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.
IBIS only accounts for moment around certain axis. The in lens OSS compliments it.
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 ;)
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...
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.
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...
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!
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"?
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!
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.
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...?
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...
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.
Yeah, but on the focus point chosen for that exposure? If so I've never found that before...
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.
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...
Just for fun, compare the 7D MkII video frames to the tiny Sony RX100III... Poor Canon...
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.
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.jpghttps://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. ;-)
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...