paulski66

paulski66

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On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (117 comments in total)
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Cameracist: "now has 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 58mm, 85mm and 105mm options – it looks pretty complete to us"
...not complete without 40, 70 and 95mm lenses!

Even red? Ugh...

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (117 comments in total)
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kaka12moto: Bokeh is nervous wide open. Colors, Contrast, Sharpness and Flare Control don't meet asking price. Uninspiring performance from this highly anticipated focal lens....I guess Nikon has wrongly learned to take its customers base for granted. Maybe not this time...Switching systems have never been easier and at a fraction of the price of the past. This is history repeat for I have seen giants engineering their own demise.

Carey is a good photographer but it’s a shame to see him let down by an overpriced, overhyped lacklustre performing lens from Nikon.

And what's that purple banding in shot number 69 and 70? Pretty horrendous, by any standard.

Give me the power to perma-ban and let me get to work then DPR...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 19:39 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (117 comments in total)
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Cameracist: "now has 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 58mm, 85mm and 105mm options – it looks pretty complete to us"
...not complete without 40, 70 and 95mm lenses!

I'm not offended. It's just what jumps out upon seeing the word.

I once had a client, Tons Of Toner, and their url was www.tonsoftoner.com. Every time I read the url I thought it said "Tons Softener," like it was a fabric softener company or something.

Me, I'd want to know if people saw my user name and thought "racist" when they read it. All in all, though, no biggie...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (117 comments in total)
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kaka12moto: Bokeh is nervous wide open. Colors, Contrast, Sharpness and Flare Control don't meet asking price. Uninspiring performance from this highly anticipated focal lens....I guess Nikon has wrongly learned to take its customers base for granted. Maybe not this time...Switching systems have never been easier and at a fraction of the price of the past. This is history repeat for I have seen giants engineering their own demise.

Carey is a good photographer but it’s a shame to see him let down by an overpriced, overhyped lacklustre performing lens from Nikon.

And what's that purple banding in shot number 69 and 70? Pretty horrendous, by any standard.

DPReview does a simply horrible job of identifying and weeding out useless trolls like this. Given the prominence of this piece (on the front page of the site), I would expect some degree of urgency in locking this dreck out, and given kaka's posting history, there can no doubt as to his continued use of flaming and baiting tactics. And yet here this garbage sits, 6 hours after being vomited onto the comments section.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:54 UTC
On article Finishing the line: Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED sample gallery (117 comments in total)
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Cameracist: "now has 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 58mm, 85mm and 105mm options – it looks pretty complete to us"
...not complete without 40, 70 and 95mm lenses!

I'm not sure what, exactly, you're going for with your username, but every time I stumble across it the word "racist" just jumps out from the end...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

These look sharper than the Sony 70-200 f/2.8 samples Lloyd Chambers was posting on his blog last week. Probably less banding than the a9, too...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: I honestly think if the lens was fast, weather sealed, and free.... someone would still complain about it.

Yup. Nothing like reading through the replies of all of the Negative Nancies on the day after a product announcement.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:28 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (397 comments in total)
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jackspra: Good informative article.D500 would be my pick but D7500 is real nice.

Agreed. Well, the d500 is my pick, but if I were deciding again now, and for my use, the d7500 would get a very string look.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:05 UTC

Well, that's too bad. I hadn't read the magazine recently, but when I first started getting into photography I used to read it religiously. Always sad to see an institution like this fall by the wayside...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 19:37 UTC as 70th comment

"(and personally, I wish they'd taken whatever development costs the KeyMission ate up and poured those into the DL series instead)"

I imagine those sentiments are shared pretty strongly in Nikon's HQ right about now, too.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 13:09 UTC as 107th comment
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keepreal: I recently bought the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 and at 355g that is quite heavy enough for that focal length and aperture, slightly excessive in fact unless a professional needs image quality unavailable without glass of huge weight and size. Unless there are many professionals out there to which this applies and I do not believe there can be more than a few, then Sigma and other manufacturers are collectively forcing us all into a corner that need not have happened. I understand that part of the reason is that the design process is computerised so that the flair has gone (no pun intended).

There is no doubt that the technology today is wonderful but how it is applied often is utterly stupid. We live in an age of collective excess where going to the extremes is becoming the norm across the spectrum of human activity. Since photography went digital, the scientific know-how has made huge bounds but the designs put to market very often are ridiculous. Yet still people buy them.

a) If you think that the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 is "slightly excessive" from a weight perspective, then obviously there's no point in you even reading a press release for Sigma Art lenses.

b) "Sigma and other manufacturers are collectively forcing us all into a corner." - Huh? We have more choice today than ever, from m43 to APSC to FF to MF. And, of course, the choice to just use our increasingly proficient smartphones.

Not everyone's needs align with yours. Some need the performance these lenses promise.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (245 comments in total)

My first serious (digital) camera, too. Got the kit with the 18-135, which I thought was kinda "meh," but also got the 50mm f/1.8d, which was pretty much glued to the camera for the first year or so I had it.

Great camera, all-in-all, as long as you were ok maxing out at ISO 400; bump to 800, and noise became noticeable. Bit I got a lot of really great pictures from mine.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 54th comment
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paulski66: This has been one of my favorite Nikkors since it first came out. In fact, within weeks of buying my copy, I sold my 18-35 AF-S; as much as I liked the zoom, it simply couldn't compete with the speed, brilliant colors, and beautiful oof rendering of the 20mm f/1.8g.

Personally, I don't think this lens gets the credit or attention it deserves.

My 20mm is very sharp, not "fairly" sharp.

Obviously, you need to try focusing it via live view and see if the issue is an AF issue or, say, a decentered element or something.

As for what to do with it, if you're in the U.S. and bought it new the 5 year warranty should still be in effect.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 17:49 UTC
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paulski66: This has been one of my favorite Nikkors since it first came out. In fact, within weeks of buying my copy, I sold my 18-35 AF-S; as much as I liked the zoom, it simply couldn't compete with the speed, brilliant colors, and beautiful oof rendering of the 20mm f/1.8g.

Personally, I don't think this lens gets the credit or attention it deserves.

Khizer: I've never had any issues with focus with my copy. I'm using mine one a d750 (primarily).

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
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Juzam: Although I understand this is more of a differently packaged review, this kind of bagging for a free lens feels weird and inappropiate to me.

You must be fun at parties...

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 23:12 UTC

This has been one of my favorite Nikkors since it first came out. In fact, within weeks of buying my copy, I sold my 18-35 AF-S; as much as I liked the zoom, it simply couldn't compete with the speed, brilliant colors, and beautiful oof rendering of the 20mm f/1.8g.

Personally, I don't think this lens gets the credit or attention it deserves.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 23:10 UTC as 37th comment | 11 replies

I imagine the mirrorless crowd isn't too happy with this choice.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

Makes perfect sense to me...

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 232nd comment
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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endofoto: APC-C format cameras got much better than converters for full frames. This baby is the best for birding but not for sports in a stadium with dim light. However it is too expensive bec of lack of competition in this area. I wonder how many people are shooting birds or bears for earning their lives? Nikon D7200 has slightly better sensor, much cheaper and lighter. I think Nikon is trying to create a new consumer class by using the power of media and advertisement.

Lack of competition? Nikon itself offers a number of cameras with differing capabilities at a significantly lower price (including the d7200 that you mention). There seems to be plenty of competition, and the pricing of this camera seems justified by its overall, well-rounded capabilities.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 22:34 UTC

Looks like a very sweet lens. Wish there were a Nikon equivalent.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 32nd comment | 7 replies
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