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I want one!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2023 at 22:37 UTC as 19th comment
On article Catch up on DPReview TV's wild week (59 comments in total)

Good job Chris & Jordan! Thanks for all your hard work! :-)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2022 at 15:45 UTC as 22nd comment

Nice Nikon is thinking outside the bun. Now let the magnification buttons work as a power zoom (or even better add a proper power zoom rocker in the next iteration) and give us a power zoom lens and this is the perfect video accessory for our Z cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2022 at 12:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z9 Firmware 3.0 Impressions (35 comments in total)
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24Peter: LOL - love the new hand puppets! Now give me a hi rez Z8 with a removable grip and similar video and AF features (don't need the high frame rates) and I'm Nikon for life!

Thanks DarkShift! But I still love me a removable grip! I use it only when shooting portraits - as opposed to a half dozen other types of photography I do. And in 20 years of shooting, I've never left the removable grip at home when I needed it!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2022 at 16:52 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z9 Firmware 3.0 Impressions (35 comments in total)

LOL - love the new hand puppets! Now give me a hi rez Z8 with a removable grip and similar video and AF features (don't need the high frame rates) and I'm Nikon for life!

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2022 at 12:46 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Hasselblad X2D 100C review (182 comments in total)

Competition is good in any market - even the upscale digital medium format offerings. Hopefully Hasselblad can sort out the AF issues in firmware. It looks like an otherwise nice camera and those leaf shutter lenses are a real advantage for some applications. But I've been eyeing the GFX100s as a future purchase and that hasn't changed.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2022 at 16:30 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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AbrasiveReducer: I don't want to say I'm 100% certain, but I think these people were all members of the cast of My Mother The Car.

They are indeed fortunate, if no one can identify them.

OMG! I loved that show! :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2022 at 19:41 UTC
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ralphthemagician: Watching this keynote has made me start to wonder how "real" images are anymore. A camera—any camera—ALWAYS distorts an image, but the amount of computational photography being done on photos is reaching into some odd territory for me. You see it with the iPhone most obviously, but it's also apparent in modern mirrorless with all their fancy noise reduction and low-light capabilities that now allow cameras to see better in the dark than I can with my eyes. We have reached a point where you aren't really "capturing" a photo, you are making one. The image on the screen does not represent what someone actually saw, or the way something actually looked. I mean, what they are able to do looks amazing… but it's getting further and further from real.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams
Now we just make them better than before :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2022 at 20:35 UTC

I've seen ads for these all over Facebook too (not just in the Marketplace listings but in my feed as well - dozens of them over the course of a few weeks.) So it's not just Walmart that needs to start regulating ads. Buyer beware!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2022 at 18:49 UTC as 8th comment
On article Hasselblad X2D 100C: hands-on (408 comments in total)

I'll take two! :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2022 at 15:49 UTC as 67th comment
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BackToNature1: First of all, I really don't know why so many folks get all caught up in these naming systems. DSLRs are basically ancient history as far as New Product coming forth other than Pentax. So I really see ZERO need to keep referring back to those as any reference to the future products regardless of brand.

Secondly, if this is true, there is No way in you know what that a Baby Z9 is coming out this year if this rumor is true. However I do think there is room for both. Just ax the Z6 and Z7 already. You know the ones with only 1 card slot and one processor. If they haven't already.

It appears Nikon is one step ahead of you...

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2022 at 16:22 UTC

Bring it Nikon!
(Remember: you can never be too rich, thin - or have too much sensor resolution ;-) )

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2022 at 16:21 UTC as 34th comment

I think Wu 'rocked it'! :-) Next stop, 'heading' over to Easter Island!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2022 at 22:05 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply

I've been using - and loving - the Tamron 100-400 on both my Nikon DSLR's and now Z mirrorless bodies for several years now and highly recommend it. I'm sure this iteration will be even better. But the zoom range is a bit of a head scratcher: while I use the 100-400 for kid's sports, Moon shots and backyard wildlife which are probably typical uses, I can't remember wishing I had more on the wide end. I guess it doesn't hurt as long as IQ isn't compromised but for my use cases at least it doesn't add anything. I believe Tamron has a newish 100-500 E mount lens. That's something I will consider adapting to my Z mount if Nikon's own 200-600 doesn't show up soon.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2022 at 12:11 UTC as 75th comment | 10 replies

For some reason with this photo I'm struck by how little there is between us (human race) and (outer) space. We better not screw this up...

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2022 at 01:42 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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FujifilmXT3: Sell a kidney ?

Maybe... how much does one get for selling a kidney? Can I sell both? ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2022 at 17:50 UTC

@chris.niccolls - you want sun stars?!? You got sun stars! :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2022 at 19:02 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies

That's a big (camera) bump! I like it!

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2022 at 16:49 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply

You had me at "exquisite texture" ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2022 at 16:47 UTC as 34th comment
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24Peter: Manual White Balance: I use 4000K
Creature comforts: EAR PLUGS!

Sorry guys - I'm not as tough as you! But I did photograph fireworks professionally - travelled the world for Fireworks by Grucci - sometimes in very close quarters to the blast. So for me it was a question of protecting my ears as occupational safety. I should have qualified my post. Enjoy the 4th! :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2022 at 17:49 UTC
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