AACCD

Joined on Feb 7, 2019

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The Martians did a fine job with potatoes and were even able to teach us a thing or two in the "1970's Smash" adverts. They will most likely think that Ingenuity is a high tech potato masher...................

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2021 at 22:33 UTC as 13th comment
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Mortal Lion: Why is it called a helicopter when it is an autonomous drone?

@photo_rb...Those scoffing at a potato based drone must not have read or watched "The Martian."

The Martians did a fine job with potatoes and were even able to teach us a thing or two in the "1970's Smash" adverts. They will most likely think that Ingenuity is a high tech potato masher..................

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2021 at 22:31 UTC
On article NASA shares Perseverance's first 360° view of Mars (110 comments in total)
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Relaxed: You do realize that Mars is the only planet entirely populated by robots.

@Thomas A Anderson
"The universe is not infinite. It's big, but here's the thing about infinity: just when you think you're almost to infinity you find out you still have infinity to go."

That's old news, Buzz Lightyear enlightened us years ago............

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2021 at 15:19 UTC

67 year old grandad approaching retirement and the goalposts have finally stopped moving. I've nursed a Canon PowerShot A620 long enough (2006) and my dream camera has morphed over the years from an SLR/DSLR/APSC/FF so the Nikon Z5 now appears to fit the bill.

This will be my one and only camera so can a beginner handle a Full Frame Nikon Z5, flash and a couple of lenses?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 16:12 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies

Last camera I am likely to buy but extra lenses are a possibility.

Nikon D7500 $1000
Canon RP $1000
Nikon Z5 $1300 getting rave reviews.
#Sony Alpha a7 III $2000

#Sony is out of my financial comfort range!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2020 at 16:10 UTC as 71st comment | 12 replies
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little al: 2 hours and 63 posts later, it is IsaacG1975 and Mariano Pacifico in the lead with 7 posts each. Thoughts R Us has not revved up yet. Trails with only 2 posts.

@No Outlet
"Is it more pathetic that you read all the posts, took the time to count how many each person made."

No need to laboriously read all the posts, just click on a user name and count the relevant headings ........

"No Outlet's recent activity" Simple!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 12:29 UTC

Wow, a solar powered 70 million year time lapse. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2020 at 21:31 UTC as 26th comment
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (929 comments in total)

I was interested in the Nikon Z5 but Nikon have managed to produce two new cameras in the time it's taken DPR to (almost) review the Nikon Z5 !

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 16:53 UTC as 93rd comment
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Niko Vita: Let me guess: DPR will give Z5 a silver award.

Wow, I think you're being a little bit optimistic for a camera that is a downsized, cannibalized, "entry level" Nikon Z6 but at almost the same price...... try a Bronze Award.
Don't forget the Nikon D7500 which was relegated to an also ran due to being a downsized and cannibalized Nikon D7200.
Totally panned reviews and it's noticeable that very few even admit to owning a D7500 these days even though it's cheaper than the Nikon D7200!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2020 at 13:58 UTC
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Gilvan Moreira: Sou um atirador Canon mas fico triste em ver um comentário desses num site formador de opinião como "d p review" é ignorar o trabalho das empresas quando já lançaram seus novos sistemas com adaptadores para os sistemas anteriores.

Assim diz a matéria:
Critiquei a Nikon quando lançou a Z50 , porque não reconhecia a câmera amiga do Instagram que a empresa alegava ter feito. Em vez disso, encontrei uma câmera boa para os entusiastas em um sistema com poucas opções óbvias de lentes. O Z5 se parece muito com um Z50 de quadro completo, mas o público diferente que seu preço mais alto implica e a mudança no tamanho do sensor fazem toda a diferença.

Pode-se dizer que não há lentes nativas mas esquecem todo um parque já instalado inclusive fabricados por terceiros compatíveis tanto com o sistema Z quanto o R.

@ANAYV
"Wrong place....English speaking forum here.
Not sure if you can read this, though :)"

Somehow it just seems nicer to suggest a fix...................

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Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 11:13 UTC
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Gilvan Moreira: Sou um atirador Canon mas fico triste em ver um comentário desses num site formador de opinião como "d p review" é ignorar o trabalho das empresas quando já lançaram seus novos sistemas com adaptadores para os sistemas anteriores.

Assim diz a matéria:
Critiquei a Nikon quando lançou a Z50 , porque não reconhecia a câmera amiga do Instagram que a empresa alegava ter feito. Em vez disso, encontrei uma câmera boa para os entusiastas em um sistema com poucas opções óbvias de lentes. O Z5 se parece muito com um Z50 de quadro completo, mas o público diferente que seu preço mais alto implica e a mudança no tamanho do sensor fazem toda a diferença.

Pode-se dizer que não há lentes nativas mas esquecem todo um parque já instalado inclusive fabricados por terceiros compatíveis tanto com o sistema Z quanto o R.

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Gilvan Moreira
"I'm a Canon shooter but I'm sad to see a comment like that on an opinion-forming site like "d p review" is to ignore the work of companies when they have already released their new systems with adapters for previous systems.

So the matter says:
I criticized Nikon when it launched the Z50 because it didn't recognize the Instagram-friendly camera the company claimed to have made. Instead, I found a good camera for enthusiasts in a system with few obvious lens options. The Z5 looks a lot like a full-frame Z50, but the different audience that its higher price implies and the change in sensor size make all the difference.

It can be said that there are no native lenses but forget an entire park already installed even manufactured by third parties compatible with both the Z system and the R.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 11:38 UTC

Seriously DPR?

"Confirmation of the a7S III’s existence was confirmed"

"in an exclusive interview with DPReview wherein"

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:13 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

She's just lucky the wolves didn't take her away as road kill.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 14:49 UTC as 27th comment
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AACCD: " alleged to have gotten within ten feet of a bison"

Hate to break it to you but the Bison certainly got closer than ten feet.................

Old woman "Hey Jasper, would you look at that , I thought these dumb animals were extinct."

Bison "Can you believe these dumb animals actually tried to make us extinct."

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 14:46 UTC
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Nuno Saldanha: has she never heard of telephoto lenses?

Yeah, a smartphone is only as smart as the person using it.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 14:38 UTC

" alleged to have gotten within ten feet of a bison"

Hate to break it to you but the Bison certainly got closer than ten feet.................

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2020 at 09:28 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On article The gear that got away: reader responses (237 comments in total)
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entoman: A copy of Amateur Photographer magazine from 1970, which featured 3 of my very first published images. I kept it for about 20 years, but dumped it and sold almost all my possessions including my cameras and my record collection, prior to emigrating to Australia. After 6 months there, I decided it wasn't for me, and returned to the UK.

…...…. but just to prove that it can work out, one of my daughters spent a couple of summers working in America and 16 years later is still there, married with one daughter!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2020 at 09:08 UTC
On article The gear that got away: reader responses (237 comments in total)
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entoman: A copy of Amateur Photographer magazine from 1970, which featured 3 of my very first published images. I kept it for about 20 years, but dumped it and sold almost all my possessions including my cameras and my record collection, prior to emigrating to Australia. After 6 months there, I decided it wasn't for me, and returned to the UK.

@mingleby, I agree with entoman as it's easy to 'dis' a country when you've left and been successful!

I was born in France to a French dad but a Scots mum who didn't speak French which left her quite isolated as no-one else apart from dad spoke English. Bad pregnancy and homesickness didn't help so they came to Scotland to live.

20 years later the whole family relocated to France but a bad injury prevented dad from starting his job. This along with the language barrier, my brothers and sisters missing boyfriends/girlfriends, homesickness etc meant it didn't work out and they all came back!
Sadly, I was waiting to finish my summer season job before joining them so missed out on all of it but as I spoke good French and had no ties to the UK I would most likely have stayed in France. That said, I met a lovely scots girl and now happily retired with two lovely daughters and three grandchildren.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2020 at 09:07 UTC
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Hello123: I hate it when the subject of drones comes up on this forum because it draws out the self- righteous justice warriors. This time, the idiot pilot just threw a gallon of gasoline on their cause.

Agreed @D200_4me but at least we can usually identify the remains of those crazy enough to jump the fence to get closeup shots in Yellowstone !

Let's hope they can identify this one.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2020 at 21:21 UTC
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Atcliffe: I have travelled to many many countries in my time.....some border officials are extremely officious ,such as India but they are approachable and courteous, Israel immigration officials can be gruff and rude but for sheer rudeness, arrogance , ignorance and lack of respect U.S. immigration officials are in a class of their own. What a welcome to the U.S !

Absolutely agree with Suntan in that they are doing a difficult job in dealing with the public who are coming off of long flights and are tired and irritable while believing all the officers have an agenda against only them.

I've always found them swift and courteous calling me sir while enquiring as to the purpose of my visit, photograph, fingerprints and enjoy your stay!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 13:25 UTC
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