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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 58th comment | 6 replies
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 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 (426 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 (426 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
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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falconeyes: This recent "back to analog" hype must be more massive than I was able to envision...

I now predict a "back to all mechanical" hype and will try to get hold of one of those gramophones :)

But seriously, I hope all the snarky commenters realize as it concerns audio, Sony / Philips, who developed the Compact Disc that killed off vinyl, basically sold consumers with the lie that "CD quality" is superior to vinyl, when the opposite is true. Fact.

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question487.htm

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
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falconeyes: This recent "back to analog" hype must be more massive than I was able to envision...

I now predict a "back to all mechanical" hype and will try to get hold of one of those gramophones :)

Or you could just buy a turntable for your vinyl records like all of the other audiophiles have been doing for years.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 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...

@Drangonrider 100% false. See link below.

@Roland Karlsson "audiophiles do not listen to highly compressed mp3s, of course. That one is a red herring."

Not a red herring,, FLAC files are still only 16 bit, heck so called "CD quality" is only 16-bit/44 kHz, while most modern audio interfaces record at 24-bit/196 khz. So basically your beloved digital media is throwing audio data, a CD or FLAC file is not recording the original sound wave. A vinyl record on the other hand, has a groove carved into it that mirrors the original sound's waveform. No information is lost. This is why it sounds better, it has nothing to do with "analog noise" or any other such nonsense.

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question487.htm

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 17:07 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

Kodak first released Super 8mm film roughly 50 years ago, it makes perfect sense that they should release a Super 8 camera. My question is: what took so long? And did "The Man in the High Castle" and Wes Anderson buy up all the film stock? ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 16:57 UTC as 25th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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VisualFX: Kodak is a very bizarre company. Who actually owns them now? Must not be owned by anyone in America. Because this is a really odd product to waste R&D money on, in today's digital age. People don't want junk like this. They want quality products.

Vinyl records sell extremely well to the point that the question should be "who wants those horrible sounding MP3s?". Analog synthesizers from Moog, Korg, et al, outsell digital synths by a huge margin. Tons of discerning photographers still shoot film because a well printed film image looks so much better than digital it's laughable. And motion pictures shot on film look way better than sterile, harsh digital that it is embarrassing that anyone would champion digital as anything other than a convenience. So perhaps you have your "junk" characterization backwards.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 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...

Because vinyl sounds better, with more dynamic range, than horrendous, compressed mp3s. Analog synthesizers sounds better than digital synths and VSTs, drum sets sound better than V-Drums and yes, film looks better than digital.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Nikon seems to be running in place lately.

Amazon? Lol. Photo enthusiasts in the US, at least, are buying cameras either new from Ebay (much better prices than Amazon, particularly if you consider grey market cameras) and from dedicated photo shops like B&H, Adorama, Samy's Cameras, et al. The D3000 and D5000 series are selling like hotcakes on Ebay. Same for Canon T5i and T6i.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
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a voice of reason: nikon continues to bore the crap out of me, w\o any exciting advances in design,no evfs,other makers offering rangefinder layouts as additional body options. ibis happening more & more,nikon continues to push out pointless incremental releases that seem exercises in naming schemes rather than developments in design\ capabilities.
canikon seems obsessed w protecting markets,ignoring technological \design advances explored by fuji oly, panny & sony. nikon1 tried everything but producing an exciting enthusiast model with great controls, their attempt to resurrect past design,controls,build quality..the df is a bloated confused mess, a parody of more successful attempts by fuji olympus & panasonic & sony
nikon once had the swagger& tone that made them objects of desire & technology appealing to real shooter,bit of chance taking..today canikon are boring with designs approved by bean counters rather than enlightened designers with fingers on the pulse of cutting edge developments.

So now making cheesy retro cameras or x-trans sensors arrays that no raw converters properly support is a technological advance? lol. Removing the mirrorbox and making teeny, tiny ergonomically challenged cameras with still huge lenses is a technological advance? double lol. The first mirrorless camera maker to produce a true and lasting innovation by putting phase detection AF points directly on the sensor was Nikon. Before the Nikon 1 ALL mirrorless cameras couldn't track moving subjects to save their lives. The engineering of the most robust and efficient predictive AF tracking algorithms in history was done by Nikon. Innovations in optics like Nano Crystal coating (now copied by everyone), and Phase Fresnel lens designs were Nikon's. If Nikon bores you, you either have different priorities than most photographers or you simply haven't been paying attention.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Nikon seems to be running in place lately.

IQ from the D5500 is way better than any Panasonic including the $1200 GX8. 14 stops of DR, great color depth (miles better than any m43 camera), and high ISO up there with the very best APS-C cameras, IQ from the D5500 is more than "a bit better" than m43 cameras. My D7100 crushes my EM-10 for IQ, working with RAW files from the DR challenged m43 cameras is an absolute drag compared to my Nikons.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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entoman: It seems to increasingly be the case that upgrades to DSLR's (not just Nikon) are becoming very incremental in nature. Partly of course this is because DSLRs are already highly developed, leaving limited room for further advances.

But a more likely explanation is that DSLR manufacturers know that in future the market for DSLRs will be much more limited. I suspect that virtually all of their R&D resources are concentrating on mirrorless. Before long, Canon and Nikon are going to have to bring out pro-standard FF mirrorless cameras.

Meanwhile Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic are fully established in the mirrorless market, and building good lens systems to back them up.

@entoman Why do you guys pollute ever single DSLR announcement with your mirrorless propaganda? There's more than enough mirrorless content on DPR, you don't need to bring up your tech toys at every turn. We get it, a tiny minority likes tiny cameras with big lenses and mostly unsupported TTL flash systems. The overwhelming majority of the world's professional and enthusiast photographers shoot DSLRs and that's not going to change. Deal with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)

Great files from this camera, if it's the same sensor as the D5500. And that 18-140 is one of the best travel zooms I've ever used.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:36 UTC as 50th comment
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