jjlmoose

jjlmoose

Lives in United States Bayville, USA, NJ, United States
Joined on Jul 18, 2007

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Photoman: Why does Leica make small lenses for their M bodies, but Sony make them big? Do they need to change their body physics?

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5893009647/sony-announces-alpha-7-ii-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-with-5-axis-is
...talks about how OSS and IBIS work together.. 5 degrees of freedom alone are not enough to compensate unless the center of the sensor is the center of rotation around that axis.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 01:25 UTC
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Photoman: Why does Leica make small lenses for their M bodies, but Sony make them big? Do they need to change their body physics?

IBIS only accounts for moment around certain axis. The in lens OSS compliments it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 00:18 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "I own it = 484" and "I had it = 78".

So 16% of the D750 were being returned. The rest of them missed "Returning Window", and need to be refurbished by Nikon.

Any one got "Black DOT SPECIAL EDITION"?

Don't worry, the only people that click the "I had it" button are haters...
I doubt anyone that's owned and used a D750 want's to willingly part with it ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1874 comments in total)

Two things that are amazing to me about this whole thing are:
1) the overwhelming number of people in the comments section that seem to think the position of the autofocus sensor CAUSES flare.
2) the fact that I still haven't seen one example of a decent shot that was "ruined" by banding/shading of the flare.
Maybe it's time to stop the witch hunt...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 03:43 UTC as 77th comment
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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G1Houston: If the "issue" in the camera causes not only flare but also front focusing, why shouldn't we be worried? Is AF inaccuracy a serious issue?

So by that logic the 5D MarkIII, D810, 1Dx are all not good cameras because they require the same or more adjustment? I'm sure there are plenty of people that don't bother to calibrate each of their lenses to each of their bodies and get perfectly acceptable results. The fine tune is just that...a fine tuning adjustment. No two lenses are exactly the same just as no two bodies are exactly the same...hence the ability to adjust. If you don't feel like going the extra mile to use this feature, you may or may not be getting the most out of your cameras AF...but, there's a reason it exists in all good DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 13:45 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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G1Houston: If the "issue" in the camera causes not only flare but also front focusing, why shouldn't we be worried? Is AF inaccuracy a serious issue?

Read the article...

"the AF fine tune values I had to use were nothing uncommmon: +12 and +4 for the 'worse' and 'better' bodies, respectively, with the Sigma lens. I've routinely had to use AF microadjustment values close to or in the teens for many cameras, including 5D Mark IIIs, D810s, 1D Xs, etc."

...Oh, and the "issue" does not CAUSE flare...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 23:56 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1874 comments in total)

Rishi, I know there's a lot of info out there on fine tuning your autofocus for each lens, but I would love to know the process that dpreview uses. Is this something that you might consider doing a short article on? Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 13:04 UTC as 106th comment
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (372 comments in total)
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OR2BAJA: I love my D750 and I have an affected body. I have shot a ton outside and have not been able to replicate the issue. I think people are still hesitant about how the D600 was handled but it seems that Nikon is squaring away this issue.

Sal, how can you state that ALL bodies are affected? Mine isn't, and two others I've tried aren't... How is a body affected if it doesn't have the "problem"?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
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nikheat: I checked my serial number (2004727) and the site says it is affected, but I have run every test I can and have read/seen and am unable to replicate any banded flare (not even a little bit).

So the question would be, should I still send it in? My initial reaction is no, how do they fix something that isnt broken? As I understand it, the D600 had a shutter replacement, but it seems the D750 only needs an adjustment.

Don't waste your time and risk having your camera tossed around by a bunch of clowns at UPS... If you don't have a problem, why send it back? Enjoy it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 22:25 UTC

So one day I asked Siri, "where is the nearest came store?" After 'thinking' for a few seconds 'she' replied "what's wrong with the camera you're holding?" I laughed out loud, asked again and got a more normal response with some camera stores in the area (if you consider Best Buy a camera store). Apple's marketing obviously doesn't think you need anything else, and it seems to be working... Try it and see what happens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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mais51: When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.

Funny...mine (and I'm guessing the majority of others) are "fault-free". Let me know when you find that alternate universe where everything is 100% all the time. In the mean time, I'll be enjoying shooting with my D750. ;)

Ugh...is this all this comment section is good for anymore...?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 22:45 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1874 comments in total)
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Plastek: Frozen hell! Nikon got Sony-style tiltable LCD!

Shame that it's only like the one in lower-end cameras, with no swiveling to the sides, but still: progress is progress.

Well done Nikon.

Big reasons to avoid them like what? According to Nikon, not having a big hole in the back of the camera body actually makes it stronger... Seems like pros would want that...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 23:59 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1874 comments in total)
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jjlmoose: Had the D750 for a couple months now...this review doesn't even do this camera the justice it deserves. Having shot with the D70, D90, D7000, D7100, D300, D700, D3 and D800E I've witnessed the evolution of the DX and FX lines and the improvement of the sensors with each new model. With the amount of information that can be extracted from the D750s RAW files, it really is in a class of its own in that I've never seen a larger singular improvement. Other features like an orientation sensor that senses whether you're shooting in landscape or portrait mode and remembers and automatically changes your focus point for each, customizable auto ISO with a focal length dependent min shutter speed, being able to set the OK button to snap to a 100% crop of your chosen focus point all help to make this one of the best cameras I've owned. Great Job, Nikon.

Wow...rough crowd. My point regarding dynamic range was that this is the largest singular improvement I've seen in a Nikon/Sony sensor. Maybe my editing skill have improved over the years and I'm just now noticing...who knows. While I admit I must have missed the snap to focus point feature in the past, I was simply trying to illustrate some of the great features of the D750 and point them out here in the forum <since I know not everyone reads the whole review>. For me, the price/features/size/performance ratio is perfect. Great review Rishi, keep up the good work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1874 comments in total)
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jjlmoose: Had the D750 for a couple months now...this review doesn't even do this camera the justice it deserves. Having shot with the D70, D90, D7000, D7100, D300, D700, D3 and D800E I've witnessed the evolution of the DX and FX lines and the improvement of the sensors with each new model. With the amount of information that can be extracted from the D750s RAW files, it really is in a class of its own in that I've never seen a larger singular improvement. Other features like an orientation sensor that senses whether you're shooting in landscape or portrait mode and remembers and automatically changes your focus point for each, customizable auto ISO with a focal length dependent min shutter speed, being able to set the OK button to snap to a 100% crop of your chosen focus point all help to make this one of the best cameras I've owned. Great Job, Nikon.

Yeah, but on the focus point chosen for that exposure? If so I've never found that before...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 20:09 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1874 comments in total)

Had the D750 for a couple months now...this review doesn't even do this camera the justice it deserves. Having shot with the D70, D90, D7000, D7100, D300, D700, D3 and D800E I've witnessed the evolution of the DX and FX lines and the improvement of the sensors with each new model. With the amount of information that can be extracted from the D750s RAW files, it really is in a class of its own in that I've never seen a larger singular improvement. Other features like an orientation sensor that senses whether you're shooting in landscape or portrait mode and remembers and automatically changes your focus point for each, customizable auto ISO with a focal length dependent min shutter speed, being able to set the OK button to snap to a 100% crop of your chosen focus point all help to make this one of the best cameras I've owned. Great Job, Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 334th comment | 9 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1261 comments in total)
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jjlmoose: Just for fun, compare the 7D MkII video frames to the tiny Sony RX100III... Poor Canon...

Don't know how many serious videographers are concerned with 3D focus tracking (since my comment did have to do with the video capabilities)... But on the subject of focus tracking, thats one of the reasons my other camera is a D750...(Again) Poor Canon...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1261 comments in total)

Just for fun, compare the 7D MkII video frames to the tiny Sony RX100III... Poor Canon...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 249th comment | 2 replies
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (102 comments in total)

Very well written article and wonderful capture. Thank you for sharing your technique. It's sad that more people don't take it for what it's worth and feel the need to criticize in any capacity. Articles like this inspire me to shoot similar scenes with the added confidence of having other options and techniques that I would not have thought of myself. Please keep up the good work and keep these articles coming. Thank you, Erez.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 16:41 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Drift Stealth 2 action camera is maker's smallest yet article (39 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: With $299 5.5" smartphones having 4K UHD @30fps and 720p @240fps that cost $17.50 why should this toy camera cost $249 ?
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3942/15294892540_6e6a92d89a_b.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y4GvxAHFxU

Not sure how many $299 smartphones with 4K video are available out there.. The Samsung Note 3, Sony Xperia, LG G3 etc..are all in the $550-900 range outright. If you paid $299 with the obligatory 2 year contract, your 4K camera would wind up costing you about $2700 by the time it was obsolete...plus you'd look kind of silly going down the ski slope with a phablet perched atop your head. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On Drift Stealth 2 action camera is maker's smallest yet article (39 comments in total)
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miiicho: 3.15 x 1.65 x 1.06 inches ?
I don't buy it unless it's metric!

...and then those that botched the Hubble space telescope because they couldn't convert between the two...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
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