wootpile

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Kiwisnap: Sizes do not go large enough for wearing over layers in winter. Especially for Americans.

I always knew Americans were a different breed ;)

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 06:33 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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eno2: This is the best Nikon camera to date!

lol

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 15:13 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)

Images look good.. but not excellent. Considering the several-year-gap between d300 and this d500, I'm not seeing anything that gets my pulse going. I sold my Sony recently and have been considering a return to the Nikon family but at this pricepoint I would have liked to see a lot more IQ-wise. The functionality is there, all the features I would want, but the IQ (of the samples and what I've seen elsewhere) is on par with the Fuji xT1 and the a6000 I had. Sony's problem is lack of glass - on the other hand - focus is always spot on since it's a mirrorless. Hard decisions :)

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)
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wootpile: Bleh, I'll never buy a Samsung camera out of principle after how they tricked tens of thousands into believing they were in it in a grand scale.

I understand pulling out of a market if you can't afford to stay fight and perhaps even conquer it, but Samsung has more financial clout than even Sony, a market presence as big as Apple, and the tech to do it all in-house without breaking a sweat.

Samsung promise isn't worth a cent. Shame on you.

Yes. It gives me great pleasure.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (271 comments in total)

Bleh, I'll never buy a Samsung camera out of principle after how they tricked tens of thousands into believing they were in it in a grand scale.

I understand pulling out of a market if you can't afford to stay fight and perhaps even conquer it, but Samsung has more financial clout than even Sony, a market presence as big as Apple, and the tech to do it all in-house without breaking a sweat.

Samsung promise isn't worth a cent. Shame on you.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 06:25 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

Wake me up when the replacement to the real Coolpix "A" arrives.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 07:08 UTC as 6th comment
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (617 comments in total)

Congrats Pentaxians! Good to see a Pentax revival. I am almost tempted just for the sake of going (un-adapted!) FF again with my old legacy primes

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 54th comment
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wootpile: PLEASE offer it on SONY E also

Agreed, but it will be very much lighter package than mounted on a nikon d500, canon 80d, etc. The size of the camera you attach doesn't matter - at least not for me, only the end-result. And... Sony lineup is lacking, and sigm art zooms offer very good IQ at a more reasonable price. If you've used their 18-35 1.8 then you know what I mean

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 06:31 UTC

PLEASE offer it on SONY E also

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 05:58 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
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wootpile: Ach what a bummer... I had at least hoped for
1) Different placement of shutter button
2) Better Screen!!!
3) Better EVF

IBIS would have been nice but not really expected it. I'm certain IBIS is what Sony will use exclusively to drive sales to FF.

In short though, I had several a6000 bodies during 2015. Might get one again to fool around with while I await the Fuji XT2 because the a6000 really is a nice camera. The only real downside being poor battery time, but that is a constant with most mirrorless.

Too bad Sony didn't at least put a better screen on the a6300

Ok my bad! Here's hoping the new EVF really is better in use. Still bummed about the screen tho.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:26 UTC

Ach what a bummer... I had at least hoped for
1) Different placement of shutter button
2) Better Screen!!!
3) Better EVF

IBIS would have been nice but not really expected it. I'm certain IBIS is what Sony will use exclusively to drive sales to FF.

In short though, I had several a6000 bodies during 2015. Might get one again to fool around with while I await the Fuji XT2 because the a6000 really is a nice camera. The only real downside being poor battery time, but that is a constant with most mirrorless.

Too bad Sony didn't at least put a better screen on the a6300

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:17 UTC as 309th comment | 10 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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MaxFury: For this price point I would expect this to have a Full Frame sensor and be the successor to the D750. I'm not paying a little more that $1K for DX sensor. And where is the built in flash Nikon? I use that a lot on my D7100.

If this had come out a year ago I would definitely buy it, even with the inferior video features this has compared to other cameras, but it's too late.

I'm done with Nikon. I'll wait for the successor to the Sony Alpha 6000.
I'm a photographer but now I have dipped my feet in video. My reasons for switching are the size and the video features that the Sony have over the Nikon.

The answer is quite easy: economy. Brands know a pro (at least a journalist pro) MUST cary a flash. So they get to sell $600 more gear.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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MaxFury: For this price point I would expect this to have a Full Frame sensor and be the successor to the D750. I'm not paying a little more that $1K for DX sensor. And where is the built in flash Nikon? I use that a lot on my D7100.

If this had come out a year ago I would definitely buy it, even with the inferior video features this has compared to other cameras, but it's too late.

I'm done with Nikon. I'll wait for the successor to the Sony Alpha 6000.
I'm a photographer but now I have dipped my feet in video. My reasons for switching are the size and the video features that the Sony have over the Nikon.

By photominion (3 days ago)
"using the built-in flash" kinda disqualifies you for the purchase of a camera aimed at professionals..

Why so? A built-in flash has saved my photography many many times - mostly to trigger off-camera flash. Same with close portraits - you bounce it off a card and save the reportage shot you otherwise would have delivered flat. A pro uses whatever gear is available not necessarily a large external flash that takes tie to mount - and no - you don't carry it mounted all the time in the field.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 16:41 UTC
On article Tamrac launches Hoodoo series with two camera bags (27 comments in total)

Finally a pack that has light padding and doesn't sit like box on your back. Not the right gear for hiking but perfect street gear, simple oudoorsy daypack!

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 07:27 UTC as 13th comment

So that is what you get for a 7500 leica... I guess uh.. lol?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 20:21 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)

Finally! .. but I waited half a decade for it!

Too bad, I've always liked Nikon. My D300 always did a good job... until my back told me mirrorless was a better path and I discovered, a better set of features..

For the birders, this seems like a great tool.

For everyone else, including press, there is already equal & better gear out there.

Too heavy. Too expensive. Too much fiddling with focus adjustment (perhaps not). Too late.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 11:01 UTC as 108th comment | 3 replies
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (409 comments in total)
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wootpile: Dpreview has become better lately but here we have a (at least) 3 steps back in the wrong direction. With this article you may well lure new clients into the Samsung NX fold which is a dead end since they are getting out of the mainstream dslr business. It's like telling people to buy real estate on an island that is about to be drowned in rising waters...

@dale I never said the luring was premeditated, just a consequence of non-informed readers not knowing how Samsung is handling their photo biz

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2015 at 15:05 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (409 comments in total)

Dpreview has become better lately but here we have a (at least) 3 steps back in the wrong direction. With this article you may well lure new clients into the Samsung NX fold which is a dead end since they are getting out of the mainstream dslr business. It's like telling people to buy real estate on an island that is about to be drowned in rising waters...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 07:08 UTC as 46th comment | 6 replies

Over 1000 comments.

I hope Samsung realize how they shot themselves in the foot with this, specially with how they handled it. Almost all regions have now said "its a local decision".

Stop scraping your foot about it Samsung just say it's a global policy. Come out, face front, and say you've given up on your customers.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:06 UTC as 106th comment | 5 replies

Moving in and out of markets in this way just because you can is an opportunistic and shameful strategy if you ask me. Samsung is big enough to not feel the pinprick of dropping a market like this... without regard to what they leave behind.

I was very interested in Samsung system and wanted it to be a success. Samsung lured many into their fold with promises of quick system expansion and statements of wanting to grab market shares.

Well, you can't have my market unless you honor your promises.

Samsung has the financial and R&D clout to stay and fight for their market share. Instead they choose to slip out silently and probably try to slip back in if the opportunity arises...this is not a respectable way to treat customers.

I will never buy another Samsung camera out of pure principle.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 05:39 UTC as 205th comment
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