Griffo 155

Griffo 155

Lives in United Kingdom Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom
Works as a Sales/Project Manager
Has a website at www.paulgriffithsphotos.com
Joined on Nov 11, 2009

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Der Steppenwolf: It is still a piece of ....
Nikon, just let it die and we will stop making fun of you, we promise!
And yes, I am a Nikon shooter but this thing is just bad, that tiny sensor inside makes me wanna cry when I see Nikon brand on this junk.

Please check out the print quality and this example the Nikon 1 series isn't that bad as you might think... Nikon are on to something with this concept !
http://500px.com/photo/15900837

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 21:18 UTC
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wallbreaker: nice but expensive and awful design

Looking at the design it's different its just what the market needs. All cameras all the same - I don't think so! Sadly I think all the sceptics of this Nikon design don't understand - probably don't want to - the qualities of this Nikon 1 concept - As an example of this quality, check this image out please... http://500px.com/photo/15900837

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 21:13 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of three 1 Nikkor lenses (76 comments in total)

This is exciting news with the additions to the series 1 lens Stable... The 6.7-13mm has caught my eye!

Why all the negative comments...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:47 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
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Lift Off: What a waste of resources.

Sorry this is the future for photography small compact and a quality sensor...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:11 UTC
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wallbreaker: nice but expensive and awful design

Did you like the OM-D Olympus?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:10 UTC
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Greg Gebhardt: Sorry but still a tiny sensor. Nikon is stuck with it as they got lenses to sell. I have been on full frame FX for years now and not looking back.

For some this is still a great option, just not me!

Check the print quality of the CX senor - please!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:10 UTC
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Mattoid: Way to big for the sensor size. They should be going for pentax q levels of compactness. Then the system might have a point.

Check the print quality of the V1 CX sensor before you make that statement...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:09 UTC

This is really exciting news from Nikon - and a great design with better hand grip. I've just scanned over the spec and its got me thinking - I may need to upgrade from my superb V1 to this smart looking V2... For all the doubters of sensor size - well, forget it! The sensor is a quality one and can handle good sized quality prints to A3... - I know I've done it! Nikon dont need to create a APC-S mirrorless to compete with other manufacturers, the sensor is perfect...

Don't rely on the screen on the back of the camera to see how good the images are! PRINT some out! There is room for this camera and spec in the market and to my mind Nikon are playing the market the right way.

There comes a time when we all have to realise that the market is changing very fast.. Yes you can have full frame cameras - for how long? A lot of professional photographers are realising they dont need such bulky status symbols - look what I've got - gear.

Proof is in the PRINT everyone....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:08 UTC as 163rd comment

This is an interesting move by Sony. After all we all know of Sony and Olympus financial woes of their outfits. What's there to be gained by Sony move here apart from the massive medical market share that Olympus enjoy? Well in my opinion Sony have now repeated their move as they did with Minolta! Buying into an established name. It won't be long I bet before Olympus cameras and lenses will be rebadged to Sony labels and at the end of the day that's what Sony need - More lenses... On a side note this will push Nikon to move forward with their own sensor rather than using a Sony one!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 07:41 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon (216 comments in total)
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chris_j_l: "and all three cameras share the same battery"

If other makers could see how damn useful this is...

Yes Sony does get it it means the body of the camera will have to remain the same size 'cos of the battery! No you have to move with the times if a smaller battery is available with the same output then fit in the camera... That's the way it goes. Do you remember the first mobile phone with the battery on a shoulder pack! What would it be like if we kept to the same size battery then to now even if it did a decade of usage...!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 18:10 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon (216 comments in total)
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Old Ed: Regarding focus peaking, this is a BIG DEAL to MF lens users, even if video is not involved at all.
It's very nice that the D600 can do AE with AI-S lenses; but AE obviously does not eliminate the need to FOCUS. And if the D600 follows earlier models, there is still no USEABLE MF focusing aid. A dim, flickering dot low in the viewfinder is total bleep.
BTW, focus peaking is not the only solution. I would be very happy if Nikon would just BRIGHTLY light in-focus AF points, when in MF mode. That has GOT to be an easy firmware upgrade, and has been for years. But still nada.
It may sound like a conspiracy theory, but what excuse could there be for leaving out focus features so simple, cheap, and valuable? I can only think of one: Nikon would still like credit for supporting older lenses, so they offer up AE (on higher end bodies). But they don't actually want to detract from new AF lens sales, so they cripple MF focusing ability.
How about DPR calling them out on this, Barney?

Sony are going to try everything to turn their poor shop around for them - I've used this focusing aid from Sony and in my opinion it's not what's it cracked up to be its a gimmick and it got in my way... Nikon have faith in their lenses to focus correctly, those users that have manual lenses, the classics, well that's what they are Manual focus lenses and users will not want to have an auto focusing tool will they?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 18:07 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon (216 comments in total)
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Nikon Convert: Mr Nikon,
We really do need a Nikon D400 to upgrade our beloved D300's and to take on the Canon 7D. Please give a thought to your loyal Nikon DX followers!

No need to upgrade d300/300s it's clear to me that Nikon are relying on the d7000 and upgrades of that to do the job... The only thing to my mind it's smaller in the hand... I was reliably informed that the 7000 was a better camera than the d300s in any case... For the amateur enthusiasts it's clear to me that Nikon are pointing you to use d600 and upward from now on... Get your wallets out for new lenses guys to take advantage of full frame!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 18:03 UTC
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dontbsme_1a: THE SENSOR STILL IS A COMPLETE JOKE, but the price is better....

Have you printed an image from a Nikon 1 and compared it to another mirrorless camera, until you do you cannot make that statement... I have to A4 and there is no difference than a 10mp Nikon Dx image...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 09:31 UTC

Have you printed an image from a Nikon 1 and compared it to another mirrorless camera, until you do you cannot make that statement... I have to A4 and there is no difference than a 10mp Nikon Dx image...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 09:30 UTC as 58th comment

This comment is for all the negative commentators on this site, with reference to the Nikon 1 cameras...
You just don't know what you are missing until you USE these camera's - I have the Nikon 1 V1 with 10-30mm kit lens - It is without doubt the best camera I have ever bought.. Better than the NEX cameras (and yes I've used those as well).. Just stop looking at the specs and the sensor size just get out there and try the cameras...
No matter what negative comments that people make Nikon are on to something with this series and you wont know what that is until you use the camera...
The whole series is awesome... Hopefully more to come...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 09:17 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
On article Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn (144 comments in total)
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psn: I was really hoping this is an April Fool's joke... Alas, April 1st was a week ago. I'll keep using it for now but will keep a close eye to what Facebook will do with this app.

Me too! I'm going to watch this with an eagle eye and slow down the instagram postings...Im really concerned about this as no doubt Path, Hipstamatic and Pinterest will come under scrutiny now from the bigger firms and at the end of the day its only about DATA! Not the users...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 08:39 UTC

This is a huge disappointment for me... I am a massive fan of Nikon.
But Nikon this time IMO have shot themselves in the foot to protect their fragile DSLR market share - as I see it...

No Grip - no manual controls and a small size sensor to boot...

Well done Nikon!...

So once I've tried and tested the Sony Nex7 (and I like it) I think I'll order one of those and trade all my Nikon gear in! Simples!

all the best - A sad nikon user....
artgriffo

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:51 UTC as 293rd comment | 1 reply
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grahamdyke: Nikon have Never made anything great, except DSLR's. They should just stick to what they know best...

agreed - this is a huge mistake for nikon... what an opportunity missed...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:43 UTC
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rvalle: Well, as expected 24Mpixel is too much. I tried resizing some of the samples to 12Mpixel and then back to 24Mpixel, comparing side to side to the original image... and guess what? No difference.
24Mpixel is ridiculous on a crop sensor.

What is the image like when printed to say A3 using 24Mpixel compared to 12Mpixel? serious question...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 11:24 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony NEX-7 pre-production samples gallery (105 comments in total)
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Griffo 155: Well Im looking to upgrade from D200 Nikon and to be honest I'm fed up with all the heavy equipment I tend to lag around. Having recently bought the NEX3, with 16mm and 18-55mm lens it has rejuvenated my walkabout photography, and produces images as good as my D200. Im always sceptical about the increased pixel count and have been impressed by the new censors that shoot in low light at high ISO... Looking at the samples I agree another set of images showing 200, 400 and 800 iso capability would be nice to see, but having used the NEX3 realising there is a special need for a viewfinder this NEX7 has got a very large tick against it... In my experience so far I cannot fault this new concept of camera, Im looking forward to running my own tests (before buying), at a forth coming event. I think Sony have pushed the boundaries out and will continue to do so, which is all for the good of all us photographers...

Well mescalamba you certainly know how to open a hornets nest it's the same sensor and looking at the images supplied by dpreview they are very good and no doubt with all of us a little tinkering in post processing - as we all do! will only add to the final image and print... I think this camera is going to set the standard for all the othe major companies to aspire to... Please don't bring Leica and fujix100 into the argument - one is far too expensive and doesn't produce the qaulity that's it's film predecessors did the other is a fixed lens retro copy to mind a bit of a posers camera...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2011 at 18:14 UTC
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