harry

Lives in United States Fairfax, United States
Works as a Engineer/Analyst
Joined on Jun 17, 1999
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Semi-proficient amateur

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harry: The images look fantastic. I have been drooling for the CX 70-300mm for my Nikon 1 V2 for a while. For the time being, I get by with the FT-1 and 55-300mm AF-S (which is OK but not really sharp when it counts). This new lens may be my "poor man's" alternative to the pricy CX 70-300mm. I understand the size advantage of the CX version, but I got steady hands and the smaller V2 is already an advantage.

Wow, thanks, rube39! eBay sells brand new import of the VR version for only $209.95. A go for me who has already had V2 and FT-1.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
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harry: The images look fantastic. I have been drooling for the CX 70-300mm for my Nikon 1 V2 for a while. For the time being, I get by with the FT-1 and 55-300mm AF-S (which is OK but not really sharp when it counts). This new lens may be my "poor man's" alternative to the pricy CX 70-300mm. I understand the size advantage of the CX version, but I got steady hands and the smaller V2 is already an advantage.

p.s. the older full-frame 70-300mm AF-S is almost twice as heavy as the newest 70-300mm AF-P for the DX.

Also, I just noticed that the AF-P version is actually lighter and almost the same size as the CX version. NOW, I am so temped to get the AF-P!!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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harry: The images look fantastic. I have been drooling for the CX 70-300mm for my Nikon 1 V2 for a while. For the time being, I get by with the FT-1 and 55-300mm AF-S (which is OK but not really sharp when it counts). This new lens may be my "poor man's" alternative to the pricy CX 70-300mm. I understand the size advantage of the CX version, but I got steady hands and the smaller V2 is already an advantage.

I think the older 70-300mm AF-S for the full-frame (which is cheaper, by the way) should also work. The disadvantage of using a DSLR lens with FT-1 is one can only use the center focus, but lose the AF tracking with the dedicated CX 70-300mm. The AF tracking could be useful for birds in the flight. So, there're always trade-offs.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 14:57 UTC

The images look fantastic. I have been drooling for the CX 70-300mm for my Nikon 1 V2 for a while. For the time being, I get by with the FT-1 and 55-300mm AF-S (which is OK but not really sharp when it counts). This new lens may be my "poor man's" alternative to the pricy CX 70-300mm. I understand the size advantage of the CX version, but I got steady hands and the smaller V2 is already an advantage.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 12:35 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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harry: For about the same price, I'd prefer the Nikon J4 + 10-100mm:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Newest-Authentic-White-Nikon-J4-18-4-MP-Digital-Camera-with-NIKKOR-10-100mm-Lens-/161621009787?hash=item25a15ce57b:g:h74AAOSwPhdVHz60

I actually have this package for about 2 years now and it's the best decision I've every made. Of course, it doesn't have the latest and greatest, but the 10-100mm wins out in reach.

This is the best I can do comparing Panasonic 14-140mm to Nikon 1 10-100mm non-PD version. Dimension-wise, the 10-100mm non-PD version clearly is a lot smaller and lighter. It's the law of physics. Larger sensor requires larger lens for the same optical range.

https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=nikon_1_10-100&products=nikon_1_10-100_vr_pd&products=panasonic_14-140_4-5p8

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 20:12 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)
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harry: For about the same price, I'd prefer the Nikon J4 + 10-100mm:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Newest-Authentic-White-Nikon-J4-18-4-MP-Digital-Camera-with-NIKKOR-10-100mm-Lens-/161621009787?hash=item25a15ce57b:g:h74AAOSwPhdVHz60

I actually have this package for about 2 years now and it's the best decision I've every made. Of course, it doesn't have the latest and greatest, but the 10-100mm wins out in reach.

Thanks. I have the non-PD version of 10-100mm, which is a lot smaller. Unfortunately, CameraSize doesn't have the non-PD version listed as an option.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 20:02 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X II sample gallery (108 comments in total)

For about the same price, I'd prefer the Nikon J4 + 10-100mm:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Newest-Authentic-White-Nikon-J4-18-4-MP-Digital-Camera-with-NIKKOR-10-100mm-Lens-/161621009787?hash=item25a15ce57b:g:h74AAOSwPhdVHz60

I actually have this package for about 2 years now and it's the best decision I've every made. Of course, it doesn't have the latest and greatest, but the 10-100mm wins out in reach.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies

I have a question which might be slightly off-topic. I re-read DPReview's iPhone 7 Plus review, and noticed its panorama size with close to 4,000 pixels on the short side. By inference that iPhone shots its panoramas with full size resolution I saw a potential quick and dirty use of iPhone 7 Plus (maybe other smartphones with similar capability) as a super-wide surrogate.

Granted, the IQ would not compare to a true digicam with a true superwide angle lens,
So this is how I envision what would work. Since the iPhone 7 Plus can pan both vertically and horizontally, by using the vertical pan, it essentially makes a 28mm view into a 18mm-ish view (right?). Most people would just think about the end image a large panorama photo, but what if one crops the pano into a 3:2 image, with the scene of interest left in the cropped image? Wouldn't this create an image similar to that would have taken with, say, a Nikon 1 6.7-13mm (equiv. 18mm at wide)?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 7th comment

With these pictures, Nikon can now be excused for delaying the rollout of the DLs. Despite challenges from other brands/models, the DLs still look solid with many unique and desirable features unavailable from others' latest and greatest.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 12:25 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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harry: Is it just me? The circle does not look a true circle to me?

I don't think its' the shadow. It has to do with the angle(s) from which the images were taken and the post-stitching process. I overlaid a perfect circle on top of this aero photo and can see easily the building is not a perfect circle.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:05 UTC

Is it just me? The circle does not look a true circle to me?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 12:22 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (103 comments in total)

Can anybody answer how Pixel pulled such a nice trick from an "allegedly" small sensor?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 11:30 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On article iPhone 7 real-world sample gallery (49 comments in total)
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AKH: Images look fine for a phone, but are not any better than from other phones we have seen the last 1-2 years.

Supposedly iPhone 7 Plus would have better images, We'll see.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 11:24 UTC

With DPR's glorious review of iPhone 7 & Plus cameras, wouldn't it be appropriate now to create a forum for iPhone (or other smartphones for that matter)?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:05 UTC as 83rd comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)
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harry: Which begs the question: will (or should) future DSLRs all go the mirrorless route?

By and large, the DSLRs are trapped by their large collection of lens systems.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Which begs the question: will (or should) future DSLRs all go the mirrorless route?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:46 UTC as 221st comment | 3 replies
On article Western Digital announces plan to acquire SanDisk (70 comments in total)

I thought recently a Chinese company bought a significant equity in WD?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 19:17 UTC as 25th comment

How about Nikon's own N1 bodies with an EVF and the 10-100mm zoom (non-powered)? It also has a 1" sensor, and even V1/V2 (a new body or good used body could be had for $150-$350 nowadays). Based on the images compared here, I bet the V*/10-100mm combo would beat the Sony on sports photography with its fantastic AF and fps.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2015 at 13:05 UTC as 35th comment
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (341 comments in total)

Just to argue for argument sake: how would Sigma's dp0, dp1, dp2, dp3 stack up to Leica Q? The four dp*'s cost less than a Q, but offer a wider range of views. Maybe dpreview or somebody could do a comparison?

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 31st comment | 7 replies
On article A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on (150 comments in total)
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harry: The Casio ZR-850 also has 5-axis anti-shake, with similar specs, and bunch of other cool gadgets/features. It can be had NOW for $167.7:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-Exilim-EX-ZR850-16-1-MP-Wi-Fi-Digital-Camera-White-/181646713980?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4afce47c

Go to dpreview forum for Casio, and read about the ZR-850 by the poster Eric928 with many real-world samples.

Found a better link for ZR 850's 5-axis explanation here:

http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/en/dc/ex_zr850/beautiful/

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:41 UTC
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