Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (487 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Deliberately slowing the 4K to just 15fps (as opposed to it taking 20MP photos at 20fps???) it's nice to know how oblivious Nikon is regarding the current market. They are not being competitive, they are just surfing on their own hubris because they are Nikon! And WOW look at how handsome our camera is!!!!!!!!

And now, for essentially a little bigger body, way bigger BSI sensor, 8 extra megapixels, more available lenses, full 4K and most likely cheaper when the J5 is out, the Samsung NX500 is a way better deal.

On a positive note, the J6 will have 4K at 24fps next year.

Panasonic, Sony and Samsung thanks you.

I think you are looking at this the wrong way. The Nikon 1 J5 based on what the J4 is, is a very fast, responsive small camera system. I think with the new sensor and the new pricing, they are really hitting the right note.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:23 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (487 comments in total)

Ok, excellent- no AA filter- found at the Nikon global website.

REMARKABLE IMAGING
Leading-edge Nikon technologies deliver beautiful photos and movies.
Newly developed, backside illumination CMOS image sensor
EXPEED 5A image-processing engine
No optical low-pass filter <---------------

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 05:31 UTC as 117th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (487 comments in total)

No body only kit. Why, Nikon? And a new battery vs J4. I guess inevitable if it consumes more power.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 05:27 UTC as 118th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (487 comments in total)

@dpreview- there is no mention of no low pass optical filter. Does this mean this camera has an anti-alias filter again? That would be sad :-(

Would be interesting to see the sensor performance.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 126th comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (487 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know?"

Will NIKON keep its Signature feature to distinguish it with other camera makers?

Nikon 1's Signature feature = The Most NOISY 1" sensor that you can find.

Nikon should has better way to kill Nikon-1 system other than giving it a NOISY 1" sensor.

Why just put a SONY sensor inside to give NIKON 1 some life back.

The sensor is new and BSI.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 04:52 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (84 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Sony photographers get it for free

Well, I hear you on the bugs, but I am not surprised 50k images take long to import. I find Capture One 8.2 very very fast. Xtrans decode/preview ready in 1-2 seconds? I haven't seen that anywhere else.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 16:23 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (84 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Sony photographers get it for free

fuego6 - have you tried this very latest Capture one 8.2? It is *waaaaaay faster* than the previous version.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 05:50 UTC
On Phase One's Capture One Pro 8.2 software now available article (84 comments in total)
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sunnycal: I downloaded it. It does not render high resolution Raw files from EM-5 Mark II.

While that is true, Iridient Digital- pretty much a "one man show" supports it already and reasonably well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 05:49 UTC
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Marty4650: If their policy has been "to make cameras compact" since 1936, then someone must explain the Olympus E3 (2007) and E5 (2010).

Those two cameras were just as big and heavy as a Canon 5D with a sensor 1/4th the size.

@tkbslc - it does when the System itself was promoted as small. Your flagship *better* be still small. Olympus tried to compete with Canikon on their terms and we can see where original 4/3rds is today. They wised up for m4/3rds - notice the EM1 is not too big, they stopped short of one stop on the Pro zooms (i..e not make them F2.0 and too big) which was another mistake they did in 4/3rds.

Yes, this was one of the key things that costed 4/3rds itse existence. Good to see Olympus knows what they want now and they are doing rather well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 05:48 UTC
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Marty4650: If their policy has been "to make cameras compact" since 1936, then someone must explain the Olympus E3 (2007) and E5 (2010).

Those two cameras were just as big and heavy as a Canon 5D with a sensor 1/4th the size.

You read my mind :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 19:28 UTC

Ok, where is Lightroom 6.0? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 02:17 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Donnie G: I'll be out this St. Patrick's Day weekend earning a few thousand dollars taking pictures with my crappy old Canon DSLRs. You know, the ones with the crummy sensors, huge and heavy bodies, lenses and those obsolete OVFs. When I'm counting my money on Monday I'll try not to give in to the temptation to slap myself silly for making my customers settle for photos that were not taken with an EVF and 14 DR sensor equipped compact, lightweight, mirrorless camera. I suppose, much like Canon, I haven't learned anything from the other camera manufacturers either. :))

Not sure what your point is. I mean, here are others making thousands of dollars not using Canon equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 03:24 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: There is this myth that Canon has failed to innovate.

Is this true? Well, they came out with Dual Pixel AF, which is a big deal and pretty fantastic. Expect to see that on more of their lineup. They came out with the 7d ii which has the AF of their flaship model, their best metering, anti flicker mode, world class weather sealing, all for less than $2000. It's a mini 1DX, and to get these features at this price point to me is pretty innovative. They have come out with amazing lenses, all of which are class leading. No one does a better 24-70, or 70-200. Their 100-400 L II is amazing. Their new 11-24 sets new standards for an ultra wide angle zoom lens. The little 40 mm pancake is a great lens and a bargain. Their 100 L macro is best in class. And on and on with their lenses.

To me all of this represents innovation.

Canon has innovated, it's just the critics have chosen to stick with one measure of sensor performance and forget the rest.

He said Fuji lenses. As in Fujifilm- as a good example. Fuji film lenses are excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 03:23 UTC
On Poignant in the Gay love challenge (7 comments in total)

Nice, would have loved to know the context of the kiss though (were they friends, friendly kiss or partner/lovers). But that's another point and different from the photograph/moment.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 07:14 UTC as 7th comment

Shot #2 is simply ****STUNNING****

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 21st comment

I wish a question was asked about future GR plans and how it was doing. Looking at Imaging Resource's interview, looks like the GR has been constantly selling rather well!

Oh and of course, Pentax Q questions...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 19:26 UTC as 53rd comment
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PatMann: Best of luck to Fujifilm on addressing these issues. The lens lineup is stellar - no other APS-C system comes close. But AF and resolution do need to be addressed. If Nikon produces a pro APS-C camera to replace the D300s, they need to bring lenses with it to sell it. If they do, I will probably stay with Nikon. If not, Fujifilm is the first place I will look for my future primary camera system. I can't afford the $ or the overall system weight and bulk to go whole-hog full-frame.

audio- I think it's a fair point that you explain on the claim of the OP. I just thought the reasons you gave didn't read very strong to me. Having more lenses doesn't make the system better by itself, particularly if many of those lenses are copies of focal lengths and only a certain tier is good.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 11:54 UTC
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Mike Sandman: It's very refreshing to read so many un-hedged, direct statements from a camera company executive. Thanks, dPreview, for asking the questions, and thanks Fuji, for answering them forthrightly. Mr. Iida even acknowledged Samsung. This kind of thinking is responsible for Fuji's successful transition from film to digital vs. Kodak's failure.

It would be very nice (and quite a surprise) to see an equally frank set of answers from Nikon or Canon about how their cameras stack up against the competitors.

At least as far as the Nikon 1 system is concerned, Nikon doesn't seem to listen to their customers.

And what about all the people that have been waiting/asking for a D300 successor?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 08:30 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

Sure. :-) Like I also ever claimed such thing :-) Keep making it up. When someone is scared of ghosts they sure see them everywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:21 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

I think you are making things up. I have also owned Fuji and I don't see everyone claiming that the AF is as fast as a DSLR. You will always get extreme fanboys in any brand making impossible claims. If you want to count only the hits and not everyone- who also acknowledged the AF is not as fast as a DSLR, well, that's your choice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 18:11 UTC
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