LO Rivera

Lives in United States Albuquerque, NM, United States
Joined on Feb 24, 2016

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Old Cameras: These new G2 optics don't seem to be much better than the versions they replace. Better build, VC and sealing perhaps, but not much difference optically. The 150-600 is a good example. No criticism, better build is welcome.

@Old Cameras, the optics in the 70-200 G2 were definitely improved! to the point that reviewers found it on par w/ the new Nikon 70-200E lens for more than twice the $$$. I think we need to wait for its release.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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YairT: As an owner of the current Tamron 24-70 I am very disappointed.
Optics looks the same, MTF identical.
The main problem with the lens is the performance on 70mm@ 2.8.
The lens is very good on the wide end , yet portrait quality is simply not good.
Second issue is the focus shift which creates a clear drop in performance when shooting at 5.6.
If tests won't prove different it is not the improvement I was waiting for.

@YairT forget charts, wait to see reviews and/or download sample RAW images. Or best of all, rent it. The 70-200 G2 was improved. I bet this one was too.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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rightwinger: A bigger game changer for me was the D700, released as a poor man's D3, it had the same sensor. My first full frame digital body, it still stands up well to the latest and greatest gear....A killer low light performer!

@rightwinger I agree, the D700 was too my first 35mm sensor camera. I take a D700 and D750 on pro gigs. It still produces incredible images, I bought mine second hand and it is amazing! The colors that come out of the D700 are, IMO, better than all the modern cameras. I love the colors I get out of my D700 more than my D750, which is 6 years newer.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 01:26 UTC
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LO Rivera: A flagship Samsung costs the same as an iPhone. One problem is that all the other manufacturers have 10 different models to choose from, Apple not so much. Also-and I'm sure someone mentioned this already-Android based phones have to dish out royalties to Google. Apple, all in house. I love how Apple haters ignore these significant facts and then blame Apple for evading taxes. Much like most American Corporations do, and our "illustrious" President has bragged on many occasions that he too, has evaded taxes.

@Quantum Scientist Too bad it's at our expense.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:53 UTC
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LO Rivera: A flagship Samsung costs the same as an iPhone. One problem is that all the other manufacturers have 10 different models to choose from, Apple not so much. Also-and I'm sure someone mentioned this already-Android based phones have to dish out royalties to Google. Apple, all in house. I love how Apple haters ignore these significant facts and then blame Apple for evading taxes. Much like most American Corporations do, and our "illustrious" President has bragged on many occasions that he too, has evaded taxes.

@Steve in GA Semantics win!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:52 UTC
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J A C S: And pays 5% of the taxes...

@OlyPent I like Apple, but you're dead on.
You do have to admit that Apple is doing more for the environment than most non-environmentalist type companies. At least they'll keep my air clean? LOL!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:16 UTC

A flagship Samsung costs the same as an iPhone. One problem is that all the other manufacturers have 10 different models to choose from, Apple not so much. Also-and I'm sure someone mentioned this already-Android based phones have to dish out royalties to Google. Apple, all in house. I love how Apple haters ignore these significant facts and then blame Apple for evading taxes. Much like most American Corporations do, and our "illustrious" President has bragged on many occasions that he too, has evaded taxes.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:10 UTC as 46th comment | 8 replies
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falconeyes: A comparison of profit based on sales revenue would make much more sense.
Second to Apple was Samsung with Chinese makers known to have a low margin.
With Samsung recent issues it is clear that most profits 2016 have gone Apple. Also, Apple isn't buying other companies like crazy. Maybe, their attitude to keep their profits is a reflex left over from the days Apply went bankrupt, or almost so.

It just doesn't mean though that Apple's per unit margin is unusually high.

BTW, believe it ot not,in 3rd quarter 2016, the iPhone even had 104% of worldwide smartphone profits ;)

@SELEES you're correct, most of the new features in iPhones derive from bought out companies. i.e. Touch ID.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:07 UTC
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dennis tennis: Apple has betrayed America. It is feeding Chinese workers and their families while Americans are starving and homeless. Apple has 30 days to move all production, research and design teams back to America or the company will be seized and given Trump Inc. Trump sons will make Apple great again.

The sad thing is that this is true for most of US corporations.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 02:00 UTC
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J A C S: And pays 5% of the taxes...

ALL corporations evade taxes here in the US, not just Apple. That is a weak argument.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 01:59 UTC
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OliverGlass: hahahaha anti-manipulation police here will turn this into a back and forth argument again. The pitchforks are out and nobody counts their blessings these days. Can we please just be thankful we have tools like these?

No we shouldn't be thankful. Healing brush tool is one thing. Changing the photo defeats the purpose, and skill it takes to get those results in camera. It insults the art!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
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Lee Jay: To me, this is out-dated technology. Tablets are no longer useful since phones are just as powerful and more portable, and ultrabooks and 2-in-1 computers are so powerful and so small that tablets don't save an appreciable amount of space but sacrifice a huge amount of capability. In other words, tablets got squeezed from both sides. A small 2-in-1 laptop is relatively cheap (as long as you don't buy an Apple), powerful, and with mSATA and m.2 drives can have massive storage inside (terabytes, if you want) in a light weight, power efficient and reliable form. I now use a touch-screen ultrabook at work as my main desktop computer, and I'm a long-time power user, doing a lot of Matlab, Excel, and Lightroom. It has 16GB of RAM, a 1TB m.2 drive, a Skylake i7, a touch screen and drives my 40" 4k desktop monitor no problem and can have up to about 8 hours of battery life.

Personally, would only be transferring the RAW files to the storage device, not editing or pixel-peeping or anything so my phone would be fine. I don't like looking at photos on anything other than a computer.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (509 comments in total)
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(unknown member): ... and Nikon and Canon still want to hold back and not release any progressive technologies or professional mirrorless models. These guys asked for bad news and now they're getting it.

Excatly! Thank you for having sense! I'm not ragging on Sony, I've used a A7R I, it takes great images, but for those of us who don't do video, it's overkill. All these photographers mad at Nikon because they're not producing mirrorless are nuts, IMO.
People talk the business strategy that Sony is doing to over power Nikon. What they fail to see is that Sony are trying to build a customer base AKA, get you hooked. The big argument at first was, "mirrorless is so much smaller and lighter". Sony didn't release f/2.8 lenses. In 2016, we have mirrorless f/2.8 lenses and they're just as big as a DSLR f/2.8. So not only is it now not a lighter rig, but it's severely imbalanced. The battery life has gotten better, but you still need approx 4 Sony batteries to equal 1 DSLR charge. There go the extra hundred grams of weight in your bag.
I'm not saying down with Mirrorless, I'm saying that DSLR still has its place and value! However, for the general public, the iPhone is enough.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 16:07 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (509 comments in total)
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(unknown member): ... and Nikon and Canon still want to hold back and not release any progressive technologies or professional mirrorless models. These guys asked for bad news and now they're getting it.

My point exactly, all this mirrorless hype. The A7R II DOESN'T DO ANYTHING that my D800 doesn't already do for what I USE IT FOR. Take a microscope and you couldn't find a cell in my body that could care less about video in a DSLR. I have shot weddings on D700 at 5 fps and still captured the bouquet in flight with no blur! So many people complain that X camera doesn't do this and since Y camera does it it's some how better. IMO, the so call modern photographer/YouTuber that says a lens being horrible simply because it's a manual focus and then gives advise like, "you can fix it in post" and encouraging newcomers to composite 24/7 is what went wrong with photography. Not Nikon, not Canon, but the "users" claiming to be photographers and getting upset when Nikon and Canon don't make a camera with Photoshop on board so they don't have to worry about taking a great shot. What The EFF makes mirrorless the end all be all?! I ask since that's what most posts claim Nikon did wrong.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 01:21 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (509 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: I like Nikon cameras so I hope they figure it out. Some of the those job cuts should come from the top.

If I were a CEO, I wouldn't care if I got fired. Throw me out with my golden parachute and I'll be happier.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 01:08 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (509 comments in total)
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Snapper2013: Abandon ship!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTpKKOzhAS8

LOL!!!!LOL!!!!LOL!!!LOL!!!LOL!!!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 00:53 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (509 comments in total)

Sign of the times?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 00:50 UTC as 170th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-1 real-world sample gallery (144 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The sad thing is, in 5 to 6 years ppl came out, claiming that the K-1 is vintage and ancient tech, and one can't make decent images with it...

I hope the best for Pentax, that their K-1 would outsell the D8x0, and they'd develop an semipro level FF (24 MP) with the same features, to compete with the D750 & 5D Mk. III(IV then later)

Pentax truly deserved it, their K-1 gets the most out of this 36 MP Sony FF Sensor tech from 2012. Togehter with their unique features, and much cheaper price compared to the D810, the K-1 should being accepted onto the market very well - if one isn't already onto the Nikon train.

@marc petzold The two things that kept me from switching to Pentax were 1. the lack of lens selection and 2. the AF system, it needs some definite improvement for faster moving subjects. The AF issue is only an issue in some instances the rest of the time, especially with portraits, its perfect, but then you're still left with poor lens selection.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
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David Kinston: In our family there are 3 different recent Nikon cameras, from the D7200 to the D750. Tamron, Sigma and Tokina lenses as well as Nikon. Never any issues.

Plainly CANON is the problem! They like making life difficult for their competitors - and we photographers are the ones suffering.

@Juck Although, you do make perfect sense, David Kinston has a point. With the third party lenses being just on par or on par with the first party version of the lenses, I can understand why Canon wants to make it "difficult". My Tamron 45 f/1.4 VC is very sharp wide open, I can't say that about my Nikon f/1.4G, I have to stop down to 1.8 to get good sharpness. The first parties don't want you purchasing third party lenses, yet they don't improve their own versions of the lenses, IMO.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (141 comments in total)

First off, hard to use VR in the photography world, without inciting confusion. I find that in the digital age, this will help specific applications, like everything in the world. I feel that if general photos go full VR, it will take away from the compo. When I do weddings and engagements or graduate shoots, I don't see any real benefits from VR for these specific type of photos, especially portrait photography.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 14:05 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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