GlobalGuyUSA

Lives in United States Los Angeles, United States
Works as a International Trade
Joined on Jun 24, 2007
About me:

My business is marketing international trade, not photography. My hobbies are primarily graphic art and then photography. Take comments with a grain of salt. I'll learn as much from you as I hope to share with others.

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ovlov: They'll be out of business before these come to market.

The beloved D850 says otherwise. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 04:11 UTC

Let's hope they DON'T make it a Nikon 1-like camera.

Let's hope they make it D5-like. And if they put it in a new business unit, that would be a disaster. No fickle management -- it needs to be a commitment to excellence. Start with the BEST. Have people FALL IN LOVE with the product. Want it. Even if expensive. Then make more affordable versions.

The Nikon 1 failed, because Nikon made cheap garbage versions first. No one cares. They liked the AF, and hated everything else. Nikon had just started to come out with cool versions and then had to cancel the project basically because they wasted so much time.

BRING OUT THE BEST FIRST -- people will fall in love, and then make it more affordable.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 19:38 UTC as 49th comment

What an amazing technology company.

How to brick your camera by using its best marketed add-on feature.

It still looks slippery to hold/uncomfortable too, like a Nikon 1.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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GlobalGuyUSA: Looks extremely hard to hold securely.

"You'd to be clumsy, lazy, or incredibly weak to drop it."

I guess Leica doesn't care about older people anymore then.

Pretty harsh of you though.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
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(unknown member): Imagine what it's like to buy a camera from a company, where buying a lens doesn't come with the worry, "Did I get good copy?"

Yeah, except in this case, you have to wonder if you got a good digital camera or if its just yesterday's tech at tomorrow's price... =P

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 06:28 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: Looks extremely hard to hold securely.

It looks slippery af... *drop* .. *crack!* ...OOPS!!

Oh well, it was just junk anyway.

Seriously, what world do you live in that this doesn't look slippery and insecure to hold? It looks almost as poor to hold as a Nikon J1.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 06:26 UTC
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Dennis: Over on Amazon, the text for the 25/1.8 says 7 elements in 5 groups and 12 blade "ideal aperture" but if you hover over the images on the left, what looks like a sales brochure claims 5 elements in 3 groups and a 7 blade aperture. No mention of glass or coatings, just copper and aluminum. Hopefully the elements are glass ;)

They're glass-y!

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 03:30 UTC

Looks extremely hard to hold securely.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 00:17 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
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GlobalGuyUSA: This was boring; I jumped through it 6 times.

SPOILERS: (1.) It dies at 199,591 clicks, just short of the 200,000 shutter-life claim. (2.) If you guys want to save your time -- START @ 18:16 (18 min, 16 seconds). It just sorta stutters and dies. Nothing dramatic.

(Cool vid to learn what shutter-death looks like tho).

Yeah, well, its most likely the shutter mechanism. I mean, even if it wasn't, would you expect it to be any different? Good enough, haha.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 04:47 UTC

This was boring; I jumped through it 6 times.

SPOILERS: (1.) It dies at 199,591 clicks, just short of the 200,000 shutter-life claim. (2.) If you guys want to save your time -- START @ 18:16 (18 min, 16 seconds). It just sorta stutters and dies. Nothing dramatic.

(Cool vid to learn what shutter-death looks like tho).

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 07:23 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
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PhotonCanvas: Time to remove EXIF and export only with Copyright info.

He also didn't just diddle-around on a slider.

His works took hours and incredible formulations. You couldn't reproduce it, even if you tried to, because it'd still have his timing, his touch. In Lightroom, you can copy anyone. Precisely. If you diddle-around enough.

I doubt any serious photographer is threatened by this. Only professionals would even consider to use the service. And most of them can figure out the looks they want with approximation anyway. And anyone worth emulating usually has fans talking about the style already.

I personally appreciate that cellphone cameras are getting so good, lenses are getting near perfect, programs can use AI to automatically make amazing looks, etc, etc. Because it brings the photographer back to -- composition & compelling subjects.

The last 10 years have been incredibly gimmicky with Lightroom settings and other filters (even for professionals). But that kind of color-play hides the fact that many, if not most were bad photos.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: Hey SAMSUNG & SONY -- can you team up and put a Cellphone in an RX100 V? You see, I only want to carry one heavy thing in one pocket, since I got my keys in the other. Set your differences aside and do the thing.

Yours truly,

Make me a Samsung-Sony RX100 V Galaxy phone.

Honestly, i just want an RX100 V Mobile Phone.

The thing that seals the deal is the retractable lens, pocketable, and retractable EVF. Not to mention excellent optics & full control in a form that feels good. Sweeeeeet.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 02:23 UTC
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Ebrahim Saadawi: Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L II
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 VR
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 SP VC
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 ART OS
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM OS

What a wonderfull age we live in!

So you don't think a 21-85/f3.5 VR is possible????

I really question your logic.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 02:16 UTC
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matthew saville: Even though this lens doesn't hit 24mm on the long end, I'd still consider it a fantastic travel pair with the collapsible 55-200 for "general" work, or the AF-P 70-300 if you're more into wildlife and other telephoto stuff. Throw in a 35mm or 50mm f/1.8 prime, and you've got a killer travel kit that would make even a Sony A6500 jealous. Provided you're not yet "spoiled" by the benefits of an EVF or IBIS, or if you merely prefer the amazing battery life of an OVF.

Neither does the 20/1.8G "hit" 24mm -- but its an incredibly popular lens!

So you are right to feel that way. :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 02:15 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: Who is going to complain at this price? Seriously, my 50/1.8D has been going strong for nearly 20 years with its plastic mount. The images look decent, well within expectation at the price.

I think Real Estate Agents just found a new best friend for their D3400's!

$2 at production = $12 at Nikon prices.

Normal factor is x3-4 (supply chain markup), but Nikon's factor is x5-6.

For top 10% buyers, this isn't an issue -- but for ENTRY-LEVEL and developing world, this is a huge problem. Most FX users consider "$100" the same way that developing world and entry-level considers "$10".

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
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PhotonCanvas: Time to remove EXIF and export only with Copyright info.

Why? Do you consider this to be very proprietary? I think most people don't need to worry about that kind of thing, since anyone who shoots in .RAW is already educated enough to make images in advanced styles.

If a photographer is relying solely on their Lightroom settings in order to make an image worthwhile to view, then that isn't a very good photographer.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 02:04 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: Does anyone care what preset was used?

Sure, a lot of people do!

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 02:02 UTC

Hey SAMSUNG & SONY -- can you team up and put a Cellphone in an RX100 V? You see, I only want to carry one heavy thing in one pocket, since I got my keys in the other. Set your differences aside and do the thing.

Yours truly,

Make me a Samsung-Sony RX100 V Galaxy phone.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 04:14 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies

Who is going to complain at this price? Seriously, my 50/1.8D has been going strong for nearly 20 years with its plastic mount. The images look decent, well within expectation at the price.

I think Real Estate Agents just found a new best friend for their D3400's!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 04:10 UTC as 7th comment | 7 replies
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MacDirk: A plastic mount - really? Probably saves < $ 5 USD. Must have been a decision by the same Nikon product manager who defined the feature set (or lack thereof) of the D7500 (incl. one card slot instead of two and old autofocus system). Nikon should review the FujiFilm X-T2 --> X-T20 success story and learn from it. I am a loyal Nikon user for 20+ years, but I think the company really lost the plot.

Just buy another one if it breaks. Its cheap.

I've had a 50/1.8D with a plastic mount for almost 20 years... and nothing has happened to it.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 04:07 UTC
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