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luxor2: Good infomercial, I enjoyed the scenes where the camera enters or leaves a pocket, I get the point, it's not a "heavy DSLR outfit"

Very true, but the camera I don't like would not inspire me enough to take pictures. Again, I speak for myself.

"......it doesn't matter what camera you use, a really good photographer will get great images."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 13:32 UTC

They should stop the surgery, the patient is dead.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:04 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)

I'm not sure what could cause all this but one thing that comes to my mind that Nikon (probably) should slow down a little to pay more attention to the quality control. I don't know if Canon is any better in this regards , even if it's not , it would not make any excuses for Nikon dropping the ball in QC.
It looks like Nikon is unable to make the camera right in the first place.
Nikon 600 > Nikon 610, Nikon 800, Nikon 810, etc...
Now it's Nikon d750 (flaring / banding issues) - factory recall or free fix either of which is kind of pain in a butt ....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 163rd comment | 1 reply
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Jonath: Why do so many insist on rolling out the same old boring sony bashing. There's even someone on here whose sole comment is about RAW compression!? Relevance to the article? Sony cannot break the laws of physics, so bright AF lenses for FF are always going to be fairly large. If any of those complaining owned the system you'd know that the size makes it more versatile. If you want very good small lenses (and hence a small pocketable FF camera) they're already available, if you want FF quality and bright glass and can compromise on size you have that too, thing about a DSLR is it can never be small, it's not an 'option'.

Good. Keep this way....

"In the meantime I am not going to criticize Sony with comments based on my lack of insider knowledge.."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 21:44 UTC
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Jonath: Why do so many insist on rolling out the same old boring sony bashing. There's even someone on here whose sole comment is about RAW compression!? Relevance to the article? Sony cannot break the laws of physics, so bright AF lenses for FF are always going to be fairly large. If any of those complaining owned the system you'd know that the size makes it more versatile. If you want very good small lenses (and hence a small pocketable FF camera) they're already available, if you want FF quality and bright glass and can compromise on size you have that too, thing about a DSLR is it can never be small, it's not an 'option'.

@DFPanno,
I'm glad you got it figured.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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Jonath: Why do so many insist on rolling out the same old boring sony bashing. There's even someone on here whose sole comment is about RAW compression!? Relevance to the article? Sony cannot break the laws of physics, so bright AF lenses for FF are always going to be fairly large. If any of those complaining owned the system you'd know that the size makes it more versatile. If you want very good small lenses (and hence a small pocketable FF camera) they're already available, if you want FF quality and bright glass and can compromise on size you have that too, thing about a DSLR is it can never be small, it's not an 'option'.

People can express their opinion whether they own the gear or not. Leica can make small FF lens because of unique method of developing sensor that can "respond" to those lenses. Sony can't (so far). So the critics is pretty fair here. Nobody can change the Law of physics BUT there's always some options to consider. Some companies just do not want be bothered with such "tweaking"...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 14:53 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)
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DoctorPDA: I note you do a lot of RAW comparisons in the studio comparison. This is good for RAW photo shooters. However, wouldn't JPEG comparison be important for JPEG photos and for video? For example, isn't the JPEG and video noise at higher ISO's better for the 6D vs. D610 (fair comparison)?

Who shoots JPEGs with DSLR cameras? The only reason I see doing this is just to play around with mobile app to see how the small jpegs can be transferred to your smartphone.
The only time I remember myself shooting Jpeg was when I bought Canon 10D and could not afford Adobe PS to process RAW's .

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:55 UTC
On Winter Wonderland: Don Komarechka's snowflakes article (36 comments in total)

Amazing stuff!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 23:43 UTC as 15th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)
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Frank C.: dumbed down piece of photographic equipment for 2k$+... I don't think so! 1/8000 and 1/250 x-sync was around decades ago, srry today it's fuel injectors, not webers! LOL

Yeah... good point. Let's see who makes a better crap for $2K
It's not a bid deal for a company like Nikon or Canon to make 1/250 sync and 1/8000 shutter. They deliberately cripple the cameras due to marketing strategy. Magic Lantern is a perfect example of what 5DIII is capable of.
As soon as you pay more - they (Canon or Nikon) just turn the feature on with firmware update or by flipping the circuit switch...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 04:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)
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Frank C.: dumbed down piece of photographic equipment for 2k$+... I don't think so! 1/8000 and 1/250 x-sync was around decades ago, srry today it's fuel injectors, not webers! LOL

They deliberately cripple cameras to "fit" them into the "right" price tag.
It's funny to hear some guys saying "I don't need 1/8000" or "I will never use 1/250 sync", or "I not going to shoot against the sun".
The camera is a TOOL and it should meet the today's standards.
Sometime even 1/8000 is not fast enough to shoot wide open in sunny days. So should I expect some "wise" advices here - use ND filters?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 11:28 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1929 comments in total)

I guess given 90% is kind of typo?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 403rd comment | 1 reply
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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durrace: Glad to see the Nikon Df here ... D4+ quality at half the size, half the weight and accommodates more lenses!

right, plus crappy AF, Max Shutter 1/4000, small and slow buffer.
but I like the look of DF

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 18:56 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: 2014 FF Systems:
Low End vs High End for good 'LOW' LIGHT

Canon EOS 6D vs Nikon D750 vs Nikon D4s vs Sony A7S

ISO 51200: (=Max ISO for D750)

DPR Comparison Widget Subject: Left-Side (dimly lit): JPEGS (RAW = Always worse)

Female Face:
http://tinyurl.com/lowlight-girl-FF-Best-2014-DPR
http://preview.tinyurl.com/lowlight-girl-FF-Best-2014-DPR

Male Face:
http://tinyurl.com/lowlight-man-FF-Best-2014-DPR
http://preview.tinyurl.com/lowlight-man-FF-Best-2014-DPR

For me: the IQ of D750 is very close to 5DMkIII, but behind 6D
And I would never consider D810, nor A7/R/S, nor fixed prime RX1R (35mm too long)
If Sony made a RX1R with a fast fixed 24mm prime (maybe: if it had a vari-angle swivel screen)

Least of all D610:
it's the only new FF amongst those in the 12 that lacks the Exposure Simulation LV that the rest have.

D750 max shutter 1/4000 ? No , thank you

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 11:38 UTC
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)

I'm not sure about this design. Since it does not have a flip cover , all "precipitation" will be accumulated on the top of this bag.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 14:18 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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108: Geez, those A7 Sony bodies must be the ugliest cameras on the planet... even the soviet 1941 tank T34 looked better .

...and T34 looks much better then some modern cars too :)

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

I wonder what would be the optimal ISO for S-Log2. In A7S is 3200 but for A7II it can be too high....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:09 UTC as 111th comment

is image stabilization for stills only or it's also available in video mode?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 197th comment | 1 reply

Good move, Nikon! Why bother making something new when it's so much easier to just repaint the old one. What's the next? Silver? Titan?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:38 UTC as 117th comment

good job, leica! Very nice and inexpensive camera! :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 22nd comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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solomon barket: Saw the NX1 at photo plus, yesterday NYC. Camera seems nice and the test shoots look good from what I could take, around the booth of the display case. 16 to 50-2.0-2.8.
The one thing I was thinking about was the add on flash for the hot shoe. Asked the tech about the guide number and he thought it was 54. The guide number on the Nikon SB 800 is 184. Quite a difference in power. Some times I shoot the SB800 full out on manual. Concerning the flash, the tech told me that their is no TTL on the flash setting. Did not see the add on flash, so could not verify that. Maybe Samsung will add another more powerful flash unit to their line. Also saw on display a Large White 300mm lens that will be added to the system, no price set as yet. Also Samsung booth ran out of catalogs for the NX1, with all the specs.
I got into a discussion with one of the head techs, and he claims that Samsung pours there own glass, which surprised me. I thought there were only a few suppliers of glass.

I agree, the camera is new and will be full of "surprises". Will rent it first to see what this beast is capable of

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
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