HappyVan

HappyVan

Joined on Jan 1, 2011

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  • Good point
  • Replied in To be fair ...
    ... you don't need pro equipment to do interesting work. Photography (like art) is the realm of ideas and intentions. Even with a compact camera, you can create what the mind sees. http://www.dprev ...
  • Good equipment allows me to do things that I couldn't before! Learning and growing. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/42428311 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53563318 http://www.dpreview.com ...
  • That the DSLR owners who prefer MILC are not fully exploiting the capabilities of DSLR. therefore, MILC is the better fit for them. Of course, there are many novices who do good work with DSLR and ...
  • Could be a lot of real improvements. At least 1080p60 (Expeed4). Maybe 720p120 from V3. Maybe D4000 has 39-point AF and D6000 has 51-point AF. A D8000 could be the D300 successor. Nikon would sell ...
  • I'll repost this from the Nikon forum. "DSLR sales peaked in 2011/12 after the introduction of a new product cycle. For Nikon, that's the D3000 (late 2009). D5000 (mid 2009), D7000 (late 2010). ...
  • Yet, that anger and need is there. Not to be ignored. Consider Ferguson, MO. It is much harder to capture the interior space behind the eyes.
  • Created discussions Marc Emery - Prince of Pot
    In the history of popular movements, complex issues often become obscured by the personalities involved in the excitement. In British Columbia, the marijuana legalization movement failed in 2013. h ...
  • Replied in Do the maths
    Don't listen to the wackos. :-P
  • Replied in Ohhh!
    Then, you don't need the XT or D800. A budget camera like D5300 will do nicely.
  • ... D800 for DR, sheer image quality and versatility. See this ... http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3094466889/nikon-d810-a-sport-photographers-impressions
  • Compact cameras sales in 2014 is just half of 2004. Whilst DSLR sales is 4.9x higher. So, who's been crushed? In the collapsing compact camera industry, there's only room for two major players and ...
  • Replied in ILC still strong
    In 2011, DSLR sold 6.7 million. In 2014, DSLR sold 5.9 million. Add back the 1.5 million from MILC, and ILC is still rosy. Not surprising since current ILC are immensely powerful tools. Cannot be ...
  • Why product cycles matter DSLR sales peaked in 2011/12 after the introduction of a new product cycle. For Nikon, that's the D3000 (late 2009). D5000 (mid 2009), D7000 (late 2010). These were vastly ...
  • DSLR sales 2004 1 million. Sales 2014 4.9 million. So.....
  • ... or the 10%? "That said, while it certainly isn’t the majority, some viewers of photography have better training and eyes than others, and can certainly see things other don’t. When I look at an ...
  • Commented on Nikon D810 Preview preview

    No surprise that BB was impressed by D810. All too often, we are satisfied by "good enough". Then, we get blown away by the 'best".

    There is no free lunch. MILC is small and portable. But,...

  • Replied in Zzzzzzzzz
    He's merely agreeing with you. Meanwhile, millions of people are still buying cameras and lenses. BTW, luv the photos in your gallery.
  • Your usage is what's important. I shoot a D800 (bought new $2500) about 10k frames a year. Over three years, depreciation is about $1500. So, it works out to be about 5 cents per shot. Or, about $5 ...
  • Replied in $Cost$
    $Cost$ The mirror implementation is the simplest and cheapest VF, and most effective AF system after many years of development. To get the same 'immediacy” as the OVF, EVF need to have massive ...
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