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sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
Works as a tech writer
Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (396 comments in total)
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Greg Ness: I'm looking at the RAW, ISO 100 comparison between the Canon 5DS R, Sony a7R II, and the Nikon D810. Why are the Nikon RAW file sizes so large?
Nikon file size = 74.4MB
Canon file size = 63.9MB
Sony file size = 41.4MN

Bit depth?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 14:16 UTC
On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (396 comments in total)
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Henrikw: This certainly hasn't put me off acquiring this little beast. Combined with the amazing AF capabilities, Sony has shown Canon and Nikon what innovation looks like. Watch and learn. Well done Sony!

Rishi, you done any high speed action shooting with the Sony?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 13:33 UTC
On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (396 comments in total)
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lorenzo de medici: Personal reaction:
1. The high end cameras from Sony, Canon, and Nikon are all superb picture taking machines. The only surprise there is how quickly Sony matched and then surpassed the companies with a much longer history in photography. Teaming up with Zeiss for lenses was a great move.
2. File size. If you spend a couple of hours shooting 5 fps bursts, you go home with thousands of images to sort through. Then file size and battery life become issues. The D750 wins here. Sony trails the pack. The little battery is a deal breaker for me.
3. What feels good to you. My D810 feels good in my hands and allows me to forget about the camera, think about the image. The best shots are taken in your mind's eye first, then hopefully captured as much as possible by the camera. One's own ability to use the camera successfully allows a great camera to capture your unique vision. That isn't included in the box that the camera comes in.

"Surpass"? LOL, the fanboi is strong in this one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 13:27 UTC
On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (396 comments in total)
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MacroBokeh: In real world... when using in the field the Canon 5DSR and Nikon D750 or D810 and Sony A7rM2. You will have to consider the Front Focus or Back Focus issue on DSLR, then you have to rethink and calibrate the lens and camera however on the mirrorless A7rM2, you don't have to worry those front focus or back focus issue. Then again, that affects the sharpness and resolution.

I have never had to calibrate the AF of any of my Nikons including the D3 and the D750. What is the "issue" you speak of. How about the issue of having to use clunky lens adaptors because Sony dosent make enough of their own lens. Thats a REAL issue for most shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 13:26 UTC
On BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene article (396 comments in total)
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misspiggy01: there is no significant difference in noise between the BSI sensor and the one in the D810.
i´m wondering if the BSI concept has more to do with heat management for internal 4K recording. something that sony didn´t dare with the previous generation.

if the D820 will have that BSI sensor canon will have a real problem with the VDSLR crowd. if i were invested in canon glass, now would be the time to switch to a sony body with the af-adaptor. it is so much better.

I actually compared it to the D750, ISO 6400>, low light, raw, in the darkest areas, and was very impressed with the the 750. Granted the Sony is very impressive indeed considering it's density, but not needing north of 24 mp, I find the Sony sensor in the 750 the Goldilocks of sensors. YMMV. Kudos to Sony sensor developers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 18:38 UTC
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TylerQ: Who cares. I'm very happy with my D750 and it's low light performance. Don't need a mirrorless and don't want one.

Rishi, How would Sony do in a head to head shootout in low light sports vs the 750? Or say the girl on the horse?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 20:39 UTC
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Stollen1234: hmm let say when you win the Football (soccer) championship in europe it means a lot because it is the motherland of Football( Soccer) same thing with Photography..remember first camera wehre built in France and then in Germany so europe is being considered as the motherland of photography...and winning wait its a sweep of this european Award means a lot

Hello Nikon

More like the every one wins an award club. They all take turns passing the trophys around from year to year.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 20:52 UTC
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straylightrun: Finally, a mirrorless camera that can not only replace, but exceed a bulky DSLR.

Looks superb. But I haven't seen BIF or fast sports, so I am not really sure we can say it exceeds the D810, D750 or D4 and soon to be D5 at anything except resolution.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1552 comments in total)
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sandy b: Nice feature set. The J1 matches for IQ upto 3200. I think it's too expensive.

My bad, I meant the J5.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 05:23 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1552 comments in total)

Nice feature set. The J1 matches for IQ upto 3200. I think it's too expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 04:18 UTC as 76th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Oh Nikon. Another month another recall.

Oh Sporty, another Nikon post, another troll.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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millerman28: I would have to say these mishaps on Nikon's dslrs are ridiculous. I'm sure most of us who follow these forums are tired of this crap. These cameras like the D600, D750 aren't cheap. They should be trouble free for years. My Nikon D90 is still kickin but I have less trust in most of their newer cameras. Anybody else feel this way?

Nobody even mentioned this problem on the forum prior to Nikons advisory.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 04:26 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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ryan2007: How do Nikon users stay faithful and how does Nikon not have a command over what they have been doing for 50 plus years.

Mainly because Nikon makes the best cameras. This problem was a surprise in the forum, I'm not sure if it was even reported before the announcement.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 21:48 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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Retzius: Nikon management decides not to produce D400 because it might not appeal to enough photographers

Nikon management decides to produce niche astrophotography camera...

Makes sense

Sounds good Retzius, excpet your wrong. See the post by rrccad. Mirrorless will take off when Canon and Nikon get serious about it, and you can be pretty sure they are.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 20:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R sample gallery updated article (162 comments in total)
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watson076: I only have one comment: These samples are a great way to help Olympus and Fuji sell more cameras :)

And they could use all the help they can get.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
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AEY: Ha Ha Canon Rebel T6s/T6i deserve DP supergold star! Why so many post with this model.

Read much Phillips? I guess not if you think the Nikon gets gold every time. BTW, the highest level of gold lately is Sony.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 13:45 UTC
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Paul Petersen: Just marketing BS if a DSLR shooter wants to travel lighter just add one of the latest affordable Nikons or Canons, way lighter than what they show in the mocumentury. There are plenty of lighter lenses to uses and you still can use all their good big stuff.

When I get old and can't carry my 750, I meight get a Oly. But probably a Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 21:32 UTC
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TheEngineer: I love how all the m43 haters get all riled up because of this.

:-)

It seems Olympus is doing something right.

Go go Olympus....

:-)

except selling cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 21:30 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: The D7200 is the best APS-C- camera in the whole universe. With respect to IQ. Switched from D7000 to D7200.

It is a very sturdy dense camera, magnesium and carbon fiber build, and fully weather sealed. is its all metal like the previous generation? No. But is smaller, lighter, better AF and better IQ. It does not have the buffer capacity, but its not bad, just not as good. For its price it is a marvelous camera that for IQ and AF can stand toe to toe with any camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 14:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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Doc _ F: Has anyone else had problems with the rear screen? Used on a surf beach with mist. Camera did not get wet. After a couple of hours flip up screen went intermittent, then stopped working for 3 days. It then spontaneously recovered and now seems fine. The camera continued to work during this time. Nikon Europe's response was
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"I am sorry to learn about the problem you have experienced. I would like to confirm that the D750 camera is weather-sealed to certain extent, however depending on the actual conditions some moisture ingress may occur. If the mist was slightly salty, it may have affected the camera's circuitry and due to presence of seals it evaporated with delay"

I was under the impression the D750 was "Tough and durable: protected by a tough, weather-sealed body, the D750 is ready to take on any environment"?

Any thoughts?

John, Oly's warranty clearly states they will not cover water damage.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
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