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On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (96 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: Other than the marketing issue with the focus motor and gears. This looks like a well built class leading lens.

Well... he stated clearly that it was a marketing issue in the first place...

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 09:16 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (96 comments in total)

All the snark over the nylon gears, and yet LensRentals says:

"My snarky comments are reserved for the marketing department. The engineers did a very nice job making the focusing system in this lens work quite well. The gears I showed above are flexible nylon-like material, so they’re quiet. The focus rollers you see below are large, heavy duty, and secured into large brass inserts."

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 09:01 UTC as 5th comment
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (96 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The best Part on lensrentals blog about this specific Nikon lens is: very expensive, brand new, "SVM" Myth busted, thanks to Roger, and what is unbelievable at this price point: plastic gears into their promoted "SVM" drive...i'd never *buy* such a lens, with cheap plastic gears...it simply won't last decades....metal gears should be pretty much standard, for such a "highend" lens...but not so for Nikon....it seems...sad, but true. Well, here's Canon with their Ring USM really much better - and i am much more a Nikon Fan then Canon...believe me, but that AF-Engine is sub-standard, especially for it's price class. No offence. OTOH, great glass, of course. ;-)

LLoyd has done extensive reviews on the 105E, and does say it is an Otus-level piece of optics.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 19:37 UTC
On article Lensrentals tears down the Nikon 105mm F1.4 (96 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Looks like a toy and is made in China and they charge a whole lot of money for it, 2527 USD in my country. And what's with that focus motor and gears, it looks as if they employed a crack team of engineers from Toys R us to design this thing.

Doesn't look good for Nikon if that's what they call top of the line nowadays.

"...no wonder my D750 gives me the sh*t that it does."

Lots of brilliant photographs out there made with D750s. Lots of photographers rave about the D750. If your D750 "gives you sh*t", maybe you should look in the mirror.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article The whole nine yards: Canon 35mm F1.4L II USM review (240 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Looking at the charts and comparisons.... I'm not seeing a difference that merits the cost/weight/size hike over the original or the Sigma. But if you want the absolute best there is no substitute I guess.

It's the law of diminishing returns. It seems the build quality is unparalleled, and that has to be worth something.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 07:08 UTC
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Leonp: Didn't dpreview write in their own full review: "Not so good for ...people who frequently want to take manual control over their photography."?
(About the overly extensive menu system and the not-touchsceen)

They sort of addressed this in the article:
"Sony's told us that plenty of folks buying their RX100 cameras are actually mid-to-high end DSLR owners. And while there's an argument that that demographic may want maximum control all the time, there's also something to be said for leaving the big camera at home and just focusing on a moment in front of you as it unfolds instead of prepping settings and always watching, and always re-prepping, and repeat."

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 17:04 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1224 comments in total)
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Reactive: Ultra quick summary: A very nice Olympus camera for those buyers that can afford it, and who also have an overriding interest in sport / high-speed photography. However in the vast majority of cases it will be ignored in favour of better value Canon / Nikon / Sony / Fuji / Panasonic offerings.

Why are you equating portability with value? The D500 and 7DII meet or beat this in everything but portability, and if that isn't a concern for the shooter, then they are a far better value.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (220 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: can this be considered a compact camera with D500's performance ?

RAW: Ok. Still, I would guess there are probably inherent engineering differences in AF sampling abilities from dedicated AF sensors that would hinder performance vs. PDAF points on imaging sensors.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 22:35 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (220 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: can this be considered a compact camera with D500's performance ?

I'm not sure a Nikon APS-C mirrorless would be any better, as it would probably use a Sony sensor, and would therefore sample that sensor's AF points at a similar rate. I think there are some inherent advantages to a dedicated AF module that don't translate to mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (122 comments in total)
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webber15: Who cares about the middle,,if it was my lens it would be at the long 80% of the time and wide the rest!!

I'm always irritated by zooms that "loose it" at the long end...

According to the test results, this lens is improved throughout the range from 70-200, but especially so in the middle. So... what exactly is your complaint?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
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Veselin Gramatikov: 5d4 far better camera than d750 and best DSLR package up to date. Second d810 and d750 close and better for action.
a7r2 great sensor, great video, great specs but not as great on the field. Still big mirrorless problem. If you shoot with telephoto stills sony is not even in your list.

RAW: of course, if you have the lenses, it's probably cheaper to do a body upgrade vs. a changeover. The advantages offered would have to be compelling to a particular photographer's situation. But if one were just starting out and wanted a great all-rounder, the D750 is impossible to beat in the bang for the buck department.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 10:30 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Wow, for colour,that’s a big improvement over other Sigma Art lenses.

Nice to see Sigma flirting with good Leica and Zeiss lens territory.

It would be helpful to have some higher ISO samples, but #5&(&*##4%%**^!.

Whether it can focus in dim light?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 07:56 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (332 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: One of the main reason I am switching to Canon myself from Nikon: "19 (all cross-type)" Plus the lenses tend to be cheaper as well as the bodies.

Sure. But for me, the lack of spot metering under any AF point moved me towards Nikon. Everybody has their needs and preferences, and it's great that there are so many quality cameras and lenses out there to choose from. A pro from 15 years ago could only dream about the capabilities of the cheapest DSLRs of today.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 23:22 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (301 comments in total)

Nikon really needs to bring a twin-dial interface (top LCD not needed) to this small form factor. Adding the AF control button/lever as on the D7xxx on up would go a long way to making this camera a lot more compelling.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 19:18 UTC as 24th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (386 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: nikon is run by fools .... had they produced an x100 type compact with a first rate build and a corner evf and some compacts with nice specs and bigger sensors ... they would at least be turning a profit of some camera lines

instead we get go pro clones..... theta clones ... and yet another long zoom bridge

where are these cameras ..... ??? nikon is clueless and run by people who are soulless non photographers

Nikon *is* producing a profit from its camera lines. In fact, its cameras and lenses produce nearly all of the profits for the entire company.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 05:55 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (762 comments in total)

A Ricoh 35 mm point and shoot I got for Xmas. Fixed lens, 28 mm I think. I remember being told it had a backlight/+2 setting for when I was shooting against a window or the sky. I remember being very impressed by that.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 00:11 UTC as 295th comment
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)

A lot of negativity here, talking about all the bad reviews out there... and yet..
The Camera Store guys seem to really like it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEEY3hiXV5Q

Hmm... whom to believe...

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 08:43 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)
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rfsIII: "Color is subjective...." I'm very disappointed in all of you especially since your own countryman, Sir Isaac Newton, made the single most important discovery in color science.
There is absolutely nothing subjective about color. Emotional response to color may vary from culture to culture and from individual to individual, but that's an entirely different topic.
What you may be alluding to is the fact that men have a high rate of physiological deficit relating to color discrimination (not diagnosable as true color blindness, but a lack of ability to see the difference between adjacent colors).
I would suggest you rephrase the sentence either to describe the first-hand experience of the individual author with regard to color, or to reflect current scientific understanding.

I would love it if camera makers would have an 'accurate' jpeg setting where the images produced are as accurate as possible with respect to colour.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 04:32 UTC
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noflashplease: I don't see Nikon gaining any professional marketshare from Canon with this lens? If anything, this announcement underlines Nikon's recent losing streak. At the bottom end they're decontenting products (D3400, AF-P lenses) and at the high end they're increasing uncompetitive in terms of pricing and idiosyncratic in terms of the products themselves.

Quit feeding the troll, RAW.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
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noflashplease: I don't see Nikon gaining any professional marketshare from Canon with this lens? If anything, this announcement underlines Nikon's recent losing streak. At the bottom end they're decontenting products (D3400, AF-P lenses) and at the high end they're increasing uncompetitive in terms of pricing and idiosyncratic in terms of the products themselves.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/12/24/nikon-d750-flare-problems-heres-why-and-what-to-do-about-them-its-not-lens

Canon 6D, 1D X, 5D MkIII all show same kind of banding as the D750. I've yet to see any response of any kind from Canon regarding this.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
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