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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: Nikon has become overpriced on its top cameras - If Nikon does´t care about that it will run down hill - The Market is Out There !!!

1/500 and 1/8000 was because the D70 had an electronic shutter.It was also prone to blooming.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: Seems like the D750 seems to have a sharper image at full resolution, but could this be partly because the Canons are using a lens that is 22 years older? The 85mm USM cannot outresolve the 85mm G (compare them on thedigitalpicture.com). If DPReview wants to compare these two cameras on a resolution basis, why don't they use the same lens on different bodies? A third party reference lens like the Sigma Art or Zeiss otus would be the perfect way to show limitations of a sensor rather than a cheapo circa '92 lens.

Nikon sharper:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 comments in total)
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Dan Vincent: "Up until recently, Canon and Nikon were the only games in town, with Sony shaking things up with its Alpha 7 mirrorless cameras in 2013. All three manufacturers have brought the price down on their full-frame cameras, with the hope of enticing photographers to move up from Four Thirds and APS-C models"

And what were the a900/850/99, chopped liver?

Obviously not as big of gamechangers as the a7 series, but there was a decent FF alpha contingent for many years before that.

No, they are not chopped liver, but were not particularly brisk sellers either. Sony seems to finally have gained some traction with their new A series bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 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.

You were shown proof the D750 really has it, and yet you deny it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 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.

According to DPR review there is. Do you mean no aperture control? Because if you can see the image on the back screen and take a picture, that is live view.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 11:11 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 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.

I agree with the slow AF in live view, I gather that is technically difficult, even Canons new system is not exactly fast, but is the D800 live view any different that the D750?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:32 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 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.

Huh, what are you talking about? Could you explain real time live view? AFAIK Nikons all have real time live view.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 comments in total)
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tinternaut: So, is this the DSLR form perfected? It certainly makes up for Nikon's red headed stepchild (the D600). The only comment I have is that if you don't need the D750's shooting characteristics, and have no special requirements in terms of lenses, isn't an A7 going to give you pretty much the same image quality?

Except for the Sony 11 bit raw and better high ISO IQ. For the price the Sony is a gem at what it does. So is the 750.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1035 comments in total)
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Segaman: So NIKON as their 90% rating......
It must feel really good to Nikon FANS...they got a rating they wanted.
NOW GO OUT AND SHOOT AND LEAVE THE CANON FORUM AND BASHING FOR A WHILE....

SONYAL and the whole team put a big effort in doing this review.
Now how about a PLATINUM award!!!!

;););)

Umm, just looked, the bashing is Canon users. Nice try though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 article (45 comments in total)
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agc73: Doesn't appear to be working. Nothing happens when I click to vote on the camera list.

FYI using Chrome on a MBA.

You have to drag your answer up to the empty slot

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 19:38 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)
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aris14: We should not forget that since Sony bought out Minolta has done enough progress. It pushes Canicons to a more niche market share.
Have also in mind that some Rokkor lenses are exceptional and can be used in those Sonys.
Oh! Consider a plus that Sonys seem to be more sophisticated using less moving parts than any Canikons.
And something else. The pp software seems that has done more progress than camera technology in the last 5 years thus allowing even cameras in the entry level segment (not to mention 4/3, M43 or some great P&S) to embarrass some FF's results in a lot of cases.

Aris, you would be correct if that translated to sales and profits. So far it hasn't. Go look at Amazon sales numbers for DSLR's. Lat time I checked one of the cheapers SONYs had barely made the top 50.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (232 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Fiddling with colours in post-processing is not photography.

Yeah, because no one ever adjusted color in film processing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:52 UTC
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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armandino: Unless you have an impelling need of a more compact camera DSLR is still a more compelling tool:
1) Ergonomics
2) Optics (choice, value)
3) OVF
This comes not as a surprise to me and I am glad that most people recognizes it still. The mirrorless class needs to cut down on the hype and slash their prices especially on the optics in order to make a solid impact.

Daddyo, my brick wil out af and out IQ your Oly seven ways form Sunday.

For all its talk, Oly will sell ony about 500,000 cameras this year. Nikons D3300 alone will out sell them. And its is not a brick by any means.

The battle cry of the mirrorless: We're good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:13 UTC
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (116 comments in total)
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photog4u: Nikon makes some pretty good stuff. And Canon,yes. But Sony is on FIRE! Fast AF with reliable tracking, well implemented focus peaking with magnification, legacy glass, smoking good EVF, FULL FRAME and now with FIVE AXIS IS! All for under $2k! "Despite the emergence of mirrorless cameras, the market is still dominated by conventional DSLRs" I doubt very much if you will be able extol that statement for very much longer.

Sony may be on fire but its sales are not. Google the sales rank of any Sony at Amazon. Not a pretty picture.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Barend: A new but old-fashioned dinosaur. I love my D700 but the next step is Sony A7.

What can the A7 do better than the D750? I get the frame rate.

How about AF or lens selection?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

For the average user Nikons 15-55 and 55-200 are very good, much better than their price would indicate, the 18-140 is a biting sharp lens with exxcellent VR, the 16-85 is very good and their a re a whole raft of third party excellent fast glass, not to mention Nikons FF lineup. I really think that Nikon DX users are not feeling the lack of glass compared to other brands.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

DX does not need DX lens. They can use wonderful light FX primes and zooms, and if they upgrade they do not have to be replaced. Indded, the lens excel because dx uses the center of the FF lens, the so called sweet spot. As a Nikon DX and FF user, I have never and nerver will buy a DX lens, excepting the 35 1.8 because its good, light and cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

Not to mention all the new excellent Nikon F1.8 primes, 20, 28, 50, 85 and an announced 24 and also the light superb 70-200 f4

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
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Auricom: SONY: does hearing that name send euphoric energy ripples up and down your spine? /:o

No. Thats a little sickening.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
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thomas2279f: Sony delivering a good range of Full Frame Mirrorless camera and range - making a mockery of the other 2 previously large Camera companies Canon and Nikon.

Sony is clearly making headway, but camera sales are still small compared to the big 2.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
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