mmartel

Joined on Feb 3, 2013

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  • Nailed it.

  • Similar story. My J5 was in its camera bag (unzipped) on a stairway with an open railing to the tile entryway below. It got knocked over by my son on his way down the stairs. The bag stayed on the ...
  • Replied in thank you..
    If you're a JPEG shooter and if you value high image quality in lower light, you should probably take the J5 off your list. I own one and like mind quite a bit, though. I have shot in some ...
  • I agree very much with this advice for family amateur photographers (or moms and dads).

    Once I learned about bounce flash, I enjoyed the results from indoor family portraits and casual events...

  • I've bought 2 manufacturer refurbished lenses (Adorama), 1 used lens (very good/like new condition) on Amazon from a highly rated seller, 2 manufacturer refurbished bodies from Cameta, and 1 used ...
  • Twice in 5 years. The first time was at a pumpkin patch and I did a double or triple take, white J3 just like mine. Second was a J5 at an amusement park. Didn't speak to either person. At a recent ...
  • One more thing, although I may get flamed: if you're only buying a wide angle prime for a small sensor camera, I'd strongly suggest you think hard about whether you'd be better off buying a ...
  • What kind of use cases do you plan for this camera? Do you need an EVF? If so, J5 won't be an option. Do you need a wide angle lens faster than f2.8? If so, J5 won't be an option. Do you need a ...
  • @BarnET

    I own 1" and APS-C. In decent light, the quality difference is negligible. Yes, you'll get some potential for shallower depth of field with the larger format and that had its charms. Aside...

  • @BarnET

    Because some people already have lens investments, and the quality difference between 1" and m4/3 in decent light is negligible. But yes, of you were buying new, it would make way more...

  • The cell phone has diminished demand for all compact cameras.

    That said, I think the Sony RX line and Nikon's own product waffling around 1" (fixed lens vs interchangeable) had more to do with...

  • Because product strategy.

    D7xxx was originally supposed to be high end enthusiast, not pro. But somewhere near the start of the D7200 planning cycle, Nikon planners decided that the distinction...

  • I think you'll be very happy. I upgraded from a G3 to a G4 Plus and although it took some adjustment to get used to the larger size, I love it - camera, battery, display all superior. The G5 Plus...

  • Disagree, but of course this might vary depending on what phone and p+s you're comparing.

    I'd say certainly the JPG output on my Moto G4 Plus phone is equivalent or better than my Panasonic LX7...

  • Mostly agree, with the sentiment of your post.

    That said, in low light, the Nikon 1 with 18.5/1.8 is faster than the RX100s, which are roughly a full stop slower at medium-range focal lengths.

  • Replied in V3 vs J5
    John, can you elaborate? Do you mean the autofocus doesn't lock as quickly? Or it locks onto the wrong target? Or do you mean you have to futz more to get your exposure settings configured on the J5? ...
  • Commented on article Nikon D5600 sample gallery

    @calxoddity Same boat. I do love my D5100, though! I don't see any reason to upgrade the body either, given what I shoot and my workflow and print size needs.

  • Commented on article Nikon D5600 sample gallery

    DSLRs are pretty mature at this point, like laptops or iPads or TVs or cars. Most people probably don't depend on one enough to benefit substantially from upgrading to a new one except every 4-7...

  • Commented on article Nikon D5600 sample gallery

    @Terry Yes, they've got you covered. It's the D7xxx or D500. As you already know.

    You just want a pro body at a consumer price. Can't blame you. Can't really blame Nikon either for forcing you...

  • Commented on article Nikon D5600 sample gallery

    You're probably right.

    But as a happy D5100, and as someone who's never used a pentaprism/big bright OVF that covers 100% of the frame, and doesn't shoot that often in such low light that I can't...

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