SheepStar

SheepStar

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SheepStar: I guess people don't know that there is a difference between developing and producing. They're still making the lenses, they're just not designing new ones.

Except they ARE working on ICEs, as they're trying to eek out as much efficiency as possible and keep them going as BEVs are still not feasible for some people in a "worst case Ontario" situation. I have a PHEV and a regular ICE car. I like saving the fuel commuting with the PHEV but I need the space and power of my SUV when I go camping or on long road trips across my country (Canada).

Check out what Mazda is doing with combustion ignition engines, it's not on market quite get in NA but it looks promising.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 16:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S (622 comments in total)
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worldaccordingtojim: Nikon has always been known as a great lens manufacture, I'm glad to see they went back to that heritage with the z lenses. In two years the mirrorless market is going to change drastically, Canon and Nikon will have their lens lineup and pro bodies. Sony has been able to gain a lot of traction, but with zero competition, there wasn't even a full frame mirrorless competitor up until a year ago. In two years, Nikon and Canon will be on a level playing field. There are millions of DSLR users watching this and will move in the next five years.

Sony does refresh often, but Nikon and Canon came out of the gate with really good offerings, and skipped over the years of meh bodies. They also will pump out lots of glass fast, and with the seamless adapters can convert old users far more easily. The next 2 years will really show just what is possible with the new cameras, and DSLRs will start to inherit mirrorless features for those that want the battery life or weight balance with large lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 15:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S (622 comments in total)
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J C Strange: Is this bigger or smaller than the F mount version?

They said above that it's similar in size and weight.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 15:32 UTC
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D Gold: FWIW, I wish Nikon had build this camera, fully mirrorless, to support their old lenses and give Nikon users what a lot of us have been waiting for. It easily could have had an EVF instead of a an OVF/Mirror, and Nikon could have carried on with their legacy of supporting their lens line in the mirrorless era.

Instead we got the limited functionality F to Z adapter on the Z series and Z lenses are considerably more expensive than the old F mount equivalents. Plus the adapter makes a Z6 weight as much as the D780, but has limited lens functionality.

Just my 2 cents,

What "limited functionality" are you referring to? I've used a Z7 with a few AF-S lenses and it was no different than my D750. AF-D lenses already had limited functionality with the whole D3000 and D5000 series bodies, they're old hat and not sharp enough for a modern sensor resolution anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 23:57 UTC

I guess people don't know that there is a difference between developing and producing. They're still making the lenses, they're just not designing new ones.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 23:52 UTC as 79th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Canon 1D X Mark III for video (96 comments in total)
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N-VB: Omagad 0:49 !

Except they're in Calgary, Canada.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 21:54 UTC
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JavaJones: I'm confused. Is it dSLRs *specifically* that you are glad Nikon is keeping alive, or just the *lens mount*? If it's the former, dSLRs (i.e. with mirror), then why exactly are you glad they're continuing to develop them? What advantage does dSLR tech inherently have over well-implemented mirrorless at this point?

Is it just that Nikon's current (1st gen) mirrorless implementation isn't as good as their dSLR line yet, and you don't want to lose your lenses *and* lose things like 3D tracking if forced to switch? That I would understand, but I think looking at it like "I'm glad they're still making dSLRs" is kind of backwards, and one should really be hoping they'll devote all resources to the Z line and making it as good as their dSLRs.

In other words would you be saying the same thing if Nikon's Z series were as good as Sony's A7 series *in terms of mirrorless implementation* (granted Sony has other issues unrelated to mirrorless like bad menus/UI, compressed raw, etc.)?

Yes. Mirrorless isn't better than DSLR in every way, only in some really, and now that the D780 is out with OSPDAF it almost rivals the Z6 for video (lack of Raw gives the Z6 an edge, and the Z glass is better for Video AF due to noise). DSLRs, especially in the upper range including the D780, D500/D5/D850 are built like tanks, have extremely long battery life, and handle better with larger glass. They also have more room on the bodies for more external controls and memory cards that are larger, so although there is a weight penalty, there is positives that come with it. You can still take a great photo with A D750, let alone the newer cameras, so if you think you need a mirrorless camera to take good photos, you would probably benefit more from some photography classes.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 17:48 UTC
On article Nikon's new D780 is a Z6 in a familiar DSLR body (165 comments in total)
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panther fan: Wasn’t Nikon the company that was supposed to be good with ergonomics?
-Single AF-On / Custom button under your thumb
-Missing AF-joystick
-Missing vertical grip support
-Many buttons on the left side of the body, making them a two-handed operation

Nikon what happened here? Sony would have been slaughtered for this design, and since the Z6 doesn’t have most of those issues it seems you know that.

PS: No IBIS? I thought you admitted with the Z6 that people want IBIS. Why not give it to your F-mount users?
PPS: Same old AF-module, Same top plate LCD, missing flash? Do you have a warehouse full of old parts you need to get rid of? This is your premium mid-range body, why all the cost cutting?

Man you got a lot wrong here...

They added AF-On, and moved the ISO button so they're both 1 handed operations, without reprogramming the AE/AF lock. The AF system uses the 51 point layout but with teh D5 metering sensor and programming. There is also OSPDAF, same system from the Z6 which adds face and eye detection in live view. There wasn't anything wrong with the top plate display, and the rear LCD was improved to that of the D850.

Overall, this is a massive improvement, and I'm willing to bet that the ergonomics are better than Sony's most recent outting.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 15:10 UTC
On article Nikon's new D780 is a Z6 in a familiar DSLR body (165 comments in total)
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TN Args: At 840g it is 12% heavier than the D750, too.

The one thing the D750 really needed was e-shutter. No sign of it in the successor?

.... Yes...

Did you not read the article or press release?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 15:04 UTC
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ttran88: According to Nikon this body has a small lens mount and is inferior to the big Nikon Z lens mount. Thank you Nikon marketing for making me think that when ever I see a Nikon DSLR.

I've seen you many times now, to many in fact.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 04:32 UTC
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JavaJones: I'm confused. Is it dSLRs *specifically* that you are glad Nikon is keeping alive, or just the *lens mount*? If it's the former, dSLRs (i.e. with mirror), then why exactly are you glad they're continuing to develop them? What advantage does dSLR tech inherently have over well-implemented mirrorless at this point?

Is it just that Nikon's current (1st gen) mirrorless implementation isn't as good as their dSLR line yet, and you don't want to lose your lenses *and* lose things like 3D tracking if forced to switch? That I would understand, but I think looking at it like "I'm glad they're still making dSLRs" is kind of backwards, and one should really be hoping they'll devote all resources to the Z line and making it as good as their dSLRs.

In other words would you be saying the same thing if Nikon's Z series were as good as Sony's A7 series *in terms of mirrorless implementation* (granted Sony has other issues unrelated to mirrorless like bad menus/UI, compressed raw, etc.)?

Why can't Nikon update a 5 year old DSLR with new features? IF you didn't own a D750 level DSLR, but had nikon glass, the D780 is now a great upgrade for those looking for a modern FX DSLR. This can now also shoot good video, better than most of Canons Dual Pixel bodies I might add.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 04:31 UTC
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trungtran: The printed model number is the first thing i noticed. Nikon really trying to save pennies doing this.

OK bot.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 04:29 UTC
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SheepStar: I was just saying the other day that I didn't want to upgrade to a Z6 as I liked the 3D tracking AF in my D750, but I wanted to be able to take some video and have it actually work well.

It seems I have my answer. This camera strikes a perfect balance for stills and video, while still keeping things familiar.

Or run external mics.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 04:25 UTC
On article Nikon D780 Review (1193 comments in total)
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Oiche: I thought DSLRs were dead, some fuzzy headed man looking like Lenny Kravitz on YouTube said so :P

He says he's a professional photographer, but he's more of a professional problogapher.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 03:30 UTC
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Bill Ferris: Dan, I'll have to respectfully disagree with your assessment of the D780 as a "proper replacement for the D750." No bump in resolution, the same 51 autofocus points in OVF mode, only a modest increase in frame rate and no compatibility with a battery grip add up to the D780 being more a refresh of the D6xx line. It's a camera designed to attract D7500 shooters to full frame and it may end up being successful in that quest...but it's no upgrade for many D6xx and D750 shooters.

Lots of people? just because the subject isn't moving fast doesn't mean you can take your time and loligag about.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 02:56 UTC
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Bill Ferris: Dan, I'll have to respectfully disagree with your assessment of the D780 as a "proper replacement for the D750." No bump in resolution, the same 51 autofocus points in OVF mode, only a modest increase in frame rate and no compatibility with a battery grip add up to the D780 being more a refresh of the D6xx line. It's a camera designed to attract D7500 shooters to full frame and it may end up being successful in that quest...but it's no upgrade for many D6xx and D750 shooters.

FuhTeng,

I uses the D5 metering sensor and programming, but the same 51 points. It's still an improvement over the old system.

"When shooting through the optical viewfinder (OVF): Nikon’s proven 51-point AF system is paired with an enhanced AF algorithm inherited from the flagship Nikon D5. 15 cross-type AF sensors maximize accuracy, and the camera uses an upgraded 180K-pixel Advanced Scene Recognition System, which analyzes the scene to ensure balanced exposures and accurate color reproduction. The AF system can reliably track rapidly moving subjects such as wildlife, yet also improves on its surreal ability to nail focus in challenging light, to -4EV in this mode."

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 02:54 UTC
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Bill Ferris: Dan, I'll have to respectfully disagree with your assessment of the D780 as a "proper replacement for the D750." No bump in resolution, the same 51 autofocus points in OVF mode, only a modest increase in frame rate and no compatibility with a battery grip add up to the D780 being more a refresh of the D6xx line. It's a camera designed to attract D7500 shooters to full frame and it may end up being successful in that quest...but it's no upgrade for many D6xx and D750 shooters.

if you have moving subjects.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 02:52 UTC
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Bill Ferris: Dan, I'll have to respectfully disagree with your assessment of the D780 as a "proper replacement for the D750." No bump in resolution, the same 51 autofocus points in OVF mode, only a modest increase in frame rate and no compatibility with a battery grip add up to the D780 being more a refresh of the D6xx line. It's a camera designed to attract D7500 shooters to full frame and it may end up being successful in that quest...but it's no upgrade for many D6xx and D750 shooters.

Uh, It's a MASSIVE improvement.

- Faster memory card speeds in both slots
- 7FPS OVF, 8 in live view, with 12 in 12 bit live view silent
- D5 AF sensor and programming
- PDAF sensor for vidoe AF
- All the video capabilities of a Z6 minus raw video support
- Eye and Face AF in live view
- Improved button layout with addition of AF-On button
- 1/8000 max shutter speed
- 1 stop ISO improvement
- Improved battery life.
- BSI CMOS sensor
- 2.1m dot Touch screen

Yeah, this will be my D750 replacement.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 02:45 UTC

I was just saying the other day that I didn't want to upgrade to a Z6 as I liked the 3D tracking AF in my D750, but I wanted to be able to take some video and have it actually work well.

It seems I have my answer. This camera strikes a perfect balance for stills and video, while still keeping things familiar.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 02:16 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
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cosinaphile: the apple device is a cellular phone , not a camera ..... it has a camera within it , as well as a computer , a video player a music player and various other sensors

it is no more a camera than a swiss army knife is a handsaw or a screwdriver
or a red rider BB gun is a compass [ you'll shoot your eye out kid ! ]

And yet it got more people taking photos than any other real camera when it was released.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2020 at 05:09 UTC
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