David Kinston

David Kinston

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Joined on Apr 9, 2006

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I'd like to see a proper comparison with the Nikon 16-85.
Is it significantly better?
f2.8 vs f3.5 is really not that much of a difference.
FWIW I have the 16-85, which is a very good lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 22:47 UTC as 9th comment

I'm crying - you ignored my sigma 85/1.4 boohoo

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:17 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies

What effect do these variations have on real-life performance of each lens type?
Which parameters have the greatest effect?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:14 UTC as 15th comment
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (336 comments in total)

Such short memories. These cameras are amazing technological feats with so many features,at such high quality, at a small fraction of what SLRs cost years ago even ignoring the shrinking dollar.

So stop bitching and be happy with the amazing tools we have at our disposal.

Just my 2c.

Melbourne.au

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 03:34 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies

There must be some kind of human rights angle here somewhere. Surely there are some principles that assure my right to go about my peaceful activities, including commercial activities, in public places, that harm nobody?

If someone has a copyrighted work that they wish to protect - they should keep it out of 'my space' ie the public spaces of planet earth.

If I deliberately make an image of a 'work' and make money from it - maybe there is room for discussion.

But if you plonk your thing in my face - leave me alone!!!
If this passes - I would support a mass civil disobedience campaign, and boycotts.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 03:08 UTC as 111th comment
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (555 comments in total)

Personal comment: I own D7000 and D750. I am looking to upgrade my D7000, and will stay with Nikon. I will upgrade when I see quality 4K video, articulated touch-screen, and better video autofocus. For me, still image quality has been superb for a long time - great photos never depend on pixel-peeping-type fine detail - other factors much more important.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 20:49 UTC as 62nd comment

Interesting choice for Nikon shooters between this lens and the new Nikon 20mm F1.8. Faster, also very wide angle, low distortions, lighter, takes filters - but no stabilization.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 06:46 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1935 comments in total)
In reply to:

Peter Gordon 01701: I have the D610 and I read so much about the improved focusing system on the D750 so I bought one to try. I may have had a bad unit because the focusing was terrible. The camera spent a lot of time hunting for focus in all modes. I tried S,A and C mode from single point to 3D. Every so often the camera would even take a totally out of focus shot across the whole frame. I liked the fact that more buttons can be programed than in the 610. Another irritant was the delay in the picture just shot to appear on the back screen. I was using the base model sandisk SD 32Gig speed 4 card. Using the same card and the same camera settings the image appears almost instantaneous on the 610 but took up to 6-7 seconds on the 750. Really bad delay. So I returned the camera and went back to my D610.

Hi Peter
Similar here - have D610, bought the D750.
I am very happy with mine - can't fault it.
It really is a great camera - why not try again?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1935 comments in total)
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HFLM: On Nikonrumors a response of Nikon can be found to one commentor:
"I am sorry to learn about your disappointment [...] however that we are aware of the this effect and Nikon considers it to be within the quality standards. When photographing scenes with an extremely bright light source (such as the sun or high intensity lighting) is at a certain position along the top border of the frame, this sort of visual effect is common and may occur when shooting using any digital SLR camera.Therefore it does not indicate a problem with the camera's design and we do not plan to implement any measures to address this."
http://nikonrumors.com/2014/12/22/nikon-d750-reflectionflare-issue-possible-solution-found.aspx/#comments

pw: Absolutely no realism and no sense in your post! It is so easy to complain - and we have no information about the competence and motives of those who go public with complaints. Many have ulterior motives, or are ignorant - which are you? All objective reports say the D750 is an excellent camera - certainly a DSLR leaderand capable of performing well under all circumstances.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1935 comments in total)

I just dusted off my D80. (I have D300, D7000, D750).

All modern cameras are great.
Results are 1% camera - 99% you.
The D750 is a brilliant piece of equipment.

IMO anyone who cannot pick up a D80 and be 99% satisfied is not a photographer - just a pedantic nitpicker and whinger.

:P

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 281st comment | 23 replies

Are we missing the point?

Do we really totally accept the original story that the animal actually took these photos?

Wonderfully well composed and staged considering the animal probably had minimal prior experience with cameras - which s/he would not be expected to understand anyway. Frankly I don't believe it, until absolute proof is supplied.

Certainly a great PR coup for David Slater. Maybe he was just too smart by half.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 451st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1607 comments in total)

Question re shooting video with DX lens in DX mode on FX cameras.
What is the effect on resolution and other video settings?
I'm hoping the camera is smart enough to use the cropped area to produce full resolution videos without any penalty.
(I asked this question a while back re the D610 but no answers).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 170th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 Review preview (380 comments in total)

What effect on video does DX mode have?
Same resolution and quality as with FX lenses?

I don't remember seeing this mentioned in any of the reviews of the D610.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 05:45 UTC as 24th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1607 comments in total)
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Halstatt: Conventional and incremental. Yep, that about sums it up. This is a company in a hurry to go nowhere.

People are heading for the exits.

Hey Halstatt: Glass half empty anyone? Cameras are so good there is little scope for revolutionary improvements (are curved sensors allowing better/simpler lenses on the way?). It's good to see minor improvements being made available to consumers as they are developed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (80 comments in total)

Waiting for fast standard/wide lenses with VR.
Come on, Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 18th comment
On Nikon D610 Review preview (380 comments in total)

If I use DX lenses in FF mode on the D610, will cropping the photo give the same result as letting the camera shoot at 10MP down from 24MP?

Or does the camera do something else in addition to cropping?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 22:29 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (341 comments in total)
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Snaposaur: Is this worth getting on the 7100? Need a general zoom lens for my 7100 before I get some of the single focal prime lens.

Was debating between this, the 16-85 or the 18-140.

Well, I bought this primarily to use at 18mm f1.8 as a prime. There is nothing of this quality in a 20mm f1.8 prime at anywhere near the price - so the zoom is just a bonus. It will reside on my D7000. Same logic with my Tokina 116 - another magic lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (341 comments in total)

From a different perspective!

I'm extremely tempted by this lens ... however ...

This lens has a very complex structure. What sort of issues does this raise, when considering long-term reliability, light absorption/reflection, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 23:56 UTC as 31st comment
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

cute - but no thanks! I grew up with film cameras (my 1st was the Pentax K1000), records etc - and loved them - but wouldn't dream of going back. Same with this camera. But would love to play with one - for 1 minute.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 383rd comment | 1 reply
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (134 comments in total)

I think that for most people a DSLR is just too awkward to use. As a keen photographer, my view is that my D7000 and D300 with my 6 quality lenses are plenty good enough. What may tempt me is high-quality 4K video with accurate quiet focusing. I do use my phone a lot - it is always with me. But for serious photography - the DSLR every time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 05:37 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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