Herkybird

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Looks like the creators found an old Normark Singlepoint occluded gunsight and went with that idea.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2021 at 13:20 UTC as 6th comment
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peeyaj: Question: For still photographers, how huge is the electronic shutter with flash? Is it game changing or a must have feature?

@ RandyPD The Nikon D40 doesn’t support Auto FP-Sync (HSS in Canon speak) or CLS so the operator has to get creative on his own. TTL flash-sync is arbitrarily, by Nikon, set at 1/500-second. However, using a hot-shoe to PC-cord adapter, or tape over the TTL contacts, one can sync to top shutter-speed in manual or auto-thyristor.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 13:29 UTC
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peeyaj: Question: For still photographers, how huge is the electronic shutter with flash? Is it game changing or a must have feature?

@ entoman Yep, still own my little D40, mostly for its super-Strobist abilities. Only counting the ILCs (too many compacts with hot-shoes to list): the Canon EOS-1D, Nikon D40 D70, D50, and D1 have a TTL flash-sync of 1/500-second and non-TTL flash-synced (Auto or PC-cord) up to top shutter-speed. Also, radio-triggers can lower the flash-sync from signal latency.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 03:46 UTC
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peeyaj: Question: For still photographers, how huge is the electronic shutter with flash? Is it game changing or a must have feature?

The Sony Alpha 1 electronic-shutter to me, isn’t that big of a deal; it isn’t anywhere near what the Nikon D40 could do, which was/is flash-sync up to 1/4000-second. Now the mechanical-shutter is a nice advancement because it can go up to 1/400-second, finally beating out the Nikon F5 from the ‘90s.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 01:07 UTC

What, no mention Capture NX-D’s best feature Nikon/Nik U-Point control points. First used it on Snapseed, Capture NX, and brought back over two years ago.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2021 at 18:36 UTC as 65th comment | 4 replies
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mdmarqphoto: Maybe I'm just old fashioned, but if you're going to provide a sample of a photo shot on film (to highlight film and processing), why so much post-processing of the scanned image? The woman's face is in focus, the rest of her is not, but the grass in the foreground is mostly in focus.

Or, it could be Mr Phimester is using a 4x5 camera.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2020 at 17:57 UTC

Multi-zone metering was well established when digital cameras started to go mainstream. The 1983 introduction of Nikon’s Matrix metering in the FA was the first model.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2020 at 15:44 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies

A remake of the Olympus Stylus Epic would be nice and that camera was shirt pocketable. Perfect metering, good lens for its time, and a marvel of electromechanical miniaturization. Imagine, what it’d be like with technology two decades newer.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 18:05 UTC as 109th comment
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bufo vulgaris: The LEGO of today is crap. It kills the creativity of children. In the beginning LEGO was about the building blocks: - You bought a set of general pieces and then it was up to You to build something with it. The only real limitation was Your own imagination. You could do anything.

Then they started to focus on developed finished models: A car, a rocket or something like that. And the creativity was gone. Instead of following his imagination the kid is now following instructions for how to build exactly the rocket shown on the box..

When my children were small they had much more fun when they were building something themselves, instead blindly following instructions.

(To be fair, It is still possible to by sets of general building blocks, but my guess is that 99% av LEGO sold to kids today are those soulkilling models.)

Another ancient Boomer complaining again. You do realize that there have been complete LEGO sets since the ‘70s right. And, LEGO has had idea books with instructions on how to build complete models since the ‘60s!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 13:42 UTC

Wonder what people would say if it was Bruce Gilden, instead. I’ve seen him do the same thing and blast ‘em with a speedlight.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 02:45 UTC as 201st comment | 1 reply
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gravis92: just buy a sigma. Or a k1

Sigma has had a removable IR filter since day one of the DSLR age and some of the Pentax cameras have a built in star-tracker called Astrotracer.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2019 at 21:08 UTC
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em28: Why everything looks so mushy, soft, no texture in skin, etc... Is jpg engine bad? Where i see a "headshot" simply nothing has that crisp i expect. And headshot should show more texture, contrast, this looks like phone jpg. I'm confused. OOF is nicely rendered, but where are details in focused area. Photos look really nice btw, nice shots. I love taking headshots so i sort of know what kind of details i expect from headshots (from APS-C and FF) yet here nothing is found. Lens does look shart when when i inspect certain parts, like stray hair, etc... I am just confused, i do not mean to bash camera, i never did shoot M4/3 so i do not know if this is normal, but i would guess that it should be able to deliver perfect photo from it's base ISO

It appears that a combination of DPReview server and Dan Bracaglia’s Jpeg settings produced a different picture from the norm. Imaging-Resource’s preview Jpegs look like they came from a different camera; even though some of the pictures have similar framing and time of day lighting.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 17:58 UTC
On article Sigma 35mm F1.2 DG DN Art sample gallery (233 comments in total)
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Redleaf: People are so obessed with bokeh these days, back when film was used many wanted more DoF not less. Maybe people want to make their images look different than smartphones.

I mean today with decent high ISO, a slow lens should be of no problem if not obsessed with bokeh.

Look at old paintings, often birds are seen with the background to get a clue where they fly, today if you see a bird in a photo the artist mostly chose to blur everything in the background giving no clue where it was shot.

Well of course that would require f32 or 64, but thats another story.

Well historically the wide or narrow DOF dates all the back to Peter Henry Emerson in the 1880s. The F64 club and pre-WW2 street photographers cemented the idea of everything needs to be in focus; which persisted up through the film and early digital ages.
Personally, I’ve photographed aperture wide-open since the ‘80s, it’s the look that I’ve always liked.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2019 at 18:13 UTC
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APenza: Give me this lens in L quality and a semi pro R-1 and I’m a buyer.

If they make an L version it’ll be like the previous 28-300mm L; good optics and OS for the zoom-range and a whopper of a price tag.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2019 at 02:03 UTC
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Rootbeer Man: 🤢

Nope, that’s definitely an O’Doul’s face.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2019 at 18:05 UTC
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Steve in GA: For those of you who are not familiar with bear spray, it is a super potent version of pepper spray. Really obnoxious stuff, but I guess it has to be to stop a grizzly (or a psyched-up camera store employee).

Actually pepper-spray is a lot stronger than bear-spray.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2019 at 22:47 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1151 comments in total)

I can't quite figure out why DPReview keeps on comparing the Z6 to the D750. The Z6 is a D610 replacement, the price point should've been a big enough hint.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2018 at 16:38 UTC as 203rd comment | 8 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 8-16mm F2.8 R LM WR sample gallery (223 comments in total)
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barnyz: Sorry to be off topic but could someone tell me what the building is in image 35 is please?

That's Amazon's HQ inside the greenhouse.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2018 at 16:37 UTC
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cosinaphile: no beauty mode just soft textures and "smoothening " which is one of those awful new american words entering the lexicon

the action is and was simply called smoothing , but decades of women straightening their hair and hoping to smoothen their hair ,,, led to the unfortunate "smoothening "
entering the language weird things happen when language is mangled within or outside a language ... so now "shampooing " is the nown for the liquid to wash ones hair in the french speaking world

so no beauty mode sjust smoothening and soft textures ? that clears it up???

The extinction of irregular verbs must also drive you mad. Maybe, a daily dosage of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales will fulfill the nostalgia of Anglican-lingua of years past.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 12:37 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 is a lower resolution, less expensive Z7 (402 comments in total)

Looks like a direct replacement for the D610 camera, with the similar launch price.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 15:42 UTC as 45th comment
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