dash2k8

dash2k8

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dash2k8: Amazing that such tech exists. I'm thinking Hollywood might have something much more powerful in its secret lab. Are green screens starting to be phased out?

I guess I wasn't clear in my original statement. It's amazing that a PHONE could now do this.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2018 at 03:03 UTC

Amazing that such tech exists. I'm thinking Hollywood might have something much more powerful in its secret lab. Are green screens starting to be phased out?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2018 at 23:56 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies

I'm hoping this shop can recover its lost items, but I think whoever willingly buys these stolen goods off the thieves won't care, they'll happily accept the discount at the cost of their conscience. Or the cameras might be sold off somewhere where the people won't know about the above listed serial numbers. Anyway, I wish Ffordes luck.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 00:46 UTC as 56th comment

I thought that they would design this around the female body's curvatures, but alas it just takes pressure off the shoulders. If someone would come up with a strap that doesn't close out on the chest area (I really don't know how to say this without violating every PC protocol in today's very-PC world), it would really make a killing in the market.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 03:53 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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Blackdog68: $2k for the 8-16?? I just don't understand this lens. So, at list prices, you could buy an A7III with a 12-24 F4, and it would be smaller, lighter, and cost about the same ($3700 vs $3500) as an XT3 with the 8-16? And the Sony has IBIS?
I just don't understand what Fuji is doing now. They need to be cheaper and smaller than the equivalent FF in order to survive and compete. Do what Nikon seems to be doing with its S lenses: make them optically excellent, but slower with consideration for size. Even the 10-24 F4 is too big.

@Richard, as I said to another user, with Canikon going mirrorless, weight will soon be a non-issue between FF and crop, so it will no longer be a "choice" someone has to make. Maybe price, since FF will always figure to be more expensive than crop.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2018 at 22:52 UTC
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dash2k8: This price makes it very attractive. I'm wondering how easy to assemble / portable the package is. If it's hard to move around, then it'll be stuck in the studio where there's already a ready setup. Still, I'll be looking into it.

That's not much help. I did see that. The question remains: how easy is it to pack? Sure, every manufacturer can boast that their products are easy to assemble, blah blah blah, but I think we've all been snakebit by overly optimistic / misleading marketing speak before, yes? Now, maybe you could actually BUY one and assemble it / break it down, then get back to me. THAT would be really helpful. See, that wasn't so hard. Maybe you'd give that a try instead of being snarky?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2018 at 22:45 UTC

This price makes it very attractive. I'm wondering how easy to assemble / portable the package is. If it's hard to move around, then it'll be stuck in the studio where there's already a ready setup. Still, I'll be looking into it.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2018 at 00:14 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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Blackdog68: $2k for the 8-16?? I just don't understand this lens. So, at list prices, you could buy an A7III with a 12-24 F4, and it would be smaller, lighter, and cost about the same ($3700 vs $3500) as an XT3 with the 8-16? And the Sony has IBIS?
I just don't understand what Fuji is doing now. They need to be cheaper and smaller than the equivalent FF in order to survive and compete. Do what Nikon seems to be doing with its S lenses: make them optically excellent, but slower with consideration for size. Even the 10-24 F4 is too big.

@Calaverasgrande, so in summary, all crop has going for it is... weight? With all the major brands going FF mirrorless, that's no longer an issue. As others have readily pointed out, the DOF is easily corrected. If you can't nail focus with a modern camera, either the lens is back/forward focusing, or there's an error in technique. I can't drive an F1 car but I don't blame the vehicle for having too many horses under its hood.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 23:13 UTC
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Blackdog68: $2k for the 8-16?? I just don't understand this lens. So, at list prices, you could buy an A7III with a 12-24 F4, and it would be smaller, lighter, and cost about the same ($3700 vs $3500) as an XT3 with the 8-16? And the Sony has IBIS?
I just don't understand what Fuji is doing now. They need to be cheaper and smaller than the equivalent FF in order to survive and compete. Do what Nikon seems to be doing with its S lenses: make them optically excellent, but slower with consideration for size. Even the 10-24 F4 is too big.

"over 90% of DPR's readership do not need FF"

But if given a choice for free, I think about the same percentage would opt for the more light that FF provides. Seriously, if someone was offered a D850 or a7iii kit, would he turn it down for a crop model instead? FF has advantages over crop, the only thing that crop has over FF is the longer reach. It's not an obsession, it's physics. One might not be able to tell if a pic is taken with FF or crop, but one who SHOOTS can definitely feel the difference in terms of greater freedom of operation.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 02:02 UTC
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Scottelly: Wait a second here . . . $1,999 for an 8-16mm lens? They do know that the Sigma 8-16 is like $700, right?

https://www.adorama.com/sg816nk.html

I guess this new Fuji will "blow away" the Sigma then . . . or not sell.

I guess the issue here is "Is this 8-16 WORTH $2k?" Granted a fast lens is usually also a high-quality lens, but this price is really a bit of a shock.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2018 at 01:56 UTC

Hoping the RF mount adapter will work great with my existing EF lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 02:28 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Will Murray: One can't help but notice that there is a smattering of racist commentary here. I suppose us Westerners can take the moral high ground, given that our advertising is always honest.

You just have look REAL CLOSE, then they appear to be of approximate size.

On a serious note, using stolen images in advertising is hardly a Chinese exclusive. Ads by various companies around the world have done it, it's just this time it's Chinese.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 22:25 UTC

Imagine the disappointment of grandma's and grandpa's pointing their Huawei's at their grandkids and saying, "These pictures look a lot worse than they do on the commercial!"

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 22:23 UTC as 62nd comment
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Royal Majesty: Sweet!!! So, there are:
1) Front (index finger) control dial!
2) Left Mode knob instead of Mode button!
3) Frame Advance dial under the Mode knob(?)
4) Touch screen.

Not so sweet! There aren't:
1) No pop-up flash AGAIN!
2) Because of no pop-up flash, probably no AF-assist lamp AGAIN!

Not gonna be so "take-everywhere" or "light" when you have to keep a speedlight attached... Well, since this camera is surely going to be around $3,000+, looks like I'm out. :( Man, I was REALLY looking forward to dumping my 7RM2 for this new Nikon. At $1,850 or less I'm in, but that's just a pipe dream...

Oh, well...

@BIOGONS, yes, I actually do always carry a flash (usually three). My wedding/event work requires it. But I get your point about it always being available. "Best camera is the one you have," that sort of thing. This just hasn't run true for me when it comes to popup flashes.

@everyone who say they use the popup flash for trigger, I hear you. I myself used to use them and now use radio triggers. I think if the popup is only good for triggering other flash units... maybe they should just design an internal trigger?

@bluebomberturbo, even the cheaper flashes have articulating heads. Yongnuo 600EX is going for around $110. Not sure if it has anything to do with DSLR/mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 22:20 UTC
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sknai16: Nikon is giving me the message I wanted to hear! Halleluja, I can use my F-mount lenses with the new system. That is important. I can build a system with my DSLRs and the new camera, maybe use the mirrorless for travelling and always on me and the DSLRs for work. This is what I want. Now we'll have to wait and see for all the details. I bet Nikon will have a system built by photographers, not sound system sales people. Really adapted to the needs of people who use the cameras for work and who have invested in Nikon for a reason!

I don't think Nikon needs to draw Sony users away. They need to first hold on to existing Nikon DSLR users who are married to the F mount.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 09:27 UTC
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Royal Majesty: Sweet!!! So, there are:
1) Front (index finger) control dial!
2) Left Mode knob instead of Mode button!
3) Frame Advance dial under the Mode knob(?)
4) Touch screen.

Not so sweet! There aren't:
1) No pop-up flash AGAIN!
2) Because of no pop-up flash, probably no AF-assist lamp AGAIN!

Not gonna be so "take-everywhere" or "light" when you have to keep a speedlight attached... Well, since this camera is surely going to be around $3,000+, looks like I'm out. :( Man, I was REALLY looking forward to dumping my 7RM2 for this new Nikon. At $1,850 or less I'm in, but that's just a pipe dream...

Oh, well...

Popup flash... has anyone used that to good effect? Real flash work requires real flashes. That tiny thing is not going to produce big enough light.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2018 at 09:23 UTC
On article A wildlife photographer's perspective on the Sony a9 (529 comments in total)

Terrific images. The one with the bears coming toward him... I hope he was on a 60000mm lens!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2018 at 07:17 UTC as 25th comment
On article Sony takes five at the 2018-19 EISA awards (303 comments in total)

Do these awards even mean anything except publicity? It used to be Canon would take home a bunch of trophies, so what?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 21:35 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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Kuzmabrik: The future lies in mirrorless cameras. It is clear. People just used to stick to what they already have, "old kind" technologies. But usually when they have some extra money to try something new they always change opinion)

@Paul, I respectfully disagree that DSLRs have greater capabilities, and I'm a DSLR guy. Sony's A7iii and A9 have shown us that what a DSLR can do, a mirrorless can do equally well, and in some cases better (I won't go into detail, just compare the specs between the a9/a7iii to the d5/d850 or 1dx2/5d4). I personally feel that the technology has reached a point where it no longer matters if it's DSLR or mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 21:33 UTC
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Kuzmabrik: The future lies in mirrorless cameras. It is clear. People just used to stick to what they already have, "old kind" technologies. But usually when they have some extra money to try something new they always change opinion)

Right now I don't think people are adverse to switching to mirrorless because they love DSLR's mirrors, it's more about lenses. If Canon/Nikon produced mirrorless equivalents of their DSLR bodies that can use their lenses as is (no crop factor, no slowing down the aperture), I don't think C/N faithfuls will have any problem switching over.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2018 at 09:57 UTC
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