RichRMA

RichRMA

Joined on Feb 17, 2013

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On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (198 comments in total)

The design really isn't that radical. There were some film cameras in the 90's with similar shapes, but they "scared" people and camera makers went back to the flattish designs we see today.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 18:48 UTC as 9th comment
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (399 comments in total)

Remember, long ago when Osborne Computer released the Executive when they had 700,000 original Osbornes still in the warehouse? They were bankrupt in short order. Not saying this is likely, but who will buy the D610 now the 750 is here?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 03:54 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (198 comments in total)

It does bring up an interesting point. The jury-rigged stuff out there from companies like Hoodman and the professional video companies do not serve the camera owner who wants to magnify their LCD. Their devices are bulky and clumsy, mostly badly designed because there is no easy way to affix them to generic cameras. A simple L-hinge, attached to the tripod socket where the viewer could flip under the camera when not in use would be good.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 02:49 UTC as 22nd comment
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (399 comments in total)

DSLR upon DSLR....an no serious mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 04:57 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (399 comments in total)
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Gesture: These are all very mice cameras and I would love to have full frame and if some legacy lenses can do well on the digital sensor, so much the better.

But I wish Nikon ( or someone else) could rethink the digital SLR. Make it more compact, simpler to operate, without giving up robustness. Time to get away from the space shuttle console.

They did. The retro. And all everyone did was complain.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 04:56 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (399 comments in total)
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stromaroma: yawn. Total waste of effort. Where's the D300 replacement?

The D300 replacement, a body that good with a new APS sensor would cost...as much as the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (198 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I'd like to see a decent EVF built-in to the Quattro, say 2.88 MP.

These high resolution EVF's look nice (provided they update fast enough) but they are not needed. Zoom focusing is available on all cameras so manual focusing is easy, even with a 1 meg or less resolution. That leaves composition and you simply don't need high resolution for that. I'd rather have a fast-updating 1M display than a slow and smeary 2.88.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 23:17 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (399 comments in total)
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JDThomas: This is pretty much what the D610 should have been in the first place. It's got a lot of great specs and will be a great camera for a lot of people.

However, this is not a D700 replacement. I think Nikon is trying to bury the D600 stigma by using a name that people equate with one of the best cameras Nikon ever produced.

It's relatively cheap at only $2300, but I would have paid $3000 for these guts in a D810 body.

Camera companies are in trouble. Cost-cutting is in the cards for all of them.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:32 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (399 comments in total)
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bobcat3610: With every new announcement from Nikon it's becoming more and more apparent that DX is dead ! As a sports and wildlife shooter FX holds no appeal for me.

Only because they killed it with a second-rate D300 replacement.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (399 comments in total)
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pgphoto_ca: 3000$ in Canada !!! oupsss

http://www.cameracanada.com/enet-cart/product.asp?pid=NikonD750

Well, the dollar has dropped 10% against the U.S. since the D800 was out, but it's still a bit high.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:28 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (399 comments in total)
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abhijitsarkar: Now that used 800E prices are about the same, why'd I not buy that but 750 instead?

Maybe this won't have the problems that every 800 has had?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (105 comments in total)

Body looks like Olympus's "Tough" P&S cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 04:17 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (138 comments in total)
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Ozyxy: this camera looks perfect for manually changing iso, f, shutter and exposure compensation! I wish all cameras were like this rather than require using the menus...

Oddly enough, menus can result in even faster changes of ISO, etc, since they are all on one flat surface. This can be even faster if the touchscreen is there. Not saying I like it though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (217 comments in total)

You'll notice a lot of up-market offerings coming from the camera companies because the middle-buyer class has diminished considerably. It's like that in a lot of companies now.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 24th comment
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (334 comments in total)

I'm glad they criticized the use of plastics. We see camera lenses working, dating back to the 1800's still, yet none of these plastic bodied lenses will likely survive anywhere near that long, even if the electronics do.

The extra-fine haptics and the precision of the focusing mechanism can only be achieved with a metal design. The robust all-metal barrel is also well equipped to deal with the rough daily work of a professional photographer, ensuring a long product life. In contrast to lenses containing a lot of plastic, which can become unbalanced over time, the metal ZEISS Otus lenses remain stable for many years. This ensures that the image quality remains consistently high.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 04:01 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

Using a phone as a primary photographic instruments is just being lazy. If you are a DSLR/mirrorless user and someone suggested to go use a little P&S, if you value the images you take, you'd ignore the suggestion. So why go and take images with a phone, other than the convenience?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 22:51 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (334 comments in total)

Honestly, only about double Nikon's 85mm f/1.4 price for the very best optics isn't that bad. Course, maybe it means Nikon's price is too high? Rationale was stated best by a new E-810 owner who bought the other OTUS. He said he wanted to see what 36mp was really like.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 04:56 UTC as 90th comment
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (60 comments in total)

It's going to be a dead, dead, dead show if you into cameras. However, if you want phones, TVs, etc, it should be good.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 20:29 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

I carry cameras with a strap off my right shoulder. No plate required. However, all decent, modern tripods should have a quick release plate system.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 02:16 UTC as 59th comment
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mpgxsvcd: You had me until "Manual Focus". Manual Focus would be great for the interior architecture shots that this lens was intended for. However, I need it for low light action shots which really require good AFF.

How many cine lenses do you know that offer AF? How many video shooters use AF?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
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