MrHollywood

MrHollywood

Lives in United States Burbank, CA, United States
Works as a Screenwriter
Joined on Oct 23, 2017
About me:

5 years of experience shooting 8X10 format studio product photography before getting into a bunch of other things. Also ran a commercial studio and darkroom for a while (back in the film days). Still doing pro still work, but less and less as I've gotten deep into screenwriting here in Hollywood. I show my photos and gear without fear. Anyone who doesn't is pretty hard to take seriously...for obvious reasons. I consider myself competent at what I do and every now and again I do manage to take a good photo. But I never pretend to be remotely close to those who have devoted their lives to the art...few of which are rattling around forums like this.

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  • The last five years of cameras have been amazing. Any top tier DSLR or mirrorless is going to be great and the differences are pretty small these days. My pick is the D850, but the more I use the...

  • Exactly. Proper hand-holding technique is key and it's a chuckle and half when people defend a camera with no viewfinder. There are times and places where using the rear LCD can work, but having...

  • Noses have nothing to do with it since the RX100 VI and VII deactivate their LCDs when you use the finder. Don't you KNOW that? You claim to own one, but now that seems like it may not be true.
    I...

  • Vinyl never really left, but yeah, it's surging at the moment with new factories opening to press records and a ton of new turntables on the market. The problem and reality is that you have to ...
  • Spinning is far from dead...I run master audio quality digital, but it's not always better than good old vinyl. And yeah...the cover art is part of the experience! Rob
  • The AF on the RX100 VI is so good that an experienced shooter can expect a 100% hit rate. My wife used it to shoot a 3 day rally for medicare-for-all and returned with over 300 shots and ONE was...

  • So much bad info, so little time!
    Tomorrow I'm shooting a charity event here in LA and I certainly won't be using any Sony gear. None. I'll be shooting a D850 with 70-200 FL and a Z6 with a 24-70mm...

  • I have a Sony RX100 VI. I've also owned finderless cameras like the Ricoh GRIII and my pro gear is almost all Nikon.

    Either you need a nose-job or a lesson in technique. I've never had my nose...

  • If you "don't share my findings with the AF" then you also don't share ANYONES findings. DPreview and virtually every other review site has been in love with the AF on the VA, VI and now the new...

  • What choice did you have? It's a hassle to use.
    I wish people would be more honest about this. I own a lot of cameras. No one can see the LCDs in bright light, certainly not well enough to compose...

  • George, I agree 100%.
    I shoot Nikon and see no reason to switch. But I have to be honest about what Sony's doing. They've jumped ahead of Canon and Nikon in several respects. That doesn't make my...

  • I'll address you comments as follows:

    1) The Canon and Sony sensors, relative to ISO noise handling, are the same. They take different approaches with the JPEG engines, but the Canon has zero...

  • Yeah, I used to make that argument about Sony myself. But the truth is that Sony gear has made inroads. The market is no longer ignoring Sony. Cell phones? LOL! I've been at 6 events in 3 weeks...

  • The praise is not a factor. I'm heavily invested in Nikon pro gear. But I recently got a Sony RX100 VI as a gift.

    Any bias I might had lingering was shoved aside because the little Sony is...

  • Again, ISO range and results will be largely the same. Using DXO's NR software will produce results that would be tough to tell apart. You can download samples and see for yourself. These sensors...

  • The ISO is almost identical on the Canon vs. Sony. Anyone can see that via the samples. Sony's latest color science is very close to Nikon standards. DPreview says the Sony holds more detail and...

  • Spoken like someone who doesn't make money with their cameras and has no training.
    I don't know a single photographer who'd buy a camera without a viewfinder. The single exception would be the...

  • Regarding ergonomics:

    The RX100 VII is smaller and quirky to use. But it's much more pocketable than the Canon, if that's among your needs.
    I put a Small Rig on mine and now it handles like a baby...

  • 1) The comment about the AF is dead wrong. How many pictures can be taken with the RX100 that can't be taken with the Canon? If you plan to be on the move and shoot any action, the answer is A LOT....

  • The game is the AF.
    The Sony focuses with uncanny accuracy and speed and the competition is well behind. The rest is fairly pointless if your shots are not in focus.
    The tiny Sony has DSLR level...

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