taktak91

taktak91

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On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)
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pca7070: Made in Thailand, finally.

"MADE IN JAPAN" means it's made in a factory located somewhere in Japan.
Factory could be filled with Thai workers, but it'll still be labelled "MADE IN JAPAN".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF article (98 comments in total)

Another fine product from Nikon that can't replace my D300.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 12:48 UTC as 18th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (322 comments in total)
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itsastickup: It's a beautiful camera.

However:

Show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh, show me the bokeh!!!

And not at $900, FFS. These clowns won't crack mirroless until they realise that the common man wants everything but his kid's face out of focus. And he gets it from APS-C for less than $200

Bokeh, a Japanese word, have double meaning.
-soft, out of focus areas
-dimwitted

So, one way of seeing bokeh is checking oneself in a mirror.(^~^)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 00:51 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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mdmiataman: I have an APS C Nikon D5100 and three lenses, a Lumix GX7 and three lenses and my waterproof Olympus TG-2. I have all the bases covered. Why would anyone spend $1200 for a smaller sensor camera than a M 4/3 with limited lens choices is beyond me.
My Nikon DX lens choices are about 50, and Panasonic and Olympus M 4/3 choices are about 40 and increasing in numbers monthly.
Nikon 1 V3 is a waste of time,.. and money !!!
..to quote Ken Rockwell, " It's always better to spend your time and money on learning art and photography, not by spending it on more cameras. "

Applies only to ones with hands.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (328 comments in total)
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Lucas_: IMHO it's outrageous to give a Gold Award and an 87% note to this camera and Silver with 80% to the fantastically innovative Sony A7 ( not to mention the A7R, which is clearly at another level and got Gold / 82%! ). It's about time DPR realizes that their reviews "conclusions" have actually become a joke! I can appreciate the level of camera features/controls details and specs they cover ( which IMO is the good value of the review ), but I've learned to just don't care at all about their final conclusions ( sometimes hilarious ) and rating!

@Lucas_
It shows you love your A7. That's fine; you should stand behind the cameras you purchased. But it doesn't mean everyone else have to equally love and rate the camera you love.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: Nikon introduces the 1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham. Undoubtedly a great model.

1982 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham was probably the last of the great, truly American Cadillacs. Cadillacs since then are poor attempts at copying Mercs and Bimmers. They don't look or feel American.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 01:22 UTC
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JohnEwing: D300s users have been looking forward to a D400 like Christians awaiting the Second Coming. I loved & still love my D300s and would have grabbed an updated version (e.g. with the D7100 sensor) had it appeared in 2012 or last year. But it didn't, so I got fed up waiting and upgraded to a D600, which for me anyway has totally removed any desire for the D400 (not to mention the budget). I suspect a lot of D300s users have done the same thing. I suspect that Nikon sees the "D400" market this way too - i.e. dwindling devotees huddling in a back room while the parade goes by.

I discovered myself that the FF step isn't so expensive. There are lots of older Niion lenses that work beautifully, and some spiffy-but-inexpensive new lenses for full frame which - drop a tear - ain't Nikon.

I becamed tired of waiting for D400, so I shifted to Pentax. Nikon will have to bring something better than D7XXX or D6XX to convince me to shift back to Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 01:06 UTC
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pixperfect: The name Nikon is slowly fading away, just like a car going downhill with failing brakes.
Reducing cost (or making bigger profits) by moving the manufacturing to China.
Very deceiving when looking at the label and finding out that the camera is made in China ( V1, P7800, etc...)! cheaper price? Better quality?
Look at Fujifilm's camera body, lens, all made in Japan.
If this trend continues, in a few more years, there will no more Nikons because nobody wants a Nikon.

Because "MADE IN JAPAN" these days means they're made in a factory located somewhere in Japan. Doesn't mean those working there are Japanese. Case in point is a shuttle bus accident involving workers from SHARP's Kameyama factory in Japan. All the victims were from the Philippines.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
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erichK: What a boring group of Japanese corporate patriarchs! Even more excruciating than the Sigma, Fujifilm and Sony mughshots of aging male corporate types that have recently appeared here. And we saw a similar bunch of old boys scrambling to cover up the idiocies of their corporate hierarchy at Olympus a couple of years ago. ( A couple even had to give up their corporate sinecures!)

Guess that Japanese corporate leadership is closed to any real innovators, and of course absolutely to women. No wonder their economy remains on the skids: they shut out more than half the people who could really find a way forward!

Major problem with Japan isn't the fact that they're shutting out women, but the fact that they're attempting to appeal to women while dismissing men. N1 series was created to appeal to women, with total disregard to men. That's why the N1 series are colorful, cute little cameras (with cute little sensors). Cameras, cars, and everything else that Japan in the past excelled in has gone south since they started to believe in the myth that "women are the SOLE decision makers when it comes to consumer purchases, and men are simply extras". In reality, what little gains obtained by appealing to women lead to big losses from men. Japanese executives should realize that targeting one half of the population at the expense of the other half appeals to neither halves in the long run.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 01:32 UTC

Evolve the D300 to a D400, please.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 00:25 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
On CP+ 2014: Nikon stand report article (47 comments in total)
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Carlos Henrique: I really don't understand the complain about Canon and Nikon stick with DSLRs. Both have huge systems and probably are led by marketing numbers. There are tons of mirrorless options for those who want it. Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji are doing a great job!!

I can understand the complaint about a D400 but I think that there must have a money decision involved. Sales numbers might guide the company.

Nikon and Canon should stick to DSLRs. Let others do the mirrorless. My question is, if Nikon and Canon are so intent on sticking to DSLRs, why is it that their products seem duller and duller? No D400. No 7D2. They just churn out cheap plastic DSLRs instead. Even the upcoming D4s is simply a minor brush-up. There's nothing in Nikon's or Canon's current line-up that I can say "Wow, this camera is so perfect for me, it should be NAMED after me!"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Nikon stand report article (47 comments in total)

As exciting as a funeral.

Actually, I've seen funerals that are more intriguing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 13:07 UTC as 25th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (470 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: DSLR is just a transition technology from film to digital. Mirrorless (or better CSC) is the only future, even Canon and Nikon have to admit that sooner or later.
In 2013 mirrorless already took the crown in picture quality and equaled in sensor size (A7r) and 100% replaced the OVF (A7, E-M1).
In 2014 video and AF are the last things that mirrorless will fully catch up and overtake the DSLR (actually I think AF is already better today because accuracy is more important than the last 1\100 of second a DSLR might be quicker).
In 2015 CSC will surpass DSLR in market share, in another 3 years the DSLR as it exists today will probably be reduced to one pro FF body and one crop body per brand for some people who still prefer an OVF. The actual only other reason to do that is to serve people bodies for all the the lenses they still have. But most will adapt then to a CSC (without the advantage of having a smaller system).
Finally in 2050 Nikon is going to release the DF mkII. It's basically the same thing but it has a video button to record 1080/30p.

>KevlarKevin

That's my point. I use DSLR, mirrorless, and P&S, depending on the situation. The way I use them, mirrorless cannot replace DSLR, or vice versa. They all have their uses, pros and cons. And I want to make the choices on what and where to use them, not manufacturers or some vocal users.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (470 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: DSLR is just a transition technology from film to digital. Mirrorless (or better CSC) is the only future, even Canon and Nikon have to admit that sooner or later.
In 2013 mirrorless already took the crown in picture quality and equaled in sensor size (A7r) and 100% replaced the OVF (A7, E-M1).
In 2014 video and AF are the last things that mirrorless will fully catch up and overtake the DSLR (actually I think AF is already better today because accuracy is more important than the last 1\100 of second a DSLR might be quicker).
In 2015 CSC will surpass DSLR in market share, in another 3 years the DSLR as it exists today will probably be reduced to one pro FF body and one crop body per brand for some people who still prefer an OVF. The actual only other reason to do that is to serve people bodies for all the the lenses they still have. But most will adapt then to a CSC (without the advantage of having a smaller system).
Finally in 2050 Nikon is going to release the DF mkII. It's basically the same thing but it has a video button to record 1080/30p.

If A7R is truly an indicator of the future, the future is pretty grim. A7R is just an oversized smartphone made by a manufacturer that might not have a future in the photography market.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 06:19 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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LuckyEight: Is it made in Japan or China like E-M5?

If it is made in Japan, it means it's made by Chinese workers working in a factory located in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 00:47 UTC
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backayonder: Ah the Wizard of OZ. If only Nikon could find the Courage to produce a D400

D400 should have been annouced at CES 2013.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 07:43 UTC

Yet another fine product from Nikon that is not the D300 replacement.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 03:10 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D5300 real-world and test scene samples article (68 comments in total)

A fine product from Nikon that will not replace my D300.
...or so I would have said.

Recently, I bought a Pentax K-5 II.
As of now, I'm getting used to its settings (Pentax is new to me), but I see it as a very capable camera.
Nikon has been my DSLR of choice for ten years (D100, D200, D300), but those days are over.
You had your chance, Nikon.
Had you released the D400 a year ago, I would have purchased one by now.
But you insisted on replacing every product in your lineup except the D300.
You seemed to have moved on (FF, I suppose).
So I'll move on too.
Sayonara, Nikon. You've been good. I guess you will remain good for many users.
Just not me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 01:14 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Yet another fine product from Nikon that will not replace my D300.

I might buy the APS-C version, if such a product comes out.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:02 UTC as 793rd comment
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)
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taktak91: Yet another fine product from Nikon that will not be my D300 replacement.

Looks totally sub-par in the wake of K-3 and A7.

>Its not aiming for the same markets as either the A7 or K3.

That's the point.
Nikon is avoiding head-on competition against the likes of A7 or K3, churning out low-end models instead .

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 23:23 UTC
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