The outfitter

The outfitter

Joined on Apr 29, 2014

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  • I think you have to live in downtown Tokyo to really "get" the colourful Pentax offerings. Or maybe Beijing.
    The rest of us in the dull gray/black world aren't really expected to understand all this.

  • My Nikon D700 came with the standard plastic clip on protector. But over time, the soft acrylic picks up scratches and "ruins the experience" as one previous poster so accurately commented. And ...
  • Yes, the Pentax 50-135 has been out for ages. Fuji were not the first.
    However, Pentax got little respect for this focal length choice. A couple of sports shooters I know switched to Nikon away...

  • How about the Nikon D1x - it's max shutter speed was 1/16,000th, and the flash synced at 1/500.
    There aren't any DSLRs that match that nowadays.

    To be fair, I think Nikon were "cheating" a bit...

  • Replied in Spotmatic lens
    Old M42 lenses are a hot ticket right now for Canon users looking for smooth focusing for their DSLR videos. Interest in the vintage Takumars is higher now than it has been in decades, mainly ...
  • Commented on Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article

    I guess the problem with comparing its price to the K-50 is that this camera has more megapixels.
    Newbies still count megapixels. It's proven hard to sell a camera at a higher price that has...

  • When it comes to fisheyes, focal length really doesn't matter all that much - at least not that we can make sense of it. In 35mm days, there were two kinds of fisheye lenses - circular image and ...
  • Commented on Samsung NX30 Review preview

    I think Wikipedia lists the Epson R-D1 as the first APS-C mirrorless camera.
    Technically that is true, but we have to give Samsung their due.

  • The colour shift you perceive when rotating your polarizer is likely due to the glare disappearing from your subject matter. Previous posters have hinted at it, but what they mean is that most ...
  • The reason we call lenses "fast" or "slow" dates back to the 1800's. When a Daguerrotype plate took three minutes or so in bright sunlight to make an exposure with an early generation lens, a lens ...
  • I always found that for basketball, I loved using my 85mm f1.8. Fast, sharp, and less than $1,000.
  • I would have to agree that the superzoom bridge camera is often a frustrating detour on the road to better photography. Small sensors don't offer the improvement in image quality that buyers are ...
  • Great news on the repair - and the fast speed. There's a good chance nothing was actually broken in the camera. I've fixed more than a few compacts with this kind of problem. What sometimes happens ...
  • Well, unless you need something even wider angle, the 18-55mm kit lens should be fine for most street performer photos - given that you usually can't be standing too far back (other people get in ...
  • Some really good advice. No, there's nothing wrong with your D3200. Perhaps to inspire you to take it further, you might consider a prime lens or two. Zooms have a way of making us all a bit lazy, ...
  • Constant aperture zoom lenses are still important to studio photographers who shoot under controlled lighting conditions (particularly studio flash). The ability to zoom a lens back and forth and ...
  • You might not want to spend too much time with the D2H. About the only thing you won't get addicted to are its size and weight. No, its sensor is not up to the performance of later versions, but ...
  • It all sounds like a hyped-up sales meeting snafu. I remember a few years ago getting a pitch from the company C rep boasting how their new sensor cleaning system was superior to company O's,...

  • Okay, how about I say this ... Despite continued hopes for a D400, Nikon already replaced the D300s. It's called the D600 (now D610). At least Nikon telegraphed their intentions a little early by ...
  • Yeah, I have to admit that a couple of years ago I wondered how long it would be before the Rebel line had a FF sensor (10 years???) Now I'm beginning to wonder if maybe the future of the Rebel ...
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