Zigmont

Zigmont

Lives in United States Baltimore, MD, United States
Works as a Editor
Joined on Dec 8, 2011

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On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

Outstanding, thanks so much, I've been following the series. England looked so incredibly peaceful just before the insanity that was to rage soon after these photos were taken.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 11:08 UTC as 55th comment
On Adobe releases Revel for Android post (5 comments in total)

Because...the world needs another "sharing photos with family and friends" app.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 9th comment
On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (209 comments in total)

Interesting that most of the photos here except one are of the camera without its housing. The GoPro is basically useless without its housing and with it, it's bulky and difficult to mount. I have 3 different GoPros along with other action cameras that we use quite frequently. Although the Hero 3 series takes good video for an action cam, remember that with the housing, special GoPro mounts and a suction cup mount to hold it, this sucker is big and heavy compared to some other action cams.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 01:56 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year article (83 comments in total)

"it opens up discussions about technology, globalization, migration, poverty, desperation, alienation, humanity."

Huh? If they didn't tell me it was of people in Djibouti, I'd have never guessed. Looks like people holding up cigarette lighters for a concert at the beach in L.A. or something. Or maybe getting ready to go midnight smelt fishing. If this is the best press photo of 2013, no wonder why newspapers are failing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 00:36 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Finally, a camera without the trendy "retro" 1950's look! I'd buy one just for that alone. I mean after all, it is 2014. I want cameras to look like the future, not the past.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 23:51 UTC as 75th comment | 4 replies
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Jogger: What is this "film" that they speak of?

It's the CMOS/CCD sensor of the 20th Century. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 17:51 UTC
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JaimeA: There is something called actuality and momentum in the news. The story and reviews for the full-frame Sony A7r and A7 have by now appeared practically everywhere, including DxO, an affiliate. Apart from inconclusive “first impressions” we get no review in DPR. Nevertheless we see this inane news that no professional or amateur cares to know (except perhaps children). Michael Reichmann reported his impressions in October of last year; DxO Mark published a detailed review and ratings (2nd in 249 cameras) also in October. I got my camera in November. I suggest you do not publish anything more about the A7r and avoid the ridicule; by now it is old, stale news.

I have no interest in a 120 roll film camera either, but reading about it and realizing that other people do is indeed interesting. I like to "broaden my horizons" and perhaps there are 120 film and composure techniques that can help me improve my photography skills. So I'm glad to see dpreview publishing off-beat stories like this. If I don't want to read them, I click through to something else. Simple.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On Things we found stuffed down the back of CES 2014 article (18 comments in total)

Fujifilm does have an English version website for the Instax mini90, which is #4 on your list: http://instax.com/mini90/en/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 10th comment
On Roger Cicala gives Nikon D610 a clean bill of health article (91 comments in total)

"Lensrentals' Roger Cicala has beaten us to testing the Nikon D610 for oil and dust accumulation - concluding its 'certainly no worse than other cameras.' "

Funny how "its" and "it's" are so often employed incorrectly.

Here's the simple rule: "it's" is always (always) and only a contraction of "it is". If you would say "it is", they you can say "it's". Otherwise, it's "its".

In the sentence from the intro, it should be "it's".

BTW, glad to see the D610 is "clean". But once again, Nikon uses us as beta testers and then quickly brings out an update which, of course, we have to pay for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:01 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)

I guess I'm the only one who thinks this obsession with the past, i.e. "retro" is absurd. I'm old enough to remember the Nikon F's in the '60's, I don't want a camera that looks like that, I want something new and modern that breaks the old barriers.

Retro design is an excuse for companies who have no new ideas and can't come up with a new and ground-breaking design, so they go back to the past.

Quite frankly, I'm sick of all the new "retro" look cameras. I want the camera of 2020, not 1950.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:23 UTC as 332nd comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Canon and Nikon have a short cycle between low/mid-end products, almost everyone is pleased. Sony has short cycle between low/mid-end products, everyone loses their minds...

I'm not pleased at all, Nikon apparently releases products too early in development, waits for comments, then updates them with a "new" version a few months later. I got snagged on this first when I bought a P7000. Now Nikon is doing it on the D600 to D610, now the D5200 to D5300. I will not buy first versions of Nikon any longer; wait for about version 3 before they work out the bugs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 19:12 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)
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red fuji: In engineering, we call the D610 a 'reworked' D600. The word 'improvement' should be reserved for new models replacing older models. The D610 exists because of the D600 flaw. I dont know how Nikon could get away with this marketing move. Nikon really should have recalled all the troubled D600.

Agreed, Nikon did it to me, I bought a P7000 as soon as it came out, only to have them introduce the P7100 a few months later to fix all the P7000 problems. You think they would have sent P7000 owners a coupon or something for the upgrade? Nope. That was the beginning of this new Nikon "use the customer to beta test" program and now it's happening again with the D610.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 23:46 UTC
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Kirppu: Customer ordered the statues and paid the sculptor. So in my opinion after that sculptor should not get anything.

Monument photographer got paid for the photo so he also has his share of the money.

So rest of this idiocracy circus is just punch of greedy people arguing about money that doesn't belong to them.

...and the customer is the US government, National Park Service, so it belongs to everyone and is no longer under copyright.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2013 at 19:43 UTC
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)

I use cameras like these to cover trade shows; much easier to carry than my old Nikon D200 or D70, plus I need the video recording feature.

I've been using a Nikon P7000 and P7700 but still not happy with their speed or the 30fps video, I need fast reflexes when grabbing trade show shots. So this Canon may be just what I need, thanks for the preview.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 12:12 UTC as 125th comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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wus: Nice try, but need better ... 15 m depth rating isn't even enough for snorkelling. I wouldn't mind an interchangeable lens system based around the CX sensor as long as I can take it down to 60 m and have at least 1 true wideangle lens, like the old Nikonos V with the 15 mm UW Nikkor. Although a bigger sensor camera with a (true!) phase detect AF and a couple lenses including a true macro would of course be better. And of course a strobe (or, better, 2) are mandatory for serious underwater photography.

> 15 m depth rating isn't even enough for snorkelling

>>Seriously? You must be pretty hardcore to snorkel on your own breath deeper than 15 m.

Agreed, 15 meters is 49 feet.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 20:55 UTC

From today's Reuters news feed: "TOKYO — Shares in Nikon Corp sank nearly 10 percent to a nine-month low of 1,815 yen in early trade on Friday after the camera maker cut its full-year earnings and dividend forecasts due to disappointing demand for mirrorless cameras.

Nikon shares have fallen 27 percent so far this year, underperforming a 32 percent rise in the benchmark Nikkei average."

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 01:04 UTC as 182nd comment
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)

I wonder if it covers the new crop tool -- a complete disaster that has been roundly panned by CS5 owners who upgraded. There's a huge thread on it in the Adobe forums. Many CS6 upgraders -- like me -- went back to CS5 because the redesigned crop tool in CS6 is such a disaster.

Adobe finally said last week they're going to bring back the CS5 crop tool in CS6, but to be honest there's nothing in CS6 that you can't do in CS5, so save your money.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 21:30 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

Usually I don't care what a camera looks like, as long as it takes good pics. But I have to say, I'd be a bit embarrassed carrying this baby around.

Plus, I just don't get the "1" series. This one seems big enough that I'd rather have a decent APS-C DSLR instead.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 21:44 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies
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JordanAT: I wasn't impressed by the 4k, but 120fps at 720 is something that is interesting. Now if they could just put it into a non point-n-shoot case format.

I have a Sony Action Cam, it does 120fps at 720, it's pretty cool slow-mo but the rest of the camera and the standard 30fps video is pretty poor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 19:40 UTC
On Canon Powershot G15 Preview preview (246 comments in total)
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deep7: Funny, though understandable, how so many complain about the fixed screen. I have a G1X and would much prefer NOT to have the annoying, fiddly swivel LCD!
For a while I used an Olympus EP1 with a fixed screen and found it quite useable when viewed at an angle (ground shots, overhead shots etc.). I suggest G-series fans wait until you actually get to try one before you panic too much.

I'm happy enough with my G1X but wonder if Canon will ever have the balls to make something a bit more serious - better viewfinder, better close-focus implementation, fewer gimmicks (wink detection??!! etc.). It would help to abandon the G compact shape and go for something lower and wider...

I don't like movable screens, takes up too much room and they get in the way for me. I also couldn't care less about a viewfinder, I haven't been able to see anything through one since my Nikon FM2 days, so the LCD screen is the only way to go for me.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 21:10 UTC
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