Gothmoth: In an email to customer with existing D800 pre-orders Vistek (one of the major Canadian retailers) claims that Nikon is having "production problems" with the D800.
Read more on NikonRumors.com: http://nikonrumors.com/2012/04/15/weekly-nikon-news-flash-158.aspx/#ixzz1u7qpyG5J
This is good ... for those who have not yet bought the new toy! A rule of thumb, try not to be a guinea pig.
q8wizard: What about all the people who bought the d800 and they don’t know about all the problems, ok I know it has a focusing problems but all the other malfunctioning is hard to know whether it is something that I don’t know how to use or it is a problem from the camera, don’t you think they should recall all the serial numbers which have problem....
Which particular focusing problem are you referring to?
Shantanucnl: Many of the comments in this discussion simply demonstrate a not-so-surprising fact that very few people who are interested in Photography have very little (practically none at all) knowledge or idea about industrial manufacturing processes and techniques. Use of specialty tapes for manufacturing phones, cameras, tablets, laptops is a well-established technology. tapes play a very important role in industrial manufacturing. Using a tape is not a "cheap fix".
For reference - do a google search on "Speciality Tapes".
an example: http://www.specialtytapes.net/electronics-tapes-light-management-c-102_36_39-l-en.html
How's the durability of such kind of industrial tapes?
Would there be any such 'tape' in my Nikon D700?
John P.: Does it fix the light leak issue?
I believe a recall for hardware fix is required (if Canon wants to fix it)
map1273: Is there really much need for 1.8 in that focal length?
It comes in handy when in low light situation (e.g. indoor) and you don't want to use flash. For instance, I like my 85 F1.4D much. F1.4 is no kidding!
I'm using D700 and interested to know how far the IQ of that new DX sensor would fall behind the FX. As such, I have downloaded those NEF samples and converted to JPG using Capture NX2 v2.3.2. After checking the result (with limited samples), I have an impression that the D3200's IQ is considerably far away from FX (D700). However, 24MP (DX) vs 12MP (FX) might be a matter of concern.
ScottnLaguna: In what country is this gold ring lens made?
Checked the image from KR's web, it's made in China. Starting with the 24-120 F4 VR Nano which is made in Thailand, now it comes the 2nd gold ring which is not made in JP. A bit disappointed!
Wow ... for a Gold ring, the price tag is pretty good! Nikon is upgrading its f1.8 to gold ring level. For instance, I'm having the 16-35 F4 VR and 85 F1.4D, and they're doing good with my D700. Not sure if I would need this new breed or not !
May be it could be used as a backup of my D700 ?!
Firmware cannot fix that. For instance, I remember a few year ago, people had to send back their 1DMarkIII for hardware level fix.
wayne131: Personally I think Panasonic bring out to many "upgrades" to there existing range with very little improvement/difference over the previous model.However it is good for the customer, IF you are prepared to wait a while before you upgrade your existing camera.During the last 2 weeks I have purchased a new GF2 with 14mm lens and a G2 with 14-42mm lens for a total price of £480 :-)
Yes, too many updates. You get one today, it will then be obsoleted in 6 to 9 months. For instance, my FZ-35 is a 'very' old prosumer.
jonikon: I own the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD IF non-VC lens in a Nikon mount and bought the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC version to replace it. However, after comparing the sharpness of these two lenses, I decided the non-VC lens was noticeably sharper at f2.8-f4.0. I could not justify the loss in sharpness for the occasional usefulness of VC in a lens of such short focal length, so I returned the VC version and kept the sharper non-VC version. There is little doubt in my mind that this new 24-70 VC Tamron would have been sharper without the VC. I'll bet the reviews of this lens will find the center sharp and the edges soft at f2.8-f4.0. The only good reason to have VC on a lens of this type is for shooting video where it matters, and softness does not.
It seems that Zeiss has similar standpoint of view. As such, they do not put anti-shake mechanism into their high-end products. While Zeiss is for sure producing superb optics, I don’t think Nikon and Canon are manufacturing sub-par VR/IS lenses but charging people at top-of-the-line price level.
For nowadays technology advancement, the inclusion of anti-shake mechanism should not be a hindrance to manufacturers in the production of superb optics.
I have the SP 24-135, SP 17-35 and SP 70-300 VC. They all worked pretty good with D700. I would believe this new SP 24-70 to be nearly as good as the original manufacturer's version. I just hoped that the actual retail price would be much lower than the current MSRP.
Aotearoa: I think it's a commendable camera by Canon.
I'm a Nikon D700 DSLR camera owner, and have a Canon S95 ... both of which I like. I also have an in-betweenie Panasonic GF1 which I am about to sell as it just sucks with its optional (expensive) EVF. A good photograph is a wonderful thing, but there's a lot of photos (in my case) to get just one. Squinting at a LCD on a larger camera is just not cricket.& Silky wotsit for RAW? I don't think so.
Maybe I'll wait for the 2nd edition of this, or buy a Nikon D3100 (soon to be a D3200?) Not too much different in size - small but you still have to sling it.
Either way, Nikon or Canon have decent software. Life's too short for a DSLR shooter to bother with m4/3rds.
wow ... D3200 is going to be a 24MP (rumour) entry level DSLR. I'm also considering getting one as a backup/light weight alternative of my D700.
Having reviewed numerous 5DIII and D800 images, while not referring to any particular low/high ISO or camera settings, I've an impression that the D800 images are more 'pleasing' in general.
nunatak: fictitious gear author KR beats DPR to a full 5D Mark III review:http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/5d-mk-iii.htm
check out the box the 5D mark III comes in. the colors are much nicer than the D800's box, and the D800's box has too many atoms. it doesn't matter though, as neither are near as sharp as KR's Leica M9 box. but that may change quickly because soon he'll show the world how sharp his D800E's box is — even when downsized to the 5D mark III's quantity of fluffed atoms.
please continue to help ken measurebate his growing family of boxes. :)
Well, KR is hilarious for sure. However, it might be more interesting to read someone's own thoughts rather than standard commercial reviews.
pc168: It gives me another reason to stick with my D700 :)
Interested to know, when would Nikon stop supporting the D700?
It gives me another reason to stick with my D700 :)
Sasha2012: I have Canon 7D for 2 years. Some of those pictures taken by Mark III are “soft” like pictures taken by 7D. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mark III has the same problem like 7D (soft images + autofocus problem). I am not sure if Mark III is worth buying…
I had bad experience with the 1 series AF system. Canon tuned it for 3 times ... at the end ... I sold it. Switched to Nikon D700 thereafter. The MarkIII/1DX 61 points AF system is a new breed, we've no idea how reliable it would be ...