SnapHappy32

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HDPro Brasil: I have o get a Volvo and sell my Sigma and Canon cameras. This is so obvious, the camera is always with you, genious!

Indoor portraits are a bit of a hassle..

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 07:07 UTC
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DPPMetro: It is obvious that any company in imaging looking to have a future would develop a large-sensor mirrorless and stick with it. So Nikon is worried about their survival and doing something about it, so they MUST develop mirrorless or die. All roadmaps lead to mirrorless sometime in the future.

For instance, Pentax has not even in inkling of mirrorless in the future and because of that, you can ascertain what you need to about the future.

Very exciting news and I bet Nikon is going give us what we all want- on sensor focus that works, along with low crop 4k, and insane high-ISO performance, plus access to great lenses.

Wait a minute..

Pentax launched a mirrorless years ago. The K-01..
On paper it was a smart product utilising the existing lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: The guessing goes on :) I still would put any money on a 1 inch camera that is adapted for the smartphone generation somehow.

Motivation: they are talking about a camera for the smartphone generation. It is very unlikely that the will create a new mount for this narrow customer base.

😎

I think Roland has a point. Read it again - carefully.

"Smart phone generation" and "fun" along with the quote on medium to high end DSLRS does not sound all that reassuring with regards to a large format ML camera.. It could be a "Pro" 1-incher..

To me it sounds like the ML is directed at a younger crowd. Most likely touchscreen and app based - something like the new Leica.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
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Gesture: Photography-the pretentious art.

Personally I find Uelsmanns work to be boring and based on variations of a formula.

Stating any art as universally "artful" is imho pretentious.

There are simpler minds - mine included - who consider eg a portrait of a lost relative infinitely more powerful than anything any professional photographer could ever capture.

Photography CAN be art. But it is so much more. And most of it is available to all of us. Learn the arts if you are so inclined - I'm happy just being able to document the life of my loved ones every single day.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 21:29 UTC

I find myself drawn to the Fiat 500 shot. Beautiful interplay between light and shadow.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 06:27 UTC as 4th comment
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VadymA: Steve Job's dream was to "make a dent in the Universe" and he certainly did. With his vision for iPhone and iPad he completely changed the way we browse Internet, find directions, learn, read, and yes take pictures. Almost ten years since he's gone and there was nothing as revolutionary in consumer electeoncics as those two Apple devices. Not even from Apple themselves. I am sure without his vision for an iPhone, we would still be punching buttons on BlackBerries...

You're missing the point.

Ipods were the most popular portable media players around and the iPhone added a phone and further functionality to that. I didn't state anywhere that they invented new tech - they just managed to collect so many features in a very easy to use package.

It was ahead of everyone when it was introduced. The LG was introduced after the iPhone. Windows phones as a serious competitor went the way of the Dodo a year later. Your grasp of the timeline is the only BS here...

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 18:31 UTC
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VadymA: Steve Job's dream was to "make a dent in the Universe" and he certainly did. With his vision for iPhone and iPad he completely changed the way we browse Internet, find directions, learn, read, and yes take pictures. Almost ten years since he's gone and there was nothing as revolutionary in consumer electeoncics as those two Apple devices. Not even from Apple themselves. I am sure without his vision for an iPhone, we would still be punching buttons on BlackBerries...

Kreislauf.

But he's right. At the time of launch nothing and I mean NOTHING even came remotely close. Nokias smartphones were crude in comparison. Samsungs flagship was a Prada (D&G?) cc sized "dumb"-phone. Everyone was focusing on making phones as small as humanly possible.

I remember my colleagues laughing at the huge sized brick I was so excited about. Apple had the audacity to go in the other direction and have been vindicated in doing so.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
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SnapHappy32: What it meant - especially in terms of photography was evident when talking to my 2-year old son physician yesterday.

I had a complete timeline of his birth, first crawl and first steps - with video and photos at hand. I have TB of data at home as well - but that's not the point.
It helps me relive the best moments in life whereever and whenever.

Funny you should mention Nokia.

The reason I became interested in the iPhone was because I accidently dropped my N95 in a glass of water. I heard the rumours and decided to go for it as it also ment I could leave my cherished iPod at home.

As it wasnt yet available in Europe I had to buy it from eBay (still have the original AT&T card). I can still recall the first impression - that this was a game changer.

Years later it became THE standard business phone and I've been provided a new one on a yearly basis from work.
I would probably be just as happy with a competing smartphone. But I've never felt the need to change.

I dont take offence from your comment at all. Just sit here with a feeling of beeing right so many years ago. It truly was a game changer.

I'd rather stay with the first mover than the fast followers :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 13:48 UTC
On article Canon EOS-D30 Review (10 comments in total)
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The Davinator: And it is Canon's continued lack of improvement that leaves us with where they are today....bottom in sensor tech.

Resolution wise in FF?
Dual pixel AF?

You cant best everyone at everything.
Canon picks its battles and wins them.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 10:20 UTC

What it meant - especially in terms of photography was evident when talking to my 2-year old son physician yesterday.

I had a complete timeline of his birth, first crawl and first steps - with video and photos at hand. I have TB of data at home as well - but that's not the point.
It helps me relive the best moments in life whereever and whenever.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 04:37 UTC as 57th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
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Zdman: A while back someone posted a list of phot subjects that helped them win phot competitions. Literally all of these are on that list.

I see. Thanks for the clarification.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 14:37 UTC
On article 2017 iPhone Photography Award Winners Announced (185 comments in total)
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Zdman: A while back someone posted a list of phot subjects that helped them win phot competitions. Literally all of these are on that list.

The link you provided gives good general advice.

It does not provide a generic list of subjects as you state.
I dont understand the need to belittle the winners?

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 14:07 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)
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Satyaa: My first reaction was shock and as I thought, it turned into utter confusion. What the heck is Nikon trying to do? Is this really meant for someone that enjoys using Nikon gear? If so, how??

It reminds me of all the great cultures that I studied in history that rose to greatness, ruled the world, lavished in their richness (rulers having their statues made of gold, or buying toilet seats made of gold) then finally collapsed as they were rolled over by smaller, emerging, agile and innovative cultures. Those lavish moves only feed their own ego - not provide any value to customers.

I use the D7200, which is arguably the best APS-C camera even two years after its introduction, only surpassed by D500 if you need the speed. I don't need a 100th anniversary label or that price to enjoy this camera. It just works! Nikon also makes the D810, D5 and V3 (with CX 70-300, only surpassed by P900 for its reach), and all of them are best cameras in their class.
...

Good points Saatya.

It feels like loosing an old friend. One who made you pay for everything. But a trusted friend, none-the-less. Great memories with GB's of proof. I should hold no sentimental value towards gear or a Corporation. I know.

If a mirrorless isnt introduced this summer, as speculated, I'll get rid of my glass. Although I see new adds for used 2.8 zooms everyday, making it harder to recoup a reasonable amount of the initial outlay to put towards a Sony.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2724 comments in total)
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marco1974: Fast camera, sure, but I'm a little underwhelmed by the IQ:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59703706
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59704301

Because they find it a waste of time to answer hyperbole. I have some time to kil..

But no. No amount of retro chic dedicated dials (i do love the designs honestly) and blazing fast AF will put that filter array ahead. Just no.

Unless you are talking GFX.. Now consider why it uses Bayer

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 15:09 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I got to handle one last night in a Nikon event, I have the D7200 on me for a week borrowed from a friend sobI thought I'd check the D7500 out.

1- The camera is much better to hold and grip. Really. The D7200 feels more like a brick-ish compared to it.

2- The touchscreen is a joy to adjust menu settings, almost like having a whole bunch of new buttons.

3- The tilt ability is very useful and is the strongest implementation I've seen. That's why it doesn't flip I am told.

4- The ability to send images instantly and share on social media is lovely. And it works perfectly with my Android Marchmellow Infinix cheap 6" 1080p device.

5- Video in general is much improved. The new electronic IS should not be underestimated. It really removes all that micro jitter you get holding a prime lens and makes a non usable video, usable! Very similar to T7i/M5 video IS.

6- The 4K is still a huge crop. I guess one could adjust his/her lens collection to shoot on it. The new cheap 10-20mm is a lovely pair with 4K and the FLAT/LOG profile. Power Iris works smoothly, the camera can lock Iris and shutter and change exposure using auto ISO. Works amazingly well. Overall I've been shooting video on the D7200 and would upgrade just for the extra super detailed 4K mode and IS plus the 1080p looks to be a bit smoother/sharper with the Flat profile. Big video improvements.

7- One Card slot? What the... Okay I understand you now want to go the Canon way of making a 60D-like line-up since the D7000 line doesn't need to serve the D300 line anymore. They're going back to the D90 + D300 days.

8- Didn't notice much speed improvement in speed or AF but the camera goes on forever (buffer). So cool.

9- Don't think the extra resolution on the D7200 translates into sharper images because the new D500 chip is so sharp and detailed and shows more detail at higher ISOs. Overall D7500 a tiny teeny bit better but not something to base a purchase uppon. Both sensors are great. Equally great.

Overall I thought I was going to be disappointed and thought the D7200 is a better camera in everyway but after going out of the event I really wanted my D7200 to have the D7500 body and tilt screen and wireless and video, it just felt old and I can't shake the feeling off!

I think some shooters that cannot give up the extra card slot will still pick up the D7200. I know many friends who are wedding photographers that could never give it up for back up.

@Embie.

On the contrary. He States that IQ and AF are materially the same. The D7500 has better video, ergonomics and a tiltable screen.

The D7200 has dual card slots and allows for a portrait grip.
Sounds quite evenly balanced depending on your preferences.

Absolute and relative performance are very different things.
The d7200 isn't a worse camera because of the d7500.

The less polite answer?
Dont be so damn insecure..

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Ebrahim Saadawi: I got to handle one last night in a Nikon event, I have the D7200 on me for a week borrowed from a friend sobI thought I'd check the D7500 out.

1- The camera is much better to hold and grip. Really. The D7200 feels more like a brick-ish compared to it.

2- The touchscreen is a joy to adjust menu settings, almost like having a whole bunch of new buttons.

3- The tilt ability is very useful and is the strongest implementation I've seen. That's why it doesn't flip I am told.

4- The ability to send images instantly and share on social media is lovely. And it works perfectly with my Android Marchmellow Infinix cheap 6" 1080p device.

5- Video in general is much improved. The new electronic IS should not be underestimated. It really removes all that micro jitter you get holding a prime lens and makes a non usable video, usable! Very similar to T7i/M5 video IS.

6- The 4K is still a huge crop. I guess one could adjust his/her lens collection to shoot on it. The new cheap 10-20mm is a lovely pair with 4K and the FLAT/LOG profile. Power Iris works smoothly, the camera can lock Iris and shutter and change exposure using auto ISO. Works amazingly well. Overall I've been shooting video on the D7200 and would upgrade just for the extra super detailed 4K mode and IS plus the 1080p looks to be a bit smoother/sharper with the Flat profile. Big video improvements.

7- One Card slot? What the... Okay I understand you now want to go the Canon way of making a 60D-like line-up since the D7000 line doesn't need to serve the D300 line anymore. They're going back to the D90 + D300 days.

8- Didn't notice much speed improvement in speed or AF but the camera goes on forever (buffer). So cool.

9- Don't think the extra resolution on the D7200 translates into sharper images because the new D500 chip is so sharp and detailed and shows more detail at higher ISOs. Overall D7500 a tiny teeny bit better but not something to base a purchase uppon. Both sensors are great. Equally great.

Overall I thought I was going to be disappointed and thought the D7200 is a better camera in everyway but after going out of the event I really wanted my D7200 to have the D7500 body and tilt screen and wireless and video, it just felt old and I can't shake the feeling off!

I think some shooters that cannot give up the extra card slot will still pick up the D7200. I know many friends who are wedding photographers that could never give it up for back up.

More like EBReview.com :-)

Well written and to the point.
Much appreciated.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 08:44 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Superka: Oh, Nikon, you still here! I forgot about you.

You must stay home a lot. I see plenty of Nikons at the Zoo, amusement parks, museums etc. More Canons. But plenty of good ol' DSLRs.

Try getting outside more ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 11:13 UTC
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maxnimo: Nice, but this article would be more useful if it explained how I can get to Jupiter, the best camera to take with me, and what to wear.

Which drone to use? Try Juno. The actual drone/satellite mentioned in the article. :-).

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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Elliot H: the guys in Leica's lens department must be LOLing

Wait for Steve Huff to grab one of these and wax lyrically about a certain "je nais sais quoi" quality that makes it worth every penny.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 18:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (783 comments in total)
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gordonrussell76: No offence if you going to put that X-Trans is not to everyones taste in the Cons, can you please add, Bayer sensor not to everyones taste in every single review of every Bayer camera please. Bayer is not to my taste, so ergo that con logically must apply to all Bayer sensor based cameras. Equally you should retrospectively go back to all the reviews of CCD sensor cameras and add a similarly worded Con to them as well. Thanks

I get your point. However, Bayer is the standard. From a logical standpoint it makes more sense to comment on deviations from the standard than the other way around.

You imply that your taste is the standard measure.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 10:48 UTC
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