Dodge_Rock

Dodge_Rock

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On photo DSCN5314 White-breasted Nuthatch in Dodge_Rock's photo gallery (2 comments in total)
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Avian2016: Superb output for the shooting circumstances.

Thanks Avian!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2020 at 17:51 UTC

They are perfectly identical!

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 19:08 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 review (231 comments in total)
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milanino: I really don't know why in the comparison chart the Canon sx70 hs is listed better in the "sensor" category. We all know that with such a small sensor too many megapixels simply means worst images. Even 16 megapixel of the P950 are probably too much.

The EVF alone is worth the extra $200. Look at the price of the red dot sight, and the big, beautiful evf is easily worth twice that in comparison.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2020 at 11:00 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 review (231 comments in total)
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Avian2016: To speak frankly, and with all due respect to the author of the upper review on P950, I would say that those results we can see as the test images from this cam aren't telling the whole truth. P950 can produce super solid images, with lots of detail. Of course, as with all "superzoomers" having such a small sensor, you'd better keep your ISO up to 400 max.

One of the users who can produce very good results with P950 is Dodge_Rock, our fellow forumer. Here is the link to his Flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dodge_rock/

Stay safe, avoid Corona.

Thanks PedroMZ. Lower ISO values do seem to return the best results. I use free software for processing, either Microsoft Photo App, Faststone or Glimpse. I'm shooting in RAW+FINE and occasionally run the raw image thru Nikon Capture NX-D first to get the best details.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 15:32 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 review (231 comments in total)
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Avian2016: To speak frankly, and with all due respect to the author of the upper review on P950, I would say that those results we can see as the test images from this cam aren't telling the whole truth. P950 can produce super solid images, with lots of detail. Of course, as with all "superzoomers" having such a small sensor, you'd better keep your ISO up to 400 max.

One of the users who can produce very good results with P950 is Dodge_Rock, our fellow forumer. Here is the link to his Flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dodge_rock/

Stay safe, avoid Corona.

Hey Avian2016, thanks for the good words and link. If anyone wants, they can just look at a couple of pics in my gallery.

Barney, you forgot to mention the most important aspect of this particular superzoom - it's just plain fun to shoot with! With the new, fantastic evf(carryover from P1000), unbelievable image stabilization, and ability to shoot stuff that's almost touching the lens all the way out to Saturn's rings, I dare anyone to bring one up to your eye. It's an addictive tool that you won't want to put down.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2020 at 11:06 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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Dodge_Rock: Well done Barney & Co. Nice range of samples. What I like about Nikon's superzooms is they are the best in the category. There really is no competition at these long focal lengths. The P950 is more than just fun, it's satisfying. Makes capturing "moments/scenes/things you've seen", both near and far, possible. Sights that might have been missed while changing lens or having too short a focal length and thinking, man, I wish I had the long lens with me. I invite you to come view a few of things I've seen and the images I've created at the link below.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dodge_rock/
Remember, if you're reading this, you're a photographer, and as photographers, should come together and appreciate the many choices available to save what we see and share with others.

aegarica, it's easy to distinguish the handheld images, because all are. I don't use a tripod. Thanks for the kind comment.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2020 at 14:23 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P950 sample gallery (106 comments in total)

Well done Barney & Co. Nice range of samples. What I like about Nikon's superzooms is they are the best in the category. There really is no competition at these long focal lengths. The P950 is more than just fun, it's satisfying. Makes capturing "moments/scenes/things you've seen", both near and far, possible. Sights that might have been missed while changing lens or having too short a focal length and thinking, man, I wish I had the long lens with me. I invite you to come view a few of things I've seen and the images I've created at the link below.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dodge_rock/
Remember, if you're reading this, you're a photographer, and as photographers, should come together and appreciate the many choices available to save what we see and share with others.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2020 at 11:41 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Nikon P950 hands-on review (183 comments in total)
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Dodge_Rock: Hey Guys, great video, probably the best I've ever seen covering a "bridge, superzoom" camera! Love how ya'll work humor in as a way to get the point across, it's just plain fun to watch. It would be difficult to select a scene as a favorite, but the decision not to shoot those discarded jeans was a good one. And of course, this camera is all about the fun factor. There is a HUGE market for people who want to get out and enjoy taking photos of so many different things, both near and far, without changing lens and without breaking the bank. Put me in this category, but with an emphasis on wildlife photography, primarily birds. The #1 requirement for shooting wildlfe is powerful optical zoom and this camera has it. I invite all you round-earthing, conspiracy hatin' and toilet paper hoarding folks to view my gallery here on DPReview or visit my Flickr site to share in the love of this miniscule sensor photo making machine. Enjoy!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dodge_rock/

Thanks Satyaa!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 10:44 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon P950 hands-on review (183 comments in total)

Hey Guys, great video, probably the best I've ever seen covering a "bridge, superzoom" camera! Love how ya'll work humor in as a way to get the point across, it's just plain fun to watch. It would be difficult to select a scene as a favorite, but the decision not to shoot those discarded jeans was a good one. And of course, this camera is all about the fun factor. There is a HUGE market for people who want to get out and enjoy taking photos of so many different things, both near and far, without changing lens and without breaking the bank. Put me in this category, but with an emphasis on wildlife photography, primarily birds. The #1 requirement for shooting wildlfe is powerful optical zoom and this camera has it. I invite all you round-earthing, conspiracy hatin' and toilet paper hoarding folks to view my gallery here on DPReview or visit my Flickr site to share in the love of this miniscule sensor photo making machine. Enjoy!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dodge_rock/

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2020 at 14:56 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On photo DSCN1677 Peli Splash in Dodge_Rock's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Enjoying the new P950 superzoom.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 19:09 UTC as 1st comment

Excellent choice. "Anyone" can come up with a new mirrorless, larger sensor camera these days.

Only Nikon has delivered the technological breakthrough of 24-3,000mm. It's an engineering masterpiece that can deliver and in a class all its own. There are no competitors, period.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2018 at 18:54 UTC as 46th comment
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tbcass: Does DPR advertise for eBay now?

...and does this mean we can post links to items on ebay in the forums without fear of banning or being put on the wall of shame?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2018 at 12:21 UTC

I just tried with a 16MP image. There's a lag + received an error message 61 not enough RAM.
Looks like a few more kinks need to be worked out. Sticking with FastStone/GIMP for now.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2018 at 20:28 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (643 comments in total)

It's pretty good at shooting butterflies. :) Click the link to a 2600mm image.

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1987479175/photos/3820615/45523291862_a98bd98b28_o

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:49 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (643 comments in total)

If you're interested in the camera, check out this quick review:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61690755

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 19:33 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (643 comments in total)

Wow, 73% must be the lowest score ever given to a camera by DPReview staff. I mean, you have to go back to the action cam maker's Y1 M1 foray into mirrorless to see a lower score, and that was 69, which implies something else entirely.

I think this is the first 1/2/3" sensor camera review, and maybe shouldn't have been done in the first place. Apples to apples score in the small sensor superzoom category should've rated a higher relative score. Nikon will be pleased.

Something tells me the reviewer drew the short straw on this assignment.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 19:25 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review (643 comments in total)
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Jeff Keller: FYI: I corrected the distances on the "monkey photos". Thank you Lee Jay for catching that.

There's also an error in the camera comparison table. Canon's new SX70 EVF is 2.36M OLED, not 922K as listed. Makes a huge difference to EVF shooters.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2018 at 13:05 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000: what you need to know (600 comments in total)

Great overview Mr. Barney. My name is Dodge Rock and I am a super/mega-zoom shooter.
Nikon magicians must have been reading our historic Coolpix forum comments/wish list when designing the new tool - bigger, better EVF, focus ring around the lens, of course more zoom( I've never heard a wildlife photographer say they wished for less reach), RAW, 4K video, wireless remote control, and my personal favorite - adding "bird-watching scene mode" to the dedicated wheel selection. I have nil issues shooting hand-held with the P900 due to the excellent stabilization & fully expect the same on the new model.
Highly anticipate seeing your future image samples!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2018 at 19:23 UTC as 155th comment
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tinternaut: Doesn’t a very short flange distance make it harder to design lenses that are sharp across the frame?

Gonna need a new "Z Mount Forum". Camera looks retro; be cool to see a long tele z-lens.

I'm sure there will be speed-boosting adapters for not only nikon glass, but canon & sony too!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 20:16 UTC
On article Shooting with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III in Moab (122 comments in total)

Heli @ dawn, beauty in a rock climber, cliff side mtn biking...with Oly...and beer for the finale. doesn't get any better & re-confirms purchase of this cam(mkII) as a gift for my daughter yesterday. Loved this video.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 4th comment
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