rekky

Joined on Jun 24, 2011

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straylightrun: Fantastic news. RIP overpriced first party lenses. Now only the mindless talentless fanboy drones will buy them.

There is one major advantage to purchasing Nikon lenses; the integration via distance reporting by the lens to the camera. It makes a significant difference when it comes to balancing fill-flash. I avoid using my Sigma lens, which is fine otherwise, when I expect to be taking advantage of fill-flash.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (91 comments in total)

Lots of luck selling a new DSLR without any significant new features to any amateur that already has a D5xxx or D3xxx camera. People that own those models will only be purchasing a new camera when their current model breaks.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:36 UTC as 12th comment
On article Google Pixel users reporting camera app issue (39 comments in total)
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EcoR1: A first generation product have issues. Who would have thought that.

The Pixel is supposedly manufactured by HTC, who is a major cell phone manufacturer, primarily from off-the-shelf parts, so the Pixel is hardly a first generation product.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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sinbad: Casey Nocket, she of the acrylic paint vandalism of numerous national parks in the western U.S. was sentenced to 200 hrs of community service, and probation of 2 years including exclusion from entrance to national parks.

Her punishment was a slap in the wrist; she should have received jail time and have been required to pay the full cost of restoration.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:11 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: The park service is out of control, they should be there to inform & help not dictate, tote pistols, issue tickets for hiking without a permit! These public servants go on strike & lock us out of OUR parks by locking the gates. This is BS. The NPS also destroyed the oyster farm at Pt. Reys. Oyster are natural & filter the water improving the water quality. I think there are enough retired people to do the 90% of the rangers legitimate functions for 1/4 the cost, many do this now for free camping space!
Not enough info on the Grand Prismatic incident to comment on that specifically, damage foot prints in boiling mud or what?

Totally off-topic. Not enough info on the incident? Have you ever heard of internet search tools?

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 19:07 UTC

People who have no problem reading English (as opposed to some foreign tourists) do deserve some jail time for violating clearly written rules designed to protect a fragile environment. An example needs to be set.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 18:07 UTC as 46th comment | 5 replies
On article Aura is a next generation digital picture frame (74 comments in total)

Interesting product but seems to be 2X the maximum of what it should cost.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 13:01 UTC as 21st comment
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EthanX: I can't see why anyone would buy a lens that has no VR when they could get a VR lens for merely $50 more.

Most of the people that theses lenses are aimed at have never heard of VR.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (102 comments in total)

Famous last words: "Don't worry"

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 21st comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (784 comments in total)
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mosc: DPR, you should probably call it "16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR lens." rather than "16-80mm F2.8E ED VR lens."

Speaking of the lens, curious if anybody would care to comment on if there's really much gain compared to the sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 other than the slightly larger range.

From my experience with the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 lens, you can forget about balanced fill flash as the lens doesn't seem to be reporting proper distance info to my D7100. When I am expecting fill-flash, the flash is, instead too strong. If you don't care about balanced fill flash, then of course this isn't an issue for you.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (784 comments in total)
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rekky: The D500 is a great camera for sports and wildlife shooters. For landscape/people shooters, the hope is that some of the new features will trickle down to the D7200 successor. For my purposes, I don't want to make the sacrifice of a lower MPix count in order to boost the shutter rate. Although I rarely use it, it's nice to have a fill-in flash available when you're not packing your external flash. But, the main feature that I'd like to see on the D7200 successor is the tilt-able LCD screen; it would eliminate some contortions that I am forced to make when shooting low to the ground.

If it wasn't for the cost of selling DX lenses and then buying the equivalent FX lenses, I would upgrade to a D750 based on it's current pricing.

Michel, yeah forgot about focus fine tuning. I've had to use it with third-party lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 03:36 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (784 comments in total)
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rekky: The D500 is a great camera for sports and wildlife shooters. For landscape/people shooters, the hope is that some of the new features will trickle down to the D7200 successor. For my purposes, I don't want to make the sacrifice of a lower MPix count in order to boost the shutter rate. Although I rarely use it, it's nice to have a fill-in flash available when you're not packing your external flash. But, the main feature that I'd like to see on the D7200 successor is the tilt-able LCD screen; it would eliminate some contortions that I am forced to make when shooting low to the ground.

If it wasn't for the cost of selling DX lenses and then buying the equivalent FX lenses, I would upgrade to a D750 based on it's current pricing.

I already have a D7100. One thing that I don't want to do is take a big step backwards in terms of external buttons/controls to a D5500. I don't want to have to go to the menu system to change settings that now have dedicated buttons.

How big do I print picture now isn't this issue. It's why take a step backwards in MPix when there is always the possibility of creating larger photos. If I have a greater resolution, I have the option to print larger photos at anytime in the future; with less, I never have that option.

I don't need to upgrade today; I'm happy with my D7100 with the exception of the need for a tilt-able screen. Of course, I wouldn't mind a greater FPS rate and buffer, but those aren't my highest priority in the next camera that I purchase..

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (784 comments in total)

The D500 is a great camera for sports and wildlife shooters. For landscape/people shooters, the hope is that some of the new features will trickle down to the D7200 successor. For my purposes, I don't want to make the sacrifice of a lower MPix count in order to boost the shutter rate. Although I rarely use it, it's nice to have a fill-in flash available when you're not packing your external flash. But, the main feature that I'd like to see on the D7200 successor is the tilt-able LCD screen; it would eliminate some contortions that I am forced to make when shooting low to the ground.

If it wasn't for the cost of selling DX lenses and then buying the equivalent FX lenses, I would upgrade to a D750 based on it's current pricing.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 12:16 UTC as 56th comment | 6 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: Looks like a great camera. People who come here to raise small points might do better to spend time with this, or any other camera made since 2010, actually taking pics. I've NEVER been limited in any way with any digital camera since we went past 16mp and achieved good reliable autofocus speed.

Actually, the most important new feature to me is rather 'trivial'; the tiling LCD. Anyone who likes to take photos near ground level or overhead will really appreciate the new LCD. As the D5500 on the lower end and the D500 on the higher end have a movable LCD, I expect that the D7200 successor will have one too.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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dougster1979: A dedicated iso button!!! No more fumbling round the back of the camera!

Many Nikon cameras, including my D7100 have a dedicated ISO button.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

I was hoping that the package with the 16-80mm lens would provide a bundling discount. At over $1000 extra for that lens, it won't be in my purchase plans.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 280th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (336 comments in total)

This seems like the perfect standard lens. Given the current price, I will wait for the next high-end (D300 replacement?) DX camera to be released to decide if the bundled price is worth it.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 18:33 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (639 comments in total)

Why not a big negative mark for including less information on the top LCD as on the D7100? That's a major downer for me.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 01:05 UTC as 86th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger (110 comments in total)
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Altruisto: Technically ok but no "vision" , no "personal touch". Though everything has been already photographed , there's "uniqueness" in the true artistic photos that convey the photograph universe. I'm sorry to say that there's no such a thing in these photos. They look like technical photos in "gear review websites". Oh, Goodness!
With all the good amateur photographers revolving around Dpreview, why choosing this one, and why no series of photos instead of this constellation of different takes?

Why do you sound jealous?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 09:00 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (413 comments in total)
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WL chandler: I am waiting for Nikon to make a dx dslr that has articulated screen with buit in motor drive. Something like a D7000-7200 with the articulated screen.

Lots of luck ever getting a built-in motor drive on a D7200 class body. I wouldn't hold my breath.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
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