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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1916 comments in total)
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=VALOR=: I own a D800 and a catalogue of Nikon glass. Having played with the D750 briefly, i was shocked to learn that there is no real live-view implementation. Anyone considering purchasing this camera should know that just like the D600, there is NO real-time live view. I have not seen this fatal flaw mentioned anywhere. Nikon has crippled the D750 to yesteryears technology and yet it receives a GOLD award from dpreview? Giving the user live-view has been proven over and over to be beneficial for getting the exposure right before hitting the shutter. Entry level mirror-less cameras all have proper-real time live view but not Nikon. Not unless you buy the D800 and up.

With the announcement of the Sony A7II and now this glaring omission, it is one more nail in the coffin for Nikon.

I agree with the slow AF in live view, I gather that is technically difficult, even Canons new system is not exactly fast, but is the D800 live view any different that the D750?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:32 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1916 comments in total)
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=VALOR=: I own a D800 and a catalogue of Nikon glass. Having played with the D750 briefly, i was shocked to learn that there is no real live-view implementation. Anyone considering purchasing this camera should know that just like the D600, there is NO real-time live view. I have not seen this fatal flaw mentioned anywhere. Nikon has crippled the D750 to yesteryears technology and yet it receives a GOLD award from dpreview? Giving the user live-view has been proven over and over to be beneficial for getting the exposure right before hitting the shutter. Entry level mirror-less cameras all have proper-real time live view but not Nikon. Not unless you buy the D800 and up.

With the announcement of the Sony A7II and now this glaring omission, it is one more nail in the coffin for Nikon.

Huh, what are you talking about? Could you explain real time live view? AFAIK Nikons all have real time live view.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1916 comments in total)
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tinternaut: So, is this the DSLR form perfected? It certainly makes up for Nikon's red headed stepchild (the D600). The only comment I have is that if you don't need the D750's shooting characteristics, and have no special requirements in terms of lenses, isn't an A7 going to give you pretty much the same image quality?

Except for the Sony 11 bit raw and better high ISO IQ. For the price the Sony is a gem at what it does. So is the 750.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 15:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1916 comments in total)
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Segaman: So NIKON as their 90% rating......
It must feel really good to Nikon FANS...they got a rating they wanted.
NOW GO OUT AND SHOOT AND LEAVE THE CANON FORUM AND BASHING FOR A WHILE....

SONYAL and the whole team put a big effort in doing this review.
Now how about a PLATINUM award!!!!

;););)

Umm, just looked, the bashing is Canon users. Nice try though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 15:50 UTC
On Have your say: Best High-end ILC of 2014 article (75 comments in total)
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agc73: Doesn't appear to be working. Nothing happens when I click to vote on the camera list.

FYI using Chrome on a MBA.

You have to drag your answer up to the empty slot

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 19:38 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (603 comments in total)
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aris14: We should not forget that since Sony bought out Minolta has done enough progress. It pushes Canicons to a more niche market share.
Have also in mind that some Rokkor lenses are exceptional and can be used in those Sonys.
Oh! Consider a plus that Sonys seem to be more sophisticated using less moving parts than any Canikons.
And something else. The pp software seems that has done more progress than camera technology in the last 5 years thus allowing even cameras in the entry level segment (not to mention 4/3, M43 or some great P&S) to embarrass some FF's results in a lot of cases.

Aris, you would be correct if that translated to sales and profits. So far it hasn't. Go look at Amazon sales numbers for DSLR's. Lat time I checked one of the cheapers SONYs had barely made the top 50.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (244 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Fiddling with colours in post-processing is not photography.

Yeah, because no one ever adjusted color in film processing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 04:52 UTC
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (123 comments in total)
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armandino: Unless you have an impelling need of a more compact camera DSLR is still a more compelling tool:
1) Ergonomics
2) Optics (choice, value)
3) OVF
This comes not as a surprise to me and I am glad that most people recognizes it still. The mirrorless class needs to cut down on the hype and slash their prices especially on the optics in order to make a solid impact.

Daddyo, my brick wil out af and out IQ your Oly seven ways form Sunday.

For all its talk, Oly will sell ony about 500,000 cameras this year. Nikons D3300 alone will out sell them. And its is not a brick by any means.

The battle cry of the mirrorless: We're good enough.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:13 UTC
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup (2014) article (123 comments in total)
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photog4u: Nikon makes some pretty good stuff. And Canon,yes. But Sony is on FIRE! Fast AF with reliable tracking, well implemented focus peaking with magnification, legacy glass, smoking good EVF, FULL FRAME and now with FIVE AXIS IS! All for under $2k! "Despite the emergence of mirrorless cameras, the market is still dominated by conventional DSLRs" I doubt very much if you will be able extol that statement for very much longer.

Sony may be on fire but its sales are not. Google the sales rank of any Sony at Amazon. Not a pretty picture.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:07 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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Barend: A new but old-fashioned dinosaur. I love my D700 but the next step is Sony A7.

What can the A7 do better than the D750? I get the frame rate.

How about AF or lens selection?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

For the average user Nikons 15-55 and 55-200 are very good, much better than their price would indicate, the 18-140 is a biting sharp lens with exxcellent VR, the 16-85 is very good and their a re a whole raft of third party excellent fast glass, not to mention Nikons FF lineup. I really think that Nikon DX users are not feeling the lack of glass compared to other brands.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

DX does not need DX lens. They can use wonderful light FX primes and zooms, and if they upgrade they do not have to be replaced. Indded, the lens excel because dx uses the center of the FF lens, the so called sweet spot. As a Nikon DX and FF user, I have never and nerver will buy a DX lens, excepting the 35 1.8 because its good, light and cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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beavertown: When will Nikon release a close to professional grade DX format like 70D Mark II with at least a few decent prime lenses?

Not to mention all the new excellent Nikon F1.8 primes, 20, 28, 50, 85 and an announced 24 and also the light superb 70-200 f4

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
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Auricom: SONY: does hearing that name send euphoric energy ripples up and down your spine? /:o

No. Thats a little sickening.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:34 UTC
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thomas2279f: Sony delivering a good range of Full Frame Mirrorless camera and range - making a mockery of the other 2 previously large Camera companies Canon and Nikon.

Sony is clearly making headway, but camera sales are still small compared to the big 2.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 19:47 UTC
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lacikuss: Awesome, Sony is moving the dynamics of the FF market a la P&S....

They already own Nikon now is time to beat Canon!

They are like Toyota beating GM slowly and steadily.

Thats is true. But not the camera division, the imaging division. The camera division buys them too. I have no problem with Sony or there cameras. I have problems with fan boys talking about Sony owning Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
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lacikuss: Awesome, Sony is moving the dynamics of the FF market a la P&S....

They already own Nikon now is time to beat Canon!

They are like Toyota beating GM slowly and steadily.

Yeah Sony owns Nikon. The best selling A7 on Amazon: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo) #35in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Digital Cameras > Compact System Cameras

Nikon will sell more D750's than the entire A7 series combined.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:07 UTC
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Richard Franiec: Perhaps Alpha 7II is a good news for Canon and Nikon.
They can easily survive (at least for some time) by offering their lenses in E-mount LOL.

Sure. The highest A7 ranked sales on Amazon is #954 overall. I am sure Nikon and Canon are quaking in their boots. Still a nice specced camera if it wasnt so butt ugly.

"Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo) #35in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Digital Cameras > Compact System Cameras
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Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:03 UTC

Add the D750 to your gear in story list.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:39 UTC as 22nd comment
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andix: Why is this relevant? It's not. Move along, nothing to see here.

You mean like the Pink Oly shown in your gear?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
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