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On Alignment-Shop-Signage in the Out of place. challenge (3 comments in total)

Thanks for the laugh this morning!

I was wondering if the sign is intentional but upon closer inspection it doesn't appear to be...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 17:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (242 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: I can't think of any reason for a micro SD card slot anymore. That is so old school and nowadays just not needed.

There are third party apps for transferring and managing files on the iPhone. I don't know if there are any free apps but I have snagged a couple of paid apps for free when they were on sale. (I use Appshopper.com to receive an email alert when an app I am interested in is discounted.)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: I don't understand the weird mix of entry level and semi-professional features in the D750. I see the logic of dropping the 1/8000 shutter speed at this price point but fail to see the reason for Scene Modes. Does the purchaser of a camera of this quality really want 'Food' and 'Blossom' modes?

And if someone is really attracted by such a comprehensive metering and autofocus system, wouldn't they be the sort of photographer who would appreciate a dedicated AF-ON button? (The AE-L/AF-L button is really too far to the left to be a naturally comfortable substitute for a dedicated AF-ON)

I honestly think Nikon has fallen between two stools with this model and reduced the potential market for the camera as a result.

Oh, and just for the record, I've used Nikon SLRs for a long time. I find the ergonomics and menu systems very intuitive - far moreso than other manufacturers' cameras I've handled (and, as a photography holiday host and teacher, I handle a lot).

Just my 2 euro cents

Digital would have certainly made things a lot easier and less stressful... But there will always be the Drama associated with weddings. I simply got tired of seeing the worst in people come out under the influence of unrealistic expectations, family dynamics and alcohol. (The ostentatious displays of squandered money didn't help either...) Sadly, many of the weddings I photographed were extravagant rituals devoid of meaning.

Frankly, I'd rather work in a war zone...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 23:15 UTC
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Cane: Can you imagine the outrage in the horse forums when the car was introduced?

Cane is one of those master pithy commenters who are found on most Internet forums. They are easy to identify because they cannot muster the brain power to compose more than a supposedly clever one-sentence observation. (Or they are simply too lazy...)

Trying to reason with such a person is a waste of time... His mind is made up because he won't allow facts and human experience to challenge his cynical view of the world.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
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Ulfric M Douglas: So instead of paying salaries (and looming pensions) they will pay them, and others, for photos.
Is this a big deal? Change of arrangement, that's all.
What am I missing?

No reply from HowaboutRAW leads me to assume that he accepted the $100... which makes him part of the problem, not the solution.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 20:30 UTC

Anyone who thinks that this news has an "upside" is simply deluding themselves... and likely never worked a single day as a freelance photographer.

This is just another example of the abandonment of the American worker in favor of owners, management and shareholders. What amazes me is that many younger people are OK with what is happening; if American labor history was taught in public schools they would probably have a very different viewpoint.

We are returning to the Bad Ol' Days before the Great Depression when workers were at the mercy of employers. It's fashionable to denigrate unions and government regulation but they created the foundation of the American Dream: reasonable work hours and pay, health insurance and financial security when a person is no longer able to work.

Look at what the SI photographers have "gained": less pay, a doubling of employment taxes and having to cover business expenses, health insurance and retirement. Great for SI, bad for the photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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Ulfric M Douglas: So instead of paying salaries (and looming pensions) they will pay them, and others, for photos.
Is this a big deal? Change of arrangement, that's all.
What am I missing?

@HowaboutRAW:
I have a couple of questions:

1. I assume from your story that the newspaper ran your image without prior permission from you... Is that correct? If so, how did they get their hands on the image?

2. Did you accept the $100 or did you invoice the newspaper for a larger amount?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
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Kodachrome200: People still use filters?

@joejack951: Is it feasible to fix the uneven blue sky during post-processing? (It's probably easy to accomplish but my knowledge is limited...)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 02:49 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: I don't understand the weird mix of entry level and semi-professional features in the D750. I see the logic of dropping the 1/8000 shutter speed at this price point but fail to see the reason for Scene Modes. Does the purchaser of a camera of this quality really want 'Food' and 'Blossom' modes?

And if someone is really attracted by such a comprehensive metering and autofocus system, wouldn't they be the sort of photographer who would appreciate a dedicated AF-ON button? (The AE-L/AF-L button is really too far to the left to be a naturally comfortable substitute for a dedicated AF-ON)

I honestly think Nikon has fallen between two stools with this model and reduced the potential market for the camera as a result.

Oh, and just for the record, I've used Nikon SLRs for a long time. I find the ergonomics and menu systems very intuitive - far moreso than other manufacturers' cameras I've handled (and, as a photography holiday host and teacher, I handle a lot).

Just my 2 euro cents

Different strokes for different folks! I can see why you prefer your technique and I agree that it makes no sense for Nikon to prevent remapping of the AF-ON button on the D810.

Regarding photographing a 14 hour wedding: That's Hell On Earth as far as I am concerned... I'm sooo glad that I quit doing weddings before narcism took over!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)
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Miike Dougherty: Buying a FF body is NOT AN UPGRADE to cropped frame if you are shooting larger depth of field images, macro, or fast moving sports. Cropped frame has twice the depth of field as FF and 1.5 X makes a lot of difference in sports. Cropped frame equipment is also lighter, more compact, and easier to carry. FF also has its advantages but why use a hammer to hit a tack. CF and FF are tools and neither one is an upgrade to the other. They're just used for different purposes. BTW, my keeper rate with a D7100 is twice that of the D810.

HFLM: Thanks for the heads-up... It took about a minute to find articles on this website and James's. I'm looking forward to reading the other viewpoints...

http://www.josephjamesphotography.com/equivalence/
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2666934640/what-is-equivalence-and-why-should-i-care

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (85 comments in total)
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Vergilius: You know, after reading some of the sour comments on this thread, I'm glad that I'm an amateur with little technical knowledge. That way I'm able to just enjoy these photographs just because I think that they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Vergillus, you are an infrequent visitor to this forum so you probably haven't noticed that there are a lot of "sour comments" here.

I suggest that you take them with a grain of salt and become familiar with those people who add to rather than detract from the discussions. And frankly, waste as little time as possible on this forum while spending as much time as you can muster creating photos and appreciating images made by others that you enjoy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 00:09 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: I don't understand the weird mix of entry level and semi-professional features in the D750. I see the logic of dropping the 1/8000 shutter speed at this price point but fail to see the reason for Scene Modes. Does the purchaser of a camera of this quality really want 'Food' and 'Blossom' modes?

And if someone is really attracted by such a comprehensive metering and autofocus system, wouldn't they be the sort of photographer who would appreciate a dedicated AF-ON button? (The AE-L/AF-L button is really too far to the left to be a naturally comfortable substitute for a dedicated AF-ON)

I honestly think Nikon has fallen between two stools with this model and reduced the potential market for the camera as a result.

Oh, and just for the record, I've used Nikon SLRs for a long time. I find the ergonomics and menu systems very intuitive - far moreso than other manufacturers' cameras I've handled (and, as a photography holiday host and teacher, I handle a lot).

Just my 2 euro cents

Peter, thanks for your comment... I do not understand what Rishi has against using the AF-ON button since it has always served well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 22:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: I don't understand the weird mix of entry level and semi-professional features in the D750. I see the logic of dropping the 1/8000 shutter speed at this price point but fail to see the reason for Scene Modes. Does the purchaser of a camera of this quality really want 'Food' and 'Blossom' modes?

And if someone is really attracted by such a comprehensive metering and autofocus system, wouldn't they be the sort of photographer who would appreciate a dedicated AF-ON button? (The AE-L/AF-L button is really too far to the left to be a naturally comfortable substitute for a dedicated AF-ON)

I honestly think Nikon has fallen between two stools with this model and reduced the potential market for the camera as a result.

Oh, and just for the record, I've used Nikon SLRs for a long time. I find the ergonomics and menu systems very intuitive - far moreso than other manufacturers' cameras I've handled (and, as a photography holiday host and teacher, I handle a lot).

Just my 2 euro cents

Is there a reason not to use the AF-ON button in conjunction with 3D focus tracking? I don't own a Nikon with that capability but my next camera is probably going to be a D750...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 17:43 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: Wouldn't mind to have this camera, don't get me wrong, but the price is ridiculous !!!

Nowadays a camera that costs 2.300€ and can´t shoot at 1/8000 its simply - A JOKE !!!

The D810 costs now 2.430€ - Is everyone asleep ???

I rarely use more than 1/4000, I prefere to do fast speed photos at the studio with low ISO closed diaphragm and just add a speed light

But not having a Body that performs above 1/4000 and still pay 2.300€ for it its really Nikon mocking with customers

@Mike FL

Please educate me as to how I can "protect myself" when buying from an obvious bait-and-switch retailer who will ultimately s**tcan the transaction when I am identified as being a "difficult customer."

If you really know of a reputable online or bricks-and-mortar store that is selling the D750 for $1500 you can send me a PM. Or simply post the name(s) here... It should stay up long enough for us to see them should DPReview/Amazon delete the post.

After all, you posted the AmericasCameras link over two hours ago and it's still there... Have you suddenly begun to feel sorry for Amazon because of all the D750 sales it's going to lose?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: Wouldn't mind to have this camera, don't get me wrong, but the price is ridiculous !!!

Nowadays a camera that costs 2.300€ and can´t shoot at 1/8000 its simply - A JOKE !!!

The D810 costs now 2.430€ - Is everyone asleep ???

I rarely use more than 1/4000, I prefere to do fast speed photos at the studio with low ISO closed diaphragm and just add a speed light

But not having a Body that performs above 1/4000 and still pay 2.300€ for it its really Nikon mocking with customers

@Mike FL

When I read your post about the D750 going for $1469 at AmericasCameras.com it took me less than 30 seconds to find these comments and ratings of the "customer service" at the online retailer: http://www.resellerratings.com/store/AmericaCameras.

When a brand new camera model is being offered at a price well below what reputable stores are charging it pays to remember "If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true."

Good luck getting that D750 for less than $1500... You're going to need it!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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Pixel Pooper: "It also boasts a faster frame rate than any non-professional full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700."

This is a very diplomatic way to say that the frame rate hasn't improved in the 4 years since the D700 was released.

@GaborF

"unless you sell your images to a dying print magazine, you don't need 10 frames in raw..."

Why do you need 10FPS if your final images are going to wind up in a print magazine? Your comment makes no sense to me (a long-time editorial photographer).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 20:11 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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ecube: Comments I have read varies from FANTASTIC to TERRIBLE camera and in between. One contributor insisted on "improper assembly" that cause the flares. On a precision instrument, tolerances and fit are very tight. Moreover, self indexing components and automated assembly eliminate human errors.

I do not have a clue on the process and design used by Nikon on this D750. I believe Sony manufactures the sensors for Nikon. Regardless, this points to a terrible Quality Control since not all D750 exhibits the problem.

If this and other problem spread to Nikon's future D4 successor, then Nikon loose credibility.

@ecube Would you mind sharing your filtering technique either here or via a private message?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 01:36 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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ecube: Comments I have read varies from FANTASTIC to TERRIBLE camera and in between. One contributor insisted on "improper assembly" that cause the flares. On a precision instrument, tolerances and fit are very tight. Moreover, self indexing components and automated assembly eliminate human errors.

I do not have a clue on the process and design used by Nikon on this D750. I believe Sony manufactures the sensors for Nikon. Regardless, this points to a terrible Quality Control since not all D750 exhibits the problem.

If this and other problem spread to Nikon's future D4 successor, then Nikon loose credibility.

Ouch... I've been dismissed by HowaboutRAW. I'm now a member of a not-so-elite club on this forum...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 20:18 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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ecube: Comments I have read varies from FANTASTIC to TERRIBLE camera and in between. One contributor insisted on "improper assembly" that cause the flares. On a precision instrument, tolerances and fit are very tight. Moreover, self indexing components and automated assembly eliminate human errors.

I do not have a clue on the process and design used by Nikon on this D750. I believe Sony manufactures the sensors for Nikon. Regardless, this points to a terrible Quality Control since not all D750 exhibits the problem.

If this and other problem spread to Nikon's future D4 successor, then Nikon loose credibility.

This forum software has one serious flaw: Forum respondents can be placed on your ignore list but commenters cannot be blocked... Since HowaboutRAW spends most of his time commenting, I'm forced to scroll past his posts to get to the good stuff.

Hopefully a future forum update will expand ignore list blocking to comments...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 20:10 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1905 comments in total)
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ecube: Comments I have read varies from FANTASTIC to TERRIBLE camera and in between. One contributor insisted on "improper assembly" that cause the flares. On a precision instrument, tolerances and fit are very tight. Moreover, self indexing components and automated assembly eliminate human errors.

I do not have a clue on the process and design used by Nikon on this D750. I believe Sony manufactures the sensors for Nikon. Regardless, this points to a terrible Quality Control since not all D750 exhibits the problem.

If this and other problem spread to Nikon's future D4 successor, then Nikon loose credibility.

@Murat
HowaboutRAW is a commenter first and a photographer... a distant second.

He doesn't want to "giveaway his technique" or post images with "strangers who don't want their images posted?" Yeah, right...!

To paraphrase HowaboutRAW: There is nothing to read here... period.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 19:34 UTC
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