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AbrasiveReducer: What a beauty. Put it in a Leica mount and it's a bargain. Put the same lens in Nikon mount and it's expensive. I'd love to see more on DPR on how Cosina manages to make so many products, many in small quantities, and still be successful. Voigtlander's reputation is better and more widespread now, then when the company actually existed.

I caught one of their last 2cm f:4 in Nikon S mount lenses ...
Sometimes the numbers don't work for them, I guess.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2023 at 23:12 UTC

I grew up shooting news with Nikon's F2AS and F3T mounted with 50mm f:1.2 and 85mm f:1.4 and at intimate distances you don't focus with the focus ring, you move in and out and you watch the focus plane move. It is low-percentage shooting so you miss some that you wish you had, but every now and then you get one that is golden. Most often I would bag a "good enough" shot at a medium aperture and then try to replace it with one that was golden.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2023 at 23:10 UTC as 10th comment

The author has color temperature exactly backwards. Lower is warmer, higher is cooler.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2021 at 13:24 UTC as 7th comment
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fz750: Wish they did something like this for th Fuji X-Mount..

How much are you asking for your children? I need someone to carry my bags.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2021 at 00:19 UTC

Remote ID is only a small part of the Airman Knowledge requirement. Is the online exam only for the Remote ID requirements or are the RID elements a new part of the exam?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2021 at 12:55 UTC as 1st comment
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Mitoes: In the field of photography, 1 great body is enough. So great that it will be a legend. Legend for several years. This guarantees lots of sales and many new customers. I think it will be PRO body Z9. I'm not worried about Nikon. They make cameras that customers love. The feeling when shooting with the Nikon Z is beautiful.

I re-bought a Nikon S flavor (1950's rangefinder film camera) because I loved the sound of the shutter ... like a kiss. I was lucky to get a modern optic to go with. Very nice to use. I use digital when I have to, but I love the process involved with shooting film. My muscle memory hankers for it. Focusing on results hides pleasure from many photographers.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2021 at 19:42 UTC

I found a good reason to put a Nikkormat back into my bag: the Nikkor 45mm f:2.8GN. This lens was how me made "automatic" flash exposures before there were automatic flashes. The flash would just send out a consistent quantity of light that decreases as the square of the distance to the subject. Flash bulbs also do this. You worked with "Guide Numbers" and calculated the aperture after looking at the focus scale on your lens. The GN Nikkor locked the focus and aperture together and varied the aperture as you focused. Kind of useless except for when you are a news photographer doing emergency photography. The reflective safety material on responders clothing will cause your automatic flash to automatically under-expose in that situation, but not my Nikkormat and GN Nikkor. Of course, I was a shooter before we all wore reflective gear:

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 12:28 UTC as 11th comment
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Andrei C: I have a digital and a film camera and I'm using them both. What I like is that the experience they provide it's so different.

I resurrected my film cameras because I missed the process of manual photography. If you have only known digital, you can't miss film. I find that they work well together, film for archival subjects and digital for the ephemeral. Yes, my D750 makes better images than my 645, but at this stage I am shooting for enjoyment instead. In fact, I picked up my Nikon S2 again because it's shutter sounds like a kiss.
Digital ephemeral? EMF.
Also, this allows me to leave my expensive gear at home when I shoot in sketchy places or conditions.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 12:56 UTC
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Cy Cheze: From what firm, and when, will we see a camera with the 1" sensor that shoots 4k video? Sony, JVC, and Samsung are introducing 80' 4k displays priced at $20k. Expensive indeed. But, even as prices fall, there won't be much incentive to buy without more 4k content. Hence, it is only logical that the major firms all introduce 4k video capture, which would feed interest in 4k displays and impose a need to upgrade PCs and graphics cards.

Superfluous? On small screens, yes. However, Apple promotes tiny "retina" iPad displays with higher resolution than most people can see, without anyone bawling or hooting. Skeptics would also have to concede that 4k video would permit a still photography option video has never had: cropping. Widespread use of 4k displays may be 5 or more years away. Later on 8k may become a benchmark, but even young people will see their best years past before that era arrives, so you make do with what there is.

Still photo progress is "retro": older is better?

This sensor is not one for "4K video" because it Bayer's for color info. It's what the industry calls "True 2K" meaning it give true color info for 1/2 the pixel count by interpolation.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 03:47 UTC
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peevee1: What are these unnatural yellow colors?

The light is unnatural above and the shadows are lit by unnatural light reflected by water, thus, blue. This situation is not a good test for natural rendering of color. It's all arbitrary and does not fit a standard color model.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 16:48 UTC
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bradleyg5: What's chroma sub sampling?

PP is incorrect. Video is not RGB it is Luma + 2 chroma vectors. You can pitch chroma data with less effect than luma. So think of it as making the chroma pixels bigger than the luma pixels.
No chroma subsampling = 4:4:4.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 02:28 UTC
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rsalles: IMO Nikon got it right. APS-C sensor in mirrorless is pointless as lenses do not get smaller. There is a big chance that I change my G12 for one of these.

One of the beauties of Nikon is that Nikon glass remains usable as the system moves forward. Many of us have a larger investment in glass than bodies (which are basically disposable). So I have to disagree that the APS-C is pointless. It's the DSLR that is becoming pointless.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 16:35 UTC
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Jim Lowell: I think most here that bitch are Canon users. I use Canon DSLRs. Kudos to Nikon for trying something new. 10 years from now we won't be having to use those big heavy old 35mm dinosaur lenses we are using today and the typical DSLR format will be history.

10 years from now? More likely in a couple of years. You can get there now, just not with Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 16:30 UTC

Nikon is trying to protect their DSLR business where they could be, instead, leading the parade into what will become the high ground as people figure out that the kludgy moving-mirror-box is no longer needed in an age when the sensor always sees what the lens is seeing. My hope is that the "1" system leads quickly to a DX and then an FX body that truly merges still and moving image capabilities, adds robust audio inputs, and even supports video RAW capture. That's the future; get me there quickly, please, Nikon. And TIA.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2011 at 16:28 UTC as 8th comment
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