pc168

pc168

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Shantanucnl: Many of the comments in this discussion simply demonstrate a not-so-surprising fact that very few people who are interested in Photography have very little (practically none at all) knowledge or idea about industrial manufacturing processes and techniques. Use of specialty tapes for manufacturing phones, cameras, tablets, laptops is a well-established technology. tapes play a very important role in industrial manufacturing. Using a tape is not a "cheap fix".

For reference - do a google search on "Speciality Tapes".

an example: http://www.specialtytapes.net/electronics-tapes-light-management-c-102_36_39-l-en.html

How's the durability of such kind of industrial tapes?

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 13:57 UTC

Would there be any such 'tape' in my Nikon D700?

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2012 at 00:30 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Canon offers EOS 5D Mark III firmware v1.1.2 article (26 comments in total)
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John P.: Does it fix the light leak issue?

I believe a recall for hardware fix is required (if Canon wants to fix it)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2012 at 10:40 UTC
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map1273: Is there really much need for 1.8 in that focal length?

It comes in handy when in low light situation (e.g. indoor) and you don't want to use flash. For instance, I like my 85 F1.4D much. F1.4 is no kidding!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 07:59 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (497 comments in total)

I'm using D700 and interested to know how far the IQ of that new DX sensor would fall behind the FX. As such, I have downloaded those NEF samples and converted to JPG using Capture NX2 v2.3.2. After checking the result (with limited samples), I have an impression that the D3200's IQ is considerably far away from FX (D700). However, 24MP (DX) vs 12MP (FX) might be a matter of concern.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 07:51 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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ScottnLaguna: In what country is this gold ring lens made?

Checked the image from KR's web, it's made in China. Starting with the 24-120 F4 VR Nano which is made in Thailand, now it comes the 2nd gold ring which is not made in JP. A bit disappointed!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 07:23 UTC

Wow ... for a Gold ring, the price tag is pretty good! Nikon is upgrading its f1.8 to gold ring level. For instance, I'm having the 16-35 F4 VR and 85 F1.4D, and they're doing good with my D700. Not sure if I would need this new breed or not !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 07:29 UTC as 26th comment

May be it could be used as a backup of my D700 ?!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 05:26 UTC as 157th comment
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III article (257 comments in total)

Firmware cannot fix that. For instance, I remember a few year ago, people had to send back their 1DMarkIII for hardware level fix.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2012 at 02:41 UTC as 46th comment
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wayne131: Personally I think Panasonic bring out to many "upgrades" to there existing range with very little improvement/difference over the previous model.
However it is good for the customer, IF you are prepared to wait a while before you upgrade your existing camera.
During the last 2 weeks I have purchased a new GF2 with 14mm lens and a G2 with 14-42mm lens for a total price of £480 :-)

Yes, too many updates. You get one today, it will then be obsoleted in 6 to 9 months. For instance, my FZ-35 is a 'very' old prosumer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 14:17 UTC
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jonikon: I own the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD IF non-VC lens in a Nikon mount and bought the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC version to replace it. However, after comparing the sharpness of these two lenses, I decided the non-VC lens was noticeably sharper at f2.8-f4.0. I could not justify the loss in sharpness for the occasional usefulness of VC in a lens of such short focal length, so I returned the VC version and kept the sharper non-VC version. There is little doubt in my mind that this new 24-70 VC Tamron would have been sharper without the VC. I'll bet the reviews of this lens will find the center sharp and the edges soft at f2.8-f4.0. The only good reason to have VC on a lens of this type is for shooting video where it matters, and softness does not.

It seems that Zeiss has similar standpoint of view. As such, they do not put anti-shake mechanism into their high-end products. While Zeiss is for sure producing superb optics, I don’t think Nikon and Canon are manufacturing sub-par VR/IS lenses but charging people at top-of-the-line price level.

For nowadays technology advancement, the inclusion of anti-shake mechanism should not be a hindrance to manufacturers in the production of superb optics.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 14:03 UTC

I have the SP 24-135, SP 17-35 and SP 70-300 VC. They all worked pretty good with D700. I would believe this new SP 24-70 to be nearly as good as the original manufacturer's version. I just hoped that the actual retail price would be much lower than the current MSRP.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2012 at 06:04 UTC as 33rd comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review article (519 comments in total)
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Aotearoa: I think it's a commendable camera by Canon.

I'm a Nikon D700 DSLR camera owner, and have a Canon S95 ... both of which I like. I also have an in-betweenie Panasonic GF1 which I am about to sell as it just sucks with its optional (expensive) EVF. A good photograph is a wonderful thing, but there's a lot of photos (in my case) to get just one. Squinting at a LCD on a larger camera is just not cricket.& Silky wotsit for RAW? I don't think so.

Maybe I'll wait for the 2nd edition of this, or buy a Nikon D3100 (soon to be a D3200?) Not too much different in size - small but you still have to sling it.

Either way, Nikon or Canon have decent software. Life's too short for a DSLR shooter to bother with m4/3rds.

wow ... D3200 is going to be a 24MP (rumour) entry level DSLR. I'm also considering getting one as a backup/light weight alternative of my D700.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 13:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)

Having reviewed numerous 5DIII and D800 images, while not referring to any particular low/high ISO or camera settings, I've an impression that the D800 images are more 'pleasing' in general.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 14:04 UTC as 27th comment
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III studio samples published article (287 comments in total)
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nunatak: fictitious gear author KR beats DPR to a full 5D Mark III review:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/5d-mk-iii.htm

check out the box the 5D mark III comes in. the colors are much nicer than the D800's box, and the D800's box has too many atoms. it doesn't matter though, as neither are near as sharp as KR's Leica M9 box. but that may change quickly because soon he'll show the world how sharp his D800E's box is — even when downsized to the 5D mark III's quantity of fluffed atoms.

please continue to help ken measurebate his growing family of boxes. :)

Well, KR is hilarious for sure. However, it might be more interesting to read someone's own thoughts rather than standard commercial reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 13:52 UTC
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pc168: It gives me another reason to stick with my D700 :)

Interested to know, when would Nikon stop supporting the D700?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 14:22 UTC

It gives me another reason to stick with my D700 :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 04:02 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies
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Sasha2012: I have Canon 7D for 2 years. Some of those pictures taken by Mark III are “soft” like pictures taken by 7D. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mark III has the same problem like 7D (soft images + autofocus problem). I am not sure if Mark III is worth buying…

I had bad experience with the 1 series AF system. Canon tuned it for 3 times ... at the end ... I sold it. Switched to Nikon D700 thereafter. The MarkIII/1DX 61 points AF system is a new breed, we've no idea how reliable it would be ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 02:34 UTC

I would admit that 36MP is an overkill and I don't need that. However, if we compare it against 5DMKIII, I would still choose D800 for the sake of a proven 51-points AF system. This was one of the reasons why I switched from Canon a few years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:29 UTC as 65th comment | 11 replies

Pretty good! WD products are quite reliable. I've the My Book Home edition 1TB (almost 4 yrs old), My Book Live 2TB, My Passport 1TB and plenty of 3.5 inches internal harddisks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 05:54 UTC as 13th comment
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