Antony John

Antony John

Lives in Kuwait Cape Town, Kuwait
Works as a Divisional Manager/Polymer Chemist
Joined on Nov 16, 2007

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On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Take away the orange jumpsuit and these are nothing. Take away the caption referring to "astronaut" and you wouldn't know what the H they are supposed to be.

Take away the jumpsuit and they guy would have been naked.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 02:28 UTC
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)
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mcshan: Great to see the DPR news section back on track.

Yup, full steam ahead ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)
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PowerG9atBlackForest: Particularly nice!

Pollution? Now that you mention it, certainly not my first thought.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 16:50 UTC
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)
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racketman: Second image is awesome.

Absolutely. Magnificent image.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
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Antony John: Seems that many posters are upset that Nikon has dared to upgrade' the D800.
If current users don't need the benefits of the D810 then I don't understand why they should be so animated.
Relax.
In a couple of years there'll be a D810 upgrade (D820 presumably) that will be "The best of the best - with honors" (courtesy of MIB #1).
That Nikon are 'refining' an already excellent camera should be applauded not denigrated. It shows that there was little that needed modification on an already excellent camera with currently available technology.

Fair enough Anthony.
So what were the improvements you were expecting on a 'mid term refresh'?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 16:52 UTC

Seems that many posters are upset that Nikon has dared to upgrade' the D800.
If current users don't need the benefits of the D810 then I don't understand why they should be so animated.
Relax.
In a couple of years there'll be a D810 upgrade (D820 presumably) that will be "The best of the best - with honors" (courtesy of MIB #1).
That Nikon are 'refining' an already excellent camera should be applauded not denigrated. It shows that there was little that needed modification on an already excellent camera with currently available technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 15:52 UTC as 29th comment | 10 replies
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Tom Nokin: What a silly comment regarding the new base ISO of 64 instead of 100: "Now we can more easily use fast aperture lenses wide open in daylight hours to enjoy the dramatic separation of extremely shallow depth of field and selective focusing." First of all it is by no means clear whether the ISO 64 is so much better than the Low 0.3 or 0.7 that the D800 already has. More importantly, this is 2/3 of one aperature stop. With speed up to 1/8000 sec you can use any aperature in any lighting situation. Under what circumstances is 1/8000 sec when you want to use 1.4 or 1.8 not enough? Also the difference between 100 ISO and 64 is roughly the differnce between 1.4. or 1.8. I would argue that no can say by looking at a real picture whether 1.4 or 1.8 has been used. So this "advantage" is nearly pointless in the real world.

Lo ISO doesn't come without it's own limitations - loss of DR.
In some situations you might want lower shutter speeds, not faster.
Whether this is necessary for a certain individual is their call.
For some the D800/E might fulfill their requirements, for others they might enjoy the enhancements added to the D810.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 15:32 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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Antony John: Didn't I read somewhere that there's an exposure mode that's designed to prevent highlight clipping?
Or is this the 'Flat' Picture control mode?

"Highlight Protected Metering" and a Base ISO of 64 is worth the price of admission (IMHO).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 17:44 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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JKP: Has enyone figured out, what specifically Nikon means when that say D800E has effects of AA filter 'canceled', while 810 has it entirely left out? What is the difference between the two cameras?

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/06/sensor-stack-thickness-when-does-it-matter

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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Antony John: Didn't I read somewhere that there's an exposure mode that's designed to prevent highlight clipping?
Or is this the 'Flat' Picture control mode?

What does? If it's not listed in the 'things you need to know' I think it should be there as a major attribute.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)

Didn't I read somewhere that there's an exposure mode that's designed to prevent highlight clipping?
Or is this the 'Flat' Picture control mode?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1093 comments in total)
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Martin Datzinger: They adressed all of my concerns I had about the D800 and that kept me from buying it (I went for the D600 instead, where those things were better). So for me, this is highly exciting.

@Martin,
Add another to the list.
Second iteration is always worth waiting for.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1093 comments in total)
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ipecaca: Wich of these improvements couldn't be implemented in a firmware update?

But with a slower processor then people would whine how slow the camera is?
With any software one doesn't simply update for free. You have to pay for it and the only way for a camera manufacturer to do that is to bring out a new camera.
Please don't give Nikon any ideas about charging for software upgrades ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1093 comments in total)
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select: nice improvements, but the lack of 4k video, wifi and gps, is a shame for a camera that costs over 3k euros

@select,
I though the D800/E were market leaders already?
But yes, guess they can only go one way from the top.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:25 UTC
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cgarrard: I don't care if its $1.00 a month. I won't subscribe to software, ever. Period.

:)

Carl

But it's a really great deal!
(For Adobe)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
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ovatab: C'mon it's less than 1.4 cents per hour!

And a perpetual license as close to zero cost as you'll get (unless it was free).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
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Archiver: I'm still on LR 4, and I've been waiting to see if LR 6 is still a standalone buy-once program, and this announcement does not bode well for that possibility. In more cynical turns of mind, I wonder if Adobe is doing this to scare people into buying LR 5 right now, before it potentially becomes subscription only.

I'm in the same boat. I have my doubts LR6 will be available as a separate downloadable program with perpetual license.
Adobe have their heads 'in the clouds'.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:22 UTC

So take the FF 28-300 cut it in half and add a 4/3 camera mount and 'hey presto' you have an m4/3 14-150?
(add :-) just in case ...)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 31st comment

When do the pre-orders open?
I really need the "Elegant Tungsten Silver Brand Ring" considering it rates at #4 in the "Product Highlights" it's a 'must have' ;-)
It's what all "discerning full-frame DSLR users" require - what more could one want?
BTW, do Tamron make these as accessories to cover the plain gold rings on Nikon lenses? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 14:09 UTC as 12th comment
On Panasonic FZ1000: Not just another superzoom... article (158 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Is the FZ1000 Weathersealed?

No. So it's not a 'take anywhere' camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
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