nunatak

nunatak

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Design Guy
Joined on Dec 29, 2003
About me:

I live 2 design books and magazines. I'm slowly hitch-hiking my way across the globe, and currently reside in southern california.

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it looks like a thicker, heavier version of Sony's smartphone attachable camera. i'd be interested in finding out what it's center of balance feels like.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 06:34 UTC as 28th comment

a DNG compatible with Adobe product but not a third party? imagine that.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

a nice lens, but there's something about the bokeh profile i find unsettling.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 03:55 UTC as 20th comment | 6 replies

so ... have these been certified TSA friendly? :)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 183rd comment | 1 reply

this is a new age phenomenon called "sensor farts".
best to avoid GAS and wait until all the newness is digested. :)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 22:50 UTC as 34th comment
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (234 comments in total)
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nunatak: in comparison, $33,500 makes the Nikon Reflex-Nikkor C 1000mm f11 Mirror Lens on a Nikon V1~3 look like a 2700mm (35mm equiv.) bargain. :)

i guess we get what we pay for.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (234 comments in total)

in comparison, $33,500 makes the Nikon Reflex-Nikkor C 1000mm f11 Mirror Lens on a Nikon V1~3 look like a 2700mm (35mm equiv.) bargain. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:24 UTC as 92nd comment | 7 replies

thanks ... an informative article. i'm looking forward to the rest of this series.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 22:38 UTC as 131st comment
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)

"It’s easy enough to create a jpeg, but creating raw files would have required some different programming on the processor, which we decided was not a cost effective option. "

too bad. how long before the XC10 Mark II will address this deal breaker?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 19:58 UTC as 112th comment | 6 replies
On Video Field Test: Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD article (85 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Why is the Nikon logo and D810 tag taped over? Are you guys reviewing some unreleased camera? Also, you have a 36mp FF DSLR in the Pacific northwest forest but no photo of bigfoot? Why is it that only people using a 80s' camcorder can capture bigfoot? Haha

Good lens and good review. Tamron should make one for the alpha-mount.

so ... in the video you stated you got "quite excited ever since tamron showed you the prototype" — so maybe my mind is the one that's messing up as that's clearly several layers removed from what i was referring to above.

if that was my mistake then i apologize for wasting your time. great article, video, and an impressive lens. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
On Video Field Test: Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD article (85 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Why is the Nikon logo and D810 tag taped over? Are you guys reviewing some unreleased camera? Also, you have a 36mp FF DSLR in the Pacific northwest forest but no photo of bigfoot? Why is it that only people using a 80s' camcorder can capture bigfoot? Haha

Good lens and good review. Tamron should make one for the alpha-mount.

ok, i see "prototype" is now gone. thanks for clearing that up.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
On Video Field Test: Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD article (85 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Why is the Nikon logo and D810 tag taped over? Are you guys reviewing some unreleased camera? Also, you have a 36mp FF DSLR in the Pacific northwest forest but no photo of bigfoot? Why is it that only people using a 80s' camcorder can capture bigfoot? Haha

Good lens and good review. Tamron should make one for the alpha-mount.

i "think" it was optimized because prototypes are typically one-offed and fine tuned. unless you meant something other than prototype. it was then handed over to you by Tamron to review.

the reason a production sample might differ is because it's mass manufactured and tolerances might deviate. i have no idea if the Nikon was optimized before testing, but as you didn't disclose it i'm assuming not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 23:14 UTC
On Video Field Test: Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD article (85 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Why is the Nikon logo and D810 tag taped over? Are you guys reviewing some unreleased camera? Also, you have a 36mp FF DSLR in the Pacific northwest forest but no photo of bigfoot? Why is it that only people using a 80s' camcorder can capture bigfoot? Haha

Good lens and good review. Tamron should make one for the alpha-mount.

Barney, did you test this shipping sample against the earlier optimized prototype which was used against the Nikon 14-24mm? if so were the test results consistent?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 20:45 UTC

this is the second year in a row the DPreview interview with Nikon comes across as weak. this despite a number of concerns expressed by readers last year, and Barney blaming the interpreters.

for the N1 series alone, Nikon could have been pressed on why so many batteries for different models? why no CLS or hotshoe? why no N1 lens roadmap?

just a thought, but perhaps next time DPreview will open the floor to let readers ask some of the questions, and hire journalists with a bit more spine to press the questions?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 135th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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nunatak: i have to hand it to Canon for attempting to innovate.
perhaps this will be Canon's version of the Nikon 1?

meh — they each have their merits. Nikon's taking a cautious evolutionary approach to 4K, whereas it seems Canon is revolutionizing a new 4K system from the ground up.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)

i have to hand it to Canon for attempting to innovate.
perhaps this will be Canon's version of the Nikon 1?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 16:00 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies

were these all tested on the same tripod, and if so which one?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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John Roy: No EVF. They just don't get it, do they?

beyond the obvious, i don't buy the argument that microSD saves space. there is no proof the space reserved for a full SD card would much more significant. i feel any initiative for microSD should be grass roots driven instead of top down.

my concerns have more to do with workflow, as microSD cards don't lend themselves as well to being frequently removed and re-inserted into card readers. thus a barrier. microSD is better suited to devices that require occasional removal of the card — like a GPS device, or low data recycling where small data files can be off-loaded with wi-fi. the files sizes, and frequency of transference required for RAW files makes microSD highly fussy for human handling. in other words it's a nuisance, and thus a barrier to adoption. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
On Sony FE 28mm F2 samples gallery posted article (97 comments in total)

any samples from the W.A. or fisheye converters?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 17:55 UTC as 22nd comment
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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John Roy: No EVF. They just don't get it, do they?

microSD and new battery styles are some of the chief barriers to buying into this system — but they're not necessarily deal breakers. not, IMO, at this price point.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
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