Octane

Octane

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Joined on May 9, 2004

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On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)

Let me order already :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 07:32 UTC as 156th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (334 comments in total)

quote from the review
"... when focusing manually with most Nikon SLRs you have to remember to set the aperture to F1.8 before entering live view, as they're incapable of adjusting the lens's diaphragm during viewing."

Definitely not true for Nikon cameras and lenses in general. Just tried it with my D800 and 85/1.4 and it works just fine adjusting the aperture in live view. It even works with old mechanical link aperture lenses (like the AF DC Nikkor 105/2)

Maybe it doesn't work with Sigma lenses, but that is then their incompatibility.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 05:43 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
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ArcaSwiss: What's film ?

@inFocus You mean the movies that are shot on digital cameras, processed in a 100% digital workflow and have plenty of CGI in the visual effects scenes which make up 80% of the movie? That kind of 'film'? :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 17:08 UTC
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CFynn: So now we know. DPR editors read Nikon Rumors too

Sure, after you saw it in Nikon Rumors you started to do research. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 19:15 UTC
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utomo99: If it is retro style why it did not use AA Battery ?
AA Battery easier to find everywhere

for the same reason cell phones don't use AA batteries. Lithium is 3 times smaller and lighter than AA at the same capacity. Electricity to recharge a battery is easier to find than a store that sells AA batteries.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
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skytripper: Instant photography is like instant coffee: Not too terrible if you've never tasted the real thing.

What is 'the real thing' in terms of photography?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
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Octane: I would visit 'connect' more often if there was actual journalism, not this. Once again, a quickly thrown together page using a subject that hopefully getting a discussion/controversy going, trying to generate some traffic here.

@chj There are several websites and blogs that cover the mobile device market with excellent articles.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 19:49 UTC

I would visit 'connect' more often if there was actual journalism, not this. Once again, a quickly thrown together page using a subject that hopefully getting a discussion/controversy going, trying to generate some traffic here.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 00:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

One slight problem I see is that all of these elements are made from synthetic dies and materials. While they are colorful, they are no what nature offers in terms of color. Yet the majority of subjects we photograph are nature and of course people (natural skin). A printed photo of a person is a very reduced representation of what real human skin is like in terms of colors, shades, how light gets broken, absorbed and reflected to create it's unique look.

Of course I'm aware it's impossible to have a real person be part of a test scene that has to be 100% constant over years. OTOH I know from owning about 20 different digital cameras over the years that some cameras produce wonderful looking photos from artificial colored scenes, they do poorly when it comes to resolving very fine differences in colors and shades which is key for natural looking scenes, especially when it comes to portraits (and landscapes).

Again, I don't really have a solution, but something to think about.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 21:51 UTC as 68th comment

so many experts here that all know better how to run a large company. LOL

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 04:13 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)
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GPW: The market is swamped with to many DSLR in a manufactures lineup. Nikon for example has the D3100,D5100, D7000,D7100, in DX lineup. If Nikon had ONE enthusiast DX and ONE pro DX that satisfied the two classes, that would save a crap load of money right there. The technology is there to make ONE excellent enthusiast camera to satisfy everyone from the beginner(auto settings) to the advanced user(manual settings), eliminating the unnecessary saturation of the market. Same goes for pro DX.

Expert right here! LOL I'm sure you know better how to do business than Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 17:16 UTC
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)
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hea: I remenber my uncles back in the late 60s, 70s, most people who bougth SLR/Rangefinders, both pro's and amateurs, expected to stay with the camera and lenses for 10-15 years, have no need to be upgrading every year or two.
I bougth my first DSLR a D40 6 or 7 years ago, still is functioning well, I made an upgrading only recently, a D7100, in the mean time I had no need to upgrade, and I think I will maintain my D7100 for years, If not is broken accidentally.

Yeah that was 50 years ago. The world has changed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 17:14 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

As you say, you are not a professional any more so getting exactly the shot needed or required is not the top priority any more. The much more convenient way of shooting with smaller and simpler cameras makes more sense to you now. That makes sense. I'm exactly the same way. I'm a full time professional. When I work, 'convenience' is not the point. It's all about getting the shot right so I use my SLR and a lot of different lenses and lighting gear.
Once I'm done with work and shoot just for fun I use my phone or maybe my compact. I think the same is true for enthusiastic amateurs. They want to get the shot right, they don't mind the extra size or weight when doing that. They love photography and love using their gear.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 18:49 UTC as 262nd comment
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SeeRoy: Yeah, carrying a wire is one of the biggest problems encountered in mobile photography...

@sagephotography
Do cables magically not work in third world countries? And tell me, how much of a 'backup' is 32 gb? I don't even use 32 gb cards any more, only 64 and up. Last but not least, how do you think the battery of these have to be charged? Wireless? LOL

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 17:01 UTC
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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Octane: Kind of funny trying to make it sound like editorial and Gear Shop are separate and independent when they are run by the same upper management. Neither editorial not GS make big decisions anyways, both report to the exact same management.

The CEO doesn't know about it? :) OK, totally believe that.

But honestly, one way or another I don't think it's bad. As a store it doesn't really matter what gets good or not so good review, people are going to buy something. If not one camera or lens, it;s going to be the other one. And brand loyal people (which I think are a pretty large percentage) buy their brand anyways.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 05:07 UTC
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)

Kind of funny trying to make it sound like editorial and Gear Shop are separate and independent when they are run by the same upper management. Neither editorial not GS make big decisions anyways, both report to the exact same management.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 23:59 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On DPReview launches GearShop article (327 comments in total)
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wetsleet: Is there not a risk of alienating adveritisers, and so finding that profits made through GearShop are offset by advertising revenue lost. After all GS will be seen to have 'privileged' status, and can only really take sales away from existing advertisers, so lowering the value of advertising on DPR.

@Simon, your smart one liner replies are never a surprise, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 23:37 UTC
On Nikon gets social via Facebook post (19 comments in total)
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timoteotresgatos: Have you read the terms and conditions on the page?
I'm not signing up for this!

"..., I (hereinafter "Participant”) hereby grant to Nikon Inc., its parents and affiliates, and the representatives, employees, directors, officers, agents, licensees, successors and assigns of each of the foregoing (collectively, "Nikon”) the absolute, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual right, license and permission to publish, copy, post, distribute, reproduce, display and/or otherwise use the images and/or photographs uploaded by Participant..."

Facebooks terms of use are almost identical.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 02:17 UTC
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FreedomLover: No wonder it's all sliding with all the oil being systematically sprinkled on their sensors ...

Ignoring their customers and a bad image does have an influence on sales, after all, even if they still prefer to deny any problem.

FreestuffLover
" ... Kimura says he expects the company's DSLR sales to support the loss of compact sales for 'several more years' until it ... "

Any more questions?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 19:59 UTC
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FreedomLover: No wonder it's all sliding with all the oil being systematically sprinkled on their sensors ...

Ignoring their customers and a bad image does have an influence on sales, after all, even if they still prefer to deny any problem.

Did you actually read the article? Compact camera sales are down, not SLR. SLR sales (which includes the D600) are doing very well for Nikon, so well that it's going to support the losses in the compact camera sector.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 18:43 UTC
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