Tom Ames

Joined on Oct 16, 2005

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Sir Nick of High Point: I'm digging this revival. As digital sensors get better/cheaper, film scanning should theoretically get better and cheaper. And that's kind of an ideal setup in my mind. You get the large latitude of film, capturing more dynamic range in a given scene, and the high resolution and bit depth of a digital sensor for pulling the most out of the film. Plus, there are so many great analogue cameras on the used market.

http://pic.templetons.com/brad/photo/pixels.html

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
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Photomonkey: For all the "advice" posted here about what Nikon or any other camera manufacturer should do it seems obvious that the posters are unaware of the high costs of development and the uncertain markets the planners have to contend with.

It is always easy to be an armchair engineer and make pronouncements but sadly the real world doesn't work out that way.

EVF
Silent Shooting
Electronic shutter for shooting fast lenses wide open at daylight
Electronic shutter for reducing vibration
Eye tracking focus
In body stabilization

I hope Nikon will pull it off.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
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Photomonkey: For all the "advice" posted here about what Nikon or any other camera manufacturer should do it seems obvious that the posters are unaware of the high costs of development and the uncertain markets the planners have to contend with.

It is always easy to be an armchair engineer and make pronouncements but sadly the real world doesn't work out that way.

I had the D810, before I switched to Sony. This Christmas I met my cousin, who has a D810 and I had forgotten how big it was compared to my A7tII:
http://camerasize.com/compact/#624.580,557.353,ha,t

If you need fast high end glass, I'm aware that there is nothing to gain lenses. I have the 35mm2.8, 50mm1.8 and Batis 85mm 1.8 along with me Sony A7rII and it is a very lightweight kit indeed.

Silent shooting is very handy at times, electronic shutter for shooting wide open at daylight and EVF is something I cannot get from Nikon FX cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 22:06 UTC
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Photomonkey: For all the "advice" posted here about what Nikon or any other camera manufacturer should do it seems obvious that the posters are unaware of the high costs of development and the uncertain markets the planners have to contend with.

It is always easy to be an armchair engineer and make pronouncements but sadly the real world doesn't work out that way.

It's not like mirrorless emerged just yesterday. They have had years and years to make a decision.
I crossing my fingers that either Canon or Nikon will go fullformat mirroless this year. If one goes, the other will follow in the mirrorless direction. A year or two from now, there is not any substance in claiming Fuji and Sony are missing lenses in their system either.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:11 UTC

Too bad the wingtip is in focus and the northern lights are not....

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 09:23 UTC as 25th comment | 7 replies
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Tom Ames: Could've been taken with an Iphone

He he, you think so.
Hitman: "Okay for all of you shooting pictures with your dslr's, but you guys taking photos with your phones are in big trouble: :-)

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:12 UTC

Could've been taken with an Iphone

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 08:22 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies
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eazizisaid: SUDDENLY, larger sensors are relevant once again for the Fuji Folks...

Expect a new lesson with a stick & a slate from Zack Arias soon.

Nonetheless, kudos to Fuji !

Like the Pentax clan talked down ff, but heard nothing from them in the past 6 months :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (398 comments in total)
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Sylvain G: Barney,

Thanks for the article, I think I'd like the addition of firmware specific differences, if any.
I think I remember the A7RII allowing more control on the auto iso settings? to name only one, but there are perhaps more ?
Maybe other "soft" differentiators ?

Thanks,

Yes, and that shutter setting option in Auto ISO, is a very important difference. Actually enough for me to not consider the A7II, when I bought my A7rII!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 08:45 UTC

I will donate, but not before 10-15 random rools have been developed, to see if it is worth pursuing.
Very strange to have only developed one roll before starting such a big project and before going out begging for money.

Give us some more samples from random rolls and the money will start rolling in (Pun intended) :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 08:49 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

They are pretty slow to support cameras. My Leica Q got support now after 9 months

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 9th comment
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Hi Carey, I know you can't yet post actual samples, but can you speak to which other cameras you've tested, namely in this 36 MP range, and how the Pentax K-1 compares to them at high ISOs?

Initial reports are that it is even better than the D810 at high ISOs, which would definitely make it an impressive competitor for astro-landscape work...

I've been using it for a few months now. I would say high ISO is not very good.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (315 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: The cameras are the same, look the same, feel the same well, so are the owners. They shoot the same things and pictures also look the same. And everybody thinks that that new camera will make me a real photographer at last.
It won`t. Did Your pictures change when You last time moved to another body?

What's your point?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 08:32 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (315 comments in total)
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p5freak: I dont understand these cameras. Why didnt Nikon make just those lenses for its 1 series bodys, and release the body as V4 ? Also, why didnt they make a 50-500, instead of 24-500, which would a perfect addon to the 18-50 ? That way you could cover 18-500 without compromise in image quality.

With the 24-500 you will not need the 18-50.
With a 50-500 you will need it.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 08:31 UTC
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Horshack: These seem a bit chunky to be jeans-pocketable, esp the 18-50 which is 58mm wide vs the RX100IV's 41mm. I can barely fit an RX100IV in a jeans pocket.

Phone in your jeans, camera in your jacket, works fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:46 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (550 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Forgive the naive question. But why only f2? I big fixed lense on a gazzilion $ camera should be f1.4ish, right?

But still keep the small size, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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D 503: Five years late and still no decent dx lens line up. Go Nikon!

Incredible, still just the 17-55 and 2-3 primes!
And 25-30 slow DX zooms.
I think the majority of those who waited for the D400 have left for Fuji, Sony and Olympus or moved to fullframe systems. Nikon is 3-4 years late with this model and no lenses to support it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1495 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Wow, how many different mounts are Leica supporting? Why don't they just continue the S?

Same mount as the T-mount

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
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Lassoni: Very skeptical about 200-500. It's much heavier than Tamron's older 200-500 (maybe due to constant aperture, and addition of VR). Still, way too heavy for my liking. A real shame they chose not to use PF in any of these lenses.

1.2kg vs 2-2.3 kg. I really don't see point in this. PF would've made the lens 1.5kg

With PF the price would be higher and it would not compete with Sigma and Tamron.
Nikon has plenty of high end tele primes/zooms that costs a fortune.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1579 comments in total)

Better auto iso with shutter limits is a big improvement! Have been missed by my on the previous models.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 22:34 UTC as 90th comment
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