photogeek

Lives in United States AK, United States
Joined on Nov 15, 2003

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No, you need to offer a lens lineup that doesn't suck.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 03:46 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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photogeek: Yup. Had this one. Great colors and sharpness.

If you read the reviews, you will see that at the time it was released, D70 had one of the weakest AA filters available, and was panned for moire. That was before manufacturers started dropping AA filters altogether.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 21:30 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

Yup. Had this one. Great colors and sharpness.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 16:26 UTC as 72nd comment | 4 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

That's actually great news imo. Ming knows a thing or two about real world photography. I just hope this is not a vanity position and Hassy will actually listen to what he has to say.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 31st comment

Great news for Oly I suppose. Less competition -- more pricing power, fatter margins. Canon has recognized the new reality sooner than others with 5D mark IV: as volumes go down, for the business to remain viable prices must go up. Expect the same from Sony and Nikon in the coming years.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 62nd comment
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Favorable Exponynt: Another random act by the child who is President

Sure, because "kissing up to Trump" buys you so many brownie points among the European liberal elites. Those are some interesting mental contortions you're going through.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 16:18 UTC

More like "Apple introduces cheap models to unload their parts inventory before introducing borderless OLED iPads a few months down the road)". Still though, that's a pretty good price.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 16:11 UTC as 9th comment
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Peiasdf: I am going to guess NYTimes have updated its article because DPReview's article is a baseless clickbait.

The first two paragraphs from NYTimes:
WASHINGTON — Intelligence showing that the Islamic State is developing a bomb hidden in portable electronics spurred the United States and Britain on Tuesday to bar passengers from airports in a total of 10 Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptop computers, iPads and other devices larger than a cellphone aboard direct inbound flights, two senior American counterterrorism officials said.

Two additional American officials said the explosives were designed to be hidden in laptop batteries. All four spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to publicly discuss the sensitive information.

Don't be injecting rational comments in an otherwise irrational virtue signaling thread. The proper narrative is to blame Trump for everything.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Another random act by the child who is President

The U.K. introduced nearly the same restriction a few days later. So my bet is on: governments know something we don't (yet) but don't want to disclose for fear of ruining airline ticket sales.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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photogeek: Get in on it while you still can. DJI will definitely kill off all these MF shenanigans and just keep the brand and patent portfolio.

Nah. MF is not going to be a money maker for DJI, just like it wasn't for Hassy itself. The Chinese strike me as more practically minded, the plug will be pulled eventually. This is not about saving Hasselblad. This is about parting it out like a rotisserie chicken.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 09:32 UTC

Get in on it while you still can. DJI will definitely kill off all these MF shenanigans and just keep the brand and patent portfolio.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 04:06 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
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photogeek: Primes are over a kilogram each. Weight of 24-70 is not specified. So these aren't just lenses, they also double as pieces of exercise equipment.

My PR on deadlifts is 225KG, and yet my neck would still ache from a Nikon D810. You don't do those deadlifts for an entire day, and you're braced when doing them.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 08:28 UTC
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photogeek: Primes are over a kilogram each. Weight of 24-70 is not specified. So these aren't just lenses, they also double as pieces of exercise equipment.

This + body hanging with off your neck is 2kg+. 2kg+ hanging off your neck all day is bad news for your thoracic spine, whether you lift or not. And yes, bro, I do lift.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 17:42 UTC

Primes are over a kilogram each. Weight of 24-70 is not specified. So these aren't just lenses, they also double as pieces of exercise equipment.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:06 UTC as 110th comment | 15 replies
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photogeek: 100% BS for one simple reason: I would like to be able to unlock my phone in the dark, without first looking at it. More likely we'll see a fingerprint reader integrated into the display.

But it still needs line of sight.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 17:59 UTC

100% BS for one simple reason: I would like to be able to unlock my phone in the dark, without first looking at it. More likely we'll see a fingerprint reader integrated into the display.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2017 at 04:55 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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photogeek: Fuji would have a real winner on its hands if X-T2 had effective IBIS. As it is today, I'll have to wait for X-T3.

Nikon/Canon et al don't have much competition in their market segment because Sony's mirrorless lens lineup sucks so bad. Fuji, on the other hand, has to compete with Oly and Panasonic, both of which have IBIS and extensive lineups of lenses now.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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jaeae: Seems to be a Subaru neighborhood! :) I quite liked the rendition of that lens. Still makes me want to switch from u4/3. Hey Olympus, where is the WR version of the 17mm 1.8?

Word on the street is, a 17mm f/1.2 is in the works. 17mm f1.8 is a weak link in the otherwise solid MFT lens lineup.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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photogeek: Fuji would have a real winner on its hands if X-T2 had effective IBIS. As it is today, I'll have to wait for X-T3.

What a gentleman! You're welcome.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)

Fuji would have a real winner on its hands if X-T2 had effective IBIS. As it is today, I'll have to wait for X-T3.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 43rd comment | 6 replies
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