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On photo Mig-17-1 in the Low Pass challenge (19 comments in total)

Excellent! Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 5th comment

Nothing new. It's been possible to use any camera to copy slides and negatives but you had to flip the colour of the negatives (very simple thing) and clean the images from scratches and this is the biggest problem. This is why a film scanner is much better. Also for colour corrections. So I will continue using my scanners even in the future, even though I have the recommended Nikon 60mm macro lens and a D800, which is good enough also.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 09:30 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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maculatum: After anxiously awaiting the verification of the focus shift mode to facilitate the production of images for focus stacking-------I am a bit dismayed. Nikon's own engineers claimed they wanted this feature to facilitate focus stacking for insect photography. Please follow my logic as follows. The vast majority of macro insect photos shot with nikkor lenses are shot with 105mm macro lens. The smallest focus increment is 1/30th the focal length which works out to be 3.3mm. One main point of focus stacking is to facilitate using the macro lens at its best aperture to avoid diffraction effect. With 105mm macro lens this is generally F5.6 or F8. A 3.3mm minimum increment you will only be useful down to 1:4 or 1:5 life size. How many insects are large enough to shoot at 1:4 life size. While the focus shift feature will be great for landscape and tabletop shooters. Nikon's own engineers stated they incorporated this feature due to requests by insect and macro photographers. FAIL!

There are many insects which are larger than 3.3mm but the biggest problem with focus stacking is tha image size change as you change focus if you are using the focus ring. A macro slider works best but that is only usable on dead insects. But with so many megapixeles you can just take an image with a magnification ratio which brings the whole insect in focus and crop the insect to the size you want. No big deal, one single shot and you still have plenty pixels so you can print it very large.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 09:09 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2094 comments in total)
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Andrew770: The Nikon D850 has every imaginary technology Nikon has developed. And with a battery grip, we get 9 fps, ideal for sports photography. And now its silent shutter is a welcomed addition for all wedding and sports photographers. This removes the need for a mirrorless camera.

Why would you need a silent shutter with a 400mm lens? You are far away from birds and in any case, they aren't that easy scared. I guess you don't have a 400mm lens so you don't know what you talking about.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 05:45 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (286 comments in total)


Pointless but fun.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 14:34 UTC as 11th comment
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (91 comments in total)

No thanks. They must be joking... A camera with no VF, no LCD screen, and a fixed 32mm equivalent for that price? Ha... ha... ha...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 06:25 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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Yohan Pamudji: France limits photography rights? Good. Once less reason to visit France.

Please stay at home, wherever that may be. You are not needed in France. BTW, just for your information, there are more limiting laws in USA than in any European country, so USA could learn a whole lot with a bit more open minded attitude.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Hands-on with new Pentax K-S2 (168 comments in total)
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22codfish: None of the new CaNikons still don't have an ATV shooting mode.

The D600 came long after the D7000, but never the less, I don't get what he is complaining about. Flipping between Auto ISO and fixed ISO, changing ISO manually and/or flipping between PASM is done so fast that anyone who is complaining about that must have missed some pages in the manual.

What I disliked about Pentax when I looked at it a few years ago was the missing AF point illumination. I don't know if they fixed that in this new model, but if not, then THEY are the one not getting what the serious photographers need. That missing feature turned me away from Pentax and made me go to Nikon. I like their bodies in general, even though they are a bit small, but the HMI is just horrible.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:12 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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David G72: One more thing, to anyone who wants to send their D750 for updating:

The fix to move the AF sensors down is complex and requires opening the camera, moving the phase detect sensors and re-calibrating the camera. When your camera comes back from Nikon service center, you might end up with it being worse than it was in terms of AF accuracy and reliability. If this flare issue does not bother you and your D750 is in excellent working condition, just forget about this and keep on clicking!!!

My opinion is that if the camera is broken it must be fixed, even if it is not bothering right now. If they mess up the AF, which I don't believe they will, then just send back the camera again and they fix that issue as well. I don't have the D750, but if I had it I'd get it fixed if it demonstrates the problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 07:34 UTC
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Johannes Zander: Not enough gold!
This doesn't make me stand out among other Photographers!
I'll get the Brikk'S version! ;)

Less than 5g gold plus some black paint. That's all you get.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 08:52 UTC

They missed the flash shoe and the tripod socket.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 07:34 UTC as 89th comment
On article Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update (137 comments in total)

Very nice camera. Not only by the looks, but also by the features.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:32 UTC as 26th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)
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Galbertson: Greetings,
Been researching intensly D810. Also D610 , but does not have Live View exposure preview...what a stupid deletion.

Does anyone know if new iPhone soon to be released work as as external monitor directly out of hdmi port?

Ask that question on an iPhone forum.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 08:27 UTC
On photo Waiting for you in the Macro - Jewelry challenge (4 comments in total)

Should have been DQ-ed. Glad it made last... but don't understand that people voted on this image at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 14:08 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera (73 comments in total)
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phazelag: Optional Wifi adapter and 460K Screen Dots, seems like 2009.

No it doesn't create any more artifacts as any other shutter type.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:32 UTC
On article Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera (73 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: They must be really retarded, eating too much sushi I guess!

You have TOTALLY missed my point. It is THEIR business which cameras/lenses or whatever they release. If I like what they have, I buy it, if not, then I don't.

I couldn't care less if you "spent your money wisely" or not. I don't kiss their ..(whatever).. any more than anyone else's and I never actually said that this camera is great, so don't put any words in my mouth. All I said was that it is THEIR business what and when they release or not. They didn't ask ask you, which must be frustrating for you to realize, but such is life.

As for how much Nikon loves me... well, that's another thing you don't have a clue about.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:31 UTC
On article Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera (73 comments in total)
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phazelag: Optional Wifi adapter and 460K Screen Dots, seems like 2009.

Well, surely optional WIFI and 460k LCD is at the low end, but maybe the other features are not... Like how many cameras had so high maximum shutter speeds (1/16000s yes, one sixteen thousands of a second), so many AF points (171) and so high frame rate (60fps in raw), full HD video and so on back in 2009...? Maybe the 460k LCD is not that great, but maybe it also allows practically lag less, REAL real time display, which was definitely not possible back in 2009, not even with a display with even less resolution than 460k.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On article Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera (73 comments in total)
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tkbslc: I don't hate the 1 system, but why so many models when the original J1 and S1 are still for sale on clearance!! Obviously they can't sell enough to justify a new model every 6 months.

tkbslc, the J1/V1 may be on sale by SOME shops, but Nikon stopped selling and producing those a long time ago. It is not that a new model can be released only when the previous one is sold out by EVERY shop in the world. They release a new model obviously because they are selling well enough to make money on it.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:59 UTC
On article Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera (73 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: They must be really retarded, eating too much sushi I guess!

Yes... they should have asked YOU how to run THEIR business and what to release when before they do it.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:54 UTC
On article Nikon launches S2 1-System mirrorless camera (73 comments in total)
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sajjadkhalid: Is there any info about the price?

Why don't you read the article you are commenting?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:51 UTC
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