nathantw

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On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)
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nathantw: Man, good thing the D850 is coming out. Certainly couldn't capture any of those with a Nikon FE and Kodachrome back in the day. (Rolling my eyes)

duchamp, You certainly got me there. LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 05:09 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)
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moimoi: What is interesting is that albeit the 45 MP sensor deliver a good amount of details, I do not find lot of differences (pixel wise) in IQ than my 5DIV (assuming that no cropping is involved).

I added a full resolution (6600 x 4400 with minimal cropping/adjustments) of one photo I took recently from the 5DIV (taken with the 35mm f/1.4 ii), and I have plenty of details.

http://nsa39.casimages.com/img/2017/09/16/170916043321196650.jpg

The IQ is obviously a combination of the quality of the sensor/lens/light. Those 45 MP images do not have the MF rendering for me, and the skin tones from the Nikon are quite questionable (the photos of the baby need some heavy correction, horrendous dark orange skin tones).

MoiMoi, what you say reminds me of those people who buy a fancy camera for that trip people saved a lifetime to go on so they could capture the best pictures ever only to find they have no idea how to use that new camera and come back disappointed.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 18:03 UTC
On article Updated: Nikon D850 sample gallery (308 comments in total)

Man, good thing the D850 is coming out. Certainly couldn't capture any of those with a Nikon FE and Kodachrome back in the day. (Rolling my eyes)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2017 at 17:58 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1000 comments in total)

So basically it's like the 105mm f/1.4E. If you own an 85mm f/1.4G then you really don't need to buy the lens unless you really want it. With the D850 if you already own a D810 then you really don't need the D850 unless you really want one (or need the features like 4k video).

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 04:16 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
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Dr_Jon: I think you mean "for slightly less expense"...

BTW I really want to like the X1D as it's the handiest camera with the smaller of the Sony MF sensors, but I just don't think the sensor has enough of a size advantage over a 5Dsr (say) to make it worth the money. Also the sensor read time (300ms) is a bit crazy for the e-shutter. Still if they did a version with the larger of the Sony MF sensors (IMX211; 100MP; 40.4mm x 53.7mm) for not a lot more money I could trade the Unicorn in for it (Unicorn ownership being equally as likely).

The problem with the X1D is that the sensor size appears to be limited to the 50MP sensor. Look at the straight on photos of the camera without the lens. The sensor fills the entire area. There doesn't appear to be any room for a larger sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 13:40 UTC

I just checked my unfiltered 24mm f/1.4G that was sitting on a tripod pointed right at the sun. Whew, f/16 still looked like f/16. My sensor and shutter were also a-okay because the mirror deflected the sunlight to the viewfinder. Then again, the camera left my lens at f/1.4 and doesn't stop down until I actually take a picture. No melty parts.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 03:04 UTC as 1st comment

So the question remains, why are there so many X1Ds for sale on the used market? People's curiosity fulfilled? Didn't quite fit in with the way they shoot?

I personally use a Hasselblad V camera with a Phase One and it works fine. If the CFV-50c was available I probably would have sprung for that instead, but since it wasn't I went with something different. Happy I did cause I'm starting to read some reports about how the CFV-16 is hard or impossible to fix. That's just 10 years after they were produced.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 18:39 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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MatVicensPhoto: This guy is a joke. I'm no better with speedlights, I'll admit. I clicked on this video to learn how to use speedlights, not Photoshop. I'm well sufficient enough in PS to make composites . Maybe if he took his time setting things up, instead of trying to look like he's effortlessly doing this , he would have to do each step 16 times. Just saying .

Thanks for the heads up. Don't think I'll watch the video now.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 18:32 UTC

Interesting because I had thought about that photo and the people in it. That girlfriend's expression was perfect and I mean, perfect!

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 01:56 UTC as 8th comment

Wow.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (403 comments in total)
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nathantw: And because of the video feature I still need to hang onto the D700 if I want to take it into an NBA game. Sigh. The only alternative is the Df that's a bit long in the tooth now.

The D700 with the grip is wonderful to use since it gives 8fps. It's just like using any camera that's made for sports. If you're okay with 12 MP then it's definitely a nice camera. However, a lot of camera tech has come since the D700's introduction 10 years ago. A newer dx Nikon could be a better deal at this point.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 15:06 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (403 comments in total)

And because of the video feature I still need to hang onto the D700 if I want to take it into an NBA game. Sigh. The only alternative is the Df that's a bit long in the tooth now.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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String: Not to worry; Trumps will be the best portrait ever taken and will sell for more money than any photograph in history!

But photographs today are a dime a dozen, if even that. If he just lifts his finger for one second the strobes go off like crazy and suddenly there's 20 frames of the same image.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 05:41 UTC
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Lawn Lends: I wonder if he had his own TV show before he was elected.

He may have had a Broadway musical first. ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 05:37 UTC
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maxnimo: What I wonder is what the original photos of Cleopatra, Nefertiti, Helen of Troy, Ishtar and Jesus would be worth.

If you can scrape them off the walls without damaging them you can see how much they'll sell for at auction.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 05:36 UTC

It's actually quite mind boggling thinking how long photography has been around and how young the United States as a country actually is. We're talking its independence in 1776 and this photograph being taken in 1843 less than 70 years later.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 05:35 UTC as 8th comment
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nathantw: That's right. When cleaning the room sweep the dirt and glass shards under the cabinets. Don't bother with a dust pan.

Thanks guys. My mistake.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 20:32 UTC

That's right. When cleaning the room sweep the dirt and glass shards under the cabinets. Don't bother with a dust pan.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 15:30 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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rugosa: Most fisheyes are underwater constantly.

You guys are fishing for "likes."

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 00:05 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)

I remember seeing a demo on this at a photo show before it came out. I was pretty excited to try it out. When a free demo came out I loaded it on my computer and it proceeded to crash whenever I wanted to do something. No buy. Tried LR2 and LR3 and still no go. I'm not sure why that was the case but it just wasn't in the cards for me. Then LR5 came out and it was pretty stable without any blue screens or errors. That's when I purchased it. I didn't understand the use of it back then, but I kept up with it. Now I understand it's not just a picture organizer and it's more useful than that. I use it almost all the time and today with CC I have the latest version all the time.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 16:46 UTC as 25th comment
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