primeshooter

primeshooter

Lives in United Kingdom Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined on Jun 13, 2012

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fPrime: We could all learn a thing or two about how open-minded cinematographers are as they approach the topic of modern versus vintage lenses:

4:30 - Stephen Gelb: [with anamorphic lenses] we see more separation between background and foreground, you get that "3D look."

8:30 - Mark LaFleur: If you didn't know what lens you were looking at but just looked at distortion charts you'd say - "Is this a trick lens?", "What's wrong with it?", "Is it broken?", "Nothing on the edges is in focus." But then you look at it in the real world and it's completely different.

I wish we were as open-minded on DPR as they are. We also have people truly interested in lens character and rendering, which are noble and artistic objectives, yet they seem to be consistently ridiculed, savaged, and fought by those who can only understand distortion chart testing.

Remember a large proportion of the crew at dpreview are measurebators, which is why they won't get it, or perhaps even see it.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)
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fPrime: Very short shrift for such an iconic camera, DPR. At a minimum you should have grabbed one of the many copies still being used today and run it through the current studio scene comparator.

Quite odd yes, I see them wax lyrical in throwback about some garbage cameras. Maybe the D850 gone to their heads? I had to laugh; they couldn't help themselves mentioning the D850 several times in the damned article, even throwing in a link to the D850 page, ha ha.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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Bershatsky: After being a previous Nikon owner and dealing with Nikon's initial denial of the original D800's problems - i.e. green LCD and wonky autofocus, they have lost me as a customer. I will not be buying any more of their gear first hand ever again.

Now, if i find a good deal on a used item that fits a need, then maybe. However, Nikon makes no money on that. I switched to Canon after that D800 debacle and haven't looked back. Also, I shoot with a Fuji mirrorless and it actually gets more use than my DSLRs now due to it's compact size and light weight.

MrBrightSide, absolutely right.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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jazja: Body is Ok but picture quality… Just give me more samples. Many images at 100 ISO and closed aperture (f/8, f/11). Ideal would be studio shots. Many images at 400, 800, 1000, 1600 ISO. No “cheating” with very closer aperture (f/16, f/22) + high shutter speed (1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000s). In such cases it is clear to everyone that it was a great light.In short: convince me.

Isn't that usually how photography works? You know, finding or creating great light to photograph in? Or are you an available darkness, don't know how to light a scene photographer that poors over image noise at 100% on a monitor?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:14 UTC
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Do you print 2x3m prints? Do you have an 8k monitor that you sit too close to? Do you like burning money?

LOL seriously had me rolling about reading that.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 07:56 UTC
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eno2: The price in USA is 3299$, that means at the current dollar to euro exchange rate: 2795 euros + VAT (19% here in Germany), and they announce it my country for 3799 euros. This is pure robbery!

They shouldn't comply if people here in Europe will start buying imports from the gray market. I think this is the only way go get around the avaricious Nikon Europe.

A very bad moue Nikon, I'm very, very angry with your European prices politics!

Eno, panamoz . com check them out now! Prices are brilliant.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:21 UTC
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eno2: The price in USA is 3299$, that means at the current dollar to euro exchange rate: 2795 euros + VAT (19% here in Germany), and they announce it my country for 3799 euros. This is pure robbery!

They shouldn't comply if people here in Europe will start buying imports from the gray market. I think this is the only way go get around the avaricious Nikon Europe.

A very bad moue Nikon, I'm very, very angry with your European prices politics!

eno buy from panamoz! THey have full UK warranty despite being gray and you'll save much more, all import duties are paid. Been using them for years. Better customer services than most places too. If you are not in the UK there are loads of gray sites.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 11:19 UTC

This guy is boss, seriously.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:48 UTC as 9th comment
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Charles C Lloyd: Maybe if the photographer joined in, it would truly be a dp-review.

My mate calls this place dp preview and has done for years haha.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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primeshooter: Left side is better.

Pretty sure right side is the filter applied mate. My point was the left side is better imo.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 16:16 UTC

Left side is better.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 11:30 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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NikonJunkieGirl: I also find this a curious release--some years after the 24 and 85 f/1.4s, they introduced a bunch of Made-in-China f/1.8 versions, and now it looks like they are primed to be launching E versions of the 1.4s? Okay I know there was no 28 f/1.4 that this replaced. But I do agree with others... kind of a wasted focal length. The business strategy here seems a bit muddled.

John why is it like nigh on impossible to find this stuff on nikon's site despite multiple searches on google and nikon's site directly I cannot find this? I know it's there, I've glanced over it before!

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)
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Saurat: I agree on principal to everything stated in the article but the images are HDR with the color removed, over contrasty and over sharpened. For beautiful black and white landscapes look at the work of Robert Adams or Awoiska van der Molen.

Obvious HDR tends to have little contrast, but you also say too contrasty? Oxymoron. I think these just need more contrast and a little less pulling. Some great compositions. He seems to love the over HDR look, YMMV on that::
http://nicolasalexanderotto.net/gallery/landscapes/image/5373/

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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noflashplease: $500? Really? Why not just buy a Shanny or Yongnuo for around $100? These days, I even see professionals using Yongnuo speedlights.

http://www.leophoto.co.uk/review/meike-mk-910-ittl-review/

Note the inconsistency and recycle times.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 09:44 UTC
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Mister Joseph: If I'm using company money, I'll buy this. If my own money, I'll go to Amazon and buy those Neewer brands that does the same for about $50

Actually most are not the same, I used the Meike, the variance in TTL in terms of exposure was ridiculous, as was the recycle time.

http://www.leophoto.co.uk/review/meike-mk-910-ittl-review/

Seems like you do get what you pay for in this world...

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 09:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (908 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I still don't buy dpreview's technical editor explanations in the comparison wholesale (but agree partially) because of two key issues:
For image quality - no real effort was made to compare color sensitivity. This is an area I would expect the Fuji will pull ahead and will matter for those who this camera is for. Would like to see if Dxo ever measures it.

Two- you can't say FF cameras offer most of what The medium format Fuji offers by combining each brand and model strength together in a mythical FF camera that doesn't exist. You could say that maybe perhaps in theory you could build such model but that doesn't exist today.

Waiting for a brand to build exactly what you think you need or want today is a bit of a fools errand

Where is this cityscape shootout RIshi? Would like to see it? Link?

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 12:07 UTC
On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Is it me or the bokeh is quite boring and overall rendition is flat?

I loved my Zeiss C/Y 135/2.8 rendition, same with Canon 135/2... but this 135mm Art dissapoints me...

On the positive side, a good lens for shooting sheet metal though.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Sigma 135mm F1.8 Art Sample Gallery (123 comments in total)
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fPrime: Flat rendition compared to both Canon's 135L and Nikon's 135DC IMHO.

Welcome to the land of flat.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 15:43 UTC
On photo 001_6328-2 in primeshooter's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Yes. I shot this wide open. Yes there is coma. Yes you should not loose sleep over it and yes, I don't mind, maybe even like it. ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 22:24 UTC as 1st comment

Don't get too excited; they were going to concentrate on high end DSLRS in 2008:

http://nikonrumors.com/2008/06/03/nikon-to-concentrate-on-high-end-digital-single-lens-reflex-cameras.aspx/

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 10:25 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply
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