astroste

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astroste: Currently using Thinkpad, Surface Book, and Macbook Pro (intel). Apple is just the worst (keyboard, OS, useless touchbar, overheat, and many more). M1 may be interesting, but I don't think I will ever pay from my own pocket.

Do you even read?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2021 at 01:08 UTC
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astroste: Speaking of great site, you guys should do an interview with Ken Rockwell...

Well, strongly opinionated reviews are everywhere. I am not saying his reviews are the best, but it's a quite complete collection. Just like DPR pushing hard for 8K video / consistently ignoring Fuji in comparison reviews etc, I still find it useful even if I don't agree with some parts of it.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 15:25 UTC

Speaking of great site, you guys should do an interview with Ken Rockwell...

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 13:26 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies

Currently using Thinkpad, Surface Book, and Macbook Pro (intel). Apple is just the worst (keyboard, OS, useless touchbar, overheat, and many more). M1 may be interesting, but I don't think I will ever pay from my own pocket.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 00:22 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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Artgrapher: Didn't China read about the U.S. experience with Mars rovers? Because if they did, they would have used the radioisotope thermoelectric generator for their rover's power source instead of solar panels. Mars air is very dusty. Dusts will soon be deposited on their solar panels, blocking sunlight from reaching the solar panels' photo-electric sites.

CCP's (civilian / non-bomb) nuclear technology is relatively behind. Most of their nuclear power plants are built with French as they don't have the expertise on resistant material / alloys. And they don't have the tech to build small-scale reactors for submarine / air carrier. RTG may be easier to make but the fuel may require reprocessing..

Anyway, Propaganda is the first priority, science / tech (for spying) may be 3rd or 4th. They dont really need the rover to last very long.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2021 at 18:36 UTC
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astroste: CCP propaganda. It IS a technological achievement, just like when Russian launched the first satellite and brought the first man to space. Americans should not ignore this.

Many of these "USA-haters" are actually Chinese immigrants to western countries but somehow think "China is the best".

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 18:24 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Initial Review (1480 comments in total)
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jjz2: Can you manually mount old AIS and AF-D lenses to this?

"No AF" is an understatement. You will also enter aperture to the camera separately for correct exposure, similar to what you need to do with a "dumb" adapter or tilt-shift lens. The aperture coupling in Ai or Ai-s was very smart thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2021 at 03:41 UTC

CCP propaganda. It IS a technological achievement, just like when Russian launched the first satellite and brought the first man to space. Americans should not ignore this.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2021 at 02:31 UTC as 23rd comment | 18 replies
On article Nikon Z fc Initial Review (1480 comments in total)
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Victor Stan: Finally, I can pair my old Nikon Series E lenses to a camera that will not make them look out of place!

The adapter will make the whole setup look weird. Also, one will have to enter the aperture manually to the camera for metering.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 15:51 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Initial Review (1480 comments in total)

People who praise the look of this camera should re-evaluate after they look at how it pairs with those bulky and long Z lenses or F lens with FTZ. It's a pain to use the old AI-S lens on a digital camera anyway (unless the adapter has the aperture coupling?)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 13:13 UTC as 136th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z fc Initial Review (1480 comments in total)
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Alam12: The big win of Nikon over fuji and sony is
You can use both fuji X lenses and sony E mount lenses to nikon Z via tiny adapter :)
In case you are both owner of fuji and sony, and can't decide which path to take

Simple. I have a Fuji or Sony, I would ignore this Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 13:08 UTC
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astroste: Fuji's retro design is the first class citizen. Nikon's retro is not. Nikon Z lenses do not have aperture ring.

When was the last time Nikon released a retro-style camera? DF in 2013?
It's not like you can use Nikon F mount lens natively. One could use a F-to-FujiX adapter for those AI-S lens too: it will be the same full manual focus/aperture lens.
I don't see any FM in there other the look and the brand.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 13:06 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Initial Review (1480 comments in total)

Fuji's retro design is the first class citizen. Nikon's retro is not. Nikon Z lenses do not have aperture ring.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 03:32 UTC as 156th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon Z fc Initial Review (1480 comments in total)

It looks good as a kit, but it looks weird with the FTZ adapter + F lens or unusually long Z lens...
I doubt Nikon will invest much in the dx size. If you don't plan to get their FF, I think Fuji's offering is much more complete.
Even a fixed-lens X100V would beat this kit, unless you have to get a Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 12:52 UTC as 260th comment
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EXkurogane: Everytime there's some news involving China you'll see all the haters from Murrica appear.

I guess it's natural to have some form of inferiority complex when some other country is doing equally well or better than you do. Salty much

There is a difference between anti-CCP/PRC/mainland-Chinese vs anti-chinese descent. Latter is racist.
If someone said bad things about CCP/PRC regime and you somehow take it personally, I dont know what to say.
Ask a friend or two from Hong Kong or Taiwan, their perspectives of being (ethnic) Chinese are probably very different from you.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2021 at 02:06 UTC
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kleeworld: Did anyone check if they actually bothered to go to a distant planet, and aren't just IP spoofing a live stream from the Gobi desert?

NASA took some pictures of the Chinese rover from above already.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2021 at 19:47 UTC

If you think it doesn't affect "photography" or its community, watch Lok Cheung (Kai Wong's partner on YouTube, ex. digital rev guy) explaining why he has to leave Hong Kong for good.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2021 at 15:32 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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EXkurogane: Everytime there's some news involving China you'll see all the haters from Murrica appear.

I guess it's natural to have some form of inferiority complex when some other country is doing equally well or better than you do. Salty much

Your social score must be very high there. Good for you.

Johnami: you are right. HK is like a colony now.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2021 at 15:21 UTC

These "best" videos are getting boring and are not getting views on YT (esp. for audience who dont come to the site often). Not surprised they have so few subscribers given the popularity of this site. DPR should consider making more comprehensive or non-standard comparisons (e.g., FF vs APS-C vs M43), taking advantage of their access to many cameras.

Restricting on sensor size is stupid. If I am in marketing and ignore Fuji's offerings (X or GFX) when researching market for FF, I will probably get fired. I am in market for a new system (from Canon 7D with some good lenses) and considering x-t4/Z6/R6 + lenses, but I found most of these reviews not helpful (e.g. how much FF is really better, if that's true, how about GFX 50R).

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 16:01 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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Hubertus Bigend: And again the arbitrary decision that "APS-C" was a sensible classification for a camera, leaving both FF and, perhaps more important, MFT out of the game.

Agree. It should be based on system budget (camera + a few lens) for non-top models.

Last time I complained the classification being arbitrary, someone replied: "No, APS-C is defined as X mm by Y mm. It's not arbitrary." :)

Would definitely love to see cross-sensor-size comparison to see what one missed out on different factors..

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2021 at 16:32 UTC
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