AlanWatson

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  • The LX-3 always appealed a lot to me, but I never actually bought one. But the appeal of the series never went away, and so these days I carry an LX-7 in my daysack as a "go with me everywhere"...

  • Well the new 100-400 is 800g lighter than the 150-600 C. I'll wait for real-world shots to judge quality, and I guess they'll announce price soon. But yes, it looks like something I would have a ...
  • Unless of course you are interested in a light and cheap version of a super-tele, in which case it would be interesting...

  • I've not handled a D7200, but the D7100 has a deeper grip than the D7000. As I don't have very large hands I actually found it less comfortable, and in fact it was my one real reservation about ...
  • The first one I bought for myself was a Zenit SLR when I was about 16. It was educational, since the light meter was so poor that you learned to judge exposure for yourself (film of course has more...

  • Commented on article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40

    Still have mine, though it doesn't come out often. Still a 35mm f1.8 on it and it's a really compact little package. Sure, controls are limited, as are AF points (3, including 1 cross-type), but...

  • Replied in wild life lens
    I assumed that 200-400 was a typo and 200-500 was intended. That would make more sense when the comparison was with the Tamron G2 (the 200-500 being a bit heavier and slightly cheaper than the G2, ...
  • I expect it will be sold for less than the list price after it's been available for a while. Significant reductions on list price for an item that's not been released yet are something I wouldn't ...
  • The announcement said that the US list price was $1599. Since US prices exclude sales tax, that's equivalent to $1919 once VAT is added. So the UK price is about 10% higher than the US one once ...
  • You've been using it for some time, so how does your lens work in real life for the type of shooting you do? Do you, for example, notice a lack of sharpness in your images? Did you have any ...
  • Agreed. And I think you can see this in the lens's specs: If you look them up in DPR's lenses section the 70-300 is listed as having a maximum magnification of x0.25 (1:4) at a minimal focal ...
  • On the plus side (from Lenovo's POV), if they keep the form-factor and interface in future phone models then selling an accessory like this might help lock in existing customers when they come to...

  • With so many people thinking that smartphones should cost nothing (because they pay for them through line rental) the price of a 1" sensor add-on would probably ensure sales of zero.

  • Let me add just one more to the list: the D7100 has a larger viewfinder which shows 100% of the image frame, whereas the D5500 actually has 95% coverage in a viewfinder that's slightly smaller ...
  • Yes, I'm sure it's marketing: the D3300 was the last "current" model to use a chrome button, so now the entire range is consistent (though as always with Nikon several previous generation models ...
  • My default kit for vacation (defined as where photography isn't the main purpose of the trip but I know I'll want to take some pics) is my D7100 with an 11-20 and 18-200, which all fits in one ...
  • As others have said, most likely the camera has not needed to change iso because it can stay within the set shutter speed range without doing so. But I must say that since I got my D7100 I've not ...
  • Replied in Nikon DX setup
    Most likely the assumption is that most people know that you just multiply by 1.5 to get the FX equivalent field of view, so a throw-away line about focal length equivalence is the most you can ...
  • Well as the last post was almost 15 months ago I reckon that the original poster will have done whatever they were going to do by now.
  • The obvious answer is that if you never use it then there's no need for you to keep it. For me its big attraction that it's much more compact than any of my zooms, and good in low light or for ...
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