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On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

D610 in FE2 clothes?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 22:17 UTC as 312th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

I would not mind a digital FF FM2/FE2 type camera… My FE2 had ALL the controls I ever needed...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 23:25 UTC as 147th comment
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Woodlink: As a company purportedly built on the crossroads of technology and the humanities, Apple sure knows how to drag its feet updating a "pro" product like Aperture.

If the photographic arts AREN'T the epitome of a discipline squarely in that crossroad, I dunno what is.

How Apple cannot build a product that can match or exceed Lightroom is beyond me. Too busy raking in royalties from Angry Birds I suppose.

Those Pros you’re dismissing so easily are one of the reason why Apple did not go under in mid ‘90s. They are the reason Apple still exists today.

A nod to those old geesers every year or so would not be too much to ask given the size and resources of the biggest tech company on the planet.

Consumers are an unreliable, bitchy bunch. They could (and did so in many occasions) move onto the next shining dangling thing in front of them, especially if it’s a buck less…

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 02:44 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

I wonder how a 35mm Sigma would fare on one of those puppies...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 00:20 UTC as 331st comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
In reply to:

Neodp: Where's Nikon?

Formula: (Dear Nikon),

Mirror-less, FULL FRAME (and APS-C), rangefinder-like version, improving on the D610.

Superb EVF. (Side or flash hump; preferably side with little protrusion. )

Best AF-C phase detect (Nikon 1 did it).

*ALL* the other photographic benefits, TOGETHER.

...and now for the real idea:

INCLUDED F-MOUNT ADAPTER; that fills the greater flange-back space (where the mirror was), *and* offers a full electronic, pass through; for all capable F-mount lenses!

This takes the stress out of creating new Nikkor lenses. (They made those Nikon 1 lenses; didn't they)

With that, included adapter+, you could adapt almost any type lens (full backwards compatibility); and it would not demote Nikon's F-mount, high quality, lenses; including their excellent per value, priced lenses. You could still use a pancake (adapted too); for street setup; for one example. Some of the aftermarket adapters (to other systems) are small. You may even be able to run Leica lenses.

I like dreaming too... :-)
Would be nice if it would become true at some point, especially for fools like me who are heavily invested in Nikkor and Sigma glass...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 00:18 UTC

I wonder when Nikon will update the firmware on my D3s...
Soon I hope... soon indeed... yes...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 00:12 UTC as 57th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

I think the first casualty will be Leica and not Canon/ Nikon. Leica becomes now even more of a luxury fashion accessory like a Patek Philippe or a Zonda.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 02:06 UTC as 415th comment | 3 replies
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rallyfan: Two options. A street photographer is

(A) a pretentious tourist
(B) really creepy

They're not mutually exclusive. For shame. Get help.

Two options. A rally fan is:

(A) a pretentious outdoorsy motorsport fan with no life.
(B) really suicidal for staying in the path of fast moving vehicles

They're not mutually exclusive. For shame. Get help.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 14:21 UTC
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jdc562: All these images would deserve derisive critiques in today's photo forums. Nearly all these photos violate the Rule of Thirds. Cindy Sherman's shot #96 is mangled: one shoulder is cut into, the other arm is incomplete, and the top of of the girls' head is chopped off--very sloppy framing. Gursky's horizon in the L.A. shot isn't level. His Rhein II shot is soft. Both Steichen's and Prince's images have unacceptable levels of noise--they shouldn't bother us with their images until they've learned more about exposure, ISO, and photo processing. In addition, Prince's composition would have been much better if the cowboy were riding into the frame, not out of it. The images in the Gilbert & George piece are all too soft and badly exposed. I hope these photographers haven't quit their day jobs thinking they might have a future in photography.

Oy vey! This whole "mini thread" was actually entertaining to go through... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2013 at 16:14 UTC

I'll just get myself a maxisficer...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 02:17 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

If it's written on the Internet then it MUST be true...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 22:53 UTC as 127th comment
On French student creates SLR using 3D printer article (156 comments in total)

At some point in time we'll have replicators, Star Trek style...
3D printing will do for the time being :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 19:44 UTC as 25th comment

Oh, OK. I'll have them in my prayers then...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 20:18 UTC as 12th comment

The new MacPro is fine and dandy but any hardware is sold by the brilliant software that works beautifully smooth and fast only on that platform. I can get good hardware anywhere. And unfortunately I can get great pro software everywhere else but Apple.
LR has leapfrogged Aperture. Twice.
Apple doesn't seem to care anymore about the pros that keep them alive in the dark hours of the mid '90s. They're too busy focusing on the teenage crowd now...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 02:12 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (369 comments in total)
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architographer: If Mini M is a X-zoom, that is a big disappointment.

But I still prefer and appreciate to carry M9+21SEM, instead of 800E+14-24.

Quality of images is not from pixel-peeping level of sharpness. The life of images weights a lot on micro-contrast instead. And the life of photographs is only from the photographer.

Umm sharpness is usually linked to micro-contrast...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 16:47 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? article (369 comments in total)

Mini M(e)? (e) from electronic viewfinder...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 15th comment
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Reg Natarajan: Supply and demand. When there are cameras everywhere, the need to pay people a lot of money to take photos ends. And no, the marketplace does not care about the talent of these photographers. Get over it. The photography most people want to see is the video of Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. You can bemoan that fact, but it is true, and there's a lesson there that everyone involved in photography should learn.

Silly me... I though you said pornography... it's photography you're talking about....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 02:12 UTC
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Drew Conway: I get all my news in single line sentence headlines thanks to cnn.com, espn.com, and the like. No time to read newspapers.

You wonder why you have no time to read the newspaper? That might be the real issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 02:07 UTC
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rallyfan: In one of the (universally useless) articles on this site about a Leica product, at least two muppets were insisting PJs use Leica gear. They seemed otherwise healthy so it's not like they had concussions; they actually believed it.

Where are those halfwits now?

I said in a previous post that anyone with a work flow and a production method is at risk from the dozens of guys with wifi tablets that fire off their shots instantly. By the time you pack your precious gear and perform your oh so scary talented art there are twenty photos and two videos all over the web.

You get to keep your better images and the Pullitzer too. Congrats boys.

So you're OK that rally pictures will forever suck Rallyfan... right?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 02:04 UTC

In other news, The Chicago Sun is setting....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 01:52 UTC as 73rd comment
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