Spectro

Spectro

Lives in United States WA, United States
Joined on Jul 9, 2012
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On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (81 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: @DPreview

Could you possibly find an interviewer whose speech is at least in some way intelligible?

her speech wasn't too unintelligble. All she is said was a quick intro, not too much to comprehend. But her accent/ tone wasn't the smoothest. Her vocal seem to resonate more through her nasal cavity then other and her words were slurring with one another. Or maybe she need a different mic or lower it from the mouth, I don't know. Some younger girls/women have this type of high pitch tone and it might sound worst over the mic. I had British's telemarketer called at work and I had no clue what she asked me, I think were were speaking english. Let blame the equipments, it didn't have 4k @ 60fps with a cheap audio in on board chip.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 08:27 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (98 comments in total)
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Lightpath48: I wish the P7800 slides in your report would've been a P8000 with a faster processor, at least. I've recently spent $514 on a D3300 refurb kit instead, and it runs large circles around my old P7700, which had the same processor as the current, now aging P7800. Why they couldn't keep the P Series moving with the field of competition in advanced compacts, is my question.

I think nikon usually announce prosumer dslr late in the year before christmas. D7000, d600, df, d750, d610 has been announced in the fall autumn season. D750 is earlier for this event. I dont know when they release their p&s cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:31 UTC

This a maybe for me

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 6th comment
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (74 comments in total)

I read on other site about sony 4d af, that seem interesting. Don't see it here. And where polariod socialmatic camera other sites reported :).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 01:36 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (550 comments in total)
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Spectro: I really want to see the IQ on this one. Samsung didn't get much product reviews in the past and on here. So I went to the store and took some images and wasn't impressed with their last generation. This generation it looks like they put some R&D into it. BSI sensor has been around on smaller P&S and cellphone cameras, not sure why it hasn't moved into larger sensor, I guess cost. Spec looks good, they have some decent lenses now, not like last year or so.

the lens had ois it was the 18-55. I only wanted to see the AF claim they were talking about and it wasn't there yet. The store is best buy which has decent lighting and I have shot in more lower light setting in a run way then that. I will test this out at my local camera shop so I don't need to say anything till I give it my test shots of moving people. I do indoor events and runway stuff so AF in lowlight is something I look for, what do you shoot. If it isn't better then the d750 AF tracking and the lenses then no need for me to get too excited. But his looks like the best offering samsung has pushed out I spec wise, so I am curious again.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (204 comments in total)
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Spectro: more 1" sensor will mean a drop in price for them across the board, especially with the older sony rx100. So I might be in the market for a sub$400 pocket-able camera. At this price ($899) it is just a nitch and only people that will buy them are dpreview readers.

okaysee, if this drops to $320 I would buy it in a heartbeat too, not at $700-900. Would be a nice small system for hiking.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:39 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (100 comments in total)
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Spectro: Actually the d750 body is magnesium alloy and carbon fiber (reinforced thermoplastic composite) not to be mistaken with polycarbonate/plastic (molded). Carbon fiber has obviously been used in expensive cars (Lamborghini), cyclist racing bike (my next bike someday) and in the newer boeing 787 airplane. Magnesium alloy is most of the back and structure while the carbon fiber is the front plate. I haven't played with the d5300 yet, but that is mostly carbon fiber body. The d750 is actually thinner then the d610 from a few top view photos, the lcd screen on top is narrower.

http://d750.org/

Spec wise I like it, would improve more hits then the d6xx AF system, but too early to upgrade as I try to skip a generation (not a pro). Like the wifi and tilting screen as I use those on my sony a7. 4k would future proof it but it is a low property as I use my camera for image and only a few video clip here and there (usually during the holidays).

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D8xx are bigger bodies. People with big hands may have issues with smaller body, but people been using P&S camera and little milc for awhile. Since the nikon scroll wheels are horizontal it doens't need a long body (in the x direction) more in the "Y" direction. This is why i like a battery grip on a nikon. Canon big scroll wheel in the back is rotate vertically so you need the x direction to be longer to if you have a big thumb. Almost half of dpreview readers/poster complicated about back problem and went lighter milc. My back is ok for now, but blackrapid really helps not going back to the default neck strip. I prefer not to walking around as a brand billboard.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (100 comments in total)

Actually the d750 body is magnesium alloy and carbon fiber (reinforced thermoplastic composite) not to be mistaken with polycarbonate/plastic (molded). Carbon fiber has obviously been used in expensive cars (Lamborghini), cyclist racing bike (my next bike someday) and in the newer boeing 787 airplane. Magnesium alloy is most of the back and structure while the carbon fiber is the front plate. I haven't played with the d5300 yet, but that is mostly carbon fiber body. The d750 is actually thinner then the d610 from a few top view photos, the lcd screen on top is narrower.

http://d750.org/

Spec wise I like it, would improve more hits then the d6xx AF system, but too early to upgrade as I try to skip a generation (not a pro). Like the wifi and tilting screen as I use those on my sony a7. 4k would future proof it but it is a low property as I use my camera for image and only a few video clip here and there (usually during the holidays).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:24 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (550 comments in total)

I really want to see the IQ on this one. Samsung didn't get much product reviews in the past and on here. So I went to the store and took some images and wasn't impressed with their last generation. This generation it looks like they put some R&D into it. BSI sensor has been around on smaller P&S and cellphone cameras, not sure why it hasn't moved into larger sensor, I guess cost. Spec looks good, they have some decent lenses now, not like last year or so.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 04:16 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (100 comments in total)
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GPW: If I step up it will be to the Canon 7Dll and screw Nikon!!!

sweet, you can take your insecurity to canon. But if you do have a working nikkor 300mm f2.8, I give you a 1k and you can go buy a new canon verse for 6.5k. Hope you make your irrational emotional decision. Bodies come and go, its the great lenses that get you the money shots. Spray and pray.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (204 comments in total)
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Spectro: more 1" sensor will mean a drop in price for them across the board, especially with the older sony rx100. So I might be in the market for a sub$400 pocket-able camera. At this price ($899) it is just a nitch and only people that will buy them are dpreview readers.

yes niche not nitch. The walmart, bestbuy, costco, soccer mom crowd won't spend $900 on a little camera for sure. Like I said the dpreview readers (photography enthusiasts) are more likely to buy these.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (204 comments in total)

more 1" sensor will mean a drop in price for them across the board, especially with the older sony rx100. So I might be in the market for a sub$400 pocket-able camera. At this price ($899) it is just a nitch and only people that will buy them are dpreview readers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 04:14 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies

I like it (concept of 1" sensor in a smartphone) and the build/look, except for the price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 112th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (993 comments in total)
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nerd2: Samsung just announced its true monster flagship NX1 today - it has 28MP BSI APS-C sensor (should easily equal 24MP FF without BSI), 205 point PDAF + 15.6fps continuous shooting with focus tracking, 4K/UHD video support and direct hdmi out. Oh it has tilting screen and wifi too. And matching 16-50 2.0-2.8 IS lens too.

I call this true innovation. What are you doing nikon?

nerd2, you are reading too much into spec. I almost got a samsung highest end milc last year during black friday, it was dirt cheap on sale. But the so call fast AF when I was trying to focus on people (in store) walking by were mostly misses. MILC on sensor phase detection AF indoor are still not on dslr level. It is like buying another toy camera just to play with the features, but I stop doing that. I get a camera for photos IQ, but movie and video clip are a second thought. My sony a7 does great video for fun for now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 06:56 UTC
On Nikon announces SB-500 Speedlight for stills and video article (24 comments in total)
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Spectro: nikon or any 3rd party, please copy sony flash where you can rotate the head to the side. I need that.

not talking about that axis, look at this photo:

http://glaringnotebook.com/?p=7313
or this
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/sony/images/a77-ii-lifestyle-wmen-expoct2015-hvl-f60m-vg-c77am-ssal18135-dsc00653-291519

so for most flash in portrait mode to get that you need an l-bracket plus a ittl cord.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 05:38 UTC
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Spectro: this should sell like hot cake, since everybody on dpreview wants 4k video or else, who shoot still photos these days. yes thunderbolt too..

just to clarify if you agree with Borisakunin, then you agree about this statement:

""Well the 4K production camera has been around for a while, this is just another different mount option."'

We just need to make sure everybody is on the same page about this video camera with 4k with a different mount.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 18:56 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (993 comments in total)
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completelyrandomstuff: Fun fact: $400 Pentax K-500 has 1/6000 maximum shutter, so it can't that expensive to include a faster shutter. Either Nikon thinks the one they used is more durable, or better in this case, or they are trimming down the features to avoid in-house competition with D800.

@fakuryu I have a MF Bronica film camera:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/camerarch/sets/72157638071588256/

it looks like this:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/camerarch/sets/72157634515243677/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 18:51 UTC
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Spectro: this should sell like hot cake, since everybody on dpreview wants 4k video or else, who shoot still photos these days. yes thunderbolt too..

Well the 4K production camera has been around for a while, this is just another different mount option.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 01:23 UTC

this should sell like hot cake, since everybody on dpreview wants 4k video or else, who shoot still photos these days. yes thunderbolt too..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 2nd comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (993 comments in total)
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completelyrandomstuff: Fun fact: $400 Pentax K-500 has 1/6000 maximum shutter, so it can't that expensive to include a faster shutter. Either Nikon thinks the one they used is more durable, or better in this case, or they are trimming down the features to avoid in-house competition with D800.

Fun Facts: pentex 645z cost $8999 has a "X-sync speed on the camera is 1/125 sec. Has a 1/4000s shutter, shoot only 1080p 30fps, who are they protecting. It should cost $1000 max so I can get it for next to nothing...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
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