codeNsnap

Lives in United States Bay Area, CA, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Mar 17, 2012

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On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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codeNsnap: First, the microphone input was dropped on the iPhone and now this. Apple clearly is on the slide down. My next phone won't be an iPhone because of the lack of microphone jack and my next laptop will certainly not be a Mac.

@Valient Thor - I called it loosely as microphone jack since I use it mostly for microphone input. BTW speaking of inexpensive adapters my experience with Apple products is that they generally don't work as well as Apple ones (possible because of some 'secret sauce' in Apple adapters) and I end up buying Apple's adapters anyway.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 15:51 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

First, the microphone input was dropped on the iPhone and now this. Apple clearly is on the slide down. My next phone won't be an iPhone because of the lack of microphone jack and my next laptop will certainly not be a Mac.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 05:29 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

The lack of a native plug-in docking station had made me move from Mac to Thinkpad and boy I'm glad I did.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 14:10 UTC as 90th comment
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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gunkan: No SD card slot, no network RJ45, can't change memory or hard disk, removed my precious ESC key (i love VIM), no MagSafe, no mate screen.

Sorry Apple, what you think that i need is not what i need.

The lack of a native plug-in docking station had made me move from Mac to Thinkpad and boy I'm glad I did.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 14:09 UTC

Held off my decision to get the Nikon 200-500 after I heard about the Tammy G2. It would be awesome if DPR did an affordable tele-zooms shootout and compared the Tammy 150-600, Sigma 150-600 C and S and Nikon 200-500.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 00:06 UTC as 22nd comment
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Nobby2016: from the MTF charts i see no big change at 150mm but at 600mm the resolution seems to be improved a lot.

corner quality should now be better on FF than it was with the old version on APS-C.

contrast at 600mm is expected to be a bit better.

The weakness of the 1st generation was sharpness between 500-600mm. Looks like they addressed that.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 14:11 UTC

I can't seem to find photos of the bag in action in the five different configurations either here or on Mindshift's website.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

I have a feeling that more camera manufacturers might follow this approach of having different pro-camera models specialized for low ISO and high ISO just to increase sales. These cameras are after all tools for pros who work in specific areas and camera manufacturers need to find new ways to increase sales given the declining market grown in this area.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 21:20 UTC as 38th comment
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codeNsnap: I returned two copies of the 35mm VC (Nikon version) after finding that both of them overexposed by 2/3's to a stop on my D750. Hope this lens is not prone to the same issue.

@Albert - glad it worked out for you. I really wanted the VC, I plan to give it another try in summer when I have time..

@pkcpga - we could be taking about the same problem...

The outer AF points failed to lock on a few times in low light too..

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 20:53 UTC

I returned two copies of the 35mm VC (Nikon version) after finding that both of them overexposed by 2/3's to a stop on my D750. Hope this lens is not prone to the same issue.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 21:40 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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codeNsnap: Love the option of having 35mm and 50mm digital zoom option. Thinking of getting this with a Voigtlander 35mm Viewfinder for a super compact 35mm setup. Does anyone know if the back LCD can be turned off when using a hot-shoe optical viewfinder?

Thanks for pointing out the RAW limitation. The only limitation I know earlier was not being able to use manual mode in the 35mm crop setting. Not good. That's a deal-breaker for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)

Love the option of having 35mm and 50mm digital zoom option. Thinking of getting this with a Voigtlander 35mm Viewfinder for a super compact 35mm setup. Does anyone know if the back LCD can be turned off when using a hot-shoe optical viewfinder?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 07:16 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

Does it have the APS-C version of the D5 sensor ?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:31 UTC as 217th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (62 comments in total)

Amazing how people whine when Nikon like any honest software provider provides a fix to address bugs. If only these people were made to write code they would realize that software bugs are a natural part of software development cycle. Even companies with best programming talent like Google, Apple and Microsoft update their products with bug fixes regularly. As long as the product does not have design flaws that cannot be addressed in software, I don't see what the fuss is about when a bug fix is released.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 19:37 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies

Dear Nikon,

Have a very small feature request for the D750 – a setting to prevent the LCD display from turning on when the ISO button is pressed. The ISO value is always visible in the top LED screen and the viewfinder display. Always turning on the LCD display when ISO button is pressed is unnecessary and distracting for some of us users; so it would be nice to have an option to turn this behavior off. Given the positive direction in which Nikon's customer service response is recently going, I really hope this simple option will be a part of this/next firmware upgrade.

Thanks.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 23:51 UTC as 14th comment
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codeNsnap: Just purchased the app. I love the 35mm and 50mm crop options. Changing the shutter speed seems buggy in that it can be hard to put it back to Auto. The auto focus seems a bit off compared to that of iOS Camera app. Wonder why f/stop can be changed - iOS limitation ?

For some reason I was under the impression that it could be controlled through software..thanks for the information.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 17:07 UTC

Just purchased the app. I love the 35mm and 50mm crop options. Changing the shutter speed seems buggy in that it can be hard to put it back to Auto. The auto focus seems a bit off compared to that of iOS Camera app. Wonder why f/stop can be changed - iOS limitation ?

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2015 at 22:50 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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straylightrun: It's obvious that Tamron were originally going to release 35/1.8, 45/1.8 and 85/1.8, all with VC. But then at the last minute they sold the 85/1.8 to Zeiss for a nice price so Zeiss could 'create' the BATIS 85/1.8 in emount and charge an extra premium for it. It's a real shame that means we missed out on a sensibly priced Tamron 85/1.8 VC though.

We still have the Tamon 90mm f/2.8 VC for marcos and portraits. I own one and its been stellar.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
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