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disasterpiece

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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (683 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 (683 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 (683 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 (683 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 (683 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 (683 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 (683 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 (683 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 (683 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 127th comment | 6 replies
On CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810a article (66 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 (284 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 (503 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
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.

* their

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (77 comments in total)
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taffytubby: Water and electricity- studios shouldn't consider this product.

Why wouldn't you own a nice, heavy enough tripod if you own a studio?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On WaterWeight rethinks the sandbag approach to stability article (77 comments in total)

Bring a rope; find a rock or something; tie it to the tripod; TADA - you just saved $105.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 19:10 UTC as 8th comment
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Bill1969: I will wait for Sony rebranding Hassleblad medium format and sell it for $500

You'll have to wait a while...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 13:26 UTC

Here, buy a wooden hand grip for €1000.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:03 UTC as 47th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Poor Canon and Nikon, they are stuck in the past with 1080p DSLRs while companies like Samsung have cameras like the NX1 with cinema 4K and 15fps with AF.

Say again, how many shots are you getting off a single battery with a mirrorless?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
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