500 on Sony flashes that don't seem to last terribly long.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
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cosinaphile: its great that a low priced flash like this exists ... especially for the young for those on limited funds or as an easy buy that can be loaned to young shooters or gifted easily without money strain

we are seeing decent inexpensive lenses even af ones for canikon
and lots of passable tech that will allow those not blessed with fountains of cash to own technology as easily as spoiled first worlders and also to even the field for the money challenged of the first world

especially in America where poverty grows daily

28 bucks is insane technological democracy in action

Reminds me of Ford and chevrolet making crap cars and complaining that people were buying foreign Japanese cars instead rather than improving their own cars to compete.

If a company can't compete then it needs to change its business or shut shop. There are plenty of high end brands that charge a lot but flourish in the industry like leica.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 14:32 UTC
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