Boky

Boky

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On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (85 comments in total)
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Boky: There's immense amount of noise and jpg artefacts even at base ISO. This second incarnation does not even have an option for GSM...??? What is the point of producing this...piece of plastics.... why the (wasted) effort?? Most importantly, why would dPreview missuse their already strained resources on this piece of plastics?

Nick

Bad camera you say? So, why the 70% score rating?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Review preview (85 comments in total)

There's immense amount of noise and jpg artefacts even at base ISO. This second incarnation does not even have an option for GSM...??? What is the point of producing this...piece of plastics.... why the (wasted) effort?? Most importantly, why would dPreview missuse their already strained resources on this piece of plastics?

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 07:30 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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munro harrap: Not at all impressed. Because the Samyang is a bit better. It may be focussing, but I doubt it. Even at f8 the central band shows quite some variation from centre to middle, and it lacks contrast

I have seen better, Zeiss on Sony dSLR's... but this Sigma lens looks plenty sharp to me..even fully open. I actually don't like the bokeh, not because it's bad. I'm in a need of a mind-set change to accept the Sigma bokeh as THE new bokeh standard.

Nick

.... many photos were taken at 1/60 or 1/80 and they all look very sharp to me. Now, Imagine the sharpness outdoors with 1/500 and above....

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 09:53 UTC

Nice!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 67th comment

Buying canon dSLR without focus micro-adjust is ludicrous. Been there, done that - never again!

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 23:50 UTC as 35th comment | 36 replies
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Vobluda: 769 EUR????
Are they normal?
Who do they want to compete?
This is total failure even before it reaches the shops.

they smoke their egos and arrogance. Plenty of that at canon. Cancer will take long time to cause some serious damage, unfortunately.

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 04:14 UTC

focus micro-adjustment?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:41 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (174 comments in total)
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Boky: That mirror flippin’ around will definitely cause jerkiness, especially at slow shutter speeds when firmness is needed most.... case in point for mirrorless I suppose.

Nick

DSLRs use the same design as the 35mm celluloid film cameras of days gone by. The inertia of the flipping mirror that retracts just before the shutter exposes the sensor is scary. The moving shutter wobble doesn't look convincing neither. The whole thing looks odd – fine photographic apparatus using mechanical parts that would be more at home inside a car engine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
On Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps article (174 comments in total)

That mirror flippin’ around will definitely cause jerkiness, especially at slow shutter speeds when firmness is needed most.... case in point for mirrorless I suppose.

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 01:21 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (375 comments in total)

Sigma and Nikon for a product of 2014. Together. After all, both are needed for a photo-taking pleasure.

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 08:27 UTC as 24th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1873 comments in total)
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Photoman: Would a Mirrorless Nikon fix this?

It should. no AF sensor at the bottom of the camera, no "sharp edges" that need to be properly covered, no refracting / semi translucent mirror. I think AF is done "on a sensor".

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 02:31 UTC
On Make way in the Emergency! challenge (1 comment in total)

dedication and focus... outstanding.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 04:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)

Very nice. The sharpest set of samples I have seen in a long long time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 19:40 UTC as 45th comment
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Karl Summers: This camera wasn't ready to be released prior to Christmas, yet Nikon did it anyway before the camera was thoroughly tested for defects. Now there is a major recall and Nikon is taking a huge hit for it. The company has poor leadership. I remember a poster stating the Canon 5D Mark III had the same issue, yet I don't remember a major recall for that camera.

I don't need the constant headaches that Nikon inspires. Canon may not have the latest greatest sensor tech, but at least I can rely on my camera.

And one more thing, this is what you get for buying the first incarnation of a new product line...suckers.

Completely disagree with you. canon used to purposefully cripple camera performance in firmware. Their focus system is incapable of achieving consistently accurate focus with anything but a single lens. Even the micro-adjust can not fix the focusing issues with zoom lenses. To achieve accurate focus at both ends with canon zooms, the body has to go to their service department for an adjustment in software.

Nick

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 01:34 UTC

Nice move from Nikon. Definitely the correct approach after 600/610 debacle. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 01:29 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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Karl Summers: This camera wasn't ready to be released prior to Christmas, yet Nikon did it anyway before the camera was thoroughly tested for defects. Now there is a major recall and Nikon is taking a huge hit for it. The company has poor leadership. I remember a poster stating the Canon 5D Mark III had the same issue, yet I don't remember a major recall for that camera.

I don't need the constant headaches that Nikon inspires. Canon may not have the latest greatest sensor tech, but at least I can rely on my camera.

And one more thing, this is what you get for buying the first incarnation of a new product line...suckers.

So, Canon is more skilfully in deceiving you to believe their cameras are fault free, and you are thanking them for that???

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 01:23 UTC
On Like Everyone in the The Story of Your Life challenge (1 comment in total)

nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 01:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Going In Blind - A Single Father's Journey in the The Story of Your Life challenge (1 comment in total)

beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 01:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1873 comments in total)
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Jwala: People are just going crazy, crazy and crazy hunting bright light sources and trying to be reproduce weird flares and thereby deriving pleasure in blaming Nikon :-)
Some are complaining that their images were ruined!!! This is not a film-SLR, it is DLSR!!! Images can be instantly reviewed on 3.2" LCD!!!
Wait while Nikon fixes the issues.
Until then shoot good pictures. Don't go mad about reproducing the issue. We do not shoot such shots in our normal photography.
Some others are taking this as an opportunity to troll DSLRs and brag mirrorless. Gosh, is this what we really are??????

It is a tricky flare to see if you are taking sequenced series of photos during sport action, wedding or a celebration in general. Also, it does not show in standard pre-view.

The troubling fact is that a fine photographic apparatus should not have this kind of issue where certain number of AF sensors are assembled / aligned correctly in their bottom chamber, and the other fair few are not. This should not happen with semi-pro FF body.

Otherwise, an outstanding FF achievement from Nikon. I am sure they'll come up-front this time and do something about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 07:32 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1873 comments in total)
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Digital Mike0697: Has anyone notice there is a problem with lens flare on D750? Nikon Rumors, is stating there is a problem. I want to know before I buy the camera.

Thank you.

It seems like a genuine manufacturing tolerance issue, which if proved correct, will be devastating for Nikon

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
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