Mike Walters: Just to put another slant on this...
Nikon made a change to firmware to better report on the remaining charge of their batteries. Is it possible that this inadvertantly broke the support of 3rd party batteries? For them to design and test to ensure compatibility with all third party batteries and lenses, spending money that could be spent on their own product development, would be madness would it not?I used to work for an IBM plug compatible vendor. If IBM made changes that broke our kit, the emphasis would be on us to fix it....just as Sigma have fixed their issues with Nikon bodies.Maybe we can be a tad paranoid at times....
it is possible for anoyone to test compatibility of any product to a common standard. assuming, of course, that you allow people to have that luxury.
it's much easier to just make cryptic crap and blame everyone else when stuff breaks.
oh, we all know that «official» nikon repair policy is «come on, just buy a new one»so if a repair center actually fixes something, they can't be official® Nikon™, don't get fooled by the name folks!
whatever. I'll just go buy that ATIVWacom's "vision" is starting to get old
Nikon007: My advice has always been "stay away from wide Gamut unless you know what your doing". For me it's not worth the hassle to see colors no one else can. You don't see it in print, your clients don't see it, on the web they can't be seen. So what good is it? It's great for a dedicated graphics station but for general use it causes many folks a lot of head aches. So if WG is your cup of tea go for it. If your not sure do your research first, there are lot of threads on this subject going back for years and nothing has really changed.
it is irrelevant if it's WG or not - my U2711 worked totally fine switched into sRGB mode. basicaly these DELL babies are the only sane option for an average photography joe on the market, and no amount of WG pro/contra discussion is going to change that. Buy NEC? no thank you, I can buy 2 Dells. Downshift into shady $500 internet Korean stuff? No thank you.
this time around it's even better, those who need any advice on gamut would just buy the cheaper consumer U2713HM option and automatically stay out of trouble.
Photog74: Does the 14-bit LUT mean these monitors are hardware calibratable?This article suggests that you calibrate your monitor rather than the video card but recommends NEC monitors that are usually a lot more expensive than a Dell:
Of course it's from 2009 but the question remains - does the 14-bit LUT place this 2013 Dell model in the same league as a 2009 NEC in terms of display calibration?
as TFTCentral noted, yes, hardware calibration is possible, but only with the mandatory "optional X-Rite i1Display Pro colorimeter (sold separately)" and their dell-branded software.
blaming independent services? what's next, spreading rumors about counterfeit wares to cover up qc failures? way to go, nikon. nobody will fall for that bs.
and canon now has autofocus in 5D. hmmmmm....
I'm amazed thatnobody ever mentions the samsung NX