photogeek

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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 109th comment | 12 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 (282 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 (282 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 (282 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 (282 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 41st comment | 6 replies

Meh, not heavy enough. Pass.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 04:38 UTC as 43rd comment
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Mateus1: I almost like everything about new M10 but not the colours it renders on these RAW images. M9 produced organic image with amazing colours, M10 colours are closer to 240 which I never liked, and also are not that nice as SL produce. For now colours are most dissapointing part of M10 for me, but will wait for more images.

M9 rendered purple blotches on the lips under artificial lighting. I sold mine for this reason.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:22 UTC
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marike6: Zenit or Zorki would be more appropriate. But considering the president-elect has been badmouthing Japan for months (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), Nikon is embarrassing itself for covering the Inauguration. Nikon has always been tone-deaf, but this is next level, eyes wide shut stuff on their part. Any future non-Nikon camera purchases will be 100% guilt free, they've let the rational, justifiably concerned citizens of the world down in a big way.

I too don't see why one of the world's largest and most technologically sophisticated economies should get a free ride on anything. It's about time someone started asking these questions. There will be some consternation on the other end. It's perfectly normal when negotiating deals.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 02:55 UTC
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marike6: Zenit or Zorki would be more appropriate. But considering the president-elect has been badmouthing Japan for months (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), Nikon is embarrassing itself for covering the Inauguration. Nikon has always been tone-deaf, but this is next level, eyes wide shut stuff on their part. Any future non-Nikon camera purchases will be 100% guilt free, they've let the rational, justifiably concerned citizens of the world down in a big way.

But they are taking advantage of the US for defense. As does just about everybody else in the world. I'd rather the countries that want defense actually paid for it, not stuck US taxpayers with the entire $650B bill. And I'd rather trade deals were more fair to the US. What we have now is bleeding this country dry with enormous trade deficits. Borrowing a trillion dollars a year is not sustainable, I hope even dyed in the wool liberals see that.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
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marike6: Zenit or Zorki would be more appropriate. But considering the president-elect has been badmouthing Japan for months (and that's just the tip of the iceberg), Nikon is embarrassing itself for covering the Inauguration. Nikon has always been tone-deaf, but this is next level, eyes wide shut stuff on their part. Any future non-Nikon camera purchases will be 100% guilt free, they've let the rational, justifiably concerned citizens of the world down in a big way.

When was he badmouthing Japan? Why do you consider spouting made up nonsense appropriate? Japanese government was one of the first to meet with PEOTUS, and they were pleased with what they heard.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 03:06 UTC
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BJN: Okay, I'm getting rid of all my Nikon equipment.

Just send it to me. I'll take this filthy, disgraced Nikon gear off your hands. If you act now, I'll even pay shipping.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 03:59 UTC
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OlyPent: Buy one from his exhibit, and carry it home on the subway...

Totally fine to do in Switzerland.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 03:52 UTC
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photogeek: At this price, most people on this site would expect a camera to be included with the bag. Maybe not a Leica, but some kind of camera. :-) Really, a sucker is born every minute.

None of that changes the fact that $400 for a camera bag is highway robbery, and you can go to B&H right now and buy an interchangeable lens camera for less than that. Which was my original point.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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photogeek: If they can run this profitably, why not? I'd buy me some Kodachrome (and processing services for it, of course). Would I buy a ton of it? Probably not. Would there be a lot of enthusiasts like me? Probably yes.

In order for this to really take off, they'll have to include high quality scans in their processing fee. I'm pretty sure this can be automated and done at a very low cost per frame, even for MF film.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 19:18 UTC

If they can run this profitably, why not? I'd buy me some Kodachrome (and processing services for it, of course). Would I buy a ton of it? Probably not. Would there be a lot of enthusiasts like me? Probably yes.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (215 comments in total)
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Marty4650: This is a highly specialized tool for professionals that very few people will need. But if they need it, they will buy it.

Everyone else will wait a few years and buy one when the price becomes much more affordable. I remember seeing a flat screen TV for the first time in 1999, in a high end audio store. It was made by Philips and had a 20" screen with something like a 16:7 aspect ratio, and had a $15,000 price tag on it!

Well, the next time I visited that store, it was gone. So someone bought it. And today a similar LCD TV would probably cost $150 or less.

You pay an awful lot to be on the cutting edge.

To be clear, no one "needs" this. Unless you look at it from less than a foot, there's no difference whatsoever. It's for lawyers and doctors to spend their seven figure incomes on, same as Leica.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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