RichRMA

RichRMA

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1281 comments in total)

Investors in the D810 (who dumped their D800's) will be a bit annoyed in six months when a brand new D900 (or whatever) hits and you get to take another $1000 depreciation bath.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 01:57 UTC as 34th comment | 12 replies

I won't miss the light fluctuations you see when a film runs, it's annoying. It (IMO) got worse in the last few years because (I think) they were stretching the life of the processing chemicals longer.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 01:55 UTC as 21st comment

They could go all out, just for the heck of it. Make a 40mp 1/2.3 sensor and a 2000mm equivalent long end. Someone will buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 06:07 UTC as 55th comment
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (98 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The wide angle fetish continues. It's like someone who puts ketchup on everything.

The problem with it is, it's used to provide a distorted view (relative to a human view) of a scene, and how much of the scene it takes in is almost irrelevant. In other words, the lens isn't being used as a wide angle, it's being used to induce distortion to add dynamics to the scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (98 comments in total)

The wide angle fetish continues. It's like someone who puts ketchup on everything.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 00:42 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

People don't get spam unless they are angling for praise.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear article (30 comments in total)
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Tan68: Doubly interesting.

I hate to see Tamrac go.
I have a 30..?! year old Tamrac bag.

Also hadn't heard of Gura.
Pleased it is in Utah.

Less pleased to be discriminated against. 'Enthusiast' is a match so I am okay with that label, of course. By time they get to 'discerning' and 'professional', I am feeling a bit isolated. What about all the blundering, happy puppy types. Do we get bags as well ??

Maybe they made them too good and didn't sell enough? If they come back as the same cheap rip-stop nylon made in China as everyone else, it'll prove it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 23:05 UTC

"But wait! If you call in the next 10 minutes, you get not one, but two of these fine Lastrolite backgrounds all for 4 easy payments of $49.95, plus shipping and handling."

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 22:46 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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GPW: Just buy a couple of Nikon D810's and go on a trip

The Nikon will not match the Hasselblad's quality. The Nikon didn't even match the older Pentax at 37mp.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
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mumintroll: This is the future for sure. But not right now. It needs at least 10 years to get to the real usage.

3D is a needless greed-driven Hollywood add-on. For those who remember it, the current incarnation of 3D in movie is vastly inferior to the old analog dual-projector method. It's especially bad when they add 3D to a pre-existing 2D product.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 06:26 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (156 comments in total)

If you haven't looked at a Pentax K3, it makes Nikon's D7100 look and feel like an entry-level DSLR. It's the only APS DSLR now with a really solid feel. Reminds me of a D300.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:06 UTC as 24th comment
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (156 comments in total)
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DPJoe2: My old Pentax 6x7 is wearing out after only 30yrs. I want a new DPentax 6x7, same body, which is a 2 ¼ by 2 ¾ inch exposure area. Now that would be a camera!

Don't expect to use your old film lenses on such a thing and get what it can really produce. You'll shell-out $5000+ for each lens if that sensor had 80+ megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:04 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (156 comments in total)
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RichRMA: I'd have avoided the red on the lens. Reminds me of Canon.

To clarify. I meant the red band on the lens, not the coating. Pentax has a very enviable reputation in other areas for its coatings, some have said they are better than Zeiss.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 08:01 UTC
On Ricoh announces Pentax K-3 Prestige Edition article (156 comments in total)

I'd have avoided the red on the lens. Reminds me of Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 02:41 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1281 comments in total)
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thx1138: The only improvement I can see (and I'm talking only RAW) is that at high ISO the D810 has less chroma noise, otherwise they are so close as to not matter, at any ISO. Clearly Sony won't be getting any more out of its current sensor technology, not that it needs to do much more. The main reason I'd get a D810 is if I had a D700, it's not worth a D800 user upgrading. The native ISO 64 and increased shooting speed are welcome but not reason enough to upgrade.

I wonder if there are many real breakthroughs left on the sensor front using current technology. Canon needs to deliver a 7D II with a sensor that is line-ball with the Sony efforts, lest they face the nightmare of Sony releasing all new sensors that further widen the considerable gap that already exists.

It doesn't matter much, D800/810. If people want the lowest noise and to preserve detail at high ISO, then a 36mp sensor is not the way to go, even if you downsize to match a 12-16mp sensor. If they bring out something like a new D700 with the 4s sensor, that would be an alternative.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (496 comments in total)
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Black Box: The thing that REALLY irritates me (just imho) is the tooting of this camera's "future-proofing" on almost every page of this otherwise very good test.

4k is barely on the horizon. The technical requirements are enormous. Receivers, cards, storage, televisions. Not even all cables (!) are able to pump up 100Mbs! Which means a 4k-ready home-cinema will be a pretty healthy investment which, in this economy, may never come at all. It'll take a few years for 4k to catch on (if it ever does at all). This camera will be out of production by March and obsolete by next summer.

What is all the obsolete stuff? Sounds like a cellphone addict. Cameras are usable for a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 03:42 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (119 comments in total)
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Kurt_K: Some folks here may be scoffing at the alarmists, but I think wildlife photographers are going to need to have a very serious discussion about the ethics of using drones in their work. And I think that those who can't see the potential impact of drones on wildlife are either very naive or very short-sighted, or perhaps both.

They aren't using helicopters to shoot wolves from. PROVE that the drones are problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 18:23 UTC
On Dronestagram contest winners announced article (119 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Did a liberal ever live who didn't want to ban, regulate, prohibit, control, oversee, observe, meddle with EVERYTHING IN SIGHT?

I'm not religious. Another liberal trait, thinking anyone who disagrees with them is cut from the same cloth. IMO, no one has demonstrated the drones pose any kind of threat, physical or psychological to the birds and it's just another example of knee-jerk pseudo-environmentalist mentality from people who probably never set foot outside whatever big city they live in.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 18:22 UTC
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (106 comments in total)

Most look like the variations on the same base, generic Chinese tripod and head. If you go on Alibaba, you can buy these things and if you buy 100 of them, they silk-screen your company name on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 18:06 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)
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sghound: i wonder if this is more of a failure or the DF?

Difference is, a lot of people wanted a retro, and no one I know or heard from said, "I want a Nikon mirror-less but with a small sensor."

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
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