Vignes

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John Koerner: Ridiculous article; ridiculous awards. It isn't even 2/3's into 2017 and they're giving awards away for 2017-2018?

This Nikkor FL ED 70-200 is a better lens than any mentioned; and when the D850 comes out later this year, it will be a better camera than any mentioned.

This article is just 'click-bait' paid-for advertising, nothing more.

I have a 5DM4 and a D500. I’ve been using the 5DM4 for months. As a DSLR, it does well but the D500 DSLR AF function is superior. I started using the mirrorless function of the 5DM4. This is where the 5DM4 shines. The DPAF is phenomenal. The touch focus is good, focus racking and how the L lenses AF response is very good. It’s as good as the M5 which I tested before. Continues shoots are good, the shoots exposure is consistent unlike my X-PRO2. I can take mirrorless still/movie, able to control the AF point single handed using the joystick. No doubt Canon market this camera as a pro DSLR but they’ve implemented mirrorless function and capability. it's well implemented Hybrid machine. All they need to do is remove the mirror/OVF, add an EVF instead and you have a FF M5 like camera. OR do a firmware update and enable an external EVF integration in their hot shoe. Canon is already there in regards to mirrorless.
D850 would be a great DSLR but I don’t think D850 can be a 5DM4.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 03:18 UTC
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KKnipser: Sigma users now pay the price for Sigma's fake /stolen LensIDs.
All modern cameras offer lens corrections (like CA correction etc) for their own OEM lenses (only!). The camera has the correction data in firmware and applies it to the image once it recognizes a lens which sends its unique lens ID.
https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/Canon.html#LensType
Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and other cheap 3rd party makers always have ignored this and often given their lenses lens IDs which have been used already by the original manufacturers. People who use Lightroom or care about metadata know this pain long enough.
Now the newer Canon bodies seem to know Canon lenses with lensIDs which are the same as those 3rd party ones listed and apply Canon lens corrections to 3rd party lenses, because they think another lens is mounted.
Maybe Sigma could change the IDs in their firmware but this will automatically screw up Lightroom users.

you have to look at this from a business point. Sigma is competing with Canon and Nikon. Sony in the other hand at this stage is happy that other lens makers help them close the gap while they're in the midst of developing their own lines lineup. different status. BTW, Sony has direct collaboration with Zeiss... again different status. Zeiss has been a lens maker for a very long time and Canon/Nikon acknowledge them since they're were in the same position as Sony was decades ago before they become an established lens makers. Wait till Sony lens business grows to a point similar to Canon/Nikon and watch the fun. 3rd party lens maker need to find ways to work with proprietary Camera and lens system makers. Can't see Canon/Nikon giving in for free. It'll definitely be a more costly exercise and the cost would trickle down to the users.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 06:50 UTC
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KKnipser: Sigma users now pay the price for Sigma's fake /stolen LensIDs.
All modern cameras offer lens corrections (like CA correction etc) for their own OEM lenses (only!). The camera has the correction data in firmware and applies it to the image once it recognizes a lens which sends its unique lens ID.
https://sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/Canon.html#LensType
Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and other cheap 3rd party makers always have ignored this and often given their lenses lens IDs which have been used already by the original manufacturers. People who use Lightroom or care about metadata know this pain long enough.
Now the newer Canon bodies seem to know Canon lenses with lensIDs which are the same as those 3rd party ones listed and apply Canon lens corrections to 3rd party lenses, because they think another lens is mounted.
Maybe Sigma could change the IDs in their firmware but this will automatically screw up Lightroom users.

why should Canon spend their resources to fix 3rd party product issues? Sigma should nego this with Canon or Nikon. I haven't heard any of such effort from Sigma. Rather expecting their users to channel out their frustration. Canon and Nikon are also lens competitors to Sigma. anybody whom thinks that competitor should share technology or any advantage simply don't understand how the business world works. When Sony Lens lineup grows, they'll start doing similar things to. You don't invest top dollars to develop stuff to simply give it away or help your competitors. Not everyone is for MF and there are Sigma user whom have return their lens due to AF compatibility issues and went for native options. It's a business strategy its works unless Sigma can produce competitive camera body.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
On article Video: See exactly how a mechanical DSLR shutter works (91 comments in total)

what annoys me is people phrase about ES and how quiet it is but still enable MS simulated sound. ask them why, they say need it for confirmation. why do manufacturers develop ES and provide a MS simulated sound? if the MS sound is desired, why do we bother arguing about shutter sound?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 15:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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cosinaphile: i hope this is a killer camera with crazy dr and strong sales

Nikon needs this big time

Beavertown, Sony sensor division is independent. They develop common ones and sell it to others or make sensor designed by others like Nikon (D5 and D500). They also make sensor for specific Sony requirement i.e. A7RII. Specific/Custom made sensors used by Sony might not be required by others, like D5/D500 sensors. Probably why we don’t see these sensors in other company product. It doesn’t mean Sony is holding back on the sensor. The Sensor Division is a business not a hobby kit development joint. They simply can’t refuse stuff otherwise customers will go elsewhere. Also, Sony would have the privileged/access to other company sensor design technology and knowhow by making the sensor for them.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 14:27 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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VadymA: I guess this means they decided to skip the development of D820, D830, and D840 all together. Looks like after restructuring they have only one R&D team left to support all Nikon products, so by the time they get to the camera divison D850 release will be right on schedule.

Nikon did similar release for their D700, went straight to D750.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 07:08 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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trungtran: Does this mean the D850 will replace the D810 and D750?

don't think the 850 would be replacing 750. the 700 series is another product line.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 07:04 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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alextardif: It's all fun and games until A9R comes out :)

A9R doesn't exist. R in Sony line is for high resolution. doing 20FPS full ES readout on a 42M sensor like they do on A9 without major penalty would require a completely new development.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 07:01 UTC
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KonstantinosK: DR matters. Canon sucks at this. Again. Fail.

Mg_k i don't understand your comment. i'm not defending Canon. as I mentioned before, it's a consumers decision to buy a product, the choice is yours. if you don't want to buy a Canon product, that's entirely your decision.
My comment was about the sales, how do you proof a camera has failed when there is no sales data available. That's why i ask, is the DR issue matters to the masses to the point of sales numbers. if you can answer this, please answer otherwise don't answer?

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 02:50 UTC
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KonstantinosK: DR matters. Canon sucks at this. Again. Fail.

Does Low ISO DR performance matters to the masses? How would you know, that?

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 01:03 UTC
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Vignes: It’s product tier. The 6D2 is a low-end FF body. It’s pricey now but the price will eventually drop. Same tier as D610 and the newer A7II. D610 came after 6D but didn’t have GPS/Wi-Fi. The A7II has IBIS, 1/8K MS, better low ISO DR but only does 5fps MS, has no 4K Video, no GPS, no BT no full articulating display, poor battery, does not have the DPAF, touch focus, etc. For a DSLR, the 6D2 has better direct EVF/LCD interaction and interface than A7II. You’d expect MILC which is supposed to be the future like A7II to do better on direct LCD interface. The A7II is made in Thailand. There is going to be higher cost making stuff in Japan. Check D5 price against 1D. The D750 price is competitive but by the time it’s new successor comes, 6D2 price would have adjusted. So will the DR performance in low ISO itself influence this camera sell for the masses? it's a choice, go for Nikon/Sony low end FF for better low ISO DR or 6D2 if other features matter. No choice for 4K video low end FF body.

mg_k, as i mentioned if you don't like the 6D2 sensor performance, you always have the option to look elsewhere. is Canon knocking at your door forcing you to buy the 6D2? This is the world of consumer market, you make the choice

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 01:00 UTC
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Vignes: It’s product tier. The 6D2 is a low-end FF body. It’s pricey now but the price will eventually drop. Same tier as D610 and the newer A7II. D610 came after 6D but didn’t have GPS/Wi-Fi. The A7II has IBIS, 1/8K MS, better low ISO DR but only does 5fps MS, has no 4K Video, no GPS, no BT no full articulating display, poor battery, does not have the DPAF, touch focus, etc. For a DSLR, the 6D2 has better direct EVF/LCD interaction and interface than A7II. You’d expect MILC which is supposed to be the future like A7II to do better on direct LCD interface. The A7II is made in Thailand. There is going to be higher cost making stuff in Japan. Check D5 price against 1D. The D750 price is competitive but by the time it’s new successor comes, 6D2 price would have adjusted. So will the DR performance in low ISO itself influence this camera sell for the masses? it's a choice, go for Nikon/Sony low end FF for better low ISO DR or 6D2 if other features matter. No choice for 4K video low end FF body.

D610 and A7II are current models, doesn't matter how old are they. the 6D2 will be compared against these until a new model supersedes them.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:54 UTC

It’s product tier. The 6D2 is a low-end FF body. It’s pricey now but the price will eventually drop. Same tier as D610 and the newer A7II. D610 came after 6D but didn’t have GPS/Wi-Fi. The A7II has IBIS, 1/8K MS, better low ISO DR but only does 5fps MS, has no 4K Video, no GPS, no BT no full articulating display, poor battery, does not have the DPAF, touch focus, etc. For a DSLR, the 6D2 has better direct EVF/LCD interaction and interface than A7II. You’d expect MILC which is supposed to be the future like A7II to do better on direct LCD interface. The A7II is made in Thailand. There is going to be higher cost making stuff in Japan. Check D5 price against 1D. The D750 price is competitive but by the time it’s new successor comes, 6D2 price would have adjusted. So will the DR performance in low ISO itself influence this camera sell for the masses? it's a choice, go for Nikon/Sony low end FF for better low ISO DR or 6D2 if other features matter. No choice for 4K video low end FF body.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 00:33 UTC as 55th comment | 9 replies
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Mike FL: We are lucky as NIKON is NOT a parachute maker, or an airplane maker.

ridicules statement... as if the actual plane makers themselves never had issues.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
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Miki Nemeth: I bought a Nikon Df, which was a great camera, but I am petty sure the Df should have been Nikon's first high class $3000 mirrorless camera; Nikon missed the opportunity then. The Df was great but not a single innovation other than the metal buttons and dials, which I loved so much, anyhow. I really tried to be a Nikon fan. Now I have an A9, and unless Nikon buys the technology from Sony (FF PDAF sensors, IBIS), performs some "Nikonishing" (larger screen, Df style buttons/dials, whatever), it couldn't be really interesting. Canon's EOS M system is really pathetic, honestly. The other option for Nikon is to copy the Fujifilm system: revive the Nikon S3 range-finder style in digital form. The Nikon S3 cameras are still in the $2500 - $4000 price range on ebay.

can't just remove a mirror mechanism rely on an on sensor AF which will be slow, expect the crowd to buy and praise the DF. what they did with the DF was alright at that time.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 05:33 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: My Sony A7 bodies (A7II, A7s and A7R) all exhibited this problem with regular LED lights as well. Not just an A9 problem. Depending on your shutter speed you can sometimes get rid of it or not. More times not, it's not easy to be rid of. In event shoots for me, the new LED lights that replaced incandescent lights have reared it's ugly head. Fortunately for me, I'm able to use my 5Dmk4 that has an anti-flicker mode that combats this issue with a little bit of cost to hesitation on the shutter (it syncs to the LED refresh rate to avoid the rolling band issue.

However this isn't specifically to blame on cameras, it's a growing problem as more and more lights are switching to low power consumption LED, and manufactures are going to have to consider mechanisms to avoid it much like they did with the Canon 5Dmk4

LED lightning of this kind is becoming common. Camera makers need to develop technology to assists photographers. DSLR metering is seperate, hence flicker detection works in advance for the processors to run the algo to sync the shutter. the mirrorless or on sensor metering design may need another development thought to build this capability on sensor. the all-on sensor design is probably getting to complex and usually when you push this level of complexity something needs to 'break'. reliability, prolong use like long exposures may take a hit.
Looking at how the Panasonic 4K photo works, For me A9 ES works in similar way but like a FF 20 FPS video. Takes a clip and it stores each frame as a file. no blackout in EVF similar to video EVF. Some cameras has manual frame grab function. But doing it in FF in A9 is pretty impressive and clever. Game changing... don't think so, it's a convergence of video technology.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 01:24 UTC
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dkeller: Isn't this a problem with the adaptors not the camera. After all this isn't what this camera was designed to do and Sony certainly isn't responsible for Metabones or Sigma issues.

Dr blackjack In that case why not produce an e mount long lens tomorrow. What's holding Sony?

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (194 comments in total)
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Joed700: It's nice to see that Nikon has put so much effort into their APS-C sensors and bodies. I wish they would have done the same thing with their FF systems. The only reason I'm not getting the D500 or alike is that there are not too many good dedicated lenses for APS-C from Nikon. Sigma have some good ones, but they are not , as always, consistent with AF performance...

not sure what Joed is talking about. FF lens tend to work better on DX. because you use the center of the lens and all the lens edge issue don't come to play on a DX camera. most lens are sharp in the center and don't perform well has you go towards the edge. i'm a Nikon and Canon user, don't have an issue with using FF lens on my DX/APSC bodies. the only issue is size of the FF lens relative to the DX counterpart. Don't see the reason why Canon/Nikon need to develop more DX/APSC lens. furthermore it's a benefit to have FF lens collection rather than both so that the user can swap the lens between their FX and DX bodies. the only DX/APSC lens they'll need to develop would be for the wide angle ones. The FF lens ones are just too large.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 04:55 UTC
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Anyblunder: Apparently there are reports saying the camera overheats in 30 minutes when shot outdoors in normal sunny conditions. If this proves to be the case a lot of sport photographers will be in trouble if they go for the A9.

you should study the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. the shift engineers ignored the safety related alarms, bypassed the safety systems alarm generated during their testing and guess what happened after that.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 07:04 UTC
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Phototaker41: Sony Alpha a9 is excelent in taking pictures at low light with high ISO. My question is with this camera the wedding photos in church and in reception at night wihout using flash turn out to be good?

if you ask forums like this, you'll get more confused. the best option is to loan an A9 and test it yourself. I know it's hard sometimes but 4500 is a costly investment. a test phase is warranted. I do buy and sell camera, Sony cameras doesn't hold good re-sale value. So buying it to try it is not a good idea.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 02:58 UTC
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