mlewan

Joined on Feb 19, 2008

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digitalweddings: 200-500....$1399. wow! .... just 5 years to late. Think most people interested in a lens like this, in this price class, were forced to buy a tamron or sigma 500/600mm by now. I did. In the meantime, Nikon released the one DX lens after another...while most companies are gearing up for full frame. And mark these words, they will be to late when they finally discover that they are behind in the mirrorless game. I mean, their pro cameras that still don't have Wi-Fi? D300 replacement? Listen to wat your customers really want Nikon, otherwise you will loose them forever. Already lost me.

I got a Sigma 120-400, which I hardly ever use. Often the end result is better with a cropped Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 than with the Sigma. If the Nikon 200-500 is even remotely as good as the 70-200mm, I will look at it very seriously.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 10:31 UTC

I cannot afford this camera, and therefore it follows that everyone who can afford it is stupid.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 12:00 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1117 comments in total)

Digital zoom! Finally!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 11:54 UTC as 228th comment

The issue here is not whether BW is good or not. It clearly has a big place in photography, and arguably a lot of people could improve their photos a lot by using BW.

The issue is whether the Leica adds anything to mix with their dedicated BW cameras. And if they add anything, is it anything anyone except pixelpeeping enthusiasts can see?

I doubt it.

I would be happy to get this camera if it were not for its price. Limitations force me to think more about what I'm doing, and that's what I like with photography. I love using a DSLR in M mode with a manual focus prime lens and old fashioned aperture ring. That's what's fun.

But if my only goal had been great appealing pictures for non-experts to admire, then I'm pretty sure there are loads of other much cheaper cameras that do it better, faster and easier.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 08:44 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks (134 comments in total)

Don't need any. Most of my friends have one of those ones, so we share: http://www.strapya.com/event/0401exselfy-h.html

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 86th comment
On article Nikon releases ViewNX-i image browsing software (108 comments in total)

I do not get it. Are newer software versions not supposed to be better than the old ones? NX-I seems to be a scaled down version of NX2 or even NX. Capture NX-D is a shrunk version of Capture NX2.

At the same time Apple takes its time to release "Photos" which will be an "Aperture for Dummies" product.

What is going on here?

Ok, I realise that it is costly to adapt software to new platforms and APIs, but should there not be at least some advantages with the new software?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 15:15 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On article Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review (592 comments in total)
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Niala2: Zeiss Macro 50mm f2 is systematically forgotten on the web..
(makes me crazy lol. Same with the Sigma 70 makro)
I don't care about the macro.
If You can accept its absence of AF,
and will use f2 until f11 really full-frame without missing wider aperture,
then this lens is the only one (next to Otus and indeed the Art 50) worth mentioning. (Alll the other 50mm are a shame -except Leitz and the Sony's 7's 50 - including the TS-E 45, canon 50mm f 1.2, ...)

I'm also surprised that the Zeiss 50mm f2 is mentioned so rarely. It is the lens I use most. But "the only one (next to Otus and indeed the Art 50) worth mentioning"... Without sources, I take that as just your own opinion. And do you limit the statement to Canon? And only 50mm?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 11:16 UTC
On article Is it true? New service detects processed photos (89 comments in total)

Good try. However, how would it judge JPEGs generated from RAW files, where the RAW files have changed white balance or other things? The end result depends on which RAW converter you use. If they can solve that, then it will be a very useful service indeed.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 09:59 UTC as 36th comment
On article Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad (130 comments in total)

And what about importing RAW files on your iPad and using this app to transfer them to your Desktop via the cloud?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 15:40 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On article Want to remember something? Don't take a photo (183 comments in total)
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neo_nights: One more thing: did anyone actually read the WHOLE study?

Anyone who has done an academic research knows how frustrating/infuriating it is to spend months/years reading, reasearching and such, write pages and more pages about something and then the press just publish a couple of lines about it, about its conclusion, and then everyone starts b*tching about it.

Be careful with pre-judgements, people.

If the authors had released the entire study for free, I would have read it. However, to pay $35.00 to read an article of possibly dubious quality - nope.

I'm afraid that they just have to live with being misquoted, if only quotes are available to the general public for free.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 14:15 UTC
On article 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple (66 comments in total)

None of the above. Manual mode and control of aperture, ISO and shutterspeed. That and nothing else.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 17:38 UTC as 35th comment | 3 replies

There are loads of people with impressive skills in different areas, who are unable to make money from their skills. Your dentist may be an excellent violinist. Your bus driver a wonderful painter. Your bank clerk a magnificent poet. It is just that they are not quite good enough to make a decent living from it. That is tragic but that is life.

My deepest respect to the skills of the laid off photographers, but time seems to have caught up with their jobs.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 18:41 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1508 comments in total)

I assume you have to have tried all of them for a few days to qualify to vote?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 07:39 UTC as 542nd comment
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