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Joed700

Joed700

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King of Song: We can thank Sigma for this lens.

I just hope the bokeh is just as good or better than Sigma this time around.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 03:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens article (296 comments in total)

Okay, here we go:

* weather sealed body
* a 50mm f1.4 (35mm equivalent) lens that has the same sharpness as the Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art and the bokeh quality of the Nikon 56mm f1.4

That would be an incentive for me to purchase another Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 03:27 UTC as 85th comment
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (589 comments in total)
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RadPhoto: So, you do have D810? I am still waiting for the review :-)

I would consider buying Sony's A7RII but it's too damn expensive for me. In Canada it's more than $$4000 for a body only! And since I a don't have any glass for it (I am Nikon and Fuji shooter) I need to spend another $3000-4000. Hmmm. I will wait a bit. As Sony's prices drop fast.

If you are thinking about the D810, I would suggest the D750; I own both. D750 is my go to camera. I was planning on adding the Sony A7rii, but changed my mind after doing some research - battery life, LCD quality, videos...complicated menu... Here is links to the A7rii reviews:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHtT6DE7fVI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2JYQsbSqAc

Just like Fuji X-series, the Sony's prices drop fast.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
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Leandros S: I don't understand how it's a 2015-2016 award when only the first half of 2015 could be accounted for.

If you have lots of cash, you can buy any awards you want....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 00:09 UTC

Between the TIPA Awards and the EISA Awards, which carries more weight?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 100th comment
On Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors article (178 comments in total)
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vaclav1: In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has enormousness power. My postman at my previous address in Vancouver owned a new Porsche.
No wonder that I ship to Europe every package from USA and I get all packages to my US address, it is much cheaper and much faster.
This is a victory of sick socialism over freedom.

@ Neez - Yes, the unions concept is far from being perfect. However, if it wasn't for the unions, some of us would still be working 12 hours a day and child labor practices would still be the norm. Talk about who deserves the most pay. CEOs from big corps get pay 200 times more than the people that work under them, but do they always do a good job? The CEOs of the banks that are responsible for the burst in 2008 never went to jail and they still received their bonuses back then...how come no one blame them or have forgotten about their good deeds? On the hand, unions always get blame for everything. BTW, did you ever complain when they raise the oil prices?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 22:29 UTC
On Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors article (178 comments in total)
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vaclav1: In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has enormousness power. My postman at my previous address in Vancouver owned a new Porsche.
No wonder that I ship to Europe every package from USA and I get all packages to my US address, it is much cheaper and much faster.
This is a victory of sick socialism over freedom.

@ Neez - Let me clarify, big Corps includes banks. The US auto indurstries' downfall is not just the UAW issue. It had to do with the design and the reliability of American cars. If you've been paying attention lately, most of the US made cars now look just like their Japanese counterpart. Why? They finally learned something called creative-sensitivity. UAW workers' job is to put the parts together, the engineers are the ones who designed the unreliable cars! Do I need to remind you about the safety recalls that never took place when they should? Can you blame this on the UAW? $30 per hour - sure, why not? They went through training courses to get there. You want to know something? A friend of mind used to work for McDonald Douglas building airplanes, and he got paid even higher than that. Sounds like you have an engineering degree...can you walk in an airplane hanger and start putting airplane parts together? To be continued.....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 22:18 UTC
On Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors article (178 comments in total)
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vaclav1: In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has enormousness power. My postman at my previous address in Vancouver owned a new Porsche.
No wonder that I ship to Europe every package from USA and I get all packages to my US address, it is much cheaper and much faster.
This is a victory of sick socialism over freedom.

@ Neez - First of all, a college degree doesn't necessary guarantee riches. Prime examples are Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, both college dropouts, and yet they are the wealthiest people on earth.

"union factory jobs have excessive wages from bullying corporations" No one can bully the big corps; a propaganda used by the big corps to create conflicts among the working class. The bubble bust in 2008 was the handy work of the big corps. The US government, especially the congress, work for the big corps.... Outsourcing is the results of this thing called global economy, which means use unfair labor practices outside ones' country and pollute other countries' environment but your own. Why do you think some of the Japanese photo equipment are made in China/Thailand? So get your facts straight!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 16:03 UTC
On Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors article (178 comments in total)
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vaclav1: In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has enormousness power. My postman at my previous address in Vancouver owned a new Porsche.
No wonder that I ship to Europe every package from USA and I get all packages to my US address, it is much cheaper and much faster.
This is a victory of sick socialism over freedom.

I love it whenever people started to attack unions. "In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs." No one complains when big Corps make tons of money out of everyone, but they have problems when they see people from their own class (working class) getting fair wages and treatment. If you don't like the way how you are being treated by your employer, go join the unions!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 15:24 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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Charlie boots: Nikon has discovered an issue and has proactively issued a service recall. Excellent and responsible customer service. Can't understand why everyone is making such a fuss. Auto manufacturers do this all the time and it works well. Nikon makes excellent Dslr's, and has for the past 15 years. Nikon's first SLR, the F1 dates from 1959 and changed the world, I have one and it still works perfectly including the meter. My original nikkor AI lenses still also work perfectly on my D300, D700 and D800E all of which have never had any issues. What a great company and what great products.

@ AshMills - Someone I know just informed me that he has received a letter from Nikon to advise him to send his D800 in for a free repair. I went online and his the link: http://www.diyphotography.net/is-nikon-hiding-d800-recall-as-free-maintenance-initiative/ Good luck!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 00:25 UTC
On Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners article (481 comments in total)

What other alternative photo editing software are out there?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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Joed700: Okay, this lens is heavier and longer than my 24-70mm f2.8, and it covers only up to 35mm instead of 70mm, not to mention it's not weather sealed. The photos showed no advantage in terms of flare compared to mine. What was Sigma thinking?

Sigma is an innovative company that makes great lenses (some are better than both Canikon ones). I do wish they will consider adding weather seal feature and compact the size of their lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 18:52 UTC
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Joed700: Okay, this lens is heavier and longer than my 24-70mm f2.8, and it covers only up to 35mm instead of 70mm, not to mention it's not weather sealed. The photos showed no advantage in terms of flare compared to mine. What was Sigma thinking?

RS - I do agree with the extra light doesn't hurt, but I'm just doing the pros and cons of this new lens. The only advantage (if you insist and ignore the high ISO performance of today's DSLR) is the f2.0. The cons are: weight, size, limited zoom range; in a wedding shoot situation (according to halfwaythere), you have to carry an extra body with longer lenses to cover your grounds.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
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Joed700: Okay, this lens is heavier and longer than my 24-70mm f2.8, and it covers only up to 35mm instead of 70mm, not to mention it's not weather sealed. The photos showed no advantage in terms of flare compared to mine. What was Sigma thinking?

Halfwaythere - I thought the 24-70 was for weddings, at least that's how they promote it. With today's high ISO + low noise ability of most DSLR, it really is irrelevant to brag about the advantage of f2.0. In fact, most people do carry at least two camera bodies in special events like weddings...having that extra reach of 70mm with the high ISO performance, the f2.0 is not really an advantage.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
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Joed700: Okay, this lens is heavier and longer than my 24-70mm f2.8, and it covers only up to 35mm instead of 70mm, not to mention it's not weather sealed. The photos showed no advantage in terms of flare compared to mine. What was Sigma thinking?

RS - So you are saying people wanted to get shallow DOF by shooting with a wide angle???? So, show me a picture comparing f2.8 vs f2.0 and see if you really are getting anywhere. One of the reasons I no longer take my 24-70 on trips is the weight and size; it's better to carry a couple primes (lighter and sharper).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:33 UTC

Okay, this lens is heavier and longer than my 24-70mm f2.8, and it covers only up to 35mm instead of 70mm, not to mention it's not weather sealed. The photos showed no advantage in terms of flare compared to mine. What was Sigma thinking?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 17:11 UTC as 55th comment | 13 replies
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Ever heard of a 85k $ (bought new) premium brand car that has more service time than time spent on the road? No? Never? Let me detail: first the gearbox, then the turbine, then something related to the fuel injection, then something on the steering, then... No kidding. Come on, issues like this are more frequent than you know. 750 is, (because my friends say so), a very good DSLR.

@ Vanitas Photo & Mike in Tawain - I agree with both of you. As consumers, we should hold manufacturers accountable. Cameras from the film era were more reliable than today's $3000 + cameras. Take the Nikon F3hp or F2 for examples, they are still running today for those who still shoot film (they were made in the 70's & 80's)...Camera manufacturers got away with many things because we have many brand name worshippers who would defend the name brand without any rationale. Anytime anyone criticizes the shortcoming of any Canikon products or other brands for that matter, there's will tons of fanboys come to their defense. Camera manufacturers love fanboys because they know fanboys will buy from them no matter what. I can't believe people would turn name brand products into a religion....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 02:25 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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Charlie boots: Nikon has discovered an issue and has proactively issued a service recall. Excellent and responsible customer service. Can't understand why everyone is making such a fuss. Auto manufacturers do this all the time and it works well. Nikon makes excellent Dslr's, and has for the past 15 years. Nikon's first SLR, the F1 dates from 1959 and changed the world, I have one and it still works perfectly including the meter. My original nikkor AI lenses still also work perfectly on my D300, D700 and D800E all of which have never had any issues. What a great company and what great products.

@ AshMills - I'm glad you can look at everything from the bright side. I was very happy with my D700 & D300 in terms of features, build quality and IQ in both jpeg and RAW. However, all that changed when I switched over to the D800...remember, you paid about three grants for the next gen DSLR and you couldn't even get decent jpeg out of it. Some $300 point & shoot camera probably have better jpeg color rendition....I do shoot both RAW and jpeg; this is unacceptable. I had to shoot in jpeg when I was visiting Japan because I didn't bring enough memory cards; all the images have the same sh_t! This color issue affected not only D800, but D600, D4 and perhaps even D610. This is the main reason I upgraded to the D810 and D750.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 15:02 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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Charlie boots: Nikon has discovered an issue and has proactively issued a service recall. Excellent and responsible customer service. Can't understand why everyone is making such a fuss. Auto manufacturers do this all the time and it works well. Nikon makes excellent Dslr's, and has for the past 15 years. Nikon's first SLR, the F1 dates from 1959 and changed the world, I have one and it still works perfectly including the meter. My original nikkor AI lenses still also work perfectly on my D300, D700 and D800E all of which have never had any issues. What a great company and what great products.

@ AshMills - D800 green tint issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etUuYtMSjgI

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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Charlie boots: Nikon has discovered an issue and has proactively issued a service recall. Excellent and responsible customer service. Can't understand why everyone is making such a fuss. Auto manufacturers do this all the time and it works well. Nikon makes excellent Dslr's, and has for the past 15 years. Nikon's first SLR, the F1 dates from 1959 and changed the world, I have one and it still works perfectly including the meter. My original nikkor AI lenses still also work perfectly on my D300, D700 and D800E all of which have never had any issues. What a great company and what great products.

@AshMills - First, the D800 green tint issue is well-known (do some research on the topic and you'll see). Nikon's first explanation was that there's nothing wrong with it (BS) - D810 don't have this issue. I got the D600 because it's lighter and the IQ is almost identical to that of the D800 at the time. Yes, I do shoot with Fuji X-series; it a fantastic system but the EVF isn't good for outdoors if you're wearing sunshades/transition lenses. I did shoot Fuji for about a year, but the EVF issue and the color renditions are still behind Nikon. Yes, I do own the D600, D750 & D810 as I'm responding to your questions. I'm fortunate that I could afford owning multiple camera bodies...in fact, I was eying the Canon 5Dsr if it wasn't for the lower DR performance....I'm currently waiting for the Sony A7rii review to come out, and if it does what it claims, I would get that too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
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