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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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
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (193 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Sorry to interrupt here, but....again, another D7500 article? It seems this time, this D7500 would get the Gold Award...Nikon should better developing fast and affordable DX prime lenses, like a 23/1.8 DX (35mm in FF- terms) which i say for years....and the same for let's say 24mm, 85mm & 100mm or 135mm Format (FF-equal).

And also not again another one of these endless 18-55 iterations, instead a 16-50/3.5-5.6 or 16-55/3.5-5,6 sharp & contrasty, low budget kitlens would have been way more better..

Nikon also should release finally the D750 & D810 Successor to the crowd within this year, in oder to stay profitable...people are changing brands...mostly to Sony, it seems.

DX indeed sorely needs 24 and 35mm equivalent lenses. However, 85 and 135mm
"equivalents" are already covered by existing FX lenses which also happen to be low-budget. I'm sure advanced amateurs would appreciate some constant zoom lenses like a 16-50 f/2.8 and a 50-135 f/2.8

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 12:51 UTC
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (193 comments in total)
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BenInUK: Recently people were moaning about too many Sony articles. Now we get some Nikon articles and people are still moaning. Could it be that dpreview are just publishing articles on whatever the latest release is?

People will always moan so we'd be better off if we ignored moaning.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 12:47 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 11:24 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
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Tiefenunschärfe: This is not completely unterinteresting.

Nevertheless I regret DPreview for the fact that there are no real news from the camera branch lately. Especially there are very few interesting announcements - very sad.

Nikon is not in big trouble. Nikon is still profitable even though they have fewer sales.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Kamox: This camera at €1.200 or the D7200 at €700?
Two excellent price/performance proposals.

I'm pretty sure that very few D7200 users actually use the second card slot.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 11:37 UTC
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JackM: OK, so why choose 28mm over 24mm? Surely cropping that little bit isn't going to hurt anything? I am often at 24mm on my 24-70 at events.

PS, to whoever clicked the "I had it" button, you are a comic genius! You should quit your day job and hit the stage!

And you can crop the 28 to a 35 FOV, crop the 35 to a 50 FOV and so on and so on...

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
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HeyItsJoel: 28mm and 50mm are the two most useless prime lenses for me.

If someone gave me even the f1.8 versions for free, I'd turn around and sell it.

Thanks for the information.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 15:48 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Nikon seem to have been playing catch-up with areas Canon are ahead of them more lately (e.g. the new PCE), it's interesting if they are copying "because we can" lenses too. (I find my 8-15 essential, but I'm in a minority, I wonder how many they will sell?)

Canon seem they still haven't caught up with Nikon on lenses such as 105mm f/1.4, 200-500mm f/5.6, 28mm f/1.4 to name a few.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 15:46 UTC
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beavertown: This pricing non sense is going to help 3rd party manufacturers to generate more an more profits by being way cheaper than Cankon but expensively affordable.

The only other 28mm f/1.4 option for Nikon is the Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 which costs $5 grand. If affordable is what you're after then there's a f/1.8 version at $700.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:11 UTC
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Ruekon: Another f/3.5-5.6 -- no wait, it's f/4.5-5.6 this time. Shall it beat the Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 by offering less performance for less money? Where is the new Nikon strategy to focus on mid-to-high-end?

There's already a f/3.5-4.5 version which goes to 24mm at the "tele" end. Quit whining.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 05:07 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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dansclic: For less money better have Panasonic gx80 with 12-32...more flexibility

And also no OVF, a slower aperture lens and worse sensor performance.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
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Lance W: An X100 without a viewfinder completely misses the point of the X100.

Says you.
The main point of the X100 is portability.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 18:19 UTC

My interpretation of the X100 series is a X-T10 and a 27mm pancake. Sure, it's larger in size but I can mount other lenses on it ;)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 12:12 UTC as 178th comment
On article Samyang announces VDSLR 16MM T2.6 cine lens (18 comments in total)
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noflashplease: It's interesting that Samyang has produced an entirely new full frame, rectilinear 16mm Cine lens before introducing the conventional version? Some of us do want our aperture clicks?

In any case, this is a unique wide angle lens and it probably is absolutely stunning in terms of optics. For APS-C users, the current 16mm F/2 (T2.2) is just fine and has the added advantage of taking common 77mm filters. It's nice to see a full frame counterpart, even with a fixed hood.

Maybe it has something to do with the new 14mm f2.4. Its T-stop is probably around T2.6 and they might've slightly modified the focal length somehow.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
On article Sony a9 first look videos (301 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The idea Sony is ahead is weird. Here we have a throwback to 24MP. This alone signals competitors to continue leading the field. I use a D8. Do you know what a D8 is? Well its the D800 of course, spring 2012. Nikon pro machines are still at D5 same price and near enough the same resolution. Because 36-42-50 MP is Endgame, they restrict pro resolution deliberately to be able to continue to "offer more" in future upgrades until real world practical resolution is obtained, whilst my pics outclass in size and detail resolution all such machines, so HOW Sony CAN get away with this is all around you as Nikon and Canon pro gear is as bad, at double D810 prices.
In a decade all who bought lower res machines now will be kicking themselves, as any video aspect is irrelevant as usual when far better machines for filming exist already.

How much is an A7S and and A7R together? About the same. Battery life better? Shrugs and exits left......

But it also has a larger battery, probably the best AF system you can buy today, a better build and above all a great lens set.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
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