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sandy b

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On Nikon D3300 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: I think there are more exciting 'entry level' cameras available than this lame plastic 'iteration of an iteration'. Look @ Fuji, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung and Pentax.

And none of them have better IQ or AF or build. But that doesn't seem to matter around here anymore if it's not "exciting".
Nikon will sell more D3300's than Fuji, Oly, sony and pentax comparable cameras combined.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:18 UTC
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (239 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: Not > fan of Nikon at all.. but what is going on at Nikon first dust on sensors then the oil leak or what ever now this entry level camera which can not focus..

Is Nikon now facing the worst crisis since the its foundation?

Of course you don't like them, you pile on them every chance you can get. As far as focus, it can focus as well or better than any camera in its class, with better IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:14 UTC
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toomanycanons: Nikon is just about to release yet another 18-300. I wonder how hard it would have been to have made it 16 as well.

Oh well, all Nikon has to do is release a 16mm DX lens along the lines of their 35 f/1.8 (lightweight, pretty darn sharp and cheap) to recapture some momentum amongst us DX shooters.

Because if it was 16 it would be a good lens? Not bloody well likely.
These super zooms suck. For the same price grab a couple of primes from KEH. Then you would have something.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 19:04 UTC
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Zoron: I don't want it.

Who would?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
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peevee1: "splashproof construction", 540g and everything else at this price? Looks like a winner!
Nikon with 18-300 and Canon 18-200 just got owned. :)

Yeah, because THIS superzoom will actually have good IQ compared to the others. Riiiight.
Have you EVER missed a chance to Crap on Nikon?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 19:01 UTC
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Reactive: What a great shame that Sigma are getting so greedy, just like Canon.

This lens, if its as good as it seems, is the bargain of the year, good glass can be hard to find, great glass is very rare, especially under $1000. I can think of three companies (C,N,Z) who are not happy to see this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 12:45 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)
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Eyeglass10101: You guys act like Nikon is the only company to have a production issue. Yes, they hee-hawed too much until now and it looks bad, but what about Canon's continued rubber irritation issue? Remember the Canon t4i? Oh right, it was discontinued quietly. Then there's eyepiece issues now. I hate how the fanboys of Canon and Nikon both beat up on each other.

If not for Galbreath they would never have admitted it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)
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Eyeglass10101: You guys act like Nikon is the only company to have a production issue. Yes, they hee-hawed too much until now and it looks bad, but what about Canon's continued rubber irritation issue? Remember the Canon t4i? Oh right, it was discontinued quietly. Then there's eyepiece issues now. I hate how the fanboys of Canon and Nikon both beat up on each other.

Tell me again how long it took Canon to react and fix the MIII issues.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 18:35 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue article (175 comments in total)
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Rick Knepper: It took a totalitarian country like China to do what every other country on the planet should have done, stood up for their citizens' consumer rights.

Well, maybe. Nikon has certainly been stockpiling shutters and hiring and training technicians well before China. I would figure at least since last fall to make the many of thousands (tens?), and train the personel.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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peevee1: "Strangely enough, battery life on the K-3 is almost a third lower than that of its predecessor (560 vs 740 shots)."

Absolutely nothing strange about it, aquisition and processing of 24 mpix uses 50% more power than 16 mpix, using the same processor and sensor technology.

The D7100 has batery life about the equal of the D7000, both over 1000+ shots

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Steve_: There's an ongoing review? Why don't you make up your mind to start with whether you will review this camera or not? If this were a Nikon it would have been reviewed within weeks of its release.

If this were a Nikon, it would have sold by a factor of 5-10 and generated much more hits. You want to shoot an off brand, this is one of the hits. Its going to get a great review, we all kno that, so what are you missing?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 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 (336 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 (228 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 (228 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 (329 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 (336 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 (37 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 (37 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 16th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 Review preview (336 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
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