brownie314

brownie314

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No, this does not make sense to me. If I want an aps-c sensor and a slow lens - there are lots of compelling options out there in ILC land. If this was "pocketable" - maybe. But it isn't - so why bother with this when you can get an ILC cheaper, almost as small - and can change out lenses when you need to?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 23:48 UTC as 39th comment

Why doesn't the Panasonic CM1 ever get compared to other cell phones?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 46th comment

But seriously - if this curved sensor allows smaller lenses and Nikon can make a compact FF fixed lens camera - I will start looking at how to sell one of my kidneys.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:03 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Curvy and stacked - awesome.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:01 UTC as 7th comment
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MPS Photographic: If I want a DX zoom lens wider than 16/18mm, I either have to shell out $900 for the AF-S 10-24mm, or replace my existing D7000 in order to use the non-compatible $310 AF-P 10-20mm. So no money for Nikon today.

What the fuzz? Af-p doesn't AF on d7000? Aw crap. Nikon messed up.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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jimofcan: It would be nice if Nikon would offer a Camera that DOES NOT do the video thing! Might drop the price a few bucks too.
I thought the Hi ISO and low light performance was very good.
The 7500 does feel fairly good in the hands, way better than the D7000 ever did. Too bad it isn't being offered with a grip.

Yes, this is a common complaint. But the fact is video is so easy to add and the cost (in units sold) would well outweigh any cost gain from not including video features. So not including video would increase the price of the body.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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Paul Petersen: For 200 dollars more the Tokina F2.8 would be a lot more useful, especially for milkyway landscape shots at night.

Only 200 more? You know that is almost double the price right?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 20:48 UTC

This is great. I am definitely in on this lens. Finally - Nikon makes an interesting DX zoom for a reasonable DX price.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 18:29 UTC as 33rd comment
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Scottelly: Well how about that?!? Camera companies finally come to their senses and start making sensors that offer more resolution, and people start buying more cameras. Hmmm . . .

Sony A7r II
Canon 5Ds (and 5Dsr) and 5D Mk IV
Panasonic K1
Nikon D500 (20 MP vs their 12 MP previous APS-C flagship, the D300s)

The reason the megapixel race existed was because people wanted more resolution in their photos, and that made them willing to buy new cameras that offered more resolution. Today people are no different. We want more resolution. Camera companies need to give us more resolution!

8 K screens are coming. Today's cameras won't cut it for those screens. We're going to need 16 K cameras capable of 8 K video at 60 fps. Do you have ANY idea how much resolution (and data) that is?!?

I doubt those sales numbers are dominated by pro equipment.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 02:42 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)
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brownie314: Cant wait for the fire sales. I will pull the trigger at about $90.

Well - this is better than a cell phone - and it is appealing to have a device I can throw around and not worry about it. The video is acceptable. At $90 it is worth the frustration to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (467 comments in total)
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Rob890: Would love to see a Coolpix A 2 on this list. Rather that than those DL cameras. Good to see Ricoh GR (When will its next iteration arrive?) a underrated tool. You could probably still have the x100t up there despite the x100F. Its still a very usable camera and cheaper now considering.

Yes, I have a Canon eos-M (the original) with 22/2. It is actually kinda good. Sharp, compact. I just do not care all that much for Canon jpgs or the DR of the sensor. But other than that - it is pretty good.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 02:07 UTC
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

Cant wait for the fire sales. I will pull the trigger at about $90.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 23:26 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (467 comments in total)
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Rob890: Would love to see a Coolpix A 2 on this list. Rather that than those DL cameras. Good to see Ricoh GR (When will its next iteration arrive?) a underrated tool. You could probably still have the x100t up there despite the x100F. Its still a very usable camera and cheaper now considering.

Yup - I have the CpA. It is awesome. I don't care for 18mm all that much - I think 24/2 would have been better. But it sure is compact - and that lens is super sharp.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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brownie314: I am in love with the A9. But honestly if I were a full time sports pro, I can't see how a D500/D5 combo would not be superior in almost every way. If I were going on a walk - A9 every time. But hauling hardcases into a stadium and setting up 4 lbs of glass and a body on a monopod - I think the Nikon combo wins (or the equivalent canon combo).

@weix - you are majoring in the minors here sweetheart. Of course I do not have the a9 - nor does anyone else who does not have a Sony polo shirt.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:28 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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tkbslc: On top of all this, I just don't know if the motivation is going to be there. Pros have a job to do. They know the Canon gear works and works well for that job. Why bother learning a new system if the old one is working fine?

@virtual - that is the thing - will a 'tog with an a9 come back from the stadium with higher quality images than a D5 or D500?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 17:26 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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brownie314: I am in love with the A9. But honestly if I were a full time sports pro, I can't see how a D500/D5 combo would not be superior in almost every way. If I were going on a walk - A9 every time. But hauling hardcases into a stadium and setting up 4 lbs of glass and a body on a monopod - I think the Nikon combo wins (or the equivalent canon combo).

Mike - yes, the silent shutter is cool - and will be very useful under certain conditions. Just saying for stadium sports - under that exact condition - standard DSLR probably won't hold you back.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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brownie314: I am in love with the A9. But honestly if I were a full time sports pro, I can't see how a D500/D5 combo would not be superior in almost every way. If I were going on a walk - A9 every time. But hauling hardcases into a stadium and setting up 4 lbs of glass and a body on a monopod - I think the Nikon combo wins (or the equivalent canon combo).

Weix - yes of course I already have the camera and 9 spares.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 16:56 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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CaptainNoddy: PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT THE FE MOUNT BEGAN FROM 2013!!! (How about Canon EF & Nikon FX, oh, 1987 and 1959)
Lenses are collections which last for decades.
It is unfair to compare them based on the lens collections right now.
Yes you may not want to change to Sony, and after 10 years your friends will laugh at a guy using ancient cameras called DSLR.

Not all cameras are uncool. If you are a hipster with a nice Fuji around your neck - you might be able to pull off some kind of cool.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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tkbslc: On top of all this, I just don't know if the motivation is going to be there. Pros have a job to do. They know the Canon gear works and works well for that job. Why bother learning a new system if the old one is working fine?

Exactly - I think that is the most compelling argument. This article is written from the point of view of a gearhead pouring over specs and weighing options. Pros don't have time for that. They will shoot their current gear until such time that it no longer meets their needs. Then they will replace it - probably with the next newer model from the manufacturer they currently shoot.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)

I am in love with the A9. But honestly if I were a full time sports pro, I can't see how a D500/D5 combo would not be superior in almost every way. If I were going on a walk - A9 every time. But hauling hardcases into a stadium and setting up 4 lbs of glass and a body on a monopod - I think the Nikon combo wins (or the equivalent canon combo).

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 15:23 UTC as 110th comment | 7 replies
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