Studor13

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bilcobarnes21: I print a lot of photos for customers as a living and when people say "I want to take better pictures" it's normally after the dissapointment from collecting their pictures taken with a smartphone not Bokeh or blurred backgrounds.
Smartphone images look great on their small screen after all the processing done in phone, but put them on paper and they are nowhere the quality of a ILC.
On a side note, I feel phones have actually helped the camera industry in many respects as people use their smart phones as a stepping stone into proper photography.

I just printed A4 sized prints from an iPhone (taken by my wife) and compared them with those from a Nikon V3 (taken by me) under identical conditions. Prints made on Epson 3880.

Shots were at sunrise so the DR was quite wide. The DR on the iPhone is amazing!

Prints look basically identical.

Daughter liked the iPhone images so much that she asked some to be re-printed to A3.

This maybe a different story but I'm willing to bet that they are going to be on par with the V3.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:53 UTC
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Potemkin_Photo: Too easy for thieves to steal. They press button baboon camera gone. Sorry no cigar

I have too many photo gadgets to name. Some absolute crap, some pretty good.

The PD anchor links are one of the best accessories that I have ever bought. Very well thought out. Well, maybe for mirrorless bodies it may be just a tad too long.

As is, it tends to be a a few mm higher than the body when connected. For me, ideally it is no higher than the body when the PD anchor is attached.

I love the idea of wearing the new product as a wrist braclet. Will definately get one.

As for someone suggesting that it would make the camera an easy steal? Idiot!

A friend of mine had his camera “stolen“ in Brazil. A 15 year old boy pulled out a gun, pointed at my friend's face and then waved the gun at the camera suggesting he hand over the camera or else. Much more efficient than sneaking over your body when you are a sleep and working out how to release the safely catch on the PD anchor strap/clip.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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Zoom Zoom Zoom: This is hysterical! They write this far fetched lalaldream article about something Nikon will never release, and along post a photo of DL1850, "another" lalaldream product that Nikon also never released after more than one year of laladreams.. truly hysterical!!!

Maybe Nikon is planning something. Maybe not. Who knows?

But for sure you are the only one who is being (truly) hysterical.

I mean a total of 4 !s in one paragraph?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 04:54 UTC
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Vahab: It reminds of some big audio brands that initially wouldn't embrace compressed files like MP3, until they realized market share loss.

Look, it's not like Nikon are clueless about mirrorless.

They've already tried with a fixed-lens APS-C, J1, J2, J3, J4, J5, S1, S2, V1, V2, V3, AW1 and a bunch of CX lenses.

At the end of the day if you want to put on a fast prime or a long fast zoom you are gonna have to deal with a lot of weight whether you shoot mirrorless or a DSLR.

I have the V3 as well as a D800 and I can tell you that there is no comparison between the optical view finder on the D800 and the V3 EVF. I don't see how anyone is going to be able to make an EVF that is as great as an optical one.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 11:53 UTC
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Jesse_Just_Him: The poster style pretty much sums up Nikon's current attitude in their camera business - Keep Savoring The Good Old Days

D5, D500, D750.

Yep, good ol' days indeed.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 04:43 UTC
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Autriche78: This is news? There have been Android phones that have had these capabilities for years now. With equal or better cameras, depending on model, review site and personal opinion, and expandable memory to boot.

Sure it's news. It's a new iPhone. How could it not be news?

Oh, you mean your phone is better?

And apparently it's also "Quite comical...".

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 12:10 UTC

What if you first level your tripod and then level your head?

Isn't this the same thing?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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Coliban: Nevertheless i think, since Steve Jobs passed away, this company lost it´s direction. They produce either useless garbage for yuppies like the iWatch, concentrate the whole development-department on iPhone and are trying to guess, what the **** hell Steve Jobs plan was when he invented the MacBookAir, one of the coolest things in computer, a Unix based system with a nice UI, for years, in the smallest and lightest housing and have no use nor update the MacBookPro/Air line because those brave accounting clerks like Tim Cook would never understood why the hell people need MacBook when he has such nice things like the iWatch, iGarbage and iPhone and Apple earns billions of dollars with those sweet little funny colored devices...

@Sannaborjeson,

Nothing drives me more crazy than calling my wife and she doesn't answer because the phone is in her bag and she doesn't hear it.

The haptic on the watch gives her a tap in the wrist. This function alone makes the Apple Watch the best thing since sliced bread.

How did she make it to 42 without the Apple Watch?

People have made it to 90+ even through an atomic bomb but if they die in a car crash because they had the phone to their ear then that's just plain dumb.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
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Coliban: Nevertheless i think, since Steve Jobs passed away, this company lost it´s direction. They produce either useless garbage for yuppies like the iWatch, concentrate the whole development-department on iPhone and are trying to guess, what the **** hell Steve Jobs plan was when he invented the MacBookAir, one of the coolest things in computer, a Unix based system with a nice UI, for years, in the smallest and lightest housing and have no use nor update the MacBookPro/Air line because those brave accounting clerks like Tim Cook would never understood why the hell people need MacBook when he has such nice things like the iWatch, iGarbage and iPhone and Apple earns billions of dollars with those sweet little funny colored devices...

“Useless garbage for yuppies like the iWatch”.

I bought my wife (who is 42) an Apple Watch, and she a'int no yuppie.

Since then she became fitter, answers all her calls now because the ”iWatch” has something called a hiptac, drives safely because she can talk to the watch with both hands on the steering wheel rather than drive and talk on the phone like a lot of idiots, plus a whole bunch of other things like paying at the checkout without needing to dig out the phone from under the groceries.

Oh, it even tells the time when the watch is raised to her face.

We are not talking about a $10,000 gold edition, you know. A Series 1 can be had for about $200!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:48 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (890 comments in total)
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keepreal: These same people who prefer EVFs probably prefer lenses that distort so much they rely upon software to make them usable. LOL

I have no idea what non-sense you are talking about but I like the OVF on my D800 and the EVF on my V3.

There are however, a couple of things that the V3 EVF has that no OVF has that I am aware of.

1. Information such as aperture, shuttle speed and ISO can be always "on" in the EVF. I quite regularly forget what ISO is with my D800 but not with the V3.

2. With a lens that has manual focus override the display goes into 5x magnification in the EVF as soon as I turn the focus ring. This makes manual focusing on the V3 much, much easier than the D800.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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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 (151 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 (297 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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