Nikon caves. D600 shutter repairs to be offered

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. RichA

    Guest Guest

    common sense, something you sorely lack.

    nikon *designed* the ittl protocol.

    unless they did a really shitty job in designing it with artificial
    limitations, for which there is no evidence, it's designed for the
    future. to not do so is stupid.

    keep in mind that nikon's ttl is at least version 3 (ttl, dttl, ittl).

    we don't know how many interim versions there have been that never made
    it out the door.

    third parties can only guess at how it works based on what functions
    exist today, not what it can do in the future.

    this has nothing to do with nikon either. that's how it works in the
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
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  2. RichA

    Guest Guest

    i did answer the question. you're too stupid to understand.

    the reason i don't normally use one word answers is because a number of
    people on this newsgroup require extensive explanations even when it's
    blatantly obvious when one word would have sufficed.
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
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  3. RichA

    Guest Guest

    Not really, since it affect auth, if can simply be used by a fake site,
    man-in-the-middle attack : the fake site would the authentified as true
    if it emulate some site you know and ask for connection.[/QUOTE]

    yes really.

    it's possible to be hacked, but the chances of it happening are not as
    much as some want you to think.

    if your system is vulnerable, by all means patch it, but the sky is not
    falling. the bug has been there for a while and you haven't heard of
    mass data theft, have you?

    what's really a risk is when the stores are negligent, such as what
    happened with target.

    you can take all the precautions you want, but that's not going to help
    when the store fucks up.
    the key here is that it looks like a sloppy mistake, yet it opens the
    door to compromise data.

    it's the perfect hack. whoever did it can say 'oh, silly mistake, oops'
    and it's believable.

    contrast that to an actual back door, where it's very clear why it's
    there. you can't say 'oops it's a mistake' in that case.
    yes it is and nobody will ever know the true story.
    photoshop does not eat memory like a pig.

    it uses whatever memory is there, as it should. to not do so is
    wasteful and only serves to slow things down.
    photoshop uses the gpu.
    nonsense. photoshop has been able to use multiple cores/processors
    since the mid 1990s, with version 3 i think it was.

    keep in mind that not all tasks can benefit from multiple cores, so
    some tasks will not use multiple cores. only when it makes a difference
    will it do it. otherwise it would be slower.
    wasn't that from nik? maybe they *can't* use it anymore, now that
    google owns nik.
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  4. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    What are you going to use it for? I have an SB800, have dropped it
    several times, and it works perfectly. As for the "flimsy" battery door,
    it goes off and on quite easily. The main difference between the 800 and
    the 900, is that it is much easier to set the modes with the 900. OTOH,
    I've heard that the 900 heats up faster with multiple flash. If you want
    third party, I would get the Metz. See my prior comment. It is top quality.
    PeterN, Mar 3, 2014
  5. RichA

    Guest Guest

    My point is that if they change the way it works in the future, the
    nikon flash either will not support the new protocol, or require some
    kind of upgrade of the firmware that require maintenance. Where the Metz
    product with its usb port offer the possibility for the user to install
    a new firmware if needed by new protocols or new cameras.[/QUOTE]

    the only changes nikon has made with their flashes could not have been
    fixed in firmware. it required a different protocol entirely along with
    different flash hardware.

    the original ttl was just film and didn't work on digital (different
    reflectivity). d-ttl addressed that but it didn't work well, so they
    came up with i-ttl which is what exists now. they are sufficiently
    different that no firmware could have updated an older system to the
    newer system.

    this is also the case with older third party flashes. for instance,
    sunpak had a flash with interchangeable modules, so the same flash
    could work on nikon, canon, etc. just by switching the module. it
    worked well in its day. however, there is no i-ttl module because the
    flash was never designed for pulses that short. it's not physically
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  6. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    It's also an open secret that the real MTBF for shutters in both Nikon
    and Canon, is about double the published factor. They figure that the
    cost of the warranty repairs is worth the good will the perceived
    reliability generates.
    PeterN, Mar 3, 2014
  7. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    Another count in my action for slander. But here you have a defense.
    Nobody believes you.
    Again context snipped.

    PeterN, Mar 3, 2014
  8. RichA

    Guest Guest

    Clearly, I like the functions, I hate the obfuscated interface as much
    as anyone even if i am used to it, and I am still not used to it"s
    slowness and tendency to take too much memory and do nothing with it (14
    Go should be enough for most tasks and most software, imho).[/QUOTE]

    what are you talking about?

    photoshop's interface is not obfuscated and it's not the least bit slow.

    it's one of the most optimized apps out there. chris cox is a madman.
    he tweaks the core routines for individual processors in some cases.
    it definitely uses the gpu for more than just display and has for quite
    a few versions.
    not everything can be parallelized and sometimes the overhead makes it
    slower so there's no point to split it even if it can.

    photoshop is *extremely* optimized for the fastest way to do a given
    if google doesn't want to license it at all or hikes the price to where
    it's not cost effective, what is nikon supposed to do?
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  9. RichA

    Guest Guest

    cite source.

    assuming it's not your ass. we've seen enough of that.
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  10. RichA

    Guest Guest

    what shit law school did you go to?

    because they sure as hell didn't teach you the difference between
    slander and libel.
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  11. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    I notice my questions were not answered. I wonder why.

    I can find a 2Tm but not in the Macbook Air.
    With my Thinkpad it is an easy swap. How about with the Macbook Air?

    So inadequate capacity for my needs.
    Avoiding the question. What is involved in the swap?
    Again on my Toshiba, I can simply swap the DVD reader for a HD.
    And the largest portable capacity today is?
    Oh! Tht's not avoidance, because you claim your answeris not avoidance.
    Yep! Sure!
    I know what my needs are, you don't.
    Other's have needs similar to mine.
    PeterN, Mar 3, 2014
  12. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    I used my potato masher for close to fifteen years, It was a monor
    conversion to make it work with my D200, and then it failed.
    PeterN, Mar 3, 2014
  13. RichA

    Guest Guest

    something must be broken.
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  14. RichA

    Guest Guest

    they were answered.

    read it again.

    ask for help for the bigger words.
    for a laptop??? which mythical ssd is this?

    there might be sata ssds but those are physically bigger (i.e., not
    'air') and not as fast as pci-e.
    do you do anything with your laptop other than swap hard drives all day

    normally, people buy a laptop configured to their needs and then *use*

    they don't need to open it up and swap parts because they chose the
    correct product in the first place.
    apparently you've never heard of network drives or proxies.
    intelligence, but i guess that rules you out. sorry.

    try tekserve in nyc. they're very good.
    there are no dvd drives in macbooks anymore, so there is nothing to

    however, on the older macbooks that had a dvd drive, you can swap it
    for an hd or ssd and some people do exactly that.

    you can even use a lenovo adapter to do it. it's all standard parts.
    newegg shows up to 1 tb, but i doubt they'll fit in the smaller laptops.
    i am not talking about your personal needs.
    not very many, since apple's growth is much higher than the rest of the
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  15. RichA

    Guest Guest

    for i-ttl?

    or does 'make it work' mean something else in your world?
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  16. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    I'm happy with your response. Keep it up.
    PeterN, Mar 3, 2014
  17. RichA

    Guest Guest

    must not have been a good one, or you would not be so embarrassed about

    hopefully you didn't pay too much to go there because you got ripped
    Guest, Mar 3, 2014
  18. RichA

    Savageduck Guest

    it's not worth it for developers to forgo all of the new features in
    newer operating systems and hardware just to maintain compatibility
    with an older system that the majority no longer use.
    as well they should. many of the features they offer would be difficult
    or not possible on older systems.

    if you don't want those features, keep using the older version.
    mountain lion has some annoying parts but if you wan to run software
    that requires mountain lion, that's what you gotta do.[/QUOTE]

    I moved from SL to Mavericks, skipping lion & ML.
    Savageduck, Mar 3, 2014
  19. RichA

    John Turco Guest

    I know you're French, Noëlle, and your English is generally good.
    Nonetheless, you've continued using "buyed" in some of your posts.

    That's nonstandard; the correct word is "bought" (past tense of

    John Turco, Mar 3, 2014
  20. RichA

    PeterN Guest

    What do you mean by "reportage style?"
    PeterN, Mar 3, 2014
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