fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Joined on Mar 28, 2010
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I wrote something that confounded or intrigued you. You should know that much of what I say is uncomfortable truth laced with straight faced sarcasm. Don't take it to heart.

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falconeyes: It should be noted that this isn't entirely retro-driven.

E.g., the Adox CMS 20 II B&W film ( http://www.adox.de/Photo/adox-films-2/cms-20-ii-adotech-ii ) resolves closer to 500MP with a capable full frame lens and does still beat any digital FF out there (in terms of resolution).

It is a bit expensive but I gave it a try a couple of years ago. I had to inspect the test charts under a microscope because no scanner could resolve this much detail (20,000 dpi). And I was blown away by what I saw (400 lp/mm). I could literally wander around in detail within an area otherwise covered by a single digital 12MP pixel.

'compared with TriX and Rodinol'
How do you find that combo?
I found it mushy and lacking in acutance.
Sold all my Kodak BW film after that point.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 02:10 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

bLAH BLAH blah Blah!!
That's what I'm hearing from you now.
Sort yourself out.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

Haha... you are just hilarious.
You're the one changing words here. I said 'good' and you relate it to 'really good' and point to cameras at some pinnacle. The first one they launched in 2010, the NX10, was a 'good' camera.
The rest of your comment just then is also a real eye opener to me, but it should be an even bigger eye opener to you. You are the one being insulted by your own lack of intelligence and poor comprehension. Go look in the mirror mate, and find a solution to that problem.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:11 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

You're not reading what I'm typing. You're responding to made up sentences based on preconceived notions in your head.

I said Samsung did not sell 'well'. And they didn't.

Also, a comparison between Nikon DSLR sales numbers and other branded mirrorless sales numbers is pointless in determining how well one company is doing. You can't draw valid conclusions across market segments like that.

You might as well claim that Ford is doing well because they sell more cars than Yamaha sells bikes (I don't actually know if they do or not, it's just a hypothetical)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 03:57 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

Lol, I didn't know that but I was responding to you mentioning their 'current' gear which is still available to purchase. Regardless, their market share was still low even when the cameras were new.
I think Samsung taught us that a good camera doesn't necessarily mean it's going to sell well.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 03:30 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

Yet Nikon is selling less mirrorless cameras than Canon
Perhaps the majority of mirrorless users don't want what you think they want?
Or perhaps the brand value is more important than camera features in this segment?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 02:02 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

'I agree that Nikon should be developing better mirrorless gear.'
Better in what way?

'But so should Canon.'
Why? Are Canon being disadvantaged somehow?

'Nikon does have a mirrorless system with more lenses than Canon's.'
What does that tell you?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

Sorry about that. Spellcheck said that it was incorrect with the 'c' in it, and the dictionary says it's spelled with an 's' in other regions. Both are correct usages.

We can argue all day and night about what Nikon has or hasn't done, or on the definition of words. Bottom line is Nikon are losing ground and money and market share while their competitors are not. It's long been speculated that they are in trouble. I'm not the only one who thinks that.

Please don't try to sweep that claim under the rug, and tell me why YOU think they are having financial and business issues?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

'And plenty of people have stayed with or changed to Nikon.'
Not according to sales figures.

'Stop the pretence'
The only one here with a 'pretense' is you. I haven't denied that other camera makers have issues. What they DON'T have are products from their pro range being recalled off retailers (D750) for having 3 seperate ongoing issues. What they DON'T have is faulty from release model (D600) being mysteriously replaced with another model a year after users pointed it out while owners of the previous model have to keep sending theirs in for service.

The only similar thing I can think of is the Canon 650D (consumer range) rubber grip glue issue, and that was recalled very shortly and quickly after release. The claims from customers didn't drag on for several months to a year while owners were being told it was part of normal operation. That's a pretty big difference. Don't pretend they are the same thing and that it hasn't affected Nikon in a really bad way. It has.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

Don't ask me if I'm serious. Ask all the Nikon owners who have posted about their dismay and eventually changed brands to lead up to the point of this article.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 06:03 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

'Also you lopped off this part of my question'
I answered it in the next paragraph, because yours was a 2 part question.

'That means examples of Nikon treating customers badly'
Have you tried this thing called google?
https://fstoppers.com/gear/nikon-issues-yet-another-d750-service-advisory-118022
http://nikonrumors.com/2015/07/13/is-the-new-d800-free-maintenance-service-initiative-just-another-nikon-recall.aspx/

'You need to explain why the D600 was a serious error, you haven't:
Hint I have and it's in the Wikipedia link.'
Wow.. I assumed you had the cognitive awareness to determine that I linked it for a reason... Because the answer was there. I didn't expect you to require further spoon feeding.

'I'm sorry was I commenting exclusively on Nikon sales in Japan?'
Do a search yourself and look at global stats. I'm sure you'll find similar trends.

'Don't pretend that only Nikon cameras have issues'
You're clearly in denial. Other companies have issues that they correct quickly.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

@HowaboutRAW
'In what manner is the D600 a serious error'

See link below.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_D600#Service_advisories_and_release_of_successor_.28D610.29

'has Nikon repeated that error?'
The error they repeated was in how they treated their customers concerns over these and other issues.

'And still Nikon has no trouble selling'
Apparently they do. Their market share in Japan has plummeted over the last several years for both DSLR and lens sales. Sigma has for the first time taken over Nikons spot in second place behind Canon now.

http://nikonrumors.com/2017/01/16/nikon-market-share-in-japan-for-2016-according-to-bcn-ranking.aspx/

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 22:16 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: Might be the beggining of the end for Nikon.

'Might be the beginning of the end for Nikon.'

The end began with the whole D600 fiasco. It's just that a company based around a 50+ year old lens mount and its users takes a series of errors over time to crash and burn.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 04:36 UTC
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Peter von Reichenberg: What is this silly discussion about? No word about the product, just criticising the marketing? Poor people, try to google the real attractive sexy appealing model - this is just a short next door girl with pretty face, nothing more. If you have no idea what to say about the reviewed product, better stay silent.

I'm waiting for samples of ultra wide angle portraiture with this product.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 22:13 UTC
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AshMills: Im holding out for the 30-in-1. Meantime my old 30" Lastolite needs a wash.

Lol @Smiler, you almost sound like me talking about my ex..

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
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Angrymagpie: The numerous decries of using photography as a tool for political advocacy in the comment section showcase the sad state of our politics, and dare I say, the sad state of many people's understanding of photography and 'its place'

@cosinaphile 'silence in a time of treason is itself treason.......'
meanwhile
'The voice of truth among many violations becomes espionage'

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
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Angrymagpie: The numerous decries of using photography as a tool for political advocacy in the comment section showcase the sad state of our politics, and dare I say, the sad state of many people's understanding of photography and 'its place'

'Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.'

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 22:13 UTC

I tend to appreciate the guys work but this just feels really heavy handed and forced. Without any emotional expression or real substance to make me care.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 02:09 UTC as 36th comment
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StephanBG: Wow, love DP, same people who played up the difference between APSC and FF now downplay the difference between FF and MF.

@Steve
Medium Format is now technically anything above 36x24mm but not bigger than 60x170mm. It's a massive range and therefore makes it more difficult to be aware of what this camera is when it's just called Medium Format in marketing headlines.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:23 UTC
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jyw5: This isnt really medium format...just larger than FF. The price is good...but then you have to buy more glass.

'Anything that is larger than 35mm is called medium format.'

That's what it's like only recently because consumer marketing trends want to fool you into make a false association.

Medium format was invented decades prior to 35mm so it's impossible for the true definition to be based on a comparison with something that didn't exist at the time.

Wait till m43 is labelled as 'full frame' some day (technically m43 lenses 'fill the frame' right?) and we'll how people react.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:53 UTC
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