TFD

TFD

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On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (394 comments in total)

37,000 vs 8500 is not a order of magnitude

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:39 UTC as 103rd comment | 4 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II news story (201 comments in total)

kind of big might just as well by a DSLR

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range news story (51 comments in total)

I wonder if Nikon ever fixed their awful user interface, they were(are) the kings of death by a 1000 menus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 09:15 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)

I hope there is an optional, retro flashbulb flash using #5 bulbs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 13:57 UTC as 178th comment
On Sakar shows QX-style, Vivitar-branded modular smart camera news story (79 comments in total)

Why not just get Canon or Nikon to make cameras with a built in cell phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 09:51 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

They should have built it with a mech. shutter a mech self timer and match needle exposure.

An optional external flashbulb flash using number 5 flashbulbs :)

Retro technology gee, if it was cheap and cheerful that would be great, not at these prices.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 21:31 UTC as 197th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
In reply to:

TFD: Is there an optional retro Flash bulb flash taking big #5 flash bulbs.

I hope it has an analogue match needle exposure meter and a mechanical shutter cannot be retro without the sound of the mechanical shutter on long exposures.

Of course the original Nikon F's were manual focus so not sure that autofocus should be available on a retro camera, all you should need is a split screen viewfinder and your eye.

For me Retro technology in not logical. No one is going to buy a Tube TV or a x286 computer. the Df is just a silly marketing scheme, so given that it is a marketing scheme why not go all the way back - why not just let Form overtake Function.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:34 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Is there an optional retro Flash bulb flash taking big #5 flash bulbs.

I hope it has an analogue match needle exposure meter and a mechanical shutter cannot be retro without the sound of the mechanical shutter on long exposures.

Of course the original Nikon F's were manual focus so not sure that autofocus should be available on a retro camera, all you should need is a split screen viewfinder and your eye.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:21 UTC as 135th comment | 9 replies

you must have and awfully big pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 16:40 UTC as 74th comment
On Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df news story (230 comments in total)

I guess it should really have match needle metering a mechanical shutter and a mechanical self timer. Maybe a hotshoe mounted flash with #5 flash bulbs.

Just too weird, retro cameras, why not retro TVs - how about selling a 27 inch tube TV for $3000, or maybe a PC with a 286 processor and a 10M hard drive.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:18 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)

I guess when you lack any new ideas you dig up the old ones, I guess to be complete it should have lenses with aperture rings and manual focus only. of course given Nikon's poor user interface perhaps a shutter speed dial IS a step forward...

This is just another blatant marketing attempt, like Fuji's retro looking, non-rangefinder rangefinder cameras to eke out sales in a stagnant market, Especially as the mirorless cameras are not flying off the shelves.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 17:24 UTC as 105th comment | 5 replies

While I admire all these new niche camera each with their quirky feature sets and small collection of lens but their price points always leave me cold. Especially when you look at the lens prices - what is the point of an interchange lens camera if there are few lens, no third party lens and they are more expensive than their SLR peers.

$1400 would buy you a Canon 70D a Nikon 7100 or a Sony A77. You would have 10 times more lens options - including 3rd party lens.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:10 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

Not quite sure I understand the fuss about interchangeable lens camera that have no/few actually lens to change, for which you get to pay a premium price.

Not sure I would be submerging this camera either $$$

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 07:09 UTC as 55th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon unveils tiny Coolpix S02 for 'trendy individuals' news story (63 comments in total)

Not small enough to make a difference, rather buy a Sony WX80 for the same price.

If you want small and trendy buy the Minox "spy" camera.

http://www.minox.com/index.php?id=6001&L=2

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 14:40 UTC as 6th comment
On Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-FZ70 with 60x optical zoom news story (310 comments in total)

Panasonic does not appear to have gotten onto the BSI sensor train. If this is a non-BSI sensor it would be hard to compete with the others.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 08:48 UTC as 85th comment

Not surprising. Today Popular Photography has about 15-20 pages of adverting from Camera stores. In the pre internet era there would have been 30-40 pages. Always something to lust over, buy and put in a drawer.

I have to laugh when I see gear with the oval gold Japan quality stickers still on after a decade or twol

There has always been a acquisition syndrome, on the whole the digital era is worse - technology changing faster and more planned obsolesce. Remember how long Nikon retained backwards compatibility to its lenses. Try using a manual lens today and the reduced functionary is not appealing.

It goes without saying that everyone wants a big, long lens in their pocket :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:45 UTC as 83rd comment
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (352 comments in total)

I use Corel PaintShop Pro. I find the user interface better than Photoshop which I find unfriendly. it works with most plugins. it is packaged with Nix Color effect x3 plugins for a reason it does not work with the x4 release.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 09:17 UTC as 113th comment

Everyone thinks the cloud is a great, no one knows what it is. I would not want to get tied into this one. I would guess that the performance would be less than exciting.

Personally I am now using Corel Paint Shop Pro, it as a better interface than Adobe and it does everything I need for about $100.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 14:10 UTC as 277th comment | 2 replies
On Minox announces tiny, retro-styled DCC 14.0 camera news story (153 comments in total)

More interesting is the Minox micro digital spy camera

http://www.license-to-shoot.com/index.php?id=56

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

Camera makers appear to be unique in their desire to go backwards, wierd retro rangefinder cameras, fixed focal length odities like this Nikon, black and white only cameras. Sort of unlearning everything from the 1950's before the SLR, auto focus, etc.

I am waiting for manual only focus cameras, a digital twin lens reflex digital camera, mechancilly timed shutters. match needle metering and the re-introduction of flash cubes.

Of course if these oddities were at least cheap they could have a place but paying $1100 for an oddity is just silly.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:23 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
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