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On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1432 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (274 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 14:35 UTC as 33rd comment
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (468 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 21:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 298th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1432 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:49 UTC as 140th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

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..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 591st comment
On Senior Nokia imaging engineer is joining Apple post (35 comments in total)

Canon/Nikon/Sony be afraid, be very afraid..

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies

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?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 20:34 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 201st comment | 7 replies

Are you listening Nikon & Canon?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 20:16 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Is Sony making a sensor/lens combo for smartphones? post (110 comments in total)

Brilliant! Nikon and Canon caught with their knickers down.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 02:48 UTC as 40th comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 16:21 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)
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Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: Hope for 18-55 f/1.8 OS!! Sigma do it!!! Please!!! :)

I'd prefer a 16-35 f/1.8 myself. Not being piggish, 2mm on the wide end is probably doable, much more than that is just dreaming.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 16:04 UTC

Nikon, are you listening?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 17:13 UTC as 5th comment

$$$?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 02:16 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
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Arai: I own the perfect sharp 11-16 2.8 and it is almost allways glued on 11 it would be on 9 if it could ! So I personally never missed my old 12-24 reach there are some dowsides on Tokina's if you (like me) frequently take pictures in direct sunlight the sunflare is realy bad sometimes ! But on the other hand the 18 pointed sunstars are owesome on all Tokina's with there 9 blade sharp diaphargm..... So for me a 9mm fixed lens at 2,8 with less sunflare would be preferable till then I keep my 11-16

Really hard ($$$) to get wider than ~12 mm at F4 or better. I have the Sigma 8-16 and love it but would not pay the attitional $1k for a DX F4 or better version.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2013 at 14:37 UTC

I rarely participate in these, but..

My ultimate camera would be able to perform 'multi-spectral' imaging where a single shot (or series of sequential shots) would be recorded in the complete light spectrum from infrared through to near UV. From this palette, (obviously greater than the typical 16m digital 24-bit digital colors) in-camera SW would take your preferences and produce an HDR-like multispectral image, or if you prefer, a 48-bit RAW file. Bayer filters obviously are not designed for this so some sort of advance in filter technology or a moving-mask filter would be needed.

Imagine taking a photo combining the full spectrum into post-processing, the possibilities would be truly endless.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 23:22 UTC as 39th comment
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
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FTW: We are indeed far away from that 1600$ limit that was expected for the new FF cameras from Nikon and Sony. Sony's pricing is a real shot in the water and this Nikon pricing is hilarious too. Had they not done better to drop some of there other cameras and make this at a reasonable price? If one can produce a Pro Level Apsc for 1300$, the release of a similar body in FF should be possible for just a 200$ more. FF is not at it's first essay anyway, it starts becoming common format, old known stuff in some way. World is in a financial crisis, but maybe they have not found that out yet. Only P&S camera manufacturers are on the good way, you can get a good one for 100$ and even less. Ok, ok, forget all you have seen or heard about Sony's RX1.

Then wait 6 months and it'll be $1699. Plot the price reduction curves on Nikon DSLRs over the past 5 years or so and it's pretty easy to predict.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 17:17 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
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cgarrard: "Nikon should be commended for not skimping on features in order to keep the D600's costs down or protect sales of more expensive models."

Except with of course with the lack of AF tuning/adjustment :).

C

AF adjustment is in there. Incorrectly listed as AWOL and then corrected on the preview. See apology by editor above..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 17:15 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
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steveTQP: Sounds awesome, but one thing that scares me, if I read this preview right, is the omission of AF Micro-Adjustment. After using other DSLRs like Pentax, I am seeing how valuable this function is in terms of obtaining maximum sharpness from one's lenses! What's the reasoning (beside the obvious "cost factor") of omitting this feature?

See the above apology for saying it wasn't in there - it is. DPR has the most open editorial/review process anywhere -kudos.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 17:12 UTC
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