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jadmaister2

jadmaister2

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On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (681 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 111th 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 Film, Black and White. challenge (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 Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Vernice: Hi. I have the Nikon d700 but I can't use it for vlogging since it can't take videos so I've been thinking of saving up for a new one, but I don't know which is worth to get between Nikon D5500 or Nikon D7200? Please help :)

vernice the main differences are in construction and therefore weight. In terms of actual video footage, one will be as good as the other I think. If you need a rugged camera for use in varied weather conditions, then buy the 7200. If you don't, then save weight and money with the 5500. The difference in cost may help towards better glass too!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 11:16 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Wags48: Lots of discussion regarding the D7200 v D7100. But is it a worthwhile upgrade from the D7000?

If you mean 'will I take better photographs with it?' then I'd say generally, if you post process at all, the answer is no. Your processing skills will make up for anything the 7200 can do. However if the uprated focus system, buffer size and etc is vital for what you do then of course!
I use a D90 and a D610. There, the difference in sharpness is clear, but the biggest differences are made by technique, imagination and lens quality IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:54 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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kk123: Do NOT buy D7200. It is just a minor upgrade of the D7100 according to Thom Hogan.

Instead, wait for the Nikon competitor to Canon 7D MkII.

We need to show Nikon that they don't deliver what we want and force them to come with the right camera.

Strike against D7200. Boycott Nikon until they come up with a 10 fps DX camera with GPS built in! Nothing less.

They try to outsmart us customers with this minor upgrade. When you have bought it, they issue the D400 and we have to buy again.

So drop the in-between camera D7200. That will force Nikon to hurry up with the D400.

why gps? Don't you know where you are?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:47 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Glendor: Well, this kinda blows. I just bought the D7100 in November of 2014 because the store ASSURED me that the 7200 wouldn't be out for another year. Normally, I try to buy a new body every 4 years. Does the group think that I should jump on this or wait for the D7500 in two years? In case you are wondering, there will not be a 7400 (google the answer).

Please reply with your thoughts!

Wait. The 7100 is a great camera. Looking carefully at the specs I cannot imagine ANY picture that the 7200 might improve unless you are a sports photographer? Even then, you can simply be more careful with your technique and preparation. I don't mean to sound patronising here...I'm sure you are a fine photographer, but the differences are so small in reality that your photgraphy is far more likely to improve with a better technique, by familiarity with your camera, and by using the best lkenses tou can afford. Try the Sigma art series for example. NOW you have better pictures!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:43 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: Small but significant upgrades keep the DX Nikons ticking over JUST.
My gripe (since gripe is what we do best here it seems) is that Nikon fail to support wide angle shooters with suitable quality glass at a sensible cost.
Yes Nikon have a good lens range, but recent releases do seem to favour DX shooters. Since my interest in landscape has increased I think the 7200 and it's lenses have just persuaded me to make the jump to a D750:)

the sigma 24? So that's an answer to me wanting a Nikon 20-28 wide angle fast prime. 24mm = 36mm. I'm asking for something between 14mm and 18mm fast DX prime.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 10:03 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

Small but significant upgrades keep the DX Nikons ticking over JUST.
My gripe (since gripe is what we do best here it seems) is that Nikon fail to support wide angle shooters with suitable quality glass at a sensible cost.
Yes Nikon have a good lens range, but recent releases do seem to favour DX shooters. Since my interest in landscape has increased I think the 7200 and it's lenses have just persuaded me to make the jump to a D750:)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:48 UTC as 189th comment | 18 replies
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (137 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 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places article (21 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 6th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 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 Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 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 124th 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 Show us your best shot of 2014 article (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 Show us your best shot of 2014 article (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 Show us your best shot of 2014 article (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 Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 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 Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 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
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