WillieG

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On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I think this is rigged! I tried the D500 and every shot had bad lighting and composition. Sony does lighting and composition better

The D500 you tried had a defective component. It was attached to the handgrip.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 14:12 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: The only mystery is why it took Nikon so long to make a camera ( D500) that their user base so clearly wanted ( to replace the D300s) and had been crying out for for a very long time.

At least Nikon heard the call eventually....

I'm glad it took so long. This camera would have been a lot more watered down if it had come out 3 years ago. Now it's the best DX camera of all time by a large margin.

"At least Nikon heard the call eventually...." They didn't just decide to release this camera last year. This has been in the works for a long time. If it takes a few extra years to build a superior camera, then so be it. We don't need a new camera every couple of years with incremental increases in performance, anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:56 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1118 comments in total)
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Steve in Scotland: It is a brilliant piece of kit (as are most cameras) but I still cannot understand for the life of me why on sensor phase detect wasn't included. It's not like Nikon have no experience of this (The N range has had it for years). It seems like they are happy for Canon to walk off into the sunset as the videographer's choice of SLR. I've not got a problem with that as I am a stills person with a load of Nikon lenses but other folk with a large investment in Nikon glass wanting video capability must be feeling frustrated.

The reason Nikon is happy to let Canon "walk off into the sunset as the videographer's choice of DSLR" is that, even though you see a lot of people complaining about slow video feature evolution, the number of people who want video is still a drop in the bucket compared to stills shooters. Nikon gives their photographers what they want and most don't want video. You'll notice that the D500 is flying off the shelf in spite of modest video capabilities.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 15:26 UTC
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chipmaster: Comparisons and DP score of 89 aside, I'd say based on two days of olympic watching that Canon is slamming Nikon on camera placement with them white lens dominating everything I've seen.

"Not too bad for a camera 'Left in the Dust' by the competition eh? :-)"

Remember, these photographers didn't all rush out and buy a full camera system the week before the Olympics started. Their selection of cameras is based on a status quo as old as the dust the Canon got left in. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 15:08 UTC
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Rooru S: Guess Canon will offer Log profile and other features with the C version of the 1DX Mk.II... for a premium of course. Will Nikon do anything to get better video specs or will they wait until 2020?

Like most photographers I don't care about video so I hope they wait until 2120.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
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rrccad: No mention of the horrible banding in the d5 .. has that been resolved in newer versions of acr?

Also .. dxo which tbh I dislike their overall scores, show a subtly different dr curve for both cameras based upon differences in actual iso.

No mention of the awful oil and dust problem with the 1DX either.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1118 comments in total)
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Nick Brundle - Photography: This totally outguns the 7d mkII. Canon have a fair bit of catching up to do if they want to maintain the competion.

More like it blows the 7D2 away and that's a big deal in this class of camera. The difference in availability dates is not much over one year.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 13:37 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (493 comments in total)
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CptRoger: It should be about time to see movable LCD screen also on these tools and abandon that silly idea that pros do not need them and have always to bust their knees and backs squatting down and rolling into mud to shot throgh the viewfinder. I'd rather that that video capabilities... even if a frame/crop out of a 4K footage may be usefull from time to time not to miss the action.

Nikon listens to its customers. If there was a large outcry to get those childish flippy screens they'd be there already. There may come a time when even the Pro cameras end up sporting this useless junk but for now I'm happy that Nikon isn't putting them on everything so I don't have to pay for something I won't use. To B Marsh: Useless and unwanted(by the majority of Photographers) features like video, flippy screens, and built-in wi-fi are the reason why you and I have to pay so much for our equipment. Camera manufacturers are trying to cater to the youngsters with all this junk and serious photographers are the ones who have to pay for it.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (1989 comments in total)
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RayVagh: I don't like color from Nikon cameras. Always yellowish. I prefer Canon, more natural.

"Color science is not Nikon's forte."
Well, apparently, it's not Canons forte either because anyone who's ever read a review knows that Canons colors are too red. Default settings for any given camera should be neutral and overly red is not neutral. More people may prefer warmer colors than cooler but the warmer colors are still inaccurate.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 11:53 UTC
On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (335 comments in total)
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stevevelvia50: My original 16-85 works perfectly fine, and is sharp. Yes 2.8 would be nice, but I really don't need it.

Agreed. Hundreds of dollars more for another 2/3 stop gain and with a loss of 5mm focal length? I don't know what Nikon was thinking. My 16-85 is super-sharp. I don't want to take a chance that the 16-80's I might buy are less so.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 15:07 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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EcoPix: Nice camera, but it doesn't let Nikon off the hook for the last 5 years, does it? Even if they'd issued a D400 when they should have, it would be due for an upgrade now.
I know it's water under the bridge, but we shouldn't ignore what Nikon did to us. It could happen again.
Also, the fact that they kept this secret speaks to Nikon's same old contempt for its customers. More responsible makers give road maps, so their users can make sound purchase decisions.
And the fact that it's such a conservative design shows that they could have easily released a D400 with the basic specs years ago. It's not as if they've been sweating on a total rethink of the camera obscura for 2016, is it?
They didn't even incorporate a hot shoe for a video viewfinder, which would have challenged the mirrorless world. They could have easily put that over the left hand dial, a la Nikon F. This generation of pro Nikons would have been the time and place to do it.
(Cont.)...

Paranoia will destroy ya.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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dougster1979: The endless comments moaning and whining about the price of this camera.......You have a choice, yes a D750 is cheaper if thats the camera for you and you prefer full frame go buy it. If you like Landscape photography its probably not the best choice. Nobody is holding a loaded gun to you, and forcing you to make the purchase. Nikon is simply expanding it range...."but its too expensive for me....." "I can buy a D610 for this much....", "....why would I spend that much on a crop sensor..." If you don't want to, don't!!!

That's what I said. Try something original.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (783 comments in total)
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dougster1979: The endless comments moaning and whining about the price of this camera.......You have a choice, yes a D750 is cheaper if thats the camera for you and you prefer full frame go buy it. If you like Landscape photography its probably not the best choice. Nobody is holding a loaded gun to you, and forcing you to make the purchase. Nikon is simply expanding it range...."but its too expensive for me....." "I can buy a D610 for this much....", "....why would I spend that much on a crop sensor..." If you don't want to, don't!!!

To dougster1979

What is "endless moaning and whining" to you is expressing your opinion and letting everybody know what you want, to others. Take your own advice and if you don't like their comments - don't read them. Stop reading when you see something that bothers you.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
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Zoron: I'll be super bummed if D900 has no built-in flash

I have a bag full of flashes and I'm still "bummed" by the lack of a built-in on this camera. They say it's so the camera can have D810 class weatherproofing but I've never had the need for a better weatherproofed Nikon. The flippy screen gimmick diminishes the cameras integrity a little, too, so you're adding integrity and taking it away at the same time. Would've preferred a 30 MP camera with a built-in flash, no flippy screen, two SD slots and no wi-fi. But I already have a roomful of Nikon gear and Nikon has to cater to the kiddies and video people.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 19:44 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2017 comments in total)

"The main competitor to the D750 is Canon's EOS 6D." Actually the D610 is the 6D's competitor if you can call the 6D competition.

The D750 is a step above and in a higher price bracket.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:19 UTC as 116th comment
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Charlie boots: If there are black dots in the tripod sockets then obviously Nikon knew about this before it was noticed by customers but they kept quiet until they had to do something. They should have been upfront and issued a notice and recall as soon as this was discovered. Once again Nikon does not inspire confidence in its new products. The result will be that people will hold off buying new products until the bugs have been ironed out.

Too many mistakes made in the past few years with high end expensive cameras without Nikon quickly taking responsibility.

Another Canon Fanboy trying to spread hate.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 19:27 UTC
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Wubslin: So Nikon is failing then. No surprise really.

Nikon DSLR's are failing to fit in your pocket. But, hey, Apple still fails to matter to serious photographers.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 18:55 UTC
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jaykumarr: readers who are angry about the pricing should see the pricing of 80-400mm II Nikon AF-S. That is 20% higher. ( As per the feedback from users, that Nikon lens is extremely fast focusing and almost as sharp as prime. So I neither blame that price).

@Teila Day "Today, Nikon still sells the 200-400 f/4 lens, which, Canon (thankfully) surmised was ridiculous when full frame digital cameras became common across the professional demographic, because it's too short and offers too little latitude!"

Looks like Canon was a little shortsighted there. This is a Pro lens that sells for over $6K and it does sell, so the Pros seem to disagree with that assessment.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 13:13 UTC
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion (502 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: I would have preferred to read an opinion from someone who used and embraced crop sensor cameras, since that is the category the 7D2 is in and the marketplace where 7D2 buyers will come. The opinion should have been about the 7D2 compared to other crop cameras, not compared to the 1Dx or 5D3.

I'm also surprised she cited "a little more reach" from the 7D2 vs. FF. It's 60% more, not "a little more." That's why 90% of pros who use crop cameras use them.

Agreed. I lost all respect for her opinion when she said 10fps felt like slow motion. 10fps is not slow by any means, even when compared to a 1D-X. If she's incapable of keeping things in perspective then she's the wrong person to review this camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
On article Nikon CoolPix P7100 Review (1 comment in total)

"several commentators, including ourselves, remarked on its uncanny resemblance to the Canon Powershot G-series."

I've heard this before. All these reviewers must be very young. This camera looks like a rangefinder. It has the distinctive shape of rangefinders since the 50's. The Canon, also, looks like a rangefinder. It could be said the Canon G-Series looks like the Nikon SP from '57. There is little difference in them all.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 1st comment
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