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On article Some versions of Capture One are now more expensive (203 comments in total)

Capture One for Sony was great a few years ago, priced really well and got people into Capture One and Raw Development in general, and meant Sony didn't have to maintain their own software. The pricing structure was really attractive at the time against Adobe Lightroom who we're also shooting themselves in the foot at the time when comparing to C1.

Now, Capture One is going the same way as Lightroom but they don't have the other software packages to bundle in for subscriptions. There is no justification to increase prices by the level they have, recent updates haven't been amazing, people upgrade it's normally because they have too due to Capture One only supporting certain cameras in the latest releases, they don't upgrade for features.

Lightroom and Photoshop monthly subscription is now much better value

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2021 at 21:23 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
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Chaitanya S: Thanks to pandemic world travel is dead now international warranties are also being killed off(to save money).

We have to see if Sony and Canon follow suit, it could be a cost saving measure by Nikon due to financial difficulties

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2021 at 17:06 UTC
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Ken60: Watch this catch fire across the market, as companies rush to protect their regional pricing and franchises. Another corporate scam to manipulate the free market. So if you are on holiday in Asia from the USA and need help with a warranty issue ????? Wait till you get home? Will this effect folk covering world sports and news ?

We have to see if Sony and Canon follow suit, it could be a cost saving measure by Nikon due to financial difficulties

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2021 at 17:05 UTC

If Sony and Canon don't follow suit, this is a real weakness for Nikon against the competition when sizing up Pro's and Con's.

It potentially makes buying Nikon gear internationally (in person or via eBay etc.) to save money much more risky as well as the obvious travel complications

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2021 at 17:02 UTC as 78th comment | 3 replies

RIP Olympus

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2021 at 17:41 UTC as 139th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Sony a9 II (357 comments in total)

Best autofocus of all time, and best shooting speed and battery life of any mirrorless camera, and will probably hold that record for a few years yet unless Sony updates it. A modern day great

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2020 at 18:19 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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juntoalmar: It just seems an Android phone (that will probably not get a lot of system updates) attached to the camera. And, who knows about LR? Will it work in 3 years with the latest LR version?). It doesn’t seem to me like a wise move in the long run.

Shoot in a good camera, edit on a good phone/tablet if you need to, and one that you can upgrade every few of years because it’s not attached to the camera body.

If you read it the article is from OneZero, a medium editorial. The google link link is merely from the Google news app

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 20:26 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Fair article, thank you. One aspect that could have been mentioned, that I find very important, is the possibility to adapt Sony FE mount lenses on the Nikon Z.

In the end it’s all about the lenses.

I personally far prefer the Nikon Z line up. It’s close in absolute achievable quality, but if you look at how much you need to spend to achieve this quality the Z system ends up being much cheaper. The 85mm f1.8 S is great enough a lens to decide IMHO. Anyone not having shot with it is overlooking something insanely great!

@DarkShift

For E Mount you can choose Sony, Tamron or Sigma native F2.8 zoom ranges, right across the price points. You don't that that option in Z mount, and that is replicated across primes

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 18:11 UTC
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juntoalmar: It just seems an Android phone (that will probably not get a lot of system updates) attached to the camera. And, who knows about LR? Will it work in 3 years with the latest LR version?). It doesn’t seem to me like a wise move in the long run.

Shoot in a good camera, edit on a good phone/tablet if you need to, and one that you can upgrade every few of years because it’s not attached to the camera body.

To my knowledge this way of thinking is at least 5 years out of date, however I'm always open to bring proven wrong. Do you have any links that backs up what you say? You can't judge android because it's open source and some people don't bother to update their phones.

Here's a link which shows high level security forms paying more for Android Hacks that iOS in 2020 (a marker for that it's harder).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/onezero.medium.com/amp/p/4a2ca6f359d3

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 18:09 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)
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gphome: If you get the Canon and shoot video of the family, it'll also save on house bills by heating the house so that's a win in my book

It's to get some laughs. Some people need to lighten up lol

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 17:59 UTC
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juntoalmar: It just seems an Android phone (that will probably not get a lot of system updates) attached to the camera. And, who knows about LR? Will it work in 3 years with the latest LR version?). It doesn’t seem to me like a wise move in the long run.

Shoot in a good camera, edit on a good phone/tablet if you need to, and one that you can upgrade every few of years because it’s not attached to the camera body.

Yes there are dozens and dozens of companies that have made android phones, how they operate has nothing to do with Android. You said Android as a PLATFORM was terrible which is completely incorrect as proven by Google with the Pixel, it can be a great platform often outperforming iOS for speed of security updates.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 17:56 UTC
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juntoalmar: It just seems an Android phone (that will probably not get a lot of system updates) attached to the camera. And, who knows about LR? Will it work in 3 years with the latest LR version?). It doesn’t seem to me like a wise move in the long run.

Shoot in a good camera, edit on a good phone/tablet if you need to, and one that you can upgrade every few of years because it’s not attached to the camera body.

Not true, Google has a superb record in security patches for its Pixel phones

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 14:36 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)
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gphome: Canon has a 9.5 out of 10 chance of being here in 5 years time.

Nikon has a 6 out of 10 chance.

Personally, I think economic security of the system is very important when looking at glass investment over time, and something the DPReview team never mention.

I agree, for someone already invested in Nikon the cost of changing systems far outweigh the risk of Nikon going bust

However I don't believe my comment, along with the link to the Petapixel article showing the financial troubles of Nikon, is in any way scare mongering or adding to any issues. The financial figures for Nikon are there to be seen and I believe it is helpful to raise awareness to allow consumers to make an informed decision. I'm pretty sure if someone bought into the Olympus system a year ago they would have appreciated the heads up.

@MikeRan - of course the 60% is an OPINION. This is a user comment forum after all, everything is an opinion

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 14:35 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)
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gphome: Canon has a 9.5 out of 10 chance of being here in 5 years time.

Nikon has a 6 out of 10 chance.

Personally, I think economic security of the system is very important when looking at glass investment over time, and something the DPReview team never mention.

@MikeRan

https://petapixel.com/2020/05/29/nikon-releases-brutal-financial-report-lays-off-700-in-southeast-asia/

Nikon camera decision reported a heavy loss for financial year previous to the current one, this year is likely to be worse. The financial picture of Nikon IS worse than Canon and Sony, and they have less business diversion. There are similarities to Olympus

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 11:22 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)

Canon has a 9.5 out of 10 chance of being here in 5 years time.

Nikon has a 6 out of 10 chance.

Personally, I think economic security of the system is very important when looking at glass investment over time, and something the DPReview team never mention.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 00:26 UTC as 70th comment | 25 replies
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Fair article, thank you. One aspect that could have been mentioned, that I find very important, is the possibility to adapt Sony FE mount lenses on the Nikon Z.

In the end it’s all about the lenses.

I personally far prefer the Nikon Z line up. It’s close in absolute achievable quality, but if you look at how much you need to spend to achieve this quality the Z system ends up being much cheaper. The 85mm f1.8 S is great enough a lens to decide IMHO. Anyone not having shot with it is overlooking something insanely great!

The Z system is currently way more expensive than E Mount, it's not even close

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2020 at 00:23 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)
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jl_smith: I say this as someone not a huge fan of Canon (I've owned way more Nikon bodies than Canon, though for years I've been in the Sony FF camp) :

There are some things that can't be easily summarized by specs - namely, the responsiveness of the camera, how it behaves, and how easy it is to just "do the job" with the given controls and ways of operation.

For me, at least, the Canon wins hands down. I haven't held either camera (I'm more a fan of Nikon ergos), but Jared Polin did some great side-by-sides of how the cameras behave with their tracking AF, how easy it is to implement certain modes, etc. Love him or hate him, he does some pretty good side-by-sides of these cameras.

The Nikon just looks "laggy". Laggy to track, laggy to implement, etc. Canon looks much easier to use, smoother, more responsive.

You can rage at specs all day (I'm guilty too), but in the end, the usability of the camera is a huge factor. Cost only hurts once - usability, always.

I agree you have to shoot with a camera you like. The Sony's have moved on a lot from the A7ii, and beyond the body cost the cost Vs performance available from for lenses in E-Mount is MILES ahead of Z and RF mount, which is worth consideration.

As well as native Sony glass in standard, G, or G Master class you also get full and most importantly tried and tested fully autofocusing lens libraries from Sigma, Zeiss, Tamron, Samyang, Tokina and some lesser ones like Viktrox. It will take years for the other mounts to catch up, if they ever will

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2020 at 18:58 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)

If you get the Canon and shoot video of the family, it'll also save on house bills by heating the house so that's a win in my book

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2020 at 18:53 UTC as 88th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)
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The Fat Fish: I think for the price the Z6 is an excellent choice.

The R6 is good and with the R5 restored my faith in Canon (I thought they had given up on the camera market) but both cameras are very expensive.

At £2500 for 20mp I'd pass on the R6. At £4200 the R5 has some tough competition from the A7RIV and even cameras like the A7RIII, S1R and Z7 II.

Do you mean the Z6 mark 1? If so I agree with you. Z6ii is not a good enough improvement over the Z6

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2020 at 18:50 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II vs Canon EOS R6 - which is best for you? (665 comments in total)
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nandbytes: No Sony or Panasonic? :-/

The A7iii still has battery life that is WAY ahead of the competition, class leading sensor performance and best in class Autofocus. Those 3 items are pretty high on what makes a great camera, and of course the lens choice and value for money available in E Mount is class leading.

To be fair, DPReview has to move on from the A7iii, it has been out nearly 3 years, and the A74 will come next year. It's good that canon and Nikon are finally catching up, it's no coincidence that Sony has just left it with the A73 for so long, it took the competition years to be competitive with it.

It will be interesting what Sony does with the A74, the A73 smashed the competition at its price point when released, I wonder if Sony is tempted to do the same.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2020 at 18:27 UTC
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