mais51

mais51

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Sep 22, 2005

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On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (95 comments in total)
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pkcpga: I think it's very nice that Nikon is exchanging out old batteries that are long out of warranty for new ones, most companies would not extend this exchange on 3-5 year old batteries.

This not the first time Nikon does this - The old EN-EL3 was replaced by the EN-EL3e - the batteries have the same shape and the same voltage - the EN-EL3 has 1400mA the En-EL3e has a marginally more capacity at 1500mA. The only different is that you can use the new EN-EL3e on the old Nikon body such as D70 but the the old EN-EL3 can not be inserted into the new Nikon body such as D300s. In other words the EN-EL3e is backwardly compatible. Fast forward to 2013/16 the EN-EL15 version 01 still can be used in the newer Nikon body such as D500 with reduced capacity due to electrical discharge profile - otherwise electrically and physically no different to that of the EN-EL15 version 20, But it is nicer to have the latest version so Nikon is basically give you a free exchange - old for new. The only condition is that you must be an owner of a Nikon D500 bought through a Nikon authorised dealer. Must check with Nikon Australia

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 05:21 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (95 comments in total)
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pkcpga: I think it's very nice that Nikon is exchanging out old batteries that are long out of warranty for new ones, most companies would not extend this exchange on 3-5 year old batteries.

Not really, if using the old battery may cause problem then it is the responsibity of Nikon to recall the old ones - it happens every where to various insdustries, especially automotive. The fact that it only has problem when using with the D500 - that allow Nikon to selectively replace the old ones only the for D500 users.
If I have a D500 I surely will send my one ones in and take no risk that one day I may forget and use the old battery with the new D500.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (95 comments in total)
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pkcpga: I think it's very nice that Nikon is exchanging out old batteries that are long out of warranty for new ones, most companies would not extend this exchange on 3-5 year old batteries.

I don't think Nikon packs the old battery which is out of production since 2013 with the new D500 the issue must have to do with people who has old EN-EL15 which is not 100 percent compatible with the D500 power profile

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (95 comments in total)

My D800 came with a EN-EL15 Lion01. If I buy a D500 today would I be able to exchange the old battery for a new generation one ?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 01:08 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (422 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: Wireless additional at nearly $900? Is this 1999?

Horse for the course
It is a piece of professional gear - and they don't come cheap

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 15:19 UTC
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ZJ24: If only the D810 review had come as swiftly as the D5 fault-finding.

Yeah - by the time the D810 Review hits the website Nikon would possibly have the D810s (or equivalent) available for purchase.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
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lescrane: well, no matter how you slice it, it's good news if you own the lens as opposed to having to buy a whole "II" new/improved lens.

That being said, although I paid for the dock and don't agree w/the previous posters "I'll buy and return from Amazon" notion, Sigma , for their own sake should just include this with the lens (even if it means inc. price20.00). Assume the dock costs about 10.00 tops to make. How much will it cost them to receive, repair and send out hundreds, if not thousands of lenses for those who choose to go that route?

$60 is cheaper than some lens hood which is basically a piece of off cut plastic tubing - try buying one for your Nikon or Canon lens and see how much they ask for it

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 02:53 UTC
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mais51: Most focus problems are lens + camera body related that is why camera has fine tune feature built-in so how adjusting a lens independent of the specific body would fix that problem at all. The USB solution could only fix whichever problem exits with the lens. Could someone more knowledgeable in this field please explain

Thank you - that is what I understand should happen. I don't believe it only takes 10 minutes as the Lens Rental article seemed to imply.
-Take a photo with the lens-alight
- note down the required adjustment
- remove the lens - mount on the dock
- run the program make necessary adjustment
- retake the photo - check focus - repeat if necessary

Repeat the same procedure with various focal lengths - phew !
All that for 10 minutes ???

However not all camera bodies have built-in adjustment so the lens dock is the only solution

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 04:37 UTC
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mais51: Most focus problems are lens + camera body related that is why camera has fine tune feature built-in so how adjusting a lens independent of the specific body would fix that problem at all. The USB solution could only fix whichever problem exits with the lens. Could someone more knowledgeable in this field please explain

But you tune the lens without the body - so how does this achieve anything - I've read the Dpreview article on the USB dock - all it does it fixing the lens manufacturer - in this case Sigma - issues - nothing to do with the camera let alone YOUR specific camera body - as you known no two bodies are the same - they may be of the same make and model but they are not identical in all respect. Any way let stop here - I am not in business of buying a Sigma lens so thanks for your education.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 03:38 UTC
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mais51: Most focus problems are lens + camera body related that is why camera has fine tune feature built-in so how adjusting a lens independent of the specific body would fix that problem at all. The USB solution could only fix whichever problem exits with the lens. Could someone more knowledgeable in this field please explain

Henrik
How tuning the lens using the dock via your computer is tuning to work with your specific camera body ? unless you mount the lens on your camera to have lens + camera communication. The dock may help fixing whichever issue the lens has with all say Nikons or Canons but to your specific camera body ?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 15:19 UTC

Most focus problems are lens + camera body related that is why camera has fine tune feature built-in so how adjusting a lens independent of the specific body would fix that problem at all. The USB solution could only fix whichever problem exits with the lens. Could someone more knowledgeable in this field please explain

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 11:32 UTC as 19th comment | 11 replies
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pshummer: AF speed of my Sigma 150-600 C has substantially improved after I installed the new firmware update by a Sigma dock. Nikon/Canon should follow the Sigma's idea. The Sigma dock is such a huge time saver.

@ Edgar_in_Indy
As I look at my Nikon it says
A 1.10
B 1.10
L 1.09

I assume L is the lens firmware version so - Nikon and possibly Canon lens firmware is installed in the camera body. Sigma lens can not communicate or access this firmware that why Sigma have to store that on their lens and update via their own propriety lens dock.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 03:25 UTC
On article Flickr makes Auto-Uploadr tool a Pro-account exclusive (97 comments in total)

They have to stop it because the silly feature clogs up their servers with millions of junk photos - photos that I would never intentionally upload.
An average Flickr user would only upload on average a few hundred photos a week - with the auto upload that became few hundred a day - anything you click, any photo you get sent to end up on Flickr - the last time I looked I had thousand photos in my Auto upload - photos that I would never upload - but I don't have time to delete so they stay there for the time being.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 12:58 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Devon in the The Green Green Grass of Home. challenge (9 comments in total)
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mais51: Don't really like the tire marks - but that just me - the photo is great

One may as well throw out Photoshop and other images making/correcting software - if one only accepts what one get through the camera lenses - a photographer is not a photo taker but a photo maker. I notice a few people scored it well below the perfect score of 5 - for the record I did not vote or participate in this completion.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 11:00 UTC
On photo Devon in the The Green Green Grass of Home. challenge (9 comments in total)
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mais51: Don't really like the tire marks - but that just me - the photo is great

Everyone to themselves - each has his or her own set of standards - mine obviously don't meet yours

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 02:47 UTC
On photo Devon in the The Green Green Grass of Home. challenge (9 comments in total)

Don't really like the tire marks - but that just me - the photo is great

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 01:20 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2015: The winners (63 comments in total)
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Davud: For these top 3 cameras, only Olympus has a vast and mature lens lineup.
Sony has 3 maybe 4 decent lenses (all of them prime) and Nikon DX lenses are cheaply made and got less than desirable optics.
On the other hand Olympus Pro and some of the Panasonic lenses are solid and very hi-end in all the aspects.

Nikon also make a premium AFS 12-24 F4 DX (18-36 FX equivalent)
I bought this lens second-hand - use it sometimes on my D300s but prefer the 16/85 and latter 24/120F4

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:38 UTC
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2015: The winners (63 comments in total)
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Davud: For these top 3 cameras, only Olympus has a vast and mature lens lineup.
Sony has 3 maybe 4 decent lenses (all of them prime) and Nikon DX lenses are cheaply made and got less than desirable optics.
On the other hand Olympus Pro and some of the Panasonic lenses are solid and very hi-end in all the aspects.

@Davud
Nikon DX cameras can use ALL Nikon lenses - there is no reason for you just sticking to the DX lenses. When I was shooting DX the two DX lens I had were the kit lens AFS 18-70DX and latter AFS 16-85DX, every other lenses are FX - My AFS 24/120 F4 was permanently fixed to the D300s.

The Micro 4/3 crop factor is 2 therefore your 9-18 is equivalent to a 18-36 FX, 7-14 = 14-28FX - not so wide after all. On the other hand Nikon 10-24 is equivalent to a 15-36 FX so now we are only 1mm behind.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)
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Captain Hook: WTF?!? How can we take any of those comments overhere serious? ;-)
I see (at this moment) 42 people claiming "I own it" and 48 people "I had it". This sounds like nonsense to me?

How can one own and/or get rid of a camera that is not even on the market yet?

Just ignore it - it is not so hard isn't it

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
On article Readers' Choice Awards 2015: The winners (63 comments in total)
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Davud: For these top 3 cameras, only Olympus has a vast and mature lens lineup.
Sony has 3 maybe 4 decent lenses (all of them prime) and Nikon DX lenses are cheaply made and got less than desirable optics.
On the other hand Olympus Pro and some of the Panasonic lenses are solid and very hi-end in all the aspects.

You must be very new to DSLR - Nikon and Canon have the largest lens collections bar none - you don't have to limit yourself to the Nikon DX line - only your money and your desirability are the limits - vast array of third party lenses also available including the Zeiss Otuses - arguably the best in business.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:31 UTC
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