bluevellet

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1005 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: This is a fantastic camera - well done Nikon! However, I can't help thinking that many potential purchasers of it are going to wait until after Olympus's EM-5 replacement, an allegedly 40MP wonder camera, is tested.

The ratings are relative, so is anyone's opinion. But when they all converge with high ratings, healthy sales and a lot of chatter, i think it's safe to say the camera rocks.

The O-MD line rocks and all those FF Dxxx cameras released in the last 2 or 3 years do too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1005 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: This is a fantastic camera - well done Nikon! However, I can't help thinking that many potential purchasers of it are going to wait until after Olympus's EM-5 replacement, an allegedly 40MP wonder camera, is tested.

Yeah, it's those small sensored cameras that keep getting these DPR gold awards, win camera of the year awards, generate the most active sub forum around these parts and slowly eat away at DSLR worldwide sales.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 16:12 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1005 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: This is a fantastic camera - well done Nikon! However, I can't help thinking that many potential purchasers of it are going to wait until after Olympus's EM-5 replacement, an allegedly 40MP wonder camera, is tested.

I'm big on m43 but I doubt many people are just sitting around for the EM5 successor. The rumors suggest a minor upgrade and the 40MP feature has limited uses.

If people wanted a true EM5 replacement, they got it in the EM1 in 2013 and lots of people at DPR bought it. It's probably best to wait for a replacement for that camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 06:26 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1005 comments in total)
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=VALOR=: I own a D800 and a catalogue of Nikon glass. Having played with the D750 briefly, i was shocked to learn that there is no real live-view implementation. Anyone considering purchasing this camera should know that just like the D600, there is NO real-time live view. I have not seen this fatal flaw mentioned anywhere. Nikon has crippled the D750 to yesteryears technology and yet it receives a GOLD award from dpreview? Giving the user live-view has been proven over and over to be beneficial for getting the exposure right before hitting the shutter. Entry level mirror-less cameras all have proper-real time live view but not Nikon. Not unless you buy the D800 and up.

With the announcement of the Sony A7II and now this glaring omission, it is one more nail in the coffin for Nikon.

And mirrorless cameras are liveview cameras. Doesn't matter if they're entry-level or semi pro.

My guess is our friend Valor means the D750 has slow liveview, like most DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1005 comments in total)
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karlwunsch: I see considerably less nitpicking than under a competitor's camera review, which is good. Seems like Nikon has nailed it and except for a few minor details, this is a great and class leading camera for the price.

My three little complaints would be max shutter speed, only 15 cross-type AF points and buffer size. I believe, that in a camera in this price range at this date, those three things should be better. Still, it's a different order of magnitude of a problem, than the under-performance of Canon's sensors.

Too bad I'm bought into another system and the ergonomics of Nikon never suited me.

swivel screen would be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:58 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1005 comments in total)
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Petar Veliki: Strange testing by Dpreview. They set f/5.6 on test shots on FF and on m4/3. Even in this case FF is bellow 2 stop better. But catching same DOF would put m4/3 for stop lower.

So when checking noise your tests are not quite there.

I would expect much better for 90% grade.

I think they do it for exposure though they can adjust lighting. DoF is irrelevant since they're shooting a flat surface.

My only complaint with their m43 testing is they should keep using the old Zuiko 50mm f2 instead of the M Zuiko 45mm since it is obviously sharper.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 09:14 UTC
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joe6pack: All I see is 2 photographers flirting...

Will they or won't they?

Stay tuned for the next episode!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 article (45 comments in total)

D750, GH4 and 645Z for me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:59 UTC as 10th comment
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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Mssimo: No phone camera of the year?

They can't offer a phone camera option since it's likely we'll have a second round of voting for the actual gear of the year. Can you imagine if a phone actually won that? :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
On Have your say in our 2014 Readers' Polls article (64 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: OMG, the Olympus forum is going to mobilize like it did last year and secure all the top spots.

EDIT: hmm, not much stuff from Oly on the list. A dull year for Oly when competitors came out strong. A7S, A7 II, a6000, X-T1, NX-1, GM5. Next year there is the replacement for EM-5 so that will be exciting.

Sony only has a shot with the A6000. With the other categories, the competition is stronger.

The strongest Oly product this year is the 40-150 F2.8 but it's competing with other similar high-end telephoto lenses from other system. In the end, the vote will split and the Sigma 50mm will win.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1159 comments in total)

Highest rated silver award?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 191st comment
On ACDSee Ultimate 8 introduces layer-based editing article (61 comments in total)

Hopefully, proper animated GIF viewing this time around.

I can't believe no matter the version, no matter the computer, no matter the windows OS, it still has buggy GIF playback.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 14:07 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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bluevellet: I've considered the Pentax 645Z. I think Pentax did a great job making the price reasonable (for medium format) and coming up with a decent amount of lenses, particularly how niche this product is,

One major hurdle is (almost) no retailer presence. Even online, it's hard to find and I have to go abroad for it. I'm not comfortable buying something this expensive without even a test drive.

I mean, just look at DPR, no link to buy it anywhere.

You can't buy directly from Pentax/Ricoh in Europe.

"Item not available".

Only a handful of lenses can be bought.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)

I've considered the Pentax 645Z. I think Pentax did a great job making the price reasonable (for medium format) and coming up with a decent amount of lenses, particularly how niche this product is,

One major hurdle is (almost) no retailer presence. Even online, it's hard to find and I have to go abroad for it. I'm not comfortable buying something this expensive without even a test drive.

I mean, just look at DPR, no link to buy it anywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:51 UTC as 71st comment | 10 replies
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bluevellet: Assuming the tech works and the rumor is true, this could have some neat applications for photography with non moving subjects. I can already see a few things I could do with it.

I assume this is JPEG only, but if they can somehow produce raw files out of this, this makes it even more useful.

One thing is for sure, this feature allows you to shoot 40mp without needing a super sharp lens.

Yes, but how it is captured by the sensor is different, hence the sensor shift.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
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Photoman: I wonder if Sony can "Borrow" this tech from Olympus and put it in the new rumoured A9 camera...

Why not?

Just wait 2 years and a half like it took for IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 12:23 UTC
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kadardr: In my understanding it may work for static subjects only. Am I right?

Yes, but it depends on fast it takes those 8 shots.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:30 UTC
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fmj1974: question no.1....will it fit my old battery grip...
question no.2....how much will this cost me this time...
question no.3.....(most important) silver or black!

1. Unknown at this point, but... probable

2. Probably around a 1000 bucks, like when the first EM5 came out.

3. Black is a near certainty. Silver as an option too or offered later on (a la EM1).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:27 UTC
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bluevellet: Assuming the tech works and the rumor is true, this could have some neat applications for photography with non moving subjects. I can already see a few things I could do with it.

I assume this is JPEG only, but if they can somehow produce raw files out of this, this makes it even more useful.

One thing is for sure, this feature allows you to shoot 40mp without needing a super sharp lens.

It won't need a super sharp lens because it's not taking a 40mp photo in a single shot, it's taking 8 16MP shots. It's a bit like a stitch panorama, except it superimposes the different shots on top of one another to create a higher-res image.

Of course, the sharper the lens the likely better the end result. That still applies but it's not a requirement for that 40mp trickery to work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 10:22 UTC

Assuming the tech works and the rumor is true, this could have some neat applications for photography with non moving subjects. I can already see a few things I could do with it.

I assume this is JPEG only, but if they can somehow produce raw files out of this, this makes it even more useful.

One thing is for sure, this feature allows you to shoot 40mp without needing a super sharp lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 06:58 UTC as 58th comment | 6 replies
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