Josh152

Josh152

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1835 comments in total)
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TN Args: Hideous!

@RadPhoto
It was inevitable

DSLRs are the size and shape they are because of decades of research and trial/error into the ergonomics. Heck Canon and Nikon both still fine tune the grip almost with every new camera release. If mirrorlesss does replace DSLRs ( very big if IMO) it can only happen with cameras that have just as good handling, which means they will basically be the same size and shape DSLRs are. Otherwise serious amateurs and pros will still prefer DSLRs even if the other shortcomings of mirroless compared to a DSLR are overcome.

A tiny mirroelss body is fine for an hour trip to the park in the summer, taking pics of your kids, taking on a walk, ect. You know more casual use. Not so good for a 6+ hour wedding or using with gloves on outside in the cold, or with large, professional quality, fast lenses attached. For this reason I suspect we will see more and more of the higher end MILC bodies getting bigger and having better ergonomics and more physical controls.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (322 comments in total)

Personally I think sigma deserves the most recognition for their 50mm 1.4 art lens. They took a band that was known for making garbage for people who can't afford anything better and turned into one that makes the best prime lenses available without resorting to spending enough for a very good used car on a Ziess.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 03:17 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (322 comments in total)
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joe6pack: The list look fine to me. But A7 II rated best? How many readers actually touched the camera? Let alone trying or owning?

How can anything that's a version two be the first?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 03:10 UTC
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JohnEwing: Lots of refurbs on the horizon...

Like I said yesterday in reply to a similar Nikon will just check the cameras, fix the ones that need it, repackage them, and then send them back to retailers to sell as new cameras since they still are as they have never been sold to anyone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
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Marty4650: If Nikon knows they have a problem with the D750, then they would be crazy to keep selling them.

They are right to pull them off the shelves, inspect and repair them, before returning them to the retail market. Why keep selling cameras that could create unsatisfied and irate customers. Take them back and fix them!

The "sudden disappearance" sounds like a good business decision to me.

Well what happened with the D600 is that Nikon figured they could just do what they always have done which is what most manufactures of any product have done when they have a non serious problem that doesn't affect all the samples. That being just quietly fix the ones the costumers complain about under the warranty and dont' worry about it. The problem for Nikon was that methodology no longer works for cameras now that we have internet forums like DPR full of passionate posters who will blow a small problem up into a catastrophe until it is picked up by the photoblogs and it becomes an "issue" every one can feel good ranting and raving about.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:26 UTC
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D1N0: Soon! refurbished D750's

Not really. Nikon will just check the cameras, fix the ones that need it, repackage them, and then send them back to retailers to sell as new cameras since still are as they have never been sold to anyone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 19:18 UTC
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (147 comments in total)
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ZeneticX: the guy sony fanboys deem creditable, and canon fanboys deem as a sell out

well....

Imagine you had a test of a manual transmission car only the guy driving the stick didn't use the clutch and the guy in charge of the test insisted you didn't need it and that the test showed the true performance of the car.

That's basically what Fong's test was. Even many sony users agreed it was a crap test. It has nothing to do with fanboys. Unless you're talking about Fong who is clearly a fanboy for Sony at the very least.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 07:02 UTC
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (147 comments in total)
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pdqgp: I wouldn't put much credit in his 7DMKII tutorial since he has proven that he can't set up and operate the camera correctly when trying to photograph skiers coming down a slope. Palm meets forehead!

Can't or won't? Even after being told how to do it correctly and even given pages from Canon's own AF guide for the camera he still wouldn't admit he was doing it wrong and just try again. If it was an honest test or he really thought he was right you'd think that's what he would have done so he could prove it and stick it to all the people on DPR.

I think at the very least Fong has to know his test was crap. He is to experienced for that not to be the case, especially after all those threads about it he participated in on DPR. But the test shows the results he wanted so he doesn't' care.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 06:45 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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Nevermess: I was waiting for micro focus adjustment in the light D5XXX Nikon body. At the moment I have few D5XXX and it is not possible to calibrate them with all my lenses and I don’t want huge heavy D7XXX… seems it is time to try OLY or SONY mirrorless options….

What you call" Nikon's gear misalignment" is just normal and unavoidable sample variation. You just got unlucky and got a lens/body combo that didn't match well. Most of the time the difference is so small you'll never notice. In fact a lot of users of the higher end bodies that have it claim they have never needed to use the micro focus adjust at all. If the lens was that bad on your camera that you had to send it to Nikon to get calibrated you should have just returned/sold it and tried another copy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 19:16 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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Nevermess: I was waiting for micro focus adjustment in the light D5XXX Nikon body. At the moment I have few D5XXX and it is not possible to calibrate them with all my lenses and I don’t want huge heavy D7XXX… seems it is time to try OLY or SONY mirrorless options….

@Nevermesss

The D5xxx series are really meant for beginners and those not as into photography as someone who uses micro focus adjust is. Nikon doesn't make a small light body for more advanced users so if you are one but you want a smaller/lighter body and it has to be a Nikon DSLR you have to accept that it's not going to be as full featured. Nikon has a clear list of features for their cameras. Even the most cursory amount of research would have told you it didn't have micro focus adjust and you should buy a different model if it's that important to you. In fact the first result if you simply Google "D5100 micro focus adjust" is a DPR post and in the description of the hit on Google it says the camera doesn't have it. You dont' even have to click the link. Your failure to make sure the camera had an important feature you wanted is not Nikon's fault. It's yours.

Continued below.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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Nevermess: I was waiting for micro focus adjustment in the light D5XXX Nikon body. At the moment I have few D5XXX and it is not possible to calibrate them with all my lenses and I don’t want huge heavy D7XXX… seems it is time to try OLY or SONY mirrorless options….

@Nevermess

To be frank if you are advanced enough to even know what micro focus adjust is and why it's needed, and notice the difference in your images, Nikon is right, you bought the wrong camera. You get what you pay for and you decided to buy the cheap, low end model. That's not Nikon's fault. Besides if Nikon included focus adjust in the low end cameras they would end up having to "fix" a lot of them because some user set it all the way to plus or minus because they had no idea what it did and were trying to find out. That's the level of users those cameras are aimed at. The glue on the kit lens and shoot on auto beucse M is too complicated types.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 09:18 UTC
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (333 comments in total)

Looks like Sony is finally realizing the importance of making potential buyers feel confidant of future support and Sony's dedication to developing and expanding a complete, well rounded, fully established system for the FE mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 00:14 UTC as 7th comment
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bartolyni: Knowing Nikon's track record it will be tug-of-war before the repair takes place....
Bring on D760 soon to be replaced by D760s

@Bartolyni

Since you dont' seem to know here is how freedom of speech works.

You can say what ever you want as long as it doesn't' cause harm such has causing a panic or a riot or something, but so can anyone else including disagreeing with you or even saying you're completely full of it. Freedom of speech is not a license to say whatever you want without criticism.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 16:25 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (268 comments in total)
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justmeMN: The biggest benefit of new camera models is that they drive down the price of last year's model. :-)

Agreed. It has never been less expensive to get into serious photography, even FF.

I mean you can get good condition D600s for around $1000 on e bay and D610 for just a couple hundred more. Heck even D800s in excellent condition with all the accessories only go for like $1600, less if you shop around and can live with out some of the extras like the paper manual or strap. Add a memory card and a refrub 24-85vr for $300 and you have a very decent FF starting kit for comparatively not a lot of money.

At this point Nikon's biggest competitor is probably the used/refurb market.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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Thoughts: I would not recommend any one to buy a DSLR cameras that has no in-body autofocus motor.

Wow you know reading these comments it seems the biggest complaint with the body is that it doesn't have the same features as the next model up. Besides the vast Majority who buy these cameras only use the kit lens and maybe the 55-200. So increasing the cost of the camera by including the screw drive motor that almost no one buying the camera will miss ever at all would be a disservice to the market this camera is aimed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 19:51 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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Nevermess: I was waiting for micro focus adjustment in the light D5XXX Nikon body. At the moment I have few D5XXX and it is not possible to calibrate them with all my lenses and I don’t want huge heavy D7XXX… seems it is time to try OLY or SONY mirrorless options….

@Evildogofdoom

Yep and they are probably right. Nikon wants the enthusiast users who use advanced features like focus adjust to spend a little more and just buy a D7x00 camera. It isn't some conspiracy or Nikon disrespecting people. It is just product differentiation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
On Nikon D5500 adds touchscreen and flat picture profile article (213 comments in total)
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Josh152: About the name,

Nikon is probably trying make the naming so it's more simplified and clear what the current generation cameras are and it will end up being D3500,D5500,D7500,D750,D850,D5 That is less confusing and looks better than D3400,D5400,D7200,D750,D820,D5. If Nikon kept the naming going as it was the D7xxx and D8xx would always seem a couple generations behind. If they do the naming of future models like I think they will than it will be a lot easier to tell what cameras are the current model.

@DanCee

I doubt the just don't want to use the number 4 since they have the D4,D4s,F4, D40, D40X F401 F401S, F401X, cool pix P340, and S4 range finder. Plus many of their accessories also use 4 in the model number. Nikon simply doesn't' have a history of skipping 4 for model numbers so it's not likely the case here either.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 08:43 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (268 comments in total)
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Josh152: About the name,

Nikon is probably trying make the naming so it's more simplified and clear what the current generation cameras are and it will end up being D3500,D5500,D7500,D750,D850,D5 That is less confusing and looks better than D3400,D5400,D7200,D750,D820,D5. If Nikon kept the naming going as it was the D7xxx and D8xx would always seem a couple generations behind. If they do the naming of future models like I think they will than it will be a lot easier to tell what cameras are the current model.

@rob
Except that they also made the D40, F401, cool pix P340, and S4 range finder which were not pro cameras. Plus many of their accessories also use 4 in the model number. Nikon simply doesn't' have a history of skipping 4 for model numbers regardless of what other manufactures do.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 07:22 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (268 comments in total)
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Josh152: About the name,

Nikon is probably trying make the naming so it's more simplified and clear what the current generation cameras are and it will end up being D3500,D5500,D7500,D750,D850,D5 That is less confusing and looks better than D3400,D5400,D7200,D750,D820,D5. If Nikon kept the naming going as it was the D7xxx and D8xx would always seem a couple generations behind. If they do the naming of future models like I think they will than it will be a lot easier to tell what cameras are the current model.

@Rob Sims
Yeah you're right that's why the went straight to D5 and never made an F4. Oh wait..........

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 07:08 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (268 comments in total)

About the name,

Nikon is probably trying make the naming so it's more simplified and clear what the current generation cameras are and it will end up being D3500,D5500,D7500,D750,D850,D5 That is less confusing and looks better than D3400,D5400,D7200,D750,D820,D5. If Nikon kept the naming going as it was the D7xxx and D8xx would always seem a couple generations behind. If they do the naming of future models like I think they will than it will be a lot easier to tell what cameras are the current model.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:06 UTC as 62nd comment | 5 replies
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