nathantw

nathantw

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mpgxsvcd: Serious Question. How many of you shoot Medium Format or would switch to Medium Format if the right camera body was produced?

Yup, I shoot it.

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nathantw: If it's 16-bit color (it should be) and has better IQ at anything other than ISO 400 (which it will) then I think they might have a winner. Unfortunately it'll probably still cost an arm and a leg ($50k - $60k) with lenses in the $5k range. However, if they brought out an affordable CMOS 6x6 camera back that fits the Hasselblad V-series, then dangnammit, I'm there!

You're right, $30k but that doesn't include lenses and accessories. Those add up too. New technology for a Hasselblad...that should increase the price to way above $30k.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 21:11 UTC

If it's 16-bit color (it should be) and has better IQ at anything other than ISO 400 (which it will) then I think they might have a winner. Unfortunately it'll probably still cost an arm and a leg ($50k - $60k) with lenses in the $5k range. However, if they brought out an affordable CMOS 6x6 camera back that fits the Hasselblad V-series, then dangnammit, I'm there!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (411 comments in total)

It wasn't pointed out in the review that the 50mm f/1.4G was dramatically sharper at f/2.8 on down than the 58mm f/1.4G. Just look in the window.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
On TIME's top photos of the year article (153 comments in total)

So many photos of sadness. They're all quite emotional.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 22:39 UTC as 2nd comment
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)
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.Sam.: links 9-13 are broken

Try using the arrow within the picture instead of clicking on the numbers below the picture. I was getting sent to a link when clicking the numbers too. Once I used the arrows within the pictures it worked fine.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:55 UTC
On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)

Wow! Those are fantastic. Thank you. I particularly like #9. I'm sure I'll be seeing that design on some company's window or plate now.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:50 UTC as 32nd comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

100% viewfinder coverage is so much better than the stupid 94% or 97% coverage of my D700. That was a pretty bad decision on Nikon's part to not have it 100%. I know I could get it under live view, but that takes up battery juice, so no thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 00:00 UTC as 149th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

WTF, no XQD card? And SD instead of CF? What the heck?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 960th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

WTF, no XQD card? And SD instead of CF? What the heck?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:14 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies

The pictures look really good. It reminds me of the quality on my Canon Powershot SD950 which I'm very happy with.

As for the subject matter, why must people stand or sit near the edge of cliffs?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 02:21 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On 17 signs that you were alive before digital photography article (149 comments in total)

I must not be as old as I thought because I have no idea what #11 is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 22:00 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

I suffer from Gear Acquisition Syndrome. You know how to beat it? Get married and then keep thinking of all the appliances and modifications you can get on your home for the money you're spending on gear.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 14:08 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Pentax MX-1 review article (101 comments in total)

Pentax is definitely recycling old names from their past. The MX-1 used to be their all manual camera. Just waiting for the ME or ME Super to come out.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2013 at 22:11 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
On The GigaPan EPIC Pro article (39 comments in total)
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gooseta: Why would you pay that much money for it? People have been doing panos for ages without blowing half a grand on something that just moves your camera around and remote releases.

Because shooting about a thousand pictures can get really tedious and having them all line up when stitching is a challenge, especially if you forget one part when shooting manually.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 17:47 UTC
On Accessory Review: GigaPan Epic Pro article (13 comments in total)
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MarshallG: Can it be used for astrophotography?

the problem is the Earth is moving too quickly so each picture, if shot quickly, will have stars in different areas of the sky. Now that I think about it though, it might work if the stars can match up in stitching. I'll try it one evening and see.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:54 UTC
On Accessory Review: GigaPan Epic Pro article (13 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: In today's world I feel this is a bit of overkill.

I shoot panos with my tripod (mono-pod, even hand held at times),
and the great, free stitiching program Microsft Ice.

Many of my panos include people which ICE nicely compensates for thier movement, leaving very few clone touch-ups required.

This way I can shoot fast and can change vantage points on the spur of the moment.

Of course there is a place for a head such as this GigPan, but not in my bag.

Kind of missing the point with the tripod and camera shooting a few pictures. The idea of a Gigapan is to take quite a few pictures with a long lens automatically. I'm sure your photos are great, but putting it up against a picture taken with a Gigapan with a long lens where you can zoom into the picture and see detail are on a whole different level.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:51 UTC
On Accessory Review: GigaPan Epic Pro article (13 comments in total)

I've been creating Gigapans for a few years now. I started with an Epic 100 and this year I purchased an Epic Pro. Not sure why I got it since the Epic 100 worked so well. I like how the Epic Pro has a count down timer to tell you how long you're going to be sitting there reading a book when using a 400mm lens.

One thing that's rarely covered is if you're a shy person and don't like talking to people, don't buy a Gigapan. It attracts people like flies to honey. People will ask you all kinds of questions even if it's not related to the Gigapan itself. I had a young teen ask me about Nikon or Canon just a few weeks ago. Too funny.

Overall, I like the units. I haven't really used the Pro as much as I did the Epic 100 but I can see it being a great unit to own, especially if you use heavy lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:45 UTC as 8th comment
On The GigaPan EPIC Pro article (39 comments in total)

I've been creating Gigapans for a few years now. I started with an Epic 100 and this year I purchased an Epic Pro. Not sure why I got it since the Epic 100 worked so well. I like how the Epic Pro has a count down timer to tell you how long you're going to be sitting there reading a book when using a 400mm lens.

One thing that's rarely covered is if you're a shy person and don't like talking to people, don't buy a Gigapan. It attracts people like flies to honey. People will ask you all kinds of questions even if it's not related to the Gigapan itself. I had a young teen ask me about Nikon or Canon just a few weeks ago. Too funny.

Overall, I like the units. I haven't really used the Pro as much as I did the Epic 100 but I can see it being a great unit to own, especially if you use heavy lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 13:57 UTC as 3rd comment
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nathantw: I'm a bit embarrassed to ask but I don't know the answer and knew you folks would. Are all mirrorless mounts universal? Would lenses that fit on a Panasonic fit onto a Sony or Olympus? Most of the time when looking at new lenses for a mirrorless camera a mount isn't ever mentioned and that's the reason why I ask.

Thank you everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 20:04 UTC
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