bpjod

Lives in Canada Alberta, Canada
Joined on Mar 3, 2003

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  • Your argument that the further up the wealth & lifestyle ladder people get the more out of touch people are with the reality of the environment they live in is an over generalization. There are...

  • Lovely photos. What are you using for light? Natural light? Flash?
  • With a zoom lens? No. For a prime lens, arguments could be made in favour of the Nikon Coolpix A or the Ricoh GR. I'd still favour the RX100 because: (1) better video (2) tiltable rear screen
  • Good point. Since the RX10 (original) launched, I've used it with the RX1 as my primary camera kit, usually leaving my DSLR kit at home. An example is this canoe trip in Northern Saskatchewan . My ...
  • Since I'm already banished to bed without supper, here are some photos of said leopard to give some perspective on focal lengths and why it's nice to have a long lens. Click to see full-size ...
  • Replied in Samsung 50-150
    One bit of wisdom I've acquired the hard way. If your camera looks like it should be able to take a photo, but is unresponsive and you cannot figure out what the problem is ... check that this ...
  • FWIW, I was in Africa for a couple weeks last month. I did do 3 days of safari from a Land Cruiser in the Maasai Mara and a one day gorilla trek in Volcanoes NP in Rwanda (amongst many other ...
  • No, that's what the markings on the focusing ring are for. Set to 2m that way, much easier. Never need to check focus in the EVF/rear screen that way, you know exactly what distance you're focused at.
  • 12mm on the NX series is a piece of cake for focusing for street photography. Use the old street photographers' trick of zone focus . Easy with such a wide lens. Focus to 2m/6'. Set to f/5.6. Now ...
  • My usage does not fit any of your poll responses. My NX1 & NX500 continue to be my primary "large sensor" system, with the occasional use of my Sony RX1. I also use the Nikon 1 (J5 & V3) a lot for ...
  • Thanks for taking the time to explain Tim. Your reasons make good sense as I've had some worries about what should happen if something were to die, especially one of the bodies. Hopefully I'll be ...
  • I'm curious Tim. 2 months ago you had very high praise for the NX system, as seen here . My feelings are very similar to what you expressed in that excellent post. I tend to shoot mostly with 1" ...
  • I just got back from Africa. Amazing trip. Still sorting through my nearly 8,000 photos so not yet ready to post any. My gear consisted of: Bodies: (1) Samsung NX1 (4,000 photos)
  • That sounds like the perfect Nikon 1 travel kit. You've certainly got the lenses covered. Only thing I'd throw out there is whether or not you'd want a J5 body as one of the bodies. A few major ...
  • I've been through 3 copies of the 16-50S. All, including my current one, have had problems with the OIS when the camera is first turned on. The first couple copies took a couple minutes for the ...
  • Here's an out-of-left-field suggestion: My solution was to get a Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 . It's an 189-810mm EFL. Trouble is what body to mount it to. The V2, V3 & J5 are the best ...
  • The camera isn't with me at the moment, so I'm going by memory here, but IIRC it has single shot mode; 2 high speed shooting with full AE & AF - 10 & 20 fps; then I believe (have never used) two ...
  • Well that's for each person to decide for on their own. If you're a birder/sports shooter who needs the fast write to cards, larger buffer, AEL/AFL button, hand grip and front dial, then whatever ...
  • Like say: (1) a grip (2) an EVF (3) a front dial (4) 40 frame buffer rather than 20 (5) AEL/AFL button (6) dedicated DISP button (this ...
  • For your first question, is it essential? If you're going to use it on a tripod, I'd certainly strongly advise you to get this mount. Firstly it balances the camera/lens combo on the tripod much ...
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