DezM

DezM

Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at dezsantana.com
Joined on Aug 9, 2006
About me:

Photographer, photography tutor and photo tours in NYC

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Horshack: "While the massive drop in operating profit doesn’t look promising, Nikon does note ¥16B / $151M of that loss was ’fixed asset impairments and disposal/write-down of inventory in Q2 and Q3, and ¥1.9B [$18M] of restructuring relevant expenses.’"

Call me old school but a write-down in the value of inventory should be interpreted by investors as strictly an operating cost rather than an extraordinary, one-time expense. It's essentially admitting "our customers think our product is worth less than we do", and as they say, the customer is always right.

>> It's essentially admitting "our customers think our product is worth less than we do", <<

Totally agree. So, lower your prices. Be competitive = sell more units.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2021 at 16:39 UTC
On article Nikon Z 70-200mm F2.8 VR S sample gallery updated (112 comments in total)

Here are my samples of the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 S lens that I've shared in the Z forum. For the record, some are w/the 24-70mm f2.8 S lens:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64478536

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64488947

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64565816

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2020 at 00:48 UTC as 5th comment
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AdaptedLenses: Hähnel's ProCude has some bad reviews of incompatibility on B&H etc. at least for Nikon EN-EL15a, b, c batteries. Wonder if anything was improved for the Manfrotto version. I'd also like the concept a lot more if you could get different battery plates.

Not for me. I've been using the ProCube for over a year with no issues charging my EN-EL 15B batteries.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 23:40 UTC

I own the Hahnel PROCUBE2 for Nikon and it works flawlessly, charging both of my EN-EL 15B batteries. This Manfrotto looks like a carbon copy.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2020 at 23:39 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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GrahamHO: What am I missing in this story?? I have an Instagram app on my cellular iPad. ( with GPS) And I have an IG account. It works fine and looks exactly like the one at the head of this article and I’ve had it for several years. The resolution is fine for its purpose.

The IG app can be "resized" to fit the iPad but you lose resolution or the format of each photo as intended. It can only be viewed in vertical orientation. NOT horizontal orientation.

A version for the iPad will display in vertical and horizontal orientation, and is most welcomed. Way overdue.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2020 at 00:35 UTC

Lackluster. Where are the front panel USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports? There are none.
USB 3.0 ports are NOT 10Gbps.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2020 at 00:38 UTC as 1st comment

Looks good but pricey. I use ankle weights for my light stands: https://amzn.to/2l9Aflz

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 20:33 UTC as 6th comment

Pathetic. Charging for firmware? I hope they don't make a cent. A failed attempt.
Don't fall for it boys & girls....

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 23:05 UTC as 13th comment

It works but once you leave the app or switch to another app, you lose the WiFi connection to the camera. Trying to find it in the settings in the app to not allow that to happen. I use Android and I have Automatic Switching WiFi set to OFF.

One thing to note, if you want to download photos off the camera into your device, you also need the Windows Mobile Utility app installed in conjunction with SnapBridge 2.5.4 or later. And WMU does not support downloading Raw files, but if you switch to Raw+JPG, it will download the JPG.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2019 at 13:21 UTC as 9th comment
On article Nikon Z 24-70mm F2.8 S sample gallery (196 comments in total)
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RubberDials: I've often wondered if partners (and pets) get modelling fees for appearing in DPR galleries.

Or is their reward simply the chance to steal a little more time with their significant others? :)

@Barney Britton you should have me take samples shots of test equipment here in NYC. A city with a ton of photographic opportunities: https://dezsantana.com

Serious suggestion ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2019 at 15:46 UTC
On article Nikon announces 64GB and 120GB XQD memory cards (223 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Competition is good for the market. Maybe these and the Delkins will lower card prices.

Delkin told me at the Photo Plus Expo that they have no plans on making XQD since Sony isn't licensing the technology to others anymore. They are waiting for CFExpress which is backwards compatible to XQD via camera firmware update.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 13:41 UTC
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4436 comments in total)

Interesting. I just met that model last week. She's a natural Spanish/Italian beauty: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpemPlCn4W4

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 12:47 UTC as 289th comment | 1 reply

Exactly what I was told by representatives of Lexar at the Photo Plus Expo a few days ago. Sony, the creator of XQD, is who's holding things up. Apparently, they want to monopolize the market for a bit before they allow others to develop their versions of XQD.

The XQD market is not small: Nikon D4, Nikon D4s, Nikon D5, Nikon D850, Nikon D500 and Nikon Z6 & Nikon Z7 all use XQD. Phase One and Sony also have cameras that use it.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 01:54 UTC as 31st comment
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proudfather: Why would any photographer put their full resolution images on the web anyway? Especially without watermarking.

Exactly

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
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J A C S: A Hawaii judge will overrule this as soon as he gets back form the beach.

LMAO

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 18:13 UTC

Nice concept but silicon is a dust magnet. I imagine the lint in your pockets would stick to these.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 23:47 UTC as 45th comment

Nikon still doesn't get it right. This new Snapbridge does not work with my D850, Samsung S6 nor iPad Air 2. Bluetooth or WiFi. Useless.

They should borrow Sony's technology with apps that control their bodies. They get it right.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 02:32 UTC as 3rd comment

Dpreview, please edit your article and mention that the A1 is needed to trigger only these flashes only: V860II, AD200 and AD600. Not X1 transmitters or receivers.

http://www.godox.com/EN/NewsPage33.html?fref=gc

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 22:34 UTC as 7th comment
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CarlosMP: Why don't people research products before they make comments about it ?
The WT-7 is meant for instant wireless transfer hundreds of feet away. 650ft max range and 866 max mbps.

It is NOT meant to upload 2MP pictures to facebook after you take a few selfies

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/wireless/wt-7a-wireless-transmitter.html

No, I couldn't decipher ;)

I heard. I don't own a Fuji. I use a Sony mirrorless, as well as my Nikon and the Sony's WiFi implementation just works.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 11:13 UTC
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CarlosMP: Why don't people research products before they make comments about it ?
The WT-7 is meant for instant wireless transfer hundreds of feet away. 650ft max range and 866 max mbps.

It is NOT meant to upload 2MP pictures to facebook after you take a few selfies

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/product/wireless/wt-7a-wireless-transmitter.html

Yes, way behind in that the Nikon WMU app doesn't work. Sony, Fuji, Olympus app works with their built-in WiFi. They get it right. The Nikon D750's WiFi lacks in that department. Did you not read my comment above?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 11:34 UTC
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