Cheezr

Cheezr

Lives in United States Palm Beach County, FL, United States
Joined on Dec 16, 2005

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On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 comments in total)
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richard cohen: Nikon does not seem to want to learn anything on pricing. The v1, while a really good first effort, was vastly overpriced so they ended up dumping them. The v2 is also vastly overpriced but I think they decided not to make many of them so you just don't see many people using them. I fear the same will be the result here....people will buy cheaper alternatives (which will be everything else) and these will languish. Nikon better not make many of these because they won't sell many at anywhere near this price.

Also, with the evf and grip it looks a lot like the v2...and it looks like if you attach the evf you can't use an external flash.

The em10grip is $60 not $150

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:39 UTC
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Rob Bernhard: [[Americans also seem to prefer bigger cameras. Sales for the Rebel SL1 have not been as great as we expected in America, for example. We've received some complaints about it being too small. But in Japan and Asia we don't see any complaints about that. So we have to be mindful of the differences between regions.]]

It's a shame the SL1 is not selling well, but I suspect it's more about price than size. Certainly there are those that truly need a larger camera, and there are those who measure their virility by the size of their camera, but a lot of people do want a smaller camera with good performance. The SL1 checks a lot of boxes. But it does so at $750 in the big box stores (with lens). Canon has been offering incentive/discounts but I think it's too little too late.

I saw it at CostCo and it is a beautiful little slr but it only comes with a big honking zoom lens (kinda ruins the appeal of small).
Don't know why they didn't kit it with the 40mm.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
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locke_fc: And it only took them a year and a half to establish that

@Spectro: and not with free shipping, about $45 for me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
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Nuno Souto: Nup, sorry, Nikon. 17 months to finally admit there is an issue and even then it's a service advisory rather than a recall?
I'm sooo glad I gave up on this company and went m4/3 all the way two years ago!
Sick and tired of the disaster Nikon has turned into, at my expense and others who have used their products for decades...

Ditto

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 22:38 UTC
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falconeyes: Am I missing something?

Nikon acknowledges the issue but shows no signs of sincere apopolgy?

Because "the presence of dust particles cannot be completely avoided"?

Can anybody beat them in arrogance?

In comparison, we can only now appreciate how Pentax apologized in an almost identical situation:
-> http://support.pentaximaging.com/node/1214

I have voted with my dollars and am loving my new e-m10. Thank you Nikon for your distain.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 22:35 UTC

Amazing the power of a lawsuit!

even free shipping, nice but i guess only US customers had the problem?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 05:19 UTC as 155th comment
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview news story (54 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Just out of curiosity, the battery says "Cell made in China, further processed in Japan". I understand wanting to get "Japan" in there but I wonder what sort of processing they do and why it's necessary.

Pricing determined in Japan ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 03:54 UTC
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview news story (54 comments in total)
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Yxa: Let's see which of the functions the D800 will get of the D4s new
recalibrated AF algorithms, Group AF mode, RAW SIZE S and the "ability to customize the color of the LCD monitor to better match studio monitors or personal preference"

In my many years I have never seen Nikon update functionality in FW. Did the D600 get the new white balance algorithms? But then again they are careening wildly downhill so you never know where they will bounce next.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview news story (54 comments in total)
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Cheezr: ok i officially give up! you got me Barney!
so where is the link to read the interview?
if i click interview it takes me to a list of interviews and if i click the d4s title it takes me back here, if i click any of the labels above the "you may also like" they just circle around but afaik there is no link to the interview.

If this is a test i surrender and maybe this is why there are only 5 comments, something broken???

Then I would say, Images with commentary by Nikon as generally an interview has questions and answers... Sadly, on my laptop everything below the images was not on screen but now i get it.
thanks

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 03:52 UTC
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview news story (54 comments in total)

ok i officially give up! you got me Barney!
so where is the link to read the interview?
if i click interview it takes me to a list of interviews and if i click the d4s title it takes me back here, if i click any of the labels above the "you may also like" they just circle around but afaik there is no link to the interview.

If this is a test i surrender and maybe this is why there are only 5 comments, something broken???

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 06:21 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

DPReview is being a little over eager, this is the Adobe Labs beta for ACR 8.4 and you need to use their links because the usual Adobe updaters will not pick it up until it is a released product.
I just installed it (it comes with an installer) and it works in both LR CC and PS CC

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 20:34 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)

Very aggressive price point, finally!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 07:52 UTC as 153rd comment

Here is my test. I took an image at ISO 12800 in decent light and converted it in Adobe Camera Raw CC, Aperture (latest), DxO8 and DxO9. Below are the links to the dropbox files, enjoy.
PS in both DxO I used default but smart lighting to medium and luminance to 15
Aperture was apple defaults and ACR adobe defaults

ACR https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31373150/K5211836PS.JPG
Aperture https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31373150/K5211836Aper.jpg
DxO8 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31373150/K5211836_DxO8.jpg
DxO9 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31373150/K5211836_DxO9.jpg

Original DNG (Pentax K5IIs) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31373150/K5211836.DNG

also btw, DxO8 took 11 seconds to export and DxO9 took 2 minutes 7 seconds (both as reported by the software). Both on a Mac Mini i7 w/8GB ram and SSD

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 23:49 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies

If Nikon had added wifi to the D610 it would have been an honorable upgrade, too bad they missed the boat.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 19:11 UTC as 13th comment
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

How funny, Richard!
Have you forgotten the Imperial weight system so easily (ok I admit Metric is miles better).

In any case "which helps push the weight of the camera to 813g (12.7oz)" last time I checked 813g was equivalent to 28.67oz.

CZR

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 04:23 UTC as 126th comment | 5 replies
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (319 comments in total)

E-mount please!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 07:00 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (590 comments in total)

Your words drive fear into the hearts of japanese executives!

P.S. I love your friend's tattoo of the measuring tape, my imagination goes into overdrive ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 18:38 UTC as 268th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:ricoh-gr (295 comments in total)

Richard,
Is there a protective shutter that closes over the lens when power is off? or a lens cap? I don't see any in the pics and am just wondering..

CZR

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 07:14 UTC as 111th comment | 1 reply
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Marcel Mutter: WOW that are lot of advertisements between this comments area and the news item.

Amazon must be turning the screws..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 02:32 UTC
On Studio comparison pages added to Fujifilm X100S Preview news story (76 comments in total)
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Cheezr: How are you converting the RAW files? Or should I only be looking at the JPEG's?

I guess i am just surprised by the poor quality of the raw files compared to other aps-c cameras. Thus, my questions meant, are these final raw quality or is it a beta convertor or are the raw files just that lousy?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 05:26 UTC
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