Donald B

Donald B

Lives in Queensland
Works as a carpenter
Joined on May 4, 2010

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On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1209 comments in total)
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aftab: Looking at the body price only can be a bit misleading.
Let's add a commonly used lens, 24-70/2.8.
At B&H A7III + 24-70/2.8 GM = 4200 USD
D750+ 24-70/2.8 (non VR)= 3600 USD
For those who don't need video, A7III is quite expensive compared to D750. D750 is an extremely popular camera. I am sure A7III will be very popular too. But I doubt it will be as popular as it's Nikon counterpart, because price matters, lens collection matters, reputation matters, photographer matters, weather sealing matters, battery life matters and OVF and larger size (and ergonomics) matters to many.
(just a thought from a Canon user)

been using face/eye detect for mass portrait shoots for a few years now in a studio. i will never go back its fast and accurate and you dont have to move the af point around manually which is pain its like using a screw driver compare to a impact driver for work.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 08:17 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1209 comments in total)
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zakk9: "First, there is a perceivable lag when turning dials on the a7 III (and other Sony cameras for that matter), something that is not the case with other DSLRs at this price point. I also find the EVF can take a fraction of a second to engage when one’s eye is brought to the finder."

Yup, it is an issue for some of us, and no, I don't think it can be fixed with a firmware update. With a mirrorless, everything you see and do is processed by a computer. The processing capacity of that computer will decide how responsive the camera is.

Then there's battery life. I travelled with Nikon digital DSLR cameras for nearly 10 years. I mostly carried two batteries, and the charger was something I knew was somewhere at the bottom of my suitcase. Now, with mirrorless (Panasonic) cameras, charging is a daily routine and running out of power is a constant issue. Mirrorless cameras simply use more energy, due to the reliance of LCDs and all the processing mentioned above. This won't change soon.

well leave the evf on ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 03:19 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1209 comments in total)

sounds like the cons of the a73 were user error setting up the camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 03:17 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On article Tiny micro-camera sensor is self-powered by light (75 comments in total)

you mean this sensor can actually do something a FF sensor cant :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 02:05 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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matthew saville: I for one hope "they" continue supporting at least a few OVF DSLR lines, for those of us who actually LIKE seeing the real world through a prism when they raise their camera to their eye.

Personally, for what I do, everything that mirrorless technology offers can be accomplished by simply flipping the mirror up and doing it all in live view. Pentax has already demonstrated that even IBIS can be offered. Canon has demonstrated with the 5D4 that on-sensor AF can be fantastic on a DSLR too.

Really, aside from the wider, slower lenses that can be made smaller and lighter when working with a shorter flange distance, ALL of the "mirrorless advantage" only exists if you need it when the camera is raised to your eye.

The good news is, even if we are now entering the Nikon F6 era of DSLRs, the existing or remaining DSLRs will still be so dang good, I'll probably not go wanting for much else for a very long time...

So when you get home from a shoot what do you look at your images on ? A big evf :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 07:07 UTC

Yawn all dslr to mirror less uses knew this would happen adventually.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 07:02 UTC as 157th comment
On article Video: Canon shows off its new 120MP APS-H CMOS sensor (217 comments in total)
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samsaamsaaam: I hear it has 4 stops of dynamic range!

Thats only 2 stops less than we have now :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 08:49 UTC
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Lensmate: The world has gone mad. How about we all pay our employers for having a job... good grief!

people do, just for the work experience :-) workers went mad years ago nothing new.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 09:02 UTC
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Donald B: i was happy with my 437meg image i shot with em52 the other day , i stacked 21 hi- res macro images to see the what it would look like, awesome detail and tones. imagine doing that with a pixel shift 100 meg mf camera :-) my process didnt take that long shooting the 160 images at 1/2 sec per image.

The camera shoots 8 frames in hi res mode . I set strobe recharge delay to 1\2 sec. And push my lever after every sequence to move my bug platform 80 microns . Very simple using my set up no electronics.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 06:56 UTC
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Donald B: i was happy with my 437meg image i shot with em52 the other day , i stacked 21 hi- res macro images to see the what it would look like, awesome detail and tones. imagine doing that with a pixel shift 100 meg mf camera :-) my process didnt take that long shooting the 160 images at 1/2 sec per image.

home made mechanical sliding rail set up

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 21:28 UTC

i was happy with my 437meg image i shot with em52 the other day , i stacked 21 hi- res macro images to see the what it would look like, awesome detail and tones. imagine doing that with a pixel shift 100 meg mf camera :-) my process didnt take that long shooting the 160 images at 1/2 sec per image.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 21:03 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
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Samb15: Sometimes you can fool almost all of the people almost all of the time! The company makes overpriced bloat-filled garbage and people keep forking over money for it. Most of their software greatly slows computers, and not for the user's benefit, but for Adobe's -- it is the monitoring, and packages that enable them to push more junk that make these programmes so resource-consuming. In many cases they have bought companies making good software and raised the price three to four times without improving the product.

Using DxO, Ifranview, Topaz Filters, and even Gimp, one can do anything with a photo that PhotoShop and Lightroom can do, at a fraction of the price and without installing viruses on the computer. For audio, there are many choices that will do everything that Audition does.

Modern, well-designed websites no longer use Flash.

Do your research, and you can easily do without Adobe!

you need to do some mass portrait work to find out what the others lack.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 03:54 UTC
On article Pro Services: Are they worth it? (151 comments in total)
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Donald B: if the equipment was reliable you wouldn't need it :-)

100,000 shutter count is 100,000 shutter count , do you do something different ? because you use your camera every day LOL.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 19:51 UTC
On article Pro Services: Are they worth it? (151 comments in total)

if the equipment was reliable you wouldn't need it :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 04:43 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies

sounds a bit ? if a plastic shopping bag ;-) can protect the camera then how come the lens is pitted ? was the plastic bag intact ?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 21:19 UTC as 1st comment
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zzzxtreme: for hobbyist - a reversed nikkor 24mm gives you x4

with no working distance and no way to properly light the subject.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 11:55 UTC
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fusoexplorer: Could you focus stack with this successfully?

you cant successfully use this lens without stacking, at 5x with on diffraction your dof is going to be the thickness of a piece of paper. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 11:53 UTC

just look at the wave pattern behind the light house LOL

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 20:12 UTC as 43rd comment
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Donald B: this is just a ridiculous test, because the original em5 had fast eye detect. then I bought the em52 which wasn't as responsive , but after the first dance school shoot with the em52 and comparing the focus accuracy the em52 was way ahead. just because its fast doesn't mean its accurate.

Sounds very impressive, thanks

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 11:26 UTC
On article Cactus announces palm-sized RQ250 wireless monolight (84 comments in total)

looks great

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 23:27 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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