Sad Joe

Sad Joe

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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)

Sorry - but what normal photographer shoots at 3000 ISO plus and if it takes that to start to see a visible difference… bit like saying if I blow the image up to 30 foot by 60 foot the 4DS is the winner….crazy !

And how does any of this translate to real world PRINT quailty - I'm ALWAYS shocked at how much of the image quailty is gone when I have photos printed.

In the getting ever shorter term NONE of this matters as smart phones continue to kill off camera sales….

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1046 comments in total)

So the D4s is slighly better than a 3 year old Canon 5d3 which sells for well under 1/2 price - wow - must change all my kit - NOT. Guys don't be suckered - BOTH Canon & Nikon could bring out VASTLY better cameras for the same or less money - but won't as they wish to DRIP FEED us improvements and get us to keep updating our kit. Only fools with money to burn follow their lead - and don't give me the 'pros update all the time to stay ahead'. Rubbish - real - I have to make money - pro's are VERY careful about spending money….

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:36 UTC as 49th comment | 10 replies

Having recently used the fab new X-T1 I can understand why so many people are (said) to be buying into the Fuji X system. Good to see Fuji supporting 'older' models by fresh updates… Rock on Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:31 UTC as 5th comment

Another Pana in a fancy box at a very fancy price. As for having LECIA kit zoom lens - are they joking or do they really think all people who buy Lecia's are STUPID ???

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Errrrr…no I'll pass thanks.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 21:24 UTC as 6th comment

This sounds very clever - but does it work ? And will others follow their lead? It seems almost too good to be true.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 19:04 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (334 comments in total)

Very funny ! But oh for it to be true…..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 19:03 UTC as 11th comment
On Nikon D610 Review preview (345 comments in total)

PLUS: Spotless performance thus far.. CONS: Nikon come clean. VERDICT: Ask China if they are likely to ban it BEFORE you buy one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 19:13 UTC as 35th comment

PLUS: Useful to maybe useful upgrades. CONS: At least their FOC . VERDICT: Nikon tend to do this by introducing completely new models rather than FREE updates - Nikon D4 S - anyone ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 19:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (215 comments in total)

PLUS: More Go Pro Madness CONS: Almost too small to handle without a case.VERDICT: I've got one - its great.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 19:08 UTC as 23rd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (488 comments in total)

PLUS: Whopper Spec CONS: Whopper Price. VERDICT: ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 19:06 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies

PLUS: Interesting ! CONS: Interesting ! VERDICT: Interesting !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 18th comment
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Pik2004: I'm really considering jumping over to Sony for mirrorless. I've been waiting way tooooooooo long for Nikpn to come up with APS Sensor mirrorless (or even better FF). I hate to say it, but Sony has what I want. Really WTF Nikon! I've been using Nikon since early 1980s and would hate to change to different system, especially to Sony......... but ist seems like I have no other choice.

Its painful when you switch brands - I loved my Nikon FE and still have my FM. I used lots of Nikon stuff including for a short time a Nikon F3T (wish I still had that one) all the way into digital - but be bold I switched my main brand across to Canon several years ago and I don't regret it. No brand is perfect and they all make mistakes but Nikon are not Nikon as I used to know them. Shame.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:26 UTC
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shaocaholica: So for a few hundred more dollars you can have FF mirrorless. This is a joke.

And access to AF Zeiss glass… mouth watering.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
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Marty4650: I don't think Nikon gets it.

Small MILC cameras exist because they are tiny, and perfect for street shooters and travelers. They are great for a large pocket or purse and are perfect for social events, or any time you want to travel light or be discreet.

They work best with fast primes and pancake zoom lenses.

Birders and wildlife photographers don't need tiny cameras. They need image quality and reach. Do you really need a tiny camera if you are already hauling an eight pound tripod around with you?

So... along comes Nikon with a camera twice as big and twice as expensive as a Panasonic GM1. And it has a sensor half as large. But they saved you a whopping 1 gram of weight by using a memory card designed for a cell phone!

Exactly what is the point?

Nikon has created yet another overpriced MILC camera that will sit on the shelves and end up being sold at clearance prices six months from now. And this will validate their decision to keep making DSLRs for another 50 years.

Yep - but at least it doesn't have a mirror box to drop oil and muck on to the sensor ! As for backwards compatibility Nikon have been stuffing their older users for years whilst still banging on about the classic F mount…I use both Canon & Nikon and neither brand is perfect - but Nikon is simply not customer focused. Great spec cameras / silly faults - which Nikon refuse to admit to, very very damaging.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:16 UTC
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Shamael: A fantastic camera in shape, look and functionality, opposed to a price that is a horrible joke. Tree times better looking that the old one does not needs to be paid tree times the real price. One more camera to buy when they sell it out for 250$ in a year or 2.

Yep - I'll 'dig deep' and part with $250 for one then too. Shouldn't be long….

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:11 UTC
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Tonio Loewald: What Nikon does with their pricing baffles me. This is an interesting camera (and the new 70-300 is an interesting lens) but by pricing it at $1200 the conversation is all about price, and we all know it will sell for less very soon, and far less after that, which just burns loyal customers.

The 1024x768 EVF is a nice surprise (since the V1 and V2 are 800x600). (I refuse to use the millions of dots lies the camera companies are so fond of.)

I like the spec too - but your 100 % correct - that price is GAME OVER….perhaps it'll hit £200 like the V1 did - we can live in hope...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:08 UTC
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david vella: The Nikon 1 V3 makes it official - the decision makers at the company are now mad as hatters!

Well, I kinda like the spec and I love using mirror less cameras. Neither Canon nor Nikon have caught up with the new format yet but they will. I hope Canon bring out a similar spec EOS-M ( M3 anyone - a little Leica joke there) but NOT at over £1K - otherwise they'll be hatters as well. PS - I use both Nikon & Canon so am NOT a one brand fanboy !!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:06 UTC

PLUS: Nikon 1 gets new flagship with excellent big boy spec. CONS: Nikon 1 gets new flagship with not so excellent big boy price ! VERDICT: 3rd time lucky or going down for the 3rd and final time ?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 22:00 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems article (37 comments in total)

PLUS: New super fast CF format cards CONS: Nikon trying to get people to switch to XQD format ? VERDICT:New super fast customer alert ( from Nikon - SHOCK - are they learning at last ?)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 21:54 UTC as 7th comment
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