JJSo

Joined on Jun 12, 2012

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CarlosMP: Why don't people research products before they make comments about it ?
The WT-7 is meant for instant wireless transfer hundreds of feet away. 650ft max range and 866 max mbps.

It is NOT meant to upload 2MP pictures to facebook after you take a few selfies

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/wireless/wt-7a-wireless-transmitter.html

Way behind? Ha! Not in terms of pricing... :D

I try to remember one very good accessory I got from Nikon. Took me a while but the SB-500 is really well thought. The rest? I miss value, quality and innovation.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 15:10 UTC
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Hans van de Riet: I don't know but it seems to me that NIKON is doing a lot of fixing up of bugs in their cameras. Way more than Canon.

One possibility, Hans: Nikon does more for customers.
Another possibility: Nikon does more bugs and mistakes.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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CarlosMP: Why don't people research products before they make comments about it ?
The WT-7 is meant for instant wireless transfer hundreds of feet away. 650ft max range and 866 max mbps.

It is NOT meant to upload 2MP pictures to facebook after you take a few selfies

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/wireless/wt-7a-wireless-transmitter.html

Yes and for wire transfer as well.

Of a handheld camera, of course, because that expensive crap has no tripod socket. Which doesn't matter that much, because all the grips having a tripod thread only show the wobliness of Nikon's general and cheap (for Nikon) yet very expensive (for customers, because we loose stability and it always suits only one camera body). Says one who was hoping that at least a grip for a D810 should be made more decent and offer more functionality. As Fuji is apparently not only able to imagine but also to design and make well!

Oh, and a CamRanger goes at least half the distance for 40% of the price and can control a motor driven tripod head. Just saying...

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 07:14 UTC
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Peiasdf: A wireless transmitter that's bigger than a smartphone and cost more than an iPhone. Nikon couldn't die fast enough so a more innovative company can revive the camera market.

Come on, what do you expect from a w i r e l e s s transmitter which needs a cable to connect with a new camera?

Oh, yeah, such a well thought product. Not only cable connection with camera, no - as you screw it underneath a Nikon, it just block the tripod thread. And for 1k$ they just forgot to pack a battery in the box. They know how to make money, no doubt! :D

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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jadot: Nikon should probably make a large mirrorless camera by now. Something that's good.

Because they know so well how to fix bugs and need only 12 versions of firmware to get somewhere? Sure... :D

I don't know why "making something else they never did" should become a better success than making what they should know how to make.

Anyway, I'll risk the download of the D810 firmware.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 18:21 UTC
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TLD: I notice that in the photograph above, the new design does no have leg locks whereas the old design does. The working model will obviously need leg locks, so is this a bit of spin to exaggerate the apparent difference?

@TLD: No. The leg locks are not placed at a height where this shown section is, so without center column there's plenty of space for leg locks.

But if the center column is as long as the first leg, I wonder how the straps of a photobag will deal with the column? Usually I can put two legs and center column into the tripod bag attached to my rucksack or slingshot.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 08:23 UTC

never mind

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 08:21 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Just posted: Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM lens review (182 comments in total)
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Joris1632: Seems to be an excellent lens, pity it tilts horizons and makes all buildings lean to the right .................... ;-)

Just wait until you see the funny faces when using for portraits... :)

I just love that lens, it became my new "old" standard I used to deal with in analogue days. I wouldn't have bought a 35/1.4 from Nikon but now I want to sell the 50/1.4.

And weather-sealed or not might as well be a question of warranty. Some confuse "weather-sealed" with walking into the rain and snorkel along. After all, we do have some kind of weather every day. Slight snow-fall was no problem and I use this lens in the same conditions I also use the D800 or D7000, so to me that's weather-sealed enough.
The detail with the lens caps is something Nikon should learn a lot from. The rear cap tightens softer, doesn't fall off and is easier to removed than Nikon's. Great job, Sigma.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2012 at 06:46 UTC

All those switches - never thought of a touchscreen instead? Typical functionalist: throw in a button or knob for each possible (some useless, too) feature, can't go wrong.

Instead of thinking about a good concept in using before plastering buttons all over the place. Condensing it down to the essence is harder, but it looks android enough, I guess. In how many ways you need to turn this thing just to check which knob is set to which position? Not even a swivel-and-tilt screen? Poor concept, big limitations and no need for such an expensive, out-dated model.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 21:36 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Apple releases Aperture v3.3 with iPhoto integration (41 comments in total)

It's about time to make me ready for a change. I hate it, because I really learnt a lot in Aperture and I love to use it. But now, after long and lazy times of no significant improvements, Apple decide to go completely grey, but still doesn't offer lens corrections. No way to "downgrade" to dull and ugly Lion 10.7 just for that cosmetics.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2012 at 05:18 UTC as 16th comment
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