One_Oldman_4U

One_Oldman_4U

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On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)
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HCHuang: Still no waterproof housing for AW1..sad

Ok. Have you heard any AW Series rumors? I've search everywhere and not a word. New body (AW2?) New lens? There was a rumor a while back that Nikon might introduce a AW 10-100 lens?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:19 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)
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HCHuang: Still no waterproof housing for AW1..sad

Here's one. I don't know which model it's designed for though.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9049573028/photokina-2014-nikon-stand-report?slide=16

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:01 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)

Like every one else, I was waiting for the P8000 to see how it compares to the competition. NOTHING! Also, waiting for a refresh of the Nikon 1 AW Series (AW2?) and/or new AW lenses. NOTHING!

Anticipating to see if Nikon will come up with bigger sensor camera, not aven a rumor. Even Canon introduced the G7X, a small 1" sensor

At this point, the Panny LX100 or the GM5 looks very tempting. Thinking of pre-ordering or the other. Both if I can dig deep enough :)

But as far as this Photokina, I'm very disappointed at Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:47 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Misa: Very nice, I would buy if I could but I can not neither need to hate Leica because of my financial limitations I love those folks products.

@ electrophoto
If Panasonic does NOT manufacture an entire camera to Leica's specs, why the different design? JPEG engine? and some things? Per their partnership, Panasonic will manufacture a certain camera and if meets Leica's criteria, Leica will use that camera and add their criteria, specification, etc.

@ surelythisnameisfree
I was looking at the price difference and it's cheaper than I thought. The Pana rebadge Leicas usually command at least 25% or more.
If someone can afford it, why not? I would like to drive a Lambo but can't afford it so I drive a Nissan :) People bash the Leica for being expensive. People bash the people that buy Leica's.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:36 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: EVF? Sold! Hope it doesn't fall off, though.

If the first iteration had offered an EVF, it would've been reasonably exciting. Can't help feeling that the III is mildly anticlimactic. Did someone say boring? With 9 digicams in the sock drawer, I'm jaded. I'm torn -- should I buy the III, or should I enter a monastery in the Egyptian desert?

Get the RX100 MkIII then enter the monastery, at least you have a camera to document your stay there :) :) :)

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:17 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)

I hope they become popular. This will make Nikon and Sony think twice about their future pricing strategy. I also hope that Samsung will come out with road map regarding this NX Mini to include a "Pro-sumer" version to compete with the Nikon 1 V3. One advantage Samsung will have is that they can flood the market with these inexpensive cameras by a much lower prices than it's competitors and hopefully will drive the prices down.

I waited to upgrade my V1 to the V3 but the price kept me out. I just wanted the body since I already have some lenses but yet no body only option here in the U.S. Even if Nikon will sell the body only, I bet it will still be in the $850.00 - $950.00 range.

Competition is great for all consumers. It's always great to have choices, good or bad.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 07:11 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)

Where's the D600 made?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 08:40 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
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One_Oldman_4U: The price is really not that bad compared to the FF lens like the

Nikon 80-400/4 5-5.6 VR @ over $2200.00
Sigma 50-500/4.5-6.3 APO @ over $1500.00

$1000.00 is a little steep for a CX lens. $799.00 would be the perfect price if you ask me.

I forgot about the 70-300 FX. Yes this lens does the job but with the addition of the adapter. Still makes a quite large set up. There's nothing better than a native lens built for a particular system. As I mentioned, I hope that 70-300 CX lens' ED glass and nano-coating lives up to the expectation.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 11:02 UTC
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One_Oldman_4U: The price is really not that bad compared to the FF lens like the

Nikon 80-400/4 5-5.6 VR @ over $2200.00
Sigma 50-500/4.5-6.3 APO @ over $1500.00

$1000.00 is a little steep for a CX lens. $799.00 would be the perfect price if you ask me.

And yes you can crop the FF to equal the CX but the advantage of this lens on a V series body is the huge reduction in size and weight. I'm old and I don't see myself lugging a full frame body with the above lenses all day long. A V1/V2/V3 with this attach, I can do it all day long plus another body or two and 3-5 lenses in a small bag. Sometime good enough is good enough. One just have to decide what fits their needs. High IQ with great sharpness = FF. Lightweight and small system with decent IQ = CX or M4/3. I'm not a "PRO" and I don't sell photographs. I do it as a hobby and for fun. To each his own.

The 70-300 CX is equivalent to 189-810mm in FF. That reach is great for birders and outdoors people. I'm really considering this lens for to attach to one of my V1 body but I'm waiting for some reviews if the ED glass and nano-coating really do live up to their potential.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00 UTC

The price is really not that bad compared to the FF lens like the

Nikon 80-400/4 5-5.6 VR @ over $2200.00
Sigma 50-500/4.5-6.3 APO @ over $1500.00

$1000.00 is a little steep for a CX lens. $799.00 would be the perfect price if you ask me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:00 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On Am I missing something here? article (637 comments in total)

Spec wise, the new V3 looks good. Price wise? HA! More expensive than V2. Where's the deal here?

Personally, the new V3 looks like a dissected V2. They took the EVF and made it separate. Same with the grip. Rounded the corners and voila! here's the V3. I have to admit the stuffs under the hood looks good and promising. Hopefully it will deliver.

But the price? NOT ME!! I will wait 'til it will go on a "Fire Sale" like the V1. NO BUY FOR ME AT THIS TIME.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 07:30 UTC as 201st comment

Will there be an update for the AW1? I want one with a EVF ala 1/V2.

I have the AW110 and it's an decent rugged compact and I'm not enthused on the 120 as an upgrade. To make a difference, they should have made the sensor bigger (1/1.7")

But I want a AWx with a EVF. There was also a rumor I read a while back that they will make the 10-100VR in a rugged version. Maybe Nikon will come out with both very soon!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 08:15 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range article (45 comments in total)

Nikon should come out with a long zoom with a constant 2.8 (or better) aperture that will compete with the likes of the Panasonic FZ200 and with the bigger sensor Olympus Stylus 1. Just make one with a bigger sensor and constant aperture!

I'm still waiting for the Nikon 1 V Series upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 19th comment
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One_Oldman_4U: It would have been better if the AW1 is a "rebadge" V1 with a viewfinder.

I long for a waterproof rugged camera with a bigger sensor, that doesn’t use housing. P&S waterproof camera are ok (I had TS1, AW100 and used some of the other brands) but they are far from good.

A V1 rebadged as the AW1 would have been better IMHO. It will be like the “Jack of All Trades” of 1” sensor cameras. Just imagine the capabilities of the V1 as it is. A small, lightweight camera, with very fast and accurate focusing, rugged, waterproof, dustproof, freeze proof, shockproof camera will be a joy for outdoorsmen and women alike.

The AW1 with the 10/2.8 and 11-27.5/3.5-5.6 is a good start for Nikon’s new addition to the Series 1 System. I would like to see a higher end version of this, the likes of the V1/V2 and maybe V3? underwater camera with viewfinder will be almost perfect. Add the underwater equivalent of the 10-100VR and we have a winner in a whole new category of rugged weatherproof cameras.

Yes. I hope Nikon Marketing will do a descent job marketing this NEW product. I own a couple of V1 and waiting for the V3. But this RUGGED, UNDERWATER, SHOCKPROOF Series 1 is very appealing to me. I will wait for the reviews and user experience before I will jump into the bandwagon. I just hope that when they update or upgrade this next year that the new model will have a EVF. Nikon can "re-badge" the V1 and I will get it. A newer V3 AW Version will be even better. I would also like an underwater version or at least weather sealed version of the 10-100VR The AW kit lens are good enough at the monent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 07:19 UTC
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One_Oldman_4U: It would have been better if the AW1 is a "rebadge" V1 with a viewfinder.

I long for a waterproof rugged camera with a bigger sensor, that doesn’t use housing. P&S waterproof camera are ok (I had TS1, AW100 and used some of the other brands) but they are far from good.

A V1 rebadged as the AW1 would have been better IMHO. It will be like the “Jack of All Trades” of 1” sensor cameras. Just imagine the capabilities of the V1 as it is. A small, lightweight camera, with very fast and accurate focusing, rugged, waterproof, dustproof, freeze proof, shockproof camera will be a joy for outdoorsmen and women alike.

The AW1 with the 10/2.8 and 11-27.5/3.5-5.6 is a good start for Nikon’s new addition to the Series 1 System. I would like to see a higher end version of this, the likes of the V1/V2 and maybe V3? underwater camera with viewfinder will be almost perfect. Add the underwater equivalent of the 10-100VR and we have a winner in a whole new category of rugged weatherproof cameras.

I understand that viewfinder is pretty much useless under, that's what the LCD is for. BUT, how much time is spent above water? That's when the viewfinder comes into play. Like on the beach, on deck of a boat, around the pool, in the desert, snow and other other out door places where the sun is bright and renders LCD pretty much unviewable. Just because it says
underwater" that doesn't mean it can't be use above water. That's what make camera like this very appealing to outdoors people..divers, snorklers, hikers, kayakers, swimmers and many others. MOst that but buy the "P&S Weatherproof" cameras is because they want they want a camera that can handle the bumps, drops, water splash, mud, etc. and not worry about damaging the camera. With the AW1, now were getting to bigger sensor, better IQ. Only the price will keep people from upgrading.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 06:29 UTC

It would have been better if the AW1 is a "rebadge" V1 with a viewfinder.

I long for a waterproof rugged camera with a bigger sensor, that doesn’t use housing. P&S waterproof camera are ok (I had TS1, AW100 and used some of the other brands) but they are far from good.

A V1 rebadged as the AW1 would have been better IMHO. It will be like the “Jack of All Trades” of 1” sensor cameras. Just imagine the capabilities of the V1 as it is. A small, lightweight camera, with very fast and accurate focusing, rugged, waterproof, dustproof, freeze proof, shockproof camera will be a joy for outdoorsmen and women alike.

The AW1 with the 10/2.8 and 11-27.5/3.5-5.6 is a good start for Nikon’s new addition to the Series 1 System. I would like to see a higher end version of this, the likes of the V1/V2 and maybe V3? underwater camera with viewfinder will be almost perfect. Add the underwater equivalent of the 10-100VR and we have a winner in a whole new category of rugged weatherproof cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 6th comment | 5 replies
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