kminkov

kminkov

Lives in Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria
Works as a Game developer
Has a website at https://flic.kr/kamen_minkov
Joined on Dec 4, 2017

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Wonder how much weight they really saved by using a plastic mount...

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 08:30 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies

Some of these are impressive, others make me question why they were even considered.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2021 at 14:34 UTC as 2nd comment
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kminkov: Finally the "normal" button layout in the Z series too (judging from other renders, because it's not clearly seen here). I think the Z 7/Z 6 might cater to beginners with Auto, Effects and so on useless stuff, but that might get in the way of someone migrating from a D8xx for example.

@AcerK I mean that it would make a lot more sense for the Z 7 to have the D850 control layout. I'm not saying "shoot in manual all the time", I'm saying "get rid of stuff that might get in the way", and the non-unlockable mode dial is something like this. I find shooting banks way more efficient than U1/U2 in their current implementation. I wasn't saying the Z 7 was targeted towards beginners, I was saying it's as if it was trying to cater to beginners too in addition to its primary target audience.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2021 at 13:51 UTC

Finally the "normal" button layout in the Z series too (judging from other renders, because it's not clearly seen here). I think the Z 7/Z 6 might cater to beginners with Auto, Effects and so on useless stuff, but that might get in the way of someone migrating from a D8xx for example.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 09:44 UTC as 223rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one? (450 comments in total)
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kminkov: I still find annoying the way they do the mode dial - it's as if to cater to a crowd of entry level photographers. If I get a Z 6 II, I probably won't sell my D500 right away, and going back and forth between these would be a bit cumbersome since I actively use photo shooting banks on the D500. Hope the battery grip is built better than the plastic one for the D500 - mine cracked in one place, got it replaced, the replacement cracked in the same place (and this thing alone costs as much as an entry level DSLR).

They could theoretically bring it with a new firmware, but most likely they won't. It's been a similar thing with many of their DSLRs before the Z lineup was a thing (D7xxx, D6xx and D750/D780 are all like this), some people complained here and there, but Nikon didn't bother changing anything.

That's what annoys me about Nikon - I might have something significant to say, but since I'm not one of their sponsored photographers, my opinion is automatically worthless even though I might present valid arguments and examples with my workflow.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2020 at 15:17 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one? (450 comments in total)

I still find annoying the way they do the mode dial - it's as if to cater to a crowd of entry level photographers. If I get a Z 6 II, I probably won't sell my D500 right away, and going back and forth between these would be a bit cumbersome since I actively use photo shooting banks on the D500. Hope the battery grip is built better than the plastic one for the D500 - mine cracked in one place, got it replaced, the replacement cracked in the same place (and this thing alone costs as much as an entry level DSLR).

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 14:54 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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cybertec69: My two year old Lexar 128 GB XQD card is more "it did not slow down do to new memory card technology, for people who never used an XQD card before would have no idea what I am talking about" than fast enough for my D850 and D500 "wildlife and bird photography" and keeps on ticking after 100K clicks on it, I used it in extreme heat and cold. Heck I also use a Lexar SDXC II card for over 2 years with no issues, same weather conditions.

I don't think anyone disputes XQD's merits, but it's nice to have CFExpress (even if it might be a bit bottlenecked) just because it's not limited to a few brands and its price will hopefully go down.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 11:25 UTC
On article Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous (706 comments in total)

I'm kind of glad that Nikon adopted the roman numerals for their Z series. Otherwise who would guess that the D90 is succeeded by the D7000 and that the D750 isn't really the successor of the D700? Yes, the new thing might get boring fast from a marketing perspective (unless you're introducing a new line), but at least it's clear which model falls into which line (the downside being that you need to remember which was the last mark it was at).

P.S. I kind of hate unofficial names that happen to stick like "5D Classic"; just say "5D" and be done with it.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 09:29 UTC as 17th comment

Put a red ring on EVERYTHING!

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 05:29 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

I have yet to see a modern keyboard that works on Apple devices but doesn't work on non-Apple ones. It's needless to state that.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 22:10 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Loupedeck+ review (135 comments in total)
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M Lammerse: Is it old fashioned to say that I prefer a Wacom/pen instead of becoming a kind of image DJ?

Isn't a graphic tablet more suitable for retouch work and local adjustments? From what I get, the whole point of a console like the Loupedeck (or a DIY solution with e.g. MIDI2LR) is that you keep your eyes on the image while adjusting parameters. Can you do that with a graphic tablet?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 11:12 UTC

"We realised our mistake and are swapping the focus and zoom rings."

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2020 at 10:31 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR (1010 comments in total)

"Nikon has issued the photo above, and said it will be its 'most advanced DSLR to date.' "

Well, duh, I'd be surprised if it isn't.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 12:49 UTC as 133rd comment | 2 replies

Now if they add a proper alternative to 3D tracking...

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 11:20 UTC as 12th comment
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vFunct: RIP Sony.

@blurredvision I don't shill for Sony, I haven't owned a Sony, I'm just looking realistically at things.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 11:19 UTC
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vFunct: RIP Sony.

As much as I like Nikon, I think Sony is still ahead in many respects in terms of mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 09:42 UTC
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LightPriority: Amazing glass but I have to say I find the modern Zeiss lens body designs so ugly. People bellyaching about manual focus, honestly ok if you've got shaky hands and dodgy eyesight fair enough, but a properly designed MF lens (vs. manual focusing on a primarily AF lens) is generally not hard at all, especially combined with digital aids like focus peaking or magnified focus points.

@LightPriority They do, but when shooting through the viewfinder, even a manual lens is prone to errors since it's the same system that confirms focus that does so for AF lenses - it's just your hand instead of the lens' AF motor.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 22:32 UTC

I'm wondering when they will update the 50-100 too...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2019 at 14:11 UTC as 3rd comment
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Copal Fit: Or in other words: make yourself an unpaid advertiser for this company just for a (likely low) chance to win flights. Rubbish. Next!

Just like with any other contest like this.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2019 at 18:40 UTC
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photoac: $500 for a keyboard! The pricing definitely isn't an issue for me.

$500 is not that much for a good keyboard that can easily survive 15-20 years. Not this one probably though.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 14:42 UTC
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