John Koerner

John Koerner

Lives in United States San Dimas, CA, United States
Works as a Author / Investigator / Photographer
Has a website at http://naturescapes.online
Joined on Feb 13, 2016

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And still ugly ...

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 03:28 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article The EOS-1D X Mark III shoots Canon's best-ever JPEGs (270 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: "...Nikon D5 continues to reign supreme as higher ISO values approach absurdity."

Enough said. Nikon is still the best.

If I need ISO 100 (64) my D850 blows them both away ... by a country mile. No one gets these cameras for base ISO, but for action and high-ISO.

Ever shoot an 800mm f/5.6 lens in the early morning? You're not at 100 ISO ... you're between 4000 and 12,000 ISO.

That's the reality.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 23:55 UTC
On article The EOS-1D X Mark III shoots Canon's best-ever JPEGs (270 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: "...Nikon D5 continues to reign supreme as higher ISO values approach absurdity."

Enough said. Nikon is still the best.

I think the new Canon 1Dx Mk III looks to be a helluvan overall camera ... but high-ISO performance is 100% of the reason I bought the Nikon D5 ... and the reason why (I agree) Nikon is the choice I made also. No need to disparage the Canon, but Nikon delivers at the performance extremes ... the rest is just bells and whistles to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 22:40 UTC

Being in the possession of the Nikon D5, the Nikon D850, the Nikon Z7, as well as the Nikon D500 ... not to mention the finest lenses made by any manufacturer ... I have no need to "upgrade" to anything over the next 10 years ... what I have is better than 99% of photographers have the wherewithal to possess 5 years from now.

If i decide to buy anything else, it won't be because I "needed" to do so, it will be because I made the random decision to to do.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 23:12 UTC as 143rd comment | 3 replies

The good thing is, the people who actually have the wherewithal to buy this camera, as well as the skill level to know what it's for, do actually see the advantages of the D6.

It's a workhorse, low-light, powerhouse ... that will blow every other 'computer gadget' Canon and Sony try to make out of the water in these 3 critical elements:

1) Delivering the best low-light AF system made;
2) Delivering the cleanest high-ISO images; and
3) Having the most productive workflow design.

This translates to the best action camera made in challenging light (which is where all "the good stuff" happens.

Having the sense to understand this clears the air of 99.99% of DPR members, who still shoot a 60D or some base-level Sony, and don't actually comprehend what this camera is actually designed to do.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2020 at 14:12 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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Mister Anders0n: Compare this to the new Canon 1DXIII to truly see how sad this offering from Nikon is. Of course, the fanboys and "pros who need it" will not agree, but it's pretty clear that Nikon is losing the war. Nikon has not been competitive in the mirrorless market. Their one strong suit is that they make darn good DSLRs. Then along came the 1DXIII and EOS M5.......

@Auricom.
As expected, looking at your gear list, you are a panhandler without the means to own (appreciate or even fathom) what **the best possible gear** feels like to hold, handle, and implement. Hence the lack of awareness displayed from your fantasy world of owning substandard gear, while discussing top-shelf gear ...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 02:27 UTC
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Mister Anders0n: Compare this to the new Canon 1DXIII to truly see how sad this offering from Nikon is. Of course, the fanboys and "pros who need it" will not agree, but it's pretty clear that Nikon is losing the war. Nikon has not been competitive in the mirrorless market. Their one strong suit is that they make darn good DSLRs. Then along came the 1DXIII and EOS M5.......

Except the Canon doesn't AF track as good as the Nikon ... nor does it produce the same clean high-ISO images.

So at the end of the day, the Canon will miss focus more, and churn-out less-desirable images at a faster rate than before. (Same with Sony.)

When all the hype over "new features" subsides, what you're left with is the fact Nikon nails focus better than anyone ... and Nikon delivers better-quality high-ISO images than anyone (and is the only company with specialized glass for low light).

That is why pros use Nikon. It's why NASA does as well. At the end of the day, NOTHING is better than Nikon products in low light.

Pros who can afford the difference know this. Internet idiots do not.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 22:56 UTC
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GeoffNZ: Last summer I was on a trip in the Russian arctic circle which gave an opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to photograph some wonderful creatures, mainly birds. There were 40 amateur and 4 pro photographers on the trip. The gender balance (for what it is worth) was about 60% male, 40% female. The nationalities were primarily German, UK, Scandinavian, Taiwanese, Japanese, Chinese and Aussie. I think there may have been a couple of people from USA. Two thirds of the photographers had Nikon FF, one third Canon FF. There was only person using a Sony. About half the group had two FF bodies and three people had three bodies. The Nikon group had a mix of of D500, D850 and D5. One couple had D850, D500 and the Z6. They rarely used the Z6 as they didn't 'trust' it in the conditions. I'm fairly sure the Z6 was the only mirrorless camera apart from the Sony. The 4 pros all had D5s and D850s. The pros all said they would get a D6 in 2020 as soon as it was available - without hesitation.

The D6 will have 1) the best AF available, 2) the best high-ISO (low-light) image quality available, with 3) enhanced workflow.

The rest of the "bells and whistles" of the other brands are essentially meaningless, compared to these 3 basics, all housed in a tougher body to boot.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 15:35 UTC
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GeoffNZ: Last summer I was on a trip in the Russian arctic circle which gave an opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts to photograph some wonderful creatures, mainly birds. There were 40 amateur and 4 pro photographers on the trip. The gender balance (for what it is worth) was about 60% male, 40% female. The nationalities were primarily German, UK, Scandinavian, Taiwanese, Japanese, Chinese and Aussie. I think there may have been a couple of people from USA. Two thirds of the photographers had Nikon FF, one third Canon FF. There was only person using a Sony. About half the group had two FF bodies and three people had three bodies. The Nikon group had a mix of of D500, D850 and D5. One couple had D850, D500 and the Z6. They rarely used the Z6 as they didn't 'trust' it in the conditions. I'm fairly sure the Z6 was the only mirrorless camera apart from the Sony. The 4 pros all had D5s and D850s. The pros all said they would get a D6 in 2020 as soon as it was available - without hesitation.

This is my experience also. I almost never see Sony gear when I'm out in the field. When I go to places known to bird photographers, who are serious, they either use Canon or Nikon, at least 2/3rds of which are using Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 14:19 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: In answer to all the comments stating they are dissappointed with this announcement: This is just a fairly mild upgrade (apparently) to the D5. Nikon were never going to put massive resources into the development of the D6 to make it a ground breaking, highly innovative camera. Why? Because the future is mirrorless, that's why! Trust me, Nikon will be quietly working away on a mirrorless replacement for the D6 to be released in 2 or three years time. For existing D4 and D5 owners who's camera is nearing the end of it's life then this will be a great replacement and they will not be dissappointed. The D6 will not persuade any pros to switch brands to Nikon but I think it was not intended to.

I will still be using my D5 ten years from now.
I will still be using my D850 ten years from now.
I will still be using my D500 ten years from now.

All of these cameras are absolutely excellent at what they do, and newer cameras will not change the fact image quality isn't getting any better these days.

The only camera I have that I may upgrade is the Z7. But I will likely just buy strategic glass for it.

I for one am basically done buying cameras. And I am done buying lenses, except for a few upcoming possibilities in the Z mount. I have all the glass I want or need.

I personally could care less about fifty to a hundred megapixels. Absolutely useless for 99.99% of users.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 06:11 UTC
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John Koerner: If the D6 has the most accurate AF in darkness, as well as the best low light sensor, then its strength will be it will have higher probability of nailing any action shot in compromised lighting.

I will talk to you any way I want. You are the confused soul ... who (looking at your gear list) only owns 1 camera and 2 lenses I would personally purchase ... and would flush the rest of that down the ***er.

If you got rid of that baggage, you could buy two more really good long primes and an actual pro body.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 01:51 UTC
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Richmondthefish: Haha Angry Photographer ripping this camera to shreds; He says it's not a D6 because it's not an actual iteration different over the D5...basically a D5S. Similar to the D3S
https://youtu.be/fuWsUawMLWo?t=45

Anyone who quotes that fat, bug-eyed, cretin needs as much help as he does comprehend anything. The very first thing that dude should judge ... is himself ... after a serious look in the mirror. And then shaddup until he fixes 'that' first.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2020 at 01:45 UTC
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John Koerner: If the D6 has the most accurate AF in darkness, as well as the best low light sensor, then its strength will be it will have higher probability of nailing any action shot in compromised lighting.

@QuarryCat: You are delusional. The Nikkor 300/2.8, 400/2.8, 500/, 600/ are all equal or ahead of Canon/Sony. The truth is, Sony is a joke and not even worth talking about in most of these criteria (and has no answer whatsoever). Please upgrade your knowledge, or do not speak.

The only thing you got right is that the Nikkor 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8, 120-300/2.8, 300 PF, 500 PF ... not to mention 800/5.6 ALL blow away Canon (and Sony) ... where either company actually has an answer at all to most of them ... if at all.

I doubt you own any of the lenses mentioned, or the equivalents (where they exist) ... whereas I own most of them.

Please sit down. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 22:19 UTC
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Ayoh: Seems like Nikon has handed the lead in this generation of sports DSLRs to Canon. The 1dx3 has better specs across the board. AF performance differences will be the only potential feature where the D6 could be better

Also explains why Sony did little to upgrade the A9

If Canon / Sony are not as accurate in low light, and do not have the same high ISO capability, then all the rest of their specs are meaningless in this class.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 04:27 UTC

If the D6 has the most accurate AF in darkness, as well as the best low light sensor, then its strength will be it will have higher probability of nailing any action shot in compromised lighting.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 04:25 UTC as 175th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon's 70-200 F2.8 for Z-mount to ship in February (211 comments in total)
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weisman: Parfocal - damn.

But the Sony GM is trash, optically, compared to Nikon's older FL ED ... let alone this incredible new Z lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 03:50 UTC
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neverendinglight: Sony should make a modified Alpha and disable the bleeping Spatial Filtering (aka Star Eater) function. Of course a software update would be nice, too.

I'm not sure why all manufacturers don't offer modified versions like this.

Yes, they have had a contract with NASA for decades ...

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2019 at 01:31 UTC
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neverendinglight: Sony should make a modified Alpha and disable the bleeping Spatial Filtering (aka Star Eater) function. Of course a software update would be nice, too.

I'm not sure why all manufacturers don't offer modified versions like this.

WTH does this topic have to do with Sony?

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2019 at 22:43 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (2010 comments in total)
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Frank C.: Why would 'non-photographers' want to carry around this brick when they can just whip out their phone? The camera market is going to shrink back to the same size it was before this whole digital revolution began....which is not very big at all.

Frankly, Frank, USE YOUR BRAIN;

Why? Because sometimes "non-photographers" ... become photographers. (Or, at least, want to explore possibilities GREATER than what their cell phone can do.)

They're not ready to buy a D5 or D500 ... or maybe not a D7500 ... but they want to try "a real camera."

The Z50 is a real camera, in every sense of the word, and it's MPx count and feature set are plenty.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 23:44 UTC

Some of these images are incredible, but 13 and 17 aren't even wildlife shots ... and only an idiot would classify them as such. It's annoying when the judges (and, apparently, photographers) are so far removed from nature that they can't comprehend what this means.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 19:39 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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