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Nikon D810,D800E,D800
Canon 1DM3, Olympus EM5,EM1
Lots and lots of lenses


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When VR connects directly to the brain... then we'll have something to get excited about.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 12:50 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Processor designer ARM acquires Apical (28 comments in total)

Sounds like a good move.
(I've never heard of either of these companies)

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

I'm bummed! Always enjoyed his insights. Goodbye Michael.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 113th comment
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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AKH: Great images from Iceland.

AF in low light: " we found it to be a nuisance at dim wedding receptions, or romantic candle-lit dinners". Personally I think that the D810 AF is much better than the D800 in all kinds of light also at weddings where I have found no problems with AF at all.

-2EV corresponds to ISO 6400 at 1/8 sec at f/1.4, and in such low light a flash must be used as you cannot shoot handheld anyway.

The AF is in a different league than the D800/E and can be used very confidently as a sports camera with long burst and very fast action (limited of course by 5 frames in FX mode or 7 in DX mode). The buffer has also increased a lot compared to the D800/E- in 14-bit lossless compressed format 28/97 images in FX/DX-mode. (58/100 in 12-bit compressed format)

“High ISO performance surpassed by peers” – yes but by how much - maybe ¼ of a stop? I have compared the D810 to the D3S and they show around the same amount of noise when the D810 files are down sampled to 12 MP.

Have to agree with AKH and disagree with Rishi.
Wonder if the testing methodology was flawed.
There is a difference between precision and accuracy.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 23:03 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)

Well, I don't find the low light AF to be worse than the D800, D800E or 5D3 (I own all of these)>
I have no blurry images from shutter shock (though I rarely use VR).
Other reviewers did not find these problems.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 00:32 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

We're one big accident away from the ban of drones.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 17:01 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)
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gordonpritchard: Is it my imagination or is it correct that the dynamic range in the RAW files is not very wide? They seem to have blown highlights and plugged shadows in some of the concert shots.

You are correct: higher ISO, lower dynamic range; at ISO 400,000 and above there is almost no DR. Its physics, dude.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 02:34 UTC

Certainly disappointing, no matter that it's a sports camera.
Image quality is ultimately the thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:42 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies

Nice camera, but 3 million is well beyond terrible.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 16:54 UTC as 84th comment

For what it's worth, installed LR 6.5 and no problems.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 10:48 UTC as 9th comment
On article 'Details matter': Ian Goode on visual storytelling (26 comments in total)
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MarkMAlaska: I really hate this misuse of the word 'narrative.' Nothing he is describing is a narrative. Changing the color and contrast of a landscape photo does not change it into a story. A story is something that unfolds over time; photographs don't do that. If that landscape photo suddenly became a story, then tell me that story - start at the beginning and walk me through the narrative until the end. You can't because there is no narrative communicated by the image. What does change is the mood, affect, and connotation and that is really an interesting thing to analyze, but we never get there if we insist on focusing on buzzwords like 'narrative' and 'story-telling.'

An interesting photo tells a story.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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Flashback: Mr Go Tokura, what are your thoughts on sliced bread?

Well, if we see any demand for this, we may consider it in the future☺


Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 23:22 UTC

You could rent their gear during the show?
Wouldn't a loaner program do a better job of marketing these cameras?
I'd have passed on renting.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 09:29 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)

The image quality of these 1 inch sensors just isn't there for me. I'll look forward to seeing images from these new cameras, but I will probably not be buying one of these.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 23:32 UTC as 16th comment

Sharp and contrasty, this lens looks very good at all focal lengths. Good job Leica.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 11:42 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)

These in camera software corrections are concerning. They may be applied before the raw file is written. You'd never know you paid a lot for a mediocre lens made to look good by software.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 00:01 UTC as 19th comment

Entry level models are key. That's what most of us buy. They need to make an entry level camera that competes.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)

Release to Beta Testers is now end of April?

Delay to build up stock or to fix bugs?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:46 UTC as 11th comment

Sony gets a lot of credit for pushing the envelope.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 145th comment
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cgarrard: Inflation is nothing new. It's just harder to absorb in a weak economy. Yes its weak, don't pretend it isn't. No need to get on the camera companies about it.

Inflation in Japan is very low.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
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