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This will be one of the benchmarks of modern digital photography.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 19:43 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1808 comments in total)

Put a racing stripe on it. Sounds fantastic. Only from the mind of Minolta, err Sony.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:24 UTC as 429th comment
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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knows_nothing: Why remove the second card slot on the 7500?? Ever had a card stop! Second slot is a life saver.

It's more about the mentality of the manufacturer. I think any DSLR above $800 should have 2 card slots, not just Nikon D7200.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (247 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: The fact that it has a pentamirror instead of a pentaprism disqualifies it. APS-c has a small VF as it is. Don't cut costs like that.

Exactly. Otherwise, what's the sense of prevailing with OVFs. Give us more value, not less.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 17:51 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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knows_nothing: Why remove the second card slot on the 7500?? Ever had a card stop! Second slot is a life saver.

Well, hopefully, it has bracketed auto-exposures. Give us more value, NIK-ON, not less.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:46 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)

Back to the future. This is the kind of headline I would have expected on Modern Photography or Popular Photography back in the day.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 8th comment

Let's go back to pick up sticks.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 52nd comment
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Within a few years these things will probably need a license to operate, even for recreational users. They are just a snoopers tool in the wrong hands, let alone a possible terrorist weapon, as we have already seen in some locales in the middle east theatre, let alone close prom flying to aircraft, these drones are a menace. If one approached my land I would happily take the thing down and track the operator and show him the error of his ways.

https://www.faa.gov/uas/getting_started/

Any drone weighing over .55 lb must be registered. And there is a commercial class of piloting.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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billbourd: I'd rather have 12 +/- bottles of Johnny Walker Blue.

Yup. AAA. Authentic American Acquired.
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Approximate Price: $25

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
On article DJI launches Phantom 4 Advanced drone (66 comments in total)

Thanks. This is one of those really neat, active areas for photography that the traditional companies have had a hard time it seems catching on with.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 17th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Looks like an amazingly high value proposition, good job Nikon. As always, the main complaint I see here is that it isn't a D500 for $1000 less haha. Shocking that Nikon wouldn't offer that....

Good points. If so (sales), it amazes me.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: I know Nikon are struggling financially but is this really the way of digging out of that?!

Removing the second SD slot probably cost them money to engineer it out (assuming this is essentially a D7200 body), all because they are worried about cannibalising their own sales. The reasonably affordable way in to a 2x SD slot camera is now being phased out (and they were great for second/third bodies for pros, I know lots of wedding photographers with D7xxx as second bodies)

In a world where the likes of Fuji will essentially take a hit in the short term to build brand loyalty in the long term (by upgrading cameras until the processor is no longer capable), Nikon (and Canon) really are resting on their laurels.

Good news. Maybe, D7200 prices will go down to D5X00 levels.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: Looks like an amazingly high value proposition, good job Nikon. As always, the main complaint I see here is that it isn't a D500 for $1000 less haha. Shocking that Nikon wouldn't offer that....

Yup. But does Nikon really need 4 APS-C lines.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Olympus interview: 'We chose to be bold' (350 comments in total)

I like these cameras and I know of the need for heat dissipation, but it still seems like too much camera around too little sensor.

Also, what happened to GearShop?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 39th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)

Here's an idea. Lower the price of the D500 and eliminate the D7X00 from the lineup.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Some minor downgrades and one whopper: the lost SD slot.

That means a demotion from useable as a pro camera to amateur only. That's quite big.

If I am a pro at anything, redundancy is big. Did they retain autoexposure on this model? Pros can calculate that.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:57 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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telawrence: Nikon have chosen to remove some features in order to differentiate between the pro D500 and now the very much consumer upgrade to the D7200. I don't have a problem with that, most pros have upgraded to the D500 already is my guess. Nikon had to differentiate between the D500 and 7500 otherwise there'd be no need for a 7500. Unfortunately consumers want a D500 for the price of a D7500 so yeah, some people won't be happy. I see no need to upgrade from my D7200 for the occasional wildlife photography that I do.

Nikon had to differentiate between the D500 and 7500 otherwise there'd be no need for a 7500.

There you go. Maybe, too many models.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:52 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: I know Nikon are struggling financially but is this really the way of digging out of that?!

Removing the second SD slot probably cost them money to engineer it out (assuming this is essentially a D7200 body), all because they are worried about cannibalising their own sales. The reasonably affordable way in to a 2x SD slot camera is now being phased out (and they were great for second/third bodies for pros, I know lots of wedding photographers with D7xxx as second bodies)

In a world where the likes of Fuji will essentially take a hit in the short term to build brand loyalty in the long term (by upgrading cameras until the processor is no longer capable), Nikon (and Canon) really are resting on their laurels.

Exactly. Just what we want-defeaturing stuff. Is there still micro-AF adjustment. I can't imagine any commercial photographer not wanting dual card slots.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Review (1152 comments in total)

It has to be gold. There really is no competitor.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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Photoman: Choo Choo and all aboard for the rip off train!! Before all you fan boys get your knickers in a knot, I have a LOT of Apple products and it is cheaper to build a custom PC. Also you can replace parts yourself (hdd, graphics card, ram), if they go faulty. They money you save, you could go and buy some nice art by your local artist. Save money and support your local community!

One can assemble a PC in an hour or so. One of the great advantages of the PC world.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 17:45 UTC
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