D200_4me

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On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 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? (292 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? (292 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 92nd 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 (533 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
On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (190 comments in total)
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D200_4me: No matter how fun or nice a lens might be, you just can't justify the price (in this case).

Surprise, surprise....people have a different opinion on the internet ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (190 comments in total)

No matter how fun or nice a lens might be, you just can't justify the price (in this case).

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 16:03 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies
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D200_4me: I hope these people/scientists don't get paid to do this. What's the point? I think there is none.

It's the whole internet 'viral' thing that turns me off. Too many lemmings in this world today. I don't dismiss valid research in learning how the brain works, but I just get turned off by fads and so on. I suppose if they can extract something worthwhile from this, so be it...but being a fairly practical person, it just doesn't have much meaning to me. Different strokes for different folks as they say. And let's hope that I don't get labeled as a simpleton that just can't understand the value of certain things that are just too far above my head. We're all allowed to have a different opinion...I think ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 23:59 UTC

I hope these people/scientists don't get paid to do this. What's the point? I think there is none.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 21:35 UTC as 65th comment | 6 replies

Great! That's the last little thing that annoyed me about my G85. Way too much IS hum like the original EM5 had before Oly tweaked it. Downloading....

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 15:10 UTC as 5th comment

I like their sensors. Cameras, not so much.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 23:00 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
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D200_4me: I've noticed some comments were deleted. Not offensive, rude or otherwise controversial comments..just a differing opinion. I guess that was enough. Hmmm. Anyway, it looks like some people are on the verge of a nervous breakdown. ;-)

Well, I just think that if you're going to allow comments to be posted and the content being commented on (the story) is well known to cause people from each side of an issue to post their own views, you have to be prepared for that and accept it. Otherwise, please disable comments altogether. No more commenting on posted stories or whatever you want to call them. That's the only fair way to do it. It's not right to single out an opposing view and remove it because you don't agree with it. You either allow free speech (respectable free speech) in the comment section, or you don't. I'd just assume commenting be disabled completely. Even on non-controversial topics about gear, too many people leave smarta** comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 20:53 UTC

I've noticed some comments were deleted. Not offensive, rude or otherwise controversial comments..just a differing opinion. I guess that was enough. Hmmm. Anyway, it looks like some people are on the verge of a nervous breakdown. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)
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D200_4me: It's a little pricey to upgrade if you're paying for yourself. I am fortunate because my employer pays for mine. I still don't understand the lack of a lower capacity memory option than 128 GB. They go from 32 GB directly up to 128 GB. I don't really need anything more than 64 GB so if I'm paying quite a bit more for that extra memory, it's just a waste. I still prefer an expansion slot for a microSD card.

Understood. No problem. The iPhone is the only apple product I use. I have zero interest in a Mac. I love my super fast, reliable and reasonably priced windows 10 PC.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)
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D200_4me: It's a little pricey to upgrade if you're paying for yourself. I am fortunate because my employer pays for mine. I still don't understand the lack of a lower capacity memory option than 128 GB. They go from 32 GB directly up to 128 GB. I don't really need anything more than 64 GB so if I'm paying quite a bit more for that extra memory, it's just a waste. I still prefer an expansion slot for a microSD card.

If I had to buy my own phone, I'm sure I'd go with a high end Android phone. I can get one at work too, but the iPhone works best for me for what I need it for.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:35 UTC
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