WaterDragon

Joined on Dec 12, 2013

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DDavis1: I'm more impressed with the AF tracking keeping up, (and not losing focus lock), with the runner coming at the camera in full sprint.

Mike222 - Really - trouble focusing on a tree? Maybe you need to get a new hobby? I've been using a Z6 professionally since Jan 2019 and have never encountered such an issue. I have hundreds of of in focus trees. It's amazing. I can even focus on my ginger cat from a greater or lesser distance without issue. I'm happy to tutor you if you like?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 11:32 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Tripod head roundup (96 comments in total)

I used to use the manfrotto pistol grip style heads for many years which are much easier to use in practice than the normal ball head as long as they stay vertical. Then I discovered the Novoflex Magicball and that has been my defacto head ever since. It's a bit bulkier than a standard ball head but beautifully made and fantastic to use. I tried a new ball head that came with a 3LT tripod the recently and it's just not the same. Too fiddly after the Magicball. I'll keep the ball head for travel purposes though whenever that may be...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2021 at 07:51 UTC as 11th comment
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StoneJack: Will I upgrade if Nikon updated my Z6 with new LCD?
Umm, Nikon added 2 processors, two card slots, latest USB-C and and did not raise initial price for Z6II. But still Z6 is so good that I am happy with the original model. Still, thats what I call upgrade.

@Elisam.
Mate, are you okay?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2021 at 11:49 UTC

Whinging twats. PS is the best out there. EVERY other editor is still trying to keep up. And the photographer version is cheap. Cheaper than a roll of film per month! Two or three coffee's. Cry babies. If you can't afford $15 bucks a month for your hobby or profession you should give up now.
Or you could invest in a darkroom (more than $15 bucks p/m by the way) and then you wouldn't have to use a computer or PS. And we wouldn't have to interact with all of you. WIN WIN.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:30 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
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adengappasami: Home studio.... Do they assume everyone lives in a bungalow with space everywhere and everyone has all the light accessories and what not. That's one professional photographer home may be. None of the idea is useful. There are better ideas in YouTube that anyone can try

Get over yourself mate.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2020 at 11:15 UTC
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WaterDragon: I quite like the idea. Expensive but seems to be well made. 2 Years developing a little hook seems a little 'er long. Similar hooks have been in the market place for ages, even with the same lock system but obviously not aimed at photographers.

Personally I use Domke canvas straps (and bags) with the swivels so that they never get all twisted up and I've added the Peak Design quick releases on the ends.

By the way Dyneema used to be the material of choice for archery strings but has been superseded by superior materials that don't stretch as much over time.

The Dyneema on bows would only stretch over time and not a huge amount but enough affect an archer who competes. The PD threads are very similar to archery string where there is high wear. Basically it is the bow string (usually made up of 8-16 strands then covered with a fine thread (like PD uses), this is called "serving", it gets wrapped around and around forming a stiff cord like the PD connectors.
The PD connector system is great but I prefer the Domke straps.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2020 at 06:34 UTC

I quite like the idea. Expensive but seems to be well made. 2 Years developing a little hook seems a little 'er long. Similar hooks have been in the market place for ages, even with the same lock system but obviously not aimed at photographers.

Personally I use Domke canvas straps (and bags) with the swivels so that they never get all twisted up and I've added the Peak Design quick releases on the ends.

By the way Dyneema used to be the material of choice for archery strings but has been superseded by superior materials that don't stretch as much over time.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 09:04 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Some of the newer bodies and lenses offer a better/faster more efficient user experience for working photogs. I bought a Z6 to compliment my other Nikon bodies (and also out of plain curiosity) and I have found that in my particular working environment that it is faster and easier to use than a traditional dSLR. Focusing is more accurate. So I find myself looking forward to the release of the next Z model and only slightly regret not getting the Z7 instead.....
The caveat. I prefer using the dSLR when I'm out of my working environment. Slower. I have to think about the exposure rather than see it 'live".
I LOVE the moment we are in with photographic equipment. The quality is high. You could literally pick a camera from ANY manufacturer and get away with using it professionally.
The jist of the article is great, the quality we are using even going back say six or more years is enough for many purposes.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2020 at 09:58 UTC as 96th comment

This looks like Canon are getting serious. Great to see.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2020 at 09:41 UTC as 30th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T3 vs X-Pro3: Which one's right for me? (240 comments in total)
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RedOwl: Seems like there are a few X-Pro fans out there. Just out of curiosity, if you had to make up a 3 PRIME lens kit to go with the X-Pro3 (or2), what would it be (Fuji lenses only please)?

My choice would be -
14mm f/2.8
23mm f/1.4
35mm f/1.4

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2020 at 09:43 UTC
On article Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S sample gallery (105 comments in total)
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Mister Anders0n: Still see zero reason to switch to Z. If I ever go ML, it probably won't be with Nikon, anyway.

I've been using a Z6 since jan19 for work (in conjunction with a D850 and Df) and it has performed flawlessly. I am using the 24-70 f4 with it and mainly the F mount 14-24mm. Both work seamlessly.
In the hand if feels exceptionally well built. There are a few issues however, like slow start up being one of my biggest gripes. Compared to the D850 operationally it needs refinement but anyone having a go at the either the Z6/Z7 are having a laugh. The lenses aesthetically are disappointing but optically they are wonderful. Brilliant opening salvo from Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2019 at 10:20 UTC
On article Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S sample gallery (105 comments in total)
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Mister Anders0n: Still see zero reason to switch to Z. If I ever go ML, it probably won't be with Nikon, anyway.

Sounds like a w@anker to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2019 at 10:10 UTC

Aaah, I love a Leica article, the comments are pure entertainment.
HOWEVER, if I was going to pay whatever price this precious thing costs, I would expect it to work seamlessly in whatever mode I used it. High end product, high end marketing. Medium range performance. Poor form Leica.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 10:10 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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WaterDragon: Let me get this straight. So you can buy a Nikon Z7 or Z6 or any of the little Sony A7's, the new Canon etc et al plus several lenses of very good quality or you could buy this Leica? Who in their right mind would buy a digital camera that doesn't have a screen let alone a proper digital viewfinder? And you have to use a separate gomajiggy to operate the setting? Laughable.
If you want to have the film shooting experience (why?) just buy a used old something or other. I stopped using film around 2003 when I bought a Canon 10D.

I have an idea. A roll of gaffa tape. LCD gone. Instant Leica. $2.

Of course not, but I didn't buy them all at once!

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2018 at 08:37 UTC
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WaterDragon: Let me get this straight. So you can buy a Nikon Z7 or Z6 or any of the little Sony A7's, the new Canon etc et al plus several lenses of very good quality or you could buy this Leica? Who in their right mind would buy a digital camera that doesn't have a screen let alone a proper digital viewfinder? And you have to use a separate gomajiggy to operate the setting? Laughable.
If you want to have the film shooting experience (why?) just buy a used old something or other. I stopped using film around 2003 when I bought a Canon 10D.

I have an idea. A roll of gaffa tape. LCD gone. Instant Leica. $2.

The monochrome I can understand, I play around with it (the medium NOT the camera!) quite a bit and try and push it towards my clients every now and then when they're least expecting it.
And as for our opinion on this camera, you are correct, those that like it and can afford it will buy it and those whinging, whining Leica bashers (who me?) will not. Howabout will say something about me complaining about the price again but I use 3 Nikons in my set up, I could easily use 2 for arguments sake but if I was using Leica and you factor in the price of two Leica bodies....well just "ouch".

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2018 at 21:04 UTC
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WaterDragon: Let me get this straight. So you can buy a Nikon Z7 or Z6 or any of the little Sony A7's, the new Canon etc et al plus several lenses of very good quality or you could buy this Leica? Who in their right mind would buy a digital camera that doesn't have a screen let alone a proper digital viewfinder? And you have to use a separate gomajiggy to operate the setting? Laughable.
If you want to have the film shooting experience (why?) just buy a used old something or other. I stopped using film around 2003 when I bought a Canon 10D.

I have an idea. A roll of gaffa tape. LCD gone. Instant Leica. $2.

Howabout that, - I'm not a Leica basher, I think they're great camera's. Over priced for sure which means I probably wont ever own one (Leica's in general), however I think this new version is just silly, I bit like my comments referring to it as rubbish Kreislauf - thank you for pulling me up ;) - But saying all that I can choose not to buy it and I'm sure by the sounds of things you will buy it (;).

And, no, I still can't see a working photog going for this.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2018 at 00:30 UTC
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WaterDragon: Let me get this straight. So you can buy a Nikon Z7 or Z6 or any of the little Sony A7's, the new Canon etc et al plus several lenses of very good quality or you could buy this Leica? Who in their right mind would buy a digital camera that doesn't have a screen let alone a proper digital viewfinder? And you have to use a separate gomajiggy to operate the setting? Laughable.
If you want to have the film shooting experience (why?) just buy a used old something or other. I stopped using film around 2003 when I bought a Canon 10D.

I have an idea. A roll of gaffa tape. LCD gone. Instant Leica. $2.

Cont. So the appeal is really aimed at people who have spare money lying around, older gentlemen probably who have another Leica and lenses. No working photographer will touch this unless he uses it when he/she is not working.

Otherwise the whole thing is a load of rubbish.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 10:36 UTC
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WaterDragon: Let me get this straight. So you can buy a Nikon Z7 or Z6 or any of the little Sony A7's, the new Canon etc et al plus several lenses of very good quality or you could buy this Leica? Who in their right mind would buy a digital camera that doesn't have a screen let alone a proper digital viewfinder? And you have to use a separate gomajiggy to operate the setting? Laughable.
If you want to have the film shooting experience (why?) just buy a used old something or other. I stopped using film around 2003 when I bought a Canon 10D.

I have an idea. A roll of gaffa tape. LCD gone. Instant Leica. $2.

HOWABOUT - No one is saying that Leica's are rubbish. They are particularly well made and you pay for that. Most here are saying that the concept of this particular screen less iteration is an exercise in futility.
I'll have to go with what the majority of the posters are saying. It is just a toy. A fashion statement and a fancy for a few (who can afford a fancy) and those who desperately want to hold onto the film way of shooting. I'm a working photographer and couldn't imagine buying such a thing whatever the brand may be.

I had a challenge on a website of mine where you had to use your camera on manual, both aperture and shutter speed, screen off, time limit of 30 mins and 36 shots only. All with a digital camera of your choice. A bit of nostalgia regarding the film way of shooting, a bit of fun. Obviously with this Leica you will be able to base your whole way of shooting around that concept but you will have to spend a lot of money doing so.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 10:35 UTC

Let me get this straight. So you can buy a Nikon Z7 or Z6 or any of the little Sony A7's, the new Canon etc et al plus several lenses of very good quality or you could buy this Leica? Who in their right mind would buy a digital camera that doesn't have a screen let alone a proper digital viewfinder? And you have to use a separate gomajiggy to operate the setting? Laughable.
If you want to have the film shooting experience (why?) just buy a used old something or other. I stopped using film around 2003 when I bought a Canon 10D.

I have an idea. A roll of gaffa tape. LCD gone. Instant Leica. $2.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 09:25 UTC as 19th comment | 13 replies
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1234 comments in total)
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WaterDragon: With all the remarks I thought I was on a hairdressers forum. There will be some young aspiring photographers on here looking at new products and looking for tips to further their knowledge etc and if the poor things venture into the forums I hope they're not put off photography for life! So unless you have something constructive or positive to say please don't say anything at all!

DP Review, you are very brave fielding all these forums, it's just a pity there are so many users dumbing down the experience.

Cameras are tools to take photos with, a fact some of you are clearly not aware of! Great to see Nikon joining the higher end of the mirrorless market. With Canon hopefully joining soon there will be some great competition between Nikon, Canon and Sony and with luck we will all end up with better products in the future.

Now pull your heads in and stay positive, you know who you are!

Yes Kenrique, constructive, destructive split ends, I hope I didn't upset your mousse:). I'm just jealous, there's very little hair on my head for mousse to cling to to....

Just looking at the latest renderings of the new Nikon, I don't think I like it. I'm selling all my Nikon gear and getting a Minolta. Or a Kodak.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 08:10 UTC
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