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D3s + RRS L-plate
D2x + RRS L-plate
D70 + RRS L-plate (to be converted to IR-only)
Nikkor 10.5 f/2.8 DX Fisheye
Nikkor 12-24 f/4 DX (can't remember last time I used this...)
Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8
Nikkor 17-35 f/2.8
Nikkor 18-70 f/3.5-4.5 DX
Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8
Nikkor 35 f/2
Nikkor 50 f/1.8
Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VR + RRS footplate
Canon 500D Close-up Lens
2 x SB-800
ML-3 IR Remote
MC-36 lockable cable release for >30sec shots
Gitzo GT3530S
Gitzo 1321 Leveling Base
Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Nikon and Hoya Circular Polarizers

Panasonic DMC-LX3
Panasonic DMC-LX5
Panasonic DMW-VF1 Optical Viewfinder
Panasonic DMW-LA4 Lens/Filter Adapter
Panasonic DMW-LW46 0.75x Wide Conversion Lens
Panasonic DMW-LPL46 Circular Polarizer

LowePro Stealth Reporter 400
LowePro CompuTrekker AW

Dell Studio XPS 1645, 8GB RAM
Lacie 321, Blue Eye Pro calibration
Windows 7 64 bit
Nikon Capture NX 2
Creative Suite CS5 Web Premium
Adobe Lightroom 3.0
Nik Complete Set 3.0
Epson R2880
Canon i9900..gathering dust


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On DSC_3937 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (14 comments in total)

Pretty nice for 6400. Wow.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 04:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon announces D4 'multi-media' DSLR article (228 comments in total)
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HiRez: Meh. It looks nice, I'm sure it's an excellent camera. That said, it doesn't seem like much of a leap over the D3. If you need HD video, that's obviously a big deal, and we'll have to see if there's been some major leap in ISO performance. But it doesn't seem like they did anything really innovative here (like X100 hybrid VF type thing). And why did they get rid of the AE-L/AF-L button?

I guess we now know what to expect of the D800: evolutionary changes. Probably same sensor as D4, with HD video, maybe 6 fps, and not much else different. Hopefully priced at $2,500 or so, but more likely $3,000.

RE: the AE-L/AF-L button. I wondered about this, too. My guess is that the capability is still there somewhere. Anyone know what that joystick-looking button at top right corner of the display does? Perhaps that can be assigned to be AE-L/AF-L on press?

Edit: Hmm... there is another at the lower right corner...are these joysticks?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:32 UTC
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pjsalty: What is the function of the projector? To project images onto a wall or screen?

Is anyone really going to blow a bunch of cash on accessories for a camera with a 1" sensor? I'll be very interested to hear what the iq is before I leave my m4/3 cameras.

Looks like it has focus button independent of shutter release - good.
Thom says PASM resides in the menus - fine, I don't switch a lot while shooting.
I'll be very interested to find out if the EVH on the V1 is decent - is 1.2M dots competitive with other EVHs?
Very curious about the shutter delay - my LX5 is too slow. I want something under 100ms.
A lot of negative, mocking replies. It's not what I would have chosen exactly, but I'm not sure it is as bad as these posts would imply. I'm still curious to find out more...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 20:12 UTC
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