BarnET: DPreview,Thanks for posting this article on this Issue. Guys let's just keep this civil. Acknowledgement is a good thing.Nikon has been less consumer freindly with problems in the past.
I think it's the pot CALLING the kettle black. Anyway that gets you nowhere as most cameras are black to start with.
Allen Yang: I like the addition of the dedicated AF review pages. But, where is the "compare" mode on the conclusion page? Is there something wrong with my browser?
"Compare" isn't there in Chrome but it's there in IE
Canon may have a chance. The Epson 6" x 4" battery powered printer which I had was useless. It ended up getting chucked out.
pboehi: Why do those cameras force me to use the dreadful 3:2 image ratio and don't give me more options - like 5:4? I have to wait for the next pro model...
You do have more options, it's called cropping. What your asking is for the camera to crop for you.
Dazzer8888: Damn, that's a nice lens for the A7
Can't believe how some readers don't get that it's a specialty lens for video.
wsalopek: ASTRONOMICAL PRICE.
For those who want some kind of decent line of FE lenses (good/great performance AND at least semi-affordable) as they consider buying into the Sony FE ecosystem...announcements like this are rather disheartening....$2500?
Honestly, to say something like this "expands the FE lineup", is like saying "Gulfstream has introduced a new business jet, so YAY, Joe Traveler has more choices of aircraft to fly".
Of course I exaggerate some but...
Look...this is probably a good lens. But for Canon and Nikon customers who are considering an A7/variant (or indeed ANYONE considering an A7/variant), the limited number of FE lenses (A-mount + LA-EA4 is far from ideal), compounded by the utter astronomical prices of said Sony lenses, is, well, like I said, sickening.
Yes, it is really cheap for what it is. I reckon Sony would do very well if they made it available in Nikon/Canon mounts. Likely not possible though without redesign due to lens mount to sensor differences.
PHOTOJOE55: Not many comments about the AA Filter...
Henry, your first guess is right.
rfsIII: You know why Nikon cameras are so screwed up? Because of you people and your negative comments. The engineers at Nikon are people with feelings just like you and when they read these words—even in translation—it must be devastating to their professional pride and their egos. So instead of innovating boldly and giving us amazing cameras, they design out of hurt feelings and confusion and fear of further criticism. Hence, we get timid cameras that are confusing. Creative people thrive on positive feedback. You need to praise the good behavior, ignore the bad. So, if you don't like what Nikon is doing, you have only yourselves to blame.
I believe the fold-out screen is helium filled Scottelly.
You're right. Canon engineers don't have that problem, their customers accept whatever they come up with. Just like Apple engineers actually.
Wubslin: Articulating rear display. Now I know Nikon has totally lost it.
Goodbye structural integrity, here comes the latest me-too fashion craze.
I feel like a spare man at a wedding. Scottelly is writing all my replies for me.
GPW: Nikon, Nicon, Nican, Nicano, Ncano, Ncanon, Canon!!!
Call me a drongo but I actually think it is a pretty desirable camera. I haven't been tempted to upgrade from DX until now. The fact that the max shutter speed is "only" 1/4000 sec and the flash sync isn't 1/1000 sec are non issues. In DSLR heaven the only other thing I could wish for is built in GPS.
djbrom: Whilst I am not a Nikon shooter, I still have interest in cameras and their features in general (just interest and curiosity) and having a quick look through the specs of this camera one thing stood out like a sore thumb. A 1/4000th shutter limit?? What on earth is Nikon thinking? This is not a 3300 or 5300 but a full frame high end model. Having had cameras with a 1/4000th shutter limit I can safely say that it really is a shortfall when using fast lenses in brighter daylight. Will Auto ISO also be able to go to ISO 50 or is it limited to ISO 100 where you have to go into the menu to enable the extended iso 50?The biggest saving grace of this will be that you should have quite a bit of headroom to allow high ETTR and correcting in PP.
I take it that the D750 is not for you. You could always go down to 50 ISO if needed. Can't imagine photographing the world with my lenses stuck on f1.4
Chuck Lantz: All this negative stuff about huge zooms being "too heavy"? I'm beginning to think I've stumbled upon the seven dwarves' cottage in the woods.
We're talking about 500 and 600mm zooms, folks! They are SUPPOSED to be heavy, so that we can all look extra cool to the spectators watching us lug all that junk around as we show-off our credentials, walking and blocking their views in locations they can only dream of entering.
I never carry fewer than two, and sometimes three, of those monsters at what I laughingly call "work", and I just hit the big seven-oh (brag-brag-brag), so let's stop the moaning about heavy gear and start hitting the gym a few times a week, dudes and dudettes. This is PHOTOGRAPHY, people! No one said it's supposed to be easy! ;)
Nicely said, from another seven-oh
tom43: $799 for a Nikon lens doesn´t sound like high-end landscape lens matching the D810 resolution...let´s wait and see the first reviews.
Nano crystal coat has so far applied only to high end lenses. Lets hope that's the case here.
MPA1: Why is the press release for the D750 on a page about a lens?
Nikon is hoping if you buy the lens you'll also buy a D750 to go with it.
Today is a bright sunny day. With the sun behind me directly illuminating a Kodak Grey Card at an angle of 90 degrees to the card and my camera set on ISO 100 and a shutter speed of 1/4000th second the aperture required to get the correct exposure is f2. In my book 1/4000th sec is sufficient. There's little I can think of that I would want to shoot at f2 in bright sunlight.
km25: Snyc is at 1/200 and 1/4000 is fast enough for vast majority of photographers. Nikon F2s had a 1/2000 and snyc of 1/90..Nikormat was 1/1000 and sync of a blazing 1/125. And it all worked for everything from the sports to still life.
samfan: It's hard to believe how much they managed to frak up another thing.
Wouldn't the world be a better place without fracking?
gftphoto: Two observations immediately spring to mind:1) This essentially removes all doubt that Nikon is abandoning high end APS-C, and2) What in the heck possessed them to leave out the split-screen focus feature?!
It's not a split screen focus feature, it's a split screen level or perspective control. http://nps.nikonimaging.com/technical_solutions/d810_tips/split-screen/
venancio: I would have concluded that a lot of intellectual thinking had been made in conjuring up this new offering except that a lot of shooters and thinkers believe this is not a D700 successor, even if mathematically, 50 was added to 700. While we must give the D750 the benefit of the doubt and welcome it as a new tool, sort of, it can't diminish the suspicion that the old strategist at Nikon is whispering this is the best that can be done for the moment, deal with it, because Canon is not even doing anything better, for the moment. It's like saying this is the duct tape that acts as palliative to the diminishing inertia of the DF. What's up, Sendai? Anything new cooking yet?