MrScrooge

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BigBen08: After the drone is brought down, what happens to the drone? Does the owner get it back? If the drone shield operator keeps it or damages it, is that theft or destruction of property? What are the rules if the drone is flying over restricted or unrestricted airspace? Many legal considerations.

@khunpapa there is always a possibility of malfunction, that's why (in my country at least) it's illegal to fly your drone over any are where you are not in control of the people within a few hundred feet around you. Interference can happen regardless - if your drone hurts someone you're responsible, legally and morally.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 14:04 UTC
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drummercam: how does one know how many pics one has on Flickr?

Log in and go to "you" at the top of the page
Look at the banner at the top which has your avatar next to your username and #followers / #following below it.
The number of photos you have is at the right hand side.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2019 at 13:44 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Looking back at the Nikon D1H and Canon 1D (187 comments in total)
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NikonD2X: I wonder that Barney complained that he had to shoot with the aperture wide open on his Nikon D1H. Just took my D1X, loaded the battery, mounted a 2,8/70-200 VR I or the „insider’s tip“ 1,8/35 mm DX Nikkor. And could shot with any aperture I want… What went wrong?
Enjoy my excursion with the D1X and 4/16-35 mm VR Nikkor:
https://www.digicammuseum.de/geschichten/erfahrungsberichte/nikon-dslr-d1x-d1h-d1-update/

Yes.
Reviewers criticise manufacturers if they think a product could have been better.
Readers criticise articles if they think they could have been done better.
As long as the criticism is valid and constructive I can only see that as a positive thing for everyone?
This was a fantastic idea Barney and an otherwise excellent and enjoyable watch - I'm not saying it was a bad video I'm saying I want more ... just maybe without the brainfarts :)
The next generation D2X / 1DMk2? (whatever was the Canon equivalent) would also be a great comparison - The D2X is still reported to have legendary colour and iirc Canon had a completely different approach at that time.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 12:24 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Looking back at the Nikon D1H and Canon 1D (187 comments in total)

What I found more interesting about my time with a D1H than the image quality was all the other things about the camera that actually worked really well.
- the AF is super responsive and confident, even compared to my D700. It's a responsive shooting experience which isn't much different from modern cameras and a very solid device.
But some things are even worse than you remember. The LCD image quality is utterly gash. The menu is like something you'd find in an early 90s VCR. The battery charger is a hulking thing you'd hate to take with you when travelling...but you need to given the performance of even a new battery.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 14:13 UTC as 16th comment
On article DPReview TV: Looking back at the Nikon D1H and Canon 1D (187 comments in total)
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NikonD2X: I wonder that Barney complained that he had to shoot with the aperture wide open on his Nikon D1H. Just took my D1X, loaded the battery, mounted a 2,8/70-200 VR I or the „insider’s tip“ 1,8/35 mm DX Nikkor. And could shot with any aperture I want… What went wrong?
Enjoy my excursion with the D1X and 4/16-35 mm VR Nikkor:
https://www.digicammuseum.de/geschichten/erfahrungsberichte/nikon-dslr-d1x-d1h-d1-update/

The D1H has excellent compatibility with all but a handful of the very latest E/AF-P Nikkor lenses (not counting pre-Ai 1950's glass)
I guess Barney's not a Nikon shooter, if he was I can't see him not knowing about this off the top of his head or being able to pick up an appropriate lens even at short notice.
It's much, much harder to source a compatible CF card than a compatible lens for the D1H!
In fairness to Canon, original Nikon batteries for the D1H are also only good for about 6 shots these days. I'd like to see them try this video again but better prepared next time.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 13:58 UTC
On article Nikon introduces 14-30mm F4 ultra-wide zoom for Z-mount (381 comments in total)
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Capture the Moment: Well done Nikon, the perfect lens for my landscape work and one of the reasons I went for the Z system. The pricing looks reasonable as well.

I think this is the first COMPACT wide angle zoom I've seen for Full Frame. Well done Nikon for actually producing a compact lens for a system people are saying they want because of the small size.
How is the Sony lens in any way competing with this? It's bigger, heavier and costs more for an extra 2mm on the wide end.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 13:25 UTC
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Boissez: No guide for m43?

m4/3 is what we REALLY need a buying guide for - there are so many options from different manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 16:38 UTC
On article What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses? (287 comments in total)
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MrScrooge: "we unfortunately didn't have a chance to give it a try with an older AI or AI-S manual focus lens" - if there's no AI metering prong I'm guessing we'll be limited to stop-down metering - but poor show DPRev - everything else in this article was already known could be easily guessed, you neglected to cover the one thing we actually needed feedback on.

Maybe Nikon think that vintage glass users should be "proper old school - none of this auto lens malarky" - open aperture, focus, close aperture, take photo - like they did in the old days! :D
Some manual focus lenses for other systems used to have a button you could depress that would stop down the lens to your desired aperture for you - back when some bodies had auto aperture functionality and some didn't - pity that this was never a feature of AiS lenses (although retrospect's a fine thing ... or they could have just put a damn aperture feeler on the adapter lol)

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2018 at 12:17 UTC
On article What's the Nikon Z like with adapted lenses? (287 comments in total)

"we unfortunately didn't have a chance to give it a try with an older AI or AI-S manual focus lens" - if there's no AI metering prong I'm guessing we'll be limited to stop-down metering - but poor show DPRev - everything else in this article was already known could be easily guessed, you neglected to cover the one thing we actually needed feedback on.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 13:36 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview TV: Entry-level APS-C shootout (547 comments in total)
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LightBug: Why no DSLRs?

Combustion engines are the past ... you don't see anyone buying them anymore do you? Oh wait...

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2018 at 16:27 UTC
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MikeStern: The only reason this article is getting our attention is because this specialized sensor is being compared to a full frame sensor in our mirrorless cameras.
Is this canon’s way to stand in position? How about making decent sensors first to try to catch up with sony and Nikon cameras?
Why should I care if you make a giant sensor?

Lessons learned in development of cutting edge products like these trickle down and benefit other parts of Canon's business.
Remember when Nikon used to push the boundaries of optics with products like their 6mm f/2.8 fisheye?
I'm a bit sad that we don't see more companies doing stuff like this. It makes the world of photography an exciting progressive place.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 11:42 UTC

I don't think "Colloquially known as" is the correct phrase - the lens isn't even released yet.
It's a sigma marketing phrase...a pretty aspirational one.

DPRev - please don't fall into this - otherwise we'll be seeing ridiculous headlines like "Panasonic have released the FZ2000 - colloquially known as the PHASE ONE CRUSHAR!!1!!one"

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 15:15 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

Nothing that hasn't been debated and repeated ad-nauseum in the forums here for the last 2 years

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 10:58 UTC as 164th comment
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Philnw2: Nikon also committed to a mirrorless model in 2016 but nothing happened. I'll believe it when i see it.

A company which does not believe in mirrorless, should not be committing to make one, another losing effort like that action cam they made.

Leave the mirrorless market to those companies that believe in them, like Sony :-)

I think it's fair to say that Nikon are committed to producing reliable workhorse cameras that meet the needs of professionals regardless of whether there's a mirror inside the box or not. I can't find any fault in their actions toward that goal so far.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 12:05 UTC
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Stewart McKInlay: So, this is the great announcement! Sony are on third gen mirrorless and they are good. Canon have something but nobody is quite sure what it is! Nikon, (I am a huge fan) are going to join the party at some time in the future......AND........with a new lens mount! Why would I wait? If the launch date and spec are uncertain......AND the reason for staying with Nikon is your glass which may be compromised now, you have freedom to choose your brand. Is it possible that Nikon have missed the boat here? A7R3 or A9 or A7 mk3 have already arrived, highly developed and capable. Third party lenses are becoming more readily available. Come on Nikon, tell us what is coming and why we should wait for this new product. Convince us that you can leapfrog the competition with something amazing. Your loyal customer base is nervous, help us to understand why the wait may be worthwhile!

Product development cycles (not talking about Nikon specifically) are too long to assume that the A7iii had anything to do with the timing of Nikon's forthcoming mirrorless product.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 11:49 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2173 comments in total)
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Luddhi: I like the new format for the reviews and appreciate the "What we think" section. I think DPR deserves some recognition for their work on refining the review process and reporting.
I also congratulate Sony for what appears to be a very good update for the A7 series. It gives me some confidence that they will bring a similar attitude to bear on updating the a6x00 series, which, as someone who prefers the APS-C format is encouraging.

@Luddhi That makes a lot of sense thanks for sharing. Interesting times ahead for Sony then :)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 12:33 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2173 comments in total)
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Luddhi: I like the new format for the reviews and appreciate the "What we think" section. I think DPR deserves some recognition for their work on refining the review process and reporting.
I also congratulate Sony for what appears to be a very good update for the A7 series. It gives me some confidence that they will bring a similar attitude to bear on updating the a6x00 series, which, as someone who prefers the APS-C format is encouraging.

@Luddhi - very fair comments. I see where Mastering Light is coming from - in that I remember reading a breakdown of Sony's finances in the forums here and there were some interesting revelations - my understanding was that Sony had never made profit from it's camera division until last year - which lines up well with what Mastering Light is saying.
That said, I haven't seen the figures from Sony themselves so I'm in no place to argue either way.
(also I've just noticed I meant to direct my response at TrojMacReady not you - sorry!)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 11:56 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2173 comments in total)
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Luddhi: I like the new format for the reviews and appreciate the "What we think" section. I think DPR deserves some recognition for their work on refining the review process and reporting.
I also congratulate Sony for what appears to be a very good update for the A7 series. It gives me some confidence that they will bring a similar attitude to bear on updating the a6x00 series, which, as someone who prefers the APS-C format is encouraging.

@Luddhi @T3 : I'm not refuting your stance that the A6000 made Sony a profit - I don't have access to those figures - but you must appreciate that you're not bringing anything to the table to disprove the argument other than conjecture.
"It sold X so it must have made a profit" "Its been 4 years so the R&D must be paid off" - in the electronics industry some R&D takes many many years to pay for itself. It's also possible that it was designed to be a loss leader - it may have bespoke parts, even uniqie ASICs that could never be sold at a reasonable price when it was designed. That's not saying it wasn't a success - the Veyron was a success at what Bugatti was trying to do with it, but it was never profitable to manufacture.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 10:13 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2173 comments in total)
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Luddhi: I like the new format for the reviews and appreciate the "What we think" section. I think DPR deserves some recognition for their work on refining the review process and reporting.
I also congratulate Sony for what appears to be a very good update for the A7 series. It gives me some confidence that they will bring a similar attitude to bear on updating the a6x00 series, which, as someone who prefers the APS-C format is encouraging.

@clayton - you have some strange spectacles on if you think that the only thing that counts as progress in the camera world is removal of the mirror box. There’s been far more technilogical development happening in the field of ILCs than trying to get EVFs usable. Nikon and Canon have not stoppedz
People keep saying mirrorless is the future and no-one is denying that some day that will be the format dejure. Until then, we will continue to choose the best tool for the job. That’s not always a sony.
After all, electric cars are the future but that doesn’t mean that BMW aren’t still making great petrol cars that outperform their electric counterparts in the meantime.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 20:11 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (2173 comments in total)
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Luddhi: I like the new format for the reviews and appreciate the "What we think" section. I think DPR deserves some recognition for their work on refining the review process and reporting.
I also congratulate Sony for what appears to be a very good update for the A7 series. It gives me some confidence that they will bring a similar attitude to bear on updating the a6x00 series, which, as someone who prefers the APS-C format is encouraging.

@Thoughts R Us - geez check this guy ^ looks like you can't even mention Nikon or Canon in relation to Sony without being told that you live in the past :D :D :D

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 14:48 UTC
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