jfriend00

Lives in United States San Francisco Bay Area, United States
Joined on Sep 2, 2004

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  • Replied in Still use....
    Not necessarily.  None of these are locked in place like a tripod.  This is while panning as you shoot BIF or motorsports or something like that.
  • Replied in Still use....
    Yeah, so are you making a case that there are NO downsides at all to having VR on and thus one should ALWAYS have it on regardless of situation? These posts that attempt to point out ...
  • I was always of the belief that: 1. VR won't help you with shake at 1/2000th shutter 2. VR can degrade the image slightly when the VR elements are decentered (the exact effect depends upon the ...
  • It seems pretty clear that if it's not better than the D6 and competitive with the top end cameras from the competition, then Nikon has really messed up by pricing it at those levels and building ...
  • Replied in ISO vs EV?
    First, I assume you mean EC (Exposure Compensation). In that condition of a fully manual exposure setting, EC does nothing to affect exposure. But, it does affect what the metering display in the ...
  • A good VPN service does not keep ANY logs of your activity. Some VPNs make that very pledge. ISPs, on the other hand, may very well make it part of their business model to keep track of what you ...
  • I should add that this parallax shift of foreground when you don't have the ideal rotation point is entirely proportional to how close a foreground you have in your pano.  If you're taking a pano ...
  • When I was in your situation (after purchasing a Nikon Z7II), I decided to switch to Capture One (perpetual license) for all my new photos and split my library, leaving the older photos in LR ...
  • The only thing I've found to use them for is to make bootable system backups. If, for some reason, my current system drive failed, I could get up and running from an old hard drive that I made a ...
  • Replied in Chrome and VPN
    The VPN creates an encrypted channel between your computer and the VPN provider.  As you surmise, this prevents your ISP, the local public WiFi network, company or maybe even government from ...
  • Yep, this is how I use my SSD also. I have one small SSD for the OS and program installs and one medium SSD for Capture One catalog, preview cache and a few other types of data I want fast access ...
  • Eventually, some small oil droplets will land on the sensor (presumably from the shutter mechanics) and more than a blow/brush will be needed so I wouldn't agree with your 99% of the time ...
  • Well, you can continue to shoot with the hardware you already own for as long as you want.  But, if you want to take advantage of improvements in photography technology over time, you will ...
  • Nikon did indeed decide that the "S" line of Z-mount lenses would be a premium level of quality and they hope to establish a premium brand with those lenses.  In most cases, these lenses moved ...
  • After the D780 with AF points spread and 24MP. That would be the Z6ii. Perhaps not what someone in this forum wants to hear, but that is fairly clearly Nikon's direction. You won't be getting fully ...
  • OK, let's look at a few very popular and widely used lenses. These prices from B&H in the U.S.: 24-70 f/2.8 F-mount: $2097 24-70 f/2.8 Z-mount: $2297 That's a 10% higher price for the Z-mount lens ...
  • Yep.   And, they're investing where the volume of lens buyers will be in the future (if not already there now). Yes, I never said Z6 or Z7 are the world's best action cameras (nor is my D750 ...
  • And, I'm not buying any more lenses for my F-mount body.  In fact, I'm barely using it.  My Z7-II gets all the use now and that's also the only thing I'm buying lenses for. If you want to believe ...
  • And, selling to a pretty small market.  Good luck with that business. I would expect there to be a lot more pro-level F-mount lenses of recent vintage (last 10 years) on the market as more people ...
  • A camera I bought several years ago came with a "free" Watson battery as a bonus. Today, the Watson battery no longer works (won't hold a charge) and the Nikon battery still works. My experience ...
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