D500 001

D500 001

Lives in United States Northern Mitten, MI, United States
Joined on Jan 26, 2016

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On article The Lexar brand makes a return (156 comments in total)

Been rocking Lexar thumb drives and various cards for years. Was sad to see them drop out as they did, hope the new stuff is as good or better than the old.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 21:22 UTC as 39th comment
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Jerry Pruce: I don't see why Nikon doesn't make an an arrangement with Sony to use their mirrorless cameras like the A7111 lock, stock, and barrel. Change the name, maybe the menu system, maybe the mount and voila! Nikon doesn't have to go through very expensive R&D and manufacturing. There are a lot folks out there like myself who in general don't like anything branded Sony. Put the Nikon name on it and your good to go. Leica does it with Panasonic. Fuji did it with Nikon.......

Gave us a chuckle Jerry. Kind of like GM taking a Ford Explorer and rebadging it to Blazer.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 18:49 UTC

If they place the viewfinder over just a bit more, right eyed shooters won't smear the rear display with their nose.

Any word on what type of viewfinder?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 18:47 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
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piratejabez: I'm struggling to discern any additional detail that wouldn't be revealed by some intelligent sharpening of the standalone RAW file. It's a bit apples to oranges. Do you think for comparison's sake you can add a comparably sharpened version of the standalone image?

Or maybe you could do that yourself. Take yourself four shots and copy one of them for further sharpening. Stack the original four by the detailed steps in the article and do your comparison.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 16:49 UTC
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D500 001: Law enforcement officers in the US are increasingly making poor decisions which result in the killing of unarmed and innocent American citizens. They use the excuse that they felt threatened with deadly harm (in their mind) is what they have to state in order to be held unaccountable for their poor judgement. It is typical conversation across the US in police stations locker rooms (just say you saw a gun and you were scared for your life). These guys plan ahead to protect themselves at the expense of other human beings.

Unfortunately these young to middle aged officers are still cocky and full of testosterone with a typical (I am authority) syndrome. They grew up playing first person computer games that include weapons of all kinds. They are trigger happy and know what it takes to get away with their personal desire.

Yeah 9VIII when quoting someone, it as always honorable to edit out the meat of the statement. The lack of "personal responsibility" by law enforcement is clearly becoming a problem in modern society.

The full quote: "They grew up playing first person computer games that include weapons of all kinds."

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 15:46 UTC

Law enforcement officers in the US are increasingly making poor decisions which result in the killing of unarmed and innocent American citizens. They use the excuse that they felt threatened with deadly harm (in their mind) is what they have to state in order to be held unaccountable for their poor judgement. It is typical conversation across the US in police stations locker rooms (just say you saw a gun and you were scared for your life). These guys plan ahead to protect themselves at the expense of other human beings.

Unfortunately these young to middle aged officers are still cocky and full of testosterone with a typical (I am authority) syndrome. They grew up playing first person computer games that include weapons of all kinds. They are trigger happy and know what it takes to get away with their personal desire.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2018 at 21:45 UTC as 100th comment | 8 replies

Quite the camera specs but the physical specs are a killer to me, coming in at 3 inches x 6 inches. My favorite cell phone of all times is a little Motorola flip phone, almost invisible.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 19:25 UTC as 69th comment

Thank you to ma, pa, and all cc subscribers for making it possible.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 19:40 UTC as 121st comment
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ozturert: Sony produces very fast XQD cards, and how many Sony bodies use it?

Prograde Digital was formed by ex-Lexar execs. Lexar produced the XQD cards of which I have several, also have some P20 thumb drives which rock also. I will miss Lexar.

Maybe Lexar/Longsys will continue the XQD and P20 thumbs, two fast and reliable products. At this time, XQD is above and beyond SD. I have no experience with the new CF's.

This quote from the article places little value on their product offering, IMO: "The CFexpress Type B form factor of this new standard is the successor to XQD, and allows existing cameras that utilize XQD cards to be upgraded to operate with the new CFexpress Type B cards if the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) chooses to update firmware in those devices."

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
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zakk9: Dear Tiffen and dpr: It's a pedal, not a foot pedal. Ped- is latin. It means foot.

Good idea. Hopefully it's solidly built so that it will last for a while.

Arrogance looks so silly on half witted people.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 21:41 UTC
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zakk9: Dear Tiffen and dpr: It's a pedal, not a foot pedal. Ped- is latin. It means foot.

Good idea. Hopefully it's solidly built so that it will last for a while.

@zakk9
Especially for you, see page 8 to see about some silly hand pedal: https://www.spinlife.com/files/Top%20End%20Excelerator%20Handcycle%20Owners%20Manual1.pdf

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 21:38 UTC

Nice feature for sure. Would like to see a hand triggered model.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 19:49 UTC as 33rd comment | 4 replies

Nice enough. Wondering why no mention of XQD.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 19:15 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

True, the Mark II is not leaps and bounds above its predecessor but nice for those who were just recently considering the Pentax FF. Wondering what kept them from adding the touchscreen feature. Touch and articulating screens were not thought to be much by many folks, until experiencing them first hand. I say thumbs up to both features and wish the Mark II had received the touch upgrade as well.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 00:20 UTC as 55th comment
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)
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Astro Landscapes: Wow, that star / nightscape sample photo has got to set a record for one of the WORST sample nightscape photos ever. Please, Sigma, get this lens into the hands of a COMPETENT nightscape photographer, ASAP!

At least half the potential buyers of this lens are going to be not just "ordinary" landscape shooters, but nightscape / astro-landscape shooters.

From the looks of it, the sample isn't even a good copy of the lens, OUCH.

I still have high hopes that a good copy of this lens could be AMAZING, though. Considering its weight alone compared to the Nikon 14-24, and of course the MTF charts.

They may or may not have set a record, but I am sure your attempt at civility hasn't set any records.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 20:03 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)
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Dodi73: So now Nikon has a direct competitor.. I wonder how much it will be priced, the 12-24 is very expensive

And, the Sigma goes a bit wider.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 16:23 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)
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Dodi73: So now Nikon has a direct competitor.. I wonder how much it will be priced, the 12-24 is very expensive

The differences between Sigma 12-24 f4 Art and Nikon 14-24 f2.8 is one stop of aperture and $300 US. Go to lenstip.com and see the resolution charts, close to equal.

https://www.lenstip.com/488.4-Lens_review-Sigma_A_12-24_mm_f_4_DG_HSM_Image_resolution.html

https://www.lenstip.com/295.4-Lens_review-Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_14-24_mm_f_2.8G_ED_Image_resolution.html

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 16:22 UTC
On article Sigma announces full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)
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Dodi73: So now Nikon has a direct competitor.. I wonder how much it will be priced, the 12-24 is very expensive

The Nikon 14-24 f2.8 sells for $1900 US new.
The Sigma 12-24 f4 Art sells for $1600 US new.
The Nikon 12-24 is DX, yes? And sells for $1150 US new.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 14:51 UTC

Well, if the president of the United States can claim to have the LARGEST turnout EVER to his inauguration, Nikon can claim this too.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 00:16 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
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D500 001: Another personal achievement knit picked by members at this site. Try showing us your achievements before bad rapping another persons. True it is not and probably never will be a mainstream photo editor but I say "Congrats to Kevin Chen for his accomplishment".

@Murphster very good, lol. Some folks pick "nits". I don't believe I have ever picked the egg of a parasitic insect. I have picked the tiny bits of "knit" from a piece of clothing though.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 16:05 UTC
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