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WillieG

WillieG

Joined on Jan 6, 2012

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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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GNM1: Hired one of these to shoot Kingfishers with a 400mm F2.8 + 2x Tce-III. Having a D3s, I was looking for more pixels for cropping. Having used the D200 / D700 / D3s, I hated the D7200. Mainly because I like to see what the ISO is doing, on the screen viewfinder and in review on the back LCD after the shot. The viewfinder would only show ISO value up to the point of focusing, after that you had now idea what it was going to be based on the half shutter focus press. Using LCD review, the D3s you press the up arrow and work through the detail, focus point, full picture, Graph - but I could not get this on the D7200 (I was looking for the ISO). The buffer, I held my finger on the button and I had a du,dudu...du,du,...du not the machine gun approach of the D3s. Not used to a stutter when shooting continuous - I expected a full six with a little wait, not over 10 seconds to clear the buffer. Maybe it's me with the short time I had it but I'll try the 750 for comparison. Not for me I'm afraid.

'Why do people 'like' comments about something that's not relevant to why I hired one?"
You need to reread your own comments before you write a new one. My reply was totally relevant. You said you were looking for more pixels for cropping and the D7200 has that. Then you went into features the D3S has but this camera doesn't have as the reason you "hated" it.
You went looking at a DX camera. Then you said you hated it. Then you said it was a great DX camera. You're all over the map. If you went looking for a DX camera with more pixels for cropping then you found what you were looking for. Yet still you "hated" it. More than likely you were never serious about it to begin with and you were just looking to do a hatchet-job.
The reason so many people liked my comment is they agree. Do you think we're all "paid Nikon forum people". That's called Paranoia.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 18:22 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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GNM1: Hired one of these to shoot Kingfishers with a 400mm F2.8 + 2x Tce-III. Having a D3s, I was looking for more pixels for cropping. Having used the D200 / D700 / D3s, I hated the D7200. Mainly because I like to see what the ISO is doing, on the screen viewfinder and in review on the back LCD after the shot. The viewfinder would only show ISO value up to the point of focusing, after that you had now idea what it was going to be based on the half shutter focus press. Using LCD review, the D3s you press the up arrow and work through the detail, focus point, full picture, Graph - but I could not get this on the D7200 (I was looking for the ISO). The buffer, I held my finger on the button and I had a du,dudu...du,du,...du not the machine gun approach of the D3s. Not used to a stutter when shooting continuous - I expected a full six with a little wait, not over 10 seconds to clear the buffer. Maybe it's me with the short time I had it but I'll try the 750 for comparison. Not for me I'm afraid.

So....this sub-$1200 camera doesn't do everything the $6000 previous flagship could do and that surprises you???

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 11:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)

"The main competitor to the D750 is Canon's EOS 6D." Actually the D610 is the 6D's competitor if you can call the 6D competition.

The D750 is a step above and in a higher price bracket.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:19 UTC as 94th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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lemming11: Why doesn't it have the articulated screen and built in wi-fi of Nikon's cheaper camera the D5500? And what about touchscreen? Nikon seem to be drifting backward compared to the competition.

Flippy screens are mostly only important to video people. Polls show the vast majority of people aren't interested in video on a DSLR so Nikon isn't putting them there, except on the lower level cameras. I have never used a touchscreen that was any good so I hope we don't see them on a DSLR. I think they would be useless on such a small screen, anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 14:28 UTC
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Charlie boots: If there are black dots in the tripod sockets then obviously Nikon knew about this before it was noticed by customers but they kept quiet until they had to do something. They should have been upfront and issued a notice and recall as soon as this was discovered. Once again Nikon does not inspire confidence in its new products. The result will be that people will hold off buying new products until the bugs have been ironed out.

Too many mistakes made in the past few years with high end expensive cameras without Nikon quickly taking responsibility.

Another Canon Fanboy trying to spread hate.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 19:27 UTC
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Wubslin: So Nikon is failing then. No surprise really.

Nikon DSLR's are failing to fit in your pocket. But, hey, Apple still fails to matter to serious photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 18:55 UTC
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jaykumarr: readers who are angry about the pricing should see the pricing of 80-400mm II Nikon AF-S. That is 20% higher. ( As per the feedback from users, that Nikon lens is extremely fast focusing and almost as sharp as prime. So I neither blame that price).

@Teila Day "Today, Nikon still sells the 200-400 f/4 lens, which, Canon (thankfully) surmised was ridiculous when full frame digital cameras became common across the professional demographic, because it's too short and offers too little latitude!"

Looks like Canon was a little shortsighted there. This is a Pro lens that sells for over $6K and it does sell, so the Pros seem to disagree with that assessment.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 13:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (502 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: I would have preferred to read an opinion from someone who used and embraced crop sensor cameras, since that is the category the 7D2 is in and the marketplace where 7D2 buyers will come. The opinion should have been about the 7D2 compared to other crop cameras, not compared to the 1Dx or 5D3.

I'm also surprised she cited "a little more reach" from the 7D2 vs. FF. It's 60% more, not "a little more." That's why 90% of pros who use crop cameras use them.

Agreed. I lost all respect for her opinion when she said 10fps felt like slow motion. 10fps is not slow by any means, even when compared to a 1D-X. If she's incapable of keeping things in perspective then she's the wrong person to review this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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Photographer2: After D600 disaster lost 100% confidence in that brand, now 100% happy with my Canon 6D, not missing anything.
I had to send in my US 6D to Canon Canada for a button not working, this was done on warranty using the Canon service website, the service experience was fantastic. Nikon service I totally hated, what a difference.

Not missed anything except features. Like a built-in flash, extra card slot, 28 more focus points, 100% viewfinder, faster continuous shooting, and on and on and on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:14 UTC
On Nikon CoolPix P7100 Review preview (1 comment in total)

"several commentators, including ourselves, remarked on its uncanny resemblance to the Canon Powershot G-series."

I've heard this before. All these reviewers must be very young. This camera looks like a rangefinder. It has the distinctive shape of rangefinders since the 50's. The Canon, also, looks like a rangefinder. It could be said the Canon G-Series looks like the Nikon SP from '57. There is little difference in them all.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1611 comments in total)
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Ramjager: A stronger opponent with the 5DMk3 in terms of Autofocus?
You mean the Nikon AF system works this time or is it still sharp on the right soft on the left?
Funny how in the DPR D800 review no mention was made of the poor AF and QC issues which plagued the D800 bodies.
How many people went through multiple bodies to get one good one that had an AF system half as good as Canons...lots.
Yet hey it had 36MP its the king.
Your kidding yourseld DPR thinking some actually read and take your reviews seriously until you start reviewing properly and thoroughly.
But hey its got 36.3 MP and made by Nikon it must be good..right?

The 5DMk3 has its own AF problems. You just have to Google it to see that. Combine that with the oil/dust issue that is now plaguing Canons 1DX and 5DMk3 and you'll find that QC problems are everywhere. In a recent 1DX/D4 comparison the Canon AF was found to be spot-on for only 9 shots out of 12 while the Nikon's was 100%. Canon shooters have nothing to crow about with AF anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 13:00 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1611 comments in total)
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JamesD28: Meanwhile, Canon are still....... nowhere to be seen.

"Give me AF problems over dirty oily sensors any day of the week."

You're in luck, Serickmetz. As a Canon shooter you can now have both. The 1DX and the 5DMk3 both have the oil affliction that the D600 had. And, apparently, Canon isn't handling the problem any better than Nikon did.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 15:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review preview (77 comments in total)
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MABurney: "The EOS 6D is Canon's attempt to entice DSLR owners who are looking for the benefits of full frame shooting - including shallower depth of field and wider-angle lens coverage, but can't afford the EOS 5D Mark III."

". . . Canon's compromises have turned what could have a been a truly great camera into merely a very good one. "

This is interesting. Do we want 6D to be like the 5D Mark III? Then why not buy the $3,500.00 camera.

The 6D would never be considered a great camera compared to the 5DMk3. More than likely the compromises that make the 6D "merely a very good one" are those with respect to the D600.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (381 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: The Nikon D600 and the D610 are both very good cameras.

But there will always be that speck of dust in one's mind...

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And that's exactly where it was for most of the people complaining about dust: in their minds.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review preview (20 comments in total)
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Cyrus the Great: Nikon D800 is clear winer over 5D iii in every things. Nikon has much sharper lens.
don't know why some people buy Canon???!!!!!

No cameras white balance is perfectly neutral. That's why we have the ability to manually change it on the camera and even fine tune on some of the higher end models. Nikon cameras do run slightly toward the cool side, but they can always be fine-tuned to be neutral in-camera. Canon cameras have always leaned towards the orange color tint. Luckily for Canon the end result is a slightly warmer image that many photographers like the looks of. Few pros would buy a camera that couldn't be made to produce true colors. And that forest of white lenses has been thinning out quite a bit since the advent of the Nikon D3. I'm one die-hard Nikon enthusiast who's ecstatic with Sony sensors. No other brand can even match their dynamic range.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout article (203 comments in total)
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kuklukklak: Great test, neutral result.

Funny to see Canon and Nikon swap their strategy regarding to noise vs MP and their fan boy defending them hard. LOL

And now that Nikon has switched their strategy all you Canon fanboys are saying lower MP is better and you defend Canon to the bitter end. So what?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 15:06 UTC
On Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout article (203 comments in total)
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do7slash: what i don't understand is people's obsession with the video quality on these DSLRs.

Shirley the main reason to buy a DSLR is for still photography? Buy a dedicated video camera if you want to shoot video?

Most of what you said is pure crap.

If you are going to say the "vast Majority" you better back it up with statistics because the vast majority of people I know don't even use video.

Video on a DSLR is mediocre at best. Nikon and Canon have been thriving up to this point without good video on their cameras and would most likely continue to do so. I'd love to see Nikon and Canon introduce separate versions of their cameras: one that has video and one that has none. That way all you people who want the video function can pay for it. I, and many others, don't want to have to pay the extra money that is built into the DSLR price for the few of you who whine about having video.

If Nikon and Canon were realizing that video was important it would be a lot better than it is today and would have gotten better much sooner.

Just because you don't want something doesn't mean the rest of us should have to pay for it.

Why don't you people buy a video camera with a stills photo function?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 14:42 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (373 comments in total)
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BW18: Have a Canon and I love it (5D). Someday when I have the $$ I will get a second body. I am a photographer. It is frustrating to hear that all the camera manufactures are adding video. Perhaps there is a need for some, but give me a break! While reading this article it sounded great until "…it's clear that Canon has had movie shooter in mind." If I want to shoot movies I will use a movie camera! Thoughts anyone?

Well said BW18.

Do you others actually believe what you're saying? No extra costs involved to add video?

What about extra programming time to add menus to support video and its settings. What about changes to the body to cram in extra buttons? What about designing a sensor that will run continuously without melting down from overheating? There are substantial extra costs involved in adding video to a DSLR. I'd like to see Canon offer two 1D X cameras - one with video and one without. Then we'll see if the buyers in this price range are willing to pay for the amateurish video function. I suspect that video in cameras at this level would be gone in a year.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 19:44 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)
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harold1968: sorry, 16mp on a professional camera does not cut it
Canon and Nikon are like supertankers. They have heard photographers demanding better quality higher ISO for years so now have both delivered low pixel cameras for their flagships.
Many of us most shoot at base, or just above, ISO and want maximum detail.
Are we now being pushed to medium format ?
I hope Canon and Nikon have high pixel flagships up their sleeves.

If Nikon follows the same pattern they have in the past they will release a D4X in the near future. This camera should be the higher resolution D4 variant like the D3X was to the D3.

It's the quality of the photo that counts and not the number of megapixels. Remember photographers flocked back to Nikon for the 12MP D3 even though Canon had higher MP cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:33 UTC
On Nikon D4 overview article (840 comments in total)
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MPA1: If I want a video camera, I'll buy one!! I want a stills camera....without expensive technology I will never use.

Video isn't all that cheap to include, especially 1080P at 60fps. A lot of work goes into the implementation of video. I'd like to see Nikon produce a D4 variant without any video at all and with a correspondingly lower price. I suspect they'd drop the video model when they see how few people are willing to pay extra for it. Personally I don't want it and I never use it. And it seems that a lot of others agree.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:17 UTC
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