Naveed Akhtar

Naveed Akhtar

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
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Has a website at www.lightnodes.com
Joined on Dec 14, 2009

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1053 comments in total)
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Shotcents: The D750 is now Nikon's best overall body, assuming speed and reasonable size/weight factor in to your needs. It's less to carry than my D800 and has more resolution than my Df.
My Df and D800 (and certainly the D810) still have areas where they're better, but the D750 is the most complete package of features in a small body to date.

Unless you need crazy resolution or crazy speed, a D750 is likely the best camera you can buy at any price.

Robert

Yes that make sense Rishi, by the looks of it, after some level, bigger pixel pitch, doesn't help lowering noise as much, as shrinking the size of the noise because of smaller and more pixels.

I am watching D810's DR pg13 :) from now on ..
Many thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1053 comments in total)
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Shotcents: The D750 is now Nikon's best overall body, assuming speed and reasonable size/weight factor in to your needs. It's less to carry than my D800 and has more resolution than my Df.
My Df and D800 (and certainly the D810) still have areas where they're better, but the D750 is the most complete package of features in a small body to date.

Unless you need crazy resolution or crazy speed, a D750 is likely the best camera you can buy at any price.

Robert

@HowaboutRAW .. please read Rishi's response mate!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 04:03 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1053 comments in total)
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Shotcents: The D750 is now Nikon's best overall body, assuming speed and reasonable size/weight factor in to your needs. It's less to carry than my D800 and has more resolution than my Df.
My Df and D800 (and certainly the D810) still have areas where they're better, but the D750 is the most complete package of features in a small body to date.

Unless you need crazy resolution or crazy speed, a D750 is likely the best camera you can buy at any price.

Robert

Well in that case, shouldn't it be similar (atleast theoretically) noise performance on D750 vs D810 at lowest ISO as the individual pixel pitch on D750 is larger to compensate?

Anyways many thanks Rishi, This's the kind of response I was hoping from someone.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 01:38 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1053 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Maybe I'll switch from D7000 to D750. I've a lot of DX lenses; maybe they can be used here in the crop mode (10 Mpix ?). And maybe this has time lapse recording, too? Thanks.

they should work in crop mode for sure .. but I am still struggling to see the real benefit of moving to fullframe .. unless you are taking loads of higher ISO shots or very obesessed with ultra thin Dof!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 23:37 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1053 comments in total)
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Allen Yang: I like the addition of the dedicated AF review pages. But, where is the "compare" mode on the conclusion page? Is there something wrong with my browser?

it's there for me!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 23:34 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1053 comments in total)
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Shotcents: The D750 is now Nikon's best overall body, assuming speed and reasonable size/weight factor in to your needs. It's less to carry than my D800 and has more resolution than my Df.
My Df and D800 (and certainly the D810) still have areas where they're better, but the D750 is the most complete package of features in a small body to date.

Unless you need crazy resolution or crazy speed, a D750 is likely the best camera you can buy at any price.

Robert

I mean, I know on higher ISOs FF photos will have less noise (obviously) but on ISO 100?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1053 comments in total)
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Shotcents: The D750 is now Nikon's best overall body, assuming speed and reasonable size/weight factor in to your needs. It's less to carry than my D800 and has more resolution than my Df.
My Df and D800 (and certainly the D810) still have areas where they're better, but the D750 is the most complete package of features in a small body to date.

Unless you need crazy resolution or crazy speed, a D750 is likely the best camera you can buy at any price.

Robert

HowaboutRAW .. no buddy, I don't mind at all .. I don't take photos in burst .. as I don't take photos of flying birds or moving subjects in a motion around me etc.

All I care is better IQ on lowest possible ISOs, mostly taken on tripod, sometime handheld (but in good available light).

And then mostly I tweak bright and dark areas from the single Raw file to get the maximum possible details and impact.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 23:01 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1053 comments in total)
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Shotcents: The D750 is now Nikon's best overall body, assuming speed and reasonable size/weight factor in to your needs. It's less to carry than my D800 and has more resolution than my Df.
My Df and D800 (and certainly the D810) still have areas where they're better, but the D750 is the most complete package of features in a small body to date.

Unless you need crazy resolution or crazy speed, a D750 is likely the best camera you can buy at any price.

Robert

What you think are the advantages over D7100 when shooting at base ISO? I am tossing between these two for sometime now, but couldn't decide yet!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 21:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: There are shortcomings of every system ..

I love Pany for their very easy to handle and light/compact bodies and excellent lenses paired with or labelled as Leica. But I sometime wish if I could have the 5x IBIS as Oly got. Then in Oly I wish if it supports videos as good as Pany.

Nikon fullframe, I would have switched to it 4 years ago for its IQ, DR and lens lineup but I wish if they could have Live view implementation like m43 (yes four times smaller sensor) or this dual-pixel tech of Canon.. or something better.

Fuji are excellent in everything, but lacks videos and I still prefer even 4/3 base ISO IQ. High ISO is no doubt excellent but I shot mostly at ISO 1600 or less.

Sony FF Alpha 7 line is fantastic but I am still not very convinced with the lens line-up.

Yeah but that's Canon for you .. overpriced, but still successful .. the formulae is working good for them, atleast.

I remember when I was buying GH1 roughly 5 years ago for £1000, everyone was like, what are you getting at, half of that price could get Canon 60D. Everyone knows what they are buying and buying for.

Canon 5d3 keeping its price means, they are still in good demand! Doesn't matter how crap it look like to us!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 22:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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rnclark: The example on above (page 13, real world raw dr) is an example of differences in processing. While the Nikon does have a slight advantage, the actual difference between the two cameras is much smaller, less than a stop in dynamic range. The main reason that the nikon data look so much better out of camera is that nikon clips the low end and runs a filter on the raw data before recording the data. With the canon, there is an offset and no apparent filtering in the raw file. Nikon's raw filter is very very good. Apply similar filtering on the canon raw data (luminance filter done in the raw converter), then adjust the offsets in post processing and one can get very close to the same dynamic and look of the nikon image.

I have downloaded the above raw files and processed the canon data to properly deal with the offsets and the results between the two cameras are very close. I would post the results, but being new here I do not see a way to do that.

Roger

Many thanks Roger (mclark) for sharing the info, openly and calmly =]

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: There are shortcomings of every system ..

I love Pany for their very easy to handle and light/compact bodies and excellent lenses paired with or labelled as Leica. But I sometime wish if I could have the 5x IBIS as Oly got. Then in Oly I wish if it supports videos as good as Pany.

Nikon fullframe, I would have switched to it 4 years ago for its IQ, DR and lens lineup but I wish if they could have Live view implementation like m43 (yes four times smaller sensor) or this dual-pixel tech of Canon.. or something better.

Fuji are excellent in everything, but lacks videos and I still prefer even 4/3 base ISO IQ. High ISO is no doubt excellent but I shot mostly at ISO 1600 or less.

Sony FF Alpha 7 line is fantastic but I am still not very convinced with the lens line-up.

BarnET thanks buddy, but if I will be getting into Sony systems, it will be for their alpha 7 series. Really like their A7S and A7-II at the moment with 28-70 kit and the not so popular 35mm!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 14:33 UTC

Another well developed story team Dpr!
Really like you guys bringing out new stuff in more ways ..
Different than general blogs .. better than youtube reviews ..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 02:03 UTC as 69th comment
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Ben O Connor: Fuji´s suck ! Microfourthirds rocks !

Just admit it folk! You wish to have that Olympus or Panasonic, don´t you
:D

I got your sarcasm ..

As a very happy m43 user, I must agree since the launch of XTrans that Fuji rocks :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 01:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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dialstatic: Thanks! Excellent review, but I'm still torn between getting this or a 5DIII.

I'm an amateur using a 50D (lenses: 10-22, 18-35 f/1.8, 50 f/1.8, 85 f/1.8 and 70-200 f/4). I recently started practicing a new sport: sword fighting (not LARP: steel swords & modern protective gear in indoor training/tournament settings). I suck at it, but recently discovered that shooting it is fun. Tried my hand at photographing a tournament. Conditions: indoor gym, no flash, 1/500-1000 to freeze action: at 1.8 (on aps-c) I still need ISO 6400, which is crap on a 50D.

Considered going 5DIII & ditching the EF-S lenses. I'm OK(-ish) with the cost of it, but then this came out. Higher fps, better AF, but subpar high ISO compared to 5DIII (and apparently APS-C rivals). Still better than my 50D though...but by how much? I've little experience with indoor actionsports shooting, and there's no real rental/trial options available to me, so I can't seem to weigh the pros and cons for my purposes. Any opinions?

Well if you need AF speed and general performance, features go for 7dii ..

if you prefer higher ISO performance, better colors DR etc .. then 5diii.

all depends on your need mate.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 00:35 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: "No touch screen" is actually a point in its favour.

Even if you don't use touchscreen .. you could still have it as an option. How can it be a disadvantage? turn it off if it's bothering you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 00:29 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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rnclark: The example on above (page 13, real world raw dr) is an example of differences in processing. While the Nikon does have a slight advantage, the actual difference between the two cameras is much smaller, less than a stop in dynamic range. The main reason that the nikon data look so much better out of camera is that nikon clips the low end and runs a filter on the raw data before recording the data. With the canon, there is an offset and no apparent filtering in the raw file. Nikon's raw filter is very very good. Apply similar filtering on the canon raw data (luminance filter done in the raw converter), then adjust the offsets in post processing and one can get very close to the same dynamic and look of the nikon image.

I have downloaded the above raw files and processed the canon data to properly deal with the offsets and the results between the two cameras are very close. I would post the results, but being new here I do not see a way to do that.

Roger

Good questions Rishi .. I will wait for his answers but,

Roger did mentioned his website url, if we assume he follow his method there, am expecting response to your 3) and 4) as "No".

Otherwise at one hand, I agree with you Canon's own and Adobe PP software should handle this offset management, and if they don't do it then IMO, I won't consider Canon cameras for DR applications, at least. As I simply don't want to increase the complexity of my workflow, which is already not very simple.

On the other hand, thanks to Roger, his tests are still real eye opener for me, that tells, potentially Canon sensors are not bad at DR, the fault lies somewhere farther down the processing of their data.

Once again, I can't wait Roger's response to your points :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 00:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Naveed Akhtar: There are shortcomings of every system ..

I love Pany for their very easy to handle and light/compact bodies and excellent lenses paired with or labelled as Leica. But I sometime wish if I could have the 5x IBIS as Oly got. Then in Oly I wish if it supports videos as good as Pany.

Nikon fullframe, I would have switched to it 4 years ago for its IQ, DR and lens lineup but I wish if they could have Live view implementation like m43 (yes four times smaller sensor) or this dual-pixel tech of Canon.. or something better.

Fuji are excellent in everything, but lacks videos and I still prefer even 4/3 base ISO IQ. High ISO is no doubt excellent but I shot mostly at ISO 1600 or less.

Sony FF Alpha 7 line is fantastic but I am still not very convinced with the lens line-up.

@steelhead3 with what camera 15-50 f/2.8 come as a kit?

@Segaman VF at Fuji Xt1 is class leading, both for refresh rate and magnification. Please have a look

@Easycass I heard about clunky lens mechanism in few fuji lenses. I am not 100% aware of it though, as this is not the gear i own, so didn't wanna comment on it. But I noticed their details and resolution on lowest ISOs and am not convinced with it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Just Ed: My only observation is that for almost the same money you can get a 6D, have had two and love 'em. About to buy a third but only because one was stolen.

Its the final image that counts not who makes the sensor or what the specs are. Honestly that final image mostly has to do with the photographer or lack thereof.

Well said ..

I would never switch my camera system for the same reason. No matter how big the IQ difference will be (well I doubt there is much). If your hand doesn't feel comfortable on a new system body, your mind won't respond to it.

Great photos are taken by the artist not the tool!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 20:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Karl Summers: This review keeps getting bumped to the top of the "news" list. Maybe the moderators are hoping for 1,000 posts of hate & envy?

this is the latest review .. Dpr algorithm to place their stories on priority over other site news.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 20:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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kitsios_spyros: Come on dpreview, you must be joking, right??! D7100 the king of DR? How can you ignore the class leading result of K5 series cameras which actually bests FF cameras? Do you need a link to DxOMark tests?
I am a regular member in your site, but more because of the quality of the participants in the forums I participate than because of your articles.
I believe that most of the complaints you receive in the comments of your articles the last couple of years are more and more valid.
I am impressed with the AF improvements of 7Dii, But the big two should not get any favours.
I would just like to see their cameras get reviewed with the same delay as Pentax cameras, thus comparing 7Dii with K3 replacement. Because this is what actually happens with smaller manufacturers.
I would love to see your response.

The difference between K5 and D7100 is very narrow, only something you can see on DxoMark. I would suggest you not to go to that website too often ..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
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