Cultured Vulture

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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1042 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: Except some shallow DOF now there is really no need of FF ... just a few professional grade DX lenses (primes and zooms) ;-) ...at least for me

And medium format better still. What's your point?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1042 comments in total)
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Silat Shooter: I wish the name plate said Canon, too much glass to switch! Would love to buy this. Great job Nikon! Nice to see a kickass DSLR introduction!

Think of it this way, Canon will have to respond and they will sooner than they would have without the 500. I share your opinion that it's foolish to switch systems over a single body. Luckily, I am a Nikon shooter but I have been on the other end too.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 00:40 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1042 comments in total)
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surlezi: Great abilities, gread IQ, too bad it's not mirrorless !

Too many compromises in ML cameras at this point. Maybe someday. No fear of them, just don't like them as they are now. And, as the lens get longer the ML advantage in size becomes a real handling handicap. Can you see a 400 f/2.8 on a 6300

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1042 comments in total)
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surlezi: Great abilities, gread IQ, too bad it's not mirrorless !

Unless you happen to have an accident with the guy in the transporter, then you get squashed. There is always a cheaper way to do something with a resultant loss in quality. No free lunch.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1042 comments in total)
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surlezi: Great abilities, gread IQ, too bad it's not mirrorless !

Stereo. Did you miss this part?
I didn’t expect our bike test to be much of a challenge for the D500 but I don’t think I was prepared for just how easy it made it look. I was shooting it alongside another DSLR and, having watching it give a perfect hit rate time and time again, I gave up and used it as an opportunity to shoot impromptu portraits of my colleague who was on riding duty. It did pretty well at that, too.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: In theory, it looks really good, but in real life, the PS has very limited use, the only situations I think of is still life and product photography, and in those situations DR is not important, because you have control over the light, for landscape, any movement in tree branches, or even the grass will rune the picture, instead, just use a 3 time longer lens and combine 4 pictures to get a very large and clean picture for the FL you want, there is many good softwares to stitch them, like PS and Gegapan.

I am not flaming but I am interested in what are appropriate subjects for pixel shift shots. The camera looks very promising. Good for Pentax.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: The King is back!!
From the worlds best selling dslr company

Wri7913...you have been around for 6 weeks or so, who would notice if you stopped.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 01:24 UTC
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PNad: whats up with all these mirrorless posts? Oh yeah such ancient tech, a dslr lololoolol

Im sure you will see plenty of pro photographers shooting the upcoming olympics with mirrorless.

Ross, Sony A 7sII with the 70-200 f/2.8. It belongs to a friend who loves it for it's high ISO image quality. Which is very good. He is not impressed with the AF tracking in low light.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 18:06 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

My D7200 did pretty well with my 70-200 f/2.8 at dusk on Egrets, Blue Herons, White Ibis and the like as long as I did my job. I can't imagine even trying that with a A6300 even I could manage the ergonomics of the Sony equiv on the camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:27 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

No personal experience with 80D but the D7200 did quite well in light down to -3 EV and would AF lenses at f/8. Which ML will do that.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

Link me to one with ML shooting BIF or fast unpredictable action in poor lighting.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:06 UTC
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PNad: whats up with all these mirrorless posts? Oh yeah such ancient tech, a dslr lololoolol

Im sure you will see plenty of pro photographers shooting the upcoming olympics with mirrorless.

Ross, no but I do photograph BIF in early morning and late evening. I also photograph wildlife just after dawn and after sunset that ML would never lock on.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

Hardly, A D7200 or an 80D will outperform ML easily.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:50 UTC
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PNad: whats up with all these mirrorless posts? Oh yeah such ancient tech, a dslr lololoolol

Im sure you will see plenty of pro photographers shooting the upcoming olympics with mirrorless.

True, most people don't need a D5. But there is no ML that can approach what a D5 can do. Name any ML that can AF at -4 EV. Even -3 EV.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 03:38 UTC
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Clint Dunn: This is one of the reasons I gave up on my Canon DSLR's...inconsistent AF. Mirrorless is the true solution here, everything else in DSLR land is a band-aid.

ML has some advantages, as long as the light is bright, the subjects don't move too fast or god forbid if they move erratically. Try shooting basketball in a high school gym with crummy light with a mirrorless. We won't even discuss small birds in flight at high frame rates because it's hopeless for ML. I love it when they show how great ML can track "action" trying to focus on a bicycle being ridden sedately towards the camera. Try shooting dogs in an agility trial in a poorly lit arena a 10 fps with mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 03:30 UTC

I hope that as time goes by Nikon can add more flexibility to the system through firmware upgrades. Like adding settings for zooms and different distances. I see the other makers coming out with there versions soon too. Rising water lifts all boats.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 95th comment
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Cultured Vulture: In another month or so why don't you do a comprehensive AF comparison between the 6300 and the D500. They will be the same generation of cameras so it would be a fair comparison. Among the comparisons I would love to see is shooting basketball or volleyball in a poorly lit gym like you see in shooting High School sports. You could use Sony's 70-200 f/2.8 and Nikon's 70-200 f/2.8. See which camera does the best job. If not the 6300 use Sony's top mirrorless APC camera. Let the chips fall where they may. Also BIF in the early morning or late evening. Heck, during the middle of the day. I want to know if mirrorless will stand up to tracking fast unpredictable action in poor light.

Not whining, just tired of contrived tests that purport to show how great mirrorless cameras track moving subjects when they really don't. I'll grant that mirrorless will nail focus better than a DSLR on a static subject in good light. If I was a portrait photographer I would get a FF mirrorless and be thrilled. If I have to deal with moving subjects and poor light I want a good DSLR everytime.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2016 at 18:09 UTC

In another month or so why don't you do a comprehensive AF comparison between the 6300 and the D500. They will be the same generation of cameras so it would be a fair comparison. Among the comparisons I would love to see is shooting basketball or volleyball in a poorly lit gym like you see in shooting High School sports. You could use Sony's 70-200 f/2.8 and Nikon's 70-200 f/2.8. See which camera does the best job. If not the 6300 use Sony's top mirrorless APC camera. Let the chips fall where they may. Also BIF in the early morning or late evening. Heck, during the middle of the day. I want to know if mirrorless will stand up to tracking fast unpredictable action in poor light.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 23:39 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article Zeiss unveils super-wide Batis 18mm F2.8 (176 comments in total)

Nice looking lens.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2016 at 15:43 UTC as 38th comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (319 comments in total)
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bzanchet: Cameras seems awsome. I never had a Nikon before, I wonder how the sooc colors looks like, as I hate post processing.

I don' think anyone would describe you as "awesome." Curmudgeon comes to mind.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
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