sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (117 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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lacikuss: Awesome, Sony is moving the dynamics of the FF market a la P&S....

They already own Nikon now is time to beat Canon!

They are like Toyota beating GM slowly and steadily.

Thats is true. But not the camera division, the imaging division. The camera division buys them too. I have no problem with Sony or there cameras. I have problems with fan boys talking about Sony owning Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
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lacikuss: Awesome, Sony is moving the dynamics of the FF market a la P&S....

They already own Nikon now is time to beat Canon!

They are like Toyota beating GM slowly and steadily.

Yeah Sony owns Nikon. The best selling A7 on Amazon: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo) #35in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Digital Cameras > Compact System Cameras

Nikon will sell more D750's than the entire A7 series combined.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Perhaps Alpha 7II is a good news for Canon and Nikon.
They can easily survive (at least for some time) by offering their lenses in E-mount LOL.

Sure. The highest A7 ranked sales on Amazon is #954 overall. I am sure Nikon and Canon are quaking in their boots. Still a nice specced camera if it wasnt so butt ugly.

"Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo) #35in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Digital Cameras > Compact System Cameras
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Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:03 UTC

Add the D750 to your gear in story list.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:39 UTC as 22nd comment
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andix: Why is this relevant? It's not. Move along, nothing to see here.

You mean like the Pink Oly shown in your gear?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
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Gazeomon: I feel sorry for that great sensor imprisoned in some tarty dolled up retro junk.

It will run circles around IQ and AF of your cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 14:55 UTC

I think it looks pretty cool, some gold trim in an understated way, for about the same price. Looks more classy than the Pentax lolly pop colored cameras.e

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 03:13 UTC as 105th comment
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cgarrard: It's as good as...... oh wait, no its not.

Darn it!

Its as good as......the Pentax FF....oh, wait....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 03:05 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Neuroanatomist: as a pro i might stick to canon for a bit longer.
but for average joe customers canon has nothing exciting to offer anymore.

samsung and sony cameras offer something new and great features only a mirrorless can offer.

nikon and canon are dinosaurs.

Adaptors are a joke for anything but portrait or landscape, and make the camera bulkier. And as far as ignoring dx, the Nikon D3300 alone outsells the entire fuji dx lineup. And the D7100 is unmatched in AF and features. For all the talk, Nikon and canon still have over 75% market share. And canon has just released the incredible 7D2. Lens and cameras Canikon still dominate, and are not just sitting on their laurels.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 12:10 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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Neuroanatomist: as a pro i might stick to canon for a bit longer.
but for average joe customers canon has nothing exciting to offer anymore.

samsung and sony cameras offer something new and great features only a mirrorless can offer.

nikon and canon are dinosaurs.

Nikon and Canon may be dinosaurs, but they have the best bottom to top lineups in the industry. From the D3200 to the D4s, not a dog to be had. They all AF well and take from decent to spectacular images. And they have an excellent set of lens to choose from. The NX1 will be a fine camera indeed if it can match the D7100 in IQ or AF. And I hope it does. I wish all cameras could be great winners.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 03:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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taktak91: >So if you're one of those people that's still holding out for a replacement for the D300S... well, you might be looking at it.

If that's true, I'll have to shop elsewhere.

He said looking for a D300s replacement. The D300 line is known for pro build and PRO AF. That is the reason most have not moved on and are waiting for a D400.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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taktak91: >So if you're one of those people that's still holding out for a replacement for the D300S... well, you might be looking at it.

If that's true, I'll have to shop elsewhere.

None of the Pentax will AF track as well as the D7100 or the D300. They do have a better buffer. But I would not think it qualifies as a D300 upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
On First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month article (84 comments in total)
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papa natas: A camera that NEVER went to the moon as well as the crew.

Ahh, a flat worlder. You already entered the subject. And any fool or grifter can publish a book. It always amuses me the easiest to prove is the one the conspriacy nuts go after.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 18:52 UTC
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