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On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I can't work with such a small, bad eyecup and especially dim, small pentamirror OVF....for instance, a very old (2006) D80 Nikon OVF is a revelation against these D3x00 & D5x00 series, and further evolved into the D90, D7x00 series then. (100% Viewfinder since the D7000, 2010) A friend does have a D3100, it's OVF is even more tiny then my 2006 Nikon D40, for real. Can't speak for the current D3x00/D5x00, but i need at least a OVF 95% like the D80/D90 to work with - and a pentaprism, not dim pentamirror Viewfinder. The absent of a 2nd dial would also a dealbreaker for myself, one can't simply adjust aperture & shutterspeed faster then with 2 dials into M Mode.

But i'd guess the D5600 would work for many Users - very good IQ into it's class (perhaps the best then) and a small, slim Body, would work great, especially for 1st timers or delicate women hands. ;-)

Not to completely contradict what you are saying, as I too appreciate the additional control points and features of my D7000 and D750 over my D5100, but . . .

I also appreciate how well laid out the D5x00 series is. I still use my D5100 a lot and find it's user interface really, really well thought out. I've set my FN button to ISO, so in manual mode I have easy access to ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings. The "i" menu of the D5x00 series allows really quick access to most of the commonly used settings on the camera in a graphical (not menu) based way, which I find really quick. :) And for anything else I frequently use, I toss it on the "My Menu" feature which quickly lets me get to them with only a couple of button clicks.

As far as the viewfinder, I find it more than enough. Perhaps if I did more manual focusing, I'd need the bigger D750 viewfinder.

So anyone humming and hawing about the D5x00 series, try it out, it really is a well thought out series of cameras. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (92 comments in total)

Tempting. But my Nikon D5100 still bangs out great pictures.

Probably not a good thing to say as I'm sure Nikon wants everyone with an older camera to upgrade.

But for anyone that wants to just get a camera and use it for a long time . . . might as well just jump in, get one and start clicking! :)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 17:56 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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TacticDesigns: Simply an awesome idea.

I could have totally used this a few weeks back when we went to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio.

I could have gotten a bit of video of my daughter, who is only 8, going on one of the huge roller coasters they have there. I could have turned my head every now and then to capture her reaction to the huge drops. LOL.

As it is, no cameras / phones are allowed out while you are riding for obvious reasons. But as long as you have a good head strap, glasses are allowed! ;)

:)

Sometimes its not about MEMORIES. Sometimes its about SHARING.

I think that's the point about Snapchat?

If technology is not for you, that is fine.

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
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TacticDesigns: Simply an awesome idea.

I could have totally used this a few weeks back when we went to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio.

I could have gotten a bit of video of my daughter, who is only 8, going on one of the huge roller coasters they have there. I could have turned my head every now and then to capture her reaction to the huge drops. LOL.

As it is, no cameras / phones are allowed out while you are riding for obvious reasons. But as long as you have a good head strap, glasses are allowed! ;)

:)

Just curious. Do you have kids? I know for me, as a parent, I enjoyed watching my kid enjoy herself on the roller coaster more than I enjoyed the roller coaster itself. (And I really did enjoy the roller coaster. Millennium Force @ Cedar Point. It's my new favourite roller coaster.) But to me, watching my kid have fun IS the thing to enjoy. And if I could have brought back 10 seconds of my daughter with her hands up in the air going down that big drop to my mom, my mom would have found that hilarious. And you know what, I would have sacrificed 10 seconds to do that for my mom. LOL.

Here's a shot from Dumbo of my older daughter. The ride is slow enough I was allowed to use my camera. We had a lot of fun getting this shot. :)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/9254285718/in/album-72157631300869284/

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
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TacticDesigns: Simply an awesome idea.

I could have totally used this a few weeks back when we went to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio.

I could have gotten a bit of video of my daughter, who is only 8, going on one of the huge roller coasters they have there. I could have turned my head every now and then to capture her reaction to the huge drops. LOL.

As it is, no cameras / phones are allowed out while you are riding for obvious reasons. But as long as you have a good head strap, glasses are allowed! ;)

:)

@BigOne
"JUST ENJOY THE MOMENT!" LOL. Well, there is that too. But it's a vacation, why not take pictures! LOL. Besides ... sometimes its nice to "SHARE THE MOMENT!". Like, my parents aren't up to trekking across the border to go walking around an amusement park all day. But they appreciate me bring back pictures of their grand kids enjoying themselves at an amusement park. :) My mom is always telling me, bring lots of pictures. So I try to do that. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 08:13 UTC

Simply an awesome idea.

I could have totally used this a few weeks back when we went to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio.

I could have gotten a bit of video of my daughter, who is only 8, going on one of the huge roller coasters they have there. I could have turned my head every now and then to capture her reaction to the huge drops. LOL.

As it is, no cameras / phones are allowed out while you are riding for obvious reasons. But as long as you have a good head strap, glasses are allowed! ;)

:)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

We got a Fujifilm E500 (One of the precursors to the E550) back in 2007/2008?

It was an amazingly fun camera that went on many a vacation with us.

'loved the full compliment of exposure modes and the manual latch to pop the flash.

I was contemplating the E550, but got side tracked with a series of dSLR cameras. LOL.

Here's a pict of my daughter playing around with it back in 2011 . . .

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tacticdesigns/6078285568/in/dateposted-public/

We still have it. It still works! LOL!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 16:14 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Simply awesome!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:11 UTC as 297th comment
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Dillon Frazier: what the heck is canon thinking? the eos m line has like 5 lenses, is missing essentials like a fast 50mm equivalent and 2.8 zooms, but when they do put out a new lens they decide that a 28mm macro is a top priority?

Canon needs to wake up and realize that eos m is just not appealing compared to cropped mirrorless competitors and their lens lineup is only making things worse.

Add an EF to EF-M adapter . . .

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1021045-REG/canon_6098b002wb_ef_m_lens_adapter_kit.html

And you have access to a pretty big library of EF and EF-S lenses to "fill in the gap" as well.

:)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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Dillon Frazier: what the heck is canon thinking? the eos m line has like 5 lenses, is missing essentials like a fast 50mm equivalent and 2.8 zooms, but when they do put out a new lens they decide that a 28mm macro is a top priority?

Canon needs to wake up and realize that eos m is just not appealing compared to cropped mirrorless competitors and their lens lineup is only making things worse.

FWIW Canon EF-M 35mm f1.8 is rumored to be coming.

http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/two-new-lens-rumors-canon-ef-m-35mm-f1-8-stm-and-fuji-xf80mm-f2-8-coming/

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
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loitokitok: I get the impression many of you haven't realised what the market is for this lens. It's ideal for people who want high quality photos of small things such as coins and other collectibles for sites like eBay. It's also great for those who like photographing flowers and you only have to visit a few gardens to see how many of those there are.

Those two groups alone probably easily outnumber all the photographers in the world who specialise in Macro and it's a new market.

Canon have actually been very smart here.

+1
And it looks like it will be simply a fun lens to use as well!
How can you go wrong with that!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 13:08 UTC

In the consumer market, perhaps its an idea ahead of its time.

I just can't shake the idea that down the road, one of my kids is going to say . . . "Hey dad. Check this out" and its going to be exactly this idea, except with the computing power and data access they are going to have when they're grown up, its going to be an easy implementation then.

And then I'll reply to my kid, "I remember when . . .

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 17:18 UTC as 42nd comment

+ 3,280,000
:)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:47 UTC as 104th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Things we found that had been cut in half (136 comments in total)

I would like to see an article by Roger Cicala putting one of these lenses back together again . . . and then taking sample pictures with it . . . while commenting on what he sees some people doing to lenses . . . and that this is nothing.

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2016 at 11:37 UTC as 41st comment
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zoranT: Compact, yes, but not pocketable (pants)

http://j.mp/1RmHwUg#sthash.jcxs0gTP.dpuf

so, I d rather go with an APS-C sensor with pancake lens, about the same compactness, and comes much cheaper. Depends how much someone wants to pay for impressive 18mm focal length feature.

I'm thinking of having pants made with bigger pockets. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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dagobah: I would be really interested in the DL18-50 version if it has a focal length memory, so that when you turn it on, it's set to the last used focal length. In most situations I'd be using 28-50mm equiv range, and would only want to zoom out to 18 occasionally. It would be annoying to have to zoom in quite a bit, nearly every time I turned on the camera. In fact, it's one thing that bothers me a bit about even Canon G7X, since it's always at 24mm when I turn it on, and that's a bit wide for me in most situations.

I'm looking at the pic of the DL18-50 and there seems to be a "zoom" ring with different focal lengths printed on it. If you leave it on one of these, does the camera start up at that focal length? That was my assumption. But also a quick access to those "standard" focal lengths, with a smooth zoom as an option. I am personally more looking at the DL24-85, which has a similar "zoom" ring. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Not advocating for retro, but anyone can tell why the content of this camera cannot fit into a Nikon F2 sized body?

I know it's digital, but no sarcasm... serious question. Thanks!

@arhmatic

That was my attempt at funny. Obviously it wasn't. :( LOL.

But personal preference is personal preference. If you don't like it, you don't like it. 'doesn't mean others shouldn't like it though.

And IMHO regardless of whether you are "impressed or not", this camera will probably bang out a pretty darn good picture, even in tough shooting conditions.

Me personally, I take one look at the D500 and it seems to be similar in size to either my D7000 or D750 which I find perfectly usable for the shooting that I do.

And having used a bunch of cameras, I've really come to respect the ergonomics of the Nikon dSLR cameras. To me, they really do seem well thought out. Especially after using them for so long, and quite intensely.

To me, it's not about the "styling", its about how usable it is and if I get the pictures I want out of it.

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 03:21 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Not advocating for retro, but anyone can tell why the content of this camera cannot fit into a Nikon F2 sized body?

I know it's digital, but no sarcasm... serious question. Thanks!

@Mosswings,
+1. I guess I was typing as you were posting. I did not see your post before I started typing.

@arhmatic
I think they'd slimmed down since the 1st "portable" dSLR.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Minolta_RD-175_Digital_SLR.JPG

Take care & Happy Shooting!
:)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:10 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

Is anything thinking, depending on how good high-iso is indoors, that a Nikon 24-105mm f4 lens stuck on the front of this thing would make a killer indoor sports camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:42 UTC as 297th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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jtan163: Nikon's numbering system has finally bitten them.
Why is the D500 less costly than the D600? (Im assumng it will be more expensive - if not it should fall off the shelves!)
Why is the high end D500 named lower than the low end D600...?

They can get one more out with D500s. ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
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