maico

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On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (181 comments in total)

What is the lens shown at 1.35 min , the 70-200 f2.8 ?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:16 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply

Arriviste nonsense. Daguerreotypist like me still shoot on silver-plated copper plates.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 279th comment
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Ansel Spear: Why do some of you across The Pond insist on referring to lenses and bodies as 'copies' of lenses and bodies?

They are not copies of lenses and bodies. They ARE lenses and bodies in their own, original, genuine bona fide right.

There isn't a 'master' lens or body from which all others are copies. You don't buy a copy of a car or a copy of a can of beans, so why a lens or a body.

Not that I feel strongly about it! :-)

Variability seems to come into it. For example, the leather used on my jacket may differ to the same jacket cut from a different batch of hides. In doing a comparison saying 'my copy' is certainly accepted usage. It is not a clone. Lenses seem to have quite large QC variability if you look at the data on lensrentals.com

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 15:12 UTC
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akophoto: I agree with alexandros. ND grads are old hat and a waste of money.

Lee are going to see their sales disappear and eventually they will disappear too.

Reasons not to buy...
1:You are essentially shooting through a thick sheet of plastic.
2: They have to be squeeky clean and scratch free.
3: They are a pain to use in the cold
4: You need numerous stops to match sky and foreground and then you need hard and soft edge and now they want to sell you even harder edge grads on top!
5:$$$$£££ wasted. £80 each in the UK!
6. The biggest problem. You have a landscape that reaches into the sky. (top of mountain or in my case the highest church above sea level in the UK, (Google Brentor Church) The church goes black even with the soft edge.. Completely correctable and quickly in Photoshop.

See post above to continue

Disappear ? They are widely used in the film industry. They aren't made of plastic.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 15:40 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: That sensor coming to a Sony AXX near you. :)

The Japanese company Renesas make the Nikon flagship sensors.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 10:56 UTC
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The Squire: An f2.8 lens made a lot of sense in front of the 1" sensor. You got effective light gathering and DoF control that was on-par with an APSC DSLR with superzoom - With overall IQ being probably a bit better, good build quality and a more convenient package.

With this lens, the camera is back in traditional bridge-camera territory. A good bridge camera, but no longer a DSLR alternative.

It would be interesting to see a FF 600 f4 lens shot at f11 to f16 to compare with the RX10 III wide open.
Perhaps include something like that in the full DP test ?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review (541 comments in total)

There does seem to be quite a big difference in the resolution of images taken in the studio set up at low ISO. With the Canon 5DIII and Leica the writing on the side of the Baileys bottle is mush. With the D800 you can almost make out the words. With the Pentax 645 the words 'selection Amsterdam' are clearer. Perhaps It would be useful to have a reference shot taken with something like a Leica S2 or Hasselblad incorporated in the test procedure ?

Link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 15:20 UTC as 25th comment
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Francis Carver: http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/04/09/fujinons-new-19-90-t2-9-cabrio-35pl-zoom-lens/

http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/04/17/nab-12-coming-soon-fujinon-cabrio-85-300mm-t2-9-zoom/

The new Fujinon CABRIO zooms launched at NAB this week make this German import a non-event at any price, let alone at the crazy $20,000 price sticker they think they will get for it here in North America. Keep in mind that Zeiss Compact Zoom is covering FF 135 image circle, not Super 35 that the intended audience is likely using as their sensor.

Looking at this truly unique CABRIO convertible design, and then looking at the other cinema lenses makes one can appreciate the genius of Fujinon over these other old-school type players. You can use these two new Fujinon CABRIO zoom optics w/o the servo handler as regular cine-lenses, or convert them to totally all-power controlled servo zooms, truly amazing. Fresh ideas from Fujinon -- nothing much new or exciting from the other players in this niche, unfortunately.

Actually I do. I worked for Panavision for 6 years and I'm a focus puller working in the film industry.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2012 at 11:44 UTC
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Francis Carver: http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/04/09/fujinons-new-19-90-t2-9-cabrio-35pl-zoom-lens/

http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/04/17/nab-12-coming-soon-fujinon-cabrio-85-300mm-t2-9-zoom/

The new Fujinon CABRIO zooms launched at NAB this week make this German import a non-event at any price, let alone at the crazy $20,000 price sticker they think they will get for it here in North America. Keep in mind that Zeiss Compact Zoom is covering FF 135 image circle, not Super 35 that the intended audience is likely using as their sensor.

Looking at this truly unique CABRIO convertible design, and then looking at the other cinema lenses makes one can appreciate the genius of Fujinon over these other old-school type players. You can use these two new Fujinon CABRIO zoom optics w/o the servo handler as regular cine-lenses, or convert them to totally all-power controlled servo zooms, truly amazing. Fresh ideas from Fujinon -- nothing much new or exciting from the other players in this niche, unfortunately.

So.. Despite the wider image circle the Zeiss is cheaper by $18000.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 00:40 UTC
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Francis Carver: http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/04/09/fujinons-new-19-90-t2-9-cabrio-35pl-zoom-lens/

http://blog.abelcine.com/2012/04/17/nab-12-coming-soon-fujinon-cabrio-85-300mm-t2-9-zoom/

The new Fujinon CABRIO zooms launched at NAB this week make this German import a non-event at any price, let alone at the crazy $20,000 price sticker they think they will get for it here in North America. Keep in mind that Zeiss Compact Zoom is covering FF 135 image circle, not Super 35 that the intended audience is likely using as their sensor.

Looking at this truly unique CABRIO convertible design, and then looking at the other cinema lenses makes one can appreciate the genius of Fujinon over these other old-school type players. You can use these two new Fujinon CABRIO zoom optics w/o the servo handler as regular cine-lenses, or convert them to totally all-power controlled servo zooms, truly amazing. Fresh ideas from Fujinon -- nothing much new or exciting from the other players in this niche, unfortunately.

I don't understand what you mean. Super 35 coverage is 24.9 x 18.7. FF 135 is 36x24mm

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2012 at 00:19 UTC

Download the 900 Mb MP4 file and take a look at the stuff after sharpening and grading. It's excellent.

https://vimeo.com/39292404

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2012 at 18:50 UTC as 15th comment
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Octane: All the complaining here won't make any difference. You are not going to change how Nikon is pricing their products in some regions. Especially when there are different taxes and import duties in place. It's speculation what really happened. I highly doubt Nikon made that change after looking at Canon. They would have increased the price everywhere, not just in one small region.

The only thing that is important: what can you learn from it?

For me that's pretty simple. Buy now before Nikon adjusts the price up in my region as well. Buy NOW!

It's irrelevant if it's personal purchase or business. Import duty at EU rates and UK VAT are payable on non-EU imports over £14.
Of course, you could ship it from the States with a lower declared value.

The best policy though is to wait a bit. There are plenty of International dealers selling stuff on UK ebay at near US prices.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 01:53 UTC
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nofumble: Wow. What's kind of business Nikon is running? eBay?

Actually, total online business in the UK is higher than Germany as a percentage of GDP.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 01:38 UTC
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maico: It's worth remembering most pro photographers are VAT registered and can reclaim the 20% VAT. The D4 at RRP (before any dealer discounts) would be £4408 GBP.

I have a feeling Nikon USA will quietly put the D800 price up 10% in the near future.

U007. You keep two books. Charge VAT to VAT registered businesses and the other for cash jobs. Any receipt with VAT content is reclaimed. Allegedly.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 22:23 UTC

It's worth remembering most pro photographers are VAT registered and can reclaim the 20% VAT. The D4 at RRP (before any dealer discounts) would be £4408 GBP.

I have a feeling Nikon USA will quietly put the D800 price up 10% in the near future.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
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Henrik NJ: I'm excited to see what will happen to the rest of EU.

In Denmark D800 is listed at DKR 17995 - 18745 = UKP 2023 - 2108
In Sweden D800 is listed at SEK 24990 = UKP 2341
In Germany D800 is listed at €2899 = UKP 2424

It can't only be in the UK they have made a "mistake" on the price if that's their excuse, it will be in the whole EU.

Henrik NJ, Denmark has the highest tax rate in the World. Last time I checked it was over 100% on cars ! Also high on some luxury goods. What is the tax rate on cameras and does your Danish figure include it ? ?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 17:19 UTC
On photo IMG_0363 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (10 comments in total)
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Nathebeach: To you naysayers, take a look at IMG_0363 (inside the airport terminal).
ISO 1600 and at full zoom, and not a lot to complain about. Nice.
My Olympus Pen Mini cannot do that unless I go down to 400 or better and then hand held is out of the question.

I wonder if that photo is fresh from the camera or if it was processed. Is there a way to find out?

It's Fenchurch St. railway station. Not bad if it's hand held at 1/15

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:37 UTC
On a photo in the Canon PowerShot G1 X Preview Samples sample gallery (10 comments in total)
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Nathebeach: To you naysayers, take a look at IMG_0363 (inside the airport terminal).
ISO 1600 and at full zoom, and not a lot to complain about. Nice.
My Olympus Pen Mini cannot do that unless I go down to 400 or better and then hand held is out of the question.

I wonder if that photo is fresh from the camera or if it was processed. Is there a way to find out?

It's Fenchurch St. railway station. Not bad if it's hand held at 1/15

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:37 UTC

I hired a S2 and 3 lenses when it first came out. The results were superior to may usual Canon gear which includes L series lenses.
I'm not sure why people are saying not wide or fast enough, for a medium format lens a 30mm f2.8 is excellent.
Compared to Zeiss motion picture lenses the price is good.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2011 at 19:54 UTC as 2nd comment
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