Cycletourer

Joined on Jan 6, 2016

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Thank you Catherine for sharing your art and inspiration, including your book recommendations that some here appear in desperate need of reading.
I'm glad that you've developed a skin thick enough to ignore negativity, yet still have it within you to offer direction and positivity toward others.
Doing what makes you feel whole, joyous and energised is a fantastic gift that you have shared and hopefully inspired similar passion in others.
Appreciate your offerings
Thank you too Kara Murphy for bringing Cath to us

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2020 at 13:51 UTC as 29th comment
On article Nikon to offer beta webcam utility software in August (21 comments in total)

Sounds like a pricy webcam

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 15:24 UTC as 6th comment
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08amczb: It charges the battery twice as fast as the original charger, this means at least twice the current of the original charger which designed for the battery. This will wear out the battery much faster! (more than twice as fast!)
Of course this is acceptable in an "emergency" situation, but how often is this the case?

@pelikansalat Thanks heaps for the prompt response.
I'm in Oceania but we have access to Ebay.
I'll keep my eyes open for a BQ-CC65 which I anticipate should compliment my Eneloop AA batteries.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 15:24 UTC
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Paul Gath: Had two of the first version and they both lasted less than a few weeks each. Terrible build and quality control. Save your money.

Hi Paul, how did you go getting replacements under warranty?
I've had my original Pro unit for a number of years now with no issue and I bought it used.
Luck of the draw I guess

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:27 UTC
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08amczb: It charges the battery twice as fast as the original charger, this means at least twice the current of the original charger which designed for the battery. This will wear out the battery much faster! (more than twice as fast!)
Of course this is acceptable in an "emergency" situation, but how often is this the case?

Thanks for the tip.
Any recommendations for me to consider?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:23 UTC
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08amczb: It charges the battery twice as fast as the original charger, this means at least twice the current of the original charger which designed for the battery. This will wear out the battery much faster! (more than twice as fast!)
Of course this is acceptable in an "emergency" situation, but how often is this the case?

Hmmmm
I spotted in another review for the Pro Cube 2 it stated as...
"Although the old power adapter for the Pro Cube wasn’t exactly big, Hahnel has reduced the size slightly and increased the charge rating from 1200mAh to 1500mAh......."
https://camerajabber.com/hahnel-pro-cube-2-review/

But yeah, faster charging with the Pro 2

I like the AA charging feature for feeding my speed lights

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 12:06 UTC

This reminds me, I've a The Hanhel ProCube 1, in my luggage bag since I moved to NZ a year ago. I wonder what the difference is between the 1 and 2 versions.
Something that might have added to the review.
Perfectly happy with my The Hanhel ProCube 1 charging my Nikon and AA batteries, so unlikely to upgrade to the 2 version, but enjoyed reading the review.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2020 at 06:52 UTC as 20th comment
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mais51: Still waiting for the D850 FW update promised last year

Still awaiting a FW update for the D500 promised for CFexpress and getting a little sick of hearing Nikon announcing FW updates for everything but.....

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 12:48 UTC
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Elliot H: better off with a top rated smart phone

In what way?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 05:24 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (395 comments in total)
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Samuel Jessop: Kinda interested in this. Snapbridge is for me Nikon's killer feature, and this would be great with the 35mm DX as a travel combination.

I'm not sure it will be the defining feature that kills Nikon but my experience with my D3400 suggests it isn't doing it any favours

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (395 comments in total)

Does this have full AF-P lens compatibility?

I struggled to make sense of the Nikon site info.

I didn't see whether or not the MB-D15 is compatible.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (184 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Does it work with Leica M3?

Thank you Dr_Jon

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:48 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (184 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Does it work with Leica M3?

I have DXO Pro 8 free from when it was offered a year or so back.
Does it simply overlay over the top of my current copy or do I need to work out how to delete 8 first from my older Macbook Air.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 02:29 UTC
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beavertown: Wait, 70-300 plastic mount or metal?

My 55-300 is metal.

plastic

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 04:52 UTC

Come on Dpreview, where is the hands on for the AF-P 70 - 300mm VR lens and the Nikon info regarding firmware updates for those cameras currently unable to turn off VR? Surely there as many DX enthusiasts as FX pro's in your readership?
Why all the love for the latest 2.8s?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 13:10 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F707 (142 comments in total)
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Cameracist: The origins of NEX design

Certainly much more of a pleasure to carry weight wise than my Nikon D7k.
For this reason my F717 still gets taken out more than my dslr, though I wish it was as snappy as the Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
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CopCarSS: Oh, look. New DX zoom lenses. Thank goodness they didn't waste our time with any DX primes. </sarcasm>

Low weight, low cost. love it.
I look forward to the hands on review.
I don't hear a wailing and gnashing of teeth of other Nikon lens with a long end f stop in the f6.x's.
The new stepper autofocus are reputed to be very fast (af-p)
415g compared to the FX version of 744.4g
$299.00 vs $765.00 Au.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
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david vella: Nikon DX just hit a new low - the format as a stand alone DSLR system is dead.

The D500 is the last hurrah , only brought into existence after years of complaints / pressure and is pointless, given today's competition, without dedicated fast glass . The D500 is however, an excellent range extender as part of an FX set up.

A pretty pricy teleconverter........

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
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