Deliverator

Joined on Sep 17, 2011

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BobORama: So ... this was "protected" by a sign?

Still, some barriers making it impossible to drive onto the playa from the road or parking lot wouldn't be such a bad idea.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 00:12 UTC
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lukas88: THIS IS ONE OF THE GUYS WHO DID THE TRACKS !!!! I found him on one of my photo in background....Again: Licences plate from california CODES7N, yellow Jeep Rubicon https://goo.gl/WQ14gu

Not sure where you get Saskatoon, Canada from. Those are California plates.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 00:08 UTC
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stratplaya: I have two cameras with built in wifi. It's a shame the maker (Nikon) doesn't make a more powerful app to do what this device will do.

You can substitute every other camera maker in that sentence and you still wouldn't be wrong. It's 2016 and camera makers still haven't created a decent wireless implementation for control, image transfer or image sharing.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
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st4140: It looked like a nice camera, but as a nearly half of century as a professional photog, I couldn't even consider it due to it's lack of 1/8000 shutter speed. Why they did this is beyond me. What a stupid thing to cheap on. I'll stay with my D700, in fact, I just bought another!

1/8000s at a base ISO of 200 is exactly the same exposure as 1/4000s at a base ISO of 100. So what's your point?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 14:29 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1919 comments in total)
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bobfonte: I regret that DP has censored my message and I am again posting:

This review is ridiculous. It assigns only 87% for MKIV after having previously given 90% for D750, when this gear, as is well known, has presented many issues and weakness. While MKIV will sell tens of thousands, D750 is moldering on store shelves.

I'm not sure where you get the idea the D750 is some kind of commercial failure. My understanding is that it is one of Nikon's most popular cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
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jenesuispasbava: How do I transfer the DNG files taken with the app to my computer? All the Share options convert the picture to JPG before sharing.

Transfer them using Image Capture on your Mac?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On article Field Test: Shooting action with the Nikon D5 (114 comments in total)
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stromaroma: Great video. I presume VR was turned off? That screws up the framing.

That's surprising, since you are literally looking through the lens through the viewfinder. You are seeing the stabilization in real time.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On article Field Test: Shooting action with the Nikon D5 (114 comments in total)
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O_O: Will there be a big difference using a D500 instead? Many people cannot afford the price for a D5.

My understanding is that the blackout time on the D500 is longer, which should have an effect on user tracking as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 18:35 UTC

The M IV looks to be a little more than a stop short of DR when compared to the D810 at base ISO. Canon shooters should be delighted. For all practical purposes the sensor has caught up to the competition.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 00:51 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

DxO?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 66th comment
On article Canon EOS-1D X Mark II: What you need to know (149 comments in total)
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Truebar: I have neither of Canon DX Mak II nor Nikon D5. What I do have is canon 5D Mk3. Very good camera. AF works in most situations really well, however in really critical moments it let me down more often than not. And I am interested in getting one of these 2 cameras, provided I can afford it and test them of course. I'm listening more and more about D5's AF, and I'm more and more interested. I love Canon's ergonomics of their cameras and lenses, and I'm invested in them too. However if I could test D5's AF, and if it convinces me, I would make a switch in a heartbeat to Nikon. To be continued.

Rent them both and choose the one you like more. What's so complicated about that?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 10:13 UTC
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Old Cameras: Nikon has always sold non-VR versions of the 18-55 and 55-200, and now they sell this 70-300 DX lens in both flavors. The camera is announced at $649, same price as the D3300, and I imagine it will be quickly discounted too. They are reducing cost and taking out features that may not be used and are therefore of little benefit. It's harder to design a product at the bottom of the market than at the top because you have to watch every penny. Think about it. Most people never take the kit lens off the camera, which certainly helps keep the sensor clean. Snap bridge can send a web ready file to your smart phone. I think it has the features most likely at be appreciated by the target customer. Purchased in Walmart and Target stores by people who don't want to read the 500 page manual. The new 18-55 is simplified too, you have to go into a menu to enable manual focus - because hardly anyone manually focuses it. They eliminated the switch on the lens. But they also added an additional element to the optics so it may indeed be a better performer. These changes make perfect sense to me.

Huh.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/18-55mm-af-p.htm
"...it focuses essentially silently, and most importantly it focusses instantly and has instant manual-focus override."

I don't put a lot of weight in his opinions, but I'm assuming he's right about this, as he's owned one (and raved about it) for a while.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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Old Cameras: Nikon has always sold non-VR versions of the 18-55 and 55-200, and now they sell this 70-300 DX lens in both flavors. The camera is announced at $649, same price as the D3300, and I imagine it will be quickly discounted too. They are reducing cost and taking out features that may not be used and are therefore of little benefit. It's harder to design a product at the bottom of the market than at the top because you have to watch every penny. Think about it. Most people never take the kit lens off the camera, which certainly helps keep the sensor clean. Snap bridge can send a web ready file to your smart phone. I think it has the features most likely at be appreciated by the target customer. Purchased in Walmart and Target stores by people who don't want to read the 500 page manual. The new 18-55 is simplified too, you have to go into a menu to enable manual focus - because hardly anyone manually focuses it. They eliminated the switch on the lens. But they also added an additional element to the optics so it may indeed be a better performer. These changes make perfect sense to me.

I'm pretty sure the new 18-55 has instant manual focus override, like many of NIkon's G lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 23:42 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)
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Deliverator: What might be interesting is a nifty fifty showdown between Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, etc. Not that anyone would switch systems for one, but it would be nice to see the strengths and weaknesses of the most commonly owned prime lenses.

Sure, or a comparison on D610/6D/A7's. Or even a D7200 and an 80D and an A6300, since a lot (most?) of these are the first lenses bought after the kit lenses that came with the camera. The cameras would mask some of the differences, but I'm sure some general comparisons could still be made.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 23:37 UTC
On article Getty employs robots for underwater shots in Rio (41 comments in total)
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vscd: And when do they push the shadows by +6EV? They really use a Canon?

Well, you can't say there aren't any blown highlights in that image above...

...that said, what a shot!

Blown highlights aren't the devil they're made out to be.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 07:48 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

What might be interesting is a nifty fifty showdown between Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony, etc. Not that anyone would switch systems for one, but it would be nice to see the strengths and weaknesses of the most commonly owned prime lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 00:30 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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mchung: I agree for the most part, but I have to comment on the customization aspects of the cameras. Custom shooting banks are a mess on the Nikon and much better implemented as custom modes on the Canon. I tried, but could never use them well on Nikon; on Canon, they are easy and useful.

I have C1-C3 assigned to different features (e.g. For still subjects, Single AF + Single shot + Quiet shutter = C1; For sports, Continuous AF +Dynamic AF + high speed drive = C2, etc.). You can literally switch camera personalities with a single button press.

On Nikon, the above is impossible; for example, drive mode is a physical dial, so you cannot switch it through a custom bank.

There is also customizability of the AF (registered AF function) through buttons which I find similar to the Nikon, but due to button placement is easier on the Canon to implement what I call dual-back-button focusing, each with a different AF pattern/mode, using the AF-On and the "*" (AE-Lock) button.

@mchung -- I don't think it would even take a big, generational break. Just get rid of the banks, and create custom settings accessible from the mode button/dial combination currently available on Nikon pro bodies. If it can be done with a mode dial on a D7200, why not with the mode button on a D820? Am I missing something here?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 00:15 UTC
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mchung: I agree for the most part, but I have to comment on the customization aspects of the cameras. Custom shooting banks are a mess on the Nikon and much better implemented as custom modes on the Canon. I tried, but could never use them well on Nikon; on Canon, they are easy and useful.

I have C1-C3 assigned to different features (e.g. For still subjects, Single AF + Single shot + Quiet shutter = C1; For sports, Continuous AF +Dynamic AF + high speed drive = C2, etc.). You can literally switch camera personalities with a single button press.

On Nikon, the above is impossible; for example, drive mode is a physical dial, so you cannot switch it through a custom bank.

There is also customizability of the AF (registered AF function) through buttons which I find similar to the Nikon, but due to button placement is easier on the Canon to implement what I call dual-back-button focusing, each with a different AF pattern/mode, using the AF-On and the "*" (AE-Lock) button.

While I understand that pros don't like too much change in the handling of their bodies, I think even longtime pro Nikon shooters would dance a jig if Nikon dumped their shooting banks for true custom modes a la D750/610/7200.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 05:56 UTC
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Ruy Penalva: Two must cameras but I think Canon is better. From still to video, passing by GPS, Canon is better and cheaper.

He was talking about zebra stripes in video. And most serious videographers manually focus anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (417 comments in total)
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Bart2016: It seems on specs side to side with the Nikon D5 vs the Canon here, the D5 has more to offer perhaps

With the new firmware, the D5 records nearly 30min of 4k video, and has flicker reduction for stills under lights, so a couple of advantages disappear for the 1DX II. That said, I totally 'get' the review. These cameras are so close in capability, it comes down to what you're used to.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 07:46 UTC
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