sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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On Photokina 2014 Video: The Canon G7 X article (143 comments in total)
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olypan: Another day, another Canon top of the front page ad-rticle.

First time i a long time

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (109 comments in total)
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mrbadger: you also forget about lack of sRAW in D750 :-( .This is so unfair Nikon...

Is this a joke? Because sraw sure is. Just use compressed raw.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (109 comments in total)
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JDThomas: Great specs, cheap body.

Just as good as the 5DIII body

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 14:36 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (101 comments in total)
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Arved: So, one new FX body (that gives them, what, 4? Does the market really need 4 Full Frame Nikon DSLRs priced $1700 and up?) and one FX lens. A prime no less. They missed the anticipated Nikon 1 system lens roadmap, as well.

How utterly boring.

How is the tilt screen on the D750 worth $500 over the D610? Same sensor, same shutter - the big diff is the tilt screen. Well, maybe this will lower the price of the D610. The D610 isn't worth $700 over the D7100, and other than the sensor size, they're basically the same camera. There's still a steep gap to go FX that the D600/610 didn't fill - unless and until the D750 forces the price of the D610 down to about $1300.

Nikon's reality check bounced.

Your reading skills have bounced if you think thats the only diff between D610 and the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 19:34 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Nikon stand report article (101 comments in total)
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Retzius: As I Nikon user I have to say that their booth looks absolutely dead...

Big display of Coolpix cameras? Cmon, seriously Nikon?

There is a big crowd in the background-they are all looking at the d750.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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Lightweight003: Looks like Canon just gave Nikon a bit of a kick in the butt! -
Judging by the specs on this baby.
. . . serves Nikon right for "penny pinching". What Nikon needs to learn,
especially with their consumer model DSLRs: (D3xxx and D5xxx series) is to do it right & stop cutting corners. The just announced D750 looks pretty good but lacks the buffer size & frame rate of Canon's new baby.
Wake up Nikon - and have a serious re-think about how you've been doing things.

Nikon has been beefing up the FX, with 5 FF cameras in the last two years. Canon hasn't released a FF since 2012. Nikon has also updated 3 DX cameras with 24 mp sensors that all arguably have better IQ than this wonderfully specced canon. Nikon does have a huge hole without the D300 replacement. I do think it nice that you equate a camera roll out as a "butt Kicking".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 01:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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Photato: Wow, I had my expectations low with Canon and was patient thinking they were working hard in fresh and innovative products. But this is disappointing I think is reasonable to say Canon golden days are over. I have the impresion they are ripe for a corporate management shake up.
Their latest products are boring and some are just late reactions to what the competition has been doing for some time.
too bad since most my gear is Canon and they have an excellent service here in the US.

I would think so. It's a FF sensor optimised for video and low light shooting. The canon is a crop sensor optimised for sports.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)
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Photato: Wow, I had my expectations low with Canon and was patient thinking they were working hard in fresh and innovative products. But this is disappointing I think is reasonable to say Canon golden days are over. I have the impresion they are ripe for a corporate management shake up.
Their latest products are boring and some are just late reactions to what the competition has been doing for some time.
too bad since most my gear is Canon and they have an excellent service here in the US.

And how good do you think that A7S will do at birding or sports?

Right tool/right job.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

This is a sport/birders delight. Nice feature set, Canon really didn't leave much on the table. The price is actually a bit lower than I thought for this pro class. The Canon boys have been waiting a long time for this, and even some Nikon guys are thinking.

Every camera does not have to be mirrorless EVF, A camera with some mass and strength to hang long glass off is a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:29 UTC as 550th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1434 comments in total)
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rfsIII: You know why Nikon cameras are so screwed up? Because of you people and your negative comments. The engineers at Nikon are people with feelings just like you and when they read these words—even in translation—it must be devastating to their professional pride and their egos.
So instead of innovating boldly and giving us amazing cameras, they design out of hurt feelings and confusion and fear of further criticism. Hence, we get timid cameras that are confusing. Creative people thrive on positive feedback. You need to praise the good behavior, ignore the bad.
So, if you don't like what Nikon is doing, you have only yourselves to blame.

Your right, every manufacturer should only have one model, with every bell and whistle.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 16:14 UTC
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (202 comments in total)

What is the depth of that thing?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 14th comment
On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (202 comments in total)
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webber15: Marty,,the camera design is not grotesque at all,,I personally think it looks better than the previous generation,,,seriously,,just look at that Nikon d810 to the right of the screen and tell me it actually looks good,,,its not attractive at all,,just porposeful,,you seem to struggle with "change"...

Certainly more full of themselves by all indications.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 05:22 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1434 comments in total)
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Steve Bingham: Yawn.

Steve, I have been reading and enjoying your helpful posts for ages. I really don't see the letdown, it has better AF, the same buffer as the D800, which is pretty good, and many other improvements. Other than the 1/4000 shutter speed, there is no camera as good as this for the price. Early reports look like an improved sensor at higher ISO also. Just puzzled by your anger at the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 04:53 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1434 comments in total)
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rfsIII: You know why Nikon cameras are so screwed up? Because of you people and your negative comments. The engineers at Nikon are people with feelings just like you and when they read these words—even in translation—it must be devastating to their professional pride and their egos.
So instead of innovating boldly and giving us amazing cameras, they design out of hurt feelings and confusion and fear of further criticism. Hence, we get timid cameras that are confusing. Creative people thrive on positive feedback. You need to praise the good behavior, ignore the bad.
So, if you don't like what Nikon is doing, you have only yourselves to blame.

No such thing as a camera that would not trigger negative comments. Especially here. Especially if its a Nikon. The D750 for $2300 is a crazy good camera, but because it has a 7 in its name it becomes worthless. Gotta love the comments section.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)
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RichRMA: DSLR upon DSLR....an no serious mirrorless.

I think Canon and Nikon see no one is really making a lot of money on Mirrorless- yet. While they still are on DSLR. I would think they both have serious developments going on. It's tough to do small mirrorless with the large base of lens they have. I think the V series still is viable, needs a better sensor and reasonable priced body

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 05:32 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)
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stromaroma: yawn. Total waste of effort. Where's the D300 replacement?

The D300 base iso was 200, so the 1/8000 to the D750 base ISO 100 and 1/4000 is a wash.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 05:22 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1434 comments in total)
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HomoSapiensWannaBe: $485 for yet another battery grip model -- which uses the same EN-EL15 battery as the D600/610. I doubt there was any need other than greed to change the battery grip from the D600/610. Oh well, in a few months we'll have one or more compatible 3rd party grips for $80 or less.

It is pricey,, but its not plastic, its magnesium.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 23:23 UTC
On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (407 comments in total)
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SantaFeBill: This seems a most strange camera: It's billed as an action camera, but the fastest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. My D200 goes to 1/8000. I know, smaller sensor in the D200, so less distance to travel, but still ... . Then, you've just introduced your top of the line xxx FX model, the D810, and now you introduce a less expensive camera with AF _improved_ over your top of the line one? Didn't the developers of the one talk to the developers of the other?
And the F6 (obviously full-frame :-) ) will flash sync at 1/250, according to its specs on Nikon U.S., although to me the difference between 1/200 and 1/250 sync wouldn't be in itself a deal breaker. But note that the F6 will do 8fps with the battery pack (moving film!). So I don't understand why the D750 'action camera' doesn't have the same frame rate.

I don't believe I saw anything from Nikon saying it was an action camera. I think that came from NR

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1434 comments in total)
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JackM: I wonder if this will force 5D3 prices down. Besides people with a lot of Canon lenses (like me), only a fool would buy a 5D3 now.

Absolutic, Did you get this angry at canon over your 6D only having 1/4000?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:17 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1434 comments in total)
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bmoag: From a marketing perspective I do not see why this is not a "replacement" for the 610 as it is in all respects a "better" 610. This camera should just divert sales from one SKU to the other. As an "advanced amateur" the main reason I moved to full frame (d600: terrific for my purposes) was the abysmal price/performance and lack of innovation in Nikon's APS-c lens catalog as the cameras and sensors are quite good performers for what they are.Perhaps consumer reliance on cell phones, the Instamatics of the 21st centrury, has Nikon seeing just a future that is high end for dSLRs and they do not see a future for the DX format.

Right. Thats why they update the D3xxx, D5xxx, and D7xxx more often than anyother segment of their lineup.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
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