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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1589 comments in total)
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drgarym: We have been waiting this long for this? Some of us were expecting a high resolution full frame model to compete with Nikon's D800 Maybe time for a Sony with lens adapter for my Canon glass.

@Alan - I know Canon claims the 1D x is the merging of the 1D and 1Ds lines, but it is merely the successor to the 1D series.

They claimed it was the merge because they can't make a sensor with a resolution high enough to be a new 1Ds. If they could make something like the sensor in a Nikon D800, they would have released a new 1Ds - the two lines made sense: one fast medium res, one slow high res.

I do admit my previous comment was facetious, though :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1589 comments in total)
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drgarym: We have been waiting this long for this? Some of us were expecting a high resolution full frame model to compete with Nikon's D800 Maybe time for a Sony with lens adapter for my Canon glass.

@Joseph - they did it with the 1Dx; why not to the 7D?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:51 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: I think Nikon now uses the same sensor that Sony uses in the a7r. Amazing detail is now also available for Nikon users.

I switched from Canon to Nikon because Canon hasn't managed to go beyond 22 Mpixel in the 7 years from 2007 (when I got the 1Ds III, which is 21 Mpixel, not 20). So I'm not interested in trying a 6D.

I am enjoying the D810, though, shooting at base ISO :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 07:48 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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Reality Check: "Note that in order to get maximal image quality out of the D810, we flipped the mirror up 3s prior to each exposure, and engaged electronic 1st curtain to eliminate any effects of the shutter opening on image sharpness."

Um yeah.. That may be fine and well for studio test scenes and landscapes, but how does that work for all the other types of photography - you know the other 90% of photography...

Seems something with lower mp would have greater benefit overall, unless test charts and shadowless landscapes are your thing..

I thought electronic first curtain heated up the sensor, thus introducing more noise?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 21:00 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: I think Nikon now uses the same sensor that Sony uses in the a7r. Amazing detail is now also available for Nikon users.

@HowAboutRaw - your comments about lack of dynamic range do not match my experience with the D800e.

I found that Canon RAW files (I have most experience with the 1Ds III) don't respond well to underexposure - if I try to lift colour out of black, it breaks up into noise fairly quickly. The D800e files let me pull a lot more detail out of black. That's more dynamic range.

I generally shoot at base ISO, though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 20:57 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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mayurgogoi: I have gone through many reviews regarding Nikon D810--but the summery may be like this--This camera is the house of technical upgrade,but not in noise!

Am I correct?

I am not a pro-technical man to give certificate to Nikon D810--but my opinion is removal of Anti-Aliasing filter is creating a new problem--moire is seen in cloths etc--and though pics are more clear,but due to Moire Nikon is finding an solution --!

I am also noticing that Nikon D810's pics are little colourless,faded as Compared to 800E/800?My observations may not be correct!But My final words--Nikon D810 is technically best camera of Nikon,but We can not certify that it is 100% stunning--some faults are here!

http://www.pocket/-lint.com/review/129959-nikon-d810-review-says--NOISE is seen@ISO 560 in shadow areas(100% crop)

@SMPhoto: you got it - skin doesn't show moire.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 20:33 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Investors in the D810 (who dumped their D800's) will be a bit annoyed in six months when a brand new D900 (or whatever) hits and you get to take another $1000 depreciation bath.

Nonsense.

Nikon has never replaced a high-end body that quickly.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Raincheck time people. IF there is an increase in resolution you will not see it. You will see increased microcontrast and acuity, no more than that. Yes, it is a lot, it is quite a big improvement, but all current lenses have no more than 16MP across the frame resolution at best, including Nikon's dream team (dream on!) and the best Zeiss and Sigma Art offerings.

We are nowhere near what a 36MP sensor can resolve yet, and the impression of greater resolution is due to size-to magnification, not resolution, so people who keep using their D800s gain enormously as when that day comes that they actually do manufacture decent enough lenses they will have saved up to be able to buy one!!

Nikon have a "damned cheek" increasing the price over the D800 and D800E, since this D810 is what they SHOULD have "given" (LOL) us in the 1st place!

The D810 is the same price as the D800e, and given that it is the development of the D800e, that's understandable.

You are sorely mistaken about lenses being unable to out-resolve a 16Mpixel sensor. Roger at LensRentals has measured a great many lenses on the D800 (and he measures multiple samples of each) - I suggest you read his results.

Still, you are under no obligation to buy a D810. Feel free to use a D800 if you have one, or something else, if that's what you have.

I told myself I didn't need the D810 as an upgrade over the D800e. I wanted it. I traded in my D800e on it. I am not regretting it! YMMV :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 18:12 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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mayurgogoi: I have gone through many reviews regarding Nikon D810--but the summery may be like this--This camera is the house of technical upgrade,but not in noise!

Am I correct?

I am not a pro-technical man to give certificate to Nikon D810--but my opinion is removal of Anti-Aliasing filter is creating a new problem--moire is seen in cloths etc--and though pics are more clear,but due to Moire Nikon is finding an solution --!

I am also noticing that Nikon D810's pics are little colourless,faded as Compared to 800E/800?My observations may not be correct!But My final words--Nikon D810 is technically best camera of Nikon,but We can not certify that it is 100% stunning--some faults are here!

http://www.pocket/-lint.com/review/129959-nikon-d810-review-says--NOISE is seen@ISO 560 in shadow areas(100% crop)

Your opinion is that moire is a problem, even though you have never tried using the camera. Have you any experience with any digital camera without an AA filter? Have you used a D800e?

I have over two years experience using the D800e, and moire was never a problem. I had almost a year of experience using the Leica M9 (no AA filter) and moire was not a problem. I have several days experience with the D810, and I haven't seen a problem yet :)

I do not think moire is an issue for Nikon. I'm not the only one - there are quite a few articles discussing moire on the D800e, and some of the reviews of the D810 make a particular point of mentioning the subject.

Most important point, though - if the D810 is too much of a commitment for you, then don't buy it. Buy a camera you can afford comfortably. I understand wanting the best, and I have over-committed myself in the past. Don't do it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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mayurgogoi: I have gone through many reviews regarding Nikon D810--but the summery may be like this--This camera is the house of technical upgrade,but not in noise!

Am I correct?

I am not a pro-technical man to give certificate to Nikon D810--but my opinion is removal of Anti-Aliasing filter is creating a new problem--moire is seen in cloths etc--and though pics are more clear,but due to Moire Nikon is finding an solution --!

I am also noticing that Nikon D810's pics are little colourless,faded as Compared to 800E/800?My observations may not be correct!But My final words--Nikon D810 is technically best camera of Nikon,but We can not certify that it is 100% stunning--some faults are here!

http://www.pocket/-lint.com/review/129959-nikon-d810-review-says--NOISE is seen@ISO 560 in shadow areas(100% crop)

Are you making judgments based on images in reviews? That's generally a mistake.

AA filters were needed, even vital, back when digital sensors were comparatively low in resolution - 2 megapixels, even 8 megapixels. As resolutions increase, they become increasingly unnecessary.

I owned and used a Leica M9 for a while, and I owned and used a D800e for two years. Moire has not been a problem (however, I mostly shoot models without nasty moire-inducing clothing). I am looking forward to seeing how much better the D810 is than the D800e - no AA filter is better than half a filter and a reversal.

There are other benefits I have already discovered - the shutter is much more discreet, for example.

It's not perfect. The strap that comes with it is rather cheap and nasty - disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)
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Jahled: I've never bought a Sigma because some people say there is no guarantee they will work with future models of the camera brands they are reverse engineered to work with. I've also heard to many people bemoan the 'Sigma lottery,' of getting a nice copy of a lens. I expect a 'nice copy' of a lens on my first purchace from Canon, and bar one in 2007, have always got one.

Is this me missing out on some lovely glass though?

Sigma's USB dock lets you update the firmware in the lens - it can be updated to handle new cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Hey Nikon D800 owner, how do you feel about loosing 30% of the value of your not two year old camera in one day? I've got lucky when they fully replaced my D600 but you can{t say the same...

A company that keep churning nonsense upgraded cameras (read Thom Hogan) instead of passing on improved functionality with newer firmwares is a company that is only interested in milking their loyal customer base.

I wonder how many of the D810 upgrades could have been done with only a firmware update for the D800?

Got my D800e at the end of April 2012. It's now the end of June 2014. Gee, that seems more than 2 years to me...

That said, I probably won't get a D810 unless I break the D800e.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 23:08 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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Walter: Moire used to be a nightmare on all sorts of shots in early digital years..post production was endless to remove...does the nightmare return? Or do you just use this camera for pictures that won't have it? That aside it looks great and will be very tempting for many...

Walter - the most commentary you'll hear about moire on the D800e is how little there is. People have to try very hard to produce a shot showing moire. It can be done, but it's possible to shoot moire on a camera with an AA filter, too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 22:59 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1531 comments in total)
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marcus anthonius: MarkIV is gonna smoke this

What Mark IV? The 1D Mark IV has come and gone, and the 1Ds Mark IV never happened (or are you still hoping?)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 22:48 UTC
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Raist3d: I am a bit confused about the article take on AA removal note D810- I thought the D800E had exactly that too? OPLF removed and not some weird "canceling" process operation?

Enjoyed the writting style.

It's good to see that the D810 is the "real" D800e in the sense of being completely without an AA filter. (the D800e couldn't be completely without the AA filter because it used the sensor and essentially the same firmware as the D800).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
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DavidOB: If I get this camera will I suddenly become a great photographer?

You may not become a great photographer suddenly, but you will be unable to blame the camera for any mistakes. That should put plenty of pressure on you to up your game :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 22:02 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)
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pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..

The US price is before sales tax. The European price is post sales tax. UK sales tax is 20%, so there's a big chunk of the difference already.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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Retzius: Does it include a "small town in Germany" scene mode?

@Norwegian wood - Japan, not China. Maybe one with a Shinto shrine?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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walliswizard: Apparently some poor bugger had to sit and hand-polish this for about 40 hours or something. I'm sure a machine could have done it in minutes and knocked £500 of the price!

You didn't read the article, did you? It's 40 minutes, not 40 hours.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 18:08 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Photato: Dunno what is the obsession of going FF, especially with a new mount like this that requires new lenses to make sense.
I hope Canon dith their EOS M and goes with one mount only for their mirrorless format, APS-H sensor seems ideal instead of running two formats like Sony is doing.
APS-H makes a lot of sense due to efficient production costs when compared to FF. The price advantage.
APS-H being the largest size sensor that can be imaged in one shot onto a wafer. Quality advantage over APS-C.

It's the same physical mount as existing NEX bodies. That means that all the existing mount adapters work already - you can use FF Leica M glass immediately, for example. I know more than one photographer who only needs to buy the body - they are already shooting Leica M glass, or Pentax K glass, on an NEX body.

What's different is that the existing E-mount glass has been designed for APS-C image circle. So Sony needs to add new E-mount lenses (well, FE mount).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:38 UTC
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