I find it best to try and stay away from photographers' rage on here these days. My thoughts on the winning image are on my website here instead:
(unknown member): meh...
Ah there it is. He's incapable of any other comment when it comes to Nikon. Still so sour that Canon are incapable of producing anything remotely close to the quality of a body like this...
Smeggypants: he sounds a bit drunk.
Translation: "My hollow insignificant existence is so full of negativity that I am incapable of making a positive comment about anything, so instead I choose to vomit hate over anything I neither have the skill or talent to compete with, ever."
Brenizer is world class. If anyone on here fails to spot that they wouldn't know a decent portrait if it bit them on their ass.
JT986: Anyone know if it is weather sealed?
Unfortunately it isn't.
Anyone that can't see the political motivation of China towards Japan is blind. The problem with the D600 is real but this announcement has nothing to do with Nikon, they just provided the bait. This story is about China trying to damage Japanese commerce, pure and simple. The government owns TV in China and everyone in the West has reported this like lemmings. All that has happened here is that DPReview have perpetuated China's hate towards their Japanese neighbours. Congratulations.
Behold. This is 21st Century Canon all over so get used to it.
SteveSFO: I've been on the Zeiss Otus waiting list now for almost 2 months. Considering how good the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art has been with me, if Sigma gets this lens out on the market within a couple of weeks and if it lives up to all the claims Sigma is making - Carl Zeiss, you blew it!
Sigma.... put out some photos taken with this lens ASAP !!
£3k for a DSLR lens is pushing the envelope of acceptability in my book. I don't think Zeiss expect to sell many. If the Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art lens is even 90% of the Otus at a price that most are expecting it should be on everyone's list.
Gravitino: I wasn't expecting to buy a new 50, especially after getting the CV Nokton f/1.1 for my Leica M3. However, the 35mm f/1.4 Art lens from Sigma is among the best pieces of glass I've ever used. If this 50 performs similarly, my "nifty fifty" Canon is going to be retired. I can't wait to see some sample photos!
Couldn't agree more. Sigma are starting to hand out lessons to Canon, Nikon and Zeiss. The Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens is incredible on my D800E, in my view better than anything else I've used...
russbarnes: Who knows how many firmware updates it will take to get this release right....Buy in a year for a functional device?
Turns out I'm not the only one who doesn't peddle the same line as DPR here...The Fuji myth - I rest my case:
Fuji have a habit of releasing half cut cameras. I have no desire to endure months of frustration and be a guinea pig for products which have perpetually been rushed to market in an unfinished or unsatisfactory state that has plagued their other releases. Anyone who can't see that with Fuji is utterly blind! Using words like "refining behaviour" does not mean adding features. They have very much had to fix bugs, whether you think your use of phrases reflects that or not.
Who knows how many firmware updates it will take to get this release right....Buy in a year for a functional device?
russbarnes: Massive, massive yawn. Fuji have already become as predictable in this market as Canon has with its DSLRs. Every single release near identical to the last, the sensor is the same to three years ago, it's like Fuji are playing a fruit machine trying to find the right combination of a body that actually sells. The fact is that until they enter the full frame market, no one will take them seriously, if they put this body around something like the A7R sensor then it would sell, but failing to produce any lenses that could be used on full frame suggests this is years away. By then, Sony will have stolen the march on them.
I'm at a loss as to who believes this is a winning strategy from Fuji because their sales are so bad they don't even register in some countries. If they want to prise away customers from the DSLR market, it's not going to happen with £1000 crop sensor cameras and £1000 crop sensor lenses....
Good luck with that game of spot the difference Jeff. You should have saved some money and ordered an X-fillintheblank and then report how you could detect any difference whatsoever in the final image ;)
Massive, massive yawn. Fuji have already become as predictable in this market as Canon has with its DSLRs. Every single release near identical to the last, the sensor is the same to three years ago, it's like Fuji are playing a fruit machine trying to find the right combination of a body that actually sells. The fact is that until they enter the full frame market, no one will take them seriously, if they put this body around something like the A7R sensor then it would sell, but failing to produce any lenses that could be used on full frame suggests this is years away. By then, Sony will have stolen the march on them.
Joed700: Nikon definitely has taking steps backward in terms of QC among other things. The last and most decent release of FX DSLRs were D700 and D3X in my opinion. The current D800s LCD screens have a greenish yellow tone, which makes one wonder why the D700 and D3xs were better even they are older models. Also, the jpegs on the D800s were not exactly perfect either in term of colors. If cutting back is their big motive, I wouldn't mind paying a little extra to get something at least as good as the D700 or D3x. Nikon, shame on you!
I think you'd better read your post again. YOU said the D800 LCD has a greenish yellow tone. There is NOTHING wrong with the quality of the LCD and when you have the FIRST clue about colour calibration, come back on here and apologise for your arrogance. Then read MY post again and you'll know I shot with the D700 for years, and side by side with the D800.
Kite Kraemer: Too little, too late. I didn't want to switch back to Canon, but I'm glad I did --their customer service is great!
Brilliant Kite. You've bought into a company that wants to price gouge you with EVERY release, wants to cripple every product unless you're buying a 1DX and you'll get engineering that that's three steps behind the rest of the market. Awesome choice lol. And for the record, you didn't test Canon's 'service' at all, you tested their sales ability to real you in, which sounds like it was very effective indeed. Canon are very good at that. Enjoy that 'experience' when you get an actual problem...
Picturenaut: I'd really suggest DPR to amend their reviews with a production quality rating that's updated regularly. Pretty sure that some glorious gold award material would be less shiny after a while.
It's a real pity with Nikon nowadays. We really want to update the D300 in our Nikon gear at home. But this (once highly praised) camera makes enough trouble, so we are not prepared to risk any more annoyance. D800? AF issues. D600? Smeared sensors. In fact, our D300 proved to be much more prone to dirt on the sensor than our Canon DSLRs.
Looks like the old times of superior quality cameras from Nikon such as the legendary FM series are definitely over (we still have 3 FM-2 bodies, one worked even in the Siberian at -40 °C without any trouble). Currently I really prefer my Canon DSLRs with their less fancy sensors (in terms of DXO) because they simply do what they have to do without any smearing or snorting around.
Scott, ALL of your comments are the most naive utterly deluded words in this whole thread. Thanks for the laughs.
Honestly the crap that gets peddled on this website is laughable. There is nothing wrong with the D800s LCD - and you clearly don't own one. As for JPEGs, they can be adjusted to do anything. My D800 is perfect on both counts. The build of the D800 is identical to my D700 but the output made the D700 look like an amateur toy. The sensor in the D800 made the D3X irrelevant overnight too - a camera that is still selling at £4000 which is a joke.
Justin Francis: Little wonder that Nikon's profit is going downhill.
But it isn't. Please take your endless trolling comments elsewhere...
lol. If Canon had a decent alternative you wouldn't be using their Customer Service. Nice attempt to troll, but you failed miserably ;)