Ken Aisin

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On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)
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Wally Brooks: This goes to decisions by Nikon Management. This looks like lets get more money for less functionality by branding, marketing and trying to fool the public!

I give them the video and processing. The rest is largely a remade D5XXX. I get iteration. The branding to get money for less functionality--- less battery???? really????--- is a management decision.

Nikon management is less than stellar. A class managers hire A players and B & C managers hire C players because that is how to look good. Nikon management = C players making D level decisions.

Its telling in a year when we got lots of great products from Nikon; the 2-500 zoom, D5, D500 etc. that we also get mediocre management decisions.

The camera is good for what it is BUT not at $1200 which is the same price as a D 7200 - which I own - and is a better camera.

8) Battery grip: I disagree strongly about no one buying battery grip. With the battery grip, I find the camera much more stable when shooting hand-held vertically. I bought grips for all the DSLRs that I've ever owned except for the D70s. Give me a camera that has a square sensor, then I won't get a grip ;)

9) Second card slot: I learned my lesson when I broke an SD card with pictures in it. Better be safe than sorry with dual slots.

10) Screen resolution: D7500 got a lower resolution screen. Another cost cutting move by Nikon.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)
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Wally Brooks: This goes to decisions by Nikon Management. This looks like lets get more money for less functionality by branding, marketing and trying to fool the public!

I give them the video and processing. The rest is largely a remade D5XXX. I get iteration. The branding to get money for less functionality--- less battery???? really????--- is a management decision.

Nikon management is less than stellar. A class managers hire A players and B & C managers hire C players because that is how to look good. Nikon management = C players making D level decisions.

Its telling in a year when we got lots of great products from Nikon; the 2-500 zoom, D5, D500 etc. that we also get mediocre management decisions.

The camera is good for what it is BUT not at $1200 which is the same price as a D 7200 - which I own - and is a better camera.

5) Touch screen: Very useful when compared to physical buttons? Again, arguable.

6) Battery Life: Same? Let's wait for actual usages and reviews before we come to this conclusion.

7) Price: Virtually the same? There's a $250 price difference.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)
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Wally Brooks: This goes to decisions by Nikon Management. This looks like lets get more money for less functionality by branding, marketing and trying to fool the public!

I give them the video and processing. The rest is largely a remade D5XXX. I get iteration. The branding to get money for less functionality--- less battery???? really????--- is a management decision.

Nikon management is less than stellar. A class managers hire A players and B & C managers hire C players because that is how to look good. Nikon management = C players making D level decisions.

Its telling in a year when we got lots of great products from Nikon; the 2-500 zoom, D5, D500 etc. that we also get mediocre management decisions.

The camera is good for what it is BUT not at $1200 which is the same price as a D 7200 - which I own - and is a better camera.

3) Weight: True, everyone complains about weight. But 640g vs 675g is hardly a major weight reduction. I wonder if this is even noticeable.

4) Tilting screen: There are better cameras out there on the market for videographers. I doubt any videographer would pick up a D7500 for video. This, in my opinion, nullifies the usefulness of the tilting screen for video. For stills, Nikon's live view AF performance has always been poor. Again, nullifies the usefulness of the tilting screen for stills. I personally almost never use live view. The poor AF is an absolute pain. It's also very battery draining. Besides, tilting screen or articulating screen are more prone to failure when compared to fixed screen. Calling this an improvement is arguable.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)
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Wally Brooks: This goes to decisions by Nikon Management. This looks like lets get more money for less functionality by branding, marketing and trying to fool the public!

I give them the video and processing. The rest is largely a remade D5XXX. I get iteration. The branding to get money for less functionality--- less battery???? really????--- is a management decision.

Nikon management is less than stellar. A class managers hire A players and B & C managers hire C players because that is how to look good. Nikon management = C players making D level decisions.

Its telling in a year when we got lots of great products from Nikon; the 2-500 zoom, D5, D500 etc. that we also get mediocre management decisions.

The camera is good for what it is BUT not at $1200 which is the same price as a D 7200 - which I own - and is a better camera.

@Old Cameras. You have pretty much listed all the improvements of the D7500 over the D7200 in your post. But there are a few things that I would like to point out.

1) Sensor: There are some pluses with the new sensor, but also some minuses. Calling it a better sensor is arguable.

2) AF: There are only two upgrades. The180000 pixel RGB sensor, and the group AF option. The 180000 pixel RGB sensor should help with subject recognition and tracking. But by how much? No one knows until we see the reviews. Besides, the D7500 still uses the same old Multi-CAM 3500II AF sensor module in the D7200.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 01:52 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Who the hell needs a battery grip?

Well, I know I do. Because none of my cameras came with a square sensor. Lol.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 02:47 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Easy! The D7500 is unbuyable. I think most will either stay with the D7200 or get the D500.

I hope the reviews of the D7500 would proof me wrong. But spec-wise, it is really unbuyable for $1249 USD.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:26 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)
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Maoby: Don’t forget that the Nikon D500 is a ENJOYMENT to use! :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maoby/sets/72157627624479529

I totally agree. D500 is an enjoyment to use. I shot an event with my friend's D500 and Sigma 50-100/1.8 combo. Totally fell in love with them.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:20 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (396 comments in total)

If I were to spend my own money on a new DX body, and had to pick between a D500 and a D7500, I would definitely spend more on the D500 for the best ever phase detect AF system that I've ever tried.

The D7500 is not worth $1249 USD in my opinion. Higher price but seems to have even fewer features than the good old D7200 :(

May I suggest a more interesting article title? "New vs Old, Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D7200: Which is better for you?"

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:15 UTC as 107th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

The D70s was my first digital SLR, and I loved it to bits. Loved the x-sync speed at 1/500 sec and the max shutter speed at 1/8000 sec. Overall, a very fabulous camera for the price at the time.

If I really had to nit pick, I didn't like the base ISO at 200 and the not so wide dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 18:34 UTC as 63rd comment
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Light Pilgrim: I would inmediately purchase 135 mm but I will not do it because of AF reliabity and consistency. Sigma is a fantastic company and what they do it amazing, but my experience showed me that nothing I can rely 100% other than my Canon lenses. So I will just wait for Canon new versions of 85 and 135.
14 mm is anotger story. You do not need AF there, so this is cool. But 12 mm would be nicer:-)

I'm a Nikon shooter, and the new Sigma Art lenses are very reliable and consistent when it comes to AF. I spoke with a Sigma technician, and he said they generally have quite a lot more AF issues with Canon than with Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
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pkcpga: Interesting to see how the 24-70 turns out since it's decently smaller than the Nikon and would be a nice travel alternative.

It seems to be much shorter than the Nikon 24-70/2.8 VR.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:18 UTC

Can't wait to see reviews of the 24-70/2.8 OS Art. 82mm filter thread is a real bummer though as all my filters are 77mm. But if reviews are good and the price is reasonable, I will buy it with a few 82mm ND filters and a 82mm circular polariser.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 05:16 UTC as 105th comment

I have been using Lightroom since version 1.0 to 6.8 now. Thinking that Adobe probably won't release a standalone 7.0, I have tried several alternatives. Unlike Capture One, I find RawTherapee really easy to use. I pretty much got the hang of it within minutes. And unlike DXO, it is not sluggish at all. I find it very snappy on my PC. So far, I don't know what's not to like. Best of all, it's free of charge!! Really want to thank the developers.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 02:47 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (191 comments in total)

Sad news....

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 04:44 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Eric Peltzer: Great alternative to the Surface Studio, which has fairly anemic specs and no upgrade possibility. What if you have a real workstation with beefy graphics card and a 4K monitor or two you want to leave upright? Also the SS as elegant as it is, is quite expensive and the graphics card is weak. You could have said graphics workstation with multiple monitors and add the Canvas 27 for nearly the same price as just the SS, and have a much beefier setup. Also, if Wacom styli work on this then it must be actual Wacom tech? I have heard that the SS stylus is not as good as a Wacom. Finally, this might encourage SS and Cintiq prices to come down a bit. Yes it's expensive but for a target market of graphic artist it makes sense.
I do think SS v2 could be much improved. MS should use Wacom or something exactly as good. And upgradable specs or at least an Nvidia 1060. It's a lot of money for mobile grade silicon.

I totally agree. The Surfaces' specs are pretty anemic except for the one with i7, 32GB ram, and GTX 980M. It makes more sense to build your own desktop and add a Canvas 27 plus vertical displays behind it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:51 UTC
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Ken Aisin: Impressive!! $1799 sounds reasonable too.

I've always wanted a Cintiq 27, but the Cintiq 27's MSRP is $2799 I believe. If the Dell Canvas 27 is as good as the Cintiq based on reviews, $1799 MSRP sounds reasonable for me.

By the way, there're differences in quality when it comes to IPS panels. There are reasons why people are paying more than $2K for an Eizo monitor. For the price, I would expect the viewing quality of the Canvas 27 to be better than a $173 monitor. We'll find out when the reviews come out. And I will make my purchase based on the reviews.

Also, so much editing time will be saved with the knob and the stylus. See this video demo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94XQPXftMYw). So, calling this a monitor with a glass touch screen worth $350 is a bit absurd.

Just my $0.02. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:41 UTC
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String: Looks great, especially for digital artists; I'm sure Intuos must be getting worried though.

The Cintiq 27 is just too expensive for what it is. Thanks Dell for the competition. By the way, I build my own desktop. The Canvas 27 suits me more than the Surface Studio too. If the Canvas 27's reviews are good, it will be on my shopping list.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:18 UTC

Impressive!! $1799 sounds reasonable too.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:06 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies

Would love to see how they perform on the Sony A7R II.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 04:21 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
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alcaher: Can you AF using the sigma with the TC 1.4 and shooting at 600mm? At 600mm the sigma is f6.3 so with a TC it goes beyond F8 (around f8.9) just wondering

I'm wondering too. Maybe it would hunt more?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 23:06 UTC
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