duchamp

duchamp

Lives in Israel Israel
Joined on May 6, 2009

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On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (814 comments in total)
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duchamp: Battery life of only 350 shots?! Sony, are you serious?

To Edwaste,

"Vast range of lenses?" Pardon me, I meant AF lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:51 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (814 comments in total)
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duchamp: Battery life of only 350 shots?! Sony, are you serious?

To Edwaste,

I'll leave the tripod/mirror lock-up discussion aside as you don't understand what they are for.

Battery life is significantly shorter on mirrorless because the screen is always on. Take all modern smartphones - they boast great screens but one must charge them at least once a day. On DSLR you can shoot all day long through the (optical) viewfinder on a sole battery only occasionally checking the results.

The reason why I am on DSLR are the vast range of lenses, flashes and other accessories. Sometime mirrorless will also offer such a diversity but not yet.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 09:58 UTC

Why do they use "5-million-pixel/1.5MB images" as a benchmark?
Potential buyers have 18-million-pixel/20mb images at least!

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 09:48 UTC as 7th comment
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (814 comments in total)
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duchamp: Battery life of only 350 shots?! Sony, are you serious?

To Edwaste,

Mirror lock-up is used usually for super macro or long exposure when on tripod. This feature isn't for handheld use anyway.

If you're human chances that you consistently make sharp pictures at 1/15s are very low. With any lens.

Very convenient. Wedding/sports photogs usually add a grip (meaning more weight) for more power, because these seconds can be crucial. Sony claims this camera is for professionals. It sports professional features. It costs as rivals DSLRs. Why then is the battery life sub par?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 12:30 UTC
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duchamp: Who but photogs need rugged hdds?
$1000?
Are they nuts? At least build in a card reader!

To amateurphotographer,

how do you transfer files into a hdd without a computer?
Why would you need a rugged hdd if you also need a computer to connect between them? A rugged hdd without a card reader is not at all for photographers and shouldn't be mentioned here at all.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (814 comments in total)
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duchamp: Battery life of only 350 shots?! Sony, are you serious?

To Edwaste,
DSLrs are easier to stabilize than mirorrless ones. Neveretheless, for shutter speeds longer than 1/15 you'll need a tripod anyway.
But for workflow having 1000 shots per battery is more convenient than changing batteries.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 14:24 UTC

He Liar. Nice. :)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 09:26 UTC as 20th comment
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (814 comments in total)

Battery life of only 350 shots?! Sony, are you serious?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 18:57 UTC as 30th comment | 10 replies

Who but photogs need rugged hdds?
$1000?
Are they nuts? At least build in a card reader!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 13:41 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

Look positively: it's the cheapest medium format camera! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 6th comment
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andix: Nobody makes camera bags that are actually useful anymore. It seems that every manufacturer is trying to convince photographers that they should adapt their shooting style to the bag, and not the other way around. And then there's this:
- Poor material and quality? Check.
- Useless compartments? Check.
- No room for anything other than photo gear? Check.
- Awkward or dangerous access to camera? Check.
- No safety / security elements? Check.
- Total disregard for the market demand? Check.
In the meantime, small manufacturers like Clik Elite or PacSafe pass unnoticed, because the aggressive marketing is too successful shoving the Lowepro du jour down consumers' throats. (No affiliation here.)

Never heard of both but a took a glimpse on Pacsafe site.
Camsafe v25 looks exactly the same as the Fastpack aside a stupid safety lock for all 3 zippers at a time. The idea behind Fastpack is getting the camera out as fast as possible. IMO if you need a safest camera bag go for Lowepro Flipside.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 14:07 UTC
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)
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Drazen Stojcic Buntovnik: I'm puzzled as to what justifies the enormous cost. Their usual Roller series, which we've used for years, are made with 1600-2000 denier ballistic nylon. These are 840. Their other models also use the high-quality YKK zippers, have included rain covers, laptop sleeves, TSA locks and actually offer more features then the Echelon series. What's the catch??? The design is very average and I would be hard pressed to justify paying 800$ for a leather handle grip. Does. Not. Compute.

They forgot to mention that the new series come with a camera and lenses of your choice. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 15:02 UTC
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armandino: Mmm.... $30,000 strapped on a drone...

...lens not included.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 07:58 UTC

Firmware updates for a camera never seen at certain markets.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 07:34 UTC as 3rd comment
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duchamp: Nikon distributor in Israel, Hadar, sent today a message to all stores that all faulty cameras (with official warranty) in stock and sold will be replaced.

To Mike FL,
stores were told that not all cameras have this issue. I think Nikon will issue "an article" on identifying affected products, as they did not long ago with D810 "bright spots" problem.

To HowaboutRAW,
in my opinion this a great move by the local distributor. Keeping in mind they are not representatives and have buy their stock from Nikon. This quick response, as well as previous actions regarding D600 and D810 issues, gains them a lot of positive reputation in the eyes of customers and justifies the 10-15% price difference against the gray market.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 08:39 UTC

Nikon distributor in Israel, Hadar, sent today a message to all stores that all faulty cameras (with official warranty) in stock and sold will be replaced.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 08:00 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On The Twin-0644 in the OMG... It is just a natural Peter Lik! challenge (2 comments in total)

This is 2 times better than that of Lik!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 14:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Yoda boy: Pentax ( Ricoh ) is still introducing new products that were likely in the pipeline before their takeover from Hoya. They have the ability to create a niche product by introducing a better and more directed line of lenses. WR and A* are really the only way to go if you have a K 7 or newer body as they create a complete system, especially now that the series II flashes have been created.

For K 5 and K 3 photographers, there also should be a 10 mm or 10-20 mm WR lens, preferably with a 2.8 or 3.5 fixed f to fill a void in their lens lineup.

As to an articulating LCD screen, I personally don't see the point as the more serious photographers seem to be quite happy with fixed screens as is the norm for high end Nikon and Canon. Personally, I think one pays more attention to details when looking through a viewfinder.

For macro photography articulated screen is a blessing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
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princecody: Wonder what camera & lens was used?

Most likely M-Monochrome. Expensive artwork can't be done by some mass produktion cheap dslr cameras. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (77 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Trific invention. Only one thought - will it hold urine without disintegrating?

Only one thought - why would you want to urinate into it?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:44 UTC
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