StillLearning

StillLearning

Lives in United States USA, AZ, United States
Works as a Retired IT Developer
Joined on Dec 16, 2004

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On photo Z6A_1037 in StillLearning's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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FGaborphoto: Hi! I saw one of your comment in 2019, that you ordered the Z6 and you plan to use the 24-70 G type Nikkor on that. How did it work for you? Didi you try for video also?
I have a D750, plan to buy now a Z6, and for both the 24-70 G lens. I'm curious, what is your opinion. Thank you!

Wish I had that 24-70 F2.8G back. One it was a F2.8 and between the 2 lenses they were about equal. The G was probably a little better in close range while the S the edge in distance. Both lenses were very good.

Yes I did try video with the G but haven't with the S because of the COVID problem as you can see by the masks in my gallery but will hopefully in the near future. In HD was very good and the in camera IS handles things well.

One other note my Sigma 24-35 was better then both lenses in that range. Just a little sharper on the Z6

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 15:47 UTC

It seems much depends on what you are shooting now. They all seem like you could get good results from so whatever fits the pocket book. I got the Z6 back when it was at a good price with FTZ since I had 11 lenses I could use with it. I just now added the 24-70 F4s. Still testing it out.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 16:03 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
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StillLearning: This should make the Sony owners happy for a little time. Reminds me of when a movie first comes out and takes the weekend. They advertise that they are the top movie in the world. Well enjoy it while they can. Still doesn't draw me to their product. In the 70's and 80's they really had products that would last. After that now so much. Remember it was Minolta that helped Sony get a leg up in the camera business.

Olympus seems to have a good camera system. Their latest offering has shown very good results. I still have the Canon 30D from 2006 that still works. Not too many camera companies offer cameras that are comfortable for a person with X-Large hands. One of the reasons I shoot with the cameras I have. Had a Canon EOS 1-N in the film days. Very good camera and fit my hands very well.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 11:42 UTC
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StillLearning: This should make the Sony owners happy for a little time. Reminds me of when a movie first comes out and takes the weekend. They advertise that they are the top movie in the world. Well enjoy it while they can. Still doesn't draw me to their product. In the 70's and 80's they really had products that would last. After that now so much. Remember it was Minolta that helped Sony get a leg up in the camera business.

Well I learned my lesson. Shouldn't have blasphemed Sony the high. So I will leave you to your celebration. I'm out of here.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 04:38 UTC
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StillLearning: This should make the Sony owners happy for a little time. Reminds me of when a movie first comes out and takes the weekend. They advertise that they are the top movie in the world. Well enjoy it while they can. Still doesn't draw me to their product. In the 70's and 80's they really had products that would last. After that now so much. Remember it was Minolta that helped Sony get a leg up in the camera business.

Wow fanboyism at it's greatest. Because I had some bad experiences with Sony I have a negative attitude? I have had problems with other products so I just don't buy them. Did you miss the part that I do have a Sony a6000? Yes I know Sony is diverse. I also had Sony Play Stations. They were great. Sorry if I don't worship at the Sony temple. If the product works then great if not then I vote with my wallet. Some have nothing but problems with Sigma lenses and they say so. I haven't but I don't tell them they have a bad attitude about Sigma lenses. It's just way it is. Glad yours works out for you. There are a small percentage of failures in product. Some of us just happen to get caught in it. As for Nikon. They could go out of business tomorrow and it wouldn't bother me. As long as the cameras keep working, which I expect they will.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 04:24 UTC
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StillLearning: This should make the Sony owners happy for a little time. Reminds me of when a movie first comes out and takes the weekend. They advertise that they are the top movie in the world. Well enjoy it while they can. Still doesn't draw me to their product. In the 70's and 80's they really had products that would last. After that now so much. Remember it was Minolta that helped Sony get a leg up in the camera business.

Just wish their sensors had been better then. I wish my experiences had been better regarding Sony's camcorders. So I guess that colors our perceptions about products is how they performed for us. Yours were better than mine so I feel differently about them. In my case my earlier Nikons performed very well. My son still uses his D100(2003) and my daughter her D200 (2006).
Those are just my experiences where yours are good for Sony.

Every one has their own story. No I haven't written off Sony but I don't buy into the marketing hype or by any camera company. Also being cautious about any product when you've been burned more then once isn't a chip it using your money wisely. I'd heard tales of if one crosses any Sony fanboys but I have found they aren't worse then Nikon fanboys or Canon fanboys. They're just fan boys. It should be interesting what happens when Nikon announces. Could be just nothing or who knows. I'll get the pop corn. Happy shooting cause that's all that matters.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 03:52 UTC
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StillLearning: This should make the Sony owners happy for a little time. Reminds me of when a movie first comes out and takes the weekend. They advertise that they are the top movie in the world. Well enjoy it while they can. Still doesn't draw me to their product. In the 70's and 80's they really had products that would last. After that now so much. Remember it was Minolta that helped Sony get a leg up in the camera business.

No I just have a good memory. Do you want me to remind you of the crap TV's Sony made in the 90's. Yes the A6000 is a good camera. I have one for astro photography. It's 4 years old and still going but it's not going to replace my Nikon's in the near future. Never liked the Minolta ergonomics so of course I would not care for early Sonys since they carried on the same design. Hey if it works for you that is fine. I'll stick with Nikon or Canon. I just don't care about marketing hype but that goes also for Nikon and Canon. As for lasting I had 2 Sony camcorder's sensors go out in under 5 years. Fortunately my remaining Sony HD is still working but I made sure I burned the videos to DVD just in case.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 02:27 UTC

This should make the Sony owners happy for a little time. Reminds me of when a movie first comes out and takes the weekend. They advertise that they are the top movie in the world. Well enjoy it while they can. Still doesn't draw me to their product. In the 70's and 80's they really had products that would last. After that now so much. Remember it was Minolta that helped Sony get a leg up in the camera business.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 22:28 UTC as 18th comment | 22 replies
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Rooru S: Why haven't they made this lens available for Sony mount? At 800USD, I can see plenty of A68, A77II and A99II users getting one of these.

Has Sony sold their shares at Tamron?

Scintilla: Thanks for the clarification. Too bad for the A-Mount. Doesn't that go back to the original Minolta mount when Sony first bought them?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:21 UTC
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Rooru S: Why haven't they made this lens available for Sony mount? At 800USD, I can see plenty of A68, A77II and A99II users getting one of these.

Has Sony sold their shares at Tamron?

Since you can mount Canon lenses on Sony bodies, maybe get the Canon mount Tamron. I know it's not ideal but it is a work around.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 15:00 UTC
On article Nikon AF-P 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR sample gallery (60 comments in total)

Looks better then my old Nikon 70-300 AFS and my Tamron 70-300. Seems better close up then far. I don't know why the galleries put out for new lenses by DPR don't look as good as when the users post theirs. Curious to see a head to head with the Sigma 100-400C

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 18:14 UTC as 6th comment
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StillLearning: I think I would wait until there are some reviews. Been out since march 2016 and no one has reviewed it? It looks good on paper. The cheaper neewer version by another seller, the complaints are not bright enough for outdoors and some qc issues. At that price you can afford the gamble.

Thanks. That is what I expected from some of the reviews. I think I will keep using my setup.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:26 UTC

I think I would wait until there are some reviews. Been out since march 2016 and no one has reviewed it? It looks good on paper. The cheaper neewer version by another seller, the complaints are not bright enough for outdoors and some qc issues. At that price you can afford the gamble.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 16:40 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On photo Moon 99% D55 C14 St-Zénon 20170806 DP in the Best Picture of the Week challenge (33 comments in total)

Great shot

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 03:12 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (103 comments in total)

It's nice to put faces to the names. Noticed comments were disabled for the video. If anyone is interested B & H still has some in stock.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 18:10 UTC as 21st comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

Started with a Ansco Anscomark M in 1965 hand me down. Then shot with some kodak instamatics from 1969-71. A used Pentax Spotmatic in 1973. Finally a new Minolta 202 in 1977 with a 50 F1.4.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 03:59 UTC as 267th comment
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (160 comments in total)
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69camaroSS: get the Sigma, but only if you are ready to return it until you get a copy that focuses consistently. Focus calibration was impossible with the copy I got.

Sorry that you have experienced problems but not everyone does with their Sigma lenses. If it was Sigma would be out of business.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (160 comments in total)
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69camaroSS: get the Sigma, but only if you are ready to return it until you get a copy that focuses consistently. Focus calibration was impossible with the copy I got.

Not in my case. It did need +11 at infinity and +6 and 3 feet with USB Dock. Razor sharp. Though it has the most correction needed of all my Art and Contemporary Sigma lenses. At least it is consistent. All copies I've heard so far are front focused on Nikon bodies.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 16:00 UTC
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StillLearning: Curious if it is exposing multiple times does this require subjects to be stationary? Is it like stacking images like astro photographers do to reduce noise and increase sharpness?

I like the concept and look forward to samples in practice.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
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StillLearning: Curious if it is exposing multiple times does this require subjects to be stationary? Is it like stacking images like astro photographers do to reduce noise and increase sharpness?

Actually I wasn't referring to handhold but if you are taking an action shot wouldn't this defeat the purpose as in when taking multiples of a subject for an HDR?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
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