Pat Cullinan Jr

Pat Cullinan Jr

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In China, this is called the Lorrei. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 01:37 UTC as 4th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Nikon stand report video (72 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Any news of Nikon DL or 1?

No on the DL.

You'll scout the Internet in vain for news on the DL line.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:14 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (94 comments in total)

This is news that hasn't happened yet.

So Western has eaten Sandisk. Does anyone think this a good thing?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 08:13 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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nicchiaphoto: Is E mount dead?

"I quit smoking between every cigarett I take."

That's a good one.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:15 UTC

Wonder if there's any notable shutter-shock issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 07:59 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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QuarryCat: Canon EOS 5DSR -
is one of the most innovative cameras!
Just give it a try!
And don't forget about the lenses, there is not one single Sony or even Zeiss lens that can compete with newest Canon EF lenses.
And EF-M lenses will come, I think they are trying to keep the camera small, then you need lenses with f:6.3 or mFT or Nikon 1 Sensor.

Tell me more.

You intrigue me.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 06:51 UTC
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GodSpeaks: So what exactly is the disappointment? Other than they should done this earlier.
Seems like a fine camera to me, and I am not even a Canon fan. The only thing I can see really lacking would be 4K video.

Your move Nikon.

"So what exactly is the disappointment? Other than they should done this earlier."

Correct. There's no real expression of disappointment per se in the camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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Krich13: OK, I am not sure I’m getting this straight.
A lens almost a stop _slower_ than Batis 85, _without_ autofocus, _without_ IS weighs 100 grams MORE than Batis? And costs $100 more too? Is it a joke?

"The Loxia is heavier, so it costs more! Got it?"

Everybody knows that photographic gear is sold by the pound. That's why Canon and Nikon DSLRs (with prosthetic battery) are as big as manhole covers.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 09:38 UTC
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Nindy: No fast zooms, no 4K, no 120fps, no zebras, no eye focus, weird flip out design.. but good af..
I don't know if it's worth what they asking, the competition offers more at the same price point but won't have as good af.

What we need is a good shootout comparing the M5 with competing cameras. For that, you'd need a team of experienced pros.

Right, DPR? (Nudge, poke)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 06:00 UTC
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DVT80111: great, this will hasten the end of DSLR.

DIE, DSLR SCUM!

:)

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 05:52 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: I'm happy with Fuji for now, but glad to see serious mirrorless efforts being released by at least one of the big 2. I am very interested to see Nikon's response.

I am guessing they knew this was coming a long time ago, and perhaps the apparent lack of continued development of the Nikon 1 system was in preparation for something slightly more serious, and not quite so condescending of mirrorless as a whole.

Nikon needs to balance their big noisy cameras with a good mirrorless offering, in both FF and APS-C.

Somebody tell them.

Mirrorless cameras, with and without interchangeable lenses, furnished with very high-quality EVFs, will eventually dominate the professional field.

Or not?

Clacking, jiggling mirrors must fade away.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 05:49 UTC
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AshMills: I think its a shame this lens is not f2 at least, particularly bearing in mind it's weight. I'm sure it is gorgeous, but there is nothing worst than framing up and wishing you had a bit more light - especially without IS to fall back on.. I nearly bought the Batis till I saw the LED screen on the top that you cant read unless you look down on it, and will require a bit of tape over on some occasions..

@alextardif

Thank you for making peace!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article Samyang goes Premium with MF lens range (58 comments in total)

Such a tease.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 02:19 UTC as 3rd comment

News that hasn't happened yet. :))

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 01:08 UTC as 24th comment

Who's got an 80-year itch?

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 07:40 UTC as 14th comment
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Exactly how hard or easy how is it to use manual lenses? Such lenses are usually described as "manual-focus," but aren't they "manual-aperture" as well? Do you lose the benefit of automatic diaphragm operation?

Can someone having experience with manual lenses as used with digital cameras itemize the steps required to meter, focus, and shoot? I have a notion that the sequence of steps must vary with the particular pairing of lens and camera. Am I right about that?

Do troubling "gotchas" lie in wait for people using a manual lens for the first time?

Tangentially, Ken Rockwell is all hell on adapters in his piece, "Lens Adapters: A very bad idea" (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/lens-adapters.htm).

@ProfHankD

"replacing the screen with a 3rd-party one that even has a focus aid (e.g., microprisim/split)."

That's a GREAT recommendation, thanks much.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Exactly how hard or easy how is it to use manual lenses? Such lenses are usually described as "manual-focus," but aren't they "manual-aperture" as well? Do you lose the benefit of automatic diaphragm operation?

Can someone having experience with manual lenses as used with digital cameras itemize the steps required to meter, focus, and shoot? I have a notion that the sequence of steps must vary with the particular pairing of lens and camera. Am I right about that?

Do troubling "gotchas" lie in wait for people using a manual lens for the first time?

Tangentially, Ken Rockwell is all hell on adapters in his piece, "Lens Adapters: A very bad idea" (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/lens-adapters.htm).

@Jefftan

Search Google video (https://www.google.com/videohp?hl=en) for "hyperfocal distance." Lots of vids are available.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 15:02 UTC
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quiquae: The nearly zero mass of neutrinos is certain to make this lens uncomfortably light, and random neutrino oscillation will also in camera blur that cannot be compensated for without in-body fermionic optical stabilization, which Canikon will be too conservative to ever implement. Nice try, but I'll wait for the Higgs boson coating version.

I am a lawyer.

Jes kiddin!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 05:11 UTC

I'll take the ten. No, no, don't trouble, I'll eat them here.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 02:54 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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quiquae: The nearly zero mass of neutrinos is certain to make this lens uncomfortably light, and random neutrino oscillation will also in camera blur that cannot be compensated for without in-body fermionic optical stabilization, which Canikon will be too conservative to ever implement. Nice try, but I'll wait for the Higgs boson coating version.

Since when did it become legal to use English words as trade marks?

I know. It was when scheming lobbyists got together with sleazy politicians.

When they trade-mark "and" and "the," watch out!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
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