Spectro

Spectro

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On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (320 comments in total)
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blink667: Any idea when the D750 review is going up? I'm curious about what its AF system can do and how that is much improved over the other FF Nikon DSLRs. If it would be way easier to accurately focus manually on the D750 as well... now that would be a major improvement.

it should be in line with the d810, d4s 51af with grouping. Rishi also stated it does face detection with af-s auto and 3d tracking. I think it it is better then the d6xx 39 af (which is good and will get you a lot of sport shots but less keeper then the d750). I posted a link of sport action shots in the early comments below. I am happy to have a d4s AF in a cheaper body.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 18:54 UTC

uber photos

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 18:49 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (320 comments in total)
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rkumar: Great samples by the way, especially the horses + beaches.

One question: Does D750 have face detect AF when shot through the OVF (not live view)? Thx.

rishi

Thanks, I will check in the user manual more often. You are the most proactive editor here. Not just quick responses, but very descriptive description.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:32 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (320 comments in total)
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rkumar: Great samples by the way, especially the horses + beaches.

One question: Does D750 have face detect AF when shot through the OVF (not live view)? Thx.

no face detection on OVF. It has face detection for metering in OVF.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Quiet but significant article (165 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: I get the feeling that an entire industry is slowly dying before our eyes.

yeah right, it is called evolving.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
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hovanphoto: I love the idea of the D750. It has everything I want my D600 to have and I'd be ready to sell and upgrade but of course Nikon killed the resale value of the D600 by releasing the D610. Just typing this post infuriates me. I know this is old news but seeing an upgrade I want and can't manage b/c of Nikon's greed really hurts...thanks again Nikon!

the trade in price of the d600 and d610 isn't that much of a differences. Considering the d600 is a year older. Prosumer camera will not hold its value like the pro camera in the d800 or d4. electronics are all the same, your used tv isn't worth much to anybody, and those get a yearly update.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 03:28 UTC
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alcaher: The is lack of good questions in this interview... Just ONE question about
the about the D300s succesor, knowing that there are hundreds of Pro Dx users in Dpreview.

Where is the d400?
When are we going get a pro/ large buffer Dx camera?
What do you think about the competition (7d2?)
What do you have to say about those d200/d300 users and loyal fans wainting for and upgrade?
This person its afraid of askin more direct question?

didn't you read this:

"'"A certain portion of our DX customers have already moved up to full-frame sensors. But not all. We understand that there is still some demand for a successor to the D300S and all we can say at this moment is that we are studying that demand.""

"studying the demand" equate to:

Basically once the 7dm2 sell well, nikon will probably release one early next year asap.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
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mosswings: This may be a reason why you're not seeing the latest Sony sensors in the latest Nikon cameras:
"When we make sensors we put them in several categories. [At any given time] one category of sensors is reserved purely for Sony cameras - we don’t sell them to other companies. Like the sensor in the A7S. But once we’ve enjoyed this advantage we might sell them on later, after some time has passed. This is the second category."
When Sony's cameras were not fully-baked, their sensor partnership with Nikon gave them the experience and cash flow needed for their own line, and we saw top end Sony sensors in Nikon DSLRs. Now that they're in the business of disrupting the CaNikon consumer camera market, they feel they can afford to be more selective. Don't expect a Sony 4D OSPDAF sensor in a Nikon product anytime soon.

sony has been making sensors for everybody for a long time even on the more elite sensor design. D800 had a year exclusivity on the 36mp. Most iphone are sony sensor, not sure about the latest. Canon used to use their sensor in P&S and now returned with the 1" G series. Sony will sell the 4d ospdaf, look at fuji base sensor hybrid AF. MF cmos cameras are sony sensor, but they made none. When nikon goes mirrorless they will start to use the sony on sensor PDAF. Yes on sensor pdaf does take out spaces and my a7 is nosier then d600 both are 24mp the latter doesn't have on sensor PDAF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:42 UTC

As a7 owner (nex3 at one time), sony e mount lenses lineup is the weakest link. Doesn't matter if sony come out with a lot of innovation in bodies, their eco-system support is weak. Mean consumer won't stay. I looked at the FE roadmap to see any lenses I want. All I see is f4 zoom and overpriced zesis prime lenses. Tried the la3 adapter and the AF is a joke, lap4 I get light lost, but better af. I would like some affordable AF lenses for action and some video. Focus peaking with my nikkor lenses is a hit or miss at larger aperture (not the m4/3 where the DoF is large). This happens a few time when I shot models in low light (fousing on the eyes) the focus peaking can't see it or it showed it is focus and I go home with a untack sharp image.

But thanks for pushing photography,and making sensors for nikon (I guess pentax, hasselbald, fuji too). Funny seeing fuji getting a new hybrid af sensor and camera model a few months after the sony one came out. Same with the d7000.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:34 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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Spectro: The mass consumer has no need for 4k. Dpreview spec photographers are just yapping. There are a lot fewer videophotographers then photographers. That is why gh4 and sony a7s aren't flying off the shelves. Mass consumer dont have 4k tv nor internet speed to watch 4k youtube. But since the competion has it, it is time to offer it in 2015. I do expect movies studio and live sport to have the best video quality 4k or better, not the local commerical video. Those are genertic and 4k wont help it.

I expect a mirrorless dx and d3xx next year. Use the f mount for mirrorless so most nikon users can use their lenses already. Or f mount adapter, that is fine too if it af fast. I dont shot spray and pray photography nor professional sport, so i could care less about the d3xx. But nikon created a camera for them and shouldnt abandoned the user base. I would guess that is the first camera released next year for nikon. Dx is 2015 where fx were mostly udpated in 2014.

the one camera that should have 4k was the d810 just to future proof it. Plus they were saying it was a great video camera. Maybe they can do a firmware update. or crop the sensor some. D4s is huge, more specialized for professional sport photographers. If the competition has it, so should nikon as I said before. Good for the nx1. a7s, gh4 to push Nikon and others. When you are the underdog those companies tend to add new features earlier. Well Sony like to add new features regardless (some has been successful other features not).

For most people like me, 4k would mean I would upgrade my computer, tv, monitor, buy faster internet then my 30mps. But if any camera has 4k would be a plus, but it is low on the priority list. By the time I upgrade my computer, tv..within a year or 2, then I would expect 4k to be higher, but not yet. I do make home videos with my 2 cameras, and they are fine for now. 4k shouldn't even be a the top topic for photography camera, wrong site.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:21 UTC

The mass consumer has no need for 4k. Dpreview spec photographers are just yapping. There are a lot fewer videophotographers then photographers. That is why gh4 and sony a7s aren't flying off the shelves. Mass consumer dont have 4k tv nor internet speed to watch 4k youtube. But since the competion has it, it is time to offer it in 2015. I do expect movies studio and live sport to have the best video quality 4k or better, not the local commerical video. Those are genertic and 4k wont help it.

I expect a mirrorless dx and d3xx next year. Use the f mount for mirrorless so most nikon users can use their lenses already. Or f mount adapter, that is fine too if it af fast. I dont shot spray and pray photography nor professional sport, so i could care less about the d3xx. But nikon created a camera for them and shouldnt abandoned the user base. I would guess that is the first camera released next year for nikon. Dx is 2015 where fx were mostly udpated in 2014.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 44th comment | 7 replies
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (98 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: @DPreview

Could you possibly find an interviewer whose speech is at least in some way intelligible?

her speech wasn't too unintelligble. All she is said was a quick intro, not too much to comprehend. But her accent/ tone wasn't the smoothest. Her vocal seem to resonate more through her nasal cavity then other and her words were slurring with one another. Or maybe she need a different mic or lower it from the mouth, I don't know. Some younger girls/women have this type of high pitch tone and it might sound worst over the mic. I had British's telemarketer called at work and I had no clue what she asked me, I think were were speaking english. Let blame the equipments, it didn't have 4k @ 60fps with a cheap audio in on board chip.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 08:27 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (101 comments in total)
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Lightpath48: I wish the P7800 slides in your report would've been a P8000 with a faster processor, at least. I've recently spent $514 on a D3300 refurb kit instead, and it runs large circles around my old P7700, which had the same processor as the current, now aging P7800. Why they couldn't keep the P Series moving with the field of competition in advanced compacts, is my question.

I think nikon usually announce prosumer dslr late in the year before christmas. D7000, d600, df, d750, d610 has been announced in the fall autumn season. D750 is earlier for this event. I dont know when they release their p&s cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 19:31 UTC

This a maybe for me

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 18:24 UTC as 8th comment
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (78 comments in total)

I read on other site about sony 4d af, that seem interesting. Don't see it here. And where polariod socialmatic camera other sites reported :).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 01:36 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (727 comments in total)
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Spectro: I really want to see the IQ on this one. Samsung didn't get much product reviews in the past and on here. So I went to the store and took some images and wasn't impressed with their last generation. This generation it looks like they put some R&D into it. BSI sensor has been around on smaller P&S and cellphone cameras, not sure why it hasn't moved into larger sensor, I guess cost. Spec looks good, they have some decent lenses now, not like last year or so.

the lens had ois it was the 18-55. I only wanted to see the AF claim they were talking about and it wasn't there yet. The store is best buy which has decent lighting and I have shot in more lower light setting in a run way then that. I will test this out at my local camera shop so I don't need to say anything till I give it my test shots of moving people. I do indoor events and runway stuff so AF in lowlight is something I look for, what do you shoot. If it isn't better then the d750 AF tracking and the lenses then no need for me to get too excited. But his looks like the best offering samsung has pushed out I spec wise, so I am curious again.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (266 comments in total)
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Spectro: more 1" sensor will mean a drop in price for them across the board, especially with the older sony rx100. So I might be in the market for a sub$400 pocket-able camera. At this price ($899) it is just a nitch and only people that will buy them are dpreview readers.

okaysee, if this drops to $320 I would buy it in a heartbeat too, not at $700-900. Would be a nice small system for hiking.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:39 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (107 comments in total)
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Spectro: Actually the d750 body is magnesium alloy and carbon fiber (reinforced thermoplastic composite) not to be mistaken with polycarbonate/plastic (molded). Carbon fiber has obviously been used in expensive cars (Lamborghini), cyclist racing bike (my next bike someday) and in the newer boeing 787 airplane. Magnesium alloy is most of the back and structure while the carbon fiber is the front plate. I haven't played with the d5300 yet, but that is mostly carbon fiber body. The d750 is actually thinner then the d610 from a few top view photos, the lcd screen on top is narrower.

http://d750.org/

Spec wise I like it, would improve more hits then the d6xx AF system, but too early to upgrade as I try to skip a generation (not a pro). Like the wifi and tilting screen as I use those on my sony a7. 4k would future proof it but it is a low property as I use my camera for image and only a few video clip here and there (usually during the holidays).

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D8xx are bigger bodies. People with big hands may have issues with smaller body, but people been using P&S camera and little milc for awhile. Since the nikon scroll wheels are horizontal it doens't need a long body (in the x direction) more in the "Y" direction. This is why i like a battery grip on a nikon. Canon big scroll wheel in the back is rotate vertically so you need the x direction to be longer to if you have a big thumb. Almost half of dpreview readers/poster complicated about back problem and went lighter milc. My back is ok for now, but blackrapid really helps not going back to the default neck strip. I prefer not to walking around as a brand billboard.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (107 comments in total)

Actually the d750 body is magnesium alloy and carbon fiber (reinforced thermoplastic composite) not to be mistaken with polycarbonate/plastic (molded). Carbon fiber has obviously been used in expensive cars (Lamborghini), cyclist racing bike (my next bike someday) and in the newer boeing 787 airplane. Magnesium alloy is most of the back and structure while the carbon fiber is the front plate. I haven't played with the d5300 yet, but that is mostly carbon fiber body. The d750 is actually thinner then the d610 from a few top view photos, the lcd screen on top is narrower.

http://d750.org/

Spec wise I like it, would improve more hits then the d6xx AF system, but too early to upgrade as I try to skip a generation (not a pro). Like the wifi and tilting screen as I use those on my sony a7. 4k would future proof it but it is a low property as I use my camera for image and only a few video clip here and there (usually during the holidays).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:24 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (727 comments in total)

I really want to see the IQ on this one. Samsung didn't get much product reviews in the past and on here. So I went to the store and took some images and wasn't impressed with their last generation. This generation it looks like they put some R&D into it. BSI sensor has been around on smaller P&S and cellphone cameras, not sure why it hasn't moved into larger sensor, I guess cost. Spec looks good, they have some decent lenses now, not like last year or so.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 04:16 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies
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