AbrasiveReducer

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You're confusing spec sheets with balance sheets.

It looks terrific and will get lots of free publicity especially since not much else until Photo Plus. The price is right too, but it's still $3000 and there's a limit on how many people are in the market. Not to mention all the D800/D800E/D810 that people will be unloading. And then there's the question of how many people want files this big.

If they show a mirrorless at the CP+ show, then they will have really turned a corner.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)

They got the pricing right. But why the rave reviews from people who haven't actually used the camera? At least wait for the inevitable gold award.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:40 UTC as 136th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (112 comments in total)

Still have mine. Made in Japan, not a moment's trouble in all these years. Low noise, high dynamic range, small file size.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 36th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (112 comments in total)
In reply to:

ozturert: D850 is Nikon's new D700

How did you get a D850 so quickly?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
In reply to:

mandm: Do you really think Nikon makes the hard case or the label that goes on it?
They used a supplier who is now going to pay Nikon for the delay in the delivery of the product, they will also pay for the cost of replacing all the cases that have the issue. The contract may also have a punitive clause.
Part of the issues with adhesives today is they have to be environmentally safer than the great adhesives used decades ago.
FYI: I stated a similar response when Canon had a issue with the rubber grip and the adhesive; unlikely Canon made either item.

What I think is that it was less expensive to stick a decal on it than to attach an engraved metal plate with a couple rivets.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:34 UTC

Couldn't they find a way for people to ship the cases back "for inspection" without admitting the logo might come off? There is such a thing as too much information.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 36th comment

They have a bad reputation for reliability but it's not true! My Zenit and Zorki didn't work when I got them and all these years later, they still don't work. They pretend to work and I pretend to pay them (they still tell this joke in Cuba.)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 03:50 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply

My UPS man backed his truck into a phone pole. He looked around and said "too much cotangent and not enough hypotenuse!" Reminds me of this discussion.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 01:26 UTC as 67th comment

The lesson learned, hopefully, is that if something can be stolen, it will be stolen and if something can be broken, it will be broken. All you have to do is provide the opportunity.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 216th comment

Ouch. To be deprived of the notoriously high wages in photo retail really smarts.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply

When you're at Photokina, these EISA awards are all over the place. It's like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Except for an occasional insight into European preferences, these things are, with all due respect, meaningless.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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ttran88: Sony>Canon>Nikon!!

25 or 6 to 4. I've been saying don't be a fan of corporations for so long, DPR actually wrote an article about this phenomenon.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (153 comments in total)

Yup. Sharp and light. And on a day when there's nothing new from Sony, I say go for it. The 28/2.8 IS is also excellent, and yes, I.S. can be very useful on a wide angle.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:06 UTC as 33rd comment
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PhotoUniverse: Does anyone else think that Trey Ratcliff is an annoying person?

He's not as annoying as Fro but he tries.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 22:00 UTC

Focusing on photography without camera equipment is sadly not a money making proposition. Anybody remember Creative Camera? Darkroom Technique?, Photo Technique?, View Camera?, Swiss Camera?, Photo Technique International?

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 18:17 UTC as 6th comment

Has anyone at DPR asked Sony what becomes of the trade-ins? Just curious, but the trade-in value is in line with a good rebate so presumably, they could throw the trade-ins in the dumpster.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 20:19 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

Except for their superb color meters, Minolta's professional stuff didn't gain much acceptance until Maxxum/Dynax. Really a shame. I had forgotten about this lens. Very impressive. They were great engineers.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 20:13 UTC as 73rd comment | 2 replies

As always, it's all about convenience. For those who live outside the DxO world (that would be almost everybody) good enough is good enough.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:56 UTC as 191st comment
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Lightright: I will see some convergence at some time in the future. It would be an end game for DSLR's when you can attach a lens to a smartphone just like a current mirror less camera at this pace of tech advancement and the camera would be relegated as a specialized tool for taking photos instead of being an essential one.

There have been contraptions with accessory lenses for phones but it's too much bulk and bother for phone users.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:37 UTC

Different users have different requirements. If the DPR staff had chewed on it, they might have liked it better.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 03:44 UTC as 9th comment
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