rekky

Joined on Jun 24, 2011

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If you need someone 'experienced' to tell you not to stand on the outside of a curve during a race, you have some serious issues.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:28 UTC as 58th comment
On article Report: GoPro is looking for a buyer (159 comments in total)

I presume that the problem is similar, but much greater than for other camera companies; almost everyone who wants one already has one and sees no need to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 10:59 UTC as 12th comment

Not much of a loss. They had some sort of 'trusted' advertiser logo for many of their advertisements. That meant that they trusted the advertiser would help you out if you had an issue with that advertiser. There were many bait-and-switch advertisers that carried that logo on their PP ads. I decided to buy something from a 'trusted' advertiser and got the bait-and-switch treatment. So, I reached out to see what PP could do about it. They did absolutely NOTHING to help me out. In my opinion, they were complicit with their advertisers by letting them use the phony logo.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 22:31 UTC as 8th comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)
In reply to:

Olymguy: I have no idea why your review score downplays D850,
Autofocus still clunky! Q; comparing to what?
Snapbridge is still finicky, even for basic image transfer: How many use that?
Subject tracking not quite up to D5 standards! Q; Does D850 supposed to be a D5 clone?
Lens calibration becomes absolutely critical at this resolution, and can be a pain point: That's the lens weak point not the camera. D850 is upfront.
Focus peaking unavailable when shooting 4K video! I leave it to your imagination.
And 89% ! realy? Shall we switch to D750?

"Snapbridge is still finicky, even for basic image transfer: How many use that?"

Maybe not many use it because of its well-documented deficiencies.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 12:22 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)

Interesting that the weight of the D850 is featured prominently as an issue in the review, multiple times. But it doesn't appear in the 'Cons' category.

Ignoring mirrorless why does the D850 have to be that much heavier than lower end DSLR cameras?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:10 UTC as 129th comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (308 comments in total)

So, the excellent 85mm f/1.8g doesn't make the list because it doesn't have a gold ring?

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 03:21 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (308 comments in total)

Thanks for the guidance, Nikon; buying a D850 for its high pixel count is a waste unless you have a boatload of money to buy lenses on their recommended list. I get the message and will wait for their next iteration in the D750 class to consider an upgrade.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 20:26 UTC as 124th comment
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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)
In reply to:

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
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