sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
Works as a tech writer
Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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On article CP+ 2017: Hands-on with Sigma's newest lenses (93 comments in total)
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brownie314: Wow - at least someone is continuing to develop products for Nikon bodies.

Besides Nikon you mean?
Recent lens:
70-200,
19 PC,
105 1.4,
24 1.8,
24-70 2.8,
200-500,
16-80,
300,
400,
500,
600
20 1.8,
35 1.8,
58 1.4

Of course, that going back a couple of years, still, not to shabby. I am glad for Sigma too, of course.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 17:25 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 sample gallery (164 comments in total)
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kobakokh: still now best aps-c size zoom is Sigma 18-35/1.8. Nikon has very nice lens - 18-70/3.5-4.5 with fast AF (really fast AF), but without VR and they stopped to produce it... Then the problem of APS-C systems are the bad lenses, few really good lenses, especially in wide-angle and standard zoom ranges. But maybe for users of APS-C systems they are not necessary...

http://www.dslrbodies.com/lenses/nikon-lens-reviews/nikkor-zoom-lens-reviews/nikon-70-300mm-f45-63-af-p.html

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 19:15 UTC
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lickity split: Ha, I knew it was only a matter of time before they started to jack the prices up , my guess is every couple yrs they'll tack on a few bucks till your Adobe bill matches your cell phone maybe monthly bill.
This is one of them things where the consumer bends over for a second an Abobe sticks it in.

I did not purchase, I subscribe. Anyone CAN purchase, so why all the moral indignation.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 15:01 UTC
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sandy b: Cheaper than a Starbucks and a pastry. Automatically updated, seamlessly. The cost of updating when getting a new camera every few years was far more expensive. Plus no is forcing you to do it, it can still be purchased.

I subscribe. Purchase here:
https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/download-install-single-app-Lightroom-6.html

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:58 UTC
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lickity split: Ha, I knew it was only a matter of time before they started to jack the prices up , my guess is every couple yrs they'll tack on a few bucks till your Adobe bill matches your cell phone maybe monthly bill.
This is one of them things where the consumer bends over for a second an Abobe sticks it in.

You bend over if you like it that way, don't need to see that kind of crap here.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:35 UTC

Cheaper than a Starbucks and a pastry. Automatically updated, seamlessly. The cost of updating when getting a new camera every few years was far more expensive. Plus no is forcing you to do it, it can still be purchased.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:32 UTC as 49th comment | 8 replies
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lickity split: Ha, I knew it was only a matter of time before they started to jack the prices up , my guess is every couple yrs they'll tack on a few bucks till your Adobe bill matches your cell phone maybe monthly bill.
This is one of them things where the consumer bends over for a second an Abobe sticks it in.

It hasn't changed since 2012 you offensive creep.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 14:29 UTC
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h2k: "The NIKKOR 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR sample gallery is Nikon's latest, greatest telezoom workhorse. And initial impressions of it our excellent."
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Wanted to conserve this.

You must have meant "I" wanted to conserve this.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 14:34 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: Quake is an every day affair in Japan..........Nikon will die if it doesn't design and make its own sensors in future...............

Mariano, And yet with no factory they still make 10 times what Fuji does selling cameras. Amazing.

And Nikon does not need to make their own sensors. They design their own sensors. Fabs are insanely expensive, and Nikon can pick from many different manufacturers, as they have in the past. Sony, of course is their number one source.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 14:45 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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Team Yeti: Every now and then I feel a bit nostalgic and think about picking up an older 35mm SLR body and shooting film...

Then I snap back to reality and remember what a pain it was waiting for prints to be returned, getting film back that was screwed up during processing, negatives that were all scratched up, slides that were out of focus, dust blobs on people's faces, trying to keep rolls safe from summer heat, etc.

Honestly, Fujifilm has done a great job of capturing the shooting with film "feeling", but with modern technology.

I used to be one of those people and have no desire to go "back". Messy, expensive, time consuming. I also have no desire to get a rotary phone, re-buy my LP collection, or give up my remote or the internet.

I have always felt blessed to live at the beginning of the digital age. I understand nostalgia, but love digital. I can create images with more resolution and DR than I ever could. And I love instant gratification. And my VSCO filters.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 14:34 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Gever: I own D5500 and do not see enough reasons to upgrade to D5600, but generally the concept of an inexpensive, small, light, and very capable SLR with a great sensor, AF system and battery life seems to be a winning combination over current APS-C mirrorless.
I am sure mirroless cameras will be there some day, but today D5xxx is more attractive.

I'm not seeking refuge. Your original statement was that the D5600 was a dumbed down camera with plastic lens that wasn't as good as a M43. I disagreed and you had to drag in my images.
Either camera would be fine for someone just starting out.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 01:20 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Gever: I own D5500 and do not see enough reasons to upgrade to D5600, but generally the concept of an inexpensive, small, light, and very capable SLR with a great sensor, AF system and battery life seems to be a winning combination over current APS-C mirrorless.
I am sure mirroless cameras will be there some day, but today D5xxx is more attractive.

Personal attack all you want. Still none of the lens have plastic mounts, they are all still excellent lens, and the 24mp sensor in the D5xxx line still tests better for DR, noise and resolution.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 16:48 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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Gever: I own D5500 and do not see enough reasons to upgrade to D5600, but generally the concept of an inexpensive, small, light, and very capable SLR with a great sensor, AF system and battery life seems to be a winning combination over current APS-C mirrorless.
I am sure mirroless cameras will be there some day, but today D5xxx is more attractive.

None of those have plastic mounts and they are all excellent lens. And none of the M43 can match the IQ of the 5600. And probably the AF.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 14:33 UTC
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marike6: Why the outrage? Since film days and medium format cameras dominating the wedding industry are well over, the overwhelming majority of wedding photographers do shoot FF cameras, mostly Canon and Nikon. Of course there are exceptions, but Canikon are the industry standard, and have been since the end of the film era. They have the most complete SLR systems available, they have unrivaled support for things like wireless TTL flash triggers and custom light modifiers like Lightsphere. And crucially, it's much easier to rent replacement Canikon cameras, lenses or flashes should your equipment fail the day of the wedding. So if you are hiring a wedding photographer, one clue is whether or not his/her gear is in line with industry standard. That's just the way it is, mirrorless fans shouldn't be so sensitive about ever little thing and DPR shouldn't try to create controversy where there is none.

^^^ This one.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 16:44 UTC

Stirring it up a bit, eh?

Truth is any good photographer who excels at shooting weddings could use any name brand camera and get the job done.
Also true that probably +90% pro wedding shooters use Canon or Nikon. For many reasons.
Again. Not that they have to.
The key is "who excel at shooting weddings". I have seen yokels with D5's and no experience blow a wedding because of lack of experience/ Shooting weddings is HARD work. I have also seen exquisite work with a D7100.
But as a rule, horses for courses. Usually quite a bit of low light shooting.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 312th comment
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massimogori: Food for thought for all the people who quickly defined the Nikon 1 series as crap.

Of who?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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beavertown: FGS, the skin tones... when will Nikon reinvent their color rendition from thier slr to the awful coolpig
cameras to match up the top color kings: Canon, Fuji, Olympics etc.

Its typical of him. He can't help himself. It's how he gets off.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 18:29 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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tissunique: Made in China but damned expensive...it's beyond me that Nikon have forgotten the great value photographers place on 'Made In Japan' - like makers such as Canon, Fuji and many others

I believe all the Apple equipment is made in China. Your point is?

Also: http://www.canon-asia.com/personal/web/company/about

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 18:22 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: Kudos for Sony.. a great camera & price point. This combines about the best of all other DSLRs on the market into one, lightweight, tech-packed killer gear. All the Nikons, Canons & everything else, chewed in one gulp! Sony made nearly obsolete just about most of the competition w/a camera outputting awesome stills & video (& codec), great AF & insane burst rate @42MP (everyone else needs use sensors about 1/2 the resolution to achieve similar speeds).

Now the next step is up the sensor, put the same tech in a bit larger Pro-grade A7xx or A9xx body & everyone else will be in serious trouble to catch-up. The other guys need either be very worried or if they are not, they're delusional.

And I say this not being a Sony fan.. most of my gear is Nikon. I ask myself, what excitement did Nikon being to Photokina? A new 105mm lens & Key Mission cameras? What a joke. In a word: NOTHING!

Sony did very well. And so did Fuji. I wish them both much success w/their products, well deserved!😊😊😊

If it can out track a Nikon pro AF, which the 810 has, it will be a first. It sure isn't all about the points. Canon has more and still trails Nikon in tracking AF.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 19:25 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: Kudos for Sony.. a great camera & price point. This combines about the best of all other DSLRs on the market into one, lightweight, tech-packed killer gear. All the Nikons, Canons & everything else, chewed in one gulp! Sony made nearly obsolete just about most of the competition w/a camera outputting awesome stills & video (& codec), great AF & insane burst rate @42MP (everyone else needs use sensors about 1/2 the resolution to achieve similar speeds).

Now the next step is up the sensor, put the same tech in a bit larger Pro-grade A7xx or A9xx body & everyone else will be in serious trouble to catch-up. The other guys need either be very worried or if they are not, they're delusional.

And I say this not being a Sony fan.. most of my gear is Nikon. I ask myself, what excitement did Nikon being to Photokina? A new 105mm lens & Key Mission cameras? What a joke. In a word: NOTHING!

Sony did very well. And so did Fuji. I wish them both much success w/their products, well deserved!😊😊😊

Sony has never had a camera that could track moving targets as well as a Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 14:55 UTC
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