Response from Nikon on their piss-take upgrade to D3.

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Dave, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Yeah, indeed to bad that the term "Kleinbild" didn't catch on. Otherwise
    there would be no confusion about if someone is talking about a chemical
    or an electronic sensor. In particular as even "35mm film" is not
    unambiguous because it could refer to a still as well as a movie camera.

    Jürgen Exner, Aug 15, 2008
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  2. Dave

    Chris H Guest

    The D3 is a 35mm camera.
    It is equipment.35mm not
    The D3 is not a point and shoot
    The D3 is not a range finder.
    So your solution is not to post to an equipment.35mm group about a 35mm
    camera but do post to a point+shoot and range finder groups about an
    Chris H, Aug 15, 2008
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  3. Dave

    Chris H Guest

    The D£ is a 35mm format camera. specifies the
    format. It does not say "film", "positive film", "negative film", "IR
    film" or "digital sensor"

    OK.... I include all CAMERA groups.... and the D3 fits
    But not exclusively. It also fits as it is a
    35mm format camera.
    Chris H, Aug 15, 2008
  4. Dave

    D-Mac Guest

    Only the mind of an absolutely brilliant psychopath could have come up
    with it Chris. Nowhere in the charter or the name does it specifically
    say 35mm film although... The group was originally going to be renamed
    equipment 35mm lenses... Now that would have fixed the little cretin for
    D-Mac, Aug 15, 2008
  5. Dave

    Walter Banks Guest


    We should introduce David to Chuck Falconer self appointed net nanny...

    Walter Banks, Aug 15, 2008
  6. Dave

    Chris H Guest

    That would be too cruel :)
    Chris H, Aug 15, 2008
  7. Actually, it seems that commercial broadcast use is switching to
    solid-state transmitters for VHF and UHF. You can't get as much power
    from a single device, but multiple power modules fed by a splitter from
    the same source produce in-phase outputs that are added by combiners to
    produce the necessary output. I've seen one local TV station's
    transmitter room and that's what they use - the old tube transmitter is
    still there but it's only used as a backup.

    The nice thing about the solid-state transmitters is that the failure of
    a single module only reduces output power slightly - the transmitter
    stays on the air. And electric power consumption is substantially reduced -
    there's no filament supply, and no exotic cooling system.

    The highest-power transmitters will be the last to change, but at more
    moderate power levels solid-state transmitters are already taking over.

    Dave Martindale, Aug 16, 2008
  8. Sorry, it doesn't work that way. Contrary to popular misconception, one
    doesn't invoke Godwin's Law by incantation.

    "In 1964 Barry Goldwater declared: 'Elect me president, and I
    will bomb the cities of Vietnam, defoliate the jungles, herd the
    population into concentration camps and turn the country into a
    wasteland.' But Lyndon Johnson said: 'No! No! No! Don't you dare do
    that. Let ME do it.'"

    - Characterization (paraphrased) of the 1964 Goldwater/Johnson
    presidential race by Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost
    David Nebenzahl, Aug 16, 2008
  9. Dave

    Chris H Guest

    Please don't cross post. Incantations have nothing to do with
    Chris H, Aug 16, 2008
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