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NCB

Joined on Mar 19, 2013

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  • Commented on 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup article

    Pity the Nikon P610 wasn't included in the main review. It would have been worthwhile seeing how it stacked up against the Canon SX60S, on paper a very similar camera, and indeed against the...

  • Great idea. Now for somebody else to do the same at a much more affordable price. We've had the Nikon A; how about a Nikon M?

  • If you want a standard zoom which gets the best out of the D5500, I'd go for the 16-85 rather than the 18-55 or the 18-140. A cracker of a lens which complements the 70-300 nicely.
  • The actual image quality of any of the current DX cameras is extremely close, and it's just possible that the Sony sensor in the D5500 might have a slight edge. For what it sets out to be, the ...
  • But if you're going to do a comparison between jpeg and raw then the comparison needs to be valid. Untweeked jpeg versus tweeked raw isn't valid.

  • I hate these "here's the jpeg; now see what you can get from the raw file" examples. Totally ignores the fact that a couple of simple tweaks in Elements can dramatically improve what you get out of...

  • The Df isn't competing with anything. Nikon from time to time produces a camera which nobody expects, and which is different from the current mainstream. The cameras usually make money for Nikon, ...
  • Commented on Nikon D5500 real-world samples article

    Great natural colours. Were these all taken with the Standard picture control?

  • Replied in LX100 handling
    Another possibility I have at the back of my mind is the Panasonic GX7, fitted with say the 20mm prime or 14-42 zoom. There would be around 100g weight penalty; it would be too large for a ...
  • Replied in LX100 handling
    That's correct. The nearest camera shop is a good 4 hours return journey, so if I can reasonably get things on mail order I do. Almost all my camera gear has come from WEX. I'd noted that some ...
  • To clarify, I bought the camera from WEX, who have a stated 28 day return policy. This might be a legal requirement but not sure about that. As I've opened the box, it can't be sold as brand new; ...
  • Replied in LX100 handling
    Thanks for the replies, all. There seems to be mixed feelings about the handling, so with the LX100 it's obviously a personal thing. How you actually use it may be the critical issue. Personally, I ...
  • Created discussions LX100 handling
    The LX100 arrived a couple of days. I'd done a fair amount of research, and had come to the point of deciding that the LX100 had the right sort of balance between image quality and portability ...
  • After buying the Df 15 months ago I've been using the 28-105 zoom on my travels, a very good lens originally bought for my film Nikon. However, over the winter on more local wandering I've been ...
  • Created questions Importing Picture Controls
    I've just been playing around with importing Picture Controls to a Df. Using Picture Control Utility 2 I selected Vivid, made a few alterations to it, and exported it to \Nikon\CustomPC on an SD ...
  • I don't see the problem with two cameras offering the same sensor but different features. Nikon has been doing it, successfully, for years; look at the D3xxx, D5xxx and D7xxxx series. The key to...

  • But professional reviewers have to speculate about what people need; people usually know better what their own needs are, and can read reviews (many of them), look at example output, and make a...

  • Can't find a proper review which describes consistent underexposure. There are some threads around claiming odd exposure but then you wonder what the people are doing with the camera. Anyway, if ...
  • I've used the Mk 2 AF version of the 35-70 which works OK. Maybe not the sharpest, but on film SLRs it gave pleasing results, and as a compact light moderate range zoom for the DF it will do. It ...
  • Think Richard's right on this one. Full-frame, like medium format, gives you something different, in some but not all senses something better. Keeping in the back of your mind the idea that you may...

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