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On DSC_8404 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Awful? ISO 12800? This is a JPEG...not that bad of one, either. Looks like easy cleanup to me if shooting RAW, which you should be doing 100% of the time when exceeding ISO3200 anyway. Sheesh, keep your D3s. I'm looking very hard at a possible D700 replacement, and this is looking increasingly likely to be an acceptable one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 02:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lab Test Review preview (211 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Suggestion: We hear mostly that these lenses perform better on FF sensors than crop sensors, but how about a direct comparison? A 24mp DX like the Nikon D7200 versus a 24mp D610. Same shot, same subject, same distance. Then, crop and upsize the D610 shot and see how it matches up.

Your "sweet spot" argument doesn't really hold up well...I see many, many lens tests where DX tests out much worse than full frame on lenses designed primarily for full frame cameras. The data for this lens is no exception. Look at 600mm f6.3 and even f8...the DX is far worse. My 24-70 f2.8 lens is the same. Sharp wide open at pretty much every focal length on my D700, noticeably softer unless stopped down on D7000 or D7100. AF fine tuned on both bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 02:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D In-Depth Review preview (45 comments in total)
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tallguy600: Used to own a D600, sold it, prefer the 6D by a margin and love the Wi-Fi implementation.
No clue about that DP review of the D600, I find it misleading as the D600 was clearly a camera released too hasty without proper quality control.
Using Lightroom 5, does everything I need, never touched the Canon software CD.

You can fix the green tint with one click in the white balance menu...set one click towards magenta, and the green goes away. Forever. That's ridiculous to switch brands for that. Better yet, shoot RAW, and who cares what the white balance looks like? Fix it in post.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 04:55 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1041 comments in total)
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iShootWideOpen: A better version of the D4S has been out a while, it's a 1DX. No "S" needed at the end of the X.

Blah blah blah

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1041 comments in total)

Can't see anyone shooting at ISO 409,600. What's the point of this? Just because you can, doesn't mean it's needed.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 05:21 UTC as 266th comment | 3 replies
On bb_DSC_0218-ACR-processed photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

RAW + JPEG...one (jpeg) out of camera, one (raw) for post processing to compare. Pretty simple, really. Shows why RAW is the way to go most of the time. Much better final image.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 05:12 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Sheikh Zayed Road at Dawn in the My best picture this week challenge (9 comments in total)

Absolutely spectacular!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 03:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon D4 overview article (844 comments in total)

Sweet!!! And the MP count is not ridiculous. Looks like a gem!! ISO 204,800? Wow!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 04:15 UTC as 251st comment
On DSC_0114 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (10 comments in total)

Considering the hardware, this is not bad at all. I'm sure comparisons to 4/3 cams will bear that out. My old D90 did not do this well at 6400, and that one was considered to be fairly good at higher ISO's.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 06:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSC_0072 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Probably not going to do well with highlights on shots like this with +1EV and small sensor. Hopefully RAW's will have enough in them to recover blown out areas.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC_0052 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Ain't gonna get bokeh at 10mm and f4.5... Unless you're extremely close to your subject. Even then, it will be minimal. If you want bokeh, buy a FF cam! Then let's see how small your cam is compared to this one (not even close). Each has it's strengths and weaknesses as well as it's place in photography. I do not plan on buying one of these since I have both D7000 and D700, but it will be interesting to see what can and can't be done with this format. Kudos, Nikon!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 05:57 UTC as 1st comment
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