GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
Works as a Retired
Joined on Sep 6, 2002
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Livin' la Vida Loca

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On article Nikon announces development of D850 (524 comments in total)
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walker2000: Camera manufacturers used to only announce new products, not new developments. Nikon is trying to change this, starting with the DL series.

And we all know how successful the DL series was.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 13:40 UTC

I am pretty sure P&G can afford it.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 08:58 UTC as 6th comment
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Marty CL: Well, hopefully this means APS-C or full frame mirrorless cameras. The Nikon 1 was already a mirrorless system (sort of), but with a 1 inch sensor with mediocre results.

No one has matched the AF performance of the Nikon 1 cameras. NO ONE.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:52 UTC

Good they are FINALLY developing a mirrorless system, but what is the fate of the Nikon 1 system?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:40 UTC as 170th comment | 3 replies
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Ace of Sevens: Some of these filled unfilled niches. I would gladly buy a more expensive version of the 7.5 with auto-focus.

You don't need AF on a lens like this. I have the Samyang 7.5mm f3.5 and love it. I use a set it and forget it focusing method. Set the focus to 2 feet and everything from 1 foot to infinity is in focus, even wide open.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 06:45 UTC
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Elliot H: is there a Leica mount in the pipeline

The 50mm f1.1 is for Leica M.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 06:35 UTC
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BobT3218: I would find these attractive but only if the glass proves to be exceptional.

If you want "exceptional" better stick with the Pro lenses of your camera manufacturer.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: It will be interesting to see how the 7.5mm f/2.8 compares to the Samyang 7.5mm f/3.5, which I have found to be a decent lens. Sometimes it even handles scenes better than my Olympus 8mm Pro.

The 7.5mm f2.8 is designed for an APS sensor, so will not compare with the Samyang, which is designed for MFT.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 01:20 UTC
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WT21: Do you ever wonder if this is technology lifted from a contract manufacturer -- perhaps even not so legally, and sold off or applied by a sister company, to compete with the original? Or do we really think these Chinese companies are doing independent R&D on lens design? Are we support possibly illicit actions by purchasing these?

Just thinking out loud...

Most likely old lens designs, out of patent, but tweaked with modern materials and lens coatings. You will notice that they are all fully manual, so no IS, AF or electronic aperture.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 01:18 UTC
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GodSpeaks: The last time I got excited about a RED preannouncement was the original Scarlet, which I think was supposed to come in around $2000 as a ready to shoot package. THAT camera never materialized, what we did get was a modular system camera that ended up costing MUCH more.

So now I could care less what RED preannounces. When they have a shipping product I can buy, with a list price and full specs available, I will take a look.

Thank you for being so pedantic Francis, but the phrase I could care less means I could not care at all. Google is your friend...
http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/03/18/why_i_could_care_less_is_not_as_irrational_or_ungrammatical_as_you_might.html

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 02:36 UTC
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Nojo: Help me Obi Wan Kenobi you're my only hope!

It sounds like it is a small video monitor with cell phone capabilities.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 01:45 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: "nanotechnology"

Okay Hollywood. Sounds like someone's been drinking the Kool-Aid down there at RED.

RED invented the Kool-Aid.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 01:44 UTC

The last time I got excited about a RED preannouncement was the original Scarlet, which I think was supposed to come in around $2000 as a ready to shoot package. THAT camera never materialized, what we did get was a modular system camera that ended up costing MUCH more.

So now I could care less what RED preannounces. When they have a shipping product I can buy, with a list price and full specs available, I will take a look.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 01:41 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies

NOTHING is free. Sooner or later the piper must be paid.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 03:06 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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RED i: LOL anyone with mediocre tech skills can go to kimsufi.com get a $29 per month server and get 2tb of storage or 100mbit line. Install Ubuntu server, install Lighttpd and off you go. Post you image all over the Intertubes.

For $49 per month you can get this from SYS (OVH) https://www.soyoustart.com/ca/en/offers/143sys4.xml When you install choose no RAID and you got 4tb of storage and and E3 server. Just rear up on now to mount the second drive in linux and off you go.

I use to run Xonotic game server on SYS for years with 0 issues.

Hell for $40 per month you can get a pretty good share hosting account and have it all set up for you, just register a domain.

$49/month is MORE than the $400/year photobucket wants, as is $40/month. $29/month is not a lot less, but comes with a lot of additional headaches. Sounds like a false economy to me.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 02:59 UTC

It seems to me that this sounds like a case of not all SD cards being created equal. If that is the case, then what is the point in having a standard, if not every manufacturer complies with it?

We keep seeing this same issue arise time and time again. It is not acceptable and must be resolved. The SD card association (or whatever they call themselves) need to get involved and certify fully compliant cards. Non compliance would mean you cannot put the full compliance symbol on your card or use it in your advertizing.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 03:22 UTC as 1st comment

Only suckers will buy this. It will be totally unusable at the longer focal lengths and will likely hit f6.3 somewhere between 150 and 200mm.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 33rd comment | 8 replies

Sounds interesting, but the kicker, as always, will be price.
The blurb above says nothing about what hardware will be required to drive it.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 02:47 UTC as 1st comment
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)

A very ODD lens indeed. From circular fisheye to full frame fisheye on FF.

Personally, I have zero interest in the circular fisheye part of this, and little need for a zoom that ends up filling the frame. I already own a Nikkor 16mm f3.5 so I am pretty much covered, fisheye wise.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 11:27 UTC as 10th comment
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digilux: even my daughter could have made some nice pics with her iPhone in a setting like this.....the real challenge would have been: here's a space, a model, a background some gear and a (flash)light package, go ahead and put everything together and shoot!

Indeed. That scenario would have separated a pro from an inexperienced amateur.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 09:45 UTC
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