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On photo Aluminium Overcast in the Strategic Bombers challenge (12 comments in total)

Very nice!
Recently saw a doco on the Vulcan's last mission to the Falklands.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 11:48 UTC as 2nd comment

So what's the deal with all these new 55 and now 58mm lenes? Is it their FL on croppers? If so why not just release an 85mm for DX?
Also, I don't think it's invoking anything other than Nikon's marketing department.
Canon has f/1.2 primes with AF and they aren't being compared to the f/0.95 Leica.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 05:40 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies

I was really looking forward to this system.
The A7/A7r bodies seem great but these lenses are a tad disappointing...
Is it another company trying to protect their big bad DSLR systems?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 12:46 UTC as 12th comment
On article Soak in the season with these vivid summer photos (36 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 02:32 UTC as 9th comment
In reply to:

RichRMA: Ad agencies kill me. Their ideas about "20-somethings" are all the same. Bearded, always breaking out the acoustic guitar, impromptu jam sessions, some trendy, formerly intolerable beer on hand...

No T3, I think RichRMA is suggesting that ad agencies go suck tail pipe.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 03:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (493 comments in total)

I found the AF on the original X100 to be painfully slow and so never bought one.

I take it things are improved in the AF speed department with this new s model?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 14:16 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply

I've only ever found MF difficult with a moving subject.
When it comes to scapes I prefer MF.

For other static subjects I could take it or leave it.
manual focusing in those situations isn't difficult just another thing to do.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:42 UTC as 18th comment

I don't think I'd ever buy a cropper but I'm beginning to think that my current D700 will be my last big DSLR. I just CBF'd carrying it all day anymore. The body is heavy, the lenses are heavy and the zooms are less than stellar optically.

Not to mention the D700's shutter noise, it has to be the rudest sounding camera ever made.

The Sony RX1/r and or M 240 will be my next camera/s.

Nothing to do with the N1 system but who wants to talk about that abomination? :D

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:03 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply

This is good.
Sensors have been fine for years, the glass is another story.
The only trouble now is that something that works as well as it was supposed to to begin with will be priced in gouge land.

Anyway, at least there will be something less flawed optically for those that can/want to pay for it.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 10:29 UTC as 66th comment
On article Nikkor 18-140mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR hints at mid-range DSLR (181 comments in total)

Another cheap zoom...
This is needed about as much as the new P&S that got announced along with it.

For DX users, they'd be far better off with some more dedicated DX primes like the 35 1.8G.

If it must be another zoom, how about replacing the 17-55 f/2.8.
I haven't used one before but I can say with absolute confidence that optical improvements wouldn't go astray.
Like all Nikon zooms, distortion and soft edges at the wide end are standard.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 02:50 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples (222 comments in total)

Man that's an ugly camera!

I've seen some really good shots taken with 1 system but what a bad idea for a camera, I'd never buy one.

I shoot Nikon and prefer the M system over the 1.
Then again I prefer the Olympus & Leica over both of them. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 06:48 UTC as 20th comment
On article Best Camera of 2012: And the Winner is... (1413 comments in total)

I voted the 5D III and I use a D700 & still it came third.
Apparently the Olympus is pretty good but I'd rather one of the other two if it were my only camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:40 UTC as 390th comment
On article Photokina 2012: Leica Stand Report (15 comments in total)

With the recent price drop of the M9 and M9-P I had a feeling there might be new M body soon. Turns out there are two.
I'd love to know what the pricing is on these new M bodies, or maybe I wouldn't...
Keen on giving the new M a go before buying a new DSLR that's for sure.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 07:22 UTC as 3rd comment

That's one butt ugly camera, they can keep it. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 03:44 UTC as 183rd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR (235 comments in total)

Can't wait to give one of these a burl!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 05:09 UTC as 83rd comment
On photo First to break the morning dew in the A good walk spoiled. challenge (2 comments in total)

For that difficult lighting situation, the exposure is spot on, it makes the shot!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 12:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Kauai Beach in the Into the world of Infrared challenge (6 comments in total)

Damn nice framing, great B&W.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 03:22 UTC as 4th comment
On photo At The Bar in the at the bar,saloon, challenge (4 comments in total)

Now that's nice. Great B&W.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 01:58 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo 9-30e in the Blown with the wind... challenge (6 comments in total)

Great capture, love the crashing waves.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2012 at 00:06 UTC as 5th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review (672 comments in total)

It's like the 5DIII's performance score was deliberately boosted so that it would be the same overall score as the D800. That's one way of limiting the emails I suppose.

That said, they are both great cameras, I just think that the Nikon edged out the Canon this time. When the 5DII came out I think it edged out the D700.

If I had either of these bodies I wouldn't be complaining at all, as long as someone supplied nice glass. :)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 07:34 UTC as 77th comment
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