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Saffron_Blaze

Saffron_Blaze

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Affordable excellence. Hard to complain about that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 21:47 UTC as 13th comment

Killing in God's name. How civilised.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 17:07 UTC as 75th comment | 12 replies
On LensRentals.com needs name for massive lens calibration tool news story (133 comments in total)

The Opticurus-Rex

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:40 UTC as 111th comment
On Getty and Flickr to cease partnership news story (19 comments in total)

The only people who are likely to be disappointed by this are those who were hoping Flickr was a way in the door. Those in the door don't seem to be complaining. The Flickr/Getty interface was convenient but often quite irritating.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 02:09 UTC as 16th comment

Getty intends to share the ad revenue with those whose images get embedded. They have a similar program for commercial users called Connect. Initially with the Connect program, Getty rounded down figures while placing the threshold for renumeration at 1 cent, which required thousands of views to achieve. Moreover they made the threshold specific to an image not collective for all images of a photgrapher. It doesn't take a genius to fgure out what the outcome was. Getty was always collecting revenue on the collective use of all images across their library while not being obligated to pay the indiovidual photgraphers due to the rounding down, per image and threshold requirements. The scheme was eventually amended to be more fair to the photgrapher; however even those with sizeable portfolios are only reporting revenue in the pennies per month range from Connect.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 15:10 UTC as 8th comment

I guess 500px thinks it can rival Getty.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 02:40 UTC as 53rd comment
On Nikon unveils D3300 with new sensor, processor and kit lens news story (200 comments in total)

Haha, they give the Df the Expeed 3 then turn around and offer the Expeed 4 in this consumer package.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 11th comment
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens news story (244 comments in total)

The old version was quite excellent... how good will this thing be?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:03 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

I am a wannabe professional, not a wannabe enthusiast retro shooter. Would someone please put the lovely sensor in a camera that supports all its capabilities?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 17:55 UTC as 125th comment | 11 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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Saffron_Blaze: Did I understand correctly that the poor focusing in low light effectively defeats the value of the impressive low light capability of the sensor?

Ok, enlighten me. I wasn't being smug. I picked that up reading the pro/con list

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 18:34 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

Did I understand correctly that the poor focusing in low light effectively defeats the value of the impressive low light capability of the sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 18:14 UTC as 208th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I wonder what the mark-up on the Df is compared to the D610 and the D800? They'll probably make more selling one Df than two D800s.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 15:12 UTC as 177th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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deltaskyking: Anybody else think it's a mistake that Nikon didn't include video on this camera? The camera model "Df" means "Digital fusion" meaning combining the old style of Nikon's camera body with the new capability of digital cameras. Personally, I like the look. However, after being bitten by the oil spotting the sensor problem on my Nikon D600 and Nikon's slow reluctance to even address that issue, I'm going to spend my money elsewhere - maybe a new Sony A-7.

...or people that understand marketing. That said, I am fairly confident I know something about DSLRs and marketing and I am not pleased with the price, nor some of the features both present and absent from the Df. If Nikon can sell the D800 for less than this Df throughout much of Europe that is fair indication it is over priced.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2013 at 04:25 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Saffron_Blaze: I would love to have a reasonably priced prosumer camera with the D4 sensor in it. However, I was thinking more like D700 not D610. The D700 was as close to being professional grade as the D610 is to being consumer grade.

"DXO sensor scoring is nearly useless"

DPR likely disagrees with you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 15:44 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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deltaskyking: Anybody else think it's a mistake that Nikon didn't include video on this camera? The camera model "Df" means "Digital fusion" meaning combining the old style of Nikon's camera body with the new capability of digital cameras. Personally, I like the look. However, after being bitten by the oil spotting the sensor problem on my Nikon D600 and Nikon's slow reluctance to even address that issue, I'm going to spend my money elsewhere - maybe a new Sony A-7.

The only real mistake Nikon made with this camera is the price. It bought them much negativity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Saffron_Blaze: I would love to have a reasonably priced prosumer camera with the D4 sensor in it. However, I was thinking more like D700 not D610. The D700 was as close to being professional grade as the D610 is to being consumer grade.

You are one of the few that think the D800 was a replacement for the D700.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 00:06 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I would love to have a reasonably priced prosumer camera with the D4 sensor in it. However, I was thinking more like D700 not D610. The D700 was as close to being professional grade as the D610 is to being consumer grade.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 201st comment | 11 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

NR is reporting that sales of the Df are very underwhelming and is attributing this to price.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 04:26 UTC as 217th comment | 8 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Paying $3000 for a camera because it looks good seems rather silly.

$2000 gets me a D610.
$3000 gets me a D800 or a Df.
The Df is a D610 with a D4 sensor.
Is the D4 sensor worth the extra $1000 (minus video, and flash)?
Is the D4 sensor really better than the D800's?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 00:32 UTC as 220th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: Retro is soooo 2012

There are 2000 comments because many people are justifiably disappointed at the price and a few apologists are desperately trying to justify selling a retro D600 for $3000.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:31 UTC
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