Ray Soares: Amazing footage! Makes me want to be there :)
u better start saving for that ticket, Ray. I won't even mention the D3S. :-)
WilliamJ: To know more about that artistic documentary, don't miss to read this: http://tinyurl.com/c9qlpfr
Moreover as a bonus, there is a related short video to be seen, made by Christoph Malin who confesses he had been initially inspired by the movie "TRON" (which was primaly designed by french cartoonist Moebius): http://vimeo.com/51499009
thx for the tip, WilliamJ
tashaDPReview: Doesn't play in firefox 19
try vimeo direct at: http://vimeo.com/61083440
dpreview -- thx a 1000000x. your best post ever. loooooooooooove it.
Some facts are still unclear to me.
1. In what % (or %%) of d600 camera’s was &/ is this issue actually occurring? i.e., what is the chance if I buy such an expensive (for me) camera of being “hit” with the problem too?
2. Has the “root cause” of the issue been fully / partially resolved? i.e., is a late build (= high S/N) d600 model now less prone to (or immune from-) this problem compared to an early build (= low S/N) d600?
3. Finally, I see nothing in the official NIKON statement about an offer of replacement camera while my “dirty” d600 is in (and thus “unavailable” to the user) for service? Anyone got experience on this?
nice photo, John. you must tell us how you did this (with a monitor)?
stromaroma: Looks like a nice camera but I probably won't buy it. I have a D300 and D7000 and no need for FX. The D400 may interest me though, for wildlife. My D300 is so loud it scares away wildlife, that's gotta change. Plus video would be nice.
What I am disappointed about with Nikon though is its entry level approach to the N1 series. As a rep in Britain said months ago, "We want enthusiasts and pros to be buying our DSLR's". Well Nikon, why don't you give your customers what they want instead of telling them what they want? Has it not occurred to you that many pro's don't want to lug around DSLR's all the time?
Good points, Mike.
I share your views on the N1. Maybe NIKON are a bit ahead of time?
I also wonder how will DX & FF develop? Will the price come down (further?) and the quality go up (even more?)? Can we sqeeze these "std" sensors into even smaller, cheaper, lighter houses? into compact cameras? w. mirror &/ mirrorless?
I sincerely hope the market goes like the car market: wider diversity. more options for buyers &/ users.
fg888: Re. PRICE:
The d600 is -- alas -- still not listed in amazon.de, here in Germany. (The boat from Japan (or China?) must be late).
However, the d800 price here (GER) is (after a drop down of 8% since 1st listing on 2nd Feb 2012, <7 months ago) ca EUR 2 660 (or ca. 3 489 US dollars, if i convert via google) -- so i will be very keen to see how it is priced here. I see an ad (embedded here in dp) showing the Amazon price in US at 2 097 usd (or ca. 1 585 eur -- which is just a wee tick above the old d700 price -- so basically in line with what can be expected, esp with the jump up in spec.).
But let's see what the NIKON price politics actually decide -- then wait 7 months before buying? Will keep u posted.
PS: remember the saying: “you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.”
Update : the RRP = 2149 euro according to Nixon.de = far above the us price. Why?
Put an adult size sensor chip (aps-c?) inside and a vf (keeping the articulated display) and i will buy.
phototouille: About time.. Zenfolio introduced this feature when they launched their service back in 2006 and they still have the best photo presentation out of all the sharing sites IMHO. It seems our vertical photos suffer because our monitors have more pixels horizontally than vertically, hence the disparity.
25 EUR p.a. -- for starters ... again, u pay for all this fun.
TomFL: When I was reviewing sites to post my photos on-line (mostly for friends and family and on-line backup) about a year and a half ago, I dismissed Flickr out of hand because of their low resolution photo display and storage.
Talk about bone headed. I cannot imagine how this feature was dropped for so long. It speaks of corporate incompetence.
I eventually went with SmugMug.
but SmugMug = USD 40 p.a., proving the saying "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch".
The great t rex also made some very late and minor evolution changes towards the end of his life.
Thanks Tom. Apart from smug', who else did you find good?
NotSteve: Too bad that article from Gizmodo was given as a point of reference. The level of writing on that site is appalling. With maybe one exception, their writers' major qualifications are ignorance, illiteracy, a short attention span and an inflated sense of self -- hence their obsession with social media. They are clueless about photography in particular (see any of their posts raving about some silly thing like a screw-on tele-extender or some such). The point of their article is to dump on Yahoo, using Flickr as an example.
Why doesn't DPReview do a round-up of the various photo sharing/storage sites? That would be a useful thing.
Good suggestion for dpr re the round up. I fully agree.