AlanWatson

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Joined on Jan 23, 2006

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  • Bigger battery but lower battery life - I wonder what is using so much more power? Newer chips usually use less power for the same workload, so there must be a lot more processing going on.

    Single...

  • Well US prices are always quoted without tax, European ones with tax, so they will always appear more expensive if you don't correct for that.

  • 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 ...
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