Suave

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On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (642 comments in total)
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RoelHendrickx: Any camera of the Olympus OM series would be a worthy addition to this list.
I own an OM2n and it is a gem.

Tell us about the batteries.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (642 comments in total)
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PeterAustin: I second the FM2. There are specialty applications that benefit or require a camera that does not require a battery or electric circuit, or that benefit from the fully mechanical operation. I carried one for many years for field research in remote locations.

FM2 does require a battery.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 15:14 UTC

It's gonna make watermarking pointless.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 15:26 UTC as 19th comment
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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brianphoto: Do the colors look a bit muted to any of you? Or is it just me? I know Sony color hasn't tested as high as the other brands, but they seem a tad muted to me. I don't know. What do you guys think?

It's not like adding a bit of pop is a particurly difficult task.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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sh10453: Very well done. Thank you.

#47 ... The Soviet Union is back alive and well??? What a surprise!

In many ways it's never disappeared.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 21:44 UTC
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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scoobysnapstories: ISO IS HORRIBLE AT 800 AND UP. WHY?

Dude, ISO 800 means the light is amazing. Typically in your kids hockey game, swim meet ot HS basketball you hover around 3200.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 21:43 UTC

"Another option would be to simply switch one body for the Sony a9 to get the fast burst rate, and hang onto the rest of the gear."

I was under the impression that 20fps is only available with FE glass. If true, buying just body won't work.
Also, if you think that a pro body with scuffs, brassing, and 100k+ clicks on it would qualify as excellent - have I got news for you.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:27 UTC as 176th comment
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No Ai coupler by the way.

@RM - Gotta be honest here, I am not looking to drop 2k on a brand new FF camera. My hope was that a true upgrade would push D7200 towards what I consider to be lunch money. Well, may be a7ii will get there first.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No Ai coupler by the way.

For the life of me I do not understand Nikon's decision making process. You don't like a tab that's always on? Well, folding Ai tab is a tech that's pushing 40, and this a camera that people with Ai lenses would otherwise consider.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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mr.izo: What i can't understand is: this is first portable ssd?? I thought this is around for years now. Probably price/Gb ratio was too low till now..

For WD they are, unless you consider the fact that apart from branding they are 100% Sandisk.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 14:26 UTC

Only two weeks after Veydra inventory goes missing. Coincidence?

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 19:27 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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Suave: a. That's why you make battery user-replaceable.
b. I'd get one just to have a bigger screen for car navigation.

For those sensitive moments I have a soundproof, lead-lined Faraday cage enclosure.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 16:41 UTC

a. That's why you make battery user-replaceable.
b. I'd get one just to have a bigger screen for car navigation.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 16:24 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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stadlereric: You have to applaud Nikon for their subject tracking capabilities. I shoot an A7RII and the subject tracking pales in comparison to a friends D500. Why can't a mirrorless camera subject track like a DSLR? The mirrorless gets access to the data more of the time than the DSLR right?

I am not clear why you link a test of Sony to highlight the deficiencies of Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 16:32 UTC

My 24-105 has an OE date code, and a quick google search suggests its production has been moved to Oita a while back.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 6th comment
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mandm: The Veydra Mini Prime lenses range from $799. to $1249. at B&H, so not that expensive.
The guys that took them likely heard that there were expensive lenses in the building and believed they would be an easy sell to photographers; not knowing that the lenses were very specialized.
Back in the film days Nikon had a truck from the docks to their NY warehouse disappear. 1990's
Canon Chicago had guys break in to their warehouse and use Canon’s forklift to load pallets of Canon stuff into a semitrailer parked at the warehouse for a long weekend. The Canon stuff ended up in Eastern Europe. 1980±.

These will probably end up in Asia.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 02:01 UTC
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entoman: It's absolutely essential to have a cheap crop sensor starter DSLR in the range. How else are they going to get newcomers into the Nikon system? Plus a mid-range crop sensor model to compete with Canon's Rebels, and a top range crop sensor sports camera (D500). Full frame needs to dump the D610, upgrade and improve the reliability of D750, and upgrade and sort out the shutter-shock issues of the D810. The D5 is pretty much perfect.

Future development should be towards SLT cameras, that are fully compatible with ALL Nikon lenses. That is the way to compete with Sony and Canon.

For full compatibility with all Nikon lenses all they had to do was to add folding indexing tab ($1/camera?) and enable metering with manual lenses in the firmaware (a one time expense). So, it pretty clear what is holding them back.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 17:20 UTC

You should really stop calling it "the same lens mount", even with qualifiers like basic. That it has the same geometry does not make it the same. 105/1.4 is about as usable on Nikkormat as its Nikkor-P ancestor is on D750.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 15:36 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L (111 comments in total)

I have it and I like it well enough. But I'd rather have a 28-105/2.8.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 22:06 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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jhmaw: If Panasonic was introducing a camera at this price it would probably have 4K. Come on Canon. Get off your bloated backside and be competitive again.

As a long time Canon user I would love them to return to being leaders rather than lagging behind.

Plenty of people have no use for 4K. I mean what's there to watch in 4K? Discovery and porn?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
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