nicolaiecostel: Could this be a sign Nikon is desperate for atention and that their products aren't cutting it anymore ?
I love my Nikon gear but after my D700 got retired I soon realised I've got nothing to replace it with.
The D810 is overkill in Mp for my wedding work and the price is 30% over the D700 was, the D610 doesn't cut it in AF and the D750 I tested kinda feels like a toy. The top LCD is pityfull and the whole camera screams :cost cutting:. I know it's strenghts and it's a allround beast but the build is not up to par, I don't think it will take nearly the abuse the D700 took.
When a big company starts sreamlining the productio cost of their key products, I think that's a sign of bad things to come (like Nokia did with the low quality and QC problems of their late top products, two of which I have been dissapointed by).
nicolaiecostel you might be missing something about the construction of the D750. Nikon use monocoque construction for the D750 by using a combination of magnesium alloy and carbon fibre. The front of the camera uses the carbon fibre. This reduces the body weight but not the strength.
Vanitas Photo: Well to be honest the camera NEVER EVER landed oficially in Spain, None of the camera retailers (specialized pro camera stores included) never had it, nor have I seen a single ad for it...
You can only buy it via Amazon Spain from importers (grey market)... other than that they have failed to move the camera in anyway here in Spain.
It is truly sad because Samsung has lost all the hype the camera generated. I was really interested in it.
HowaboutRAW here is the link to Park cameras page for the camera: https://www.parkcameras.com/search/nx-1
Park Cameras in the UK have it in stock. Wex are out of stock.
This does not sound like the type of thing a camera sales rep would say. Having dealt with enough of them in the past including Samsung I cannot imagine a rep saying anything until it was officially said by head office before.
RichRMA: I don't get this. Why use Sony's A7RII, Nikon's D810 or these Canon's for action shots? None of them has a hope of delivering their native resolution under those conditions. It would be better to use Sony's A7SII, Nikon's D4s and whatever Canon has less resolution and more AF speed on tap.
A A7sII is still going to be no better than a A7rII at action photography. All the same issues are still there.
The A7SII is no more an action camera than the A7rII.
venice: Just look no further than this ..
As that pro football photographer says, every innovation comes with a learning curve and he shoots with nothing but Sony mirrorless.
There is a great shot of him using what looks like an A7r2 with the fast focusing 70-400G2.
His results make it clear that this DPR article is about shooting pro sports without going through the learning curve with the gear and not about any limitations of the gear.
toni2 you are right, they are not. They are certainly not good enough for a sports photographer working for a big newspaper. This is where the DSLR designed for the job is going to help get the shots that the A7rII is missing.
Genes contact sheet looks very different to what a sports photographers would do photography the same event. You are completely missing the point that the demands of a newspaper are totally different to that of the football team. What is required is different. As the article says: Gene’s job as the Cardinals team photographer is totally different from the job of someone shooting for a magazine or a newspaper. Editorial photographers follow the ball. Gene follows the Cardinals from every angle. This camera will loose photos of the ball. It does not have the hit rate required to do the job. Any half decent pro photographer does not need weeks trying a camera out to get use to it. They just get on with the job in hand.
TriezeA72: Would like too see if Digital Preview have the guts to put the Leica SL through it's paces in a similar test
It would be interesting to see what it would be like with it much higher frame rate and higher spec EVF. The problem at the moment is the telephoto zoom is not available for a while and there are currently no long telephotos.
dpjoe1 no it does not invalidate this article. Gene does not have the pressure or demand of his equipment needing to be flawless that a sports photographer has for a newspaper. In his article there are no killer shots that a sports photographer for a newspaper would need to deliver.
It also says:
Gene’s job as the Cardinals team photographer is totally different from the job of someone shooting for a magazine or a newspaper.
There is a huge difference between what he needs to deliver to his client and what a sports photographer needs to deliver to a newspaper.
Thematic: Makes zero sence.
The a7rmk2 isn't a marketed as a sports camera by Sony. It fantastic but this isn't is intended purpose.
Be like test driving a convertible during a rainy Seattle day.
There is a huge amount of point to the article. It shows that the AF is far from perfect and at what it struggles.
topstuff: Meh. How many people shoot pro sports?
I don't. Never will.
That's not to denigrate those who do, but it's a niche.
This is an interesting analysis but not really relevent to the majority of shooters unless they ultimately buy gear for bragging rights.
Yes and because of that it was a very interesting read. Very well written Jordan and detailed.
Dyun27: I'm very surprised by a lot of these negative comments. What's the big deal about trashing a wedding dress? The images are well-done. Obviously not everyone is going to feel the same about weddings or wedding photos. He had some fun with it. If people want to pay him to shoot them, who cares if they're not what many of you are expecting they should be? At least a pinch of original thought went into them, instead of the thousands of replicas gracing millions of wedding albums across the world. Marriage is not all bliss. Nice to see some artistic honesty at last. :D
Yes but that does not mean every trashing a wedding dress photo shoot is dangerous.
Langusta: OOOOPS...another overpriced marketing bubble.A7 or even E-M5II (especially with pixel shift) perform similar / better.That is unless red dot is must-have.
Sirok the A7 is not weather sealed. The guy in the video was an idiot for running it under the tap. Just because it works seconds after doing it does not mean it will not working stop working later on. Sony claimed some weather sealing when they launched the camera and then dropped it later from the spec sheet when it was discovered the sealing was so poor. It was only sealed in certain places and then only to a poor standard.
Trouble is none of the Sony A7 series shoot 11 frames a second, are weather sealed or have a viewfinder resolution as good as the Leica. They are not as durable as well either.
gonzalu: Oh boy! I used to like Sandisk, until they get acquired by WD, then I will have to find another brand. So sad. Why can't these people leave well enough alone?
Or looking at it positively, Sandisk may inject reliability into WD as a whole?
Lasagne WD has a very poor reputation for hard drive reliability.
chriscotec: I have discovered other serious bugs with LR 6.2.1. I have the standalone app and won't go to CC so Adobe won't answer any questions.
I am using a Mac with El Capitan. LR 6.2.1 solved the crashing problem with files from my Sony A7RII but I can't export anything. I am try to get 16-bit full res tiffs out but the app just freezes or outputs a few of the selected files as 0 byte tiffs. I need to deliver the job I have spent a lot of time editing.
First I would like to see Adobe fix this but then I would like them to restore support for stand alone customers. I don't think this stubborn, arrogant company will do the latter so I am currently looking at Phase One and other options. After 18 years of loyalty I am all but over giving money to a disrespectful company like Adobe.
Post on their Lightroom forum. They answer there.
FantasticMrFox: So a company made some changes to a program that it thought users would appreciate, but they didn't, and there were a couple of bugs which got fixed pretty quickly.
Seems a bit like all the über-angry comments are a bit disproportionate.
It is far more than just a couple of bugs. There are still loads of unfixed bugs. For me the program will not launch. For others it crashes and for some it is much slower than it was.
R Stacy: Coming from PS CS5 (CS3 before that) LR always seemed a complex mess to work with and not easy to develop (pun intended) a reasonable work flow.
It's very easy to use.