D200_4me

D200_4me

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Joined on Feb 2, 2006
About me:

www.openbloom.com is where you'll find most of my photos. :-)

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On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (74 comments in total)

Fido cam....awesome :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:19 UTC as 21st comment
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Treeshade: E-M1+40-150mm F2.8 Pro
Total cost: $2800
Total weight: 1377g

6D+EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L
Total cost: $3350
Total weight: 1820g

E-M1@150mm F2.8 ISO400 would have the same DoF, FoV and SS as 6D@300mm F5.6 ISO100. It is just trade-off between IQ and cost/weight (or other features that you like). Nothing wrong with choosing either lens (and system).

You're making too much sense. That's not allowed here ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:00 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (988 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Looks like there's finally a D700 replacement. But I've moved on already. Who knows...if they had gave us a D700 replacement awhile ago, I might not have been so inclined to go looking elsewhere.

I guess you're right. There hasn't been a camera like the D700 in reality. I think the only camera that would be just like the D700 would be the D750 if it were to be in the body of the D810. I really loved the buttons and layout of my D700. It doesn't matter to me much now though, since I've switched away from Nikon. I enjoyed the cameras while I had them though (my DSLRs). It was time for me to go though. Anyway, look at the situation they're in. They can't really create a true D700 replacement now. If they do, it will kill the D810. In the past, it made sense because all there was was the D3/D3s and D700. Now, for them, they really can't create a D700 replacement. They've already gone too far down the D800/810 road.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:32 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (988 comments in total)

Looks like there's finally a D700 replacement. But I've moved on already. Who knows...if they had gave us a D700 replacement awhile ago, I might not have been so inclined to go looking elsewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 09:48 UTC as 211th comment | 7 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)

Apparently, everyone is a camera/electrical/mechanical engineer these days...as well as a marketing specialist.

For the people actually interested in making photos, this still seems like a good camera. Though admittedly, not a camera that absolutely everyone will be interested in. You would think that's obvious....but it seems like we often have to be reminded of that fact.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
On P9400004_ISO125 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Hey this reminds me of the house the Graystones lived in on the Caprica series (TV) :-) Maybe it's the same house.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:56 UTC as 2nd comment
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D200_4me: My iphone has the release 5 version but in the app store I see the new version 6. I can't get it to update yet. I assume the updates might be staggered? Any way to force the update? I even deleted the app and reinstalled from the app store and it keeps pulling down version 5.0.13 so far. :-(

Later yesterday evening it offered me the new version 6. All good now. And the new editing controls are great.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 15:03 UTC

My iphone has the release 5 version but in the app store I see the new version 6. I can't get it to update yet. I assume the updates might be staggered? Any way to force the update? I even deleted the app and reinstalled from the app store and it keeps pulling down version 5.0.13 so far. :-(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 21:17 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 post (67 comments in total)

Finally...separate focus and exposure selection. My most wanted feature.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 09:25 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Shame it had that problem. Other than that black eye, the D600 made many wonderful images for me. Only other bad thing was the tiny AF area. In the end, it was the size/weight that finally got me to sell off all my D-SLR gear. Maybe I would have kept it longer though, had they given me a free D610 replacement ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:40 UTC as 44th comment
On Nikon issues firmware update for D800/D800E article (38 comments in total)
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abortabort: Changelog:

1. Breaks compatibility with third party batteries.
2. Breaks compatibility with third party lenses.
3. Dangles some minor fix carrot to ensure users 'update' to 'take advantage' of features *1 and *2.
4. Fixes bug that allowed users to downgrade firmware to earlier versions.

Love

Nikon

"There is a reason why I don't have any Nikon equipment any more."
There's a lot of that going around. I didn't leave Nikon behind. They left me behind, so I moved on after being a longtime Nikon DSLR owner. I'm now happy in the X-T1 & E-M1 world.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:24 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Good...

By the way, I said good because when I go on vacation, I want to enjoy it. I don't want some pro or pretend pro out there in the national parks buzzing a camera overhead while I'm trying to enjoy the views and relax. I'm a passionate hobby photographer and I understand people's desire to get a great shot, but in the end, you have to know when to say when. Drone photography in a popular national park with many people around is going too far and it's very annoying.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

Good...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 08:20 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I would actually be interested in buying one of these in the future, were it not for the unreasonable price of the lenses. Also, Leica lost some credibility in my mind when re-branding the Panasonic point and shoot cameras and charging a much higher price for it. Don't insult our intelligence.

For the record, I think companies have the right to charge whatever they want. But naturally people will notice the price difference if two products are comparable in build and features and the only meaningful difference is the price. I'm not a Leica hater. I'd love to have some Leica gear, but I can buy much less expensive gear and get great final results and even have a better overall user experience (more functional/modern gear, etc), so why pay for just the name? I suppose it's just the market they want to put themselves in.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:23 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

I would actually be interested in buying one of these in the future, were it not for the unreasonable price of the lenses. Also, Leica lost some credibility in my mind when re-branding the Panasonic point and shoot cameras and charging a much higher price for it. Don't insult our intelligence.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:04 UTC as 599th comment | 2 replies
On Drone films SpaceX rocket launch and landing article (74 comments in total)

Cool video of the rocket....but regarding drone photography in general...it's the new "Me too! Me too!" thing these days, isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (580 comments in total)

The Nikon D700 was the last camera I truly enjoyed and felt content to keep for 3 years (instead of upgrading too often). Ever since I sold my D700 a few years ago, I've been wandering in the photographic wilderness looking for the next D700 to satisfy me. Several mirrorless/CSC cameras later and even a D600 later, I think someone has finally released a camera I can be content with for the next couple years. The X-T1 of course. The more I use it, the more I love it. I have the E-M1 also, but I'm debating selling it, even though I love the camera. Especially the body and it's features/functions (like the 5 axis IBIS and touch screen). Anyone that says there's no difference between the image quality of the X-T1 and E-M1 needs to have their eyes checked. There absolutely is a difference (noticeable), even at base ISO, if you feel like pixel peeping. The X-T1 files are crystal clear and sharp at base ISO. Emphasis on crystal clear. Wow...the files are very impressive to me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:19 UTC as 147th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (580 comments in total)

Currently owning both the E-M1 and X-T1 and having recently sold my last D-SLR (D600), I've had the opportunity to compare these different models/types. The more I use the X-T1, the more I love it. The image quality is stellar and the images I'm getting even with the 18-55 lens are the best I've ever shot, period.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:23 UTC as 168th comment | 1 reply

Commence rolling of the eyes...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 20:04 UTC as 16th comment
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work article (52 comments in total)
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LeitzKameraAktion: Very interesting film! But could anyone walk about with a camera in a busy street today, snapping away in people's faces like this, and not get accosted or arrested?

I know a lot of people here like that sort of thing ('street shooting')...but, well....rather than cause a stir, I'll just say it's not my thing. I enjoy shooting building and the city as a whole (when I'm actually in one), but rarely do I focus on people unless something extraordinary is going on. Otherwise I'm content to let people live their lives and not have to worry about me posting photos of them online. I've seen some people do it in a tasteful way though...that style of shooting I mean.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 11:43 UTC
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