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sandy b

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The Name is Bond: As with Canon's news/journo/sports cameras, it makes perfect sense that it's optimised for low-light. For these purposes, DR isn't the issue.

I really can't see why people are critical of this. Everything is a tradeoff and this is an obvious tradeoff in the right direction.

Use your D800 for landscapes, and D5 for other stuff.

If you shoot this, you probably did.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 13:58 UTC
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Azathothh: But if you want a comment, the D5 looks much worse than the Canon 80d in the shadows which is hilarious.

Comments are nice, but better if they have any value.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 13:57 UTC
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Mark K: I have foreseen this shortly after announcement by showing dynamic range curves between D4s and D810. Obviously I was laughed by locan Nikon fanboys.

Still laughing.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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alexs79: Funny that all of a sudden pro photographers do not need more than 11EV anyway. How ironic.

Define bad, if its as good in DR as half the pro landscape shots submitted in the world last year.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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tom1234567: I think I will wait for the D7300/D7400 this D500 doesn't look so promising now
At some iso settings
My D7200 is almost as good as the d500
Tom G

You know this how based off a D5 sensor?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 13:43 UTC

A couple of Notes. Worst NIKON. Better than the 6D, which is considered in Canon land a very good camera indeed. Probably as good or better then ANY Canon, up to this year. For a sports/Photojournalist camera that may be the best in the world at what it does.
This is a conscious decision by Nikon based on who buys this camera. Not by those who would never buy this camera for any reason, much less a Nikon, and who wouldn't know how to expose or push a shadow if it hit them in the face.
And considering that Nikon sells 4 other cameras that are in the top 5 of DR, a D5 owner probably has that covered. But then most of you complaining the loudest probably don't even have a camera as good as Nikon DR.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 75th comment | 5 replies

AS DPR alluded to in the above page, Nikon has the luxury of having a full line up for their users. They have the best lineup of low ISO FF cameras, and now one of the best, if not the best FF sport cameras on the market. Horses for courses, and Nikon has a full stable of horses. I can own a D750/D810 and a D5. Unmatched in any other lineup.

Technically, would be nice to know how the balance works in the D5, why the hi iso vs the lowered DR is necessary.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 147th comment | 5 replies
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NikonD800Es: All this does not look right at all. Too soon to say any definitive conclusions, but placing of my D500 order is put on hold till I see what is actual performance of that camera.
But frankly, this D5 DR issue does not provide any comfort.

Nikon has the luxury of having a full line up for the users. They have the best lineup of low ISO FF cameras, and one of the best, if not the best FF sport cameras on the market. Horses for courses, and Nikon has a full stable of horses.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
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tinzi1: I would pick up the Nikon even if they price the same because of the weight and brand. Nikon 85 1.8G is a great lens itself; I don't know what Tamron sees in its lens to price twice as much as the Nikon -beside adding hundred grams throwing in VC.

The nikon is sealed.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: ........with all these outstanding features Nikon should also let us know the list of manufacturing defects these bodies will carry.............

So you have actually seen the 750 shutter problem in your camera?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 04:25 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: ........with all these outstanding features Nikon should also let us know the list of manufacturing defects these bodies will carry.............

with all your Nikon's, which defects have you personally seen and had repaired?

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (494 comments in total)
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Greynerd: I clicked I own it on the Olympus 1s and I swear the number went down from 17 to 16! Anyone else experience this or was it my imagination?

Sure you hadn't clicked it in the past?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
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mcshan: More proof that Sony's RX100 line was a game changer.

Seeing as Nikon invented the CX camera line, I believe they were they game changer for 1" cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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halfwaythere: I just find so funny how Canon simply slapped Nikon in the face.

The G7x II is smaller, has a longer focal range and maintains a larger aperture through it compared to the DL24-85. Back to the drawing board Nikon.

LOL. Now that's funny.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
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rhlpetrus: Canon and Nikon have nice compacts, but none comes close to the LX100/D-Lux 109 in terms of controls and ergonomics. These look like expensive toys, the Panny/Leica like a good compact.

what does the LX100 have for manual controls that the DL doesn't?
Does it have focus bracketing? Will it auto stack shots for clean hi iso> Touchscreen? Will it AF better? Bluetooth? It will have a better EVF, but considering everything else, the DL matches or exceeds.
The use of the word toy is unfortunate.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
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DualSystemGuy: Nikon USA calls the MF ring a "control ring", so I think DPR got it wrong when they said it couldn't be assigned to other tasks.

Thanks Richard

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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rxbot: Much needed to compete with Sony and Canon.

Meh.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
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ChaosCloud: sigh. So tired of the electronic zooms on these 1" bridge cameras. I'm waiting for someone to release one with a manual zoom somewhere in the realm of 30-400mm.

Waiting for DPR to confirm this, but from Nikons literature: The DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8's GUI and menus are very similar to Nikon DSLRs, as are the command dial with PSAM control, rotary multi-selector, power switch, customizable Fn (function) button and RAW (NEF) capabilities. Focal length can be set in steps or adjusted fluidly across the zoom range with the lens' precision zoom ring, while the control ring allows precise adjustments of aperture, shutter speed, manual focus or even white balance.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 04:29 UTC
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Horshack: They're redefining what a pocket camera is, as in not being able to actually fit into your pocket :) They look even bigger than the dimensions would indicate, esp the protruding lens stub on the 18-50mm.

This is just so weird.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
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DME: I was waiting for exactly such a camera...with an APS-C sensor, not a 1" sensor! This camera is supposed to be for pros who want something lighter?! The sensor size is good for kids, not professionals who demand better IQ.

Yeah, look at this horrible kiddie IQ!

http://www.thepassionatephotographer.com/first-look-the-new-nikon-compact-dl-24-85-f1-8-2-8-and-dl18-50-f1-8-2-8-cameras-are-here/

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 22:00 UTC
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