tedolf

tedolf

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Taeraresh: I'd add a light meter. Even an inexpensive one is a useful tool in a lot of situations.

What is a light meter useful for?

(don't bring flash into this)

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 01:32 UTC

Not quite. Many regular people enjoy focal length versatility for extreme wide angle on one end, and wildlife photography on the other end with high shutter speeds in ordinary to dim light. Cell phones are a long way off from being able to do that, e.g. useful at the zoo, or Johny's soccer match.

The key is a really small camera with interchangeable lens capability and cell phone connectivity built in. I think m4/3 was closest to this with something like the GM5 but they seem to have abandoned that direction. Nikon 1 could have also been there but Nikon really botched that product line badly.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 17:33 UTC as 190th comment | 2 replies
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Halina123: I couldn't care less about this rumour/announcement. I will continue to use my two N1 cameras until they die a natural death.
The quick and accurate focus of these small and light cameras makes up for slightly lower IQ than their competitors.

And what are you going to do if the AF fails, or the hot shoe dies, or any one of a myriad of things fails?

What happens to your lens investment then?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 00:54 UTC
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oldfashioned: the lawyers will dance on this. It's like you get robbed in your house , the Police get the thief but a court dismisses everything because you supposed to be there ad ask the thief to stop stealing. Since you didn't ask or you were at work then the thief is free to steal whatever he likes.

Once the Registration issues, the Plaintiff will re-file the case.

Tedolph, Esq.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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cgarrard: Well that's good. It was doomed from the beginning.

Why?

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 19:48 UTC

What is really sad about this is the way Nikon keeps stringing along the existing Nikon 1 customer base with false hopes of a new model, new lenses, etc.

Olympus at least has shown some class by publicly announcing ahpoead of time that it will be suspending production of DSLR 4/3 lenses (which can still be used on m4/3 cameras) so that people can either make a transition, or buy the lenses now if they really want them.

The Nikon 1 user base has simply been left in the dark.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 17:52 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
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GodSpeaks: Hardly a surprise. Nikon has shown little interest in the 1 system for a few years now.

I think the 1" sensor is quite viable, and an ILC built around the sensor does make sense, but Nikon's biggest error was in seriously over pricing it.

I have said this for some time on the Nikon 1 forum as I was interestied in this system for wildlife photography. Obviously it didn't make me any friends there and I can no longer post in that forum.

If they would have priced it fairly and made three good fast prime lenses it would have survived. The focus system was way ahead of its time and the JPEG engine was pretty good too.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
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Marty CL: Well, hopefully this means APS-C or full frame mirrorless cameras. The Nikon 1 was already a mirrorless system (sort of), but with a 1 inch sensor with mediocre results.

Nikon 1 was a very impressive concept and technology. Nikon blew it be making it grossly overpriced and didn't give it the fast primes it needed for DOF control.

Two mistakes Panasonic and Olympus did not make.

tedolph

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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tedolf: Why no EVF option?

Tedolph

It doesn't cost anything to add an EVF/accessory port. Panasonic did so for some time with their GF series and didn't drop it until the GF3 I think.

Olympus uses one one their entry level camera, Canon does on some of the M series cameras, Leica does on some models, etc.

tedolph

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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tedolf: Why no EVF option?

Tedolph

Leica uses the Olympus VF-2 optional EVF and just re-brands it. It is made by Epson. Fuji could do the same.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:03 UTC

Ok, why not just resurrect the old Nikon SP rangefinders with the S mount, put a FF sensor in it and hybrid AF. You would only need to develop maybe a half dozen lenses, and could still use the old SC lenses with manual focus.

Basically what the Leica M10 should be and sell it at 1/4 the cost?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:01 UTC as 161st comment | 1 reply
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PNad: A month ago I bought on A9, and today I own 2 and sold all my nikon gear including 2 D4, a bunch of 1.4 primes and 2.8 zooms and bought back most of them and its been nothing short of amazing. The silent shutter, amongs other things, is a game changer for me.

Nikon might come up with something good... someday.. but im already reaping the benefits of mirrorless right now. Sorry Nikon, we had a good run. The A9 shows that Sony is clearly listening (dual slots, bigger batteries etc) and they also oppened their pro imaging membership to canadian, with a service center in ontario, this is pretty huge news for pros and non pros for repairs and stuff.

Just look at how far Sony went only 4 years since the A7, buy the time Nikon enters the mirrorless game, Sony will already be ahead.

@NikonCanonFan,

What was wrong with Minolta?

TEdolph

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
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SaltLakeGuy: If (and boy do I mean IF) Nikon was truly clever at this attempt, a FF or even a APS-C mirrorless that could use their current lens mount, bringing to the table a camera that would shoot say at least 7-8fps, have NO blackout like the Sony A9 has accomplished, have focus tracking with improvements as well that would keep up with the A9's accomplishments and a EVF that would equal their resolution as well would be indeed THE "game changer" for the market. It would prove Nikon can make it happen. If they fail to do what I've mentioned they will remain an "also ran" and not climb up the steep cliff of success they truly need.

You mean like the Pentax K-01?

Keeping the F mount would be dumb. You loose all the size advantages of a short mount. Ask Pentax about that.

If you want Nikon mirrorless in F mount, just use the current cameras in Live View mode.

Done.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:46 UTC

RIP Nikon 1.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:43 UTC as 168th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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tedolf: Why no EVF option?

Tedolph

An EVF port is practically free.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)

Why no EVF option?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 59th comment | 9 replies
On article Video: How to make a DIY 'beauty dish' for $12 (30 comments in total)
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LincolnB: I've done similar with a reflective umbrella. A cardboard cutout, some aluminum foil glued on with spray adhesive to cut down on light loss... done. Since the cardboard was essentially free the entire cost was the spray adhesive ($4) and whatever it costs for a few feet of aluminum foil.

Can you post a photo somewhere?

Maybe start a thread in Portrait and People?

Maybe send me a PM showing what you mean?

Thanks

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
On article Leica TL2 first impressions (369 comments in total)

I can't see why anyone would buy one of these over a m4/3 camera.

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 22:40 UTC as 36th comment | 10 replies
On article Hot mess: Remembering the Leica M8 (155 comments in total)

I often wonder why someone doesn't make an m4/3 rangefinder with three lenses, 14mm, 20mm and 42.5mm. The lenses largely already exist, at least optically. All you would have to do is add a manual helicoid. You could use the GM-5 body as a mule. Focus confirmation could be by an led with phase detect focusing sensors reflected off the shutter?

Tedolph

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 28th comment | 8 replies
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ecka84: Overpriced APS-C system - don't care, not interested, FF costs less, dramatic size difference is a myth.
Cheaper but still too expensive medium format - don't care, not interested, niche product, cannot afford.
Nice and reasonably priced FF - Hello Canon, Nikon and Sony, my old friends :).

ecka, where are you getting these ideas from? False color? Noise which is there but you can't see it, etc. These are all figments of your imagination. A sensor only generates false color if you exceed the dynamic range of the sensor, i.e. overload it, or if there is no signal present, i.e. below the threshold detect of the pixel and then you try to amplify the non-existent signal in PP.

With a properly exposed image, in any format having a resolution over 8mp, on a 4k monitor you are not going to see any differences except DOF profile differences.

tEdolph

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 18:50 UTC
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