VadymA

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
Joined on Jul 31, 2009

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Average User: I am remembering the windows programs of the 1990's and the number of daily or weekly crashes as Microsoft learned, detail by detail how to make their products better. By now crashes are relatively infrequent. And Microsoft is still around. Like me, those who have purchased the D750, have taken thousands of pictures with it...and usually better pictures than we were taking before we purchased it. Mine has not shown any of the defects listed, but I am cheerfully sending it in, just as I did my D600. Product cycles are extremely short even when the tech is quite new and innovative, so it means issues like this are going to be a part of the ownership experience. The phrase "Yet again" is used to decry the further expansion of the notice of possible defect. I will say, "Nikon has yet again stepped forward to take responsibility as it has appeared an issue may be broader than first thought."

Following your analogy with Windows, the D750 should be a much more reliable camera than the D700, which is obviously not the case. This is a classic example when a company known for its high quality and reliability decides to cut corners and use low grade components hoping that the customers "cheerfully" swallow this sad fact and keep buying their products. This is a very risky path, not to mention very expensive one. A cheap person pays twice, or a cheap company in this case. I don't mind Nikon producing low quality products along with high qiality ones, but they should honestly market and price them as low quality, not to mislead their customers.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 20:26 UTC

It seems to me like a cost reduction attempt by Nikon with its both D600 and D750 models which were released approximately at the same time and both appear to have shutter problems. Very likely Nikon went with a cheaper and lesser quality shutter option since both cameras were of a lesser rigidity comparing to the iconic D700, which probably had the same quality shutter as the D3. I am speculating based on a well known opinion that Nikon made a mistake by making D700 almost identical in performance and features to D3. But if this opinion is valid, it makes sense that Nikon decided not to repeat this mistake and used lesser quality components for its DXXX models. Personally I don't think it was a smart decision, and the recall plague shows it.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 16:49 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Well, at first it was just as an innoncent joke because we didn't think anyone would pay to a bunch of guys with no experience in camera or lens design, chipset engineering, and complex software development, but boy we were wrong!!! So we had to spend four years actually creating this crazy camera, but if you think about it, who the the real crazy here?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 03:51 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

Every time I see someone is flying a drone nearby, it make me a bit uneasy, and it is also very distracting when I am driving. So I often ask myself, what would happen if everyone starts flying drones? Do we always have to watch out for them, make sure they don't fall on our heads? I don't know what regulations are there for using drones, but I feel it wouldn't be unreasonable in the near future if we start treating them like... dogs, for example, allowing flying only in restricted, "off leash", areas. Is it too crazy? Or is there something like this in place already? Just curious.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:40 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

Definitely a nice option to emulate view camera (MF) features on a standard camera. It does look somewhat cheaply made on the video (in some shots) and the correction sometimes is not perfect either, but still at the right price it is a good tool to play with for any enthusiast photographer. Hope it works with longer lenses as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 18:41 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Trundling: How to get featured on DPR? Get an absurdly old technology camera, yap about "relationship between the subject and the photographer", drone on and on about "why I press the shutter", whine about how modern photographers buy their expensive cameras, and VOILA - you're a star. Until, of course, they find a janitor who uses a shoe box as a photo camera and a welding machine as a flash.

And it would all be fine. DPR is hardly a serious photography website and those movies come and go faster than gay footballers. The problem is that his photography is the exact opposite of what he's saying. A racing car crash, a group of children in some national costumes, a woman looking lustfully into the camera. WHAT'S NEW!? And the question goes way beyond this man. Can modern photographers actually make a good photo? One that wouldn't show blood or a fight or shark's teeth, but would be so great that you would just stare at it speechless. I miss the last time I had that feeling.

I agree about the conflict between the words and the sample images shown in the video. But this is just lack of video editing. What the guy says makes total sense. He didn't try to get featured on DPR, DPR just picked this video from Vimeo. And that absurd old camera can do things that could not be replicated with any other type of camera. And I am not talking about resolution or IQ. If you don't believe me, just look at my today's post on a Pro Forum exactly on this subject. It is fascinating staff.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 07:43 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (252 comments in total)
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Jonathan Sabin: Due to my inability to read Thai, I can't really tell what's being said about it, but there ARE a bunch of sample photos taken with this lens...

https://pantip.com/topic/35416488

Bokeh is rather busy, not "creamy" at all even at 1.1. Not attractive. I am not a Canon/Sony shooter, all I know is that many Nikon MF lenses would do better than this lens for the same price. I would assume the same would be true, at least for Canon. But maybe there are less options for Sony/Canon because of newer mounts.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
On article Simple demo shows the power of a polarizing filter (134 comments in total)

I should get one to try. I wish they made them magnetic for easy mounting. Or maybe there are some?

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 07:05 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Before iPhone, or any smartphone, there were photographers and point-and-shooters. I don't think that changed at all now.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 36th comment
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VadymA: Steve Job's dream was to "make a dent in the Universe" and he certainly did. With his vision for iPhone and iPad he completely changed the way we browse Internet, find directions, learn, read, and yes take pictures. Almost ten years since he's gone and there was nothing as revolutionary in consumer electeoncics as those two Apple devices. Not even from Apple themselves. I am sure without his vision for an iPhone, we would still be punching buttons on BlackBerries...

Can you show me a device that is not a cheaper replica of an iPhone or iPad?

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (736 comments in total)

No worries, Sony will release an even faster, better camera with awesome new mount, lenses and features like in six months maybe...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:53 UTC as 76th comment

Steve Job's dream was to "make a dent in the Universe" and he certainly did. With his vision for iPhone and iPad he completely changed the way we browse Internet, find directions, learn, read, and yes take pictures. Almost ten years since he's gone and there was nothing as revolutionary in consumer electeoncics as those two Apple devices. Not even from Apple themselves. I am sure without his vision for an iPhone, we would still be punching buttons on BlackBerries...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 03:04 UTC as 58th comment | 11 replies
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (125 comments in total)
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VadymA: Very nice pictures. Now Nikon, let's add 10 1.2, 18 1.2, and 25 1.2 to a great 32 1.2 for N1 as well :)

Why? If they can make 32 1.2, why not 10 1.2? I am talking about N1 not FF here.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 03:51 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (125 comments in total)

Very nice pictures. Now Nikon, let's add 10 1.2, 18 1.2, and 25 1.2 to a great 32 1.2 for N1 as well :)

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

The owner didn't know that Rex was a Sony fan :)

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 20:54 UTC as 52nd comment

Another priceless relic for the museum of useless smartphone gadgets.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 40th comment

Should be a great upgrade for my D300 since D500 is out of my budget. Frame rate and buffer are great for kids sports, which is what I used D300 95% of the time. I am sure low light results are much better than D300 as well. In good light though, the results look very similar, not counting resolution of course, so I might stick to my D300 and wait for a promised APS-C MILC instead ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 18:02 UTC as 6th comment
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Cloud LostItAll: First off I would like to say good work (design & build).
I have more technical & ergonomic questions about the rig:
1. How are you viewing what you are shooting? ( the back of the camera seems really close to ones/user's eye.)
2. How is one triggering the shutter? (mechanical or electrical)
3. Since this seems to be a two handed rig, how is it to make adjustments to the camera when shooting conditions change?
4. Question on the use of lead acid/gel cell motorcycle size battery vs power bank with 18650 batteries for your power source? (it would be lighter to use the 18650's, no.)
5. The shoulder mounts that attach to the rig, Are they mounted in back/rear (towards the wheels) of the Center of Gravity (CG) of the rig, or at the CG? If mounted behind/back/rear how much weight (or percentage of total weight) is the user holding up with their arms?

Not sure if the owner of the rig is answering on this thread. It looks like a remote release is mounted on the lefthand handle. And I would assume the rig is well balanced to take right hand off the handle to make settings adjustments. No matter how well it is balanced, it is still a heavy load for the shoulders, so I would attach 30-50 helium air balloons to it to counter the weight ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (225 comments in total)
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VadymA: 28mm and 1.4 don't match very well for portraits, way too much out of focus area comparing to main subject. Feels like a bowl of spaghetti with only one meatball, just not balanced to taste. I can see usefulness of 1.4 for low light interior shots and there are some good examples there. But surprisingly most samples are portraits with overwhelming amount of bokeh which almost gives me nausea.

Regarding the lens itself, great lens I am sure, but too close to 24 and 35 to justify degree of priority for Nikon. I am sure if they didn't make it, no one would ever complain.

Yeah, but even Mr. McCurry preferred something like 24-70 in later days, which adds to my point that this lens wouldn't be missed if it was never released due to plenty of descent alternatives. It just frustrates me that every recent news from Nikon is either boring or plain disappointing. They continue worshiping the Mirror God and pretend that nothing else matters.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:20 UTC
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polarbear1010: Isn't that kind of false advertising to show that shallow depth of field shot in the frisbee picture? No way this camera was capable of that

Same here :) I had to read the entire article after I saw this picture hoping to find out how Sony was able to create shallow DOF through in camera processing in 2005.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
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