NowHearThis

NowHearThis

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Business Analyst
Joined on Aug 24, 2007
About me:

Future Considerations:
Speakers: (This was easy to decide on...)
Front:2 NHT Classic Three (When the 1.8s finally give out)
Rear: 2 NHT Classic Two
or
Klipsch Reference Series

Current Line Up:
NHT 1.8 (2)
Verve Subwoofer (Dual 10' & 200w amp)
2-Infinity 42.5i in Custom center channel box wired in series (8O).
Polk Audio T15 (2)

Current Camera Gear:
Olympus OM-D E-M10
Olympus 14-42 II R MSC

Previous Camera Gear:
Sony A65
Sony 18-135m f/3.5-5.6
Sony 85mm f/2.8
Sony HVL-F43AM

Sony NEX-7
Sony 18-200mm OSS
Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS
Sony HVL-F20AM

Canon T2i
Canon 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon 270EX

Nikon D40
Nikon 18-55 ED II
Nikon 55-200mm VR
Nikon 35mm F1.8
Nikon SB-400

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (786 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

Why do you keep bringing up the 1/8000th issue on the D70, that was NOT MY POST, I care nothing as to if it can achieve that, not achieve that, or achieve it but with poor results. I dare say noone else cares either (except Mr Physics). Again, all I did give you the info you asked for. I found the information on page 106, I'm happy to hear you also found a second reference on page 95. This back and forth argument is silly; DPR has had the flash snyc info in its review for 10 years!
Also why make this statement:
"However if you make the statement without sourcing it,..."
Sounds rather accusatory on something that has been common knowledge to many for the past decade.

Now the hypocritical thing you just did was to spout off some opinion as fact (even if it is): "As for 1/8000 sec and nonTTL flashes, there remain big problems, ...All seems to invite big exposure troubles"
But you don't offer a single source as proof of your point. Which is what you accused me of in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 20:01 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (786 comments in total)
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riman: There is a setting Exposure Preview in Live View whereby you can see exactly what the sensor sees..isnt that pretty much the same as Mirrorless?

Rob, I did nothing of the sort. I suppose I should have put the ":)" at the end of the <sarcasm> tags, and it could have been left alone from then on.

Knowing that Riman spends much time in the Nikon FX forums indicated (or at least I made the assumption) that he knows something about photography. I in fact assumed that he was NOT ignorant (please re-read that, I said NOT!!!) of the difference between formats. Given that, I did not feel the need to rehash what he probably already knows. I also pointed otu that the comments section is not the best place to discuss the differences between the two. You are welcome to read in anything you want to, and I'm sorry you are reading this since the ignore list probably doesn't block comments. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (786 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

HowaboutRAW, I was not replying to the other post, YOU asked for a reference, I provided one. You point out someone making (a possible) inaccurate statement, when you yourself posted one earlier. Since I do not have a D70, (and I sold my D40 long ago). I cannot test the claim of a 1/8000 sync with non-TTL flashes. I have heard others doing this years past, but again, I have no proof one way or the other so why should I comment on something I was not a part of, nor have the ability to confirm/dispute?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (786 comments in total)
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riman: There is a setting Exposure Preview in Live View whereby you can see exactly what the sensor sees..isnt that pretty much the same as Mirrorless?

No. Your post seemed a bit sarcastic to begin with. I will give you the benefit of the doubt that your are indeed NOT ignorant between DSLR/Mirrorless. So why the post? Unless you were just trying to get a dig in somewhere. If you really don't know the differences between the two, may I suggest spending time in the forums where this can be discussed properly.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (786 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

Probably makes sense to fact check things first before posting too. Especially since DPR has had the specs posted for years.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (786 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

@HowaboutRAW

DPReview:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond70/2

Nikon site:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13140/~/users-manual---d70---guide-to-digital-photography

or the direct link to the PDF...
http://cdn-10.nikon-cdn.com/pdf/manuals/dslr/D70_en.pdf
Page 106.

Thanks Google!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (786 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Physics+Frank C:

According to Wikipedia the flash sync speed of the D70 is 1/300 sec.

With a smaller (APSC) focal plane shutter it is easier to build higher sync speeds.

The top shutter speed of the camera is indeed 1/8000 sec.

Wikipedia might have a typo. The D70 has a 1/500 sec flash snyc. It also has a base ISO of 200, just sayn'.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 15:56 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (786 comments in total)
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riman: There is a setting Exposure Preview in Live View whereby you can see exactly what the sensor sees..isnt that pretty much the same as Mirrorless?

<sarcasm>
Oh yeah, makes it just the same.
</sarcasm>

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

A fool and his money are soon parted...

Damn, I wish I came up with this idea so I could have taken them to the cleaners!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 23:51 UTC as 165th comment
On White Egret Vs Snake in the -Animals in Combat- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (21 comments in total)

Great photo!
Glad some idiot's 1/2 star vote didn't matter in the long run for you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 15th comment
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photo nuts: US$750 for a slow zoom lens... hmmm...

The Canon 15-85 with the same aperture range is $800 right now and that's after the mail-in-rebate (you have to pay $900 up front). The Pentax looks like a bargain in comparison ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:08 UTC
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alex_shin: This is what I was waiting for! Sounds like a great kit lens for my future K-3.
My 16-45 is great, but I got tired of its very limited tele range.
We'll see how the tests turn out.
And, of course, the price shall go down, which it will, especially in a kit.

They have the 17-70/4 already (I'm not saying having another lens is bad) and it's $150 less. It may not be weather resistant, but with a lower price, a fixed F4 aperture, very good image quality and only slightly less range...it looks like a better option for some.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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lephotography: Everyone realizes that the lens is actually 12-37 right? It's a 24-75 equivalent field of view, but don't expect the subject isolation you'd get from a real 75mm f2.8 lens. This lens will only give you the equivalent isolation of a 37mm at f5.6. If bokeh in a small size is your goal, you'd be better off with the Olympus OMD-Em10 and the 45 f1.8.

@ lephotography
<sarcasm>
You mean this isn't going to replace my FF DSLR and give me über shallow, razor thin DOF? WTF?
</sarcasm>

Here's what matters:
• 115x66x55 (fits in a small belt bag)
• 393g
• F1.7-2.8 aperture lets you use lower ISO settings when the light isn't great (No it will not rival a Sony A7s)
• High Quality images because the sensor is bigger than any other compact camera (non ILC) with a zoom.

Small size, and High Quality images for when you need something lightweight. Go to camerasize.com and compare the GM5 + 12-32 and the LX100, for the same size and money you get a faster lens (2 stops) on the LX100.

<quote>
"If bokeh in a small size is your goal, you'd be better off with the Olympus OMD-Em10 and the 45 f1.8."
</quote>

Please share the link where Panasonic said the LX100 is the perfect portrait camera. Ahh that's right they've never said that. Now the camera will take some nice portraits, just not with DOF so thin part of the face will be OOF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 21:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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fastprime: I wonder how big you could print without degrading image quality? Is there a way to ball park this?

Look at Imaging Resource. The old Olympus E-PL1 c, which was 12MP, could make 20x30" prints. Given the newer sensor, processor, etc. 20x30 inch prints should quite possible.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 21:27 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Michael Doleman: Maybe I'm missing something, but given the price-point, why on Earth would I select this camera over the GM5?

@ the OP,
If you only use 1 lens, you're better off with LX100, the lens on that thing is 2 stops faster than the one one GM5. The LX100 shoots 11fps vs 5.8fps. Frankly the pathetic 1/50 sec on the GM5 is a complete deal breaker for me. The LX100 will have a leaf shutter allowing for 1/2000 snyc which will let you take flash pictures outdoors and get somewhat of a shallow DOF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 05:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: WHY IS THIS CAMERA BIG NEWS? RICOH RELEASED A FULLY POCKETABLE CAMERA WITH AN !!!APS-C!!!! SIZED SENSOR 2 YEARS AGO (RICOH GR). THE ONLY THING THIS PANASONIC HAS OVER THE GR IS THE 4K VIDEO AND AN EVF. WHO CARES? NOBODY HAS 4K TVs. PLUS IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT FROM A NORMAL VIEWING DISTANCE, THERE IS NO VISIBLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 4K TV AND 1080P TV, so anybody who buys a 4k TV is mad. Most photographers are not interested in taking 4k video anyway, unless they want to make documentaries, in which case, who cares whether you have a pocketable camera or not.

@Boss...
Your post is rather amusing. I hope the caps lock thing means you were being sarcastic...because the Ricoh GR is not all that great compared with the LX100. Now the Ricoh is smallish and has a bigger sensor but it's just sooo lacking everywhere else.
• No EVF
• No Zoom, only a Fixed Focal Length Lens
• No image stabilization
• Only 4fps
• Can't take filters
• Takes longer to adjust EV, Aperture, Shutter Speed
• No 4K video
And they're still charging $700 for that thing. The LX100 is bettter featured and offers a much better value.
Also I'd like you to back up your bogus claim about no visible difference in 4K (8MP) TV vs a 1080p (2MP) TV. Please cite your sources.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 05:47 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (310 comments in total)
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Daniel Lauring: 1/50th flash sync is nail in coffin. Electronic shutters are not ready for prime time until they can read sensor as fast as flash cycle.

Sold it long ago for a Canon T2i, dumbest decision I ever made. There's times I'd like to have my D40 back, it was just so easy to work with.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (310 comments in total)
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Daniel Lauring: 1/50th flash sync is nail in coffin. Electronic shutters are not ready for prime time until they can read sensor as fast as flash cycle.

1/200 sec should be the minimum. Even my Nikon D40 from 6yrs could do 1/500 sec.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On Week in review: 8 things we learned article (48 comments in total)
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Kipplemaster: I never want to see that Monkey Selfie ever again!

In other news...this monkey can pick better stocks than you too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 18:53 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (496 comments in total)
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Markol: Why would you buy this over the old model? Same sensor, still lousy movie specs, still not the 5 axis ois but of course a higher price. Will we have to wait again for 3 generations to get a new sensor? Well ok, it's still very good but the other things I mentioned are deal breakers for me.
AAnd the biggest question of all: have they finally fixed their shutter shock problem?

@Snappy Happy
The E-PL7 has the same 0-second Anti-Shock feature/setting as my E-M10. So yes, they've got something to completely avoid the shutter shock problem now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
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