Robert Schambach

Robert Schambach

Lives in Brazil Sao Paulo, Brazil
Works as a Database Professional
Has a website at www.dbconstructor.com
Joined on Mar 18, 2010

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just someone: stop being negative people!

:D

I only want to shoot positives

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2018 at 16:18 UTC

With 120% import duties, there is just no way to compete with the contraband. Brazil just makes it extremely difficult for companies to compete.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 18:40 UTC as 3rd comment
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Robert Schambach: Have been a Nikon user since 1973 and I guess will be a Nikon user till the end of my days. I still have a D810 and probably one day soon upgrade to a D850, for the time being, I don't plan on going the mirrorless route. What intrigues me is the number of people that comment here that only complain that it doesn't have this or that or that I wish that it would do this or whatever. What a bunch of whiners, to me it looks like a very good camera with just the right amount of features and very good technical specifications. I think that Nikon has come up with another winner.

David Bo, you are not looking at the big picture, Nikon is developing a new system from the bottom up, thinking very much about the future. The new lenses that Nikon is developing will be able to handle 100 t0 120 megapixel sensors that will surely appear in the future, something I think the other mirrorless manufacturers aren't set up to do at the present. From what I have been reading people testing this new camera are saying that it is very well ergometry designed and seemed extremely robust and well built. Ok so then what does this camera lack that you need so much, and did you really sell all your Sony camera equipment before ever seeing the new Nikon?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2018 at 17:59 UTC

Have been a Nikon user since 1973 and I guess will be a Nikon user till the end of my days. I still have a D810 and probably one day soon upgrade to a D850, for the time being, I don't plan on going the mirrorless route. What intrigues me is the number of people that comment here that only complain that it doesn't have this or that or that I wish that it would do this or whatever. What a bunch of whiners, to me it looks like a very good camera with just the right amount of features and very good technical specifications. I think that Nikon has come up with another winner.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 23:29 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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sludge21017: So when the helium leaks out - these drives are done for.

Yes, and when you unbox it you have to hold on or it might float up into the stratosphere.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 21:58 UTC
On article Field Test: Birds in flight with the Nikon D500 (92 comments in total)

Top rate production, real pleasure to view.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:19 UTC as 26th comment

Oh man, and I just bought a new lens, if only I had known.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 00:20 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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camera4me: Although it is nice to get free but this Nik software has not been updated approximately since 2013!

It's a mature product with very useful functionality, I am getting great results with some of the NIK plugins. I haven't run into any bugs or unexpected results, so what updates are you expecting?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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davev8: what do these plugins do that can't be done with LR?

@JBTravel I use and really like NIK software but the best sharpening software is Photokit Sharpener. In my opinion it's a much more complete and better designed sharpening solution.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 05:55 UTC
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Robert Schambach: Now maybe Topaz will feel the pressure and drop their prices. Really $500 is way too expensive for their software suite. I'm willing to bet that they would be selling a lot more of their software at around the $150 price level.

@Neodb Hey, spam is dead by popular demand. So give us a break and leave.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 05:46 UTC

Now maybe Topaz will feel the pressure and drop their prices. Really $500 is way too expensive for their software suite. I'm willing to bet that they would be selling a lot more of their software at around the $150 price level.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 23:14 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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LightCatcherLT: It's strange feeling when you purchased something and then 4 months later they give that completely free... Feeling of betrayal. Can't get it why give away for free if lot's of people paid for it?

Don't fret, you got a really good software package for a decent price. What if the price had gone up, would you still be complaining? Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, that's life.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I downloaded the NIK tools last night. I hadn't used them before and was surprised at how unmoved by them, I was. I was expecting to be blown away, I guess I'm a victim of the hype. The NIK tools have taken on this cult like status ever since Google bought them, but I'm not sure they are any better than similar Topaz or OnOne toolsets.

And frankly, many of the native tools found in the ACDSee toolset make more sense and offer a much better editing/development experience than the NIK tools. For instance, I would hate to give up Pixel targeting and Light EQ in favor of Viveza. I also found them slow compared to Topaz plugins (which aren't exactly speed demons themselves)

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're free, and I won't uninstall them, its better to have tools you don't need than to need tools you don't have. On the whole, It was a nice gesture on Google's part. Clearly they don't see much of a future for NIK. but I think compared to other toolsets, NIK is showing its age a bit.

@Glen Barrington You should give it more time, have a look at my gallery only plugin I use is the NIK Color Efex Pro - Pro Contrast, if you can honestly say that It's not great software then you are right.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I downloaded the NIK tools last night. I hadn't used them before and was surprised at how unmoved by them, I was. I was expecting to be blown away, I guess I'm a victim of the hype. The NIK tools have taken on this cult like status ever since Google bought them, but I'm not sure they are any better than similar Topaz or OnOne toolsets.

And frankly, many of the native tools found in the ACDSee toolset make more sense and offer a much better editing/development experience than the NIK tools. For instance, I would hate to give up Pixel targeting and Light EQ in favor of Viveza. I also found them slow compared to Topaz plugins (which aren't exactly speed demons themselves)

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're free, and I won't uninstall them, its better to have tools you don't need than to need tools you don't have. On the whole, It was a nice gesture on Google's part. Clearly they don't see much of a future for NIK. but I think compared to other toolsets, NIK is showing its age a bit.

After downloading and trying for one day you are already an expert and can write a critical review, all I can say is that I'm impressed.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 15:48 UTC

I purchased the NIK Collection after Google purchased it, $150 was a real bargain for a really powerful set of plugins. Actually $150 versus the old price of $500 really makes sense all plugin developers would probably be making much more money if they lowered their prices to something that would inspire photographers to purchase their software(hint hint, Topaz). What was a bargain is now a total bargain for a topnotch software product.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 95th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (642 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Nice review but DLSR is a dying breed. Mirrorless is the way to go nowadays. Just look at the DP homepage, mirrorless sales are way up while DSLR sales are down!

I used the D7100 for about a year and was always very pleased with the results, I now use a D810. I could't get used to a LCD screen especially in strong sunlight and found electronic viewfinders not at all pleasing. I will carry the weight and look through a real viewfinder any day. I doubt that DSLRs will die any time soon

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 05:07 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (642 comments in total)
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Zdman: No electronic first curtain. When you want to do some detail macro (an possibly telephoto work) this becomes a issue. It would be a software fix as the sensor is fully capable. Should be listed as a con as most of its competitors have it.

I guess the answer to the above is it depends on the type of photography, in Greg's case the Canon D70 is probably the better choice but for the most case scenario I would chose the Nikon D7200. After having used the Nikon D7100 for over a year I can confirm that the image quality is tops.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (642 comments in total)
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Zdman: No electronic first curtain. When you want to do some detail macro (an possibly telephoto work) this becomes a issue. It would be a software fix as the sensor is fully capable. Should be listed as a con as most of its competitors have it.

Which would you rather have for $1000 "first curtain" or a much better camera http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-70D-versus-Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D7200___895_865_1020

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (642 comments in total)
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Zdman: No electronic first curtain. When you want to do some detail macro (an possibly telephoto work) this becomes a issue. It would be a software fix as the sensor is fully capable. Should be listed as a con as most of its competitors have it.

Hey Achi you know where you can go, don't see one photo that you have taken or are you only here for the trolling?

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:18 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (642 comments in total)
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Zdman: No electronic first curtain. When you want to do some detail macro (an possibly telephoto work) this becomes a issue. It would be a software fix as the sensor is fully capable. Should be listed as a con as most of its competitors have it.

Then spend $2000 more and purchase a Nikon D810, give me a break what do you want for a $1000 camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 09:37 UTC
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