Lives in United States Asheboro, United States
Joined on Feb 25, 2008
About me:

My Equipment:
Sony A7II
Sony FE 16-35 4
Sony FE 55mm 1.8
Rokinon 85mm 1.4
Sony 135 1.8
Sony HVLF60M Flash
Nissin i40


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I went from Nikon to Sony and will always leave the door open to Nikon (or any other brand) that produces great gear with the features that I want. The whole taking sides thing is a little ridiculous to me. These look like great cameras to me and I can definitely see a lot of people appreciating the extra heft in the grip. For me personally, the lack of an Eye AF equivalent means I won’t be switching back to Nikon for now. That has become such a time-saving, shot-saving feature for me for the last few years that I really couldn’t see doing without it. It may not be so important for others.

Looks like prettty fine cameras to me!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 11:37 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (137 comments in total)
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Stigg: learn to focus by eye and there's no need for eye auto focus. the camera companies are enfeebling the photographer rather than enabling him with so much automation.

Try nailing that focus manually with a crazy 2 yr old running around.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 17:32 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2747 comments in total)
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ocean1: Thank you for the detailed review I am glad that it is big and detailed as a99II's sould have been ...

The conclusion is that its destroys the 1DXII and its very little behind Nikon's Excellent 3d tracking .

A big introduction into the Pro sports photography for Sony.

As I see it the benefits from quiet shooting and autofocus frame coverage are more importand from the tremendus speed of the camera at least for Wedding and ceremony shooters also of course for spor shooters that can do better compositions with this camera .

Now imaging the second generation body of this camera and you know who will be the New King ... Nikon and canon wake up please!

Ps. Nikon and canon should speed up their researh and development divisions .
A little more innovation especialy from canon that is sleeping will make photography industry shine like the old days that competition was strong between the 2 companies.

I'd love to see a push for more silent shutters at weddings and other events. The last wedding I went to (small and indoor) sounded like a Lebron James press conference. It was ridiculous.

I think as more and more cameras are available with silent shutters we'll see more people requesting them so their events don't sound like they invited the TMZ photographers along.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (770 comments in total)

A7rii owner here...this thing looks pretty awesome. If I had a need for better autofocus tracking I'd probably pick one of these up. I just don't do a lot of that type of shooting right now. I bet this thing is gonna be great though.

See, not all of us mirrorless owners are idiots :)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 05:11 UTC as 107th comment | 6 replies
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (747 comments in total)
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curiousmike1300: You can argue pixels, dynamic range etc.... but when you use page 11 and scan around the diffs between the Canon and the D810... staggering might be overstated. Or not.

Wow. I really didn't expect that big of a difference. Those are some ugly shadows.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 22:52 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (747 comments in total)
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ttran88: 50mp>42mp>36mp Nuff said. Canon best camera.

So, by this fine logic I can deduce that the camera in a Nokia Lumia 1020 phone (41mp) is better than a Canon 5d Mark iii (22mp). Brilliant! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 22:48 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2165 comments in total)

I love my A7RII, so I don't really get too worked up about reviews. Coming from Nikon, this camera just works so well for my type of shooting (landscapes, portraits). I wouldn't even consider this if I shot a lot of sports though. But for my purposes it's great. I can go very compact and light if I want to, or grab all my lenses other times. The continuous eye autofocus is just insane. I get may more keepers then I ever have with any other camera.

My main gripe? Sometime it can seem to take a decade to review an image at full magnification. Especially if you just fired of several images back to back. If there was any way to speed this up with a firmware update I would leap for joy.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 149th comment | 3 replies
On photo Over the Roofs of Marrakech. in the Pigeons in town challenge (1 comment in total)

I really like this one!

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2010 at 02:07 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tori on the Tracks in the Perspective: Get Down! challenge (16 comments in total)

It's getting feisty in here!

Thanks alot Tim, Ed, and sandeepkbhat!

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2009 at 20:34 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Tori on the Tracks in the Perspective: Get Down! challenge (16 comments in total)

Everyone who voted for me...THANKS!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2009 at 14:26 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Hot&Cold in the Your Best Photo Ever.... challenge (6 comments in total)

Wow, there must've been alot of voters on crack! :) This should've been a shoe-in!

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2009 at 21:06 UTC as 5th comment
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