xPhoenix

xPhoenix

Joined on Nov 10, 2017

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runbei99: Yes, what is a gun nozzle? Where the water comes out? I don't believe even the sub-moron subject of the story would bring a squirt gun to his 15 seconds of disgrace. Thanks to the feds who drilled him.

@Elfoto

Warning: off topic and not directed towards the DPR writers

Because many in the media are lefties calling for gun bans and the abolishment of the 2nd Amendment. Many of them have no idea what they're talking about, and probably never held or fired a gun. They should educate themselves before spouting off their opinions.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2019 at 02:18 UTC
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xPhoenix: D5 is old. Shouldn't it compete with a D6? At any rate, it doesn't matter to me since it'll be huge and heavy, and probably cost $7K. I'll stick with my D850.

LOL. 60 fps is video. What's next 120 fps? That's a lot of culling to do in post.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 20:12 UTC
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xPhoenix: It's a nice attempt by Nikon, but the usual Youtube reviewers have tested this and shown that Sony's eye AF blows away Nikon and Canon.

Jared Polin showed actual video through the viewfinders. Canikon could not compete with the Sony; simple as that. I'll take video evidence over what the commenters on here say.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 20:02 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: BANZAi !!!

The battlefield is not in lenses and cameras it has come down to softwares and firmwares. Those who has the best firmwares wins. Goodbye esoteric exotic lenses.

Canon has become a lagard. Should I say goodbye Canon?

Not really. Lenses are where they make their money. If they're not selling a lot of lenses, they're in trouble. Worse yet, only a small percentage of Nikon shooters are currently MILC users (like 1-2%), so 99% of Nikon shooters won't be buying Z lenses 'cuz they're still shooting F-mount.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 17:51 UTC

It's a nice attempt by Nikon, but the usual Youtube reviewers have tested this and shown that Sony's eye AF blows away Nikon and Canon.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 17:46 UTC as 64th comment | 7 replies
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Eden_808: We are witnessing the death of the DSLR. To all those 'experts' who said mirrorless technology was a dead end - how wrong you were.

@Thoughts R US
Good posts. Very true. I'm not a pro, but I have a similar mentality. My gear now does what I need it to. I have no desire to switch to MILC and replace all my glass. If I stuck with Nikon, it's not even replaceable because there are no long teles for the Z.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 14:42 UTC
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Eden_808: We are witnessing the death of the DSLR. To all those 'experts' who said mirrorless technology was a dead end - how wrong you were.

Doubtful. None of these new MILCs are selling well, and their performance is not on par with DSLRs. Maybe Sony is the exception. For wildlife, I use a D850 and 500PF. No MILC can compete with that. Welll, maybe an A7riii with the $13K 600mm lens, lol.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 14:07 UTC

D5 is old. Shouldn't it compete with a D6? At any rate, it doesn't matter to me since it'll be huge and heavy, and probably cost $7K. I'll stick with my D850.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 14:05 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
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filmluvr: Nice shot, good job! BTW, a gun doesn't have a "nozzle." Maybe he thought it was a garden hose.

Super soaker, maybe?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 16:16 UTC
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runbei99: Yes, what is a gun nozzle? Where the water comes out? I don't believe even the sub-moron subject of the story would bring a squirt gun to his 15 seconds of disgrace. Thanks to the feds who drilled him.

I was going to mention this, too. Looks like they should've written muzzle. It's pretty obvious that much of the media has no knowledge about firearms.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 15:45 UTC
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xPhoenix: They're lucky that dude didn't do more damage. Looks like he had a lot of ammo and was wearing body armor. Photog is lucky this guy didn't pop him.

Cops: We had to shoot. The guy had a Canon pointed at us.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 13:53 UTC

They're lucky that dude didn't do more damage. Looks like he had a lot of ammo and was wearing body armor. Photog is lucky this guy didn't pop him.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 13:24 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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nimo_or: How much does this 'telescope' from Sony cost ?

The 600mm is $13K, easily affordable by any serious amateur, LOL.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2019 at 12:17 UTC

The future is PF lenses that are half the size and weight of their traditional counterparts. No one wants to lug around a 3-foot-long lens that weights 10 pounds.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2019 at 12:16 UTC as 7th comment

I'm sorry, but this is just retarded.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2019 at 02:42 UTC as 162nd comment
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xPhoenix: For people who use long lenses (wildlife, sports shooter, etc), I don't think there's a compelling reason to go mirrorless. Especially not for Nikon shooters like me, since there is no native, long tele glass. I don't want to adapt a lens to another body when it already works great on my DSLR.

Agree wholeheartedly. I have the 300PF, which I sometimes use bare, or sometimes with the 1.4 TC. I also have the 500PF. I still find the 500 somewhat heavy, but it's a lot better than my 200-500. The size and weight of these PF lense compared to their focal length is amazing, and IMO, that's one thing Nikon really has going for them. I don't think I could get this kind of reach and convenience on any other system. So, I stay with Nikon =)

I know the monster primes from Canon, Nikon and Sony can produce excellent results, but the size is just ridiculous for me, since I shoot handheld and hike around a lot.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 01:53 UTC
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xPhoenix: For people who use long lenses (wildlife, sports shooter, etc), I don't think there's a compelling reason to go mirrorless. Especially not for Nikon shooters like me, since there is no native, long tele glass. I don't want to adapt a lens to another body when it already works great on my DSLR.

If I did switch to Sony, I think the 200-600 would be the wildlife lens for me. However, it's still big and heavy compared to my 500PF. After using the 200-500 for quite some time, and then getting the 500PF, I've found I really prefer using a prime for wildlife. I was at 500mm on my zoom about 99% of the time anyway.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2019 at 18:20 UTC

For people who use long lenses (wildlife, sports shooter, etc), I don't think there's a compelling reason to go mirrorless. Especially not for Nikon shooters like me, since there is no native, long tele glass. I don't want to adapt a lens to another body when it already works great on my DSLR.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2019 at 15:18 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
On article Choosing a camera Part 3: the trade-offs of sensor size (298 comments in total)
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xPhoenix: F-stop equivalency is one big reason tiny sensors (like those on cell phones) will always be at a disadvantage. They market them with fast lenses, like f/1.8, but the thing is, you're not going to get that f/1.8 look because you have to consider the equivalent f-number. For an iPhone, I think the crop factor is around 7, so the equivalent f-number of the lens is 1.8 x 7 = f/13. Not very impressive.

Dude, are you still rambling on? Anyone with a reasonable understanding of photography knows about focal length equivalence and aperture equivalence. A photo shot at f/1.8 on a tiny cell phone sensor with a crop factor of ~7 times is going to look like f/13 on a FF camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2019 at 22:04 UTC
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xPhoenix: I'm spoiled by the Nikon 500 PF. I can't imagine going back to a big, heavy lens.....or paying $13K for a tele.

I seriously doubt Nikon will be successful with the Z period. The camera market is in big trouble, and MILCs will not save it.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2019 at 21:59 UTC
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