Robert Marooni: Dear DPREVIEW,
Until today I was you fan, but today you lost me.This article is just an excuse for a glorified article of a faulty camera. Any of you are working for Nikon department of marketing? Because you just started to sound like them.And what is worst, everything you wrote until now comes into questioning. That bad was your excuse for a probably paid article you wrote for D750.
Sorry guys, but you are no longer the no1 reference in the review industry.
Dear...Simple man: it is great for you, it seems, to learn new words, like fanboy, troll, etc. It is not that great to be impolite, or, bluntly said, just rude, and to make statements that are against someone. Using various epithets, you know... And to play a "zero sum game", in writing, you being the wise, knows everything guy. Unfortunately, you are not alone. Be sure, introspection might help you, maybe not today, but somewhere in the mid to long term future. It might even drive you to maturity. P. S.: when dealing with people, just remember this: "Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi".
@Vignes: read the other way around, please. I think that giving the 7D II a Silver was a serious mistake, there are cameras not even close that got Gold. So, what to say... It doesn't matter now, however. Trust is long gone. This does not mean that there are no poor Canon cameras out there (because there are), or very good Nikon cameras.
@Keith: oh dear oh dear - D7100 = DPR Gold Award; 7D II = DPR Silver Award. DPR logical conclusion "sold" to the masses: D7100 = outperformed the 7D II. Masses are in agreement with DPR logical conclusion... But, like the French used to say: "le peuple, mais pas la foule..."
AbrasiveReducer: Say you were working for a small company and not getting the publicity you felt was deserved...Instead of spending tons of money on pure photography, leave a screw out somewhere and your product will be in the news every day for months. All for a problem that is easily fixed. And between shows, too when there is no other news.
Yes. And these are always "the others". Because introspection is missing, too.
Zerg2905: 1D-X, the "prone to flare as well camera", should get the regular Silver Award.
Nope. But, if I will spot this sort of issue I will report it here (for fairness).
Yes. This is why for 2015 I plan to reduce posts with 60%, minimum. :-)
Ask the 7D Mk II. Naaah, that's not a pro camera. Not even close.
1D-X, the "prone to flare as well camera", should get the regular Silver Award.
He he, yes, it is in the Marketing book... :) :) :)
Sad Joe: Bound to happen - Canon will loose its Number One slot fairly soon as people use other tech to take and share photos. For Nikon this can hardly be a surprise/shock. I recall saying to another professional photographer a few years back that Canon & Nikon would both end up selling branded photo related APPS as the last shot from two once mighty companies. Its coming..
Nice. But can you predict when, precisely? :-)
Zerg2905: Get used with it. My brand new 50K EUR car "lost" its DSG (hi tech automatic gearbox) after just...409 Km!!! The representative office service was unable to determine the issue, so they asked the factory, and the factory sent a new DSG in a box. I was informed afterwards that an entire batch of those DSGs had various issues, and that many cars were "recalled". One important point: this DSG stuff can be considered mature tech by now. But, if you have technology, you will always have issues. Minor or major.
That (the myths), again, I can confirm myself.
Good. I hope this and other products will keep Metz in the business.
Gaining more experience with the camera I realize that it needs one or two lenses that Canon will never build: EF 17(or 15, why not...)-55 f/2.8 L USM IS or, even a EF 17-70 f/4 L USM (or STM) IS... sort of a "premium" standard zoom useful for APS-C, easy to make a photo kit when paired with a 70-200... The Sigma 17-70 is not weather sealed, unfortunately... And outdoor I use the (old but strong) 24-70 version I so far (or the 17-40...)...but, other sealed, L class standard zoom lenses...?
This is the mighty Canon response. To the D750 issue. :D
Repaired under warranty, with spare car provided.
Right. I was not aware, but even so, you expect people to fix things they install in premium priced products (e.g., cars). I have another one: brand new three letter acronym car, 3-series, that large wheel-like item that transits the force of the engine to the gearbox shattered (literally), fortunately no one (my friend was with his family) was hurt... What to say... Is brand "X" poor?
Get used with it. My brand new 50K EUR car "lost" its DSG (hi tech automatic gearbox) after just...409 Km!!! The representative office service was unable to determine the issue, so they asked the factory, and the factory sent a new DSG in a box. I was informed afterwards that an entire batch of those DSGs had various issues, and that many cars were "recalled". One important point: this DSG stuff can be considered mature tech by now. But, if you have technology, you will always have issues. Minor or major.
charleswood: I think a problem with some specimens can not spoil the general judgment on a digital camera that is perhaps the best presented in recent times. Moreover, even automakers like BMW to Mercedes have acknowledged problems with some of their models without having to launch on the market something new. This D750 is a great camera, the review of the DPR is absolutely right
@Mike FL: you are not right, in my opinion - this is not a review methodology issue, or a review conclusion issue, or a biased perspective. DPR cannot spot all the design/manufacturing errors during the review. D750 is a very good camera - and honestly "like no other" in the FF world - so it should get the Gold Award. The same was true for 7DII...but... that's another story.