LJohnK2

LJohnK2

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On article Light's L16 camera is in final stages of testing (305 comments in total)

This is the most interesting product I think l've seen in the last decade.....just not sure pro or enthusiast shooters will be interested...... estimated launch price is $ 1,700 which puts it way outside the causal interest market and regardless of price l just don't see the cell phone crowd bothering......so l think this design will either morph quickly, dumb down for cell phones or be used for commercial purposes.... dot see it has a consumer future.......but the again I don't get Facebook☺

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 12:55 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
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dash2k8: This piece is overly opinionated. It basically tells the reader repeatedly "this is dumb; don't buy it." I think we're all smart enough to make purchase decisions on our own, we don't need a condescending article to impose the author's personal distaste on us. If they filed this under "opinion" or "editorial," fine, but "news"? Long live responsible journalism.

Chill......it's clearly a tongue in cheek piece.... need some humor to balance the overly emotional wars that occur in the Forums.....they aren't called "war zones" but they frequently are.

.....I see this as an article to restore the harmony once again .

Cheers!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (393 comments in total)

After 7 years I dumped my Nikon DX Gear and went mirrorless....the D5600 and D7500 clearly confirm I made the correct decision....the only enthuist offering that appeals to me is the D500 but the size and weight rule out that DX powerhouse.

The D7500 has a nice new sensor in an otherwise non compelling body.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 23:21 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (537 comments in total)

After the long overdue D500 hit it out of the ballpark, thought maybe they would get the APS-C line right, but then the meh D5600 and well.......the D7200 seems better in some aspects and at the very least is an equal offering overall no matter how you cut it. The most baffling miss in this tier of body remains an AF system with all the cross points clustered in the middle.....who made that decision ?.....it's frankly a universal pain for even still shooters....perplexing to me given who this body is aimed at.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 02:10 UTC as 34th comment
On article Headed to Havana? Check out these photo spots (61 comments in total)
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malabito: Those are nice tips if you want to shoot what everyone does. Not bad in doing tourism, but is not what I will call photography tips. And yes if you go to those places be prepare to pay a couple of dollars for every portrait you take.

And yes those pictures of the old wrinkle woman with a cigar is not day to day people is for tourists :)

Love Cuba and actually the entire county is a photography opportunity not just Havana....If you want a "photography tip" for Havana I have one....don't take photos of security personnel at work...lol.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 12:21 UTC

Two things that perplex me......who actually uses compacts like this anymore ?.....when I am on vacation I see in oder of frequency Canon Rebel DSLRs, cell phones and Olympus Tough Waterproof compacts....can't remember the last time I saw anyone with a compact and why oh why do they pack so many MP onto a tiny sensor, surely the marketing folks could think of a better angle to sell HQ compacts with actually decent IQ, particularly since sales have bottomed in this market segment....could only imagine how good compacts could be if the used current sensor technology for 7 MP coupled to one of these compact lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 11:09 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies

When you get down to it.....its really not possible to discern what this announcement means in tangable effects to customers or even the engineering staff inside for that matter.......l see this announcement as typical of an archaic management approach that plagues Nikon.....right now the company seems to be resting on its legacy in a number of sectors.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 29th comment
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faterikcartman: I can't help but think of Kodak. Does anyone know the best place to sell camera gear? I'm thinking of getting Nikon out of my bag. Unfortunately, everything is Nikon.

......why sell if you are happy with your gear ?.....you are far better off to use it until a critical breakdown .....and then eBay the leftovers as you will take nothing but a beating selling used.....and besides, everything camera is obsolete quickly, bodies 2 years tops lenses seems like about 5 years...but the old ones still work

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)
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PedroMZ: what,no cat!!

Dpreiew crew....forget the critics, nice shots....but I would point out the cats are generally much more cooperative subjects than people... lol

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 23:11 UTC
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zeratulmrye: Great article. Moving focus point around manually is so outdated.

...outdated ?....more like tried, true & repeatable but alais not as easy as simply relying on autoeverything

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: Specs for most consumer's are truly meaningless other than for marketing fodder....perhaps 8k video means something to a pro or to the measurabation crowd, but in terms of visual IQ a FF 12 mp sensor still produces more pleasing print output than a 24 MP APS-C or a 16 MP mft....argue away, but it's the same with audio...hence the refusal of vinyl to die....we are not digital beings....wow, I sound like an Artsy sort.

.....but in terms of pixels ......phyical size does seem to matter.... from my perception/perspective....a 12 MP FF sensor beats a 12 MP APS-C (or 24 for that matter) when it comes to the "look" of the output....the color transitions and overall image rendering just look better...more natural....perhaps it's partially processing but I think it's more than that.....as this is my observation across brands

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 23:12 UTC
On article Olympus working on 8K video for Micro Four Thirds (219 comments in total)

Specs for most consumer's are truly meaningless other than for marketing fodder....perhaps 8k video means something to a pro or to the measurabation crowd, but in terms of visual IQ a FF 12 mp sensor still produces more pleasing print output than a 24 MP APS-C or a 16 MP mft....argue away, but it's the same with audio...hence the refusal of vinyl to die....we are not digital beings....wow, I sound like an Artsy sort.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 01:56 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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karlkk: mirrorless are a bad invention - no future.

....whats that I hear ?....oh...2007 is calling you

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 03:49 UTC

FT was a beautiful system when taken as a whole....when you look at FT lenses compared to APS-C equivalents.....FT line up wins hands down for size-wt-capabilities.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 02:52 UTC as 81st comment
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (363 comments in total)

I shoot with the D5xxx series for 7 years before moving onto mft....the only thing that these nice little bodies lack imho are a good spread of cross type AF points and a decent VF.....in general EVF is a much more useful interface particularly for those moving from a phone

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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VadymA: People shouldn't criticize the price. Leica is catering to the market where higher price would usually be in the Pros column. It is an important part of exclusivity, which is what Leica is all about. When you are wealthy, exclusivity becomes more important than features. When you are wealthy, you would WANT to pay premium for guaranteed differentiation from the croud. So we should be happy that products like Leica camera still exist in this world, as when you and me become wealthy, we have something unique to choose from :)

Hey Slouch....you comment compelled me to think hard about and my opinions on manufacturings benifit to society 😕...evoked some doubt in my opinions ......STOP IT !.......this is a camera thread I come here to escape matters of serious consequence...🙈

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 23:40 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)
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VadymA: People shouldn't criticize the price. Leica is catering to the market where higher price would usually be in the Pros column. It is an important part of exclusivity, which is what Leica is all about. When you are wealthy, exclusivity becomes more important than features. When you are wealthy, you would WANT to pay premium for guaranteed differentiation from the croud. So we should be happy that products like Leica camera still exist in this world, as when you and me become wealthy, we have something unique to choose from :)

Who's pretending ?....the logo is unique and rather cool .....the Jaguar of lLC's

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 06:27 UTC

I went Nikon DX in 2009 and frankly ever since that point they seemed to do everything possible to disenfranchise DX users. When they finally started to deliver in around 2015 it was to little to late for me and apparently for a significant number of enthusiasts. Even in the high end FX line Nikon's QC issues and the way they responded to them where completely bizarre......I don't see Nikon disappearing but maybe the Leica business model is what's ultimately in store for them.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 01:35 UTC as 134th comment
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (163 comments in total)
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medon78: That's a fine sample gallery. I would love to see more demonstration of the in-camera-JPEG engine, though. What I mean is:
- how well does AWB work, in comparison to specific settings? (daylight, cloudy, shadow, ...)
- how well does the tone curve (auto-adjust) work? I thing it's called active d-lighting or so in NIKONs
- what choices do you have regarding built-in color profiles?
- how well do built-in lens abberation corrections work? (CA, shading, distortion, ...)
Additionally:
- how useful is the built-in flash? (fill-flash at daylight situations)

I realize that many photo enthusiasts love to develop RAWs in Lightroom, so all of the above is pretty meaningless for these people.
But then again:
All current 24 MP APS-C cameras with Sony sensors seem to perform equally regarding RAW image quality. So, in the end, the only difference in IQ can come from the camera's internal JPEG engine, not the external RAW converter.

.....but here is where Oly and Nikon differ...in the D5xxx and D3xxx Nikon lines ADL is on by default...and even if you turn it off Nikon in camera jpegs although much better in the last two iterations are not as nice as Olys...subjective of course but a fairly common opinion

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 06:18 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (163 comments in total)
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medon78: That's a fine sample gallery. I would love to see more demonstration of the in-camera-JPEG engine, though. What I mean is:
- how well does AWB work, in comparison to specific settings? (daylight, cloudy, shadow, ...)
- how well does the tone curve (auto-adjust) work? I thing it's called active d-lighting or so in NIKONs
- what choices do you have regarding built-in color profiles?
- how well do built-in lens abberation corrections work? (CA, shading, distortion, ...)
Additionally:
- how useful is the built-in flash? (fill-flash at daylight situations)

I realize that many photo enthusiasts love to develop RAWs in Lightroom, so all of the above is pretty meaningless for these people.
But then again:
All current 24 MP APS-C cameras with Sony sensors seem to perform equally regarding RAW image quality. So, in the end, the only difference in IQ can come from the camera's internal JPEG engine, not the external RAW converter.

I'll tell you the biggest problem I found with the JPEG's of Nikon D3xxx, D5xxxx & D7xxx....it's the Auto D-lighting algorithm..... it works wonders for landscapes and portraits in direct sunlight.....beyond those two applications it is an algorithm that is destructive in as many conditions as it is useful.....same story across all Nikon bodies I previously owned....once I turned it off and worked RAW very nice and capable sensor.....second biggest issue....in mixed lighting especially with flash use custom white balance....very easy to set in Nikon's.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 23:44 UTC
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