KW Phua: If you can use A6000 to shoot sport & action, you can skip all DSLRs. DSLR is not for you, please. Either you are too good or you do not know sport and action photography requirement.
I've used my friend's A6000 a couple of times but I couldn't stand the small viewfinder which made it difficult for me to look through. So I always use live view on A6000, but live view doesn't work well in a sunny day.
Circusdog320: Pre ordered this today. If it lives up to its specs...recomposing will be a thing of the past..and essentially and endless buffer. Looking forward to bird shots this spring.
You've made a good decision. Hope I can read your review soon. I think with this camera, Nikon not only want to make money but they want to prove what they can do. This camera is somehow the way Nikon show their pride. Indeed, there are more topics related to D500 than its big brother D5. The D500 is praised even by Canon users in canonrumors forum and elsewhere.
I think Nikon did their best on this camera. If not, they didn't put their effort to add small things like illuminated button, another function button, joystick, and great features like buit-in WiFi, SnapBridge, electronic VR, flickering reduction which D5 doesn't have. They can sell the camera at the same price just with the amazing focus system, 1.6 milion expanded ISO, 10fps, 200 image buffer, which already beat the 7Dm2.
I wonder if the ridiculous crop mode when shooting video in D500 and D5 can be fixed in the future when Nikon release new firmware. And the same goes for the 3 minutes limit of D5 video shooting. Someone mentions about the lack of the popup flash or GPS, or the high price. But I think that we cannot capture exactly what we see through the lens is the biggest failure of the two camera.
zakk9: Now, this is silly:According to Nikon's website, their WiFi applications will only be compatible with iOS and Android devices. However, the only tablet computers that can run Photoshop and other advanced photo editing software are those that feature Windows, like the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 4. Why didn't you think about that, Mr. Nikon?
I guess it's all about firmware and software. If many people like you sent email to Nikon, this problem might be solved.
I just don't understand why people keep complaining about the lack of excellent DX lens to use with the D500. Well, there is no excellent nikon ultrawide lens for DX. At least the nikon 10-24mm doesn't have nano coating. But is it that D500 is designed for those who shoot bird/sport and want 1.5 extra reach. I mean those who willing to buy the D5 will use it with their tele lenses. And there're bunch of nikon tele lenses with affordable prices. They're all FX lens. But when you attach them to the D5, you'll get what you need - 1.5x reach. Or do you really think that Nikon, or any lens manufacture, need to make a DX tele lens which must match the quality of its FX counterpart.
mosc: 200 shot buffer, is that a typo? 200 shot buffer at 10fps in RAW?
@BarnE: it's 200 shot of 14-bit lossless compressed
not typo but it's only achievable with the $$$ XQD card
brianmk: It's been a long time coming. I had given up on ever seeing a D400.
I just wish Nikon could have hinted at or pre-announced a forthcoming D500 earlier. The Nikon rumours website never saw it coming. I bet many people have ended up buying D7200/D750/D810 when what they really wanted was the D500.
I am surprised they didn't use the 24MP sensor from the D7200. I guess a slightly lower pixel count helps keep the frame rate high and reduces the buffer memory required.
I think leaving out built in flash was a mistake. I don't use it much on my D200 but there are times when you need one and don't have a separate flash gun with you.
The £1729 price tag is only about £100 cheaper than a D810 and £500 more than a D750 if you include the recent end of year £350 discounts. I think it's priced a bit high by comparison.
just wait for 6 months and you can but it at the same price as D750. But I think it won't drop more because nikon still want to make the D7xxx line.
bmwzimmer: Canon's 24-70 f/2.8L ii is the current Benchmark optically. Tamron's just as good at 24mm but suffers corner sharpness at the tele end and not as fast or accurate. This new Nikon lens should be equally as fast and accurate and for the price, should be at a minimum equal to the Canon. The only down side is the length and weight are substantially larger than the Canon or Tamron. Canon at 805g, 4.45" long. Tamron with VC at 825g, 4.6" long. Nikon at 1070g, 6.1"
@bmwzimmer: how do you know the new nikon 24-70 has internal zooming?
CSD: When I tried this, it only worked to 320/sec.
I set up just as the sample and it worked up to 320.Shooting a D300s and YN560III. Using a SB600 as the trigger.
What am I doing wrong?
Hi CSD, I did use the built-in flash of D700 on commander (double-dashes) mode to trigger the YN560III to do HSS. The result is the same as when using the metz 50af-1. So if it didn't work with sb600, can you try with the built-in flash on D300s. (remember to set the YN560III to full-power)
Pankajkumars: I have a 622C pair and 1 560II. Can I do HSS in the setup. I tried and failed. Is there any specific points to be considered or I am trying worthless.
Hi Pankajkumars, it works with 622N trigger and YN560III (also YN560II). Maybe the canon verson doesn't work in the same way.
Hi CFL David, there is neither "normal" mode nor HSS mode on the flash. I think the flash automatically switch to HSS mode when I set the speed faster than 1/320s.
Actually I found that I don't need a HSS mounted on the Nikon D700 to trigger the Yongnuo 560III. The built-in flash on D700 cannot fire in HSS in normal mode. But in commander (double-dash) mode, it can fire in HSS. And I did successfully use the built-in flash of D700 to trigger the Yongnuo 560III to fire in HSS. I'm not sure if this work on Pentax camera but I think you can try :D.
Wordsmith9091: I'm not sure if anyone's still checking this post, but I've got a YN560II and I might be about to get a NEX-6, which is HSS capable.
Could I use one of those cheapy optical triggers (like a Seagull) to send a signal at HSS-like speeds and trigger the 560-II the way you're doing with an HSS-capable flash?
I'm sorry to hear that. I don't know why but it doesn't work for some people.
I did successfully with YN622N trigger and YN560III. So I think you can do HSS with YN622C and YN560III. The only thing you need to consider is setting the YN560III in full power.
With YN560, you neet to set the flash to fullpower so that it can do HSS. If you have any HSS flash, you can use it to trigger the YN560. If you don't have any HSS flash, you still can make the YN560 do HSS by using some HSS trigger like the yn622. But it seems that those HSS triggers are not cheap very much.
With non-hss triger, you can not do HSS with any flash.
Dall: Hey nice article.
Unfortunately I cant make my YN-560 do as you descripe!
@DallYou must set the YN560 to full power so that they can do HSS.
@FolucheOf course the Metz 50AF-1 must be in HSS mode. I know there some flashes that you need to turn on the HSS mode so that they can do HSS. But with Metz 50AF-1, it's default when you attach it to the camera, which is in HSS mode.
One more thing, there is no magic here cause I can trigger the YN560 do HSS with the built-in flash of the Nikon D700. Of course, the buit-in flash cannot sync over 1/250s, but when you set it to commander mode, and choose the double dash (--) mode so that you can fire the built-in flash at high speed.
motomanDK: Great article and i have tried this with my Sigma EF610 in HSS mode and the 2 YN560III fire as expected, but they are somehow 'off-sync' with the camera/hss flash because the light from the YN560III's doesn't show on the picture.What am i doing wrong here????
Best regardsHenrik - Denmark
Did you set the YN560 to full power? With HSS flashes you can do HSS at lower power. But with YN560, it can do HSS only when you set it to full power.
Foluche: As far as i get, you even doesn't need for HSS on camera flash. All you need is to get shutter speed 1/500 and faster + remote trigger. On some camera this could be achieved with simple radio trigger like YongNuo RF-603. Am I right? Does anyone tried this?
I heard that some camera, like nikon D70, can sync at any speed. But most camera can not. Furthermore, trigger like YN RF-603 only allow the speed of 1/200s or lower. But the story is different with Yongnuo YN622. I'm going to update my article soon to talk about the speed sync with YN622 trigger.