Joed700

Joined on Oct 10, 2011

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On article Review: Affinity Photo 1.5.2 for desktop (245 comments in total)

Can this program open RAW files from the latest Nikon D850?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies

I could careless if Canon disappear or Nikon or any brand for that matter. I get equipment that suit my needs, whichever brand is fine. I don't see the point of brand loyalists, because it's a product at the end of the day. It either can do the job or it cannot. If it doesn't work for you, no sense of hanging around for the name brand sake. After all, you are paying with your hard earn money, and whatever you buy, it's better be worth it.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 03:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)

Does anyone have any spec on the D850's shutter life expectancy? It just dawn on me that they don't advertise this feature anymore on most model cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 04:03 UTC as 6th comment
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Bambi24: They will regret abandoning their APS-C users. The $400-$800 APS-C market is the biggest market by a large margin. The number of people willing to pay for $3000-$10,000 for heavy and bulky full frame lenses just to get that 1 stop cleaner ISO over APS-C is dwindling fast.

Since Nikon doesn't have proper live view focusing like dual pixel AF, it makes even less sense to go straight to full frame mirrorless.

Most people who shop for APS-C at Costco are the same people that have no clue what aperture and shutter speed is let along APS-C vs FF. Convenience is the name of the game---smartphones. The end results would be the same regardless what Nikon does.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Sony took 7 years from first NEX to compete against the big beasts d5/1dii with A9 ..... Nikon is good in DSLR ... There is still room to improve DSLRs
Mirrorless tech isn't done for you Nikon 😔😔😔😔

If that the case, it will probably take Nikon a decade to perfect their mirrorless systems. Zzzz...

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)

Thank you DPreview! I've been waiting for the 85mm f/1.4G's images from the D850. They look awesome!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 23:04 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (408 comments in total)
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Joed700: The fact that people have to pay full price for their smartphones, they will think twice before upgrading....

"Most people pay full price for luxury goods that's far useless than smartphones. A shoe, watch or handbag for instance costs 10-100 times as much but hardly put to use."

I hope you are speaking for yourself here...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 03:45 UTC
On article iPhone X: What you need to know (408 comments in total)

The fact that people have to pay full price for their smartphones, they will think twice before upgrading....

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 23:17 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

Well, in that case, I think Ford will stop selling the Mustangs, but actually offer customers the four legged ones.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 23:15 UTC as 34th comment
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Joed700: I think this site is paid by Canon. Why? If you view the images with an iMac, you can leave the mouse pointer on the images for about a second or two, and it will reveal the camera and lens used for the photo. I tried this three times, even though they have different images, it's 99.9% images made by Canon.

This is not to say that Canon doesn't not produce great images, but come on....

@ Joel Benford - thank you for the clarification!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 16:49 UTC

I think this site is paid by Canon. Why? If you view the images with an iMac, you can leave the mouse pointer on the images for about a second or two, and it will reveal the camera and lens used for the photo. I tried this three times, even though they have different images, it's 99.9% images made by Canon.

This is not to say that Canon doesn't not produce great images, but come on....

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 16:19 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies

I think Fuji should lead the way to provide RAW converters for other camera manufacturers follow. That way we don't need to pay PS or alike programs on a monthly subscription service, which in turn save us money. Way to go Fuji!

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 04:58 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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Joed700: The timing of this announcement is odd, because I'm wondering should I just skip the D850 and wait?

@ thx1138 - I read your comments about the size of the 50mm. I think I'm ok with the D850 + lens system...

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 04:42 UTC

The timing of this announcement is odd, because I'm wondering should I just skip the D850 and wait?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 22:02 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Joed700: Should I upgrade? This is a rather difficult question, because having the D810, D750, D600 and 6D made me realize that there is a catch to everything. I find myself always shooting with a 20ish MP body, and I rarely take out my D810 because more MP slows down my work flow. On top of that, unless I use VR lenses/tripod, I ended up with less keepers, especially shooting longer focal length lenses at wide aperture. Indoors shooting is out of the question for me; I wouldn't push the ISO on the D810 beyond ISO 1600. That's just from the technical aspect of my own debate, and the reliability issues on Nikon bodies certainly is a minus for me; I had the D600 and still own the D750..

With 45 MP on the D850, the mentioned issues will only get more challenging for sure. If I'm a videographer, this is a no-brainer...you get the best of both worlds.

I would need to see the high ISO performance results from either DXO Mark or equivalent, and that's is going to be a major deciding factor.

@ Bokeh F - Let me clarify in regards to the less keepers statement. It's a combination of misfocus, unsteady hands, mirror vibrations..etc. My point is that high MP cameras are not your casual cameras, because they require more of your attention before you press the shutter release.

I guess once you got over the high MP hype, you start to think about what's being practical...

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 21:05 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Joed700: Should I upgrade? This is a rather difficult question, because having the D810, D750, D600 and 6D made me realize that there is a catch to everything. I find myself always shooting with a 20ish MP body, and I rarely take out my D810 because more MP slows down my work flow. On top of that, unless I use VR lenses/tripod, I ended up with less keepers, especially shooting longer focal length lenses at wide aperture. Indoors shooting is out of the question for me; I wouldn't push the ISO on the D810 beyond ISO 1600. That's just from the technical aspect of my own debate, and the reliability issues on Nikon bodies certainly is a minus for me; I had the D600 and still own the D750..

With 45 MP on the D850, the mentioned issues will only get more challenging for sure. If I'm a videographer, this is a no-brainer...you get the best of both worlds.

I would need to see the high ISO performance results from either DXO Mark or equivalent, and that's is going to be a major deciding factor.

@DarkShift - Thank you! I'd totally forgotten about that...would that reduce the 45MP to something less?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 00:55 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (530 comments in total)
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panchorancho: I'd rather get this instead of Nikon's overpriced, cheap plastic 105mm 1.4 G lens retailing for over $2000 USD! Please Canon, show Nikon how to price their lenses!

@ panchorancho - the lens is not even available as we are having this discussion. How do you know that the 85mm has more soul compared to the Nikon 105mm f/1.4G? Don't you think it's a bit too early to draw conclusions?

Also, can you show me the literature where it claims that the new 85mm isn't made of plastic?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 04:57 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)

Should I upgrade? This is a rather difficult question, because having the D810, D750, D600 and 6D made me realize that there is a catch to everything. I find myself always shooting with a 20ish MP body, and I rarely take out my D810 because more MP slows down my work flow. On top of that, unless I use VR lenses/tripod, I ended up with less keepers, especially shooting longer focal length lenses at wide aperture. Indoors shooting is out of the question for me; I wouldn't push the ISO on the D810 beyond ISO 1600. That's just from the technical aspect of my own debate, and the reliability issues on Nikon bodies certainly is a minus for me; I had the D600 and still own the D750..

With 45 MP on the D850, the mentioned issues will only get more challenging for sure. If I'm a videographer, this is a no-brainer...you get the best of both worlds.

I would need to see the high ISO performance results from either DXO Mark or equivalent, and that's is going to be a major deciding factor.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 23:45 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: On the D750 low light compassion topic - same sensor size but more megapixels will result in higher noise levels , am I wrong ?

@ Akpinxit - not necessary, if you look at the Sony a7rii vs the D810, Sony has way more MP, but it performs better than the D810 in low light. I did a little test way back with my friend's a7rii..the a7rii's noise at ISO 6400 is about the same as the D810's ISO 1600, quite impressive.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Per Inge Oestmoen: Barney Britton writes:

"That extra speed doesn't come cheap, though. If you don't have a bunch of cash to throw around, the D750 is likely to remain pretty competitive for a while yet and except for some niche use-cases (like astrophotography) it should serve you well."

- This I do not understand. I do not see what limitations the D750 would have in astrophotograply. For very large landscape prints, yes, then the D850 is superior because the much larger number of pixels. The D750 is certainly good up to 90 x 120 cm, and perhaps even larger. But the D850 can go bigger, of course.

However, for astrophotography I do not see any obvious limitations. What does Barney Britton mean by his statement?

@ Per Inge Oestmoen - Barney may not want to do that for reliability reason alone...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 23:26 UTC
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