Joed700

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xmeda: Question is, if this is usable at F1.4. Probably needs to be stopped down to F2 to achieve acceptable sharpness even on edges anyway.

@ Jonathan Brady - in regards to your 85L II Canon...did you know that the older 85L is much sharper than the one you have? I was very surprised when I looked them up on DXO mark. Canon must have changed the optical formula on the 85L II...this is why I got the Nikon 85g instead..I do shoot both Canon and Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
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xmeda: Question is, if this is usable at F1.4. Probably needs to be stopped down to F2 to achieve acceptable sharpness even on edges anyway.

If Nikon improves on the current optical formula of the current Nikon 85mm f/1.4g, the sharpness should not be an issue. The 85mmG is sharp even at f1.4 if you nail the focus. However, without VR, the question becomes if it's practical to use such a lens at f/1.4. I had the 105mm f/2 DC, and it took some practice and technique to get sharp focus at f/2...I think most people would be better off using the 70-200mm f/2.8 with VR...you can get more keepers that way.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (316 comments in total)

What a great camera from Canon! Okay, let's move on to the Canon 5D Mark IV...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 17:31 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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EdwardBingo: It will be interesting to see the AF performance when wide open. I hear lots of complains about AF accuracy from 85 1.8/1.4 users, that has become an issue with hi-res DSLRs.

I think the AF accuracy issue is more the user's issue than the equipment. Focusing an 85mm lens at f/1.4 is not as easy as one would think. I took me some practice to finally be able to master the lens at f/1.4 with higher rate of nailing the focus. With hi res camera like the D810, it is even more of a challenge because the hi res will magnify the slightest movement.

The new 105mm f/1.4 is going to be even more challenging nailing the focus at f/1.4. I had the older 105mm f/2 DC, and again it required some practice...

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:40 UTC
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tom1234567: Have they not heard of Nikon, D5 0r D500????
Tom G

They are on a very tight budget. With the Canon, they can save $500 per camera body.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 15:19 UTC

I hope the 1DX Mrk II's will go on eBay after the games for 1/2 price...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 16:29 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (341 comments in total)
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Joed700: Lens Choice...although you can always use FF lenses on DX sensors, you can comprise IQ with some lenses. A crop sensor basically can magnify the imperfections of a lens that's designed for FF. It's always better to get dedicated lenses for DX bodies.

@ Richard & Average - Let's say that we don't have enough samples between DX lenses to compare performance against the FF counterparts. Reason, Nikon did not dedicate their R&D to make the best DX lenses since the introduction of DX format. And until recently, aftermarket independent lens markers have shown us that big companies likes Nikon/Canon do not always have the best optical formula for their brand. Fuji on the other hand, really gave it their best to develop dedicated FAST lenses for crop sensors; eg. Fuji XF 23mm f1.4; 35mm f/1.4; 56mm f/1.2...these lenses are optically superior....

I have nothing against Tokina...it's a great lens for the price...just wanted to inform users who don't quite understand the pros and cons of DX vs FF bodies. If speed and extra reach is your main thing and you care nothing about shallow DOF, DX is your cup of tea. Price wise, they are the same now with the D500 vs D750. Get both if money is no issue.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:12 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (341 comments in total)
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Joed700: Lens Choice...although you can always use FF lenses on DX sensors, you can comprise IQ with some lenses. A crop sensor basically can magnify the imperfections of a lens that's designed for FF. It's always better to get dedicated lenses for DX bodies.

Teila - Absolutely agree with you! This is the reason why I sold all my DX equipment and went FF only years ago...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (341 comments in total)
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Joed700: Lens Choice...although you can always use FF lenses on DX sensors, you can comprise IQ with some lenses. A crop sensor basically can magnify the imperfections of a lens that's designed for FF. It's always better to get dedicated lenses for DX bodies.

@ Average User - as I said, the performance various from lens to lens...if you look at the Tokina ff f/2.8 24 - 70, it scores 17 pmp on the D7100, but 20 pmp on the D750 although they are both 24 MP, not to mention that the Tokina is now a 36 - 105mm equivalent with a DOF equivalent of f/4 on a FF. The point being, you paid for full price on the FF lens, but you are not getting the 100% performance for what it was intended for....

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 03:58 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (341 comments in total)
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Joed700: Lens Choice...although you can always use FF lenses on DX sensors, you can comprise IQ with some lenses. A crop sensor basically can magnify the imperfections of a lens that's designed for FF. It's always better to get dedicated lenses for DX bodies.

As I had stated early, this various from lens to lens. If you go to DXO Mark and look at the data, it kind of prove the point somewhat. Take the newest Nikon 24 - 70mm f/2.8 VR vs the older Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5 - 5.6 G (DX). The Nikon 24 - 70mm scored 9 on sharpness while the cheaper DX 18-200mm scored 8 when both on them are mounted on the Nikon D7100. There isn't a huge gain in terms of sharpness for the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 although it causes at least 4x as much as the slower DX zoom. In fact, the cheaper DX has a much longer zoom at 300mm equivalent...Also, if you take the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 (DX), it also scores the same as the newer 24-70mm in the sharpness arena. Referring to Carl Mucks' comments, you paid a lot more but gain very little when using FF lenses on DX bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (341 comments in total)

Lens Choice...although you can always use FF lenses on DX sensors, you can comprise IQ with some lenses. A crop sensor basically can magnify the imperfections of a lens that's designed for FF. It's always better to get dedicated lenses for DX bodies.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 53rd comment | 14 replies
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (341 comments in total)
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AngularJS: Don't buy any. The 5dmk4 is around the corner.

I shoot both Nikon and Canon. I hope you are right about the 5D mrk IV. I have the 6D, but it's too slow for actions. At the same time, I don't want to pay 2 grants for the 4-year-old outdated 5D mrk III or 1Dx. The 1DX Mrk II is good, but way over my budget...

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:39 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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Mrkunty: Better than d500 in every way

@ EvilTed - thank you for clarifying the IQ issue...I meant to say that the D500 images are sharper than the D5 w/o post processing, which something you've already tested it.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 06:59 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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Mrkunty: Better than d500 in every way

The D500 has better image quality than the D5 because the D5 still has the AA filter while the D500 doesn't.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 00:49 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)

I don't understand why the Nikon D5 would receive such a high rating from DP. Looking at the spec sheet from DXO Mark, the D5 is ranked number 8 compared to other Nikon, Sony and Canon bodies in ISO noise performance, way below D4s or Canon1Dx Mrk I. In terms of DR, the D5 is even below Canon 5Ds/r and way below the Canon 80D and most of the Nikon FF bodies. FPS - Nikon never caught up the Canon 1Dx... I'm not trying to be difficult here...I do shoot both Nikon and Canon.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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steelhead3: As mentioned in many pro-Canon comments, this camera is not designed for creating art, it is a low resolution reportage camera that now has a sensor that the photographer can work with in post processing.

This video should answer your question about the 5Dsr and other comments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT14RrsDW18

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 16:40 UTC

In case you haven't noticed, the Canon 5D Mrk III's retail price has gone up a notch or two just recently. This article will sure boost the sales of the 5D III, just enough to clear the inventory before Canon releases the 5D Mrk IV or something like that... Oh, about the choice of camera...if you watch some of the documentaries on the White House, White House photographers in the past had used Nikon as well, so this guy with the 5D means nothing, just a personal preference. I shoot both Canon and Nikon, and I'm leaning toward Canon at this point with their new sensor on the 1Dx II. The Nikon D5 is really a disappointment compared to the D4s in terms of high ISO and DR!

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 01:46 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Joed700: This is a typical Nikon philosophy: for every 2 step forward, take one step backward. Some say the D500 is the D300 replacement, but where is the built-in flash? On the spec sheet, the D5 doesn't really look that impressive compared to the D4/D4s...

FYI, the D810 does have a built-in flash. No, the built-in flash would not help in the case of sports photography, but it would be nice to have one just in case you need to do fill flash in other situations.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 16:30 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

This is a typical Nikon philosophy: for every 2 step forward, take one step backward. Some say the D500 is the D300 replacement, but where is the built-in flash? On the spec sheet, the D5 doesn't really look that impressive compared to the D4/D4s...

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 00:06 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (505 comments in total)
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Peter62: Dynamic range is a joke!

Look here:

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D5,Nikon%20D750

2 EV (!) less DR compared to the D750 is nothing short of a disaster!

+EvilTed - You forgot to mention that the D750's shutter is so loud and snappy that one would think the shutter is about to shatter any second. When I shot photos of my kid and my dog with D750, both the child and the dog would blink their eyes every time the shutter snaps.... I never had such an issue with my Canon 6D although it's a much slower camera. In addition, I think Nikon should do more R&D on the lens formula so that they could make lenses at least par with Canon's.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2016 at 03:22 UTC
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