sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2701 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 (2701 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 552nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 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 (200 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 (200 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 (1422 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 (1422 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 (406 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 (406 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 (1422 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 (406 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 (1422 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 (1422 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
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Welcome to the same camera as last year!

At least it's got an OLPF though, and a flippy screen that might come in useful.

But all in all it looks to me like the camera the D610 should have been but without a decent RAW buffer depth. Maybe that'll come in next years D760....

Scratch that, that buffer info is wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Frank C.: 1/200 x-sync
1/4000s
No focus-peeking
AA filter
No AF-ON button
Expensive grip with no fps boost

hmm tough call.... wish it was a pro DX instead that maxed out all specs instead as it would pose no threat to Nikon's current FX lineup plus fill up a gaping hole on the DX side, 1/200s x-sync is sooooo 1990ish

No try a list of the positives-its longer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 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.

Someone on the forum said they ordered one for 385, that B&H pricematched Adorama i think.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Welcome to the same camera as last year!

At least it's got an OLPF though, and a flippy screen that might come in useful.

But all in all it looks to me like the camera the D610 should have been but without a decent RAW buffer depth. Maybe that'll come in next years D760....

Buffer size:
47 RAW lossless compressed 12-bit, 28, lossless compressed 14-bit. Look at page 489 of the manual for the full table.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 14:34 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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brendon1000: As a Sony user I am happy more and more manufacturers are getting on the Vari angle LCD bandwagon. Those who don't need it can keep it in the default position and those (like me!) who love using such a feature is free to use it to our hearts content.

Nikon needs something like the dual AF pixel tech from Canon to take full advantage of the vari angle LCD though IMO.

A few posts below someone mentioned the RAW buffer as 12. Don't know if that is true but I seriously hope not given the D610 has a much larger buffer.

I think my D600 does 13-15 shots in 14 bit raw with jpg fine. It will do jpg only forever. I think this is pretty good.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 06:21 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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The Photo Ninja: I already have this camera - it's called a 5D Mark III

How much are they again?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:54 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Look! An Enthusiast camera with a Professional Price.

C'mon, you can rip on Nikon better than that, try harder.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 04:51 UTC
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