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brownie314: Is Nikon not aware of the current situation in the camera market? Why throw more uber high priced lenses at a market where people are willing to spend less money?

The new 24-70, like the old one, isn't aimed at the bargain hunting brick wall shooter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:05 UTC

I'll take three of each, please!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 14:20 UTC as 4th comment

Yeah, but I like the way Nikon rolls off the tongue as opposed to Tamron.

Am I the only one who bases their purchasing decision on the vocal expression of a brand?

On a side note, I reckon the Nikon is much better built, and for the landscape aficionado, Lee offers a marvelous filter holder for the Nikon lens. I wouldn't expect one anytime soon (if ever) for the Tamron :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 110th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1043 comments in total)

It looks like the noise reduction with JPG output has been greatly improved. Sadly, I see absolutely no difference in RAW noise (and I would imagine, most photographers using the D4s shoot RAW). Glad I stuck with my D4 and didn't upgrade.

Michael Kormos
Fresh & Modern Family Photography
New York | San Diego

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 15:46 UTC as 98th comment
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review (415 comments in total)

Being amongst the first few to own this beautiful lens, it's become an instant favorite in my camera bag. Its bokeh is matched only by the 105 f/2 DC. Nikon doesn't release speciality lenses designed specifically for creamy bokeh often, but when they do, it's like fireworks :-)

Michael Kormos
Fresh & Modern Family Photography
New York | San Diego

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 28th comment
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review (415 comments in total)

As a portrait photographer, the quality of the bokeh was immediately apparent to me, moving-up from the 50mm f/1.4G. This lens has become an instant classic in my camera bag.


Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 02:21 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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Adam Filipowicz: if you shot this as a HDR.. bracketing your exposures.. do you think you could have done it without the ND Filters?

HDR has limited applications in landscape photography, namely with water and moving subjects (such as clouds).


Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 17:43 UTC
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tko: Did the photographer have permission from Desmond to take the photo? Or where Desmond's rights signed away as some type of a blanket college agreement?

Because if Desmond didn't sign a model release of some type, how can Masck have ownership? You can't take a photo of just anyone and use it for gain. Or if you can, it seems like a silly law, because the photographer would have nothing w/o the subject and the pose.

He didn't need Desmond's permission. Model releases deal with privacy laws. Copyright is a different law altogether, and grants the author (photographer) full ownership of the image he took.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 21:13 UTC

Well, it IS New York Post. They're like the tabloid version of NY Times. No moral ground, just sensationalist headlines. They'll print anything to sell a few extra copies.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 01:34 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Nikon D600 In-depth Review (498 comments in total)

Great review, perhaps we'll get one for the D4/1Dx sometime in the next decade too?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2012 at 01:13 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply

It looks like an army of ants bringing home a larger prey :-) Great video, thanks for the link.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 13:33 UTC as 6th comment
On Connect post The iPad Workflow (76 comments in total)

At our portrait studio in NYC, we play slide shows (with music :-) for our clients, proof their photos, arrange wall art, and take credit card payments. All with the iPad (and Apple TV). I can't imagine any other tablet so easy to use, reliable, and perfectly integrated with other Apple devices. What role does it play? Huge.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 02:45 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR (235 comments in total)

Beautiful camera. Full frame 24mp for just $2k? Only two years ago, you'd have to shell out $8k for the D3x. This will sell like pancakes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 11:56 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply

Tried to purchase a copy. Can't advance to the Payment page on their website. Previous page keeps asking me to create a password as part of the process. Put in 4 different passwords but keeps asking me to use a different one. I'm not even registered with them.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 20:02 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review (541 comments in total)

It's amazing to see how much detail you recover with sharpening in those f/22 sample RAWs. The brick pattern and all. I thought f/22 at 36mp would produce only mush. I guess I was wrong. This is fantastic news for landscape work!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 02:49 UTC as 131st comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery (499 comments in total)

People in this market segment do not care about IQ. Entry level SLRs sell mostly on price and specs. And D3200 will sell like pancakes.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 15:51 UTC as 43rd comment
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Adam Filipowicz: within two years 4k tvs and monitors will be available for public consumption. at prices that high end 1080p tvs are today

Im sorry Adam, but 4K is mostly for professional use, post production, and theatrical showing. 4K won't be marketable anytime soon due to infrastructure, which, for the most part, does not yet support 1080. Most digital TV and HD cable/fiber optic broadcasts are done in 720, as 1080 requires an enormous amount of bandwidth. Frankly, 1080 TV sets only make sense at sizes 42" and more. So marketing 4K sets has a way to go, not to mention there isn't a replacement media for blu-ray that can manage the file sizes 4K yields. All of the holographic discs that were in development to replace blu-ray have since fallen though. Besides, a human being with 20/20 vision cannot tell the difference between 720 and 1080 resolution on a 50 inch TV placed 10 feet away. 4K is and always will be strictly for theatrical use, unless the folks ate Samsung and LG invent a marketing plan to fool us all :-)

This Canon camera is entirely geared for professional video productions, not end-consumer use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 19:40 UTC
On article Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial (163 comments in total)

I'm sorry to be a downer, really, I am. But these two are awful. The faux bokeh in the dog photo just screams "shopped". If you really wanted to do it right, the dog should've been selected with lasso, selection fine-tuned, foreground+background done on separate layers, and maybe after 20 minutes of PS work you'd get a real-looking bokeh. Nevermind difficult depths of field with multiple objects.

There have been bokeh plug-ins around, so I certainly welcome Adobe including this neat little feature in PS. I just think it's very limited with respect to the kinds of photos where it can be effectively utilized.

The flower picture is a better example, but even there the blur bleeds off on the sides of the bottom flower. It's meticulous work, no doubt.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 15:00 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published (287 comments in total)

Ok, I admit, I pixel-peeped. Am I the only one who thinks 5D III has absolutely no advantage over 5D II when shooting RAW at high ISO? In fact, in some images, 5D III has noticeably more noise.

I think we're reaching a point where technology is limited by the laws of physics?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2012 at 13:55 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies

Great, I remember with the D3/D300 release, it took them a few months to release raw compatibility. Good to see they're ahead of the curve this time.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 03:11 UTC as 14th comment
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