GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
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Joined on Sep 6, 2002
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Livin' la Vida Loca

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On SD card labeling for 4K video announced article (50 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: 30MB/s isn't fast enough.

The BMPCC camera shoots 1080P30 at just under 30MB/s, and 4K is 4 times larger.

You are going to need 100+MB/s sustained write speeds for 4K, unless it is massively compressed, in which case, what's the point.

My point is, try finding a card that will work with real 4K.
The BlackMagic camera writes at 220Mbps and VERY FEW cards work, even many class 10 UHS cards that say they can write at 30MB/s or faster.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 00:47 UTC
On SD card labeling for 4K video announced article (50 comments in total)
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stormwatch888: Wooow! SD card approved for 4k recording and brand new Nikon Df doesn't even have video recording option at all!!!

Exactly what does one have to do with the other?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 06:23 UTC
On SD card labeling for 4K video announced article (50 comments in total)

30MB/s isn't fast enough.

The BMPCC camera shoots 1080P30 at just under 30MB/s, and 4K is 4 times larger.

You are going to need 100+MB/s sustained write speeds for 4K, unless it is massively compressed, in which case, what's the point.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 06:22 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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jackspra: Makes no sense to omit video.

T3: I would like to see a breakdown as to how many people actually use a DSLR primarily for video. I am betting the numbers are quite low.

I own 3 FF DSLRs and do not use any of them for video. I use them exclusively for stills. In fact, I have just added a BlackMagic camera to my arsenal for shooting video.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 20:06 UTC
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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jackspra: Makes no sense to omit video.

Of course it does. Who really buys a DSLR to shoot video?

I buy a DSLR (especially FF) to take high quality still images. If I REALLY want video, I will buy a dedicated video camera, such as the BlackMagic offerings. Otherwise I will use my mirrorless camera (MFT/NEX). But NOT my DSLR.

And if you REALLY want video in your DSLR, well, you have LOTS of other options to choose from.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 03:33 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Making it only shoot photographs doesn't mean it shoots better photographs. It just means you took out something(Video) that every other manufacturer wouldn't dream of leaving it out and called it retro.

People will buy this camera but they will be wasting their money.

Seriously, how many people buy a top end DSLR to shoot video? Yes, I know, some probably do, but, I would wager, most do not.

I bought my D800E for it's capabilities as a STILLS camera. I have never used the video on that camera, nor do I intend to. I have 3 MFT cameras for when I need to shoot video, or video and stills together.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:41 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (158 comments in total)
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Jay A: Why exactly IS Adobe keeping customers credit cards on file if all the customers had done is purchase copies of software online? I can see if it's to periodically pay for the cloud crap, but if one just purchases something, isn't it illegal to actually hold onto a credit card number once the transaction has been completed?

"It's like when you have to give your credit card number to take advantage of a 'free' service."

Do people actually do that? To me that sends up a BIG red flag, and I would back out IMMEDIATELY.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 21:49 UTC
On Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million article (158 comments in total)

Even though I have an Adobe account, thankfully I have never given them my credit card number. And now I never will.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 21:45 UTC as 58th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: can i have a hasselblad edition with wood grip?

this thing looks not ugly enough.....

You are thinking of Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 00:04 UTC

Unless the price is through the roof, the 15mm f1.7 is a very attracive lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 20:09 UTC as 39th comment
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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Northgrove: Nikon can't be having a great day lately, with the Sony A7 killing it at full-frame, and this one steamrolling their Nikon 1 series with a much larger sensor, slightly smaller than the V2*, and a wide range of established m4/3 lenses.

I guess that's stuff that happens if you're busy designing the new Nikon D5300.

* size comparison: http://www.cyberphoto.se/pana/x/v2.jpg

The Sony A7s won't have much of an impact on Nikon, and neither will this on the Nikon 1 line.

This camera is simply another option for buyers to consider.

Personally, I have no interest in this camera. Too small. But the new kit lens sounds interesting. Have to wait and see what the reviews say about it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:44 UTC
On In pictures - Nikon's large and pricey AF-S 58mm F1.4G article (111 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Where's the market for this lens?
The 50mm costs around €300 This new 58mm lens is about € 1600 and the 85mm sells for €1300,00.

Buy the 50 and the 85 together (perfect companions) and you have two excellent lenses for the same amount as you would buy the 58mm only.....

To answer your question, I will buy it to use in the studio when shooting natural light. Pricey, yes, but it fills a gap in my lens lineup.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00 UTC
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Lawrencew: I am not sure why people are blaming this on Creative Cloud and seeing it as a "nail in the coffin" of Cloud Computing in general.

Even if customers had purchased physical 'bits-in-a-box' or purchased a one-off download of software they could use in perpetuity (such as Lightroom), they would likely still have done this by registering with Adobe and providing their credit card details, and ticking an option to allow Adobe to store those details as is common with many on-line retailers.

Creative Cloud and Cloud Computing changes little in that respect of of e-commerce.

What it does do I guess is focus all that activity on Adobe itself, rather than numerous retailers who would each of taken the transaction. So the problem is putting all your eggs in one basket. (something that Adobe could address by architecting it's systems in such a way that a single attack cant crack all the eggs)

For one, the difference is the size of the target.

Adobe is a BIG target. On the other hand, a retailer is a much smaller target, even a retailer like B&H.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 10:36 UTC

Another nail in the coffin of Adobe and 'Cloud' computing in general.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 04:50 UTC as 68th comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Interesting that they managed to keep the Nikon 1 lens mount AND make it waterproof to 15m.

How do you figure I don't know for sure (15m)? That is what Nikon is specing it at.

This is obviously NOT a dive camera (Nikonos), but a beach/snorkeling camera, that can go down to 15m.

I would like to see Nikon do a true dive camera. Maybe a later model. But they will need to put O rings on those access doors, not gaskets.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:58 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Interesting that they managed to keep the Nikon 1 lens mount AND make it waterproof to 15m.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:38 UTC as 166th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: FINALLY... A rugged camera that shoots RAW.

Plus it has a large sensor AND interchangeable lenses.

Nikon, you just made my day. :-)

Larger than any other rugged camera :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:37 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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nofumble: does it float?

None of the waterproof/rugged cameras I have owned to date, floated. So this is no different.

My Nikonos of yore didn't float either.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:34 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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tektrader: Well done NIKON, find a niche and exploit it. The rest of the so called waterproof and shockproof cameras are toys compared to this.

Excellent.......

This might force Panasonic and others to up their rugged camera game.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Nikon is throwing good money after bad money. The 1 system is crippled by its small sensor, so Nikon is going to market a waterproof camera with a too small sensor? Good luck. Waterproofing the D800 would make a lot more sense.

Small sensor? Have you looked at the sensor size of the 'other' rugged cameras? And none of them shoot RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:26 UTC
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