olivegarden

olivegarden

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Visual Artist
Has a website at http://jozphoto.com
Joined on Jan 28, 2005

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wow, I have always respected Rishi & Richard's articles as they are well written with details, informative. However this article just makes me chuckle; Going back to Sony F7171 days, the laser grid was highly appreciated in dark area focusing ; nowadays I have not seen "red laser grids" for the last 10 years.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2018 at 18:12 UTC as 164th comment | 5 replies

This is wonderful news, it seems Nikon makes the right choice by single slot - XQD card on the Z-series.

Thank you, Delkin

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2018 at 18:50 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: Nikon's choice to design the Z6/Z7 to be able to use the same batteries as Nikon DSLRs is a smart move. Like the FTZ adapter (but to a lesser extent [who cares as much about their batteries as their precious lenses]), this choice won't alienate their existing customers.

But, BUT, their CIPA rating seems to say otherwise.

Contrary to popular comment-section belief, the EN-EL15 series batteries aren't weak at all (1900 mAh; perhaps slightly more for the EL15b variant). Sony's tiny NP-FW50 is a mere 1020 mAh and it gives the A7 II a CIPA rating of 330 (270 w/EVF) which is right in line with the Z7/Z6. Sony's NP-FZ100 is 2280 mAh, and it gives the A7 III a CIPA rating of 710.

So regarding power efficiency, should I ask "how the heck did Sony do it!?", or should I ask "why the heck can't Nikon match Sony!?" Does it take that much more energy to drive the higher-res EVFs and LCDs found on the Z6/Z7, or does Nikon need to scoop up some Sony engineers?

Not sure about others, on average I get 1700 ~ 2000 shots out of Sony FZ100 battery ( I do a lot of birding photos). So the Nikon battery should be on par, at least.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 20:04 UTC
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olivegarden: Four lenses coming: 52mm F/0.9,24mm F/1.8, a mid zoom 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR & 35mm

The 52mm & 35mm F/1.2 are both Full Frame Mirrorless lenses. I do not know which lenses you refer to.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 23:42 UTC
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olivegarden: Four lenses coming: 52mm F/0.9,24mm F/1.8, a mid zoom 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR & 35mm

Nikon lens patent.

The adapter has a mirror in it.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 16:59 UTC

Four lenses coming: 52mm F/0.9,24mm F/1.8, a mid zoom 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR & 35mm

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2018 at 09:27 UTC as 68th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1017 comments in total)
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Macromind: why have countdown? We already know the camera is coming! So, surprise us and just and just put it out there. If it is that good,blow our minds.

Nikon's only real competitors are Canon & Smartphones; the teaser is meant to stop people from buying Canon M-series bodies as those are the No.1 selling mirrorless camera.

Sony's market share is a rounding error in the whole ILC world.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2018 at 16:13 UTC
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1017 comments in total)

80% of the Nikonians will sell the F -mount lens within 3 years.

This happened to the FD mount, 4/3rds, Minolta A-mount.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 21:29 UTC as 158th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1017 comments in total)

Adiós, F-Mount, the true Photographers' camera.

Bienvenido, Z-mount, the bright future.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 17:50 UTC as 209th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (371 comments in total)

wow, I am impressed. WTG, Sigma !

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 06:27 UTC as 108th comment
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Johannes Zander: They have a wireless flash but can't figure out how to trigger cameras wireless. Instead they use last century cable connections. Both cameras have wifi, why not do it in software?

Battery aside, wireless connection is inherently unreliable, susceptible to interference.

Unless you only shoot in the studio, the cable connection is always better.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 19:01 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2017 - Richard's choice: Sony NP-FZ100 (244 comments in total)
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ewelch: So, battery life, check.

Now for Sony to wake up and embrace weather sealing!

Hurry up Sony, before Panasonic or Olympus go full frame and make you look aged and slow.

Pany & Oly will NOT go full frame.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 02:21 UTC

NiSi filters have been on the market for a couple of years with excellent quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 07:53 UTC as 6th comment
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(unknown member): Welcome to the Golden State. Even having placed everything in the trunk and completely hidden, someone broke into our rental car trunk with a crowbar and stole some all our stuff and trashed the car for fun in San Francisco.

This is a incomplete list of places where robberies happened: Golden Gate Garden, Lombard St, Twin Peaks, Baker Beach, near City Hall / Plaza, Fishermans Wharf.
A few cases involved my personal friends.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 13:28 UTC

PlanIt Pro has the same functions, better organized with clean interface.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 3rd comment
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(unknown member): Welcome to the Golden State. Even having placed everything in the trunk and completely hidden, someone broke into our rental car trunk with a crowbar and stole some all our stuff and trashed the car for fun in San Francisco.

Chris, I am sorry to hear that. Thieves & robbers have been targeting photographers for the last few years, it got really bad from 2015 onward with brazen daylight robberies. Report the case to the police & file for insurance.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 14:43 UTC
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