Damn You, Sigma DP2m

Sigma DP2m
I should have never borrowed the Sigma DP2m from my brother. I was quite happy in my ignorance, shooting what I thought were very nice Pentax lenses on very nice Pentax bodies. But then I made the mistake of borrowing the Sigma and running a little backyard test against my brandy spankin' new Pentax K-3 mated with the very nice FA31mm F1.8 Limited. The Sigma had bested the 16 megapickle K-01 with the FA31 (I used the K-01 instead of the K-5 because of the allegedly weaker AA filter). I thought that the K-3, with extra megapickles and without an AA filter would draw closer to the DP2m, but to be honest, it wasn't close.


Announcing NewCameraNews.com

I've gotten a lot of views and compliments from the some of the funnier things posted lately. Enough to warrant it's own website. So welcome NewCameraNews.com to the virtual world, and check it out for the latest camera "news". WhatBlogIsThis will continue to be about my experiences with cameras and motorcycling. NewCameraNews.com is for the other stuff.

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Sony, Nikon, Send White Men into Countryside, Await Canon, Others

[frame from Nikon promotional video]
Following the launch of new full frame cameras from both Sony and Nikon (the A7/A7r and the Df), the two giants have joined forces for a unique event, the first annual White Men in the Country Full Frame Retreat (WMCFFR). A weekend of brotherhood and full frame photography, WMCFFR is intended to bring together white male photographers of all different European heritages to walk, take photos, and bond.


Local Man Deludes Self Again, Pre-Orders Nikon Df

And with a click of the mouse, it was done. Local man Brett Boghus has just pre-ordered the new Nikon Df, just hours after it’s official announcement.

“This is the last camera I’ll ever need. It’s got all the features that I want. So the right thing to do is to pre-order it now at the listed retail price because if I don’t, I might not get one from the first shipment and will probably have to wait weeks for it to come. With the holidays coming up, it was prudent to order it now, especially since family is coming in from out of town. I’d hate to miss photos that happen just once in a lifetime.”

The new camera makes his current camera, with which he has taken thousands of good photos (some good enough to post on online discussion boards, others good enough to even print!), now appear wholly inadequate for his needs. When asked if he couldn’t just use his current camera for the holidays, Boghus responded. “I guess that I could, but the new Df has so many more megapickles, better AF, and more ISO than my current camera. I’m sure to get much better shots of Uncle Albert slicing the turkey.” Boghus’ current Nikon camera, a Nikon D700, was well-regarded in its time, but Boghus is clearly looking forward to the new Df. “I compared some test shots of the Df against the D700 and the improvement in ISO12800 shadow noise is quite noticeable at 100%. The candlelit cranberry sauce doesn’t stand a chance this year!” Bhogus said with near childlike delight.

Bhogus was last seen at his computer, tracking his latest camera purchase. “It hasn’t shipped yet, but I’m curious to see if it comes from the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Carlisle, PA. That’s where my Fuji X-Pro1 was shipped from.” Bhogus is having the package sent to his office, for obvious reasons.

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