roteague

roteague

Lives in United States Cave Creek, AZ, United States
Joined on Jul 25, 2017

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Pseu_Pseu_Pseudonym: Is Irix a manufacturer or a brand?
Does anyone have any info?

I believe they are a brand. I have two of their lenses, which I think are manufactured for them in South Korea. Their website has better details.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2021 at 12:40 UTC
On article Here's everything we know about the Canon EOS R3 (660 comments in total)
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roteague: Where is the everything we know about the Nikon Z9 .....

The Mad Kiwi It's not Nikon I'm questioning it's the seeming bias of DPR.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2021 at 11:59 UTC
On article Here's everything we know about the Canon EOS R3 (660 comments in total)

Where is the everything we know about the Nikon Z9 .....

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 13:15 UTC as 27th comment | 12 replies
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User1234567890: That dslr are still priority.
Zero chance sony sells the A9 tech to anyone.
Sensor is why AF is too good compared to other Alpha.
Sensor is also used by cine cameras.

Current Z6ii sensor can do 24MP 12bit@19fps ...
Just needs stronger processor ..

How do you know that? The Sony sensor division is a different division from their camera division.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2020 at 13:19 UTC
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bmoag: I have no doubt these are excellent lenses and that Nikon may need to charge these prices. But those prices will limit sales to a subset of a subset of remaining dSLR buyers . . . unusual marketing strategy for a company supposedly on life support.

Nikon isn't on life support. According to Thom Hogan:

"Much to the chagrin of the “Nikon will disappear” crowd on the Internet, the company overall booked US$5.4b in sales, and made US$62m in profit. No doubt there’s bad news in Nikon’s results—much like that of most big companies at the moment—but the financials they just reported show a lot of effort and control over their continued retraction that leaves them with reasonably healthy fundamentals. They have US$3.7b cash in hand and an equity ratio of 54%, with lines of credit still open should they need it."

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 16:27 UTC

Not a fan of any of them.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2020 at 17:13 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Regardless what the article seems to "imply" this is not tied to Apple. A little more research would have found this:
Compatibility: Windows 10, 8.x, and 7, macOS 10.7 and above, Linux Kernel 3.2 and above"

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2020 at 13:10 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article These were the most-clicked-on cameras in 2019 (297 comments in total)

Clicks don't mean much. I've read about the Sony a7 III, even after buying the the Nikon Z7, mostly just to keep track of what others are doing in the mirrorless space.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2019 at 12:51 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Best cameras for landscape photography in 2021 (1104 comments in total)

I see nothing in the a7R IV that would lure me away from the Z7.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:23 UTC as 59th comment | 8 replies
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Fergus Ferguson: I travel a fair bit, so I use an anti-theft Pacsafe Carrysafe 200 strap that is nylon and neoprene around two steel cables, and doesn't rip the sheet out of my camera body with huge metal fittings or take up the tripod fitting. I wear it across the shoulder so it takes the weight off my neck. When I wear a backpack I attach it to the pack itself with a carabiner, so the pack supports its weight. To carry extra lenses when I am walking around I have two cheap neoprene lens pouches that I bought in a set of four for $10 on Amazon. One goes on my belt, and the other hangs off the other with a carabiner backed up with a couple of cable ties. Super comfortable, secure, and I have three lenses at hand without having to dig around in a backpack or bag. When I wear a jacket you can't see the camera or the pouches at all as they are covered and kept dry. For travelling I use a Venturesafe X 40L anti theft backpack with a Camsafe PCI-M Protective Camera Insert. Total stealth.

I dumped the Peak Design for the Pacsafe myself. Great strap, love it.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 18:58 UTC

I hated the Peak Design, sadly. I wanted to like it, it's so highly rated and quite a nice design, but the loop that is formed between the camera attachment and the slide was constantly getting caught up on something and just became a general pain.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 14:34 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies

Nikon Z7. It's a no-brainer.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2019 at 12:48 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Releases IPTC Preset Manager version 1.1.0 (11 comments in total)
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Michael1000: What is this program used for?

I haven't used it, but it seems to manage IPTC metadata (copyright, rights usage, etc.) that is embedded in your RAW files. Lightroom will do the same on import.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 12:49 UTC
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ArnaudG: This is really great news !
I was not sure I made the good choice with the Z6 (went for the mount, glass and ergonomics rather than AF performance that could have been improved in future bodies) but now I know I did.
Thanks Nikon !

I considered getting the Sony, but before I made the decision to, the Nikon Z7 was announced. I've been using Nikon since 1975 and the announcement was good news. As a software developer, I'm thrilled to see Nikon upping their game with regards to firmware.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 16:21 UTC
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Kharan: Hah! And then people have the gall to mock Fujifilm for releasing cameras with half-finished FW.
Anyways, this makes the Z6 even more attractive now, while the Z7 is still an overpriced dud.

I'm extremely happy with my Z7. I'm dumping all my F mount stuff for Z mount equipment. Best purchase I've made in years.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 16:08 UTC
On article Which is better: Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7R III (1486 comments in total)

Considering you are reviewing a camera with a very early version of the firmware, I suspect you will need to greatly revise this upon launch, especially in regards to battery life, burst mode, buffer, etc. :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2018 at 13:30 UTC as 367th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1100 comments in total)

The Sony is just too small for my tastes, but I'm sure it's a fine camera regardless.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 21:32 UTC as 65th comment
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