dr jim

dr jim

Lives in United States Elk Grove, CA, United States
Works as a Retired Dentist
Has a website at JamesD.smugmug.com
Joined on Oct 17, 2005

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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1000 comments in total)
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Skulls: When you decrease the number of pixels that increases their individual size and more light is received by the sensor, right? Why then the ISO range is still 12800?
6.5 fps in FX mode means 7.5fps in DX mode... well, I have sony a6000 with the same amount of pixels and it can shoot 11fps, with about the same buffer size of 22 shots, 1/4000 max shutter speed, with the same ISO range, it weighs 344 grams and it costs 600 euro. It is APS-C but still... where the price difference comes from?
Am I missing something?
P.S. And the Sony has got a AEL button which can be programmed to be AF-ON!

It appears to me that this camera is not all that different from the Sony A99. Except that likely, Nikon will coax better IQ from the same sensor. (and yes, I own an A99) As I recall, when the A99 came out it was priced at near $2800, and still retails for $2300 new, so you need not come to a nikon forum to complain about price, their is plenty to complain about right at home. Besides, the A6000 and the D750 are totally different cameras with totally different strengths. Try birds in flight with your A6000. (and again, yes, I own an A6000 as well). Just sayin.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:23 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1000 comments in total)
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matt k: Flip-out screen is the weak link for me. Makes a camera fragile, otherwise, it seems like a very good camera.

I hear this same litany every time a new model comes out with a "flippy screen" (thanks for that Kai). In all the years since the first "flippy screens" came out I have never see anyone post that their screen broke. Please, you can't claim they are prone to breakage without at least a little evidence. Let's see it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On Hands-on with the Sony Alpha a5100 article (25 comments in total)
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pancromat: model* should pay attention to their manicure. disgusting! (*and photographer!)

All true. Not very professional, but not disgusting.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 23:36 UTC
On Hands-on with the Sony Alpha a5100 article (25 comments in total)
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pancromat: model* should pay attention to their manicure. disgusting! (*and photographer!)

Disgusting? Really? A little hyperbole maybe? 10 day old road kill on your dinner plate, now that's disgusting. Chipped nail polish, not so much.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)
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ZoranHR: Now,when I saw how it works I even less belive it can wash properly.

Obviously that comment was only meant for the people it was meant for. The rest of you get it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:51 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)
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ZoranHR: Now,when I saw how it works I even less belive it can wash properly.

Really people? Save your outrage for something that matters. This is just for fun. Try to remember when you were a child and used to have "fun"? Lighten up. Smile. If life is that serious to you, I'd guess you could have saved yourselves a lot of angst by reading the title and choosing not to watch. What did you expect?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Thank you for this Nicolaus. So beautifully done. So inspiring. Pretty much any frame in this could be printed and hung on my wall.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 20:08 UTC as 71st comment
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Yeah, the weight must be wrong. The current version is already 500g.

Check the specks link. It's listed at 470g http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/01/06/sigma-announces-all-new-50mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-lens?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_0#specs

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
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Ben Herrmann: Yup - I discovered this almost immediately with my P7700 and found that after doing this 1.3 firmware update, my superb 3rd party Wasabi batteries no longer functioned.

But alas - I still had a copy of the previous version 1.2 firmware and I updated my camera back to version 1.2 - now all is well and I will not touch 1.3 again. It was simple to do. I'm really PO'd at Nikon for pulling this stunt. And the new P7800 and I take it the D5300 will not be able to use 3rd party batteries - bummer.

Panasonic pulled the same stunt a few years back. At least they had the cahones to come right out and tell their users what they'd done. Protecting us from 3rd party batteries. They did eventually relent to the outcry and reverse the block

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 00:35 UTC
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James JC: I don’t know if it was intentional or an oversight nor do I care.
Why should Nikon be responsible for supporting knock off products? Third party manufacturers should consider themselves lucky they are not being sued. Just ask Polaroid…

yeah! Like EverReady should sue everyone who makes a battery compatible with their flashlights!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 00:31 UTC
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SergioSpain: I sincerely hope that none of the people complaining about this own any Apple products, because nobody is worse than Apple when it comes to locking down their system.

I've had this same experience with 3rd party 8 pin usb cords for my iphone 5. I get a message that it is not an approved accessory and might not function properly. Indeed it doesn't work at all. Rumor has it that Apple is starting to chip their ear buds in anticipation of adding the same kind of control in future updates.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 00:24 UTC
On DSC00290 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

You guys (and gals) at dpreview must have really thick skins to be willing to post these. You know the drill. Shortly you will have a dozen hot shots tell you what crappy shots they are, and their goldfish could have done better. ;-).
Well, I for one really appreciate these real world samples. As much as I'd love to see raw's I understand you can't do that yet. Keep up the good work.

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 17:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Sony releases two new apps for the NEX-5R and NEX-6 article (68 comments in total)
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Scott Greiff: At $4.99 a piece to add "functionality" to your camera, "Shaft" is indeed appropriate.

Really?? $4.99? That's less than a Whopper Deluxe. I don't know what you shoot, but what do they charge for these add on apps? Oh, I see.........sorry 'bout that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 20:33 UTC
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)
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Dan Ortego: Lately I’m bi-polar when it comes to cameras. I have gone from hitting the buy button for the D600/D800 and then the A99. Every time I read something else on-line about one over the other I’m then convinced it’s the one I want. Currently, I have the A900 and it just works! I also have a new 'blue-logo' lens for it so logic would suggest that I stay put.

The appearance of the A99 looks pretty aggressive to me, and I like it. If it handles and works better than the A900 while maintaining the ‘ease of use’ of the A900, then I’ll want it. The down side is that I don’t really trust Sony to support their gear like Nikon and Canon. Once you buy a Sony you’re pretty much on your own. It’s also hard to find a decent pro-level user forum since most of they’re following is a bunch of snot-nosed kids.

Have you checked out Dyxum.com. I don't know about pro, but certainly a more civil, intelligent tone than here

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 20:10 UTC
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