paulski66

paulski66

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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1181 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Looks like there's finally a D700 replacement. But I've moved on already. Who knows...if they had gave us a D700 replacement awhile ago, I might not have been so inclined to go looking elsewhere.

And you moved away from DSLRs why? Did your D700 suddenly stop working? Did it stop taking great pictures?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 11:37 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1181 comments in total)
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h2k: After reading most of this report, my initial hobbyist's thoughts:

- Why do they build a vertically hinging monitor? Side-hinging obviously gives you many more different viewing angles (even beyond selfies and portrait orientation). Nikon did side-hinging monitors before even on DSLRs, but i note a general trend towards vertically articulated screens industry-wide

- How fast is the live view? (Perhaps not ok to comment on, considering the pre-production status of the camera under review)

- Does the report state somewhere if the camera has touch screen? I think it should be expressively noted if or if not a touch screen is there. If, say, there is no touchscreen, it should be expressively noted too

- Why do you say FX and DX? That sounds like adopting Nikon PR speech. Full-frame and APS-C are much more generally used terms without smelling of brand affiliation

Why FX and DX? Well, it is a Nikon we're talking about here, so I think it's ok if they "smell of brand affiliation."

DX is more precise, and refers specifically to the form factor of Nikon's APS-C implementation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 11:34 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)

If you click on the link to the listing, there's a sidebar that says "Offset the cost of this item by trading in used equipment."

lol

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 17:06 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies

This may well be the justification we've been waiting for to invade and annex our northern neighbors. :mwahaha:

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 03:11 UTC as 31st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1570 comments in total)
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lensberg: The 5D Mark III is an all-round class act... definitely superior to the D800 / 800E / 810 in low light...

As for DXO... well I suppose the average Nikon fan needs their egos propped up from a "scientific" point of view... thus its existence...

Its amazing how many pro's use Canon... despite DXO's claims of Nikon's vast sensor tech prowess... at most major international sporting events white lenses still reign supreme... with perhaps with a thin speckling of black glass here and there... :)

You sound somewhat desperate...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:11 UTC
On DPReview Reader Showcase: The beautiful game article (48 comments in total)

Wait...under way in Brazil right now? Is the U.S. in it? Crap! Does anyone know if it's televised or anything?!?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:26 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On Tamrac brand and assets acquired by Gura Gear article (30 comments in total)
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b craw: Now, if we could just get some LDS to buy Canon.

Latter Day Saint?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (62 comments in total)
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vscd: DXO should finally unbound old Cameras from the "Elite" Edition. I don't understand why I have to pay 299$ for my 9 years old Canon 5D. :-(

They should do away with the elite edition, period. As far as I could tell, it adds no functionality; it's simply a way to charge a subset of users more for the exact same product. I was very close to purchasing the product last year, until I realized that, as a D600 user, I would have to pay almost double simply because of the camera I used, and with no expectation of increased performance or additional features. Yeah, I don't think so...

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 13:16 UTC
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)

Nice to see Canon competing with Nikon in the overpriced semi-pro 16-35 market...

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 13:39 UTC as 53rd comment
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (495 comments in total)
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driftnomore: is my k-5 better than the k-3?

Yes, it's 2 better...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 11:12 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (495 comments in total)
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paulski66: Well, on the plus side, at least we won't have to read any more posts from all the Pentax fanboys complaining "Where's the K-3 review?" every time DPReview posts a review of any other camera.

Would that I could avoid them, D1NO. Every review DPR publishes is met with the same chorus of bitching and whining from the Pentaxians, though hopefully this will give us all a temporary respite.

And btw, where the hell is the D4 review?!? The D4 was released over 2 years ago! The K-3 is less than 6 months old, and already we get a full review of it, while we patiently wait and wait for the D4 review and...nothing.

Outrageous!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 00:11 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (495 comments in total)

Well, on the plus side, at least we won't have to read any more posts from all the Pentax fanboys complaining "Where's the K-3 review?" every time DPReview posts a review of any other camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 14:00 UTC as 52nd comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D610 Review preview (336 comments in total)
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Heie2: So it's *exactly* the same, but with a couple extremely minor differences. Essentially the EXACT same.

Well so is the Pentax K-50/K-500 from the Pentax K-30 for the most part except a new body and the entry (K-500) and mid-entry/consumer (K-50) differentiation to the product line.

The point being, the review would be extremely easy and quick, just like the D610 must have been. But, there's one thing that is most curious...

D610 Annoucement: October 8th, 2013
D610 Review Complete: March 12th, 2014 (124 days)

K-50/K-500 Announcement: June 12th, 2013
K-50/K-500 Review Complete: 273 days and counting...

DPR: Fair and Balanced.

lol...Pentax.

My dad shot a Pentax in Vietnam, and used it while I was growing up. His is the last Pentax I've seen in the wild. Not only do I not know anyone who shoots Pentax, I live withing driving distance of two great camera stores, neither of which stocks Pentax.

Pentax has a great legacy, but I would be shocked if they're still making cameras in 10 years...hell, in 5 years. Maybe fans of the brand will get lucky and Sony or someone will buy them up and release a Pentax-branded throwback camera every few years.

But complaining because DPReview reviews Nikons and Canons faster than they review the latest Pentax offering is absurd.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:33 UTC
On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs article (118 comments in total)

I've had my d600 for over a year now and cleaned the sensor exactly once. Absolutely brilliant camera; I don't regret my decision to purchase it one iota.

Yes, I understand the some people have had issues, and Nikon should have addressed these in a more forthright manner. But I also think the whole thing has been somewhat overblown, and that there are many, many more happy d600 owners than unhappy ones...though as always the unhappy owners are the most vocal.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 15:04 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)

Thank you, God!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 00:22 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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Gary Martin: Sigma has been bringing it.

What does Sigm have to do with this Samyang lens?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 04:22 UTC

I thought Nano Crystal Coating was a Nikon-specific technology. I find it impossible to believe that they sold the rights to use this to Samyang. I'm confused...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2013 at 04:21 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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DonSantos: I think the expected price rumor was already debunked by nikonrumors themselves

Yes, but Nikon Rumors said they are now 100% certain this rumor was 100% false. That means the $3,000 price is no longer a rumor, but simply a made-up lie.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 02:18 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

This article picks and chooses info from a number of different posts on this rumored camera. Specifically, the "$3000 to $3300 price" speculation comes from a post that the author of Nikon rumors now says was based on fraudulent information.

As posted on NR: "I am now 100% sure that the D4H specifications [where the above quoted price figures came from] I posted yesterday were 100% fake."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:31 UTC as 213th comment | 1 reply
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.

15 times the cost? Refurbed (not new, mind you) 18-55 VRs go for $119 at Robert's in Indy. Are you suggesting the 18-140 costs $1785?

Where did you get this 15x figure? Is Fox News doing your fact checking?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 15:36 UTC
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