DesmondD

DesmondD

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Auto electrician
Joined on May 9, 2009

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madecov: Electromagnetic Aperture, means Nikon is working on mirror less.
They learned a lot from the Nikon 1 system.

Isn't it more for being able to adjust aperture in video mode? not sure...

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 00:53 UTC

The majority of my best photos were taken with the Nikon 18-200mm because it was ready for almost anything. As others have mentioned I'd rather have more on the wide end, maybe a 12-200 but obviously that is technically a lot more difficult.
Of course it won't compete with a prime for sharpness, but then a prime couldn't compete for versatility. If I had to choose between only using the best prime on earth and this lens I'd go for the 18-400mm.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 00:52 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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mosswings: DPR: home of wet blanket whiny commenters. That's some dang good formation flying, folks.

Unfortunately the negative whiners seem to be in a competition to see who can make the worst comments on each post. Maybe if they simply went elsewhere they wouldn't have to express their disappointment on each article.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
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Nikita66: Nice footage.
Regarding air travel, the lack of progress is disappointing. Basically, flight times between cities haven't changed since 1960. That's 57 years of no progress.

Sure, the SST for awhile, but the airlines basically shelved it because they didn't want to invest in it. Now that fuel costs are down, and in my opinion, down to stay, someone should reincarnate supersonic commercial flight.

If air travel improved at the same rate as digital photography we'd get..... one extra stop every year! :D

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 19:28 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I don't understand the apolegetic intro.

Photography is about images and these can either be still or moving ones. Those who don't appreciate the later can't actually fully understand the former and vice-versa.

There's a reason why Cinematographers are also called Directors of Photography and it has to do with that symbiotic relationship.

The clip is amazingly beautiful (...even if I discount it encompasses my two life long passions...) and I can only say that publishing it just made DPR's editorial line an even more commendable one. Thank you.

Yep, for all the people who made negative comments, they don't realise that they were watching a form of photography, it simply never had technical details attached.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 19:26 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (100 comments in total)

Simply moving the camera away from where we normally hold it makes a world of difference.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 20:56 UTC as 23rd comment
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (100 comments in total)
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Sactojim: DPR, you guys are getting stranger by the week with these posts.

They are interesting posts - nobody is forcing anyone to stay here.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (282 comments in total)

It depends what you want/need. The D7200 is a really nice camera and has more than enough features for most photographers needs.
The lack of a second card slot could be. a big issue for someone shooting an important event if there is a card failure - no point having the best auto-focus system if you lose all your photos.
I think the D7200 is going to be a last of its kind as the D90 was when the D7000 came out. From now on if we want a dual card slot we will be forced to upgrade half a step to the D500 series. The D7500 is more like an advanced D5700, half a step below the D7200. If we want a focus drive motor we have to keep upgrading, first from the D50, then the D90 and now the D7200. There may be no replacement for the D7200 - we have to step backwards to the D7500[/D5700] with single card slot or up to a D500/510 in future, if we also want dual card slots.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 00:28 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Artak Hambarian: To be interesting as a DX camera for me it needs to be higher MP, e.g. 28-32 MP, instead of high buffer or frame rate, and GPS and all connectivity is needed and even more: should have a wireless network connection, like a smart phone. Certainly tilt touch high res monitor is a big welcome. Even bigger, e.g 5 inch monitor, @4K resolution. Its not a bad idea to look at mirrorless directions as well.

You will find it difficult to find a lens that can give you more than 20 megapixels of resolution. Less megapixels with the same technology means better low light performance which I think would benefit more people than more megapixels we will never be able to use.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 00:09 UTC

Good examples of "over flashed" images.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 00:02 UTC as 44th comment
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GlobalGuyUSA: CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHAT THIS MEANS IN ENGLISH? What are the visually noticeable effects of these 2 modes, if both are 180 degrees??

" provides a creative circular 180-degree vertical / horizontal angle of view on full frame cameras, and zooms to a non-circular fisheye view (180-degree diagonal angle of view) on the long end of the focal range"

Maybe an actual circle in the centre of the image at 8mm and 'normal' very wide at 15mm? [like 10.5mm on dx]

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 09:17 UTC

It will be interesting to see what the results look like on dx.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 09:15 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article TriLens triple lens holder coming to Kickstarter (165 comments in total)

Now if we make that at an angle like a microscope it could be mounted on the camera and you could just swivel to the lens you want without having to remove a lens :)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 01:58 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (282 comments in total)

Flip out screen is nice but not essential, 4K video is nice but not essential [for me personally] - but lack of dual card slots is a huge negative for people who want a back-up card at important shoots. I'd rather have another D7200 than a D7500.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

The D70 was my first DSLR. I'm happy that today my D7200 actually cost less than the D70 cost me back then. I loved to experiment with the 1/500th flash sync of the ccd sensor and used it to trigger an SCR to make wires explode at 1/4000th sec and still capture the image.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 08:11 UTC as 43rd comment
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DesmondD: Considering the cost of storage space these days and the fact that most people won't see the difference between this app and a jpeg saved at 65% it probably isn't worth the hassle. If someone is supplying images to an important client I'm sure they would rather know the file is 100% than worry about sending 10 gig of images vs 6.5 gig.

Thanks guys - I see where the advantage lies now.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 19:23 UTC

Considering the cost of storage space these days and the fact that most people won't see the difference between this app and a jpeg saved at 65% it probably isn't worth the hassle. If someone is supplying images to an important client I'm sure they would rather know the file is 100% than worry about sending 10 gig of images vs 6.5 gig.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 36th comment | 10 replies
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)

Optical for me - evf's give me motion sickness very quickly.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 05:13 UTC as 180th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (176 comments in total)

One of my favourite cameras that, along with the 18-200mm VR lens, produced some of the best images I have every taken. 6 meg is more than enough for my needs and the versatility of a superzoom meant that I never missed any shots.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 14th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (176 comments in total)
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Dyun27: The D40x was my first Nikon camera and I loved shooting with it. I kept it all these years since early 2008. Two or three years ago when I was between cameras, I pulled it out of the bag again and used it with better lenses. I was impressed with the results!

That being said, it's far too easy to blow highlights with it when photographing white birds or clouds for example, even when setting the EV to -0.7. High ISO images are OK, but shooting above ISO 400 was something I tried to avoid at all cost. Colors are nice, but I sure love the dynamic range and color out of the D610 and D750! As soon as I picked up a D610, the D40x went right back into the bag.

Yet still I can't help but keep it around. :)

D40X is a totally different camera with a 10 meg sensor compared to the 6 meg CCD of the D40.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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