mais51

mais51

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Sep 22, 2005

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mais51: When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.

Lying or not is there in black and white for everyone to read - no point being evasive and accusing people - your posts so far indicating that you are unable to ague your point without resorting to name calling. Name calling gets you nowhere.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 21:20 UTC
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medicus: Nikon has made in the last years a lousy job regarding QA. D600 a diseaster, D610 was only the alpha version of the D600, AF problems in the D800, strange white spots in the sensor of the D810, and now this issue in the D750.
I was a real Nikon fanboy, but since the oil spotted sensor of my D600, which caused three atempts and coasted me 2 month without cam, I dont buy any new Nikons. You should have two: one for the repair shop, one for taking photos.

cheers

Agree - Nikon and Canon DSLRs are for old farts like us - new kids not exactly interest in them - why would they - as casual shooters they have their capable smart phones as professional they have a far bigger pool of equipment to pick from other than the legacy Nikon or Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 17:24 UTC
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mais51: When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.

You don't know that - no one knows what would be the capability of the next Nikon or Canon future cameras. You are the one who insist that the next high end Nikon future camera can not beat the current D750 low light capability. Anyway no point being hostile about something we know nothing about - (even though you seem to be able to read the future). My original post was done tongue in cheek - it wasn't meant to be taken seriously.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 17:16 UTC
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mais51: When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.

""Barring the release of sensors and processors running on cold electricity, the D910 will not be a better high ISO camera than the D750." those were your exact words - I did not add anything new into them.
Notice that I deliberately skipped the D900 because given Nikon tract record it would be similarly problematic !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
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mais51: When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.

Here goes another D750 fan boy - I though only the Df attracts that kind of worshipers.
The D750 is made by Nikon - so you mean to tell me that a future top line near flagship camera from Nikon can not beat their out-dated (by then) second tier offering ? If they can not do that then they may as well pack up and go home.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:52 UTC
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mais51: When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.

We'd never know the shape of the future DSLRs I am sure Nikon and Canon Research Labs are busy coming up with new designs and new sensors. There is no guarantee that the same type of sensor or even the the same concept will be used in 2018 -2020

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 00:55 UTC
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mais51: When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.

I suppose we could say the D610 and D810 are fault-free or if any is just very minor and we could accept them as abnormally random occurrence. The Df seems to be OK too.I think I'd wait for the D910 !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 23:08 UTC

Well the last two new Nikon cameras were produced to correct major physical faults of the earlier cameras with very minor upgrade thrown in to sweeten the deal. I just can't comprehend the pressure Nikon put itself under - take the D750 - why rush while its major competitor - Canon has nothing in the pipeline. May be Nikon should consider bringing its camera production back to Japan - sure it will cost a bit more but surely is a false economy when the saving in production is eaten up by recall and loss of good will.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 06:51 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

When will Nikon produce a fault-free product ? - it seems anything comes out from Nikon factory today has some faults in it - either by design or by assembly. I will not buy anything from Nikon until it is fully tested in the market place - I can tolerate bad design but will not tolerate bad production which in case of the D750 is clearly a production issue as if Nikon do not have a QA department.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 21:29 UTC as 17th comment | 16 replies
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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Simon Joinson: PS i forgot to write this last night so it's shorter than usual as I'm being asked to get back to the family :)

Yes - this time of the year no matter who you are and what you are believe in - Family Always Comes First.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to all the staff and families at Dpreview
Thank you so much for all the hard work and dedications you all put in asking nothing in return.

Looking forward to seeing you all in 2015 safe and well - enjoy your holiday - in moderation - they would say !

Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 21:28 UTC as 68th comment

There is a colour photo in Dpreview Challenge "Unusual Natural Formations" called the Ghost - the photo of the Upper Antelope is the same of this $6.5 million B&W

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=879868&View=All&Rows=4

So it is hardly a $6.5 millions - Try $6,500 and see anyone cares to pay for this.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 55th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Didn't know people actually take pictures with their Leicas...

Possibly more to do with gear heads than "photographer heads"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (78 comments in total)

What an environmentally unfriendly product - what do you do with the water when you finish - tip it out then what, fill it up again and again - a strong fabric net that could be filled with rocks or earth would be far more better and better still you don't have to worry about water leak.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies

Truly this is too early for April - didn't know April comes in December in Europe. This is the joke that keeps on giving.

May be the prize should be an all expense paid photographic weekend away - equipment supplied. Who really wants to be lumped with an uninsured expensive $50,000 camera for a whole month - you'd be too scare to take it out or even leave it unattended in your house or car.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 45th comment
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proudfather: Ha they probably don't even include a lens. You have to pay for that.

And no included copyright data on your image?

What the world's best "scam" is made of.

Sure - as long as it were taken with a Phase One ! beside what would I do with that camera - taking picture of my cat ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 22:50 UTC
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straylightrun: What about men? This is sexist.

Just don't forget to wear breast pack.
Seriously there are backpacks made specially for women backpacker - I know because I was out shopping one for my high school daughter a few years ago

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 03:57 UTC
On Real-world test: Nikon D750 at the Museum of Flight article (279 comments in total)
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UncleLary: What, not text review?

Do not have the time, nor the patience for the video. Might be useful as a conclusive detail after analysis.

But not at first.

In my office we bill by the hour and every moment has value. And economically, we are the target audience for a camera like this ( or the D810 too ).

Nobody on our staff of 4,500 professionals wanted to view it either.

I only write this so that maybe you guys will go back the written reviews, with the video as augmentation. We like your tone. Approachable. Low key. Reasonable accurate-a rare thing in today's online world. We would like to continue to use DP for info. But life is short, and honestly, to many competitors that do give us the aforementioned format.

Hopefully, we will see the text back.

LG

Exaggerate much - you have full control of your 4,500 staff private time ? what are you an Army ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
On Mais51_Sep2013 photo in mais51's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Me and my D800+24-120+SB600

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 17:19 UTC as 1st comment
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fmian: The 3-4 Metz flashes I have handled recently (modern models) felt incredibly bad. Poor component fitting. Loose door covers. Cheap feeling external materials. High price though.
If that's the first impression I got after using YongNuo and Canon flashes, then I'm sure other potential customers got the same impression.

Having said that, I've seen some old Metz flashes that were quite nice.

I don't know what is like Metz products today but my Metz of 38 years ago still feels solid and going strong. They told me don't expect a long service life from flash because of the degrading of the capacity - accumulator - well I don't know what kind of capacitor Metz used in their flashes but needless to say no degrading none whatsoever. Most flashes of the same vintage would refuse to accept any more charge.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 03:56 UTC
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