Jonathan F/2

Jonathan F/2

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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (604 comments in total)
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Saldahna: I wonder how many of you guys have seriuosley tried to use the V3 and other cameras of the V series. I'm a SLR Shooter but my D800 and the holy trinity stay more an more at home, or will be used for Landscapes. Please try this camera by yourself before you judge.I've tried the Sony A6000 but the back screen is like a mirror....and the Lenses are to big. I want something small with power. That is the V3 with EVF and Grip. I love my DSLR but I also love these small V series cameras.

I'm a hardcore Nikon DSLR shooter and I'm going to have to disagree. If you want a well-rounded mirrorless system M43 is the way to go. It doesn't have the continuous focusing of the Nikon 1, but for everything else M43 is just a better system overall. And yes, I did try going all in with the Nikon 1 for my mirrorless system and I eventually sold everything to go back to M43. The biggest drawback is the Nikon 1 sensor, it's just not very good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 05:08 UTC

Another strap? Why the heck would I want to be walking around with a giant camera hanging off my neck? It just screams rob me when walking in shady neighborhoods.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)

Sony does a good job appealing to the tech geeks of the photo world.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 05:34 UTC as 32nd comment

Nice ad (masquerading as an article) to help bolster Amazon pre-orders.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 21:27 UTC as 84th comment | 4 replies
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (543 comments in total)
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mujana: This lens looks perfect! Too bad it isn't available for m4/3rds. I guess I have to stick to the 75mm/1.8 and the 45mm/1.8 Zuiko for portraiture...(not a real problem by the way)

Why would you want it for m43? The lens is made for FF and it'd be a waste of glass to use it on that sensor size. You'd be better off with the Panasonic Nocticron 42.5mm 1.2 lens or the 25mm 1.4 lens if you wanted the 50mm FOV.

Though it'd be nice if Sigma made fast glass for mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 07:54 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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dwl017: Who exactly is this camera design for? John Doe and his his wife with two kids? or the hipster single guy with disposal cash? The $800 price point seems massive to me given the fact that its still a point and shoot camera. I also disagree with the whole pocketable argument since I doubt very few people are shoving there new $800 gadget into a pants pocket.

So again back to my original question just who sets out on a saturday afternoon to buy a $800 point and shoot camera and how exactly is the price justified given the fact that 90% of the photos taken around the world today are only posted to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Instagram. Depending on the state you live in within the US this is $850 camera when tax are added.

Perhaps the original Sony RX100 might even be a better option at the end of the day? price point wise. I did a quick Flickr scan of the Canon S120 and all the photos look no different from the current Sony RX100 model.

The $800 price tag are for gadget geeks who need the latest and greatest. They'll buy it, take pictures of their cat and then sell it in a month for something else. I'll buy this camera once it hits the clearance bin for the next version that has a slightly longer zoom and more megapixels.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 22:00 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

I'm hardly a fan of Sony gear, but this camera is cool. I think Sony's stand alone cameras are great. Not a fan of their system cameras though.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 04:38 UTC as 496th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: The existence of quality "always with you" options like this, the 3rd version of the RX 100 III, is why there's no excuse for EVER using your freaking PHONE for photography pursuits because "the best camera is the one that's with you." As small & potent as this is, using the smartphone's camera is so lame. (As for price--you can now get the 1st RX100 for a relative song.)

I hate phone pictures. Just go on any social media site and the myriad mediocrity of cell phone pictures just shows how bad those type of photos are. If one is serious about good photos something like the RX100 or any of the mini mirrorless bodies like the E-PM2 will produce far better photos.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 15:22 UTC

Where the heck is the Nikon 300mm f/4 VR? I bet they'd sell more lenses of that over the 400mm even with the car-like price!

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 05:46 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (367 comments in total)
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Homam: It was about time...
When CANON introduced 24-70 F2.8 II it overwhelmingly beat the then Nikon King 24-70 f2.8. When it introduced 70-200 f2.8 II it again beat the Nikon 70-200 II. I seriously hope this 16-35 f4 can beat the unbeatable Nikon 16-35 f4 which is the sharpest ultra wide lens I have ever laid my hands on. Canon users deserve an ultrawide lens of that quality...

The old Canon vs Nikon pendulum swings...while the rest of the photographic world is focused on mirrorless!

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions article (72 comments in total)


Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 16:11 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Snooze. I bet the Df or D3S still beats it for low light. Next.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 113th comment | 7 replies
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (230 comments in total)

You're all a bunch of whiners. Nikon will fix your D600 regardless of warranty status. I should of bought one on clearance when I had the chance.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 06:54 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On Engineering a Difference: Ben Von Wong Part 2 article (38 comments in total)

Snooze. Nice photos if you're showcasing your work in a Photoshop magazine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2014 at 15:28 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Honestly I think the Nikon 1 design and implementation is first rate, but the older sensor is subpar to the competition despite all the wonderful tech behind the 1 system. I'll reserve judgement for this new sensor, but I'm not holding my breath.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:11 UTC as 56th comment
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)

Better off getting an E-M1 and have the awesome 5 axis IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 133rd comment | 10 replies
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kewlguy: Better experience the real thing - save more money, at least get an A7/A7R and 50 Lux APSH.

A7/R? Better off getting a FF/FX DSLR that actually has lenses available right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 03:48 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (414 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Since probably less than 5% of these lenses go to professional users - in any sense of the word "professional" - they are primarily a luxury purchase to make the buyer feel special. It happens in all sectors of the consumer durables market. Yer pays yer money (or not) and yer takes yer choice. Personally I feel that knowing how to use the camera and what it's pointed at are about 95% of what's required to get decent results. But we all fall for this marketing nonsense to some degree.

I think real pros are buying the 50mm 1.8 G and banging out amazing shots with that lens at a fraction of the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1618 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Nikon should make a smaller AFS retro for the rest of us.

Umm, actually you can.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 16:22 UTC

A bunch of whiners on here. If you make any money with your camera gear, buy first party batteries or use AAs in a vertical grip.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:09 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
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