Joed700

Joed700

Joined on Oct 10, 2011

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Joed700: I think dpreview should wait at least a year before giving GOLDEN AWARDS to new cameras. This isn't the first time that a camera gets high marks by Dp and ended up with design flaws...

@ ujay - You are very luck with your D600. I bought a used D600 for about $1000 too. The camera store even showed me a completed repair invoice by Nikon stating that the shutter mechanism was replaced. I ended with lots of dust/oil spots after 300 shots. I sent it right back to Nikon and had a 2nd repair done. So far, it's been fine.

I'm keep this camera for good because the IQ is great, and for a $1000 FF with unlimited warranty, you can't beat that!

I think Nikon's management changed after the release of the D300/D700.
I've been a Nikon user all my life, but I'm not too happy with their product QC since the release of D800...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 00:09 UTC
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Joed700: I think dpreview should wait at least a year before giving GOLDEN AWARDS to new cameras. This isn't the first time that a camera gets high marks by Dp and ended up with design flaws...

@GlobalGuyUSA - I think we owe our thanks not to Nikon but to the Chinese government when they step in with the D600 fiasco. I would definitely support Nikon had they done the same thing with D600 instead of introducing the D610 to devalue the D600 and abandoned their D600 customers....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 05:05 UTC

I think dpreview should wait at least a year before giving GOLDEN AWARDS to new cameras. This isn't the first time that a camera gets high marks by Dp and ended up with design flaws...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 04:34 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1312 comments in total)
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Joed700: Major differences that really matter when it comes to choosing between APS-C or FF is the DOF. If shallow DOF is a must for you, FF is the only way to go. For example, my Fuji XF 56mm f1.2 can produce shallow DOF that's equivalent to an 85mm F1.8 only. Most people don't realize that 56mm f1.2 (85mm equiv) is somewhat misleading. It should be read as 56mm f1.2 (84mm f1.8 DOF in FF). A typical DX lens with an aperture starting at f3.5 at 16mm can give you max shallow DOF of a 24mm @ f/5 in FF. By the time you get to f5.6 at 55mm, you would have the same DOF as a FF 85mm @ f/9. Camera manufacturers should label their product as such: 16-55mm f/3.5 -5.6 (24-85mm f/5 - f/9 DOF in FF). Anyone who's serious about isolating their subjects will think twice when they see the DOF equivalent--f/5 - f/9....

@ Old Baldy - thanks for sharing about the SPeedbooster; however, let's just say that it does decrease the DOF, I would be paying an extra $400 - 600 on top of what I had paid for my XF56mm f1.2 = $1600, the same price for a FF 85mm f1.4. Not to mention the fact that the extension tube increase the length of my lens, but also affect the aesthetic appearance.....Again, the equation no longer adds up by today's standards. This is the reason to invest in FF lenses and systems...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1312 comments in total)
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Joed700: Major differences that really matter when it comes to choosing between APS-C or FF is the DOF. If shallow DOF is a must for you, FF is the only way to go. For example, my Fuji XF 56mm f1.2 can produce shallow DOF that's equivalent to an 85mm F1.8 only. Most people don't realize that 56mm f1.2 (85mm equiv) is somewhat misleading. It should be read as 56mm f1.2 (84mm f1.8 DOF in FF). A typical DX lens with an aperture starting at f3.5 at 16mm can give you max shallow DOF of a 24mm @ f/5 in FF. By the time you get to f5.6 at 55mm, you would have the same DOF as a FF 85mm @ f/9. Camera manufacturers should label their product as such: 16-55mm f/3.5 -5.6 (24-85mm f/5 - f/9 DOF in FF). Anyone who's serious about isolating their subjects will think twice when they see the DOF equivalent--f/5 - f/9....

@ hhifimacianer - One cannot just look at the numerical values and make judgements about the performance of certain lens. The appearance, which is the photo, tells the whole story. A photo shot @ f1.4 or f1.2 FF has softer background compared to one that's shot at f2. How much shallow DOF one needs is certainly a personal preference. The sample lens 16-55mm starts at f5 – f9 (DOF) has way too much DOF for my taste. The whole point of APS-C was the affordability when it was too expensive to produce FF sensors; this is no longer the case. In fact, it costs more to use APS-C in my case. I paid close to $1000 for the 56mm f1.2 (85mm f/1.8 DOF) while the FF 85mm f1.8 only cost around $500. My Fuji XT-1 setup with 56mm f1.2 cost me $2300. I could have gotten a Canon 6D w/ 85mm f1.8 for around $1700 (FF).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1312 comments in total)

Major differences that really matter when it comes to choosing between APS-C or FF is the DOF. If shallow DOF is a must for you, FF is the only way to go. For example, my Fuji XF 56mm f1.2 can produce shallow DOF that's equivalent to an 85mm F1.8 only. Most people don't realize that 56mm f1.2 (85mm equiv) is somewhat misleading. It should be read as 56mm f1.2 (84mm f1.8 DOF in FF). A typical DX lens with an aperture starting at f3.5 at 16mm can give you max shallow DOF of a 24mm @ f/5 in FF. By the time you get to f5.6 at 55mm, you would have the same DOF as a FF 85mm @ f/9. Camera manufacturers should label their product as such: 16-55mm f/3.5 -5.6 (24-85mm f/5 - f/9 DOF in FF). Anyone who's serious about isolating their subjects will think twice when they see the DOF equivalent--f/5 - f/9....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 00:43 UTC as 228th comment | 10 replies

I'm sure they will get it right when the D750s is released. Lessons to remember from the D600 and D800...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 44th comment
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@ vscd - Nice lens (85mm f1.2 but difficult to focus at f1.2 I bet). I think you meant the XF 23mm f1.4. I have this lens, very sharp (little bit sharper than my x100s' 23mm f/2), hardly any distortion. I also have the xf 56mm f1.2 another awesome lens... Having giving lots of credit to the XT-1, there's a catch. If shallow DOF is important to you (that's why you got the 85mm f1.2), APS-C is not your cup of tea. The XF 23mm f1.4 can give you the shallow DOF only to about f/2 of FF 35mm while my 56mm f1.2 only has the shallow DOF of f/2 FF, decent but nothing close to your 85mm f1.2...I opted for the XT-1 mainly because of the built quality, retro look, IQ and compactness..

I don't care for EVF either. My main gears are my D810 and D600. I'm also eying several Canon L lenses, but have to wait for their next release of DSLR. Their 5D Mrk III and 6D are quite good, but sort of old tech by today's standards.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1836 comments in total)
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mls149: Why can't Nikon put a 1/8000 shutter speed on this "pro" camera. It certainly is a desirable feature to this 43 yr pro. Can it add that much to the cost?

It's never about the cost, but to keep the D810 and D4s alive. Most folks would be happy with 24mp...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 05:24 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@vscd - I don't know you have the opportunity to try out the XT-1. It really is a well-made piece of work, just like the good old days with film.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@vscd - Good, so I see we started at about the same time - film. I think you are getting ahead of yourself....you started to attack me by saying I never had any Canikon or pro systems..remember???? Are you making an assumption and judgement about me already. Since you had a large format at one point, I'm surprised you didn't notice the newer systems are not built like what they should in terms of price vs quality. I absolute agree with you about the equipment don't make good photographers...in fact, it's the skills of the person that matter. A pro can turn any equipment and make the finish products look a product from pro equipment. My point isn't to put down any name brand, but rather to bring an awareness of how camera makers cut corners to exp. profit nowadays. I still own lenses made out of metal back into the early 80's, and they work just fine. With plastic lenses I have now, who knows...BTW, I meant to say I'm not a brand name worshiper on my earlier post.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 00:26 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@vscd - "how do you know"...you should have thought of that before making comments about my post. I know exactly why you couldn't answer my question and something else...you don't own a Fuji XT-1 nor do you own any Canon bodies that cost over $1000. More importantly, you are a Canon fanboy. FYI, I'm a brand name worshiper like you. To me, a good camera is a good camera regardless of maker...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 17:36 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@Nigel Wilkins - my earlier comment was referring to the Canikon systems with lenses and bodies. Today, you can easily spend over $1500 and get lenses that are made up of mostly plastic parts, even filter thread. Although Fuji XT-1 is an APS-C class, it's entire system is well-made, something Canikon used to do.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
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Joed700: This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

@vscd - your comments made you look stupid. I own cameras that you wish you had the money for. You should have checked out my comments regarding the APS-C vs FF before you shoot off that big mouth of yours...Since you made yourself sounded like a pro, what is your definition of a pro camera then?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 21:58 UTC

This update has a handful of useful new features, and it is free! Fuji could have bring out another new body and called it XT-2, but they didn't. I wish all other camera makers would follow Fuji's footsteps. Unlike today's plastic everything Canikon, the built quality of Fuji is exceptional! Way to go Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 00:12 UTC as 10th comment | 14 replies
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (143 comments in total)
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Tebco: Hi, now I'm a little confused and probably a bit ignorant but can someone explain about the electronic shutter, does the Black version have an electronic shutter as well as a mechanical one? is it in use or will a firmware update bring it to life? I see on the silver version the speeds on the top dial only go to 1/4000th the same as the Black version so presumably the higher "new" speeds are selected in the menu. If the only difference between the two versions will be the colour (after update is available) will both versions be truly identical?

It always amuses me a little with camera finishes that what ever comes out first, black or silver, there is always a demand for the other colour hmm...

Anyway if anyone knows about the electronic shutter please enlighten me.
Sorry if this has already been covered and I've missed it!
Regards to all

Ok, I have the black one and updated to the latest firmware. The electronic shutter option (1/32000) is now in the menu, so is the chrome color and live view features. Just follow the online instructions: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/support/ServiceSupportSoftwareContent.do?dbid=881647&prodcat=234644&sscucatid=664260

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (643 comments in total)
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KarimPhoto: Hey everyone, Today I'm shooting with a 5d Mark II but will buy my second cam now. I going to use it as a backup, street photo and everyday camera... I really like something more compact then my 5d.

Can you tell me why I should go for the X100T instead of the X-T1 + a similar leans??

You are better off by getting the Canon 6D as your primary and use your 5D II as a backup. Since you are already shooting FF, it's not wise getting into the XT-1 and ended up buying a bunch of lenses for an APS-C sensor body. I shot FF, X100s and XT-1 side by side, and I have decided to switch back to FF because of DOF issues with APS-C. Based on my experience with the Fuji X series, the X100s has very good color renditions, but the XT-1 is a bit too saturated in most cases. Think of the X100T as a very expensive 35mm f/2 lens, but you are really getting way more DOF compared to a true 35mm f/2 in FF. Use a DOF calculator and find out what the true DOF at f/2 for an APS-C is and see you can live with it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 03:19 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)
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mosc: Wow, you prefer the 5D to the 7D, amazing insight! 10 FPS is not even that quick if you got off of your Canon fixation. This is one of the most expensive APS-C cameras on the market, it's not "cheap". Lenses are true to their focal lengths when they're made for the sensor size camera you have. That's nothing to do with whtiher it's APS-C or FF. If you use a MF lens on your 5D, it's not going to use the whole lens.

Gah, this article is somewhere between frustrating and simply irritating.

@dash2k8 - I agree with the cost factor. APS-C sensors was the result of extremely high cost for FF at one point. However, the cost to produce FF is no long an issue. Today, entry level FF are about the same price as high-end crop sensors if not cheaper in the case of Canon 6D vs 7D II. I think the issue has do with the fact that the creation of crop sensors created a new breed of photographers who are used to APS-C or still have the perception that FF is beyond their reach in terms of $$ or the glass they had invested in APS-C bodies would render useless if APS-C becomes the thing of the past.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 22:53 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Joed700: It seems like the Sony Alpha a6000 is the winner here in terms of sharpness and high ISO performance.

@rrccad - As a matter of fact, I did get a brand new pair of glasses, and I'm not the only one seeing that the a6000 produces very shape images here....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 23:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (501 comments in total)
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mosc: Wow, you prefer the 5D to the 7D, amazing insight! 10 FPS is not even that quick if you got off of your Canon fixation. This is one of the most expensive APS-C cameras on the market, it's not "cheap". Lenses are true to their focal lengths when they're made for the sensor size camera you have. That's nothing to do with whtiher it's APS-C or FF. If you use a MF lens on your 5D, it's not going to use the whole lens.

Gah, this article is somewhere between frustrating and simply irritating.

I wonder how many pros out there would actually prefer an APS-C camera as their bread winner over FF. It would be nice if we could have someone generate some stat....to justify the existence of crop sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 23:38 UTC
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