alexne

Joined on Apr 7, 2015

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On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (62 comments in total)
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havanna60: I've received my first ever Apple product, an iPhone 7 from my company, recently, but I started using it quite reluctantly, since I have an excellent Samsung Note Edge with the great S-Pen. This weekend I wanted to use my Samsung to record a video in 4K, but it wasn't able to record longer 4K videos than two minutes because of overheating. I thought, let's give a try to the iPhone 7; and it worked brilliantly. It records only 50 Mbps 4K, but I was blown away both with the image and the audio quality. I was sold on Apple. The iMovie is simple but excellent mobile video editor; Android phones have not a single half-decent video editor; the multi-billionaire Samsung was not able to make any video editor at all. The entire Apple infrastructure and product line is cohesive and extensive. I guess, I'll never buy Android again after the great experience with iPhone 7. Being a Sony fan, my plan was to buy an A6500, but after this iPhone experience, I decided to postpone all my gear purchases.

@trungtran
there was never an iPhone 3 or 3s.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 00:29 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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ttran88: Once upon a time we were forced to shoot with these big black boxes if you wanted to get respectable results. Thank goodness times have changed.

I'll give you a "like" for that comment. lol.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
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lemonadedrinker: The counterfeiters can't manage a gap?

its not a gap, its a super secret Canon authenticity marking. shhhh..don't tell anyone.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 05:41 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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ttran88: Once upon a time we were forced to shoot with these big black boxes if you wanted to get respectable results. Thank goodness times have changed.

I like to take photos of my meal with my iPhone. Although it looks a bit grainy, it tastes fine. However, I can share my meal more easily with others that way. Sometimes they say they like it.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 05:26 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: So with 0.67x OVF magnification, it is about as big as my D610's viewfinder (0.7x) ? The only reason I'm holding on to my FF is because I love the large OVF.

Try the VF in-person side by side the D5 or any other single digit camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (181 comments in total)

I can't decide if these throwback articles help to promote or deter GAS. One thing for sure, they are definitely entertaining to read. Thanks for doing it. I still have a D40 and a D50.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 23:30 UTC as 44th comment
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HSway: That’s first time I see the purpose for V cameras explained: It’s for professionals who need to do a quick job with a telephoto without lugging a lot of gear.

Amateurs/enthusiasts sometimes don’t like the professional gear (mostly because it’s expensive or heavy) so the V could fit this category possibly for its reasons. That would then explain the limited market for the V and why Nikon may not be that concerned by this fact. OTOH, if the ambition was anything more, then the V line cameras would certainly struggle among the competition.

I'm going to assume that while a 1.5x built in TC makes sense to you a 2.72x built in TC does not? Would it change your opinion to mention that while you can buy 1.4x TC from Nikon, a 2.8x TC does not exist?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 07:50 UTC
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HSway: That’s first time I see the purpose for V cameras explained: It’s for professionals who need to do a quick job with a telephoto without lugging a lot of gear.

Amateurs/enthusiasts sometimes don’t like the professional gear (mostly because it’s expensive or heavy) so the V could fit this category possibly for its reasons. That would then explain the limited market for the V and why Nikon may not be that concerned by this fact. OTOH, if the ambition was anything more, then the V line cameras would certainly struggle among the competition.

DX, is a back for F mount lens with an effective 1.5 teleconverter built in.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 07:26 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2204 comments in total)
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curiosifly: Hi Richard Thanks for the updated review. You mentioned the poorer AF in low light but I didn't recall seeing that for the A6300 review despite both uses hybrid AF system. Does that mean in your test you experience more trouble with XT2 than A6300 in low light? Which lens is used for the AF test? Does the kit 18-55 belong to one of the fast focus lens that could fully utilize the new AF feature? How does the live view at 8 fps comparing to that of A6300 (you 'complained' that A6300 only shows static frame in between)? Many thanks.

Richard,
I am also interested in this. As I said in the x-system forum post. Would like to see more elaboration about this point in practical terms for following erratic action while getting on the shutter release at 8fps or boosted 11fps mode vs the live/real rate of 5fps.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 22:47 UTC
On photo Silence in the Blown highlights challenge (4 comments in total)

congrats!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 01:24 UTC as 3rd comment

Nikon V2/V3 real time evf.. Awesome.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 08:11 UTC as 7th comment
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (353 comments in total)

great work here. I really enjoyed it.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:29 UTC as 108th comment

I don't think Von Wong's has made a name for himself by making things look real. I think "Cool" is what he goes after.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 01:11 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
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seekanoo: nice toaster :)

at first I too thought it looked like a toaster.. then seeing second photo, it became obvious it was a flying toaster.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (142 comments in total)
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alexne: like it or hate it. You can count on someone copying it.

I believe most criticism thus far is due to it's "unique" design. If it was the "same" as other typical designs, this thread would criticize apple from that point of view instead of being "unique". Can't win. lol.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 02:56 UTC
On article Apple launches battery case for iPhone 6 & 6s (142 comments in total)

like it or hate it. You can count on someone copying it.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 01:55 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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