dgc4rter

dgc4rter

Lives in United Kingdom Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Resom: A question - did the girl on the first picture really care about the picture quality, or is good enough to make 100 selfies every day with a 2MP camera to flood the internet with her incredible beauty?
I guess she would buy a iPhone, because a iPhone ... a iPhone is sooo cool! In pink please!
(yeah, I'm toxic and grumpy - sorry. But a hand mirror would also work for her ;)

I think the girl in question is just a model paid to grab your attention for the ad. Must admit, she does a good job of it.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 18:55 UTC

...and when the Hero 7 is released, I suppose that will be what the Hero 6 should have been.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 14th comment
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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dgc4rter: So, on the day of Nikon's 100th anniversary we get... wait for it... a pre-announcement! Guess I'll have to make do with an embossed premium camera strap then.

Let's face it, after the DL fiasco and a string of QA issues, I won't be holding my breath on the D850, nor pre-ordering one.

Not saying the D850 will be a dud. Just saying that I will reserve judgement until the D850 is on the shelves and we've had a few field assessments in. I've owned Nikon DSLRs for over 10 years and, with the exception of a couple of dud D610s (must have been from the same batch) and a D800 with the left focus issue, they've been great cameras. My current D750 has been superb. However, Nikon have faultered very badly imo over recent years, the brand has been damaged and confidence in their products has taken a bashing. They NEED something special and we are still waiting.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 08:43 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

So, on the day of Nikon's 100th anniversary we get... wait for it... a pre-announcement! Guess I'll have to make do with an embossed premium camera strap then.

Let's face it, after the DL fiasco and a string of QA issues, I won't be holding my breath on the D850, nor pre-ordering one.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 07:47 UTC as 118th comment | 3 replies

Over the last few years, Sony have constantly pushed out new and innovative camera products. Aside from their FF ILC, we have the only other FF compact of two currently available on the market, the amazing RX100 and its bigger brother the RX10. They have the sensor market by the b@lls and can dictate what they do with it.

Meanwhile, Canon and especially Nikon can only give us tech updates on existing models but nothing truly innovative in a market that's been declining for some time."The times they are a changing..."

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 07:43 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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Graham Meale: I just love the comments that drones are safer than ... [insert here, dogs, hairdryers, etc]. Might I point out that, for now at least, there are rather more hairdryers and dogs in the world than there are drones, and that neither are likely to bring down a passenger jet with the loss of many hundreds of lives.

So, please tell me Mr Meale. What would be the likelihood of a drone that was being flown no closer than 15 km to any airport and no higher than 400 ft, taking out a passenger plane? My point (I made earlier) was that they can be safe if they are flown safely. Thousands of people get killed in car accidents each year - so let's ban cars shall we?

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 07:30 UTC
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Graham Meale: Won't be long before our skies are full of them. I've just been listening to an item on the radio describing calls for greater controls of licensing. I wonder how long it'll be before one of them brings down a passenger jet.

Birds don't have No Fly Zones

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
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Graham Meale: Won't be long before our skies are full of them. I've just been listening to an item on the radio describing calls for greater controls of licensing. I wonder how long it'll be before one of them brings down a passenger jet.

If drone pilots adhere to the current rules and regulations and use basic, common sense guidelines when flying them, the risk of anyone getting hurt from these things is extremely low. You'd be far more likely to get bitten by someone's dog they were taking for a walk.

Sadly, there will always be the few idiots who fly recklessly and without any disregard for safety but you'll get that behaviour with car drivers and other things.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
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samfan: And people expected a brand new digital rangefinder. Heh heh heh.

To be fair though, Nikon has a lot of other problems anyway so if they look forward instead of backward and can get their s..t together with some actual modern products instead of wasting time on being nostalgic, well good for them. But call me pessimistic even in that regard. (Not to mention a digital S rangefinder would sell like hotcakes and could bring some needed attention to Nikon. But oh well.)

The sad thing is, you're right. How many times has a Digital S Rangefinder style (mirrorless/FF) camera been suggested over recent times by people on this forum? Answer: A LOT! And I reckon they could charge a premium for it and it would sell, sell, sell. Too bad Nikon think they know what we want off them (360 Action Cam anyone?) but don't.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 15:38 UTC

I can't say that they don't deserve all the criticism and sarcasm being aimed at them at the moment. Their bonkers product strategy coupled with a complete inability to communicate effectively with their customer-base can be blamed for that.

However, my D750 still takes great photos and their current pro/prosumer DSLR line-up are STILL class-leading. I can wait a little longer for a D7xx or D8xx, maybe even a full-frame mirrorless. One thing's for certain though... they'll need to bring something new and exciting out this year.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 10:00 UTC as 87th comment

"Nikon announce a 100th Anniversary S Rangefinder style Full-Frame Mirrorless and Df2 incorporating D5 technology".... only kidding folks!

But this is the kind of announcement they desperately need for CP+ methinks!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 20:35 UTC as 173rd comment | 3 replies

The video's OK. Now, all we want is the announcement of an S3 Rangefinder style full-frame mirrorless 100th year Anniversary edition.... yeah, I know... in my dreams!

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 09:15 UTC as 71st comment

Exciting news indeed... NOT! Beginning of the end? Well, my Nikon D750 still does the business and I'm in no rush to part with it but my faith in the company is dwindling by the month. Nikon will no longer be an automatic choice when I come to replace it.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 29th comment
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)
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dgc4rter: I've tried a few setups in my time to find the elusive ideal for travel. The ultimate balance between image quality, portability and focal range versatility. Every solution involved multiple lenses, the changing of which bugged me more and more as time went by.

Enter the RX10 III - IQ on a par even with some APS-C cameras, an incredible 24-600mm range and superb video features to boot... all in one package for travel and walkabout. At last a solution is found! Am I a happy bunny? You bet I am!

Sorry, but I see it the other way round. A lot of MFT guys turning this review into an RX10 III bashfest. Prime example already here with SETI saying that a MFT + 14-150mm will do the same job in response to my original post about how good a travel solution the Sony is. Why bother responding with something like that if it isn't attempting to troll.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:23 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)
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dgc4rter: I've tried a few setups in my time to find the elusive ideal for travel. The ultimate balance between image quality, portability and focal range versatility. Every solution involved multiple lenses, the changing of which bugged me more and more as time went by.

Enter the RX10 III - IQ on a par even with some APS-C cameras, an incredible 24-600mm range and superb video features to boot... all in one package for travel and walkabout. At last a solution is found! Am I a happy bunny? You bet I am!

Who is "bashing" MFT here? Some guy says that a MFT + 14-150mm will do the same job as the RX10 III with 24-600mm and I ask how that can be? Jeez!

And isn't tbcass just making a statement of fact when he says that 150mm isn't even close to 600mm? It isn't!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)
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Old Minolta Guy: I would get an A6000 with the 70-300mm lens instead, or the A68 and a 70-300,

But then you're missing out on the 24-70mm and 300-600mm focal ranges. Fine if you don't want that but what if you do?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:21 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)
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dgc4rter: I've tried a few setups in my time to find the elusive ideal for travel. The ultimate balance between image quality, portability and focal range versatility. Every solution involved multiple lenses, the changing of which bugged me more and more as time went by.

Enter the RX10 III - IQ on a par even with some APS-C cameras, an incredible 24-600mm range and superb video features to boot... all in one package for travel and walkabout. At last a solution is found! Am I a happy bunny? You bet I am!

Eh? How does 14-150mm equate to 24-600mm?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:57 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)
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TyphoonTW: It clearly DESTROYS all the bridge cameras in the 600/700$ price range.

So, just one question! How much would any other DSLR or Mirrorless solution cost that would give you high quality 4K video and and a focal range of 24mm to 600mm. Can't seem to think of any 600mm lens costing less than $1500 for a start. That's my point!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:28 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)
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Sam Santana: What's with the emphasis on how nice the lens is when it's only an extra 200mm on the FZ1000's and according to this website the FZ1000 optics are superior to this. In fact, for stills the FZ1000 is the better camera... faster focus, better optics, better handling and better low light performance... and under half price.

Lol! Funny how this camera has brought about such staunch criticism and defensive rhetoric from, yes you guessed it, Panny FZ1000 owners. The "My dad can beat up your dad" syndrome strikes again!

Oh, and you've just completely contradicted yourself re the optics in your last two replies.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (484 comments in total)

I've tried a few setups in my time to find the elusive ideal for travel. The ultimate balance between image quality, portability and focal range versatility. Every solution involved multiple lenses, the changing of which bugged me more and more as time went by.

Enter the RX10 III - IQ on a par even with some APS-C cameras, an incredible 24-600mm range and superb video features to boot... all in one package for travel and walkabout. At last a solution is found! Am I a happy bunny? You bet I am!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 86th comment | 8 replies
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