D200_4me

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On article Google Pixel users reporting camera app issue (39 comments in total)

My iPhone still works fine. ;-) Oh and don't worry about my iPhone's camera quality. I use a real camera for anything I consider worth capturing. I use my phone for the occasional snapshot of work-related stuff and also a random family snap now and then. Suffice it to say it wouldn't be a disaster if my phone's camera quit working.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 19:56 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (557 comments in total)

No matter how excellent a camera's image quality and feature set is, it does me no good if I can't stand the body. If I don't like the body/handling, I won't want to use it. Just saying...form/ergonomics has a big role to play as well. I had the a6000 and I enjoyed its image quality, etc...but I hated the body and ended up selling it. Still might be a Sony alpha (full frame) in my future...but I'm in no rush for now.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 15:22 UTC as 117th comment | 5 replies
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D200_4me: Some day they'll get there, but for now it's just a shame that high ISO quality and resolution is a fair bit behind APS-C and full frame 35mm. Those are the only two 'cons' in my opinion. The price is fine, were it not for the two cons I mentioned (for me anyway). Just my personal thoughts/choice/preference. Well, there might be one other con. I can beat my FF Nikon files to death (D750) in post-processing and they still show very, very little to no degradation but my Olympus m4/3 files need a gentle touch in post (raw files) or they'll fall apart quickly.

I assume PPierre is talking about depth of field. f/1.2 on m4/3 is like 2.4 on full frame. Sometimes you do want or need the more shallow DoF of FF and sometimes you don't. Sometimes it's better to have naturally deeper DoF with a very bright aperture like when shooting in darker conditions but you still need a certain amount of DoF to get when you need in focus (rather than a razor thin strip). It works both ways. There are advantages and disadvantages. I've shot both systems very much and I do get into plenty of situations where I need a higher ISO than I'd be comfortable with (on m4/3) even with a very wide open aperture. Having said that, MOST of what I shot is low(er) ISO. Overall, my D750 and Df files (and old X-T1) easily beat my E-M1/E-M5 files when it comes to lifting shadows, etc. I love m4/3, but just wish the sensor tech would catch up quicker to FF (regarding overall image quality - ISO and DR).

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 21:29 UTC

Some day they'll get there, but for now it's just a shame that high ISO quality and resolution is a fair bit behind APS-C and full frame 35mm. Those are the only two 'cons' in my opinion. The price is fine, were it not for the two cons I mentioned (for me anyway). Just my personal thoughts/choice/preference. Well, there might be one other con. I can beat my FF Nikon files to death (D750) in post-processing and they still show very, very little to no degradation but my Olympus m4/3 files need a gentle touch in post (raw files) or they'll fall apart quickly.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 12:32 UTC as 86th comment | 10 replies
On article Affinity Photo beta now available for Windows (75 comments in total)
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D200_4me: No thanks. I only need Lightroom (which is a product I've been very happy with for a few years now).

Ah....ok.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 20:42 UTC
On article Affinity Photo beta now available for Windows (75 comments in total)

No thanks. I only need Lightroom (which is a product I've been very happy with for a few years now).

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 19:54 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies

Guilty. Idiots.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 15:06 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

I like my iPhone, but I'm never buying a Mac. No point in it. I can get a very powerful desktop PC for my photo editing for less money and the Surface Book is an excellent laptop replacement. Hoping to have the Surface Book next year for work (my real job, not photography). :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 174th comment | 2 replies
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Vahab: There are Windows phones out there, too.

Maybe the biggest 'problems' (if you want to call it that) is the lack of apps for Windows phones. Otherwise they seem like fine devices.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (277 comments in total)

I think the Nikon V1 had 10, 30 and 60 fps...back in 2011. Maybe the buffer wasn't really deep, but...that was 5 years ago.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 14:31 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies

Still don't care for the form factor, regardless of how feature-packed it is.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 14:42 UTC as 313th comment | 1 reply

It's easy for some to forget how good a 'basic' camera can be these days. Put this camera in the hands of someone that knows what they're doing (as shown here for example) and you'll get some wonderful, high quality images. After having switched back to a DSLR from mirrorless, I can say for sure you really don't 'need' the newest, most feature-packed mirrorless to get outstanding images. Some day I'll be back to mirrorless, but for now I'm no rush at all because for my style and subject matter, a DSLR does the job for me...and it does a great job.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 15:55 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

My suitcase that I mainly use for business trips is about 2 inches thinner than this one but other than that, it's similar in size (height/width) and I normally don't have any trouble even on the commuter jets like the Canadair CRJ900. Occasionally I'll get a gate agent that gives me that look and insists I take one of the tags to check it at the ramp even though it does fit perfectly overhead. Anyway, I think the roller case in this story would probably not make it overhead on a CRJ900 if the agents see you walking by with it (tag for you).

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 21:29 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Sony World Photography Awards accepting entries (49 comments in total)

Very nice set of images.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 15:55 UTC as 12th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Maybe this is a route Nikon should take. A DSLR-like mirrorless body that would still accept all their F mount lenses? I would buy it if they made it (assuming the specs were right).

If they do plan on making a new mount for a smaller body size (whether it be APS-C or full frame), they better do it soon because they'll keep losing market share. If they had focused on a larger sensor mirrorless instead of the 1" sensor back then, I think they'd be a much stronger position now. The 1" has its place though...I just think they have waited too long to bring out a large sensor mirrorless ILC.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Maybe this is a route Nikon should take. A DSLR-like mirrorless body that would still accept all their F mount lenses? I would buy it if they made it (assuming the specs were right).

The point would be additional functionality that comes mirrorless like fast AF during live view, good quality EVF that's good for what you see is what you get view before taking a shot (makes it easier to adjust exposure up front rather than estimating, taking a shot, check it and then taking another shot and checking the exposure again on the rear screen).

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)

Maybe this is a route Nikon should take. A DSLR-like mirrorless body that would still accept all their F mount lenses? I would buy it if they made it (assuming the specs were right).

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 13:41 UTC as 16th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (46 comments in total)

2007/2008 was a huge time for Nikon since that's when they basically jumped ahead of canon with the D3 and D700. Before then canon had all the high ISO glory and image quality

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 22:45 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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Craig from Nevada: I have spent a fair amount of time visiting US National Parks. The one constant is a complete lack of awareness and common sense of visitors. They simply ignore or disregard signs and warnings (don't swim, don't walk here, don't feed the animals) It is a though they believe the signs were left for someone else and not them.

I know for sure we have our own batch of people who don't listen, but when I visit our national parks and see people doing things they shouldn't, they're almost always foreign tourists.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 15:09 UTC

Well I always thought it was pretty easy to spot. Endless gloomy, moody and dark selfies.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 23:23 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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