brownie314

brownie314

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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 (465 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 (465 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
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2730 comments in total)
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Max Iso: The A9, for me, doesn't represent what ML offers right now bc i won't be paying many thousand$ for it and the glass. It represents what might come down the road years from now in ML, after the tech trickles down. I can get better battery life, AF that can keep up with action, and a VF that is suited for sports, all right now with a DSLR and i can get it for a fraction of that $4500 (even FF).

It's interesting to see the tech show up but in no practical way does it affect me. I hope it ends up in an A6xxx body that isn't $2k but even that isn't a sure thing. Sony, Fuji and Olympus already proved good AF tracking is possible on ML, now it's about bringing DSLR like AF at DSLR like prices, bodies and lenses.

Maybe this A9 is supposed to compete with a D5 but how many people are there in that price range? The masses don't buy D5s and 1DXs, they buy D5500s and Rebels, A6xxxs, like that. If this improvement doesn't find it's way to the lower end, i don't think it makes much difference.

Totally agree. Can't wait until this tech finds its way into the A7iii. That will be really nice at a much lower price.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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rialcnis: Next question is, will there be a a9rii and a9sii?

Oooooohhjjh - I want the A9sii. 12MP sensor 100 fps. Nice.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 04:04 UTC
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