D200_4me

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On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (224 comments in total)

Looks good and I like his style/editing. Very nice.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 71st comment
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)

You didn't stop at The Great Northern... :-)

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 16:12 UTC as 41st comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)
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D200_4me: You definitely need the right scene for black and white (for it to look great).

Yes, that too. Good scene and good light makes a great B&W. It's easier to make the viewer focus on specific areas of a photo with a nice B&W. I love color mostly, but sometimes color can get in the way.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (342 comments in total)

You definitely need the right scene for black and white (for it to look great).

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2017 at 16:48 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)

I imagine organizations and professional photographers that need pro sports/fast action cameras are less likely to switch anytime REALLY soon. Those would be the customers that have the most invested in lenses, etc that support the cameras they're already using. It's the photography enthusiasts/gear lovers that would be most likely to switch (which frankly is the vast majority of the active forum users here). I seriously doubt most of the pros are hanging out in the gear discussion forums. They're out making a living and don't have time for all the nit-picking, whining and insults from many of the rude forum members. Not all are rude of course, but way too many are and I'm pretty sick of it. You make a gear related comment that is not directed at a person and the next thing you know you're getting bad-mouthed for daring to have a different opinion/thought about gear.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:51 UTC as 103rd comment
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D200_4me: a10 will be released next week then.

Hilarious ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 00:48 UTC

a10 will be released next week then.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 23:57 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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scoobysnapstories: wish my everyday paying job is photography. =) but day job is needed.

I don't. I would grow to hate photography if I was forced to produce what someone else wanted all the time. Unless....I was allowed to just go shoot whatever I want and they still pay me for it, ok :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 14:14 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Now this is more to my liking. 24 MP sensor. I've been thinking about the a7RII, but I've been turned off by that 42 MP sensor. I don't need/want 42 MP. 24 to 30 MP would be perfect for me. Plenty of room to crop if you need to but files that aren't too bloated on the hard drive/SD card. Good balance.

I don't want to spend any more than $3k max for a good high end body. I'd prefer no more than $2k though (other manufacturers have shown they can provide an awesome body and features/performance for less than $2k). I'm not debating the price issue. I'm just mentioning what my preference would be for the file size since it relates to performance in editing, etc, etc. A 24 MP file is easier to whip through in post processing (raw) than a 42 MP file and of course storage is less of an issue with the smaller files.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:04 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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Stefan Fuhrmann: Hey Nikon, do something.

Let's hope...within the next year preferably...but I can wait longer. No reason why I couldn't switch and learn to live with the Sony system, but why should I? So again, Nikon...go ahead and do something for us folks that for various reasons still prefer the Nikon system in general.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:53 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Now this is more to my liking. 24 MP sensor. I've been thinking about the a7RII, but I've been turned off by that 42 MP sensor. I don't need/want 42 MP. 24 to 30 MP would be perfect for me. Plenty of room to crop if you need to but files that aren't too bloated on the hard drive/SD card. Good balance.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:50 UTC as 377th comment | 6 replies
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D200_4me: On every m4/3 camera I've owned (G2, GH2, E-M5, E-M1, G85), even with a high quality lens and base ISO, it seems there's always some sort of mild grain visible when you view the image at 100%. Why is that? By comparison, if I use a middle of the road lens like the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 on my FF Nikon DSLR, the image is crystal clear (no dimpling or grainy look at all) at base ISO. I'm not talking about sky photos, but images of various objects with no sky/atmosphere involved. I'm genuinely curious about that and not complaining. Just want to know what the reason is for that very mild grain. I would have expected some differences at higher ISOs, but I assumed at base ISO (200 for example), the image should be totally clear even on a small sensor. This is not something you'd notice at normal viewing...just when you zoom to 100%.

I didn't say it was a problem because you can't even see it unless you're looking at the image zoomed in or cropped heavily. I did have the V1 also and honestly I thought it was slightly more clean at 100%. This Nikon V1 test image of mine can be expanded to 100% using the controls at the bottom right of the page. http://www.thephotographyhobbyist.com/Other/Nikon-V1-ISO-Test/n-sQMSw/i-dV36jZn/A I actually loved the V1, but was not too thrilled with the body. We all know the Nikon 1 issues ;-) The V3 finally got closer to what it should have been all along.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:29 UTC

On every m4/3 camera I've owned (G2, GH2, E-M5, E-M1, G85), even with a high quality lens and base ISO, it seems there's always some sort of mild grain visible when you view the image at 100%. Why is that? By comparison, if I use a middle of the road lens like the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 on my FF Nikon DSLR, the image is crystal clear (no dimpling or grainy look at all) at base ISO. I'm not talking about sky photos, but images of various objects with no sky/atmosphere involved. I'm genuinely curious about that and not complaining. Just want to know what the reason is for that very mild grain. I would have expected some differences at higher ISOs, but I assumed at base ISO (200 for example), the image should be totally clear even on a small sensor. This is not something you'd notice at normal viewing...just when you zoom to 100%.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 5th comment | 14 replies
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (289 comments in total)
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D200_4me: After bouncing around a lot (mirrorless mostly) since I sold my D700 back in 2012 or whenever that was, I moved back to a DSLR for now. Well, also a basic m4/3 kit (G85) too, but most of my shooting is on the D750 and Df. I prefer the Df color and overall look better, but the D750 has better and more resolution. I sure hope they release a FF mirrorless in the near future compatible with my existing lenses (adapter or not) because that's what I want (from Nikon).

I meant to say the D750 has better DR than the Df.
Anyway, what's the appeal of a FF mirrorless for me? Just the usual...better live view AF performance and no adjusting AF for the lenses to name a few things.
And kaka12moto, I'm not sure what your problem is. Maybe you just don't like something I said in the past or maybe you just have some personal issues you need to work out, but either way, I don't care because I don't know you and don't really care about your opinions :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (289 comments in total)

After bouncing around a lot (mirrorless mostly) since I sold my D700 back in 2012 or whenever that was, I moved back to a DSLR for now. Well, also a basic m4/3 kit (G85) too, but most of my shooting is on the D750 and Df. I prefer the Df color and overall look better, but the D750 has better and more resolution. I sure hope they release a FF mirrorless in the near future compatible with my existing lenses (adapter or not) because that's what I want (from Nikon).

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 10:23 UTC as 91st comment | 5 replies

It's nice having/planting/growing my own garden because I don't have to compete with the selfie snappers and I can walk out my door and see/smell it any time I want to . :-) Oh and of course, make lots of photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (540 comments in total)

If anyone had any complaints about what the D7500 lacks, they would be silly to not just go ahead and buy the D500. The D500 is not that much more in price, so why the fuss? There are many good options. I have a feeling some people just want to complain for the sake of complaining. The internet's favorite pastime. Don't like DSLR anymore? Ok, go buy a FF mirrorless with a small body and a large lens attached. No biggie. There's something for everyone. That's why many of us own both types of systems.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 43rd comment
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D200_4me: I love my iPhone, but I'm never buying a Mac computer. There's no reason to. They're more expensive and my PC is very fast and has all the ports, etc that I want/need...and there's no end to the software that's available for it.

Windows 10 is great. Love it. Windows 2000 was not so great. Windows XP was ok. Windows 7 was fine and stable for the most part. Windows 10...the best of all the previous versions and very stable/modern.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 14:30 UTC

I love my iPhone, but I'm never buying a Mac computer. There's no reason to. They're more expensive and my PC is very fast and has all the ports, etc that I want/need...and there's no end to the software that's available for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 08:10 UTC as 115th comment | 7 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

My first DSLR...

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 11:30 UTC as 119th comment
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