mandm

Lives in United States USA, United States
Works as a Pro Photographer for over 40 years, Photo Industry
Joined on Jan 27, 2006
About me:

First Nikon purchased in 1969 the 'F' with 50mm 2.0; Honeywell 800 Flash with 510 Volt batt. pack.
Current Cameras: Nikon Df, D750, D300s, D100, The F (3 Bodies), Yashica Mat 124G, Graflex 4x5 Speed Graphic; AF Nikkors: 14mm 2.8, 24mm 1.4, 17-35 2.8, 60 2.8 Macro, 105 2.8 Macro, 50 1.4, 24-120 4.0, 70-200 4.0. 14 non Ai lenses, 24 to the 500 mirror and 200-600.

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This is a lens I'll have to rent for a few days.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 03:21 UTC as 17th comment
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Favorable Exponynt: 50mm F/2 nah already have enough fifties. Call me when you make a 50mm F/1.0

It's a little faster than you asked for; LEICA NOCTILUX-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH at just under $11,000.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 17:38 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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fzrTom: A little question : who is using this kind of camera and what for ?

As many companies sale medium format cameras with a very high pricing (10k$, 20k$, 30k$, much more$) I'm curious to know who use them ?

50 & 100 MP is for today’s pros doing what I did back in the 1970’s with 4x5” sheet film and the Pentax 6x7; I added the Pentax 645 in the 1980’s for the small stuff, up to 20x30” and 645D in 2011 for the few clients that wanted/expected to see it now.
30x40” was the start for department store product displays, the sides & back doors of Semi-truck trailers were the big stuff.
4x5” sheet film was used for the best quality and will likely outperform the new 100MP sensors; I’ll do that challenge.
The hobby from my teens turned into an enjoyable & profitable career.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 03:42 UTC
On article Hands on with the Hasselblad H6D 50c/100c (267 comments in total)
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WesPerry: This thing looks like a cheap children's toy compared to the PhaseOne XF. I'm sure performance will be comparable.
Also, even though I'm a Sony fanboy, it's a little sad to see that Sony is supplying all the medium format sensors. Is there no one capable of competing with them??

Kodak use to make the sensors for medium format cameras, the Pentax 645D, Hasselblad H3DII-50 & H4D-40 and others.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
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alexs79: As all commenters here know, photography was invented by Sony. But now Canon is catching up and maybe, maybe we will see some photos taken with Canons in magazines, books or, gasp!, galleries!

Dec 2015: Sony has announced that it's buying Toshiba's image sensor business for 19 billion yen ($155 million). Plans to do so were first rumored in October, but Sony has now confirmed the price, with the transfer of Toshiba's fabrication plant, equipment, and employees set to be completed within the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2016.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 18:44 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (256 comments in total)
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Gregm61: It should be sharp, as big as the freakin' thing is.

I make a simple comment of it should be sharp with the cost and you respond with ‘A sucker born every day’!
Wow, your last response is just hard to believe; what a rant.
FYI: I pay cash for all my photo equipment and I always have; a camera in my hand has supported my family very well for over 40 years.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (256 comments in total)
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Gregm61: It should be sharp, as big as the freakin' thing is.

'A sucker born every day'; Sounds like something people say when they can’t afford the good stuff.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
On article Seriously sharp: Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM samples (256 comments in total)
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Gregm61: It should be sharp, as big as the freakin' thing is.

It should be sharp as it cost $1798.00; The Canon 85mm 1.2 sells for $1899.00 & Nikon 85mm 1.4 at $1496.95. Note: Prices are from B&H.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 15:19 UTC
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GRUBERND: slide #18.. Nikon has now Image-Rating in camera?
oh, my goodness, a workflow dream is coming true! <3

yeah, yeah, rub it in our faces, canonians. ;)

High end Canon cameras have had these features, but the're now on a $1999.00 Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
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Zerixos: For concurent 1DX photographers it such a minor upgrade, its almost they want them to shoot video as well. Hopefully they did push the overall quality of the still images, otherwise the "stil"l users might not upgrade there old 1D.

mxx
There, their and they're you go, please show everyone how smart you are and respond to Zerixos in Dutch, or are you an ignorant a__ who expects everyone to reply in English on a worldwide form.
Click on someone’s name and checkout where they’re (there, their) from before you “venture on forms”, or better yet, just stay off all forms!
Zerixos was too polite to point out where he was from in his reply, can’t say the same about you.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 21:28 UTC
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nathantw: Who pays the tax on that wonderful high-end medium format camera? The photographer, of course.

In the USA: The game shows offer to buy the cars, trips and other prizes back from you at a discount, then they keep ±35% in Federal Taxes and like a casino, they send the IRS your SS# and what you won.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
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fjfjjj: "Medium format equipment manufacturer Hasselblad"? Fujifilm makes all the lenses, and all the bodies.

Fifjjj, living in Switzerland you can easily travel to Sweden to prove your statement is correct and Hasselblad wrong; looking forward to your report after your tour of their plant.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
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ybizzle: The Nikon DF would be my pick. Classically styled, and gives you just what you need for photography. Video is so passé. Pure photography is what I am all about hence my love for film Leicas and the sort.

I have the Df, love it and would buy it again. I can look at the top of the camera and know what it’s set at; it’s also the Silver body, not just another black blob. I’m retired now; I started making money with The Nikon F back in 1969, finished with the D2x & D300s in 2009. 100% of my career has been due to a camera in my hand and it was a very enjoyable career.
For everyone who says ‘I paid extra for fewer features’, do you drive the base Kia car, because it will get you from point A to B just like my 3rd SL500, but your Kia can hold 4 or 5 people, a much better deal for you, right?
Yes, I do have old Non Ai Nikkor lenses and I do use them on occasion on the Df; the old 200-600mm is still a good lens as is the 500mm Mirror! I’ve also used my sons D750 and he’s used my Df, we each like both cameras, but the Df is the low light, high ISO king, unless you get the D4s.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 04:03 UTC

It could be something simple like the box or instructions had an error or the lens hood didn’t fit.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 20:20 UTC as 38th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (1990 comments in total)

If ‘every DSLR tested has inaccuracies in AF’ and ‘user-calibration’ can correct it. Why wasn’t this a problem with AF film SLR cameras that had/have no user-calibration?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 02:35 UTC as 146th comment | 2 replies
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Samuel Dilworth: Given that Canon ran an ad in the New York Times about this, I doubt it’s anything that will interest us here.

Maybe Canon’s doing the fashionable thing and pumping another couple of billion into medical, the better to compete with all the other beleaguered camera brands shifting to medical?

What camera brands are 'Shifting 'to medical???
Nikon, Olympus and Pentax have all been into medical for decades. It was their products like microscopes that got them into lenses and then cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On article Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems (37 comments in total)
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Greg VdB: Would be interesting to know what exactly causes the problem, why only some cards are affected, and why the problem surfaced (or was recognized) only when used in the D4s...

'a very small percentage of Lexar CompactFlash cards produced over 18 months ago are incompatible with Nikon’s newest firmware release'

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:47 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1032 comments in total)
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GPW: What! it's not DX

Yes it can shoot in DX format with DX only lenses, all Nikon FX cameras can.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 23:37 UTC
On article Nikon Df Review (1624 comments in total)
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DSLR depreciation rules: At first I was pumped about this camera, then real disappointment came to me when I first held it - I expected it to feel as solid as my FE2, instead it feels like an N80 in my hands - light and fragile. Then I learned about its gimped feature set and I was nearly sick. It's disgusting how much praise this camera has garnered. It is a gimped, overpriced, retro-look DSLR and nothing more. The lack of video capability, fixed focus screen and light, unsolid feel are inexcusable. What is the point of making a retro-looking DSLR then gimping it to the point where using many excellent, fast, old lenses is not realistic because it is nearly impossible to focus them? Getting accurate selective focus on an old <f2 lens is nearly impossible without a split prism or microprisms. The "dot" and rangefinder don't cut it.

How about the film advance lever to turn the camera on and off.
I will be getting the Df. I learned on The ‘F’ back in high school in 69 and I still put a roll of film thru it every year.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 21:55 UTC

The headline and first line states 24-150mm 4.0 but everything after that including the lens in the photo states and shows a 24-105mm 4.0, except it states 24-70 at the top left of the photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 20th comment
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