MSullivan

Joined on Nov 5, 2014

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fpessolano: Please bring back uncompressed raw (to shut up some critics) and bring in some more variety in terms of FPS (70 fps DX jpg :-) )

If they added support for uncompressed RAWs those people would just go on to complain about their buffers filling up too quickly instead.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 16:54 UTC
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Jozef M: What is it? Z 9 or Z9; Z 5 or Z5; Z 50 or Z50?
As it stands, your text looks very sloppy. If your text contains spelling mistakes, it gives the impression that the content itself does not matter.

With the space is technically correct (Z 7II), but most people just omit it for ease of use.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 16:50 UTC
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astraeusone: Talk is good, but it would be actually nice to see more sample images out of z9, preferably in a raw...

If this is anything like Nikon's typical releases then none of the major photo editing software supports Z9 RAWs yet, so even if they released them it'd be kinda pointless.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2021 at 16:42 UTC
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Jagganatha: I should design cameras, after all, I am the one who uses them as a means of self-expression. Companies do not do this: they design them for the greatest long-term profit, planning obsolescence into their need to make us finance all future developements by marketing goods which, were they adequate (not perfect, adequate) would, with their existing technologies be fine for decades of use.

Here again we note the obsolete and resolution diminishing low-pass filter is back. The USB-C port is there, but cannot be used to save your 8K footage onto. the screen is so low-res magnification of fine detail with a 14mm lens to check focus is impossible, and the viewfinder is not 100% magnification. None of the ports are the maximum speed their format allows, and right now we cannot even edit the various forms of RAW file to find out if the quality the S1r or D850 is even there, let alone improved upon.

So you do all prefer me to design it, dont you?

The Z cameras have a zoom feature for the viewfinder and screen if you need to check fine detail. It works quite well.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 14:02 UTC
On article What you need to know about the new Nikon Z9 (543 comments in total)
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forest dream: 1. Nikon Z9 sensor manufactured by which company?
2. Are Nikon Z9 Expeed 7 processor based on Socionext Milbeaut processor? Which camera brand also use Socionext Milbeaut processor?

Are other brands may use same sensor and processor as Z9?

Unknown, but as long as it performs does it matter which fab it was made at?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 13:42 UTC
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Jagganatha: I should design cameras, after all, I am the one who uses them as a means of self-expression. Companies do not do this: they design them for the greatest long-term profit, planning obsolescence into their need to make us finance all future developements by marketing goods which, were they adequate (not perfect, adequate) would, with their existing technologies be fine for decades of use.

Here again we note the obsolete and resolution diminishing low-pass filter is back. The USB-C port is there, but cannot be used to save your 8K footage onto. the screen is so low-res magnification of fine detail with a 14mm lens to check focus is impossible, and the viewfinder is not 100% magnification. None of the ports are the maximum speed their format allows, and right now we cannot even edit the various forms of RAW file to find out if the quality the S1r or D850 is even there, let alone improved upon.

So you do all prefer me to design it, dont you?

Ricci confirms in his Z9 video that the camera does NOT have a low pass filter. The dual coat thing is just a dust repellant coating.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2021 at 12:42 UTC
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onlyfreeman: No mechanical shutter? How will I annoy random people now?

There's an optional simulated shutter sound effect if you want it.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 14:14 UTC
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Noah Yap: Only problem is the 100-400 is a S series lens, so it will probably cost an arm and a leg!

Which is only fitting for a top-of-the-line camera. It'll probably cost about the same as the 70-200/2.8.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 13:42 UTC
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MikeRan: Teaser linked is not playing.
“ An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: FmKzzez9dcPxQGWe) ”

(Maybe it’s just me?)

It's available on the Nikon USA site.

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/z9iscoming.page

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 13:09 UTC
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justmeMN: No Eye Control Autofocus, no sale! :-)

Don't worry, it'll be so intelligent you'll never need to move a focus point anyway. ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 01:10 UTC
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Foskito: Please... There is no such thing as "accidental leaks", it is all part of the marketing plan. Yeah, the conspiracies are kind of fun.

@Foskito: Nikon is already putting out new teasers every week, and the camera is rumored to be released in a few days, so this 'leak' feels unnecessary if it was planned.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2021 at 16:15 UTC
On article Sony a7 IV initial review (1566 comments in total)
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mick232: If Sony wins on the spec sheet, they will attack them about ergonomics, color science, ...
If Sony addresses these issues, they will complain about specs...

And if all else fails they'll complain about the way it 'looks', or some inconsequential detail like a plastiky battery door cover.

As Jon555 noted, this happens with every camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 14:12 UTC
On article Sony a7 IV initial review (1566 comments in total)
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biggercountry: I own a Z6, which I bought for hybrid shooting,, and felt that the Z6ii wasn’t enough of an improvement to justify upgrading. This camera has many of the features that I had hoped for in a new Z-series camera; and were I not so invested in Nikon glass (which I would have a really hard time departing with), I would probably plan on buying an A7 IV. The real-time tracking AF and the 10-bit internal video recording are the most appealing upgrades over what I have now.

The relatively slow continuous shooting speed and the relatively slow readout of the sensor are not limitations I ever come up against in what I do. If I needed an action camera I would not be looking in this price point anyway.

This obviously isn’t the camera for the armchair spec warrior, but it looks to me like a very compelling package for the hybrid shooter.

Z6 III in 2022?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2021 at 14:03 UTC
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juntoalmar: Reading the comments section from the previous Z9 teaser I have the feeling that we have moved from discussing about photography as an art form, to rudely argue about camera brands, balance sheets, and now about camera brands marketing campaigns. Really? What is next? Arguing about their packaging?

Be honest with yourself. If you have the urge to come to an article to complain about a camera specs or its marketing campaign when you are not even interested in buying it, probably the problem is not with the camera or its teaser. Perhaps you think that you or your work deserve more attention. Perhaps you think the perfect camera would make your work pop up, and so make fun of other cameras and their users. Try to solve your own problems and you will see how the will to go to Internet to say that users, brands or products suck, disappear. I’m sure if you were completely happy with the gear you use and the results you get, you would be busy shooting pictures, not being rude on Internet.

People just like to argue. It makes them feel better. It doesn't matter whether it's cameras, packaging, or something else.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2021 at 13:13 UTC
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brownie314: This is great. This is exactly the lens nikon DX Z mount needs. Is it released - or is this just a development announcement?

The F mount version was also $600 when it was released back in 2013 ($500 now), so prices haven't really gone up much.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2021 at 20:56 UTC
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Paul Adams: Are they teasing that it can record more than 29 mins and 59 seconds of video? The still shows 30m 00s.

DPR chose a bad still image. The video shows it goes up to at least 1hr 20min in 8K.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2021 at 15:05 UTC
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Leicalika: a good $300. lens

It'll probably be around $300 in a kit or refurb.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2021 at 14:54 UTC
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dash2k8: I got on the 3D bandwagon many years ago when NVidia was pushing their technology with the glasses and such. I even looked into getting a Panasonic camera that could shoot 3D video. As we all know, prosumer-level 3D tech never took off. That leaves me curious as to why Canon would release such a lens. Do they know something is going to happen?

Because VR is becoming more popular.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2021 at 00:04 UTC
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manos234: Nikon seems to have problem with higher fps AF/AE compared to the competition in their FF cameras. If I'm not mistaken they are still stuck at 14..in 2021....
Let's hope Z9 can shoot at least 20fps..
Not that I personally care about high framerates but because competition is good for the costumers in general.
Nobody would want a company like Nikon to go bankrupt.
It will be a sad day for all of us..

It's using a stacked sensor, so it'll be able to shoot high speed with the electronic shutter, similar to the a1 and a9. Nobody knows yet what the fps will be with the mechanical shutter, but I would predict about 15-20fps.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 02:01 UTC
On article Nikon NIKKOR Z 28mm F2.8 (SE) sample gallery (194 comments in total)
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Toilet Roll: Nikon colour science lacking, everything has a reddish hue

Looks fine to me. Are you sure your phone's not in night mode or something?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 05:24 UTC
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