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On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (393 comments in total)

Back to the future. This is the kind of headline I would have expected on Modern Photography or Popular Photography back in the day.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 9th comment

Let's go back to pick up sticks.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 52nd comment
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Within a few years these things will probably need a license to operate, even for recreational users. They are just a snoopers tool in the wrong hands, let alone a possible terrorist weapon, as we have already seen in some locales in the middle east theatre, let alone close prom flying to aircraft, these drones are a menace. If one approached my land I would happily take the thing down and track the operator and show him the error of his ways.

https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/

Any drone weighing over .55 lb must be registered. And there is a commercial class of piloting.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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billbourd: I'd rather have 12 +/- bottles of Johnny Walker Blue.

Yup. AAA. Authentic American Acquired.
Distiller: George Dickel Distillery
Owner: Diageo PLC
Region: American
Category: Corn
Approximate Price: $25

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)

Thanks. This is one of those really neat, active areas for photography that the traditional companies have had a hard time it seems catching on with.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 17th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Looks like an amazingly high value proposition, good job Nikon. As always, the main complaint I see here is that it isn't a D500 for $1000 less haha. Shocking that Nikon wouldn't offer that....

Good points. If so (sales), it amazes me.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: I know Nikon are struggling financially but is this really the way of digging out of that?!

Removing the second SD slot probably cost them money to engineer it out (assuming this is essentially a D7200 body), all because they are worried about cannibalising their own sales. The reasonably affordable way in to a 2x SD slot camera is now being phased out (and they were great for second/third bodies for pros, I know lots of wedding photographers with D7xxx as second bodies)

In a world where the likes of Fuji will essentially take a hit in the short term to build brand loyalty in the long term (by upgrading cameras until the processor is no longer capable), Nikon (and Canon) really are resting on their laurels.

Good news. Maybe, D7200 prices will go down to D5X00 levels.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Looks like an amazingly high value proposition, good job Nikon. As always, the main complaint I see here is that it isn't a D500 for $1000 less haha. Shocking that Nikon wouldn't offer that....

Yup. But does Nikon really need 4 APS-C lines.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)

I like these cameras and I know of the need for heat dissipation, but it still seems like too much camera around too little sensor.

Also, what happened to GearShop?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 39th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)

Here's an idea. Lower the price of the D500 and eliminate the D7X00 from the lineup.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Some minor downgrades and one whopper: the lost SD slot.

That means a demotion from useable as a pro camera to amateur only. That's quite big.

If I am a pro at anything, redundancy is big. Did they retain autoexposure on this model? Pros can calculate that.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)
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telawrence: Nikon have chosen to remove some features in order to differentiate between the pro D500 and now the very much consumer upgrade to the D7200. I don't have a problem with that, most pros have upgraded to the D500 already is my guess. Nikon had to differentiate between the D500 and 7500 otherwise there'd be no need for a 7500. Unfortunately consumers want a D500 for the price of a D7500 so yeah, some people won't be happy. I see no need to upgrade from my D7200 for the occasional wildlife photography that I do.

Nikon had to differentiate between the D500 and 7500 otherwise there'd be no need for a 7500.

There you go. Maybe, too many models.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: I know Nikon are struggling financially but is this really the way of digging out of that?!

Removing the second SD slot probably cost them money to engineer it out (assuming this is essentially a D7200 body), all because they are worried about cannibalising their own sales. The reasonably affordable way in to a 2x SD slot camera is now being phased out (and they were great for second/third bodies for pros, I know lots of wedding photographers with D7xxx as second bodies)

In a world where the likes of Fuji will essentially take a hit in the short term to build brand loyalty in the long term (by upgrading cameras until the processor is no longer capable), Nikon (and Canon) really are resting on their laurels.

Exactly. Just what we want-defeaturing stuff. Is there still micro-AF adjustment. I can't imagine any commercial photographer not wanting dual card slots.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1185 comments in total)

It has to be gold. There really is no competitor.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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Photoman: Choo Choo and all aboard for the rip off train!! Before all you fan boys get your knickers in a knot, I have a LOT of Apple products and it is cheaper to build a custom PC. Also you can replace parts yourself (hdd, graphics card, ram), if they go faulty. They money you save, you could go and buy some nice art by your local artist. Save money and support your local community!

One can assemble a PC in an hour or so. One of the great advantages of the PC world.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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Kostasm: Mac pro 2013 is a great desktop workstation but should have been placed between imac and mac pros classic tower design. Professionals need performance and expandability.

So, what would be great for a revamped 2018 mac pro

- 10x 2.5 inch trays
- 4x high-speed pci, multiple gpu card support
- 2x slots for E5, E7 xeon (several configurations)
- multiple PSU configurations
- 8x thunderbolt
- 10gb ethernet
- no glossy finish

I like the systems where you mount an SSD drive into a hot swap cartridge.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D Sample Gallery (110 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: Interesting phrase: "the midrange camera in Canon's lower-end DSLR lineup" -- perhaps Canon's making too many models? They certainly are in the PowerShot line, with a new crop every year that's nearly identical across multiple models and years, but has a fleet of new model names and minor differences. Also, is $750 body only really a lower-end price now?

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 15:07 UTC

Good read, Barney. The X0D series has been a valiant one for Canon.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 22:22 UTC as 38th comment
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greencurry: I thought the trash can was pretty cool looking when it came out. Nevertheless, I run a high end MacBook Pro with too many wires snaking to various drives on my desk. I'd sure be happy with a plain box with similar processing power, a bunch of drive bays, card reader, and some TBolt and USB3 ports. Big slow quiet fans would be nice too. How hard is that?

Beige G3! One of the finest computers Apple ever offered.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 22:46 UTC

It makes no sense to offer Final Cut Pro X and not have a reasonable, customizable after the sale suite of workstation computers.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 22:43 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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