SheepStar

SheepStar

Joined on Mar 6, 2017

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APenza: No wonder I miss some spots as I never saw the Visualize Spots checkbox until after watching this video. Duh.

same. I guess I have a lot of reading to do

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2020 at 21:18 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: USD$200.00 firmware upgrade !!! Buyers of Nikon Z just got suckered. Tough luck !😢

They're not increasing the Z camera prices. This is an "after the fact" upgrade for those that want Pro Res Raw. It's like buying a car, and then once the deal is done, spending some more money and getting different wheels. No one is forced to pay the extra $200, but you can opt to if you want Raw video. A feature by the way, that isn't on any other MILC.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 15:40 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: USD$200.00 firmware upgrade !!! Buyers of Nikon Z just got suckered. Tough luck !😢

You buy a Z series camera. You then ship it to service for the upgrade. Pretty simple. Maybe you can buy it online and have it done before taking delivery from Nikon's website, but I haven't checked and really I'm not in the market for this upgrade so I not going to bother. Either way, it's enough information for the likes of you.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 22:49 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: USD$200.00 firmware upgrade !!! Buyers of Nikon Z just got suckered. Tough luck !😢

They're not rolling it out for every Z body moving forward, it's still a paid upgrade for future cameras. If you're not shooting ProRes Raw video you don't need it (which is a lot of Z shooters) so they're not adding it to the cost of every body.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 20:12 UTC
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dpfan32: 200$ for a software update?
Does Nikon has an App Store or something?

You say $200 for firmware, are corrected that it is infact hardware and firmware that needs changing, and you say "whatever".

Cop: You know why I pulled you over?
You: No, I was doing the speed limit.
Cop: You were going 40mph over in the wrong lane.
You: Whatever.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 15:51 UTC
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gring: I always read the DPR articles (since 2003 or something like that). Some don't interest me so i read quickly trhough them to keep me informed but most are very interesting. Thanks for that.

I also like to read the comments to learn what other users think about the subject of the article. But since a few months the comment sections become unreadable : many non-sense, destructive comments, brand hating, unargumented affirmations, near-Godwin limit sometimes...

It's a shame. OK, we can read the articles without the comments...but we loose the interesting ones...

"Even the 200$ price tag on the RAW update didn't get much hate, and instead, people assume and defend the licensing costs.
So where exactly is this comment section brand hating? Discussing pros, cons and shortcomings is not brand hating. If this comment section would be filled with just blind praise I would be much more worried."

The price is for the labour and parts required to allow these bodies to output Pro Res. The card slot is a non-issue as the video is output over HDMI, not internally (which is the case with most cameras, only the S1 or S1H can do internal 10 bit, and they have no 12 bit Raw option).

This is a very specific update (except for CFexpress - which is free and separate from the ProRes update). It's not worth slaughtering your keyboard over, especially if you will never use a Nikon Camera or pay for this update.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 22:00 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: USD$200.00 firmware upgrade !!! Buyers of Nikon Z just got suckered. Tough luck !😢

Raw video requires hardware and firmware, hence why it's paid.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 19:47 UTC
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entoman: What happens to the many cameras that get returned after the 30 day trial?

Are they just going to be resold as "new"?

Or are they going to be fully checked, and sold as "refurbished'?

If a camera doesn't come in a sealed box, with zero shutter count, it won't be on my shopping list.

No one thinks it's controversial. We're just saying that lots of companies use free trails, and don't then go selling the returned products as new, which you seemed to think was a real possibility. Again, this is NOTING new, most online brands have these types of programs in place, because there is no "trying" their products, and if their product will perform, it's usually never returned in the first place.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 23:25 UTC
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entoman: What happens to the many cameras that get returned after the 30 day trial?

Are they just going to be resold as "new"?

Or are they going to be fully checked, and sold as "refurbished'?

If a camera doesn't come in a sealed box, with zero shutter count, it won't be on my shopping list.

Entoman I get that you want to die on the hill for this one, but lots of manufactures do this without the program. The program just gets the user faster shipping, and no trip to a store as they buy it directly from Nikon. This is no different than buying a camera from B&H or the likes and returning it within the return period - nothing new, nothing worth... "dying on the hill for".

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 22:41 UTC
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ttran88: Sign up and try it out for 30 days don't like it return it, like it I would still return it. Return it and wait for the inevitable endless supply of refurbished cameras for sale at 30% off. Like the Z6 endless supply of refurbished at B&H.

Yeah my report button is on fire today I've clicked it so many times.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 22:37 UTC
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Jer81: If it only had IBIS and more customizable buttons and the 30 day tryout where available in the EU I would have loved to try it.

I would buy this for a reach/wildlife camera, but I'm at the point where the (still good) entry level specs won't be worth it in the long run. However, I won't fault he feature list on a camera at this price point.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 22:35 UTC
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BobT3218: I started to fall asleep. Don’t care about martinis, marvel movies nor directors. Who hangs paper streamers over a lit fireplace even though it is fake? If you’re wearing a T-shirt and feel cold, might I suggest putting on a jumper rather than lighting a fake fire.

They said it was his daughters birthday the same night, the decorations were for that. You should try listening every once in a while, you might hear how absurd you sound.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2019 at 19:53 UTC
On article Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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Mister Anders0n: These lenses are terribly ugly compared to F-mount. Nikon should've kept the gold ring. Performance wise, I'm assuming this is a little sharper in the corners. Personally, I couldn't care less and wouldn't switch from F for this. My F-glass gets the job done just fine.

@Mister Pedanticson

What doesn't really help is being pedantic. I guess if you can't take a good looking photo, the next best thing is to have a good looking camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 21:38 UTC
On article Nikon Z 24mm F1.8 S sample gallery (106 comments in total)
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Mister Anders0n: These lenses are terribly ugly compared to F-mount. Nikon should've kept the gold ring. Performance wise, I'm assuming this is a little sharper in the corners. Personally, I couldn't care less and wouldn't switch from F for this. My F-glass gets the job done just fine.

You're supposed to look through the camera, not at it.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 16:07 UTC
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Fly18: Nikon, what are you doing for goodness sake??

Yeah! I'll just stop shooting when I fill the card!

Seriously?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2019 at 22:21 UTC
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Mister Anders0n: People actually use Nikon software?

View NX-D is the editor, I didn't like it either. View NX-I is a really stripped down and fast viewer, which actually saves you time compared to doing it in lightroom.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2019 at 15:54 UTC
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Mister Anders0n: People actually use Nikon software?

But lightroom is slow. View NX-I will show me where my focus point is, and let me toggle back and forth zoomed in at a speed that lets me actually see the changes. Give it a try, what do you have to lose (it's free software)?

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2019 at 22:51 UTC
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Mister Anders0n: People actually use Nikon software?

I use View NX-I to parse down my photos before importing to Lightroom. it's really fast at switching between files when I'm deleting duplicates or comparing similar shots when choosing my keepers.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2019 at 18:21 UTC
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doctor digi: I'd like a plain camera strap in the style of those that come as standard on Canon DSLRs. They don't seem to exist. Straps are either over-complicated things with interchangeable parts or are brightly coloured patterned things.

Simple. Black (or a solid colour). Good quality that will last for years. That's all I ask for.

Peak Design Leash is for you. Comes in simple colours, can be easily transferred between cameras, and isn't huge or expensive.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2019 at 18:07 UTC
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rrc1967: I found it interesting that Sony has stopped reporting how many camera units they sell per quarter in their financials, making even more considerably difficult to track how they are doing.

but you guys missed Olympus - they had their financials as well and the picture there makes Nikon look optimistic.

I didn't say Eye AF, I said tracking AF. Not everything I shoot has an Eye, and I'd like to track planes and other objects without having to hit ok buttons on the screen each time. Again, make the tracking AF work like 3D tracking - place focus point on what you want to track, press af-on or shutter, and track tracking.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2019 at 17:36 UTC
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