capanikon

capanikon

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1104 comments in total)

Looks like a great low-end/midrange FX body.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 04:19 UTC as 251st comment | 1 reply
On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)

Wikipedia says "BPG is believed to be covered by some of the patents on HEVC, which makes LWN.net conclude that it is unlikely that BPG will replace JPEG, despite BPG's technical superiority."

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 23:22 UTC as 68th comment
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capanikon: Eh. Canikon mirrorless is gonna crush Sony whenever they get around to taking mirrors seriously.

aps-c already has excellent dof control and great low-light performance. 35mm is one stop better in both regards. But medium format is even better than 35mm. I think aps-c provides a better balance than 35mm.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
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capanikon: Eh. Canikon mirrorless is gonna crush Sony whenever they get around to taking mirrors seriously.

Personally I see little or no need for 36x24mm sensors (FF) in ML bodies as APS-C is more than good enough for my purposes. There is nothing magic about rectangles 36mm by 24mm in size. APS-C sensors also make supertelephoto glass more accessible, less expensive, lighter and smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 01:11 UTC

Eh. Canikon mirrorless is gonna crush Sony whenever they get around to taking mirrors seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 290th comment | 16 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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OlavM: Comparison table, screen: NIKON D7100 has the better resolution somehow?
(1.228.800 dots, compared to the 7DII's 1.036.800 dots).
It does not correspond with the pixel count (RGB resolution), I realize, yes!
Explanation, anyone?

Looks really promising, the 7DII, but why NO 4K video??? -Running double DIGIC6 processors?
(I'll probably stick to my old 5D MkII)

Myguess: Avoiding "internal" competition with something soon to come "popping out" from the pipeline, FF probably ...

For 4k to make sense you either need a very large display or you need to be sitting too close to the display. See https://www.rtings.com/images/optimal-viewing-distance-television-graph-size.png

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
In reply to:

OlavM: Comparison table, screen: NIKON D7100 has the better resolution somehow?
(1.228.800 dots, compared to the 7DII's 1.036.800 dots).
It does not correspond with the pixel count (RGB resolution), I realize, yes!
Explanation, anyone?

Looks really promising, the 7DII, but why NO 4K video??? -Running double DIGIC6 processors?
(I'll probably stick to my old 5D MkII)

Myguess: Avoiding "internal" competition with something soon to come "popping out" from the pipeline, FF probably ...

Screens rez not so important as sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

I like it. But I think Canon should ditch the pop-up flash and circular mode dial on the higher-end bodies like this one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:07 UTC as 409th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

Hogan's article: http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/d750-too-little-too-late.html

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 164th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

It's a fine camera. But it also screams "design-by-committee" ... very safe, boring, no risk taken, not sexy. As Thom Hogan wrote recently, what happened to the Nikon that created the F4s, N90s, D3, etc? This is like bland baby food.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 165th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

Eh. Nikon is adrift. They're too noob-centric and copying the Canon EOS design too much.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 22:22 UTC as 168th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 comments in total)
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sandy b: I will get one just for birding, that makes it worth the price of the ticket alone. The V3 and CX70-300 cost over $2000, and is well worth it.

Look at the Nikon 1 forum at the BIF and other shots with the combo. Incredible. Hand held 810 mm equiv. with amazing AF. For low light I have my D600. For everything else I am getting a V3. I like how Nikon has reacted to the market and made the enthusiast model.

Now, either get the Sony sensor or tweak the Aptina, and it will be a do anything camera.

I agree, N1 has an advantage for super tele work. A FX body with an 800mm lens will set you back some $20,000 but you can get the same reach with N1 for 1/10th as much.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:24 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)

They look good. Nikon's doing a good job with the 1 series. I think 18mp is probably too much for this size sensor, however, yet I understand Nikon is probably under marketing pressure to juice the megapixel count up higher regardless of whether or not it's a good idea.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 23:31 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

I like it. I like the V1-style body. I like how a grip is option (ala Nikon FM2n or F3). I think Nikon is trying hard to satisfy too many people ... as an enthusiasts, this camera still has a ton of "noob" features such as tilt screen and touch screen and photo effects modes. I don't consider lack of EC dial to be a drawback but is instead a very positive thing!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 06:31 UTC as 220th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

I like it. Personally I'd prefer a smaller exposure compensation dial, or perhaps no EC dial at all. Or mebbe put the EC dial on the same dial as the ISO dial, Nikon F3-style: http://imgur.com/eoEpfOu

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 05:09 UTC as 71st comment

My eight-year-old Nikon D200 spanks this goofy little thing in every photographic manner possible.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 22:58 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

Too modern. Too large. Exposure mode should be manual only (or perhaps manual and aperture-priority). Definitely remove program and shutter-priority. Remove AF. Remove front command dial. I supposed you'd have to keep at least one dial to set aperture with lenses that do not have aperture rings. Or Nikon could have made this camera *only* compatible with lenses with aperture rings -- I'd prefer that. Remove the tiny grip. Replace top LCD with analog displays. Use mechanical shutter with film advance lever for re-cocking shutter. This isn't really what I was hoping for.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:32 UTC as 1009th comment | 1 reply
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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kkol: I hope the viewfinder comes with a split-image screen , and is as bright as that of FM2

"Canon offers an optional focusing screen called the Ee-S Super Precision Matte Screen. This focusing screen uses more powerful microlenses than the standard Ee-A screen, with the result that out-of-focus areas in the viewfinder are more accurate to the actual depth of field in the resulting image. This has the effect of making it easier to determine the exact point of focus during manual focusing, especially with high-speed lenses like the EF50mm f/1.4 USM or EF50mm f/1.2L USM. However, it also has the effect of making the Ee-S focusing screen noticeably darker than the Ee-A screen when using lenses with maximum apertures smaller than f/2.8. (No free lunch!)" -- http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0804/tech-tips.html

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 07:39 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

I like it. This is a great direction. I used a Nikon FM2n for years. It is the best manual SLR I have ever used.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 06:20 UTC as 240th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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kkol: I hope the viewfinder comes with a split-image screen , and is as bright as that of FM2

Bright screens are less accurate. Canon's Chuck Westfall addressed this a few years ago. Canon specifically makes a dark screen for more accurate focus. No joke.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 06:19 UTC
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