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kadardr

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Zeisschen: So finally a DSLR that is almost on mirrorless standards in terms of AF accuracy and FPS. If it wouldn't be 2 times the size and weight to achieve that, it would actually be an exiting camera...
But sorry, it's 2014 Canon!! If you didn't have the large user base and lens selection, nobody would buy it for that prize!

Sony is just about to abandon A mount system altogether. They are tried and trusted on abandoning.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 03:37 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (107 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: Thanks I really enjoyed your "cheet sheet" its good to have concise summarys like that one.

You say:
"but judging by the amount of energy Nikon is putting into creating affordable FX optics" ...

Which affordable FX optics are you talking about? And can you say a word or two about their quality. It would be good to have kind of a quality index for FX lenses. The only FX lens that comes to my mind is the 24-70 2.8, which is kind of expensive, However it does not have OIS, which is a shame for a lens in that price range. If Nikon wants to convince people to move to FX they need to get much more serious about their lens lineup in that area. Alternatively Nikon could put OIS into their bodies, which would solve most of those issues and other Vendors are just that.

As example, what about the 1.8G prime line? Or 70-300 VR?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1872 comments in total)
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jedy: I don't know why Canon cling onto the high end dslr aps-c camera, even with the sports and wildlife argument. Lots of photographers I know have either gone full frame or mirrorless rather than buying an expensive aps-c dslr. I do believe mirrorless cameras will improve and lens choices will get better and this seems more like the natural home for the aps-c sensor. Canon should be looking more seriously at mirrorless cameras as they are bound to threaten the dslr dominance as technology improves and more with full frame sensors appear. I'm sure there'll be plenty of gear whores eager to get their 'newer' and 'better' fix who will buy this though.

Ask D400 preachers

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:48 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (730 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: I am only reading the first page, and you ask me to spend $2799.99 on a Samsung camera..... Nah I don't think so!!

You can get almost all Samyang lenses for Samsung. They are all good for video.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:25 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1144 comments in total)

When the dust settles and the smoke clears I am sure that many people will realize that D750 is being a really significant FF camera of this decade. It is a DSLR. No revolution is implied with that definition. No one is expecting a 120-key keyboard on a new grand piano. I hope the mirrorless revolution will make cameramen get over with DSLR movie making, and it becomes what it is: a fringe benefit. For the others: You can still buy a new D300S body for about 1000 euro in Europe. For that matter the same price will get you a new K-3 body as well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 06:43 UTC as 121st comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1144 comments in total)
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nerd2: D300 and D700 was photographers' wet dreams: Same AF, same body grade, same UI, same shutter and same continuous shooting as the flagship D3.

I still miss the old good days..

It's the price differentiation. Nowadays D610 body can be bought for just about $1500. Don't expect D750 prices to drop any time soon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1144 comments in total)
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Bearsdenoboe: Looks wonderful, especially the promised picture quality. However, even my 8 year old D700 offers flash sync to 1/320th: is that really impossible to include now, or a petty meanness? Could it be fixed by a firmware upgrade perhaps? I use that all the time in bright sunlight.

Now all that is needed is to shed the mirror and get the weight down to around 450 gms, offer a totally silent, electronic shutter, and maybe Nikon will stop a mass desertion to Sony / Fuji. DSLRs are tools for those who really need them.

The answer you find with Ken Rockwell: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d750.htm#missing

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:31 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1144 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: This is still NOT going to make me buy Nikons grossly overpriced FF - Lenses (aka holy trinity). The very least I would have expected is in-Body stabilization, so that older FF Glass can work stabilized, however even Nikons current Glass is not stabilized on FF.

Other than that, DSLR is getting really old, there are tons of missing state-of-the-art features. Also Nikon has discontinued their capture nx2 software and are not saying a word about jpeg quality or addtional in-camera processing options.

Overall I will be looking into other options. Sony A58 can be had for a fraction of the price (like 370€) has in-body stabilization and excellent jpeg quality with very many processing and shooting options. It also supports a wagon-load of very good lenses at reasonable prices all of that at a very high-quality 20MP.

I think Nikon is very confused about their technology and product line-up, they look desperate to me, with no coherent & future proof strategy going forward.

This is a very naive statement. I wish you 2 A58s.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1144 comments in total)

Currently this Nikon D750 is the most balanced 24 Mp FF DSLR. Good for the Nikon enthusiasts, who will not long for the similar 5D Mark III, and good for the Canon lovers as the 5D Mark III prices will match the D750 price (from above or from below depending on the D750's success). Very good times indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 11:47 UTC as 243rd comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (612 comments in total)
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km25: Nice, but I still think a high speed short zoom lens would be wonderful. A equal of a 28-70 at F2.8 would be nice.

That's another camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 03:47 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)
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Rod McD: I know this is principally a gear driven site, but I think products like these very exclusive and expensive lenses must lead us to ask whether the gear is more important than who's behind it and what's in front of it. Adams, HCB, Capa - none of them had lenses as good as we have today. Did it matter? An image is more about moment and content than technology.

You have to man up to use this gear.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 12:08 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)

The Otuses provide the camera makers with strong incentive to further enhance Mpx xount (FF 50 MP could go easily from the present 24.3 Mp APS-C sensor), and to really think about the improvement of manual focus mode of modern cameras (both optical and live view).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:45 UTC as 54th comment
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)

For your consideration:
http://blog.mingthein.com/2014/09/09/lens-review-zeiss-zf-2-1-4-85-otus-apo-planar/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 07:34 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
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jhinkey: I can see a lot of potential uses for the QX1 - uses where you want a compact imaging device with a big sensor and can use some decent (and potentially fast) glass.
I see a lot of creative types jumping all over this.

Actually QX1 can use a much bigger and much better quality LCD than any NTX or A's camera had, and if its app is as good as the best smartphone camera apps, well then I am in.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:46 UTC

Phones have a great advantage with their 4"-6" display size, and the Sony app may be easily better than the UI of the NEX cameras. All in all QX1 can be a much better option then A5100. But it does not seem to me more than that in the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:39 UTC as 43rd comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (463 comments in total)

Anyways it is better than the GM-1. And E-P5 is still an upgrade if needed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 05:44 UTC as 120th comment
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (321 comments in total)

This camera is a great innovation in cutting manufacturing costs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 03:49 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply

They have to make damned sure that this is at least as good as the Sigma 1.4/50 Art lens. Otherwise there is no point.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 07:27 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (436 comments in total)

Last of a dying breed...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 135th comment
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (590 comments in total)
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snooked123: where are the lenses? Plz stop churning out bodies and concentrate on lenses.

This lens problem spam is tiring:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sony_E-mount_lenses
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_E-mount#Third-party_lens_manufacturers

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 06:56 UTC
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