joe6pack: Used infrared "to reduce the hazy effect of pollution and keep land formations in the distance visible. "
Okay, I don't get it.
Pollutions in National Parks? It is not Los Angeles we are talking about here. How does all the other landscape photographers "get by" without infrared?
How is comparing photos between B/W and Infrared not apple-to-orange?
If pollution is a problem so be it - it is part of the landscape. Hiding pollution is the same as airbrushing some unwanted elements out of the landscape. No point saying that nothing change where the most important change is hidden away.
Lucky it wasn't Vietnam or some parts of SE Asia where the jungles were bombed to pieces - or S America where the parks would have been cleared for logging or farming already. On the other hand you will never know a good earth quake may just do the same in the next few years - keep your fingers cross
I wish they also provide the current photos in B&W - comparing a B&W to an un natural Infared coloured photo is not easy to a casual observer like me.
sugardaddy: I couldn't find anything mentioned in the original article. Was the supplied silicone grease applied to the O-ring at all, either first time attaching the lens or before the dip?
I know a lot of people originally wanted a dial of some kind but the zoom buttons act as a dial, which is pretty intuitive to me (I own the AW1). Buttons are a LOT easier to waterproof than moving knobs.
Come on guy, go easy, we have a Panasonic compact with many doors and openings but never use any silicone grease on them, if grease is required then Nikon should warn people and preferably supply a tube/bottle with the camera, better still design a better seal - what's next you should use brand X instead of brand Y grease ?
Must be a sloooow news day
TLD: >4000 cameras and the India Book of Records takes a nasty flared picture of him.
shhhhh they were using one of his antique camera for the photograph
white shadow: I have been using Nokia phones for more than 16 years. Nokia phones are good for what it does as a simple to use phone. Do they really think that by placing so much emphasis on the camera aspect they would be able to beat the Samsung or i-phone?
The camera in a phone is still one of convenience however much the pixel count is. How much better is it compared to, say the Samsung Note II, eventhough it has 41MP? It can never be taken as a serious photographic tool. What a futile attempt?
Would any photographer wake up at 3am to climb a mountain for 3 hours to take a sunrise photo with this phone?
I take my photography seriously. A cellphone camera no matter how good is still a cellphone camera - a disposable item, readily discarded when the next cellphone upgrade comes around. Let's face it how long is the expected life of a cellphone these day - six months, a year ?
backayonder: I usually take a camera whereever I go but yesterday I forgot! So anyway I was driving down the terraced street of my birth over 50 years ago and couldn't help but notice a Father pushing his child in a baby buggy being followed by a very very large clown like character that was almost as high and wide as the first floor bedroom window. it was a surreal moment and deserved to be photographed.
Alas yesterday I wasn't a Street Photographer I wasn't even a photographer but it was a moment in time that I will remember forever. Social media and Sheep has a lot to answer for.
Should've used your cellphone, assume you have one in your pocketFor street photography cellphone camera is more than good enough !
Jefftan: How come it is so heavy
Heavier because they almost are made of metal, none of these fantastic plastics. My AIS Nikkor lenses focus action is extremely well damped and super smooth, today manual focussing on an AF lens is a jerky hit and miss affair
Mssimo: Very creative but am I the only one that thinks the internals look like a bomb?
Come on guys relax - lots of boxes have wired stuff in them, they don't waste time blowing up toy boxes. Scanning can detect explosive device if hidden inside - this box is practically empty, so it must be light. The only valid issue is privacy but the author was careful to remove any identifiable details. A cell phone is not feasible, battery could last less than 1 day and it possibly goes to sleep mode after 10 minutes !
Not just rare photos anything Beatles commands great prices because Beatles music transcends races, religions, cultures and ages. Nothing likes it before and nothing likes it after ever.
6.3 mil is not much in US but is decent sum in Laos. All they need to build is a environmental controlled building- land will be free or extremely low rent from the Laos governemt, equipment will be shipped from Japan. Good for Nikon and good for Laos economy - they truly need some high tech injection into their economy and the best part is Nikon will help training Laosian workforce.
My D90 and 18-105 lens dropped in sea water a while ago, the camera was dead but the lens came alive after overnight soaking in warm fresh water and then flushing under a running tap. However, optically the lens is a complete write off.
XGA = 1024x768 hardly High definition as proudly announced, to qualify for HD the projector must support 1080P or 1920x1200.
jnk: just curious - why would DPR provide firmware notice for the D4/users and yet - the camera has not been review?
Simply put DPR staff may not have the expert knowledge or capability to review such a camera. Something happen to this site - and I've been here since 2005 !Still love this site with my daily access. However getting something interesting to read is like .... wining a lottery these day.
After the disapointment with the crippled D600 Canon just gives me a very good reason to stay with Nikon - compared with the 6D, Nikon D600 is miles better, suddently Nikon D600 becomes so attractive - I'll still hanging out for a D400/D300X, if I go FF then it will be D800E
Hey only loose change - consider film makers could spend a few hundred millions making a movie - remind me of a $1500 hammer used for space program !
Camera comes and camera goes - system stays for good
mais51: Question is should I get this D800 to replace my D300s ? went through the same agony before settling for D300S rather than D700. At the time the D700 was seen like a poor man D3, now I am not so sure. the only draws back is the D800 massive sensor, if it were 24MP then it would be no brainer. Can't wait for the D300S replacement
I may consider this camera, a bit above my budget, I'll wait until I can hold it on my hand to see whether it suits me, at the moment it is impossible to do so, there is absolutely no stock in Oz, whereas any where I go there always a 5D Mark III body on display-wonder whatever happens to Nikon marketing, look like they sell as many as they can lay their hands on. I just don't like buy thing sight unseen, not with such an investment (the D300 fits my hand perfectly not the D700, not sure about the new D800)
Question is should I get this D800 to replace my D300s ? went through the same agony before settling for D300S rather than D700. At the time the D700 was seen like a poor man D3, now I am not so sure. the only draws back is the D800 massive sensor, if it were 24MP then it would be no brainer. Can't wait for the D300S replacement
mais51: This policy put me off buying anymore Nikon gears - if they don't immediately reverse it then lots of D800 and D4 will remain on the shelves
I should add that apparently this policy only applied by Nikon USA, Nikon Australia is much more cooperative, they even happy to repair grey Nikon equipment with a price - As a matter of fact I can no longer buy any authorised Nikon gear from USA - their loss, I can buy somewhere else