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by pam.meier
Mon 29 Dec 2014 17:28
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon reacts on D750 reflection/flare issue
Replies: 1
Views: 3416

Re: Nikon reacts on D750 reflection/flare issue

So there seems to be an issue. Let´s hope it only affects some of the D750s out there.
My friend bought one and we´ll check it soon. But some people could never reproduce the issue.

I decided to buy a Df as a backup to my D600.
by pam.meier
Mon 29 Dec 2014 17:25
Forum: Nikon
Topic: My new Df
Replies: 15
Views: 18709

Re: My new Df

And the Df it will be :) Have one on order ...
by pam.meier
Sun 28 Dec 2014 10:36
Forum: Nikon
Topic: My new Df
Replies: 15
Views: 18709

Re: My new Df

Thanks, Gino :) I´m trying to decide between the Df and the D750.
Good to hear from you again. Happy New Year!
by pam.meier
Sat 27 Dec 2014 20:10
Forum: Nikon
Topic: My new Df
Replies: 15
Views: 18709

Re: My new Df

Still in love with your Df, Gino?
Looking at one harder these days.
by pam.meier
Mon 30 Dec 2013 00:02
Forum: Nikon
Topic: My new Df
Replies: 15
Views: 18709

Re: My new Df

Congratulations on your Df. I have this one on my radar, too :)
by pam.meier
Sat 2 Nov 2013 08:29
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system
Replies: 6
Views: 6056

Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

I bought a G5 for a client with coworkers who have to take photos on events and it is almost fool-proof.
I like it a lot. They use the normal kit lens, I sold them mine, but use a smaller Panasonic power zoom on my E-PL5.

I´m looking hard at the GM1, though.
by pam.meier
Fri 1 Nov 2013 22:57
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system
Replies: 6
Views: 6056

Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Leen, I also have an Olmpus E-PL5 which I like very much, but so far the NEX 6 gets the most use.
What µFT do you use?
by pam.meier
Fri 1 Nov 2013 16:50
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system
Replies: 6
Views: 6056

Re: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

Hi Stany, I have been using the NEX system since 2010 when it came out and have been adding lenses ever since. It´s the NEX 6, though, which I feel is a mature camera. As for my A900, it had to go in favor of the D800 which I still have and will keep for a long time. Instead of adding a Sigma 35 1.4...
by pam.meier
Fri 1 Nov 2013 12:40
Forum: Sony
Topic: Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1, compact cam with FF sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 6801

Re: Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1, compact cam with FF sensor

I found a good deal on a mint RX1 and bought it. Nice little compact camera ...
by pam.meier
Fri 1 Nov 2013 12:38
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system
Replies: 6
Views: 6056

Sony NEX 6 - my new allround APS-C system

I have been using this extensively for the past year. After trying µFT, and Nikon 1 and liking it, it turned out that APS-C has become my main system. The Nikon D800 + lenses will only be used if I need the extra quality. I use the NEX 6 for product shots till A4 (21 cm x 27 cm) and as a travel came...
by pam.meier
Fri 1 Nov 2013 11:59
Forum: Open Talk-Photography related
Topic: Starting a new life
Replies: 4
Views: 4317

Re: Starting a new life

I wish you all the best, Leen :) Now off to new photographic horizons!
by pam.meier
Fri 1 Nov 2013 11:57
Forum: Image Post Processing
Topic: Adobe Cloud software users data already hacked...
Replies: 11
Views: 11897

Re: Adobe Cloud software users data already hacked...

As a professional creative suite user there is no way getting around the cloud. I get a scope of the industry standard software, bar none. 50 Euros/month is manageable if you make money with Photoshop and Indesign. If I didn´t earn my living with this I would still use Photoshop. It´s the ultimate i...
by pam.meier
Sun 9 Jun 2013 18:39
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: D400 finally on its way...
Replies: 9
Views: 9601

Re: D400 finally on its way...

I don´t think Nikon will be able to charge the same price the D300 initially cost, it will have to compete against the D7100 and the D600. The market has changed somewhat in the past 4 years me thinks. I think 1700 Euros is realistic, even if it implements a lot of tech from the D4. I wonder what se...
by pam.meier
Sat 2 Mar 2013 18:59
Forum: Nikon
Topic: From Nikon D7000 to D800e - Steve Bingham...
Replies: 9
Views: 11081

Re: From Nikon D7000 to D800e - Steve Bingham...

A few years ago I found better quality in images from FX cameras than from DX. That was the D300 compared with the D3. Nowadays I don´t see any difference between D7000 and D800. So the reasons for spending a lot of money extra on those FX lenses can be spent on other things in my opinion. I even us...
by pam.meier
Sun 24 Feb 2013 20:59
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D7100 is WOW!
Replies: 3
Views: 4426

Re: D7100 is WOW!

I am by no means an expert, but I think the D7100 will probably have similar dynamic range and noise property as the D7000.
by pam.meier
Sun 24 Feb 2013 18:10
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: A teenager anno 2013 with D800e at iso 6400...
Replies: 5
Views: 5505

Re: A teenager anno 2013 with D800e at iso 6400...

Nice shot, Stany, but your teenager daughter didn´t look very impressed :) I have shot many photos for a theater group and the AF is very reliable in near darkness. It seems that the new AF system is very complex and many people get frustrated when it fails in easier situations. What a learning curv...
by pam.meier
Mon 4 Feb 2013 22:52
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Nokia 808 PureView info and user review
Replies: 17
Views: 33928

Re: Nokia 808 PureView

Ok, I´ll consider using a cell phone to shoot a video ;)
by pam.meier
Fri 25 Jan 2013 18:40
Forum: Image Post Processing
Topic: Help !!!!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5276

Re: Help !!!!!!!!

Raw Photo Processor (http://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) actually is the digital version of the old analogue darkroom. A lot of people find it hard, I find it very logical and it gives the best conversion qualitywise. You may...
by pam.meier
Mon 21 Jan 2013 18:27
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Nokia 808 PureView info and user review
Replies: 17
Views: 33928

Re: Nokia 808 PureView

Sorry, not for me ;) I don´t take pictures with a phone, not even my iphone 5 ... I may phone with a camera, though, eventually ;)
by pam.meier
Sat 19 Jan 2013 23:45
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: Fantasy portrait in an old cellar
Replies: 2
Views: 3378

Re: Fantasy portrait in an old cellar

To experts it´s actually more satirical, as the gothic girl overdid it with glittery cat´s ears ;)
Here is one heavily processed:
Image
by pam.meier
Sat 12 Jan 2013 22:56
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: What does it take to photograph products?
Replies: 0
Views: 2928

What does it take to photograph products?

One daylight lamp on either side. A white cardboard, a mirror lying on it, and three layers in Photoshop. This is what you´ll get: http://www.bloomi.de/images/glass2.jpg http://www.bloomi.de/images/glass3.jpg http://www.bloomi.de/images/glass4.jpg http://www.bloomi.de/images/glass5.jpg And this is w...
by pam.meier
Sat 12 Jan 2013 19:39
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: My D800 + Sigma 50 1.4 in the theater :)
Replies: 3
Views: 4026

My D800 + Sigma 50 1.4 in the theater :)

My local laymen´s theater asked me to take images of some rehearsal for the local news paper. I do take portraits of the team with my daylight lamps with the D800, but this was the first time I tried the D800 for this extreme available light job. Before I used my D3s, the Sony NEX C3, the Nikon J1 f...
by pam.meier
Sat 22 Dec 2012 18:05
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 vs D800E, D800 is the one I keep...(Updated to D800e)
Replies: 10
Views: 24051

Re: D800 vs D800E, D800 is the one I keep...

I think the D600 would make a nice camera for weddings. With the volume of images one usually takes, 36 MPix could be a little over the top. I love using it for group images, though. As for the D800 I still struggle for sharpness in studio shots. I usually take 3/4 size images of people and then I w...
by pam.meier
Wed 19 Dec 2012 08:13
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

I would like to add that with the current firmware it seems to be impossible to use the flash for fill light in sunny situations. At 1/60 sec there is just no way of exposing such a shot right. Even in M mode it is not possible to use shorter exposure time. That to me is the only real draw back of t...
by pam.meier
Sun 16 Dec 2012 20:59
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: My brother´s dog
Replies: 2
Views: 3218

My brother´s dog

Heavily processed, I admit.

Image
by pam.meier
Sat 10 Nov 2012 22:21
Forum: Open talk "Just about anything..."
Topic: HELP HELP !! "The Disposable Crisis Project"
Replies: 5
Views: 5224

Re: HELP HELP !! "The Disposable Crisis Project"

What a great idea! This should be known to more people.
by pam.meier
Sat 10 Nov 2012 17:29
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Nikon launches V2 compact on October 24th
Replies: 4
Views: 7082

Re: Nikon launches V2 compact on October 24th

Well, Nikon decided on the 1" sensor. I think I understand why they thought that the target group of upgrading compact camera users would have more advantages with it than with bigger sensors. Advanced users who want to play with Bokeh a lot will probably look for APS-C and FX cameras. The Sony...
by pam.meier
Fri 9 Nov 2012 21:53
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon brings the D5200 DSLR
Replies: 2
Views: 4603

Re: Nikon brings the D5200 DSLR

Since I have the DP 2 M from Sigma, it is hard for me to like any Bayer sensor camera any more. I believe we need to see new sensor technology before it will be worth upgrading. When I got the D3 the level I could take pictures on was very high already. I now use a Nikon D800 at 36 Mpix and it feels...
by pam.meier
Sun 21 Oct 2012 16:50
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The DP2 M - love comes from the most unexpected places ...
Replies: 2
Views: 4618

Re: The DP2 M - love comes from the most unexpected places .

Here is the tree in original size. I also reduced the HDR effect:
http://www.bloomoose.de/images/baum.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pam.meier
Fri 19 Oct 2012 21:08
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The DP2 M - love comes from the most unexpected places ...
Replies: 2
Views: 4618

The DP2 M - love comes from the most unexpected places ...

I found it appropriate to quote from an old romantic song, as what I´m experiencing these days is some love affair with photography. I came across the http://www.luminous-landscape.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; review of the Sigma DP 2 Merrill: http://www.luminous-land...
by pam.meier
Fri 19 Oct 2012 20:53
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: D4X to be released soon?
Replies: 9
Views: 9313

Re: D4X to be released soon?

Wow, this will be one exciting camera ... the price looks realistic, too.
by pam.meier
Tue 16 Oct 2012 21:36
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: Concert pix with the D800
Replies: 2
Views: 3283

Re: Concert pix with the D800

Here is a 100% crop of the second image.

Image
by pam.meier
Tue 16 Oct 2012 20:58
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: Concert pix with the D800
Replies: 2
Views: 3283

Concert pix with the D800

I was pleasantly surprised when I photographed a concert yesterday, (six singers, no music, it´s called a-capella). The images at ISO 3200 are very clean. I was using my only Nikkor zoom, the 24-120 VR. It´s Ok, it is only f4, I had to stop down and "freeze" the action at the same time as ...
by pam.meier
Tue 16 Oct 2012 20:52
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: My Portfolio “Various”
Replies: 13
Views: 13380

Re: My Portfolio “Various”

Ah, gorgeous, I love the silhouettes ... what flash did you use?
by pam.meier
Tue 16 Oct 2012 20:42
Forum: Images from our members:Landscape & travel...
Topic: Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory
Replies: 4
Views: 4637

Re: Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory

What an interesting building! I think I can spot the 1880 part and then it´s built with concrete and aluminum ...
What camera and lens did you use?
by pam.meier
Tue 9 Oct 2012 19:05
Forum: New member - Introduction - "About me..." - Welcome - Invitations - Info how to join this forum
Topic: About me
Replies: 4
Views: 6152

Re: About me

Hi Reneé,
what is you main interest in photography?
You seem to love the big Nikon guns :) I kind of miss my D3s which I replaced with a D800.

Welcome to the board,
Pam
by pam.meier
Tue 9 Oct 2012 19:00
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: My Portfolio Black & White...
Replies: 34
Views: 51332

Re: My Portfolio Black & White...

Stunning! Love the atmosphere, looks like you directed it :)
by pam.meier
Fri 21 Sep 2012 06:18
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D600 discussion thread...
Replies: 9
Views: 8602

Re: Nikon D600 24.3 FX DSLR

My cousin compared the D600 with his D700 he brought to Photokina and ordered one immediately. He was able to use his own Nikkor 24 1.4. The only gripe he had with it was the dim view finder, but it is the same used in the D800. It feels solid and AF was very snappy, definitely no compromise there. ...
by pam.meier
Thu 20 Sep 2012 22:12
Forum: Sony
Topic: Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1, compact cam with FF sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 6801

Re: Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1, compact cam with FF sensor

Unfortunately, I was not able to test it at Photokina, there were two display copies sitting in glass cubes.
When I asked a rep he said that even he hadn´t had a chance to hold it yet ...
by pam.meier
Wed 19 Sep 2012 22:17
Forum: Nikon
Topic: 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon 1
Replies: 4
Views: 5459

Re: 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon 1

I see ...
by pam.meier
Mon 17 Sep 2012 16:14
Forum: Computing & printing
Topic: Retina Display MacBook Pro
Replies: 2
Views: 3249

Re: Retina Display MacBook Pro

The most striking difference between Mac and PC laptops is that you can handle the trackpad and it will scroll in realtime. I find it enervating on a PC, so I use a mouse instead, the MacBook makes it feel like it is the extension of my brain/hand. I can even retouch images on it. Then, of course, t...
by pam.meier
Sun 16 Sep 2012 21:02
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 AF "issue": some details...
Replies: 15
Views: 27561

My D800 came back after AF calibration …

Details :D :D in this topic.
by pam.meier
Sun 16 Sep 2012 20:59
Forum: Nikon
Topic: My D800 came back after AF calibration …
Replies: 1
Views: 2837

My D800 came back after AF calibration …

A few months ago I realised I had a problem with my D800 and 24-120 4 VR. I mentioned it on Dpreview, here and here . Since Düsseldorf headquarters in Germany seemed to be overwhelmed - at least that´s what I read on the biggest German DSLR forum... And many D800 came back worse than before ... ... ...
by pam.meier
Sun 16 Sep 2012 18:56
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

Hi Anton, these are great! The Nikon 1 seems a little on the cool side, though, I like to set white balance slightly warmer :)
by pam.meier
Sun 16 Sep 2012 18:54
Forum: Nikon
Topic: 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon 1
Replies: 4
Views: 5459

Re: 1 NIKKOR 18.5mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon 1

Leen, it should be included, but with consumer products, price seems to be the ultimate selling point ...
If you get it, will you show some samples?
by pam.meier
Sun 16 Sep 2012 18:53
Forum: Computing & printing
Topic: Retina Display MacBook Pro
Replies: 2
Views: 3249

Retina Display MacBook Pro

So I bought one a week and a half ago and I must say it´s the ultimate notebook. I love it ... But now images at normal screen resolution look jaggy ;) Well, I guess one pays a price to be up to date. I can´t wait for Adobe to issue Photoshop and Bridge with Retina support, it should be out this Fal...
by pam.meier
Sun 16 Sep 2012 08:31
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: Tattoo Girl
Replies: 1
Views: 2716

Tattoo Girl

Here is a friend of mine who created a huge tattoo design herself and then had it done. It took a few years until it was finished. Yesterday I had a chance to take images of her with the D800 and the Micro Nikkor 105 2.8 VR http://www.bloomoose.de/images/ariadne.jpg http://www.bloomoose.de/images/ta...
by pam.meier
Thu 13 Sep 2012 21:22
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D600 discussion thread...
Replies: 9
Views: 8602

Re: D600 discussion thread...

Thom Hogan says it has AF-Fintetune:
http://bythom.com/d600.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pam.meier
Thu 13 Sep 2012 20:50
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D600 discussion thread...
Replies: 9
Views: 8602

Re: D600 discussion thread...

I hope to be able to handle the D600 on Tuesday at Photokina. People will flock to the Nikon stand, that´s for sure.
I´ll try to check out for you if it has AF-tune. Unline AA2 I believe it is a very important feature as some lenses focus differently with different apertures.
by pam.meier
Wed 12 Sep 2012 21:34
Forum: Sony
Topic: Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1, compact cam with FF sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 6801

Re: Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1, compact cam with FF sensor

Sony is a daring company ...
by pam.meier
Wed 12 Sep 2012 21:12
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Quick portrait PP
Replies: 0
Views: 2401

Quick portrait PP

When I photograph people in my studio, I check images with them on my laptop. In order to enhance a rather dull flat image which is good for post processing, I quickly do some level adjustments, before I show it to the customer. Here is the image after the quick and dirty level adjustments: http://w...
by pam.meier
Wed 12 Sep 2012 06:43
Forum: Images from our members:Landscape & travel...
Topic: Pacific Highway 101 California
Replies: 2
Views: 3214

Re: Pacific Highway 101 California

Very nice, what a blue ocean! I like the low clouds, too. Keep them coming!
by pam.meier
Mon 10 Sep 2012 19:44
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800+"lowly" 24-85mm f/3.5-4-5 ed vr...
Replies: 7
Views: 6001

Re: D800+"lowly" 24-85mm f/3.5-4-5 ed vr...

That sounds great :)
by pam.meier
Mon 10 Sep 2012 14:48
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800+"lowly" 24-85mm f/3.5-4-5 ed vr...
Replies: 7
Views: 6001

Re: D800+"lowly" 24-85mm f/3.5-4-5 ed vr...

Hi Anton, how do you like distortion at 24 mm? I always find it too much on my 24-120 f4 VR.
by pam.meier
Sun 9 Sep 2012 21:52
Forum: Open Talk-Photography related
Topic: Old American pictures...
Replies: 1
Views: 2916

Re: Old American pictures...

The images are from shorpy.com

I just love their Kodachrome WWII images:
http://www.shorpy.com/world-war-2-photos-wwii" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by pam.meier
Sun 9 Sep 2012 21:39
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Rumor: first ever FF compact camera ...
Replies: 1
Views: 2938

Rumor: first ever FF compact camera ...

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/amazing-sony-rx1-mirrorless-leaks-and-so-new-a99-pics/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; As of now, it is just a rumor. But if it´s true, it will be the first ever compact camera with a FF sensor. Sony really is daring here. A fixed lens camera a...
by pam.meier
Thu 6 Sep 2012 22:52
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon 85 AF-S F1.8, sharpest nikkor ever?
Replies: 6
Views: 13102

Re: Nikon 85 AF-S F1.8, sharpest nikkor ever?

This really looks spectacular!
by pam.meier
Tue 4 Sep 2012 21:14
Forum: Image Post Processing
Topic: Lightroom problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 5466

Re: Lightroom problem?

I stopped trying to understand what computers do a long time ago ;)
So whenever something happens which is unexpected, I restart.
Glad, you´re back to normal!
by pam.meier
Mon 3 Sep 2012 10:06
Forum: Image Post Processing
Topic: Lightroom problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 5466

Re: Lightroom problem?

I think, Stany is right, LR uses a small jpg from the camera (which is used to show an image on the LCD) and then loads the RAW file in the development module.
by pam.meier
Fri 24 Aug 2012 22:14
Forum: Image Post Processing
Topic: Gimp...
Replies: 1
Views: 2778

Re: Gimp...

I´ve never tried Gimp, but I assume it is almost as complex as Photoshop itself - anyway this is what I read somewhere.
So I recommend Photoshop Elements, it does cost some money, but it is a great and capable image editor for the rest of us.
by pam.meier
Fri 24 Aug 2012 17:49
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

Hi Vincent, I got all the lenses available at the moment and like all of them, very decent performers. The pancake is nice and compact, but the kit zoom may be the family and travel lens 10-30 mm. The J1 is the cheapo Nikon 1 that has no viewfinder. I personally don´t mind using a LCD for framing. Y...
by pam.meier
Sat 18 Aug 2012 14:29
Forum: Canon
Topic: Canon 5D mark III pricedrop of 17% !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2784

Re: Canon 5D mark III pricedrop of 17% !!!

I also think it is not selling as well as the D800, but as it is with consumer products, they will get cheaper after some time on the market anyway. If Nikon will have sorted out their QC problems with the D800, they will probably see another increase in demand as many people say they´re sitting on ...
by pam.meier
Sat 18 Aug 2012 14:14
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

Well, not so fast, the RX100 is going back on Monday. As much as people praised its fast AF on fora, it´s totally useless in low light. This image was a breeze for the J1: http://www.bloomoose.de/images/ratzl.jpg It was impossible for the RX100, so it´s going back. I ordered the Nikon 1 pancake 10 2...
by pam.meier
Fri 17 Aug 2012 20:45
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

Today I was able to use the pop-up-flash as a fill in light when the sun was very low and the objects I desired to photograph were in the shadow. I know the files from the J1 can be lifted quite well, creating a little noise which can be also be smoothed with a denoising software. What I truly miss ...
by pam.meier
Thu 16 Aug 2012 19:43
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

When visiting cities and sites, the question is about distortion and the use of aperture. I normally use some distortion correction when converting the RAW image in ACR which is easy and works very well. About aperture, one might want to use a higher f-stop when it is very sunny, f8 would be my maxi...
by pam.meier
Wed 15 Aug 2012 10:49
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Glamor glow applied on a static object, not a face
Replies: 0
Views: 2373

Glamor glow applied on a static object, not a face

Here is a little tutorial as to create some glamor glow in a static image to make it a little more interesting. Before: http://www.bloomi.de/images/markgrafenbrunnen.jpg After: http://www.bloomi.de/images/markgrafenbrunnen2.jpg Download smaller Photoshop file: http://www.bloomi.de/images/markgrafenb...
by pam.meier
Wed 15 Aug 2012 09:09
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

Now for some landscape and cityscape impressions. When going on hikes, carrying a compact camera is a must. But will the camera deliver when one sees a nice site? I think the Nikon 1 does deliver! The images are crisp and very detailed. At 10 Mpix they should be, too. Dynamic range - the ability to ...
by pam.meier
Mon 13 Aug 2012 21:04
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

Now for a chapter that I have not been able to solve yet. When in aperture priority at f5 with the sun casting shadows on faces, I would like to use the little on board flash as a fill light. Unfortunately, I have not been able to do it yet. The images are terribly overexposed. With a snapshot camer...
by pam.meier
Sat 11 Aug 2012 19:29
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

About dynamic rage, it´s usable. Here is an indoor image as seen from my laptop right now ;) They say the theoretical limit of noise performance is not far off in today´s sensors. Makes me wish to see more cameras with a 1" sensor. The RX100 is said to have great image quality at 20 Mpix and on...
by pam.meier
Fri 10 Aug 2012 14:41
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

Re: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

When a family with kids and possibly a dog or other fast moving family mamebers choose a camera, it should usually be not too expensive, not too complicated and not too big. I think the J1 was designed for that target group. Alas, at a rather steep price. I tried to get my brother interested in the ...
by pam.meier
Thu 9 Aug 2012 21:57
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"
Replies: 13
Views: 14550

The Nikon J1 - a snapshot "review"

Just to get this off my chest first, I´m really the world´s worst reviewer, I hate testing lenses and photographing charts. So this won´t be a real review - there are many excellent ones on the web that deal with the technical features of this camera. This will be just a report of my impressions. A ...
by pam.meier
Thu 9 Aug 2012 21:37
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon 1 system
Replies: 4
Views: 5023

Re: The Nikon 1 system

Stany, it will be a snapshot-"review" :) If you´re ready for it, I will provide you with my impressions.
It will include pet rats , though, so be warned.
by pam.meier
Thu 9 Aug 2012 14:19
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: The Nikon 1 system
Replies: 4
Views: 5023

Re: The Nikon 1 system

I had been waiting for a smaller pancake like kit lens for the NEX system when I decided to get a J1 + kit 10-30 VR when it hit a reasonable price (379 Euros incl. VAT). It has become my carry-around-everywhere camera and I like its output better than the S95 I had, it is Ok for snapshots and it foc...
by pam.meier
Wed 8 Aug 2012 19:03
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: My best friend with D800E...
Replies: 3
Views: 7672

Re: My best friend with D800E...

Like this breed of dogs (Bernese mountain dog?) a lot and the nose is a perfect AF target ;)
by pam.meier
Wed 8 Aug 2012 11:34
Forum: Open Talk-Photography related
Topic: The last picture of a photographer... RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 2753

Re: The last picture of a photographer... RIP

This is hilarious, I like the face of the bird ;) Really funny.
by pam.meier
Wed 8 Aug 2012 08:40
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Sunset!
Replies: 2
Views: 3328

Re: Sunset!

If you don´t know what to do with the curves level, you can look at the histogram, do you see a hidden curve there?
Here is a possible curve to fit that histogram. It works in many cases and it´s always worth a try!

Image
by pam.meier
Wed 8 Aug 2012 08:35
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Sunset!
Replies: 2
Views: 3328

Sunset!

Ever wondered why you can see wonderful sunset images on the web, but your own images never turned out so saturated and even? That´s why the contrast between sky and landscape are a stretch for any digital sensor. But there is hope, you can easily adjust that in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. This...
by pam.meier
Sun 5 Aug 2012 07:32
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 AF "issue": some details...
Replies: 15
Views: 27561

Re: D800 AF "issue": some details...

Nikon deserves to have this issue blown out of proportion. It is their own fault as they weren´t trying to prevent the chaos. At first they should have issued a statement what exactly happened and reassure buyers that their AF alignment problem will be fixed - even out of warranty and without any co...
by pam.meier
Sat 4 Aug 2012 23:53
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 and 28-300AF-S VR mini review...(many pictures)
Replies: 12
Views: 33444

Re: D800 and 28-300AF-S VR mini review...(many pictures)

This looks like a very capable travel zoom to me!
by pam.meier
Sun 1 Jul 2012 22:08
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Focus Calibration 'errors'
Replies: 7
Views: 7133

Re: Focus Calibration 'errors'

The D800 is the first Nikon body that I feel the need to finetune AF.
I will have to have Nikon calibrate my 24-120 VR, though, it´s so off at the long end (backfocus), I can´t adjust it myself.
by pam.meier
Sat 9 Jun 2012 21:16
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Lens align from rawworkflow.com...
Replies: 14
Views: 22146

Re: Lens align from rawworkflow.com...

I came across this through dpreview:
http://www.reikan.co.uk/focal/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It seems to be a lot more precise and automatic! Only works with Canon and Nikon cameras, so not for me.
I ordered the new LensAlign.
by pam.meier
Fri 1 Jun 2012 11:32
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Some Beauty retouching ...
Replies: 9
Views: 10547

Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Thanks, Steve :) Yes, I frequently use the method you describe to create some "glow", the web is full of good tutorials for beauty retouching. I wil reduce the effect, though, to about 30-50%. The inverted Highpass method is used to smoothen transitions from shadows to highlights. With the...
by pam.meier
Mon 28 May 2012 18:03
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 vs D800E, D800 is the one I keep...(Updated to D800e)
Replies: 10
Views: 24051

Re: D800 vs D800E, D800 is the one I keep...

I try to find someone here in my home region with a D800E, but they seem to be very rare.
I´m really curious to see the difference in portraits.
by pam.meier
Mon 14 May 2012 15:17
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800E and moire...
Replies: 14
Views: 28762

Re: D800E and moire...

So, Stany, after your experiences with D800 and D800 E, will you keep both?
by pam.meier
Mon 14 May 2012 15:14
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Lens align from rawworkflow.com...
Replies: 14
Views: 22146

Re: Lens align from rawworkflow.com...

Now after getting the Nikon D800 and Sony A77 and doing some AF-finetuning I must say that I would go for the LensAlign Pro Mark II. The markings on the ruler have been so much improved, it may be worth getting the new version. Michael has managed to make them even better. I found a shop in the US w...
by pam.meier
Mon 30 Apr 2012 17:42
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Nikon D3200
Replies: 3
Views: 4292

Re: Nikon D3200

Wait, Leen, isn´t a D400 due soon? Would you rather go for the D7100?
I bought a Sony A77 as I like the tilt/swivel LCD and the EVF. High ISO performance is slightly worse than D3200, but AF is very fast, because of the SLT.
by pam.meier
Sat 28 Apr 2012 12:24
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Nikon D3200
Replies: 3
Views: 4292

Re: Nikon D3200

And I think it is really promising, especially high-ISO performance. This sets the bar for entry-level DSLRs very high.
by pam.meier
Sat 28 Apr 2012 12:23
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Nikon D600, -another FX camera- coming?
Replies: 1
Views: 3059

Re: Nikon D600, -another FX camera- coming?

This one sounds less interesting for my needs. I will go for Sony´s A99 instead. It is rumored both will share the same Sony FX sensor with 24 Mpix. I like the body of the A77 which I own and enjoy using, especially the tilt-swivel display and EVF are fun. Once the A99 surfaces I will sell the A77 a...
by pam.meier
Fri 27 Apr 2012 16:46
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 vs D800e: -Challenge- Can you see the difference?
Replies: 16
Views: 37083

Re: D800 vs D800e: Can you see the difference?

I´m waiting for my D800 to arrive on Monday (hopefully, as Tuesday is a holiday in Germany). I had my D3´s AA filter replaced with normal glas and I must say that the difference is so subtle, I didn´t notice any gain in resolution in real-world testing. It was a rather expensive and painful experie...
by pam.meier
Mon 16 Apr 2012 21:33
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: Character portraits ...
Replies: 4
Views: 5072

Character portraits ...

A friend of mine. I wanted to create that George Clooney look. Heavily processed, of course.

Image
Image
by pam.meier
Sat 14 Apr 2012 15:14
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800: occasional portrait at iso 3200
Replies: 6
Views: 8975

Re: D800: occasional portrait at iso 3200

Hi Stany, I have been comparing the Sony A77 with the Nikon D800 at higher ISO values and it is incredible, how well the A800 holds up.
No noise visible to my eye at 3200. So in your portrait of your lovely daughter I cannot see any problem at all.
by pam.meier
Sat 14 Apr 2012 12:31
Forum: Images from our members: People, portraiture, weddings, music concerts, theatre...
Topic: Portrait in available light...
Replies: 2
Views: 3356

Re: Portrait in available light...

Hi Stany, I have been comparing the Sony A77 with the Nikon D800 at higher ISO values and it is incredible, how well the A800 holds up. No noise visible to my eye at 3200. So in your portrait of your lovely daughter I cannot see any problem at all. moderator action: :arrow: reaction moved to a para...
by pam.meier
Tue 10 Apr 2012 20:57
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM
Replies: 4
Views: 4857

Re: Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM

I still have no 85 1.4, even though I love my Sigma 50 1.4. Nowadays, I would lean towards the Nikkor 85 1.8, though. Best bang for the buck I estimate.
Anyone who owns both?
by pam.meier
Tue 10 Apr 2012 20:55
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Mamiya ZD 22 Mpix vs. Sony A900 24 Mpix
Replies: 7
Views: 8157

Re: Mamiya ZD 22 Mpix vs. Sony A900 24 Mpix

The D800 will be another nail to MF´s coffin, that´s what I expect. The file quality comes very close ... I´m looking forward to side-by-side comparisons with the Pentax 645, I don´t think there will be any visible difference. As for me, I´m waiting a few months to see what Sony will offer in the SL...
by pam.meier
Tue 27 Mar 2012 13:17
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Some Beauty retouching ...
Replies: 9
Views: 10547

Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

I started watching video tutorials on beauty retouching by Calvin Hollywood.
I think, he also publishes English content on the web. I like his straightforward way of teaching.
Much easier than reading tutorials and trying to hit the right settings.
by pam.meier
Sat 10 Mar 2012 13:56
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D4 portraits straight out of the cam at very high iso
Replies: 8
Views: 9968

Re: D4 portraits straight out of the cam at very high iso

What strikes me is the incredibly good dynamic range through the whole series.
Never mind the last picture, to me that would be suitable for forensic photography ;) But the rest is stunning.
by pam.meier
Tue 14 Feb 2012 12:50
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Some Beauty retouching ...
Replies: 9
Views: 10547

Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

After cleaning up some of the skin blemishes and tattoos. I used a level of 50% grey to create a dodge and burn effect. http://www.myphotogallery.name/fotosPMeier/PamMeier20120206-3.jpg You blend the level into the picture, so it looks like this: http://www.myphotogallery.name/fotosPMeier/PamMeier20...
by pam.meier
Fri 10 Feb 2012 22:45
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D4 and D800E shootout.
Replies: 26
Views: 49618

Re: D4 and D800E shootout.

I´m planning to go for the D800 version. No E for me ;)
But since I have a 24 Mpix camera that I´m happy with for now, I will wait a few months, before I´ll buy.
Would be a great birthday present in early summer.
by pam.meier
Tue 7 Feb 2012 18:07
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Some Beauty retouching ...
Replies: 9
Views: 10547

Re: Some Beauty retouching ...

Lighting set-up was very easy, 4 strobes, main light from the right, strip fill in from the left, two strobes on the background. Sony A900, 24-70 CZ, 200 ISO, f11, 1/160 s. Here is the image as it came out of the camera, processed with almost default in Lightroom: http://www.myphotogallery.name/foto...
by pam.meier
Mon 6 Feb 2012 14:02
Forum: Photography tutorials - Tips and tricks - Nikon school
Topic: Some Beauty retouching ...
Replies: 9
Views: 10547

Some Beauty retouching ...

Beauty retouching may take up hours of work time.
If you don´t want to spend as much time on an image and still get quite acceptable results like this:
Image

Follow me on my little Photshop tour in the following days.
by pam.meier
Sun 5 Feb 2012 21:17
Forum: Open Talk-Photography related
Topic: Need advice on tripods and lights
Replies: 4
Views: 4321

Re: Need advice on tripods and lights

Hi Brian,

regular desk lamps will do. A friend of mine uses a cheapo video tripod made of plastics for 30 euros for her web shop images:
http://www.soaparella.de/

I helped her set up the camera to M and use a long shutter speed and manual white balance. The images come out nicely.
by pam.meier
Sun 5 Feb 2012 13:17
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 or D800E ? Which one for you?
Replies: 5
Views: 6039

Re: D800 or D800E ? Which one for you?

Leen, it may be my eyes, but resolution differences smaller than 20% are not striking. And the increase of resolution (or acuity, some say, false artefacts rather than more detail) would be around 13% in the D3. As I said my eyes did not see much of a difference. Then again, that is on a tripod with...
by pam.meier
Sun 5 Feb 2012 10:50
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 or D800E ? Which one for you?
Replies: 5
Views: 6039

Re: D800 or D800E ? Which one for you?

Name AA-filter and I am there! Of course, it would be tempting to get the D800 without AA-filter. But even though I have been known to have AA-filters removed from my Fuji S5 and Nikon D3, I would not opt to get the D800E as of yet. I would like to see comparisons between these two camera versions b...
by pam.meier
Sun 5 Feb 2012 09:16
Forum: Canon
Topic: 1DX demo at Audiophil, a day to forget quickly...
Replies: 2
Views: 5882

Re: 1DX demo at Audiophil, a day to forget quickly...

OMH, Stany, I´m glad you arrived safely!
by pam.meier
Sun 29 Jan 2012 19:46
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Mamiya ZD 22 Mpix vs. Sony A900 24 Mpix
Replies: 7
Views: 8157

Re: Mamiya ZD 22 Mpix vs. Sony A900 24 Mpix

Here are two portraits, again aperture on the mamiya is wider, but I think one gets the picture: Images are to large to embed: http://www.bloomoose.de/images/patrick_sony.jpg http://www.bloomoose.de/images/patrick_mamiya.jpg I don´t see much of an increase in dynamic range from the bigger sensor. Ov...
by pam.meier
Fri 27 Jan 2012 14:03
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Mamiya ZD 22 Mpix vs. Sony A900 24 Mpix
Replies: 7
Views: 8157

Re: Mamiya ZD 22 Mpix vs. Sony A900 24 Mpix

So, here is my first "box" shot. And it´s a killer ... all images resized to 1000 pix Here is the whole frame, a crop from a still life I photographed today: http://www.bloomoose.de/images/mamiya.jpg A crop from the Mamiya: http://www.bloomoose.de/images/mamiya_crop.jpg A crop from the A90...
by pam.meier
Thu 26 Jan 2012 22:29
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Mamiya ZD 22 Mpix vs. Sony A900 24 Mpix
Replies: 7
Views: 8157

Mamiya ZD 22 Mpix vs. Sony A900 24 Mpix

So a friend of mine lent me his Mamiya ZD with 80/2.8 lens. It arrived yesterday and I will perform a first quick test in my studio tomorrow against my A900 at around 50 mm. I will then try to evaluate the difference in image quality. Please bear with me until I have a chance to test it on a real pe...
by pam.meier
Thu 26 Jan 2012 22:25
Forum: Open Talk-Photography related
Topic: Sensor and body evolution and its influence on lens choice
Replies: 5
Views: 5264

Re: Sensor and body evolution and its influence on lens choice

I have been reading photography-related websites for some years now and I think that there are many assertions which I don´t agree with. I can only speak from my point-of-view, though, and am ready to discuss this view: - the camera doesn´t matter To me it does matter a lot. The D3s has opened up ne...
by pam.meier
Fri 13 Jan 2012 19:21
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D4 specs are enough for me to upgrade from D3s ...
Replies: 2
Views: 3490

Re: D4 specs are enough for me to upgrade from D3s ...

Stany, I wish that the D4 will fulfill all your needs! I´m sure it will be an incredible camera.
by pam.meier
Tue 10 Jan 2012 20:12
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D4 mirror and shutter sound, some links to videos...
Replies: 1
Views: 2787

Re: Nikon D4 mirror and shutter sound, some links to videos...

That seems to be a great improvement over the D3s. But the D3s is already very good for my purposes. It is great for shooting in churches. But the D4 seems to have become more silent still judging from the video. On a side note: I´m extremely happy with your Ex-D3s, Stany, and I am even happier now ...
by pam.meier
Sun 8 Jan 2012 22:14
Forum: Open Talk-Photography related
Topic: The suggested value of a flash diffuser.
Replies: 7
Views: 6645

Re: The suggested value of a flash diffuser.

Leen, unfortunately, I don´t have any sample images at hand, but the lightsphere used in the upright position will scatter light into all directions, meaning I will have to use higher ISO for example, losing some of the light. So if someone stood by a wall, you would get a soft shadow. I use it for ...
by pam.meier
Sun 8 Jan 2012 18:05
Forum: Open Talk-Photography related
Topic: The suggested value of a flash diffuser.
Replies: 7
Views: 6645

Re: The suggested value of a flash diffuser.

I use a Gary Fong lightsphere knock off on my super cheap Yong-Nuo flashlight and I love it ;)
by pam.meier
Sun 8 Jan 2012 18:04
Forum: Open Talk-Photography related
Topic: Michael Chrisman' pinhole cam picture...
Replies: 1
Views: 2880

Re: Michael Chrisman' pinhole cam picture...

I was thinking about buying one of those pinhole lenses, they cost around 27 Euros.
Anyone tried any of these?
by pam.meier
Sun 8 Jan 2012 17:09
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D4 has "completely silent mode" according to Thom Hogan
Replies: 7
Views: 14567

Re: D4 has "completely silent mode" according to Thom Hogan

Thanks Thom, for the clarification!
The question is, if 2 MP are sufficient for your use, Stany?
by pam.meier
Sun 20 Nov 2011 21:00
Forum: Fuji X and Fuji
Topic: Fuji X10
Replies: 21
Views: 27901

Re: Fuji X10

Well, good you could return it.
by pam.meier
Thu 17 Nov 2011 21:30
Forum: Fuji X and Fuji
Topic: Fuji X10
Replies: 21
Views: 27901

Re: Fuji X10

Congrats, Rita, and show us images soon :)
by pam.meier
Fri 11 Nov 2011 11:55
Forum: Fuji X and Fuji
Topic: Fuji X10
Replies: 21
Views: 27901

Re: Fuji X10

Will make a nice X-mas present then ;)
by pam.meier
Wed 9 Nov 2011 20:37
Forum: Fuji X and Fuji
Topic: Fuji X10
Replies: 21
Views: 27901

Re: Fuji X10

So, Rita, have you gotten your X10 already?
by pam.meier
Wed 26 Oct 2011 09:10
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Will YOU check the Nikon site this night ???
Replies: 2
Views: 2756

Re: Will YOU check the Nikon site this night ???

I believed you AA2, the floods affect Nikon and Sony which will force them to again shift production and delay products.
What a horrible year with such catastrophes.
by pam.meier
Sat 22 Oct 2011 13:46
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 coming?
Replies: 18
Views: 23195

Re: D800 on October 26th?

Yeah, the floods will affect Sony´s and Nikon´s time table. What a horrible year ...
by pam.meier
Wed 19 Oct 2011 20:21
Forum: Fuji X and Fuji
Topic: Fuji X10
Replies: 21
Views: 27901

Re: Fuji releases the X10.

Very nice, Rita! Have you preordered your X10 already?

I went for the Canon S95 in the meantime, couldn´t resist since I could buy it new for 280 Euros.
by pam.meier
Thu 6 Oct 2011 21:00
Forum: Nikon
Topic: D800 coming?
Replies: 18
Views: 23195

Re: D800 on October 26th?

I think it would be more logical to issue a D4X @ 36 Mpix. But one day we will know for sure ;)
by pam.meier
Sun 18 Sep 2011 20:47
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D3s
Replies: 12
Views: 12725

Re: Nikon D3s

So I shot a wedding yesterday and I used the 50 1.4 from further away to blur background and got terrible AF results. It´s ok from 2 or 3 m away, but everything further than that creates problems. I can´t remember having this issue with the D3 ... So yesterday I had lots of oof images, sometimes 4-6...
by pam.meier
Tue 13 Sep 2011 07:14
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D3s
Replies: 12
Views: 12725

Re: Nikon D3s

Hi Stany, I mainly use primes in my photography, so I check those.
I measure at different distances most of the time. Usually at a close distance and further away. The distances I usually use in real world.
by pam.meier
Sun 11 Sep 2011 14:02
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D3s
Replies: 12
Views: 12725

Re: Nikon D3s

Yesterday, I tested the Sigma 50 at f 1.4 for AF accuracy. Seems absolutely Ok to me:
Image
by pam.meier
Thu 8 Sep 2011 21:15
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: D800 to be announced within 12 weeks from now.
Replies: 11
Views: 11967

Re: D800 to be announced within 12 weeks from now.

It was said that production would be back to near-normal in fall. It´s so sad what happened to Japan, but still the world is waiting for their wonderful photographic products (no, I don´t feel obliged to buy Leica, even though I find the S2 very exciting).
by pam.meier
Thu 8 Sep 2011 21:09
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D3s
Replies: 12
Views: 12725

Re: Nikon D3s

I hope so, too. But I doubt the high ISO performance and the price, as well. I´m expecting price increases.
Hopefully, I´m wrong :mrgreen:
by pam.meier
Thu 8 Sep 2011 18:23
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D3s
Replies: 12
Views: 12725

Re: Nikon D3s

What really interests me these days is the meaning of this quotation: Future Nikon models will provide a better balance between resolution and high ISO image quality than in the recently launched D3S, according to Nobuaki Sasagaki, General Manager of the Marketing Department of Nikons Imaging Divisi...
by pam.meier
Wed 7 Sep 2011 17:51
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D3s
Replies: 12
Views: 12725

Re: Nikon D3s

Those were just my first snaps. Nothing serious. If you meter on the rat, you will have to dial in -1 EV at least, as it is bright beige. I tried 12800 and then 8000 and all at - 1 EV. Will have to try the camera in other lighting situations. I took a snapshot of my goddaughter who visited me today ...
by pam.meier
Wed 7 Sep 2011 13:02
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D3s
Replies: 12
Views: 12725

Re: Nikon D3s

Hallo Anik,
I uploaded the RAW file here:
https://files.me.com/bloomoosey/ecj5bj

Here is one which is sharper:
https://files.me.com/bloomoosey/qzocrv

Of course, it was taken in complete darkness ;)
Oh, and thank you for the great transfer!
by pam.meier
Wed 7 Sep 2011 11:36
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Nikon D3s
Replies: 12
Views: 12725

Nikon D3s

So, the brown truck stopped by and dropped my D3s. As I´ve used a D3 for 3 years now I´m eager to see how it holds up to the myth. I put it to ISO 12800 and clicked a few frames near the rat cage. I frequently photograph my pets in near darkness, as they love to hide away. Here is one at ISO 12800 w...
by pam.meier
Sat 3 Sep 2011 08:21
Forum: Fuji X and Fuji
Topic: Fuji X10
Replies: 21
Views: 27901

Re: Fuji releases the X10.

I saw the Fuji guys presenting it and I, too, am looking to buy it.
But it all depends on the usability. Fuji is not known for speedy AF or writing speeds.
But the colors are usually brilliant.

As sensor tech moves on, the smaller sized sensors seem to get better and better.
by pam.meier
Fri 19 Aug 2011 05:48
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...
Replies: 33
Views: 50166

Re: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...

Blame it on Fukushima, I guess. It was estimated that Japanese firms would need half a year to sort things out and that would be sometime in Fall.
by pam.meier
Fri 19 Aug 2011 05:47
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Every day more D3's for sale...
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Re: Every day more D3's for sale...

The D3s is a classic on its own. So I expect it to come down in price very slowly, maybe next year around this time. If the D4 can´t reach its high ISO performance at higher pixel count, then it´ll be a no brainer to many. But let´s wait and see how good the D4 will be. It will come eventually, prob...
by pam.meier
Thu 11 Aug 2011 20:02
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...
Replies: 33
Views: 50166

Re: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...

Hm, let´s hope this is not true. I read it on nikonrumors.com
by pam.meier
Mon 8 Aug 2011 19:50
Forum: Nikon
Topic: Every day more D3's for sale...
Replies: 4
Views: 4179

Re: Every day more D3's for sale...

Let´s see how much D3s will come down in price ...
by pam.meier
Sat 6 Aug 2011 12:19
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...
Replies: 33
Views: 50166

Re: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...

Stany, I´m worried about your health, you know you´ll need your sleep - and don´t forget to eat ;) Exciting times to find out how Nikon will set up their FX line in the future. I wonder if sonyalpharumors.com is right when he says that the new Sony FX sensor won´t be available by early 2012. It is j...
by pam.meier
Sat 6 Aug 2011 07:05
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...
Replies: 33
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Re: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...

So, Stany, do you expect the D800 to be a D3x in a smaller body?
by pam.meier
Tue 2 Aug 2011 19:29
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...
Replies: 33
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Re: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...

The D4 will be interesting to me. Especially high ISO capabilities ...
by pam.meier
Mon 1 Aug 2011 19:39
Forum: NEWS: About new gear, official releases, fairs, exhibitions ánd rumors...
Topic: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...
Replies: 33
Views: 50166

Re: Bryan Peterson on D800 and D4...

Well, it´s not so easy to predict new announcements, as there are usually quite a few prototypes floating around and not everything which is leaked will finally hit the market. Fukushima certainly made things more difficult.