Scottelly

Scottelly

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Photographer, videographer, photo/video editor
Has a website at http://ffphotos.zenfolio.com
Joined on Aug 26, 2011
About me:

Shooting photos for about 30 years (with a little hiatus in my twenties), I am an "aspiring" art photographer with a little experience shooting products, portraits, fashion, weddings, glamor, landscapes and various other stuff.

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On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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brownie314: I can't imagine this camera will really have a huge demand. I expect a fire sale in about a year. There are cheaper bodies that offer more for the average photographer. Yes, if you need 60fps - this is the only game in town. But most people dont.

I agree with you about the dynamic range . . . but I guess that's what you pay to have the incredible speed of 60 fps at 18 MP. I wish Nikon would give the V3 a bigger buffer . . . though I wish Nikon put a bigger buffer in just about every one of their cameras . . . especially the D7100 and the D5300. The resolution of the 18 MP images from the V3 isn't bad . . . but it's not as good as the 16 MP images from the D7000 or a Canon 7 D either. It's definitely as good as or better than what I've seen from m4/3 cameras though. Too bad the dynamic range and noise performance isn't as good. Then again, the 2.7 crop factor and tiny size of the cameras makes the 1" sensor a good compromise for many. A little V3 with it's lens and an adapter make it a perfect extra for a sports shooter. Hell . . . if I was shooting sports, the V3 with the new 70-300 would probably be my go-to camera. Sure, I'd have a D300s with a 70-200mm f2.8 VR II, if I could afford it . . . too.

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On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Do you argue as much over the best bread or cheese, and as stupidly. THis is a camera review/product placement site, just as the BBC radio1 is for pop and Radio 3 is for classical. On sites and channels like this revenue is generated by publicizing stuff-it's not rocket science peoples. At least Nikon say sorry. Aldi pulls my favourite products regularly without any apology whatsoever.

In the West all of you appear to have lost your manners.

When you have made the contribution to our culture that Nikon, Canon, Pentax and Sony certainly have, then and ONLY then should you raise your voices again.

O.K. professor. Presumably you're referring to Herschel, Talbot, Niépce and Daguerre, but it all depends on what you mean. Arguably, the Chinese invented the camera obscura, which was the beginning of photography . . . or was it? I think it's those who made photography popular and a seriously usable thing, that should be credited, and that was many people in a number of countries. If it were not for Homberg, would we have ever had film? Kodak was king for a century, and brought photography to the masses, through the popularization of roll film. No, George Eastman did not invent the camera. Who knows who could be truly credited with such an invention. Who invented electricity or the wheel? (The Egyptians used electricity thousands of years ago.) This is why I wrote that the U.S. "practically INVENTED the camera" . . . got it? Maybe I should have used the word "popularized" instead. Still, I stand corrected . . . cameras may have been a European invention.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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caravan: Great Price,too bad it has a tiny sensor,articulating LCD,touch screen,and zoom lens.

What's wrong with the articulating LCD? I like that feature. I like the touch screen too. You can buy a really good prime lens for it, if you don't like the new, very good quality, zoom lens. I think maybe you're joking, but I can't tell. Maybe a wink would have helped me "get" it.

;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Scottelly: I'm glad to see Nikon apologizing. They need to learn how to do that better, so it's good to see them get more practice. I suspect this is just a marketing ploy though.

No. Not really.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 22:07 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Nikon has accomplished the seemingly impossible.

They are selling a toy camera for the same price as the high end Nikon D7100, and now they have a waiting list and irate customers who have back orders!

You gotta give Nikon a lot of credit for this. I know I am impressed.

Well put. Very well put. The D7100 has weather seals, where the V3 doesn't. How sad the flagship of the 1 line doesn't have weather seals.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 08:14 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Artpt: While the apology may indeed address consumer demand, the initially low volume production underscores how lean Nikon may be getting to maintain margins in the company...

How does an apology address consumer demand? I think it's more about marketing. I've never heard of a company apologizing to the public for one of their obscure products being unavailable, due to high demand. It's B.S.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Todd Ka: So the 12 people who actually want this camera can't seem to find it? Too bad.

I want it. I just can't afford it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Let's see if I understand this....

Nikon "apologizes" for not making the V3 fast enough to meet demand... and this took all of three weeks. But it took Nikon two full years to apologize for dust and oil on the D600 sensor, after denying the problem existed, claiming the camera was "within spec" and blaming their customers for having unreasonable expectations from a $2,000 camera.

I guess they're getting better. Well . . . they might actually be using this "apology" as a marketing technique.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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justmeMN: They should apologize for the US$1,199.95 suggested retail price, for a camera with a 1" sensor.

But don't you see that Nikon sells a nice, 24 MP camera with a good APS-C sensor, with a fold-out screen, for less than $1,000. Now with this camera they're trying to ask a more than $200 higher price for a smaller camera that has a much smaller sensor. It just seems counter-intuitive. It upsets people, and rightly so. But people won't accept that the sensor size does not determine the price of the product. There's more to it than that. This is why Sigma was practically abused for pricing their SD1 at almost $7,000 in the beginning. It was so bad that they eventually made a "new model" with a much lower price. The fact that the "new" Merrill camera had a different name allowed the company to save face (sort of), but the camera was eventually proven to produce better image quality at low ISO than many medium format cameras, which cost more than $7,000.

There are 1 system cameras that are cheap (very good value), but for some reason many people still refuse to try them.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 08:04 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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BelDDB: let the fools be fooled

Is that Shakespeare?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:55 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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vFunct: This camera isn't for the idiot that thinks a bigger sensor is better.

Are you trying to say something about my big thing vs. your small thing?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:54 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Dear Nikon buyers; we are sorry for paying lip-service to the idea of a mirror-less camera by releasing expensive toys while we continue to rely solely on old DSLR technology.

Them's fightin' words! You tryin' to say if I shoot with a mirrorless camera I aint a photogrpaher?!?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:53 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Dheorl: Why do people hate this camera so much? If I was to get more involved with my wildlife shooting, which often due to my other hobbies involves long hikes, I would definitely get one along with an FX adapter.

The alternative systems are FF, which would be way to big and heavy for my needs. APS-C, which isn't much better or m43 (which I currently have) which is lacking in decent long lenses.

Just because it might not be worth it to you it doesn't mean it's not worth it to other people.

They Nikon V3 with the new, little 70-300mm lens that's made for it is equivalent to an 18 MP full-frame camera with an 810mm lens. It weighs in at about 2 lbs. It costs about $2,000. Yes, the Panasonic FZ1000 is cheaper, but it has about half the magnification power at long distances, and it can't shoot fast. You can't change its lens to a fisheye either. It's heavy . . . weighing almost as much as the V3 with the long lens on it . . . but you can put a 10-30mm lens on the Nikon V3 and carry it around all day without noticing it hanging on your shoulder. Because the Panasonic is twice the weight, it is a little more noticeable . . . though not much. To me the key is versatility, and while the Panasonic is very versatile, there's no substitute for an interchangeable lens system.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:44 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: I don't hate this camera. I think it "looks" sexy with the grip on it. But the price remains stupid given its performance. It simply is outclassed in terms of IQ by just about everything.

The end of the full-frame DSLR is a serious problem for Nikon. They need to figure out what they're going to do about their line of lenses. They might be ready now though. I guess we'll see. It might be a lot easier than anyone thinks. It could be as simple as designing one or two lenses each year, placing them in prototype mode, and waiting until the time is right to introduce their new, bigger, mirrorless line of cameras. Maybe they'll be weather sealed. Maybe they'll have under-water capability, like the AW1 (all of them). Maybe they'll have a built-in Web browser with a 5" touch screen. Only time will tell, but I think they're coming . . . somewhere out there on the horizon.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:34 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: I don't hate this camera. I think it "looks" sexy with the grip on it. But the price remains stupid given its performance. It simply is outclassed in terms of IQ by just about everything.

The Nikon 1 system has its place. Neither Nikon nor Canon are about to alienate their DSLR users or kill their lens lines at the moment. Instead they'll continue to evolve their systems. Nikon seems to be doing more than Canon. In fact, Nikon is doing a better job of developing an extensive line of mirrorless than most companies are. I'm going to guess that next (in a year or two) they'll make a larger sensor that is smaller than APS-C. It could be a 1.8x sensor, making it bigger in some respects than m4/3, but smaller than APS-C. It will work with all the DSLR lenses with an adapter, like the 1 system. It could be called the 2 system. It too will be fast (just as fast as the 1 system). At first it will be expensive, like $1,500 for the camera with a kit lens. It will do everything the 1 system can do and a little more. Since the sensor is much bigger, it will gain more acceptance from people who own a Nikon DSLR. By then the full-frame DSLR cameras will be more popular and cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:29 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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brownie314: I can't imagine this camera will really have a huge demand. I expect a fire sale in about a year. There are cheaper bodies that offer more for the average photographer. Yes, if you need 60fps - this is the only game in town. But most people dont.

You forgot about MEGA long range . . . and ultra-light weight . . . and instantaneous focus. Shooting macro, sports, and even wildlife with the V3 will be a joy and much more productive for many. Try a fisheye, like the 10-17mm from Tokina, using the adapter, and you'll have a very interesting little camera for shooting all sorts of subject matter, like skateboarders, cathedrals, eyeballs, etc. The V3 is a creative photographer's dream camera. You should try it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:07 UTC
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wetsleet: I'm constantly amused by so many armchair experts pontificating to whichever manufacturer how to fix their cameras and pricing to make them sell, and then just carry on with their mantra regardless when, guess what, the camera sells as-is, due - but of course - to a gullible public who sadly lack the archair experts' expertise and tragically don't realise that they should be buying a different camera at a different price.

Western camera makers? What Western camera makers? lol

Actually, I think Red is doing quite well. So is Black Magic . . . I think. Though I really don't know if they are really making cameras or just contracting Eastern camera makers to make them. Sometimes I wonder if a company could actually make something like a camera in the U.S.A. and be profitable. I would bet Apple could make their computers in the U.S.A. and be profitable . . . but they don't. That seems both sensible and wrong at the same time. GoPro gets their cameras made by FoxCon in Asia. Until I learned that I actually thought, "Wow! An American company really CAN compete!" I think it could be done. Germany does it. Elon Musk could make it happen.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 07:01 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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HMeYe: I really don't understand why every time a Nikon 1 is launched it's bombarded with unnecessary comments.. I think those who are not convinced in this system won't get it even if it's worth 400$ as much as I am not interested in a Sony E mount for less money ... Those who find the V3 is an expensive cam can just skip and go buy a SONY or whatever it is ... and I know that most of the Nikon 1 owners agree with me here ...
Cheers everyone ...

I think people are offended by Nikon's 1 system. I think they have mirrorless envy syndrome. They want a Nikon mirrorless camera, but they don't want one with a diminutive little 1" sensor. Their feelings come out in the form of rage against the 1 system, and with good reason, because Nikon is asking prices akin to what they SHOULD be asking for a line of mirrorless cameras with APS-C size sensors, which could compete against Sony's NEX 5, NEX-6, and NEX-7 cameras. Instead Nikon gives them the 1 system, which does NOT make them happy. They feel it should be priced like the toy they think it is. They don't like the image quality from it, and they bought Nikon cameras and lenses to get good image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:53 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)

Dear DPreview . . . why no review of the V3?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:47 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (282 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: The V3 doesn't seem to appeal so much to gear-heads and blockheads as those who are more interested in making images with their gear.

NEWS FLASH... Most N1 owners have 'other cameras' with bigger and better sensors... and yet they still recognize and appreciate the unique strengths of the N1.

The Panasonic GX7 is only $100 less. Is Panasonic guilty of the same offense as Nikon? Don't buy it if you don't like the price. Nikon seems to be smarter than you. People are buying the V3 for the price they're charging, and I doubt many are unhappy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 06:44 UTC
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