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_Federico_

_Federico_

Lives in Italy Rome, Italy
Works as a photographer
Has a website at http://www.mywedding.es
Joined on Oct 31, 2005

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On Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on article (681 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: princecody,

There's no LCD on the back of the M246? Odd, the M240 has one, as does image 7 above.

AF is over-rated, except for sports.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=987309737968541&set=a.100967393269451.2182.100000685727168&type=1&theater

The bird's flying. A7s + 35 f1.2 Voigtlander. Manual focus is a joy

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (492 comments in total)
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WanderingEYE: Pretty much useless as a stills camera with only 12 MP.
Must be some kind of inverted snobbishness at work here, an "exclusive" camera for artists perhaps?
Not even real 4k.
The NX1 is a much better movie making tool, it has a touch screen too which is particularly useful for documentary shooting in unpredictable situations.

60X40 ? Lol... From my D3 I've just printed from an 8 mp file a 100X100 cm fine art, absolutely perfect. 12 mp are absolutely good for every kind of work.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:49 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (837 comments in total)
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mdcromer: DPReview says that DxO agrees with them regarding A7II high ISO being far behind its competitors. They mention 1-2 stops worse performance.

I just checked DxO and the low light ISO of the A7II is 2449, 1/3 stop below the Nikon D750 at 2956 and 2/3 stop below the A7s at 3702 (best low-light FF digital camera of all).

I'm sorry, 1/3 stop lower than the Nikon and 2/3 stop lower than the Sony A7s, best FF digital camera ever, is not "1 to 2 stops worse than the competition".

They also highlighted the Nikon D5500 as offering better low-light performance.

Checking DxO, the 5500 gets 1438, which is 2/3 stop worse than the A7II.

DPReview should not reference DxO Mark as supporting their conclusions when in fact it undermines them.

Check the shadows. It's another story.
You have to see real pictures to understand.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 22:06 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1611 comments in total)
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SushiEater: Who cares about D810, we already know what Nikon is capable of.
I just shot with 2 D800e over 3000 photos in 4 days in really lousy conditions and not a single photo is out of focus!!!!! Two years ago I was doing the same with Canon 5D2, 5D3 and 7D and I had lots OOF.
So there is absolutely no reason making any complaints about D810 because it should be even better.

D800 is a very poor camera for consistency with f1.4 AFS Nikkors.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1611 comments in total)
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SushiEater: Who cares about D810, we already know what Nikon is capable of.
I just shot with 2 D800e over 3000 photos in 4 days in really lousy conditions and not a single photo is out of focus!!!!! Two years ago I was doing the same with Canon 5D2, 5D3 and 7D and I had lots OOF.
So there is absolutely no reason making any complaints about D810 because it should be even better.

No way. I've sold my 2 D800e because focus was terrible. With df the consistency is way better. Ops...the same photographer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 03:43 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)

I can accept a plastic body even for a camera which should be a digital FM, I can accept a bad, non interchangeable, focusing screen, I can accept to pay for it 3200 € ( in Italy) I can even accept, for this price, 1\4000 sec and exposure meter and shutter from an economic D600. I can accept a bad ergonomics and a single SD memory slot. But I can't accept all these factors AND a really bad AF system such like this one ( yes, I've owned a D600 and I was forced to sell it because it doesn't work with moving subjects and low light environment…too unreliable )

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 10:18 UTC as 181st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Nice outer body containing basically yesterday's 16Mps electronics. Way overpriced, I wonder if they were talking to Leica on the pricing strategy?

There's no real situation I do really need something above 12.800 ISO. And D800e can do a very fine job at this ISO level. Do you really shoot what you can't see by your eyes?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 09:40 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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(unknown member): So judging by this line of posts the only benefit of a very expensive 16Mps retro camera with dodgy autofocus s its low light performance. Well hell. I must remember that when I'm shooting bats in a mineshaft. For the rest of the time a D800 kicks ass?

I've got several very good big prints even from 12.800 ISO and beyond… Please resize the D800e file and compare it to a D4 file… ( same magnification, of course).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 09:37 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: And once again, the Df continues to get the most attention and the most posts of any camera that DPReview has reviewed in recent history.

Nikon obviously did something right.

I've sold my D600 for its AF system ( can't lock a moving subject in low light situation….). I won't do the same mistake for an higher price tag and a bad ergonomics. And, yes, I've used the df. Can't still believe it's a Nikon…

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 08:38 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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jamesm1291: As an owner of the DF, I was was amazed by how much it resembled an attempt to damn with faint praise. Then I saw the rating and saw the reviewer had to concede the excellent performance of this camera in the face of his prejudices. I began seriously taking photos in the 50's through a series of Pentax, Canon and Nikon film SLR's. The DF harkens back to these days and I am unashamedly in love with it. Unlike the opinion the reviewer, I find this camera feels quite solid and substantial. It also has wonderful creative capabilities and provides logical access to them. No other DSLR can surpass it in the excellence of its images. It cries for prime lenses, not zooms.

If you are a lover of fine craftsmanship, appreciate the old days when the photographer controlled the camera and not the other way around, want the finest available image quality and are into walk around street photography and stunning portraiture, this camera shines. The price is high, but the rewards are great.

Until 6400 ISO D800e is way better than a Nikon D4. Lenses? Have you ever tried a 55 Zeiss Otus? No Leica can be a match…. not even the Apo Summicron.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 01:27 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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gabriel foto: To understand the Nikon Df, it must be viewed in perspective of SIZE and FEATURES - at the same time, because they are closely interrelated:

HOW SMALL AND LIGHT IS THE NIKON Df?
DpR write that "The Df is Nikon's smallest full-frame DSLR" - as if to imply that there would be other makers producing smaller cameras. No mention of weight in relation to other FF DSLRs

To be clear: This is the smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR ever - smaller and lighter than any FF DSLR from any maker.

WHAT CAN YOU PACK INTO A SMALL CAMERA BODY?
* the AF module
The 51-point AF module of the D800 or D4 takes up a lot more space at the bottom of the camera body than the 39-point module of the D600 / D610.

Dx cameras like the D7100 can accommodate the bigger module because they have a smaller mirror housing -> more space underneath. For the very compact Df, the 39-point module is the only option - just like for the D600 / D610.

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Thank you, Mike!! I do really appreciate your work !

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 01:21 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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gabriel foto: To understand the Nikon Df, it must be viewed in perspective of SIZE and FEATURES - at the same time, because they are closely interrelated:

HOW SMALL AND LIGHT IS THE NIKON Df?
DpR write that "The Df is Nikon's smallest full-frame DSLR" - as if to imply that there would be other makers producing smaller cameras. No mention of weight in relation to other FF DSLRs

To be clear: This is the smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR ever - smaller and lighter than any FF DSLR from any maker.

WHAT CAN YOU PACK INTO A SMALL CAMERA BODY?
* the AF module
The 51-point AF module of the D800 or D4 takes up a lot more space at the bottom of the camera body than the 39-point module of the D600 / D610.

Dx cameras like the D7100 can accommodate the bigger module because they have a smaller mirror housing -> more space underneath. For the very compact Df, the 39-point module is the only option - just like for the D600 / D610.

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Sorry, my D600 couldn't focus even in easier ( brighter ) environment. I mean moving subjects, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 01:15 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The Df is Nikon's answer to mirror-less, a segment both they and Canon are terrified to really get into, for various reasons.

A DSLR can't be an answer to the mirrorless segment...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 01:10 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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gabriel foto: To understand the Nikon Df, it must be viewed in perspective of SIZE and FEATURES - at the same time, because they are closely interrelated:

HOW SMALL AND LIGHT IS THE NIKON Df?
DpR write that "The Df is Nikon's smallest full-frame DSLR" - as if to imply that there would be other makers producing smaller cameras. No mention of weight in relation to other FF DSLRs

To be clear: This is the smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR ever - smaller and lighter than any FF DSLR from any maker.

WHAT CAN YOU PACK INTO A SMALL CAMERA BODY?
* the AF module
The 51-point AF module of the D800 or D4 takes up a lot more space at the bottom of the camera body than the 39-point module of the D600 / D610.

Dx cameras like the D7100 can accommodate the bigger module because they have a smaller mirror housing -> more space underneath. For the very compact Df, the 39-point module is the only option - just like for the D600 / D610.

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Try to hold one, with an heavy lens, you'll see….

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:36 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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gabriel foto: To understand the Nikon Df, it must be viewed in perspective of SIZE and FEATURES - at the same time, because they are closely interrelated:

HOW SMALL AND LIGHT IS THE NIKON Df?
DpR write that "The Df is Nikon's smallest full-frame DSLR" - as if to imply that there would be other makers producing smaller cameras. No mention of weight in relation to other FF DSLRs

To be clear: This is the smallest and lightest full-frame DSLR ever - smaller and lighter than any FF DSLR from any maker.

WHAT CAN YOU PACK INTO A SMALL CAMERA BODY?
* the AF module
The 51-point AF module of the D800 or D4 takes up a lot more space at the bottom of the camera body than the 39-point module of the D600 / D610.

Dx cameras like the D7100 can accommodate the bigger module because they have a smaller mirror housing -> more space underneath. For the very compact Df, the 39-point module is the only option - just like for the D600 / D610.

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Gabriel…give me a SINGLE POINT AF system but that works very well and I'd bought a Nikon df. Give me a GREAT focusing screen and I'm in. Sorry, it's a failure. It's even too heavy for its bad ergonomics...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:34 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: _Federico:

You may want to check the lowlight AF yourself, many people find the performance good.

The A7r is no where near as good at lowlight high ISO shooting as this Nikon.

@Ken:

Those aren't the greatest Zeiss lenses for the A7r and the A7r aint real good at lowlight high ISO shooting. Very audible be the A7r too.

This Df's sensor is also a good bit better at high ISO lowlight shooting than the sensor from the A7 or D610.

I've sold my D600 because of its AF system. Working with available light ( wedding and reportage) the camera was unable to lock focus in difficult situations…
Bought another D800e, I'm happy with it, so I think the A7r could be fine.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:25 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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Maverick_: Why punish Nikon for stepping out and producing a beautiful retro camera.

It's not like they abandoned their normal model range.

They just paid homage to the classics. Red Dot does it every day. Auto and motorcycle companies do this rather often too. Nothing wrong with it.

And of course the internals are from a current model, did you expect they create a whole new product just to sell a handful for those with a sense of nostalgia?

As a non-Nikon fan, I think Nikon should actually be praised for thinking out of the box for just one model. Nice concept!

Agree.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:14 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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Saffron_Blaze: Did I understand correctly that the poor focusing in low light effectively defeats the value of the impressive low light capability of the sensor?

This product isn't targeted to manual lenses…because its focusing screen is poor as any other DSLR on the market…. It's way better focusing with an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:09 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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rb59020: KR loves it.

Enough to stay away.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:05 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Steve Huff's review is up. I find his review is closer to my own reaction to the Dƒ.

"I can have any DSLR or camera that I want and for me, the Df wins it. If I designed a DSLR for my own use it would be 75% Df and 0% Canon 5D. Enough said."

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/12/20/the-nikon-df-camera-review-by-steve-huff/

Steve Huff? The same who says that with that old style you won't dive into menu? Truly professional review… I won't use the menu even on my D800e, it's quite the same since I can control every parameter as with the nikon df….bah.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:02 UTC
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