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
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I've been a smart a$$ or rubbed you the wrong way from some uncomfortable truth. Don't worry. You'll get used to it and it doesn't mean I don't love you.

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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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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.

'Not every camera is affected.'

Then why are they recalling all stock? (in the US anyway)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 23:17 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.

But the haven't learnt from past mistakes..
With D600 they initially claimed oil and dust were normal with all DSLR's and that people should just accept it. Then they started taking in units and cleaning for free. Then they replaced the model all of a sudden.
With D750 they initially said all DSLR's have this problem and it's within their tolerance, then said they will take units in for free service, and then all of a sudden they pull the product from shelves.
They've dealt with the issue faster this time, but still went through the denial stage and have not been transparent about their actions from the start.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 23:08 UTC

How long did it take for them this time to go from:

- Denying the problem when users reported it (lala every DSLR has this problem and it's within spec)

to

- Recalling the product from shelves?

When will they learn to take their user base seriously?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 22:22 UTC as 43rd comment
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (140 comments in total)
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Spectro: what no paid tutorial on the tupperware. I must be using it wrong when I point up my flash up and lose 1 stop of light or more. I stopped using that and got a rogue bender, but that is heavy for the flash. f-stopper defuser might be the the best of of the bunch and is light weight.

Or I can save money reading the manual...

Yes, I have seen his youtube video/page before, the free stuff.

Or use a paper napkin + rubber band.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (140 comments in total)

Why not download the manual for free??
Or read the comprehensive DPreview reviews? Also free.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 00:19 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

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?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 23:13 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

'Also the electronic viewfinder in the NX1 has been improved, and the time delay is very short - just five milliseconds. So there’s no lag.'

- five milliseconds
- no lag

Pick one...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 115th comment | 7 replies
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (85 comments in total)

A lot of unnecessary explanation just to say that the foreground is being used to draw the eye elsewhere.
I've never heard this statement that landscape photographers must have a strong eye catching element in the foreground. As long as all elements are being used effectively to compliment the overall composition, no one should be able to complain.
Wonderful images by the way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 19th comment
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (104 comments in total)

The shot in the video with the row of planes appears to apply an effect that looks like the plane of focus has tilted. How is this done?
Apologies if it is mentioned in the audio for the video. I don't have speakers on the computer I am using at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 23:43 UTC as 27th comment | 8 replies
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (102 comments in total)
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Tomaz Ovcak: That one is much much better.

http://www.squiver.com/galleries/special-namibia/namibia-03/

I think the scene lends itself to the surreal. I mean, there are waves of sand 1-2 foot high all over the place... so the hi saturation is not out of place here. The colours contrast well together and for all I know, that wall could be totally sea blue in real life, and the photographer could have waited till golden hour to get that warm glow.
Doesn't look unnatural to me, and even if it was heavily edited in post I will embrace it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 23:01 UTC
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