Joe Huckleberry

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Joined on Jul 31, 2012

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ZeBebito: Maybe is a press release with the sole purpose to give the impression they are up to something and that's about it. The information is so vague that probably they are years away from developing a whole new system.

If they make an announcement like this they must be close to releasing something. Think how many people look at this and will delay purchasing equipment until they see what the new mirrorless system looks like. My guess would be they release something in 2017.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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lightpainterx: I think Nikon are playing their cards close to their chest. We cannot rule anything out. In my view they will:-
1. Make a large touch screen 1 inch sensor camera phone with a quality Nikkor lens without a viewfinder (effectively the replacement to the DL line and J5)
2. Make a replacement to the V3 with improved ergonomics, better sensor and exposure bracketing (1 inch sensor tech will soon be as good as larger sensors and small size has its advantages for compactness, greater depth of field and longer effective focal length advantage for some applications. Nikon 1 mount is unique in these respects)
3. Make some new fast primes for the Nikon 1 mount
4. Make a full frame F mount mirrorless camera which would utilise all current Nikkor glass

@XXTwnz, yep, agree. Ya gotta hope they saw that far out and have something coming sooner rather than later. But you never know, as you said, they could leave a large group of people hanging for a while.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
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lightpainterx: I think Nikon are playing their cards close to their chest. We cannot rule anything out. In my view they will:-
1. Make a large touch screen 1 inch sensor camera phone with a quality Nikkor lens without a viewfinder (effectively the replacement to the DL line and J5)
2. Make a replacement to the V3 with improved ergonomics, better sensor and exposure bracketing (1 inch sensor tech will soon be as good as larger sensors and small size has its advantages for compactness, greater depth of field and longer effective focal length advantage for some applications. Nikon 1 mount is unique in these respects)
3. Make some new fast primes for the Nikon 1 mount
4. Make a full frame F mount mirrorless camera which would utilise all current Nikkor glass

Regrading #4 I think they would have come out and said that all F-mount lenses will be supported (or at least AF-S and newer), but they didn't. They made a comment about "overwhelming them in lens quality", which, all we can do is read between the lines, and since they didn't flat out say AF-S+ lenses will work with whatever they come up with, I would speculate they are going down the path of a new mount for this iteration of mirrorless (I hope I am wrong). And hopefully an adapter for AF-S and newer lenses, where the adapter provides support for all lens features, af, vr, ...

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

Anniversary items, sure, ok, why not, yeah, but wait, let's make it so that 99.9% of the potential market can or would want to participate. They have their head soooooo far up their own ... Sad, funny?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 20:06 UTC as 47th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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SigmaChrome: Well ... some one has forgotten how to take a group photo. The forth guy from the right in the back row is obscured except for his left eyebrow (maybe that was done on purpose?). The fella third from the right looks like he's the one who going to do the firing - either that or he'd rather be somewhere else (maybe with another company?). Overall, they look like a cheerful bunch of fellas.

They all look like they would rather be somewhere else, as fast as they can possibly get there.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 05:31 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

I own Nikon equipment, I like it a lot. Their best hope over the next, say, 3-5 years, is that company X sees value in the Nikon brand and buys Nikon. And that company X will continue to float the F-mount as well as push the boundaries.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 23:30 UTC as 191st comment

According to the terms/conditions there is no lens included. You would think they would have at least included their el cheapo lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 20:16 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
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Raist3d: No x-trans support, no Dxo.

Does RawTherapee have local adjustments?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 04:15 UTC

I trialed V9, bought it and eventually became disappointed in the product. The prime denoise stuff was only good if you had many minutes to wait for processing to complete, and even then, Topaz was just as good or better. DXO isn't close to Lightroom, Capture 1 or ACDsee, at least not for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 22:57 UTC as 39th comment
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (385 comments in total)

sheesh, i wonder what it weighs

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 225th comment

As slow as DXO Optics, fewer features than CNX2, swell. Hey Nikon, down is not up. Disappointing.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 07:47 UTC as 74th comment
On article CP+ 2014: Nikon stand report (47 comments in total)

Where are the updated/new wide angle primes?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 16:48 UTC as 19th comment
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1842 comments in total)

You gotta figure they make most of their money from corporate, medium and small sized business. I would imagine that most of them can adapt to this change. I am also a software developer and can understand their desire to not support multiple code bases. But I am also a photographer/hobbyist, and this sucks big time. I use CS5 for most of the interesting post processing I do. The alternatives I have looked at just don't compete, so, I guess I upgrade to CS6 and hang on until there is a good alternative. Someone/company will make an great alternative.

Or even better, and something I have not seen a lot of in the forums, people will begin to point out good alternatives that cover the basics of what you can do with masks and layering in Photoshop. But things like PaintShopPro, PhotoPlus, etc... were just horrible (my experience).

Bummer...

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 00:58 UTC as 794th comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue (239 comments in total)

I rented a D600 last weekend. Definitely saw the dark spots, plenty of them. I am used to cleaning dust off of my D7000 and images, it goes away, sometimes for long periods of time. But if a customer can't clean the stuff away, I would never consider purchasing a D600. The service notice doesn't indicate any resolution, other than repeatedly send the camera in for an indeterminate time period to have it cleaned? Right...

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 19:57 UTC as 89th comment
On article New image viewing options for forums (152 comments in total)

Nice. One improvement might be to either (as someone suggested below) make the back button work, or make it easier to close the viewer, esc and the little x require either too much movement, or, too much accuracy :)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 41st comment
On photo Branches and Leaves in the Best Plate in your home. challenge (1 comment in total)

Hmmmm

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2012 at 19:33 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Stadium in the My best picture this week challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Mick. I responded with a message directly to you.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 04:39 UTC as 1st comment
On article Accessory Review: Kata Revolver-8 Backpack (71 comments in total)

The waist strap doesn't look that good.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 00:12 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
On Challenge:7308 (7 comments in total)

I am new to these challenges. I see a lot of rules that say o sandbagging. I am a golfer, so it means one thing to me. What does it mean in the context of these challenges? Can the host see who votes on which photos? Thanks...

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 at 07:08 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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