Lin Evans

Joined on Oct 14, 1999

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Great job guys - just don't let the cowboys hear you say "steer riding" - LOL Those "steers" have all their original equipment!

Lin

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 03:35 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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RaghavBaijal: Even though this is impressive and all, 10-15 years from now, I wouldn't be surprised if I see a 100MP APSC sensor in a rangefinder sized body. And, it would probably do better high ISO.

And people would still be complaining about how the Kit Lens doesn't resolve more than 40MP because of which their pics look like horse $#@.

I downloaded the 700mb zipped file containing two tiff images which to me were disappointing because they were primarioly snow on mountains with nothing to indicate the overall color or detail capabilities. There were penguins on a ridge and dark trees with no way to really determine the quality of image other than to say that there was sufficient sharpness across the portions of in-focus capture. It would have been ever so much more meaningful to have given the reader some more interesting subject matter. Perhaps trees with leaves and flowers with color or even an insect. I really know very little more about the true capabilities of the camera and sensor than gleaned from reading the advertising....

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
On article 2015 Superzoom Camera Roundup (187 comments in total)
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GEwart: I've just bought the SX60, I wasn't even tempted buy the P900 even if it was readily available despite it's amazing lens. The images I've seen are too smudged with in camera noise reduction. Now if the Nikon had the Canon sensor.... how often can one say that?

Perhaps the images were made with too much noise reduction applied? I have had every Canon super zoom since their first through the SX50 HS which I still have and use frequently. I also have the Nikon P900 and I can tell you with absolute assurance that the P900 has higher image quality than my SX50 HS... Just saying...

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 14:52 UTC
On photo RS_Sigma24-35_1C3A7729-24mm-F11 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On a photo in the Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Real-World Samples sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Lots of peripheral CA - hope it can be greatly compensated in lens correction...

Lin

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

Love those frames of the silhouetted Camel Rock at Tesuque with the moon. Having a telephoto adapter available might have added even more... Nice job!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2015 at 11:49 UTC as 30th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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Lin Evans: I'm having difficulty recconsiling this statement: " Despite the relatively low resolution of this sensor in the D7200, it will still stick to your subject in a wide variety of scenarios better than any competitor's APS-C DSLR, and the dedicated phase-detect module means the camera is also good at actually focusing on that tracked subject, even in continuous shooting. The improved low-light performance (down to -3EV) means you can continue to focus, and track, subjects in very dim light." and this statement: "If you're specifically after a DSLR and you mainly want to shoot stills, then the D7200 is an obvious choice:" Why would a camera which has the best AF tracking available in an APS C dSLR be considered one which is an obvious choice if " you mainly want to shoot stills???" Perhaps I"m misunderstanding what you mean by "stills." To me stills are non action - I assume you mean this to be non-video?

I don't think he's referring to the image sensor but rather the RGB metering sensor...

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)

I'm having difficulty recconsiling this statement: " Despite the relatively low resolution of this sensor in the D7200, it will still stick to your subject in a wide variety of scenarios better than any competitor's APS-C DSLR, and the dedicated phase-detect module means the camera is also good at actually focusing on that tracked subject, even in continuous shooting. The improved low-light performance (down to -3EV) means you can continue to focus, and track, subjects in very dim light." and this statement: "If you're specifically after a DSLR and you mainly want to shoot stills, then the D7200 is an obvious choice:" Why would a camera which has the best AF tracking available in an APS C dSLR be considered one which is an obvious choice if " you mainly want to shoot stills???" Perhaps I"m misunderstanding what you mean by "stills." To me stills are non action - I assume you mean this to be non-video?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 23:36 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies

I'd rather have a Chimp's hand - or even a dog's paw - LOL

Link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 20:26 UTC as 136th comment
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)
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Lin Evans: How are you converting your RAW files? My D7200 didn't come with a RAW converter like my D7000, D5300 and D7100 did???

I called Nikon's support and a very helpful lady gave me a link to Nikon's NX-i software. I installed it and it appears to work in concert with NX-D. Now when I open NX-D (latest version), it offers an option of opening the RAW file with NX-i and works to convert the RAW file. Problem solved.... Thanks all for the tips...

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)
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Lin Evans: How are you converting your RAW files? My D7200 didn't come with a RAW converter like my D7000, D5300 and D7100 did???

I loaded the latest NX-D version but it just says "cannot load" followed by the filename when I try to load the NEF...

Lin

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)
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Lin Evans: How are you converting your RAW files? My D7200 didn't come with a RAW converter like my D7000, D5300 and D7100 did???

Thanks!

Lin

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted (145 comments in total)

How are you converting your RAW files? My D7200 didn't come with a RAW converter like my D7000, D5300 and D7100 did???

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 02:39 UTC as 5th comment | 5 replies
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Lin Evans: Does it or does it not have GPS? The text says yes but the specifications say "none"...

Nikon says "Yes" it indeed has GPS - from Nikon site: The P900 is also equipped with a variety of features that make photography more fun, including an electronic viewfinder with built-in eye sensor, GPS/GLONASS/QZSS support that enables recording of location data with images, and support for NFC, which easily enables Wi-Fi® connection to a smart device

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 03:20 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: I would be willing to bet that no one is ever able to take a truly good picture with this camera at the 35mm equivalent of 2000mm.

My 8 inch F4.0 telescope gives me the 35mm equivalent of 1600mm. That perfectly fills a 16:9 aspect ratio with the moon. However, it has to be on a tracking mount in order to follow the moon’s motion at this focal length. Therefore, it is unrealistic to think that you are going to get great images or even videos of objects in space while hand holding this camera or if it is on a non-tracking tripod mount.

The lack of RAW is a good indication that these images are useless without massive in camera distortion correction. Even with the correction they are probably still close to useless. That is a tiny sensor with a ridiculous zoom range.

This camera would have been so much better if they just gave it a 25x zoom and a faster aperture instead.

Some of your assumptions are incorrect here. It is possible to use higher than 800mm hand-held and get quite decent pictures. I use 1200mm and get quite satisfactory image with my Canon SX50 HS. I also have digiscoped for many, many years - I'm the digiscoping moderator on Steve's digicams. I use all types of both professional and consumer digicams and image quality is very important to me. I think everyone should reserve their opinions until this camera has been reviewed.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 14:43 UTC

Does it or does it not have GPS? The text says yes but the specifications say "none"...

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 14:16 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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Lin Evans: They probably couldn't catch Sony or even Nikon (with the 1 series) if they really tried. This camera is overpriced, has mediocre autofocus and too many competitors with substantial headstarts. If Canon wants to seriously play in this market they need to go back to their CAD systems and redesign something truly innovative and competitive IMHO..

No. My Nikon One has excellent autofocus and uses, with the adapter, nearly any Nikon lens - let's me capture wildlife images I can't do with my pro-level Canon and Nikon bodies. I don't see this m Canon equalling any of the above. So, no I'm not joking.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 14:18 UTC
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