dervish_candela

dervish_candela

Joined on May 3, 2009

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On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (140 comments in total)

TL;DR: "cheap drones are useless for photography"

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 08:19 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Apple to cease development of Aperture article (423 comments in total)
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eyedo: Thru the years,Apple has really killed off a lot of features and programs that people liked and would get use out of.Many were never replaced...

Open source software is getting my attention more these days.

Too bad nothing exists that I know of for post processing other than GIMP.

try Darktable or Raw Therapee

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
On Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon Review article (34 comments in total)

good to see proven 3rd party manufactureres finally getting recognised and included in the discourse. however while you mention the Mitrios+, why not make a review of the whole Phottix's innovative flash triggering system that's better than fragmented solutions most of us use? (instead of presenting the regualr Mitros as a cheaper aftermarket alternative).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 07:51 UTC as 6th comment
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babalu: I simply don't understand it . Since built-in EVF's started to get larger and better - latest examples are E-M1 ,Alpha 7R, and X-T1 , there is a clear message in it: the future will be mirrorless.There is no valid excuse for Nikon to still hold on to the overlived concept of a mirror box in a camera, no matter what sensor size we're talking about. And there is no excuse for not making adequate bodies with the control elements at the right places and an ergonomic grip to hold the camera.
And lenses designed for mirrorless, meaning smaller bulk. If Nikon does not get on this wagon pretty soon, there'll be no sitting places in it for them.

there is valid excuse to hold on to OVF: Demand.
Nothing invalidates OVF. People like OVF.
EVF is just cheaper to make.

Still that's no excuse for Nikon to make crappy mirrorles and sell it for insane prices.

Lenses don't get smaller being designed for mirrorless (as sony's new 70-200/4 shows quite well). It eems to be the sensor size thing. A fast 70-200 is big no matter what, 50-140 is smaller and 35-100 is yet smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:49 UTC
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dervish_candela: - will there be a successor to D300s?
- our comment is no comment

- will you do any missimg DX lenses?
- no comment

- where's roadmap?
- who cares, just buy our carp

- name one reason I should not go fuji
- they haven't figured the phase AF yet, phew

- will you ever answer a question with something that is not a piece of useless blah-blah?
- we can definitely promise you big innovation in ways we deliver our noncommittal commentary of no comment

I'm dying to try X-E2/X-T1 with their 50-140/2.8, but I doubt that current-gen OSPDAF can live up to that magic and lightning-fast 3D-tracking AF I've had with D300s. Seriously, now that 56/1.2 is out, my Nikon glass investment and their tracking AF are the only 2 things still keeping me with Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 20:57 UTC

- will there be a successor to D300s?
- our comment is no comment

- will you do any missimg DX lenses?
- no comment

- where's roadmap?
- who cares, just buy our carp

- name one reason I should not go fuji
- they haven't figured the phase AF yet, phew

- will you ever answer a question with something that is not a piece of useless blah-blah?
- we can definitely promise you big innovation in ways we deliver our noncommittal commentary of no comment

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 18:28 UTC as 124th comment | 8 replies

so the 35-100/2.8 wasn't "serious" enough
black won't do
it has to be white

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:35 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

haha
what a joke
competing with D7100, 70D and K-3 ?
most of people who would consider those expensive high end mirrorless cameras are COMING from those "enthusiast" D7000's and 50D's and even 5DmkII's.

and we are buying into high-end mirrorles INSTEAD of our "upgrade path".

so it seems to me, that X-T1 and E-M1 really compete against D800 and 5DmkIII.

to hell with magnesium alloy bricks!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:07 UTC as 175th comment | 2 replies
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Mike Walters: Just to put another slant on this...

Nikon made a change to firmware to better report on the remaining charge of their batteries. Is it possible that this inadvertantly broke the support of 3rd party batteries? For them to design and test to ensure compatibility with all third party batteries and lenses, spending money that could be spent on their own product development, would be madness would it not?
I used to work for an IBM plug compatible vendor. If IBM made changes that broke our kit, the emphasis would be on us to fix it....just as Sigma have fixed their issues with Nikon bodies.
Maybe we can be a tad paranoid at times....

it is possible for anoyone to test compatibility of any product to a common standard.
assuming, of course, that you allow people to have that luxury.

it's much easier to just make cryptic crap and blame everyone else when stuff breaks.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 13:26 UTC

oh, we all know that «official» nikon repair policy is «come on, just buy a new one»
so if a repair center actually fixes something, they can't be official® Nikon™, don't get fooled by the name folks!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:35 UTC as 19th comment

whatever. I'll just go buy that ATIV
Wacom's "vision" is starting to get old

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:30 UTC as 19th comment
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Nikon007: My advice has always been "stay away from wide Gamut unless you know what your doing". For me it's not worth the hassle to see colors no one else can. You don't see it in print, your clients don't see it, on the web they can't be seen. So what good is it? It's great for a dedicated graphics station but for general use it causes many folks a lot of head aches. So if WG is your cup of tea go for it. If your not sure do your research first, there are lot of threads on this subject going back for years and nothing has really changed.

it is irrelevant if it's WG or not - my U2711 worked totally fine switched into sRGB mode.
basicaly these DELL babies are the only sane option for an average photography joe on the market, and no amount of WG pro/contra discussion is going to change that. Buy NEC? no thank you, I can buy 2 Dells. Downshift into shady $500 internet Korean stuff? No thank you.

this time around it's even better, those who need any advice on gamut would just buy the cheaper consumer U2713HM option and automatically stay out of trouble.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:43 UTC
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Photog74: Does the 14-bit LUT mean these monitors are hardware calibratable?
This article suggests that you calibrate your monitor rather than the video card but recommends NEC monitors that are usually a lot more expensive than a Dell:

http://blog.neocamera.com/calibrate-your-display-not-your-video-card/

Of course it's from 2009 but the question remains - does the 14-bit LUT place this 2013 Dell model in the same league as a 2009 NEC in terms of display calibration?

as TFTCentral noted, yes, hardware calibration is possible, but only with the mandatory "optional X-Rite i1Display Pro colorimeter (sold separately)" and their dell-branded software.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:36 UTC

blaming independent services? what's next, spreading rumors about counterfeit wares to cover up qc failures? way to go, nikon. nobody will fall for that bs.

and canon now has autofocus in 5D. hmmmmm....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:30 UTC as 118th comment
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)

I'm amazed thatnobody ever mentions the samsung NX

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 07:08 UTC as 27th comment
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