Geomaticsman

Geomaticsman

Lives in Canada London, Canada
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Joined on Dec 18, 2006

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1664 comments in total)
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Geomaticsman: If Nikon doesn't respond with (or even leak news of) a DX competitor by the time the 7DII is available for purchase, I dare say is sayonara Nikon for me. No doubt the "70D" sensor is a disappointment, but virtually everything else in the 7DII is exactly what I'm looking for in a DX body. Add Canon's superb supertele selection to the mix and superior TC's, plus the fact that Nikon killed my favourite post processing engine (CNX2), and you know...I think I could live with the sensor performance everything else being considered. Certainly nothing wrong with the 1Dx or 5DIII as a backup either.

Sorry Nikon, I only have so much patience...life is short and death is long.

As a bird photographer, FPS, AF and "reach" are huge to me...all of which are delivered in spades with the 7DII. But the biggest factor is the lens selection...which is why I can never choose Sony.

No doubt Nikon will upgrade the D7100 soon enough, but Nikon has NEVER included these kind of performance specs in a less-than-pro body. And I'm still waiting for Nikon to announce their 500 & 600 replacements. Nikon does appear to be revamping it's TC selection, but from all accounts they haven't integrated the electronics as fully as Canon has. Right now, at this moment in time, Canon has the super system for my needs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1664 comments in total)

If Nikon doesn't respond with (or even leak news of) a DX competitor by the time the 7DII is available for purchase, I dare say is sayonara Nikon for me. No doubt the "70D" sensor is a disappointment, but virtually everything else in the 7DII is exactly what I'm looking for in a DX body. Add Canon's superb supertele selection to the mix and superior TC's, plus the fact that Nikon killed my favourite post processing engine (CNX2), and you know...I think I could live with the sensor performance everything else being considered. Certainly nothing wrong with the 1Dx or 5DIII as a backup either.

Sorry Nikon, I only have so much patience...life is short and death is long.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:57 UTC as 378th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This is a great camera for someone who doesn't know what a great camera is.

My apologies for not being clear: I was talking in terms of IQ. FPS and all the other hyped up metrics are useless if the IQ isn't up to snuff, which it isn't.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 21:40 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This is a great camera for someone who doesn't know what a great camera is.

Exactly. It's hard to understand why Nikon would develop a premium priced system around a series (1) of cameras with such a poor performing sensor. Heck, any of Nikon's entry-level DSLRs will run rings around this puppy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 20:36 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

Looks like a nice, full-featured (if pricey) package...much better thought out than the V1 and V2. But unless Nikon has found a way to break the laws of physics, the tiny sensor/photosites will still be the achilles heal of the system...which renders it useless to me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:54 UTC as 155th comment
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