clauderobidoux

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Jan 24, 2010

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On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (31 comments in total)

Wow these are amazing great work Jason!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 18:32 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)
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clauderobidoux: Hello everyone! This comment might seem a little out of context but I am posting it here because this camera looks interesting to me and I'll explain why, and would love to have some advice from you guys. I just sold my DSLR gear, D610, 14-24, 50 prime and 70-200 f/2.8 VR II. Now the main reason may seem strange but here it is: DUST !! I just couldn't stand it anymore, it seemed to be ruining my fun of doing photography. Basically it was at the point that I would miss photo opps because I was scared of switching lens outside. I got my camera cleaned by Nikon, when I downloaded my latest pictures I counted over 60 dust spots. The other reason is weight while hiking. I am ready to buy something new but I'm scared about that dust problem that I've had with this one, and my previous 30D, 40D and 5D II. Does anyone have a good DSLR or mirrorless to suggest that is better regarding this problem? Or should I be looking into something like this Sony or the new DL's. Any suggestions? Thank you

Thanks guys for your suggestions! Would I be wrong to think that a full frame sensor would be worse for dust since common sense tells me that the bigger the sensor the more dust can get on it. I had a 5D Mark II which was terrible for dust and the D610 was even worse. The only DSLR that I owned and had the least amount of dust showing on pics was my Pentax K-5. And when I bought my D610 I still had my K-5 and when I compared bodies side by side I couldn't believe how crappy the built of the D610 was compared to the K-5, and the K-5 had so many more seals. Dust aside though, the K-5 couldn't compete for image quality which is why I switched. Now I guess two light bodies with their own lens wouldn't be a bad idea. I'm also tempted by this camera or the new DL's. The thought of never having to switch lenses is very tempting, but when you're used to full frame quality it's tough. I'm willing to downgrade to a certain degree but I still like to make large prints. I'll do some more research.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
On article First sample images from 20MP Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III (194 comments in total)

Hello everyone! This comment might seem a little out of context but I am posting it here because this camera looks interesting to me and I'll explain why, and would love to have some advice from you guys. I just sold my DSLR gear, D610, 14-24, 50 prime and 70-200 f/2.8 VR II. Now the main reason may seem strange but here it is: DUST !! I just couldn't stand it anymore, it seemed to be ruining my fun of doing photography. Basically it was at the point that I would miss photo opps because I was scared of switching lens outside. I got my camera cleaned by Nikon, when I downloaded my latest pictures I counted over 60 dust spots. The other reason is weight while hiking. I am ready to buy something new but I'm scared about that dust problem that I've had with this one, and my previous 30D, 40D and 5D II. Does anyone have a good DSLR or mirrorless to suggest that is better regarding this problem? Or should I be looking into something like this Sony or the new DL's. Any suggestions? Thank you

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 21:02 UTC as 39th comment | 11 replies
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brownie314: I get that the AF system and maybe ergos are better than the D610. But the sensor and processing pipeline are essentially the same right? I mean there is not a lot of difference between the two, right?

I believe you are right. I have the D610 and for the price and for what I shoot which is mostly Landscapes, I am very satisfied with the quality. I have printed up to 40x60 inches on a canvas with the 14-24 and the details are amazing. When I try shooting wildlife though, I have to say my success rate is about 50% with moving subjects and 95% with still subjects. And that's with the 70-200 2.8 VRII.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 02:28 UTC
On article Primer: Why would I buy a mirrorless camera? (562 comments in total)

The day Sony has a 14-24 f/2.8, 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 half the size of Nikon's, then I'll really consider selling my Nikon gear.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 05:35 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On photo Classic Venice in the Pick your challenge III challenge (7 comments in total)

I think it's absolutely beautiful congratulations!

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 04:47 UTC as 3rd comment
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Bruce Photography: I know this is nothing new but I just took delivery on a new Nikon D7200. Can Anybody speculate when Adobe will have a camera raw that can read it?

I was just wondering the same thing. I'm surprised it's not in the list with the new 300mm f/4. Thinking of buying one do you like it so far and do you think it's much better than the D7100?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 00:40 UTC

Absolutely beautiful images! Thank you for sharing!

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 9th comment
On article Nikon D610 Review (404 comments in total)

Just got some pictures ready for a stock agency this morning. Took me about an hour just to clean dust spots... really annoying! Please Nikon if there's one technology you should focus on is getting rid of this problem, or at least find a way to improve it significantly.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 23:03 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D610 Review (404 comments in total)
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clauderobidoux: I read the same thing on many reviews. Like I said I may be unlucky. My Canon 40D and 5D II years ago were no better no worse, and had a lot of dust. My K-5 and K-01 were the cleanest cameras, I have no idea why but I never saw more than about 5 spots on a pic, and that was only occasionally. I never changed lenses outside yet with the D610, and before changing lens I turn off the camera and wait a good 2 minutes, than face the camera down and change lens as fast as possible. Like I said it's not that big of a deal and it's fairly easy to clean in Lightroom 5, but after spending $7000 it's just more dust than I like to deal with. They keep saying the camera is well sealed but never as good as the K-5. D610 has no seals when I open the memory card slot, where the K-5 was sealed. On the positive side the image quality is amazing, and the 14-24 and 70-200 are VERY sharp. I'm am getting lots of hit and miss with small moving subjects, but that may be me since I am new to Nikon.

This is what I was wondering too is that Pentax and Olympus have image stabilizer in sensor so maybe that helps to keep it clean on a regular basis. Also, that may seem strange to say but a full frame sensor is quite bigger than APS-C, and by quite a lot when you compare them side by side. Just makes sense to me that the bigger the sensor the more dust that can settle on it. So far this is my only complaint though besides that I think the camera is amazing. Personally, and I may be the only one but I don't get all the fuss about mirrorless. I have no problem carrying my D610 with the 70-200 2.8 all day in a shoulder bag, and in the winter outside at -10 celsius with gloves on I would certainly not want the camera to be smaller.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On article Nikon D610 Review (404 comments in total)

I read the same thing on many reviews. Like I said I may be unlucky. My Canon 40D and 5D II years ago were no better no worse, and had a lot of dust. My K-5 and K-01 were the cleanest cameras, I have no idea why but I never saw more than about 5 spots on a pic, and that was only occasionally. I never changed lenses outside yet with the D610, and before changing lens I turn off the camera and wait a good 2 minutes, than face the camera down and change lens as fast as possible. Like I said it's not that big of a deal and it's fairly easy to clean in Lightroom 5, but after spending $7000 it's just more dust than I like to deal with. They keep saying the camera is well sealed but never as good as the K-5. D610 has no seals when I open the memory card slot, where the K-5 was sealed. On the positive side the image quality is amazing, and the 14-24 and 70-200 are VERY sharp. I'm am getting lots of hit and miss with small moving subjects, but that may be me since I am new to Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:27 UTC as 98th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D610 Review (404 comments in total)

I have bought the D610 two months ago and shot about 3000 frames with it. If this is a fix for the D600 dust problem, well I feel bad for the D600 owners. I may be just unlucky but I have had dust since day one with this camera. I saved money for some time and decided to purchase only the best, so I got the 70-200 2.8 VRII and the 14-24mm. The first week I used the camera I only had the 70-200 on it, never changed the lens, and probably got about 40 dust spots on a few pictures.
I thought that these professional lenses were well sealed? I purchased the sensor gel stick and cleaned up the sensor three times already, and just can't get rid of all the dust. Sometimes I even notice that when I take several pictures without even changing lenses, I have dust in different places, which makes me wonder if it's coming from the inside. It is not that big of a deal but definitely annoying, and something I'm not used too coming from the Pentax K-5 & K-01 that had no such issue.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:05 UTC as 102nd comment
On article Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse (231 comments in total)

Absolutely amazing Nicolaus! Congratulations on your fantastic work!
Maybe that's just me but if this was mine I would submit it to the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' contest, they have this new 'time-lapse' category.
Here's the link if you are interested:
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/wpy/competition/adult-competition/categories/index.html
All the best and thank you for sharing.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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