brendon1000

brendon1000

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

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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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Sdaniella: never assume all landscape photographers shoot in bright high contrasty light scenarios, where better DR is needed

plenty of landscape photographers shoot in actual low light where skies no longer show any hint of "remaining daylight" (that is: no sun-up, no sunset/rise, no dusk/dawn, not even twilight!!!) ...

but rather: just the moon or auroras or stars in the skies with or without clouds ... for low light night LANDSCAPES ... with or without portraitures (if you dare venture that far)

so, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II has been the ONLY hi-res (20mp or more) FF dSLR aimed at the low light (see above) photography that the original FF 6D had its greatest appeal

any "regular" photography (landscape or not) in much easier bright day/sun related lighting scenarios is secondary or a minor aspect, nowhere near true low light ... if there is any presence of artificial lighting (or manmade fire) ... it can be seen as an unwanted intrusion of "extra light" (making it "well lit")

The 6d mk 2 may be a good high iso camera for something like astro and I don't doubt that as my Sony does struggle at night.

However for landscapes where I use a tripod and shoot at Base iso it runs circles around the old 6d and from the look of this camera it isn't much better.

I used the 5d mk 4 for a few shoots and the DR is much better and while not as good as even my older Sony cameras the differences are minimal with pretty close results.

Anyone claiming that you don't need DR for landscapes I don't take seriously as landscapes are pretty much the only thing I seriously shoot and even with my Sony A7rII I need to bracket at times depending on the scene.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:56 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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Sdaniella: never assume all landscape photographers shoot in bright high contrasty light scenarios, where better DR is needed

plenty of landscape photographers shoot in actual low light where skies no longer show any hint of "remaining daylight" (that is: no sun-up, no sunset/rise, no dusk/dawn, not even twilight!!!) ...

but rather: just the moon or auroras or stars in the skies with or without clouds ... for low light night LANDSCAPES ... with or without portraitures (if you dare venture that far)

so, the Canon EOS 6D Mark II has been the ONLY hi-res (20mp or more) FF dSLR aimed at the low light (see above) photography that the original FF 6D had its greatest appeal

any "regular" photography (landscape or not) in much easier bright day/sun related lighting scenarios is secondary or a minor aspect, nowhere near true low light ... if there is any presence of artificial lighting (or manmade fire) ... it can be seen as an unwanted intrusion of "extra light" (making it "well lit")

Lol leave all your theories and assumptions and leave the shooting to people who actually shoot landscapes. I have plenty of friends who use canon to shoot landscapes and they need bracketing a lot if they have any hope of getting decent DR.

I had to use a lot of GND filters with my old Sony A700. Now they are gathering dust.

The 5d mk IV is much improved that it's pretty close to what I currently get in most scenarios and I can consider that camera if I didn't have to change my entire system. The 6d mk 2 though simply isn't good enough for any serious landscape photographer who is used to better DR.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 16:58 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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ms18: How Li-ion can better than eneloop?

Just capacity isn't the only thing to see. The AA batteries are just 1.2v while the Yongnuo are 11.1v. So the AA batteries may give 250 full power flashes while the li on battery may give you 650 full power flashes.

So in reality you get far far more flashes than with AA batteries.

However the price difference is significant so I prefer AA battery flashes since I use multiple flashes. However if I had the money I would go all Li-ion flashes

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 06:34 UTC
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straylightrun: Ew. Made in China.

I have three Sony flashes. One of them made in Japan. All three are dead. I have two godox and two Yongnuo flashes. All working perfectly fine.

To be fair the Sony flashes when they worked did so with great consistency. But all of them failed in the end. Not interested in spending a ton of money trying to fix them. Prefer to use the godox flashes which have more features but cost a fraction of the Sony flash.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
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beavertown: Could Fujifilm be future no.3 after Sony?

Exactly this is an expensive niche for very few discerning photographers. Not going to set the sales figures ringing and its not a camera like Leica that some people buy just because of the brand name.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 16:55 UTC
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