beenthere

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On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (236 comments in total)
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justmeMN: [Slide 5] "Like we said, it's still not a touchscreen, and that's a shame." -DPR

Strange.

Touchscreens sound like a great idea until you try and use them mid-winter in -5 conditions with gloves on. Nope.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 18:11 UTC
On article Winning images from Red Bull Illume 2016 (90 comments in total)

#8 takes my breath away.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 18:06 UTC as 27th comment
On article Samyang introduces full-frame 20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC (159 comments in total)

May be a great lens for astrophotography and star trails.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 02:22 UTC as 21st comment

Maybe next time the IOC should visit a location before selecting it? While on the subject, aren't they just a wee bit overpaid considering they demand athletes be "amateurs"?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 02:07 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (378 comments in total)
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camcom12: Well presented article. Though one might think a person actually asking this question might be weighing the D7200 against the D610. Maybe not.

That was my exact process. I ended up with the 7200 to preserve some lens investment in DX-only glass. The 750 was enough more in functionality that I almost went that direction.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 18:18 UTC

Having tried to re-create Moonrise from Glacier Point September 15, 2005 from Glacier Point with my trusty D-70 (please don't laugh) I found new respect for his darkroom skills - and the fact that his prints have more dynamic range than I ever imagined.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 18th comment
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (466 comments in total)

This is the camera Nikon could have made, but didn't. Everyone and their pet tarantula (Thom, ahem..) was saying "larger sensor, big (fast) lens and UI suited for feature expansion". Well done Sony, well done.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:52 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies

Where are the DX lenses, Nikon? Do you realize the size of the market for these? Many of us are 'leaking' over to Sigma and others..

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 14:05 UTC as 23rd comment

Nikon seems to read Thom Hogan, at least lately. First compact in a while that looked interesting.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 00:02 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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jmacd27: If the D810 is, any indication we will be waiting almost 2 years for a review if any from dpreview.

The more complex the camera, the longer a review takes.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
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beenthere: Have the predecessor, the TG-2. Dropped it off a boat near Mexico and had to hire a diver to get it from ~200 feet down. Dropped same camera off a mountainside in NM and it fell/rolled/bumped for about 300 feet down a hillside. Still have it, still works great. Tough camera!

Had one in the water and was using it but waved at my wife in the water and off it flew. Wasn't using it on the mountainside and I regretted it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

Hell defrosting. If I'd held my breath to this I'd be dead, buried and forgotten by now.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:49 UTC as 208th comment

Have the predecessor, the TG-2. Dropped it off a boat near Mexico and had to hire a diver to get it from ~200 feet down. Dropped same camera off a mountainside in NM and it fell/rolled/bumped for about 300 feet down a hillside. Still have it, still works great. Tough camera!

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 15:17 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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Paul B Jones: The 7DII is a great, great camera. DPR showed its "toys for boys" colourful candy bias when it scored the camera low. Next time how about throwing actual field photographers a bone when reviewing stuff, DPR?

I'd buy one if it had a better sensor. It has almost everything going for it.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 02:35 UTC
On article Rough and ready: Olympus Tough TG-4 review (280 comments in total)

Love my TG-1. Dropped it down mountainside in NM, it fell overboard in Mexico to about 60 ft and had to be retrieved by a diver. Still takes breathtaking photos.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:15 UTC as 60th comment
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (335 comments in total)

"The front and rear elements also integrate a fluorine coating to make it easier to remove dirt, moisture and smudges from the lens surface." Nikon isn't saying this is a weather sealed lens, even though the FL coating pretty much says that. If they were to advertise the weather sealed aspect of this lens, the absence of a weather sealed DX body would be even more obvious. IMHO, for the D400 hopeful, this is a (small) glimmer of hope.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (335 comments in total)
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GearJunkie: No weather sealing??? ...and for that price??? Really, Nikon, what the heck are you thinking??? They truly are dazed and confused when it comes to DX. No weather sealing on this class of lens seems like yet another Nikon blunder.

The FL coating seems to point to weather sealing, whether Nikon says so or not. Interestingly, if Nikon called out the sealing of the lens, everyone and their pet dog would ask the obvious "where's the sealed DX body?" question.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (335 comments in total)
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Sammy Yousef: Why wait to find out what it's actually like. Ken Rockwell already has a review, complete with conclusion. *shakes head*

Ken is sour on Nikon these days. Nice guy with interesting insights, but lately a Nikon basher. Thom Hogan has a more thoughtful commentary about where it fits into the Nikon lens lineup and implications for present and future DX bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 18:06 UTC
On article Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge (727 comments in total)

Nikon really missed the boat on mirrorless. "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will." - Steve Jobs

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 21:13 UTC as 65th comment | 13 replies
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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Guidenet: Personally, I think DPR puts way too much emphasis on Liveview and movies. This is mostly a still camera forum. I know some shoot video, but I'm not sure it's something to emphasize in cameras past a certain level. I know, Liveview is generally not very important at the higher level models. When many use Liveview it's on a tripod and/or macro work when you're looking for accuracy, not speed. For any action, it's eye-level. This is not targeted at beginners.

Maybe DPR would do well to look at their own polls. Since 2/3rd of the voters consider manual controls and interchangeable lenses the most important interest, maybe those type things should get 2/3rd of the emphasis. Since WiFi and Touch Screen have almost zero interest, maybe they and similar items shouldn't get much. Small size is a distant 3rd place. I think some might get caught up with a jaded view of what they believe is innovative without paying attention to what we want in a camera.

Touch screens lost a lot of their allure for me when I had to use one this past winter wearing warm gloves. Nope.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 03:32 UTC
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