marike6

Joined on Jul 29, 2011

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  • The Nikon 105 f/1.4E ED provide Zeiss Otus level performance but with AF for literally half the price. I can't see anything to complain about. This lens is already a huge hit with Nikon shooters,...

  • How they designed it was to give Zeiss Otus level performance optically but with AF for half the price. Zeiss, when it was marketing the Otus made a big deal about needing to charge $4000 for a...

  • Yeah no. And isn't it time to stop with the China bashing? I have Chinese lenses like my Speedmaster 25mm 0.95 that is a beautifully milled piece of metal, built link a tank. Made in China in...

  • Cool and informative (I guess) but speaking of being critical of marketing, these "Lensrentals Tear Downs" are essentially advertisements for his business. That's the main reason he does them. ...

  • Bokeh balls shaped like lemon wedges, you mean like this Sony 85 f/1.4 GM photo?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/135097014@N08/25302607316/in/photostream/

    This happens, AFAIK, because the bokeh...

  • Nobody should denigrate anybody, and regardless of the OP's intention, the title alone should have been reason enough for the post to have been removed, IMO.  A thread titled "Is Nikon Dead?" ...
  • $350 for a metal bodied APS-C camera with kit lens? lol. You can barely buy an enthusiast P&S for less than $400, and the Fujinon 16-50 f/3.5-5.6 OIS kit lens sells for $399 new. As it is,...

  • @abortabort First off, you can get some great cameras for $499 but lenses are always going to be the bigger expense with system camera. And the Fujifilm 16-50 kit lens is actually very good...

  • It's not that pros are stuck in their ways, it's that professionals need dependable, performant camera and complete systems of lenses and flashes. And Canikon have the two most complete SLR ...
  • First off all, $550 for the A6000 is the sale price (a minus $150 instant rebate Sony is still running but over in a couple of days). Second, why would anybody want a Sony APS-C camera when their...

  • But I'll give it a shot. Nikon sells more cameras than any other company except Canon, they are #1 and #2 in the worldwide camera market. Nikon recently released the D500, one of the highest ...
  • Superb lens, I've been following the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D for a while. Their 105 f/2 is quite drool-worthy. Nice looking gallery from DPR, and this gentleman on YouTube did some fantastic time lapse...

  • "The 85 Art looks OK, just OK." Dude, you are delusional. The Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art is one of the very best portrait lenses, and it's one of the sharpest, most optically perfect lenses that...

  • K-Lite is Windoze only, VLC can play any codec you throw at it, it has great subtitle support for fans of foreign films and unlike K-Lite, VLC streams radio stations from all over the world. It's...

  • You guys do realize that you are arguing about a lens test, not the cure for cancer? Maybe it's time to step back. For me, I respect Lenstip's tests more than any other online because they look at ...
  • VLC, the greatest swiss army knife application for digital media ever made, it literally does it all (or at least so it seems).

  • "collectors and an affluent hobbyist market"?  What on earth are you talking about?  The 105 f/1.4E is a professional lens, it's going to be the go-to Nikkor for portrait and wedding ...
  • Replied in X-T2 vs A6500
    Every time I think of buying an A6000 series camera, Sony's pitiful lens lineup stops me dead in my tracks. If you can live with Sony's APS-C lens lineup, their absolutely horrible kit lens, ...
  • Well done, this lens will be an instant classic. http://www.lenstip.com/492.1-Lens_review-Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_105_mm_f_1.4E_ED.html Apologies of this has already been posted.
  • Lenstip has reviewed both lenses, they both received rave reviews and "Highly Recommended" scores. http://www.lenstip.com/492.1-Lens_review-Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_105_mm_f_1.4E_ED.html http://www.lensti ...
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