King Penguin

King Penguin

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On Nikon D5500 real-world samples article (129 comments in total)
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vscd: I don't understand why Nikon doesn't use the number 5400 for it. The 5xxx is not unlimited with numbers and I think the series will go on for some more years ;)

That's going to upset the D400 wishers ........

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
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samhain: Good job Sony, nice to see a f1.4. I didn't think they had it in em.
That's the kind of lens that grabs other brand shooters attention.
Hopefully more fast 1.4's to come.

But- putting out a 90mm macro before an 85mm or 90mm portrait lens?
Seriously?
That just doesn't make sense to me.
Just like when Fuji's intial lens launch included a 60mm macro and no portrait lens. Widely considered a 'wtf' move. Even Fuji later admitted that was a mistake.

Well, I used a Leica/Lumix 45mm f2.8 with a Gf1 years ago for portraits and it had super bokeh......

A very nice lens to use, may not be ideal in paper spec form but in actual use......super sharp, great bokeh, made people look attractive......which it's what it's all about.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 06:52 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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King Penguin: I expect the people of Afganistan are happy about this.......

Irony, dear boy Irony......

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 20:28 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)

I expect the people of Afganistan are happy about this.......

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 06:51 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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King Penguin: Mmmmm, no flashing LED disco lights......I'm out!

....or maybe not!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:27 UTC

Mmmmm, no flashing LED disco lights......I'm out!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 07:50 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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King Penguin: Quality, quality, quality........mmmm, I wonder if any of these photographic winners have posted a dis on DPR about a camera they didn't use because it's shutter speed only went to 4000th of a sec..........

Blimey, this is good enough for 'pseuds corner' in Private Eye :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 07:52 UTC

Quality, quality, quality........mmmm, I wonder if any of these photographic winners have posted a dis on DPR about a camera they didn't use because it's shutter speed only went to 4000th of a sec..........

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 18:12 UTC as 23rd comment | 6 replies
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (378 comments in total)
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leonche64: Canon has 6 forums, and over 6,000,000 post on this website. That is a lot of users. It seems to me that a lot of them may have simply said, "I have no interest in buying this camera, but it is better than anything Canon put out this year so it gets my vote." It is possible to admire and appreciate something without having to own it. Take my best friends girlfriend for example...

Have you tried renting? .....I believe there's quite a market out there and it's been going on for a long, long time....so I've heard :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
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zodiacfml: " Of course, Apple generally has a much smaller range of phones than the camera brands do camera models, so Appleā€™s popularity is concentrated into a few products, which exaggerates their position."

Is above the truth? Then, this post of flickr means little or nothing.

Besides, if a person uses a smartphone for online posting, I doubt they upload to flickr first. facebook/instragram has that market.

Although you say you don't have any loyalty to any brand and you may even consider a windows phone........something tells me that if Apple actually did bring out the best cam/phone you wouldn't get one!
'Ad Homini' me thinks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 07:34 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1448 comments in total)

Maybe for zooms but my AFD prime lenses(20mm f2.8, 28mm f2.8, 35mm f2 & 50mm f1.4)were great, all I had to do was buy the 85mm f1.8 which was funded by selling a Sigma 14mm f2.8.

So for me buying FX lenses when I had a APSC sensor worked well when I upgraded.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 19:13 UTC as 147th comment
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: An exciting downgrade. Pretty soon all DSLR will be a downgrade from EVIL/mirrorless.

I actually want Canon and Nikon (and to some extend Pentax) to fail ASAP. Their continuous pumping out of low-end DSLRs that's not an upgrade of the previous model is taking money away from EVIL/mirrorless companies that could use the money to innovate even faster. Canon and Nikon are playing the role of Kodak, trying to prevent the rise of digital/EVIL/mirrorless.

You actually want canon/nikon/pentax to fail, throwing '000s of people out of work......just 'cos you don't like DSLRs as a concept?

You should be ashamed!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 07:43 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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newe: What an entertaining thread!!! What happened to TQM?? Gone at the Chinese border?

The sensor in American!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

Wow......that's going to hurt M9 second hand values enormously .......

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:14 UTC as 106th comment | 4 replies
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munro harrap: Waiting for a Nikon 36MP full-frame? Well, you might be. Suppose rumours are true that they too are working on a mirrorless theme as are Canon?
Imagine being able to have full-frame coverage using all the Nikkor lenses you cannot use on the A7 series WITH AF, and with no loss of coverage because Nikon will keep the same style and leave the space for the mirror empty (save perhaps for a removable filter to protect the sensor and the electronics as Sigma DSLRs used to have).

Daft on the face of it? Not really because as soon as you get beyond about the 35mm lens you need and then get provided with too long lenses, each of which has to compensate for the loss of the mirror box on the A7 by adding an extra bit of its own. As this applies to most lenses the kit is larger and heavier, as the sole advantage of the A7 series body is its narrowness. But that happens once only.

I pray Nikon keep the mirrorbox on theirs and then we wont have to replace all our already too expensive lenses

Let's hope they keep the screw drive as well, I like my AFD primes.....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Meaby it would be better if Queen Elisabeth accepts the fact that the UK isn't a worldpower anymore and that the days of colonization are over....

When it comes down to these pictures better to be humble then to show off, of how it once was...

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.......

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 19:57 UTC

No flashing LEDs?.........I'm out!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 06:15 UTC as 24th comment

Superb pictures.........carrying all that kit too! That's one in the eye to the M43 brigade......

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 14:46 UTC as 65th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (73 comments in total)
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brelip: interesting for sure, but a lens no one is asking for! They should have made this a DX and half the weight and cost!

Nobody wants? You don't want, more likely.....introduce another DX lens? What, when they are launching new FX cameras.......laughable comment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:13 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (343 comments in total)
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drummercam: Comparing the Pentax K-S1 to the Pentax K-50 is definitely a good way to avoid having to compare it to Canon's 2014 entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1200D (Rebel T5). I don't think the pentamirror, mono-microphone, 3fps, 0.8mag viewfinder, 460K-dot LCD EOS 1200D compares favorably at all, and the price difference is buying solid features, including build, no doubt.

And since "looks" get most of the troll action here, that black blob of a Canon lacks all distinction. Also obvious just by looking -- since looking is all that the complainers about the K-S1 have done as of yet -- is that if Pentax intended to present a less intimidating user interface, comparing K-S1 to the EOS 1200D wins the point easily.

DPR also again shows some anti-Pentax bias by listing (according to the "side-by-side" feature) the EOS as a "Compact SLR" and the Pentax as a "Mid-size SLR." The Canon is apparently 130 x 100 x 78mm, while the Pentax is 121 x 93 x 70mm. I guess compact is bigger than mid-size now?

Justifications, justifications......just admit it, it's just a gizmo camera from a gizmo manufacturer.......

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 21:31 UTC
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