steelhead3

Lives in United States Bend, OR, United States
Joined on Dec 22, 2006

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gehairing: Heliskiing is so much pollution to let a few guys have half an hour pleasure skiing down. :o(
This activity should be completely forbidden.
It is...in a lot of countries...but not all.

The Selkirks are one of the areas of the highly endangered Mountain Caribou.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article Simple Studio Technique: Pet Portraits (91 comments in total)

Very nice write up...I had a gig shooting rescue horses once, talk about an animal with nothing between the ears LOL.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 16:34 UTC as 32nd comment
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AlexB73: The deforestation in Amazon :(

An earthquake does not make brick work sustainable in certain areas.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
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AlexB73: The deforestation in Amazon :(

How about the deforestation in the Pacific Northwest

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 02:10 UTC

Looks like a winner

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 20:01 UTC as 27th comment

My kudos for entering a senior picture...who would have thought

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 02:33 UTC as 70th comment
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steelhead3: I guess we know what DPreview thinks of the 99II....expect a review in Nov 2017 for a silver award. Hopefully a Nikon or Canon will catch up by then.

Canon can't even deliver on paper (Nikon seems to have mastered tracking AF though).

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
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steelhead3: I guess we know what DPreview thinks of the 99II....expect a review in Nov 2017 for a silver award. Hopefully a Nikon or Canon will catch up by then.

Your camera moves 12fps with 42 mpix and 575 of AF points, not counting real 4k video with the tools to deal with it?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
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steelhead3: I guess we know what DPreview thinks of the 99II....expect a review in Nov 2017 for a silver award. Hopefully a Nikon or Canon will catch up by then.

Originally the 99II was listed but did not show up...I really think that it should show up in the 2017 round up since it will be shipping in December and it is a very complicated camera and to do a proper review, DP will have to do a lot of reading (I know I will)

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
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nicoboston: Nope, not for me. I want the yellow one.

Maybe make a statement with a rainbow one?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 20:05 UTC

I guess we know what DPreview thinks of the 99II....expect a review in Nov 2017 for a silver award. Hopefully a Nikon or Canon will catch up by then.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 17:31 UTC as 78th comment | 6 replies
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Marco Nero: The images aren't disappointing although the lens isn't f/1.2 ... and that's where the real magic of the 85mmL lens from Canon lies. I don't think I'll be buying this lens for two reasons: One is because, other than speed, I don't see it exceeding the capabilities of the Canon f/1.2L version. And the other reason is that this site has suddenly taken sides in the US election aftermath...

It disappoints me greatly that political statements are now being (obviously) endorsed by DPreview. Those Lens sample-photograph closeups of Anti-American/Anti-Trump signs (as well as the protesters themselves) are two very different things. One shows an affiliation between the photographer and the protest itself. The closeup of the hate-inspired Trump signs is disgusting to see on a review site. We don't need a socialist agenda here on a camera/tech review site. Disgusting. I'm sorry but I won't buy products when reviewers here use them to endorse political agendas.

Pictures of cats should be the only thing DP should be allowed to publish.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 23:19 UTC

The #14 shot should be available for all lens testing. As for the comments about being political, the DP staff should come down to Portland to see how to put on a protest (or riot, depending on one's viewpoint).

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 18:31 UTC as 87th comment
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)

I love the use of archaic English verbiage.... it makes it sound important
http://grammarist.com/usage/spoiled-spoilt/

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 03:22 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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Satyaa: I see lot of complaints here and have mixed feelings. I can't reply to them individually, so...

What is right...

There is nothing wrong with the camera itself. If it's the same D5500 with minor 'tweaks', then it is still the top DSLR in its segment. There is nothing wrong with the 24MP resolution or the sensor itself, which is also at the top of its game.

Remember that Nikon doesn't make these entry-level sensors anymore. If it has to do anything more, then Sony has to introduce a newer APS-C sensor! The cameras in this segment cannot justify that price increase.

What is not right...

The problem is with the so called 'upgrade', of which there is nothing significant here. Buyers expect a lot from an upgrade, especially if there is a price. Though the 24MP sensor is great, it doesn't stand out anymore becasue many cheaper/newer cameras have used it better (K-70?)

It will be possible to get to 24 if Sony feels the demand from the m4/3 consortium (the 1" sensor is at 20 megs and works great) but it will be diminishing returns. That resolution is fine for all purposes but if you want greater resolution, obviously you will need to go to a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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Satyaa: I see lot of complaints here and have mixed feelings. I can't reply to them individually, so...

What is right...

There is nothing wrong with the camera itself. If it's the same D5500 with minor 'tweaks', then it is still the top DSLR in its segment. There is nothing wrong with the 24MP resolution or the sensor itself, which is also at the top of its game.

Remember that Nikon doesn't make these entry-level sensors anymore. If it has to do anything more, then Sony has to introduce a newer APS-C sensor! The cameras in this segment cannot justify that price increase.

What is not right...

The problem is with the so called 'upgrade', of which there is nothing significant here. Buyers expect a lot from an upgrade, especially if there is a price. Though the 24MP sensor is great, it doesn't stand out anymore becasue many cheaper/newer cameras have used it better (K-70?)

50 mpixel sensors for m4/3 will be useless because the small sensor would a diffraction nightmare. 20 is probably tops and 16 is probably better.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 15:12 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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Donnie G: While there are a lot of folks here who will enjoy predicting doom and gloom for Nikon as a result of these jobs cuts, those of us with some degree of business experience will recognize that those cuts are standard operating procedure during a downturn in any industry where growth is stagnant. Nikon is simply cutting costs so that they can more easily ride out these bad times for camera companies. Nikon will still be around long after some of its lesser competitors are gone and forgotten.

You can bet that those folks who are predicting Nikon's doom are the same folks spreading nonsense about a Nikon / Sony merger. Well, that ain't gonna happen either, but keep tripping if you must. :))

It will be telling where the cuts are to be made...Japanese have an expectation of lifetime employment and if the cuts are in Japan, Nikon is in real trouble.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: I don't think anyone knows what the solution to the rapidly declining camera market is.

All the camera manufacturers are having problems. Its not as if only Nikon is struggling while the other manufacturers are having a wonderful time.

For sure the answer does NOT lie in better cameras with little bits added on here and there.

We all know what the cause of the rapid decline in demand for standalone cameras is: Mobile phones, apps and social media.

How do you get people weaned on mobiles to be interested or even see the need for a stand alone camera - that is the problem.

Once all the old geezers who grew up on DSLR's have died off there will only be a tiny market for professional photographers - a lucrative but tiny market.

The rest of the imaging market will continue to be dominated by mobiles.

Actually Sony has the phone camera market cornered making the cameras for both android and apple phones.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 13:02 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

Nikon will be around...they have a loyal following and are quite innovative initially but seem to not have a follow through.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 03:07 UTC as 139th comment
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Mateus1: €3500 for A99II beast and €3900 for blown egg 5DmkIV... ;-)

Comparing a Dodge Charger to the Ferrari is sacrilege...don't be so beastly.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 02:10 UTC
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