nunatak

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Design Guy
Joined on Dec 29, 2003
About me:

I live 2 design books and magazines. I'm slowly hitch-hiking my way across the globe, and currently reside in southern california.

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Retzius: So I guess no DX primes then...

@ Richard Butler: what's ideal is shooting wide to normal on an Fx, and long on a Dx. the size and weight differences between Dx and Fx are less consequential to the user than the IQ differences of the sensor size. the point being why should Nikon make Dx equivalents of Fx glass, when the solution is simpler to shoot both a Dx and Fx?

what would be ideal is a significant weight and size advantage for compactness and stealth — which is what the Nikon 1 would offer if the bodies mimicked the performance of DSLRs and there was a sufficient catalogue of small high speed glass. JMO.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
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Retzius: Thanks for posting the interview but I have to ask why the questions we all want to know were not asked...

Mirrorless? DX primes? Future of the DSLR? Response to Canon's M5? Why haven't they embraced the touchscreen?

like most DPreview interviews with Nikon, this one was weak. more pointed questions and follow ups would have reduced many ambiguities. it could just be "lost in translation", but DPreview comes across as being afraid to press Nikon on the questions DPreview's members want answered most. JMO.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 04:53 UTC

this photo essay could be retitled "When Walmart Ruled The World". :)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 13:10 UTC as 51st comment
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Kirk Bruner: I wonder what the original mount system was. NASA used Minolta cameras for years, even to the point where a Minolta was re-badged as an Argus to make people think it was an American camera, during the earliest flights. Later, they used Maxxum 800Si cameras in white.

they also used Nikon and Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
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paulfulper: I offer 4.000$ to buy it

$4,001? :)

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (220 comments in total)

so this is how hope floats. well done! :)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 05:08 UTC as 26th comment
On article Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery updated (68 comments in total)

"Richard Butler is there with Nikon."

is this DPR's way of telling us Nikon paid in part or whole for the content published here? just wondering ... and if so, was it an arm's length relationship or did DPR imbibe in any of the hospitalities Nikon offered ?

don't get me wrong, so far i love my D500, but given the advertising Nikon has done on this site, i believe it's important to qualify DPR's relationship between the content it publishes and any paid compensation it gets in return. JMO.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 13:13 UTC as 6th comment

i'm not sure about this effect, but Tim Orton makes the best donuts.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 00:51 UTC as 14th comment
On article Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery updated (68 comments in total)

a nice wide range of samples to peruse. :)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 13:03 UTC as 33rd comment
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BradJudy: I like seeing the original Kodak Brownie in the list, but I'm not sure why DPReview chose to highlight an image of a Kodak model that was released 50+ years later.

convenience, or perhaps they just didn't know?

a Brownie is a Brownie is a Brownie — unless it also has some magical properties.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 16:14 UTC

TIME ... still attempting to remain relevant by proclamation.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 06:24 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (225 comments in total)

is that photo of the Ferrari Barney's car?

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 19:55 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies

"will be delayed due to the serious issues with the integrated circuit for image processing built into the three new premium compact cameras,"

announcing new products before their ASIC's are fully debugged ... oops!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 20:49 UTC as 30th comment

that sure doesn't look like a D500. what other DSLRs are SnapBridge compatible?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 23:39 UTC as 8th comment

i enjoyed this nicely edited and strung together vignette. thank you. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 17th comment
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)

although a one trick-pony, i commend lens baby for offering it.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 14:50 UTC as 33rd comment
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nunatak: Analysis: "The gentlemen we spoke to didn't quite say it, but let's be honest - the D500 is a camera for DPReview readers. All those who complained for years that the D300S didn't have a proper replacement can take pleasure in the fact that it was your complaints that lead directly to the creation of the D500"

indeed, let's be honest. DPreview had far less to do with this, i think, than Thom's persistent and nagging criticism. to be fair, when Thom engaged daily at DPreview, he got the crowd going. if he had his own forum, Nikon would have read his readers complaints there. simply said, w/o Thom stirring the pot as hard as he did ... i suspect the chances of realizing a D500 were far, far less. JMO.

the sheer scale also attracts plenty of opposing or irreconcilable differences. this often cancels public opinions out.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 13:29 UTC

Analysis: "The gentlemen we spoke to didn't quite say it, but let's be honest - the D500 is a camera for DPReview readers. All those who complained for years that the D300S didn't have a proper replacement can take pleasure in the fact that it was your complaints that lead directly to the creation of the D500"

indeed, let's be honest. DPreview had far less to do with this, i think, than Thom's persistent and nagging criticism. to be fair, when Thom engaged daily at DPreview, he got the crowd going. if he had his own forum, Nikon would have read his readers complaints there. simply said, w/o Thom stirring the pot as hard as he did ... i suspect the chances of realizing a D500 were far, far less. JMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 22:49 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies

Q: Can we expect to see much further development of lenses for the 1-series, or is your focus on DL?

A: We will continue to watch the needs of our customers and market trends to decide what new products will be appropriate - we cannot reveal future plans yet.

Translation: Nikon's being cautious and reactive to Cx rather than aggressive and pro-active. much will depend on sales.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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