skanter

skanter

Lives in United States New York City, NY, United States
Works as a Musician/Filmmaker/Photographer
Has a website at http://skanter.smugmug.com
Joined on May 25, 2001

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On article These were the most-clicked-on cameras in 2019 (297 comments in total)

Why is everyone so interested in clicks?

All modern cameras are fine. Modern photographers, not so much.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 19:32 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies

A hybrid camera with phone technology is waiting to take the world by storm. Why hasn’t anyone invented it?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 18:59 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies

Despite all the complaints, continual updates of LR and PS On desktop and mobile devices for 10 bucks a month works for me. I hope they have continued success. Have used Adobe products for 25 years.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 18:51 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies

Fake bokeh! Just what we need - even real bokeh is now a boring cliche.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2019 at 23:51 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
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philo123: I had an a6000 a few years back with a couple of lenses and just didn't feel the love. The whole package just felt, well a bit flimsy/plasticky. I've now settled on Olympus EM1Mkii with some pro lenses and the experience could not be more different. I really enjoy picking up the body/lenses and admire them which inspires me to go out shooting. Even looking back at some of the Sony images with the 35 F1.8 they don't compare to the Oly 12-40 F2.8. Nothing against Sony but not for me

I had an a6000 - it died and i replaced with an a6300 - far more robust, somewhat weatherproofed, better VF, 4K video, and silent shutter. Huge improvement - even the sensor was improved.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 03:26 UTC

Who cares what he used? It is unwatchable. Loud music, quick cuts and ugly angles do not equal compelling storytelling. It's formulaic.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 20:10 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Joe: My a6500 has served well but suffers a quality problem that it appears this model continues, the markings on the mode dial are simple, vulnerable, CHEAP paint on aluminum with no embossing nor coating to protect them.
After 16 months' moderate use, very little of it with multiple bodies, the A-S-P-M-etc. marks are almost gone. I have been unable to reach anyone at Sony who seems to care. Apparently, the set cost for the repair, sending it in to them, is an absurd $389.
This is ridiculous. I've been a photojournalist since 1960(!) and never has any of the many cameras I've used had such a silly, slipshod fault.
In contrast, problems with my Olympus OM-D EM-series cameras are readily and graciously addressed by phone and email; I've done it this week.
I was converting to Sonys for everything. The RX10 III and A7R III have been super, but the a6000 and a6500 have both had this silly beancounter created problem. No more.

I’ve heavily used an a6000 and a6300 for the past 5 years, everything still looks pristine. Either a defect, or you have sandpaper for skin.:-)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2019 at 03:38 UTC

Weird looking VF. Looks like an afterthought.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2019 at 00:40 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

If you use a hand strap as I do (the only way to shoot hand-held), a larger grip like the a6500 and 6600 is ergonomically impossible. The a6000 and a6300 are perfect. Using dial with my thumb is perfect for one-handed shooting.

So, for me - ergonomics are much better on earlier Sonys.

As far as menus - once you RTFM and set up the customization, you would have to be an idiot to have any issues with navigating around Sony cameras.

If a6600, 6400, 6100 AF is as good as they say - it’s the most essential feature of any camera and makes them a superior choice if you shoot moving subjects.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 19:50 UTC as 61st comment
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jaadwa: I like Chris and Jordon .. I HATE video reviews / comparisons.

A closed caption video is not the same as a well-laid-out written piece. Obviously.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2019 at 07:34 UTC

Cameras are totally subjective - what’s good for one is not for another.

And. What’s with all the video reviews? Is reading too difficult for people these days?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2019 at 04:03 UTC as 43rd comment | 6 replies

Um, I think wireless is a better idea.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2019 at 21:41 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Best easy-to-use cameras in 2020 (65 comments in total)

If anyone wants “easy” they will use their smartphones. Dedicated cameras are for people who want added flexibility and quality, and are capable of learning about photography.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2019 at 00:25 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies

I’ll try it, but the LR version on my 6th gen iPad crashes if i try to use the healing brush. 128G so not a memory issue.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 19:34 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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Cocktail Time: Looks brilliant except for the fatal flaw it shares with every other device in this class: to switch between tools, functions, work-spaces you have to stop what you’re doing, move your attention from the screen and search for the correct button, dial or wheel on the device. No one has come up with an ergonomic device that can be referenced by feel alone, that lets me trade and adjust tools on the fly without forcing me to glance at a keyboard.

Wacom’s Tool Dial HUD comes very close. One button on the stylus to bring up a HUD you can program and populate in depth with your most-used tools, actions etc. but every time there’s an OS, Photoshop or driver update all of your programming is lost and you have to start over again.

By now I hardly have to look at Loupedeck + - all muscle memory. And I can edit photos in LR full-screen without taking my eyes off the photo. Fantastic!

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2019 at 02:17 UTC

I use Loupedeck+ and it is a marvelous tool for LR. It makes editing with LR a completely new experience - faster, more creative, more efficient and much more fun.

If I used all the programs that the new device was meant for, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 00:18 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Looks intriguing - and complicated!

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 18:50 UTC as 30th comment

Bokeh is overrated and has become cliche. How about portraits with context? This stuff is anti-creative, making all photos look the same. Thumbs down.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 18:12 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z50 and new DX Z-mount lenses (137 comments in total)
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Critical Thinker: I'm jealous of that 16-50. Tiny size with no annoying power zoom and even an aperture ring!

I use PZ for photos all the time, have no issues and find it absolutely no different in usage from normal zooms. It has, in fact, the advantage of seeing the FL in the VF.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 02:17 UTC
On article Video: 37 different camera shutter sounds in 3 minutes (118 comments in total)

Haven’t clicking/clacking shutters in years - all silent/electronic.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2019 at 00:39 UTC as 23rd comment
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