mgblack74

mgblack74

Lives in Canada Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Joined on Oct 31, 2007

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That deep grip would sure do well on a Nikon Df too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 18:58 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (529 comments in total)
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quezra: Where are all the m4/3 fanboys to explain how the EM1 is better?

Lol!!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:34 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)
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instamatic: Insertable cartridges? Could it be that this camera will have replaceable sensor modules? Perhaps user-replaceable? That would be super nice and quite innovative.

You know what day of what month it is right?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
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Mssimo: Go Pro does a much better job with marketing. You just want to buy the camera because of the footage, excitement and emotion in the videos. This Panasonic camera is much better but they already started on the wrong foot by making these boring videos of people doing boring stuff around SF.

Why anyone would want a 4k video of an awkward lunch or watching glaciers whip past you as you crawl along on Segways is beyond me. Horrible launch Panasonic. Horrible.

People may have boring lives indeed. But marketing is based on what you "could" do with it. Most guys drinking beer are not surrounded by blonde Norse goddesses waiting to be asked to get laid after they drink a dozen beers. But commercials to that effect sell the lifestyle of beer. Same with GoPro. Am I likely to jump out of a capsule at 120,000 ft? No. But GoPro is a much sleeker product at capturing a selfie video of me and my 4 year old daughter going a water tube slide than this concept from Panasonic is.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:32 UTC

So Panasonic comes out with a camera that does just about everything a GoPro does except they add a fragile cable that attaches to a Sony Walkman like device to strap to your arm. Or that necessitates 2 points of contact on any board sport. Or is not quad copter friendly at all. But hey, your aunt can film her hat making and your dad can get close ups of his carburetor like its 1983 again. Wicked.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 20:20 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems news story (36 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Nikon doesn't care they ship first, let you buy into a product that has faults. Then they let you down...

Time for Nikon to bring on the D4-10s coming September.

This is a Lexar problem, not a Nikon problem. That's why if you call.... Lexar, they will swap out your defective card.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems news story (36 comments in total)
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TomasJacko: World-shattering news... but:

It seems to have slipped your mind, today again, to put online your review of Canon 1DX.

Such absent-mindedness must be annoying also in ordinary life, am I right?

Really, do think of it tomorrow, ok? It's just one click..

It's been out for 2 years. Just buy it or search else where for equally competent reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
On Apple patents remote control for iPhone camera post (48 comments in total)

So we can use iPhones and iPads to remotely trigger our cameras. And now we can have a remote to trigger our iPhones and iPads? Genius! That's like my wife telling me to tell the kids to clean up.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 18:41 UTC as 23rd comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)

You a7, Canon and D4 users are right. There is no need to be concerned about the D4s. It's an inferior camera to what you're using now. And hardly improves on what the D4 offers and hardly justifies it's price. DPR got it wrong, so did Nikon.

Feel better? That's what you wanted to hear right?

Most people will never use 400,000 ISO. But like the power rating of a car, the top end number gives an indication how the camera performs at lesser values. We really don't need more than 50hp to cruise at highway speeds, but most are way beyond that. An ISO rating of. 400,000 means more mortal values of 3200-8000 will be usable to the point of understatement.

The level of measure beating here is what amazes me. The back and forth of debate over 1% of 1% of what the camera can do makes a Star Trek convention look like a room of well hung thoroughbreds. Your 1Dx is amazing. Your 5DIII is amazing, your Fuji is amazing, your a7/r is amazing with its 3 system lenses. The D3s, D4 are still amazing too. It's a good time to be shooting. And cost? It's irrelevant. People buying this have not just picked up photography. They are likely selling something in irder to upgrade. $6500 is not $6500. It's $6500 minus was they sold to subsidize it. Many are making money with it and will pay it off in one week. So talk about cost is pointless.

I'm looking forward to getting my $1300 D4s soon. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 11:01 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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topstuff: People comparing a $6000 camera for pros with a $1500 mirrorless. Welcome to the world of gear heads.

Meanwhile, in the real world, dozens of cameras of interest to hobby photographers remain unreviewed.

Fact is that for most people a review of a D4S is about as useful as a review of the Space Shuttle for a compact car purchaser. It's a waste of time.

While so many cameras remain untested , DPR has lost the plot.

I agree mostly, but even in the car world, people like to read reviews of the "unobtainable".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 13:12 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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Peter62: Absolutely no visible difference to D4. In fact, the Fuji X-A1 is only very slightly worse than the D4s.

Disappointing.

Is that the only difference between the D4s and X-A1?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 13:09 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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steelhead3: This is a very good camera...the trouble is that it has to use Nikon glass, a step behind Canon and a big step behind Sony. Look at their newest 58 1.4, price wise their highest achievement.

You should comment only when you know what you're talking about and/or have used it first hand over hundreds of actuations.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 05:02 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)
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jackspra: Nikon cant even match the little GH3 video specs.

The GH3 can't match the D4s in anything. What's your point?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 05:41 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I am still a loyal customer of Nikon. But this uninspiring D4s confirms my move. Step by step I get rid of those old world huge cameras. They seem to me like dinosaurs from the past.

I do not want to bash because I believe in Nikon’s excellent sensors’ computer code and ergonomics. I also had the Canon FF cameras with L-lenses. I sold them at very good prices some time ago. I questioned more and more to hike in the mountains with those “tons” of black cases with a huge backpack limiting moves and fun.

Now I still got the D5200 – pros will smile – and mirrorless; and wait for the next generation of cellphone/integrated cameras to migrate to. It’s like with the stock markets. Buy early and sell into the last waves.

In a couple of years, no one can imagine that we took photos with those huge, heavy, and strange looking cameras.

Sometimes it is decision point to liberate. Less load is more joy. More joy and dedication produce better pictures.

I tell you, I'd rather carry a D4 around all day than a D5200 or RX. I'd rather heavy and comfy than light and hand cramps.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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mantra: hi
but can't understand one thing
a friend of mine bought the d4 about 4 or 5 month ago
and it was not cheap!!
now nikon releases the D4s
what's about the d4?
it's already devalued or?
thanks

Nikonrumors.com. That would have warned him. On the plus side, he's been using it for 5 months already. If he's still using it, it still has great value.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:25 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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RRJackson: Still no Auto Focus Area Mode selector switch. We just completely lost that with the transition to video. "It's in a menu somewhere!"

What are you talking about? Press the AF button on the side of the camera a scroll front and back dial to cycle through the different AF modes. In live view, do the same for face detect et al.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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parson: This camera just saved me $6500!!!! There's so little difference of any great significance between this and the D4 I have absolutely NO desire to replace my D4. Thank you, Nikon, for saving me money!

No. It likely saved you $2000. Selling your D4 to sub sized the D4s. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:01 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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dougster1979: No wifi, guess that's not important for photojournalism. Still can always buy the D5300!

You know what happens to 40 reporters as they all tap into the local wifi service? They watch glaciers move by as there is a massive data bottleneck. They get paid nothing and sure as heck don't want to use their cell phone data plan to transfer and send a card worth of 16mp images or video (god forbid they had 4k video). If they even have access to it in far off places. Meanwhile the guy who downloaded and sent his images by 1GB LAN is already having a beer at the bar while his images are published around the world. Wifi is overrated. And not as applicable in this type of camera as it is in a D5300 where vacationers want to transfer their 24mp vacation photos to their iDevice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 18:27 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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kinglau711: WOW not able to bring a single real innovation in two years !

Even incapable of adding a GPS, WIFI or a viewfinder as large as the 5D Mark III and 1DX.

If I were an American pagent contestant and couldn't point Iraq out on a map, or even Canada, then I might need GPS. If I got lost at the Happy Ending Massage Parlour in Bangkok, then I might need GPS. But for the life of me I don't know why I would need it. It's a battery hog for one and I usually have a smart phone with me if I don't know how I got to where I got to.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 18:20 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (821 comments in total)
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babalu: ...in five to ten years any camera with a mirror box will be as antiquated as film cameras are today .

Wrong. Film cameras are about the capture medium, film. The camera body and mirror is just the vessel to capture photons on film. In the digital age, the same applies. While a mirror box may fade to history for consumer bodies, the cameras still in use will still be producing fantastic digital images. And no one will care or pass judgement on whether a mirror had to lift first for the photons to be capture or not. At any rate, who cares? OVF is still better. Does less tricks sure, but it's still better. Still real time. What OVF needs is a Fuji type overlaid display.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
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