Hide Takahashi

Hide Takahashi

Lives in United States Palm Springs, CA, United States
Works as a chef
Joined on Aug 2, 2001
About me:

Camera: D50,D300,Olympus C-5050,C-2100

Lenses: Nikon 300mm f4-AFS,70-300mm VR,18-55,50mm f1.8,Tamron 17-50mm f2.8,Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro

Flashes: SB800,SB 600, 3 SB 26s

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On CP+ 2013: Interview with Canon's Masaya Maeda article (489 comments in total)

You know...you can not choose your parents nor your boss. If you get a good one(s),good for you but if you don't,Amen! If canon engineers read his statements,they all would be shaking their heads.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2013 at 05:09 UTC as 39th comment
On Gariz leather half-case for Sony RX100 article (49 comments in total)

Don't you get it? They had Paris Hilton on mind. They want you to say, "it's SO hot!". Lol

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2012 at 15:22 UTC as 7th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (499 comments in total)
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Zilvinas K: Why all the low light images are ISO 12800? ("impressive"?, c'mon people) Also, Nikon, what's up with a plasticky body and relatively advanced features in one? All 4 entry level DSLRs more of the same. Come up with one that would be nice to take into hands. A rangefinder then...

I guess you understand that all images posted here are in jpeg. If you want to pp high iso images from raw,I bet it will look better. They just wanted to show us this camera's capability and I'm quite impressed with it. You just can NOT expect perfect noise free high iso image from a $699 camera. But for the price you pay,you get a lot of camera and I don't think SONY NEX7 is worth twice as much as D3200.

BTW,can iphone take better high iso image at iso12800 than D3200?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 16:23 UTC
On Olympus raided over accounting scandal article (83 comments in total)

According to news at yahoo Japan, Sony,Panasonic and Fuji Film are fiercely
fighting to take over Olympus. Olympus medical equipments are already well known in the industry and now Sony is seriously considering to enter medical equipments business. Whoever succeeds in taking over Olympus,they will be in good hand.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:04 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)

One of some concerns about this new cam is the lack of DOF. I was wondering if this cam never can take a photo with a nice bokeh?
On Nikon's site,there are some sample photos. Scroll down till you see a butterfly shot.

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Nikon1/27504/Nikon-1-V1.html

Click on view smart photo selector sample.

This one photo clearly shows that V1/J1 can take a photo with a beautiful bokeh. I just don't know if smart photo selector will always produce a photo like that or not. Probably not. But at least,with the right lens,the right settings,it could produce a good DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2011 at 18:06 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)
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Hide Takahashi: I agree with you. This camera is quite capable. If I get this cam,I will mount my 300mm f/4-AFS on this cam to see how fast AF is. On spec,it's the fastest AF in the world,much faster than D3s. If that claim is true,then Nikon just masde one special cam. I'm a bird shooter so AF speed IS the important.
My D300 performs well but faster AF will always help catch a subject.

Some image samples were not taken in an ideal light conditition. Nikon always handle noise better than other makers so I don't worry about it.

Nobody owns this camera,yet. So how can you make rude comments on this new cam without shooting with this cam? But this is not new. It's been like that at Dpreview for a long time.

Anyway,for superb AF performance alone,I thank Nikon very much. :)
I'm looking forward to test drive it soon.

For me,the 300mm+a 1.4TC is a nice set up but more reach always help. If I could afford,I would get a 500mm f/4 VR but $10000 is just out of my reach. But $900,I can do it.

I agree that the best telephoto lens for this cam would be 70-200 f/2.8 VR. It's sharp and fast and it has VR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 19:16 UTC
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)

I agree with you. This camera is quite capable. If I get this cam,I will mount my 300mm f/4-AFS on this cam to see how fast AF is. On spec,it's the fastest AF in the world,much faster than D3s. If that claim is true,then Nikon just masde one special cam. I'm a bird shooter so AF speed IS the important.
My D300 performs well but faster AF will always help catch a subject.

Some image samples were not taken in an ideal light conditition. Nikon always handle noise better than other makers so I don't worry about it.

Nobody owns this camera,yet. So how can you make rude comments on this new cam without shooting with this cam? But this is not new. It's been like that at Dpreview for a long time.

Anyway,for superb AF performance alone,I thank Nikon very much. :)
I'm looking forward to test drive it soon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 15:44 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)

I'm a bird shooter and I think J1/V1 are best suited for a photographer like myself. I use D300/ 300 f/4-AF+TC 1.4 but I always feel I need more reach.
500 f/4 VR would be an ideal lens for me but I just can't afford a $9000 lens. With V1/300 f/4,I can get 810mm in focal length and with the TC 1.4x, 1134mm. And fast AF is a huge plus to track fast moving subjects. Nikon claims its AF is faster than D3s? Wow!

If this cam can take a descent image quality in that focal length,I will seriously consider to get one. $9000 vs. $900. I think my choice is clear.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 17:05 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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