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Nov 02, 2016 07:17 |  #26551

Halloween is always a fun time to shoot because I have about a dozen nieces and nephews living locally.

The a6000 or a77ii would have been the easy choice to shoot with while out with them trick-or-treating, but the IQ from the a7r gave it the nod this year.

It is hardly a run-and-gun camera--like not at all--but sometimes the fun is in the challenge.

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Nov 02, 2016 08:45 |  #26552

Puckman wrote in post #18173410 (external link)
Yeah. Same here. I'll have to give that a read. I know Erin's work from way back in the days (some other forum) and her work was always stellar.

I have the same blocks as you and find it extremely difficult getting out of the rut of being constantly in the same 2-3 areas. It would be nice to travel constantly and explore new places. But the reality is, with a full time job and family, I am mostly stuck in the suburbs except for the occasional weekend outing like this past one.

On that note, here's an attempted pano of the previous location in the Badlands. Would have made for an even better pano had it been in focus (it looks fine at web size, but at full size, a lot of the shots are clearly out of focus, probably due to the crazy winds on top of that desolate overlook).

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Yes its a challenge to find 'wow' shots when you don't have the time to get out of your normal routine....but I think the key is to get over mental blocks and go out and shoot anyway, as it will force you to look at things differently to find things worth documenting or expressing in a photo when they're less obvious. This is how you develop a vision/eye and grow creatively.


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Nov 02, 2016 08:55 |  #26553

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A little bit off topic, but have you guys seenthe post yesterday on steve huffs photography site? Seems like he is into paranormal stuff and even made a device to communicate with the deads that he sold. Pretty weird stuff if you ask me. He has 120k subscribers on youtube and i never heard of that after years of reading and even submitting to that photography blog. I have the strong feeling that he is one heck of a scammer! Do some research about him if you want but certainly pretty weird stuff turning up. Seems like he is even more known in paranormal communities than in photography communities

A lot of people seem to disrespect him for his shady business

Interesting that Steve Huff is into paranormal stuff...did not realize that.

I've never really taken the guy seriously as a reviewer, as he goes into manic rants over everything he touches and I don't consider them true reviews. You'll never see him find a flaw in a product he reviews...it seems like his value to companies that give him gear to 'review' is to become a manic hype machine for them.

I have no commentary on his paranormal stuff though....that's outside of my realm (pardon the pun :-) ) so I can't speak to his credibility there.


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Nov 02, 2016 09:50 |  #26554

LeeRatters wrote in post #18173526 (external link)
$300 isn't a bad hit really is it.

But yeah, I've not used any of the Sony kit for a few weeks now although I am going to give it a little bit longer just to be 100% ;)

I figured that would be the case ;)


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Nov 02, 2016 12:08 |  #26555

mystik610 wrote in post #18173720 (external link)
Interesting that Steve Huff is into paranormal stuff...did not realize that.

I've never really taken the guy seriously as a reviewer, as he goes into manic rants over everything he touches and I don't consider them true reviews. You'll never see him find a flaw in a product he reviews...it seems like his value to companies that give him gear to 'review' is to become a manic hype machine for them.

I have no commentary on his paranormal stuff though....that's outside of my realm (pardon the pun :-) ) so I can't speak to his credibility there.

well, he also stated that hes just reviewing stuff he likes. It would not make sense to say that and then dislike something and write about it. However, i liked the real world reviews from guests. His site even helped me get more views in my 500px when i wrote a guest post there. Im not so sure anymore what to think about him but i guess if it doesnt harm me i should just leave it alone. Im a very curious person of nature so maybe thats why i wanted to tell you that. I think many of you did not know of his other community


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Nov 02, 2016 12:31 |  #26556

davidfarina wrote in post #18173862 (external link)
well, he also stated that hes just reviewing stuff he likes. It would not make sense to say that and then dislike something and write about it. However, i liked the real world reviews from guests. His site even helped me get more views in my 500px when i wrote a guest post there. Im not so sure anymore what to think about him but i guess if it doesnt harm me i should just leave it alone. Im a very curious person of nature so maybe thats why i wanted to tell you that. I think many of you did not know of his other community

That makes him biased from the onset doesn't it? i.e. if he's chosen to review something, he's already decided that he likes it.

I sort of review things when I post here...sometimes I expect to love something, but sometimes I don't end up loving it and that's to be expected if you try to evaluate something objectively. Or even if you do love it, chances are there are some faults that you should at least acknowledge. But his reviews are more manic rants about how much he loves something. I get the "real world reviewer" thing and see more value in that than staring at DXO mark charts....but I just can't take that guy seriously. I think Digital Rev does a better job at doing real world reviews, as he will let you know when he does not like something.


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Nov 02, 2016 13:46 |  #26557

I don't pay much attention to Huff. Also not a huge fan of Jason Lanier - he seems to always find excuses to use items from sponsors even when they're not called for or advisable (like that damn Rotolight which just makes shots look nasty half the time). I do enjoy Kai from Digital Rev, although his reviews seem often to shoot more for entertainment than information. I personally really like Tony Northrup. He's always very willing to complain about what he doesn't like.


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Nov 02, 2016 13:49 |  #26558

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I don't pay much attention to Huff. Also not a huge fan of Jason Lanier - he seems to always find excuses to use items from sponsors even when they're not called for or advisable (like that damn Rotolight which just makes shots look nasty half the time). I do enjoy Kai from Digital Rev, although his reviews seem often to shoot more for entertainment than information. I personally really like Tony Northrup. He's always very willing to complain about what he doesn't like.

Yes big fan of Tony Northup. Kai is a good balance of entertainment and info but still pretty objective.


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Nov 02, 2016 14:09 |  #26559

I like kai for his personality and entertainment. For a time he was away from digitalrev which was quite sad but realised hes back.

But the reviews i value and trust most are from you guys in here.


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Nov 02, 2016 15:01 |  #26560

One of my most highly regarded reviewers is Ming Thein. Reason being is that he is a masterful photographer as well as technically very knowledgeable. I wish he covered all the Sony stuff, but when he does cover a lens like the Loxia 21mm, I trust his comments as much as anyone.

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Nov 02, 2016 15:10 |  #26561

I also think Phillip Reeve and that crew do a good job on objective reviews. I'll check out Ming's site.

I like Tony but he lost some credibility in my eyes when he said you don't need a polarizer filter. Chelsea is kind of annoying to me. Funny sometimes.

Matt Granger seems creepy to me.

Kia is awesome. I watch his channel more for entertainment than detailed reviews.




  
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Nov 02, 2016 15:51 |  #26562

Sun had already set :( Working a big shadow. Pushed the ISO.

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Nov 02, 2016 17:54 |  #26563

I've read about and studied color theory before but this article by Ted Gore really made an impact. Worth a read if you have some time. Amazing images too. I know there was heavy reliance on Photoshop to create his images; however, the color principles are the main takeaway.

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Nov 02, 2016 18:24 |  #26564

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Beautiful capture and creature. A highlight in my life was swimming with sea turtles on Easter Island, just them swimming into natural pools.

Thank you! That's an awesome experience!




  
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Nov 02, 2016 18:43 |  #26565

I contacted ona bags customer service and without a a single question, they will send me a replacement strap. i hope they will redesign it like insert more of the nylon strap and cross-stitch it. i suggested, i hope they will listen.

Great customer service though.


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