Charlie boots

Charlie boots

Joined on Dec 11, 2011

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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (485 comments in total)

This is a disruptive product as the price is significantly less than half of the competition. A review of this beast and image comparisons with the competition as well as Dxo numbers will ultimately tell the full story. Can't wait to see some image comparisons.

Considering Pentax's other products one has no reason to think that these will be anything less than amazing. Once Lightroom and Capture one have profiles the med format landscape will be very interesting indeed. Hopefully someone will quickly make adaptors for Mamiya and Hassy lenses.

Wonderful Pentax, congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 09:48 UTC as 113th comment | 1 reply
On Bigger than life: Drone flight documents Alaskan ice caves news story (67 comments in total)

Great effort, lots of expense, poor result.

It seems like a collection of short clips that abruptly switch from one to another randomly. Music, if it can be called that, is terrible. As a first documented flight through ice caves they could have created a more memorable legacy. Title should be, "how not to make a movie of the first documented flight through ice caves"

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:58 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

Hasselblad lost my interest when they started rebadging Sony cameras and closed their system.

There are better alternatives from more focused companies whose employees are themselves photo enthusiasts. Hasselblad is now run by venture capitalists and accountants whose only interest is higher share value at any cost.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 14:14 UTC as 8th comment

These people are crooks. Photographer should get at least 50% but 60% would be ideal!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 10:50 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On CES 2014: Fujifilm Stand Report news story (13 comments in total)
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D1N0: nr 7 is a bit pornographic. (or is that just me?)

Its you!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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Charlie boots: I use a D700 and would like to upgrade and add a second camera. The D800 has too large files for my use. I used F2 and F3's and have many legacy lenses, and the Df, with the excellent d4 sensor would be ideal. Reading the various reviews I am very disappointed as it seems that Nikon has short changed us for the price. Focus module, live view focusing, card in battery compartment, non pro connectors, max shutter speed (even my d700 does 1/8000sec). For the same price as a d800 I would expect to see a camera with similar or even better specs in these areas as technology has moved on since the D800 launch. We are seeing apsC sensors with equal capability. I will thus not buy at present. Sorry Nikon, a disappointed customer.

HowaboutRaw:

It is not that I want 1/8000 or even use it, it is a matter of perceived value compared to Nikon's other offerings. I like the Df and it would suite my purposes well. I just feel that Nikon has overpriced the Df by limiting some specs for the price they are charging. Around Rrsp $2500 would seem to be a fair price if they want more they need to improve the specs. For exactly the same street price it does not appear to provide the same value as the D800.

I have no doubt that the focusing system is better than the D700 and more than adequate for my needs. Again here it is a preception of value for money and a feeling that I am being overcharged.

The "f" cameras were Nikon's premium line and one would expect a camera that Nikon presents as representing the "f" lineage to be also the best in its product class.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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marike6: In case you missed, Steve Huff reviewed the Nikon Df and he absolutely loves it. So much so that he bought one.

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/12/20/the-nikon-df-camera-review-by-steve-huff/

He talks about all the things this review didn't care to mention: the fact that the Df has dethroned legendary D3s on DxOMark as the low-light king, the quiet shutter compared to the A7's somewhat loud shutter sound, the outstanding battery life and body as the lightest FF DSLRs on the market.

Knowing that almost ALL cameras get awards on this website, with all those positives and class leading low-light performance going for it, the fact that the Df received a high score of 81 but no award was an uncalled for insult to Nikon users and readers of this website.

Huff, like most of the reviewers here, is a mirrorless and rangefinder fan, but he gave nothing but raves for the Df. And the quality of the images he made with the Df speak for themselves.

I thought only people from the east worried about face.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 00:46 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

I use a D700 and would like to upgrade and add a second camera. The D800 has too large files for my use. I used F2 and F3's and have many legacy lenses, and the Df, with the excellent d4 sensor would be ideal. Reading the various reviews I am very disappointed as it seems that Nikon has short changed us for the price. Focus module, live view focusing, card in battery compartment, non pro connectors, max shutter speed (even my d700 does 1/8000sec). For the same price as a d800 I would expect to see a camera with similar or even better specs in these areas as technology has moved on since the D800 launch. We are seeing apsC sensors with equal capability. I will thus not buy at present. Sorry Nikon, a disappointed customer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 00:34 UTC as 67th comment | 9 replies
On Happy Holidays from dpreview news story (117 comments in total)

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 11:24 UTC as 27th comment
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

I use a D700 and D300 and want to trade the D300. 16mp is just right, D4 too expensive, D800 too large files, Df looks ideal and I really like the manual controls for the major functions. Would immediately buy one but feel Nikon have short changed us with the focusing system as the price is now more or equal to the D800 in the USA.

Will for the present I will keep what I have.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:08 UTC as 186th comment
On Adobe now offers Photoshop and Lightroom for everyone news story (625 comments in total)

It seems a good price for both and I will now subscribe as it will be cheaper than an upgrade for both, but I already have CS5 and LR5 to fall back on.

A) 20gb storage in the cloud is not too bad but not advisable to use it to store your files as if you stop paying you cannot access your files.

B) A very big negative is what will be the price after 12 months? They have the ability to ask whatever they like and if you dont pay you loose access to everything.

C) eventually improvements will probably make CS5 or 6 obsolete and one will have to upgrade to stay current.

D) this whole issue has eroded my trust in Adobe as they keep changing their terms. The last promotion of this type excluded owners of any creative suite but included owners of photoshop only. Bizarre logic.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 00:17 UTC as 112th comment
On Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk news story (117 comments in total)

We have millions starving on the planet. There is a huge typhoon hitting the phillipines which will devastate the lives of thousands and we spend millions sending the olympic torch to the space station and back instead of helping these people. What a farce and a shame on us all.

All so greedy corporate intersts can milk the consumer for even more.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 09:26 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df news story (230 comments in total)

I use a D700 and D300. This seems like the ideal upgrade from my D700 so will sell the D300 and add this one, but first wait for a full review and to see if there are any bugs.

Don't like that it is missing a 10 pin connector as I use a gps and remote release that have these connections.

No programmable time lapse exposure.

No flash, I use the internal flash to trigger my other flash units.

Would have preferred around 20mp as 16 is not much of an upgrade from the 12 that I have.

Easy to criticize and hindsight is always 20/20 but overall I really like this camera and the manual controls.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 16:36 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On SanDisk offers 'world's first' 256GB CompactFlash card news story (70 comments in total)

Apple charges $100 for 32Gb for the new Iphone 5s and that is on the high side although I do not know how fast it is. Based on this pricing this card should cost no more than $800.00.

Obviously way overpriced. Why? Because they can!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 01:15 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On SanDisk offers 'world's first' 256GB CompactFlash card news story (70 comments in total)
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Gesture: I remember when a 20MB external hard drive was a big deal!

And cost $1000.00. I bought a LaCie one for a 512k Mac at that price and it weighed a couple of kg.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 01:06 UTC

I have just read the FAQ's and only owners of a single photoshop program from CS3 onwards qualify. if you own one of the creative suites you do not qualify!

What a crock. These people seem to go out of their way to antagonize their customers. So I own CS4 creative suite pro and CS5.5 creative suite standard. Plus every version of Lightroom since the beginning total cost of all fo this was almost $3k and if I now decide to only use photoshop and Lightroom I do not qualify.

This is even more annoying and an insult than the original proposal to license everything!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 01:44 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies

If they make this camera with interchangeable lenses and an adaptor to fit my nikkor F lenses I will be happy as a clam and not buy the Fuji xPro system.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 00:32 UTC as 6th comment

Adobe has an almost monopoly at present but this subscription model
is not very comforting should adobe falter. Look at blackberry,
Nokia, nortel, Microsoft, Polaroid, Kodak, Motorola, All failed or starting to falter.
Adobe is profitable and has high market share thus the only way is
Down. Competitors will be already working hard to nibble away at this.

Just look at what has recently come to market from dxo and others
If adobe does not get this right they may have problems in the future.

Look at what Japan has done to the car industry.
Just wait till china or India decide to seriously go into this business.

As already mentioned here, photoshop ect are mature and it would be
Difficult to continue to generate sales through only incremental upgrades
So a subscription model may be the only choice for the moment .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 22:20 UTC as 100th comment | 1 reply

This does not alter the fact that if you don't pay you cannot use the Software at all and thus cannot easily access your images.

If you buy it you are better off.

I will upgrade from cs5 to cs6 before year end and continue to upgrade lightroom. Cs6 is already more than I need and good enough for all of my needs. By upgrading lightroom i will continue to receive updated raw convertors for all new cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 13:10 UTC as 134th comment | 7 replies
On Book Review: Shooting in Sh*tty Light news story (32 comments in total)

Disgusting title. I would never buy this book. A terrible example to young photographers on expressing themselves.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 23:17 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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