dgc4rter

dgc4rter

Lives in United Kingdom Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Freelance Photographer
Joined on Jul 30, 2008

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On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

Hmmm! Which CSC shall I consider buying? Olympus E-M1, Fuji X-T1, Nikon 1 V3. Put it another way, which of those three will I not consider buying... sorry Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 07:58 UTC as 211th comment
On 2014 Sony World Photography Awards finalists revealed article (66 comments in total)

While some of the photos are good, a number of them are now just becoming too cliché such as No. 10 - how many times have I now seen a shot similar to that? As for no. 3, how on earth did that get into the final selection?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:02 UTC as 31st comment
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marike6: Other than price there doesn't seem much to complain about considering that most large aperture lenses are not bitingly sharp straight from max aperture.

But the 58 f/1.4 has some crucial differences and advantages over similar lenses:

* Color/contrast easily surpasses other 50s as expected from a high grade Nano Coated Nikkor.
* Resolution as good or better than to other 50s
* Bokeh is significantly creamier, more refined
* Metal barrel, high build quality as expected for the price

58 f/1.4 Lens Review (vs 58 f/1.2 Noct-Nikkor, EF 50 f/1.2, Sigma 50 f/1.4)

http://tinyurl.com/ll897q8

58 f/1.4 full-sized samples

http://photographylife.com/nikon-58mm-f1-4g-high-resolution-image-samples

I can enhance colour and contrast quite easily within Lightroom and Photoshop. Do I really need to spend another £1700 to get it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 15:03 UTC

If you can afford the lens then great! Personally, I'll stick with my trusty 50mm 1.4 and take one step forward or my 85mm 1.4 and take two steps back.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 08:38 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)

Just couldn't resist when I saw an X100S sitting there behind the glass in a Newcastle camera shop. It looked gorgeous. It has to be one of the best "walkaround" cameras in existence at the moment. I can't imagine ever wanting to get rid of it (that's unless they bring out a FF X300 :-) ).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 08:55 UTC as 68th comment
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df article (230 comments in total)

Spot on! Agree with Andy,s thoughts on this one entirely.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:04 UTC as 64th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Sorry to say it but it just doesn't hit the mark and seems "half a job" for the price. I like the look of the camera, the physical controls and the D4 sensor. However, the new lens really should have had a manual aperture ring, it appears to have D610 tech inside and there are no innovative features included such as a hybrid OVF/EVF that was initially speculated.

Quite simply, I have a much higher spec camera with my D800E that costs less. Think I'll wait on this one.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 08:36 UTC as 836th comment

In a time where the customer seems to have become simply ignored by the major brands, Fuji continue to buck the trend. They listen, act upon the feedback and give us what we ask for, even when it doesn't make too much economic sense.

DPR state this "goodwill gesture" might not make them any money. Well, I certainly think it will in the long-term. It will make existing owners even more loyal and tempt others to switch to a brand that really know how to look after their customers.

I love my X100s and hope to see the same dedication to its improvement over time. Well done Fuji! I applaud you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 07:56 UTC as 116th comment

Thanks but No Thanks! Will happily stick with CS6 from now on. It does everything I want it to do with the range of plug-ins I have.

Worst mistake Adobe ever made.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:29 UTC as 110th comment
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svx94: If Nikon pay attention to Fuji's X forums, and how many Nikon-Fuji adapters sold, it is not hard to figure out that those are the people Nikon LOST (with me being one of them). Nikon 1 is a disaster, face it.

"Fuji do not have good camera, nor they have good lens."

Eh?! Tell that to the zillions buying the new X100s at the moment - me included - and yes, I own a Nikon D800 too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 09:12 UTC
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Kookie B: Silly Nikon . . .

All Nikon had to do was give its loyal users a mirrorless with ...

- built-in EVF
- 16-24mp APC-S sensor (a la the NEX)
- fast lenses
- and -- importantly, yet illogically -- take a styling clue from Fuji by making it look like the natural descendant of the classic "S" series rangefinders

... and then stand back as sales soar.

This isn't very hard. Hello? Nikon? Is anybody listening?

Regards to all,

Ed B.

To jkoch2: how does this "cannibalise" the D3200? And how come Fuji can't keep up with demand for the X100s if the world isn't waiting for more cameras (of the kind they're making).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 14:38 UTC
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Kookie B: Silly Nikon . . .

All Nikon had to do was give its loyal users a mirrorless with ...

- built-in EVF
- 16-24mp APC-S sensor (a la the NEX)
- fast lenses
- and -- importantly, yet illogically -- take a styling clue from Fuji by making it look like the natural descendant of the classic "S" series rangefinders

... and then stand back as sales soar.

This isn't very hard. Hello? Nikon? Is anybody listening?

Regards to all,

Ed B.

Spot on! That would have truly been an out and out winner.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:33 UTC

Hmmm! Why aren't I surprised? Styled like a brick, small sensor and expensive with competition like the Olympus OM-D E-M5. It was just a matter of time.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 225th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

It's good to see a manufacturer finally having a stab at the FF compact market and challenging Leica's monopoly. If the performance and IQ is up to it, then Sony may have a winner but, time and time again, what has looked so promising (Fuji X-Pro as a prime example) could end up a disappointment because all the boxes haven't been ticked. In the case of the RX1, there's no tick in the box next to EVF for starters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:40 UTC as 193rd comment | 1 reply
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Wubslin: Plastic mounting. Variable maximum aperture. Unreadable focusing scale. Ineffective VR. Ridiculous over-complicated optical formula to try and compensate for their inability to design a sharp lens. FAIL.

Canon user slags off Nikon in an attempt to alleviate his feelings of inadequacy. That's all there is to it!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 18:30 UTC
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Wubslin: Plastic mounting. Variable maximum aperture. Unreadable focusing scale. Ineffective VR. Ridiculous over-complicated optical formula to try and compensate for their inability to design a sharp lens. FAIL.

Yes, I've just taken a look at your other posts trashing Nikon. Use Canon by any chance?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 08:10 UTC

Just pre-ordered this as my walkaround lens for the D800. Absolutely ideal for that role.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2012 at 10:56 UTC as 37th comment
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review article (706 comments in total)

Hmmm! The exact same score as the D800? That's rather convenient isn't it? DPR can avoid all the fall-out from the CaNikon fanboys if they'd scored one above the other now.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:33 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply

Just bought an OM-D as a replacement to my Nikon D7000. Now Panasonic are introducing high quality, fixed aperture lenses like this one and, along with Olympus, have a super array of lenses on tap, MFT would seem to be the obvious way to go for a mirrorless alternative to entry level prosumer DSLR.

Sony better put their skates on and produce some half-decent lenses if they want to stay in this game.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 06:30 UTC as 28th comment

Totally agree with Zigadiboom. I fail to see how I cannot achieve just as good B&W results and then some from my newly acquired D800, a copy of Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro.

I will admit that photos taken by a Leica M do appear to have a certain unique quality about them but, come on, Leica still remains the domain of wealthy enthusiasts who prefer a badge over technical features and performance.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 07:27 UTC as 110th comment
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