jjlmoose

jjlmoose

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

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Ken Aisin: Did Nikon do this on purpose to screw third party manufacturers?

How ridiculous...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 22:39 UTC
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FelixC2013: It looks like very sloppy reverse engineering on Phottix part. The photo shows very poor alignment with the Nikon contact points. It is not Nikon's responsibility to provide every manufacturer with their specs for their hot shoe. The problem with reverse engineering is that you do not know what the tolerances are of the design, so your product is a crap shoot, it may work with one camera and the next it won't.

And for those are are crying ISO, Nikon specs says they provide a accessory shoe, no where do they state it is an ISO hot shoe.

Phottix took a short cut and now will pay the price.

I'm sure Nikon's flashes work just fine with Nikon's cameras... Why should any manufacturer making proprietary accessories have to conform to any standards?

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 22:38 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1223 comments in total)
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FiveForm: Hmmmm....
Let's see. Fifteen Hundred for an NX1 body and I paid four-fifty for my new a6000 from Adorama this past holiday season. So, this body is worth more than three times an a6000? It is that good? I'm really not seeing where in this review that would be substantiated....
One reason for not changing brands is familiarity and lenses. I feel that all cameras are now at the point where you can buy one and settle on it for a bit, even with the sirens calling from the shores of other brands and models...

I just came over here from DXOMark thinking the same thing after seeing the sensors are virtually the same.. I'm not brand-centric, but it sure make me feel like I got a deal with my A6000.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 23:25 UTC
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mbrobich: Why not let us buy USB to lens connectors like Sigma and we'll apply the goddarn update ourselves. Never seen a Fawking backwards company like Nikon. They want to control us at every turn.........

Because then you would probably just complain about Nikon making you buy a special USB cable and dock to have to update your firmware once in a blue moon ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 12:28 UTC
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codeNsnap: Dear Nikon,

Have a very small feature request for the D750 – a setting to prevent the LCD display from turning on when the ISO button is pressed. The ISO value is always visible in the top LED screen and the viewfinder display. Always turning on the LCD display when ISO button is pressed is unnecessary and distracting for some of us users; so it would be nice to have an option to turn this behavior off. Given the positive direction in which Nikon's customer service response is recently going, I really hope this simple option will be a part of this/next firmware upgrade.

Thanks.

Not a problem if you use auto ISO or easy ISO...both of which work so well I rarely, if ever have to manually set ISO by holding the button.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
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AlexisH: My 3 line summary of the interview:

"Thank you very much for your idea!!
We will explore the possibility in the future.
We’ll ensure the best product mix to meet the wide range of customer needs."

They were polite and they deflected all interesting questions into explanations about how great their current product line is. The only time they provided answers was when they could talk about the improvements in their products. I liked the bit about the ISO 200 of the D810A.

Do you think for a minute that if DPreview published information that they were asked NOT to discuss, that they would ever get another interview? Come on...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 23:54 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?

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 (364 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 (1929 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 105th comment
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 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 (364 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 (1929 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 134th comment
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 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 (1929 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 (1929 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 (1929 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
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