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sgoldswo

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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1831 comments in total)
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bensherman: Is Dpreview working for Nikon by any chance? To begin with they missed the whole flare issue,then denied it and now this so called investigation (primitive compared to other review sites) that had to bring Canon in make dpreview feel good about their argument....Plain silly!

@bensherman, why do you continually post negativity and personal attacks? What exactly is wrong with benchmarking the issue against a equivalently sensor DSLR camera from another brand?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
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Stitzer23: i hope dpr can do a test on this in addition to just saying the unit they reviewed didnt have this problem. im sure they can round up a coupla d750s, point them at the sun (or just below) and tell us something. it will make for a nice blurb and complement their review. and we will have another place to argue.

Most of the cameras that even have the issue don't exhibit it in the presence of the sun, only in the presence of flashlights pointed by over anxious owners into their cameras while filming them with iPhones. Or so youtube would have you believe..

I jest of course. There is a serious point here though that not all of the cameras where the effect can even be demonstrated show the effect in real world conditions. Having said that with a wry smile to myself, if I had a camera that demonstrated this phenomena badly in real world conditions I would expect Nikon to repair it. I just don't, despite many attempts to provoke it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 20:56 UTC
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mayurgogoi: HMMM..Now be ready for 850!Some Ghosts are inside !Nikon has been trying to lift up from wounds !Now not big ,but at least a wound!Little salt in a wound!Future !It is a bitter experience for customers although!

What is an "electronic eye platform"? I'm not even going to ask about the "bad boy" ;-)

I still don't understand. It reads like you put it through google translate twice...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 20:49 UTC
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nekrosoft13: waiting for announcement of Nikon D760 ;)

Suspect you may grow old and grey waiting for a D760...
As it is the D750 outperforms most other cameras in this segment other than the D810. You certainly could use it as a hobby camera (it's smaller enough) but it's also robust and functional enough for much more serious use.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 13:47 UTC
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Tito Laca: Hi all, I am most likely to buy this camera very soon, when Nikon says that it will fix/repair all affected cameras from consumers from the end of January, am I to understand that they would also fix and repair the cameras that are still on the shelves today. Are all potential buyers free from the risk of getting a faulty camera again ?

Tito Laca. Not sure what Mike FL is rambling on about here since most refurbished products are simply open box items returned to the manufacturer and are no more or less likely to have the problem right now than a new one. Since this is so minor in the first place (see PhotographyLife's article on this) I would suggest getting a new body now or waiting until February.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
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Mike FL: At first, Nikon tried to play hardball to its customer just liking Nikon did for "OIL LEAKING" at first, but it did not working b/c customer just return the D750.

As seem from below:

>> The high-light are from UK NIKON's response to the "FAULTY cameras",

"...I would like confirm however that we are aware of the this effect and Nikon considers it to be within the quality standards.

... 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..."

>> The Link from DP
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54981286

>>> The user did right thing "Just returned my brand new d750 for a full refund".

This is NOT liking "OIL LEAKING" while most of the customer are way passed the "RETURN WINDOW".

BUT, D750's "FAULTY" was being found @X-MAS, and MOST of "FAULTY cameras" were being sold are still in the "RETURN WINDOW"...

Didn't we conclude that message was likely non-genuine? The posters of it lacked credibility and the text itself is riddled with basic mistakes in English.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 13:35 UTC
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buybuybuy: Nikon is ready to follow one impossible feat--acknowledging a problem on time--with another impossible feat--fixing an imaginary issue.

Fanboys and fangirls, rejoice?

Really? One person publishes a thread with alleged in the title and suddenly no one believed there was a problem?

Shall I find the posts where the people you are slagging off accurately predicted nikon's response, or wouldn't that fit with your narrative? Oh I see, you've misunderstood what people meant by"non issue"...

Nice to put a spin on things isn't it...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 09:40 UTC
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Valen305: Dang, these are huge! Why can't they make small yet moderately fast wide and tele primes like the Contax G line's Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 and 90mm f/2.8?! These are ridiculous.

They can (35mm F2.8) and they should

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 09:21 UTC
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samhain: I just can't take any full frame system that doesn't have a 50/1.4 seriously. That should've been the FIRST lens they released.
85/2 or 90/2 should've been 2nd.

7 new lenses later and still no dedicated portrait lens, with the only 'fast' lens being a wide angle?

The only lens in that entire lineup that's even halfway appealing is the 35/1.4, and that's a focal length that I've never felt the need to have a lens faster than f2.

I just don't get Sony cameras. Every new product, I'm left feeling the same way: Close, but no cigar.
One of these days they'll nail it.

It seems pointless to me to create F1.4 lenses if they are going to be large. In contrast I find the 35mm F1.4 uninteresting. The only lens that's interesting in this selection is the 28mm F2 and the converters. I wish Sony would ignore the "fast lenses are everything" brigade. The 35mm F2.8 is the lens I use the most. I would love to see 50 and 20mm F2.8 lenses of a similar optical quality

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 09:20 UTC
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DenWil: Just goes to prove that camera enthusiasts will go to any lengths to generate a problem, even shooting directly into the sun.

In over a quarter century not one job I have been hired to shoot featured that scenario. Then again I have not seen one image posted from a D750 that was rejected by an editor or art director for flare.

digiart, may also be worth pointing out that I've taken thousands of frames with a D750 in the conditions that are apparently problematic: landscape photos where the sun is just above (not in) the FOV. Never once have I seen this phenomena. That's not to say others do, but the skepticism you may detect stems from the fact this is not only difficult to reproduce, but also affects a minority of D750 bodies as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
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DenWil: Just goes to prove that camera enthusiasts will go to any lengths to generate a problem, even shooting directly into the sun.

In over a quarter century not one job I have been hired to shoot featured that scenario. Then again I have not seen one image posted from a D750 that was rejected by an editor or art director for flare.

There will be a tro... I mean concerned owner along in a minute to tell you that you had to have the light source just above, but not in frame. Oh, and you had to look for it in liveview... As you can see, these are easily replicable shooting conditions.

I loved the "if you can't find it you aren't doing it right" posts....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
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mayurgogoi: HMMM..Now be ready for 850!Some Ghosts are inside !Nikon has been trying to lift up from wounds !Now not big ,but at least a wound!Little salt in a wound!Future !It is a bitter experience for customers although!

"Some Ghosts are inside !"
It makes about as much sense as conceptual Jazz to me. If he means the issue with the D810 initial firmware (and who knows, he may just be concerned about paranormal activity at Nikon HQ) it might as well have been ghosts causing it for all the substance it had...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 17:49 UTC
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mayurgogoi: HMMM..Now be ready for 850!Some Ghosts are inside !Nikon has been trying to lift up from wounds !Now not big ,but at least a wound!Little salt in a wound!Future !It is a bitter experience for customers although!

What are you trying to say? I don't understand you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 17:38 UTC
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ecube: When Nikons were 100% made in Japan, I don't remember any manufacturing problems that now seem prevalent. I am curious of the origin of the components of the affected units.

D800 and D800E were made in Japan. My D800E creaked, struggled to focus consistently at F1.4 and many others suffered from serious left side AF issues. My D810 (made in thailand) is built like a tank and has had no mechanical issues whatsoever.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 17:37 UTC
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Zeisschen: So next week Nikon is going to release the D760?

Sounds like the D760 is what it was always going to be given this was a relative non-issue for the vast majority - imaginary.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:34 UTC
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Horshack: Wow, Nikon issued a release indicating they were looking at the issue only weeks after it was first discovered and now they've announced a planned fix before they even have the full logistics worked out. This is an incredibly fast response and a drastic turnaround vs how they were handling issues just a year ago. Kudos to Nikon. Let's hope this represents a new era in customer support for Nikon customers.

Agree, and credit to Nikon for realising they need to take a leaf from the likes of Fuji when it comes to these things, but you do wonder if the speed of response is related to the relatively low incidence and/or impact of this issue (it probably doesn't feel like that if you have an affected camera though). Not that any of that is a bad thing...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
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bartolyni: Knowing Nikon's track record it will be tug-of-war before the repair takes place....
Bring on D760 soon to be replaced by D760s

It's OK Bartolyni, I think you can get back in your box now and rest easy...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1831 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: As someone who has rather a lot of money "invested" in high-end Nikon lenses which sometimes hang off a D700, I now mostly shoot M43. Obviously I'd like the option of shooting higher resolution FF now and again (mainly for the capacity to crop heavily when shooting wildlife). But there's no way I'm buying another DSLR. Maybe when Nikon eventually introduce a mirrorless FF camera that will accept my lenses I'll spend some more money with Nikon. It's long overdue. I'm well aware what DSLRs can do that mirrorless can't - yet - but for me the DSLR is a dinosaur and the sooner it's extinct the better.

@K E Hoffman, to be clear, I've used both the Sony A7 series and Fuji X-T1 extensively and no, the EVFs aren't as good as the OVFs on my Nikons. It's also worth noting that my Nikons give me two options in terms of manual focus, visual and digital rangefinder. Both are more accurate than my experience of focus peaking

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 04:37 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1831 comments in total)
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RanL: A very nice review. Would have been nicer if it said something about the (alleged) flare-blockage / internal reflections / "black bandit" issue that's been so extensively debated on the forums (here and elsewhere) lately. It would have been nice to get a word on this from an authoritative and reliable source.
Right now that (possible) issue is the only thing holding me back from ordering this camera (I find myself shooting backlit scenes quite often).

Cannot replicate this with my D750 and have never seen it in use. Smells like a trolling campaign to me

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 03:24 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1831 comments in total)
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Horshack: Dpreview staff: Have you tried reproducing the D750 veiling flare "cut off" issue being discussed in the Nikon FX forum? I know many think the concern is overdone but for those who'd like to see it addressed by Nikon it would be nice if you guys could test it yourselves and bring it to Nikon's attention.

Horshack, really? I can't even get my D750 to do this with any lens. Even those who can seem to have to recreate conditions that no one would ever actually take a photo in. Further, we have suspicious YouTube videos circulating that look doctored/exaggerated. It's easy to be cynical about how real or material this is in those conditions.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
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