Tbolt47

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jim bennett: "Now that the D5 has 20.8 megapixels a shutter speed of at least 1/2000th is needed to freeze most fast moving sport. What many people don’t realise is that the more megapixels you have the faster shutter speeds necessary to freeze the same action. "
This is the first time I have heard this. I have always been under the impression that it was about having a high enough shutter speed in relation to the focal length of the lens, and taking into account any crop factor that changes the equivalent focal length, but needing a faster shutter with more megapixels is news to me.

I think the point is that at the same SS any blur would be the same, but becomes more noticeable now you have more pixels - taken with the same SS and viewed at the same size they would obviously look the same in terms of sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:34 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Why aren't they using SD cards? SD format seems to have the fastest and largest capacity memory cards at best prices, including rugged pro versions. What's the point of still using other formats like CF?

I've used CF and SD cards a lot and never had a problem with either.

Flimsy? What are you doing with them?! I change SD cards often (I don't like to many shots on one card) and have never had a problem with "flimsy" cards.

Have you run check software on your cards to make sure they are OK and not fakes?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Wow! .. physically.. that camera is way too huge.. given it's pixel resolution.

I don't see what pixel resolution has to do with the size of the body?

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Nikon shows off new D5, D500 and DL compacts (115 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Why aren't they using SD cards? SD format seems to have the fastest and largest capacity memory cards at best prices, including rugged pro versions. What's the point of still using other formats like CF?

XQD cards can go a lot fastest than UH-II SD cards, but I agree with you because how fast do we need? The D500 can shoot around 76 frames at 14-bit on a UHS-II cards before the buffer fills, but I don't know yet how long the buffer takes to clear after that. But who needs to shoot that many shot in one go anyway.

The buffer on the D7100 is to small for me, but even at 10 fps, I can't see me shooting more than 30 frames in one go and on a fast UHS-II SD they should be able to be written to the card no more than about 4 seconds. But I guess there are some pros that need more.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: I'm curious to see which score this camera will get on DPR. If more than Samsung NX1, then I won't read this site anymore, since NX1 has been out for more than one year and every spec is better than D500.

@technoworld, the AF (mainly AF tracking), buffer size are better specs on the D500, but the big one is the viewfinder - EVF's are still not good for action work. As for the image quality, we will have to wait and see. But like I said there's a lot more to a good camera than specs, I'm not saying the NX-1 isn't a good camera but if you think the NX-1 is going to be better than the D500 for action work, then I think you need to try the D500 when it comes out.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: I thought it was pretty compact, but it is larger than the full frame D750
http://camerasize.com/compare/#648,567

I wondering if they kept the size of the D300 because some people want a camera that balances better with larger lenses, that and for better control layout.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 14:18 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: I'm curious to see which score this camera will get on DPR. If more than Samsung NX1, then I won't read this site anymore, since NX1 has been out for more than one year and every spec is better than D500.

Having "every spec" better, doesn't make a better camera, not that everything is better on the NX1 anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 14:14 UTC
On article Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 (47 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I'd rather take time taking pictures than trying to fix the pictures with computer software. I maybe the only one in 100,000 photo-hobbyist who stay away from shooting raw and spend countless hours manipulating the photos with software.

Other than crop, straighten, and reduce size (for posting here in DPR) I don't have use to sophisticated software. VewNX2 and Picasa is more than enough for my need.

Well we kind of agree then, but I'm not talking about PP to make my photo's perfect, just to make them look like do with a Mk.I eyeball. Yes some pictures I do make look better, but some I just want them to look like they should.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
On article Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 (47 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I'd rather take time taking pictures than trying to fix the pictures with computer software. I maybe the only one in 100,000 photo-hobbyist who stay away from shooting raw and spend countless hours manipulating the photos with software.

Other than crop, straighten, and reduce size (for posting here in DPR) I don't have use to sophisticated software. VewNX2 and Picasa is more than enough for my need.

Doctor is the wrong word for what I'm talking about and getting photo's published doesn't mean anything other than you can take good photos - they could be better with a little PP or maybe they don't need any - we all take photo's that don't really need any PP (other than the basics) but quite often they can be improved a small amount and the same image from different cameras does not always look the same. It doesn't mean that someone that does PP isn't as good a photograph as one that doesn't.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 13:07 UTC
On article Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 (47 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I'd rather take time taking pictures than trying to fix the pictures with computer software. I maybe the only one in 100,000 photo-hobbyist who stay away from shooting raw and spend countless hours manipulating the photos with software.

Other than crop, straighten, and reduce size (for posting here in DPR) I don't have use to sophisticated software. VewNX2 and Picasa is more than enough for my need.

ecube, working on photos PP isn't just about making them look better than they were, a lot of the time it's about making them look as good as they did when you saw them in the flesh. Quite often the photo's we take don't quite look like they should do and that's where some good PP work can improve them. It's not all about making colours more vibrant and smoothing over people's skin. Sometimes it can just be about improving the DR in the photo, as no camera has DR as high as our eyes, or doing a better job with NR.

Obviously you can do what you like with your pictures, but spend ing more time taking pictures doesn't mean that you can make it look just like it did to you when you were standing there.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 18:31 UTC
On article Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.3 and View NX 2.10.2 (47 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I'd rather take time taking pictures than trying to fix the pictures with computer software. I maybe the only one in 100,000 photo-hobbyist who stay away from shooting raw and spend countless hours manipulating the photos with software.

Other than crop, straighten, and reduce size (for posting here in DPR) I don't have use to sophisticated software. VewNX2 and Picasa is more than enough for my need.

So if you like taking the time to take good pictures, isn't it worth taking a bit of time with them in PP? OK not all pictures need much work, it's not always about "manipulating" them, I take plenty of pictures that don't need much and I just run them through Photo Ninja and it's very quick to have a photo from raw looking better than an OOC jpeg.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 15:51 UTC
On article 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) (352 comments in total)
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the jimmy: Anyone using PhotoNija? I believe it has Noise Nija incorporated into it. It may be considered more of a RAW converter, although it is not limited to just that.

http://www.picturecode.com/index.php

I'm using Photo Ninja, it's a great Raw converter and the Noise Ninja 3 it uses is completely different to the previous versions. At the moment the tools are limited as it's very new so I usually finish off photos in PSE if I need to play with layers or cloning. I believe there is a clone tool and lots more coming to Photo Ninja.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 08:56 UTC
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