acassino

acassino

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Jun 1, 2001

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Too late Nikon: because of the "dust" issue, I bought a 6D instead.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 66th comment
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Charlene_S: I wish topaz Labs would take all their wonderful plug ins and create a stand alone application then I would say "bye- byeAdobe" or Corel cmon and make Paintshop Pro Mac compatible.

Topaz has that application. It is called photoFXLab.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 04:50 UTC

"Adobe is clearly concerned about alienating existing users ... "

Huh? What? Where do you get that idea?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 22:01 UTC as 129th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)
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luxborealis: My initial reaction was "What a rip-off" $224 more for the tripod collar/mount - that make the total package over $1600. To compare it to the $2100 ƒ2.8 - the extra $400-500 is worth it.

If they were to just make the tripod collar included in the lens, economies of scale would drop the price well below $200. It tells you that in this case, Nikon is more about marketing and price points than photography. I know they are in competition with Canon, but really, this is petty.

HOWEVER - The lack of a collar is also a general comment on photography. Fewer photographers these days are willing to go the extra mile by using a tripod. By far, most who buy this lens will never use a tripod or monopod. Are VR and higher really that good that a tripod is no longer needed? For some work, yes. For most, photography is a weekend hobby that doesn't warrant the additional quality possible with a tripod - so why bother including a tripod collar when most won't really need it.

None of the Canon 70-200mm f/4.0 L zooms has ever included the tripod collar. That includes the first version (which did not have IS), introduced in 1999. The raison d'etre for these f/4.0 zooms is the same pro quality as the f/2.8 zooms but with a lot less weight & bulk. Photographers that do serious hiking and climbing really appreciate such a lens, especially because they often still need to carry a tripod.

Nikon has needed a zoom in this category for a very long time, and I, for one, am very glad to see it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 02:15 UTC
On Canon EOS M Preview preview (555 comments in total)

Just because Canon is struggling to make headway with mirrorless, doesn't mean the consumer is.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:09 UTC as 246th comment
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)

What version of ACR was used in this review, really? The RAW review page 13 says, "ACR - Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 Beta" was used - but I have that version installed (just double checked and I have the absolute latest) and it will not open the ORF files provided for download on the RAW pages of the review! Neither is it shown on the list of supported cameras. http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cameraraw6-7/

Is Beta 6.7 not the same as Release Candidate 6.7?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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openskyline: Chuck is great, Dan Chung is not so great, I don't see the point of his questions!

It's called restraint.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 04:38 UTC

This dog don't hunt.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 04:26 UTC as 39th comment

If I wanted the ISO increased, I'd increase it myself.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 04:03 UTC as 56th comment

It's butt ugly.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:41 UTC as 408th comment | 1 reply
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (279 comments in total)

NEWS FLASH FOR NIKON: if you are afraid of being your own best competition SOMEONE ELSE will be your best competition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:36 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies
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