Just a Photographer

Just a Photographer

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On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Dear DPreview . . . why no review of the V3?

Ehmm, it actually shows that the V3 is not really in demand.
Even DPReview doesn't seem to take it seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:46 UTC
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (59 comments in total)

I've got a Gitzo 1542 carbon tripod. Its light and steady.
No need for a 'FrankenPod'.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:48 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Can not remember if Nikon apologized dust/oil issue for its D600.

Well Nikon didn't admin having problems with the D800.
Still there are plenty of people that have (had) problems with the AF points to the left side of the camera and as a result were getting oof pictures.

But they finally did indeed apologize for problems with the D600, only because a class action lawsuit was being prepared and China demanded Nikon to stop sales of the D600.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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plasnu: Finally, the mirrorless cameras have become popular in US and Euro.
According to CIPA, between Jan-May 2014

The shipment of Mirrorless +38%
The shipment of DSLR -13%
The shipment of Compact -40%

http://www.cipa.jp/stats/documents/e/d-201405_e.pdf

That's correct Richard, but still DSLR is in decline.
That has nothing to do with STILL being the most popular choice of cameratype. However it does say that the market of DSLR sales is shrinking.

It also shows that EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lenssystem) is gaining momentum and growing in popularity.

Give it 5 to 10 years and ML might well be the most popular camera type. Many consumers have not even heard that EVIL camera's exist.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)

The real apology would be embarrassing for Nikon.
You can't tell your customers:

We are sorry that our mirrorless system isn't for sale anywhere.
Our suppliers don't dare to stock our camera's.
They feel afraid that our Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera can not be sold and therefore they don't want to take the risk that this camera will stay on the shelves and collecting dust in their camera store forever.

We feel sorry that we have made a non-attractive product, though we feel delighted that at least few people still do take interest in Nikon products even if they are underspecced and not taken seriously by our marketing department.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 17:13 UTC as 33rd comment
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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beavertown: Dear Nikon,

The only two way to solve the 1 problem is:

A: Bring down the price like the V1

B: Use a bigger sensor.

Good luck

C: Take mirrorless serious or be prepared to go under...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: People actually buying the Nikon 1 system?

There are much better mirrorless camera's on the market.
In fact the Nikon 1 is the most less appealing of all.

You might be right Bluevellet.
Canon is also bad in the mirrorless department

Too bad that those two big brands don't dare to eat their own marketshare.... Anyway now they will be slowly eaten by others.

Sonyshine, you might be right - I am not a native english speaker. But at least you did understand what I meant to say.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)

People actually buying the Nikon 1 system?

There are much better mirrorless camera's on the market.
In fact the Nikon 1 is the most less appealing of all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 08:42 UTC as 68th comment | 6 replies
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1590 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: If DP Review wants to talk about equivalence, then do away with terms like, Full Frame, APS, APS-C, Four/Thirds etc. As these terms are actually very confusing.

Especially surrounding APS and APS-C as many of the manufacturers have slightly different sensor sizes they put into their camera's, but all call them APS or APS-C.

Better talk about 'sensor diagonal size' just like we compare TV screens to each other.

FF (24x36mm) has a sensor diagonal of 43.27mm
Fuji APS-C (23.6x15.6mm) has a sensor diagonal of 28.29mm
Canon APS-C (14.9x22.3) has a sensor diagonal of 26.82mm
Nikon APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) has a sensor diagonal of 27.38mm

Taking the diagonal size of the sensor would be fairer to compare sensors then based upon their naming which is dictated by marketing.

Yes, but nearly nobody knows the exact difference between APS (brand A) and APS (brand B) and its much clearer when you would use the diagonal of the sensor.

Much like you have 26", 27" and 30", 32" and 42" / 46" monitors

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1590 comments in total)
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audiobomber: Thanks DPR. This article is overdue. Unfortunately some seem to be still clinging to f1.2=1.2=1.2.

To better understand equivalence, ignore ISO. ISO numbers are manipulated by manufacturers and worse, ISO obfuscates the differences in sensor performance. Noise matters, not ISO. ISO is an artificial and flawed construct.

If we were seeing SNR instead of ISO displayed in the LCD panel, there would be no equivalence debate, and cameras could be compared on an equal footing.

f1.2 = f1.2 = 1.2.

DPreview makes the mistake of taking a f1.2 full frame lens and then let light spoil due to the fact that a crop camera has a smaller sensor. But that only is the case when the image circle of the lens is larger then the sensor. e.g. a FF lens is put on a crop camera.

But if a f1.2 crop lens is used on a crop camera there is no light spoiled and its still f1.2. The image circle equals the sensor size. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1590 comments in total)

If DP Review wants to talk about equivalence, then do away with terms like, Full Frame, APS, APS-C, Four/Thirds etc. As these terms are actually very confusing.

Especially surrounding APS and APS-C as many of the manufacturers have slightly different sensor sizes they put into their camera's, but all call them APS or APS-C.

Better talk about 'sensor diagonal size' just like we compare TV screens to each other.

FF (24x36mm) has a sensor diagonal of 43.27mm
Fuji APS-C (23.6x15.6mm) has a sensor diagonal of 28.29mm
Canon APS-C (14.9x22.3) has a sensor diagonal of 26.82mm
Nikon APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) has a sensor diagonal of 27.38mm

Taking the diagonal size of the sensor would be fairer to compare sensors then based upon their naming which is dictated by marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 15:31 UTC as 259th comment | 3 replies
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (91 comments in total)

NASA - New And Synical Approach.

I liked them. Pretty funny.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 10:49 UTC as 15th comment

I am amazed by the number of people that backup this kickstarter project.

Call me crazy, but wearing a uncushioned safety belt doesn't look like a comfortable product to me at all. These belts cuts into your neck making it soar.

Anyway, hope to be proven wrong and wish all those that backup this project will be amazed by the 'ease of use', even though I think differently about this project.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 19:36 UTC as 7th comment
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forpetessake: How is Sigma's "try before you buy" any better than buy and return for full refund if not satisfied most vendors offer? In fact it's worse, Sigma offers just one week, while most vendors allow 30 days of use.

How come it does happen so often then?

Where do you think all those opened boxes go to?
Not back to the manufacturer, but back on the shelves waiting for a new customer.

Have seen it happening myself - not a silly remark, just a plain fact.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
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forpetessake: How is Sigma's "try before you buy" any better than buy and return for full refund if not satisfied most vendors offer? In fact it's worse, Sigma offers just one week, while most vendors allow 30 days of use.

The difference is that another buyer won't get an already opened box, folded manuals and a CD that has finger stains on it...

Sigma is probably smart enough to replace these items with new ones, so you don't feel bad and full of regret when you open the box.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
On DPReview Reader Showcase: The beautiful game article (40 comments in total)
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DaddyG: There's a lot of talk about how mirrorless now have autofocus as good as SLR's. But there seems to be lots of big white lens' on the sidelines.
What's state of the art for sports photography these days?

Still not there YET.

Yes ML is getting better and it does already compete pretty well with the mid-end bodies when it comes down to AF performance. But still 1Dx and D4 are much better for this particular type of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 08:29 UTC
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peevee1: How come they need a firmware update for every camera to support a new lens? And what other lens makers are supposed to do, who cannot upgrade a firmware in every Fujifilm camera as soon as they release a new lens? And what will happen to old bodies when they go out of support eventually - no compatibility with new lenses for them?
Seems like a bad standard.

To be honest - I don't believe you own any Fuji X camera UnChatNoir.

Your comments don't make any sense. I can tell as I own X-T1. These cameras work perfectly well. Never had any of the flaws you mention.

The camera works 100% perfectly out of the box.
Most of the fuji firmware updates just ADD extra functionality. Most of those extra's are additions and requests from photographers wishing that their camera can do that 'extra' thing.

Then in one of those firmware upgrades in many times you can indeed do that 'extra thing' that was broadly requested. Now how many camera manufacturers do actually listen to their customers?

Reason for the firmware updates with each release of a new lens has nothing to do with camera flaws, but is because Fuji does in camera barrel distortion, chroma removal and other kind of 'repairs' to lens flaws.

You'll probably will call that cheating, while others just like the fact that they don't have to do those things in post.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 08:47 UTC
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peevee1: How come they need a firmware update for every camera to support a new lens? And what other lens makers are supposed to do, who cannot upgrade a firmware in every Fujifilm camera as soon as they release a new lens? And what will happen to old bodies when they go out of support eventually - no compatibility with new lenses for them?
Seems like a bad standard.

UnChatNoir
You have no idead.... what a clueless remark.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
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digiart: Four articles in just two days about a camera that is a small improvement on a previous model! No wonder CANIKON own the DSLR market ;)

CaNikon have the bigger budgets to buy advertorial space.... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 15:21 UTC
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Zeisschen: Since there are mirrorless options on the market since the D800 review here some things to consider for the review cons:

- bulky and heavy compared to other FF cameras
- no focus peaking for manual focussing
- no zebra in viewfinder
- no instant image review in viewfinder (picture review inconvenient in general)
- no exposure live preview in viewfinder
- DOF preview workflow inconventient
- AF requires calibration to be precise

This list shows why DPreview said it's a "not so exiting" update at all. Times are changing!

I don't know how fast the D810 focusses, but I do know that the Panasonic GH4 does focus faster then many DSLR's out there. My own X-T1 is not really far behind my D800E either when it comes down in focusspeed. Which is no BS by the way.

Let me be clear that I am definatley NOT saying ML is better, but it certainly is closing the gap pretty fast.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
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