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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Why do companies TARNISH their reputation for value, by turning around and selling things at idiot prices on their anniversaries? Whatever happened to "Its our Anniversary -- take 25% off our BEST ITEMS!" Once every 10 to 100 years won't kill you. Hell, you may even win loyal brand lovers.

Just look at the jokes here, "How did these tripods GITZO expensive??" (A Girard) lolll... I'm just wondering if these companies understand how consumers really react to junk like pins and 100 year logos?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 18:18 UTC as 15th comment
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (137 comments in total)
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belle100: Want to see more samples, esp how it zooms.

I guess you're right. The circle is really throwing me off.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 18:01 UTC

The videographer would beg to differ, I'm sure.

Not about the cool part. :)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 17:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (137 comments in total)
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belle100: Want to see more samples, esp how it zooms.

Technically, it doesn't zoom -- the full Rectangle image simply becomes a Circle image surrounded by black. Its not a zoom lens. Or do you mean that you want to see a video of the circle progression, as one twists the lens?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (137 comments in total)

What focal length is a 15mm fisheye, if de-fished? 16mm? 17mm? 18mm?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:24 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Segaman: Its so funny, Nikon shooters see that there is a downgrade with one sd card slot, my canon has only one and had no trouble with it so far after 7 years of shooting, finally Nikon is weaking up, there are bigger sd cards nowadays, no need for 2 except for pros or some video enthousiast

2 slots is so that you can shoot RAW and .JPEG small on 2 separate cards! Or just have a back-up in case of wedding shooting, etc, and failure of a card. It makes complete sense to have 2!

Obviously casual shooter probably doesn't care.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 02:10 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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glennwithtwo: Nice camera - only three things wrong: there's no grip, it doesn't have a grip, and the grip is missing.

You really want Nikon to make a $350 grip?

Leaving it for the aftermarket is better -- $100. And if Nikon isn't making their own, they won't disable or cripple the competitors through software updates.

Win-win. Honestly, 3rd party grips are getting to be very good.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 02:08 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: These images are NOTHING that a short Nikon zoom at 1/3 of the price and 1/2 of the weight could have accomplished... sorry... NOT EVEN impressed... :P

Which short zoom at f/1.4?

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 00:05 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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iAPX: Smartphone also makes great pictures in reduced size. 1920x1280?!?

Are you kidding me????

Do you know how to use the Loop function on DPR?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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kinglau711: So, now on Dpreview we are judging the "Editing Style" of a photographer rather the "natural Color rendition", "Micro-contrast" and "Sharpness" of a lens. What the objective of this first shot ? Seeing photoshop in action ? Yeah, it makes sense.

This image set is processed a particular way to make it feel "desert" -- not good for analyzing the features of the lens.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: Very enjoyable. The entire set is consistent in color, tone and lighting. The shots that captured the model’s eyes were just mesmerizing. But I did get distracted by two or three shots. The one that stood out the most was the girl in the scene with the camels. I found that one particularly distracting because the objects (the girl and the camels) appeared almost like overlays in the scene. The scene didn’t look completely natural to me. It is almost like the objects lacked depth. Did anyone else notice that or is just me? I don’t think that has anything to do with the photographer, but is it a characteristic of the lens?

It was fault of the processing style -- he used RAW images, and didn't make contrast a priority. Honestly, a lot of people prefer flatter processing styles these days -- especially with a bit of a retro feel. The artist may have thought it suited the desert scene well (since we often think of sand storms as lowering contrast). I think this artist was going for a certain "mood," which means we're only seeing part of what the lens can do. OTHERWISE, they would have shot the lens under different conditions and using many processing methods, not just one.

By contrast, metallic and glass buildings and office settings and product photography often make use of processing that clearly defines edges as the highest priority.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 21:49 UTC
On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)
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Blayse: I'm glad they came out with this 28mm. After all, my 24mm was just too short and cropping a cm off the outside of my pictures is just too much work...

Why do you even comment? If you have a 24mm f/1.4, stop reading about this lens. If you have a 35 f/1.4, stop reading about this lens.

But if you don't have a 24mm/1.4 or a 35mm/1.4 -- then buy this lens! (Perfect pairing with a 20mm/1.8 and a 85 or 105mm/1.4!).

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
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GlobalGuyUSA: CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHAT THIS MEANS IN ENGLISH? What are the visually noticeable effects of these 2 modes, if both are 180 degrees??

" provides a creative circular 180-degree vertical / horizontal angle of view on full frame cameras, and zooms to a non-circular fisheye view (180-degree diagonal angle of view) on the long end of the focal range"

Thanks, I thought it was referring to "rectilinear" or those kind of geometric terminologies. But they really mean Circular images vs. Rectangle images.

Got it! Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 00:20 UTC

CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHAT THIS MEANS IN ENGLISH? What are the visually noticeable effects of these 2 modes, if both are 180 degrees??

" provides a creative circular 180-degree vertical / horizontal angle of view on full frame cameras, and zooms to a non-circular fisheye view (180-degree diagonal angle of view) on the long end of the focal range"

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 09:11 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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stratman1976: So, now everyone can finally stop whining that Nikon does not have any wide angle options for APS-C. 😜
Uh oh, no UWA/WA primes yet..😮

Yeah, but how many D500 users are there vs. D3000-series users? Nikon needed this lens for its entry-level consumers. Also, you'll have to wait for tests to see if its decent or not.

In the meantime, there are plenty of offerings from other brands.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
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bernardf12: Looks like a nice lens. Will the plastic mount wear out if you change it a lot?

It will take a VERY long time to wear out. Longer than you're likely to use it. My 28-200G (plastic mount) lens from 15 year ago still hasn't worn out. What's more likely is that if you drop the lens, it might break just a little bit easier than a metal mount.

Although, at these prices, as long as the optics are decent, then its worth it, because you can just buy another, used, at that time, for like $150. There should be more sub-$500 lenses.

This is a good offer by Nikon to help its brand reach more hands.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 09:07 UTC
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Ernest M Aquilio: Once upon a time I borrowed the original 28mm f/1.4 D lens, stellar performance and it was glued to my D3 when I had it for a few days. Here's hoping this lens at least matches the AF D performance. The price...eh you gotta pay if you want to play.

That lens was amazing on a 12MP sensor!!

I'm not sure it will hold on a 50MP sensor.... and its not proper for video.

I welcome the new 28/1.4, hope its in the same vein as the old one, but welcome its new "E" designation and if its anything like the 105/1.4 E, it'll be a superb piece of glass!

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 08:53 UTC
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matthew saville: For $2K you could get two or maybe even three Sigma Art primes. This Nikon 28 had better be on par with the new(ish) Canon 35 L mk2, or even the Zeiss Otus 28.

Otherwise, I'd rather have the old 28 1.4D just for nostalgia, if I'm gonna drop that much coin...

Total B.S.

(a.) What 3 normal wide-angle Sigma ART lenses are you going to get for $2,000? Even Sigma doesn't have a proper 28/1.4. And Nikon offers perfectly reasonable, EXCELLENT OPTICS, cheap 20/1.8; 24/1.8; and 35/1.8s.

(b.) The Nikon 105/1.4E is near OTUS quality. This may follow suit!

(c.) The old "D" lens doesn't work on all modern cameras, and doesn't have "E" capability (which is important for many people, all electronic, especially video), and not to mention the old lens is really meant for up to 12MP, stretch to 24MP, and losing something at 36MP. And most of the 28/1.4s on the market have either jumpy focus drives or broken rings. With 50MP just around the corner, the time has come. Its also weird you say you'd spend $1.5 grand for nostalgia, but wouldn't pay $2K for a fuller modern feature set.

I think a lot of people are mad because their 28/1.4D, which sold upwards $4K at one point, should now be worth less than $1K, w/this all the f/1.8 lenses & Sigmas.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 08:51 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: I feel like I need to wear brown leather shoes, if I carry that bag. But do I wear a grey suit, or blue?? What would be the proper tie color with this combination?

Monfrotto -- please help with a Style Guide. (You think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not; if you're going to dive into this, why not go fully? Or is this a gimmick?)

Nice to see Ona competition here. Keep prices reasonable, and add some options like Charcoal with Black straps, or something like that. For black tie events, of course. ;-)

Thanks! I'll check it out. Looks like they have winners then.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 04:21 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches stylish Windsor Collection bags (60 comments in total)
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GlobalGuyUSA: I feel like I need to wear brown leather shoes, if I carry that bag. But do I wear a grey suit, or blue?? What would be the proper tie color with this combination?

Monfrotto -- please help with a Style Guide. (You think I'm being sarcastic, but I'm not; if you're going to dive into this, why not go fully? Or is this a gimmick?)

Nice to see Ona competition here. Keep prices reasonable, and add some options like Charcoal with Black straps, or something like that. For black tie events, of course. ;-)

So not photographers. =P Seriously, though, in their promo video, the guy is some Asian Hipster, with a Dark Blue overcoat on. Its really quite hilarious.

That said, the PRICE IS RIGHT on these bags (if the stitching holds up). And they do look nice.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 04:37 UTC
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