wootpile

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The new screen is absolutely idiotic. I applaud the ability to angle it vertically but it angles out the wrong way. only for for the selfie-junkies.. a regular swivel and tilt screen would have been better. In its current form... if you want to take vertical images the flip of this screen = you can't dangle the cam from your hand and support the lens with your other hand, instead you will need to do the opposite and support the camera with your trigger hand.. that when shooting low angles and try pressing the trigger with your hand/camera upside down vertically.. you can't.. and will have to rely on triggering with your thumb. .. roflmao fail. Its too bad, I really like Fuji, might buy the ct100 regardless of screen as a travel snapper but why oh why wont manufacturors sim0ply pay the royalty price for the swivel patent and giv consumers the best of 3 worlds? for those of you who didn't understand/can't visualize the handling described above, stop thinking, grab a camera and try it.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 07:37 UTC as 178th comment | 4 replies
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wootpile: Where is the 1-inch rugged compact?

Thanks, but too old. Sealife cams lack a lot of desirable functions, tend to be pretty bad above water too.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 09:21 UTC

Where is the 1-inch rugged compact?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2018 at 05:48 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies

Seems un-smart on many levels. 1 - to check in that type of gear this person must be disconnected from reality or never been at an airport, never read news or never wondered how luggage gets into airplanes. 2 - If you have 17k delicate gear, can't you afford one of these?
https://www.amazon.com/Pelican-1200-Case-Foam-Black/dp/B0002INQT2/

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 07:13 UTC as 119th comment
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wootpile: One word: LAME

Lame quality control.

Lame price considering the above.

Lame product development. Unbelievably s-l-o-w development and not enough R/D before hitting market. Nikon gear malfunctioning because of product design faults (not same as quality control). 750 is just one in a long line.

Very very lame customer service.. do the honorable thing, why let your customers discover they have a problem.. Nikon these days shies away from problems and try to postpone recall as long as possible. On a product of this price.. you would (should) expect snappy activity from the brand on problems. Mark my words.. sooner or later EVERY 750 will be recalled. Nikon, exchange all shutters now and regain some honor.

Lame lame company management. I won't elaborate as I believe most Nikon owners permanently live with a little bit of un-satisfaction. We tend to be loyal, but grumpy. Maybe there is a reason for it.. the grumpyness? Hello Nikon, when will you start to listen to your customers?

BTW Jenkins84 joined on July 13 only to support Nikon on this forum... now, who is the troll? :)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
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wootpile: One word: LAME

Lame quality control.

Lame price considering the above.

Lame product development. Unbelievably s-l-o-w development and not enough R/D before hitting market. Nikon gear malfunctioning because of product design faults (not same as quality control). 750 is just one in a long line.

Very very lame customer service.. do the honorable thing, why let your customers discover they have a problem.. Nikon these days shies away from problems and try to postpone recall as long as possible. On a product of this price.. you would (should) expect snappy activity from the brand on problems. Mark my words.. sooner or later EVERY 750 will be recalled. Nikon, exchange all shutters now and regain some honor.

Lame lame company management. I won't elaborate as I believe most Nikon owners permanently live with a little bit of un-satisfaction. We tend to be loyal, but grumpy. Maybe there is a reason for it.. the grumpyness? Hello Nikon, when will you start to listen to your customers?

@Jenkins84 call me a troll if you like for stating the obvious: the shutter mechanism is constructed to Nikon's design specs. regardless of who is manufacturing the piece, it is Nikon's design that contains the flaw in this case. As to Nikon stepping up to the stone and exchanging faulty parts, sure they are doing it, but reluctantly.. how long was the issue known before the exchange offer came in? How many shooters had to live with the fault and try to get Nikon to accept there was a problem, and once the problem was agreed upon and some were exchanged, still others suggested there was still a problem and now here we are with an expanded recall. You can be pretty sure Nikon has known about this for a long time, semi-silence is a brand's worst tactic and all it does is make customers start to glance elsewhere for better support and value = poor brand management. Slow as mud and vague as mud. I like Nikon, always have but darn.. they need to start respecting their paying customers,

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 05:29 UTC

One word: LAME

Lame quality control.

Lame price considering the above.

Lame product development. Unbelievably s-l-o-w development and not enough R/D before hitting market. Nikon gear malfunctioning because of product design faults (not same as quality control). 750 is just one in a long line.

Very very lame customer service.. do the honorable thing, why let your customers discover they have a problem.. Nikon these days shies away from problems and try to postpone recall as long as possible. On a product of this price.. you would (should) expect snappy activity from the brand on problems. Mark my words.. sooner or later EVERY 750 will be recalled. Nikon, exchange all shutters now and regain some honor.

Lame lame company management. I won't elaborate as I believe most Nikon owners permanently live with a little bit of un-satisfaction. We tend to be loyal, but grumpy. Maybe there is a reason for it.. the grumpyness? Hello Nikon, when will you start to listen to your customers?

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 13:38 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
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BobT3218: Halleluiah, a depth of field scale. I can't understand why this feature is not mandatory on all primes. It was once. How difficult can it be?

Good point. Most photographers I run into these days don't know what pre-focusing is, or why the dof scale makes a huge difference. I believe AF is the culprit and encourage everyone I meet to get at least 1 manual lens and play around some.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:17 UTC
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wootpile: Oh dear.. the problem is people have actually used their Leicas. Don't they know it is just a bling accessory?

Like Cartier sunglasses that get scratched just as quickly as noname gas-station shades.

You don't buy a Leica anymore for the image quality, that stopped being the point somewhere in the film era.

Jim the bling is of course the loggo. I respect anyones use and choices for choosing to do so. What I meant was price has little to do with quality these days, neither does brand. And yes, I have actually owned Leicas.. during the film era. In my experience, these days expensive items very very rarely = quality. Take luxury performance cars. Go to junkyard and start counting surprisingly young Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Jaguars. One may argue that such cars are driven too violently to survive for long, but they are sold marketed and priced as performance cars. Just for show to the cafe, not much more. Still, I respect their former owner's decision. We all have different values and expectations. I stand by my first comment. Modern Leica pricing/quality borders on insulting, specially when you have to pay to get a built-in fault fixed.. Sony E-lenses same price/quality ratio = slap in face making users downgrade IQ expectations (pity because Sony's cameras really are pretty fantastic)

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 09:59 UTC

Oh dear.. the problem is people have actually used their Leicas. Don't they know it is just a bling accessory?

Like Cartier sunglasses that get scratched just as quickly as noname gas-station shades.

You don't buy a Leica anymore for the image quality, that stopped being the point somewhere in the film era.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 05:31 UTC as 33rd comment | 7 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (820 comments in total)

Yashica FX-3 (family) Why it should be on the list: Compact slr that accepts all Contax and Yashica lenses. Costs almost $100 on ebay with 2 lenses, flash etc.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 06:31 UTC as 219th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)

Please send Mr-Spencer on a how-to use a digital camera course. Camera shake & lack of focal interest point on so many images makes this sample gallery a disservice to us the buyers, and to Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:28 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies

One of the better Dp videos, thanks Excellent example of a suitable use for the m5 and kit lens

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 20th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)

Looking at the samples, I'll go against the grain and say that the lens DP used may be a bad copy.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 45th comment
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (667 comments in total)

Canon, please put a vari-angle screen ( as on 80 / G5X ) on the M-series

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 06:28 UTC as 25th comment

Nail in the coffin. Now please stop fiddling with the Nikon 1 next. Perhaps then they will have the energy to make a decent mirrorless. Retrofit the 5600 body and start making some money.

Nikon directors have to be the most stubborn old men ever. ..

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 00:40 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply

too bad they chose to use the grapple hook type attachment on the strap. That's the type pickpockets love because while you are shooting something they'll just disconnect the bag in 2 secs and walk away with your lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 07:55 UTC as 1st comment
On article Meet two nomadic photographers who travel full-time (152 comments in total)

This is a lifestyle that it isn't easy You do this 24/7 year round. Most digital nomads have a base of operations Where does the daily $$ come from? save for 10 years Others manage to bring in $$ from online work publishing, consulting, their website, affiliate setups. making money is tough, more difficult is having any left once you grow tired/old and want to migrate "home" again. nr.1 thing to consider to make it even feasible - no costs whatsoever "at home". But I barely make enough to support myself now. Do the math. What are your costs?. Sell everything, including bike, clothes, decorations, house (or drop the apartment lease) etc. all goes into the fund. Smart nomads keep a chunk in bank as go home seed-money for when they can't stand it any more. Life can be cheaper out there. Granted, this is off-balanced by higher costs (specially if you move around) as you'll be renting all the time and you need pretty substantial insurance (often even more expensive than back home).

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 07:33 UTC as 1st comment
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wootpile: Marvelous piece of steam punk-ish gear. I wouldn't mind having one! Too bad she had to touch the film and leave a smudge all over it. Not that it will matter much since the film probably isn't any good any more.. but it devalues the whole package. Get educated, girl!

Ugh, of course. Apologies, I stand corrected! :)

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:20 UTC

Marvelous piece of steam punk-ish gear. I wouldn't mind having one! Too bad she had to touch the film and leave a smudge all over it. Not that it will matter much since the film probably isn't any good any more.. but it devalues the whole package. Get educated, girl!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 08:41 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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