Duckie

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Dabbling
Joined on Feb 6, 2006
About me:

401s->801s->Coolpix 950->D50->D90 D7000 D610 SB-26 SB-600 Coolpix A, Q, LX3

25/2.8 ZF.2
35/1.4 AIS
45p
50/1.4 AI S.C.
55/1.2 S.C. AI
105/1.8 AIS
180/2.8 AIS ED
28/2 AIS

Sigma 10-20mm
20/2.8 AIS
24/2.8 AIS
28/2 N.C. AI'd
35/2 AIS
50/1.8S AIS
50/1.8 AF
85/1.8 AI'D
105/2.5 AI
25-50/4 AIS
TC-14A
Sigma AFD 17-35/2.8-4
55-200 AFS DX
105/2.8 AIS Micro
55/2.8 AIS Micro
Sigma 24/2.8 AIS Macro Superwide II
Tamron 35-105/2.8 AF SP
Sigma AFG DC 18-50/2.8
Tamron 2X MC7 TC - Sluggish AF
135/2.8 AI
85/1.4 AIS Polar
16-85 AFS

Tokina 20-35 F3.5-4.5 still beats nikon AFD 20,24,28
18-55dx I & II
Tamron Adaptall: Bad coating
- 28/2.5
- 135/2.5
- 200/3.5
- 300/5.6 SP
Kenko Macro Tube - electronically unreliable

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If they produce a Nikon Coolpix B with 65mm equivalent view and uses the same battery type as the Coolpix A, it will do for me. Getting tired of carrying so much weight. Who wants to swap lenses anymore. Just swap cameras with fixed focal lengths. Two covers a lot!

Of course they have to make the AF work this time!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 09:58 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)

Didn't buy it at launch and despite having later cameras I've always paid attention to this one even years after launch. A pity that the above has been turned into an ode to the D850! Bloody marketing people!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 12:22 UTC as 9th comment
On article Flip to flop: the pocket camcorder flash in the pan (49 comments in total)

Got a toshiba. Though quality was bad, the weight and size did bring a new sense of freedom. Not really too many years before that, such "high" quality would have been jaw dropping!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 12:35 UTC as 7th comment

Interesting!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 09:25 UTC as 7th comment

Really interesting lens!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 09:45 UTC as 35th comment

There was choking hazard involved. Was the beast alive after the filming?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Stigg: far better shots than the shots posted in DPR articles by today's modern junk photographers. people had a bit of soul back then behind the camera (and in front) - as imperfect as they were. nowadays they have a phone or tablet instead of a soul.

It used to cost a lot per picture taken (film, developing and printing) in terms of marginal costs. Now it is nominally nothing (rechargeable battery and re-usable storage media and viewing on screen). People had to think before they shoot. Now we shoot before we think (of keeping it).

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 10:35 UTC

Ah I remember wanting that one! Somehow it reminded me of much older movie cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 09:34 UTC as 4th comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (479 comments in total)

Another thought, if they successfully glue their rubber to the camera body and prevent it from falling, that's would be a nice change!

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 08:51 UTC as 26th comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (479 comments in total)

Let's not pop the cork before we see anything real! It may go the way of the DL!. The fact that a new groundbreaking product was absent form the 100 year anniversary says something about the vitality of a company.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 08:46 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

So instead of new announcements, they just danced around it?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 23:56 UTC as 54th comment
On article Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets (80 comments in total)
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Duckie: Early memory cards were a rip off. Use of diskettes was reassuring (for a short while) just when the industry had been moving to faster alternatives in the computers with so much surplus floating around. Had the non zoom one. Big deal at that time despite the pre-modern capabilities.

You are right. Forgot the baseline!! Ha ha !

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (466 comments in total)
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Duckie: Why no Nikon A?

In Australia it is. (First photo of compact camera page)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 08:47 UTC
On article This $31 lens will turn any room into a camera obscura (70 comments in total)
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runbei99: Correct Italian name is camera oscura. Much more elegant than the bastardized obscura. Of course, nobody cares, just like they don't care that Hass avocados are actually Haas avocados. (Sorry, the editor never sleeps.)

Americans drive on the right side even in Australia sometimes!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:55 UTC

Strange that no sample images.....

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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filmrescue: This camera is to photography what Donald Trump is to politics. Sorry...too political?

Fake photos!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 09:35 UTC

Heart warming story!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 09:34 UTC as 3rd comment
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chaos215bar2: "…a D500 APS-C body for a bit of extra reach…"

I don't really understand why this kind of statement is repeated over and over on photo sites. In terms of photo quality, using a high-resolution full frame camera — if you already have it — and cropping after the fact (or just using cropped mode to start with) is literally the same as using a camera with a smaller sensor. Going out of one's way to use a full frame lens with a smaller format sensor is just silly. It doesn't give you "extra reach"; it just obscures the fact that you're cropping the image your lens is capable of producing.

This isn't to say that one shouldn't rent a full frame lens for use on a smaller format camera under special circumstances (the merits of actually buying a lens with unnecessary bulk to produce an image larger than you can use are debatable), but suggesting the reverse may somehow be necessary is just silly.

Please don't take such articles too seriously! In the world of marketing and other variants (be articles and special reports and what not), it does not matter what it says. As long as someone reads it, agreeing or disagreeing, they are going to eventually buy something. The markets wants (not needs) are diverse with everybody often trying to justify what they believe in when reading "articles". They just keep publishing things hopefully to reinforces whatever people believes. What they fear is that no one reads it, or people switching to unrelated hobbies.

If after reading this, John went FF and Joe added a crop frame set of gear, both are good outcomes to the manufacturers! (The customer is always right!)

Draw your own conclusions and enjoy your shooting.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 22:50 UTC

Wonderful!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 11:16 UTC as 14th comment
On article Sony's Mavica FD71 liked floppy disks, hated magnets (80 comments in total)

Early memory cards were a rip off. Use of diskettes was reassuring (for a short while) just when the industry had been moving to faster alternatives in the computers with so much surplus floating around. Had the non zoom one. Big deal at that time despite the pre-modern capabilities.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:45 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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