TFD

TFD

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

$1200 to get a camera that it too big to put in your pocket, has few lens and cost as much as a APSC DSLR - what is wrong with this picture.

Gluing together technology is a nice science experiment but bad product development. There is effectively no price point space between DSLRs and PS cameras to slide in another alternative. To make this camera financially interesting in would need to be in the $500 range.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 09:41 UTC as 82nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)
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TFD: Nice camera however long past pocketable. I have several Sony micros Cybershot cameras that are pocketable and I use them this way and yes I understand the image quality trade off over my A77.

For me once a camera does not fit in my pocket meaning using a bag or a strap I pretty much do not care if it weighs 2 lbs. or 5 lbs.

Given the RX's questionable pocketability, if I was going to buy one I think it would be the RX10.

My back pocket is all ready reserved for my iPhone. Side by side the S90 is rather a lot smaller than the RX. the S90 is 1.1 inches thick the RX10 III is 1.6 inches that makes it 45% thicker.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2978 comments in total)

Nice camera however long past pocketable. I have several Sony micros Cybershot cameras that are pocketable and I use them this way and yes I understand the image quality trade off over my A77.

For me once a camera does not fit in my pocket meaning using a bag or a strap I pretty much do not care if it weighs 2 lbs. or 5 lbs.

Given the RX's questionable pocketability, if I was going to buy one I think it would be the RX10.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 09:28 UTC as 394th comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (640 comments in total)
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forpetessake: "24-120mm equivalent F2.0-3.9 lens"

When manufacturers lie it's call an advertisement. But of all sites DPR should know better than repeating the lies and leading the ignorant readers astray. The lens is 12.5-62.5mm F2.0-3.9, not the stated equivalent. The FF equivalent lens would be 24-120mm F3.8-7.5 -- a big difference.

IGNORANT READERS NEED NOT TO REPLY.

Technically - The f-number N is given by
N = \frac{f}{D} \ where f is the focal length, and D is the diameter of the entrance pupil and is independent of the imaging area.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (650 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 180th comment | 5 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II article (200 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 article (45 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 17th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (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

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 (1616 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 214th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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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 article (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 article (1514 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

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

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 84th comment
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