David Kinston

David Kinston

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Has a website at www.compusafe.com.au
Joined on Apr 9, 2006

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1133 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1133 comments in total)

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.

:P

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2014 at 22:09 UTC as 62nd comment | 23 replies

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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 01:00 UTC as 451st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)

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).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 23:09 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 Review preview (340 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 05:45 UTC as 19th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 04:42 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lab Test Review preview (79 comments in total)

Waiting for fast standard/wide lenses with VR.
Come on, Nikon!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 18th comment
On Nikon D610 Review preview (340 comments in total)

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?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 22:29 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (335 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 04:05 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (335 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 23:56 UTC as 26th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2816 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 05:15 UTC as 383rd comment | 1 reply
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (134 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 05:37 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Those dark blue links are so hard to read! How about a bright orange, for example?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 22:11 UTC as 4th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)

What are the lens options for this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 22:24 UTC as 289th comment | 1 reply
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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.

Poor show.

1 I appreciate Roger's analyses and opinions.
2 All zoom lenses esp the 70-200 variety are amazingly complex with miniscule tolerances
3 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?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 22:11 UTC

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!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 00:09 UTC as 8th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview article (311 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 03:15 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview article (311 comments in total)

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!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 20:40 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies

waiting for true hi-def video ie 3840x2160 or better.
surely just a matter of time!
the technology appears to be capable of that ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 19:59 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies

Will it beat the Tokina 116? F2.8, AF, very sharp to the edge

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 20:58 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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