Ribbit74: I wish that advertisements would be clearly labeled as such.
If you're going to call this advertising, say so. I'd disagree with you if you did. DPReview is doing its job by reviewing new cameras, gear, software, and services. If you are going to condemn DPReview for evaluating any new service or product, I think that you are coming to the wrong site for the wrong reason.
straylightrun: Is this advertising?
Are product announcements advertising? Is a review of a new product advertising? Is there a difference between a review of a camera and a service?
Amnon G: Before the onslaught on Nikon begins...It is possible this is an oversight (i.e. testing at Nikon happens only with 1st party batteries).Claiming evil with no proof is just childish. It's unfortunate for sure, but hopefully will get resolved with another update shortly.I'm relating to reactions I've seen on different sites - I think that the step function reaction is a bit childish and assuming people don't know what they're doing (even though the person making the bold name calling doesn't have even a fraction of the data to make such claims) is irrelevant.Nikon's actions in the next few months will be the determining factor whether this was an oversight in good faith or really a silly attempt at making more money.
I'm not holding my breath. Remember the D600? Nikon's only response to the dust/oil problem was the the D610. The true measure as to whether this is deliberate or not is how Nikon responds in the coming days -- not months. Publicly saying that this was unintentional [if true] ASAP controls the speculation. Then following this with a fix retains customers.
Big Deal! What a lot of silly misgivings and sour grapes!
What? A female photographer has to be ugly? This is a photo of a beautiful woman who is nicely posed. You cannot tell whether Delaney is/not a photographer any more than you can with the other photos in the competition. The photograph meets the requirements of the competition. So get off of that rant.
For those that think that the voting was biased somehow -- you need to change the rules if you think that you should have won. Not whine here.
Well done F. Langheinrich! Delaney and you won fair and square.
Great article! While I don't use cheap filters, I have never thought about the possibility of the lens and a filter coming in contact. Something to always keep in the back of one's mind.
Peet Venter: We may not like it, but this is the future of ALL software. rather get use to it. Adobe, let me have it please, Why kick against facts, why try and dry the oceans with a plastic bucket. Guys, in 12 months all of you have come around. This is not nice, not good and not right. but this is the way of our brave new world.
Now you sound like the Borg of Star Trek fame: "You will be assimilated." Adobe and companies of its ilk would love us to act like cattle and follow their business model because it limits choice. The fact is we have lots of choice and there will always be enterprises that provide that choice because it means opportunity. DxO and Phase One software are going to get lots of business that goes their way because not everyone is going to accept a choice of no choice.
Biggs23: What a total dodge of the important questions. This isn't quality journalism DPR.
I'm over it. I accept that Photoshop is in the cloud and that Lightroom isn't far behind (in spite of Mr. Hendrickson's assurances). I am planning on an Adobe-free PC and me becoming more profiicient with competing products that once were used as a complement to Adobe's.
A very fine discussion with beautiful photography Eric. Well done!
Kinematic Digit: 4 years ago I paid $2500 per copy per employee for CS4, upgrades to CS5 cost me over $1200 per machine which was 3 machines.
Keep it in perspective people.
Even if I only upgraded every two versions which in the past was about 3 years, even at $49.99 per month over 36 months = $1799.64 per machine vs $3,700 over the same time period.
The only thing that sucks about the cloud is that it's a perpetual paid system, but if you were Adobe, the cost of R&D was not sustainable if users only upgraded every two versions. This just doesn't make sense for them.
Assuming that the majority in here has never paid the full price like I have on multiple machines and for multiple employees, you'd understand better how much better this is.
Currently I'm in a school that has 60 machines. It costs us over $36,000 + $11,000 for two years of licensing with Adobe. We have a love hate relationship with Adobe, but this model is actually very welcome in our situation.
Keep what in perspective? I'm a single user, not an institution. I don't care whether it's a better deal for bulk purchases by people in your situation. Why should I? As you point out most of us won't relate to your math. If you're right Photoshop will become the product that institutions use -- not consumers.
SHood: The complaining will get worse when our next camera requires the Cloud service. Better start planning now for a future alternative.
Adobe's RAW converter is by no means the only game in town. If anything, Adobe's competitors will step up their game in RAW conversion to entice the disaffected Adobe customers over.
I can't help but believe that Adobe will go to this subscription-based model across the board. More people are going to consider non-Adobe products than ever before because, like most of us, we object to being taken advantage of by this oligopoly. This is a god send for Phase One, DxO and any of the other very competitive software producers!
What a great discussion! I thoroughly enjoyed his article!
WT21: I don't understand all the negativity. Nikon has put out a tech advisory, and seems willing to repair. I think that's a good thing. Much like the mirror fix on the Canon 5D classic.
Nikon knew of this problem early in the release of the D600 and yet was mute. Nikon needs to treat its customers with the respect that they rightly deserve and stand behind their product from Day 1 -- not Day 180.
CameraLabTester: This chart is actually a stark revelation and a reflection of those who go and hang out on DPReview and not necessarily about these cameras themselves...
Pat Cullinan Jr: Giles,
To me, the triumph lies in your refusal to bow to resentfulness, and your affirmation of God, joy, and life. God go with you, Giles Duley. And a heart-felt thanks for your incomparable generosity, sacrifice, and service to flag and neighbor.
epo001: I think that you have a bigger problem with what Pat believes and what you don't versus what he wrote. By the way Pat's post doesn't reference the military at all.
Franka T.L.: There it goes, when did DPR get so low that rumors are to be considered news ... The Fujifilm, or Sony's interest in Olympus is business and had nothing to do with the OM rumor, and yet this item try to link the two. ... such .... :(
Like it or not these rumours are news.
What's the difference between this and the other DPR reports around the scandal at Oly?
What's the difference between this and Sigma announcing a new DSLR and then dragging out its launch?
Anastigmat: Surprise! Olympus finally figured that it needs to break the straightjacket it has imposed on itself when it chose the 4/3 format. That small sensor puts an upper limit on pixel size and number, so it must be abandoned if Olympus were to stay competitive with Sony and Pentax, instead of scraping the bottom of the marketing barrel for sales. More competition is always welcome. Let's hope that the new entry will finally result in so much more competition in the crowded APS-C sensor market that it will force manufacturers to bring out more low end, affordable full frame models. The days of full frames selling for less than $2,000 may be near.
Anastigmat do you know what Four Thirds is? The only limitation to Four Thirds or any other sensor format is how photographers use it. I've seen horrible and incredible shots taken irrespective of sensor size. Sadly your remarks typify the megapixel mania that has pushed IQ to the side.
As far as full frame goes, you are welcome to lug around the lenses. I'll stay light with Four Thirds!
dark goob: Nikon paid them not to post this review until AFTER the Christmas buying season. Undoubtedly!
Come on dark goob! Get real! Oliver Stone and you need to get together and make another Conspiracy Theory movie.