Paul B Jones: The 7DII is a great, great camera. DPR showed its "toys for boys" colourful candy bias when it scored the camera low. Next time how about throwing actual field photographers a bone when reviewing stuff, DPR?
I'd buy one if it had a better sensor. It has almost everything going for it.
Love my TG-1. Dropped it down mountainside in NM, it fell overboard in Mexico to about 60 ft and had to be retrieved by a diver. Still takes breathtaking photos.
"The front and rear elements also integrate a fluorine coating to make it easier to remove dirt, moisture and smudges from the lens surface." Nikon isn't saying this is a weather sealed lens, even though the FL coating pretty much says that. If they were to advertise the weather sealed aspect of this lens, the absence of a weather sealed DX body would be even more obvious. IMHO, for the D400 hopeful, this is a (small) glimmer of hope.
GearJunkie: No weather sealing??? ...and for that price??? Really, Nikon, what the heck are you thinking??? They truly are dazed and confused when it comes to DX. No weather sealing on this class of lens seems like yet another Nikon blunder.
The FL coating seems to point to weather sealing, whether Nikon says so or not. Interestingly, if Nikon called out the sealing of the lens, everyone and their pet dog would ask the obvious "where's the sealed DX body?" question.
Sammy Yousef: Why wait to find out what it's actually like. Ken Rockwell already has a review, complete with conclusion. *shakes head*
Ken is sour on Nikon these days. Nice guy with interesting insights, but lately a Nikon basher. Thom Hogan has a more thoughtful commentary about where it fits into the Nikon lens lineup and implications for present and future DX bodies.
Nikon really missed the boat on mirrorless. "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will." - Steve Jobs
Guidenet: Personally, I think DPR puts way too much emphasis on Liveview and movies. This is mostly a still camera forum. I know some shoot video, but I'm not sure it's something to emphasize in cameras past a certain level. I know, Liveview is generally not very important at the higher level models. When many use Liveview it's on a tripod and/or macro work when you're looking for accuracy, not speed. For any action, it's eye-level. This is not targeted at beginners.
Maybe DPR would do well to look at their own polls. Since 2/3rd of the voters consider manual controls and interchangeable lenses the most important interest, maybe those type things should get 2/3rd of the emphasis. Since WiFi and Touch Screen have almost zero interest, maybe they and similar items shouldn't get much. Small size is a distant 3rd place. I think some might get caught up with a jaded view of what they believe is innovative without paying attention to what we want in a camera.
Touch screens lost a lot of their allure for me when I had to use one this past winter wearing warm gloves. Nope.
More info on LinX:http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2015/04/apple-acquires-array-camera-developer.html
hemiola: You gotta love these guys...
The camera has been available for quite some time and they are still at the "first impressions" stage. I always assumed reviewers get these cameras ahead of the official release...
Plenty of reviews on other sites, but DPR does a significantly deeper review than most. Usually worth the wait.
Thanks DPR for a truly enlightening video on the D750. Fantastic bit of work. Hopefully, this is a nice window into some of the features to be expected in the D7100 (and D300s) follow on camera. Nikon has been pretty persistent in its push to move prosumers to full frame, but many of us just can't dump all our DX lenses and plop down $3-5k for a new FX setup, though this video did make me more interested in FF vs DX overall. Truly, an amazing camera.
Zeisschen: who cares about DSLR? Are they still selling them?
Borrowed a friend's SLT (Sony A7) and shot a sports event with it. Meh. I'll stick with my DSLR for now.
As a Nikon DX shooter, I'm wondering how they will respond to this. They've been chasing prosumers upmarket to FX since the D300s, Canon seems to have called their bluff. The D610/D750/810 is still too pricey and the D7100 is a bit long in the tooth as well as lacking some key differentiators when compared to the 7D mkII.
Now that the Canon 7D mkII is out, I wonder how long some of the D750/D610 features will take to migrate down to DX land. I'd like to see a combination of the 7100 sensor, the 750 buffer, the articulated screen and 750 AF, but I know I'm dreaming.
As a Nikon shooter, this really catches my attention. For a lots of reasons, I don't want to go full-frame (cost being one) and Nikon seems to be driving pro-sumer DX users toward FX. Not going to happen for me. Cannon seems to be listening better to customer needs. Hmm..
Canon/Nikon/Sony be afraid, be very afraid..
I'd take 16-150 with slightly better optical performance if asked. Who honestly wants to carry this behemoth (or the equally massive Nikon 18-300) around all day?
Nikon had better get off their behinds and put out something that looks/smells like a D400, even if they don't call it that. I'm pricing my Nikon F glass to see what their trade-in value is because I'm tired of waiting. D7100 is only about 60% there. Show us some love Nikon, we're not going to wait forever and FX is not in the cards for many of us.
Are you listening Nikon & Canon?
Brilliant! Nikon and Canon caught with their knickers down.
David Emery: I sure wish this went down to 15mm. I used to have a Canon 17-85, and now have the 15-85. I find I shoot a lot at 17-22mm.
Love the wider end as well. Even if it only added 2mm to go down to 16 it would be huge.