Tan68

Tan68

Lives in United States Kansas City, KS, United States
Joined on Oct 5, 2008

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On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: I take it that you still can't change aperture while in Live View. As a Nikon D300S/D7100/D600 user, lemme say this to the Nikon Engineers: "What's wrong with you people???" We need a competent DSLR video rig and I'll sacrifice glass compatibility and go with the 70D!!!

And Nikon is wondering why overall sales' getting slower???

Really.

I wouldn't have guessed. One of those things I would never think to question.

AF in video or something, sure...
Aperture in LV...?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:26 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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Victor Panlilio: Do my eyes deceive me, or does the '5300' model number look...glued-on?

No glue. Magnet.

DKNY Edition comes with different badges. D5300r or D5300s or D5300! or etc.

Ulfric wants a horse badge.
I will settle for 'Frecciarossa'.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:24 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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david vella: Why would anybody, with no brand loyalty or lens collection, looking for a new DSLR buy this plastic fantastic wonder in preference to a Pentax K3 for not a lot more money .
Compared to the competition's new round of releases , Nikon seem to be iterating the same old lackluster stuff. As usual Thom Hogan thinks otherwise and predicts the big two will fight back and wow us with something fantastic in the New Year . I have my doubts about Nikon delivering, judging by their recent past and questionable product decisions / marketing strategy.

The K3 is ~$500 more

One person's 'not a lot'
Another person's 'pocket change'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:17 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: I'll take a mirrorless version of this.

Unless he is 'hardcore', I figure he would like a mirrorless version of this to include EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:05 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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marike6: Has anybody found any MTF tests for the 18-140 VR online? It would be interesting to see how it compares to the slightly more expensive 18-200 VR.

It has a far better build quality with a metal mount vs the 18-55 VR and a more useful range so if it's solid optically, it could make a good travel lens and a solid alternative price-wise to the 18-200 VR.

if the difference in cost is 15x, why can the 18-55 lens be dropped from a mountain only 10x ?

wouldn't i still be ahead if i drop the lens 13 times ?

what happens to the other 2 18-55 lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 15:47 UTC
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EvokeEmotion: "These two features are very serious missing."

I'm more upset that this new model still doesn't make me coffee in the morning and doesn't pick up my dry cleaning. Ridiculous!

It does seem like a nice camera.

I wouldn't use the coffee mode if it had one. It is too easy to make bad coffee. Scene modes don't always work as expected. Real coffee drinkers use Manual.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
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justmeMN: In the USA, for first-time buyers, there isn't an 18-55mm kit version, only a more expensive 18-140mm kit version.

(And for current Nikon owners there is body-only.)

Well, don't tell them you already own Nikon stuff. Should be able to buy a kit.

I doubt they will check and it isn't that big a lie.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 15:34 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Antimateria: Decades ago, for same peoples "a professional photographer never will use af, never AE"...etc...etc...

You are dinosaurus.

Add: Never need to review images on LCD

I have noticed 'dinosaur' being used a lot. People used to be stubborn or stuck in their ways. Now they are dinosaurs.

Dinosaur person does sound more dramatic. I envision the dinoman sinking into the tar with his old fashioned camera. Roaring.

All the dinopeople will sink. Leaving the world ripe for a small mammal to evolve.

Photopia Vintigpix will rule the world :^)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 14:31 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Jikester: Another mount? Nice.

I think Andy is correct. It is not a new mount.

There will be new full frame compatible lenses to put on the mount. So, there is a new series of lenses...

Kinda like Nikon's mount for their DSLR. One mount but two series of lenses, DX & FX.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 14:13 UTC
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LensBeginner: ...just a couple of weeks after that illuminating article about adapters... :-P

Yeah, I wonder about that. A person might wonder if that was intended as a prophylactic to protect from people getting too excited about this Sony thing.

I just don't see that an adapter is inherently worse than either extension tubes or tele converters. Haven't really heard complaints about them. Of course, TC has elements but just considering construction of the adapter barrel and interior coating...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 13:49 UTC
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dccdp: So Nikon is that desperate about selling the "1" cameras that it sues a company nobody would have otherwise heard about.

Good job, this Polaroid-brand owner might actually sell a few cameras as a result.

Wasn't Bob the host of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:36 UTC
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Greynerd: I thought Apple held the World rights to the rectangle. It is all very confusing.

The problem nowadays is that life is a comedy performed by people without a trace of humour.

Nothing to be gained by using hyperbole.

It isn't the rectangle that Apple owns. It is the rectangle with curves. The curves were the key...

Apple curves. When was the last time you heard 'apple cheeks'. Been a couple years, right? Curves, again.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:15 UTC
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Gesture: If Sakar has infringed Nikon's patents, the courts will decide. But I think DPReview is missing the bigger picture. Clearly, different classes of cameras have many commonalities, right down to those control rings around the lens bezel on the enthusiast compacts. Who really designs and assembles Nikon's or Pentax's, etc. latest and greatest P&S.

Looks like many contractors are becoming OEMs, buying up or licensing languished brand names like Kodak, GE, Bell & Howell, Honeywell, Polaroid, etc. I think they would be better off with new names, but that isn't the issue here.

It's interesting how quickly 3rd party digital cameras can be developed. And, here, Sakar is following Rioch, the only other entity to explore what is an outstanding concept-lens/sensor,even shutter modules.

I haven't been able to understand the lens/sensor combo unit.

Lens only and I can use it on other camera bodies I buy. Bodies with updated sensors.

Lens+sensor unit makes sense if the person will not desire an updated sensor.. at some point...

Considering the lens+sensor packages as a sort of camera without interchangeable lenses such as a point/shoot makes sense to me. With both, when you want to upgrade the sensor, all the rest gets passed down to a relative... They are both more disposable than true ILC...

The lens+sensor packages seem to cost more and they aren't ILC. Not really. Not if all of it is thrown away to upgrade a sensor.

Later in the life of the product, Ricoh made a mount module. Different from a lens+sensor module.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
On Answer photo in Tan68's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Djemaa el-Fna
Marrakesh, Morocco

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 20:12 UTC as 1st comment
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)
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Tan68: For the people that like to respond with a sarcastic 'don't look at the article' if you don't like it, I actually don't look at articles in the Connect panel if I don't like them. However, I clicked through a link in the 'Latest News' panel on DPR.

The link was not in the Connect panel. I don't think the Connect panel has a link to this article.

If they want to mix Connect news with DPR news, a little icon indicating which is which would be appreciated. I can develop the habit of checking the link location before clicking. But the icon would be nice.

Since the panel is on DPR, I also expected the article to be about editing applications. This article is not. Many of these things would be called plug-ins in the world of image editing. These things just don't require a host.

I don't imagine DPR will take any steps to more clearly identify their content. Afterall, they 'made me look' and got a click.

Yes, PicOne is correct. I am talking about access via forum pages. I was wondering where this blue tag could be found! Thanks for gluing the two together for me.

Since links to articles are listed in the panels, I never really saw the reason to hop back to the home page....

Thanks for not deleting the comment. Otherwise, I wouldn't have learned that content is segregated on the homepage.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 09:16 UTC
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)
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drummercam: space romance as a filter name? That's like weathered barn as a paint color - i.e., silly.

Silky Hamster is a good name for a material.

If Space Romance was the filter described below (or above, I guess; by JWest, anyway), then I agree it is a poor name. Space Romance should have a swirl of color. Somewhere. In the effect. The icon should be William Shattner.

As far as the 'burnt highlights surrounded by horrific vignetting' effect, names like Subway Tunnel, Remove Sunglasses, or Check Headlights makes more sense. Three new names. Easy peasy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 23:46 UTC
On 5 new must-have photo editing apps post (99 comments in total)

For the people that like to respond with a sarcastic 'don't look at the article' if you don't like it, I actually don't look at articles in the Connect panel if I don't like them. However, I clicked through a link in the 'Latest News' panel on DPR.

The link was not in the Connect panel. I don't think the Connect panel has a link to this article.

If they want to mix Connect news with DPR news, a little icon indicating which is which would be appreciated. I can develop the habit of checking the link location before clicking. But the icon would be nice.

Since the panel is on DPR, I also expected the article to be about editing applications. This article is not. Many of these things would be called plug-ins in the world of image editing. These things just don't require a host.

I don't imagine DPR will take any steps to more clearly identify their content. Afterall, they 'made me look' and got a click.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 23:37 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On Toe Hold photo in Tan68's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Thingvellir National Park
Iceland

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Table For One photo in Tan68's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Sunrise/Sunset near Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 20:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Slow Eyes photo in Tan68's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Column supporting pulpit in St. Mathias Church
Budapest, Hungary

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 20:51 UTC as 1st comment
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