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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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phoenix15: Why I think Nikon will NOT release D400:
1. They use Sony sensor, and it is better than Canon 7DII's. What need to worry if the sensor is far superior ? And remember D7200 is 700 USD cheaper.
2. Tough competition in pro DX body, while the market is declining. Pentax K-3II is only 1000 USD, with rugged body, 8.3 FPS, GPS, astrotracer, and the sensor is also same class with D7200. Will they charge 1700 USD for body only, and expecting it to be a best seller ? I doubt it.
3. State of art AF system in D7200 is one of the best, in class with Nikon D750 and D810. This is just telling us, D7200 is what Nikonian expect to see in the D400.
4. Fullframe camera is getting cheaper, and there is much pressure now from the mirrorless system. Introducing D400 with cropped sensor is wasting time and resources, must be better to compete Sony with their A7 series.

I agree with what ozturert said. Moreover, let me answer point by point:

1. D7200's sensor may be better than 7D II's, but it's by far not only the sensor that matters.

2. Exactly because it's tough competition I expect Nikon to come up with something. Pentax K-3 II doesn't sell for more because it can't possibly sell for more (because of market share in this segment and so on), whereas a D400 (if they make it right) can be the next body for a lot of people that are now using D3***, D5*** and even D7***.

3. In theory, yes, but it still has room for improvement. They can, for example, bring the low[er] lag AF confirmation that the D4s brought along (if I'm not mistaken). More cross-type sensors would also be welcome (in fact a D400 would be a good camera to feature a new AF system).

4. FX becoming cheaper means FX becoming less serious. "Effects" mode on a $2000 body? Sure, why not!

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

Nikon suggests more and more that there will be D400/D9300 (or whatever they name it) and still doesn't say anything about it.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 12:27 UTC as 24th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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ricsh: I have d610 d7200 d5300 and befor d90
Af on d7200 better than all..even d5300 better than d610
..ihave 17 70 contemporary sigma and befor 17 50 2.8 sigma which i sold because the 17 70 was much sharper(I tried two copies from each lens) unlike dxo said but now i dont have the scrolling problem with d7200 which I had with the d5300 and d7100 when sigma lens was attached and now i can go to corners or zoom with one long press and this is very good
Picture quality close to d5300 but options much more
D610 now is mostly for dof kind of pictures .(sync speed also higher in d7200)
Noise performance in new dx Nikons is impressive

"dof kind of pictures". You must be very serious.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 12:25 UTC
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DominicVII: Price too high. Why bother with this lens when the excellent Tamron 90mm with autofocus can be had for around €350? Working distance of around 30 cm (if true) sounds good though.

They should introduce a new term for that, e.g. MSSHRP (manufacturer suggested second hand resale price).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
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rugosa: I'm surprised at the price. Been using the Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR for 10 years now and though it's been banged around quite a bit it always works great and gives fantastic images when used properly. The VR and AF are very good for when you're chasing bugs (lots of times they don't give you time to manual focus). I think the 105 VR was $900 and worth it. The Tamron 90mm was rated quite high at the time I was buying but I thought resale on the Nikon would be better. Manual focus is ok for macro on a tripod with static subjects so this lens may be just the thing for flower and plant shots.

Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR sells new for around 650 EUR if you catch their periodical promotions. So this Samyang might be worth it somewhere else, but not in Europe (at least with this price). Yes, some folks might enjoy the cine version of this lens (in which case they wouldn't care at all about AF), but I see the Nikon as kind of the little fixed-focal-length brother of the 70-200 f/2.8 for less than half of the price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 16:59 UTC
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Papi61: CLS works really well for me and I'm willing to pay a higher price for it.

I've only tried the CLS once with a colleague's flash, but my intuition tells me that it's only going to be good for stationery work (with a preliminary flash as a commander at least) - that's why I'm inclined towards trying this wireless thing.

Radio and pre-flash aside, I don't know how good the IR control is, but even if it's good, you're obliged to buy either a second flash or an SU-800 (that costs as much as an SB-700).

P.S. Of course I can be mistaken, but there's always a slight delay with the built-in flash as a commander, right?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 22:15 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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George1958: Insufficient reason to upgrade from the 7100 unless that buffer etc is jugular. I guess there is a balance to be struck between settling incremental upgrades or waiting for more global improvements.

Depends on how low the light goes, how tight you need to crop and things like this. Many old DSLRs are fine by themselves and only begin to look bad when you put them next to a newer model.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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George1958: Insufficient reason to upgrade from the 7100 unless that buffer etc is jugular. I guess there is a balance to be struck between settling incremental upgrades or waiting for more global improvements.

Yeah, although if you're talking about the somehow expected D300S replacement, there have been sayings that Nikon has probably decided to keep the three-digit model numbers for the FX line and a higher end crop body would be named D9***.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 22:53 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Der Steppenwolf: So Nikon, for EVERY little improvement you have to buy new camera. Memory and processor in D7100 could have handled same buffer if not more but no. First they sell hat one, then they add tiny bit more memory and the game goes on. And memory IS DIRT CHEAP and has been for MANY YEARS now.And before flameing starts, I happen to know for a fact that this is true since I am one of the contributors to Nikon hacker community (google it), where we actually are dissasembling these cameras and their software to improve upon lowly features Nikon is putting there to begin with.
No shame what so ever in that company.

I'd also say it really depends on how it's designed. To me, the analogy of expanding the camera's buffer would be with expanding your PC's CPU last level cache.

P.S. Intel once offered a CPU (Pentium G6951) with deliberately locked features that could be unlocked post-purchase with an additionally bought voucher, so I guess something similar may be possible with DSLRs as well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 21:02 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Hugo808: A usable buffer and a sensor that doesn't ruin the picture when you lift the shadows! Sounds like Nikon has finally released the D7100...

It's only a supposition that it's the same sensor; it's only said that it's Sony-made.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:50 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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George1958: Insufficient reason to upgrade from the 7100 unless that buffer etc is jugular. I guess there is a balance to be struck between settling incremental upgrades or waiting for more global improvements.

It's what missing from the D7200 that may make you buy a D7300 after a year or two.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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disasterpiece: I'm still waiting for D9***. I'd only want to sell my D7000 in the next year or so to keep its price from falling too much. Not that the D7200 won't be an upgrade to it, but if it could shoot, say, 8 or 9 fps and didn't have that nonsense on the mode dial...

Sure there are people willing to spend their money on something they can't use to full potential, but Nikon could make the D7200 (and the D7100 for that matter) like the D7000 - if you don't use the auto modes, they won't get in your way. If it ain't broken, don't fix it. It's such little things that could have been thought over better that annoy me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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disasterpiece: I'm still waiting for D9***. I'd only want to sell my D7000 in the next year or so to keep its price from falling too much. Not that the D7200 won't be an upgrade to it, but if it could shoot, say, 8 or 9 fps and didn't have that nonsense on the mode dial...

Actually I don't think there should be other modes to separate them - P-A-S-M, U1, U2, U3 and nothing else would suit this camera much better if you ask me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 17:56 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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disasterpiece: I'm still waiting for D9***. I'd only want to sell my D7000 in the next year or so to keep its price from falling too much. Not that the D7200 won't be an upgrade to it, but if it could shoot, say, 8 or 9 fps and didn't have that nonsense on the mode dial...

I have a D7000 and often switch between M and U1/U2. Putting an auto mode between them is a stupid move to me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 17:35 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)

I'm still waiting for D9***. I'd only want to sell my D7000 in the next year or so to keep its price from falling too much. Not that the D7200 won't be an upgrade to it, but if it could shoot, say, 8 or 9 fps and didn't have that nonsense on the mode dial...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 09:51 UTC as 233rd comment | 6 replies
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (65 comments in total)
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Baba Ganoush: This camera, we're told, is highly specialized and designed especially for astrophotography, so why does Nikon display it with a 24mm wide angle lens instead of a long telephoto (or even a telescope)? Does Nikon think this lens is appropriate for astrophotography or are they trying to suggest the D810A has other, more general uses? Seems to me like another case of a disconnect between Nikon and actual Nikon users.

Because they want to be selling the 24 f/1.4 as well...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 23:36 UTC

Now if they catch up with their full frame lenses lineup...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:30 UTC as 183rd comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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CaPi: Nice looking camera.
I bought the D5300 a while ago because of GPS and nice specs on her. (Nearly identical do this D5500 btw). I sent her back after a few days. Why? If you are used to DSLRs and classical Nikons the way I am, the layout of the buttons and functions felt all wrong to me. I needed forever to get her to do what I want. Might be the case here too + to my mind touchscreens are overrated if you generally prefer to use the VF.

Higher-end cameras usually have one click zoom to 100% at the focus point.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:42 UTC
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (520 comments in total)
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raztec: Wow! A .95x magnification viewfinder with 100% coverage. What other company offers that in a DSLR? Even the FF from Nikon and Canon have puny viewfinders in comparison.

The experience of shooting with a nice bright viewfinder is such an engaging experience, that alone is worth switching systems for.

You're either trolling or going to let me disappoint you: the 4-year old Nikon D7000 has exactly the same specs for the viewfinder and so do many other cameras from this class. The numbers you're seeing are not absolute but rather relative to the frame size.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (77 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: These have been around for years. As for myself I own sand bags but when in a pinch I just brought a couple gallon jugs of water for $.99 and tied a piece of string to them $.02. The price goes down significantly if you happen to save the containers from something else. I guess if I wanted to get fancy I could use one of my dry bags $18 and fill it with water, they also have a "port" large enough to accompany other things. It is laughable how anxious some people are to spend there money.

Because at least for me, a perfectly valid point can sometimes be ruined by bad grammar.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:12 UTC
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