cosmicnode

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primeshooter: Can people please stop referring to mirrorless cameras as MILF. It's just...not right.

I think a lot of people need to google the definition of MILF.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 06:06 UTC
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primeshooter: Can people please stop referring to mirrorless cameras as MILF. It's just...not right.

I prefer EVIL.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 22:41 UTC
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badi: "If you're using this $12,000+ lens on an APS-C body"

For what i know, unlike Canon, Nikon has this "APSC" mode on their FF bodies, right? On D850, that mode is also about 20MPx resolution as well...

@NexLupus dont forget the 200-400 AIS produced in 1983

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 07:36 UTC
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Relaxed: Meh.
I'll stick with my RX10.

@anticipation_of Your camera is fitted with a 8.8-220mm lens with a crop factor sensor of 2.7X . look at the inscription on the front of your lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 07:28 UTC
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SarahTerra: It's moves like this that will be end of Nikon.

Price too high, lens too heavy, for 12k i don't even get F2.8?

Would have much rather seen a 400mm F4 PF ultralight

@SarahTerra the previous versions of this lens sold around 25,000 unit's. not a bad little earner for Nikon, take a average price if around $5000. Do the math, you can check out the numbers produced here. http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html#SuperZoom

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 07:20 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1079 comments in total)
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australopithecus: Size wins the day. Sony for me.

Size wins the day. Nikon for me

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 07:03 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1226 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: The extra 1% higher than the D850 score goes to the spectacular EVF ...
Too bad DSLR fanatic can't taste the joy of having EVF 😂😂

correction plus smaller and more uncomfortable form factor!!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 06:38 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1226 comments in total)
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davids8560: This is a good-looking camera. Even the most very devoted DSLR folks will be unable to ignore the A7R III, even if it's just to read the review and learn about it. That small act alone plants an idea. I went from a Canon DSLR to a Sony NEX7. I had enough trouble with that camera, and some other Sony products. Enough so that I went back to a DSLR. Things have moved on from those NEX days. Can't ignore this camera, and I can't ignore all the rave reviews. But a good deal of apprehension remains. There is jam and there is marmalade. And the question of butter. Which brand is the toast?

Strangely hand sizing is variable for the same person I have medium sized hands when measured around the palm of my hand , but XXlarge when measured from the heel of my hand to the tip of my fingers, and most people are variable too although there is a multitude of variations, unfortunately one size does not fit all. I have used smaller mirrorless for around a year and upon returning to my Nikons I realised just what a difference in comfort there is my old hands do not like gripping smaller bodies. They could of course make them smaller, but we have always had options for smaller cameras right throughout the slr film days rangefinders were available which were a lot smaller the choice was there but now mirrorless users want everyone to adapt their sized choice, but who would buy something they find uncomfortable, not me for sure.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1226 comments in total)
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davids8560: This is a good-looking camera. Even the most very devoted DSLR folks will be unable to ignore the A7R III, even if it's just to read the review and learn about it. That small act alone plants an idea. I went from a Canon DSLR to a Sony NEX7. I had enough trouble with that camera, and some other Sony products. Enough so that I went back to a DSLR. Things have moved on from those NEX days. Can't ignore this camera, and I can't ignore all the rave reviews. But a good deal of apprehension remains. There is jam and there is marmalade. And the question of butter. Which brand is the toast?

I have always read reviews of mirrorless but when I hold them in a camera shop the small size instantly puts me off, they are so uncomfortable for me to hold, that I never even bother to look through the viewfinder. I have experience with several small slr bodies such as the Om2n and found it painful to hold in my fingertips for a extended time, but much better with the power drive which had a grip with the release controlls. For me the D500 is the most comfortable camera body I have ever held, fits like a glove (think about it), provided I keep my nails trimmed, hum could be just a tad bigger in the grip circumference, Its not always about tiny incremental increases in image quality, all current bodies are superb photographic tools, I don't object to lighter but not smaller.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
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cosmicnode: What is this new material "Magnesium allow" LOL

sarcasm

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
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mike earussi: I think Sigma has forgotten how to make small lenses. ;)
Probably very good image quality, though.

In some ways this lens is wasted on mirrorless users, reading here most complain about the size and weight. If this was in Nikon or Canon mount there would be a gread deal of praise and anticipation of it's release, A lot of crop DSLR users want lenses just like this, for us its not that big or heavy, it's obvious that its mirrorless only otherwise it would have also been released in DSLR mounts where it would have sold like hot cakes.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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mike earussi: I think Sigma has forgotten how to make small lenses. ;)
Probably very good image quality, though.

If that were true they would be available for Nikon and Canon mount,

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 07:33 UTC

What is this new material "Magnesium allow" LOL

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:15 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with new Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (79 comments in total)
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Tim Love: Please let it focus better than the Sigma 100-400mm. I loved the size and range of the Sigma but it's slow focus for BIF and no tripod collar was depressing so It had to go. I will give the Tamron a go and hope for better results.

I notice this lens has a useful Arca Swiss tripod collar.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (79 comments in total)
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webber15: My Fuji xf100-400 only a few hundred grams heavier (no biggie) & barely any larger...
Also optically stellar and faster...

@webber15 you need to put those photo's in your gallery so the can be easily seen.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:08 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: I know the scoring here is relative to a camera's category type (APS-C, FF, enthusiast, semi-pro, pro etc...) and price range, but I was expecting the D850s score to surpass that of the D500 (91%) and certainly the D810 which it replaces and which was also 89%, as its certainly a major improvement over the latter.

@kreislauf that is probably a sensible way to rate new better cameras, simply drop the % and leave the number as a stand alone score. as the score increases over time it will reflect the improvements in performance.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2101 comments in total)
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John Koerner: Best DSLR on the market ... best possible image quality ... better than the Sony A7rII ... better AF & speed too ... but only gets an 89 compared to the Sony's 90?

Lame, illogical scoring ... an utter waste of time. DPR can't even get their sequences straight (conclusion is 6th instead of last).

Give the best camera around today a score of 100, then add or subtract points given to new cameras, a new lesser camera may get currently 89 and the next top one may get 105 points. In a few years we could reach 150 points or more, forget about percentage results they are only relevant for a short time for comparison.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 07:44 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 comments in total)
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pro photo 2011: I just don't know why Nikon and Canon keep producing DSLRs when that mirror is no longer necessary. And because of the mirror mechanism, DSLRs are unnecessarily bulky and heavy. Just looking at CIPA sales numbers (http://www.cipa.jp/index_e.html) and you can see that the reflex camera is a shrinking category. I still have my Nikon D40, but it has been in permanent storage for quite some time.

I wish DPR would take the lead and refer a mirrorless camera as a non-reflex camera, or more elaborately, a DSLNR (Digital Single Lens Non-Reflex) camera instead.

And in a few more years when DSLRs are finally gone, then all will be referred as simply a "digital camera", period.

Call them what they really are, EVIL, electronic viewfinder interchangeable lens. or simply "mirror deprived" LOL

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 comments in total)
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Managarm: Hi, dpreview-crew – I have a question:

Why does the name of every picture-file of the wedding start with "DSC". The EXIFs all say "D850", but default file naming doesn't match and is typical for cameras of another brand ...

Could you help me out with this question? Thanks.

I believe it stands for Digital Still Camera, it's on every Nikon image I have taken from any body

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
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barrym1966: a very sad day indeed

I have purchased from both stores (but mostly WEX)

Now there is very little choice in the market of where to buy from and no real competition except for Amazon

@JT26 that depends on where you live we had 3 phorography shops that all closed due the crash within a year, and now years later nothing but pcworld/currys

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 08:53 UTC
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