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HowaboutRAW

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On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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alexpaynter: This camera produces 14 bit files, but is it normal to only produce 12 bit files when in continuous mode?

This seems a bit of a limitation especially when phones using the new Snapdragon 810 chip will produce 14 bit files.

alexpaynter:

Which cellphone camera shoot raw, again? I can think of maybe 3, not one from Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:44 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: If it had a different badge on it then sales would skyrocket.

For some reason the Samsung brand is sneered at by many photographers and I fear that the branding is what will hold this excellent camera back?

quezra:

The sensor in the NX10/100 is excellent, when shooting raw; the jpeg engine isn't good.

On average Samsung NX lenses are a good bit optically better than native Sony Nex APSC lenses--thought there are more after market lenses for the Sony system.

The real buffering problems are with the NX20.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:35 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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KameraFever: You know who will not sneer away from this camera? Videographers, care least about about what the name badge. If the NX1 delivers the goods in great 4k video, they will be all over this. Did you see the secondary market revolved around the Panasonic GH series? The same thing will happen here.

onemoreguy:

Don't use DXO sensor scores, they're numbers made up based on theoretical lighting.

Shoot raws, with a good lens, from whatever camera body's sensor interests you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:33 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (405 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: 5DIII and 6D R.I.P

Suhas:

Quoting myself from directly above:

"Your comment about weight doesn't really pertain to me, since I've not gone on about the 6D being lighter. Though you do seem confused on one point: Like 6D, the Nikon uses lenses."

In different phrasing: I never brought up the weight of say the 6D versus the D750, you've confused me with someone else.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 00:41 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (405 comments in total)
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JDThomas: This is pretty much what the D610 should have been in the first place. It's got a lot of great specs and will be a great camera for a lot of people.

However, this is not a D700 replacement. I think Nikon is trying to bury the D600 stigma by using a name that people equate with one of the best cameras Nikon ever produced.

It's relatively cheap at only $2300, but I would have paid $3000 for these guts in a D810 body.

yslee1,

Okay, good, not great, which is all I've ever said. It hunted on me in difficult shooting conditions where the D3s didn't.

I wish Nikon would sell the D700s with the sensor from the D3s, today in Sept 2014. It doesn't need the AF from the D810. (Partly because I don't shoot with AF a lot.)

Right it would cut into Df sales, a D700s would, if sold today.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 18:53 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (405 comments in total)
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djwuk: Well it seems clear to me that pro-DX is dead, as Nikon is concerned (CF too it seems, as a storage medium -a pity as I prefer them). I do wonder what use WI-fi is when with a camera like this you are surely going to be shooting RAW. Would have preferred it to be based on the D800 body too. I think that if I were to go FX, it would still have to be with the D810.

djwuk:

Yes, Sony did the development for XQD, that's why only Sony and Lexar make them.

The new CFast looks promising, and is open to be manufactured by any flash storage maker--SanDisk, Samsung, Lexar, Transcend, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (988 comments in total)
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Zoron: welll...should we be expecting a D850 with an articulating screen in 2015....same trick with D750...;p

Alex:

I think that AZBlue is deluding him/herself into thinking this 6 month replacement schedule for the D810 is realistic, and some would not see an articulating screen on the D8XX to be an improvement.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (988 comments in total)
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Zoron: welll...should we be expecting a D850 with an articulating screen in 2015....same trick with D750...;p

Scottelly:

The D3 to D3s was a good bit of step in high ISO shooting, likely in AF too, but I'm not familiar with the AF on the D3.

In fact high ISO shooting did not catch up to the D3s until Nikon released the Df and then the D4s.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 16:20 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (988 comments in total)
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JoeCM: I like that the D750 has built-in flash and a vari-angle LCD. I am a retired engineer and advanced amateur photographer. It was disappointing to me that all full frame DSLRs were considered for professional use only and required to carry an external flash. I need sometimes a fill-in flash and a built-in flash is perfect for this purpose. I own two Canons - 6D and 70D. I like high ISO sensitivity of full frame 6D. But I use much more frequently my 70D with APS-C sensor because it has the built-in flash and fully-articulated LCD. Finally Nikon releases the D750 having all good features in one body.

McCool69:

But I acknowledged above that one use of live-view with a DSLR would be on a tripod.

I just don't see live-view as real useful for everyday street shooting with most DSLRs--excepting some Sonys and Olympuses.

Not shooting wide open makes for more shots in focus, and less corner blurring. And if the body is mounted on a tripod the shutter speed can be low for those macro shots.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 15:48 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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Eugene232: I had an dp2 Merrill and hated it.
Quattro I hate in advance.

Eugene232:

So your complaint is mostly about the software, not the camera? (If you have a Mac you can use Iridient for extraction.)

AF in total darkness, um, okay, when would you use a Sigma in that situation? Slow AF? So no sports shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 15:20 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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RStyga: As much as I like Sigma, they need to drop this Quattro-design fiasco A-S-A-P before they surpass the SD1 original release-price fiasco. WHAT ON EARTH did the designers think when creating the Quattro??? IT IS ugly, IT IS grossly not ergonomic, IT IS not compact in any conceivable way!!! There is nothing positive to this design at all. Sigma wake up...

Matt1645f4:

But think of all the other things one has to do with one's right thumb on a DSLR body or mirrorless body.

If your wife can master those things with her right hand/thumb this Quattro can't be a huge step.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 15:16 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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munro harrap: There will be stillife studio and landscapes types who will love it, but it is impractical for reportage-completely.When do we get the choice of an EVF? The image quality from the DP2 is wonderful, but is the DP1Quattro's lens a vast improvement on the DP1 Merrills, because it was not at all a good lens
I would need to know how many hours I can leave the battery running before it dies.
I returned a Merrill 16MP compact a few months ago because the answer to that was about 40 minutes. By the time I had set up the camera and taken a few test shots, the battery was exhausted. You needed to run it off the mains!!

Why does everybody else who has used them, then say that the DP Merrills have excellent lenses?

Now you could have had a bad example, but it's very odd to see lens complaints about Sigma DP cameras.

Right the battery life in some models wants.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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caravan: Odd looking size for a compact camera.

It's an APSC sensor; that's "a compact camera", now?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 15:08 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)

nevercat:

Actually, the Quattro can take excellent photos thru ISO400. And there are places it can easily be used at ISO800.

I'm going by raws I've downloaded from Imaging-Resource and PhotographyBlog. And then extracted. There's effectively no noise at ISO 100, so either SLR Lounge is shooting jpeg, or doesn't know how to use Sigma Pro Photo 6 for extraction.

Are you not generally familiar with the history of shooting above 800 ISO with DSLRs?

ISO400 was about the upper limited for 35mm colour film for years.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 11th comment
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (405 comments in total)
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JDThomas: This is pretty much what the D610 should have been in the first place. It's got a lot of great specs and will be a great camera for a lot of people.

However, this is not a D700 replacement. I think Nikon is trying to bury the D600 stigma by using a name that people equate with one of the best cameras Nikon ever produced.

It's relatively cheap at only $2300, but I would have paid $3000 for these guts in a D810 body.

JDThomas:

I shot with the D700, far more than "picked up".

I guess the durability problems I've read about are more external than internal, which is a good thing. And note: I admit I've only read, I've not tested used the D700 to the breaking point.

But the AF on the D700 remains not great, in comparison to the D3s.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 12:26 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (405 comments in total)
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Cheezr: If I had to guess I'd say this was originally intended to be the 610 but they had to rush out a shutter fix for the 600 and it would have been too annoying to replace the 610 so soon so they made up a new name.

I am sure we will never really know..

LiOm Photography:

A silly assumption.

And in fact I've not defended the D750, because I've not handled it.

Because it doesn't have the sensor from the Df, I don't think it's a camera that would interest me much.

To clarify for you: I pointed out how it is a better camera, in some regards, than the D610.

And if it is a "slight bump" in the the 610, the price difference reflects that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 12:05 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Sigma is real know what are they doing. As well as Lytro. So does Lensbaby, and...

nevercat:

Actually, the Quattro can take excellent photos thru ISO400. And there are places it can easily be used at ISO800.

I'm going by raws I've downloaded from Imaging-Resource and PhotographyBlog. And then extracted. There's effectively no noise at ISO 100, so either SLR Lounge is shooting jpeg, or doesn't know how to use Sigma Pro Photo 6 for extraction.

Are you not generally familiar with the history of shooting above 800 ISO with DSLRs?

ISO400 was about the upper limited for 35mm colour film for years.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 12:01 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (405 comments in total)
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Cheezr: If I had to guess I'd say this was originally intended to be the 610 but they had to rush out a shutter fix for the 600 and it would have been too annoying to replace the 610 so soon so they made up a new name.

I am sure we will never really know..

JDThomas:

Where are you getting exact magnesium percentages? I guess it's possible.

LiOm Photography:

Why are you telling me what the D600 should have been? Tell Nikon.

And anyhow the fact remains that this D750 has better AF than the D610. Sony, or some party, would have to build another FF 20+MP sensor to "upgrade" the sensor from the D610. Possible, but not cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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samfan: They are really, really trying to create the ugliest camera in history.

What was wrong with the original DP and Merrill? Those were cool. Sigma is cool. But I want some of what these designers are smoking.

samfan,

I think this new sensor uses much more power, so needs a bigger battery. (Even if not the new body shape.)

Here's IR about handling, from Sept 12, '14; it's generally positive:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sigma-dp2-quattro/sigma-dp2-quattro-shooters-report-part-i.htm

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 00:48 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)
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Eugene232: I had an dp2 Merrill and hated it.
Quattro I hate in advance.

What did you hate about the DP2 Merrill, and what were you using it to shoot?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
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