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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skanter: Seems DPR News and many photographers here do not understand that Street Photography is not historical documentary photography of streets. It is a totally different genre.

One would think, however, that photographers might make an attempt to learn the difference between documentary and street instead of making snide remarks.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 02:37 UTC

Seems DPR News and many photographers here do not understand that Street Photography is not historical documentary photography of streets. It is a totally different genre.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 21:26 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On article Leica Q2 review (1671 comments in total)

Fixed LCD? Not useable for me.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2019 at 18:22 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies
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tkbslc: Looks very nice, but...

Is a 35mm f1.8 for sony FE so difficult? Seems like every possible permutation around that focal length and aperture has been created. Everyone seems to want a compact 35mm f1.8 (or 2). but it's like there is some curse on the E-mount blocking it.

Also, why get this over the Sony 50mm f1.8?

I have a 35mm 1.8 for Sony APS-C - tiny, sharp, OSS. Great little lens.

Just get an a6xxx and you can use it.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2019 at 22:29 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 review (338 comments in total)

I like the Sony 10-18 f4 E-mount with OSS at 1/3 the price. Small and light as well, perfect for a6xxx series.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 18:42 UTC as 52nd comment | 21 replies

How original! Sharing photos online! I’m in! :-)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2019 at 01:33 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)

If you can’t take fine photos with this camera, take up knitting.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 07:29 UTC as 100th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)
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avicenanw: Ergonomics is not that great. I get finger fatigue handling this. A bigger grip please on the next iteration. Would be nice to also have a fully articulating flip out screen and of course IBIS. Overall it is a nicely built and very capable camera.

Get a hand strap like Hakuba or similar. Your grip issues will be over.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 07:28 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Very small size, so to accommodate a lens it must have a ridiculously large grip for balance or grippability. Out go the ergonomics too. On the one hand, they praise the compactness, on the other, they complain that any hands other than kids' will have usability problems. Not many dials to handle though - Sony goes for compromises, understandably. Awarding medals should perhaps be stopped - just a mark will do.
Gold distracts.

Just use a hand strap and grip is no issue even with large lenses. I’ve been doing this for decades and yet it seems a mystery to most.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 07:26 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)
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Sir 7: Really, DPR? ANOTHER camera with crappy ergos and unresponsiveness, which you even describe as providing an unengaging shooting experience, getting a Gold Award?

You guys have GOT TO get your priorities straight!

Sure, “ergos” and startup time (in 10ths of a second) is the main priority for a photographer. Try a film camera - nice “ergos” and no start up time.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 07:24 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)

All these cameras and lenses are excellent, and overkill for the “enthusiasts” and “hobbyists” who use them - they are the weak link, not the gear. Work on your eye and creativity, stop obsessing about the gear. Become good photographers instead of just buying more stuff.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 23:40 UTC as 114th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "Not so good for: Those photographers seeking a more engaging or more fun shooting experience, those with larger hands and shooters that need consistently pleasing JPEGs out-of-camera." -DPR

So, this camera is for people who want a no-fun shooting experience, and crummy JPEGs. :-)

Hmmm...my a6300 is loads of fun to shoot and takes superb RAW images. I assume a6400 is at least as good.

“Can’t take a good-looking picture”? One of the dumbest statements seen here in a long time.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 23:36 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)

Would this new AF system be of any help out on the street tracking moving people in unpredictable configurations for street photography? My a6300 does a pretty good job of this,

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 17:22 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1095 comments in total)

Lousy grip.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2019 at 08:26 UTC as 40th comment
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs. Sony a6400 (440 comments in total)
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skanter: I love my Sony a6300. It’s pretty sexy. It’s the perfect size, the grip (with hand strap) fits perfectly in my hand, the buttons are totally customizable and i can easily change settings with my thumb. It’s the ideal camera for street photography, especially with a tiny lenses like the 20mm 2.8 or 35mm 1.8. The AF is fast and tracking superb (even better on a6400). The image quality is excellent and the RAW files are easily manipulated in PP to get just the look I want.

I have no need for more dials, retro look (I’m retro enough myself having been shooting photos since the 1950’s). I don’t need JPEG or film simulations, I like to PP RAW files myself. Pass on Fuji. Anyway, It’s all subjective, as was the “review” from the two guys.

All modern cameras in this class are generally excellent, overkill for the “enthusiast” photographers that use them - skills and creativity being the weak link, not the gear.

I want my camera to be small, black and invisible. The last thing I want is anyone admiring it for any reason. It’s not a fashion accessory.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 17:15 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs. Sony a6400 (440 comments in total)

I love my Sony a6300. It’s pretty sexy. It’s the perfect size, the grip (with hand strap) fits perfectly in my hand, the buttons are totally customizable and i can easily change settings with my thumb. It’s the ideal camera for street photography, especially with a tiny lenses like the 20mm 2.8 or 35mm 1.8. The AF is fast and tracking superb (even better on a6400). The image quality is excellent and the RAW files are easily manipulated in PP to get just the look I want.

I have no need for more dials, retro look (I’m retro enough myself having been shooting photos since the 1950’s). I don’t need JPEG or film simulations, I like to PP RAW files myself. Pass on Fuji. Anyway, It’s all subjective, as was the “review” from the two guys.

All modern cameras in this class are generally excellent, overkill for the “enthusiast” photographers that use them - skills and creativity being the weak link, not the gear.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 02:37 UTC as 39th comment | 10 replies
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kreygscott: IMHO the fact that the Loupdeck is not only poorly built but is geared to force users to upgrade their software which these days is more problematic than functional is reason enough to stay away from this cheap plastic like the plague. You'd be better off getting a Wacom Tablet.

Not sure what your gripe is, but Loupedeck is solidly built, and upgrades add new features that are suggested by users. It’s constantly adding support for a variety of software. It’s a terrific device. I use only with LR, and it’s a revelation compared to mouse and sliders.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2019 at 03:24 UTC

Tried to be clever and profound.

Failed at both.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2019 at 06:24 UTC as 14th comment

I would take a look at Loupedeck - a programmable console with buttons and knobs that works with LR. PS, Premier, and many other programs. $199.

I use it mainly with LR and it’s a revelation - could never go back to mouse and sliders.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 22:10 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)

The a6300/a6400 body and ergonomics is absolutely perfect for me (use a hand strap). Not sure the sticky 6400 eye-AF is such a big deal except for people doing people portraits or moving kids - which is probably 90% of DPR hobbyists. My 6300 tracks to near-perfection on wide and AF-C when out on the street shooting moving subjects.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2019 at 19:34 UTC as 218th comment | 1 reply
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