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ToddB

Member Since 10 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 28 2013 07:58 PM
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In Topic: Nauticam NA-D800 and Sigma 15mm For Sale

07 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

The housing is sold.


In Topic: S&S YS-250PRO Strobes

28 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

SOLD, thanks.


In Topic: Nikon announces the D7100

24 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

It looks like a decent iteration.  It will undoubtedly have a higher quality sensor than the D7000 and the body is a bit more robust.  Better video.  It feels like Nikon just realized they needed to bump megapixel again but they are still ignoring the high-end DX user in my opinion.  Glad they finally added the weather resistant body.

 

It is *not* a full on replacement for the D300s. It's a shame that Nikon has still left off features I had on my 2007 D300.

 

- Same stupid left hand dial to let me select "landscape" or "portrait".  Really?  That's flagship?  I'd rather have the old WB/ISO buttons from the D300

- 51 autofocus points?  Yes, that's nice, but it's a shame the D7100 is essentially getting the same focus system I had on the D300 6 years ago - shouldn't it be even better?

- Dual SD cards?   Compact Flash is still faster.  I'm betting the D7100 will still have a small buffer and will stop shooting at the most inopportune time.

- Where's the DX primes?  Or anything cool and new in DX lenses?  

 

Please don't misunderstand; this is definitely a better body than the existing D7000 and a very nice evolution.  But it also shows me that Nikon wants to move the former D300 user off to FX just like I said in a thread about 3 months ago -- I predicted back then Nikon would never release a D400 but would instead make the next rev of the D7000 it's new top of the line DX.  

 

For an underwater photographer who currently has a D7000, does this make you want to iterate and buy yet another $2500, (sorry, $3000-$3300) housing for what is essentially a megapixel increase or does this make you want to jump to FX?  Is this a good enough iteration to keep people from jumping to Olympus OM-D which is much cheaper and has a better lens selection?

 

At least Nikon has finally told us the D400 is not to be...

 

Cheers,
JP

 

I don't know that the D400 is truly not to be, the below link is mildly encouraging, I can't figure any better reason to limit the buffer as they did than their wanting to provide a compelling point of differentiation with an upcoming pro-dx to squeeze a few more bucks out of folks.

http://forums.dprevi...m-post-50901841


In Topic: uw3some.com | Through The Lens Contest

30 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

Just an update on this. Servane has followed through and I received the EOS650D kit today. I also received a copy of the magazine that the image was included in, and a 1-year subscription to the magazine. Took a while, but they followed through and I understand that the problem might have been with their sponsorship arrangement with cannon.

Thanks Servane.

Best,
Todd

In Topic: GoPro HD Hero2 Surf + Accessories

29 September 2012 - 10:38 AM

sold