rekky

rekky

Joined on Jun 24, 2011

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1893 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 Nikon D750 Review preview (1893 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 334th 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

$224 for a tripod collar? You have got to be kidding me!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 42nd comment | 8 replies
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