dgc4rter

dgc4rter

Lives in United Kingdom Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Freelance Photographer
Joined on Jul 30, 2008

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Totally agree with Zigadiboom. I fail to see how I cannot achieve just as good B&W results and then some from my newly acquired D800, a copy of Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro.

I will admit that photos taken by a Leica M do appear to have a certain unique quality about them but, come on, Leica still remains the domain of wealthy enthusiasts who prefer a badge over technical features and performance.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 07:27 UTC as 110th comment
On Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review article (541 comments in total)

Must admit, I was expecting to see a score more towards 90. Mine gets delivered today... woo hoo!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 07:25 UTC as 113th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? article (391 comments in total)
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Octane: I don't like the imposed question if Nikon 'got it right or wrong' with these cameras.
These guys have never touched these cameras. But more important: It really doesn't matter what a pro with a specific need thinks when it comes to my own camera decisions.

I have my own needs/requirements when it comes to cameras. I happen to be a pro as well, but that's irrelevant. Everyone has their own needs / budget / goals. No 'right or wrong', there is only a match or not a match of a camera and what you need.

Not that I find their opinion uninteresting, but it has no influence or weight on what I need. A Reuters news reporter is certainly a pro, but he shoots stuff I don't shoot, he works differently and doesn't have to worry about what his gear costs for the most part.

The D800 will sell mostly to non or semi professionals. Their 'needs' are much more driven my what they want rather what they really have to deliver, so they will decide more based on their gut.

+1 My thoughts too. Although it's interesting to see what other people think, it has no real influence on my decision to buy or not. I'm a serious amateur. The D800 appeals because of the kind of photography I do. I can imagine the D4 will appeal more to pros.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 21:59 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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max metz: Nikon responds to the Fuji X-Pro, the D800 looks to be more of a cross between the D700 and D3X, the big question for me will be the severity of the moiré on the D800E model to really judge any benefit – even then, Nikon will have to at least drop the price quite markedly to keep me in their fold year end.

My fear is the D800E is a quick response to Fuji removing the moiré filter and there will be a more considered single D800s model to follow in about a year.

I really can't imagine that Nikon haven't thought about the moire issue in producing the D800E and haven't built in the necessary technology to address this and minimise its effect under certain circumstances. I would guess that the additional expense maybe because of this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 07:23 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (265 comments in total)

Well, I've been pretty happy with all of my Nikon DSLRs to date so I've just gone ahead and pre-ordered the D800E. All I've got to do now is wait until April... it's going to be a looooooonnnnnnng wait!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 08:46 UTC as 78th comment

Hmmm! The new Nikon D800 for me then. I was looking for a more portable backup to my Nikon D700 and D7000 but, at that price, forget it.

It may tempt a few as a "poor man's Leica M9" but if the AF is just as clunky as the X100, Fuji can expect a bit of a backlash from the critics.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:35 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies

Fuji could well have nailed it with this camera. If the AF proves to slick, the ISO performance is up there along with the better FF sensors and the IQ is as good, if not better, than the X100 then my order is placed.

I've always wanted a Leica M9 but could never justify the cost. I hope my dreams have come true and the Fuji X-Pro1 is my knight in shining armour.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:57 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

I'm sure this is good news for many but I'm a photographer, not a cinematographer. Video has never held any attraction for me and I can't see that it ever will. There are many with the same feeling too and it feels like we're being dumped on the wayside at the moment with so much attention to video technology and hardly any in the development of high MP, high ISO sensor technology for still photography.

The best thing Nikon could do now would be to announce that 36 MP dedicated SLR with better low-light, high ISO performance than the D3s. That's what would get my vote and my money.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:35 UTC as 21st comment | 11 replies
On Fujifilm releases FinePix REAL 3D V3 viewer article (36 comments in total)
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sens72: 3D, 3D, 3D....
Is there really a big group of costumers who want's 3D?
It's just a temporarily gimmick, isn't it?
Come on marketing people, learn from your mistakes and try to make some stuff that does matter!

I'm sorry but , until they can make this 3D technology look real without any need for the ubiquitous Red & Green glasses, it will remain in that market sector which electric cars reside in - a gimmicky technology which doesn't yet "cut the mustard" and the majority of the discerning public fail to be sold on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2011 at 13:50 UTC
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Tee1up: I've wasted an inordinate amount of time following the sagas associated with mirror-less cameras and in the end it seems that in spite of the 2% increase in size, DSLR's still represent a technology that works better, more often than anything else.

I too was eagerly following the x100, NEX-7, etc but it seems that for the average pro-sumer, a D90 or something similar will cover all the bases.

If prosumer DSLRs are going to become technological dinosaurs within a decade, it's taking a mighty long time for the manufacturers to come out with a sensor that can match the best there is - for example, the Nikon D3s/D3x which has been around for over 2 years now. Look at the Sony A77! Hardly what you'd call a step closer is it? If anything, it's moving further away. The noise from that compared to the D3 is a joke! Until the manufacturers can produce a smaller sensor that can compete with the big boys, the big boys will still rule.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 09:59 UTC
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Tee1up: I've wasted an inordinate amount of time following the sagas associated with mirror-less cameras and in the end it seems that in spite of the 2% increase in size, DSLR's still represent a technology that works better, more often than anything else.

I too was eagerly following the x100, NEX-7, etc but it seems that for the average pro-sumer, a D90 or something similar will cover all the bases.

Same here. After all the hype and attention the mirrorless market has been getting, the bottom line seems to be that we still do not have a CSC that can hold a candle to any of the prosumer/high-end DSLRs out there with regards to AF performance, IQ, DR etc. Sony are almost there with the NEX system but don't have the lenses. Fuji may be there early next year with their upcoming ILC offering but we still wait for something that ticks all the boxes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 08:08 UTC
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cactusgeorge: Dear manufacturers,

All I want is a pocketable mirrorless, with a perfectly balanced feel, the IQ and bokeh of a FF SLR, a pancake 24-210 zoom, 12 fps stills, 1920 x 1080 60 fps video, a superior EVF and zero lag-time shutter for less than $600. In short, everything. Why is that so hard?

And when you get done building that, I’ll have a brand new request list for next year’s model. Don’t disappoint me.

Yours truly,
Pollyanna

Well, the first manufacturer that comes out with this baby will get my cash and, pretty much, wipe the floor clean with everyone else's.

Unfortunately, it's about as likely to happen as Santa Claus coming down the chimney with it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:12 UTC
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WERAQS: G12 still way more better than this camera, even S95.

One could, perhaps, also argue whether a $1000+ Interchangeable Lens Camera that's difficult to fit inside the average handbag with anything other than the smallest pancake lens is suitable for mom either.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 13:40 UTC

I can't see, for the life of me, why anyone would want to buy this in favour over a D3100 which is cheaper, accepts any current Nikon lenses and isn't that much larger and heavier. It's also got a 14 MP APS-C sized sensor. It sits better in the hand and has an optical viewfinder as well as a tilt screen.

There's a few technological advances with the AF and video but nothing truly deal breaking. And are "soccer mums" going to be bothered about switching lenses. They may as well get the D3100 so their hubby's collection of Nikon glass will fit on it.

Sorry Nikon. I love their DSLRs, having both the D700 and D7K and I know I'm not the intended market, but this 1 series will not be a market leader by a long chalk. It might find its way into the heart of Nikon die-hards and the "more money than sense and style" Porsche Cayenne owners but unless they could have brought out a Sony NEX-7 beater, they should stick to what they're good at.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 11:49 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon V1 comparison shots added to dpreview database article (220 comments in total)
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Thomas Traub: All 3/4-cams seemed to be a little bit better, but only a little bit. So the smaller sensor does a good job. But a smaller sensor should lead to a smaller body. But a smaller body does not make sense if you should be able to use the standard-Nikon-lenses with adapter.

For me, this is a confusing concept.

Very interesting is the comparison to G12 and LX5. The output in RAW is near the same and there is only a minimum advantage from ISO 400 to the Nikon V1.

This is not the point why I would change from a LX 5 or G12 to an V1. This cams offer 95 % of the IQ of the V1, are much cheaper and much less bulky.

I have to agree with Thomas. Looking at the results I get from my G12, I see no reason why I could be tempted to swap this for a camera that's larger and far more expensive. This is coming from someone who owns two Nikon SLRs. Sorry, but until a manufacturer can bring out an ILC that can give us IQ and high ISO performance comparable to the full frame SLR options, I'm keeping my money in the bank. The Sony NEX-7 is almost there but you'd have to use a Leica M-mount lens with it to get results.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2011 at 09:55 UTC
On Nikon 1 System First Impressions article (248 comments in total)

"It's most certainly not designed as a second camera for SLR users, but rather as an entirely different type of system that users intimidated by the size and perceived complexity of SLRs can upgrade to when they outgrow their compacts."

A niche market if ever there was one. Will those users who are intimidated by the complexity of SLRs really want to invest their hard earned money in a £800 interchangeable lens system? I'm not sure on that one.

Guess I'll just have to wait for the new "D's" to surface sometime next year. As Nikon have now pointed out, the new 1 series isn't for me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 08:35 UTC as 53rd comment
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dgc4rter: Well, at least I have a reason to keep my D7000 now. Won't be cancelling the Sony NEX-7 pre-order either.

Casual P&S photographers will want something cheaper, enthusiasts will want something better.

Sorry Nikon.

Wasn't inferring that I wanted to get rid of my D7K - I don't. But if Nikon had bought out a mirrorless with 16 Megapixel APS-C sized sensor for example, I might have considered trading it in.

The NEX-7 will be my light and portable backup/travel camera when carrying the DSLRs isn't practical.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 09:29 UTC

Well, at least I have a reason to keep my D7000 now. Won't be cancelling the Sony NEX-7 pre-order either.

Casual P&S photographers will want something cheaper, enthusiasts will want something better.

Sorry Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:34 UTC as 336th comment | 3 replies
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