Bob from Plymouth

Bob from Plymouth

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Broadcast TV Engineer
Joined on Oct 1, 2010

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oselimg: As long as there are Brand/Gear slaves and cynical endorsing by websites some manufacturers won't give a penny for quality checks. Instead they will bring out anything to get their current financial shortcomings subsidized by the consumer then will pay it back interest free. That's called free market ethics.

I don't think the endorsements are cynical. The problem is the sites you refer to don't test a product thoroughly, sometimes they just don't have the talent to do so and simply follow the manufacturer's launch publicity, word for word.

DPR seem to have found the problems.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 09:38 UTC
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Bob from Plymouth: Hey Nikon, you should make a beta version of your new cameras and have them field tested for faults like D750 flare and D600 oil spots.

I offer myself as a volunteer.

I see that they have recalled all the stock in the USA now.

I think the problem is that the stylists and marketing department have too much say with a new product and the engineering is compromised. Coupled with a rush to market and it's a recipe for disaster. Maybe the best "recall" would be to recall the manufacturing back to Japan. I never had a problem with my D700.

Good luck Nikon. I hope you can salvage your reputation. I have a big investment in Nikon glass and would rather stay loyal to the brand.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 09:33 UTC

Will this operation to correct existing stock be world-wide? The joy of being the first with a new product has been somewhat diminished of late.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 09:20 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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Bob from Plymouth: Hey Nikon, you should make a beta version of your new cameras and have them field tested for faults like D750 flare and D600 oil spots.

I offer myself as a volunteer.

I know that pre-release models are sent out for reviewers. How many of them spotted the flare?

The other important point is: Knowing the problem exists and purporting to be able to cure it, will Nikon issue a statement that from serial number such-and-such the issue is fixed?

I hope they don't simply upgrade the camera like they did with the D600, casting thousands of the Nikon faithful aside. That would be too much.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 14:52 UTC

Hey Nikon, you should make a beta version of your new cameras and have them field tested for faults like D750 flare and D600 oil spots.

I offer myself as a volunteer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:50 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

Deja vu. Speaking as the owner of a D600 I have been here before, although I have to say my camera has not been affected by the dreaded oil spots.

I wonder if I can be lucky twice, I was toying with the idea of a D750.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 12:59 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

I just read the Australian Photo Review article mentioned four days ago and their conclusion "....no camera showcased at Photokina this year provided anything other than a small upgrade to existing products" showed me that they went there with expectations rather than an open mind.

Surely upgrades to an existing format is what people want? It's a cliché to say if aint broke don't fix it but nevertheless true. Also owners complain bitterly if their pride and joy is made obsolete too soon by a new model.

Ok, many are still waiting for the D700 repalcement but I see the D750 as a desireable and capable camera. I won't be upgrading my D600 yet but neither will I be making negative comments about the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 13:46 UTC as 105th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

Interesting that the "lifestyle" jpeg on the impressions page shows UK money.

In all honesty I think my D700 is as good as this offering.

Shame on Nikon not selling it body-only in the UK, why on earth did they make that crazy decision?

If someone bought me one as a present would I have it? Of course I would.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:00 UTC as 136th comment
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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The Maze400: I love my D600, even with the oil spots every 2,000 images. I learned to clean them off. With one week remaining on my Warrantee I have sent the camera back in for them to swap out the shutter because while the oil was annoying there were also shavings that kept appearing. If parts are rubbing then they will eventually fail and that would no doubt happen after the Warrantee period.

Nikon better do the right thing.....

Put another way: will the D610 shutter fit the D600?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 13:48 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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The Maze400: I love my D600, even with the oil spots every 2,000 images. I learned to clean them off. With one week remaining on my Warrantee I have sent the camera back in for them to swap out the shutter because while the oil was annoying there were also shavings that kept appearing. If parts are rubbing then they will eventually fail and that would no doubt happen after the Warrantee period.

Nikon better do the right thing.....

Do you know if the shutter they will fit to your D600 is the same as the shutter in the "new" D610?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:23 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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William5719: More than likely Nikon has been replacing shutters for some time now but the detractors are like a dog with a bone. Everyone is so over-sensitized to this dust craziness that they're going to see dust whether it's there or not. Nikon may have decided that people are not going to let go of this thing unless the D600 is replaced with a new model. So they came up with the D610. I'm sure somebody out there will Photoshop a D610 image until it shows a "dust issue". as well. My D600 has normal dust accumulation like my other DSLR's.

Well said. My D600 has had one clean with a rocket blower in its first thousand shutter actuations and is no spottier than my D700.
What I do deplore is the way the rumour mill has forced Nikon the upgrade a model barely a year old and devalue my nearly new D600. Luckily I am not about to trade it for another camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:19 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)

Hmmmm ? Can't say I have had many more spots on my D600 than any other DSLR and I am very pleased with the results it produces.

However, there has been a problem for some and the question that springs to my mind is: Can the D610 shutter be retro-fitted to the D600? Maybe this is the shutter Nikon service centres have been fitting to D600's as their official fix. Does anyone know?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 09:55 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies

Last year a friend of mine was interviewed and filmed on his motorcycle by our regional TV company after he broke a land speed record. They wanted some on-bike shots and for that they used a GoPro Hero, the first time I'd got a good look at one.

Anyway, I bought myself a Hero 2 to use on my own motorcycle at top-speed (LSR) events. It's a brilliant product and really cheap for what it does.

Since buying mine I've spotted them many times being used in TV programmes, such as Top Gear. The picture quality is good enough to edit in seamlessly with other clips taken on "normal" broadcast quality cameras. Most of the time you wouldn't know the shots were from a tiny GoPro.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 09:42 UTC as 16th comment

I was going to watch the video but I'm sorry to say I found the woman with the voice of an eight year old child so irritating I stopped it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 14:34 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D800 preview (1106 comments in total)

Why should the D800E cost more, surely the lack of an AA filter would make it cheaper?

This camera is what people have been waiting for. I hope it lives up to its specification. Camera stability is goung to be crucial at such a high pixel count.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:57 UTC as 358th comment | 1 reply

I can see the appeal of the digital-rangefinder design for people who like the retro look but in all honesty, if I was looking for this type of camera, I would rather have a Canon G1 X and £1300 in my pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 13:01 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply

It makes me laugh when people come up with a list of things they want to see on the camera(s) under discussion. It would make more sense to say "I wouldn't buy this camera because I require these features..."

It's a tiny pocketable compact with a wide zoom, a bright lens and full manual control, yours for a very reasonable price. Not an alternative to high-end cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:49 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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Bob from Plymouth: I'm not sure why people are suggesting that to include RAW would neccessarily increase the price. It's just some additional software which is probably already written for the processors of their other cameras. It must be a marketing decision but I don't know why?

As well as DSLR kit I have a P300 and it's a great pocket camera which can produce some surprisingly good results. Forget about the sensor size and all the other points being debated, it's a small camera with a bright, wide-angle lens, just take it out and use it. I'm sure the P310 will do very well.

To answer my own question about RAW not being included, I wonder if the P310 would then be seen as in competition with other cameras of a higher specification in the Nikon range and compare unfavourably with them. Hence a marketing decision rather than a pricing one. It's a compact with the big plus of full manual control rather than a P7100 competitor with an inferior sensor. All a question of perception.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 09:14 UTC

I'm not sure why people are suggesting that to include RAW would neccessarily increase the price. It's just some additional software which is probably already written for the processors of their other cameras. It must be a marketing decision but I don't know why?

As well as DSLR kit I have a P300 and it's a great pocket camera which can produce some surprisingly good results. Forget about the sensor size and all the other points being debated, it's a small camera with a bright, wide-angle lens, just take it out and use it. I'm sure the P310 will do very well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:12 UTC as 29th comment | 5 replies

I'm not reading all the comments to find out but I'm sure someone's already observed that Olympus is following Fuji's lead here by producing a retro-design. I hope they do as I have some Olympus glass that would acquire a new lease of life.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 12:12 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
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