LJohnK2

LJohnK2

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Sep 25, 2011

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.....that video was a spoof released by Canon right ???

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 03:40 UTC as 6th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: Frankly I think Nikon's D5XXX series are excellent DSLR's in all but one way.....AF points....the accurate ones are all clustered in the center which forces you to focus and recompose. The D7XXX series was only marginally better in that regard. The other big issue which seemed to crop up in the D5500 isn't mentioned here .... shutter shock....plagued allot of small mft bodies also but was easy to address via firmware.
For Nikon users looking for lighter gear to compliment existing investment in glass, the D5XXX is the next best thing to mirrorless.

.....I would expect the D7200 to be more responsive AF wise but did the D7200 finally provide some cross type AF points around the perimter ???....sounds simple to achieve but it's relatively complicated and requires completely different AF module.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 04:14 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (321 comments in total)

Frankly I think Nikon's D5XXX series are excellent DSLR's in all but one way.....AF points....the accurate ones are all clustered in the center which forces you to focus and recompose. The D7XXX series was only marginally better in that regard. The other big issue which seemed to crop up in the D5500 isn't mentioned here .... shutter shock....plagued allot of small mft bodies also but was easy to address via firmware.
For Nikon users looking for lighter gear to compliment existing investment in glass, the D5XXX is the next best thing to mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:37 UTC as 45th comment | 4 replies

......and 50 years ago most photographers in North America probably used Kodak film.....I'm pretty sure the Canon-Nikon majority today is probably true.....so what....if a potential client rules you out because of a passing read in a magazine your probably better off.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 23:22 UTC as 243rd comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

.....on one hand being an ex Nikon DX user, it honestly felt like they didn't care about the enthuisiut market: mediocre or missing zooms, dumping Capture NX-2 with no working alternative, qc issues, jaming the service pipeline, diappointing enthusiast P7xxx series, the list goes on......however, in looking at my own spending there is no denying I am buying less gear as my preferences matured, I have no interest in ISO 6400 or 40 MP......but the people on the good side of 40 seem to be in love with cell phones, selfies and immediate gratification..... and don't seem interested in putting the cash or effort into this hobby......for those on the good side of 30 l think many just don't have the disposable income......so l think Nikon won't be the only firm in this sector that will downsize

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 01:03 UTC as 26th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

Kodak Pocket Instamatic 10.......still have it.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 12:45 UTC as 192nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)

I bought the successor F31. Beautiful IQ but this was the first PS I owned wo an ovf, so I ended up leaving it behind in favour of my Sony's much of the time and sold it within a year after buying it.....but wow the F10 & F31 had a following , only camera I ever sold for about as much as I purchased it new.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 01:38 UTC as 15th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)

I remember owning a DSC-W5 and then a DSC-H2 (superzoom)....the R1 was released in between the two and at the time out of my financial reach.....but I surely wanted one of these.
I don't get the Sony bashing below. I can see how some folk may not like the NR algorithms, but color, give me a break...I owned a bunch of Sony P&S and an A100, and they were all top shelf in the correct hands.

...think I'll do an ebay search :)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 04:04 UTC as 4th comment
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LJohnK2: I tried to get comfortable with Elements but gave up around v9.....for me to move to this I'd need some real tools as opposed to a barrage of rather useless auto gimmicks that have been the focus to date....like what ?......some simple sliders for things like clarity for example....yes it can be mimicked with a convoluted 6 step layers process as can many things in PSE.... but LR for RAW and Corel PS Pro for JPEG is far more painless.....I'll download a trial though and hope to be pleasantly suprised

Thanks, yes, I'm aware of that, but again opening the ACR module while I'm trying to tweak a jPEG or do a local adjustment with a brush on say a face is a convoluted process imho vs other sw....again perhaps ACR now has brushes like the old Nikon Capture NX2 ?....like I said, I'll give it a try.
Cheers

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 12:41 UTC

I tried to get comfortable with Elements but gave up around v9.....for me to move to this I'd need some real tools as opposed to a barrage of rather useless auto gimmicks that have been the focus to date....like what ?......some simple sliders for things like clarity for example....yes it can be mimicked with a convoluted 6 step layers process as can many things in PSE.... but LR for RAW and Corel PS Pro for JPEG is far more painless.....I'll download a trial though and hope to be pleasantly suprised

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 03:38 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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Jim: Why not also include a fully articulating LCD? It helps protect the LCD when not in use if turned toward the camera. Tilt-only doesn't do it for me at all.

Jim

Actually my last 3 bodies had fully articulating LCD's and my current has a tilt which I initially thought was a compromise....unless you want a selfie I find the tilt is much handier and I wouldn't go back....yes more protection but pain to flip out every time....l find the downward 180 rotate of the new Canon kind of weird though.....otherwise looks like a solid offering

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 01:56 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

....so I'm assuming the guy doesn't download the manual before buying to confirm it does what he wants and then buys the camera from a 2nd tier retailer without a return policy , so he is stuck ?......or he can return it but decides to keep the body anyways ?......anybody that buys anything electronic (especially if you've previously owned Nikon) shouldn't be assuming anything......never remember my VR getting 4 stops, etc,etc..... this is either consumer remorse or buyer stupidity, not a legal matter.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 134th comment

Corel Paintshop Pro X7 & X8 are great for jpeg.....more intuitive and includes some direct adjustments lacking in PSE.....the weaklink in Corels suite is the built in x7/x8 RAW converter and Aftershot 2 RAW is limited.....so hopefully this fixes it.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 31st comment
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LJohnK2: Kodak ?.....no, Nikon....the other huge legacy manufacturer that keeps missing the mark.

...don't disagree that Olympus Camera Division also went near the brink, but as we all know now, that was much more a case of good old fashioned management corruption....be surprised if that was the case with Nikon.

Also, for the record while I currently enjoy mft I have no brand loyalty......if I could afford it, I would have kept every piece of gear I ever bought....lol....albeit that would have been rather wasteful.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
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LJohnK2: Kodak ?.....no, Nikon....the other huge legacy manufacturer that keeps missing the mark.

....head in the sand, or simply clued out, or a bizarre marketing strategy driving ill conceived product development .....all get you to the same end point.....Kodak

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 18:44 UTC

Kodak ?.....no, Nikon....the other huge legacy manufacturer that keeps missing the mark.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 17:08 UTC as 84th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with Canon's new PowerShot G5 X, G9 X compacts (148 comments in total)

Absolutely love the G5X design......everything l have wanted in a compact.... great user interface with both an evf and flip LCD,hot shoe and decent lens....hardly wait to get one !

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 03:06 UTC as 22nd comment

To date I have bought:
- DxO Mark
- Silkypix (2 releases)
- PSE (3 or 4 releases)
- Portrait Pro
- Corel Paintshop Pro ( 2 releases)
- ACAD
- Capture NX2
- PS Elements
My favorite editor is still Microsoft Digital Imaging Suite 2006 combined with Noiseware

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 23:46 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article Lens Rentals Canada closes its doors (178 comments in total)
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vaclav1: In Canada people with University education often earn less money than people with Union jobs. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has enormousness power. My postman at my previous address in Vancouver owned a new Porsche.
No wonder that I ship to Europe every package from USA and I get all packages to my US address, it is much cheaper and much faster.
This is a victory of sick socialism over freedom.

In Canada part of why everything is expensive is because we have to many stupid government subsidized university degrees....the living wage postal staff get paid is neither here nor there.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 12:16 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (335 comments in total)
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fbuis: Too late... I switched to FX camera !

I also bought the Sigma 17-70 C after a recommendation from you....glad I didn't wait for this Nikon....the Sigma is excellent....and the calibration software/dock compensates for the non existent or limited AF adjustment.

Oh yeah....Sigma about half the price to boot.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 01:17 UTC
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