ishu

ishu

Lives in United States United States
Works as a banking
Joined on Nov 21, 2009
About me:

learning about photography and having fun while doing it
Nikon D90 18-105; 35mm f/1.8 AF-S; 50mm f/1.8 AF-D
Nissin Di622; SB-400
Panasonic Lumix LZ-8
Canon SX-10

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On Nikon D5300 Review preview (253 comments in total)
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maxnimo: From the sample pics I saw, that nikon zoom lens belongs in a toy store. To use such a lens in a test simply destroys the credibility of this site.

I don't think we disagree too much, to the extent it's a matter of degrees and not extremes. Since you shoot a lot, and since you recognize the value of technique, it's going to take a lot for the people who consult with you to "get the pictures you do."

FWIW, I was responding to the statement that
"soccer moms ... believe they will get better pictures with having a bigger camera." They may not get the pictures you do (or the ones in magazines, etc.), but I believe they will get better pictures than they do today, since most of the folks I see use smartphones and pocket cams. I've heard and seen folks get better pictures than their "smaller" cameras with a beginner DSLR.

Whether people are *happy* with the results is a wholly different matter. And buying a camera that someone else has doesn't guarantee the same result.

Most of my friends are just happy to accept my photos, since they didn't have to shoot and my one keeper is better than theirs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 15:24 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (253 comments in total)
In reply to:

maxnimo: From the sample pics I saw, that nikon zoom lens belongs in a toy store. To use such a lens in a test simply destroys the credibility of this site.

brycesteiner--a lot of the soccer moms are right. A D5300 or other DSLR will get them better pictures than their smartphones or compact cameras.

The AF and shutter response alone will help, never mind the optics. And a 55mm=80mm equiv. zoom is better than the 24-35mm equiv on the camera phones. Sure they could get even better pictures with additional know-how, or a 70-200 f/2.8 zoom. But if you've been on a soccer field, you ought to know that most any DSLR in auto mode will be a serious upgrade for most of the "soccer moms."

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 07:05 UTC
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (285 comments in total)
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ishu: 1. For the compact camera user, the sensor is bigger, not smaller.
2. For the compact camera user, this camera is screamingly fast.
3. There are many more compact users to "upgrade" than DSLR users to "downgrade."
4. Whether this market realizes the value of the CX remains to be seen.

If CX delivers as promised, the fast response closes an enormous performance gap between the "highest-end" compacts vs. "lowest-end" DSLRs. That alone could make Nikon CX the choice of soccer moms because it offers something you can't get on any other "approachable" (not "affordable") camera.

Then consider affordable high-magnification low-light lenses like the new $250 50mm f/1.8 DX (think school performances, high school sports; see a trend?) and I would buy one for my wife, whose bridge camera is "too slow." Notably, she's never wanted to get the "out-of-focus-background thing" known by the DPR crowd as shallow DOF.

Oh, and for low light, CX can offer 135mm equiv at f/1.8 for reasonable money. To get that on APS-C will cost more than a CX system--for the lens. Even a slower f/2.8 will be $500 or so. The Oly XZ1 is one stop slower f/2.5@112mm equiv. with a smaller sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2011 at 05:10 UTC
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (285 comments in total)
In reply to:

ishu: 1. For the compact camera user, the sensor is bigger, not smaller.
2. For the compact camera user, this camera is screamingly fast.
3. There are many more compact users to "upgrade" than DSLR users to "downgrade."
4. Whether this market realizes the value of the CX remains to be seen.

If CX delivers as promised, the fast response closes an enormous performance gap between the "highest-end" compacts vs. "lowest-end" DSLRs. That alone could make Nikon CX the choice of soccer moms because it offers something you can't get on any other "approachable" (not "affordable") camera.

Then consider affordable high-magnification low-light lenses like the new $250 50mm f/1.8 DX (think school performances, high school sports; see a trend?) and I would buy one for my wife, whose bridge camera is "too slow." Notably, she's never wanted to get the "out-of-focus-background thing" known by the DPR crowd as shallow DOF.

"Wasn't there some other thing sensor size helped with?"
Absolutely.
The benefits of a largER sensor will help anyone upgrading from a compact camera. These people would have 4x more sensor area than they do today.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2011 at 04:42 UTC
On Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? article (285 comments in total)

1. For the compact camera user, the sensor is bigger, not smaller.
2. For the compact camera user, this camera is screamingly fast.
3. There are many more compact users to "upgrade" than DSLR users to "downgrade."
4. Whether this market realizes the value of the CX remains to be seen.

If CX delivers as promised, the fast response closes an enormous performance gap between the "highest-end" compacts vs. "lowest-end" DSLRs. That alone could make Nikon CX the choice of soccer moms because it offers something you can't get on any other "approachable" (not "affordable") camera.

Then consider affordable high-magnification low-light lenses like the new $250 50mm f/1.8 DX (think school performances, high school sports; see a trend?) and I would buy one for my wife, whose bridge camera is "too slow." Notably, she's never wanted to get the "out-of-focus-background thing" known by the DPR crowd as shallow DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 20:22 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
On HWY 101 in the Pacific Coast Highway challenge (1 comment in total)

101 Cafe is in Oceanside, a beautiful town, but it is not on SR-1.
http://101cafe.net/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2010 at 19:57 UTC as 1st comment
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