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WillieG

Joined on Jan 6, 2012

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On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (799 comments in total)
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EcoPix: Nice camera, but it doesn't let Nikon off the hook for the last 5 years, does it? Even if they'd issued a D400 when they should have, it would be due for an upgrade now.
I know it's water under the bridge, but we shouldn't ignore what Nikon did to us. It could happen again.
Also, the fact that they kept this secret speaks to Nikon's same old contempt for its customers. More responsible makers give road maps, so their users can make sound purchase decisions.
And the fact that it's such a conservative design shows that they could have easily released a D400 with the basic specs years ago. It's not as if they've been sweating on a total rethink of the camera obscura for 2016, is it?
They didn't even incorporate a hot shoe for a video viewfinder, which would have challenged the mirrorless world. They could have easily put that over the left hand dial, a la Nikon F. This generation of pro Nikons would have been the time and place to do it.
(Cont.)...

Paranoia will destroy ya.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (799 comments in total)
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dougster1979: The endless comments moaning and whining about the price of this camera.......You have a choice, yes a D750 is cheaper if thats the camera for you and you prefer full frame go buy it. If you like Landscape photography its probably not the best choice. Nobody is holding a loaded gun to you, and forcing you to make the purchase. Nikon is simply expanding it range...."but its too expensive for me....." "I can buy a D610 for this much....", "....why would I spend that much on a crop sensor..." If you don't want to, don't!!!

That's what I said. Try something original.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (799 comments in total)
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dougster1979: The endless comments moaning and whining about the price of this camera.......You have a choice, yes a D750 is cheaper if thats the camera for you and you prefer full frame go buy it. If you like Landscape photography its probably not the best choice. Nobody is holding a loaded gun to you, and forcing you to make the purchase. Nikon is simply expanding it range...."but its too expensive for me....." "I can buy a D610 for this much....", "....why would I spend that much on a crop sensor..." If you don't want to, don't!!!

To dougster1979

What is "endless moaning and whining" to you is expressing your opinion and letting everybody know what you want, to others. Take your own advice and if you don't like their comments - don't read them. Stop reading when you see something that bothers you.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
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Zoron: I'll be super bummed if D900 has no built-in flash

I have a bag full of flashes and I'm still "bummed" by the lack of a built-in on this camera. They say it's so the camera can have D810 class weatherproofing but I've never had the need for a better weatherproofed Nikon. The flippy screen gimmick diminishes the cameras integrity a little, too, so you're adding integrity and taking it away at the same time. Would've preferred a 30 MP camera with a built-in flash, no flippy screen, two SD slots and no wi-fi. But I already have a roomful of Nikon gear and Nikon has to cater to the kiddies and video people.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1979 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.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:19 UTC as 107th comment
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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.

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 13:13 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (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.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
On article Nikon CoolPix P7100 Review (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.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D810 First Impressions Review (1623 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.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 13:00 UTC
On article Nikon D810 First Impressions Review (1623 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.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 15:44 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review (82 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.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
On article Nikon D610 Review (400 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.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review (25 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.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On article Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout (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?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 15:06 UTC
On article Dan Chung posts 5D Mark III vs. D800 video shootout (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?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2012 at 14:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS-1D X overview (379 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.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 19:44 UTC
On article Nikon D4 overview (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.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 15:33 UTC
On article Nikon D4 overview (840 comments in total)
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(unknown member): 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.

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