Mark K

Mark K

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On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (167 comments in total)

They should replicate 50f1.2, 85 f1.2 or if bold enough, the 600F4 IS II

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:25 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (167 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: They should make one for Sony FE! I would buy 6!!!!

I don't think there is any need...given the tiny FE35f2.8.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (167 comments in total)

This must be the biggest April Fool's joke

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 22nd comment

As long as Canon remains the leadership in the industry, his attitude towards Nikon and Canon is well justified. There is indeed nothing to threaten Canon's position as number one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:12 UTC as 62nd comment | 7 replies
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (75 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Sounds nice. Get the body with a Sigma 18-35/1.8 ($800 new) and Sigma 50-150/2.8 OS ($600-$800 used). Maybe add a Tokina 11-20/2.8, the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary ($1200 new) or Nikon 300/4 ($2000). An external video recorder should give excellent results; it now has a flat picture style...de rigueur for video (standard video compression crushes the shadows limiting grading in post).

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the $500 more expensive Canon 7D Mark II.

This is a camera that will be used for telephoto work. On issue is that there is only 1 auto focus point at F8. It would have been nice if it supported the same 11 points at F8 as the D750 which also has a 51 point sensor. It would also have been nice if it had that camera's tilt screen.

Still, the body is just over half the cost of the D750, lenses are a lot less expensive, and it has the crop sensor high pixel density telephoto capability.

I tried using 1.5DX in my D800, coupled with the expensive vertical grip. It is better. I wonder how fast the D7200 1.3X mode will be...say 7fps...even at this rate, it is still slower than 7DII's 10fps.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 05:07 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (75 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Sounds nice. Get the body with a Sigma 18-35/1.8 ($800 new) and Sigma 50-150/2.8 OS ($600-$800 used). Maybe add a Tokina 11-20/2.8, the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary ($1200 new) or Nikon 300/4 ($2000). An external video recorder should give excellent results; it now has a flat picture style...de rigueur for video (standard video compression crushes the shadows limiting grading in post).

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the $500 more expensive Canon 7D Mark II.

This is a camera that will be used for telephoto work. On issue is that there is only 1 auto focus point at F8. It would have been nice if it supported the same 11 points at F8 as the D750 which also has a 51 point sensor. It would also have been nice if it had that camera's tilt screen.

Still, the body is just over half the cost of the D750, lenses are a lot less expensive, and it has the crop sensor high pixel density telephoto capability.

David...one benefit of APSC is for wild life, an 1.5x closer and is that D7200 offers 24MP at a buffer depth of 20 RAW which is very useful. I did tried D750 for a month or two. With 1.5x, the image size is around 10MP.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:06 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (75 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Sounds nice. Get the body with a Sigma 18-35/1.8 ($800 new) and Sigma 50-150/2.8 OS ($600-$800 used). Maybe add a Tokina 11-20/2.8, the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary ($1200 new) or Nikon 300/4 ($2000). An external video recorder should give excellent results; it now has a flat picture style...de rigueur for video (standard video compression crushes the shadows limiting grading in post).

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the $500 more expensive Canon 7D Mark II.

This is a camera that will be used for telephoto work. On issue is that there is only 1 auto focus point at F8. It would have been nice if it supported the same 11 points at F8 as the D750 which also has a 51 point sensor. It would also have been nice if it had that camera's tilt screen.

Still, the body is just over half the cost of the D750, lenses are a lot less expensive, and it has the crop sensor high pixel density telephoto capability.

Dear David
I am quite surprised to ...see your view upon 18-35 from Sigma. With many full frame bodies I have, this lens must be the greatest attraction for me to buy a new APSC dSLR and 7200 will be one to use this lens

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (75 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: That camera is HUGE! Says my Olympus E-M5 MK II.

I believe D7200 and EM5 belongs to two different department.
The sensor of D7200 is 60-70% larger and there are no such lenses like 600F4, 800 f5.6

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 15:18 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (75 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Sounds nice. Get the body with a Sigma 18-35/1.8 ($800 new) and Sigma 50-150/2.8 OS ($600-$800 used). Maybe add a Tokina 11-20/2.8, the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary ($1200 new) or Nikon 300/4 ($2000). An external video recorder should give excellent results; it now has a flat picture style...de rigueur for video (standard video compression crushes the shadows limiting grading in post).

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the $500 more expensive Canon 7D Mark II.

This is a camera that will be used for telephoto work. On issue is that there is only 1 auto focus point at F8. It would have been nice if it supported the same 11 points at F8 as the D750 which also has a 51 point sensor. It would also have been nice if it had that camera's tilt screen.

Still, the body is just over half the cost of the D750, lenses are a lot less expensive, and it has the crop sensor high pixel density telephoto capability.

Flippable mon is a plus on my A77. However, I believe a d7200 is almost a 90% D400 in my dream
I did refer and look up DxO before giving the answer. In real life, noise from Canon is far more pleasant than noise from my A77

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 15:15 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (75 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Sounds nice. Get the body with a Sigma 18-35/1.8 ($800 new) and Sigma 50-150/2.8 OS ($600-$800 used). Maybe add a Tokina 11-20/2.8, the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary ($1200 new) or Nikon 300/4 ($2000). An external video recorder should give excellent results; it now has a flat picture style...de rigueur for video (standard video compression crushes the shadows limiting grading in post).

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the $500 more expensive Canon 7D Mark II.

This is a camera that will be used for telephoto work. On issue is that there is only 1 auto focus point at F8. It would have been nice if it supported the same 11 points at F8 as the D750 which also has a 51 point sensor. It would also have been nice if it had that camera's tilt screen.

Still, the body is just over half the cost of the D750, lenses are a lot less expensive, and it has the crop sensor high pixel density telephoto capability.

Thanks Bjorn_L. That was my mistake, mistaken 7DII as 5D3. The latter showed better DR in high iso area comparing to A99 and D800. However, in APSC cameras, it has been always Pentax and Nikon's cameras being better while A77 first gen comparable to 7D I and 7DII slightly better in about 0.5 EV than A7II.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 04:34 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon D7200 article (75 comments in total)
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DavidNJ100: Sounds nice. Get the body with a Sigma 18-35/1.8 ($800 new) and Sigma 50-150/2.8 OS ($600-$800 used). Maybe add a Tokina 11-20/2.8, the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary ($1200 new) or Nikon 300/4 ($2000). An external video recorder should give excellent results; it now has a flat picture style...de rigueur for video (standard video compression crushes the shadows limiting grading in post).

It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the $500 more expensive Canon 7D Mark II.

This is a camera that will be used for telephoto work. On issue is that there is only 1 auto focus point at F8. It would have been nice if it supported the same 11 points at F8 as the D750 which also has a 51 point sensor. It would also have been nice if it had that camera's tilt screen.

Still, the body is just over half the cost of the D750, lenses are a lot less expensive, and it has the crop sensor high pixel density telephoto capability.

I have been thinking this combo for a long time. The only ...expected less favorable factor comparing 7D will be the...high iso performance. Let's see how much street price will it sell.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 15:40 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (152 comments in total)
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SRHEdD: As an old Nikon guy, after my D600 flaked and D800 had white spots, I jumped ship. This is a great camera, and for a change I actually HAVE a camera that gets a great firmware upgrade! As good as it WAS, it is very noticeably faster now! You get so many creative hardware scenarios with Sony, and they have the lenses I need. Not as many as Canikon to be sure, but very nice lenses in my wheelhouse. The 16-50/2.8 is a great kit zoom, but a little heavy. And having an A6000 as a second kit, using the same flashes, microphones, etc. is very satisfying (I can even share lenses with a LA-EA4!). Even my Sony P/S uses the same basic menus and I can add a mic to its hotshoe on a windy day. That's three different formats/mounts using shared kit. THAT'S how to build a system. Great job Sony! I'm with you for the long haul! ...Now to get that new A7ii to fill out my bag!

SrhedD. For exactly same reasons, I bought in canikon simply because Sony cannot provide me with the basic thing I need: a fast AF system and quality telephoto lenses up to 800mm

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (152 comments in total)
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Hans von der Crone: Very much considering this one instead of the 7DII.

Marc..you must have noticed that the DxO performance of both sensors are so similar, despite the fact one used in A77 II must be better. All performance was washed out sadly by the SLT mirror.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:10 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (152 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: I hope they'll test the new improved AF against the samsung nx1 and the top performer Nikon D750.

You must be kidding....the A7II is surely faster than Nx1 but...never be able to catch up D750.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (199 comments in total)
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WatsonPhoto: Objectivity is the key here. There has been a lot of press about the 7D II; both good and bad. Interesting video as I always like to look at pro work. Back to reality. I always like to look at what my Canon 7D/5D III friends are shooting and D800/D810 users are doing. (sorry dont know Sony people) I dug back into the archives for some D300 images from 2009. The 7D II images are very similar. The noise is similar to original film grain when you crank the ISO. Very nice look; but not what I am expecting in 2014. I love my Canon, Nikon and Panasonic bodies but this Canon does not cut the mustard. If Canon were to outsource the sensor they would have a home run/grand slam camera.

It looks that you have both platforms... so if you think Canon 7d II...does cut it, just pick up a Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 05:23 UTC
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (286 comments in total)

A few lines on the updated camera model will be fine but..my god...our cameras have a general life less than 6 month...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 13:37 UTC as 48th comment
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bawbaw: Nikon: "Hey Sony can we have one of your new sensors"
Sony: "No, we are releasing then first in our cameras now, they are going to be something no one thought possible before"
Nikon: "Ok say 6 months?"
Sony: "Ok, just don't think you can ever get a sensor up front again though!"
Nikon: "Ok. Guys get out the guide to selling snake oil and shave some buttons off an existing body, we got us a camera release to do!"

You're correct. I was trying to say, even with identical sensor, images from Nikon bodies can be better because of different processing units....and I believe this fact appears to be more marketing orientated.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
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bawbaw: Nikon: "Hey Sony can we have one of your new sensors"
Sony: "No, we are releasing then first in our cameras now, they are going to be something no one thought possible before"
Nikon: "Ok say 6 months?"
Sony: "Ok, just don't think you can ever get a sensor up front again though!"
Nikon: "Ok. Guys get out the guide to selling snake oil and shave some buttons off an existing body, we got us a camera release to do!"

Nikon always gets the first from best of all Sony sensors unless Nikon has better alternatives. The sensor used in d810 is a better one found in A7r, not to mention better image processor found in the camera body so there should not be anything worried.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 18:56 UTC

As far as know, this is a Canon patented technology. Since when this became a Nikon one?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 26th comment
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Zeisschen: I feel Sony is going to release nothing than outstanding lenses for this FF E-mount. The myth that Sony is not good at lenses is truly a myth for people who used A-mount Sony Zeiss and Sony G glass. These new FE lenses are so incredibly lightweight as well, much lighter than they look like. Product design couldn't be better as well in my opinion. This will be a winner system for sure, not for everyone, but for people who want to travel light but don't want to make any compromise with sensor size and picture quality. Pair this with a little RX100 in your pocket and you are set for almost everything...

I have the same feelings. I have invested huge on Sony and Minolta made lenses but only recent two FE primes shine

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
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