Just Ed

Just Ed

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1072 comments in total)
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HFLM: On Nikonrumors a response of Nikon can be found to one commentor:
"I am sorry to learn about your disappointment [...] however that we are aware of the this effect and Nikon considers it to be within the quality standards. When photographing scenes with an extremely bright light source (such as the sun or high intensity lighting) is at a certain position along the top border of the frame, this sort of visual effect is common and may occur when shooting using any digital SLR camera.Therefore it does not indicate a problem with the camera's design and we do not plan to implement any measures to address this."
http://nikonrumors.com/2014/12/22/nikon-d750-reflectionflare-issue-possible-solution-found.aspx/#comments

This is an issue which seems to apply to some body assemblies but not all...that equals poor quality control.

Are they rushing new bodies to market too quickly?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 00:12 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1072 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: This is a fantastic camera - well done Nikon! However, I can't help thinking that many potential purchasers of it are going to wait until after Olympus's EM-5 replacement, an allegedly 40MP wonder camera, is tested.

bluevellet, I think some look at the ratings and think that the score is an absolute benchmark when compared with all cameras of all types and formats.

Not DP's fault, SOME can't see beyond a simple ratings number.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 19:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1072 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: This is a fantastic camera - well done Nikon! However, I can't help thinking that many potential purchasers of it are going to wait until after Olympus's EM-5 replacement, an allegedly 40MP wonder camera, is tested.

Looking at the stills lab comparison the old EM-5 gets thoroughly trounced by the D750, so the "replacement" Oly is going to have to offer more than 40 mp.

This is not to bad mouth the EM-5, but the two sensors are clearly in a different league. It depends on how large of a camera you want to deal with mostly.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 00:29 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1072 comments in total)
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Just Ed: It sounds like a great camera, but honestly in price you should compare it to the Canon 5D mkiii. 6d's can be had for under 1400 after rebate, 1500 from Adorama or B&H.

Still, i am happy that Nikon has produced such a fineFF entry!

I got to use the new Canon 100-400 Sunday and it is very impressive. Put 2200 into a lens like that it will be a better long term investment, IMO.

I was comparing todays prices. In 6 months the 6d might be lower or a newer model available.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1072 comments in total)

It sounds like a great camera, but honestly in price you should compare it to the Canon 5D mkiii. 6d's can be had for under 1400 after rebate, 1500 from Adorama or B&H.

Still, i am happy that Nikon has produced such a fineFF entry!

I got to use the new Canon 100-400 Sunday and it is very impressive. Put 2200 into a lens like that it will be a better long term investment, IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 66th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1166 comments in total)

My only observation is that for almost the same money you can get a 6D, have had two and love 'em. About to buy a third but only because one was stolen.

Its the final image that counts not who makes the sensor or what the specs are. Honestly that final image mostly has to do with the photographer or lack thereof.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 19:25 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Hmm, what have we got here? A manufacturer that makes the best lenses south of Leica and Zeiss, with a wonderful tradition of quality throughout its history. They make no less than six full-frame models, all of them highly respected by their image quality; they are at the forefront of their industry in terms of effective, useful innovation and, despite relying almost exclusively on their cameras and lenses, they are still the second largest photography manufacturer. Professionals all over the world use Nikon for the most demanding jobs. I'd say they deserve some respect for all this, but how do people react to a simple interview?
- We want 4K;
- We want cropped sensors;
- We want crappy mirrorless;
- We don't care for wonderfully bright viewfinders, we just want dumb electronic ones;
- We want E-mount;
- And X- mount;
- We want useless features that add nothing to image quality.
The photography community has gone insane.

I think Canon and Nikon will still be the market leaders when Sony pulls out or downscales their presence in DSLR and Mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 14:51 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Just Ed: Having a problem finding that "Puke color" referred to in another article. ;-)

Yes SirSeth and it may be how each camera automatically adjusts white balance. Still it seems odd to me that a pro, disliking the color output would not set up custom white balance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 17:08 UTC
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)

Wow, look at the cost per roll. Glad I am digital!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 5th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Just Ed: Having a problem finding that "Puke color" referred to in another article. ;-)

SirSeth, was looking at the samples posted and the 7D and 7Dii look the same color wise to me. It compares quite well with the 5D mmiii and 6D (which I own). So did not understand her statement about the 7D, should have been clearer in my post.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 00:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)

Having a problem finding that "Puke color" referred to in another article. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 122nd comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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MisterPootieCat: Sorry Bettina, you lost me at "a color profile that reminded me of puke". It sounds like you can't even figure out how to get the color profile right. There's no evidence to support your claim either.

I wonder if she was refering to images captured under stadium lights?

I like the 5D mk iii and 6d for their color rendition in natural light though have not used a 7D.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Ken Rockwell has just published snapshots on the D750 with the 20mm f/1.8.

http://kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

To me this represents outstanding journalistic quality in time and precision. Why cannot the so much larger <dpreview> deliver?

No axe to grind with KR but the shot seems to mostly highlight the cameras HDR capability. Are those wavy lines at the top of the red brick buildings old signs or moire'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

Am a Canon user and love 'em.
However, doesn't the phrase "At Canon, We See Impossible"
have a negative connotation? How about ...At Canon, what others call impossible we see as a challenge? Or something like that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 16:07 UTC as 410th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The worst things about the D7100 are high ISO noise and no protective cover for the screen, which is a "real pain".

Here Nikon go one step further into lunacy by expecting you to scratch the screen as you wreck its delicate and poorly implemented mechanism yourself, ensuring you go out and buy the next replacement which MAY have a screen that folds into the body.

As there's nothing wrong with a D610 what exactly are they playing at? Us?

Don't own a D610 but did have a D600. From what I have read the 750 is much better at focusing in low light than either. That was something I disliked about the D600, but it might not be important to you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 18:58 UTC
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Zeisschen: Does anybody here actually use that software coming with your cameras? I always have the feeling all camera makers just have to give that kind of software so nobody can complain about not beeing able to open raw files in Adobe etc when the camera comes out.
Seriously, I'm just interested. I for myself never touched any of them, didn't even give it a try. Did I miss anything?

EOS Utility allows control of the camera from your computer as well as the transfer of images.

DPP is far cheaper than the alternatives.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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abortabort: Every time I read that 'serious Canon mirrorless is coming soon' gets me excited and then remember the 'we are already serious about mirrorless', this just says to me:

EOS-M = Serious
New mirrorless = Serious
New Mirrorless = More EOS-M

If you want people to believe that you are about to be releasing 'serious mirrorless' don't turn around and say that your laughed-out-of-north-america EOS-M line IS serious.

Justaphotographer, you hit the nail on the head with your last paragraph.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
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Just Ed: Yep, DPR is trolling for bad comments about Canon.

I think the DP staff has a unhealthy obsession with white cameras and accessories from any manufacturer. Think they post about them to hold the mfr up to ridicule.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 15:50 UTC

Yep, DPR is trolling for bad comments about Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
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Just Ed: For years I have been hearing about the pending demise of Apple, now the demise of Canon is predicted by the opinionated DP nerds. I should buy some Canon stock, my Apple shares over the last six years have allowed me to by a 27" iMac, two iPads , pay off my SUV and buy a Canon 6D with 24-70 f/4 and I still have more money than the original stock investment. Starbucks is doing fine also, but unfortunately I sold their stock when they came out with VIA, silly me!!!

Yes, my dear DP nerds:

Canon is dead
Apple is dead
Nikon is dead
Starbuck's has instant coffee

Somehow I think they know how to run their own businesses.

Gbdz, so that IF Canon or Nikon copied an Oly design they could crow that Olympus did it first. (Sarcasm)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
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