Chikubi

Chikubi

Lives in United States Desk, AK, United States
Works as a photog
Has a website at www.emasterphoto.com
Joined on Apr 18, 2008

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On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2033 comments in total)
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goodytwoshoes: "Pro look and feel" alone just don't cut it

There's been a $400 trade-in sale running that ends in a few days, so S1 for $2k essentially. At least in the US.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2019 at 18:50 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2033 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Down with silly hype. No one has any idea if this camera is "rugged" or a "workhorse" unless or until it's been out on the field for a few years.

Kind of funny how people seem to forget that Panasonic's been making MILCs for just over 10 years now, and that yes, they do have an excellent track record for build quality/durabilty/reliability - at least with regards to their flagship models like the G9, GH5, GH4, and so on. You can find all kinds of eveidence of this if you search for it, particularly here at DPR.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2019 at 15:28 UTC
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Photo Pete: The term 'game changer' is now used far too often and has become just an expected marketing phrase with no real meaning.

The Nikon D3 / D3s were, however, real game changers. I remember the first week of owning my D3s and thinking photography had changed. For years half of my concentration when taking sports images had been on watching the ISO. With the D3s I could let ISO ride to levels I had never thought possible, freeing me up to concentrate on the shot and not the image noise. That the focus had improved so much as well simply made the D3s the first digital camera that just got out of the way and let me concentrate on my images.

It wasn't just a better camera it was a new way to take photos.

Pete - same feeling here. I bought my D3 new in September '08 and feel it redefined the way I thought about and used ISO at the time. I also was fairly amazed at the headroom in the RAW files and just how much could be pulled out if I was a bit off in my exposure. I've had a fair number of more modern DSLRs since then, but as good as they were, they all got cycled out of my bag while the D3 still sits there and is in regular use to this day.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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The Name is Bond: It needs two 'k's or 'ck' to be Nick-on. Otherwise it's monty python: the photographers who say 'Ni con'.

Entoman, you're incorrect. In Japanese the vowel sound for 'i' is pronounced as a slightly truncated version of 'ee', so the 'ni' in Nikon is indeed pronounced natively as 'nee', and again slightly truncated. UK and US are both wrong when compared to the native pronunciation; Japanese say 'nee-cone' as the vowel sound for 'o' is similar to a somewhat truncated long O sound, not an 'ah'-type sound like most English speakers use.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 17:43 UTC

I like it. Whether you win or not, at least you're trying to think outside the box. Good job and good luck!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 15:35 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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