Reilly Diefenbach

Reilly Diefenbach

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1237 comments in total)

It's good to be king :^)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 20:30 UTC as 54th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1237 comments in total)
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Lassoni: The ergonomics are getting worse and worse with every new nikon body. Not only did it take 2 years for nikon to make "movie record" button customizable for ISO, but they also happened to move the meter mode selector to somewhere really really awkward. How are you supposed to hold those top left buttons, while simultaneously trying to spin the wheel with right hand finger. You could do this with a light lens, but even then it seems risky. You run into risk of damaging your mount, because there is no ergonomical way of doing this without losing the support of your lens, which in turn is big risk when you go into lenses that start weighting more (teles are obvious and heavy, but I struggled even with a 24-70).

This is really an inexcusable design choice. As if it's not bad enough when trying to switch between AF-S and AF-C whilst trying to support a lens... Why did they even had to put the movie button in there in the first place? D7000 had it right. Y fix something that isn't broken?

Cry us a river.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 14:35 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1237 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Im going to upgrade from the D800e but to be truthful, this is more of a way for nikon go get the price back to MSRP till the D900 comes out. Its a old trick, it works for cars and so also with cameras.

UMRP on the D800e is still $3300, as it has been from day one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (619 comments in total)
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sandy b: I will get one just for birding, that makes it worth the price of the ticket alone. The V3 and CX70-300 cost over $2000, and is well worth it.

Look at the Nikon 1 forum at the BIF and other shots with the combo. Incredible. Hand held 810 mm equiv. with amazing AF. For low light I have my D600. For everything else I am getting a V3. I like how Nikon has reacted to the market and made the enthusiast model.

Now, either get the Sony sensor or tweak the Aptina, and it will be a do anything camera.

If anyone thinks the V rig will have the same image quality as a D7100/D800e with a big tele they will be disappointed.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (288 comments in total)

Looks like a lot more folks think this is a good camera than some of the experts here.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 00:32 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)
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TylerQ: Not bad, but O. Winston Link tops these photos.

A couple of these would have made O. Winston smile, I think.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1237 comments in total)
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TheBaldEagle: I wish/hope that the new high ends Nikon Cameras (like D810) have at least 4K video output (even in APS-C crop size) for other recorders in order to compete well with Sony Alpha 7S and others 4K capable cameras because 4K is the future (next several years) for high end video!

Second generation 4K TV upsamples 1080p sources and it looks a lot better than standard HD, almost as good as 4K native. So yes, 4K TV is here and it's useful now. Not to mention the incredible slam your jpgs have on say a 65" UHDTV.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:19 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1237 comments in total)
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Shamael: Who needs 36 mpix 1080 video and 3200$ to pay, while the trend is 12 mpix, 4k and 2500$. Now, I ask myself some days that good ol' question, "should I laugh or should I cry."

"Who needs" would be people who want better image quality than 12MP can provide. Been there, done that, sold it four years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (200 comments in total)

I really wanted to like this lens and buy it, but I tried it and found the rendition pretty awful on the D800e compared to just about any Nikon lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 13:06 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)

DPR, what happened? You got some good shots in there. What a great little camera!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:50 UTC as 70th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (724 comments in total)
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adegroot: not the sharpest compact, those honors go to the Sigma DP Merrill series; even though those cameras work their magic best in good light.

"It is a sharpness that appears digital in nature. " Very true. Some of the most artifact-laden detail ever produced. This little Sony has great color, pretty smooth detail and very nice microcontrast. Bravo Sony!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (548 comments in total)

I guess I just don't get the point of an expensive, heavy, bulky 1.4 lens if the bokeh is as hideous as what I'm seeing on these DPR sample shots. The chap with the bridge behind him is a truly ugly, discombobulated looking shot, to single out one.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:42 UTC as 50th comment | 7 replies
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)

News flash: The D800e with the $199 Nikon 50g kills your Zeiss or Sigma Art on the D600, D3, 5DIII, etc, at least for resolution.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On DxO Optics Pro 9.5 now integrates with Adobe Lightroom article (60 comments in total)
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vscd: DXO should finally unbound old Cameras from the "Elite" Edition. I don't understand why I have to pay 299$ for my 9 years old Canon 5D. :-(

Elite, non merci!

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 16:10 UTC

Loving that 4K video!

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 17:13 UTC as 10th comment

Art's my hero :^)

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 01:05 UTC as 4th comment
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

Good job NPS.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 33rd comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: From a camera with tremendous microcontrast, color and detail (a6000) to one that has none of the above costing six times as much. Ain't this a great hobby? :^)

I dislike everything about Zeiss lenses on a Nikon. Focusing is problematic even on a tripod, the rendition "dark glasses" compared to the nano coated Nikons which have open, natural color and microcontrast to the correct degree.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 01:56 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: From a camera with tremendous microcontrast, color and detail (a6000) to one that has none of the above costing six times as much. Ain't this a great hobby? :^)

Mm, no. The sensor has everything to do with it. Just ask any D800e owner.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 13:56 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

From a camera with tremendous microcontrast, color and detail (a6000) to one that has none of the above costing six times as much. Ain't this a great hobby? :^)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 451st comment | 10 replies
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