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On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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iainlea: They announce a new camera but without pricing! no way to budget for it so will wait for another companies product that can at least get the marketing right...

Call out to Nikon - fire and rebuild your QA and Marketing departments.

Ohh and please include the design and engineer team as well :0). I recommend only keeping the lady in charge of the food truck, I wont blame her for Nikons total lack of innovation. Nikon are trying to become the new Kodak, in that they seem terrific.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 19:10 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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jagge: I can for the life of me dont understand why Nikon still exists ?? I did start out with a Nikon D50, still have it great camera back then. I since moved to M43. Its not ideal i do miss ceartain aspects of APS\C But I would ceartainly never ever go back to Nikon, Sony would be the way or maybe even Fuji. WHy ?? Because they innovate. Look at the new XT from Fuji, fantastic inspiring tool. Same tor the 6xxx line of Sony, constant evolution. But Nikon consumer segment.... its a joke. One model can hardly be recognized from the other. This is still basically the D50 housing. They basically change sensors that's it. Yeah I know I put it a bit on the spot, but look at the competition and its so obvious how absolutely still Nikon is standing. I cant for the life of me understand how they can still sell those, kudos to the marketing department. Some years ago I would advice buying Nikon. When i help friends and family now its Sony, Olympus or Panasonic for sure. For a enthusiast Fuji for sure... Nikon is somewhat a joke.

Well you should get updated. First your argument makes zero sense. You talk about "professionals... you realize this is a Nikon D5xxx we are talking about right ?? Nothing professional about it. Now you are not updated on lenses either Panasonic / Olympus surely can match the Nikon lense world, many of their optics are at least on par some surely surpassing their Nikon equivalents. You are not updated. Now stating something about EVF from the beginning of EVF seems a bit defensive as well. I have used 5D, and several Nikon APSC, i prefer BY FAR the viewfinder of my Oly EM5 mark II. Very very soon they will be better than optical ones in every aspect. Lag, forget it, get updated. Versatile... come on man you are soo not updated, my EM5 mark II offers everything a Nikon will do, educate yourself. But your post surely gives an answer to the question about why Nikon still exists, lucky for them you are not the only photographer who is not updated on the current state of technology.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 19:07 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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jagge: I can for the life of me dont understand why Nikon still exists ?? I did start out with a Nikon D50, still have it great camera back then. I since moved to M43. Its not ideal i do miss ceartain aspects of APS\C But I would ceartainly never ever go back to Nikon, Sony would be the way or maybe even Fuji. WHy ?? Because they innovate. Look at the new XT from Fuji, fantastic inspiring tool. Same tor the 6xxx line of Sony, constant evolution. But Nikon consumer segment.... its a joke. One model can hardly be recognized from the other. This is still basically the D50 housing. They basically change sensors that's it. Yeah I know I put it a bit on the spot, but look at the competition and its so obvious how absolutely still Nikon is standing. I cant for the life of me understand how they can still sell those, kudos to the marketing department. Some years ago I would advice buying Nikon. When i help friends and family now its Sony, Olympus or Panasonic for sure. For a enthusiast Fuji for sure... Nikon is somewhat a joke.

ohhh and I did not even know about the Pentax K-70... Value for money that surely seems to be the K-70 over the D5600. Just look at the comparisson at the review it seems to be a step above and at lower price. Pentax gives you 95 % magnification a big deal, 2 control wheels, WEATHERPROOFING actually that is a bomb at that price range. The D5600 offers.. well precisely the same as that series of cams for the last 8 years plus a new sensor.. To me that is very uninspiring.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 08:26 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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photofan1986: This is solo exciting!

I can not find the ''edit function'' typing via smartphone ??

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 07:51 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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jagge: I can for the life of me dont understand why Nikon still exists ?? I did start out with a Nikon D50, still have it great camera back then. I since moved to M43. Its not ideal i do miss ceartain aspects of APS\C But I would ceartainly never ever go back to Nikon, Sony would be the way or maybe even Fuji. WHy ?? Because they innovate. Look at the new XT from Fuji, fantastic inspiring tool. Same tor the 6xxx line of Sony, constant evolution. But Nikon consumer segment.... its a joke. One model can hardly be recognized from the other. This is still basically the D50 housing. They basically change sensors that's it. Yeah I know I put it a bit on the spot, but look at the competition and its so obvious how absolutely still Nikon is standing. I cant for the life of me understand how they can still sell those, kudos to the marketing department. Some years ago I would advice buying Nikon. When i help friends and family now its Sony, Olympus or Panasonic for sure. For a enthusiast Fuji for sure... Nikon is somewhat a joke.

Hey Guys. I get your points but I cant say I agree fully. Now reliability for sure is important i get that. BUT it is not true to assume innovation is the opposite of innovation, kind af a false premise. Then there is the value for money issue.. is that really so. Panasonic and M43 offers incredible value for money and much more innovation for sure. I know some of those are dirt cheap and I do realize that they use great sensors no doubt, still they are so uninspiring and they do hold the photographer back on many accounts.

Anyhow I think Nikon just lives off peoples habits, and a old trusted brand name. One of these days the modern world will catch up to them i think, and they they will drop like a rock. One example. They have now put forward a couple of interesting compact shooters in the DL line. They could have been great for video BUT no mic input. They had a golden opportunity to do something competitive that panasonic and sony would NOT do since they would compete with their own higher end products. Nikon are horrible at video so they would compete with nothing except competitors but they just dont get it. I would advice that as a new slogan for Nikon.'' We just dont get it ''.

Anyhow one thing I think Nikon still is king at that is Flash photography. That reliability is what I truly miss at Nikon. The rest, nahhhhh.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 07:48 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)

I can for the life of me dont understand why Nikon still exists ?? I did start out with a Nikon D50, still have it great camera back then. I since moved to M43. Its not ideal i do miss ceartain aspects of APS\C But I would ceartainly never ever go back to Nikon, Sony would be the way or maybe even Fuji. WHy ?? Because they innovate. Look at the new XT from Fuji, fantastic inspiring tool. Same tor the 6xxx line of Sony, constant evolution. But Nikon consumer segment.... its a joke. One model can hardly be recognized from the other. This is still basically the D50 housing. They basically change sensors that's it. Yeah I know I put it a bit on the spot, but look at the competition and its so obvious how absolutely still Nikon is standing. I cant for the life of me understand how they can still sell those, kudos to the marketing department. Some years ago I would advice buying Nikon. When i help friends and family now its Sony, Olympus or Panasonic for sure. For a enthusiast Fuji for sure... Nikon is somewhat a joke.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 07:05 UTC as 79th comment | 13 replies

hmm am I the only one who does not feel that this says much about the lense ?

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:10 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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JSmitty: watching this makes me realize, more than ever, that Image Quality and equipment mean practically nothing.

pictures are about emotion and memory.

Your posts seem to contradict themselves quite a lot. You read all his books, and back the statement that he was highly perfectionistic regarding gear, but still claims it has no relevance....

The logic is a bit lost

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 06:29 UTC
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barrym1966: APsc camera's are for non professionals and non professionals don't want to manual focus. Samyang fail

Your statement makes me smile. No one want to manually focus, the idea that manual focus is a hallmark of professionals is a bit of a joke

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 22:37 UTC
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Richard Franiec: For not much more $$ the Canon 100-400MkII on 7DMkII looks like a steal at respective focal lengths (in the APS-C format) if one is concerned with image quality based on this gallery. Most likely the Canon lens would do better with 2X extender on FF in exact FL equivalence.

Not sure if the M4/3 efforts trying to compete with larger formats for reach is the best way to spend money, smaller primes and zooms, sure, but this?.
Even with relatively compact size, I have difficult time trying to imagine this lens on GM1/GM5 as far as shooting experience is concerned.

This lens seems like a competition with better mega-zoom compacts and cameras like Nikon1 than with APS-C or FF formats.

Right so you really honestly think that gm1 users are the target with this one?? Try and think it through

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)

Just as a reminder here is Dpreview concluding remarks on the mirrorless Samsung NX1:

Not only does the NX1 feature the largest BSI sensor we've ever seen, but it also offers the highest pixel count of any APS-C body. The combination results in excellent image quality and - just as important - the NX1 also incorporates one of the most extensive and effective on-sensor phase detection systems we've seen. All this, along with the magnesium alloy body and top-plate LCD info display, means that the NX1 can compete with the best APS-C models on the market.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 08:21 UTC as 77th comment | 5 replies
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Nature and sports photographers can look through the viewfinder of a DSLR for many many hours and consume very little battery life.

If you use your chandelier to warm up the soup for dinner, you will have an astronomical electricity BILL.

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It's a joke just get 3 Cheap spare batteries problem solved

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: Interesting, but incredibly user specific. No need for high FPS or PDAF?! I would happily let go of 70% of things on his list if I could have a D750 level of PDAF in a mirrorless camera.

It's just based on personal preference and for that reason pretty much irrelevant

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 08:10 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)
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T3: I think the battery life issue can be easily mitigated by simply offering batteries with the same size and capacity as DSLR batteries! Mirrorless batteries should be at least the same size as DSLR batteries, but instead they are smaller than DSLR batteries, which makes very little sense. Sure, even with same-sized batteries, mirrorless cameras will still consume more power and therefore won't last as long as DSLRs. But I think battery life will be extended long enough to make it far less of an issue than it currently is. Larger batteries would also allow mirrorless cameras to have bigger grips, which I think a lot of mirrorless camera users wouldn't mind. A larger grip would still maintain the compact size of mirrorless bodies, because they still wouldn't extend beyond the length of the shortest mirrorless lenses. And even with larger batteries, mirrorless bodies would still be lighter than comparable DSLRs thanks to their slimmer, less voluminous bodies.

Battery "issue" is a joke. It's a non existing problem. Get 2 spares, problem solved. It's just not a serious problem.

In the film days photographers had to take a break for every 36 pictures. Making batteries a issue is a joke

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 08:09 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (743 comments in total)

Sour grapes that is what it is. Ming did a lot of raving reviews on mirror less before he saw the light.

Sure mirror less are compromises like everything else. The ridiculous thing here is that a equal list of shortcomings can be made on dslr. It's a strangely lopsided critique

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 00:24 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
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jagge: It seems its not very sharp at 0,95 -> 2.8 which makes this sense completely irrelevant for anything, especially with the lack of AF and especially at this price.

Ohhh the amount of f 5.0 pictures from this baby in the review strongly puzzles me. A lens like this is bought for the 0.95 what it can do above f 3.5 is totally irrelevant.

Best wishes

Jakob

well touche, you have a point there :0). It still leaves a gaping hole in the M43 lineup though and thats a darn shame. The platform needs faster than f 2.0 wideangle with working af bad in my view.

Best wishes

Jakob

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 23:27 UTC

It seems its not very sharp at 0,95 -> 2.8 which makes this sense completely irrelevant for anything, especially with the lack of AF and especially at this price.

Ohhh the amount of f 5.0 pictures from this baby in the review strongly puzzles me. A lens like this is bought for the 0.95 what it can do above f 3.5 is totally irrelevant.

Best wishes

Jakob

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 22:54 UTC as 14th comment | 7 replies
On article Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay (235 comments in total)
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Scottelly: Fankly, I'm surprised it's less than $100,000 dollars. You'd think something made by NASA or for NASA would be really expensive, just because of what it represents. Imagine having one of Henry Ford's cars or a suit, horse, or hat belonging to George Washington? How about a pen used by Thomas Jefferson or better yet, how about a quill and ink well used by Shakespeare? One day this stuff will be legendary, and people in the future will pay big money to get anything from Earth, let alone something like a telescopic lens, which represents our curiosity about space and other planets and stars, solar systems, and galaxies, where most humans will live one day, in maybe as little as 100 years. Give something like this to a child, who is 5 or 6 now, but will be 20 or 30 when given something like this, and that child may get a large fortune for it in 100 years, when people are living an average of 150 years or more and space travel is as normal as air travel is today.

wow scottelly what level are you in Scientology ?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:46 UTC

From a sociological point of view this is very interesting.

Hasseblad takes a cam, "styles it" in a embaressing tacky way that I guess only rich italians, oil sheihks or rich russians with no clue about photography will appreciate.

So by buing this thing that should make you special and cool, you very much display that you have not style, have no clue about photography and is easy to fool. Basically Hasselblad takes pride in making their customers appear like fools.

Very interesting

Jakob

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 20:49 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review (490 comments in total)

lol, who cares ?? this review is so desperately late that it is utterly meaningless. Every single cam site out there has made reviews I guess a year ago, its a cam widely used in productions.

Using energy on this is close to a joke. It just highlights the speed issue on this site. It seems to be very bad use of the time that so obviously is in short demand. Using the time on a current and newer release would make much more sense.

And dont get me wrong its a super relevant cam to review, but at this point in time its a waste of energy

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 82nd comment | 11 replies
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