DenWil

DenWil

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Joined on May 19, 2011

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1578 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The D810 seems OK, BUT and it is big BUT, looking at the file sizes here the D810 file sizes are so much bigger than the D800/800E's for the same image at the same ISO- i.e. 74.3 MB @100 (D810) as against the 43.6MB @ 100 of the D800E,
that there really must be something very odd going on, as this means 4/7ths the number of shots to a card and vastly increased (by 4/7ths again) use of and consumption of Hard Drive Space, plus slower to work with files- that I as a user of Lightroom 4 and Elements 11 am unable to open with even the most recent updates- and I note with bitterness and rancour that Capture NX2 does NOT open D810 RAW files at all.
Are the original files here at compressed as against uncompressed? or 12 instead of 14 bit- what IS going on please????

"We" are still waiting for a full review?

You bought it and you still need validation from someone else.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 23:44 UTC

I am the last person to ever diss a hardwood grip but the presentation premium seems a bit hefty.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 171st comment
On Portrait Salon 'rejects' exhibition opens in London article (67 comments in total)

At least most of these "rejects" seem to be technically proficient and in most cases the photographer seems to have had some style and a point.

Most of what I am seeing in the DPR portrait submissions qualifies as random snaps.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 22:34 UTC as 7th comment

Would someone care to take a stab at explaining to me why an 85mm lens purpose built to cover an 24 x 18 image circle by Pentax is not proportionally equal to an 85mm lens when it is purpose built to cover a 36 x 24 image circle by Zeiss?

If an 85 is actually a 130 then what is the 85?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies

I thought he was very polite and realistic.

DX was the result of a need for a price point that no longer exists. Why drag it out?

Mirrorless has no appeal for many, is being manufactured by companies that are not exactly doing Apple like business with their products, and is not yet fully realized as a format. Unlike say, Leica's rangefinders, ML is a niche product at this point with no cachet. It weighs less, does some things well and nothing better than a FF DSLR.

4K has yet to prove its viability in the marketplace. It is by no means common in household TVs or computers and unless there is a significant price drop for new products in 2015 it could easily go the way of 3-D, not because the picture isn't great, but because the general buying public simply fails to come on board. 4K doesn't register as being necessary.

All due respect but gear heads are not representative of the general public or working pros and Nikon gets that. Chatter does not equal sales or profits.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 91st comment | 10 replies
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pdelux: Thats Innovation! More Ram and remove the red dot. *Throw Bags of money* at leica.

The red DOT will come on the Limited Edition Version for an extra $2000 to be released later this year.

Leica is not insulting your financial intelligence. You do not matter.
There are dozens of luxury brands from Prada to Ferrari who create a product, charge a premium price and are not accessible to the masses.

Considering how many women's handbags -a handbag mind you- cost more than a Leica, the constant attack on pricing is a juvenile position from people who resent being excluded from a company that doesn't notice.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 04:11 UTC
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (379 comments in total)

I guess I'm lucky to be the only photographer in the world who does not have any use for time exposures in, lol, crop mode.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 17:40 UTC as 74th comment | 3 replies
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (161 comments in total)

If I wanted to shoot digitally, this body and the 120 macro 4 would fit the job description.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 41st comment
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)
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ScottRH: They should have introduced the D700 replacement not the D600.

If Nikon had originally released the D600 as the D710 how would that have changed anything- anything - other than replace the whining of the 700 afficiandos for no clear upgrade path to an upgrade path they were not satisfied by?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:25 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)

Very cool. A camera for adult hands.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1049 comments in total)
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Gesture: Nikon=continuous improvement.

If you use three or four bodies at a time, year round it makes perfect sense to make incremental upgrades in the product- as units are worn out and replaced the D4s can be worked in without conflict.

Every product is not released with an eye towards the customer throwing away what they have and buying this. Many pros buy new copies every year. It's great that upgraded versions are released.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 19:25 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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mgblack74: For a bunch of relatively smart people here, there sure are a bunch of nit picky morons. Jesus.

Nit Picky?
D610 weight with an even smaller grip.
No vertical grip option.
Fixed matte focusing screen.
39 AF
16 MP for 2750
When for fifty bucks more a D800 with 51 AF , 36MP, more grip , vertical grip available, and video.
Hardly nit picky.
If Nikon had announced a special edition D F'rankencamera it would have played better. Buy it for the exclusivity... but they seem to be taking it seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 07:19 UTC
On PPE 2013: Hands-on with Panasonic's newest cameras article (37 comments in total)

"Hand's On" seems a bit of an exaggeration - maybe a five year old. If it was not for the theft prevention device attached to the base no grown man has a chance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

Maybe in two years when the native lenses are on the shelf and proven, and the 7s have been updated- since by then they will be two years old- this system may prove relevant.

Speculation comes cheap. Right now the D610 is .87 pounds heavier and all the Nikon glass ( and their AF) as well as all the MF Zeiss variations attach natively and achieve full functionality.

In electronics two years is a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 02:19 UTC as 409th comment | 5 replies

If a 35mm digital RF was an option and this camera was available commercially I'd buy it. Straightforward and elegant. With a 75mm f2 lens please.

My initial estimate would be a half million raised for charity but it could go much higher. That's fantastic. For folks who regularly donate millions to charity this is a great 'thank you" gift.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 00:33 UTC as 190th comment

This is not student oriented equipment. For folks who bill 50 Gs a day a 5 G lens is simply not an issue if the length or other characteristics will pay off.

For comparison the Pentax 25mm for Pentax 645D is 5Gs. The 90mm 4250$. Considering the legendary quality of Leica optics their prices are very comparable.

A Canon 200mm f2 is 6Gs. What people will pay for an f2 when they can't frame efficiently with an f4 is what's amazing. Logo notwithstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 02:52 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

I agree with the outcome 100%.

Photographers generating commercial work - even if only few pieces here and there- need to get it through their thick skulls that their quest for an image does not supersede everyone else's rights.

Some of the shooters publishing images in the forums on DPR that prominently feature other artists' work would be well advised to consider other subject matter for their published works . In the US they could be sued for copyright infringement and they would lose. Just a matter of time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (220 comments in total)

In an America of clinical obesity the cameras get smaller and smaller. I have medium to smaller hands and I can't pick up one of these without wondering where my fingers go. What does a fat man or a man with large hands do? At 180#, 2 or 3 lbs of camera is just not a problem. I feel bad for all the sickly folks who depend on these soap bar sized bodies for a chance at photography. Particularly ironic direction for camera makers since the phones get bigger and bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 37th comment | 8 replies
On 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple post (66 comments in total)

"iPhone Photographers" as a group should get over themselves and actually buy functional adjustable cameras. Phone cameras are a convenience for spur of the moment needs. They were never and should not be expected to supplant a 2.8 L lens on a DSLR with a FF 24MP sensor. 2.0 on a piece of glass 3mm across is not my idea of mechanical excellence. The obsession over this is comedy.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On Apple event confirmed for September 10th post (4 comments in total)

Other device manufacturers have already shown they can increase market share by giving their products away. Hopefully Apple will stick to a profit oriented business model and if they can also be #1 that's swell too.

If you cannot afford 200$ for an iPhone (current entry level price for iPhone 5) what is the likelihood you can afford 70$ a month for 24 months?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 17:37 UTC as 5th comment
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