Sad Joe

Sad Joe

Joined on Oct 8, 2011

Comments

Total: 491, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bob from Plymouth: Another quality control issue with a Nikon SLR. This must be hugely damaging. the D600 problem was bad enough, not so much the oil spots themselves but the way it depressed the value of my camera which was so quickly superseded by the D610. Although my own camera was ok their sloppy quality control has cost me a lot of money.

I do wish they'd get it right, I'm very reluctant to upgrade for a new Nikon now. I'll keep what I've got and keep my money. In fact I wish I'd just kept my D700, made in Japan and rock solid.

OK - cards on table - my main cameras are Canon - but I also use a wide range of other cameras including my lovely Nikkormat FT2 - so I am NOT just a Canon fan boy. Its shameful how todays Nikon company has let standards slip - the D700 is a lovely camera which I greatly enjoyed a while back. Stick with it but prepare to go mirrorless is my advice - a nice new FF Sony with Zeiss AF glass ? Yes please….

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)

Late to the party - sorry - this is the second (known/ admitted to) fault / issue with the D750 - I know this is old news but Nikon has a rep now for duff cameras which given their history is shameful. The best bits are their sensors (when fitted correctly) and their made by SONY….

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 17:01 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

Not the first camera with this problem - the Canon 20D was well known for its S/N becoming lost - it never caused me any real problems apart from Calumet (who were cleaning the sensor for me) were worried that it might be stolen - until they checked on the net and discovered I was telling them the true !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 20:25 UTC as 53rd comment
On Canon introduces 430EX III-RT Speedlite article (93 comments in total)

My Canon 430EX flash has always done a good job and the idea of RADIO is great - but at what cost? Days when manufactures could charge more or less what they wanted appear to be over with so many new brands coming on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 20:22 UTC as 9th comment
On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (668 comments in total)

Lecia Lust - got me bad ! Come on Fuji bring out a X100 BLACK and blow this away….

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 20:51 UTC as 33rd comment | 14 replies
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)

Nikon D7200 = PRO: most DX Nikons are dust, muck and generally fault free (unlike their FF cameras) NEG: Little more than a dust over on an already good camera. VERDICT: Nothing new to see - move on….

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 20:49 UTC as 120th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)
In reply to:

bigdaddave: Far too cheap and it doesn't come with a $400 case, plus it shoots in color

What it copes with COLOUR as well ? Whatever next ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)
In reply to:

bigdaddave: Far too cheap and it doesn't come with a $400 case, plus it shoots in color

Ok ! Fair enough - I would expect a Zeiss or Lecia lens to be better. Just missed out on a Zeiss 50 1.7 Planar Contax/ Yashica lens today - great condition - went for £30 (around $48 if your in 'Yankie Land') complete with a Contax 137 MA camera and case …ah well - next time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM real-world samples gallery article (140 comments in total)
In reply to:

bigdaddave: Far too cheap and it doesn't come with a $400 case, plus it shoots in color

Let's see some tests between this and some Lecia & Zeiss glass and then in the REAL World - see a different ? I'll bet you can't !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 18:03 UTC

Sony does not (yet) have the legs of Canon & Nikon (who they supply sensors to) and is also fighting off several other important rivals including Fuji & Panasonic as well as Olympus (who I believe it supplies the sensors to). Having worked closely with Sony in the past I do not believe that they have the long term strength nor vision required - I'd put my money on Samsung. This is despite several excellent products and the combination of top flight sensor tech and Zeiss lenses…It took Canon well over 10 years to displace Nikon from the Number 1 top pro brand aided to a great degree by Nikon early refusal to take AF seriously…time wil tell.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 3rd comment
In reply to:

m3: Wow, what an original idea!
About as 'original' as the Nikon camera bag I had thirty years ago with included bayonet mounts affixed to the inner base.
Ah well, if you're cheeky enough to ask for 12,000 CAD to revive an idea which in its latest form is a simple DIY setup and people are dumb enough to fall for it, I suppose that's the way it is ...

I remenber that bag well - the FB 8 if I recall correctly - designed to house an F2 above with three lenses in to a METAL base across the bottom - recall selling them - expensive - wonder if anyone still uses one ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 19:46 UTC

Anyone EVER seen a really good review that compares any of these works of 'works of art' to real cameras or is it ALL smoke and mirrors….oh, it is….sorry must have missed the point.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 19:42 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

jonby: Nearly eight grand and no pop-up flash? Are they joking?

Well the lack of a flash did it for me - will have to wait now for the next B & W only Lecia…..perhaps a GOLD edition (with flash) and a set of matching GOLD lenses - now that is well worth saving for - not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
In reply to:

RomanP: Is this a joke? $7.5k for a high end B&W point and shoot? How does this company remain in business?

By selling to collectors and fools with far too much money ! Witness the massive growth of ultra fast sport cars - useless on 99 % of roads, 99 % of the time (unless you wanta look flash) …Lecia are in the same market segment.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 19:36 UTC

Well, its not the much awaited FF DSLR (name suggestion: ME Super D ? ) that many wanted. Sounds like more digital tricks - nothin to see- move on…

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Wonder if Nikon can offer a software / firmaware update to TESCO in the UK ? They have had lots of problems as well - come on Nikon this is a LOT of FIXES covered as an improvement/ update…..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 11th comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)

Well done Fuji ! Ticks my wish list. Oh dear reading some of the comments were back to talking new sensors and BIG MP counts. Fuji should prove they are different and user focused (tell the big MP people to get lost) by a REALLY great mk 2 sensor with just 16 MP's !!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 17:43 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Just Ed: Nice tough looking camera. It should be quit an attractive package with all the 4/3 lenses out there.

Or even the CHEAP Fujian 35mm 1.7 lens which arrived earlier today - £20 and worth each and every penny fitted to my BMPCC.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 17:38 UTC

I used lots of DSLR's that can shoot video including the 5D3 - my humble BMPCC blows the doors off it - roll on BM - your simply brilliant

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 17:36 UTC as 4th comment
In reply to:

n3eg: A: We are just like Canon! Canon will not give up on their lousy EOS M series, why should we give up on the 1 series, even though the 1J5 is ugly? Canon will never surrender, and neither will we!

Canon eos - m - love it or hate it (have you ever used one?) but it turns out great pics & vids - of course its not perfect and its no GH4 but I MUCH prefer the picture quailty to the Olympus 5 Pen I have used - nasty colours (have you ever tried one?) so unlike the Nikon 1 the ASP-C format M does have a future.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 17:32 UTC
Total: 491, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »