Nikon is reportedly dropping out of the market for SLR cameras
Nikon going mirrorless is smart, and I wouldn't be surprised if they release another 'retro' DSLR in another decade like how Leica will rehash old designs. Its all about tech, but also what folks will actually purchase.
6 months ago
I look at Nikon and they announced some cool lenses. The 40mm f2 sounds like a dream, the 24-50 ticks another box, but the system is locked down, there are no small/cheap/sharp primes like there are for everything else and doesn't sound like there will be any soon. The bodies are also massive, even the Z5. Canon mirrorless....doesn't seem to have anything yet.
2 years ago
Camera Batteries With Built-in USB-C Charging Ports Challenge Sony's Proprietary Chargers
I have am unbranded USB charger for my Nikon camera batteries that was cheap as chips, shows detailed charging % and can do two batteries at once. All in a smaller size than the OEM!
9 months ago
Ever wondered why some photographers still shoot on film rather than on a digital camera? “Why We Love Film” is a beautiful article explaining how film produces amazing quality photos of the highest resolution, for a fraction of the cost, while allowing large prints and safer storing of negatives.
35mm iirc was found to be around 30-40mp in resolution (depending on what film was compared), so that "fraction of a cost" doesn't line up long term, and to get all the automated features (ie. good metering, autofocus, weather sealed bodies, etc) you're not much cheaper than a mid level DSLR or mirrorless body. You can buy a used A7RII for \~$1100 nowadays with a $20 SD card that will last for tens if not hundreds of thousands of shots (and the body/shutter should go for another 500k on its own) or you can buy a used 35mm camera, lets say an F100 (the cheapest FF 35mm camera with good AF and decent metering in my experience) for like $200-250. Yes, the Nikon is cheaper...but at \~$5 roll for film (36exp), not counting processing (if you do your own and get a basic darkroom setup you've already surpassed the cost of an RII) your costs will add up ridiculously fast.
2 years ago
If you dropped all your gear in a lake, would you rebuy into the Nikon system?
I would get Nikon again because I am so used to the menu etc that I can't be bothered to learn a new one. I used to be Minolta....yes I am old......but when Sony bought them I went off the user interface. Was given a D90 and been Nikon ever since.
1 year ago
Baby photographers are a rip-off, change my mind
Buy a nice canon or Nikon and diy it! It’s actually easier than you think and I’m sure there are tutorials on YouTube for background ideas. I know lots of people do sink pics with a milk or oatmeal bath and flowers or fruit in the water which is very cute! With a few minutes of basic editing, the pics can basically look professional & you have a camera to keep for years:) I think it’s totally worth it & plan to diy nearly all the “pro” baby pics.
1 year ago
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