Studor13

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NAwlins Contrarian: Is there any point in putting 20 MP on a 1/2.3-inch sensor and then sitting it behind a lens with a maximum aperture of f/6.6, or even f/3.7? I suspect that diffraction and other lens performance issues render it pointless. Does Nikon know something relevant to this issue that I don't know? Or is it simply that Nikon's marketing department overrules its engineering department?

Bought one for daughter. She likes it so that's all that really matters.

I have a D800, (had a) D600, D300, V1, J1, J5 and V3. I put up one HD video from the W100 on a 50" TV and it looks great.

Sound from the camera's speakers are not good because of water sealing issues but on the TV it sounds fine.

SnapBridge is a disaster. I had a lot of problems connecting to my iPhone. Daughter somehow worked it out to connect to her Android.

She told me to stay clear of her when she is using 'her' camera. She says that when I'm around the W100 doesn't work properly.

I would recommend this camera highly if it weren't for SnapBridge. Something is seriously wrong with this program.

As for 20MP I think the extra digital zoom gives the camera useable web images so that you have something like 28-150mm rather than the stated 28-90mm.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 18:13 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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Matsu: All Nikon's 70-200s are excellent going back to the VR1, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

Something is seriously wrong with you.

“That madman is mad”. It called a tautology. It's childish.

Not only are you a troll but you are a childish troll.

Goodbye.

(Do you seriously think that what you would upload would prove anything? Who would arbitrate the decision, your mother?)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:36 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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Matsu: All Nikon's 70-200s are excellent going back to the VR1, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

I accept. Let's do it for 1000$.

Now, show us the two photos.

Let me guess, you will not do it. Right?

What, you thought that I wouldn't take up your bluff?

Trolls like you are dime a dozen.

Even if there was no money involved, if someone took me on I would sure as hell put up the two photos to shut the other guy up.

So, are you a man or are you a mouse? Until then is here!

(And please don't try to worm your way out with some ridiculous bet that is not going to be binding over the internet)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:14 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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Matsu: All Nikon's 70-200s are excellent going back to the VR1, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

Well, I bet my children. Where are your two photos?

And what is this "portrait it as a feature" ? You are not even addressing it to the right person, troll.

So, put up the two photos that you shot at wedding (one with Nikon) or shut up.

Don't reply in words. Just show us the photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 09:56 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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Matsu: All Nikon's 70-200s are excellent going back to the VR1, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

No need to show your “got many tens of thousands of pics made with not one, but 4 different 70-200s from 3 different manufacturers”, big mouth.

You only need to show 2; one where you shot with the Nikon 70-200 II at 200mm and one with your other 70-200 also at 200mm highlighting this so called focus breathing issue.

In fact I would love to see just one instance from some hero on the planet where they lost money or the shot was somehow a non-keeper because of this “problem”.

I will bet my children that you have no such example from your tens of thousands bla bla bla.

The problem is only in the mind of trolls like you. ;) to boot!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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Matsu: All Nikon's 70-200s are excellent going back to the VR1, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

And I hope that you will one day actually shoot a 70-200mm, in particular for a wedding.

I will bet London to a brick that you have never shot an event - any event!

Only then you will understand that you have been talking nonsense all along.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:58 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I wonder what the effective focal length at 200mm and minimum focus distance is, the previous version was really only 135mm.

@Tony N

I wish that you and other renowned reviewers would use the focus breathing issue in the right context.

Firstly, you need to point out that focus breathing is a video/film problem. It is not a problem for stills.

The issue is that at 200mm AND minimum focusing distance the VII has a field of view of 135mm.

Many people are under the impression that the VII is effectively a 70-135mm lens. It gets more and more towards 200mm FOV as you move away from MFD.

I have used the VII for quite a number of years and have shot sports, landscapes, portraits, macros and even for weddings. Not once has this so called focus breathing problem has been an issue for me.

In your review of this lens you said it wasn't suitable for weddings.

I really feel that this was serious misinformation by you.

I very much like your videos but not that one.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 19:41 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
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Matsu: All Nikon's 70-200s are excellent going back to the VR1, this shouldn't surprise anyone.

Have you actually used the version II?

At 200mm and minimum focus you are "in their face".

I have used this lens for weddings and I can tell that I was not once at 1.4m for 200mm shots.

Try this for yourself. Mount a largish lens and stand 1.4m next to a woman and follow her around. Now imagine that that is the bride and you are doing this at her wedding?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 12:28 UTC
On article OWC's Thunderbolt 3 Dock adds 13 ports to your MacBook (150 comments in total)
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disasterpiece: So... you're giving $300 to another company for what Apple basically took away from you? Go on, keep praising Apple...

What nonsense you are taking.

Apart from the SD reader what else went?

Do you know how much an SD reader costs?

I have the Macbook 12 with just ONE usb-c port. I bought a third party adapter for next to nothing and it is connected to:
- monitor (which BTW has an SD reader)
- ethernet
- keyboard
- mouse
- hard disk
- DVD drive
- CF and micro SD readers

You obviously have no clue what you are on about because the MBP has significantly more ports than the Macbook 12.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:40 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (298 comments in total)
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Keefy: Really guys, I can't believe the lack of control some of the posters have in response to what is simply an annual/ biannual update to a consumer level device. All the manufacturers do it, often with fairly minor changes to the previous model and that includes your own particular favourite manufacturer.

@Photomedium,
Go for a walk around a shopping centre, inside a football stadium, a tourist beach and places like that.

For every person who thinks like you there are a thousand, maybe a hundred thousand who have no interest in the types of cameras that you think Nikon should make.

Nikon makes cameras that sell. They have three tiers - entry, mid and pro.

The D5600 is in the middle. Nikon doesn't need to bring out anything flashy here. It just needs to be good and good value.

I run photo tours. In my last private tour (2 pax) one client had a D3300 and the other D5300.

The overwhelming clients have an entry level DSLR. For some reason people still prefer cameras with a view finder.

That's not to say that innovation is not important. But it's nowhere near as important as you think for people who just want to take better photos. You can also forget about 4K and other fancy video options. Video is a lot of work and no one I know wants to put in the time needed.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 18:16 UTC
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RomanP: All these complaints...but are they from real photographers?

Photographers who use laptops for editing already need external drives because of space limitations. You can connect your DSLR to the new Macbook Pro with a simple USB-A-to-C cable. Easy.

Roman, you are wasting your time. Some people just want to complain.

I have a D800 which uses CF and a J5 that uses micro-SD.

I am as much a photographer as the next guy. Maybe even more.

This is my website:
www.thelightinbohinj.com

When I have to do serious photography I connect my MacBook to an external monitor which has a built-in SD reader. For my D800 I have no choice but to connect the CF card reader.

Is it a big deal? Of course not.

All this talk of “pro”, well guess what? CF cards are more “pro“ than SD cards. And now there is a new format which is even more pro.

Are any of these people complaining? No, because there are far more important things to do, like getting out and taking photos.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 12:33 UTC
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PieterB: Knowing Apple fans, they will all buy this without any protests and dish out lots of money to buy the newest peripherals for more money to replace their not so old peripherals.
For the sole reason, that if Apple changes everything, you must follow.

Apple fans seem to swallow just about everything. Apple seems to be like God to them and can't be questioned. Some of my friends are Apple lovers and there really is no reasoning with them. They will buy whatever Apple offers at any price without any questions whatsoever. It doesn't matter how expensive it is, or how many alternatives there are. They will buy Apple. Period.

As a person who questions everything about anything, that is really remarkable.

@Pieter
I really don't understand people like you. I mean, do you go on Leica, Hasselblad forums telling them what you think?

Look, you, me and everyone else on the planet can buy or not buy Apple, Leica, Hasselblad products.

How is it that you think you know what people buy and don't buy?

You should question yourself why you think you know what is good for everyone else rather than giving us your “wisdom”.

Just because you don't like the price increase, what is it to you?

And yes, I am a fanboy. But I also bought dongles and other non-Apple accessories just to show that you have no idea what you are talking about.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Yep I use SD as portable drive all the time. BAM! Instant backup of current project. BAM instant transfer to client computer. BAM instant transfer to designer art director computer. BAM instant transfer to photo buyer computer. BAM instant transfer to my car audio. BAM instant transfer of camera card...

...WHILE I'M WALKING TO THE NEXT LOCATION.

Try downloading photos while walking to next location with a dongle cable external drive setup. Go ahead. Try. Let me know how that works out for you.

Having coffee and looking at beautiful women is a most essential part of life.

I can't imagine my life without doing either. The client can and must wait. Beautiful women wait for no one.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Yep I use SD as portable drive all the time. BAM! Instant backup of current project. BAM instant transfer to client computer. BAM instant transfer to designer art director computer. BAM instant transfer to photo buyer computer. BAM instant transfer to my car audio. BAM instant transfer of camera card...

...WHILE I'M WALKING TO THE NEXT LOCATION.

Try downloading photos while walking to next location with a dongle cable external drive setup. Go ahead. Try. Let me know how that works out for you.

Try slowing down a bit. Have a coffee, send your files, look at the beautiful women/men around you and enjoy life.

If you honestly think that you need to send your such important files while walking to your next important location well,..,good luck.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
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John Bean (UK): Madness

Not at all. Just too expensive for most of us (including me).

Beautiful items. I say well done.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 09:15 UTC
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tripler6: My thought is, you want to remove an "old" technology? Sure, go for it. What are you replacing it with? If the answer is "nothing", you're doing it wrong.

@Elite83
I talk as if card makers are going to continue to make not only SD, but CF, micro-SD and a whole bunch of others. I don't recall Apple ever having CF readers. Do you?

The camera that I currently use the most is micro-SD. The only time I tired to eject the card and then insert into an adapter and then into the monitor's card reader I thought I would go insane. Now, I just plug the camera directly to the Macbook. As a bonus, this method guarantees that I don't find myself out for the day with a camera and no memory card. We've all been there, right?

It maybe of a surprise to you but there are a lot of people who use a MPB who are not photographers.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 06:44 UTC
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tripler6: My thought is, you want to remove an "old" technology? Sure, go for it. What are you replacing it with? If the answer is "nothing", you're doing it wrong.

Look, neither my Mac Mini nor my Macbook 12 have a built-in DVD drive. I went and bought an external one and now I can't remember the last time I used it.

There is an SD reader at the back on the Mac Mini but I found out that it was full of dust as I use the reader on the monitor or an external card reader.

That's not to say that an SD reader on a MBP is not useful but it certainly ain't the end of the world.

Once people realize that an extra USB-C port is far more useful than an SD card reader all this whining will stop.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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TimT999: It's such a surprise to read the DP comments. So many folks who know exactly what's wrong with the new Apple laptops. ... But none of the commenters (including myself) have used these new machines. We don't know how fast these laptops are. Don't know how well integrated the new touch bar functionality and the OS are.

The folks who harp about this or that being missing don't get how Apple works, their all-around approach. These machines are gonna hit the sweet spot for most photographer users. And the fact that the new 13" model is about the same size and weight as the 13" Air (but with retina display and all that power) is particularly appealing to photographers like me who travel.

”It is by far the most common form of flash storage.“

Yes, but micro-SD is more common in smaller cameras and will probably take over. What then?

And since pro-grade cards are either CF or the newer formats why are “pro“ shooters left in the dark? After all, the MBpro is “pro“, right?

I have the MacBook 12 which has only 1 USB-C port. I get along with it but if the option is for one more USB-C port or an SD card slot, I know what I would chose. An extra USB-C port is far more valuable than an SD slot.

You can only do one thing with your SD reader. With USB-C you can read your SD card and at least 6 other things - at the same time. And at USB 3.0 speed for faster to boot!

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 15:23 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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TimT999: It's such a surprise to read the DP comments. So many folks who know exactly what's wrong with the new Apple laptops. ... But none of the commenters (including myself) have used these new machines. We don't know how fast these laptops are. Don't know how well integrated the new touch bar functionality and the OS are.

The folks who harp about this or that being missing don't get how Apple works, their all-around approach. These machines are gonna hit the sweet spot for most photographer users. And the fact that the new 13" model is about the same size and weight as the 13" Air (but with retina display and all that power) is particularly appealing to photographers like me who travel.

In an ideal world you get your SD slot, I get my CF, someone gets their micro-usb, Sony shooters get theirs and so on.

There is no reason why just SD should be catered for.

I don't not buy a great camera because it has poor battery performance. I just make sure I remember to bring extra batteries.

Forgetting to bring an SD card reader or cable is the last thing a serious photographer needs to worry about.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (870 comments in total)
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TimT999: It's such a surprise to read the DP comments. So many folks who know exactly what's wrong with the new Apple laptops. ... But none of the commenters (including myself) have used these new machines. We don't know how fast these laptops are. Don't know how well integrated the new touch bar functionality and the OS are.

The folks who harp about this or that being missing don't get how Apple works, their all-around approach. These machines are gonna hit the sweet spot for most photographer users. And the fact that the new 13" model is about the same size and weight as the 13" Air (but with retina display and all that power) is particularly appealing to photographers like me who travel.

I can't see how people have a need to plug an SD card into their Macbooks more than once or twice a day.

It is just as easy to connect the camera directly to the Mac.

And what if you use micro-SD, CF or other non-SD cards?

Do you expect Apple to have a slot for every type or card or just the type that you use? (My D800 uses CF and J5 uses micro-SD)

I had thought that Apple were mad with just one USB-C for the Macbook 12 but now that I am used to it I actually like it. Everything just works!

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 07:32 UTC
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