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locke_fc

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marc petzold: Dear Nikon, you really do some very fine DSLR Gear, but please spent more time for Quality Assurance the next time before you'd release a DSLR body...

Oh boy, HowAbout is still at it. How about that?

Defending Nikon at every critical comment someone else makes, and spreading misinformation like other non Nikon bodies have the same problem.

Yes, your heard it the same problem. That's why no one noticed
It before in the several years since those bodies were released.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 01:11 UTC

Looks good on paper, but the only kind of non-OIS lenses I have time for are sub-f2 primes or ultra- to wide-angle zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 27th comment
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bigdaddave: Well as long as Canons do it too it's not a fault. The Nikon bias here stinks.

The other images are less affected, so not ruined.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 08:37 UTC

What a mess up.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 08:32 UTC as 16th comment
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mrmiguel: I'm loving the virtual Air Quotes from DPR on the headline.

Oh, great catch. I'd missed that.

So the manufacturer themselves acknowledge an issue, and DPR somehow think it deserves to be called an 'issue'?

Weird.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 08:28 UTC
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munro harrap: Wait months after all reviews and tests appear for problems to appear in posts online you can find - like " Nikon D810 problems issues".

Go through every machine you fancy buying in the same way, and wait until one comes out that they have bothered to design for photography, rather than for money.

Lobby your governments to ensure that our equipment lasts, by reintroducing lead/tin solder that is what every old pre 2002 lens and camera has, AS, even if you get a camera without problems it WILL die on you about a decade after manufacture-or much earlier from vibration and shocks in the post and through couriers throwing around gear sellers having got your money couldn't care less about padding and packing properly.

The current image quality is good enough for the next 50 years so you now do not need to "upgrade" any more. Nobody should HAVE to.

Because it isn't always due to bad quality control in the manufacturing process- many a slip twixt cup and lip, don't you know.

RichRMA: what?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 08:26 UTC
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locke_fc: Can't be.

A few posters here have been telling us repeatedly this was a non-issue, or something every other camera showed.

HowaboutRAW: you've been patrolling all D750 threads trying to counter any criticism and spreading false information as though you were on Nikon's payroll.

No other cameras released in previous years show this flare problem to the same extent. If they do, it has been minor enough to go UNNOTICED FOR YEARS.
The difference with the D750 is that the problem is serious enough to have been noticed WITHIN WEEKS of the camera being released.

How about you stop spreading misinformation? No chance, I suppose.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 08:21 UTC

Can't be.

A few posters here have been telling us repeatedly this was a non-issue, or something every other camera showed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 20:56 UTC as 24th comment | 13 replies
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jadmaister2: I don't feel that we, or Nikon, should stick our heads in the sand on the flare issue. I have looked at the 4 or 5 sites that carfully document this problem, and show some home made solutions, but the conclusion can ONLY be, IMO, that Nikon have a careless production line which is (maybe by now 'was') allowing through a number of 750's with badly mounted sensors. When such a camera is used with the light source just out of shot above the frame, the banding occurs.
If your sample is better aligned, I'm glad, but it is exactly sites such as DpReview that should allow the buying public to alert Nikon to the issue and force a correction.
It's a wonderful camera, but it is ludicrous to buy a product that contains a potential fault.
As a Nikon owner of long standing, I may add that I'm ashamed by Nikon's poor response to the issue.

If I don't know about photography, at least I seem to be stronger than you at logical thought.

If a problem is more subtle in one camera and more pronounced in another (to the point it was never noted with the first, but has been with the second one within weeks of its release), then, yes, the problem is more serious in the latter camera.

Which part of that is hard to understand?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 23:41 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Sooner or later every manufacturer has a camera with a problem they didn't catch. Talking about lawsuits, airbag recalls and other nonsense is not relevant. What is important is how the manufacturer responds and some companies are much better than others. Nikon has the advantage, you could say, of knowing what happens when you don't respond.

Just my opinion but good customer service, no warranty hassles, support and fast turnaround are every bit as important as megapixel count, dynamic range and noise levels.

You keep saying that (probably more than a dozen times in these comments, if not more), but I haven't seen anything indicating that any of those cameras show the issue TO THE SAME EXTENT as the D750.
Stop spreading false information.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 23:28 UTC
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ozturert: Don't brag about the flare issue please. For sure Nikon will correct that... In D760...
Then I'll sell my D800 and buy a D900 :)

Don't be ridiculous.
Even the fairest of commenters, and the more rabid Nikon fans (except maybe yourself) agreed that the D610 was an attempt to correct the deeply flawed design of the D600.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 08:37 UTC
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ttran88: Just thinking about these "flare gate" comments and thought to my self how I would rather have flare than a outdated sensor in my camera.

Plastek:
"It's D600 excuses on BS-level all over again. Hardcore Nikonians using the same arguments on how similar problems exist in some other cameras (based on anegdotal proof) and how it's non-issue in DXXX.
Then Nikon releases hardware fix (aka. new model) and suddenly all those people shut the ... up."

Yes, that's exactly what this looks like.
Though, to be fair, that's how it usually goes, no matter which brand is affected. I still remember when the original Pentax K5 came out, and both Pentax and the most vocal Pentaxians insisted there was not an AF problem that very clearly I and many other users did have. It took Pentax something like six months to acknowledge the issue and release a fw that only partially solved it. And even after that, a bunch of Pentax fanboys (in that case the moniker was totally deserved) kept saying that there was no issue or it wasn't important.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1913 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: I don't feel that we, or Nikon, should stick our heads in the sand on the flare issue. I have looked at the 4 or 5 sites that carfully document this problem, and show some home made solutions, but the conclusion can ONLY be, IMO, that Nikon have a careless production line which is (maybe by now 'was') allowing through a number of 750's with badly mounted sensors. When such a camera is used with the light source just out of shot above the frame, the banding occurs.
If your sample is better aligned, I'm glad, but it is exactly sites such as DpReview that should allow the buying public to alert Nikon to the issue and force a correction.
It's a wonderful camera, but it is ludicrous to buy a product that contains a potential fault.
As a Nikon owner of long standing, I may add that I'm ashamed by Nikon's poor response to the issue.

HowaboutRAW: you're the one missing the point entirely. With D750 it is notable enough to have become a noticeable issue. It never was with the other cameras you wrongly insist to have the same issue.
As with many things in life, it's a matter of degrees, with the caveat that not only the problem seems to be much more noticeable in the D750, it also seems qualitatively different, from the samples published.
Still, many D750 owners claim to not have encountered the issue, so it may just be a percentage of the units is affected.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 08:26 UTC
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Lehik: Whether the flare problem is a real or not, Nikon USA seems to have addressed it:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19336

Again the big words, Rishi. What hysteria?
So it's ok for a reviewer to brand a camera a new gold standard, but not ok for potential, or existing customers to discuss what seems a serious issue for some kinds of shooters?
I don't follow the logic here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 08:10 UTC
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olypan: I think this may be a record advertising post. Brought back to the top again and again.

I guess Nikon pays well.

Yes. I thought the 24 hour repeat coverage of the Canon 7DII was impressive too.

@SmilerGrogan: As a person working in advertising, I can tell you you could not be more wrong; generally speaking, that is (not talking about Barney).

Of course advertisers cannot have a reputable writer/site sing the praises of an utterly crappy piece of equipment, nor influence editorial content as much as they'd like. But influence they do, and not in an insignificant way!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 08:04 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Sooner or later every manufacturer has a camera with a problem they didn't catch. Talking about lawsuits, airbag recalls and other nonsense is not relevant. What is important is how the manufacturer responds and some companies are much better than others. Nikon has the advantage, you could say, of knowing what happens when you don't respond.

Just my opinion but good customer service, no warranty hassles, support and fast turnaround are every bit as important as megapixel count, dynamic range and noise levels.

The problem is Nikon has not had one, but three (D600, D800 and apparently now D750) cameras with pretty important issues they didn't catch, all released in the last three years or so. Which is a shame, as the cameras all looked amazing on paper.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 07:59 UTC
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Digital Mike0697: Has anyone notice there is a problem with lens flare on D750? Nikon Rumors, is stating there is a problem. I want to know before I buy the camera.

Thank you.

@nickheat "Canon and Nikon have had so many 'devestating' issues I wonder how they are still in business....."

In the last three years one of those two brands has outdone the other by a mile in that department

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 00:01 UTC
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fleckster48: Great video. I have a question when shooting with studio flash. When you use your flash meter to determine the exposure, you basically set the shutter to X sync (you set the meter based on the closest value to what the X value is for your camera. Then you set your f stop. The problem here is that in manual mode the camera does not let you view the image easily with the lens wide open. The modeling lights are not powerful enough for you to see the image or am I missing something.

Ok, I see what you mean. There has to be a way around that, otherwise it would have come up as a big issue in the video.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 18:15 UTC

Cool video, it's always interesting to watch a pro work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:57 UTC as 34th comment
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fleckster48: Great video. I have a question when shooting with studio flash. When you use your flash meter to determine the exposure, you basically set the shutter to X sync (you set the meter based on the closest value to what the X value is for your camera. Then you set your f stop. The problem here is that in manual mode the camera does not let you view the image easily with the lens wide open. The modeling lights are not powerful enough for you to see the image or am I missing something.

You got an answer about the yellow cast. If you set your WB to flash and look at a scene lighted with modelling lights, it's totally expected.
As far exposure goes, you'd do as it's always been done. Take a few test shots, check, and adjust. You don't judge your exposure from the EVF in a studio setting if you're using flash, it seems pretty obvious why.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:30 UTC
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