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This doesn't seem to be a super lightweight setup to me, I have just weighed my Nikon D500 with Tamron 12-24mm lens and it comes out at 2LB 15.5oz with a peak design wrist strap, thats only 2.5oz heavier, no belt clip but its a similar weight overall. . Perhaps not a direct comparison, bigger sensor and wider field of view, slower lens, could have compared with a Tamron 17-50mm f2.8. similar field of view, again similar overall weight.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 12:54 UTC as 1st comment
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MrBrightSide: Her Majesty would be terribly displeased to see one of her subjects use the ghastly Americanism “kinda” in print.

@MyReality Have you googled Official language of the USA? there isn't one. Sorry but my post was tongue in cheek, a little fun. LOL

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 05:39 UTC

Sony have dropped the price of the A7RIi by £500 and the A7sII by£400 in the UK. (WEX)

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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MrBrightSide: Her Majesty would be terribly displeased to see one of her subjects use the ghastly Americanism “kinda” in print.

The Clyde accents is even harder to understand.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
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MrBrightSide: Her Majesty would be terribly displeased to see one of her subjects use the ghastly Americanism “kinda” in print.

English is the official language of the UK. I understamd the USA does not have a official Language! so you are borrowing ours, please take better care of it.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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Bambi24: lbs? oz? hocus pocus?

I have no idea what you imperial system infidels are saying.

I have worked in engineering all my life an the biggest change was the introduction of SI units, measuring suddenly became much easier calculating measurements angles etc suddenly simpler, at the same time much of the metric system was removed in SI units all measurements are in multiples of 1000
Ie meters millimeters microns kilometers, (centimetres decametres hectametres are obsolete but hang on like feet and inches) go into a hardware shop and all dimensions are in mm.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
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sportyaccordy: Wow, it's a real no brainer. Canon curbstomps Nikon in this space.

The Canon is more expensive than the D5300 which has a vari screen and better AF. The D3400 is at a much lower price point

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 13:38 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (67 comments in total)
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TillmanB: I had the Sony A-mount version of this lens and it's not terrible but disappointing.
Shooting anywhere near wide open is going to give you corners that are just a blurry mess. Stopped down to f8-f11 sharpened things up quite a bit from what I recall. I sold it in favor of a Samyang prime wide angle and have not regretted that decision, much sharper.

Sounds good, its unfortunate that all the older lenses are tested on 12-16mp bodies but new ones are on 24mp. I keep hearing of focus problems with tokina's, whats your experience.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
On article Video: See exactly how a mechanical DSLR shutter works (91 comments in total)
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Mister J: Blimey, it looks like an escapee from the Oxford Museum of the History of Science. And all so light can hit a chip rather than film. Does a mirrorless shutter work like this?

mirrorless have both a electronic shutter and a mechanical, and the mechanical would work similar to this.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 08:38 UTC
On article Video: See exactly how a mechanical DSLR shutter works (91 comments in total)
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skanter: I use the silent shutter on my Sony a6300 - fantastic, but I have no idea how it works.

your sony also has one of these.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (67 comments in total)
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TillmanB: I had the Sony A-mount version of this lens and it's not terrible but disappointing.
Shooting anywhere near wide open is going to give you corners that are just a blurry mess. Stopped down to f8-f11 sharpened things up quite a bit from what I recall. I sold it in favor of a Samyang prime wide angle and have not regretted that decision, much sharper.

It's a completey different lens, the old lens has 12 elements in 9 groups and the new lens has 16 elements in 11 groups. new lens has a electronic diaphram, old has a mechanical. New lens has VR, I dont think your comments do apply, I would like to see a comparison with the old lens , and also with the tokina 11-20 f2.8 as I am wanting a DX lens in this group. I would love to see a unbiased test of all the current DX wide zooms on a modern DX body.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 08:29 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD (67 comments in total)
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TillmanB: I had the Sony A-mount version of this lens and it's not terrible but disappointing.
Shooting anywhere near wide open is going to give you corners that are just a blurry mess. Stopped down to f8-f11 sharpened things up quite a bit from what I recall. I sold it in favor of a Samyang prime wide angle and have not regretted that decision, much sharper.

This lens is not available in A mount, only Nikon and Canon, it's new.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (531 comments in total)
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IdM photography: DPReview should give separate final scores for photo and for video... Some photographers won't ever shoot any video ... and some others (videographers) will buy the camera only for video...

Totally agree, I have absolutely no interest in video.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 07:07 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (478 comments in total)
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Aleks7: bigger cameras are available for everyone (Dx) and there are dozens of ways to make small camera bigger and more ergonomic, if it's required by particular user.
Please make it as small as possible.

Nikon do target both marketets, you can have large and heavy with a D5, medium sized with D500, and small and light with a D3400 plus other options, they all take the same lenses and the controls and grips are ergonomic for their size, one size does not fit all, these are not T shirts.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 11:47 UTC
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Mateus1: Looks smaller = lighter. Maybe 0,7kg?

BTW, would you like to have D850 with 50iso native or with better 12800iso?

Rear view looks very similar to D500 which is very close to D810 size

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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aftab: Illuminated controls. Little thing, but so useful. Why can't every manufacturer do it?
Nikon surely has put something in that flash area. Something like GPS, flash control, WiFi etc. Should be cool. And the camera looks pretty impressive, I should say. And I have a feeling that this camera will set a new benchmark for image quality.

Best wishes from a Canon user. :)

D500 does have illuminated controls.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
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unimo3360: okay i keep hearing hints that it has touchscreen, it it good for a serious photographic tool?

I have one on my D500 and forget it's there. You mileage may differ.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 20:21 UTC
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maico: There appears to be a port or switch above the dioptre adjuster. I wonder if it's a hybrid EV finder or a connection to an external EVF

The eyepiece shutter lever ie at the back as on D500

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
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alcaher: is the body goin to be the same as the D810?? In those Photos it looks it has similar body to the d500 wich means could it be abit smaller and Ligther.

It looks exactly the same as the D500 from the rear, obviously bigger pentaprism housing for FF. looks similar to D500 from the front rubber covers for usb etc look to be in different order, the D500 body is superb, the right size and very ergonomic.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 07:23 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (478 comments in total)
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Aleks7: bigger cameras are available for everyone (Dx) and there are dozens of ways to make small camera bigger and more ergonomic, if it's required by particular user.
Please make it as small as possible.

You can stick a lump on the bottom of a tiny camera and make it bigger but its the actual grip on the body that is too small and unergonomic, simply adding to the bottom does not move the controls to a better more ergonomic position, it's like asking someone with large hands to wear small gloves , they simply dont fit.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
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