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sandy b

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backayonder: Hello Nikon I know you are not listening but D400 = Sales Sales Sales

The D400 if and when it is released will be popular with a small but vocal group. It will be around 1800 at launch, and will have minuscule sales compared to the enthusiast or beginners cameras. It may stop a few from leaving, but will not have much of an impact on Nikons bottom line.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 01:42 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (604 comments in total)
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Marvol: Of all the ridiculous criticisms aimed at Sony by DPR over its last few products, this:

"While its 'NEX-like' design is getting a bit stale"

has got to rank as one of the best. DPR is really outdoing itself trying to find fault.

Do I REALLY have to point to every DSLR made by CaNikon looking exactly like the predecessor - and pretty much every other DSLR ever made for that matter - but with a different name badge? The Canon G-series?

And on the other side of course, when Sony DOES come out with a novel design, they get marked down for not being consistent or unable to settle on a good design or whatever.

Truly DPR, the depths you are plumbing. Get a grip.

To be honest, at least traditional DSLR's make and effort and being contured ergonomically to the hand. These Sonys are a box with a grip thrown on as an afterthought, with no ergonomics at all. This standard design makes them extremely cheap to make, very important for Sony at this point, when profits are very hard to come by. I am in no way putting down the camera, it seems to have some great features, but lets not get carried away by its "novel" design.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Nikon releases Coolpix P340 pocketable compact with Wi-Fi news story (100 comments in total)

B&H has the Nikon P330 for 197.00. ordered one yesterday.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 14:42 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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wyldberi: What's with the staff here at DPReview that they can't find time to review a significant new camera that was released nearly 5 months ago? From the comments posted here, there's obviously a strong interest in such a review.

The Df was the most clicked camera for the longest time I can remember in recent history, and I have been here a long time. And contrary to opinion, it will probably outsell the Fuji. Sales of the Df are reported as brisk, despite it being panned in the DPR forums and by some reviewers. and I doubt that Fuji will sell 40000 a month, the number of Df's being produced a month, no matter how excellent it is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 03:51 UTC
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ChapelThrill23: One of the biggest issues that the Sony systems have right now is how expensive the native lenses tend to be. I don't doubt that they are very high quality but other mounts offer some optional but still quality lenses at more modest prices too.

A lens of this quality under a thousand is a bargain. You want first class sensors you need first class glass. this lens delivers in spades.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 20:30 UTC

Beautiful job, great lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 19:53 UTC as 59th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)
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zino: Just got my a7, what a great piece of art. It's way better then canon and nikon put together. Canera weight and picture quality is something both canon and nikon can dream off.

Tradeoffs. Nikon uses those sensors in cameras that are different, someways better, someways not. I prefer Nikon, but greatly admire the Sony's.
And saying the Sony is way better than canon and Nikon put together makes you sound ten years old.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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jlluissanchez: Nikon you see how easy it was?

They can see how well the Df is selling, how profitable it is and how happy the userbase is. Fuji will see the rear of the Df as it pulls away, (sales figure anology).

I think the Fuji looks klike a wonderful camera, and does not need idiotic posts like this to succeed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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itchhh: This is what the Nikon DF should have been . . . . IMO.

The Nikon should have been a Fuji....Whaaat? You do realize one is a FF and one is a crop?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 16:58 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)
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iamatrix: What is dpreview smoking these days ? First they diss the DF now this ? The pictures look so much better than Fuji and Olympus yet the editors seem to drool over these highly overrated camera systems. I guess it's no surprise especially when they gave a gold star to the Canon SL1 for being the first camera to incorporate a 1998 sensor in a small SLR body.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx1/21
Harold, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 04:41 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)
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harold1968: This is a really subpar review. Taking out genuine slight disadvantages of the A7 compared to the best of DSLRs and making them into mountains.
The A7 is a beautifully build, fast to use, beautifully laid out, ultra-configurable camera with incredible IQ.
Not sure who would buy this and use it for jpg.
In terms of the Lenses it appears that the 55mm not only leaves all Nikon and Canon 50mm in the dust it beats the Leica 50mm Summilux (see 3dkraft). (Yes I have had both)
Yes I had a D800E and 6D for a year, a X-pro1 and E-M1.
The A7 is superior then all of the above cameras for 90% of shooting types. The rest is as good as most
I love the thing about "can't recharge outside the camera" - yes you can, a charger is £40.

This can't be a conincidence after a review using $10 vivitar lenses on the A7 saying the corner performance was not that good
ROFL

The A7 is a very good camera, hence the score and silver, but don't get carried away, other than size, the D610 is better in almost every respect.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 04:39 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)
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Avobanana: Fair points are made about ergonomics and speed. But the reviewer is clearly biased.

But like many others I cannot understand the persistent negative undertone and bias against the camera. One of the camera's biggest strength is the image quality in RAW mode and yet the reviewer chose to chime on and on about the JPEG quality. In the EM1 review, the reviewer praises the impressive image quality which isn't even in the same league. They cost almost the same, no?

Either Dpreview is losing its objectivity or something shady is going on.

Yeah, DPR clearly hates Sony and all its cameras:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cybershot-dsc-rx1/21

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 04:29 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)
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SonyA7r: At least it got an award compare to zero award to Nikon DF ;-)

And a lower score

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: You almost feel sorry for Nikon. Almost.

Deeply compromised. Except for those that use it instead of talk about it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 03:50 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: You almost feel sorry for Nikon. Almost.

Unless your talking about sales figures. Then you almost feel sorry for Fuji. Almost.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:49 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Caerolle: It will be interesting to see how this camera falls out in 'popularity' thing once DPR puts it in that system.

Though for some reason all cameras don't seem to get put there, I don't think the A7s did?

They were there, just not for very long.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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KGP: Poor Df...

Yeah, poor Df, it will only outsell, out perform and have better iq. Oh, wait, what camera has been number 1 here since announcement?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Stephan K: This design shows up the Nikon Df design with it's dials at different heights, faux leatherette moulding on the side of the hump and busy front of hump. Full marks to Fujifilm for it's exquisite design.

Too bad it won't show it up in IQ, AF or sales. And the Nikon actually has a prism,

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
On Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested article (269 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: "Aside from it's questionable build quality"
"Its", not "it's".
Illiteracy is taking over. Maybe most don't care, or maybe I'm just being picky, but where will it end?
Grammar aside, the Benro and Induro ball heads seem to be little more than OEM, made in China products that can be purchased under other brands for less with only slight differences between them. One of those brands is Triopo, which appears to be a polish-chinese venture. Worth checking out for its good price-quality ratio.

yes, illiteracy is definatey taking over Manuel. Good call. Grammar aside, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens news story (244 comments in total)
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SystemAgnostic: I almost bit on a Canon 1.4 which has been just over $300 recently, but I expected a new Sigma was coming, and I'm sure it will kick the pants off the Canon. I just hope they don't raise the price much above the current Sigma 50mm 1.4 which is $500...

I think like most of the new Art series lens, this will not be cheap, and hopefully the quality to match the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 03:23 UTC
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