Iron Eagle

Iron Eagle

Joined on Jul 21, 2019

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Matpan: It's easier to get a gun and start a shooting than to legally fly a drone in the US now, apparently. Priorities...

Maybe we need a new Amendment to protect drones.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2020 at 12:52 UTC
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wsalopek: Has anyone ever figured out what "over people" means? And is that only hovering (as opposed to flying over) over a person? It would seem quite difficult for anyone to determine (the pilot or the authorities) if a drone passed directly over a person.

Was wondering about this myself. This seems extremely vague.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2020 at 12:51 UTC

How long before camera companies start closing their doors permanently?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2020 at 13:21 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Cool

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2020 at 00:19 UTC as 1st comment

Nice =)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2020 at 23:42 UTC as 9th comment

This was supposed to be out last year.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2020 at 00:01 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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sirhawkeye64: This article is going to open a large can of worms probably.... thanks for posting DPR.
I mean don't get me wrong, the camera is cool, but I'm sure people are going to get into arguments on DT and whether he should be impeached or not....

Well, if that guy is making do with a wooden camera, us dinosaurs should be OK with our DSLRs for a good long while =)

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 04:05 UTC

Actually agree. The market is imploding at an ever-increasing rate due mostly to cell phones. Meanwhile, the camera makers are still thinking mirrorless is the answer. Talk about being out of touch with reality.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 03:30 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies
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Veloster75: We are all photographers and yet we battle back and forth on what camera format is better. Why can't we just agree that ML and DSLR are both amazing at what they can do today and be very fortunate we have such technologies in our hands. I said my peace now you can go back and argue like children.

ML has a long, long way to go to take overtake the DSLR user base. The VAST majority of cameras being used are DSLRs (regardless what the forum know-it-alls or youtube vloggers say). Only a small percentage of cameras in use are ML. Now if the market were as healthy as it used to be, and people were buying cameras like hotcakes like they used to, then yeah, I could see ML gaining quickly.

Problem is, the market is crashing. Hard. People aren't buying ILCs anymore, at least not in large numbers. The industry depends on the masses, and the masses are using phones. ML will not change this fact.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 15:04 UTC
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Veloster75: We are all photographers and yet we battle back and forth on what camera format is better. Why can't we just agree that ML and DSLR are both amazing at what they can do today and be very fortunate we have such technologies in our hands. I said my peace now you can go back and argue like children.

ML is OK in some circumstances. Amazing? No.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 13:08 UTC
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Satyaa: I shoot with D7200 and D810. I use lot of FX lenses on both bodies. My previous system was an early Rebel model with Sigma 17-70 and a Canon 50/1.8 II.

I have at least two years before moving to a ML system but I am glad that Nikon uses the same Z mount between DX and FF ML bodies.

I would like to see Nikon introduce some small affordable primes for the DX system, most importantly 35mm and 85mm equivalents.

Canon has the advantage of the 22/F2 and Sigma primes but sadly the mount is different from the FF bodies.

From my point of view, neither system is ideal.

If I didn't do wildlife, I'd probably get a much lighter, smaller camera. Heck, probably a Sony. However, even my "light" 500PF lens is pounds, and the camera is more pounds, so no way around it really.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 03:39 UTC
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Satyaa: I shoot with D7200 and D810. I use lot of FX lenses on both bodies. My previous system was an early Rebel model with Sigma 17-70 and a Canon 50/1.8 II.

I have at least two years before moving to a ML system but I am glad that Nikon uses the same Z mount between DX and FF ML bodies.

I would like to see Nikon introduce some small affordable primes for the DX system, most importantly 35mm and 85mm equivalents.

Canon has the advantage of the 22/F2 and Sigma primes but sadly the mount is different from the FF bodies.

From my point of view, neither system is ideal.

@Sirhawkeye
Some of it is preference, but the DSLRs will have longer battery life, OVF, better ergonomics, better AF, a much larger selection of native glass, higher resolution (with the D810). I know the ML vs DSLR thing has been debated to death, but the thing that seals the deal for me is—will my images look any different if I switch to ML? Nope.

@Satyaa
I doubt DSLRs will ever go away. Most pros use them, especially sports and wildlife photogs. The Z cameras just came out, and already everyone is talking about the next iteration. I guess the companies must think people will buy a new $3000 camera every year or something. Any camera that came out in the last 5 years (or even earlier) is already so good, there's just no compelling reason to upgrade.

Personally, my focus is wildlife. I'm keeping my D850 with 500PF, 300PF and other glass until something SIGNIFICANTLY better comes along, which is probably going to be a long time.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 02:13 UTC
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Satyaa: I shoot with D7200 and D810. I use lot of FX lenses on both bodies. My previous system was an early Rebel model with Sigma 17-70 and a Canon 50/1.8 II.

I have at least two years before moving to a ML system but I am glad that Nikon uses the same Z mount between DX and FF ML bodies.

I would like to see Nikon introduce some small affordable primes for the DX system, most importantly 35mm and 85mm equivalents.

Canon has the advantage of the 22/F2 and Sigma primes but sadly the mount is different from the FF bodies.

From my point of view, neither system is ideal.

D810 is 36 MP, so it's higher res than the Z6. Noisier at the pixel level, but when downsized to 24 MP, it should look slightly better. From what I see, all these recent cameras look about the same. For example, the D750's output is still on par with brand new cameras. Just saying I wouldn't buy a Z expecting the pictures to look better. Maybe some of the lenses are a little sharper in the corners, but I don't think that's even going to be visible in prints or whatever the final output is.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 21:49 UTC
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Satyaa: I shoot with D7200 and D810. I use lot of FX lenses on both bodies. My previous system was an early Rebel model with Sigma 17-70 and a Canon 50/1.8 II.

I have at least two years before moving to a ML system but I am glad that Nikon uses the same Z mount between DX and FF ML bodies.

I would like to see Nikon introduce some small affordable primes for the DX system, most importantly 35mm and 85mm equivalents.

Canon has the advantage of the 22/F2 and Sigma primes but sadly the mount is different from the FF bodies.

From my point of view, neither system is ideal.

There is no difference in IQ. In fact, the D810 will be better than the Z6. Z7 and D850 are about the same.

I would think twice before investing big time in the Z system. At the rate things are going, Nikon may not have enough money or resources to keep it up. They are predicting operating at a loss soon. How long do you think they'll last without profit?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 21:28 UTC
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Iron Eagle: No one really wanted MILCs. The camera makers started pushing these because camera sales started tanking. How convenient for them that they can get everyone to buy new bodies and all new, very expensive glass. These companies think MILCs are the answer to a dying camera market, but they are wrong. It seems they've even enlisted the help of all the youtube "photographers" aka paid advertisers, to push mirrorless. Frankly, I think mirrorless is a big scam. I'll happily keep clicking away with my D850, thanks.

At the rate the market is crashing? Yes, I'd be surprised if they keep making new ML cameras. The majority of pros use DSLRs, and pretty soon, the only people buying ILCs will be pros. Take Nikon, for example. If they get to the point where they're hurting so badly financially that they can only keep making DSLRs or MILCs, do you really think they'll stop producing DSLRs? No way. The Z cameras will be the ones to get axed.

Funny how in real life, I never see pros using MILCs. People need to stop believing what the youtube shills...errr... I mean pro photographers are saying.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 20:44 UTC
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Iron Eagle: No one really wanted MILCs. The camera makers started pushing these because camera sales started tanking. How convenient for them that they can get everyone to buy new bodies and all new, very expensive glass. These companies think MILCs are the answer to a dying camera market, but they are wrong. It seems they've even enlisted the help of all the youtube "photographers" aka paid advertisers, to push mirrorless. Frankly, I think mirrorless is a big scam. I'll happily keep clicking away with my D850, thanks.

@Korinth
The weight savings of ML is mostly a myth, unless you only shoot landscapes with wide angle lenses. I hear you, though. I would LOVE to have a lighter system, but a love for wildlife and light gear does not go hand in hand, and ML doesn't fix that.

By all means, explore the ML options out there, but I'm just saying, don't fall for all the hype and youtube "photogs" pushing ML.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 20:24 UTC
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Iron Eagle: No one really wanted MILCs. The camera makers started pushing these because camera sales started tanking. How convenient for them that they can get everyone to buy new bodies and all new, very expensive glass. These companies think MILCs are the answer to a dying camera market, but they are wrong. It seems they've even enlisted the help of all the youtube "photographers" aka paid advertisers, to push mirrorless. Frankly, I think mirrorless is a big scam. I'll happily keep clicking away with my D850, thanks.

@Golf
ML may have features that are different from a DSLR, and sure, some are even better (like eye AF), but in 99% of the cases, the final output will look the same. That's the big thing for me. If my photos will look the same, why should I buy a very expensive new body with very expensive new glass? No point. I suppose we all have different needs.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 20:21 UTC
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Iron Eagle: Wouldn't buy either one, and I suspect neither will a lot of other people.

Truth: these cameras are a joke, and anyone who buys them is a sucker. Gonna be funny when they stop making them and you're stuck with a new mount and new glass that is useless.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 20:06 UTC
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Iron Eagle: No one really wanted MILCs. The camera makers started pushing these because camera sales started tanking. How convenient for them that they can get everyone to buy new bodies and all new, very expensive glass. These companies think MILCs are the answer to a dying camera market, but they are wrong. It seems they've even enlisted the help of all the youtube "photographers" aka paid advertisers, to push mirrorless. Frankly, I think mirrorless is a big scam. I'll happily keep clicking away with my D850, thanks.

DSLRs are far, far from dead. If DSLRs do die off, then so will the camera companies, because not enough people are buying ML cameras. Say what you want. I think they are fad, and a money making scam by the companies. Funny how all the pros still shoot DSLR. Have fun buying all that overpriced mirrorless glass, and in the end, your photos will look indistinguishable from those taken with a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 20:00 UTC
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wcan: Here's another way to look at it: If the technology for mirrorless existed "way back when", does anyone think someone would have designed a camera with a mirror that let the photographer see through the lens and then mechanically flipped up out of the way of the film/sensor when the shutter was pressed?

EVFs are still terrible.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2019 at 05:45 UTC
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