Antonio G

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probert500: Nikon uses the Sony sensor, and an A7R3 can be picked up used for around $1700. That said, Nikon does very nice things with the sensor, and it could be argues that their algorithms and electronics are better than Sony's by a smidge.

It doesn't work like if Sony has a cash&carry shop where Nikon goes to buy sensors out of the shelf, and a camera isn't just the sensor.
It seems to be just about time to judge and compare final products by their merits and put aside conceptions treat certain cameras as if they're almost rebrands and to take into account that Sony sensor manufacturing Division is not the same as Sony image division that produces the alphas.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2021 at 18:16 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z7 II review (254 comments in total)
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marc petzold: The Z5 is already best in Class, i mean, for nowadays (9th Jan, 2021 into germany) 1200 EUR, what else could you want? A great 3.68 MP EVF with decent Optics in front, 24 MP, a weathersealed Body, to the same Level as the Z/II Bodies, and partially Alu-Mag alloy Body, way good enough IQ - you get very subtle better IQ with the Z6/II Series, neglible, but the Z5 is now a full 800 EUR being cheaper, than the Z6 II for instance, which is a awful lot of Money.

Needless to say, the Z6 II is into 2021 the better A7 III, but into Fall, this might change with the Sony A7 Mark IV, as it is being rumored, but even then, expect a marginal better DSLM here, for at least 500+ EUR more. So it's really Horses for Courses - the Sensors into Nikon/Pana/Pentax are Sony anyway, and only Canon creates it's own Sensors, as they had ever since. So the Body choice nowadays really comes down to only one Thing, the Lenses, which are the System anyway, not the Body, which would being replaced all couple Years.

Maybe if you've a closer look at the way sensors are produced you change the opinion about all being equal or just "Sony" just because they are produced by this manufacturer's electronics division... by the way, not their image division.

And a camera's body is far from being just the sensor or offering only a couple of years capability to satisfy most users real needs.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2021 at 17:53 UTC
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mosc: I wonder how many lenses can really hack 400mp. Might be fun to adapt some FF glass onto this just to more objectively measure max resolution. 400mp should be plenty to differentiate. Future testbed for DPREVIEW?

Does it shoot any faster than the camera's burst rate? 16 shots at 5fps is over 3 seconds...

Doesn't the lens have to resolve "only" 100MB at a time and for each of the 16 shots?

Sorry didn't notice others referring to the same before.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 16:44 UTC
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Zinch: I was very tempted by Nikon Z when I left Canon M some weeks ago. I disliked Canon's aproach to affordable lenses in RF, and liked what Nikon did with the f1.8 prime lenses.
But at the end I chose Fujifilm because with Nikon if you want something beyond 70mm, you need a very big lens. Seeing the roadmap, I think I made the right decision. It's a pity Nikon is not releasing a 70-200 f4 or 70-300 with a sensible size.

Hello
Yes, I do agree with your view about Z Dx and I only reffered it due to lens' size, meaning we've to take sensor format into account when we talk about Fuji lenses that when show faster apertures or longer focals loose part of the advantage.
I also like Fuji and bought the first X camera they sold (X100) but kept with my Nikon's because I already had the lenses I needed and can still be used with the Z's, allowing a smooth transition to mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2020 at 22:22 UTC
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Zinch: I was very tempted by Nikon Z when I left Canon M some weeks ago. I disliked Canon's aproach to affordable lenses in RF, and liked what Nikon did with the f1.8 prime lenses.
But at the end I chose Fujifilm because with Nikon if you want something beyond 70mm, you need a very big lens. Seeing the roadmap, I think I made the right decision. It's a pity Nikon is not releasing a 70-200 f4 or 70-300 with a sensible size.

It seems you forgot a "small detail" your appreciation about Fuji lenses smaller sizes (as I don't see any reference to sensor sizes) doesn't refer the Nikon's you compare to are for full frame not APS-C like Fuji.

You could have said you considered Z50 and put it off because of reduced lens options but you didn't.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2020 at 15:35 UTC
On article Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review (496 comments in total)
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Bjrn SWE: I just love black and white photography - light, shadows, lines, shades, structure and surfaces becomes more important. Less is more! But when I look at these samples, they just look grey and dull. No brilliance, no magic, no nothing.

As nathantw says you can use the filters used for film ptograply: Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Yellow and Skylight.

At the end, it's the kind of what people do for post processing RAW files to B&W, playing with the mixing of channel colours and depending on what you do avoid getting a dull converted image.

Obviously you can get presets but you're just transferring responsibility (and work) for the results to the people that built them.

Ah, ("But I want to see stunning samples, images that makes in impression here ande now, artistically and technically")... it seems you're asking to much and if you apply the same criteria to all samples and reviews of other cameras you risk to experience "eternal" deception.😊

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 20:25 UTC
On article Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review (496 comments in total)
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JJPL: Which features has this camera better, as compared to Nikon Z7 + Z prime lens? This is a "technical" question, not that I am pro, or against Leica. Thank you for your input.

Shooting B&W with a dedicated camera or with a full color sensor is a different experience on the technical side of sensors as each pixel gets light/luminosity from the subject and color sensor each sensor only gets light related to the the color it's filtered to and this can make a difference between direct and converted images that play with the percentages of the 3 primary colours to produce a B&W image.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 20:18 UTC
On article Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review (496 comments in total)
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haylebob: i do not understand how you can spend 6000,- for a camera that can only take black and white pictures. This is something for real Leica fans with a big purse why not let life and limb

If you like to shoot only or mostly B&W we can consider you've two situations:

1- you've a purse big enough to treat 6000 as small changes you get it without worrying about the price tag;

2. - if you don't...well you can still dream of it because you'd love to have a B&W only digital camera without needing to convert RAW files and this could be the One...

For most people it will be just a tech curiosity

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 20:07 UTC
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LenRivers: See even an $8000 lens can take an out of focus image.... if you take a 50 mm 1.8 for a couple hundred you can do the same .... lol... (sarcasm)

Still $8000 who is actually buying this lens ...

Really a lot of money for a lens, besides not the most expensive standard 0,95 you can buy...but cheap or expensive are relative concepts and change in the inverse proportion of your pocket "deepness"...the same proportion that allows some guys to buy exclusive several millions cars with less effort than others that almost have to contract a mortgage to buy a small city model...

So don't be surprised if some people consider it an investment with a positive return and buy it while others will just answer you "because I can" and will most likely use it a couple of times and put it away after impressing their friends.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 22:06 UTC
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(unknown member): Ever since this lens was announced something is bugging me. Maybe I find enlightenment here: Why is this lens such a big deal, particularly the aperture? Leica has had the f0,95 Noctilux since 2008.
Especially because Nikon advertised their huge mount so much. Well, the M-Mount is smaller yet also has a f0,95 lens. What am I overlooking?

@fPrime - I assume you already have a personal experience with both lenses on the same body to draw such a conclusion, right?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 21:56 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (2010 comments in total)
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emosound: So, let me get this straight:
the Z50 does not have CLS, so if I bought it, I would not be able to control my SB700 off camera, like I do with my decade-old D90? Really Nikon?

So, when does the 'enthusiast' APS-C Z camera come out, hopefully with IBIS, too?
Because, otherwise, this camera looks great to me.

-Paul

@Tom:N
Sure it does but what it brought as new and certainly with impact on price was radio control. On the camera side the technical specifications only refer to optical while for the other Zs radio control is also specified.
I just referred it because the absence of radio control is a corner cut compared to the other Nikon mirrorless cameras and at present days it would be as or even more interesting to have than CLS.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 09:48 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (2010 comments in total)
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emosound: So, let me get this straight:
the Z50 does not have CLS, so if I bought it, I would not be able to control my SB700 off camera, like I do with my decade-old D90? Really Nikon?

So, when does the 'enthusiast' APS-C Z camera come out, hopefully with IBIS, too?
Because, otherwise, this camera looks great to me.

-Paul

@emosound
I guess is the best because other cameras don't refer it in the specifications and end up doing the commander functionality.
The strange is they don't refer radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting but the SB5000 is indicated as an accessory as CLS was a Nikon advantage some time ago but now they adopted radio control and it seems the way to go because is not dependent of visual contact with the slaves.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 07:34 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (2010 comments in total)
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emosound: So, let me get this straight:
the Z50 does not have CLS, so if I bought it, I would not be able to control my SB700 off camera, like I do with my decade-old D90? Really Nikon?

So, when does the 'enthusiast' APS-C Z camera come out, hopefully with IBIS, too?
Because, otherwise, this camera looks great to me.

-Paul

@Tom_N
Sure you can have iTTL without CLS (besides is not the usual case of Nikon) but not because the pop-up flash doesn't have the ability to act as commander as you can use a selected external flash do to the job.

I think the problem of emosound is that having a D90 and supposing the Z50 pop-up can not act as commander (as I think is the case) the camera has no CLS, but we've other Nikon DSLRs in the same situation like the D5600 or D7500, as the Z50 is meant to fall in between these two models it shouldn't be a surprise it doesn't come with a functionality Nikon used in their older semi-pro or pro models.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 15:02 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (2010 comments in total)
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emosound: So, let me get this straight:
the Z50 does not have CLS, so if I bought it, I would not be able to control my SB700 off camera, like I do with my decade-old D90? Really Nikon?

So, when does the 'enthusiast' APS-C Z camera come out, hopefully with IBIS, too?
Because, otherwise, this camera looks great to me.

-Paul

"Nikon Creative Lighting System - i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync"

These two lines were taken from the technical specifications published by Nikon and CLS (Creative Lighting System) is already indicated there.

Aren't you making a confusion with radio "wireless flash control" instead?

A shortcoming is that the built-in flash may not act as commander but that it's not that unusual and happened before even with cameras with higher price points, and don't forget the FX Z's don't even offer a pop-up flash.

As a matter of fact your D90 pop-up can act as commander and now you need another flash that can do it on the socket, but it only means that the use of CLS is not as simple and cheap not that the camera can't cope with it.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 21:43 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (2010 comments in total)
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emosound: So, let me get this straight:
the Z50 does not have CLS, so if I bought it, I would not be able to control my SB700 off camera, like I do with my decade-old D90? Really Nikon?

So, when does the 'enthusiast' APS-C Z camera come out, hopefully with IBIS, too?
Because, otherwise, this camera looks great to me.

-Paul

Why do you say so about the flash?
According to the specs is uses iTTL, isn't that the basis for CLS?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 15:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z50 and new DX Z-mount lenses (138 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Fascinating, and daring. Initial thoughts are that the lenses are too slow, the Fuji eqv's are all way faster. Not sure who it's aimed at to be honest, I guess Nikon must have done some market research. Maybe out east it will be a big hit? It's probably a lot of fun and an ideal travel companion though, so maybe....

I disagree with you on the multi-angle screens though, I much prefer the simple tilt ones. A personal thing of course but I wouldn't buy a camera with a fully articulated one.

Don't forget to add price to the list also which puts it in a upper category and the same apply to Nikon lenses, the ones that come with the Z50 being within the consumer lower price range - but the important will be to see their performance and if it matches the perceived IQ of the target customer not the enthusiast/professional customers that will always look for better and faster stuff.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 13:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z50 and new DX Z-mount lenses (138 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Fascinating, and daring. Initial thoughts are that the lenses are too slow, the Fuji eqv's are all way faster. Not sure who it's aimed at to be honest, I guess Nikon must have done some market research. Maybe out east it will be a big hit? It's probably a lot of fun and an ideal travel companion though, so maybe....

I disagree with you on the multi-angle screens though, I much prefer the simple tilt ones. A personal thing of course but I wouldn't buy a camera with a fully articulated one.

Sure that you can but if you want to keep a play levelled field you have to compare the Nikon lens to the Fuji XC equivalent not to the XF that bought alone costs ($699) nowadays, just less 157 bucks than the Z50 body ($856,95 at B&H).

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 00:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z50 and new DX Z-mount lenses (138 comments in total)
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Hugo808: Fascinating, and daring. Initial thoughts are that the lenses are too slow, the Fuji eqv's are all way faster. Not sure who it's aimed at to be honest, I guess Nikon must have done some market research. Maybe out east it will be a big hit? It's probably a lot of fun and an ideal travel companion though, so maybe....

I disagree with you on the multi-angle screens though, I much prefer the simple tilt ones. A personal thing of course but I wouldn't buy a camera with a fully articulated one.

Do you really find 5.6 to 6.3 as being such a difference that makes the first a "fast" lens and the later a "too slow" one?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 12:39 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs. Sony a6400 (431 comments in total)
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SELEES: Firstly, I love the videos you guys do, best in the business. However....I am getting tired of the industry as a whole, constantly talking about the benefits of a camera for vloggers. It is mentioned so many times that you would think the majority of users of any camera are vloggers and that simply can not be so.

I think you find that vloggers are less than what, 2-3% of sales? Yet, it is talked about as a major flaw if the tilting screen does not work for Vlogging...I get that it is important for yourselves, but please it is so unimportant for the overwhelming majority of users.

@T3 - I have no guess about what the vlogger's percentage can be but certainly not high enough to their satisfaction becoming a review benchmark.

The convenience of such facility and its use by other people is a different story, but that wasn't the issue.

On the other hand, camera communications facilities can be even more important if you can establish a wireless connection that shows you the viewfinder's image and allows you to make adjustments, becoming much more flexible and useful than a screen you only see properly at short distances, but this doesn't seem to be referred that often.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 17:11 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs. Sony a6400 (431 comments in total)
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SELEES: Firstly, I love the videos you guys do, best in the business. However....I am getting tired of the industry as a whole, constantly talking about the benefits of a camera for vloggers. It is mentioned so many times that you would think the majority of users of any camera are vloggers and that simply can not be so.

I think you find that vloggers are less than what, 2-3% of sales? Yet, it is talked about as a major flaw if the tilting screen does not work for Vlogging...I get that it is important for yourselves, but please it is so unimportant for the overwhelming majority of users.

I fear I possibly (?) mischarged the like button and produced an unlike instead but I fully support your opinion about the importance given to vlogging when reviewing a camera or comparing two cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 09:21 UTC
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