Joed700

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On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)

This is a typical Nikon philosophy: for every 2 step forward, take one step backward. Some say the D500 is the D300 replacement, but where is the built-in flash? On the spec sheet, the D5 doesn't really look that impressive compared to the D4/D4s...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 00:06 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (418 comments in total)
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Peter62: Dynamic range is a joke!

Look here:

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D5,Nikon%20D750

2 EV (!) less DR compared to the D750 is nothing short of a disaster!

+EvilTed - You forgot to mention that the D750's shutter is so loud and snappy that one would think the shutter is about to shatter any second. When I shot photos of my kid and my dog with D750, both the child and the dog would blink their eyes every time the shutter snaps.... I never had such an issue with my Canon 6D although it's a much slower camera. In addition, I think Nikon should do more R&D on the lens formula so that they could make lenses at least par with Canon's.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 03:22 UTC
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Thematic: Canon is not a match for the likes of the Nikon D750 or the latest Sony sensors, the 1D X II is a step forward for Canon, and performs better than the Nikon D5 in this regard.

High ISO performance remains stagnant, falling behind the Nikon D5, and showing no benefit over the higher resolution Sony a7R II at common viewing size.

Very interesting findings. Thank you!

Not only you save $500, but you get higher performance in lenses.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
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BSandu: I really love entering any Leica-related subject just for the comments. Always makes my day :)
The sad point is that there are still "photographers" who buy such crap.

Leica's stuff cannot be classified as crap until DXO Mark stamps it. So far, DXO hasn't touched any of Leica's lenses. I wonder if Leica pays them off to keep the Leica myth alive.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
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AlanG: Can it pause for a couple of minutes after shooting 36 exposures? That's a feature I need.

Guys, I would patent all these ideas before Leica reads our comments here. Who knows, Leica may want to hire/partner with us...

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 03:20 UTC
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AlanG: Can it pause for a couple of minutes after shooting 36 exposures? That's a feature I need.

Better yet, how about if you have to change the battery after every 36 shots and make the batteries look like film...

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 00:43 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (680 comments in total)

Canon, just buy sensors from Sony...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 23:52 UTC as 126th comment | 15 replies
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Joed700: Finally, DP shoots photos for the lens' intended purpose. Great!!!

le_alain & Alex Kooistra - I agree with both of you. For some strange reasons, DP photogs (in the past) like to shoot random stuff like a wire running between two telephone poles, pixs of green leafs....check out their 85mm f/1.4 Sony lens review. I was just trying to be sarcastic on my original comment. I'm glad other people also noticed this sort of things. Most of us come to this site looking for lenses to buy, but if they don't shoot photos for the lens' intended purpose, why bother writing a review article.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 01:12 UTC

Finally, DP shoots photos for the lens' intended purpose. Great!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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aris14: I think that someone has to clean these windows...

That's because they can't find cheap labor in space.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 23:00 UTC

Did Nikon sponsor all the photo equipment for NASA? It seems like NASA's been using Nikon equipment since Nikon F3....

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 23:40 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

+ Rishi Sanyal - excuse me for getting back to you late..didn't check my message til now...Anyhow, no, I did not reduce the Sony file to 20mp. Instead, I adjusted the zoom at 66.7% for both Nikon and Canon 6D while the Sony A7rii at 50%. All images were shot at f/1.8..At this stage, just by visual inspection, looking at all photos side by side, it was clear that the Sigma produced the sharpest image followed by the Sony 55mm.... Unfortunately, I no longer have the Sony setup...I would love to try out your suggestions.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 23:25 UTC

Dp, I don't get it. With the new Sony 85mm f/1.4 review, you didn't even bother with all these close up portrait shots, just bunch of random stuff... And now with this 50mm, there's close up portraits all over the place, which something I really appreciate. What's going on here?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 22:14 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

@ steelhead3 - You got a good point there! Another way of looking at this is that between the top 6 performers (Sigma - Canon), everything else in between is overpriced!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

@TrojMacReady - no one is arguing the fact that the Sony outperforms the Canon STM, even in my own tests. The Canon STM sucks from f/1.8 to about f/2 where as the Sony is sharp edge to edge starts at f/1.8. However, if you look at the size and the cost of the STM, I say Canon did a pretty good job. Anyhow, this whole debate is about whether you can produce the best 50mm and keep the size under control...my observations tell me the answer is no, both Sigma and Otus proved just that...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

@ TrojMacReady - Yes, DXO data is one thing. What I didn't review on my earlier comments is that I did the comparisons myself: Canon 6D + 50mm STM + Sigma 50 Art; Nikon D750 + 50mm f/1.4g and Sony A7rII + Sony 55mm f/1.8. Same subject shot at f/1.8. Although the Sony A7rii is at 40+mp, it lost to the Sigma Art in sharpness w/Canon 6D at 20mp, The Sony is a tit bit ahead of the Canon STM but not by a huge margin...the Nikon f/1.4g was a piece of sh_t! Bare in mind that you paid over $1000 for the Sony and 1/10 of that cost for the Canon STM. There, any questions?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 03:23 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

@ Rishi & Yanko - According to DXO's sharpness tests, the best 50mm is the Sigma ART f/1.4 followed by the Otus f/1.4, they are huge! Sony's 55mm f/1.8 ranked #5 followed by Canon's 50mm STM, both scored at 29. While the Canon STM is smaller and only $125, the Sony 55mm f/1.8 is bigger @ $1000. As far as Leica is concerned, it's nowhere to be seen...Pershaps DP can do a series of 50mm's side-by-side comparisons between Sigma, Leica, Sony, Canon... Opinions are one thing, but stats speaks for itself.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 17:25 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

Even mirrorless technology cannot change the law of physics. If you want the lens to perform, you've to add more glasses. The best 50mm's out there are huge, the size equivalent to an 85mm. No mirrorless is going to change that....

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)

I wish Dp would allow you to remove a comment after you've submitted it. I accidentally submitted a comment twice and I can't remove it....

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:06 UTC as 13th comment
On article Hands on: Sony FE 50mm F1.8 and 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 (137 comments in total)
In reply to:

Karl Persson: "Sony emphasizes its compact and lightweight design and indeed, the lens weighs in at a svelte 186g/6.6oz." Size 60x66 mm, according to spec.

That´s compact?

The Nikkor 50/1,8D AF is 38x63 mm and weighs 155g. And that´s a DSLR lens.
The old Nikon E series 50/1,8 is smaller still.
Just as the new Sony they have 6 elements i 5 groups.

+Mister Joseph & LegacyGT - You may consider the Nikon 50mm f/1.8g. It performs way better at f/1.8 in terms of sharpness and bokeh compared to the AF-D. DXO still rates the AF-D higher in terms of sharpness, but if wide open is important, the f/1.8g is your lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 17:03 UTC
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