Cliffwms

Cliffwms

Joined on Jan 27, 2012

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ManuelVilardeMacedo: You nay-sayers are tiresome. Want 4K? Buy a dedicated video camera, or the Panasonic GH4. Olympus makes photographic cameras with video as an afterthought to satisfy people who want to make a clip every now and then. And rightly so.
Besides, what part of "photography" did you miss in "Digital PHOTOGRAPHY Review?"

I don't care about video, but I feel the pain of those who do. On the other hand, unless they can install a Headphone Jack with a firmware update, this is never going to be a proper video Camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:17 UTC
On article Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review (416 comments in total)
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Stormhalvorsen: Man what a disappointment! Bought this without reading anything but praise except for the price. My intent was to use it fully open or almost so at least. My Nikon 85/1.4G is wonderful wide open in addition to the lovely bokeh but this is completely unusable. even stopped down two stops it's pretty bad. Had I tried it before buying (which isn't possible here) I would have thought something was wrong with it.

I simply cannot use it for my intended purpose and so it goes in the attic. Unfortunately I cannot return it since we don't have those rights where I live (unless something is physically broken). I get really annoyed with such waste.

That's odd, I really like this lens (I've had it for a few months), it's not super sharp at 1.4, but it has a look that I like at that aperture, and it sharpens up (for me) around f/2; I tend to shoot it around 1.6 or so. No need to put it in the attic! I'm sure you can sell it for more than you'll make with it sitting on the shelf!

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1032 comments in total)
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Photoman25: PCNation is now taking orders for the D4s. I just spoke to Rick, and the first ten order spots are taken, but they're happy to keep taking them. I've been using him for a year now, and he's never let me down.

Same here, Rick does Yeoman's work, I have 2 of those 10 order spots by the way :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1624 comments in total)
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sebastian huvenaars: Played with a silver one today, its big! In my mind i've been falsely comparing it with an FE all this time. The D800 feels smaller and lighter, less pressure points.

I have a Df, a D4, and a D800. The D800 does not feel smaller OR lighter... mostly because it's not. I've only had the Df for a few weeks, but I think it's great, it's the camera I reach for when I plan to go out and shoot for myself; my X100s used to have that spot, but not anymore. It seems that most of the criticism is coming from people who have held it for a minute or have never actually seen one. I'm not saying that it's for everyone, but I don't understand the hate. I don't care for the Pentax K-5, but it doesn't bother me that some people like it, more power to them!

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 02:52 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR (488 comments in total)
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john hulland: I think it incredible that canon call this an enthusiasts camera at £3000.

I'm not so sure that Canon does call it an "enthusiasts" camera. Dpreview does that; they do it all of the time, not just with Canon cameras, but also with some Nikon Models. No problem, I just choose to disagree with them, it's easy to do, because they're wrong! :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2012 at 14:55 UTC
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