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Into m4/3rds, Pentax 645, others - many, many others.


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dansclic: I mean after having abandoned the series 1 and the DL series , if’nikon does not offer an exceptional camera with some.good primes, all,this at a decent price, Nikon will definitely loose many customers....

just like they lost so many customers with that lame follow-up to the D810 ... oh, wait,

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 02:34 UTC
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RubberDials: It may be true. That diameter and registration distance would certainly allow the use of Sony e-mount lenses with full functionality, which would be one of Nikon's principle intentions one would imagine.

why would Nikon want to allow use of Sony lenses when they sell their own?

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2018 at 02:31 UTC
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G Sciorio: I'm not a Windows user but can't you buy a decent laptop for $800? I mean one that has some decent storage and at least enough power to download to in the field? I do think drives like these look promising but I got a 256 GB iPad Pro with LTE and Lightroom CC. Works great for me but of course it's more than $800.

how does carrying that laptop with you on your 3 day backcountry hike work for you? Or perhaps you can drag that laptop out while shooting a 10 hour wedding - the bride's mother will love you. When you go through airport security, taking the time to drag out your laptop and have it sniffed again and again - enjoyable for you?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 18:31 UTC
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Terrible Photographer: I tried one out in a store yesterday. Wasn’t impressed.

I own one. I also own the Panny 15 and the Oly 17/1.8. And I am impressed. I will be getting my hands on the 17/1.2 soon. It should be an interesting comparison.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2018 at 21:04 UTC
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johnvanr: Suddenly, the Olympus 300mm f/4 looks cheap...

and what does this 200 with the 1.4x TC become equivalent to? Why a 280/4! And more expensive than the Olympus 300/4.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
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Xx123456xX: While I'm somewhat disappointed with the price, for what it's meant to do, and the fact that it includes a TC, I shouldn't be too disappointed. Also, if it's as sharp as some have speculated, it might be worth the price, size, and, weight (at least to me).

Something that bothers me about this page; the specs above say it doesn't feature an aperture ring while the pictures show what looks like an aperture ring.

zoom and manual focus rings.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 17:08 UTC
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minababe: I don't see anything wrong with this. If a commercial photographer wants to exploit a place for profit, the place should be allowed some sort of compensation in return.

if you have a production team in there, blocking roads, taking space that locals use or taking space for other paying tourists, why shouldn't the production team have to pay for it? They are in other people's way.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 03:00 UTC
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mostlylost: And they STILL haven't reviewed the Pentax 645z.

what? This? https://photorumors.com/2015/12/23/pentax-645z-scored-101-at-dxomark/

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:55 UTC
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(unknown member): Wow, the Nikon D850 is worse at sports than a clunky medium format camera?

For shame!

your choice to shoot sports - what would you take: X1D or the D850?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:54 UTC
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(unknown member): That whopping sports score really puts the D850's score to shame!

yes, because the X1D is just so very good at shooting sports ...

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:53 UTC
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kobakokh: very unfair company is dxo... they tried to finished their review of Pentax 645z during the last few years and didn't, but now very fast finished the review of this camera. As I see, DXO doing all for now show on the top Nikon or Pentax... Also, its not true comparison when all cameras are together, with small sensor and with medium format sensor.

actually, if you do a search, you will find evidence that the 645z was given a rating of 101 by DXO. ps. here: https://photorumors.com/2015/12/23/pentax-645z-scored-101-at-dxomark/

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 06:47 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: And all of this people thought Nikon paid to DXO to keep other sensors show up

wouldn't that be Sony as it is their sensors?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 18:35 UTC
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BBQue: Is that film any better than my beloved Ilford Delta 100? Or Fuji Acros?

Actually, my favorite black/white film these days is KODAK PORTRA. It scans very nicely, and having three color layers makes for much more flexibility in b/w conversion. Give it a try (if you haven't already).

not better - different, in that it acts closer to IR film. Your beloved films are normal visible spectrum films.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
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CosminMunteanu: I know that a bigger film offer especially today is a good thing but why would anybody bother with those expensive JCH Streetpan 400 or ... Lomowhatever films while there (still) are on the market films like Tri-X, HP5+, Agfa APX, TMax, Delta, Adox's Silvermax or even the newer Bergger?

and maybe because this film is not like those other emulsions because of its near infra-red rendition? What is the cost of IR film?

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 19:43 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: I collect cameras and have over 200 film cameras. Leica M2, 3, 4 and 6, about 10 screwmounts. Every top of the line Nikon except the F6. All three versions of the Canon F-1, 3 Canon T90s, Minoltas, Pentaxes, Voigtlanders, Zeiss galore. My wife doesnt know an f-stop from a doorstop, and tells me that on my demise, she will have a huge garage sale, any camera for $5, since they all look alike to her. I am over 80. I also collect pens, pocket knives, books, handbags, porn movies. I admit to being a nut.

The quality of film vs. digital is beyond my visual powers but digital al is lightyears ahead in convenience, most importantly instant gratification. Also have iPads and an iPhone 7+, and view most photos on an iPad.

My current favorites are the Panasonic ZS100 and ZS50. Also like the Fuji XPro1, and Sonys 6, 7 and a6000. Really love using old lenses with adaptors on the Sonys.

I second the motion to include a film forum.

nice to see you have hobbies. Since I am a few years younger than you, and I respect your effort to do all the heavy lifting in acquiring your collection, I am willing to show up early at this garage sale and for $1000, buy them all. I will put your name on the overhead shelf sign.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)
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matthew saville: I cannot fathom why you included the (admittedly respectable) Pentax K-1000 and Canon AE-1, and yet SKIP all the old all-metal Nikon SLRs. (And go straight to the "plastic-fantastic era of modern film SLRs?)

If anything, the Nikon FM2 is both a better camera, and a bigger milestone in 35mm SLR history, than the Canon AE-1. That honeycomb titanium shutter is something every classic camera aficionado should see / own / use.

That, plus also the Olympus OM-1, another cult classic.

while the FM2 was a great camera, it was nowhere near the milestone that the AE-1 was. Canon brought the slr into the hands of the people with their pricing and marketing. I will agree with the OM-1 - this caused the downsizing of the 35mm sir in the late 70s. The Nikon FM/FE twins and the Pentax ME/MX pair followed the OM route.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 19:33 UTC
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sh10453: I'd take the Porsche in a heartbeat, and would never pay even a 100th of this amount for a B&W back. Duh!!!
What were they thinking???
Get the Fuji or Pentax MF and convert the color images to B&W if so desired.

I suggest you look for images shot with the earlier achromat BW backs. If you can't see the difference, I suggest an eye check-up.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
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Bob Tullis: As a long time LR user I found some of the video tips enlightening/enabling. Thumbs up.

And I even enjoyed being "gotcha'd" with the Ansel Adams video. [g]

I am going to be turning all my images into Adams masterpieces ... don't know if I have enough fingers for all those buttons to hold down, however.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 15:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (349 comments in total)
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princecody: It's not always about size Mr. Butler. User experience is a big factor.

No, it's size. Walk around with an 8x10 view camera. Even every day people show you respect.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 13:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (349 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Too bad Fuji didn't release leaf shutter lenses with the gfx that's an extremely important spec for myself with medium format. Hopefully Fuji will in the near future.

Fuji did release an adapter which allows you to use Hasselblad H lenses - which have leaf shutters.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 13:58 UTC
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