smafdy

smafdy

Lives in United States Washington, DC, United States
Works as a Creative Director/Photographer
Joined on Nov 8, 2002

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1933 comments in total)
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Skulls: D750 does not support UHS-II cards. Only UHS-I. Your buffer test is giving you wrong numbers.

The RAW-Only max. buffer with SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I 95mb/s is:

16 RAWs, 14bit, FF
30 RAWs, 12bit, FF
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30 RAWs 14bit, 1.2 crop
74 RAWs 12bit 1.2 crop
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95 RAWs 14bit, 1.5 crop
100 RAWs 12bit, 1.5 crop
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In comparison with the D810 - for 10sec. burst D750 takes 22 shots and D810 takes 18.6 shots. The D750 buffer is smaller but it shoots faster after it's full, and you end up with more shots.

I know a guy who shoots bracketed, multiple shots, as fast as his camera will shoot them — every time, all the time.

Can't say I've ever filled the buffer of any camera.

Some might actually rely on this feature, regularly, but it seems, to me, to be a benchmark most will never come close to.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:22 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1933 comments in total)

Drop the price down to compete with the Pentax k-3, and I'll buy two. I already have plenty o' old Nikon glass lying around.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:18 UTC as 435th comment | 1 reply
On Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 article (119 comments in total)

Pentax SMC-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 19:36 UTC as 65th comment | 3 replies
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (249 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Hmmmm .... whatever it can do - it sure is ugly.

If you want to make a fashion statement, shoot an old Nikkormat, or buy shoes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:35 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (249 comments in total)
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fmian: Not that I can afford such a camera, but the fact that it's a crop sensor compared to a real full frame 645 camera seems a let down.

It is pointless to discuss a film camera without discussing exactly what kind of film you are shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:33 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (249 comments in total)

As with most of their camera line up, Pentax offers the best in-class bang for the buck of any camera manufacturer. Considering the price point of this cam, leapfrogging the 'full frame' format is a valid product development strategy.

As for the two photogs in the article, the latter might be happier with an iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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Raw Jaw: What an opportunity for Samsung to buy out Metz.

Capitalists will sell anything to anyone — for a profit, or simply to stop the bleeding.

Globalization knows no national loyalty.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 12:05 UTC

Wow.

Too bad. I'm sure German workers are paid more than their Chinese counterparts. Hard to compete with emerging market labor costs.

This could be the starting gun for a race to the bottom.

I've been looking for some new flash units, and was considering Metz. Glad I read this first.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 12:02 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

I was waling through the park, in the cold November rain, thinking of the last time she kissed me . . .

. . . then, I saw the squirrel with the acorn in its mouth . . .

1/125@ f8.0 . . .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 12th comment

This is ground-breaking innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 39th comment

To paraphrase Mae West:

"Is that a camera in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 16:37 UTC as 7th comment

Cameras and cell phones have become bling.

Cameras aren't about photography, and cell phones aren't about communication/entertainment, to some folks — they're about fashion and social status.

My only watch costs thousands of dollars, and was given to me as a gift. I only wear it as jewelry. Maybe it makes people think I'm a serious/professional time-teller.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 16:34 UTC as 42nd comment

But when will they deliver a Full Frame model?

Oy.

Never mind.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 00:18 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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Artistico: Well, in this day and age when digital processing has removed the need for colour-correcting filters and most others, save for ND, Polarisers and the occasional Grad for the ones without the patience for bracketing and post-process combined exposures, the only way a filter manufacturer can try reducing the fall in income is to hype up new products that no one really needs to try to create a demand.

I know what some will say - getting it right in camera is better than in post, etc. Well, the "right" image in that camera is also a processed image, except you are leaving your processing in the capable(?) hands of camera manufacturers sometimes with quite differing views to yours as to what a final image should look like.

I am as nostalgic as the next person, but using colour shift filters just so I have to move some sliders a tiny bit less in post doesn't appeal to me.

But, then again, what is Tiffen to do? If I were them I'd produce new filters no one needed and hyped them up too.

PP can fix many things. PP also can't fix many things.

To extend your reasoning, there is no need to accurately measure exposure, 'cause you can always re-expose in post.

We all know that's nonsense.

The same holds true for color balance.

BTW: Take all of the red, or green, or blue, (or their CMYK/subtractive equivalents) out of your paint set, and show me that your "artistically" trained eye can produce a full gamut color chart with what's left.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)
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Maxfield_photo: Can I please just have my full frame?

There are plenty of "full frame" DSLRs out there.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:28 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

I wonder . . . if a manufacturer were to make a hands-down, best-camera-bar-none camera and lens combo, and release it at a lower price, by half, than anything comparable — the catch being that they only manufactured it in bright pink/green — would purists in here buy it?

I'm not planning on buying a K-S1, of any color, but if I did, I'd be willing to wager that it's a competent, if not great, imaging tool.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:25 UTC as 68th comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

Middle-aged western men are outraged — OUTRAGED, I say! — by the audacity of a serious device like a camera designed to appeal to teen Japanese girls.

What's next? Pink hammers?

http://www.sears.com/the-original-pink-box-12-oz-claw-hammer/p-00922988000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00922988000&kispla=00922988000P&kpid=00922988000&mktRedirect=y

None of the fellas down to the Mill understood when I showed up with my PowerPuff Girls lunch pail, either.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 72nd comment
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)

DPR could write an article about a revolutionary new, defect free, technology that is within reach of the common person — with absolutely no down side, and some commenters here would find something to nit pick (My God, Ethel! It doesn't have a frozen yogurt dispenser!).

I appreciate creativity and new tools and technologies that expand creative reach. I don't give a damn what badge that technology is sold under.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 13:01 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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Reactive: Well I guess very few companies will be interested in making a competing product; its market niche is even smaller than the cameras' resolutions. Good luck to Mr Rowan if he has cornered a tiny scientific market.

The creative applications of these tools are far beyond their scientific applications.

At the prices projected, they will sell quite well to those completely uninterested in science.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)
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joyclick: God save him from corporations.

God save ALL meat people from the corporate "people."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 12:48 UTC
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