HP1999

Lives in Falkland Islands (Malvinas) UK Sucks, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Joined on Sep 12, 2016

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ttran88: Do you have to pay for the update?

Wow, good to know to stay clear of Panasonic

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
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ttran88: Do you have to pay for the update?

What camera manufacture charges for firmware updates?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 21:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)
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HP1999: Being stuck with a fixed focal length will get stale sooner than later once you miss a shot cause you dont have zoom ability. If you already have a camera with the 35 mm and or equivalent like focal length see if you can live with what one has. Then worry about sensor size and the rest. There is nothing that unique with being stuck with one way to look at everything. Plus realistically how often are you out taking pictures, editing and making prints on a consistent basis if this is a hobby. How many photos can you take of the same thing over and over and over again.

This has to be one of the most entertaining responses, haha ha, thats a good one
You think so highly in your mind that whatever point and shoot you use the results are so incredible they would actually be stolen and used in other ways Somehow your photography is so great that businesses, mysterious private clients, local papers and those at the local home depot street fair want photos of manholes, and homeless people
When you say you only sell to private clients that is a fancy way of saying that said local newspaper has talentless shooters yet you cant get a job as a photographer
Every professional photographer worth anything wants what they shoot to be seen and they place a big watermark on the image. I think you are all talk or your photography is so bad other have to tell you it is great or your may go postal which is obvious from how you respond and attempt to communicate that. Sounds like you might want to head back into your bunker for safety.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)
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HP1999: Being stuck with a fixed focal length will get stale sooner than later once you miss a shot cause you dont have zoom ability. If you already have a camera with the 35 mm and or equivalent like focal length see if you can live with what one has. Then worry about sensor size and the rest. There is nothing that unique with being stuck with one way to look at everything. Plus realistically how often are you out taking pictures, editing and making prints on a consistent basis if this is a hobby. How many photos can you take of the same thing over and over and over again.

@TimR-Viagara

Where are your street photography photographs telling a story as you put it since you seem to take personal offense at your pulitzer prize winning accomplishments.
Only a Troll as you put would would rush to a conclusion like you and not say here is what I do and why the Fuji X camera and why it is SO GREAT, whatever, so you are more a troll. Now you think I am a beginner as you said not seeing what photography is really about yet you have nothing to show. You seem more talk than action.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 17:33 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)
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HP1999: Being stuck with a fixed focal length will get stale sooner than later once you miss a shot cause you dont have zoom ability. If you already have a camera with the 35 mm and or equivalent like focal length see if you can live with what one has. Then worry about sensor size and the rest. There is nothing that unique with being stuck with one way to look at everything. Plus realistically how often are you out taking pictures, editing and making prints on a consistent basis if this is a hobby. How many photos can you take of the same thing over and over and over again.

I had the X100S for almost a year and that was enough

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)

Being stuck with a fixed focal length will get stale sooner than later once you miss a shot cause you dont have zoom ability. If you already have a camera with the 35 mm and or equivalent like focal length see if you can live with what one has. Then worry about sensor size and the rest. There is nothing that unique with being stuck with one way to look at everything. Plus realistically how often are you out taking pictures, editing and making prints on a consistent basis if this is a hobby. How many photos can you take of the same thing over and over and over again.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 03:42 UTC as 13th comment | 9 replies
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AK41: Mediocre photography. Giant distance from works of Eisenstaedt, Capa, Bourke–White and many others.

If his photography is so bad where is your photojournalistic work to show us how it is done or are you just a armchair hobby critic.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 00:58 UTC

Switch to the foam finger and sunglasses or pay cash for everything

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 57th comment

President Dumpf supporter of evil is not my president. Look at everything O.H. said and did

The speech by actress Meryl Streep was on point.
The last republican president got us in a war with no WMDs to be found. Was part of a massive recession.

Dumpf will isolate and take the US into WW III with his idiotic tweets and lack of diplomacy
Trump will do nothing unless it puts more money in his pockets. Dumpf supporters were blinded by lies so he could win the biggest reality show ever
We have a president with the behavior of a toddler who is spoiled and when they don't get there way it was rigged.
Still Dumpf won't show his tax returns for someone who likes to brag and boast all of a sudden he is shy to be a billionaire (supposedly)

3 million Americans did not want Dumpf and while he won the electoral vote he lost in his home state of New York. His home town did not want this leech
Dark days ahead for all

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 51st comment | 21 replies

They forgot the most current Nikons, the DL line, oh wait, maybe it is a urban legend after all...

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 00:38 UTC as 95th comment
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tom1234567: Just got rid of Adobe LR AND PP today
I now use on1Photo Raw instead of LR,
and the new Affinity for windows released today in place of PP.

so Adobe no more monies from me,
the LR done nothing for the Fuji jpeg problems
I have the Fuji X-T2 and the D7200 and the new programs handle the files with no problems
I think a few more users will be leaving Adobe soon

Tom G

I used it and did not like it. I pretty much only did JPEG till I discovered Iridient Developer a couple years ago. I still do everything I can do in camera and my editing workflow is efficient

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
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tom1234567: Just got rid of Adobe LR AND PP today
I now use on1Photo Raw instead of LR,
and the new Affinity for windows released today in place of PP.

so Adobe no more monies from me,
the LR done nothing for the Fuji jpeg problems
I have the Fuji X-T2 and the D7200 and the new programs handle the files with no problems
I think a few more users will be leaving Adobe soon

Tom G

I use Iridient developer. Excellent for Fuji and as a RAW converter
I don't use and never used LR personally never liked it

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 00:19 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1981 comments in total)
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flkitesurfer: I recently moved to a D750 after using Canon and other DSLR for a considerable period of time. Sometimes, I don't have time to manually setup metering when shooting sporting events and choose to go with P mode. I have noticed some significant irregularity with the metering results with frequent under exposures. I assumed that I was doing something wrong, reread the manual a few times, tried some different things but with no net change in the irregular performance. I heard today that it might be due to processing speed incompatibilities between the camera body and the lens. The lens can't keep up necessarily resulting in irregular performance. I have had this problem with Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5 5.6G ED, Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens and Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens with a variety of metering modes. Have others experienced similar problems with inconsistent metering? Thank you

Try back button autofocus to increase AF response. So thumb to AF and shutter to just fire.
A good campaign is the Tom Hogan book/download for the D750. I am using constant aperture glass and personally I do not like third party glass if I have a choice. I might think about what you photography alot and gear your kit to getting better lenses. I know I am not a landscape or sports shooter so most of my stuff is geared for portrait and event photography.
If I was a sports shooter like 90% of the time I would seriously considering selling my D750 for the D500.
Lens wise I would get a 70-200 mm 2.8 Nikon or maybe Tamron for FX. If you can find the Nikon VR II for $2k not the new one it is still a good lens if go that way
I would look at the Nikon 16-80 if doing DX.
Either way evaluate what you shoot and how often you do it, sell the dead weight

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 23:29 UTC

Stevie Wonder

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 15:38 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (510 comments in total)
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HP1999: Nikon as much as Canon and Olympus and others are not just camera makers. $6500 here and there for a D5 is no where as expensive as medical equipment or science equipment. Perhaps this is where mirrorless has to step up the game.

It used to be Nikon and Canon until Sony and Panasonic typical Television makers started with digital cameras each with a part of the pie. Who knows what will happen. Photography moving to the cell phone thing kind of not thinking that but who knows one day wedding will all be shot on a tablet for all we know. When that happens the D5 will be $500 used anyway

I dont agree

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 18:29 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (510 comments in total)

I thought I saw Nikon rumors retract this story

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 18:25 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (510 comments in total)
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HP1999: Nikon as much as Canon and Olympus and others are not just camera makers. $6500 here and there for a D5 is no where as expensive as medical equipment or science equipment. Perhaps this is where mirrorless has to step up the game.

It used to be Nikon and Canon until Sony and Panasonic typical Television makers started with digital cameras each with a part of the pie. Who knows what will happen. Photography moving to the cell phone thing kind of not thinking that but who knows one day wedding will all be shot on a tablet for all we know. When that happens the D5 will be $500 used anyway

A DSLR is pretty much a waste of money to keep it in program auto everything. It is a waste of time. I think if you do that just get a p&s. One does not need flash, and filters, and cable releases, let alone software and a printer to edit at home.
Even with film cameras since technology was not there I cant tell you how many people took photos maybe 3,4, or 5 exposures put the camera away for a month or so and took some more, it took forever to take 36 exposures let alone the trouble to develop it.
Actually I remember APS I think it was called before digital these cameras had a film cartridge with four positions. fresh roll, partial exposure, fully exposed and already processed. had this on the film itself. negatives were smaller than 35 mm and you could reload the roll I think at any point. Of course there was a trick to reload 35 mm film if you needed to change ASA/rolls.
I used to have two or three cameras, maybe one SLR and couple p&s. One for color one for B&W or slide film

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 01:36 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (510 comments in total)
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HP1999: Nikon as much as Canon and Olympus and others are not just camera makers. $6500 here and there for a D5 is no where as expensive as medical equipment or science equipment. Perhaps this is where mirrorless has to step up the game.

It used to be Nikon and Canon until Sony and Panasonic typical Television makers started with digital cameras each with a part of the pie. Who knows what will happen. Photography moving to the cell phone thing kind of not thinking that but who knows one day wedding will all be shot on a tablet for all we know. When that happens the D5 will be $500 used anyway

true, but if you are a skilled photographer and someone wants that you still need to pay for a photographer.
If this is a hobby for fun I would for me anyway not go overboard on camera gear just for a hobby. Even then most only need a p&s a step above a cell phone.

IMO, how many photos of a house pet can you take and how many times can you take a interesting shot of trees. Generally we have a couple occasions a year, birthday, holidays like Xmas, Hanukkah, weddings, one off vacation. For this stuff I would make sure my camera did great video and had good image stabilization. Even then I may use a dedicated video camera. It used to be a film camera and movie film super 8 for family stuff.

Most want instant social media access that a smartphone can do and never make a print or photo book. photography is disposable like polaroid
Pretty much is this a hobby or are you making money at it and how deep do you want to get more so if other family members could care less about your hobby

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (510 comments in total)

Nikon as much as Canon and Olympus and others are not just camera makers. $6500 here and there for a D5 is no where as expensive as medical equipment or science equipment. Perhaps this is where mirrorless has to step up the game.

It used to be Nikon and Canon until Sony and Panasonic typical Television makers started with digital cameras each with a part of the pie. Who knows what will happen. Photography moving to the cell phone thing kind of not thinking that but who knows one day wedding will all be shot on a tablet for all we know. When that happens the D5 will be $500 used anyway

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 00:18 UTC as 177th comment | 7 replies
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

first was a Kodak camera with 120 cassette film and with cube flash, manual crank. The Disc camera sounded awesome when you loaded a new cassette and had a few of them since a built in flash was a luxury then a couple polaroid tossed in but that was only 10 shots. Nikon N50 first real camera, then the N70, Olympus Epic, Nikon F100, Contax G2, Samsung Maxima 145, Canon 135 p&s, Nikon CP 4500 was first digital

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 21:17 UTC as 349th comment
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