EthanX

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Joined on Aug 5, 2003

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GlobalGuyUSA: Who is going to complain at this price? Seriously, my 50/1.8D has been going strong for nearly 20 years with its plastic mount. The images look decent, well within expectation at the price.

I think Real Estate Agents just found a new best friend for their D3400's!

Just one small question -

Why didn't they use a metal mount? I'd say that this kind of mount would cost them an extra $2 - and I know that I'd gladly pay $10 more...

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: With all those excellent Tokina lenses for acceptable prices I wonder who's the target audience for this lens. Hope it works out for Nikon though.

The Nikon is cheaper and lighter than the Tokina even on launch... And it has VR.
The Tokina, on the other hand, is 2.8.

Different products, different prices... I guess they all have their place.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
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ZeroGravitas: Why are lenses so expensive?

Because they have a lot of tech in them.
Actually, they're cheap for what you're getting.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:59 UTC
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supersonic: Why does a 10-20 need VR ?

As for f4.5-f5.6, so slow, and unless totally sharp wide open, very limiting ?

A few dollars more for e.g. a Tokina 12-24 or 12-28, or other makes, would be money better spent IMHO. But not so small and light.

Prepared to be convinced (but not for me, AF-P only works on 1/3 of my cameras).

I don't think the skepticism about VR is justified. VR has more to it than just helping with the zoom - think about when you want to shoot a scene in the evening, or early morning... say, with 1/5 or even slower shutters.

You can keep your ISO down and get cleaner images. Much better focusing, much less try-and-miss.

And all this for $310? A real bargain, I'd say.

Of course, if they'd give me the same lens in 1.8, even with no VR, I'd be happier... But I guess that wouldn't be for $300. If you want $2000 glass then look elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 10:55 UTC
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moawkwrd: Who is buying these lenses without VR? People who don't know better, complain about their terrible photos and then end up buying the VR version or more expensive lenses anyway. Cha-ching for Nikon. Why can't big companies NOT be complete douchebags?

Indeed, Sean. Next thing those ppl will do is probably climb trees to get their fruits, just because it's a decent challenge.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 08:25 UTC

I can't see why anyone would buy a lens that has no VR when they could get a VR lens for merely $50 more.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 08:21 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2674 comments in total)
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odpisan: @DPreviev
It looks that this review is the most popular of all ever written on your site.
Is it possible that there is 1783 comments?
Or .. is it possible that there is some sort of mistake?
:o/

1791 comments, you mean? :)
go ahead and count them!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1138 comments in total)
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EthanX: The 7200 has a flash - so why isn't the cell in the comparison green?

The 7200 is 24MP, the 500 is 20. Again, no green color.
The 7200 is a lot lighter. 85 grams lighter.

Plus, I believe the price row is missing... :)

So many opportunities missed to show the weaker sides of this camera compared to its cheaper older brother. Why?

...Ah, and you don't have to spend your hard earned money on features you won't really be using (200 high-end raw files in one burst? that's 20 seconds, what are we trying to capture, a passing train?).

Nevertheless, it's got some nice strengths. 4K video, tilting touchscreen (although it diesn't flip sideways), bluetooth. not bad.

Thanks, Richard.

Looking at the table again, there's definitely some logic in what you wrote.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1138 comments in total)
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jeffwunder: I think I'll stick with my D7200 for now. The noise looks about the same as the D500 on these limited tests. It does amaze me how poorly other cameras do against the D500, D7200, and even the D5500 here. But I'm just seeing too many other negatives. The 1.5x crop on 4K - why?? (Same deal with the D7200 in 60fps 1080p). The messed up connectivity. Even the illuminated buttons are only lit up on one side of the camera. Disappointing. It's as if Nikon is doing a half-hearted job on too many things. If they can't do it right, they should leave it out of the final product.

Using the whole sensor would increase the required throughput, and at 112mbps it is already a lot. That's all.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1138 comments in total)

The 7200 has a flash - so why isn't the cell in the comparison green?

The 7200 is 24MP, the 500 is 20. Again, no green color.
The 7200 is a lot lighter. 85 grams lighter.

Plus, I believe the price row is missing... :)

So many opportunities missed to show the weaker sides of this camera compared to its cheaper older brother. Why?

...Ah, and you don't have to spend your hard earned money on features you won't really be using (200 high-end raw files in one burst? that's 20 seconds, what are we trying to capture, a passing train?).

Nevertheless, it's got some nice strengths. 4K video, tilting touchscreen (although it diesn't flip sideways), bluetooth. not bad.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 20:56 UTC as 216th comment | 8 replies

Pixel Shift is only good for studio tripod-aided shots, but still, even without pixel shift, this camera looks like a real winner.

Good job, Pentax!

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 00:24 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (188 comments in total)
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hesbehindyou: Anyone else read this and think it was kinda... obvious?

Well... Yes. At first.
But the amount of debating below hints it probably isn't after all.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 23:05 UTC
On article Opinion - Erez Marom: Whatever it Doesn't Take (188 comments in total)

Got that idea right...
Plus, I'm mesmerized with your photos.

Good job!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 25th comment
On article Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L (229 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Why on earth does a camera review (Canon 5D R) get ten times more comments than a lens' review? Bodies come and go, lenses stay (even more so in this digital age); that's why lenses are the heart of a phogorphic system. It should be the other way round, but I guess cameras have more gizmos and fancy figures... oh well.

What's there to read about a lens?
A lens is a lens. you snap it to your camera and take photos.

Ok, it's quiet, it's fast, it's reliable...
That's all there is to say.

With a camera - you can easily fill 20 pages!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 21:09 UTC
On article Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens (177 comments in total)

Why would anyone buy this and not 2 or 3 separate full frame cameras - each attached to a lens covering part of that 50-1000 range?

Camera's weight when actually taking the photo is also a point to consider...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 08:25 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens (177 comments in total)
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alegator1: Is this lens fit for a selfie?

I'm doubted if you can hold it against your body when the camera is on the other side... :)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 08:18 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)
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tom1234567: As far as I know the Samsung is not out until the middle of November
as they were working on a new Firmware,
beats me how someone can condemn a camera before its even out!!!!

and Samsung engineers say they are working on firmware,

some people just like to rubbish cameras they troll here quiet often,

post your photos then let us ALL see,
put a video on YouTube, show us all the poor focus, poor video,
does the GH4 not need a docking station for the 4k video
The Samsung does not I wonder why, is it just Panasonic trying to get more monies out of the users
Tom G

It wasn't the same guy you were replying to...

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 17:39 UTC
On article Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone (41 comments in total)

1MP is so... 1993!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 06:25 UTC as 6th comment
On article Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 (350 comments in total)

Hey, all you know about the price is the MSRP, since when is this a criteria for anything?

Just wait a few months and check the street price then.
My guess? 20% less. At least.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 26th comment
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