sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
Works as a tech writer
Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)
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Fenderguy2011: This seems really nice 24 megapixel.. Weather proofed.. Unfortunate that my dad years ago let me know that we are a Nikon family.. But mom had A Brownie, growing up us kids had several Instamatic cameras (126 cartridge) I think. Had me a StarmighII Kodak (127 roll film no longer made for Kodak) When Brown's Camera used to still be around (1970's - 80's) I fell in love with photography. Took a good long look at the K1000 and almost bought it. Father sort of pushed me into a Nikon product and picked up a used Nikkormat FT2. Looked at the K1000 model at the store and noticed it only had a cloth shutter curtain. Friend of mine years later bought three used K1000's and I looked over the camera, ended up that they had switched at some point to a metal curtain system. If I could fit all of my Nikkor lenses to this camera I would buy it.. Sort of looking at the D800 now as an upgrade. 36.6 Megapixels. Full HD video built in.. better low lighting control.

Umm, focussing in dim light, the K3 at -3Ev may be a bit better at initial focus than the D800 at -2Ev, but could not match the output, and if the target is moving, well, nevermind. Then agai, pentax supposedly overstaes its ISO, so who really knows?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:31 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (327 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Some D610 has the same FATAL FLAW ( dust buildup on the image sensor) as D600 per internet.

Strange, no reports of blurry viewfinder on the forum.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (230 comments in total)
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HK photographer: Nikon made anouncement to tackle the D600 problem after an US law firm started to gather D600 customers for collective action (it's in the news last month).
Chinese customer protection department didn't pay attention to D600 until some Nikon dealers blamed the D600 sensor problem to the smog, not to the camera. General manager of Nikon appeared in Chinese photo web to clarify the issue afterwards but Nikon China had done nothing to tackle the D600 issue before that -- there was much delay than their action in US. That's why the Chinese felt the discrimination. Same as when Toyota recalled their cars in US few years ago but left the Chinese buyers alone. At the end, the CEA of Toyota had to go to China to apologise.
I nearly bought a D600, so I have been following up the issue of dust. Nikon has been dead slow in admitting its own problem. Nikon, you can only blame yourself. Sadly, some people here have taken this chance to air their view against the wrong target.

Very true indeed. I hope that is forthcoming. I have my doubts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (230 comments in total)
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HK photographer: Nikon made anouncement to tackle the D600 problem after an US law firm started to gather D600 customers for collective action (it's in the news last month).
Chinese customer protection department didn't pay attention to D600 until some Nikon dealers blamed the D600 sensor problem to the smog, not to the camera. General manager of Nikon appeared in Chinese photo web to clarify the issue afterwards but Nikon China had done nothing to tackle the D600 issue before that -- there was much delay than their action in US. That's why the Chinese felt the discrimination. Same as when Toyota recalled their cars in US few years ago but left the Chinese buyers alone. At the end, the CEA of Toyota had to go to China to apologise.
I nearly bought a D600, so I have been following up the issue of dust. Nikon has been dead slow in admitting its own problem. Nikon, you can only blame yourself. Sadly, some people here have taken this chance to air their view against the wrong target.

Thats obvously NOT true. Nikon has had to stockpile tens of thousands of shutters and repair kits to fix these cameras, they purchase them from a vendor who a the same time has to keep up with current demand. The plan to repair the shutters has been in place for a long time, you don't just snap your fingers and have shutters magically appear.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 13:55 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (322 comments in total)
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BBking83: So... 10 years ago when the first 4/3 camera came out, no one complained about the lack of bokeh. The Olympus E-1.

I can guarantee that all the "no bokeh, no buy" spokes people never knew this and will refuse to recognise or accept that it's the SAME SIZE (regarding sensor) as this.

And every other m4/3 camera.

Actually, they did. This has been an ongoing debate since day 1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 13:50 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (327 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: The next generation should have GPS and Wireless WiFi,
which in case I plan to buy. Don't know why Nikon is one-generation (5 years) behind Canon.

Except in litle things like IQ, AF etc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
On Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems article (38 comments in total)
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kroon: The majority of comments on dpreview are getting more and more childish, frustrated and spitefull. Why is this?

This issue has nothing to do with Nikon, yet you dutifully pile on them. With quite a bit of stisfaction no doubt. As you have done forever. Your mission seems to be a Nikon attack dog. That you do with great pleasure.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
On Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems article (38 comments in total)

Apparently its a Lexar issue, From another website:

Hello, I am the Product Marketing Manager at Lexar and we have worked closely with Nikon to provide a support process and resolution for this firmware issue, as it was previously determined that a very small percentage of Lexar CompactFlash cards produced over 18 months ago are incompatible with Nikon’s newest firmware release. If you have gone through the identification process and deemed your product incompatible with the latest firmware update, please contact Lexar’s customer service group and we will replace your card with no questions asked. We want you to get back to capturing life’s important moments as quickly as possible, and Lexar remains committed to providing the highest quality memory card products in the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 Review preview (327 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "CHINA - Industrial and commercial authorities have launched a probe into Nikon China after the company was accused by China Central Television of selling defective products.

Many consumers have complained of dust buildup on the image sensor of the Nikon D600 camera, CCTV said on its annual 3/15 Gala news programme on Saturday."

"Many D600 users including Du have asked for a refund or a free upgrade to the newer model D610, but Nikon has refused their demands, even though some D600 owners in the United States have been offered a free upgrade to the D610, according to CCTV."

http://news.asiaone.com/news/science-and-tech/nikon-china-probe-launched-after-cctv-report-defective-products

This is a D610 review. I can point you to the D600 if you are having trouble finding it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 16:41 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Are you serious. DPR is now doing these idiotic unboxing videos.

I suppose they will start reporting on rumors next. How much further can DPR sink?

You guys should stop payment on your membership and leave immediatley. That will show them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 16:50 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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saralecaire: Nikon really knows how to milk their customers huh?

D600 with D610, DD4 with D4s, separating that pathetic looking grip which looks like it was supposed to be part of the camera in the first place. Then selling it as an accessory at a premium price.

I'm surprised other companies like Sony or Pentax still aren't able to overtake Nikon.

Actually Jon, they don't. maybe if you exclude Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: "Considering that you can buy a Sony a6000 with a 16-50mm power zoom lens, built-in EVF, and similar Hybrid AF system for $400/£390/€450 less, the V3 doesn't seem like a great value"

You forgot to metion an aps-c sized sensor.

And uses lens 3 times bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:40 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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Harry S: Just how good is the AF in these things? Comparable to a DSLR if shooting something like motorsport?

All but Nikon Marty.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:38 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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elf kerben: Sorry Nikon, a new "high speed" AF-Camera without new fast and LIGHT lenses!!? A new 10-30? and 1000 (money) for a medicore zoom?

Yes EVF is gone ok, it is optional but there is no strategy to see, thats hopeless also for the system, no roadmap, no hotshoe ... a new battery. V1 had some good things, they were gone in V2. (yes some things in the v1 were good :)

So it is normal for Nikon that the good things from V2 are also gone in V3. Maybe here are also some good things left, but i think they were also removed for V4. :)

So the only fact we know for the next model V4 is .. a new battery. :)

Mediocre. So you design lens for a living?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:34 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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beavertown: If Dpreview decides to review the V3, I hope they will also seriously consider the ridiculous price tag.

Because you should get what you pay for.

How many time you going to post against the Nikon 1?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 13:33 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)
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Sarge_: To me, you either buy into the APS-C formatted Sony NEX cameras, step down to the smaller M43, or get the RX100.

The Nikon isn't even on my radar (except for the new waterproof model). The Sony NEX cameras are roughly as pocketable (NEX-5, etc) as this V3, and NEX produces better IQ, especially at higher ISO. If video is a priority, I'd look at the Panasonic GH4, and if pocketability/size were a factor I'd have the Sony RX100.

I love my Nikon D800, but Nikon really disappointed me with the sensor size in this camera system, and there's no 'fixing' that, as even if this sensor gets better, so too will the larger APS-C sensors...

Hows that nex look with a 24-70 on it?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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BuckarooBanzai: Nikon's strategy is confusing. I know they don't want mirrorless sales to encroach on their DSLR sales when they price their new mirrorless kit higher than all their other DSLR kits except the D7100 (which can be purchased for $96 more on Amazon in the US).

Sempull, bragging rights if it ever gets to your camera. but not likely.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:56 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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McJ: This camera could be really, really interesting with an adapted 300mm f4, fast accurate AF with 20fps. Sounds like a dream for birds in flight. And what if the buffer holds ~40 raw... Yeah ok, not likely, but one can dream. I'll wait 6months and pick it up for $600.

Have you thought about the speed? Sandisk Extreme 64 gb UHS1.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:00 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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eddie_cam: Why no 24-60 or 24-75 mm eq. pancake lens? I don't get it.

The new 70-300 zoom might get my interest when:
- no shutter shock (compared to Olympus)
- outstanding VR
- better AF-C (which should be no big deal in the 1 system)
- price at around 700 bucks (after a few months)

And, yeah, milking the customers is all the rage right now. I wonder how much money you must set back for the V3+EVF+grip+70-300 - 2000+ bucks? That would be ridiculous. For that amount of money I could dabble in several systems (DSLR included).

How many of those would give you continuous AF @ 20 fps @ 810mm handheld?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)

Richard as an editor is entitled to share his opinions, especially here. Interestingly he decided to pontificate his opinions at the same time as Nikon introduces a fairly important release for them. Kind of like a theatre critic ripping a new one as the curtain goes up. Kind of like dumping a bucket of blood among the sharks, getting the feeding frenzy going.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:42 UTC as 211th comment | 1 reply
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