Gazeomon

Gazeomon

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On Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene article (131 comments in total)

I shoot the NX 500 for 6 weeks now and the image quality is as good as my Pentax K3 (RAW). I am very happy with the little Samsung as a travel camera, especially when paired with the samsung 30mm f/2 pancake and Pentax's limited primes (converter). In different tests on different sites the NX 500 does very well on high ISO (3200) and I can only attest to that (Imaging Resource and others).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 02:47 UTC as 17th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Weasel: Hi, I bought my D7200 few days ago. I am pretty impressed as I am coming from a D200. I skipped the D300 and waited and waited for the D400. I also thought about going FX with the D750 - but this would have been a little bit above my budget as I had to buy new FX lenses too. But yes, I am a little bit confused with the controls and I still have to get used to the new camera as the D200 was a little bit more professional than the D7200 regarding the operation. I haven't got the time to do a lot of testing but the new AF and the ISO performance is great.
And yes, the missing AF-ON button is a little drawback (D750 doesn't have it too) - I still don't know if I am going to miss it as I used it on my D200 only from time to time. I am pretty sure there will be a replacement for the D300s in the future - but I was tired of waiting.

You get happy in Your little bubble, I am happy in mine since I shoot with the K3 and a bunch of limited primes. Couldn't be happier. My D300s is now fermenting in it's case along with a number of lenses. I am not waiting for Nikon forever to come up with camera gear which suit my needs. Their DX stuff does not cut it for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 09:11 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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LastChance4U: I just bought my D7200 today and I'm quite PLEASED when compared to my D90.

We are sure it is.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Weasel: Hi, I bought my D7200 few days ago. I am pretty impressed as I am coming from a D200. I skipped the D300 and waited and waited for the D400. I also thought about going FX with the D750 - but this would have been a little bit above my budget as I had to buy new FX lenses too. But yes, I am a little bit confused with the controls and I still have to get used to the new camera as the D200 was a little bit more professional than the D7200 regarding the operation. I haven't got the time to do a lot of testing but the new AF and the ISO performance is great.
And yes, the missing AF-ON button is a little drawback (D750 doesn't have it too) - I still don't know if I am going to miss it as I used it on my D200 only from time to time. I am pretty sure there will be a replacement for the D300s in the future - but I was tired of waiting.

After waiting years for Nikon's D400 to emerge I decided not to reward Nikon by purchasing one of their lame Dx consumer offerings. Pentax, Samsung, Sony and Canon looking more interesting for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 18:10 UTC
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myung keun: Jony Ive's frenzy for minimalism doesn't only affect aesthetics but also functionality. I can live with less visual clutter, but not less functionality.
That being said, there is of course a more sensible side to this:

This is just a start.
I assume that Apple is working hard to widen their photography platform capabilities. They just needed a strong grounded foundation to built on.
We all know that Apple is serious and passionate about photography.
Aperture was a good software but it was trying to be a separate entity on its own and was not connected to the existing Apple infrastructure (at least not as well). The platform lost its merit to be expanded any further. Apple wanted a clean slate. A fresh start. They knew it's going to upset many of the existing loyal Aperture users. But they also knew they couldn't do that without sacrificing at least something.

@ Anthony Mazzeri
I doubt that Apple will upgrade Aperture with the latest cameras. they have been notoriously slow doing this when Aperture was in full flight. You can use it until it dies if You want, but most want to be up to date with their workflow and features. I think.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 08:56 UTC
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myung keun: Jony Ive's frenzy for minimalism doesn't only affect aesthetics but also functionality. I can live with less visual clutter, but not less functionality.
That being said, there is of course a more sensible side to this:

This is just a start.
I assume that Apple is working hard to widen their photography platform capabilities. They just needed a strong grounded foundation to built on.
We all know that Apple is serious and passionate about photography.
Aperture was a good software but it was trying to be a separate entity on its own and was not connected to the existing Apple infrastructure (at least not as well). The platform lost its merit to be expanded any further. Apple wanted a clean slate. A fresh start. They knew it's going to upset many of the existing loyal Aperture users. But they also knew they couldn't do that without sacrificing at least something.

For I Phone users or the casual snap shooter 'Photos' may be of some use, for serious enthusiasts or pro's this is total garbage. 'Aperture' was useful for more advanced photographers and they are of course not happy about 'Photos' and have to look somewhere else, and believe me, there are a lot of them who have used 'Aperture' for many years. They won't be back in a hurry, no matter what kind of patch up jobs Apple may or may not come up with. Unpredictability in this business results in lost trust which is hard to rebuild.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 10:03 UTC
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myung keun: Jony Ive's frenzy for minimalism doesn't only affect aesthetics but also functionality. I can live with less visual clutter, but not less functionality.
That being said, there is of course a more sensible side to this:

This is just a start.
I assume that Apple is working hard to widen their photography platform capabilities. They just needed a strong grounded foundation to built on.
We all know that Apple is serious and passionate about photography.
Aperture was a good software but it was trying to be a separate entity on its own and was not connected to the existing Apple infrastructure (at least not as well). The platform lost its merit to be expanded any further. Apple wanted a clean slate. A fresh start. They knew it's going to upset many of the existing loyal Aperture users. But they also knew they couldn't do that without sacrificing at least something.

Well, I am glad that someone still believes in APPLES good intentions. I personally have lost my photographic APPLE 'believes' a long long time ago and it has gotten even worse with their latest 'Photos' application, a real masterstroke. Keep believing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 09:29 UTC
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Gazeomon: One cannot even delete PHOTOS from the hard drive and free some disc space.
Every time I import images into Lightroom, this crappy PHOTO has to be clicked out of my sight. Just another APPLE p-ss off.

Thanks , I finally found the turn off button for that useless app.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 09:03 UTC

One cannot even delete PHOTOS from the hard drive and free some disc space.
Every time I import images into Lightroom, this crappy PHOTO has to be clicked out of my sight. Just another APPLE p-ss off.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 73rd comment | 8 replies
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jtan163: "And that's really the best you can hope for." - Um. No.
The best you can hope for is something like the interviews that Fuji execs and engineers give.

Nikon have great tech, bundled in crippled products.
They really seem to embody the worst of the stereotypes of staid, reserved, secretive, cradle to grave industrial age corporations - they seem to want control, not conversation.

Which ones?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 09:04 UTC

'We have learned from the D600 episode', but we haven't learned from the D300 episode yet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 08:48 UTC as 92nd comment

The way I understand it is that Nikon won't make big sensor compact mirrorless cameras. Nikon thinks the compact camera needs are all covered in their Nikon 1 system. They are also quite tepid and nebulous about the D300 upgrade. For me Nikon has lost my trust long ago, when reliability and predictability in developing their camera and lens line up became a weird guessing and waiting game (D300s and wide DX lenses). They make good cameras but not the ones I actually need (want). I am playing now with Samsungs compact (NX500) and Pentax (K3). After reading this interview I felt confirmed in my choices.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 108th comment
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)

I enjoyed this 'shooters report'. It showed the pro's and con's of this small but interesting camera. I never thought I'll buy a camera without a viewfinder but I'll give it a shot this time with the Samsung NX 500. I think for travelling and street shooting this thing could be sweet. Excellent image quality, speed, AF performance in a very compact form factor. I'll shoot this mostly from the hip with the angled monitor close to the body. Will have to learn new tricks with new toys. For video shooters maybe not so exciting.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 23:45 UTC as 7th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Well it's ABOUT TIME! At least Nikon FINALLY did it . . . made a camera that can follow the D300s with a reasonable size buffer and good, professional level features.

Still . . . now they need a D400 that features faster shooting speed. 6 fps just isn't up to snuff. They need to introduce an 8 fps D400 with an even bigger buffer, 4K video capability, and everything that this camera has . . . but with UHS-II memory card slots, so the buffer will empty in just 10 or 15 seconds, rather than the 30 seconds it will take to empty the buffer of this camera. They could include GPS to help differentiate it from this camera even more.

This D7200 will sell well though. That bigger buffer is a major selling point. (The most important upgrade they put into this camera, as far as I'm concerned.) This is a camera that I'd consider buying . . . but I'd rather get a D400 with an even bigger buffer, more fps, and faster memory card slots. I'd pay $300 more for an upgrade like THAT . . . maybe more.

The D7300 will have 8fps. The D7400 an AF ON button. D7500 maybe a flip screen etc. All in 2 year increments. So much time for all these revolutionary upgrades.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 23:34 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

My last Nikon was a D300s and it's going to stay that way. I'll give it to my nephew along with all the Nikon glass. Nikon simply fails to excite me as it once did. These comatising iterations are nothing but a blatant money grabbing exercise. I have moved away from Nikon because the D400 never arrived and never will. DX Canon, Samsung, Sony and Pentax is where I am looking with interest.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:49 UTC as 227th comment | 15 replies
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Gazeomon: This must be the ugliest camera I have ever seen and I shoot Pentax for 2 years now (K5IIs, K3). My K3 is ugly but a very good photographic tool, I can live with it. This hideous looking new FF thing must be a truly amazing camera then. Not that I am getting too serious about the looks of a camera but I had to swallow hard a couple of times.

Tan 68
Mind reading is not Your strong point.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 20:59 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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Trk: Just want to remind you how Samsung works. Samsung camera divison is together with mobile division. In this industry maximum support is 18 months - I do not know who suddenly decided it is 18 months but all manufacturers in computing industry accepted this. Therefore for Samsung camera consider maximum usefulness 18 months - e.g. new 16-50 PZ lens does not work with Samsung older NX cameras like NX100 and never will unless big push from customers. This is how Samsung works, they do not support product older than 18 months, provide minimal support, perhaps deliberately create incompatibility issues to make customers buy new models.
On the other hand reliable camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon will never do this, you can rely on their honor and service. They maintain compatibility and service all their products.

Trk, did You just say 'reliable camera manufacturers like Nikon and Canon'? I have been with Nikon for many years and left them for their incompetent, arrogant and expensive service culture here in Australia, among other things. I haven't missed them for a second.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 08:52 UTC

This must be the ugliest camera I have ever seen and I shoot Pentax for 2 years now (K5IIs, K3). My K3 is ugly but a very good photographic tool, I can live with it. This hideous looking new FF thing must be a truly amazing camera then. Not that I am getting too serious about the looks of a camera but I had to swallow hard a couple of times.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 08:13 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies
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Saleen1999: Ever since these Mirrorless cameras have been on the market, I still don't understand why they are so popular. Can someone explain what all the hoopla is about?

Been living in a cave somewhere near the Altai mountains for the last 7 years?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 00:31 UTC

DPR has chosen a trashy headline for this interview, which is nothing but speculative garbage.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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