Carlos Loff

Carlos Loff

Lives in Portugal Lisbon, Portugal
Works as a Geographer and Photography Teacher
Has a website at http://www.carlosloff.com
Joined on Nov 6, 2013
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Geographer, Entrepreneur, Photographer and Photography Teacher

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Tracking Focus is a great feature for Mobile Phones

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 00:05 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: What the hell happened to the D200/D300 outer frontal/lateral AF switch with AF-C / AF-S options ??? Now it is just AM/AF ??? MY GOOD - CRIME CRIME CRIMEEEEEE

I know, I know, now we press it and dial on the small screen, but I loved the way the manual option switch worked because I could change it with just one finger in the dark

Oki doki, I t is a manual way of switch AF modes, was very used to it on D200 night shots where I deed not even need to see that switch, it was already a natural reflex, focus, switch of and shoot, bus someone reminded me here the AF button now replaces it - So YES, the only thing missing in this camera is to be for sale in Europe - HURRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 10:30 UTC
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Carlos Loff: What the hell happened to the D200/D300 outer frontal/lateral AF switch with AF-C / AF-S options ??? Now it is just AM/AF ??? MY GOOD - CRIME CRIME CRIMEEEEEE

I know, I know, now we press it and dial on the small screen, but I loved the way the manual option switch worked because I could change it with just one finger in the dark

Where in this world did you read I focus manually ? Did you read the part where I say AF-C or AF-S ? Those are Autofocus modes, not manual modes my friend - Would you please read my post and than notice what Im talking about ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: What the hell happened to the D200/D300 outer frontal/lateral AF switch with AF-C / AF-S options ??? Now it is just AM/AF ??? MY GOOD - CRIME CRIME CRIMEEEEEE

I know, I know, now we press it and dial on the small screen, but I loved the way the manual option switch worked because I could change it with just one finger in the dark

Yep, to9 much use of the D200, lol

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 18:34 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1172 comments in total)
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Sammy Yousef: Too little too late, and leaving out the built in flash is a huge mistake. The pros won't care as much but enthusiasts who don't exclusively shoot sports won't be as tempted to upgrade. I know it's a deal breaker for me. I love the popup flash for casual shots and i like being able to use it as a commander without lugging extra gear.

Do hope the auto AF fine tune trickles down to non pro bodies.

Sammy, keep the D90 for light use situations (it was the last time Nikon lost their heads in relation to generosity in specs-cost, the D90), sell all the rest and buy the D500 - You seam to have more than 2 cameras for social and sports, you have 4 cameras, lol

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: What the hell happened to the D200/D300 outer frontal/lateral AF switch with AF-C / AF-S options ??? Now it is just AM/AF ??? MY GOOD - CRIME CRIME CRIMEEEEEE

I know, I know, now we press it and dial on the small screen, but I loved the way the manual option switch worked because I could change it with just one finger in the dark

When shooting an event I can have 2 different situations, subjects moving fast with preference to AF-C or more static situations when I want to play with short DOF and not having the focused motif on the centre of the final image - Events offer these situations on and off and the manual switch makes it all faster without the need to take the eyes off the optical viewer

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 17:07 UTC

Leica is definitely as excellent brand but why do these cameras that are 3 times better than others cost 4 or 5 times more than others ?

When you get down to it and touch it and check everything is not 4 or 5 times better than others, it also brakes, it also tear and wear

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 21:09 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)

What the hell happened to the D200/D300 outer frontal/lateral AF switch with AF-C / AF-S options ??? Now it is just AM/AF ??? MY GOOD - CRIME CRIME CRIMEEEEEE

I know, I know, now we press it and dial on the small screen, but I loved the way the manual option switch worked because I could change it with just one finger in the dark

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 18:47 UTC as 143rd comment | 13 replies
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bmoag: I'm sure there is a market for this camera but it escapes me and that may be why the long interval since the 300s. Are there many (any?) working pros that rely on APS sensor cameras? This camera will not yield optimal image or video quality compared to other solutions offered by Nikon, and others, at comparable price points apart from 4k in an APS body. I guess there is a well heeled presumably amateur niche for what seems to me a jack of no trades with a few tech gee whiz factors--someone somewhere must consider bluetooth transfer a must-have.
Ergo I would not consider buying one but if someone were to gift me a D500 . . .

If I want to make videos I can always buy a Video-Camrea

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 18:45 UTC
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daddyo: I'm done with DSLR's myself, but this looks like a really nice camera. I can easily see this being very popular for wedding/event photography. It's not as big as a cinder block and has a very nice feature set.

I shoot professionally and For wedding I would definitely prefer the D750, thank god I will not go for wedds but for Hawks and Flamingos instead

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
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fabozzi: What a revolution :-)

Still looks like a 10 y old d200. Still the same old-fashioned mirror. Still the same bulk, size and weight. And who the hell needs a 200p buffer ? Come on.

Where are the innovations, Sony, Olympus or Panasonic coming up with ?
I am sure the next "(Semi ?-) PRO-NIKON" will look the same, will have a 1000p buffer and 500 cross-type AF- dots.
Dinos without the ability to adapt.
(Owned Nikon DSLRs from 2004-2012, nice cams those days) Area gone.

Best regards and a nice weekend.

Buy a Sony, I want this NIKON just as it is - LOVE IT - LOVE IT LOVET - Just as it is - Bulky, heavy, robust, practical, functional, performer - It would be a great disappointment to see a matches box like Sony for Me, but that is just Me, lol

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
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Soggoth: Looks like the best Nikon's body design to date: pro buttons layout from 700/800/810 + tilt screen.

I wish Nikon made the same body for D750

Someone who values this camera enough to pay it it is a someone that does not use builtin flash. For 15$ you have a radio trigger for external flash and for 100$ you have a Younguo 568 with all desired specs and excelente reviews

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Canon 7Dii is sweating bullets.

I can not put my hands on the fire about it, but that article seams to be comparing the II with previous Canons and not general DSLRs market, otherwise the K-3 or K-3II would by far win against CaNikons

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
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Don Diafragma: Impressive camera and specifications - I am silent.

I did - Nothing to report - Im going for it - A dream came truth for Crop users

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:44 UTC
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Peter Hayward: Superb specs...now Mr Nikon, please wrap this up in a mirrorless pro configuration.
Mirrorless desire aside, although I like my D750 I always lament it wasn't in this 'pro' layout and configuration.
...now all I have to do is tame my gear desire :)

Since I can not get enough dynamic range as I wish on the RAW at least I need to see the dynamic range with my eyes before the shot, besides mirrorless drain batteries and focus slow - Long life to Reflex

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
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kandarv: Finally now I can give my beloved D300s a nice rest

Built in flash makes lousy shots all the time all the occasions - As a Commander solution there are now 15$ radio triggers that never fail a shot

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:40 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Canon 7Dii is sweating bullets.

vscd - You forget the fact you should not take the Canon one into the rain, maybe you live in a dry country, not me

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:38 UTC
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Sammy Yousef: Too little too late, and leaving out the built in flash is a huge mistake. The pros won't care as much but enthusiasts who don't exclusively shoot sports won't be as tempted to upgrade. I know it's a deal breaker for me. I love the popup flash for casual shots and i like being able to use it as a commander without lugging extra gear.

Do hope the auto AF fine tune trickles down to non pro bodies.

Built in flashes increase the chance of rain leaking in and small accidents braking it up - Someone who has the taste and cash to buy this camera can buy a 100$ full featured Youngnuo flash or even just a 15$ Radio Trigger as a commander - I don´t think the lack of a built in flash is that bad for an real outdoors sealed camera, besides most lenses make shadows on the built-in flash, the light is to small and therefore hard, frontal and therefore flat - The commander issue is solved with 15$ radio triggers

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:33 UTC
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Soggoth: $2000 looks a bit steep for DX camera

Paid exactly this for the D200 body only - Ahhh people forget things so fast

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
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Mssimo: Show of hands: Nikon D500 or the rumored Sony A6100 ((see sonyalpharumors))

36mp BSI sensor,
silent electronic shutter mode,
IBIS (5 axis stabilization?)
4K recording
Touchscreen
Fast EVF larger than Optical VF on D810?
Wifi and other features
Price around $1000 to $1300 (my own guess)

Mirrorless still spend to much battery, focus slowly and do not cope with fast tracking - I tried the A-7s and the A-7r

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
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