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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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martinmoorephotography: For anyone on the fence about purchasing a D500, here is my two cents. As someone who owns a D7000, D7100, D7200 and now a D500, I can assure everyone the D7xxx's are not comparable in image quality, hi ISO or functionality. There are things I did with the D500 during the wedding I shot last weekend I simply could not do with the D7200. They're great cameras but in the real world when you're talking about not missing quick shots and not worrying about ISO noise, that's where the D500 out performs the D7xxx by leaps and bounds. Throwing cameras on a tripod on controlled settings is not an accurate test of a cameras capabilities. Using it, in the real world. Seeing how many more useable shots you get that are cleaner, sharper and with a superior dynamic range is the type of tests the show why it's worth $2,000 all day. Hope that's helps anyone who's on the fence. :)

This should be an Editor's Pick.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

Nothing wrong with Like button as it was. DPPreview, you are overthinking one of the finest, most agile web sites on the Internet. Typical, the web people have to justify their jobs by "doing more stuff." As in most things, the less apparent the technique the better. Also, not interested in Editor's picks.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 02:03 UTC as 84th comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (209 comments in total)

Looks like another day in paradise.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 18:39 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
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MarkInSF: A great loss of both a fine photographer and an excellent writer. Few have been able to write so sensibly about any art.

Reminds of Roger Ebert on movies.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2016 at 20:09 UTC

Better yet. Just swap backs. Period.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 02:29 UTC as 7th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)

I would look for a Rebel T5 refurb on the Canon USA Store. Sometimes, the prices are great.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 16:31 UTC as 32nd comment
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bobbarber: Sorry to hear this. Sometimes I read the bylines on sites like Luminous Landscape and DPReview, but who the person is behind the article remains unknown to me. I'm sure I'm not alone in this feeling in the online world. I just checked and Michael Reichmann wrote some of my favorite articles on Luminous Landscape. I wasn't a regular there, but did check in to read about cameras that I was interested in. I'm sorry that I didn't have a chance to meet Michael in real life. Rest in peace.

Great web site. But I expect the workshops and travel were the real treasures.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 16:04 UTC
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Autoxave: Deeply sorry to hear about this. He had this way of conveying knowledge that was quite unique, with passion, empathy and a huge portion of credibility. My first experience with Lightroom was through the excellent videos made by Michael Reichmann. Lula was one of the very few photo sites worth visiting several times a week.

Yes. As good a writer for photography as Roger Ebert was for movies.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 23:05 UTC

Wonderful to see these tributes. RIP.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 19:14 UTC as 168th comment
On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (77 comments in total)

Good stuff, Don.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 01:06 UTC as 37th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Gesture: Sample galleries. Why are the images so unimpressive from multi-thousand dollar cameras/

The tonality, acuity, color range on many just don't seem to be like a top of the line APS-C sensor? Look at the truck headlamp area; the buy with the bushy beard, some of the intro model portraits.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 00:41 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

Sample galleries. Why are the images so unimpressive from multi-thousand dollar cameras/

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:45 UTC as 194th comment | 6 replies
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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fzrTom: So now the question is : how gold will be its gold award :D

Titanium.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Gesture: Wonder why finally released when Nikon already has D7200? (+D5X00 and D3X00 series).

Thanks.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:50 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

Wonder why finally released when Nikon already has D7200? (+D5X00 and D3X00 series).

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:24 UTC as 216th comment | 7 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (205 comments in total)

Round up the usual suspects.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 16:00 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1946 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: I`m a photojournalist for 40 years. I have D800 and I had D200 and D100 and several other Nikons. Why?
Because of Nikon´s ergonomics. That is the main reason pros choose cams. When a pro shoots, he keeps both eyes open. The left eye looks what happens all around the area the camera is aiming at. The right eye checks framing. Together we see a slightly soft area where the framing is sharp in center . (english is my third language sorry bout that.) Keeping the left eye shut means the right gets wet and hard to use. Etc. many reasons.
For me the prism of Nikon is sufficiently to the left. Some faces need canon or others.
Reading these reviews, very little about ergonomics indeed. If one really uses the camera, the more handling means. Pros very seldom talk about noise etc. I`ve never done it and writers never talk about Word or their keyboard.
Couldn`t there be at least one professional photographer in Your team? So the really meaningful things could stand up.

Also, how do these very expensive cameras and their batteries do in temperature extremes.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 12:52 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1946 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: "Second, Nikon implemented ISO 64 on the D810 by actually extending the saturation capacity of pixels (we're not sure how) relative to ISO 100"

I hope someone has an answer here as I a really wonder why modern cameras has lost "true" and low ISO settings. Is it because of tuning to higher sensitivities?

I'd rather have this camera feature than cleaner files at high sensitivities.

So true. This mania for ISO 6775577776 doesn't make sense. I want brilliant image quality in everyday light,

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 12:51 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1946 comments in total)

"Autofocus hunts in low light more than expected, and accuracy is reduced
Non-central, non-cross-type AF points can hunt in challenging light
Low light, high ISO performance surpassed by peers
JPEGs not as sharp or detailed as some competitors"

Would knock it down to 84.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 12:49 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)

Good answer.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 12:46 UTC as 36th comment
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