rekky

rekky

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On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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mosc: DPR, you should probably call it "16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR lens." rather than "16-80mm F2.8E ED VR lens."

Speaking of the lens, curious if anybody would care to comment on if there's really much gain compared to the sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 other than the slightly larger range.

From my experience with the Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 lens, you can forget about balanced fill flash as the lens doesn't seem to be reporting proper distance info to my D7100. When I am expecting fill-flash, the flash is, instead too strong. If you don't care about balanced fill flash, then of course this isn't an issue for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 20:21 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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rekky: The D500 is a great camera for sports and wildlife shooters. For landscape/people shooters, the hope is that some of the new features will trickle down to the D7200 successor. For my purposes, I don't want to make the sacrifice of a lower MPix count in order to boost the shutter rate. Although I rarely use it, it's nice to have a fill-in flash available when you're not packing your external flash. But, the main feature that I'd like to see on the D7200 successor is the tilt-able LCD screen; it would eliminate some contortions that I am forced to make when shooting low to the ground.

If it wasn't for the cost of selling DX lenses and then buying the equivalent FX lenses, I would upgrade to a D750 based on it's current pricing.

Michel, yeah forgot about focus fine tuning. I've had to use it with third-party lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 03:36 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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rekky: The D500 is a great camera for sports and wildlife shooters. For landscape/people shooters, the hope is that some of the new features will trickle down to the D7200 successor. For my purposes, I don't want to make the sacrifice of a lower MPix count in order to boost the shutter rate. Although I rarely use it, it's nice to have a fill-in flash available when you're not packing your external flash. But, the main feature that I'd like to see on the D7200 successor is the tilt-able LCD screen; it would eliminate some contortions that I am forced to make when shooting low to the ground.

If it wasn't for the cost of selling DX lenses and then buying the equivalent FX lenses, I would upgrade to a D750 based on it's current pricing.

I already have a D7100. One thing that I don't want to do is take a big step backwards in terms of external buttons/controls to a D5500. I don't want to have to go to the menu system to change settings that now have dedicated buttons.

How big do I print picture now isn't this issue. It's why take a step backwards in MPix when there is always the possibility of creating larger photos. If I have a greater resolution, I have the option to print larger photos at anytime in the future; with less, I never have that option.

I don't need to upgrade today; I'm happy with my D7100 with the exception of the need for a tilt-able screen. Of course, I wouldn't mind a greater FPS rate and buffer, but those aren't my highest priority in the next camera that I purchase..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 18:19 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)

The D500 is a great camera for sports and wildlife shooters. For landscape/people shooters, the hope is that some of the new features will trickle down to the D7200 successor. For my purposes, I don't want to make the sacrifice of a lower MPix count in order to boost the shutter rate. Although I rarely use it, it's nice to have a fill-in flash available when you're not packing your external flash. But, the main feature that I'd like to see on the D7200 successor is the tilt-able LCD screen; it would eliminate some contortions that I am forced to make when shooting low to the ground.

If it wasn't for the cost of selling DX lenses and then buying the equivalent FX lenses, I would upgrade to a D750 based on it's current pricing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 12:16 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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jadmaister2: Looks like a great camera. People who come here to raise small points might do better to spend time with this, or any other camera made since 2010, actually taking pics. I've NEVER been limited in any way with any digital camera since we went past 16mp and achieved good reliable autofocus speed.

Actually, the most important new feature to me is rather 'trivial'; the tiling LCD. Anyone who likes to take photos near ground level or overhead will really appreciate the new LCD. As the D5500 on the lower end and the D500 on the higher end have a movable LCD, I expect that the D7200 successor will have one too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)
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dougster1979: A dedicated iso button!!! No more fumbling round the back of the camera!

Many Nikon cameras, including my D7100 have a dedicated ISO button.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:56 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

I was hoping that the package with the 16-80mm lens would provide a bundling discount. At over $1000 extra for that lens, it won't be in my purchase plans.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 279th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (331 comments in total)

This seems like the perfect standard lens. Given the current price, I will wait for the next high-end (D300 replacement?) DX camera to be released to decide if the bundled price is worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 18:33 UTC as 6th comment
On article Nikon D7200 Review (618 comments in total)

Why not a big negative mark for including less information on the top LCD as on the D7100? That's a major downer for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 01:05 UTC as 75th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger (110 comments in total)
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Altruisto: Technically ok but no "vision" , no "personal touch". Though everything has been already photographed , there's "uniqueness" in the true artistic photos that convey the photograph universe. I'm sorry to say that there's no such a thing in these photos. They look like technical photos in "gear review websites". Oh, Goodness!
With all the good amateur photographers revolving around Dpreview, why choosing this one, and why no series of photos instead of this constellation of different takes?

Why do you sound jealous?

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 09:00 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (382 comments in total)
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WL chandler: I am waiting for Nikon to make a dx dslr that has articulated screen with buit in motor drive. Something like a D7000-7200 with the articulated screen.

Lots of luck ever getting a built-in motor drive on a D7200 class body. I wouldn't hold my breath.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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rekky: Thom Hogans posting a few days ago, "Ultimately, Only You Are the Judge" is very apropos. It discusses needs vs wants. I suggest that everyone considering a camera upgrade read it. I am shooting with a D7100 and am constantly improving my skills. The D750 is an excellent camera, of course; significantly better than the D7100. But, if you look at any of the photo sharing sights, you will see fantastic photos taken with cameras such as the D300 and D90, D700, and even older cameras. If you can't produce that type of results with a D7100 or D700 or D300 or D90, what makes you think that upgrading to a D750 will magically allow you to get to that level. Thom Hogan's post says it much better than I am.

As for me, I'm going to stick to my D7100 and continue to work on improving my skills; of course I wouldn't complain if I received the D750 as a gift.

Rishi, no argument there; that's the point that I thought that I was making in my post. But, what % of DSLR owners are pushing those limits? If it were even as much as 5%, I would be very surprised.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 04:41 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)

Thom Hogans posting a few days ago, "Ultimately, Only You Are the Judge" is very apropos. It discusses needs vs wants. I suggest that everyone considering a camera upgrade read it. I am shooting with a D7100 and am constantly improving my skills. The D750 is an excellent camera, of course; significantly better than the D7100. But, if you look at any of the photo sharing sights, you will see fantastic photos taken with cameras such as the D300 and D90, D700, and even older cameras. If you can't produce that type of results with a D7100 or D700 or D300 or D90, what makes you think that upgrading to a D750 will magically allow you to get to that level. Thom Hogan's post says it much better than I am.

As for me, I'm going to stick to my D7100 and continue to work on improving my skills; of course I wouldn't complain if I received the D750 as a gift.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 03:30 UTC as 363rd comment | 5 replies
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rekky: Any DSLR owner knows that larger sensor = better quality. As a Nikon DX series owner, I kept asking myself ever since the Series 1 launch, "why the heck would I want one?" and I never came up with any satisfactory reason. It seems that too many others came to the same conclusion. If I wanted a compact camera, the smallest sensor that I would go for is on the Sony RX-100. My only issue with that camera is the price, but one day....

Compact camera users are size and price vs quality sensitive and many have switched to cell phones.

Any fool including myself figured this out a couple of years ago. I don't know where Nikon mgmt's head is.

I stand corrected on the sensor size. But, in moving down to an RX-100 type camera. you are really going for a compact camera instead of adding another whole interchangeable lens system.

Why APS-C instead of full-frame, it comes down to cost; with an investment in DX lenses and with the major increase in cost to move to full-frame, it pays to stick with what I have; when I started with DX, it was the 'best' available.Would you get rid of your DX or FX camera for a smaller sensor camera based on current sensor technology?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 11:18 UTC

Any DSLR owner knows that larger sensor = better quality. As a Nikon DX series owner, I kept asking myself ever since the Series 1 launch, "why the heck would I want one?" and I never came up with any satisfactory reason. It seems that too many others came to the same conclusion. If I wanted a compact camera, the smallest sensor that I would go for is on the Sony RX-100. My only issue with that camera is the price, but one day....

Compact camera users are size and price vs quality sensitive and many have switched to cell phones.

Any fool including myself figured this out a couple of years ago. I don't know where Nikon mgmt's head is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 18:54 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies

How about reducing the prices of some of your many overpriced DSLR lenses and see if the volume increase more than makes up for the price cuts in increasing revenue

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 11:59 UTC as 64th comment
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rekky: As a Nikon DSLR system owner, can someone remind me, again, why would I even consider purchasing anything in the Nikon System 1 product family? If I wanted to go compact, instead of going for another system, I'd purchase something higher end such as the Sony RX100. Sorry, but one system eats up more than enough of my cash.

Thanks for those replies. It reinforces my hypothesis that only the small percentage of DSLR owners with specialized requirements (very silent shooting, fast-moving, etc) would find value in System 1. If you don't already have a DSLR system, this is a different story.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2013 at 00:11 UTC

As a Nikon DSLR system owner, can someone remind me, again, why would I even consider purchasing anything in the Nikon System 1 product family? If I wanted to go compact, instead of going for another system, I'd purchase something higher end such as the Sony RX100. Sorry, but one system eats up more than enough of my cash.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 11:18 UTC as 92nd comment | 4 replies
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rekky: $224 for a tripod collar? You have got to be kidding me!

It seems that Thom Hogan is in agreement with me, based on his web site. I guess that he would also go under the category of 'people who need to bitch' and 'hater'.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 16:16 UTC
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rekky: $224 for a tripod collar? You have got to be kidding me!

Need to bitch? The collar should cost them no more than $10 to produce in quantity. The markup is out of this world. Some of us prefer to mount a long lens via a tripod collar instead of putting stress on the camera's lens mount. Maji, you should look in the mirror before you start putting other people down.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 16:07 UTC
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