Stephan Def

Stephan Def

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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (653 comments in total)
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justmeMN: I guess Real Photographers aren't supposed to use articulated LCD screens. I don't understand why.

(The Nikon D5500 has one, but this camera doesn't.)

dropping the Camera?? I wouldn't expect it to survive a drop.

Actually if you fold the screen inward it is even more protected, because then the display is not exposed.

I have had an articulated screen now for 3 years, it is still in perfect condition.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 13:29 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (653 comments in total)
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justmeMN: I guess Real Photographers aren't supposed to use articulated LCD screens. I don't understand why.

(The Nikon D5500 has one, but this camera doesn't.)

If it is indeed such a big problem then why does the D750 have it??

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 15:01 UTC
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QuarryCat: so true!

a man with the courage to speak out why is fact!
Thank you Mr. Iida

Fujifilm has really good prime lenses, but they are all slow and the are all missing stabilization!

And a even better camera with a better AF won't change this on the lenses we have right now. That should be clear.
It is not a camera fault alone - so for faster AF they will need new lenses.
It was the same with Nikon before AF-S, Sony, Olympus E-Mount and others more.

And Fujifilm needs to think about the stabilization - if the built an even higher resolution sensor - people have to use tripods or very fast times - so it will be better to have stabilization in every lens or even in the body.

And Fujifilm should rethink the aperture -
I don't like 1/3 steps,
I don't like the loose aperture rings and
I dislike the sunshades on Fujifilm lenses.
They should be harder and get precise in place.

I tend to agree on some of those points. It seems to be not possible to put stabilization in the body for some reason. Maybe its just the patents, who knows. IBIS would be the perfect solution, however sony is also not doing it and Samsung is also missing this on their Mirroless. It would be interesting to get some more info as to the technical why??

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
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JDThomas: Even Fuji can admit the AF isn't on par with the SLR. Something it's Fuji-fans refuse to do.

@JDThomas "@Just a Photographer: The D5300 focuses faster than the XT-1 and it's half the price."

Nope, with a comparable standard zoom it sure isn't half the price.

The point is though that very many Nikon Users are disappointed. Because Nikon is not wholeheartedly giving it their all. Why is it taking Nikon forever to announce the D7200? Where is the enthusiast aps-c Camera loaded with all state-of-the-art innovations available in today's day and age? Such as the latest Toschiba or Sony bsi-Sensor, IBIS, articulating screen, deeper buffer, wifi, nfc, focus peaking etc etc ????

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 19:04 UTC

I always enjoy reading Interviews with Toshihisa Iida, please keep them coming. It looks like Fujifilm is having very good success with their strategy, especially that they take care to have excellent color rendering, film simulations etc.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 12:37 UTC as 74th comment
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J A C S: " We think that our 16MP X-Trans sensor delivers a higher effective resolution than conventional Bayer 16MP sensors ..."

LOL! This guy would make a very successful used car salesman!

Some of the very best Salesmen I ever met were used Car salesmen working for name brand dealerships, those guys have to kick butt. No irony whatsoever intended.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 12:30 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I have sold my D80. Yes. My first and last, trusty Nikon. I wanted a second hand D90, but the current offers are inconsistent. I would buy a new one if possible... Now, I still have the 700D. I am seriously considering to sell it. So... D80+700D = 760D (good enough camera with top display)? What do you think?
P. S.: it might sound stupid, but the sec display is a handy tool...

I just happened to read this thread here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55269447 ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:28 UTC
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aarif: the A-mount is officially dead

I think Sony is a lot smarter than that, they would alienate many potential photography customers by dropping A-Mount. I think they will continue those products in kind of a maintenance mode. If I were Sony I would work on developing even better high-end Adapters for A to E-mount. Possibly even with Steady-Shot integrated in them. That would be a win for everybody and would make total business sense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 11:13 UTC

Reading the comments below I can see everybody else is just as confused as I am. My gut feeling: Sony is in trouble and Samsung has been eating their Lunch.

Apparently the entire Japan Camera Industry is on a oblique and slippery slope. The good news is, its probably a buyers market. The bad news is, don't necessarily count on your hardware being relevant anymore in over 2 or 3 years, those expensive lenses have the potential to turn into heavy paperweights.

I have been looking much harder at Samsung lately, just on a hunch.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 03:58 UTC as 39th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (356 comments in total)

I try not to use Adobe software if I can, Flash and the Adobe Reader are real dangerous security exposures.

If NIK Software and Darktable.org did a good integration of the Nik Collection into Darktable then I think Adobe would be in very big trouble. And yes it could happen that fast.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:31 UTC as 78th comment
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Nikon finds themselves in a similar situation, with the D3300 and D5300/5500. The D5300 / 5500 buyers probably should just get a D7100/7200 if they're super serious about photography, and the ones who THOUGHT they weren't serious enough about photography to buy any more than the D3300, will eventually regret not getting a D5300/5500.

In short, the bottom-of-the-barrel camera is only there to entice, it's really not a camera that anyone serious enough to actually buy an ILC system would be OK with in the long run.

IMO Canon and Nikon could both benefit from just consolidating this "baseline" DSLR lineup to one model, charge as little as they can for it, and put the rest of their energy into working harder on a MILC system...

@ mathew saville
“Nikon is class-leading when it comes to image quality”, nope again, sorry I have to refute. You trying to tell me that oil and dust spots are the key to class-leading image quality? This is not the case. I know of a bunch of Nikon Fullframe Gearheads that would love to switch to Fujifilm if they were not already so deeply invested into Nikon hardware. Personally I am so fed up with the jpeg image quality coming out of Nikons that I am ready to dump Nikon for it. Fujifilm is spot on with their concept of best possible jpeg quality out of the box (amongst other things). I resent wasting my time and money post processing raw files, especially in the face of Nikon discontinuing Capture-NX2. In my opinion Nikon management does not have a clue, they just don't get it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Nikon finds themselves in a similar situation, with the D3300 and D5300/5500. The D5300 / 5500 buyers probably should just get a D7100/7200 if they're super serious about photography, and the ones who THOUGHT they weren't serious enough about photography to buy any more than the D3300, will eventually regret not getting a D5300/5500.

In short, the bottom-of-the-barrel camera is only there to entice, it's really not a camera that anyone serious enough to actually buy an ILC system would be OK with in the long run.

IMO Canon and Nikon could both benefit from just consolidating this "baseline" DSLR lineup to one model, charge as little as they can for it, and put the rest of their energy into working harder on a MILC system...

@ mathew saville
I have to disagree with some things you wrote, the historical lens compatibility is not given on any of the Nikon entry models and also not on the mid-level models of Nikon. This is a major disadvantage to the consumers and there is no good reason for it. There is also no image-stabilization in any of the Nikon Body's not matter how high-end or expensive they are. Sony has all of this on even their most dirt cheap A58. This stuff is important. I get the drift that its more of a lip-service & marketing ploy from Nikon than it is earnest that they claim to support all lenses going all the way back; I feel if they were earnest then it would be on all models (see sony) and they would have in-body image stabilization to go with it. Then it would be a credible claim. As it stands Nikon looses credibility by their half-hearted and grossly inconsistent dealings on their DSLR model politics.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Nikon finds themselves in a similar situation, with the D3300 and D5300/5500. The D5300 / 5500 buyers probably should just get a D7100/7200 if they're super serious about photography, and the ones who THOUGHT they weren't serious enough about photography to buy any more than the D3300, will eventually regret not getting a D5300/5500.

In short, the bottom-of-the-barrel camera is only there to entice, it's really not a camera that anyone serious enough to actually buy an ILC system would be OK with in the long run.

IMO Canon and Nikon could both benefit from just consolidating this "baseline" DSLR lineup to one model, charge as little as they can for it, and put the rest of their energy into working harder on a MILC system...

on the original comment: going by my experience with Nikon digital Cameras, my opinion is that they have mismanaged their DSLR product line in far too many ways to detail here. Imo Nikon need an upper management change badly, I am very astonished that their upper management is still there after all that has happened. In a silicon Valley company they would have all gone through "group therapy" just only for that D600 fiasco alone. If they would have had a CEO like Elon Musk or the late Steve Jobs their middle and upper tier managers would certainly have come away with a radically changed outlook on life and with better products.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 11:20 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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Kaso: Strengthen the technical analyses of cameras and lenses. Stop the wimpy essays like this one, which is already one too many! No need for opinions by some pretender sitting in a cafe with a fruit-brand notebook and typing out a stupid stream of unconsciousness.

hmmm ... I have seen people banned for much less in other forums, its ok to have an opinion however nobody has to take abuse and shouldn't.

having said that, I liked the article and enjoyed reading it. Especially also the comments section. It gives a pretty good summary about what canon is maybe doing here. Of course there can always be other pov's.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:46 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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(unknown member): I have sold my D80. Yes. My first and last, trusty Nikon. I wanted a second hand D90, but the current offers are inconsistent. I would buy a new one if possible... Now, I still have the 700D. I am seriously considering to sell it. So... D80+700D = 760D (good enough camera with top display)? What do you think?
P. S.: it might sound stupid, but the sec display is a handy tool...

The problem with all digital cameras is you never can know from the start if it will have quality issues or defects. You only ever figure that out after about 6 months into the new model. So if you are a conservative investor you will likely be better off with a somewhat older and proven DSLR. If you are invested into Nikon you probably have a bunch of decent lenses, that's a big issue imo. I'm in a similar situation and I want to leave Nikon behind me, but actually I find the Canon Mirrorless aps-c offerings more interesting like the eos M3.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 09:11 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: They're both still clunky mirror box machines. Consumers are catching on to systems like the Sony A6000. The newbie at work that asked what to upgrade his Nikon to just switched after I suggested it. He dumped a Nikon D5100, which really isn't much different than the "new" 5500. Once more consumers figure out there's ZERO reason to buy these old clunkers, Canikon will be playing catch-up.

Unfortunately though Sony is not known for their great attitude regarding customer service.

"Consumers are catching on to systems like the Sony A6000." ... maybe, however at the end of the day you have to stick a decent lens on it, and that is where the big troubles begin. Ever try mounting the Sigma 18-35 1.8 on a A6000? Does the A6000 have in-Body stabilization, no? Well maybe then better the A58.

The only real reason to buy nikon or canon anymore is the vast lens selection and the huge used market for all that stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 08:59 UTC

IMO Nikon has lost it. Instead of putting focusing motors and image stabilization on all of their DSLR's they do this ... I mean how many will they actually sell? Will they even be able to recover their costs on that model?

p.s. oh, nearly forgot this: and they discontinue capture-nx2 with no adequate alternative, leaving their niche professional clientele scratching their heads about how to do any serious post processing of their highly customized nikon raw files.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 12:06 UTC as 12th comment | 13 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (336 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: The price seems to be too high for that Camera. I don't see the average consumer needing 4K Video at 28MP today. Its unrealistic, in post processing you need huge processing power which most users are not going to have.

What Samsung should do is release a Model with 28MP for still images and reasonably good HD Video along with a good EVF and some other value added functions. I also think its very important to concentrate on rendering best possible jpegs right out of the box. The price range such a camera should be around 599€ I think that would sell really good.

Post processing Software is a huge issue for most if not all users. This is where the Japan manufacturers have their by far, biggest open flank. Digital Cameras today have to go hand-in-hand with good integrated post processing software in the box.

Well since you ask :-) ... I think it would be nice to have a 28MP BSI Sensor for still images, as I already wrote above: I would prefer to have the camera produce superior jpegs from that sensor write out of the box. That would be awesome. I would like that for the cropping advantages it would give me. The camera as such is nice, because of its compactness.

I am really very uncertain about the 4K Video portion of the equation. I don't even have any 4K Displays and I wasn't planning on buying any soon. I also don't have a computer that could handle 4K video processing, again I wasn't planning on spending top dollars for a new computer any time soon either, as I am quite happy with what I have now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 12:10 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (336 comments in total)
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Mr Olympian: In the forums I saw Microsoft updated ICE to work with Samsung 4K video. Anyone saying average consumers can't do much with or don't want 4K video are either ill-informed or happy with their 480i CRTs.
So Samsung smartphones, TVs and ILCs all now support 4K. Nice :)

oh OK, image composition editor for 4k video editing :-) ...

so please tell us about the hardware configuration needed to post process, cut, edit etc, 4k Video. What I want to know is what kind of CPU's, how much memory, Graphics processors and so on... what software is also of interest.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:54 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (336 comments in total)

The price seems to be too high for that Camera. I don't see the average consumer needing 4K Video at 28MP today. Its unrealistic, in post processing you need huge processing power which most users are not going to have.

What Samsung should do is release a Model with 28MP for still images and reasonably good HD Video along with a good EVF and some other value added functions. I also think its very important to concentrate on rendering best possible jpegs right out of the box. The price range such a camera should be around 599€ I think that would sell really good.

Post processing Software is a huge issue for most if not all users. This is where the Japan manufacturers have their by far, biggest open flank. Digital Cameras today have to go hand-in-hand with good integrated post processing software in the box.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 09:51 UTC as 13th comment | 7 replies
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