Interesting choice for Nikon shooters between this lens and the new Nikon 20mm F1.8. Faster, also very wide angle, low distortions, lighter, takes filters - but no stabilization.
Peter Gordon 01701: I have the D610 and I read so much about the improved focusing system on the D750 so I bought one to try. I may have had a bad unit because the focusing was terrible. The camera spent a lot of time hunting for focus in all modes. I tried S,A and C mode from single point to 3D. Every so often the camera would even take a totally out of focus shot across the whole frame. I liked the fact that more buttons can be programed than in the 610. Another irritant was the delay in the picture just shot to appear on the back screen. I was using the base model sandisk SD 32Gig speed 4 card. Using the same card and the same camera settings the image appears almost instantaneous on the 610 but took up to 6-7 seconds on the 750. Really bad delay. So I returned the camera and went back to my D610.
Hi PeterSimilar here - have D610, bought the D750.I am very happy with mine - can't fault it.It really is a great camera - why not try again?
HFLM: On Nikonrumors a response of Nikon can be found to one commentor:"I am sorry to learn about your disappointment [...] however that we are aware of the this effect and Nikon considers it to be within the quality standards. When photographing scenes with an extremely bright light source (such as the sun or high intensity lighting) is at a certain position along the top border of the frame, this sort of visual effect is common and may occur when shooting using any digital SLR camera.Therefore it does not indicate a problem with the camera's design and we do not plan to implement any measures to address this."http://nikonrumors.com/2014/12/22/nikon-d750-reflectionflare-issue-possible-solution-found.aspx/#comments
pw: Absolutely no realism and no sense in your post! It is so easy to complain - and we have no information about the competence and motives of those who go public with complaints. Many have ulterior motives, or are ignorant - which are you? All objective reports say the D750 is an excellent camera - certainly a DSLR leaderand capable of performing well under all circumstances.
I just dusted off my D80. (I have D300, D7000, D750).
All modern cameras are great. Results are 1% camera - 99% you.The D750 is a brilliant piece of equipment.
IMO anyone who cannot pick up a D80 and be 99% satisfied is not a photographer - just a pedantic nitpicker and whinger.
Are we missing the point?
Do we really totally accept the original story that the animal actually took these photos?
Wonderfully well composed and staged considering the animal probably had minimal prior experience with cameras - which s/he would not be expected to understand anyway. Frankly I don't believe it, until absolute proof is supplied.
Certainly a great PR coup for David Slater. Maybe he was just too smart by half.
Question re shooting video with DX lens in DX mode on FX cameras.What is the effect on resolution and other video settings?I'm hoping the camera is smart enough to use the cropped area to produce full resolution videos without any penalty.(I asked this question a while back re the D610 but no answers).
What effect on video does DX mode have?Same resolution and quality as with FX lenses?
I don't remember seeing this mentioned in any of the reviews of the D610.
Halstatt: Conventional and incremental. Yep, that about sums it up. This is a company in a hurry to go nowhere.
People are heading for the exits.
Hey Halstatt: Glass half empty anyone? Cameras are so good there is little scope for revolutionary improvements (are curved sensors allowing better/simpler lenses on the way?). It's good to see minor improvements being made available to consumers as they are developed.
Waiting for fast standard/wide lenses with VR.Come on, Nikon!
If I use DX lenses in FF mode on the D610, will cropping the photo give the same result as letting the camera shoot at 10MP down from 24MP?
Or does the camera do something else in addition to cropping?
Snaposaur: Is this worth getting on the 7100? Need a general zoom lens for my 7100 before I get some of the single focal prime lens.
Was debating between this, the 16-85 or the 18-140.
Well, I bought this primarily to use at 18mm f1.8 as a prime. There is nothing of this quality in a 20mm f1.8 prime at anywhere near the price - so the zoom is just a bonus. It will reside on my D7000. Same logic with my Tokina 116 - another magic lens.
From a different perspective!
I'm extremely tempted by this lens ... however ...
This lens has a very complex structure. What sort of issues does this raise, when considering long-term reliability, light absorption/reflection, etc.
cute - but no thanks! I grew up with film cameras (my 1st was the Pentax K1000), records etc - and loved them - but wouldn't dream of going back. Same with this camera. But would love to play with one - for 1 minute.
I think that for most people a DSLR is just too awkward to use. As a keen photographer, my view is that my D7000 and D300 with my 6 quality lenses are plenty good enough. What may tempt me is high-quality 4K video with accurate quiet focusing. I do use my phone a lot - it is always with me. But for serious photography - the DSLR every time.
Those dark blue links are so hard to read! How about a bright orange, for example?
What are the lens options for this camera?
cedarsphoto: Wow. If you read the actual article he clearly describes why that one has more logged fails - because it's a complex lens that is rented out a phenomenal amount.
What crappy, sensationalist headline grabbing reporting dpreview.
1 I appreciate Roger's analyses and opinions.2 All zoom lenses esp the 70-200 variety are amazingly complex with miniscule tolerances3 treat them well - they will last for ever. I have never had a lens fail in 40 years, except when a bad sample was bought and exchanged.4 The 70-200 is labelled 'workhorse', 'pro lens', etc which invites harsh use. Bang them around - of course they will fail. 5 I am amazed that these rental lenses do so well. Especially as faults are usually discovered after the lens is returned so there are no repercussions. How many renters say 'I banged this lens' if there is no apparent damage? Approx 0%, Roger?5 The big berthas are simpler in contruction, have larger components, are outrageously pricy, and are used in a different, static, more careful way, not carted around and dangled. Why does this not explain the whole story?
Can't see the appeal of this lens when there is the 11-16mm f2.8.Shame on DPReview for not reviewing this interesting lens!
David Kinston: At first glance I was excited by the 'new 1.3 crop mode'. How disappointing that it turned out to be 1.5x1.3 = 1.95 crop mode!
Well, not exactly. A DX 50mm lens (say) covers an area/angle equiv to a 75mm FL lens (on Nikon). I think most people think of the 'crop factor' in terms of FL increase - which is what counts when taking photos - even tho' technically it refers to the area covered by the smaller sensor.
At first glance I was excited by the 'new 1.3 crop mode'. How disappointing that it turned out to be 1.5x1.3 = 1.95 crop mode!