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On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)

This is the worst set of samples that DPR has posted in a long time. They do not convey the capabilities of the camera or its lenses in any way. There are no examples of the essence of the 1 series cameras - the 60fps burst capability and super-fast autofocus nor of the edge/corner performance of the lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 08:56 UTC as 103rd comment
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)
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LJohnK2: - No mask function
- No blemish removal
- No CCP
- No generic clarity slider
- No, No, No,

Hey Nikon com'on up here to Canada.... we have Community College Programs that have 2nd year Co-op students that can produce better than this.

What the hell is Nikon thinking !!!....seriously Nikon just open source your ADL algorithm so real programs like Lightroom can include it and be done with this.

The problem with open source is that Adobe's expensive bloatware is nowhere near as good as NX2 for rendering images or for selective editing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)

The failure to support NX2 is a major problem for Nikon. If NX2 is not updated for future cameras, I'll certainly be moving to a manufacturer that does back up its cameras with appropriate software.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 07:24 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On Updated: Nikon releases Capture NX-D 1.0.0 software article (111 comments in total)
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SergioSpain: If you try editing files that were already edited with NX2, you have to restore them to their original condition by using the "Restore" command in the "Adjust" menu.

Hadn't tried that. NX-D is even worse than I thought.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 07:21 UTC

Thanks for the warning regarding aerosol sprays - I would never have thought that fire could be dangerous.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 09:12 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
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ZAnton: Well, basically monopolistic position of Adobe on the photo-software market allows them to do whatever they want.
It is time to try to uncover my Nikon's Software and look closer on the other SW.

You're in for a treat. NX2 is infinitely better than anything that Adobe has managed to produce. Hint - the Selection Brush is the key to NX2's excellent features.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 09:06 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: Nikon no need to hurry! Many like myself are still happy with the V1, because the V3 is not that much of an improvement.
Focus speed isn't everything!

I'm more than happy with the V1 and its brilliant lenses but focus speed and that incredible 60fps burst is THE selling point for the 1 Series. For any form of action photography, these cameras do a far better job than any other mirrorless system. The so-called failure of the system in some countries is down to poor marketing and stupid pricing, rather than the quality and capabilities of the system.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 07:20 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S added to test scene comparison tool article (272 comments in total)

The A7S does well at high ISOs but has an aliasing problem at all ISOs.

It would be useful to know which lenses are used in this comparison - the Df images out-resolve the A7S, particularly around the edges.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (76 comments in total)

These DXO tests are hopeless as their results do not correlate with 'real world' results. Please DPR provide some image samples and dump DXO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 07:39 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Why post a link to this foul-mouthed ranter? - big mistake DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2014 at 07:56 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)

It would have been useful to include a sequence of shots that illustrate the incredible high speed performance of this camera. No other camera manages anything like 60fps at full frame.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 11:25 UTC as 46th comment
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RichRMA: Buy 2, 3 terabyte hard drives for $150. One for images, one for back-up. To heck with the "cloud" and the hackers.

And don't go online as they might hack your hard drives.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 07:43 UTC
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

My pal Kryten thinks this is great. He's dusting off his old Polaroid camera as I write.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 16:39 UTC as 40th comment

Ridiculous. Anything you post on the Internet becomes public property. Most photography sites contain post-card sized images that are of no use other than to give an impression of the full sized print. The images on my site are a bit larger at 800x533 pixels and are not watermarked. If anyone wants to 'steal' them, they are welcome.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 07:29 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies

"many creatives like to work with legacy versions"

Ha Ha, Adobe resorts to schmoozing to sell its half-baked products.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 07:22 UTC as 19th comment
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Biowizard: Bleugh! Someone is being paid too much to do nothing useful.

Weird, though, how my PC monitor looked like it was rotating clockwise the moment the movie finished.

There were many scenes in which the cameras evidently did not fire simulateously, with a number of peoples' heads and hands jittering.

Time for Apple to do it properly, I think. Microsoft, that was rubbish.

Brian

It was done properly on the Gadget Show a couple of years ago. No need for crApple's involvement.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
On Centr captures 360-degree video at 4K resolution post (37 comments in total)

How to lose your credibility and your audience: use the word 'awesome'.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 09:59 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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Jonathan F/2: Where the heck is the Nikon 300mm f/4 VR? I bet they'd sell more lenses of that over the 400mm even with the car-like price!

No doubt they would, particularly if they keep the very short minimum focus distance of the 300mm f4 which allows the lens to be used as a near-macro.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:56 UTC
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QuarryCat: Nikon - still 3 years behind Canon - but more expensive.
Nikon - always to late.

'Always to late' what? That sentence doesn't make any sense. What are you trying to say?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 07:53 UTC
On Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone article (49 comments in total)

Spectacular to say the least. Robbie is undoubtedly the best cave photographer I've ever seen. A huge amount of effort is needed to get any sort of cave photograph let alone these brilliant results, due to the extreme conditions.

He really needs to get that website sorted out though - dump the Flash (if that's what it is) and get the captions done properly.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 07:39 UTC as 35th comment
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