John Roy

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Tauranga, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Anesthesiologist
Joined on Sep 19, 2001

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WHAT? No mahogany inlay? No fetal coelacanth leather?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Class 10 200GB microSD card on the way from Lexar (71 comments in total)

Nikon adopted MicroSD for their 1 system, which is the precise reason I refuse to buy any more.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 02:20 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

As expected, a long litany of chip-on-the-shoulder gushings. The lens does not look outlandish to me.
And no, I can't afford either camera or lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 05:08 UTC as 61st comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (309 comments in total)

I hope the top dials have indents. The V2 drives me nuts with the command dial changing shutter speeds by a factor of 10 because it rubs against something. The small sensor is hideous with that much under exposure.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 06:46 UTC as 70th comment
On photo Wild Viola... in the Flowering Weeds challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely photo. I have them in my yard in New Zealand; I decided they were Oxalis debilis, or Pink Woodsorrel, but I am not a botanist. Keep up the good work :)

https://johnroy.smugmug.com/Macro/i-NSXBjGv

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 02:16 UTC as 1st comment
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WastingTime: Studio pros won't even look at this system unless they add some modern Leaf shutter lenses to the lineup, that will make for a competitive system against Phase One. And yet they keep NOT doing that, what a shame.

I don't need to Google; it's basic optics. If you put a 35mm f3.5 lens on a full frame camera it will put the same amount of light on the sensor as the same lens on a MF sensor. All that differs is the crop factor.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 23:20 UTC
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WastingTime: Studio pros won't even look at this system unless they add some modern Leaf shutter lenses to the lineup, that will make for a competitive system against Phase One. And yet they keep NOT doing that, what a shame.

The size of the sensor has no bearing on light gathering. An f3.5 lens is f3.5 forever, regardless of what sensor is behind it.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 05:52 UTC

Excellent photo, which shows why so many of us love B+W

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 20:43 UTC as 2nd comment

I don't see the point. This implies microscopic pixels, which will take dozens of pixels to capture a single photon after diffraction - an immovable physical obstacle.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 07:36 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On photo Morning sky over Curemonte, Dordogne in the May Sky challenge (15 comments in total)

Stunning photo. Very well done.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 00:23 UTC as 13th comment

Lloyd Chambers says this camera has a 12-bit depth. That's all? In 2015? Take a 14-bit Nikon D810 + Silver Efex Pro and where is the point of this Leica?
I am not anti-Leica; I have an X1 and love it, despite its needless frustrations.
But for megabucks, this camera is a big ask.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 07:28 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look (150 comments in total)
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John Roy: No EVF. They just don't get it, do they?

That's a fair comment, providing a V-series equivalent comes out. The J5 may be perfect for some people just as it is, but since I regularly use the 70-300 at full telephoto, an EVF is a must. I could live with the add-on EVF in the V3, but not with continually removing the grip to change batteries. And since I already have a stash of fast SD cards, I don't want to change card sizes, as well as buy a new reader. No matter how lovely a V4 might be, if it stays with microSD - which I suspect it will, if the J5 has - it is a very unlikely sale. I cannot understand why Nikon decided to use this unique (AFAIK) card format.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 00:33 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look (150 comments in total)
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John Roy: No EVF. They just don't get it, do they?

Oh, and it's still microSD, not SD. Time for the Chief Engineer to commit seppuku in front of the Nikon HQ.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
On article Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look (150 comments in total)

No EVF. They just don't get it, do they?

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies

I've often wondered why Leica haven't gone for a digital rangefinder, given that the mechanical one often needs recalibrating - according to many users. I don't have one.
The proof will be in the execution, so let's wait and see. If it is a good idea yet still goes belly up, maybe they could licence their technology to Leica.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 20:00 UTC as 44th comment
On photo Veronica persica in the Processing Techniques: Stacking challenge (1 comment in total)

Technical details were included but haven't shown: 56x stack with Nikon D800E @ f11, 1:1 magnification

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 03:55 UTC as 1st comment

It's the size of an aircraft carrier with no built-in EVF?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 05:22 UTC as 11th comment
On article Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review (2257 comments in total)

Infrared, it hasn't got any sort of battery door, plastic or otherwise. The bottom of the battery sits flush with the camera body.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 00:53 UTC as 517th comment | 2 replies

Are these new Nikon 1 cameras restricted to MicroSD? Under specifications, the storage type is given as;

microSD/SDHC/SDXC

So can it use SD cards or is it moronically only able to use MicroSD? If so, then why, given they are swanking about using WiFi to connect with phones and pads?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 02:18 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

So if Nikon intend to introduce this, why no built-in EVF on the V3?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 09:41 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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