SheepStar

SheepStar

Joined on Mar 6, 2017

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rrc1967: I found it interesting that Sony has stopped reporting how many camera units they sell per quarter in their financials, making even more considerably difficult to track how they are doing.

but you guys missed Olympus - they had their financials as well and the picture there makes Nikon look optimistic.

"Nikon needs to be much more aggressive with their cutting of expenses as the imaging division results have a significant impact on their top line results."

I agree with this to a point. If they completel shutter all spending they won't be able to bring out the products they need to increase sales. As the saying goes, you gotta spend money to make money". I think the one thing they could do to increase Z series sales is find a way to implement the old 3D tracking system. Once a Z series has that type of AF tracking, I'll be on board.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 22:20 UTC
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Horshack: When this smartphone fad peters out and everyone returns back to their rotary phones the camera companies will have the last laugh.

I had a laugh at this, good one!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 22:16 UTC
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mujana: I never use a laptop computer; don' t like the interface (any of them) and I don' t like the screen size. That sad, this looks like a really neat piece of equipment (full specked version); nice computer!

Good for you, go buy a $1500 tower and tell me how it goes without a monitor then.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 23:29 UTC
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mujana: I never use a laptop computer; don' t like the interface (any of them) and I don' t like the screen size. That sad, this looks like a really neat piece of equipment (full specked version); nice computer!

Yeah but you need to compare apples to apples. The iMac is their consumer desktop PC, and most if not all of them come with really, really good monitors. Build up an equivalent PC with the supplied monitor of that size and caliber and the price gap isn't as large. The main gripes is that you pay a premium for upgrading the Ram or HDD, but the iMac can have it's ram updated after the fact at least.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 21:39 UTC
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mujana: I never use a laptop computer; don' t like the interface (any of them) and I don' t like the screen size. That sad, this looks like a really neat piece of equipment (full specked version); nice computer!

Not that many people would go swapping the CPU or HDD on most desktops, and usually if you're swapping a CPU, you're doing the motherboard as well at the rate sockets are changing right now. I had to put off my PC upgrade because swapping the CPU meant swapping the RAM, Mobo,and heatsink. It's a niche problem, and people that want to do that won't ever buy Apply in the first place.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 17:51 UTC
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panther fan: Presets are like route descriptions without knowing the starting point. Sure for some starting points they work, but for most they don't.

When will we finally get "target-based" lightroom presets? Where an idealized target is defined, the algorithm compares it to the actual image input and then determines the changes that need to be made.

A bit like "auto adjust" just better, stylized and with a selectable target.

It shows a level on confidence in your product that consumers are looking for these days. Might be a bit resource heavy on the website but it's not like it's going to get reddit levels of traffic.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2019 at 18:27 UTC
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panther fan: Presets are like route descriptions without knowing the starting point. Sure for some starting points they work, but for most they don't.

When will we finally get "target-based" lightroom presets? Where an idealized target is defined, the algorithm compares it to the actual image input and then determines the changes that need to be made.

A bit like "auto adjust" just better, stylized and with a selectable target.

Another option would be to let people upload their files on to a website and apply the corrections to their own photos, but don't let them keep the corrected version. I don't doubt I'll find great examples of the preset working, but I need to see how it looks with MY photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2019 at 16:16 UTC
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panther fan: Presets are like route descriptions without knowing the starting point. Sure for some starting points they work, but for most they don't.

When will we finally get "target-based" lightroom presets? Where an idealized target is defined, the algorithm compares it to the actual image input and then determines the changes that need to be made.

A bit like "auto adjust" just better, stylized and with a selectable target.

Mathew,

Is there a free trial option? I would like to try these out, but not $95 dollar like.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 22:50 UTC

I wish they would make free trials for these things. If it truly is that helpful and great, would be a no-brainer purchase afterwards.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 19:02 UTC as 22nd comment
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(unknown member): Ever since this lens was announced something is bugging me. Maybe I find enlightenment here: Why is this lens such a big deal, particularly the aperture? Leica has had the f0,95 Noctilux since 2008.
Especially because Nikon advertised their huge mount so much. Well, the M-Mount is smaller yet also has a f0,95 lens. What am I overlooking?

And it's even more expensive. You're not seriously judging the lens on these few sample photos right? This lens is perfect for environmental portraits, that's where the F0.95 comes to play.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 21:39 UTC
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justmeMN: As usual, Canon/Nikon DSLRs will dominate still-camera coverage of the next Olympics.

Sony's dominate the forums, because that's where all their users go to photograph.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 13:23 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (677 comments in total)
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pollup: The one mount strategy is smart, that gives an upgrade path to APS-C owners, and also allows FF users to get extra reach with an APS-C camera and their FF lenses. Win-win.

Don't forget that while it's not ideal, they can also mount F mount DX glass, which is usually stabilized (as F mount has no IBIS) and there is plenty of DX lenses from both Nikon and 3rd party that would provide good focal lengths and and faster apertures. They could adapt the DX 35mm F1.8 for around $150-200 used with the FTZ adapter and be off running for very little. AND, all of that could still technically be used on a FX Z body, with a crop down the road if needed.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 22:22 UTC
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ttran88: These smartphone advancements are much more interesting than recent camera releases like the Z50. Keep working hard Apple and Google.

I believe the Compact primes 28mm and 40mm are DX lenses which are shown on the updated roadmap

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 15:26 UTC
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wfoto: Honestly, a lot of 'but' in this article.

Looking soley at the specs, this seems to me like an entry level camera in many regards. Apart from twin control dials, tilting screen and touch control, I see no more in this camera than the D5000s and the now discontinued D3000 line. Does it seem pro material? Obviously not. At least for the action / event photographer.

It does seem, though (here's my 'but'), like a valid step in creating a new line of cameras, the likes of which Canon also started with entry level M series. I'd be eager to see what's in the future for these series. For now, first gen equipment of any line seems like testing the waters.

It also has great Eye AF, something none of the of the D series line of cameras have. I think you forgot 11 FPS too.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 17:59 UTC
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Lee Jay: I'd trade every bit of this computational nonsense for a reasonable focal length range and a Xenon flash. Someday, maybe they'll invent a cell phone that can replace my 2011 pocket compact. As for the SLR, well, that's probably never going to happen.

Have you seen what they're doing with image stacking? The Apple Deep Fusion looks interesting, and offers some very good detail with low noise. That form of computational photography is what is going to end the compact camera. If you zoom in, and stack photos, it's like you had a higher resolution sensor to begin with.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2019 at 17:08 UTC
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Lee Jay: I'd trade every bit of this computational nonsense for a reasonable focal length range and a Xenon flash. Someday, maybe they'll invent a cell phone that can replace my 2011 pocket compact. As for the SLR, well, that's probably never going to happen.

I understand that you need more than what these phone cameras can provide for this specific situations, but lets not be pedantic and argue the point way past the post. While these compact cameras do have flashes, they don't do nearly 1/1000th of the things possible with a smart phone. They're also fixed, closed systems with no chance of improving their performance, where as smartphones with apps and firmware can increase their usability envelope beyond what they were shipped with.

If you need a flash, use a camera with a flash, not everyone needs a flash. Don't say a phone sucks while looking at only 1 aspect of its performance.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2019 at 16:10 UTC
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Lee Jay: I'd trade every bit of this computational nonsense for a reasonable focal length range and a Xenon flash. Someday, maybe they'll invent a cell phone that can replace my 2011 pocket compact. As for the SLR, well, that's probably never going to happen.

Craigslist has lots of cheap cameras that will do that for you. This is a super computer that also takes photos, and better ones than that cheap craigslist camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2019 at 21:50 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery updated (380 comments in total)
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jrp: This is a halo lens, from / for a time when ISO 400 film was rough. The first picture, where only one set of eyelashes is in focus, illustrates that the lens is very well corrected and so will review well, but has a smaller operational envelope than a smaller f2 lens, say, that is sharper further away from the centre.

A F1,2L will be better for full body portraits, and allow for more light gathering at the same time. it's not only for close up face shots.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2019 at 22:53 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: The 24-120/4 and 100-300/4 have my attention. Looks like a very realistic/reasonable roadmap.

That's a really good 1 2 punch to cover 24-300 with 2 lenses, both constant F4 as well. I guess pricing and performance is the only unknown factor remaining.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2019 at 21:55 UTC
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bluevellet: Some of the zooms are a bit redundant, but interesting nonetheless. A pity that 28-280 super zoom is so far away.

I like that they skip f1.4 and go straight for f1.2 for primes.

Same place as a F1.4 or F1.8, but brighter.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2019 at 19:09 UTC
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