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sandy b

sandy b

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lacikuss: Nikon is the Chrysler of photography... Awesome technology poor reliability. This is the opposite to what we are used to expect from a Japanese manufacturer.

Perhaps, DPR should include in its testing score a measure for equipment quality and equipment reliability.

Nikon QC issues are now well established. No other camera manufacturer has had so many camera recalls and equipment repair costs than this in the last 3 years.

I myself can testify on quality issues on two Nikon cameras and one lens.

Uhmm, Nikon has never had a camera "recall".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
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Peiasdf: Amazingly EVIL/mirrorless aren't any cheaper. EVIL/mirrorless doesn't have the complex mirrorbox, AF module, metering sensor, pentaprism, LED overlay, AF baffle, viewfinder curtain and big battery yet still charge about the same price.

And about half the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Sadly the brand new D750 appears to have the same quality control issues that forced the D600 out of the market. Given some of the very negative comments expressed you’d think that Nikon had set out to TRICK people into buying a naff camera – this is ridiculous- I feel sorry of the early users of the D750 who may or may not have this problem. I NEVER buy a new camera upon launch as 1: They often contain faults/ bugs 2: The price ALWAYS comes DOWN given a few months. Nikon need to man up and get this sorted FAST – the D600 did a lot of damage to Nikon’s reputation. Me – this Christmas I’m shooting with a 1977 Nikkormat FT2 (film of course) a Canon EOS-M (so much better than you would expect and the bargain of 2013/ 14) and a NEXUS table – whatever foalts ya boat people- its the final result that counts....

So if I point a D750 at just the right angle, with a bright light pointed at it, I might get a weird shadow/flare, that I might get with other cameras too. This flare is difficult to reproduce, and thats trying to get it. There are VERY few shots in the wild that show this, almost all are induced. Read the Photography Life and IR comments on it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 15:53 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's a camera with no flare?

Which one?

LCF it has been shown on other cameras and not just Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2014 at 20:09 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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sandy b: Good articles here:

https://photographylife.com/nikon-d750-flare-shading-issue#more-98857

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/12/24/nikon-d750-flare-problems-heres-why-and-what-to-do-about-them-its-not-lens

Bottom line? others do it too, perhaps not as, but the shots are still ruined.

Still a gold camera.

Yes, they are more obvious, but they are all still ruined.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 23:57 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

And the same to all of you and yours! Thanks for all the years of enjoyment here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 74th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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nerd2: Okay, I googled around and found this :P

http://www.slrclub.com/bbs/vx2.php?id=nikon_d1_forum&divpage=627&page=2&no=3352798

Exactly same thing (blocked flare) happens with 5Dmk2, 6D, D700 Leica M under some conditions I think the case is closed.

https://photographylife.com/nikon-d750-flare-shading-issue#more-98857

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 15:31 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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codeNsnap: Bummer...my Christmas self gift has to be put on hold now. Will wait for Nikon to confirm that flare issue is indeed fixed in newer bodies or confirm that the issue is specific only to certain serial numbers. It will probably be a long wait.

https://photographylife.com/nikon-d750-flare-shading-issue#more-98857

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 15:30 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)

Good articles here:

https://photographylife.com/nikon-d750-flare-shading-issue#more-98857

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/12/24/nikon-d750-flare-problems-heres-why-and-what-to-do-about-them-its-not-lens

Bottom line? others do it too, perhaps not as, but the shots are still ruined.

Still a gold camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 15:28 UTC as 263rd comment | 14 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: Nikon has become overpriced on its top cameras - If Nikon does´t care about that it will run down hill - The Market is Out There !!!

1/500 and 1/8000 was because the D70 had an electronic shutter.It was also prone to blooming.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: Seems like the D750 seems to have a sharper image at full resolution, but could this be partly because the Canons are using a lens that is 22 years older? The 85mm USM cannot outresolve the 85mm G (compare them on thedigitalpicture.com). If DPReview wants to compare these two cameras on a resolution basis, why don't they use the same lens on different bodies? A third party reference lens like the Sigma Art or Zeiss otus would be the perfect way to show limitations of a sensor rather than a cheapo circa '92 lens.

Nikon sharper:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=mainmenu&utm_medium=text&ref=mainmenu

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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Dan Vincent: "Up until recently, Canon and Nikon were the only games in town, with Sony shaking things up with its Alpha 7 mirrorless cameras in 2013. All three manufacturers have brought the price down on their full-frame cameras, with the hope of enticing photographers to move up from Four Thirds and APS-C models"

And what were the a900/850/99, chopped liver?

Obviously not as big of gamechangers as the a7 series, but there was a decent FF alpha contingent for many years before that.

No, they are not chopped liver, but were not particularly brisk sellers either. Sony seems to finally have gained some traction with their new A series bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 04:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 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.

You were shown proof the D750 really has it, and yet you deny it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 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.

According to DPR review there is. Do you mean no aperture control? Because if you can see the image on the back screen and take a picture, that is live view.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 11:11 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 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 (1946 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 (1946 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 (1946 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 (605 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
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