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How it's made had been on for years.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 04:03 UTC as 1st comment

Looks completely ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2018 at 01:16 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies

Nothing really sharp. Maybe the small photo size....dunno.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2018 at 21:23 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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Paul B Jones: Great that this kind of manufacturing is still occurring in a country with a high wage/generous social welfare economy. Better than the low wage/high income inequality race to the bottom approach other places have adopted.

I deserve all that is coming my way....

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 18:28 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Great that this kind of manufacturing is still occurring in a country with a high wage/generous social welfare economy. Better than the low wage/high income inequality race to the bottom approach other places have adopted.

Sorry....still applies to Switzerland :)

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 16:11 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Great that this kind of manufacturing is still occurring in a country with a high wage/generous social welfare economy. Better than the low wage/high income inequality race to the bottom approach other places have adopted.

@J A C S...All that war in Switzerland, slavery, civil unrest, terrorism, immigration, historical poverty, support for Nazi looting (oh, wait, that happened) etc....you know, stuff like that. Taxes around 11-20%...yea, pretty low.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 15:50 UTC
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Paul B Jones: Great that this kind of manufacturing is still occurring in a country with a high wage/generous social welfare economy. Better than the low wage/high income inequality race to the bottom approach other places have adopted.

High wage. low taxes, and almost totally racially homogeneous. They have no historical baggage...really no baggage of any kind. Population of New York City and about the size of a metropolitan area of US. You are surrounded by the terrible countries of France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein. Income equality for them is a giant softball being lobbed at them.....other countries??? It's 95 MPH fastball using a toothpick as a bat.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 15:12 UTC
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cosinaphile: i initially praised the quick action by teathertools ... however reading others comments has me rethinking why they were using his work in the first place
for web development without permission.. isnt that just another form of commercial use ?.... also done apparently without permission or request of any kind.

I agree. Why not put JUST text in and say "placeholder for image of xxxxxxx" instead of robbing an image from the internet. Even if you were just innocently pulling an image that wasn't yours why wouldn't you put text across the image that says "mockup" or "placeholder image, do not use", or something like that? I'm not buying the story.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for sports and action (139 comments in total)
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mako69: I know this is a list of new cameras, but the Nikon D4s is about 95% as capable as the D5, and a great used model with under 100,000 shutter count can be had for less than $3000, and it's low light capabilities are even and in some cases better than anything you can buy brand new from Canon or Sony.

It's freakin' awesome but you can have 90% of the D5 for $1,800 with the D4.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 05:01 UTC
On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for sports and action (139 comments in total)
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Nikuza: "Raw dynamic range can’t match Nikon’s other full-frame DSLRs"
It can't match D500 as well.
D500 is the best fast shooter currently on the market. Better AF than 1dxII; better IQ than D5 and a9 at low ISO, and at high ISO it's noise is much less irritating than the FF's due to the smaller pixel. It gets you closer without having to crop, and thanks to it's sensor pixel density(D850) images look a little bit crispier.
Much underappreciated camera due to prejudices.
I'm a Nikon guy but D5 is an IQ failure for it's price and class. And no fanboy excuse is going to heal it magically.

At ISOs above 1600 the D500 is about the same as the D7200 or D7500.....meh. I tested side by side with used D4 and kept the D4. They can be had for $1,700-$2,000.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
On article Teardown: Sony a7R III weather sealing examination (42 comments in total)

It has tight joints...what else do you people want? :)

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 14:33 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply

Like eating?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 8th comment
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Tom Holly: Too self indulgent.

Like thinking so highly of your opinion you post about somebody else's self indulgence?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 22:55 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (483 comments in total)
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johnami: pffff............
I wonder how many of these 'best' boxes will still be operational in 20 years time?

What part would be subject to early failure?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 14:21 UTC
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #1: the Nikon D850 (147 comments in total)
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Kelly Van Rijn: These galleries look like they were taken with a camera phone. Nothing special whatsoever.

I agree. The D850 is a great camera but those in the gallery look terrible and it is not the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 19:12 UTC
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Miwok: If you don't make a living on photography, in 2017, with so many good and "affordable" cameras on the market, what's the point of spending +$3000 on this kind of gear?

Agreed. There are so many great new or used cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 17:41 UTC

I'm shocked....that Canon cameras don't have illuminated buttons already. Deal killer.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 12th comment

I don't think any reasonable person would expect weather-sealed to be waterproof....much less salt water proof.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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Abe: I'm no expert here on the subject, but it seems to me that even if the AF module is identical, virtually everything else about the cameras is different. Different sensors, different processing engines, far more to deal with when capturing 45MP files vs. 20MP files, for example. I could see how the exact same AF module may be dealing with different inputs and timings, delivering different results. Not unlike the exact same Intel processor in two differently configured PCs performing differently because the motherboard or memory modules are different. It's also possible that these differences could be reduced with more tuning in later firmware releases, at least to some degree. So it does not seem unreasonable that the two cameras would perform AF differently even with the same AF module.

You are using logic my friend. That will not be tolerated.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 16:27 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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FlyinDoc: I was wondering whether the D5 made any sense now that the D850 comes with the same AF components, yet offers 46MP and a much lower price point. Then I watched the YouTuber formerly known as ThatNikonGuy aka Matt Granger test AF tracking with both the D850 and D5.

The D5 was vastly superior in tracking running subjects - so, no, the D850 may not be the ONLY DSLR you would ever need. Like all things in life, it really depends on what YOU need. And if you need reliable autofocus in video...

About 1 stop better high ISO starting at ISO 1600, build quality, control and control layout, faster everything, built in grip, just to name a few things. The D5 is segment specific. Increased resolution doesn't mean much to this segment and might be a con vs. pro for file size.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
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