Maji

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Please note that the shift only works on APS-C sensors. I had missed this point but an astute reader of NR pointed it out.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:20 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

Thank you for sharing this piece of history for us.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2014 at 18:10 UTC as 18th comment
On article DPReview Live 2014 videos now available (25 comments in total)

Is commenting turned off for the video with Art Wolfe? If it is indeed turned off, can I know why?

Thank you.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 17:12 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)

WOW!!! A pro gives her unbiased opinion and the paper tigers start roaring at her. I think many of the negative comments are from people who do not understand the job requirements or perhaps are plain and simple jealous of her abilities and position. I am jealous of the great photographic talent she has.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 17:07 UTC as 41st comment
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)
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munro harrap: These pics show off the new 20mm f1.8 Nikkor well. Its an OK lens, it seems. But as the chopice for most of the pics it is completely wrong. IMHO. The underexposure of all the outdoor ones (Except the murals-interesting) results in more noise than you get from a D600 properly exposed, at the same ISOs, and the poor skin commented on is the result. but altogether it seems OK

Great work Rishi.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 02:09 UTC
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VadymA: This interview reminded me of a story about two sales reps from a shoe company that went to study market demand in a remote African country. The first rep reported back to the company: "There is no market here as nobody wears shoes!" The second rep emailed: "Quick! Send as much as you can; there are millions of people without shoes!" Nikon looks like the first rep to me. Some companies wait for demand and some companies create demand. The longer they wait to finally see the writing on the wall, the harder it will be to win this game.

I agree VadymA with you in this respect. I think Nikon is making an attempt with the Nikon 1 line. The v3 is expensive, but people who use it like it. I use the v2 and I like it. Again, the IQ is not the same as my D800, but there are different applications. When I want the best IQ I can afford, I use the D800. When it is just casual shots, but need some IQ, then it is the v2, or when extreme telephoto is required. For other cases, there is my iPhone :)

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:19 UTC
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Gesture: D3X, more than 20 buttons, dials whatever on the back alone. The console of the space shuttle was less complicated.

I am sorry but I like all those buttons. I rather not menu dive but use buttons. I don't find them cryptic but useful.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
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VadymA: This interview reminded me of a story about two sales reps from a shoe company that went to study market demand in a remote African country. The first rep reported back to the company: "There is no market here as nobody wears shoes!" The second rep emailed: "Quick! Send as much as you can; there are millions of people without shoes!" Nikon looks like the first rep to me. Some companies wait for demand and some companies create demand. The longer they wait to finally see the writing on the wall, the harder it will be to win this game.

As the reps were in a remote African country, I don't know how affluent these residents were. Can they afford shoes? Shouldn't they determine that first before they send those Gucci and Prada shoes? For example, when I visited India, I have seen many people walking bare feet even in the cities. These people looked poor, so I am assuming that they can't afford shoes. So, there were shoe stores, but some just couldn't buy shoes. I am glad that Nikon is studying the market rather than just flooding the market with different models and lose money. I want Nikon to stay in business so that I can still use my F mount glass for the next couple of decades at least.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 03:40 UTC
On article Nikon D750: What you need to know (114 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: Does the d 750 have the ability,to make 10 in camera multiple exposures. Na pro feature in the d300 and d 200 as well. Can 't figure out why such a simple thing as 10 exposures has been omitted. Photoshop does not fill the gap as overlapping image frames are very difficult to correct, and wind movement in branches and leaves as well as many other spontaneous images cannot be replicated in Photoshop.

According to http://www.ephotozine.com/equipment/item/nikon-d750-5594, the D750 has multiple exposure capabilities.
Multiple exposure Yes

Also, this image seems to imply that multiple images are possible.
http://photographylife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Nikon-D750-Image-Samples-12-960x640.jpg

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
On article Nikon D750: What you need to know (114 comments in total)
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abolit: " sits between the D610 and D810" ... I don't want "between" stuff, just give me a flagship like D700

I don't think the D700 was a flagship. D3 was the flagship at that time.

By the way, do you remember the hundreds of post criticizing Nikon about the D700 on these forums? Remember all the bitching about the D700's viewfinder etc etc...

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On article Nikon D750: What you need to know (114 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: Thanks I really enjoyed your "cheet sheet" its good to have concise summarys like that one.

You say:
"but judging by the amount of energy Nikon is putting into creating affordable FX optics" ...

Which affordable FX optics are you talking about? And can you say a word or two about their quality. It would be good to have kind of a quality index for FX lenses. The only FX lens that comes to my mind is the 24-70 2.8, which is kind of expensive, However it does not have OIS, which is a shame for a lens in that price range. If Nikon wants to convince people to move to FX they need to get much more serious about their lens lineup in that area. Alternatively Nikon could put OIS into their bodies, which would solve most of those issues and other Vendors are just that.

The recent lineup of Nikon's 1.8 primes is a good example.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
On article Nikon D750: What you need to know (114 comments in total)
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dmanthree: I may be in the minority, but I really like this cam and may buy one to complement my m4/3 setup. Great feature set, and I expect the IQ to be very similar to the 610, maybe a notch better. I'll wait and see, and wait until ACR can handle the files.

Rishi,
My thanks to you and your coworkers for working hard and bringing us these editorials/reviews etc. Like Travelphotog mentioned, the readership of DPR is slightly different than the general population. I really don't know much about the technical aspects of AF points, axis etc. However, I do know that snarky comments are in general not constructive. I am guilty of such comments, but I try to control my knee jerk reactions to show off my knowledge (which usually shows off my ignorance really) to some unknown forum poster/or a reviewer. As we all know, there is value in positive reinforcement, but I guess we all are using DPR as a punching bag. However, please don't be discouraged and keep up the good work. As long as we have some standard tests, especially real world shooting situations, we will know how better or worse model A performs compared to model B, and we can make a more informed decision. Thank you again for letting us do that.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 02:52 UTC
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I own a NEX7. You can pay at John Lewis £5300 for the same camera in a Hasselblad joke body if you like, but it will take exactly the same photographs (if people dont laugh at what you are holding,).

Once a factory has tooled up for a lens it can produce them in unlimited quantities at far cheaper prices than what only stupid snobs pay now.

This is snobbery. I am glad that the standards are improving, but they have to improve for us all, not the idle rich! It's bad enough that you have a class system of sensor sizes and prices already-its disgusting to be discriminated against because you have less money.I had to wait and save for years to be able to use a decent machine at all- and it was secondhand.When film was around, it was a level playing field IQ-wise.

No autofocus means no go except for video-its a cine lens for Hollywood, Bollywood and St.John's Wood.

You are correct about classes in items that we can purchase. However, the OTUS class of lenses are forward thinking... to meet the higher resolution dSLRs of tomorrow. I think Sony is already gearing up to launch a 54MPX monster and Nikon shouldn't be far behind. Perhaps Canon will join that race soon too.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 17:22 UTC
On article Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm (340 comments in total)
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pfzt: if this thing is as sharp as the 55mm:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/66174868@N02/13023561394

then it will be worth every penny. i assume the bokeh will be outstanding too.

this is the 85mm on a D800:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/66174868@N02/15185736145/in/photostream/

It is a sharp image no doubt about it. However, the front eye is sharp while the eye further away is OOF. Of course that is because of the thin DOF. However, it is distracting, imo, and takes away from the beauty of the image. Perhaps an aperture which kept both the eyes in focus should have been chosen.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 17:17 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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Class A: Offering a D800E next to a D800 is fine.

The attempt to restrict photographers to buying an incomplete camera -- lacking a necessary part; the Bayer AA filter -- should be commented on more markedly.

I'm happy for those who are unable to create shots that are sharp at the pixel level -- they won't miss a thing -- but there should be an option for those that are capable of creating the right conditions for really sharp shots.

If Nikon cannot provide the best of both worlds in one camera (like the Pentax K-3 with its optional AA-function), AFAIC, they need to give users the choice to opt for a complete camera with a different model. Make it more expensive if you must.

fl00d, thank you for pointing it out that you also have the dim wit of a parrot and surely have the same level of 'intelligence', loser.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 01:29 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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Class A: Offering a D800E next to a D800 is fine.

The attempt to restrict photographers to buying an incomplete camera -- lacking a necessary part; the Bayer AA filter -- should be commented on more markedly.

I'm happy for those who are unable to create shots that are sharp at the pixel level -- they won't miss a thing -- but there should be an option for those that are capable of creating the right conditions for really sharp shots.

If Nikon cannot provide the best of both worlds in one camera (like the Pentax K-3 with its optional AA-function), AFAIC, they need to give users the choice to opt for a complete camera with a different model. Make it more expensive if you must.

fl00d, I am glad that you learned that, so now please STFU and quit being a dick along with a witless parrot.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 15:06 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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Class A: Offering a D800E next to a D800 is fine.

The attempt to restrict photographers to buying an incomplete camera -- lacking a necessary part; the Bayer AA filter -- should be commented on more markedly.

I'm happy for those who are unable to create shots that are sharp at the pixel level -- they won't miss a thing -- but there should be an option for those that are capable of creating the right conditions for really sharp shots.

If Nikon cannot provide the best of both worlds in one camera (like the Pentax K-3 with its optional AA-function), AFAIC, they need to give users the choice to opt for a complete camera with a different model. Make it more expensive if you must.

fl00d... if you have learned anything, then quit being a dick and STFU.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 14:22 UTC
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Gosman: I love this article and seems to come out of my own mouth. Indeed I'm the one on the Nikon forum that pinned the name "Guinea Pigs" upon the early adaptors of the D800. I urged everyone to wait. What I didn't know was that it would take Nikon 2 years to upgrade and make the must needed changes. It is a huge lesson to all of us about product life cycles. This is why I decided to stay with Pentax and the K-3 which is now at the height of the crop sensor life cycle. I decided to stay away from full frame for awhile and see where the product cycle takes it along with the mirror less cameras. And yes, I am a Kodachrome baby and it is the first thing I thought of when I saw the ISO (we called it ASA) was 64!

Nikon Df was so popular that Nikon had to issue an apology about not having enough cameras in stock to sell.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 14:21 UTC
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Gosman: I love this article and seems to come out of my own mouth. Indeed I'm the one on the Nikon forum that pinned the name "Guinea Pigs" upon the early adaptors of the D800. I urged everyone to wait. What I didn't know was that it would take Nikon 2 years to upgrade and make the must needed changes. It is a huge lesson to all of us about product life cycles. This is why I decided to stay with Pentax and the K-3 which is now at the height of the crop sensor life cycle. I decided to stay away from full frame for awhile and see where the product cycle takes it along with the mirror less cameras. And yes, I am a Kodachrome baby and it is the first thing I thought of when I saw the ISO (we called it ASA) was 64!

I am glad that Gosman and other rebellious Pentax users are progressive. However, please keep your rebellion and your progressive camera related comments to the Pentax forums. You don't need to spam other forums with your rebellious progressions.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1980 comments in total)
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Class A: Offering a D800E next to a D800 is fine.

The attempt to restrict photographers to buying an incomplete camera -- lacking a necessary part; the Bayer AA filter -- should be commented on more markedly.

I'm happy for those who are unable to create shots that are sharp at the pixel level -- they won't miss a thing -- but there should be an option for those that are capable of creating the right conditions for really sharp shots.

If Nikon cannot provide the best of both worlds in one camera (like the Pentax K-3 with its optional AA-function), AFAIC, they need to give users the choice to opt for a complete camera with a different model. Make it more expensive if you must.

Bossa... good advice. Now follow your own advice and STFU.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 15:00 UTC
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