sandy b

sandy b

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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 (332 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 (637 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 (637 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 212th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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wb2trf: The price just makes no sense. Why would anyone pay $1200 for a 1" sensor when they can get APS-C in the A6000 for $800. Would anyone lose that much sensor IQ to go from 11fps A6000 with AF (and even more PD points) to 20fps.

The only thing that makes any sense here is making a 70-300mm OIS lens for the system. That lens might be very nice for birding. But, again the price/IQ question is at best a "maybe" at $999.

189-810 eqv, Super ED glass, Nano coating, compact and light compared to the FF, 4 stop Vr on the long end and 4.5 on the short. Worth a look.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 05:24 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Looking at the camera the first thing I notice is the controls on the left hand side forcing two handed operation for frequently used functions such as image review/playback.

One thing I don't get about the one system is that the smaller sensor size does not seem to translate into much smaller camera size. Sony's NEX 3n is smaller than the V1 and V2, about the same size as the J1 and the 16-50 power zoom is almost the same size as Nikon's kit lens. So you pay just as much (or more) for a smaller sensor in the same sized package. The main difffernce would then be the AF but with the A6000 sony seems to be catching up on that front tool.

http://camerasize.com/compare/#442,123
http://camerasize.com/compare/#442,124

Put a lens on the sony and see how much smaller it is. If the V3 iq sucks, its dead in the water. If the new 18 mp sensor is improved, along with exspeed 4, Nikon may have a winner.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:58 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: Too small sensor, Nikon has to go DX on same concept

Lets see the IQ. I its improved, I like the reach the 1" sensor gives.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:30 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)

So with the 10-30 and the 70-300 (ED glass & nano coatings) you get a 2 lens system that goes from equivalent 27-810 @ 20 FPS with full AF. Interested to see the IQ of the new 18 mp sensor. This might be nice compact birding rig.
2.36 million dots in the EVF, should be good. I honestly thought the kit would be about a grand, $1200 for the kit, grip and EVF is a bit cheaper than I thought.

DPR, when you say similar, do you mean the Sony and the Nikon will AF equally well?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:20 UTC as 246th comment | 1 reply
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RichRMA: I'm fairly certain the only thing Nikon is making a profit off are their lenses so I understand why they'd be trying to eliminate some competition. The Sigma lenses must use specific methods that Nikon uses to make its VR system work. But I wonder then if this is a semi-standardized system, how Panasonic and Canon avoided copying Nikon, or did Canon's I.S. lenses come before Nikon's?

Twice this (fiscal) year Nikon has lowered their sales forcasts. Yes they are still making a profit in all divisions.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:09 UTC
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luchs: Nikon has an advantage because there are 3rdparty lenses. Think of Fuji and Sony A7 cameras - how much more attractive would those two be if there would be Sigma lenses available since the native lenses are quite expensive.

Nikon this year 6 million DSLR, 11.5 million compact and 8 million lens. I think they are primarily a camera company that makes a good deal of their money rom lens sales. And Lens companys like Sigma do not get permission to make lens for Sony. They just reverse engineer them, which is why they got sued.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 19:07 UTC
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