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pixelDoc: Battery life 4 1/2 minutes.

Site says 10-50 minutes depending on payload.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 15:29 UTC

Come on, guys, cool off and get creative. Suppose you were having to travel so light that you could only bring one lens. The Desert Island question.

I agree with Barney, for that matter. Nikon 24-120 F4.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 21:26 UTC as 107th comment
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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Emadn13: f1.4 sample portraits are too shallow in my opinion,with this price range a 135mm f1.8 would be better reasonable shallow depth with same bokeh
but this lens is so good for low light,you could take some lowlight shots

F/8 and be there. :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 20:29 UTC
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dlb41: Pretty soon, the photographer will aim the camera in the general direction of the subject, and Adobe programmers will take care of producing a photograph.

Menu -> Settings -> Ansel Adams Mode.

(Aim the camera around randomly and it'll take the shot Ansel would have taken.)

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 00:24 UTC

When I was faced with the choice of Aperture vs. Lightroom I chose LR not because of features so much as probable longevity. Aperture is a sideline to Apple and they've shown themselves quite capable of crippling or abandoning a product, their AV lines for example. LR OTOH is part of Adobe's bread and butter.

Same with printers. Consider HP vs. Epson. I chose Epson because printers are a sideline with HP vs. the bread-and-butter products for Epson. Disagree about HP printers? Admittedly they make some great ones, but HP has twice now thought seriously about selling their printer business, with who knows what outcome.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 17:01 UTC as 198th comment
On article Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom (225 comments in total)
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mholdef: Really hope that the performance will be improved. I have a loaded iMac Retina and Lightroom is nowhere near it should be in expected performance. Photoshop on the other hand works quite well, even with heavy files.

It *really* screams on my Mac Pro with a 1TB SSD. As in, the renderings are for all intents and purposes instantaneous.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2001 comments in total)
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Rick_Hunter: This is a gearheads gathering place. You can put out any, really, any camera you want, but if it doesn't have at least a GAZILLION megapixels, and UMPTEENTH stops of DR, and a FEMTOsecond top shutter speed, etc, people here will always complain because they can't possibly take proper images of their cat, or of their lensalign ruler. Infact, how could they live with such an inferior camera? Bottom line, most gearheads here wil ALWAYS see only the empty part of the glass, even when the glass is >90% full.
Just give up already...

On first glance that sounds correct. It's the "corner cases" where there's just not enough light, or the horse is moving just a little too fast, or you don't have time to switch ISO settings that the better camera is seen as valuable. I look at my images in LR and say, "Wow this'd be a great one if the noise weren't so bad."

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2001 comments in total)
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zdechlypes: I am Canon 5DM2 owner and have just recently found about the term "ISO variant/invariant". Canon is ISO variant and I know it very, very well ... unfortunately.
I did not know that Nikon is soooo much better. I am about to buy 5DM3 as the prices are getting better but not able to switch as I had heavily invested in L lenses, flashes and other Canon stuff. It would be bloody expensive swap. :-(

Good job Nikon!

My son-in-law says the same thing. I say, sell your Canon stuff and buy the equivalent used Nikon stuff.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 18:57 UTC

My wife runs a site concerned with aging,, and she has lots of images on her site. She tried the Getty offer, and here is her experience:

1. The images are served by Getty and reside on Getty servers. Getty can pull the image any time with no warning, leaving an hole where the image had been. For a website with many pages, this could be a serious problem.

2. The images are accompanied by unremovable buttons for the Getty Facebook, Twitter and other similar pages. This would take the user away to Getty-land. Also it seems odd if the image is located anywhere near the website’s own buttons to social media.

3. The images can’t be resized.

4. As a result she has decided to continue buying her images as always. She buys 10-15 images a week on average.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? (390 comments in total)

I'm surprised they didn't include fine art and studio photographers, especially given the resolution spec on the D800.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2012 at 00:50 UTC as 125th comment | 4 replies
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