sunnycal

sunnycal

Lives in United States San Diego, AK, United States
Has a website at http://500pix.com/zafar1
Joined on Dec 29, 2012

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Mssimo: I think the number 4 is thought to be unlucky in Japan if I remember correctly. Maybe that is why the skipped D400 name. No idea why they kept D4 and others.

That did not stop Nikon from releasing D4, neither did it prevent Samsung from releasing Galaxy S4.

IMHO, Nikon is simply bringing the numbering to current level, or else it may sound last years model.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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sunnycal: No built-in flash is a bummer. Now photographers need to carry an external flash or the wireless module for wireless control. Having a built-in flash is great advantage in a lot of scenarios.

I have never had to tape it down, whether I am using it or not. In any case, I would rather tape it down than not have it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 05:07 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

No built-in flash is a bummer. Now photographers need to carry an external flash or the wireless module for wireless control. Having a built-in flash is great advantage in a lot of scenarios.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:38 UTC as 157th comment | 7 replies

Wheew.... Said Sony, wiping sweat of its forehead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 233rd comment | 5 replies

Adobe, please remove the ugly face from splash screen.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 05:43 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Good genes: Samsung NX500 review posted (512 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The "best destiny" for such a camera is with a pancake lens of high quality, 25mm-45mm, stuffed into a pocket of a coat. In that instance, it's better than most others out there.

Yes, not having an EVF is an issue in bright light. I can attest to this myself and I would not recommend its use in bright landscapes. However Samsung makes NX1 for that, and hopefully will come out with an intermediate model before they close the business :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 04:13 UTC
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

Wrong strategy. They have the potential to disrupt the market with a lower priced version of 645Z which competes with high-end Canon's and Nikons. It will be the largest sensor camera, with an established line of lenses, and will beat the Canon 5D and Nikon D8xxx series hands down. A lot of people will be willing to pay a certain premium over these cameras to get a better sensor. They will easily make in quantity what they lose in margins.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 06:30 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies

The high ISO video is mouth watering even though I dont do videos. What is amazing is how much the highlights are kept in control while shadows are brightened.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 23:26 UTC as 74th comment
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akjos: I wish they made a camera for photographers... i for one dont give a flying f..k if it has 4k or not. It should have at least df 16mo sensor or 18 to 20 mp with excellent dynamic range and high iso. 12 mp is really low for 3k camera. A7ii is blah and a7rii is ok but most ppl dont need 42 damn mp and would gladly trade mp for better iso performance or dynamic range.

They make two cameras for photographers. I am glad that they kept it focused on video. There is no practical difference between 12 and 16MP if you want to use it for photos.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (317 comments in total)
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Eric Nepean: I have CaptureOne Pro; I like the adjustments and editing, but an unfortunate discovery is that it is very slow with collections of over 10000 images and probably becomes unusable at the 30000 image mark. Wit a catalog of 4000 images or so, its a great tool.

i7 with 16GB or ram.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (317 comments in total)
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Eric Nepean: I have CaptureOne Pro; I like the adjustments and editing, but an unfortunate discovery is that it is very slow with collections of over 10000 images and probably becomes unusable at the 30000 image mark. Wit a catalog of 4000 images or so, its a great tool.

I have 60000+ images in my catalog and it is not slow. You should contact Capture One support to resolve your issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 01:50 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (331 comments in total)
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sunnycal: Finally, 30 years after Canon, Nikon is moving to Electronic aperture control. Yay!!!

True. but times are a-changin!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (331 comments in total)
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sunnycal: Finally, 30 years after Canon, Nikon is moving to Electronic aperture control. Yay!!!

I believe you, but the Canon mount has been very reliable as well. The benefit of electronic apertures are numerous, better consistency, smooth control in video and Live view, simpler design of accessories (converters, extenders), and possibility of using lenses on third-party cameras (with adapters) with full aperture control.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 20:57 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (331 comments in total)

Finally, 30 years after Canon, Nikon is moving to Electronic aperture control. Yay!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 78th comment | 6 replies

Anyone knows how the active AF-point is changed on this?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:11 UTC as 190th comment | 4 replies

Proof is in the pudding and the success of this camera will be determined by real life AF test (including AF-tracking and AF with Canon lenses), low light performance, and video quality.

It still looks like that Sony has not changed its Raw format thus constraining its still quality a bit (which is not good for such high-end camera).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 191st comment | 1 reply
On article Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available (83 comments in total)

I downloaded it. It does not render high resolution Raw files from EM-5 Mark II.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 07:30 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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mpgxsvcd: The only thing that would get me excited about this camera is if you said it had 4K @ 60 FPS. 1080p @ 60 FPS isn’t even acceptable now that the GoPro has excellent 2.7K @ 60 FPS.

By the time this gets to ebay, it will be $40 and plenty of cheap accessories will be available.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 06:28 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: The only thing that would get me excited about this camera is if you said it had 4K @ 60 FPS. 1080p @ 60 FPS isn’t even acceptable now that the GoPro has excellent 2.7K @ 60 FPS.

This is $64. GoPro is what, $400 or $500?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review (992 comments in total)
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sunnycal: I have had LX100 for two weeks now. As expected it has great image quality, and very nice jpg. I shoot Raw+JPG and always prefer the jpg version, no matter how much I process Raw in lightroom.

My biggest gripes are

1. Automatic focus point selection is poor, especially if subject is moving. If you have children playing, don't expect the face detection to nail it. With still subject, face detection is fine, but overall subject selection in non-people pictures fails.

2. Manually adjusting focus point requires taking eyes off the subject and fumbling with buttons. The issue is bigger because of the issue I mentioned above.

3. EVF is not very useful. The viewfinder is small, and is difficult to peer into, specially with glasses on.

4. The biggest, deal breaker, issue for me is the lack of macro mode. With a fixed lens camera, you would expect a macro mode. This camera does not.

It is about 1 foot, from 45mm and up.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 05:47 UTC
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