cosmicnode

Lives in United Kingdom Middlesbrough, Cleveland, United Kingdom
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Nikonandmore: I have the feeling, just about all lenses now are "Leica" and MF price range. Sony, Zeiss, Canon, Nikon.. amazing! I don't understand how these manufactures survive to sell enough of these or how people manage to have money to feed this price frenzy. It will only take cell phone sensors, lenses and technology to get a bit better FOR ONE to buy DSLRs anymore. This market is dead and at these prices, sinking faster and faster. Costs 10 grand (or more) these days to buy a pro/enthusiast grade body and 2 or 3 lenses. Sorry, but this and it's pricing momentum is all becoming absurd. And mind you, these new lenses are all mass produced in 3rd world countries and with more and more dubious quality control. Long gone are the "Made in Japan" days with solid products made with extremely qualified manual labor, excellent quality control AND real long-term post sales support! Indeed Leicas start looking really affordable..

If you are older there was a time when "made in Japan" had the same poor opinion as current "made in China " they all get better with time.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
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Gregm61: If they gave me 5 of those white lenses and sent me for free, I still wouldn't want to go to Rio to take pictures of anything.

A little expensive for just the balcony, how much for a room.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)

I would appreciate a slow motion vidio looking through the evf showing the different continuous shooting modes similar to the video of the Sony A6300 compared to the Canon 7d I found this very informative as to how the viewfinder reacted to still images / blackout between shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:35 UTC as 159th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

Watch the video on af performance at 8 fps in the dpr review shown in slow motion, observe the cyclists legs, through the canon you can see them clearly moving between mirror blackouts. On the sony a6300 between images shown in the viewfinder there is no movement at all, you see a static image, call It what you want but a static image is not live view.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 07:43 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

So RPJG you get live view for a single frame for over a 1/10 second in the viewfinder and you think thats a improvement over the last frame shown for approximately the same length of time, amazing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 10:48 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

What is a "single frame live update" if this is what is recorded to the flash card , then it the "IS" the last shot shown in the viewfinder, it sounds like Sony PR trying to redefine along with the inserted black frames the image seen in the viewfinder as something it is not, and that's live. If you have used a DSLR RubberDials you will of course know that the mirror blackout is only a fraction of a secon around 30-40 microseconds leaving 60-70 microseconds of live view. so there is useable live view unlike mirrorless. Look at the previously mentioned video of the viewfinder images from the Sony a6300 and try to keep a open mind, form your own opinion and dont be taken in by the Sony PR speak, or mirrorless fanaticism.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 07:18 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

However it's done the image shown is either taken before or after the shutter obscures the sensor, if after then no matter what optical trickery is used there is no live view at all. If the image shown is immediately before the shutter fires there is very briefly live view.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

Does this mean it shows the shot as it is being taken, or before its taken. Im not sure what a single frame live update is .

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

That may be true but mirrorless does not have live view when shooting continuous, press the shutter button see the image of the shot taken until the next shot is taken then see the image of that shot, repeat until you run out of buffer or take your finger of the shutter release. No live view. For proof watch the dpr video of the Sony 6300 v Canon 7d, continuous shooting seen through the viewfinder, tbe Sony shows slideshow effect with added flicker the canon shows the live view with the brief mirror blackout,look at the cyclists legs moving when viewed through the Canon, static through the Sony viewfinder.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (146 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Would be nice to see a whole body shot of the photographer carrying the camera to make it easier to see how one carries the camera with this, as compared to a more conventional next strap.

There is a very good video on the peak design website

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (187 comments in total)
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Aky: Problem of d500 is an updated 17 55 vr , pro dx lenses are missing or are old on the wide.

Have you noticed that for 15 y ears or so the independent lens manufacturers have also been unable to produce a wide angle dx prime for mirrored bodies wider than 30mm, considering that so many want dx wide angle primes and there's mony to be made meeting that demand, I wonder why.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
On article Video: Meet the Nikon D500 (187 comments in total)
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Gingersnap322: I upgraded to the D500 from the D7100 and am blown away. I thought I'd like it, but I absolutely love it. The FPS and high ISO quality have sold me. I was worried about the CLS not working, but my SB800 triggers it. Thank you Nikon. My D7000 and D7100 were a bit disappointing, but you made up for it with this one.

In comparison to a D800 the shutter is very very quiet

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 07:24 UTC
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Steve in Scotland: So if Nikon were a bit like Fuji in supporting older models with firmware upgrades, I might be looking at being able to do this with my D7100. I know - it's not going to happen…

Nikon have in the past updated the firmware, and menus of many of their camera's those I have had updated include D70, D200, D2x, V1 so there is hope, but it may depend on other elements such as the amount of available memory space for new software in the operating system.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:09 UTC

Rishi the lens tested was 24 f1.8 prime so obviously there is only the one fine tune setting . The method is very quick and easy, could you test a variety of representative zoom lenses at several different focal lengths to see how much variation there is in the fine tune results. The advice is to use the focal length you use the most, but knowing the variation on a specific lens after testing one could use a average fine tune setting.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 09:57 UTC as 60th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

I find the blue writing on white background uncomfortable to read. Otherwise it all looks good.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 21:28 UTC as 365th comment
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biggercountry: Looks like it's all about the AF system according to the first video... looks very impressive. But that soundtrack wins a "Grazzy" award for a stratospheric annoyance quotient.

The cars do not seem to be driven very quickly , certainly no where near racing speeds, if they were at full throttle I would not get more than 3-4 still shots at 6fps an such a short distance travelled, regardless of camera being used. Bright day, short focal lengths camera on a tripod, not exactly a hard case for focusing ability.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 09:52 UTC
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Arai: Maybe its not that necessary to buy new lenses only a few affordable primes because it is right between the D7000 and D7200 in Megapixelscount, so the need for expensive glas is not as high as with the D7200 or even a D810
I don't like to loose the U1 and U2 mode dial's and a decade of using the exposure dial button on the right on top of the body scares me a bit the ISO button belong's to the pro buttons on the left ! this feels like driving a car in the UK everytime you want to use your turn signal you switch on your wiper blades !
But in time when the price's come down a bit I step up from my D7200

I have never had that wiper blade problem and I drive all the time in the UK. Ha Ha.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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aramgrg: Oh yes, $140
I'll buy an electronic screwdriver ;)

The doctor has a much better sonic screwdriver

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
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