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  • If you want a standard zoom which gets the best out of the D5500, I'd go for the 16-85 rather than the 18-55 or the 18-140. A cracker of a lens which complements the 70-300 nicely.
  • The actual image quality of any of the current DX cameras is extremely close, and it's just possible that the Sony sensor in the D5500 might have a slight edge. For what it sets out to be, the ...
  • But if you're going to do a comparison between jpeg and raw then the comparison needs to be valid. Untweeked jpeg versus tweeked raw isn't valid.

  • I hate these "here's the jpeg; now see what you can get from the raw file" examples. Totally ignores the fact that a couple of simple tweaks in Elements can dramatically improve what you get out of...

  • The Df isn't competing with anything. Nikon from time to time produces a camera which nobody expects, and which is different from the current mainstream. The cameras usually make money for Nikon, ...
  • Commented on Nikon D5500 real-world samples article

    Great natural colours. Were these all taken with the Standard picture control?

  • Replied in LX100 handling
    Another possibility I have at the back of my mind is the Panasonic GX7, fitted with say the 20mm prime or 14-42 zoom. There would be around 100g weight penalty; it would be too large for a ...
  • Replied in LX100 handling
    That's correct. The nearest camera shop is a good 4 hours return journey, so if I can reasonably get things on mail order I do. Almost all my camera gear has come from WEX. I'd noted that some ...
  • To clarify, I bought the camera from WEX, who have a stated 28 day return policy. This might be a legal requirement but not sure about that. As I've opened the box, it can't be sold as brand new; ...
  • Replied in LX100 handling
    Thanks for the replies, all. There seems to be mixed feelings about the handling, so with the LX100 it's obviously a personal thing. How you actually use it may be the critical issue. Personally, I ...
  • Created discussions LX100 handling
    The LX100 arrived a couple of days. I'd done a fair amount of research, and had come to the point of deciding that the LX100 had the right sort of balance between image quality and portability ...
  • After buying the Df 15 months ago I've been using the 28-105 zoom on my travels, a very good lens originally bought for my film Nikon. However, over the winter on more local wandering I've been ...
  • Created questions Importing Picture Controls
    I've just been playing around with importing Picture Controls to a Df. Using Picture Control Utility 2 I selected Vivid, made a few alterations to it, and exported it to \Nikon\CustomPC on an SD ...
  • I don't see the problem with two cameras offering the same sensor but different features. Nikon has been doing it, successfully, for years; look at the D3xxx, D5xxx and D7xxxx series. The key to...

  • But professional reviewers have to speculate about what people need; people usually know better what their own needs are, and can read reviews (many of them), look at example output, and make a...

  • Can't find a proper review which describes consistent underexposure. There are some threads around claiming odd exposure but then you wonder what the people are doing with the camera. Anyway, if ...
  • I've used the Mk 2 AF version of the 35-70 which works OK. Maybe not the sharpest, but on film SLRs it gave pleasing results, and as a compact light moderate range zoom for the DF it will do. It ...
  • Think Richard's right on this one. Full-frame, like medium format, gives you something different, in some but not all senses something better. Keeping in the back of your mind the idea that you may...

  • Commented on Nikon D750 Review preview

    Why not? One trip shooting what's on offer = one photoshoot.

    The point being, obviously, the shots are limited to what's available around that location.

  • The grip's fine for shooting. I like the way the Df handles a lot. If you spend long hours reeling off shot after shot you might want a different sort of grip, but the Df isn't really that sort of ...
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