Son Of Waldo

Joined on Sep 25, 2011
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On a photo in the Nikon Z fc sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

I don't know how anyone could be complaining about the image quality from this tiny zoom that adds a 'whopping' $149 on to the kit price. But there will likely be some.

Good job, Nikon!

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 19:50 UTC as 1st comment
On article A photographer's guide to buying a smartphone (152 comments in total)
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Thomas A Anderson: Photographers have a great advantage when it comes to shopping for smartphones: since they are willing to use a dedicated camera they can make their smartphone purchase slightly less of an ordeal by not worrying about the phone's camera even a little bit. If you're cheap and don't care much about phone technology, you're probably not going to care much about the camera anyway. If you like a flagship phone and have the money then you'll get a pretty decent camera no matter what high-end phone you buy. Sure, some people will choose to be phone photographers exclusively, but I personally don't think that taking a picture makes one a photographer. That word implies an interest in the craft, art, or whatever you want to call it. That will leave very, very few people in the category of phone-only photographers. And shooting RAW on a phone is like eating sushi from a gas station -- yeah, TECHNICALLY it's sushi but is it really worth it?

@jnd - why people would want to spend a bunch of time editing smartphone stills and video is beyond my comprehension. Sort of defeats the purpose of the modern 'smart' phone camera, doesn't it?

IMO, the limitations with smartphone camera technology are being reached far quicker than what will happen with the modern, compact mirrorless camera. Which many will say is still in its 'infancy' stage.

Here (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1491910-REG/fujifilm_16635613_xf_16_80mm_f_4_r.html/specs), Fujifilm is blowing out a (good) zoom lens for half the price of some of these 'high end' smartphones.

'Full gear' is a term that might be used on photography forums and doesn't apply to most people on the planet. One camera, one lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 13:38 UTC
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EXkurogane: Everytime there's some news involving China you'll see all the haters from Murrica appear.

I guess it's natural to have some form of inferiority complex when some other country is doing equally well or better than you do. Salty much

It's all so obvious, EXKurogane. Propaganda, lies and deceit that rival 'The Third Reich' in WWII.

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/269553682/china-bars-foreign-subjects-ownership-of-private-schools

Yet you weakly attempt to 'eye for an eye' your way forward in 2021 with combative, ignorant beliefs, similar to other THIRD WORLD countries and their brainwashed masses.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2021 at 02:22 UTC
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DFPanno: At this point I could never buy an expensive cropper over a FF camera.

You could be right Elisam, but I'll likely hold out for the SigRon(O'Kina) 12-15mm f1.8 for those special wall-hugger landscape prints. At f1.8, of course.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2021 at 04:16 UTC
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DFPanno: At this point I could never buy an expensive cropper over a FF camera.

I don't know the details about why Sigma and Tamron "chose" not to release their newer lenses on XF, do you? E mount was the main initial target for Sigma and Tamron, is that a surprise for you?

I expect APS-C to survive in some form for beyond 10 years, I'd be betting on Fujifilm and Canon, personally. And I wouldn't be counting out m43 either. Way too many (good) lenses already out there.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 23:30 UTC
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DFPanno: At this point I could never buy an expensive cropper over a FF camera.

No, I'm not making your point for you. An 11-20mm is NOT the same as a 10-24mm on any format.

Read, again: "Sigma and Tamron will follow the money".

"By the time you pay Fuji prices, it's no-brainer just to go FF. Even Fuji sees the writing on the wall and is transitioning to MF". I just pointed out THREE 'new releases'. For people focusing mostly on telephoto, the "no-brainer" aspect of your argument holds no water. APS-C sensors can continue to evolve just as FF sensors do, and the lens base exists (and thrives) with Fujifilm.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 16:20 UTC
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DFPanno: At this point I could never buy an expensive cropper over a FF camera.

FUJIFILM XF 18mm f/1.4 R LM WR Lens - New Release

FUJIFILM XF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens - New Release

FUJIFILM XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR Lens - New Release

perhaps you know better than I, but is there a better APS-C wide angle zoom on the market than the FUJIFILM XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS WR?

Sigma and Tamron will follow the money, eventually, and Fujifilm is obviously committed to the APS-C format, long term. Unlike the other three camera companies in the comparison review.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 15:55 UTC
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DFPanno: At this point I could never buy an expensive cropper over a FF camera.

Seems to me that the XT-4 'cropper' is quality enough and worth the price, particularly with that (unmatched) APS-C lens selection.

My biggest concern would be: how much to spend on lenses that don't cover a FF sensor. Too much in my case, not enough 'need' or desire for extreme telephoto.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 15:10 UTC
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Son Of Waldo: I'll give it a 'repairability' of ZERO jogging past it at the local Best Buy. The +2 score might be because it will be 'thin' landfill.

Gosh, if it were only .005mm thinner it would fit my designer cubicle sooo much better! And I can't wait for the latest round of proprietary dongles. They'll make great under $100 stocking stuffers!

You really need to work on the screen name, I'd suggest Thoughts R Easily Influenced.

"Apple products by using less materials and less power benefit the environment"
Apple products stand alone as using less power? If you believe that, you need to spend less time reading Apple brochures and more time understanding basic electronics. Yes, let's' benefit the environment by outsourcing to countries that when it really comes down to it, don't give a damn about the environment (or the quality of life of the worker bee masses).

A simple power source failure somewhere and it will be off to the parts bin graveyard (or trash) for many owners.

We live in a world of throwaway appliances, and it's getting worse every year. Technology has given us efficiency unheard of 10-20 years ago. High efficiency home refrigeration and air conditioning units could easily be made to last 20-30 years, not 10.

Greed and huge corporations like Apple give us products like the 'sleek' new iMac. Ain't she pretty

Link | Posted on May 30, 2021 at 15:10 UTC

I'll give it a 'repairability' of ZERO jogging past it at the local Best Buy. The +2 score might be because it will be 'thin' landfill.

Gosh, if it were only .005mm thinner it would fit my designer cubicle sooo much better! And I can't wait for the latest round of proprietary dongles. They'll make great under $100 stocking stuffers!

Link | Posted on May 30, 2021 at 00:02 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On a photo in the Nikon D780 sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

I'm wondering what the guy in the picture is watching so intently.

Either that or he's stumbled across another rerun of 'The Day the DSLR Died' documentary and has been rendered unconscious.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2021 at 21:58 UTC as 1st comment
On article Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated? (911 comments in total)

some good history in this article, but modern engineered, computer-assist designed, 'ultimate' 50mm lenses don't interest me much.

A photography tour of a Nikon lens factory in the 80's, discussing lens engineering and the primitive (by today's standards, much more hands on, hand created) lens manufacturing processes they had at the time would be far more impressive, personally.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2021 at 19:52 UTC as 38th comment
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cdembrey: Australia GP F1 race cancelled. It looks like some people are taking the pandemic very seriously. https://www.planetf1.com/

Let us know when you can formulate a thought on your own, Prosecutor.

See ya in a few months on that 'prediction'.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 19:26 UTC
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cdembrey: Australia GP F1 race cancelled. It looks like some people are taking the pandemic very seriously. https://www.planetf1.com/

'Wel' Prosecutor, your mindless regurgitation of numbers from 'experts' at 'WHO' is what will end up being deceptive (as well as irresponsible, FUD spreading and downright ludicrous).

Speak not of which you know nothing, fool.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 00:10 UTC
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cdembrey: Australia GP F1 race cancelled. It looks like some people are taking the pandemic very seriously. https://www.planetf1.com/

'Prosecutor' is predicting 10 million deaths in the US and about 200 million deaths worldwide. Uncontrollable in the US! Mark those words!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2020 at 00:35 UTC
On article Is the Nikon D780 right for you? (212 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "The D780's 24-megapixel chip isn't the highest resolution around, but it offers excellent dynamic range and solid detail capture if you're not printing wall-sized posters."

Or if one crops a lot or has a keen eye for detail that does not require full 100% viewing or dislikes aliasing and false detail.

What kind of dimwit thinks they can even remotely contribute to a 'is the NIkon D780 right for you' article after posting thousands (upon thousands) of useless, one trick pony comments on the advantages of more pixels? One with the ingenuity and imagination of a Pet Rock, that's who.

By the way, you won't be shutting anything but yer own piehole in my presence, Neppa.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 05:41 UTC
On article Is the Nikon D780 right for you? (212 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "The D780's 24-megapixel chip isn't the highest resolution around, but it offers excellent dynamic range and solid detail capture if you're not printing wall-sized posters."

Or if one crops a lot or has a keen eye for detail that does not require full 100% viewing or dislikes aliasing and false detail.

"Trump Jr. like rants"
You are as close to being a photographer as 'The Bern' is to becoming POTUS.

"those are lens tests where the lens is leveled on all axis. The center of the image landed on the horizon"
Well, color me impressed, traveler. LOL²

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2020 at 03:17 UTC
On article Is the Nikon D780 right for you? (212 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "The D780's 24-megapixel chip isn't the highest resolution around, but it offers excellent dynamic range and solid detail capture if you're not printing wall-sized posters."

Or if one crops a lot or has a keen eye for detail that does not require full 100% viewing or dislikes aliasing and false detail.

If there was ever "babbling" on the DPReview forums, it would be some long-winded comedy about being a "traveler first" on a not-to-be-named 'about me' page.

Followed by 'detail examples' of Texas suburbs with half of the pictures being the sky.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2020 at 23:49 UTC
On article Is the Nikon D780 right for you? (212 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: "The D780's 24-megapixel chip isn't the highest resolution around, but it offers excellent dynamic range and solid detail capture if you're not printing wall-sized posters."

Or if one crops a lot or has a keen eye for detail that does not require full 100% viewing or dislikes aliasing and false detail.

A "keen eye" for detail. So saith the "traveler first".

How about another breathtaking shot of a Texas suburb?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2020 at 23:21 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Heidelberg Druckmaschinen.

I couldn't even begin to guess how many Heidelberg presses are still in use today. I worked at a printing company and we had a room full of the windmill style doing (non-critical but consistent) diecutting - noisy but effective. And people talk about cameras being 'built like tanks'.

A 16-80mm DX is such a handy zoom. The Nikon is also good, if a bit overpriced. The distortion at 16mm here looks pretty good, I didn't try to figure out if the in-camera 'distortion control' was in effect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uCnoBPe_3Q

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 02:34 UTC as 1st comment
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