Simon97

Simon97

Lives in United States SW, OH, United States
Joined on Oct 16, 2006

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  • The N1 system is right up my alley. It is the right size for me. Some people comment that the cameras are not much smaller than 4/3rd or APS-C mirrorless, but they don't consider the lenses. Your ...
  • I can certainly agree. When I first heard about how good the 11-27.5 was, I though it was a no brainer. Having one now, I can see it is better optically, but it is all the other shortcomings as I ...
  • Created discussions 10-30 vs 11-27.5 comments
    Now that I've had a chance to use these lenses for a while, I can give some feedback to those who are interested. The 10-30 that I'm referring to is the original that sold with the early N1 ...
  • I have the J1 and wanted to try the 11-27.5 lens but I could get the red S1 at B&H for $149 which is less than the lens alone at $186. The menu is the same as the J1, but is broken up and accessed ...
  • It looks to me as if the camera focused on the street light arm in the right side pic. Look carefully at the arm and the two bolts. They are much clearer. I'd be interested to see a few more ...
  • Commented on Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview

    Canon has great lenses and cameras but trail in sensor tech. The "old" Nikon D7000 beats it badly in exposure latitude. That is a big advantage in my book.

  • Never cared for JPEG2000. It seems to create a whole new set of artifacts from JPEG. At higher compression, it didn't make those visible 8x8 squares like regular JPEG, but it softens some parts of...

  • Glad it worked out. If the filter does not reflect that pinkish color at 45 Deg angle, then it is not for IR. I wonder if infinity focus is still obtainable. Even though the filter glass is flat, ...
  • I bought one of those Nikon CX to K adapters off eBay. There is no electronic control whatsoever. You have set the camera to manual exposure and manual focus or the camera won't fire the shutter. ...
  • I bet Leica is still around when they're putting nails in yours.

  • The lens seems pretty sharp (for a super zoom). Contrast is fair but the color fringing is tremendous at wide and tele settings.

  • This camera is very small yet has a nice zoom reach. Lens optics are okay, nothing to write home about and the images can be rather noisy when the camera is used indoors under available light. Vide ...
  • Created user reviews Nice and compact!
    The Nikon 1 S1 is a bit smaller and lighter than the J1 and the 11-27.5mm kit lens is very sharp even to the edges. The camera allows me to take clear photos indoors under available light unlike ...
  • I really appreciate people who take time to do these side by side comparisons. It does show how the lenses perform against one another and helps me make a decision. I'd say the new 10-30 is quite ...
  • I wanted the lens but, heck the camera and lens combo is less than the cost of the lens, So now I have an extra camera, battery, charger and case for about $36 less than the price of the lens! ...
  • The front most glass (nearest to the lens back) appears to be the IR filter. If you reflect light off of it at a 45 degree angle it will look very red or hot pink in color. If it is out of the ...
  • I think the screw is just tight. Use a driver that fits tight, push down and turn. Sometimes I use pliers on those small precision screwdrivers because it is hard to get any torque on the narrow ...
  • I did the similar thing. I bought a new S1 with 11-27.5 lens that I wanted for $199. The lens is $186, so why not get the camera with it? This gives me an extra battery and charger since it fits ...
  • For a 1/1.7 camera the Nikon P7800 nails the JPEGs. Nice sharpness without the sharpening halos of some of the other cameras that look like they over sharpen a too soft image. High ISO noise is...

  • Right at the sweet spot with reasonable resolution (for full frame), low noise and fast shooting speeds. Should be on a lot of people's Xmas list.

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