dcdigitalphoto: I don't really understand why a power house camera like this doesn't have a basic setting that appears on other cameras. I'm talking about TvAv where you set the shutter speed and aperture and the camera works out the ISO required. I have found it extremely useful shooting sports.
You're joking right dcdigitalphoto?TvAv are Canon camera modes.
KingshukB: Nikon announced 5 Full Frame bodies in 2013 and 5 APC Bodies.
FF : D800,D800E,D600,D610,D4..
APSC : D3200,D3300,D5200,D5300,D7100..
now in Feb, D4S...
Please nikon Announce D400 as soon as possible.
There's DF in there somewhere
WACONimages: Probably a perfect photograph machine! Will deliver stunning images, no doubt about that. In my opinion however these kind of cameras are a dying breed in the long term.
you're not a sports photographer maybe?think olympics, world cup.
like you, i have no need for this beast.However if somebody gave one to me... :P
I intend to keep my DF runnng for at least 10 years.
Zvonimir Tosic: I read lots of inflammatory responses, and rude comments about the four gentlemen in particular. I ask, why?
In the end, it your — user’s — own doing. You, a user, have a choice, but you seldom exercise your freedom to think and choose. Nikon is a respectable business still, and perhaps it will be better in the interest of their users if they focus on less products to please just everyone (which is obviously impossible), but more customer service and satisfaction in a certain segment.
However, even their current situation is not an excuse for incivility — you might have tried a different manufacturer in your imaging endeavours in the first place, one with less products to market, but offering more user satisfaction.
Resistance is futile.FX is awesome.
photo nuts: Fantastic photos. Love them all.
Notice that 5 out of the top 10 entries are taken with the EM5. Just sayin'. :)
I wonder if it coincides with nasty tonality and oversharpening issues. (Haloing and outright eye stabbing harshness.)
Looks good for thumbnails but terrible even at medium distance.
alberto_b: Overprocessing rules.
you know this how?
looks like a battle droid
and it's AF!
I want it!
Frank C.: m4/3 = poor dof control. I would never buy m4/3 just because of that, FX is ok, DX is borderline, m4/3 is plain ol' bad
Plenty of control, just use the appropriate lens.
Make it AF!
It's an expected statement.
Nikon Japan would be losing a lot of $ if this is true.
Probably applies to those serious cases only. Especially those who demand perfection and those who's shooting style makes it very noticeable, the f16 on gang.
Leaving out those owners who didn't really notice especially in f2.8 or below and those that basically left it in the dry cabi after that one holiday.
Samuel Dilworth: This rampant kitsch (which runs amok on sites like 500px) is destroying our ability to see. It’s like the ‘loudness war’ in music: everything is turned up to eleven to attract attention. More is without exception more in this world.
So it follows that if a dog is good, and a pot-bellied toddler is good, putting the two of them together at sunset on a misty farm is even better. (Duh!) If you formulaically combine:
• fluffy pets• children• sunsets• snow• backlit mist• flowers• bucolic artefacts• fabrics blowing in the wind• blurred backgrounds• very warm, highly saturated colours
… you arrive, as Shumilova did, at the apogee of this aesthetic – the equation can’t be denied! – even though you’ve truthfully created an absurd parody of beauty.
As this garish view of the world becomes normalised, it becomes harder for people to see other, better possibilities.
you sound like a jealous jaded douche.photography is always new for lots of people.smh
mauritsvw: I'm surprised at all the naive comments. One can debate whether AP's sanction was too harsh, but there is no doubt that the altering of content in a NEWS photograph is a very, very serious offence, just as serious as misrepresentation of facts in a news story. The reputation of journalism depends on total truthfulness. That's what separates all the wannabee reporters on the internet from true journalists who follow strict ethical rules, and are held accountable for the material they produce, as in the case of this AP photographer.
agree, even cropping can alter meaning so no cloning and accept your photo has a little mess in it.
Don't ruin the integrity of other journalists.
Paul Farace: Too bad their journalistic integrity doesn't extend to other areas, especially writing and editing! As a former newspaper journalist, it makes me crazy to see how leftist and biased the media is... so this photog was spiked because he "cleaned" up an image that didn't need it... stupid on his part, nuts on the editors part.
jaykumarr-you're being sarcastic? muslims=leftist?Honestly- in the scheme of things, the media spews whatever those in power wants you to hear.Rarely is it the truth.
Jim: Why are there dozens of cries of how much a ripoff this lens is but oure silence on Canon's 50mm 1.2 at a similar price? Unlike all the nay-sayers, I'll admit I've never shot either lens. But I can base my opinions on numbers just like they do and I can look at sample images on a computer monitor just like they do and from what I've seen, the Nikon has superior technical numbers overall and superior image quality, taking into account all factors like edge sharpness, astigmatism, coma, aberration and bokeh. Because DPR says it's not "sharper" than the Nikon 50 1.4, all the armchair quarterbacks say it's a ripoff. Well guess what, Canon's 1.2 isn't sharper than their 1.4, less so in fact, but no one's howling about it's $1500++ price. And I challenge anyone to show me any difference in DOF of a portrait shot at 1.2 and 1.4 without serious pixel peeping. Nikon has needed to go after the EF 1.2 for a long time and they've succeeded. If you think it's a rip, then please don't buy it!
I really don't want to see defined pores on most portraits.
I've spent hours retouching those so yeah, because not everyone has perfect skin. A little dreaminess is appreciated.
I actually like 58/60mm better than 50mm as a focal length. The bokeh highlights are a little bigger and less busy.
David G72: Nasim just posted his 58mm f/1.4G review with some delicious photos:
This lens is not about sharp optics, but the result is stunning.
Stunning, thanks for the link.
andy816896: Very expensive here in Europe. You can spec out a top laptop for about €1300. The same processor, ram, etc comes in at €2600 on Apple. The only extra is a retina and you can buy a great screen for €1300....
They don't get it. They hate apple just because they can justify something ugly that performs better and cheaper but actually worse with a rotten OS.
noirdude: And Nikon didn't win any..
That's good, so that they will work harder as incentive.
Frankly i'm disappointed. $1700 for this and they can't get it to shine at F1.4.
Go back to the drawing board Nikon. Fix the sharpness at full open and maintain the good stuff!
Will be waiting for the 58 F1.4 II.