jadmaister2

jadmaister2

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On 2014 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places article (13 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 2nd comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1836 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 (1836 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 81st 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 32nd 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 (1836 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 (1836 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 Nikon D750 Review preview (1836 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 Nikon D750 Review preview (1836 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 209th comment | 12 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1836 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 Nikon D750 Review preview (1836 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
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1836 comments in total)

Another great camera, well done Nikon.
I now have a HUGE choice as to what might replace my D90, but what I really need, since the D90 is good enough for me
are some lessons in creative thinking and framing.
My weaknesses are all my fault. Cameras have been more than good enough (for those who actually understand how to use them) for 10 years or more.
Happy Christmas to all anyway!:)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 11:46 UTC as 298th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (618 comments in total)
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richscence: wondering which to buy...fujifilm XT-1 or nikon 5300? can advise?

the 5300 has full manual, aperture priority, shutter priority, auto and full programme modes all easily accesible.
It has much faster, more reliable auto focus, an excellent 24mp sensor, Nikons full lens range and some superb 3rd party alternatives from Sigma, Tokina and Tamron for example.
In terms of actual pic quality, it will outperform the fuji if used with the best glass you can afford.
If I had £2000 (the cost of the Fuji and a fuji zoom lens or two)
I'd go for the 5300 with something like Nikon's 24-120, or Sigma's amazing 18-35 f1.8 instead. Indeed, the latter will save you near £700 and blow the fuji away image wise.
The fuji wins hands down imo on looks, build, image, weather sealing and easy to reach controls. A nicer ergonomic feel if you are a traditionalist.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 12:00 UTC
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Marty4650: This is about as classy as having a gold capped front tooth.

What were they thinking?

probably thinking, Dubai? UAE? USA? Germany? Footballers? and any other steryotype you can call up where bling rules. And it'll sell out. Soon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:12 UTC
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dspoel: Going down the Leica lane. In other words, Nikon are doomed.

I love 'doomed'. Reminds me of Dad's army. 'We're all Doomed, doomed, aye'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 11:11 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)

me too. There may be better pics out there but so what? These photographers worked hard to create some inspiring images and for me anyway, they did just that. The day I make something better, I STILL won't go on about how poor these are, because... they are not.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 10:58 UTC as 26th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (390 comments in total)

and also ofc, gold weighs so much. It's hard enough now with the bulk of DSLR's but gold?

What planet does Cyrus Blacksmith occupy?
Or care about?

Rhetorical question ofc.

(It means I already know the answer, Cyrus).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 17:50 UTC as 33rd comment
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