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On article Photokina is cancelled indefinitely (368 comments in total)

For the last two years of PhotoPlus Expo in NYC (2018 and 2019; 2020 was cancelled) there was a marked reduction in the number of vendors. Impossible not to feel the contraction when walking the floor. In 2019, the Javits Center seemed too big a venue for PPE.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2020 at 16:27 UTC as 2nd comment
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Olifaunt: Oh my god, just 35M. That's only like the cost of ten NYC apartments.

Or one penthouse.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 12:01 UTC
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realmadeira: All you need to know about the quality of the reporting is in this oxymoron sentence: "though Kodak Alaris is a profitable business, its bottom line after taxes has seen huge losses"

No, it's better that you brush up on accounting to understand the gist of the sentence.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 11:52 UTC

If only Nikon extends the CFexpress update to the D500. If only.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2019 at 14:00 UTC as 28th comment | 8 replies
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Jack Lam: For us cinematographers and videographers, I wrote an OPEN LETTER to Panasonic to highlight the needs for a reinvented focus control system for professional. I think focus control in video is a big hurdle and is long overdue for some innovation, and I think LUMIX-S is the perfect opportunity for Panasonic to tackle it.

If you are a video shooter, please share what you think on this issue.

If more people talk about this and start thinking about the possibilities, I hope Panasonic will start to take professional focus control seriously.

The open letter can be found here:
http://www.jack-lam.com/blog-post-1.html

Jack

@ Jack Lam Wonderful open letter to Panasonic. Highly informative and impassioned. Thank you for sharing the link.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2019 at 16:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)

Finally got a chance to handle and shoot with the X-T3 at PhotoPlus Expo yesterday. The analog controls are an enormous delight (aperture ring!), as is the overall lighter weight. What's not so great is the relatively shallow grip; it just didn't feel comfortable over the course of almost 30 minutes. That said, it's something that I could probably get used to.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2018 at 03:44 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
On article CIPA: Sizable drop in camera shipments for July (236 comments in total)

With DSLRs currently flanked by smartphones and mirrorless, the "endgame" (say, ten years hence) for Nikon and Canon is likely one or two DSLR models in their line-ups, and everything else mirrorless. The transition has clearly begun, with the next several years murky for many as to their next purchase.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 11:59 UTC as 7th comment
On article CIPA: Sizable drop in camera shipments for July (236 comments in total)
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User3366538285: I think Nikon (them, cause I am a fan boy) should install a SIM card into their facelifted Z6/Z7. And add a share button for instant posting to Instagram!!!!!!

In a general sense, that is spot-on. Every DSLR manufacturer should consider something along this line. Regarding Nikon - overhaul the lousy SnapBridge.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 11:33 UTC

Apple shot itself in the foot with the recent MacBook Pro by forcing users to live in dongle city. As if photographers of all stripes don't have enough cables and doodads to worry about as it is. Add to that the useless Touch Bar and horrible keyboard, and you have the infamous Apple Tax brought into stark relief. That said, color rendering across the product line is undeniably superb. Unfortunately for Apple, its insistence on delivering a laptop that can't be upgraded continues driving people to Windows-based laptops (which are pretty darn good). Choose your poison.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 14:14 UTC as 125th comment | 5 replies

Playful and creative images.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:47 UTC as 11th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (401 comments in total)

Kodak Instamatic that used the flash cubes. Still magic.

After that, a Polaroid Land camera.

Later (and for a long time): a Leicaflex.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:53 UTC as 292nd comment
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (335 comments in total)
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FLruckas: Who is ESPN?

Don't all these images belong to Getty?

:-)

Good one.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (335 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Top photographer + good processes + so-so phone camera = excellent shots for an international web article.
What's new ?
However, thanks to let us see these excellent pictures full of stories and life. No doubt, great reporter! If I had the money I'd probably hire him (I hope for him is too expensive for me). I'm serious on that.
But I certainly won't buy the phone for its camera. I will check the other specifications though because Apple is doing good products anyway and I'm on my way to change my smartphone. I love their screens, for instance, excellent colors. Though I'd probably be more inclined to buy the iPhone 6 by now, just to have a headphone to my taste that can plug-in. ;) So no iPhone 7 I'm afraid. And I'd probably buy an android phone in fact just to have the ability to listen to FLAC files easily and freely. Well so no iPhone at all. Nothing to do with "camera decision" though :D.
Looks like I prefer music to pictures :D

I hear you -- the FLAC issue still kills me about the iPhone. That said, the Onkyo player app is not a bad choice for FLAC on iOS. And check out the new Foobar2000 app, which is only going to get better.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (335 comments in total)
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Maksim Yankovskiy: So a good photographer with armed with any camera will produce good images. What is new here? Composition is nice, but it's not the camera. The choice of lighting and shadows is nice, but it's not the camera.

The oversaturated colors, that's probably the camera. The pixelated look, that's probably the camera.

A note to all who say that DSLR photographers are threatened by tiny phone cameras. We are. But not because DSLRs are being rendered inferior, as you state. It is because of lack of effort of the general population to educate themselves on photography, on how an image is produced. Why the tiny sensor camera is technologically inferior to a larger sensor camera. Why a good fast focusing system is important. Why it takes a lot of heavy glass to generate a quality image.

We feel threatened because tiny phone cameras allow human ignorance to bubble to the surface.

@ Maksim Yankovskiy Caution about the oversaturated colors - we DON'T know it's the camera, or whether an ESPN editor had too heavy a hand in post.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (335 comments in total)
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Jim Keye: For some reason the notion of "if it can be done, it should be done" continues to get paraded around as if its newsworthy or noteworthy. Yes, smartphone cameras have come a really long ways. And yes, most of those photos are rather unremarkable. Could be done? Check. Should be done? I don't feel any more connected to tennis or this event after looking at those photos. They mostly look like all the other snapshot hum-drum that fills my Facebook feed.

@ Jim Keye I don't completely agree about the connected-to-tennis part -- some of the shots DO fairly portray off-the-court happenstances. I just think the photos overemphasize the photographer's idiosyncratic style, which isn't my cup of tea.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (335 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: Oh please. You have access to a major sporting event, you enjoy press credentials for covering such right from the sidelines, and have the funds for using a Nikon D5 or such complete with some decent if not downright high-end glass, and you use a PHONE? Are you out of your freaking mind? What kind of schizophrenia do you suffer from to do such a nonsensical thing?

What next, are culinary chefs going to show up at a high-end restaurant catering fine food to the Buckingham Palace crowds with cans of Spaghettios? Maybe LeBron James or Steph Curry should show up to play basketball with shoes from Payless and with $1 vinyl balls purchased from Family Dollar.

Get real, you have access to cover an event like that, you "gear up" for it or you stay the heck home and stick to your Walmart greeter occupation.

@larrytusaz Don't hurt yourself getting down off your high horse.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (389 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: I think if Nikon had a better selection of DX lenses I might be coerced into finding a need for a D500. As it stands I know I'd find myself picking from their FX lenses, and I'd just feel like I was carrying more than I needed to. However, if I had a job that required the focus speed and high iso performance, I'd be all over it despite the lack-luster DX lens lineup.

As it stands I think the Fuji APS-C system is a bit more well-rounded, portable, and likely nearly as durable/high quality(if not more), although not nearly as "high performance". I will stick with them, for now.

Full frame I think I'd stick with the D610, to be honest. The street price difference is quite large, and it seems like if you really need the things the 750 has over the 610, you'd be better off buying the D500 anyway.

I'm currently trolling the bay for a 600(with fixed shutter) or a 610 as we speak. Have been for a while.

Rented the Sigma 18-35 last year and was hugely impressed with its IQ.

If -- IF -- I decide to buy a D500, the Sigma 18-35 is a definite co-purchase.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 13:20 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (335 comments in total)

The photos are fine for what they are -- nothing more, nothing less.

Who knows what an ESPN editor did to the color in post? Oversaturated to my eyes. For everyone complaining about Nordeman's compositions, go read the article at ESPN.

As far as the "wall of black" photo, most cameras will struggle to capture sooc the daytime light-to-dark range caused by Ashe's new roof line.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 12:39 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (389 comments in total)
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Hannu Liivaar: No way the D500 gets close to the image quality of D750. Also the shutter vibration issue is not something one should decide about which camera to use - an FX or DX. D500 vs D750 - which one to choose is like Mars or Earth, which is better? Both are planets (cameras), both are whirling (taking photos) they are even part of the same solar system (Nikon), perhaps also have other somewhat similar qualities (gravity, rounded shape.....). But still way too different to be compared in terms of "which". D500<->7D2 (dx), or D750<->5D3(fx) would be much more appropriate :)

Nice simile.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:57 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Would like to see sample photos with the 18-140 lens as well. Given that a lot of folks will have it as their first lens when they buy the kit that includes it.

@Neil Holms -- the consistency of the autofocus from shot to shot. Best to read DPReview's own review from September 2013 section 5 -- http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/sigma-18-35-1-8

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 20:37 UTC
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