juvx

juvx

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Wedding Photographer
Joined on Dec 19, 2013

Comments

Total: 45, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous123Next ›Last »
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2711 comments in total)
In reply to:

Digimat: Beeing a Wedding, Couple and Familiy Photographer, that eye AF really gets me going and is something i would ditch my Canons for. however, i can also find pros and cons in any system and switching is just too expensive. because heck, i shoot great photos with that i have (and even had 8 years ago). but IF i would be in the position to buy a new system right now i would definitely give the A9 a shot. incredibly how fast sony progressed in the last years. the A7 was nice but just not feasible for me. but the A9...not bad sony. not bad.

NicoPPC yeah I owned the 5dmk IV for a while and while face detect is pretty good in live view due to the excellent dual pixel AF system.. it doesn’t work at all when looking through the viewfinder. Also.. eye AF is not face AF… much different beast. Eye AF focuses on the nearest EYE, allowing you to shoot at 1.4 or 1.8. It’s amazing. The Canon face AF had a lot of issues when shooting at 1.4… the eyes were almost never in focus so it was useless.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
In reply to:

havanna60: Thanks for the review. I've recently bought a Godox V860IIS, a controller as well as and AD200 for my Sony A9.

Yeah as someone that shoots for money every week.. as professional wedding and portrait photographer. I approve. Godox is by FAR the best flash company right now. They are so far ahead of the competition in terms of price and performance, that it’s not even close anymore. And.. yeah same with the sony a9 (which I also own have shot 3 weddings and 10 portrait shoots so far on). I love it when people just give their opinions without having actually touched a product before.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 22:29 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2711 comments in total)
In reply to:

Digimat: Beeing a Wedding, Couple and Familiy Photographer, that eye AF really gets me going and is something i would ditch my Canons for. however, i can also find pros and cons in any system and switching is just too expensive. because heck, i shoot great photos with that i have (and even had 8 years ago). but IF i would be in the position to buy a new system right now i would definitely give the A9 a shot. incredibly how fast sony progressed in the last years. the A7 was nice but just not feasible for me. but the A9...not bad sony. not bad.

Im also a wedding and portrait photographer and have switched to the a9 from the D750 and a7rii... that eye af really is a game changer... makes my life so much easier.. its almost like cheating lol. the a7rII has it too but not as fast. The a9 is a whole new beast. In the end, i just want to use the best tool for the job to make my life easier.. and i feel right now there is nothing better for weddings than the a9..

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
In reply to:

havanna60: Thanks for the review. I've recently bought a Godox V860IIS, a controller as well as and AD200 for my Sony A9.

@AngularjS Not sure if you're attepting to be funny, but You have no idea what you're talking about.. all those products he mentioned happen to be amazing. Best in class imo... and yes, i actually own all 3 as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 19:48 UTC
In reply to:

tko: Proprietary batteries needing a new charger? How much are the spares?

AA's can be changed in secondary, you can have dozens of spares, and you can use them for anything in your house when your not doing flash. Envelopes will stay charged for at least a year, just let them sit, fully charged.

Fail.

While true, this battery allows for faster recycle times and 650 shots at full power.
By the way, it comes with a charger. And spares batteries are 40$.. it’s not bad at all for a 200$ flash with built in radio, TTL and HSS… honestly this is the best speedlight from any brand I’ve ever used… you can buy 3 of them for the price of a Nikon or Canon equivalent. And if you shoot Sony there isn’t even anything close to this.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
In reply to:

juvx: I want to change up my workflow for Portrait photography completly to an Ipad pro.. i feel the performance, raw support, FOLDERS and apps are all there now to do it completly on the ipad. Im not giving up my macbook pro or my Windows desktop PC because Video editing still isnt even close. But for photos, i think its possible. Should i go with the 10.5 or 12.9 inch though? hmmmm Thoughts?

I'm not very good at waiting 6 months for something. Im sure they'll be fine. Im more worried about the overall experaince with the pencil. I've never tried one before. Als,o worried about the size. I cant decide between them. I think ill go with the 12.9 because i already have an older ipad.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 18:35 UTC

I want to change up my workflow for Portrait photography completly to an Ipad pro.. i feel the performance, raw support, FOLDERS and apps are all there now to do it completly on the ipad. Im not giving up my macbook pro or my Windows desktop PC because Video editing still isnt even close. But for photos, i think its possible. Should i go with the 10.5 or 12.9 inch though? hmmmm Thoughts?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
In reply to:

Nukunukoo: Wold definitely be a game changer IF Adobe Photoshop port their apps to run on the Pros with Pencil support. The new IOS 11 can handle it now... Edit: Affinity Photo is now on the Pro. FTW =)

That affinity photo demo was super impressive.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)

I'm really excited about this lens. I really hope it's super sharp at 12mm. I'm preordering for sure.

16-35 2.8 i just far too expensive. the ONLY reason to buy it over the f4 imo is if you mostly shoot stars. And even then id rather get the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 and a 16-35 F4 used for the same amout of money almost.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:42 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Updated: Sony a9 samples with Raw support (446 comments in total)
In reply to:

VadymA: So other than 20FPS without AF, what are other advantages of A9? I am wondering because my Nikon J5 can shoot 20FPS with AF on (!), and 60FPS with AF off. Buffer clearing seems on par with Sony as well :) So Nikon definitely has the technology and can easily incorporate it into a high-end MILC with the same or even better specs as A9 as early as this year. And with the JPEG color issues and who knows what other problems A9 may reveal, I don't see many Nikon pros ditching their systems in favor of A9 so quickly. So Sony may be helping to end of era of DSLR sooner, but not the end of Nikon / Canon dominance in the pro photography market. Just saying.

The major differance is that past ISO 800 the J5 image quality is already starting to fall apart. That's were a full frame sensor comes in. The J5 is using the Sony rx100 V's sensor that means shallow deph of field on a9 .... Also i dont know what the buffer is but there is no way you can shoot 200+ raw files on it.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 14:24 UTC
In reply to:

juvx: So much Sony hate in these comments lol I've owned both the Nikon D810, Canon 5DSR and i still prefer my a7rII. Why? Face detect and eye detection. It saves so much time and it's so acurate for portraits that I can never go back to not having it.. even when it doesnt work 100% of the time and you have to switch to single point, it still saves a ton of time over to course of an entire shoot... as far as battery and grip? Use the battery grip.. problem solved.

I dont see any advantage that a D810 would have over an a7r II with a battery grip. I've owned a D810 and for landscapes, id pick the a7rII every time.. the live view EVF exposure and moving screen alone is worth it for landscapes so you dont have to bend over when its on a tripod or guess exposure. Plus 42 vs 36 MP, I know its not a lot but it does make a small differance. The ONLY advantage i can think of for the D810 is native ISO 64. Wish all cameras had that.

I've shot an airshow with the D810 and it did OK but it wasnt a very good experiance due to the buffer and size. For any moving flying subject id probably get a D500 if thats ALL I was shooting. For sports a a9 hands down.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 14:00 UTC

So much Sony hate in these comments lol I've owned both the Nikon D810, Canon 5DSR and i still prefer my a7rII. Why? Face detect and eye detection. It saves so much time and it's so acurate for portraits that I can never go back to not having it.. even when it doesnt work 100% of the time and you have to switch to single point, it still saves a ton of time over to course of an entire shoot... as far as battery and grip? Use the battery grip.. problem solved.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 48th comment | 9 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1822 comments in total)
In reply to:

JochenIs: 20 fps is only for electronic shutter (with compresssed raws?). Please don't publish semi-correct / incomplete / misleading information.

Yeah its a differant type of electronic shutter. Its not a "feature" like other cameras, it's a camera designed to be shot in electronic shutter mode 90% of the time, unless you're using flash.

I did a test on my a7rII of compressed and uncompressed RAWs.. The differance is so minimal that i would NEVER sacrifice the smaller file size for it. Not even for Paid jobs... it's pointless.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1822 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ben O Connor: Only thing I saw good in that camera is; it shares the same body as A7 series has. If anyone has accessories of that system, it will work with that too.

Other than that.. Could this replace Canon 1D or Nikon D5 ? Really ?

"Amazing ovf" that blacks out when shooting 12 or 14 FPS.... you can hardly see what you're doing, mirror is slapping up and down so fast.... and if it's dark you cant see anything.. I think you're stuck in the past buddy. There are huge disadvantages to OVFs for sports, there just hasnt been anything better until now.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1822 comments in total)
In reply to:

zakk9: Please explain this to:
Olympus E-M1, which at $2,000 has been critisised for being expensive, has similar specs, apparently better weather sealing, fully articulated LCD, dual IS and uses USB-3 vs. the USB-2 on the Sony. How is the larger sensor and lower specs of the A9 worth $2,500 extra for a camera that doesn't even offer the long lenses I would need shooting sports?

There is a huge differance in Sensor and what you are actually able to do with it. I would NEVER use m4/3 for weddings, it looks terrible past iso 1600. Outdoors in bright conditions its fine but something like the a9 has the versitility to be a real Pro Camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 13:28 UTC

Great idea but 500$ is way too expensive for 720p. Most streams now adays are available in 1080p.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 19:14 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (103 comments in total)
In reply to:

(unknown member): Damn fine half time show.
NOW if only that incredibly obscure sport would be half as interesting.

Well they play in London every year to sold out venues.. so...
The NBA is also only in the US. Is that an "obscure sport” ? because the finals don’t get as many views. Funny enough Champions League final gets 180 million views in 200 countries vs 110 mil in just one country…. hmmm

Like I said most non US people turn their noses up at american football because they don’t understand it. I’m an European immigrant and love European football. but once I understood the rules and got to know the sport, American football has become my favourite. Same with my other European friends. The best way to explain it, is like Chess with human beings, each with a different roles and each have to do their jobs perfectly to score and win. Each play is called by the coach like the Chess Master while the opposing couch has to predict and defend against it.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (103 comments in total)
In reply to:

(unknown member): Damn fine half time show.
NOW if only that incredibly obscure sport would be half as interesting.

I hear that a lot from people that dont understand it.
Lol 111.3 million viewers and its "Obscure"

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
In reply to:

SterlingBjorndahl: I was under the impression that in most of the English-speaking world, people don't have the right to control how their image is used. If it's used in a defamatory way they can sue, but not for general usage or a portion of the profits. A release form simply demonstrates that the model understands this. IANAL (I am not a lawyer) and am not from the U.S.A., so I may be wrong, but I believe if she is successful in this lawsuit it will overturn precedent.

No, you can not use someones photo commercially (to sell a product or as an ad) without thier concent. That doesnt mean it cant be published it for $ as that falls under journalism. (paparattzi for example)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 23:15 UTC

The amount is just a negotiation tactic, they will settle out of court for 200-300k One mil, tops.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 23:12 UTC as 99th comment | 3 replies
Total: 45, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous123Next ›Last »