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The worst CP+ 2014 interview so far...

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 105th comment
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instamatic: To answer Nikon why their mirrorless is not selling in the US: Nikon 1 has a small sensor, while the US consumer expects at least a DX sensor. Why? Probably because many hobbyists are vainly hoping to one day have some success at shooting weddings, or whatever - which for most people never materializes, but still the illusion is there. Regardless of where the hobbyist is on their photography journey, it is universally known that wedding/portrait photography requires a large sensor for shallow and popular depth of field with fast lenses. And where are the fast lenses for mirrorless? Thirdly why in the world the lesser Nikon 1 cameras have flash sync only at 1/60 sec? Why aren't DSLR speedlights compatible?

Nikon's compact cameras are also not up to par. Where is a compact with a 'standard' zoom lens and aperture somewhere between f/1.4 and f/2.5 or similar. Why aren't all Nikon's compact cameras allowing saving RAW files. Where is built in WI-FI?

Where is the D400?

The D70 had a CCD.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 22:33 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

That makes no sense.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 22:26 UTC

8 people owned the DP2 Quattro already, amazing.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 00:55 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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Spectro: I would probably still pick the older Nikon 35mm f/2D AF over this, much cheaper. Not sure why all the new updates are 50-75% more the then one they replaced theses days (from any makers).

The 35/2D isn't even a good lens by today's standards...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:56 UTC
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tallguy600: Got the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 for just $200 more before Christmas.
This Nikon lens looks uninspiring by comparison so the image quality better be good I'm thinking.

There is no 35/1.4 for APS-C.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:54 UTC
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jhinkey: Why not just make a high quality Samyang extender with all the pass-through electronics (if there are any) so that the user doesn't have to carry around an extender with each lens?
I know there is data that shows extenders/adapters can cause problems, but there's no reason a high quality extender can't be made that mitigates or minimizes these problems. After all people are putting speed boosters and tele-extenders between their lenses and bodies all the time . . .

They don't contain any electronics to pass through.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 18:00 UTC
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munro harrap: THe problems are too numerous to mention. Nikon's 18-35mm in both incarnations is a poor lens, but Full-frame has far more use for this zoom than APS-C. What do you do with a lens that is not wide enough and certainly not long enough for general use? UK houses are so tiny interior shots with a 27mm are limited. It should be 16mm for a Nikon etc and 14mm for a Canon to be useful.
And then it has to focus in the correct direction WITHOUT A SEPARATE DOCK (Jeeezzzz!) and be accurate with no faffing! The 16-85 VR just DOES so much more,even though it may do so with less acuity. It will focus faster, its focussing be more accurate straightaway, so "after a day or two of testing...." is a way of comforting oneself for having bought a lemon, sir!

"It has to focus in the correct direction WITHOUT A SEPARATE DOCK (Jeeezzzz!)" makes no sense at all.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 19:12 UTC
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RichRMA: Do they have an I.S. mode that works on a tripod? Is someone likely to be using this hand-held?

That doesn't even make sense.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 18:47 UTC
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Zenjitsuman: Anyone get the list price yet?

Panasonic didn't even launch the lens yet. Is it so hard to read the text above?

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 09:27 UTC
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Marksphoto: will there be a panasonic version of the same lens later on?

Oh well... That's the Panasonic version.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 09:26 UTC
On Connect post App turns your smartphone into a 3D scanner (6 comments in total)
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Sirandar: This is amazing technology ...... I can hardly wait to try it.

It has serious implications for the computer gaming industry too. Maybe if the devs start using this tech we can get games that actually have a story better than the worst book.

Runs on a S3 (or 4) too ....

I am surprised this hasn't generated any interest as it is way more practical than Lyro

It's cool but no, it won't.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 00:08 UTC
On article Enter the 2014 World Press Photo contest (23 comments in total)
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EssexAsh: a few shots of dead children should be enough.

Yup, that always seems to impress people. Sick and old people who can't run or women from the back are also highly regarded targets. I think they call it street photography these days, some people think it's some kind of art.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 14:36 UTC
On article TIME's top photos of the year (148 comments in total)
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alfaflash: Rags like Time and Newsweek have made themselves irrelevant. Their awards for Person of the Year and for best photo are meaningless and an insult to the people who did make a difference.


Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 03:48 UTC
On article Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 (193 comments in total)
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pocoloco: I am not so convinced a compact camera could not have captured that unique moment :

With some post processing this could be a great shot.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 00:07 UTC
On article Swimming with the Nikon 1 AW1 (193 comments in total)
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Leandros S: "One big disappointment is that neither lens has Vibration Reduction (Nikon's term for image stabilization) built-in. While this isn't a huge deal on the fast 10mm prime, I was surprised to see that the 11-27.5mm zoom lacked this important feature."

Hmm... let's think... when surrounded by massive volumes of water, is my camera still shaky? Actually, no. Let's think again... if I had loose VR lens elements in my system, might it lead to shutter shock? Quite possibly yes. So should I be including VR? I'll let you answer that one.

Why should the 11-27.5mm zoom have VR? The non-waterresistant version doesn't have it either so it's no surprise.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:18 UTC
On article DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses (85 comments in total)
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vadims: I would definitely add Tamron 28-300 to the list.

For Canon FF shooters like myself, that's the only true walk-around FF super-zoom. I wish Canon would come up with it's own 28-300 that doesn't have push-pull design and weight of a tank (like Nikon did); until that happens, Tamron 28-300 definitely deserves honorable mention IMHO.

No, definitely not.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:22 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (616 comments in total)
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kimchiflower: It's amazing how something this beige, dull, and lackluster can generate so many comments!!!

Perhaps this is Canon's genius - any publicity is good publicity.

Or maybe Canon just dropped the ball. Again.

Yeah, especially considering it isn't even available outside of Japan and China (DPReview forgot to mention that).

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:00 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan (616 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: looks good
fills intended low end niche (aka: mirrorless low end range, but with aps-c IQ)

people forget this isn't a prosumer product, but strictly a basic level beginner range product for ILC from Canon, a kind of Rebel M in compact form, but BELOW even the PowerShot G/S series, with EOS low end aps-c IQ as a bonus.


Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:58 UTC
On Connect post Accessory review: SanDisk Connect wireless media drives (34 comments in total)
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pwmoree: Wanted: a small flashdrive, battery operated, just to backup my in camera card. With the options *copy only* and *copy and delete on original card*. I am sure many photographers would buy that.

Exactly, additional cards are much safer than "copy and delete".

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:56 UTC
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