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On Roger Cicala gives Nikon D610 a clean bill of health article (91 comments in total)
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AlpCns2: Good to know that Nikon has apparently improved quality control on those shutter mechanisms, despite the fact that the entire D600 "issue" has been completely blown out of proportion. As has been proven by several renowned and respected professional photographers / camera reviewers - such as Thom Hogan.

Having said that, Nikon should have handled the relatively few people that had indeed genuine issues better and more professionally. This has dented their reputation and as a consequence, customer confidence.

Oh and BTW, I have two D600's - and never had any issues with them.

Blown out of proportion? You need to follow Thom Hogan's site more closely:

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/risk-and-reward--more-d600.html

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/what-should-d600-owners-do.html

"Evidence shows that the debris/splatter problem is related to usage. Shoot 500 images and you might not see it. Shoot 2000 images and you might begin to see it. Shoot 4000 images and if the problem is there you'll definitely see it. So first things first: how many images have you shot with your D600? If the number is less than 5000, I'd suggest that you need to get there first before declaring your camera free of problems."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 14:01 UTC
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)
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CeleryBeats: It all boils down to the same question. Why would i buy this???

BECAUSE IT'S A NIKON! :D

Yup. We'll see how big this group of stalwart fans is. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:58 UTC
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

Too large, too heavy, too expensive. No video.

Not competitive to Sony A7/A7R. Not even close.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 07:05 UTC as 102nd comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (624 comments in total)
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photosen: I've seldom agreed so much with DPreview... "The cutting-edge stalwart" just about sums it up... "a sensible, indeed desirable upgrade to the EOS 60D".

I was expecting a really boring 70D and was happily surprised; when I have the money it's going very difficult to say no to it, even though I follow what other brands are doing, and in spite of the full frame siren calls... it just does everything I need it to do, and opens a couple of interesting avenues with wifi and that new autofocus...

The 60D was one of my all time favorite cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 04:44 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (624 comments in total)
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RStyga: I can't see how this sensor is competitive in the APS-C arena today, especially at high-ISO. K-500 provides significantly better high-ISO IQ. 70D's 'new' sensor is as disappointing as 50D's was, when released, back then. The Gold Award is an overall assessment of how much DPR 'likes' this camera... I think I don't 'like' it as much...

I picked Sony Nex-6 and Nikon D7100. All look comparable to me at ISO 6400 RAW. Only the K-500 has strikingly low noise, at the expense of image details.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 03:51 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (624 comments in total)
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RStyga: I can't see how this sensor is competitive in the APS-C arena today, especially at high-ISO. K-500 provides significantly better high-ISO IQ. 70D's 'new' sensor is as disappointing as 50D's was, when released, back then. The Gold Award is an overall assessment of how much DPR 'likes' this camera... I think I don't 'like' it as much...

K-500 with its in-built non-removable high ISO NR for RAW files? No thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 03:34 UTC
On Big City Nights in the At least three challenge (1 comment in total)

A great photo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:21 UTC as 1st comment
On Pole Star Beacon in the At least three challenge (7 comments in total)

I love this amazing shot. It'll be great if the star trails can be sharp too, but that's asking too much... and probably requires extensive photoshop work. Guess this one works best.

Did I say I love it? I really do.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:20 UTC as 4th comment
On The Gauntlet in the At least three challenge (7 comments in total)

In my book, the top 3 entries are equal winners. Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:18 UTC as 3rd comment
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

I compared the weight/size, focal length range, equivalent aperture and sensor sizes for Canon G1X, G16, Olympus XZ-10, Stylus 1, Sony RX100 and RX10.

I have to admit it's hard to beat the RX100. Still my first choice unless I really want longer reach. In which case, the Olympus Stylus 1 is probably the best bet.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:00 UTC as 103rd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)
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IZO100: This review before the Canon 70D ? Why ?

What is the market share of this toy again ??

@RichRMA:
After all these years, DSLRs STILL outsell MILCs by a ratio of 4:1. Market share for MILCs has remained stagnant in the last few years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 02:37 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2143 comments in total)

Wow, it's been a long while since DPReview reviews a camera so soon after launch. The last time this happened was during the Canon 350D-400D era. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 00:21 UTC as 155th comment
On Debi Dasavuja ! in the The Intimation of Ma Durga (2013) challenge (1 comment in total)

The colors are fantastic!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 07:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: You could get the RX10 for $100 less than the D5300 + 18-140mm, and you get a better lens, faster aperture, better wide angle, smaller size, and a superior viewfinder.

EVF superior? That's subjective. I used one for a year and dumped it.

RX10 weighs 810g with no flexibility to change lens.

RX10 has a smaller and thus inferior sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 07:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Innovation or desperation? Sony would like to turn a profit within their camera division. In order to do that they need strong sales at the mid to high end portion of the market, but, so far, nothing they've tried has worked. Can the A7 and A7R get the job done? While neither of these new Sony cameras would get me to switch from my current system, they are still technologically interesting since they seem to offer practically everything that's on the mirrorless ILC enthusiast's wish list, and at a reasonable price too. Based on that, these cameras should be a huge sales success for Sony that would finally allow them to break into the mid to high end of the market in a big way for the first time. Now lets see how many mirrorless ILC enthusiasts actually vote for these new cameras with their wallets. Good luck Sony!

@Underdog: It's all about EVF vs OVF, focus tracking and battery life. So far, the IQ and performance of APS-C mirrorless cameras are not sufficient to coax a change in the interchangeable lens camera market.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 03:03 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: Public service announcement.

Lens design changes with image circle and and minimum clearances, and even with tangential things like how fast you want the autofocus to be.

Lenses for the Sony A7 cameras are going to be bigger than the NEX E-mount lenses, but not always as big as the dSLR A-mount versions. There are modern tricks like collapsible zooms, and in-camera distortion correction, which can be used to get the lens volume down.

For 35-50mm prime lenses, and possibly wide angle primes as well, the whole package should balance pretty well. Once you get into the telephoto range, however... well, Sony has a grip you can bolt on, but the size advantage over a dSLR is largely moot by this point.

Yes, I looked at the weights of the 35 to 70 mm zooms/primes, and they are indeed relatively light. However, their 70-200 f/4 OSS and 70-200 f/2.8 zooms are not any lighter than the Canikon counterparts.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 00:15 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Like it or not, these cameras are going to make a huge impact. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 429th comment | 1 reply
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)
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Northgrove: I can't believe they did it. I mean coupling a 8x lens with a 1" sensor. I thought the lens would get too large, but this is a technological marvel and pretty awesome. Sony shows their skills in compactification once again.

Sure, it'll be expensive for a compact, but it'll also be the best compact superzoom that currently exists and will exist for some time.

Compact? 813g for a compact camera? Gimme a break

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 13:55 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)

Weighs 813g and costs US$1300?

No thanks, Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:43 UTC as 218th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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wetsleet: Once a camera gets to this size, and the lenses too, is there much of a size or weight benefit left over FF DSLR? That is, once you stick a pro lens on the front, will you notice the weight saving of mirror and box? And if not, are there any other advantages of mirrorless over mirror to recompense the loss of the optical viewfinder? Speed maybe? Reaction time? I'm just thinking out loud...

@Mel: After 1 year of extensive usage with the OMD EM5, I've concluded EVF is truly rubbish. They can neither reproduce the same light intensity nor colors as OVF. Looking at an EVF is like staring at a mini-TV; EVF is suitable for videography work but a poor tool for photographers. I have sold my OMD, plunged back into the world of DSLRs and will never touch an EVF camera again for the next 5 years. Here's hoping a breakthrough in EVF technology surfaces within the next 5 years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:32 UTC
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