camerosity

Lives in United States Redmond, WA, United States
Works as a Documentary Photographer
Joined on Jul 9, 2011

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On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (95 comments in total)

It would be nice if they would offer recalls on all EN-EL15 batteries that qualify, not just for D500 owners. I have quite a few that are like this but I'm just a D810 owner.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 03:03 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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2eyesee: How about a poll? Which camera would you like to see DPR review first?

And another: How many hours sleep are DPR staff allowed each night until all three cameras are reviewed?

Definitely a built in EVF would push me to buying the DL 18-50 right away. But again, like the failed V3, the viewfinder being an add on, very fragile item, make me pause. The V1 was the genesis of what could have been a brilliant line of cameras. But they chickened out and made the V2, which was boring, and the V3, which was simply bizarre (Micro SD cards? wtf?!). Sorry Nikon, your marketing department is still rather confused. You can't make a premium compact with a superb N lens, and leave the viewfinder off. Pros don't shoot with the camera held out in front of them. Even the tiny Rollei 35 has a viewfinder on it, for chrissakes!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 06:42 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (737 comments in total)

Glad to see Nikon release both of these cameras. The D500 looks very exciting and may bring some FX shooters back to DX, as the D500 seems to eclipse the D750 in many areas for just $150 more.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 06:04 UTC as 92nd comment

Good artists copy, great artists steal. This has always and will always be true...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 04:36 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact (60 comments in total)

well they certainly are setting their sights on Panasonic as this one is a dead ringer for one.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 05:53 UTC as 12th comment
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview (125 comments in total)

Thanks for keeping the best photography site on the net alive!

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 50th comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1318 comments in total)

Canon bias on dpreview? Never, right? Even though the D750 was announced before the 7D Mark II, the Canon gets a review posted before the Nikon...

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 04:47 UTC as 142nd comment | 2 replies

I'd love to get one of these, they are super sexy. But looks like this is for Japanese consumers only, no English option... Price is reasonable too, kit with lens is $~2750.00

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 05:53 UTC as 20th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production (210 comments in total)
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String: Outdated, obsolete, discontinued, whatever it is I will say that the E-M5 is the only digital camera that I don't think I'll ever sell. It's just too damn good looking and handling; a true modern classic. Its the one that made photography fun again (for me). I will eventually replace it (E-M1 successor?) but the E-M5 will always be mine.

I cant say that about any other digital camera I've owned.

I feel the same way about the Nikon Df too. It's a cut above any other digital SLR I've ever owned.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 19:53 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G7 X Review (490 comments in total)
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camerosity: The photo of the North Fork Falls is not in Bellevue, it's actually in Newcastle...

yeah you probably drove up from I-90 through Lakemont (in Bellevue). The North Fork Falls are in Newcastle City Limits and part of the old mining town area. And you're right, I don't know why Newcastle doesn't post a sign to tell drivers they are entering Newcastle. Anyway, it's a great trail!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 02:22 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G7 X Review (490 comments in total)

The photo of the North Fork Falls is not in Bellevue, it's actually in Newcastle...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 109th comment | 2 replies

You forgot the Nikon Coolpix A. Typical dpreview

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:54 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

This is awesome. As a Photoshop CS6 user, their Camera Raw plugin just gets better and better. Used to be that Nikon Capture NX2 did a better job with Nikon's closed source .NEF files. But recently I compared CS6 Camera Raw to NX2 and I preferred Camera Raw overall. Nice that they decided to throw a bone to all of us CS6 users for the Nikon D810 too. Though I currently have the D800 I may buy a D810 in a couple of years.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 02:48 UTC as 1st comment

I can't wait until the Museum of Flight raises the necessary funds to build a building over all the planes in the airpark. Apparently they are planning a roof first, then walls later. The original (and very first) Boeing 727-100 is going to be a part of the Airliner Gallery. Too bad the first Boeing jet, the 367-80, was donated to the Smithsonian. I saw it in person in 1994 at Boeing Field, fresh from the paint shop, and have slides of it. At that Flight Fest, we could walk right up to the 367-80 and touch it, walk under it (not easy) and see it from all angles. It was wonderful. The Stratoliner (Clipper Flying Cloud) was there too, unrestored. Amazing.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 04:54 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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Jogger: I think they should just leave it as is, with minor repairs to structural issues; if they are looking to create an original replica, then they can just create it from scratch. This is like restoring the roman coliseum to original.

I was a little sorry to see the original fabric in the upstairs lounge replaced with a pattern completely different, however. At least I had a chance to photograph the original fabric before it was removed.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 04:51 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology (288 comments in total)

I wanted to look at one in a shop a few weeks ago. They had ONE in the box, but I wasn't ready to buy so I didn't ask to see it. I wish they had one on display. Just wanted to see how it felt. I'm still very enthusiastic about the V1 though, having purchased three of them (one new, two refurbished) after the fire sale. Have many Nikkor 1 lenses too, including the 6.7-13mm and the 32mm 1.2. Wonderful optics.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 01:09 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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OceanFroggie: Looks a superb spec. Pity about 36mp, fine for pro's but totally OTT for most leisure users. Having recently returned to SLR with an APS-C sensor I am beginning to regret the size and weight of even that smaller gear, so won't be going FF despite the human desire and draw of this superb looking camera. In the century of higher spec'd 'less is more' gear I don't see a long term future for these large heavy SLRs outside of the pro community. A D300 control layout on a D3300 sized body might 'blow skirts up' more than 35mm sized SLR bodies of yesteryear. I suspect I will end up back in super zoom land or an ultra compact ILC with min 10fps. I'm on a boat this weekend with a bag full of DX lenses, 2 years ago I had a lightweight CB super zoom and got all the shots - why did I not resist the draw of 'gear' and nostalgia my 35m film days of the early 80s. Personally for leisure use 16mp is more than adequate for me.

I carried the D700 around Europe with me for two weeks and it was just 12MP. That being said, I have no issues with 36MP resolution. Storage is cheap and the quality is unsurpassed.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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OceanFroggie: Looks a superb spec. Pity about 36mp, fine for pro's but totally OTT for most leisure users. Having recently returned to SLR with an APS-C sensor I am beginning to regret the size and weight of even that smaller gear, so won't be going FF despite the human desire and draw of this superb looking camera. In the century of higher spec'd 'less is more' gear I don't see a long term future for these large heavy SLRs outside of the pro community. A D300 control layout on a D3300 sized body might 'blow skirts up' more than 35mm sized SLR bodies of yesteryear. I suspect I will end up back in super zoom land or an ultra compact ILC with min 10fps. I'm on a boat this weekend with a bag full of DX lenses, 2 years ago I had a lightweight CB super zoom and got all the shots - why did I not resist the draw of 'gear' and nostalgia my 35m film days of the early 80s. Personally for leisure use 16mp is more than adequate for me.

Did you know you can shoot lower resolution with the D810? Yes, you can shoot 20MP or even 9MP if you don't need 36MP resolution. I shoot 20MP all the time when I'm taking product shots for online auctions. Quality is still outstanding.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:11 UTC

dpreview shame on you. encouraging bullying. what a pathetic website this has become.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 81st comment
On article LG releases G3 with QHD screen and laser-AF (60 comments in total)

WOW laser AF!! What will they think of next?!

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 01:11 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
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