jadmaister2

jadmaister2

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On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (733 comments in total)

I agree about the basic principle of 'need'..you don't NEED the iPhone 6s you are using to post here either, or the car that does 145mph, or the 50inch HD tv, nor, indeed a coat capable or resising 300 meters of water pressure, but, progress must continue for a healthy economy, and although there are, for the experienced, work arounds for slow autofocus, having a system that is foolproof is a real asset.
Sometimes the old hands grumble a bit because, I suspect, they are just a bit sad that the D500 wasn't around when they were lads and lasses?
The good thing is, that tech washes down to more affordable products, so that now, most of us can buy something that will take great pics, and this has to be a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 11:34 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Looks like a great camera. People who come here to raise small points might do better to spend time with this, or any other camera made since 2010, actually taking pics. I've NEVER been limited in any way with any digital camera since we went past 16mp and achieved good reliable autofocus speed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
On article Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on (706 comments in total)

Beautiful. Alas it, along with the Breuget and the 1940's racing Alfa, will just have to wait until the damned euro lottery realises that my numbers are RIGHT.

Total sense having a full frame B&W amera this portable. With the Alfa dream I was also Bresson, strolling through pre war Paris type 246 in hand, Gauloise in a corner of the mouth.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:03 UTC as 123rd comment

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oh dear

more tissues please.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 17:59 UTC as 37th comment
On challenge Film, Black and White. (4 comments in total)

what do you mean 'the last time'? You think everyone here follows all you do??
Less presumption, more explanation please.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 08:41 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) (136 comments in total)

hahaha...just how uninspiring WAS CP+...halves of things. Well made me laugh anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:04 UTC as 59th comment
On article 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (22 comments in total)

number 15 for me has something very beautiful in the image and vision of how it feels to be a 'man'. All great photographs tho I do find some a little too clinical after lots of processing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:21 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: I wonder if the layout of DPReviews comments section needs some thought.
It's quite cramped, and reading through this thread it appears that either:
No-one bothers to read previous posts, because there is endless repetition, or:
DPR has a very high proportion of Trolls per poster.
It's such a shame that we, who apparently share photography as a passion, can evince such bitterness over an innocent fault from a manufacturer.
Of course we all wish this hadn't happened for goodness sake, but the D750 is still a tool that will take superb pictures.
I wonder if the posters here can say the same?

well you can. Feel free! You can start your own website as well if you wish.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 16:33 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)

I wonder if the layout of DPReviews comments section needs some thought.
It's quite cramped, and reading through this thread it appears that either:
No-one bothers to read previous posts, because there is endless repetition, or:
DPR has a very high proportion of Trolls per poster.
It's such a shame that we, who apparently share photography as a passion, can evince such bitterness over an innocent fault from a manufacturer.
Of course we all wish this hadn't happened for goodness sake, but the D750 is still a tool that will take superb pictures.
I wonder if the posters here can say the same?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 13:07 UTC as 134th comment | 6 replies
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Bob from Plymouth: Will this operation to correct existing stock be world-wide? The joy of being the first with a new product has been somewhat diminished of late.

at present, UK stockists are still showing stock available. In general I prefer to wait a little to have any product 'road tested and run in' than rush to have something all shiny to wave about.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:29 UTC

Glad to hear of a positive response from Nikon. Despite much sneering below about a D760, I'd expect Nikon to offer a free fix, as they did for the D600 sensor spot problem. Since this must involve engineering inside the cam, let's wait for the jeering about that too. Some people just love to laugh and point is all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 13:38 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Show us your best shot of 2014 (101 comments in total)
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EarthSmiles: It seems that no matter what site you go to, people in the comments section either attack one another or the site itself. There's very little live-and-let-live. I suppose it's just another indication of the polarization of our times.

half serious. Maybe this is not the place to discuss it tho! :)
If everyone has a voice, and everyone uses it o express an opinion, the only true way to reach some determination is via democratic means. The majority must 'win'. But what if the majority are ignorant of the subject in some way, and the minority of experts are ignored? How is this productive?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 13:34 UTC
On article Show us your best shot of 2014 (101 comments in total)
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EarthSmiles: It seems that no matter what site you go to, people in the comments section either attack one another or the site itself. There's very little live-and-let-live. I suppose it's just another indication of the polarization of our times.

time for a philosophical discussion about the wisdom of allowing freedom of speech to everyone (with a computer).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 18:03 UTC
On article Show us your best shot of 2014 (101 comments in total)
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grumpycat: am I disqualified because I posted an ipad pic?

You need to ask?????? :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2015 at 18:01 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: Wouldn't mind to have this camera, don't get me wrong, but the price is ridiculous !!!

Nowadays a camera that costs 2.300€ and can´t shoot at 1/8000 its simply - A JOKE !!!

The D810 costs now 2.430€ - Is everyone asleep ???

I rarely use more than 1/4000, I prefere to do fast speed photos at the studio with low ISO closed diaphragm and just add a speed light

But not having a Body that performs above 1/4000 and still pay 2.300€ for it its really Nikon mocking with customers

howaboutraw...are you in Nikon sales perchance?
Not wishing to be personal, but what other job would allow you to patrol these threads quite so often?
Just wondering.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: I don't feel that we, or Nikon, should stick our heads in the sand on the flare issue. I have looked at the 4 or 5 sites that carfully document this problem, and show some home made solutions, but the conclusion can ONLY be, IMO, that Nikon have a careless production line which is (maybe by now 'was') allowing through a number of 750's with badly mounted sensors. When such a camera is used with the light source just out of shot above the frame, the banding occurs.
If your sample is better aligned, I'm glad, but it is exactly sites such as DpReview that should allow the buying public to alert Nikon to the issue and force a correction.
It's a wonderful camera, but it is ludicrous to buy a product that contains a potential fault.
As a Nikon owner of long standing, I may add that I'm ashamed by Nikon's poor response to the issue.

I wish I understood what point you were making.
So other cameras can be made to reproduce lesser, but similar problems with some effort. Has this ever been reported as a problem before the D750 issue? No.
In any case so what if all the cameras in the world have the problem?> The Nikon has it most in some examples. That needs fixing. End of my point. And BTW, if you don't have it, then you don't have a misaligned sensor. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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Wahrsager: I’m sure this issue will be resolved just like the Canon’s 5DIII “light leak issue” and the “red dot flare issue” that some of the hot, rapidly developed mirrorless cameras have suffered.

There seems to be a parallel trend in the auto and camera industries lately: Tremendous pressure to develop a best-in-class feature set at a sustainable price in a very slim time frame with subsequent slips in product perfection.

Like my earlier metaphor for the D750- That it’s the “Honda Accord” of cameras- Not perfect or the best at everything, but probably the most well-rounded vehicle for most people. Well the Honda Accord too has a bevy of minor difficulties (Technical service bulletins) that you may never be aware of yet it’ll remain the best in its segment.

I agree with you, but just wish they had tested more carefully, rushed less, found the problem and resolved it. However, the important thing is for them to stop hiding their faces, acknowledge that it needs investigating, promise a fix for any fault and sort it out, PRONTO.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 18:25 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)

I don't feel that we, or Nikon, should stick our heads in the sand on the flare issue. I have looked at the 4 or 5 sites that carfully document this problem, and show some home made solutions, but the conclusion can ONLY be, IMO, that Nikon have a careless production line which is (maybe by now 'was') allowing through a number of 750's with badly mounted sensors. When such a camera is used with the light source just out of shot above the frame, the banding occurs.
If your sample is better aligned, I'm glad, but it is exactly sites such as DpReview that should allow the buying public to alert Nikon to the issue and force a correction.
It's a wonderful camera, but it is ludicrous to buy a product that contains a potential fault.
As a Nikon owner of long standing, I may add that I'm ashamed by Nikon's poor response to the issue.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 10:42 UTC as 262nd comment | 12 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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Thermidor: I'm seriously considering the D610 and Sony A7 which is much more in my price range, but I'm curious to know how much better the D750 is if you ignore the tilting LCD screen and wi-fi (which are nice to have, but not a must-have). The biggest draw for me is the one stop higher ISO performance, but is there anything else that stands out? I'm quite inclined to the D610 because it has a silent shutter option, which helps a lot with the stage shooting I normally do. I don't need to track very complicated subjects, and more often than not, I'll focus and recompose from the central AF point, so I don't need a highly sophisticated AF system, just good metering and high ISO performance.

I think the 610 would be great. I did lots of stage work with a D90 (good till iso800) and D300. There will always be a 'better camera tomorrow'. but since you know what you are doing, I really can't see why a 610 wouldn't produce beautiful results. 1 stop is 1 stop I agree ,but sacrifice a little D of F if you can and the difference shouldn't be too significant and ofc, with the spare cash, you can buy that Sigma 35mm f1.4 that will bring better results that the difference between the 750 and thd the 610 every day!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 11:49 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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WACONimages: Max shutter speed of 1/4000s, Limited buffer capacity affects continuous shooting, Slow AF in live view, no 4K. For a camera this price...

No doubt the sensor and handeling will be top. We live in 2014 at the edge of 2015. The above cons are easy to overcome by Nikon, but for some reason the don't want to..

do you expect your car to traverse the jungle, park easily in a city car park, transport your whole family, do at least 200mph, look great and have 80mpg economy? If you really NEED pro levels of performance from the things you feel are missing from the D750, buy a camera that has them all, if you can find one or, buy TWO cameras? Maybe you have to accept that in a less than perfect world, you simply can't always get all the toys you want at once.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 12:15 UTC
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