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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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 (464 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 (63 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 4th 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

Some Leica camera or lens??? claimed to have damaged the stone floor while falling. This time Nikon has to claim the the dog required dental surgery (and then deny that no real dogs were harmed....)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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Satyaa: Now I now what happened to the DL series...

The pre-production cameras went to dog park for testing and never came back!

Wow now I understand!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 06:23 UTC

When I was a kid I already found it strange that people in a small place selling watches and chocolate could become so rich. Of course I was young and didn't know about "anonymous financial services" and properties of victim of wars.....

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 11:16 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (205 comments in total)

55 1.2 SC and the not too old 45p. Both works well beyond 12 mega pixel. the 105/1.8 struggles a bit with newer sensors but still adequate.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:22 UTC as 7th comment
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)
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kreislauf: man, it is very revealing how many people here just can tolerate their camera up to the point where a successor is introduced.
If you love the marketing slogans more than using your cameras, there is something seriously wrong.

Therefore Nikon used the "I am...." series of slogans. Brain washing!

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (409 comments in total)

The fidelity of colours used to improve greatly every few years, quite regularly until a few years earlier. Every time you'd think you've finally got a good-enough one and then a few years late you would find a new camera with way more realistic colours. By now it has been really by and large good enough (really??) and ok to stay put. May be more fun to put money elsewhere like drones or 360 degrees.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom (101 comments in total)

Still have my original curiosity about this one. The distinctive shape is hard to forget!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 09:48 UTC as 24th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (464 comments in total)

Why no Nikon A?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 09:57 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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makofoto: Sounds like GoPro has a spy in it's midst. I have friends who have given up developing products here in the U.S. because China will have copies out very shortly after they go to market.

Why is competition considered a spy? Your delicate fan boy pride being hurt when there are other brands in the markets? Get a life!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 21:28 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

I'll have to wait for longer. Tired of having third time lucky in my purchases.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 11:30 UTC as 39th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)

That bloody thing had a faulty Sony sensor and died prematurely. There was a product recall then followed swiftly by Sony buying Minolta before any court case happened. Yes folded optics was and is still great. But nowadays it takes a good reason to carry a "fool's camera". The mere thought of being viewed as uncool is daunting enough!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 11:13 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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