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On article Sigma 40mm F1.4 Art beta sample gallery (201 comments in total)

Looks like another Sigma jewel to me - IQ is superb. A big lens, though.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 08:36 UTC as 27th comment
On article Hands-on with the new Laowa lens collection (117 comments in total)

It's a great time to be a photographer. Never before was so much choice -and quality- of gear from so many manufacturers available.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 08:18 UTC as 10th comment
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J Parker: It was the fifth time I checked my camera bag.

When I switched to M43, I had to keep checking my camera bag, not simply because it was lighter -- but the difference was so great that I had to be sure that there was a camera in there at all. True story, no exaggeration. (By the way, this is not an anti-DSLR rant -- my favorite cameras to this day happen to be DSLR's that I still shoot with).

But the evolution of photography needed mirrorless. And for me, from day one, it was revolutionary. Panasonic's GF1 was, and remains a masterpiece -- it was as if Leica's had all of a sudden become accessible to everyone who wanted one....

M43 also opened a door to lenses that I would have never discovered otherwise. Pentax's lenses for 110 cameras (about the size of nickel!); combining a Minolta F1.4 with a focal reducer and creating an F1.0 dream lens. I could go on.

From wet plate to digital, DSLR's to M43, we should be thankful, not divisive, about the incredible choices we have.

Very well said!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 07:49 UTC

It'll better be real, real good - but I think Nikon understands that. The result will (then) be better with more options and choices for everybody. An excellent development. We live in interesting times.

I can't wait to hear more about this exciting new line of cameras. I do hope the Fmount-adapters are excellent. Not everybody wants to buy all new lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 08:05 UTC as 202nd comment | 8 replies

Now THAT's a full-frame sensor, for all those shallow-DOF fetishists. Much better than those puny 24x36mm sensors. Comes with a fork lift truck to change lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 07:21 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies

Looks like it's fixed-focus now.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 09:52 UTC as 46th comment
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PhotoRotterdam: Be thankful for the people who dedicate their life to follow their dream to build something that might leave us scratching our heads, but nonetheless will someday inspire others or evolve into a product that fills a niche.

I once had a technical camera workshop (with film) and I thoroughly enjoyed the slow capturing proces. This is the first time I see a digital back for a technical camera. You may ridicule it, but if you look back in photography history, you will see that some photographers have created wonderful art by making use of what a technical camera can offer. Something you simply cannot do with other camera systems or in post (except rendering it, but I don’t know if that still would count as a photograph)

Bravo.

Also, a camera like this is ideal for the "shallow depth-of-field" fetishists. Talk about full-frame - this IS full frame.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 05:09 UTC

This is why I love science. Extremely impressive. Engineers and scientists will save the world.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 12:52 UTC as 6th comment
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Skyscape: I see, as usual, all the secret 'industry insiders' are here in force. If only Nikon would just read the posts here, they could avoid problems...

I stopped reading the comments section literally years ago, just a quick glance sometimes - unless I read something intelligent such as your comment.

Life is tiring enough without the constant "equivalence" wars and required 5-minute 60fps bursts and minimal EV -20 AF sensitivity, noiseless ISO 1 trillion and whatnot. In fact life's a lot better without all that cr@p.

Personally, I just go out and take some pictures with my ancient 10mp (!!!) camera, with (doubtlessly) paleolithic lenses and I'm happy. Nikon will do just fine, as they have in the past 100 years.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 07:45 UTC
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(unknown member): Beautiful photos, but how do they know the colors are accurate?

Cassini’s cameras capture views in color by taking three images, each with a different color filter, which are then combined back on Earth. The resulting images show us Saturn as our eyes would see it were we actually there.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 10:52 UTC
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Howard: Very interesting to see this image. But it always amazes me to see the huge amount of asinine comments posted and depresses me to see that there are so many imbeciles out there. No wonder the state of the country.

I couldn't agree more with you, which doubtlessly is (somehow) "racist".

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
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Tomasz_Wk: I want a mirrorless, full frame Zorki 4!

Zorki 4K would be great. Preferably with mechanical shutter and cocking.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
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DougM: Happy Birthday Nikon! I've loved (almost all of) the numerous Nikon bodies and lenses I've owned since the early 1990's. Fine products that have enabled many memorable images to be captured. Great F-Mount video, can't say that for Oz though, and certainly wished Nikon had done a better job marketing their 100th. Please continue to innovate and built quality products, and better engage your user base.

Hear, hear! I couldn't agree more.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 01:40 UTC

Gorgeous girl. Horrible job.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 01:04 UTC as 7th comment

One word: stunning.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 10:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2674 comments in total)

I am genuinely impressed. And it makes me bemoan that I sold off the (manual) K-lenses together with a ME-body all these many moons ago. Those Pentax lenses were always excellent.

Look like a very capable, well-designed, well-specced camera to me. And I like the classic design. And all that and more for a good price. Classic Pentax!
Bravo!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 08:21 UTC as 552nd comment
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Phileas Fogg: Quote by Pete Conrad, Apollo 12:

Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but it's a long one for me.

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I always get a chuckle from Pete Conrad's quote.

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Nov. 14 1969:

Apollo 12 was almost a tragedy as it was struck by lighting 36 seconds into its launch. Messed up the computers for a number of moments. Pete Conrad said he had his hand on the abort lever waiting to hear if they were to be told to abort and eject the command module of the rising powerful, Saturn V rocket. The computers all reset and came back on a'ok. and Apollo 12 " Yankee Clipper " with LM "Intrepid " in tow were on their way to The Ocean of Storms , on the Moon. :-)

"Set SCE to AUX" saved the day.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: I know this is like religion, no logic will help, but I ask photographers to do a simple thing, download the picture of the flag that has no shadow, then open photoshop, then file, open as, camera raw
Now move the exposure slide all the way to the right, you will see clearly that the flag was been selected,then pasted as a perfect rectangle shape, then they darkened the extra areas or brushed or whatever to blend it to the rest of the picture, but unfortunately they forgot to make shadow for the flag on the earth(studio or moon) , and don't forget, this is after 2 million times of editing so that they don't leave any signs of mistakes,so how do you want me to accept the rest of their lies?
The flag has been added later to another picture that also been faked in studio .

It has nothing to do with religion, and everything with (real) science. You now, science and scientists - the old Greeks used to call them seekers for the truth.

And the truth is... all this conspiracy nonsense has been debunked a thousand times already. Indeed, like a religion, that nonsense keeps coming back and finds Believers too stupid to think for themselves, or even comprehend real science.

Pathetic.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
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Nukunukoo: China will land some men there by 2021, close to the landing sites, so let's see what new conspiracy will come out. NASA paying off the Chinese to claim the remnants of the equipment are still there?

Thank you for thinking! That restores my confidence in humanity somewhat.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 09:26 UTC
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Phileas Fogg: Here is the thing for me. The Moon landing hoax fools and their ignorant opinions are an insult to the many people who built America's space programme and ultimately the Apollo Moon landings. From the astronauts, to all the engineers, scientists, astronomers, and the many, many, folks who built, transported and prepared all the gear and rockets to send men to the Moon. This hoax crap is so tiring as its all easily dispelled with even by most educated high school students. It must suck to know that if you are a Moon Landing hoaxer that you are considered to be more stupid on this topic than most educated high school students.

The really sad part is that in a few decades we've gone from people smart enough to realize the most complex and most important engineering project in history -- using slide rulers and primitive computers -- to people stupid enough to actually believe it didn't happen, high-res imagery of landing stages, lunar rovers, mountains of equipment and astronaut foot prints notwithstanding.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 09:21 UTC
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