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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.

Lol Carlos, it does.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 21:07 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I see it has a built in grip similar to that of the E-M10. Prospective users might want to consider they might need an optional external grip when using larger lenses. It seems a bit larger then the E-M10, so that might help a bit with balance.

In the Studio Comparison, compared it to my E-M10, since that is what I have, as well as the A6000 and the D5500, at a variety of ISO settings. In every location in the image and at all settings, I preferred the A6000 and the E-M10 versions to the X-T10, though the differences between the Fuji and the Oly were minimal. I suspect features would drive the decision between the Fuji and Oly rather than IQ.

However I preferred the XT10 to the D5500 most of the time. I was surprised at how little I liked the D5500 image overall. I thought I would like it best at least some of the time, and the E-m10 least some of the time, but that wasn't the case.

From what I've seen, so far, this seems to be a quality camera at an affordable price.

Glenn, What do you prefer? Its hard to check with no raw support, but the XT10 did not look as sharp or as clean under both lowlight and regular. The sony was the sharpest by a good margin. The XT10 looked ok, but I saw nothing noteworthy.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 14:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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iudex: s there any reason for limiting ISO 100 to JPEG only? I can imagine that ISO200 as the lowest sensitivity in RAW mode is too high for a shot with large aperture, e.g. f1,4, making outdoor portraits impossible (or needing an ND filter).

Some ancedotale reading fuji vs ISO:

http://www.fujixspot.com/threads/895/

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 17:46 UTC
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M Jesper: What would be interesting to see is how it handles a teleconverter.

https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-300mm-f4e-pf-ed-vr

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 18:18 UTC
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Ken Aisin: Thanks for the sample pics!! For the price it should come with a tripod collar though....

Its considerably lighter than a 24-70. I really don't think most people would use with a foot.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 03:55 UTC

Beautiful. On my short list. Nice job guys.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 23rd comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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Deardorff: Still can't match Nikon for Dynamic Range. What are you Canon engineers doing?
As for "more DR is useful for people who can't expose their shots correctly in the first place" - those who can do so benefit from the files in many ways. Shooting one off productions/sports/wildlife and having the extra leeway in the shadows is more than welcome. Even more so in rapidly changing light conditions - like a player running in and out of shadow areas.

"Poor dynamic range" is a bit of a reach. Not as good does not equate poor. The 50 mp is a strength unique to Canon in a dslr.

Perhaps Sony has the off sensor ADL technology locked up with patents that is difficult to get around.

Still, no where in that article did DPR use the word poor concerning that sensor, and I doubt they ever would.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 04:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)

Beautiful shot. While it may not push the envelope on DR, 3 stops of latitude with 50 mp will make some very impressive shots, like the one posted. Careful exposure will mitigate most issues with the DR. I think users with this camera are going to have a great time shooting.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 04:24 UTC as 251st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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phoenix15: Why I think Nikon will NOT release D400:
1. They use Sony sensor, and it is better than Canon 7DII's. What need to worry if the sensor is far superior ? And remember D7200 is 700 USD cheaper.
2. Tough competition in pro DX body, while the market is declining. Pentax K-3II is only 1000 USD, with rugged body, 8.3 FPS, GPS, astrotracer, and the sensor is also same class with D7200. Will they charge 1700 USD for body only, and expecting it to be a best seller ? I doubt it.
3. State of art AF system in D7200 is one of the best, in class with Nikon D750 and D810. This is just telling us, D7200 is what Nikonian expect to see in the D400.
4. Fullframe camera is getting cheaper, and there is much pressure now from the mirrorless system. Introducing D400 with cropped sensor is wasting time and resources, must be better to compete Sony with their A7 series.

Actually I remember it back then as Nikon wouldn't make a FF camera until they could make a decent one. There were no other FF sensors available then of course. I have never seen a quote saying they wouldn't make one.
We now know know Nikon was designing a FF sensor (D3) at that point.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 04:38 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

Very nice, better than I expected, the Canon camp will be very happy with this sensor.

Note, at high Iso with the lowlight level button enable, I still prefer my D750

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 18:39 UTC as 52nd comment
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ozturert: Let's see how Canon will tackle this issue. If they act fast and fix this free of charge ASAP, then they'll show their difference from Nikon. If not.. well...

recall and fix within for months? Not quite:

"Issues about Mark III cameras were reported throughout the online photographer communities after the camera's retail launch. These relate to SERVO AF mode, to stripes within the picture, cursor navigation failure, Err 99 messages and sub par low light focus acquisition performance compared to previous models. Canon investigated a few of these issues, and some are believed to be resolved in firmware release 1.1.1, which was released in September 2007.
On March 3, 2009, Canon announced new firmware and a free AF recalibration for the 1D Mark III. Initial reports from owners who have received their camera back from the AF recalibration seem to be largely positive, although there are still some mixed results."

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 20:18 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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Weasel: Hi, I bought my D7200 few days ago. I am pretty impressed as I am coming from a D200. I skipped the D300 and waited and waited for the D400. I also thought about going FX with the D750 - but this would have been a little bit above my budget as I had to buy new FX lenses too. But yes, I am a little bit confused with the controls and I still have to get used to the new camera as the D200 was a little bit more professional than the D7200 regarding the operation. I haven't got the time to do a lot of testing but the new AF and the ISO performance is great.
And yes, the missing AF-ON button is a little drawback (D750 doesn't have it too) - I still don't know if I am going to miss it as I used it on my D200 only from time to time. I am pretty sure there will be a replacement for the D300s in the future - but I was tired of waiting.

And we are happy you're over there now.
The K3 image wise and AF wise is not as good as the D7100. Some people would cut off their nose to spite their face.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
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ozturert: Let's see how Canon will tackle this issue. If they act fast and fix this free of charge ASAP, then they'll show their difference from Nikon. If not.. well...

"Some 1DMarkIIIs had AF issues in certain conditions"
pretty much totally killed its sales and resale value. Canon denied it for over 6 months till Galbrath held their feet to the fire.

There was NO widespread D7000 oil issue.

Canon mirrors falling of and light leaks. Fuji orbs. Plenty of blame to go around.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 13:32 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1114 comments in total)
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prossi: Impressed by this camera. The D7200 does very significantly better than the NX1: lower noise, much better color rendition (on the NX1 paintbrush widget turns into ugly candy apple red at high iso low light).
Lower dynamic range (DXO) seems to really hurt nx1 vs. d7200.

It is in low light high iso.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
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Antony John: Are Nikon, Canon and Adobe having some sort of competition we should know about?

Sure, it's the companies that make money competition?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 10:47 UTC
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ozturert: Let's see how Canon will tackle this issue. If they act fast and fix this free of charge ASAP, then they'll show their difference from Nikon. If not.. well...

What D7000 issue?
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3588591
D600, fiasco, and according to people on nikon rumors they are getting free shipping. How is your d7000, D600 and 300 VR doing, or are you just trolling? Oh, and don't forget the 1Dmk3, the grandaddy of denial.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 20:46 UTC
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Ednaz: I've seen this on almost every Nikon owned, not at f16, but when shooting macro and working at effective apertures of f32 or higher. Not as dense as what's shown, but visible in that specific situation - macro, highly stopped down.

I suspect that there's a "tolerance" level for the spots...

What is the proper sensor fresh lamination time cure period?
LOL.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 19:41 UTC
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photosen: Canon doing a Nikon, sheesh.

You must not remember the 1DmkIII fiasco.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 18:36 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (525 comments in total)
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Barry the Pentax Nut: Great googly moogly, Pentax has done it again! Made a camera chock full of innovative features at a price that won't leave you lying traumatized on the sales floor at your local photo shop. Have you seen the latest offers from Canon and Nikon? Yaaawn....

Name fits.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:41 UTC
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ozturert: Let's see how Canon will tackle this issue. If they act fast and fix this free of charge ASAP, then they'll show their difference from Nikon. If not.. well...

Nikon handled the last D750 flare "issue" quickly and hassle free.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:16 UTC
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