balico

balico

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1791 comments in total)

Ooh, when you guys test the D810 for comparable flare, please finish the long overdue review also please ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 00:41 UTC as 82nd comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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lorenzo de medici: Here goes Nikon again with this D750 "issue". Are these people trying to drive customers away intentionally? Good grief. The D600 fiasco. The D800s with focus problems. The recall of early D810s. Now taking the D750 off the shelves? (That's a metaphor since I understand most sales are on the internet now, not brick and mortar stores.) I am so glad that I just got a D810 without waiting for the worthless full review from DPR(Amazon) that never materialized. The D810 is the best DSLR in the world, period. If you don't want 36MP, just change it in the menu to a lower resolution. Use it as a DX camera and get the reach of a 750mm telephoto from a 500. Anything you want. It just does the job, period. Nikon management needs to get their heads in the right place and stop trying to send their customers to Canon. And any credibility that DPR retained from the old days when it was the "go to" site, is gone.

The "D750 issue" is strongly exacerbated. You mostly hear the issues, less about the non effected bodies. Same as the early "white spot issue" of the D810 was a non-issue fixable by a firmware update. When you say that Nikon drives away customers, you are doing the same with your writing.
I agree that the D810 is (one of the) best DSLR on the market and that dpreview never delivered the review!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 02:50 UTC
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Xentinus: They have sold faulty cameras,but gracious Nikon has decided to make a favor to its customer.So,they must be happy?!
HowaboutTHAT?

So what is your point!?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 04:30 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1791 comments in total)

Sure the D750 is an awesome piece of equipment, and maybe it is on many points better then the D810, would be nice to have a review of the 810 to compare though..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 04:37 UTC as 263rd comment | 4 replies
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (573 comments in total)
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zakk9: There was a time, not that many years ago, when this website reviewed camera models, not least the high-end ones, shortly after they became available in the market. Of the three "high-end", full frame DSLR models that Nikon have launched so far this year, dpr have review zero. Is this overview a replacement for reviews? "We can't be bothered with these long reviews anymore, but we recommend that you buy a D750."

In the roundup above is stated;
"..even though we're not quite done testing it.."

It remains like that as new models are introduces while still testing the previous model.. They were not "quite well done testing" the D810 when the D750 was introduced :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 03:58 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The D810 seems OK, BUT and it is big BUT, looking at the file sizes here the D810 file sizes are so much bigger than the D800/800E's for the same image at the same ISO- i.e. 74.3 MB @100 (D810) as against the 43.6MB @ 100 of the D800E,
that there really must be something very odd going on, as this means 4/7ths the number of shots to a card and vastly increased (by 4/7ths again) use of and consumption of Hard Drive Space, plus slower to work with files- that I as a user of Lightroom 4 and Elements 11 am unable to open with even the most recent updates- and I note with bitterness and rancour that Capture NX2 does NOT open D810 RAW files at all.
Are the original files here at compressed as against uncompressed? or 12 instead of 14 bit- what IS going on please????

@DenWil; It is like a gear fetish ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 14:55 UTC
On Infinate repitition in the What would that look like up really close challenge (1 comment in total)

Called Fibonacci: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 15:29 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The D810 seems OK, BUT and it is big BUT, looking at the file sizes here the D810 file sizes are so much bigger than the D800/800E's for the same image at the same ISO- i.e. 74.3 MB @100 (D810) as against the 43.6MB @ 100 of the D800E,
that there really must be something very odd going on, as this means 4/7ths the number of shots to a card and vastly increased (by 4/7ths again) use of and consumption of Hard Drive Space, plus slower to work with files- that I as a user of Lightroom 4 and Elements 11 am unable to open with even the most recent updates- and I note with bitterness and rancour that Capture NX2 does NOT open D810 RAW files at all.
Are the original files here at compressed as against uncompressed? or 12 instead of 14 bit- what IS going on please????

Another thing that is not correct in this preview is that for AE bracketing a maximum difference between shots is specified as 1EV, my D810 clearly is able to shoot 5 shots at 2EV difference!
Seems like the preview was somewhat rushed and now we are still waiting for the full review..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The D810 seems OK, BUT and it is big BUT, looking at the file sizes here the D810 file sizes are so much bigger than the D800/800E's for the same image at the same ISO- i.e. 74.3 MB @100 (D810) as against the 43.6MB @ 100 of the D800E,
that there really must be something very odd going on, as this means 4/7ths the number of shots to a card and vastly increased (by 4/7ths again) use of and consumption of Hard Drive Space, plus slower to work with files- that I as a user of Lightroom 4 and Elements 11 am unable to open with even the most recent updates- and I note with bitterness and rancour that Capture NX2 does NOT open D810 RAW files at all.
Are the original files here at compressed as against uncompressed? or 12 instead of 14 bit- what IS going on please????

Surely they have the D800E and D810 at different settings then in their test. I checked my files and although I have some raw's of 50MB (fine details), most of them are around 40-45MB at full resolution and the camera set to "lossless compressed raw".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 07:23 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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LeanderL: I handled a D750 yesterday for a couple of minutes. I was considering it to replace my D700. But that is not going to work for me.
It felt so much smaller and less comfortable in my hands. Also the finder seemed much dimmer and smaller (don't know if that is only my perception).
In all the D700 is in a totally different class. So I am looking at the D810 again, even though the 36MB files are a bit too much for my taste.

@Patrick Dodds; My Sigma 35mm 1.4 had very disappointing sharpness as well on my D810 (especially at f/1.4). I bought the Sigma dock and recalibrated the lens, now it is my favorite lens..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 16:53 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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munro harrap: The D810 seems OK, BUT and it is big BUT, looking at the file sizes here the D810 file sizes are so much bigger than the D800/800E's for the same image at the same ISO- i.e. 74.3 MB @100 (D810) as against the 43.6MB @ 100 of the D800E,
that there really must be something very odd going on, as this means 4/7ths the number of shots to a card and vastly increased (by 4/7ths again) use of and consumption of Hard Drive Space, plus slower to work with files- that I as a user of Lightroom 4 and Elements 11 am unable to open with even the most recent updates- and I note with bitterness and rancour that Capture NX2 does NOT open D810 RAW files at all.
Are the original files here at compressed as against uncompressed? or 12 instead of 14 bit- what IS going on please????

Surely the settings for recorded files are not similar. With "lossless compressed raw" setting, I get files of maximal 45MB with my D810. I suppose yours is set to "Uncompressed raw" instead!
Capture NX2 doesn't support the Nikon D810, you can download Capture NX-D instead (which is free) to open the files.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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LeanderL: I handled a D750 yesterday for a couple of minutes. I was considering it to replace my D700. But that is not going to work for me.
It felt so much smaller and less comfortable in my hands. Also the finder seemed much dimmer and smaller (don't know if that is only my perception).
In all the D700 is in a totally different class. So I am looking at the D810 again, even though the 36MB files are a bit too much for my taste.

The 36MP files (35-45MB) of the D810 (D800) are not to much at all!
I came from D300 which has the same 12MP as the D700. I am very happy with the resolution of the D810. Even with a significant crop there is still more resolution left then with 12MP.
Buy a 4TB drive (only US$149) and you can store around 100K photo's..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 16:01 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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Mr G Clips: I just purchased the D810 and started to compare it with my D800. By first feel, there are quite a few differences, so I think this upgrade is indeed, a quite significant one.

The grip is much more secure, the Metering button relocation makes sense, the BKT is also easy to reach, the new LCD is brighter and sharper, the viewfinder display is also better and clear looking, the ISO performance is better, the camera's shutter is MUCH more quiet, the processing is faster and so is the auto-focus and the frame-rate, which in DX mode is plenty enough for general sports photography even.

Though the D810 looks more or less as a D800, yet, I feel as the two are not the same at all. Like the D810 was/is a different and much better camera.

I'm probably going to try and sell my D800 if I can for a reasonable price, but it may be a challenge right now due to D810 and the D750.

Downside: So far, the one and only issue I see is "purple" tones on the images in the dark areas.

That's it... :)

Mr G Clips is right, try shooting at high iso, 6400 or 12800 slightly underexposed, adjust exposure during raw development and see the purple appear, mainly at the frame borders!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 15:23 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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mg428: Here comes November, and the review is still not out!

Yes it is strange, the D810 is after the D800(E) a revolution in digital photography, but it takes ages to get a full review out!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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marcus anthonius: MarkIV is gonna smoke this

Wishful thinking!? There have to be a revolution in sensor technology at Canon to achieve this. The current 5D3 cannot be compared with D8xx regarding shadow detail and noise.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/5DIII-D800/index_controlled-tests.html

Beside that, every time I have a 5D in my hands, it feels like a toy compared to a D8xx

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1585 comments in total)
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ajamess: @ DPR - you spec list is incorrect. You should update the spec list to include that we finally get more than 1EV bracketing :).

http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d810/spec.htm

"2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV; 2 to 5 frames in steps of 2 or 3 EV"

That is great news, thanks for sharing. The sensor's high dynamic range can cover this easily and makes shooting brackets for exposure fusion more convenient.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
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photofilmatwork: Coming from the old analogue school i do not see the need of these high iso values....Even noise is not obvious at Iso 1600 for the A99 and not problematic until you set an Iso above 6400, I am just happy using the camera's highest and workable performance setting iso 1600-

When higher shutter speeds are needed to shoot a performance like ballet or dance at low light (and you would like to retain some DOF or sharpness by not opening the lens fully), every improvements in high iso noise are welcome!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 06:21 UTC
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jackf00: Strange that small upgrades makes 4 articles in 2 days for Nikon, when huge changes on Panasonic GH3 to GH4 (including 4K video) made only a short half-page quick summary article at annoucement and then NOTHING more after 5 month !

Shame on DPR for being so partial, that's NOT PROFESSIONAL at all !

Do you have a link to those statistics RedFox?
Are you talking about the 5DI or 5DII or 5DIII?
The 5DI was released in 2005, so I hope for Canon that they sold more 5D's in 9 years then Nikon sold D800's in 2 years ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 02:49 UTC
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Camediadude: Oh, isn't that a cute business model. Way to make millions of enemies overnight, Adobe! I will NEVER buy your garbage.

@Stu 5 - There are 3000 likes but as there is no "dislike" button on Facebook (which I would like) it is difficult to see the balance.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:13 UTC
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don_van_vliet: This is making me look at ditching Lightroom for Aperture, well done Adobe.
They might never change Lightroom to subscription only for all I know, but it's a chance I don't really want to take. I would rather make the switch now, as opposed to racking up thousands more LR processed photos before being forced to move.

Using Apple (MacBook Pro's) for several years now, but they are not much smarter then Adobe, I can guarantee you! Apple also tries to tie it's customers up in many ways. My MacBook Pro has a 2,2GHz i7 but when I only open Photoshop the temperature skyrockets as they make the enclosements to small..
Only 2 USB ports (USB2!?) to close placed together and include a built in SD card slot..
Now the new Retina MacBook Pro is to thin to house a wired ethernet port, so Apple ditched that as "people only use wireless"..

And I can continue a bit more if you like!

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:08 UTC
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