marike6

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Proof of how out of touch Nikon is. Hate speech and demonizing other cultures should never be normalized or overlooked. I wouldn't buy a Nikon if it were the only camera brand left on earth, the new Fujifilm X-T20 looks great. Better get it before the 15% import taxes in the US kick in.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 14th comment
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skanter: Nikon is making vomit bags available for free to those watching the inauguration. Instructions are available on their website. Thanks, Nikon!

@pev70 No candidate in history lies as frequently and as effortlessly as the president elect. Fake news anyone?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:07 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (181 comments in total)
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kobakokh: This Fijifilm has just one small problem: lens is much less sharper then 28mm lens of Ricoh GR. And also if Fuji will add to AF system something like Ricoh's Snap focus, its will be absolutely great camera. That Snap focus is way better then maybe any focus system in the world...

@Robert Garcia NYC It's normal that the X100 has softer corners wide open, it's a tiny pancake design. Think of all the DSLR lenses that have max apertures of f2, none are as anywhere near as small as the X100 lens. But it's really only close range photos at f2 that exhibit any noticeable softness.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (181 comments in total)
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kobakokh: This Fijifilm has just one small problem: lens is much less sharper then 28mm lens of Ricoh GR. And also if Fuji will add to AF system something like Ricoh's Snap focus, its will be absolutely great camera. That Snap focus is way better then maybe any focus system in the world...

The X100 lens is extremely sharp, it's f2 instead of the rather pedestrian f2.8 on the GR, and many shooters prefer the 35mm focal length for general photography. That and it's already an absolutely great camera and has been since version 1.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:15 UTC
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gizmowiz: Undoubtedly there will also probably be some dramatic footage as someone takes out their anger against Trump. He is a trouble magnet.

@pev70 Because Trump, a billionaire who has never in his life cared about working people and his staff of big oil billionaires, climate deniers and Putin sympathizers are going to care deeply about working people? Don't hold you breath.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:07 UTC
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HP1999: President Dumpf supporter of evil is not my president. Look at everything O.H. said and did

The speech by actress Meryl Streep was on point.
The last republican president got us in a war with no WMDs to be found. Was part of a massive recession.

Dumpf will isolate and take the US into WW III with his idiotic tweets and lack of diplomacy
Trump will do nothing unless it puts more money in his pockets. Dumpf supporters were blinded by lies so he could win the biggest reality show ever
We have a president with the behavior of a toddler who is spoiled and when they don't get there way it was rigged.
Still Dumpf won't show his tax returns for someone who likes to brag and boast all of a sudden he is shy to be a billionaire (supposedly)

3 million Americans did not want Dumpf and while he won the electoral vote he lost in his home state of New York. His home town did not want this leech
Dark days ahead for all

@cosinaphile Links from conspiracy theorist, nut job Alex Jones of Inforwars? Seriously? President Obama's education is well-documented, he has a BA in Political Science from Columbia and graduated from Harvard Law School with honors. Obama has a ridiculously high IQ of 185 while Trump thinks "bigly" is a word.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:34 UTC

Virtual Fascism 360.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:20 UTC as 25th comment
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gizmowiz: Undoubtedly there will also probably be some dramatic footage as someone takes out their anger against Trump. He is a trouble magnet.

@Skyscape We know that bullying and badmouthing anyone and everyone including a war hero, POW like John McCain, is not classy by any definition. ]

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:17 UTC
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Frank C.: Maybe the camera will pick up that wall being built out in the distance

The completely unnecessary, fascist wall that tax payers will pay for.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:57 UTC
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marike6: Zenit or Zorki would be more appropriate. But considering the president-elect has been badmouthing Japan for months (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), Nikon is embarrassing itself for covering the Inauguration. Nikon has always been tone-deaf, but this is next level, eyes wide shut stuff on their part. Any future non-Nikon camera purchases will be 100% guilt free, they've let the rational, justifiably concerned citizens of the world down in a big way.

@photogeek Didn't make up anything, he said Japan was stealing jobs from the US, and taking advantage of the US for defense so he wouldn't defend Japan (he wouldn't honor the longstanding U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty). For crying out loud, read a newspaper once in a while.

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/trump-shouldnt-bash-japan-15328

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Maybe not the best bit of PR, but in retrospect I think it will be an important piece of documentation. It's journalism. It isn't supposed to be all rainbows and unicorns.

The rise of this man into a position of power is the most prominent(if disheartening) piece of political news that has happened in the US in decades, and it may turn out to be even more important as time passes. Documenting and understanding history as it happens will help the future make better decisions.

@Old Ed
Nixon, Reagan and GW Bush had far more executive actions than President Obama, so obviously you haven't a clue what you are talking about.

As far as ignorance, epic or otherwise, the emoluments clause of the Constitution means that Trump will likely be in violation of the Constitution from day one.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-business-conflicts-of-interest-20161219-story.html
And Trump refuses to release his taxes, thumbing his nose at voters, meaning that we will never know how many billions he owes foreign banks.

As far as real POTUS, Trump has had more scandals already than Obama had (zero) in his 8 years as president. And there is strong evidence that he colluded with Russia prior to the election, meaning that we will be having hearings on the Russia hack of the DNC from now until 2020. Trump is going to make Richard Nixon look like a boy scout. Anyway, this is a photography website, let's leave the politics aside, please.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
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Frank C.: Finally a real potus! How refreshing! I wonder if CNN will be let in? Maybe there FAKE press pass will be noticed :]

@tripler6
You win.
@Frank C Real? More like Reality TV star. Real presidents treat others with respect and carry themselves with class and dignity. It also helps if they know a thing or two about policy and world history.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: Maybe not the best bit of PR, but in retrospect I think it will be an important piece of documentation. It's journalism. It isn't supposed to be all rainbows and unicorns.

The rise of this man into a position of power is the most prominent(if disheartening) piece of political news that has happened in the US in decades, and it may turn out to be even more important as time passes. Documenting and understanding history as it happens will help the future make better decisions.

@Old Ed
"Constitutionalists"? lol. President Obama has far fewer executive orders than previous presidents. But not divesting in a billion dollar global brand, as Trump refuses to do, is 100% unconstitutional, it will endanger the lives of Americans around the globe and it will call into question every single decision he makes. So please save the lecture about "constitutionalists" for the fake news section on social media.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 12:35 UTC

Zenit or Zorki would be more appropriate. But considering the president-elect has been badmouthing Japan for months (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), Nikon is embarrassing itself for covering the Inauguration. Nikon has always been tone-deaf, but this is next level, eyes wide shut stuff on their part. Any future non-Nikon camera purchases will be 100% guilt free, they've let the rational, justifiably concerned citizens of the world down in a big way.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 12:21 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (415 comments in total)
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webrunner5: I see nothing wrong with young people, even old, trying out something that was wonderful at the time.

Not everything that is old is bad. What is wrong with people doing what They want, not what some people think they should want.

"Even 16mm isn't that good". lol. Irreversible, The Hurt Locker, Babel, The Wrestler, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wilds, Black Swan, all beautiful looking, award winning films shot on Super 16mm.

But I didn't realize I had dropped in on a digital fan club, didn't even know such people existed. And yes digital cinema looks harsh with few redeeming qualities but low cost, it looks significantly worse than film, the reason color graders try so hard to mimic film says it all.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 02:19 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (415 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Back to analog... well, they sold 30 million vinyl records last year. But there were 45 billion songs downloaded or streamed. So analogue is potentially a reasonable sort of a business, but stil a relatively small one and likely a temporary one too because of format boredom and reality setting in...

@Dragonrider Not sure why you talking about 24-bit audio when so-called "CD Quality" is sampled at 16-bit/44 kHz, which is actually a very low sampling rate by today's standards. Even FLAC is only 16-bit. But whatever, ask any audiophile their preference, the answer will not be MP3 or CD or low-bitrate streaming services like Spotify (shudders). And DVD audio will become the newest, soulless format. And still none will ever match the experience of buying, holding, looking at the cover art, reading the liner notes, and listening to a vinyl record on a good sound system.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:33 UTC
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a voice of reason: i honestly dont know how to express my mixed feeling about this short , on the one hand i understand nikon wishes to condense its proud history in a few minutes and make it visually and audibly appealing &memorable.
i think they have basically failed... its seems to lack a sense of coherence and seems all over the map in the emotions it stirs and the music it employs .. i understand they maybe wanted to keep it light or broad in its musical appeal... but i cant help feeling this short film lost its way somehow while remaining "good enough throughout "like nikon itself.
,they made quality optics, amateur\pro level gear,but no enthusiest camera.
theyve had every chance to give the world their version of the fuji x100 or sony rx or pannys lx100,leicas compacts,or ricohs gr series..but ,nikon just does not seem to have it in them .
nor do they seem to want to,they seem terrified of making anything other than a dslr that their dslr customers might want to own,

What on earth are you babbling about? Still moaning and groaning about the delayed Nikon DL line of compacts? It's getting old. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:05 UTC
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stevo23: Where's the ridiculous? I thought it was all amazing/cool. Thanks for sharing guys!

@fatdeeman Can't take a joke or not familiar with web conventions like winking emojis that denote sarcasm?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:02 UTC
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stevo23: Where's the ridiculous? I thought it was all amazing/cool. Thanks for sharing guys!

DPR understands instinctively that there is a crowd of mirrorless fan readers with tiny, unergonomic pitchforks waiting to pounce. So every statement of Nikon praise must be counterbalanced with some negativity. It's editorial policy at this point. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 07:34 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (415 comments in total)
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webrunner5: I see nothing wrong with young people, even old, trying out something that was wonderful at the time.

Not everything that is old is bad. What is wrong with people doing what They want, not what some people think they should want.

Young people should really read up on film, maybe the fact that Star Wars VII was shot on Kodak film, as VIII will also be, will make people realize that film is not just something that only hipsters, nostalgists and the Coen Brothers care about. Film in general looks better than digital and its archival qualities are outstanding.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
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