Mssimo

Mssimo

Lives in United States Minneapolis, MN, United States
Works as a Software Analyst
Has a website at www.10000photography.com
Joined on Jun 6, 2009

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RichRMA: Wow! "Only" a 35% increase in price for this (300mm f/4.0) iteration. Nikon is getting soft...

$1,300 of 2000 dollars would be worth: $1,788.17 in 2014

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
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Papi61: Did we really need another iteration of the 55-200 kit lens? Looks like the thread size is the same (52mm), while the body is possibly a tad more compact. Most likely, the AF motor is the same (i.e. nothing to write home about.) I seriously doubt there's a way to squeeze any better performance out of this design. I guess they just wanted it to be smaller.

BTW, have you noticed that some people clicked on the "I had it" button? How's that possible? These lenses haven't even been released...

I bet nikon found a way to make it even less expensive aka cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 18:04 UTC
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zorgon: PF maybe a blatant ripoff of canon's DO lenses, but Nikon have done something that Canon haven't; they've actually made the lens lighter.

Canon's 400 f4 DO ii weighs in at 2100g, is still huge and costs $$$.
Canon's 70-300 DO actually weighs more than the non-DO version.

So the Nikon 300mm PF is a remarkable piece of engineering at 755g. 300mm is a bit short for wildlife though.

Im not sure its a ripoff since it has been used for many years. Even your cars taillights might use the same technology. The best examples are lighthouses that need a lens able to concentrate a light and can be viewed at a distance.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
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Mssimo: Great Canon video explaining DO/PF lens design.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZO3Sxrd73U

and here is a picture of a lighthouse with a Fresnel lens design http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_lens#mediaviewer/File:Fresnel_Lens_at_Point_Arena_Lighthouse_Museum.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:44 UTC

Great Canon video explaining DO/PF lens design.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZO3Sxrd73U

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:31 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply

I understand it would be quite a bit more work but would it be possible to provide results at two different apertures? I would also settle for a single article comparing the results from f4 and f11. As a bonus, it would be nice to see how much extra detail one could expect from a standard camera/lens setup to the same body and ultra high grade lens such as the zeiss 55 or sigma 50.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 22:44 UTC as 13th comment
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Albino_BlacMan: Why doesn't dpr pick a single (probably F-mount lens) and test everything with that. Something like an Otus should have the resolution for any sensor size/pixel density and than you could compare sharpness across brands.

With sensor density getting greater, DPR needs to consider shooting at a lower aperture. DIffrection kicks in around f5.6 for a camera such as the D800/D810. D7100 would be around f4. I believe they currently shoot at f11-f13. This normalizes the results. If they shot at f22 im sure the D800 would have the same resolving power as the D700 (a 12MP camera)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Where's Otus?

Fe55 can be used on all older NEX bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 18:25 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Where's Otus?

came out last year. Sometimes they take 9 months to hit the market. 85mm may have made the 2014 list

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:51 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)

No phone camera of the year?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 20:35 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

anyone have information on how large the print size is and if its a unique copy?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 92nd comment
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dialstatic: Kind of frustrating to realize that I took a picture in the exact same spot :-P

The native guides know to the tee when a ray of light will come out and from where. They do a good job of rushing everyone out of the picture. I bet that cave had a few hundred people in it at the moment he took the picture.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 20:48 UTC

Is this the same picture but in color? http://www.lik.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/w/g/wg441_ghost_1.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 20:11 UTC as 188th comment | 1 reply

I hope its really large because I have one almost like it and I would take $25. On another note, grats to the guy, most people have to be dead before art goes up in price.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:57 UTC as 194th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)

"Organic Film like texture" Gets better with age.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 38th comment
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JDThomas: Just curious as to why DPReview is posting re-hashed content from RUMORS sites? Seriously guys, you are supposed to be the paragon of photography websites and you using content from websites that are the equivalent of The National Enquirer.

Dpreview has the camera. They cant tell you that but they can report a "rumor" from another site. If they do, you know its true.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 03:39 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (154 comments in total)

So much better if it did not have any cel radios and you could just link it to your own phone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 18:20 UTC as 63rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (930 comments in total)
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tipple: Re: personal attacks on Richard. I f you cannot stick to photography comments then why waste your time. Did someone tick you off or are you just having a bad day or life in general?

I think i found the problem richard. DPreview does not review terrible cameras. Maybe now and then, take the time to review one and give it the marks it deserves.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Not sure I see the need if the filters are in brass mounts. Aluminum does jam but that's because it's not brass. Still, this seems like a good idea, and if it catches on all filters will soon have knurled rings.

You could just buy a filter wrench.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 17:17 UTC

They failed to show what is unique about these. The glass seems to be outsourced and not exclusive to them. The design, other then being thin, does not look much different than others on the market. As far as I can see, its pure marketing BS.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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