gustabod

Lives in Australia Tasmania, Australia
Has a website at www.pbase.com/gustabod
Joined on Jan 25, 2007

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Mariano Pacifico: This is bad ... not good at all. Signs of the time? Maybe Nikon Group is re-grouping.

It may have to do with the business practices or other shall we say "ethical" issues in that particular country for which Nikon decided not to play any more as it may affect their business or reputation in other markets.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 03:33 UTC
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Zeegee: Crime in the large cities of both Brazil and Argentina has escalated in recent years, I am wondering if this could have influenced Nikon 's decision.

are you serious?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 03:28 UTC
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tangbunna: dosage : drink 2 glass a day, before taking photos.
nutrition fact : increase natural blur. both photgrapher and photos.

oh, stop taking the p_ss..

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 03:03 UTC
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one of those "brand" things that late middle age farts like me are likely to fall for...

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2018 at 02:55 UTC
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1050 comments in total)
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Richmondthefish: This has to be the weirdest hype in history. This tech has already been out there for years and it pretty mature already so how can you have a marketing campaign acting as if this is something groundbreaking? If this was 10 years ago...ok sure this would be pretty cool but in mid 2018?

Nikon saying me too.. I guess Canon will be me too late.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2018 at 01:25 UTC
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1050 comments in total)
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tonybelding: Oh, for pity's sake... DPR, do you think you could just calm down and get back to us when you have some actual news? Or are you just doing your part as another cog in the hype machine?

we complained about getting Sony Sony and more Sony from DPR, well now they got us Nikon Nikon and more Nikon... even if there's actually nothing new to really tell.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2018 at 00:26 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: This is the moment when "Mirroless Revolution" really starts.

Actually there was 100 years of "mirrorless" cameras before the SLR was invented...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 12:31 UTC
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1290 comments in total)

sort of looks like a Sony A7 type of body with a bigger grip may be from the video... I guess only so many ways you can build a new mouse trap. Competition will be good to take the technology forward.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 03:24 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1290 comments in total)
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cricnours: It's hard to see if the lens mount is huge or if the EVF is small... Come on Nikon guys, put some light on your gear !

certainly puts a new interpretation to the "camera obscura"

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 03:19 UTC
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1290 comments in total)
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vFunct: One of the worst parts about mirrorless cameras is that they don't have a separate phase-detect module like dSLRs do. So, they have to use crappier on-chip phase detection, which isn't as sensitive or as good as dSLRs.

This is part of the reason mirrorless cameras are worse for photography. (in addition to the fact that they have viewfinder lag)

so an 8x10 is worse for photography because it doesn't have a mirror? Some may disagree...

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 03:16 UTC
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Imager of: The good news is that there will be no bottlenecks on their site trying to get these firmware updates. Let’s be honest folks. Who really buys these overpriced Leica cameras!!
Stick to lenses Leica. Thanks.

I own a Q and quite enjoying it, I also shoot pen-F and Fuji's, and as we are talking about honesty, these are all good cameras for different days, tasks and objectives.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2018 at 07:35 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (579 comments in total)
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Big Stick: It's nice to see Nikon fanboys eating crow, but the real icing on the cake is that Sony didn't trumpet its complete domination of Nikon from the rooftops, but instead was very modest and gentlemanly about it, allowing Nikon and its users to save face for this long!

Bravo Sony!

read the article again... Sony manufacture sensors, and are very good at it, but their technology is licenced from Aptina. So basically Nikon selected the best cost/performance option from a manufacturer to supply this particular part... Nikon doesn't make the battery either, and didn't make film - you get the idea? (and for the record I use a Sony and don't have Nikon). It's a bit like Porsche using Audi/VW engines on some of their cars, so are they a Porsche or a Beetle?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2018 at 02:28 UTC
On article Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 for E-Mount Sample Gallery (220 comments in total)
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jst13: No 24mm so a no go lens. It does’t matter how sharp it is. I never would buy a Standard zoom starting at 28mm.

it's only just one step back and you get 24

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 23:11 UTC

is the coffee free?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 08:19 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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esmoxd: I wonder how Sony's digitally uncorrected lenses perform in analogue?

was wondering that also, based on the sample images much like a Holga? early days, I know...

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 00:49 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2228 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Again: very small buttons, difficult to operate with large hands. All problems including in mirror less systems. A toy compared to D850, for example.

I have large hands, I also travel more and further nowadays and go on long treks, but I'm also getting older... Carrying heavy DLSR's (I use a Canon 5DsR and a bunch of their L glass) is becoming an inconvenient task that I don't look forward to. A small capable camera like an A73 coupled with two small primes and a zoom is all I long for and will do 90% of my needs, so I will probably getting this toy soon, with a smile.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 05:27 UTC

No Gold award, again?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 23:52 UTC as 47th comment
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BobT3218: I wish they had thought more of system portability when they went from 4/3 to m4/3 but that's history now. I'm glad they are not considering a move to a larger format. The mirrorless FF and APS-C market is about to become saturated. In terms of IQ, the Achilles heal will always be the sensor size so I would encourage Oly to remain at the forefront of sensor technology. However, as mentioned above, a small sensor is much easier to move so IBIS becomes a great advantage. A sensor of 1/4 the mass of another is 16 times easier to accelerate. It appears Oly is going to push this as far as they can.

fully agree, they should focus on improving sensor performance and improving their affordable lenses. Their F1.2 primes, while interesting and attractive, simply too expensive (and big) when you look at the whole system in balance, and don't fully overcome some of the inherent sensor limitations.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2018 at 01:47 UTC
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DesoloZantas: I blame Smart phones....

The new Samsung S9 is being advertised as a camera here in Australia, no mention of "phone" features, so this is certainly a factor. But leaders like Canon releasing new products with 8 year old tech is not exactly helping either.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 04:32 UTC
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Mrrowe8: Still a bit pricey if you are not a Fuji owner .. I really like what I am seeing but when I can get a D750 with lens for cheaper or D500 for same price with a body and already have several DX lens I may sadly have to pass on what looks to a solid camera ..Especially since this summer -early fall will be upgrading from well loved and extensively used D7100

@ fotomotovfr I don't think he wants a camcorder...

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 23:55 UTC
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