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On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (786 comments in total)

I use built-in flash very often on my D300, or on any other camera that I own for that matter, mostly as a fill light on a sunny day for quick snaps during family trips. So for me lack of flash is disappointing. Hope there are some comparatively compact options on the market that could be snapped on D500 to fill the void.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 08:32 UTC as 5th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (405 comments in total)

Now that amateurs like myself have much more choices for quality photography I am starting to appreciate the look of a true heavy-duty piece of equipment. It truly is not about the look, size, or weight but about getting the job done in all circumstances and under extreme conditions.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 20:03 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (119 comments in total)

My pick for best video 2015. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 09:02 UTC as 9th comment
On article Video: a look at the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II (125 comments in total)

Hmm, that's a strange review. Not sure if it's intentional but it makes the camera look rather bad. After watching the whole video all I could remember is bad UI, bad responsiveness, bad battery, bad eye cover... I would not want to buy this camera based on this review. There is no analysis of image quality, autofocus, ergonomics, lens quality, competition, etc. And even if I missed any of this, it means it wasn't presented well. And on top of that, the accent and fast pronunciation make it difficult to understand for some of your audience. Just wanted to share my honest impression. Personally, I like camara reviewes of The Camera Store on YouTube and this one was lacking in comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 05:44 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

How patents like this can even exist, I have no idea.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 05:35 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (105 comments in total)

Art is simply an expression of individual creative ideas, so as the title. A title "Find a Shark" underneath a wall art in a corporate office may sound confusing or out of place to me, but a title "Find a Shark, by Erez Marom" would add certain distinction and individuality to the author, and not in a bad way (regardless of whether I like or dislike the title). So yes, naming art is important as it reflects more on the author than on the art itself IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 03:55 UTC as 5th comment
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (191 comments in total)

I agree with the author's opinion that in order to make an extraordinary photograph at least one of the following conditions must be extraordinary: location, time, weather conditions, equipment, photograper.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 06:43 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Bearded Dragon in the Beautiful Beard challenge (1 comment in total)

I am really surprized this one didn't get a single five star considering many other less dramatic shots got plenty. This is my favorite for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 04:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Glowing Man in the Beautiful Beard challenge (1 comment in total)

It's a nice shot and good expression... but a second place in a beautiful beard challenge seems out of place to be honest.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 04:01 UTC as 1st comment
On article Behind the Shot: Watery Grave (94 comments in total)

Another vote for those who think that the image is overprocessed. Too much vignetting and too much contrast as well. To the point of being cartoonish really. And I also like the original image better. The foggy background actually resembles heavy fumes from dead fish adding to the gloomy atmosphere more than vignetting and heavy contrast. And the small rock is much more visible in the original image being almost like a symbol of gloominess with its dark colors and rough solid shape while the rest of the "world" is slowly disappearing in the fumes of death.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 04:21 UTC as 20th comment

It kind of makes me like my DSLR even more LOL

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 06:05 UTC as 82nd comment
On a photo in the Nikon 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Samples Gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)

This shot made me smile. Nice catch.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 05:04 UTC as 4th comment
On photo WH09_ISO200_f4.0_FX in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

This shot made me smile. Nice catch.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 05:04 UTC as 4th comment

First, great work by the photograper! Really enjoyed this gallery. From lens performance perspective, the only images I liked are those that were significantly stepped down. Everything between 1.6 and 2.0 Is just way too soft. I was expecting at least something to remain sharp in those samples but disappointingly that is not the case. Usually images like this are criticized unless they are taken with a cheap plastic lens or with a bottom from a beer bottle or something. Just my personal opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 06:07 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

With all due respect, but to me every photo looks like it was taken from a photography text book; which is not a compliment in this case. It's like "Common, I've seen it hundreds times already". It has probably something to do with lack of submissions to this particular contest (3,300 entries is not that much, especially if the number of entries per person is not limited to one). Nice photos overall, but as many other mentioned too predictible, to the poin of looking almost like a cliche.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 20:12 UTC as 4th comment

Bread and Circuses came to my mind after seeing what people vote for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 11th comment
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (388 comments in total)

I can see like this could be a good choice for a Christmas or Father's Day gift among super wealthy clients. Let's face it, unlike most of us, who are not as wealthy, they don't have that many choices when it comes to a descent camera. There is boring same-ol Leica, a couple of Hasselblad rebadged consumer-grade Sony or Panasonics and one too excentric Sigma, and that's about it. I am glad they finally have access to a descent Nikon camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 05:53 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply

"His notes on the sexual behavior of the penguins, which included violent assault, homosexuality and necrophilia, were considered too indecent for the times, and didn’t come to light until published in the journal Polar Record in 2012."

I wonder if such behavior of penguins was confirmed by any other studies. Otherwise it sounds more like carefully camouflaged notes on human behavior, especially during long and isolated expedition like Terra Nova.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 22:04 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) (268 comments in total)
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Mr Gadget: I was hoping to see some action shots, sports, BIF, dog running toward the camera? Sequences? Low light, high ISO action? This camera is targeted towards that market segment. I have been waiting for a D300 replacement and it looks like Nikon wont be providing one, so I am thinking of moving to a 7DmkII. Your help would be appreciated!

Barney, just put it in your intro statement; it would be very helpful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
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VadymA: This interview reminded me of a story about two sales reps from a shoe company that went to study market demand in a remote African country. The first rep reported back to the company: "There is no market here as nobody wears shoes!" The second rep emailed: "Quick! Send as much as you can; there are millions of people without shoes!" Nikon looks like the first rep to me. Some companies wait for demand and some companies create demand. The longer they wait to finally see the writing on the wall, the harder it will be to win this game.

Good point, Maji. If we look at the entire Nikon line-up we can't entirely dismiss their efforts in bringing a variety of choices to their customers. And playing safe during financial turbulence in which Nikon currently is sounds reasonable too. Yes, being sympathetic to Nikon, I wish they were the one setting revolutionary trends in camera industry, but they are the ones who know how much money they have to spend on R&D and I still hope they make the right decisions even if those decisioans are not the most popular among some of their followers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 19:09 UTC
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