capanikon

capanikon

Lives in United States MT, United States
Works as a photographer! :D
Joined on Apr 26, 2007
About me:

Hi. I'm just this guy, you know?

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (598 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 (597 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 (921 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 16th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 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 (1514 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

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On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 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 236th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 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
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (623 comments in total)

I'd rather they didn't put touch screens on cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 06:54 UTC as 120th comment | 4 replies

I always wonder if sites like dpreview get permission from the photographer to publish photos like the KKK ones on this page or if they just grab 'em and give credit to the photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 20:14 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

This is a really terrific camera for people who don't care about photography.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 01:35 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies

Touch screens are not tactile. Buttons and dials FTW.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 20:50 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

DV is awful. But it's not the first time a PJ has covered it. I remember Donna Ferrato's photos of DV from the 1980s, I think. Shot on film. These kind of events get even worse when there are firearms in the home.

http://donnaferrato.com/domestic-violence/

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 21:18 UTC as 101st comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview article (311 comments in total)

Woo. Nice update. Gonna skip this one, too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 04:20 UTC as 65th comment

I think a poster on Slashdot summed it up best: "Look it's Malibu Stacy, but she's got a new hat."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 20:09 UTC as 114th comment | 5 replies
On 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung article (278 comments in total)

I dunno about that. Personally, I have little patience for video. How often do you sit and watch an entire video clip? I'd rather have a single strong image sum up a story.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 01:02 UTC as 114th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)

The future still belongs to mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:33 UTC as 364th comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: It better be good! That's pretty much FF money.

135 format (aka FX) is pretty small compared to 4x5 or 8x10 cameras. You could fit 56 FX sensors on top of single sheet of 8x10 film.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:31 UTC
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tkbslc: It better be good! That's pretty much FF money.

If a camera is designed from the start to be an APS-C camera, with APS-C lenses, then it's a FF-APS-C camera. Because the lens' image circle perfectly matches the sensor. Now if Fuji were to yank out the APS-C sensor on the X-Pro1 and replace it with a 1/2.3" sensor, then it would no longer be a FF APS-C camera, but a cropped-sensor camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 00:38 UTC
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