fPrime

fPrime

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On article Nikon announces development of D850 (322 comments in total)
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fPrime: This is like a bad joke. Announcing the development of the D850? Are you kidding me?

Nikon knew this anniversary was coming up 99 years ago. You'd think they could have coordinated a plan to have a product release ready instead of just an announcement.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 04:24 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (322 comments in total)

This is like a bad joke. Announcing the development of the D850? Are you kidding me?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 04:13 UTC as 101st comment | 4 replies
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fPrime: People still print? ;-)

Haha, only at 65 inches and above. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 22:11 UTC

People still print? ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
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fPrime: Thanks CMOS sensors for the line scanning and cool rolling shutter effects!

Now, can we have back our CCD sensors for proper photography at base ISO? No rolling shutter concerns there. ;-)

@leonche64 - I'm already there, look at my gear list and you'll see that I have three of the old school CCD color kings including the Fuji S5 Pro, Nikon D1x, and Nikon D200.

That being said, it'd still be great if I could get a modern full frame CCD camera in 2017 with the latest AF and body controls. The Leica M10 sadly disappointed many when it came out with a CMOS sensor.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
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fPrime: Thanks CMOS sensors for the line scanning and cool rolling shutter effects!

Now, can we have back our CCD sensors for proper photography at base ISO? No rolling shutter concerns there. ;-)

@Photomonkey - Notice I said "base ISO". That means less noise than CMOS. CMOS only holds a noise advantage at elevated ISO.

And personally I'll take the punchy, smaller DR of of CCD over the fake, big HDR of CMOS any day.

I'll gladly trade power consumption for better image quality as well.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 02:11 UTC

Thanks CMOS sensors for the line scanning and cool rolling shutter effects!

Now, can we have back our CCD sensors for proper photography at base ISO? No rolling shutter concerns there. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
On article Adobe achieves record revenue (176 comments in total)
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CallumG: What a surprise! Despite all this great business, the only updates they can put out are RAW file support, not to mention that Lightroom is still slow. I still have to use other software for HDR and focus stacking. £100/year is not worth it. The only reason I'm still subscribed is that other alternatives arn't as sophisticated nor advanced. They should do what Microsoft does with OS' and support single purchases for a number of years.

Exactly... because of the subscription model Adobe feels they can now sit on their laurels and not bother with further improving their product.

If people want to pay Adobe in perpetuity just for RAW support in CC, great, just glad I don't have to. Personally I'm very happy with my standalone copy of PS CS6 for the little bit of touch up that I still do in Photoshop. RAW conversion is handled by my standalone copy of C1 Pro. No way am I ever paying $10/month for software that doesn't routinely add significantly new features or power.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2725 comments in total)
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Zoran K: It look like Sony a9 has the same sensor as Nikon D750.

I think what Zoran means is that the Sony A9 output looks as grainy as the D750's output. Welcome to the new world of digital... grain everywhere you look.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 20:27 UTC
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fPrime: Deja vu! Am I on PetaPixel? No, it's just DPR mirroring stories from another website three days later. Something about this feels wrong.

@Suntan - Chill out, dude. It's DPR not Suntan'sPR so (1) don't take it personally (2) don't try to play like you're some kind of a Mod. They give those jobs to more level headed individuals.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:42 UTC

Deja vu! Am I on PetaPixel? No, it's just DPR mirroring stories from another website three days later. Something about this feels wrong.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 13:10 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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fPrime: Too much for too little, too late.

To late to turn Nikon's fortunes around. Theses lens releases suggest the same old, same old marketing thinking prevails. Nikon R&D are still partying like its 2007.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:22 UTC

Too much for too little, too late.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 04:18 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies

Right now Sony serves as a catalyst to push the laggard Canon and Nikon franchises from their lazy perch. I enjoy that. If they ever resolve their haptics, UI, and customer service issues I might even buy one.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 01:54 UTC as 57th comment | 14 replies
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 comments in total)
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fPrime: Nice anecdotal writeup, but if the D3 was so groundbreaking, then why hasn't DPR added it to the new comparator tool like the Canon 5D Mk 1 was with its Throwback Thursday review?

No worries, there's still a chance. If time pressure is a concern just make sure that when the D700 is chosen for Throwback Thursday that the folks in the lab throw it on a test bench a couple of weeks before the editorial. Opinion with new data always trumps anecdote alone.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 01:15 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 comments in total)

Nice anecdotal writeup, but if the D3 was so groundbreaking, then why hasn't DPR added it to the new comparator tool like the Canon 5D Mk 1 was with its Throwback Thursday review?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 13:41 UTC as 98th comment | 4 replies
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fPrime: The ONLY value a full frame Nikon mirrorless body would have for me would be an improved ability to mount and focus classic legacy lenses from any and all manufacturers via an adapter (like Sony mirrorless cameras offer). As such, I'm ok with a new mount that's both wider and shorter. If that requires me to also use an adapter for my old F-mount lenses, no big deal.

@G1Houston - I hear you, you want a mirrorless camera with dedicated AF lenses in a small, easy-to-carry package. I've already got plenty of small cameras along these lines so your needs are a bit different than mine. Hence I also characterize my comments below only "for me" as well.

My interest is solely in exploring the rendering quality of older lenses as the clinically-sharp but flat modern lenses of late all leave me cold. The dilemma is that Nikon's DSLR's really don't handle old lenses well. They lack an easily adaptable mount, an EVF with focus peaking, and IBIS which help make using manual focus lenses practical. The Nikon Df doesn't even have the sort of high quality split-prism focusing screen that its retro design calls for.

I can't consider Olympus because of their crop m4/3 sensor, but Sony with a FF sensor mirrorless are a real temptation.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 16:37 UTC

The ONLY value a full frame Nikon mirrorless body would have for me would be an improved ability to mount and focus classic legacy lenses from any and all manufacturers via an adapter (like Sony mirrorless cameras offer). As such, I'm ok with a new mount that's both wider and shorter. If that requires me to also use an adapter for my old F-mount lenses, no big deal.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 14:58 UTC as 121st comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)
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fPrime: Reshuffling deck chairs on the Titanic?

What's needed at this point are rolling heads for SnapBridge, KeyMission, and Nikon's preference for iteration over innovation.

Nikon Rumors has a better description of what's happening... apparently some heads are indeed rolling.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)

Reshuffling deck chairs on the Titanic?

What's needed at this point are rolling heads for SnapBridge, KeyMission, and Nikon's preference for iteration over innovation.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 18:13 UTC as 81st comment | 9 replies
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