Dennis

Lives in United States CT, United States
Works as a Software
Joined on Oct 25, 2002

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  • (It makes it easy to know to put him on your ignore list !) - Dennis -- Gallery at http://kingofthebeasts.smugmug.com
  • Agreed.  These are what I call "model year refreshes" ... new paint colors, new body side moldings ... that sort of thing.  Mostly firmware.  Spend as little as possible, but the consumer market ...
  • Sure - and economies of scale that make it worth the r&d. And their motivation is to leapfrog each other and grab a little market share here & there ... Apple v. Samsung just like Nikon v. Canon :) ...
  • Wow - that's weird.  I haven't been able manually focus an SLR in my lifetime, dating back to my first manual focus film SLRs (and certainly not any AF SLRs) as well as I can manually focus my ...
  • You're probably right, and it's the same old compromise ... a superzoom with a small sensor can be reasonably small; with a 1" sensor, it turns into something DSLR-sized.  And the FZ200 (as an ...
  • If you can shoot at a fast enough shutter speed, it's not important :) First, the 1/FL rule of thumb is based on focal lengths for 35mm lenses and to the extent it's sufficient for you, you'd need ...
  • I think that's where they still manage to sell some compacts (aside from the enthusiast class stuff, which is probably too expensive for the average "non photographer consumer" to seriously ...
  • But it can.  You end up with higher ISOs (by one stop) than with a Batis, but you also have 70-200 instead of just 85.  The big question is whether 85 is sufficient for whatever you're doing.  You ...
  • A saturated market doesn't mean one in which there are no buyers.  I was replying to a post that said this camera will sell like hotcakes because it's cheap.  There aren't enough people looking ...
  • No new lenses needed.  Though I'm not convinced that the D3300 buyer is where Nikon wants to target its first mirrorless F mount, either. I don't know how many entry level DSLR buyers are out there ...
  • Not a bad concept, but which fast prime ?  You have the expensive 85s or adapted lenses again.  (I'm assuming the OP doesn't want a 50 for indoor sports since he already has a 35 and asked about a ...
  • Thom Hogan talks a lot about how the camera makers do their thing w/engineering and designing lenses, but don't really do much in the way of figuring out what problems buyers need solved.  Now ...
  • OK, so I went and looked up a couple definitions of mass market.  And now I agree with you on this point.  Mass market refers to the big part of the bell curve, not just an item that sells in the ...
  • The Japan earthquake may have some impact on numbers.  Not enough to change the picture, but it might have looked less bleak. I tend to think the impact of the smartphone on DSLR sales is ...
  • It's called ProCamera and the HDR feature was a paid ($1.99 ?) add-on.  It seems to do well with alignment of background/still objects and makes a fair effort removing a moving object from extra ...
  • Nice shots Justin and I just caught up with the last two ... the night visit must have been fun.  I like the primate shots the best, though - the environment they're in looks really nice. - Dennis -- ...
  • I've seen comparisons like this done between DSLRs and cell phones.  It's not new or even really controversial.  Brightly lit, base ISO shots of scenes with deep DOF downsized to 6MP - if that's ...
  • I just posted a reply before I read this ... I personally agree here, but not everyone is the same in this regard.  Some people will happily adapt to anything, and want maximum (pick your spec) for ...
  • Brian, well done !  My family was out there 2 weeks ago, but spent the entire time down in the Pike's Peak region (never got up to RMNP).  Your Pike's Peak and Royal Gorge shots looked very ...
  • Then did you mean to say "what is the value of 2.8 on APS-C over f/4 on FF ?"  If so, I'm in agreement ... I think that Sony's answer to f/2.8 on APS-C is f/4 on FF, even if not everyone likes ...
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