dougjgreen1

Joined on May 24, 2013

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Meh, it looks to me to be more like a gigapixel image of Buckingham Palace, stitched to surround a 50 MP image of the Royal Family, as opposed to what the headline states, which is that it's a gigapixel image of the Royal Family.

In the present era of "fake news", it's more important than ever to insist upon rigorously accurate use of the language.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2018 at 15:00 UTC as 23rd comment

I've loved Domke bags from way back with my film SLR and Medium Format field kits. I own 2 F2s, an F3x, and a Satchel, and they are good looking and durable as one can imagine. But honestly, since I switched to smaller mirrorless systems (I mostly use M43 and Nikon 1 gear now), I've found that the compartments in Domkes are too large for these much smaller systems. I find that Tenba's bags (particularly the Vector series) are much better suited to the smaller bodies and lenses of these small mirrorless systems. But if I was still shooting bulkier DSLRs, I'd still be using Domkes as my main bags.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 14:43 UTC as 26th comment
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Ab Latchin: Love all these "serious" photopraphers commenting on a fun body for the casual user. Cracks me up. Look every camera can't be an OMD em1.2 or a Sony A9 etc. Some people just want a bit of fun with their purchase.

@JustmeMN, the removal of the EVF-port does that even more effectively

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 16:19 UTC

I wonder how the image quality of this denim blue version will stack up to the other colors of this camera?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2018 at 16:18 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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ojos azules: Why on earth would you hold on to DSLR
Visit a museum if the urge sets in.

Personally. I don't trust the judgment of anyone who believes that THIS site is the appropriate one in which to display their photos. I'd much rather post them somewhere where people have an appreciation for art and aesthetics, as opposed to a photo gear site.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 15:07 UTC
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dougjgreen1: Seems like good value and features for the price, but is that one butt-ugly camera or what?

I certainly didn't. I though the Pentax MX was elegant looking. That thing looks much higher relative to width, and the lines of the viewfinder hump are nowhere near as nice.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 19:52 UTC

Seems like good value and features for the price, but is that one butt-ugly camera or what?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 19:38 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
On article Hex Raven DSLR Bag Review (90 comments in total)
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Maksim Yankovskiy: Getting tired of camera backpacks priced 1/4 of $1K and above. The industry has elevated the perceived level of gear protection and convenience to sell overpriced and over-engineered backpacks. It seems that everyone is making these unique highly functional and excessively priced backpacks, because we are buying it. Keep it up.

The last 3 bags I bought were all on closeouts - I paid between $20 and $40 for bags that were intended to retail for between $120 and $250.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2018 at 19:01 UTC

It's too bad that the LCD doesn't articulate. That's one reason why I won't be buying it. That, and the dreadful tracking AF performance.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 20:10 UTC as 22nd comment

I bet they sell a boatload of these - NOT

On second thought, if the boat was small enough, one or two would constitute a boatload.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 20:07 UTC as 23rd comment

But only one of the images has blown highlights.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 02:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On article CP+ 2018: Nikon's space cameras (262 comments in total)
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Dheorl: It's crazy to look at the cameras first being used on the shuttle missions and look at how fast cameras progressed, yet that same shuttle was in use for 30 years.

Actually, two of the shuttles didn't last 30 years, having failed in use.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 14:06 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: Nikon's space cameras (262 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Cool!! I’d love to own one of those cameras!

You can buy a used DCS-760 Which was a Kodak modified Nikon F5 with a 6 MP digital sensor inside. It was a $10K camera when new in 2001. That model was used on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station in 2001-2004. I bought one used for under $1000 in 2004 and used it for a few years until 2007 when I sold mine to someone in China on ebay , for nearly as much as I paid for it. Image quality wise, it was comparable to a Nikon D50, but it weighed over 3 times as much.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 15:48 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: Nikon's space cameras (262 comments in total)
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dynaxx: Very surprising to see that Gagarin did not take a camera with him in 1961 in Vostok 1. He was a foundryman and part-time dock worker so he may not have owned a camera.

We sometimes forget that these first Cosmonauts were every bit as brave as our Astronauts, although apparently our space explorers and theirs shared an immense mutual respect for one another, borne out of understanding and empathy that only they had for what the others experienced.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2018 at 15:42 UTC

It would be nice if the article actually mentioned the specific attribute of Eneloop batteries that makes them desirable: They are extremely low discharge. Meaning that they hold their charge for years, not days, the way cheaper batteries do. If you don't use a cheap recyclable NiMH battery for months or years, they not only won't be charged when you need them, they may have discharged so much that they can't be fully charged anymore. Not so with Eneloops. This comparison here is what is known as an extremely incomplete test gamed to the strength of one product being tested without testing the attributes that the other product was optimized to perform on, an without explaining why that attribute matters.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 00:58 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
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MacAllan_25: Thank goodness there's Brikk with their gold plated Nikon out there...

I imagine these folks hope Brikk is hiring.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 01:47 UTC
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aris14: Danger!
It seems that the current and future generations of rich people tend to be more far more idiots than its predecessors.

Not really, not enough of them bought these highly polished turds, to keep this group in business

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 01:45 UTC

You would think that with all of those brilliantly innovative products this group was responsible for, they'd stick around - NOT!

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 01:42 UTC as 173rd comment
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (372 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: Utterly stupid. More money than brains, that's for sure. Then again, people buy Leicas...

At least Leicas have some unique photographic merits - in particular around their optics and ergonomics - irrespective of whether or not they are worth what they cost. This, OTOH, is just an extra $35-38K wasted on vanity cosmetics.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (372 comments in total)

I was sure this was a joke when I first heard about it.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
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