Noogy: DPR please make up your mind. You gave the same gold rating to the D610's defective, flawed predecessor - the D600 and vigorously defended such rating even when I commented that I personally already knew at that point that a new camera to replace the D600's flawed design was in fact already in the works. Months later Nikon finally indirectly admitted that it was a flawed a camera that needed to be replaced asap in perhaps what can be described as the shortest replacement cycle in the DSLR world. Please restore a bit of credibility by withdrawing your D600 rating and giving it to the truly deserving D610. Imagine the irony when in the future, one of the worst DSLR bodies in history due flawed design, was at one point rated GOLD by your prestigious website!
Wow, lucky you're not in charge of anything important.
I'd hardy say the D600 is a terrible camera........as a user I find it great, even of the dust/oil issue annoys me......it's still a brilliant piece of kit.
Gosh, so many Nikon haters, even when Sigma is clearly in the wrong..........
I'm almost starting to feel sorry for Nikon.......well, that's what misguided and uninformed hate comments generally does - the opposite of what they proclaim!
........makes entertaining reading though!
Rodger Kingston: Would have been useful if the cost, weight, and size of these interesting tripods could have been translated into figures us parochial Americans could understand.... maybe dollars, ounces, and inches.
I'm still working in groats......
Stollen1234: why are Fuji cameras all of a sudden so similar to leica Cameras?
....well they are leica lookalikes after all.......no, you think what? don't tell me leica are lookalikes for Fuji......
Stephen Scharf: I think the reviewer has overblown the process for changing the ISO using the interlocking dial. It''s standard practice for pro bodies to have setting interlocks on them when changing key settings. For example, changing the ISO on the X-T1 will still be way easier than on a Canon 1Dx, where you not only cannot change the ISO with your camera held to your eye, but you have simultaneously press two buttons with fingers of your left hand and rotate a control wheel with your right hand to change ISO while viewing the top info panel. In the decade that I've been shooting with pro Canon bodies, I never once heard a pro complain about the process to change ISO. So, while the reviewer grumbled about it in the review, in practice in the real world, I fully expect it will be a non-issue.
Just like the controls on my D600 then!
T3: This is "retro" done right. See Nikon Df for "retro" done wrong. Nice to see that Fuji put a tilt screen on the back. It shows that they weren't being slaves to the whole "retro" fashion simply for the sake of being slaves to retro fashion. And yes, it even does video. Take that, Nikon Df!
For a Nikon DSLR user with lots of Nikkor glass (.....and there's millions of us) the Nikon Df is NOT wrong........
DT200: So the D600 is better at virtually everything. Better raw files (by dxo scores), better jpegs, better focusing accuracy, better low light focusing, better focus tracking, faster operation, faster fps, better grip, a real ovf, no vf delay, and almost anything you can think of except size... but once you put one of those $1000 lenses on the a7 or use an adapter the size thing almost disappears. As for legacy lenses the d600 wins there in many ways too because it can auto focus hundreds and hundreds of them by many different manufacturers.
Harold1968 - what planet are you on, Sony lenses for a7 better than Nikon lenses for a D600?........LOL, the ignorance shown on this forum is outstanding........
Mmmmm, no thanks, think I'll stick with my D600.....dust and all.....
peevee1: 24 years after revolution. In that time, Chinese economy grew tenfold.
I hope a Romanian photographer visits Detroit.......would make a nice comparision of a country at the top of the first world.......
RobertSigmund: Romania is quite a normal country, not North Korea. I travelled it by bicycle last year, nice and friendly people there, and good beer.
WAS.....but not anymore......
tkbslc: People have been making these same arguments for and against the F1.2 or other uber-primes in Canon's collection for years. For most people, they find the cheaper, slightly slower alternatives to be more than adequate. For others, they simply want the best and/or fastest and they pay for it.
Canon 85L is almost $2000 more expensive than the also good 85mm f1.8 for Canon. Canon 50L is almost $1000 more than the 50mm f1.4. People make good pictures with all four lenses.
I've got the 85mm f1.8D, super sharp, 9 bladed aperture, small and light and surprisingly compact when coupled to a D600.........and a lot cheaper!
I'm not a M43 user (I use FF and primes and no I'm not likely to change) but this is a good lens from the review I've seen.
The Polish site 'lenstip' reviewed a real example and found it outstanding, summarised by saying 'if you can afford it, you will not be disappointed with your purchase'.
If I used a M43 sensor, I'd want this lens!
Nuff said......and their reviews in general are very critical......
Boerseuntjie: JK Imaging is just a shady Chinese copycat company with a shiny Kodak name.http://www.photocounter.com.au/2013/kodak-camera-licence-to-unknown-start-up/
...........I know the feeling, I mean Rolls Royce is owned by that shady German VW company........LOL
yabokkie: it's good to recycle rubbish. it's not good to recycle brands. it's good that hurdles & barriers to the market become easier to overcome.
Chrysler, dodge, land rover, Lambo, Saab, Bugatti (surely a Hassleblad lunar award due here)..........
jon404: As a Pentax owner, I tend to look on Nikons as ugly and not very ergonomic. Practically, the collapsible lens sounds like a mess for quick shooting, since you have to push yet another button to expand it.
But -- maybe of great benefit for beginning photographers -- 24 MP, cheap! You'll be able to crop like mad and rescue a lot of images. Hmmnn. I wonder if Nikon owns an external hard drive company? It's terabyte time, new users!
Sorry but that perspective stuff is just ill informed b*****t
A-Frame: This lens is a portrait photographer's dream. $1,700 for a lens is not absurd to a professional or amateur photographer who knows the purpose and value of this lens. The so called experts here will always have something to complain about.
Just because you guys can't see any value or qualitiesin the lens over the 50mm f1.4, it doesn't mean there is no difference, it just means YOU can't see it.
The phrase 'ad homini' come to mind!
Carlos Loff: Nikon - Cut the crap and show us what you can do on a D400, so tired of waiting
All this talk of hitting the buffers.....is spray and pray that important to most people ?
King Penguin: I'm a D600 user (amateur) and shoot with AFD primes, using the aperture ring on the lens....I just prefer it.
The Df doesn't offer much more but I'd buy it like a shot if I had the cash, it's a great camera.
......and by the way to all those sad M43 freaks trying to find ways of justifying their mistake in buying into a small sensor, if you get a bad back carrying a Df with a nice little AFD prime and perhaps another in your pocket..........the expression drama queen comes to mind..........Merry Xmas :)
T3 - I rescind my apology, all this talk of a few grams here and there.........drama queen comes to mind.
If you're happy with your Olly and a 1/4 sized sensor that's fine by me, just don't harp on about. Perhaps if you emptied your pockets of loose change or left your gun at home, you'd achieve the same weight reduction and feel more comfortable carrying a FF camera.......
But as I don't carry a gun and I leave my loose change at home I'll stick with my D600 (or a Df if Santa thinks I've been good) and my nice lovely COMPACT and relatively cheap Nikkor AFD lenses..........merry Xmas :)
268 grams more, wow, you're right......no wonder I've got a bad back, I must buy a M43 camera immediately......