kierenlon

kierenlon

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 26, 2013
About me:

Photography is a hobby for me

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decent idea. I dock my laptop to the side when connected to the monitor so ports on the keyboard would be useful. Also in the market for a USB-C keyboard as 1st key press drop outs on bluetooth keyboards are annoying.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 20:33 UTC as 49th comment
On article Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage" (494 comments in total)
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Dennis: Good interview. Your pointed APS-C questions and the responses lead me to the conclusion that Nikon has no plans to develop APS-C very seriously for enthusiasts. I particularly found his assessment of Nikon APS-C buyers a little disappointing: first time buyers and those who want a second camera. What about the millions of F mount DX users who might migrate to mirrorless ? Obviously, they'd prefer it if everyone chose FX over DX, but this interview makes it clear to me that they won't invest much in making DX a competitive choice.
With EOS-M an uninteresting alternative, it looks like it's Fuji or m43 for smaller mirrorless (Sony ticks enough boxes for some people) or FF.

This is 100% after 14 years on Nikon APS-C why I sold 90% of my kit, took the loss and bought into Fuji. I really like Nikon but they just don't deliver for APS-C - someone of us want a small (ish) camera that can take a family snapshots across a table without having to clear space and back-up
- basically for that we need some affordable primes at F2.8 or brighter at 23mm, 16mm, 14mm.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2020 at 16:23 UTC
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kierenlon: Samsung, get back in the game and put this tech in a 1" weather resistant compact

I know that, Im not really writing to Samsung here, or making a business case :-/

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:16 UTC
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mxx: It costs the same as the class of smart phone I usually buy, but I guess in the Apple universe it is good value for money.

That said, it does seem very good quality and a versatile piece of kit which should help you produce quite interesting video/pictures.

water proof cases are always very expensive - probably due to being a bit niche. Modern camera phones are very capable and the shape doesn't change much so this vendor might be able to acheive economies of scale and reduce costs

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 21:08 UTC

Samsung, get back in the game and put this tech in a 1" weather resistant compact

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 21:05 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
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CaPi: What would one want to search on a drone? Illegal goods?

They drop items inside prison walls and also record reconnaissance.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2020 at 20:44 UTC

Video on android is not much use without decent editing apps. Perhaps vendors like One Plus, Samsung, et al should partner / fund / collaborate a viable competitor to Apple's iMovie - say help Lumafusion move over for a decent stand alone app

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 23:39 UTC as 5th comment
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Roland Karlsson: OK. I might have missed something. But, why not just call them variable filters? Why this blurb with "for DSLR, MILC and drones"?

Their target group is phone movie makers that probably upgrade their kit to drones and then more capable cameras, audio, lighting. I would assume that market doesn't know their kit / needs so well so are good sales prosepects - if they can find your product.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 23:20 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: OK. I might have missed something. But, why not just call them variable filters? Why this blurb with "for DSLR, MILC and drones"?

If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound?

They are launching a new product, that means lots of press releases - like this one, and cast the net wide with specificity in the description use case. For their marketing they want maximum reach and hopefully convert a small amount of that to sales

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 22:34 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: OK. I might have missed something. But, why not just call them variable filters? Why this blurb with "for DSLR, MILC and drones"?

Reach

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2020 at 17:46 UTC
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kierenlon: I'd love to own a GR. Can't justify any more camera gear at the moment though but I think they are awesome

I bought the Nikon coolpix A which also had dust visible at F8. Sealing on these high end cameras would be nice or a relatively simple way for (moderate skilled) user service/ sensor clean

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2020 at 00:50 UTC
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sirhawkeye64: If the company is unable to keep itself going or is having pofitability problems it is not its subscriber's problem. That's a problem with management. Maybe they need a new CEO then who can steer the company in the right direction.
Making such requests from users to help keep the company/site going is the wrong move. It shows desperation and people will wonder why they are investing money into a site that may not make it.

Flickr used to be a good service, but then got handed around (first sold to Yahoo, now purchased by Smugmug). I suspect if Flickr doesn't go under, there will be another buyer soon.

I also agree. It was on my shortlist for a cloud photo backup. If they had raw support I'd probably subscribe.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2019 at 19:32 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1984 comments in total)
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Thoughts: Nikon did not really offer good DX lenses for its APSC DSLR, if you consider to invest into a system, it is a bit early and Fuji definitely have a mature system in comparison.

@exLupus - oh great. I really liked my Nikons

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 21:49 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1984 comments in total)
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Thoughts: Nikon did not really offer good DX lenses for its APSC DSLR, if you consider to invest into a system, it is a bit early and Fuji definitely have a mature system in comparison.

Thats exaclty why I sold out of Nikon and moved to fuji - although I did consider canon. If Nikon launched a 15-45 or there abouts small kit lens and (like the review said) a normal-sish F2 / F2.8 pancake prime between 22 - 28mm I reckon they would sell a lot. I certainly would have stayed Nikon with those 2 lenses so long as more compact primes were on the roadmap at F2.8 or faster. I wouldn't expect pro quality

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 20:36 UTC
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redhed17: Why delay if you have too many pre-orders, why not release it on time and have shortages until you can fulfil the backorders? :-/

because every release of everything is sold out / delayed to help generate hype or at least get free page space on editorials

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 23:09 UTC

I like it - even though I moved to a different system. I think it has potential to get phone / compact users thinking about DSLRs etc and that could work out well for Nikon but all spill over to other brands once new users have had a taste.

I really think this could have run better with a fast-ish prime - like a 28mm F2 (or 2.8) which should give a normal-ish field of view and a little bit of bokeh whilst possibly being a pancake lens

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 00:35 UTC as 54th comment
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Alex Pinto: Honestly, all this "Facebook hating" spree I think its just a social network trend as any other. I feel like people here think its nice to hate Facebook and everything related, but In the end, when did Facebook made u do anything, post anything, or share anything?
you do it because you want it, not because anybody or an enterprise is making you do it. if you don't like it, don't use it, no need to come bragging everywhere about it, nobody cares if u use Facebook or instagram or not.
( Probably not even the company itself, honestly if I was a company this big I wouldn't care for haters either lol )

wrong. That's the big problem

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 20:52 UTC
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Michael Ma: Perhaps the Canon 5D Mark III should be included? A camera released 7 years ago, still holding on to the #1 most used camera spot after smartphones according to Flickr that collects stats from over 50,000 people still uploading daily.

@Hinesbelike . - exactly my point - this wasn't a 'best' camera list. A bit like writing a great essay in a history exam but getting no marks because one misread the question in my opinion, writing about the causes of WW1 rather than WW2 etc. Of course, I could be wrong - the author might chime in to clarify

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 20:42 UTC
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Alex Pinto: Honestly, all this "Facebook hating" spree I think its just a social network trend as any other. I feel like people here think its nice to hate Facebook and everything related, but In the end, when did Facebook made u do anything, post anything, or share anything?
you do it because you want it, not because anybody or an enterprise is making you do it. if you don't like it, don't use it, no need to come bragging everywhere about it, nobody cares if u use Facebook or instagram or not.
( Probably not even the company itself, honestly if I was a company this big I wouldn't care for haters either lol )

Not. The main issue was with all the data collected that was non consensual. A bit like a family member also comprising you, even if you were being careful. It can sound like tin-foil hat stuff to people that dont know the tech or possibility which has been a big problem in legislation to protect people. Perhaps too much for a comment but The Great Hack scratches the surface. More detail can be found in op eds

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 14:23 UTC
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TN Args: Headline: DPR admits iPhone camera needs boosted IQ.

haha - surely you must have realised that when you first joined. Just messing with you - no malice :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2019 at 22:39 UTC
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