Joed700

Joed700

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Joed700: I read about this issue on one of those product reviews from either B&H photos or Adorama, and I thought the guy just had a bad sample. Good thing I didn't rush into getting one. Anyhow, with the recent recall of the D600, D750, and now the 300mm PF, I think Nikon's got some serious issues with the quality control and their upper management. I've been a Nikon user almost forever, but I see that the quality of their products have been going down hill since the release of the D300 and D700. What's wrong with you, Nikon?

It would be great if DPreview could test all the VR lenses by Canikon and inform us which one we should avoid. It's good that Nikon is willing to fix the new 300mm lens, but I don't think they will bother with the older VR lenses...Perhaps Canikon would need a new line of dedicated VR lenses for their high resolution platforms. It would be interesting to see what happens when the 50MP hits the market.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 01:27 UTC
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Joed700: I read about this issue on one of those product reviews from either B&H photos or Adorama, and I thought the guy just had a bad sample. Good thing I didn't rush into getting one. Anyhow, with the recent recall of the D600, D750, and now the 300mm PF, I think Nikon's got some serious issues with the quality control and their upper management. I've been a Nikon user almost forever, but I see that the quality of their products have been going down hill since the release of the D300 and D700. What's wrong with you, Nikon?

@Rishi - thanks for the clarification. Just because other manufacturers have similar issues, that's not an excuse for Nikon to do less QA before making the lens to the retail stores. People are paying thousands of dollars buying their prototypes. Software company usually offer free trails for their beta versions to customers, but not charging them thousands....Yes, Nikon has offered to fix the problem, but as consumer, I do not like the idea of shipping out my brand new lens for someone else to touch it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 23:28 UTC

I read about this issue on one of those product reviews from either B&H photos or Adorama, and I thought the guy just had a bad sample. Good thing I didn't rush into getting one. Anyhow, with the recent recall of the D600, D750, and now the 300mm PF, I think Nikon's got some serious issues with the quality control and their upper management. I've been a Nikon user almost forever, but I see that the quality of their products have been going down hill since the release of the D300 and D700. What's wrong with you, Nikon?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 23:02 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2359 comments in total)
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Joed700: Having shot with 24 vs 36 MP, my opinion is why bother with 36MP when you can do more with 24MP or 16MP. Here is a suggestion for those people who's been wishing they can get their hands on the 5DIII. Adorama is selling a 5DIII for about $2500 - finally priced right! Get the 5DIII and never look back. BTW, check out Kenrockwell's sample images for the 5Ds and you'll see what I mean.

@armandino - funny you mention about 5K and 6k...I waited several years to get my 4K TV, but only to find that there are hardly any 4K media available. I shot a photo using a 12MP D700 way back and used for my background screen on a Mac; I used an HDMI cable and connected to my 4K TV, it looks fantastic, just like a painting on canvas. Anyhow, how many people do you think would actually view their photos on 4K TV on a daily basis.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 01:52 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2359 comments in total)

Having shot with 24 vs 36 MP, my opinion is why bother with 36MP when you can do more with 24MP or 16MP. Here is a suggestion for those people who's been wishing they can get their hands on the 5DIII. Adorama is selling a 5DIII for about $2500 - finally priced right! Get the 5DIII and never look back. BTW, check out Kenrockwell's sample images for the 5Ds and you'll see what I mean.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 18:06 UTC as 240th comment | 4 replies
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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 29th comment | 7 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 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 (1454 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 (1454 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 283rd comment | 11 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
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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
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