D200_4me

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D200_4me: For what it's worth, after owning the X-Pro1, X100S, X-T1, X20 and currently the original X100, I doubt I'll be back unless something major happens with the X-Trans sensor. Either a way to make it have as much details and texture as the bayer type sensors (like that in the X100 and many other cameras that use that type of sensor) or them getting rid of the X-Trans completely. Trust me, I've followed the whole 'smearing' of details debate with raw files and Lightroom and that's not exactly what I'm talking about. Even my JPG files had smoothed out details compared to the original X100 I have and compared to the a6000 I just sold and compared to the Nikon DSLRs I still own. Other than that, I love Fuji's philosophy, level of customization, ease of use, nice lenses and general design of the bodies. But...my old X-T1 just did not have the overall image quality at base ISO my D750/Df has. That has nothing to do with sensor size - I'm talking base ISO. Please get rid of X-Trans...

I had my D700 for over 3 years....because it was a wonderful camera. I'm still waiting for the next 'D700'...which is why I've bounced around a bit over the last few years. The D750 is the closest thing I've found as an equal to a camera that made me very content, but it's still lacking in some way. I'd prefer mirrorless at this point, but it needs to be the RIGHT mirrorless. We're not there just yet, in my own personal opinion. Anyway, it's easy to just accuse someone of 'GAS' rather than to think about what I said and see whether or not it's a valid concern for some shooters (the X-Trans issue). I'll be the first to admit I've bounced around too much lately but there's a reason for it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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D200_4me: For what it's worth, after owning the X-Pro1, X100S, X-T1, X20 and currently the original X100, I doubt I'll be back unless something major happens with the X-Trans sensor. Either a way to make it have as much details and texture as the bayer type sensors (like that in the X100 and many other cameras that use that type of sensor) or them getting rid of the X-Trans completely. Trust me, I've followed the whole 'smearing' of details debate with raw files and Lightroom and that's not exactly what I'm talking about. Even my JPG files had smoothed out details compared to the original X100 I have and compared to the a6000 I just sold and compared to the Nikon DSLRs I still own. Other than that, I love Fuji's philosophy, level of customization, ease of use, nice lenses and general design of the bodies. But...my old X-T1 just did not have the overall image quality at base ISO my D750/Df has. That has nothing to do with sensor size - I'm talking base ISO. Please get rid of X-Trans...

And you can check my galleries if you don't think I can make a decent image with a Fuji camera. I think I do ok. :-) I just don't care for the X-Trans. I fell out of love with it. I'd love an X-T2 type body with a bayer type sensor. It worked great in the original X100. Don't tell me they can't do just as well with bayer in a X-T2 body because I won't believe it.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:19 UTC

For what it's worth, after owning the X-Pro1, X100S, X-T1, X20 and currently the original X100, I doubt I'll be back unless something major happens with the X-Trans sensor. Either a way to make it have as much details and texture as the bayer type sensors (like that in the X100 and many other cameras that use that type of sensor) or them getting rid of the X-Trans completely. Trust me, I've followed the whole 'smearing' of details debate with raw files and Lightroom and that's not exactly what I'm talking about. Even my JPG files had smoothed out details compared to the original X100 I have and compared to the a6000 I just sold and compared to the Nikon DSLRs I still own. Other than that, I love Fuji's philosophy, level of customization, ease of use, nice lenses and general design of the bodies. But...my old X-T1 just did not have the overall image quality at base ISO my D750/Df has. That has nothing to do with sensor size - I'm talking base ISO. Please get rid of X-Trans...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 104th comment | 7 replies

You can never have too many camera bags :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

No recall here. Unaffected. Like I said, I don't take it personally (camera gear and camera gear choices). Apparently you folks do. Lighten up. I've had cameras that had issues before. Nikon and Fuji mostly, but possibly one of my Olympus as well. No sweat. Send it in if needed and get it taken care of and move on with life.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

Wow. Thanks. Sure it is. Some people are just way too defensive about their choice of cameras and the money they've spent on it. To me, it's just a camera/lens. I don't take it personally if someone wants to discuss the pros and cons.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

I thought it was obvious. There are a few very expensive Sony lenses in the news. I made a comment about being able to buy lots of great lenses for less in the Nikon F mount. Sony is pushing their FE mount cameras very much but there still isn't a wide range of great quality lenses at a lower price like there is with m4/3, Nikon F, Canon mounts, etc. There are obviously more reasons than just size/weight to consider when deciding on a system so I'm not going to say much about the size/weight issue. I just assumed Sony would focus on getting more good quality affordable lenses on the market rather than $1500 prime lenses. You can buy a superb FF Sigma 24mm f/1.4 for quite a bit less than $1500 for example.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:36 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

The internet always seems to make people more rude than they would otherwise be in person. At least, I hope that's the way it is :-). Different opinions are fine, but I don't know why strangers always feel the need to be rude about it. I guess people take everything personally these days. It's just a public comment on a news item on the internet people. Relax.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (293 comments in total)

Feeling more and more happy about my D750 purchase every day ;-) Well, every day there's a news release like this. There are tons of great lenses at a great price for Nikon F mount. There are also some very expensive lenses, but the point is, you don't really need them to get great results.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 16:06 UTC as 33rd comment | 16 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1224 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Are those toggle on/off locks I see now on the shutter speed and ISO dials? (similar to the E-M1 for example)

Great. I hated the ones on the X-T1. Glad they finally listened to me :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 17:08 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1224 comments in total)

Are those toggle on/off locks I see now on the shutter speed and ISO dials? (similar to the E-M1 for example)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:52 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies

Lesson learned. You have to strip the EXIF info before putting the image online ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 23:51 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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D200_4me: No worries. I don't bother to use my phone for real photography. They can't stop my DSLR or X100. ;-)

But there are some places like historic homes and so on that forbid photography completely. That always aggravates me because I'm on vacation seeing a historic home and I can't take the usual tourist snaps? Really? They always mention something about it's for copyright reasons or whatever. Come on....mostly it's just antique furniture. Maybe I can understand them not wanting me to take photos of artwork in the historic home, but no photos in general? I think that's odd and not right. I'd be much more understanding of someone telling me not to take photos in an art gallery, but ironically, in most of the art galleries I've been in, photos are allowed. I rarely go to concerts but the sporting events and general entertainment like circuses...I've always been able to get away with either a ILC like m4/3 or Sony a6000 and sometimes I even take a FF DSLR with a smaller lens and I've never been rejected.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 10:05 UTC
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D200_4me: No worries. I don't bother to use my phone for real photography. They can't stop my DSLR or X100. ;-)

I have never had any problems taking a FF DSLR in any museum that doesn't allow photography....because I always follow the rules and I don't take photos. Lens cap stays on.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 00:23 UTC

No worries. I don't bother to use my phone for real photography. They can't stop my DSLR or X100. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 23:44 UTC as 174th comment | 5 replies

I love a lot of his images, but honestly...the moonrise shot is not one of them.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 44th comment

Flickr reduction...I've reduced my Flickr use quite a bit lately.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 22:19 UTC as 9th comment
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Satyaa: May be, Nikon meant integrated Wi-Fi in the sense of 'integrated with the app and not usable as stand-alone'

I don't think that Nikon will stop using that term but will probably qualify to remove the ambiguity.

I don't like it but just a thought

I do know wi-fi works because I watched a review from Gordon Laing and he mentioned how long it takes to transfer a full res file on bluetooth vs using the wi-fi option (he timed it for the purpose of explaining the differences in the time it takes). So apparently it does work..somehow. But I just don't know about whatever 'restrictions' or caveats are in place. I've never used it myself. Perhaps they simply mean you don't need a wi-fi adapter like you'd need for a Df, etc....wi-fi is part of the camera, not an add-on module.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

Well, if it's THAT convoluted and cumbersome to use and one can't make a reasonable assumption that wi-fi will work as you'd expect based on what you see on the box, then I say go for it...litigate away. I personally wouldn't waste my time on it, but if someone else wants to and their action ends up making the functionality better for everyone else going forward (if a firmware update comes, etc)...then maybe that's good. I have never tried a D500 so I don't know firsthand how difficult it is or isn't...but it's entirely possible that the marketing team got a little carried away with their wording. Settle down, marketing goobers :-) Keep it simple and accurate. Don't pee in my ear and try to convince me that's just the gentle warm summer rain falling :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 20:10 UTC as 170th comment

Many people use it for non-criminal things. One thing I use it for is checking out hotel locations when I'm traveling. It's better to see what the surrounding area looks like on street view.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:53 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
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