io_bg

io_bg

Lives in Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
Joined on Aug 15, 2011
About me:

Currently a student, I've been interested in photography for about 10 years now. Land- and cityscapes, people and street is what I shoot for fun. I've been also shooting in night clubs and bars as a part time job for a few months now. I use my "old" Nikon DX gear for the latter, while I'd usually shoot my "recent" Fuji gear for fun.

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On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1068 comments in total)

80% seems to be quite generous.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 14:45 UTC as 250th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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Prognathous: This is quite an unusual announcement for Nikon. I smell panic following shrinking market share.

Not unusual. They also pre-announced the D5.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Weight has been reduced from 745g to 680g. ED elements reduced from 2 to 1. Distance scale window removed. It's otherwise the same size and shape, though the optical formula has been altered 17/12->18/14.

From all points of consideration, this looks like a cheaper version of the 70-300 IF-ED VR. Instead the price has been - unjustifiably, in my opinion - increased by 40%.

Yet they also added a presumably better optical performance, AF, VR and E type diaphragm and closer MFD.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 09:44 UTC
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wlad: umm, what's the point ?

The point is to:
1. To update an older optical design.
2. To provide better features such as VR, electromagnetic diaphragm and AF.
3. To make some money for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 09:40 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: We need Thom Hogan to translate this. As for Americans preferring cameras that are more expensive pre-tax, hardly suprising since sales and VAT taxes are so much higher outside the US.

Thom's offline this month ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Please Sigma, a Fuji-X smart adapter!

@CCD FTW
And none of them in X mount.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Please Sigma, a Fuji-X smart adapter!

Or better yet, dedicated mirrorless APS-C lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (531 comments in total)
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Scottelly: The price is ridiculous, and the fact that they have reverted to 20 MP vs the old 24 MP is ridiculous. Who needs ISO 1 million??!? It's not clean anyway. Nikon is going the wrong direction.

5 years ago people could buy a 24 MP Sony that could shoot 10 fps for the same price as this 20 MP camera. It had weather seals like this camera has. It had an articulating tilt screen, like this camera has. I really don't know what Nikon is thinking with this overpriced camera. Maybe they think people will forget that 24 MP is the standard and go for a 20 MP camera instead. If they had added GPS to this camera, I'd say at least this one has 4K video and GPS . . . even though for some stupid reason Nikon decided to go back to 20 MP. I guess they think 20 MP is enough. Maybe they're right, but after making 24 MP cameras for years and years, I don't understand this ridiculous move to 20 MP. I would have preferred to see it step up to 30 MP, so I could get the most out of my best lenses.

By going "back" to 20.9 mp (21 rounded) you lose 432 pixels on the long side and 288 on the short one. If you can't get the most of your lenses at 21 MP then the problem isn't the camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (531 comments in total)
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Sarah Terra: A major flaw in the camera is the strap slots, this design was proven to wear bend and break 50 years ago.

Just be aware, a strap with this camera will eventually fail, though I suspect many who purchase this camera won't use it enough to reach that point.

Get the D500, seriously. Save up another 6 months if you have to

I've had my D90 for years now, It has similar strap slots and they're still doing fine.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
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NaBalam: This one VS the Tokina 11-16 f-2.8 ???

The Tokina costs $470 while the Nikon is $160. The latter is significantly smaller and lighter but also slower. Optically the 11-16 seems to be better.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 16:28 UTC
On article New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF (69 comments in total)
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D200_4me: I'm still wondering (as a former X-Pro1, X-T1, X100, X100S owner)...if the x-trans is so awesome, why wouldn't they put that in their top end medium format camera??? Personally, I preferred the look and feel the original X100 files and there was even something about the X-Pro1 (x-trans) files that seemed different and more appealing to me then the newer x-trans.

Also because the gains of X-trans at this sensor size are minimal.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 11:39 UTC
On article Canon unveils ultra-compact EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (112 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon put the articulate screen to their D3xxx? Not only that but the Dual Pixel AF for live view.

Nikon were actually the first to have on-sensor PDAF in the Nikon 1 series.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 07:44 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Sarge_: What's next, a 32mm f1.4?

I'm pretty sure a F-mount mirrorless camera can easily feature an aperture lever. Otherwise the number of lenses you could use on a such potential camera is very low so then why not just introduce a new (mirrorless) mount?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 07:23 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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Sarge_: What's next, a 32mm f1.4?

Ha-ha. Nikon have had fast 24, 28 and 35mm lenses for years so it's good to see they're now all updated.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (128 comments in total)
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NaBalam: The first cat pic is awesome... It should become a meme for all eternity. Bring Caturday back!

So do I ;)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/yoan_mitov/34262117511/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
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Cameracist: Competition? What's the Canon/Nikon competition for 14/1.8? :-)

My thoughts exactly. Hopefully they didn't consider the Canon 14mm f/2.8 or Nikon 14-24/2.8 ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Will this be the last Nikon lens produced by Fujifilm take the company over? Will be interesting how things work out for Nikon. I've never owned a Nikon but have a lot of respect for the products, especially the SLRs going way back. Having now adopted Fujifilm X series, I hope that it does indeed stay a Japanese firm and not get watered down with quality issues if China gets a hold on it.

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/nikon-isnt-being-bought-by.html

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: Am I the only one to notice that this lens doesn't cover Full-Frame at 8-12mm, which for most film-makers it means "Don't Buy, avoid".
Or am I missing something?

Congratulations, you've just noticed it's a circular fisheye at the wide end.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Will this be the last Nikon lens produced by Fujifilm take the company over? Will be interesting how things work out for Nikon. I've never owned a Nikon but have a lot of respect for the products, especially the SLRs going way back. Having now adopted Fujifilm X series, I hope that it does indeed stay a Japanese firm and not get watered down with quality issues if China gets a hold on it.

Take it easy, Fuji isn't buying Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 17:27 UTC
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io_bg: Black sea was called that way not because of its color but because it was difficult to navigate and many ships have crashed along its shores in antiquity.

Well, according to Wikipedia:
"It is also possible that the epithet Áxeinos arose by popular etymology from a Scythian word axšaina- "unlit", "dark"; the designation "Black Sea" may thus date from antiquity."

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
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