fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Has a website at www.primephotography.com.au
Joined on Mar 28, 2010

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On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (260 comments in total)
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ttran88: Looks like Canon has taken 2014 off..

nekrosoft13: I would also suggest deleting all the photos you have taken with your old cameras when you jump ship. Cause they will be obsolete just like the camera.
Or.. you could upgrade to film cameras and get results that digital has been trying to catch up with all this time...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (260 comments in total)
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ttran88: Looks like Canon has taken 2014 off..

Canon... the top seller of cameras.
Don't even need the best cameras and people still buy them.
They are all saving up for the 8-15 fisheye I bet...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 03:05 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1796 comments in total)
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Horshack: Very nice follow-up on the flare issue Rishi. Ever since you started contributing to the editorial content on the site the depth of technical information has increased markedly. I just wanted to say thanks and to let you know your contribution hasn't gone unnoticed.

@Phil Askey
:o
*bows*

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (358 comments in total)
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jabilson007: If we all bought D750s and shot our photos with flare banding it will become a trend and be very desirable and no repair/replacements necessary. Amateurs could buy the D750 and pros the 1DX for "pro" flare banding. Come on Sony get in on this new style!

Ethan, that would be cheating ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (358 comments in total)

Interesting and very responsible of you to go into this for your readership.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 05:57 UTC as 76th comment
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nikheat: I checked my serial number (2004727) and the site says it is affected, but I have run every test I can and have read/seen and am unable to replicate any banded flare (not even a little bit).

So the question would be, should I still send it in? My initial reaction is no, how do they fix something that isnt broken? As I understand it, the D600 had a shutter replacement, but it seems the D750 only needs an adjustment.

Up to you and your peace of mind.
Resale value is affected without the dot.
But that doesn't mean you (or anyone else) can't put the dot there yourself before selling it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Expect the D760 to be announced At CP+...

You're right actually. The position of the stepping is all over the place with various cameras. The thing is that it is SO much more pronounced on the D750 compared to the 6D that at first glance you would be forgiven for thinking the 6D didn't have it at all.
Have a look here
http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/12/24/nikon-d750-flare-problems-heres-why-and-what-to-do-about-them-its-not-lens
And look under the 'How common is this, and do other cameras do it too?' heading. The first two samples are from D750 and 6D. In this example it's easily fixed in post on the 6D with a bit of dodging and burning. That's if you can even notice it. On the D750 you would have to crop that section of the frame out or do some pretty heavy post work.
In every one of those cameras compared the issue is MUCH more evident on the D750 and anyone with some post skills should be able to fix them without too much trouble.
Your statement about all shots with stepped flare being ruined is therefore not true

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 03:33 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Expect the D760 to be announced At CP+...

HowAboutRaw: While it is correct that all DSLR's have a stepped flare issue, it's quite easy to see that the D750 issue is much more pronounced. It seems to be further into the frame and with greater contrast. This would indicate that their AF sensor is positioned differently to most other DSLR cameras.
If this issue is normal on all DSLR cameras, then it is abnormal on the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
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Plastek: "this is indicated by a black dot inside the tripod socket" - that's a very clever method of marking it. Good idea. :)

No it's not.
Shoddy retailers who can't send cameras back to Nikon can just open the box and put the black mark there themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 00:32 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Customers are so grumpy. This problem is random and only appears under very specific conditions. Unlike oily shutters, it's fixable. If you want to argue that Nikon would not have done anything prior to the D600 fiasco I agree, but they've learned their lesson.

'This problem is random'
'only appears under very specific conditions'

Do you enjoy contradicting yourself?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 00:08 UTC
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Mike FL: Quizzes: What's the root causes of D750 Flaw?

1. Quality Assurance
2. Quality standards
3. Others

Hint for the Quizzes:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54981286

Any thought?

ecube - I didn't tell you what to do with your money, and I haven't told you what to do about anything else either. For someone who is not concerned about this issue you seem to be quite upset. Enough to put words in my mouth and further your denial anyway...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 04:23 UTC
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Mike FL: Quizzes: What's the root causes of D750 Flaw?

1. Quality Assurance
2. Quality standards
3. Others

Hint for the Quizzes:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54981286

Any thought?

ecube, the data is in this very article. Nikon are pulling all D750 cameras off shelves to fix this problem.
It echos what happened with the D600.
You are in denial.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 22:46 UTC
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Duckie: Long live the D760!

Winter, the 'info' is that the problem is so widespread that Nikon are taking all units off US shelves. That's what the article you are commenting on says. So we can assume that Nikon think a large number of these cameras are affected.
Nikon themselves are keeping the accurate information to themselves to keep people like you hooked and in denial.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
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Duckie: Long live the D760!

Winter1, having a better sensor in your camera doesn't matter when it's sitting in a repair center queue for weeks/months and you can't use it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 08:39 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: These design flaws have become a standard for Nikon Cameras, but at least it is nice of them that they are addressing the issue quiet fast........and not denying like they did with the P7000 and D600 bodies........

Gabriel, I am not heavily invested in Canon. I have spent less than $1000 on their equipment and the rest I won in competitions or was given as gifts.
The D750 does not interest me (haven't been excited about any new digital camera since the X100) but I was happy that Nikon owners might have a replacement for the much loved D700.
I've also been in camera sales in the past through various retailers and have a painted impression of companies through how their reps behave and... represent their companies. Perhaps you might think these opinions are biased but it's based on information directly received from XXX brand to my eyes and ears. So it interests me how these companies conduct themselves and treat their customers, the kind of advertising/wording they use, and how the general public respond to this. Olympus is another company who's bad behaviour/desicions caught my attention. I applaud Sony and Fuji and Sigma for doing things different and maintaining quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: These design flaws have become a standard for Nikon Cameras, but at least it is nice of them that they are addressing the issue quiet fast........and not denying like they did with the P7000 and D600 bodies........

But they did deny it...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 05:59 UTC
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Phathom: Not every camera is affected. I think they learned from the D600 fiasco and are trying to get out in front of this problem. As I D750 owner, I love my camera and have had no issues. This doesn't make me lose faith in Nikon, as some have suggested. Now, if they failed to address the issue and tried to sweep it under the rug, then we'd have issues. The truth is that in today's world technology is so advanced that to do adequate testing would take a lot longer than most consumers are willing to wait. We want our products right now, and if they can't keep up someone else will. I think recalls on defects like this will become increasingly more common. What will help you tell a good company from a bad company is how they handle the defect.

Logic would tell me that they don't know how many cameras are affected. If they knew where/when in production the mistake was made then they would be able to narrow it down to a serial number range.
But it's still early days and Nikon are not exactly forthcoming about things. Maybe they know a lot more but aren't telling.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 01:44 UTC
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kdaphoto: Keyboard confidence reigns again. The assholes out there can't resist to get their rocks off showing how tough they are by bashing Nikon for actually dealing with a problem and learning from their past mistakes.

Civility has been lost, everything must be a fight, and bashing & trahing has replace decent behavior. Wonderful.

And the rest of the world too.
Potential buyers are asking about the issue here in AU and things are not very clear about it from Nikon Aus. In fact their AU website does not mention it at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 00:50 UTC
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dav1dz: Nikon acknowledges problem, people are angry. Nikon promises free fix, people are angry. Nikon replenishes stock, people are angry.

People can't be happy.

#firstworldproblems

'Nikon acknowledges problem, people are angry. Nikon promises free fix, people are angry. Nikon replenishes stock, people are angry.'

More like:
Nikon denies problem. Says it's normal. Users don't know what to do. Then Nikon say they are looking into it. Then they say they will repair affected (implying only a small number have the problem) cameras after one month wait (how long will users be without camera?). Then they pull ALL camera from US shelves without telling people beforehand.

Their denial is strong, their acceptance is poor, and their demonstrated clarity on the issue is very muddy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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fmian: From their website:
'APS-C (Both Macro and Normal shooting)Full-frame (Macro shooting only)
i.e. Slight vignetting will appear for Full-frame camera at normal shooting, while no impact for Macro shooing'

I was initially under the impression (after only seeing the first line quoted in another article) that the lens would not focus to infinity on full frame.
With the note explaining the vignetting does this mean that there is a large variation of magnification when focus is changed from close to far?

Sorry, by magnification I meant 'change in field of view'. But you explained that above quite well. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
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