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samfan

Joined on Sep 20, 2012

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Max Iso: Easily the best crop sensor camera ever made. Best IQ, best battery life, best AF, best feature set, and Nikons great lenses backing it up.

ALL HAIL THE KING !!!!!!!!!

Just wait a month for the inevitable recall.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:29 UTC
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villagranvicent: Why "photojournalism" has to be depressing and show people at their worst? cannot be something happy just for a change.

Everyday I have plenty of opportunities of taking shots of kids begging for money on the streets. I need to grab my 35mm f1.4 to get that watery eye shot with shallow depth of field through my window. I hope it rains to add more to the depressing atmosphere, if not I can always added later in PS.

I agree. I'm not saying awareness should disappear, but we're constantly bombarded by ugly things. Just look at any news. Accidents, bombings, corruption, war, over and over again. World is a depressing place for sure, but judging by the media, it looks even worse.

What I find strange is that this kind of photojournalism and awards always cover the same topics: poverty, violence on women/children, old people, sometimes war (in pro awards), natural disasters (if one has struck that year).

Even if we want to go with depressive topics, there are tons of things that don't get covered.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 02:17 UTC

The marsonauts selfie cracked me up. It's good that at least category winners can have some humor in it, since the overall winner always has to be the most depressive.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

A nice little camera. Such a shame Samsung is out. EX1 is still one of my favorite cams ever.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 12:11 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (549 comments in total)
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samfan: Thanks for leaving the black option. I've stopped visiting a lot sites when they switched from black to white. It's especially murderous for photo web sites. This is the internet and I'm using devices that emit light to view it; not paper. Of course white theme is nice for viewing on glossy phones outside, but removing the black option altogether is a terrible step many web sites have taken.

I still remember how the owner of Luminous Landscape used to gloat that the black background is the best for photography... Until he switched to white and I stopped going there.

So, keep up good job! There's a reason why DPR is one of the pages that load up when I start my browser.

Besides, this is a photography web site. Why do you think Lightroom has a dark background?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 22:28 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (549 comments in total)
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samfan: Thanks for leaving the black option. I've stopped visiting a lot sites when they switched from black to white. It's especially murderous for photo web sites. This is the internet and I'm using devices that emit light to view it; not paper. Of course white theme is nice for viewing on glossy phones outside, but removing the black option altogether is a terrible step many web sites have taken.

I still remember how the owner of Luminous Landscape used to gloat that the black background is the best for photography... Until he switched to white and I stopped going there.

So, keep up good job! There's a reason why DPR is one of the pages that load up when I start my browser.

Quite the opposite, I keep my monitor brightness low (way lower than the standard 80 cd). And I have a good, matte monitor. But I have rather sensitive eyes and I stare in the PC for to many hours a day. So I'm very thankful when I can visit web sites with white text on black background to ease the eyestrain.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
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ThePhilips: Does that mean that the DPR Connect would finally gain a dark theme?

That would be a reason to go there at least now and then.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 14:41 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (549 comments in total)

Thanks for leaving the black option. I've stopped visiting a lot sites when they switched from black to white. It's especially murderous for photo web sites. This is the internet and I'm using devices that emit light to view it; not paper. Of course white theme is nice for viewing on glossy phones outside, but removing the black option altogether is a terrible step many web sites have taken.

I still remember how the owner of Luminous Landscape used to gloat that the black background is the best for photography... Until he switched to white and I stopped going there.

So, keep up good job! There's a reason why DPR is one of the pages that load up when I start my browser.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 14:38 UTC as 260th comment | 3 replies

Didn't Canon have a patent for a hybrid VF like, 15 years ago?

By which I mean, patents are pretty meaningless for us consumers. Companies patent thousands of things every day.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 09:29 UTC as 7th comment

Wow that's just so completely useless. Buuuut it reminds me of D100 at ISO 6400. So, we've gone quite far.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 18th comment
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marcio_napoli: Let's get something straight:

D5 wins vs the 12.2 stops of DR from the D700

D5 wins vs the 12 mp D700

D5 wins vs the ISO 3200 limited (at best) D700

That said, I and an ocean filled of photographers have provided professional images to clients, for years and years, without complaints.

Not talking about 2007ish era. I could provide D700 files right now, in 2016, and still get a "great work" from my client.

The D5 is better by miles on all aspects.

Why do people have to complain so much? Is it because of some sort of uncanny valley effect?

The more it gets near-perfect, the more people have to find flaws by the sake of finding flaws?

If someone truly thinks a D5 is not enough to make great photography, better go back to the drawing board, better rethink some values.

Give someone talented enough, and he/she could shoot from Vogue, to Sports Illustrated, to National Geographic with this thing.

I'm not worried either. I still use my D200 and a few other 10 MPix and CCD cameras. And I have a film camera on my desk right now.

That said, how much is the D5 now? One isn't that wrong to expect this to be better than the D750.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:55 UTC

Seems like we're gonna have another recall pretty soon.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 15:51 UTC as 57th comment

This looks like a super fun lens to try new things. I love Chinese companies.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 04:32 UTC as 16th comment
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kkx: Do you have to buy two version of this to support both Sigma mount and canon mount?

The details said both mount, but can't be sure of one physical device will support both mount.

It will be good if this is possible.

Definitely two copies. Then again, good luck finding a lens in Sigma mount. Everyone is gonna adapt Canon mount lenses anyway.

What I'd be more curious about is whether it supports Canon brand lenses and not just Sigma ones in Canon mount.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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dynaxx: I am one of the ones that don't get this.

The advantages of having fixed lenses are that you can build a leaf shutter into the lens, less dust gets on the sensor and you can optimise the sensor for a fixed focal length. Putting fixed zoom lenses on this trio of ( almost ) common bodies rather than interchangeable lenses is a baffling commercial/design decision that does away with all those advantages.

I don't know if anyone will get all three but I hope the zoom lenses are built to last ; a broken zoom and you need a new camera.

I'd wish for the 18-50 lens for Nikon 1. But, Nikon botched N1 so horribly they now probably think it's beyond saving and therefore rather made a compact instead.

But hey, if the body is good, I'm not complaining. A standalone 18-50 for N1 would probably cost $1500 anyway.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)

I sure hope there isn't any catch in the 18-50 which would invalidate all the good things Nikon is doing here.

I wonder... Does it take filters? I'm guessing not.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 13:32 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply

Am i dreaming? I definitely did not expect this come from Nikon. I've been waiting for a good wide-angle compact for ages. I'd have been impressed with 21mm already. 18mm is a dream. And fast to boot.

Furthermore, with Nikon I'd expect this thing to cost $1500.

What's going on? Did I just drop into alternate reality where Nikon doesn't s**t on anything sub-FX and actually can come up with innovative products before everyone else? AND reasonably named? Seriously what the hell.

By the way as a Nikon 1 system owner I'd appreciate this lens for N1, but hey for the price, a standalone camera will do.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:09 UTC as 104th comment | 2 replies

It WOULD be a cool photo if it was genuine though.

I now expect tons of copycats, both from photogs waiting for hours under ladders as well as from automatic triggers. It might a good idea to look around in some abandoned industrial areas for cameras left there to snap this kind of pic.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 20:01 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1092 comments in total)

It looks amazing, but I don't understand why they used a EVF with lower magnification than on the E-M5. Especially at this price.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 217th comment
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samfan: Impressive again. How does one of the smallest photo companies trump all those big dogs?

That said, I'd argue that a fixed 35mm lens underwater is not all that useful.

There are 10 Leica S lenses. I'm not a user so can't tell for sure, but they seem of pretty useful focal lengths for a typical user. Compare to the Nikon DX lens range, which as what, 2 prime lenses in almost 20 years?

Well, Leica not doing AF and much of electronics, they sure have a lot of AF cameras, OLED displays, highest-resolution EVFs and all the other funky gadgetry.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 20:48 UTC
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