MasterOfGoingFaster

MasterOfGoingFaster

Lives in United States Daytona Beach USA, FL, United States
Works as a Fine Art Photographer
Joined on Mar 22, 2006
About me:

Some of my gear:
Nikon D700
Nikon D300
Nikon F4
Nikon F2
Nikon F
Nikon FE
PB-4 Bellows
14-24mm f/2.8 G AF-S
17-55mm f/2.8 G DX AF-S
24-70 mm f/2.8 G AF-S
35-70 mm f/2.8 AF D
70-200 mm f/2.8 VR AF-S
70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII AF-S
80-400 mm f/4.5 VR AF D
24 mm f/1.4 AF-S G
28 mm f/2 Ai-s
28 mm f/2.8 Ai-s
35 mm f2 Ai-s
50 mm f1.8 Ai-s
50 mm f1.8 AF D
50 mm f1/.4 Ai-s
50 mm f/1.2 Ai-s
50 mm f/1.4 AF-S G
55 mm Macro f/2.8 Ai-s
85 mm f/1.4 AF
105 mm f/2.8 Macro AF D
105mm Bellows Nikkor
500mm f/4 P
TC-20e III
Gitzo/Arca-Swiss/RRS
Hensel studio flashes
Pocket Wizard FlexTT5, AC3, Plus II

Comments

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JEROME NOLAS: Aptina=Nikon1, hardly a good deal....try harder Aptina, we need sensors with GREAT dynamic range!!!

I suspect you don't own a Nikon 1. I have a V1 and despite several limitations (most dictated by physics) I find it a very enjoyable camera to shoot.

If I need lots of pixels and/or dynamic range, I'll use a Nikon D800. But when size and weight matter more, the V1 really delivers. Frankly, I expected it get a lot of shelf time, but now carry it almost everywhere. It fills a need.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 18:33 UTC
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Neodp: Oh BS. What we need is a D40/60/3200 sized body, with a built-in motor, and all that the D600 includes. Now that would be something, and all at less weight!

See, the competition is smaller cameras, and with this new quality. They are not there yet, but getting close. A D600, and yet at a reasonable, D40 size, would not need to be much smaller; for practical purposes.

If you then preferred bigger, well you got that. If you wanted smaller, you go that too. What you do not yet have, is a native F-Mount; at D3100 size, with a focus motor, built-in. As challenging as that is to design, it can certainly be done! This would send ripples throughout the camera industry, and rule the stater market. AKA, everyone would want one. This could be customer affordable; which is very good, especially in this economy, due to scale, mass market, and higher overall profits.

I'm sure Nikon would love to hear how they can add the addition of an in-body AF motor AND a FX sensor AND FX screen/pentamirror in a D3200 body that is already packed tight. Magic?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 21:46 UTC
On User Review: Gura Gear Kiboko 30L Backpack article (113 comments in total)
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yslee1: Bags need to stop opening from the front, and instead open from the back. I don't fancy having mud from the ground to end up on my back.

This is the killer feature I'm waiting for. I need to tote a lot of gear, but I need to work out of it like a trunk.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2012 at 11:13 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1118 comments in total)
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Upadhya: I was hoping the specs to be a little different than the rumors said, but I am proved wrong. I am an amateur, don’t take pictures for a living and I have a D300. I was hoping to upgrade to a full frame. Not sure if this is what I want to upgrade to.

Suggestions please...

If you ask me why I want to go full frame – I love taking pictures using natural light, don’t like using additional lighting. Thought the high ISO performance would help and the additional wide angle benefit.

I agree. I have a pair of D700 bodies, and ordered a D800 as a landscape camera - not as a D700 replacement.

If you don't print big, then nothing quite matches what you get with a D700 at anywhere near the cost.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 21:43 UTC

This looks like a nice solution for small multi-user teams using a mixture of Adobe and other apps. I and others have been asking Adobe for something like this, and I'm sure they have been working on it.

For you guys who don't get it, this product lets the photographer(s) import their RAW images, and multiple people can post-process without overwriting each other's work. The layout team (InDesign) can search and utilize those files. It also support Version Control - you don't lose the previous version because the layout artist decided to crop the image to fit his layout.

This is pretty cool stuff. I hope it lights a fire under Adobe. The price is very reasonable for what it is. And it works with Microsoft Office, PDF, etc. So you can store ALL you digital assets, not just photos. This is a pretty big deal for all the small ad agencies.

Too bad about no Mac support.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2012 at 13:46 UTC as 4th comment
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (757 comments in total)

> "It's a bold move by Fujifilm, being aimed at the highly demanding professional market"

And it looks like an outstanding camera. But that tripod socket is a serious problem. I have RRS plates on all my cameras, and with this one I have to carry a wrench to remove it so I can change the battery/SD card. So this camera is incompatible with the Arca-Swiss clamping system commonly used by most pros. How did they miss this?

I might wait one generation for them to work this out.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 02:08 UTC as 254th comment
On Nikon D4 overview article (860 comments in total)
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korayus: On NikonUSA site D4 has USB 3.0 connection:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-SLR-Cameras/25482/D4.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs

Thunderbolt? Why do you want a connector that only a few computers use? USB 3 is much more useful, works with all existing modern computers, and will get faster as you get a computer with a USB 3 port. That ethernet port will be very useful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 13:38 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (860 comments in total)
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harold1968: sorry, 16mp on a professional camera does not cut it
Canon and Nikon are like supertankers. They have heard photographers demanding better quality higher ISO for years so now have both delivered low pixel cameras for their flagships.
Many of us most shoot at base, or just above, ISO and want maximum detail.
Are we now being pushed to medium format ?
I hope Canon and Nikon have high pixel flagships up their sleeves.

> "sorry, 16mp on a professional camera does not cut it"

It most certainly does for event/news/sports photography. This is not a studio/landscape camera. If you needed one, you should have purchased a D3X or 5DMkII.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 13:34 UTC
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