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  1. fredazinger

    Nikon Z6 or Canon EOS R?

    "Honestly, the low light ticket has been worn out and isn't even a relevant argument for specs in cameras these days. The amount of times I need to shoot above 3200 is negligible. " Must be a nice, bright world you live in down there. My D500 Max ISO FREQUENTLY bumps into 25.6k land when out shooting High School sports events. If I had to stop at 3200, I would stay home.
  2. fredazinger

    Nikon Had No Choice

    They are so many years behind in this technology by now that one can only wish them good luck in playing catch-up before they can claim to be "leading innovators" again. So sad this crowd can not stop bashing cameras with a mirror. The MIRROR, or lack there of, contributes NOTHING to advancing the state of the art of imaging.
  3. fredazinger

    The Design Of Things

    Seems like a job for a full-frame camera....that 2X crop factor is working hard against you.....
  4. fredazinger

    This 100 grams lens is much too heavy!

    "I carried that theme forward by suggesting that the DSLR was not advancing because of its mechanical innards" Hmm....D850, camera of the year....yet has a mirror.... "It would be better for Canon and Nikon (and their customers) if their new cameras didn't have a mirror and had an EVF instead"\ ABSOLUTLY NOT! Your opinions....as admin, you really should withhold you personal bias. THE BULK of cameras today have a mirror - mirrorless is NOT overwhelming technology - get over it. But it is your site, which I guess give you license to offend early and often.
  5. fredazinger

    This 100 grams lens is much too heavy!

    Dallas - you really need to give up on your rant against the mirror. Clearly the voting public (sales) are against you as are many technical reasons that you choose to ignore. You're not doing yourself favors bring this up again.
  6. fredazinger

    Card readers and the dreaded Bent Pin Syndrome

    Card readers die from bent pins because they present the connectors at the edge of their body. Cameras have SLOTS which align the CF card with the pins before engagement at the bottom of the slot. This keeps pins from being bent in cameras while they are easily bent in cheap readers. Search for a reader with a deep slot where the connector pins are inset a distance....these will last. Or --- buy cheap readers with pins at the "surface" and live with bent pins.
  7. Sorry Dallas -- but I couldn't find the forums....really....hit home and looked and didn't see anything. So I took a shot a what I thought was the appropriate place.
  8. Yes, probably the most endangered African animal. Seen today at Sabi-Sabi. Check the blog -- see the pictures.... http://www.sabisabi.com/blog/13776/my-first/
  9. fredazinger

    Need your opinion on sensor damage

    The D800e has a special layer added instead of the AA filter to keep the optical stack identical between the two models. Removing the layer was not a viable option to Nikon, so I doubt it is in the aftermarket. If you really want ONE body without an AA filter, sell the D800 and buy a D800e, D810, D820 or other model. Hacking a D800 is not a good path......
  10. fredazinger

    Need your opinion on sensor damage

    Shop for a used D800e and be happy. I would not attempt either mod.
  11. fredazinger

    Roger Waters Today 2017

    Saw him last night in Portland with Morgan. AWESOME Show!
  12. fredazinger

    Hogan Clarifies

    I do ..... just not here anymore.........not a friendly crowd for that subject here..............
  13. fredazinger

    12-40mm f/2.8 PRO M.Zuiko

    Nice review - and some great shots. "Equivalence" matters for FOV and DOF so as much as you hate the term, it is an important factor for a site wanting to cater to more than M4/3 shooters....or to those who are considering the move to M4/3. If you had a rating system, I'd ding you a "star" or two for the rant....skip that and it would be a 5-star review of a 5-star lens.
  14. fredazinger

    Spring Time Means Storm Season

    Ann - CF is also a conductor. Not quite as good as metal, but a whole lot better than air so it become a target too. For once, a case for Basalt-based tripods ;-)
  15. fredazinger

    How about ..

    Litho is a very cyclic business that has very high R&D expense. If you look at the latest quarter, they made NICE money. They do make the scanners-of-choice for many high-end Fabs....I'm pretty sure that big announcement by Intel to spend $7B will have a chunk going to Nikon. I attribute some of Nikon's camera issues to the fact that the Litho guys have been in charge and they don't get cameras.... That ping-pongs at Nikon and I think the latest shuffle puts camera people back in charge. AFAIK.
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