Nikonparrothead

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sirhawkeye64: I think this is a bad idea... there are many non-pros that would like a mirrorless from Nikon, but I'm assuming that a FF mirrorless will be costly to most (especially newbies and hobbyists and others who are doing photography for fun and not as a form of income). They need to rethink this strategy in my opinion. It's like they're abandoning perhaps 1/4 to 1/3 of their potential market. DSLRs will die off at some point (probably a long ways a way, 10-15 years yet) but if Nikon doesn't take the mirrorless market more seriously, they will be left behind. Hopefully this new mirrorless system, whatever it is from Nikon, can be like what the Macintosh or Apple II was for Apple (which the Mac technically replaced the Apple Lisa.... which was a bloated, overpriced machine that from what I know, never really worked right or even made it to market--or at least never gained any steam as a viable computer).

Chances are they'll do both. The're taking out patents for DX and FX lenses. Te D7000 DX and D600-Df-D750 series bodies were basically all variations of the same body.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 21:28 UTC

It's clearly a niche product. For Profoto shooters who want to work a speedlight into their kit. Hope it works but not something I'd look into personally.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 20:39 UTC as 23rd comment
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Karroly: A lot of marketing BS with one key parameter missing : the guide number.

The Elinchrom trigger is based on a Phottix one. The only reason to use the Elinchrom protocols is to attempt to integrate those two systems. Meanwhile, I've had great (flawless) luck with my HS triggers. Friends with Godox have (admittedly anecdotally) had worse luck.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 11:33 UTC
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jhinkey: Any idea of the actual flash duration - 1/8000 sec shutter speed sync doesn't actually say how fast the actual duration is. Could not find it in their technical info section.

The PHOTONICZ ONE is vaporware, being marketed on Kickstarter. At least Rotolight has the larger Aerosmith that does exactly what the Neo2 does, this is a mini version of that.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
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Nikonparrothead: It's the little brother to the Aeos. Both have been pushed hard by Jason Lanier. Though the Aeos doesn't use the Elinchrom. trigger system (yet). There are enough YouTube videos on the original Neo. I'm sure Lanier will post more on the Neo2.

I'm intrigued because it should in theory integrate with other Elinchrom gear. But I suspect it would be most useful off camera and close to the subject.

It may be underpowered for the needs of mavy on this thread but at least it's not vaporware like that Kickstarter project seeking funding for one big LED-based flash.

Probably not. Definitely not something to overpower the sun in daylight in an on camera mode. People interested in the unit will try it for themselves (I'd consider renting one or two for off-camera applications). Those who don't see the need will pass.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 11:25 UTC

It's the little brother to the Aeos. Both have been pushed hard by Jason Lanier. Though the Aeos doesn't use the Elinchrom. trigger system (yet). There are enough YouTube videos on the original Neo. I'm sure Lanier will post more on the Neo2.

I'm intrigued because it should in theory integrate with other Elinchrom gear. But I suspect it would be most useful off camera and close to the subject.

It may be underpowered for the needs of mavy on this thread but at least it's not vaporware like that Kickstarter project seeking funding for one big LED-based flash.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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AKH: Not sure why this test is so interesting. Sony A9 sits between two chairs as pro sports shooters will not touch it and it is too expensive for most people except a few amateurs (in the best sense of the word). Also the Nikon and Canon will probably be of no interest at all to those amateurs due to the size.

Longtime Nikon guy here, but I have a friend who used Nikon at the newspaper (pool gear), and Canon for personal work. He mostly does sports and movie production stills these days and opted for the A9 -- given the lack of mirror and fact that he doesn't need a bulky blimp for noise.

All tools find a niche, or fade away.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 12:05 UTC
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evilmagicnut: I wonder what percentage of people that respond viewed the photos on a properly calibrated monitor.

Does that really matter? What matters is they viewed the test on the device they normally view images. After all this is a subjective test.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 11:59 UTC

Joey L was the only photographer I knew of prior to this little exercise. I'll probably peek at the YouTube page. Did I learn anything? No. But it was amusing.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 23:16 UTC as 10th comment

This website only works if people willingly submit their photos. I agree with EasyClick about the copyright issues. I see no good to come of it. It's akin to social media services that "sell" meaningless followers.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 93rd comment
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tedolf: Ok, why not just resurrect the old Nikon SP rangefinders with the S mount, put a FF sensor in it and hybrid AF. You would only need to develop maybe a half dozen lenses, and could still use the old SC lenses with manual focus.

Basically what the Leica M10 should be and sell it at 1/4 the cost?

Tedolph

Interesting thought but what makes you think Nikon would come in with a brand new, full frame and AF product for $1,700 to $1,800. Where are they recouping all the R&D costs?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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fedway: Nikon would not be putting out this kind of response to DPR if they were not coming out with a significant apsc body this this year, and perhaps FF next year. I would not even be surprised if the new body this year is FF although they will wait a few months so as not to steal the thunder from the upcoming d8xx release so perhaps just in time for the Christmas purchase season. Even though they are coming in from behind, they can leap frog everyone with an impressive FF release, perhaps using same basic sensor and processor as d8xx which would cut down on development cost and time.

Long-term, the more interesting question is lens mount strategy.

I wholeheartedly agree with your last sentence ... the more interesting question is lens mount strategy. If they preserve the F-mount -- either directly or with some sort of seamless full-functioning adapter -- that would make the mirrorless an easier purchase for people like me, heavily invested in F-mount legacy lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (157 comments in total)

I remember mine fondly. Boy could it eat batteries. I need as many batteries as I did SD cards. But a fun camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Serious speed: Sony a9 real world samples gallery (557 comments in total)
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J A C S: Imagine how outdated this camera will look like when the A9II gets released with 40fps...

Newer and better cameras MAY give the photographer an opportunity to create/capture better images. Of course then there's the definition of " better" since this is aimed at sports, let's go for peak action well-timed by the photographer, in sharp focus.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 13:01 UTC
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cdembrey: At what power is the quickest flash. Is it a full power, or can I get 1/8000 at 30 joules??

Did you actually read the two sites you linked to? I mean the Fstoppers actually lists the PW CTL and HS and Priolite in the same parenthetical to indicate their similarity.

For speedlights the PW TTL system does function with the multiple pulse HSS method used by Profoto but for Elinchrom lights, it's the long-tail burn method that it dubs Hypersync.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 13:56 UTC
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CaPi: Nice!
I wonder how much a whole set including flashes would be compared to the featured cameras.. ;)

An ELB, along with the trigger, an adapter and nice modifier, probably just a touch less than an EMI Mk II. But there are other less costly options.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 05:22 UTC
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IdM photography: Don't forget Pentax (the 645z is the best camera for studio work...)

The one main advantage of these dedicated triggers are HS control. Do you need that for studio work in medium format?

Clearly there is a market for HS with thr Pentax, Priolite had a trigger out for its light system a while back. But from what I've seen it's most useful there in outdoor use.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2016 at 05:19 UTC
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fenceSitter: I'm afraid Fotodiox is a little late to the party when offereing an adapter for the "G" aperture control mechanism that is already in the process of being phased out and replaced by Nikon.

None of the newer premium lenses (e.g. AF-S NIKKOR 70–200 mm 1:2,8E / PC NIKKOR 19 mm 1:4E / AF-S NIKKOR 105 mm 1:1,4E ED / AF-S NIKKOR 24–70 mm 1:2,8E) will work.

I was wondering about that with the E mount lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 23:23 UTC
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lattesweden: Anyone that understands why it doesn't work with Olympus and Leica as well, they share flash system if I have understood it correctly?

I wasn't aware that Leica Ms share a flash system. I know the Typ 109 and LX100 are the same camera. But there must be some flash protocol difference between Olympus and Panasonic (at least as it applies to Hypersync or HS technology) since this trigger is only announced as working with Panasonic and Elinchrom just announced a Skyport HS that will work with Olympus but not Panasonic.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 05:07 UTC

Hopefully this will break the trigger logjam for M 4/3.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 02:22 UTC as 12th comment
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