redhed17

redhed17

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On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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redhed17: “…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

Sorry, but DR is a Photography thing, not just a Landscape thing. With Sport specifically, a white shirt against a dark background on a sunny day will push the DR of any sensor. As will a small white bird on a similar day.
Do DPReview place too much emphasis on DR? Can't say that I'm that bothered what score they give it. I normally read the reviews of cameras I'm interested in, so it is the (multiple) reviews as a whole I take into account, not whether it got a Silver, Gold, 75% or 80%.
With scores, and ratings, (Gold, Silver etc) they are are opinions, sometimes by one person, sometimes by a group, but they become meaningless very quickly because technology moves so quickly. Scores are just opinion, hopefully reviews are opinion and fact. It is up to the reader to choose what what is important.
I know the Canon sensors can't match the Sony sensors atm, but with the 7DII in particular, DR is not the most important aspect. Any camera now has more DR than the camera I have now. :-/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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redhed17: “…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

Wow, now that's a delayed reply. ;-) lol

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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redhed17: “…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

I agree that Canon users should be asking for their cameras to be better. And I, and other Nikon users, should be asking why a camera, in its 3rd iteration, is still only 'practically speaking ... very close' to being a D300S replacement if they are not actually going to going out a proper D300S replacement. :-/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 03:34 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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redhed17: “…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

But Richard, you didn't say the D7200 was a replacement for the D90, which the D7000 and D7100 were, you said (very close to) the D300S.

Rishi said;
"Compared to the D300s, it offers better AF subject tracking, and lots more resolution, low-light ISO performance, and dynamic range."

I think the 7DII does all of that compared to the D300S, and significantly improves in some areas, especially fps and AF. It may not be as good as the Nikon (Sony) sensors, and all the benefits they bring, but it is the whole package for me.

Why do Nikon users have to accept compromises to completely replace a six year old camera?
They don't of course, they can compromise or move somewhere else. :-/

Eventually for me too at some point. :-( lol

Oh, and for some, a CSC camera will never be an option until they don't make DSLRs, regardless of how impressive the specs are, as in the case of the NX1.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 22:47 UTC
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (559 comments in total)

“…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 21:53 UTC as 116th comment | 31 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

"It finds itself in the same class as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II"

Maybe in the marketing it is the same 'class' as the 7DII, but from the spec sheet, it matches the 70D more closely imho.

Sensor aside, and all the Nikon DX cameras have better sensors than Canon, otherwise the 7DII wipes the floor as a performance/enthusiast/Pro, whatever you want to call it, camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:28 UTC as 191st comment | 8 replies
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Clear as Crystal: Can't believe people are trying to turn this into a negative story about Nikon build quality. Was there ever a camera that received absolutely no negative comments and absolutely no reported issues? Nothing is perfect, Nikon seem to be really trying to change the image that they don't respond to build quality issues.

Also this is about Nikon addressing concerns, why the hell is anyone even mentioning Canon, Pentax or Sony? If you really need to justify your choice of system you desperately need:
a, a life
b, to actually take some photos
c, more confidence in your own ability to choose or
d, less of a Napoleon complex

Incidentally this is coming from and admittedly amateur Canon and Fuji user.

If there was no problem, Nikon would just have said that they had looked into the situation and found things to be within expected tolerances or something, that they are doing this shows that there is indeed a problem. And how can Nikon having another problem with a DSLR not be a negative story?

This time it is good that they have admitted to the problem quickly, and have put things in motion to fix peoples cameras in a timely fashion once they have the infrastructure in place to deal with the numbers they are expecting, ut whatever way you look at it a fault on another Nikon DSLR is not positive news.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms article (102 comments in total)
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redhed17: Can't see the point of any camera without 1080 video. I don't use video, but I'd want 1080 if I did. And with 4k now popping up on cameras, 1080 should not that big a feature imho.

Maybe, but a lot of people now have full HD (1080) TVs, so if they do video, they want it to look as good as possible on their TVs.

1080 should be the minimum, and then higher frame rates being the extra value items to distinguish cameras from the lower range. Especially with lots of cameras soon being 4k to try and create content to sell 4k TVs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
On Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms article (102 comments in total)

Can't see the point of any camera without 1080 video. I don't use video, but I'd want 1080 if I did. And with 4k now popping up on cameras, 1080 should not that big a feature imho.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 22:29 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
On DPReview on CreativeLIVE article (142 comments in total)

Just finished catching up to the point I started watching after getting in from work, and I have to say I enjoyed it. The studio lighting section in the middle felt a bit out of place, but I found so much of the focus (no pun intended) on CSCs and other cameras like the Sony Q series disappointing, but unsurprising. It was said during the broadcast CSCs don't match up to DSLRs in terms of sales, but the variety and push from manufacturers and reviewers in camera mags and sites like DPReview, to some extent, see CSC cameras as a means to boost flagging camera sales, which is in every seller and reviewers best interest. The market seems to be saying that those who were interested in in the concept have pretty much got it, and the sales falling faster than DSLRs seem to back that up, even with all the various CSC options.

Hopefully there will be more similar types of event from DPReview. I thought the staff did a great job, and displayed a v good level of knowledge in a relaxed style.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 04:25 UTC as 30th comment

"To be clear, $9.99 is not an introductory price. It is the price for those of you who sign up by December 31, 2013."

So a time limited price, aimed at those who already own a previous version Photoshop (but not Lightroom), but not an introductory price. And with no mention I can see of what the price will be after 31/12/13.

And also no mention of a price for those who don't already own Photoshop.

Adobe's PR machine up to its usual standards. ;-) lol

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 23:14 UTC as 241st comment

Watch the suckers line up to pay over the odds for a Sony camera. ;-)

The same type of person who paid over the odds for a 'Leica' Panasonic. lol

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 20:52 UTC as 217th comment
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40daystogo: After reading many posts on this DPR and photo.net, it strikes me that most people haven't grasped the long term implications. Here are some common dis-illusions:

-- People who think they can use CS6 for 10 years, since it meets their needs. Well, not if you buy the next model DSLR that's not supported by CS6.

-- Each time Apple upgrades their OS every year, it breaks many previous versions of software, so if OSX 10.9 breaks CS6, then everyone is stuffed, or can't get new Macs.

-- It also hasn't struck most people that they're going to be paying this monthly fee till they die, that is, if they want to access their Photoshop files, created with the newest software, even after retirement.

CS6 will be updated to ACR 8 when released, but without the ACR 8's new features. But for how long will the updates last?

If you buy a new camera that isn't compatible at some point though, you can always convert your brand new RAW files to DNGs, but hold on, that's an Adobe format! Who knows how they'll mess about with that in the future.

I wouldn't trust them with anything from now on.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 03:14 UTC

Looks like CS6 will be my final version of Photoshop. :-( I've enjoyed the ride, but I think I'll stay where I am.

Ah well, it will save me some money in the future.

No way will I ever pay a subscription for any software.

Hope they don't come up with anything too mind blowing in the future, because I don't want to be too envious. ;-) lol

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:43 UTC as 689th comment
On 500px redesigns online photo portfolios post (42 comments in total)
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monkeybrain: Not sure why this news is on Connect and not the main site. 500px has mobile apps, sure, but they seem to be actively discouraging the uploading of photos from them. This is in keeping with their premise that you should only upload your best work; they are no doubt fearful that allowing mobile uploading would encourage the uploading of snapshots etc. So what's the connection with Connect?

I was considering getting an Awesome account after Christmas to try out for a year, but some unexpected bills came up. I won't be doing it now, not with a 50% increase. Yes, I could buy it now and beat the rise, but I'd still be stung for the 50% increase if I then renewed. And for what they offer, I don't think a 50% increase is in any way justified. :-(

I've already seen a dilution of the number of great images as it has got more popular, and uploads from mobile phones will tend not to make the quality better overall imho.

Still some nice images to see there. ATM. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2013 at 16:06 UTC

Should they still have 'Pocket' in the title when they are that big? You'll need very large pockets. ;-) lol

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 14:02 UTC as 20th comment

I can't see the ACR v7.2 on the Adobe UK site yet. :-/ The DNG Converter, yes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 00:37 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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chlamchowder: The highest shutter speeds not being available at wide apertures is a little disappointing, because one major use of high shutter speeds is to let you shoot the lens wide open in bright sunlight without overexposure.

Is it possible to easily attach a ND filter?

A lens with a very wide aperture like this should have a fast shutter speed, and/or a built in ND filter imho. :-/

Dropping continuous AF seems a bit poor too. It may not have been a good implementation, but it's better than not having it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 23:43 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (712 comments in total)

Why is it being compared to a D7000, is it just because it is a current Nikon camera? It should be being compared to a D700, as that is still available and at a much cheaper price in the UK at least.

A D700 is, and has been for awhile, the affordable way to get full frame that this release is supposed to be.

I know there are more improvements in the D600, but marketing it as affordable full frame is a bit hollow when there has been one there cheaper for awhile.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 09:37 UTC as 217th comment
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)

Interesting the haven't put an XQD slot on it. Looks like it could be a dead format already if the people who make the cards are not embracing it in their top of the range models. :-/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 14:46 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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