Jonathan F/2

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On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)
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Michael Keeney: Thanks for the review. I agree with the gold award and am an owner of both a D500 and D750.

I find it quite astonishing and am left in disbelief that the review kept hitting on the D500's image quality as "the best in it's class" but not drastically improved over the D7200. I could not disagree more. I've never owned the D7200 but have rented it and still possess RAW files from having shot with it. I must say that the D500 is leaps and bounds improved over the D7200 in high ISO performance. In fact, it's VERY close to the D750. It's color saturation is the best I've ever seen out of any DSLR, and I've owned plenty through the years.

D750. The FF OOF areas will be smoother. It also seems that Nikon has applied the same image processing to both cameras, so both should create equally pleasing jpegs.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1051 comments in total)

Camera of the year for sure. Poor Sony still doesn't know what they're doing with the E mount. Nikon shows everyone how it's done in the camera business!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 98th comment | 9 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Lack of an EVF is a major con against the A5100. Any camera with no EVF/OVF should be bumped from contention.

So none of you shoot on sunny days? Good luck trying to guess if you got a good shot outdoors without an EVF/OVF. I guess since the DPReview team is based in Seattle, they probably don't see the sun anyways so their judgement must be clouded!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 14:51 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (189 comments in total)

Lack of an EVF is a major con against the A5100. Any camera with no EVF/OVF should be bumped from contention.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 05:05 UTC as 19th comment | 18 replies

I could probably shoot this with an old D3 and get the same results!

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 03:30 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)
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steelhead3: The 810 is a great camera that ticks a lot of boxes even still. Canon is modernizing their lens lineup and Sony is developing state of the art lenses (along with Sigma). Nikon (as an optical company foremost) seems to be lagging behind with modern excellent lenses.

Nikon is really lagging in lenses, especially on that fully modern and affordable f/1.8 prime line-up of the 20/24/35/50/85!

Link | Posted on May 13, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
On article Benchmark performance: Nikon D810 in-depth review (255 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year!

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply

Will Sigma replace the part that gets scratched?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 21:18 UTC as 21st comment | 6 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (211 comments in total)
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Retro1976: Wow, is this Sony Central ? Man I would easily pick the Olympus EM10 over the Sony A6000. Olympus has a better EVF, incredible in body IS, touch screen, fast auto focus (with touch AF), wayyyyy better JPEGs, and an incredible lens selection. Dpreview, do explain yourself, your bias is really showing :)

The E-M10 II wipes the floor with the A6000.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 20:56 UTC

Fake, that was done on a green screen!

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 16:19 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

So who the heck will service these lenses when they get rebranded as Rokinon/Bower/Vivitar products? Disposable AF lenses for the masses?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 21:18 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Jonathan F/2: Seriously, I think we can stop buying the latest and greatest. I can barely tell the difference between all these modern cameras! They all look good. Sensor tech has plateaued!

If you can't nail action with a D4/1DX you probably can't do it with the latest and greatest either!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 20:58 UTC

Seriously, I think we can stop buying the latest and greatest. I can barely tell the difference between all these modern cameras! They all look good. Sensor tech has plateaued!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 16:40 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

@ ObelixCMM, you forgot the 35mm 1.8 OSS. Though have you compared center sharpness of that lens wide open to something like the Panasonic 20mm 1.7? It's incredibly soft and the 20mm is an old design. I can vouch for the Sigma lenses being good for their price range and the Sony 28mm f/2 is best on an FF sensor which I've used with decent results on an A7.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

@ bluevellet - If you've shot with the 58/60mm FOV, it makes your brain see the lens as a wide telephoto. The 50mm leaves you wanting to go wider, because your brain sees that focal length as a wide angle.

The 58mm FOV was the classic lens before the 50mm. The Ziess Biotar, Helios 44, Nikkor 58mm NOCT, Voigtlander 58mm, etc. are the true classics!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

@ Mark Alan Thomas - Translation: 50mm is too boring.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:48 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

@ privater, because the Sony aps-c E mount barely has any decent lenses to choose from!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 19:48 UTC

All you people who keep saying 30mm is an odd focal length for M43 are a bunch of lemmings. Apparently you've never shot with a 58mm or 60mm lens. 58mm is an awesome focal length, acting more like a wide telephoto. 50mm is actually the awkward focal length since it's neither wide or long enough for anything.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 18:28 UTC as 29th comment | 15 replies
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: I actually use my pelican case as my carry on luggage for clothes and put my cameras in my backpack!

If you're on a packed flight and there is no overhead space, they might make you to check-in your case. At least if your camera gear is a backpack you can stash it under the seat.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 19:59 UTC
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (52 comments in total)

I actually use my pelican case as my carry on luggage for clothes and put my cameras in my backpack!

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 15th comment | 7 replies
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