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kadardr: The M lens lineup is adequate for beginners, maybe 1 or 2 pancakes are missing (18mm and ca. 50mm). Nikon 1 Nikkor lens lineup is more than enough for the beginners. Sony mirrorless was and is successful without a fully fledged lens system in spite of their critics whining. M43 has a systemic lens lineup and Fujifilm is getting very close. Samsung: if you own the two new pro zooms what else do you really need?. So the situation is evolving in the mirrorless domain and Canikon will catch up eventually and when they have to anyway. So rest assured everybody will be taken care of. By the time mirrorless AF systems will be equivalent with those of the best DSLRs well by then they will all have full fledged lens lineups also.

Unfortunately, the OEMs never took the DSLR with OVF into new areas that would combine the best of OVF and EVF. Only Fuji of all manufacturers has even tried to rethink/advance the viewfinder, as only did Contax in the good old film days.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:50 UTC

It is what it is-a somewhat extended placeholder. BTW: where is the SL1 upgrade.

No EVF. Hobbled interface. Very poor implementation of manual focus. A better consumer-grade camera with mode dial, moving LCD, but not yet enthusiast level.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 14:44 UTC as 277th comment

Thanks you, Nikon. Worried P&S would be neglected.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 00:18 UTC as 8th comment
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Gesture: While the future of DLSR remains to be seen, now, Pentax has a lineup of DSLRs, instead of one model in production at a time. Significant progress.

Yes, this just all occurred recently, since Ricoh acquired Pentax. Previously, there was really only one DSLR in production at a time.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 04:28 UTC

While the future of DLSR remains to be seen, now, Pentax has a lineup of DSLRs, instead of one model in production at a time. Significant progress.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:22 UTC as 55th comment | 6 replies

Call me old-fashioned, but for $1,000, I'd like micro-focus adjustment and 2 card slots.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 00:41 UTC as 180th comment | 4 replies
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Boky: Buying canon dSLR without focus micro-adjust is ludicrous. Been there, done that - never again!

Nick

Good mini-thread. At this price point, regardless of the name, the camera should have micro-adjust. Give us value, OEMs.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 00:38 UTC

They look sharp, but will existing Canon APS-C glass work OK on the new sensor?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 00:36 UTC as 181st comment | 4 replies

Will existing Canon APS-C lenses perform OK on the new sensor?????

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 00:34 UTC as 2nd comment

How many more iterations of this platform are needed in the marketplace ... or by photographers.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 03:23 UTC as 8th comment
On article Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 (350 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: The price seems to be too high for that Camera. I don't see the average consumer needing 4K Video at 28MP today. Its unrealistic, in post processing you need huge processing power which most users are not going to have.

What Samsung should do is release a Model with 28MP for still images and reasonably good HD Video along with a good EVF and some other value added functions. I also think its very important to concentrate on rendering best possible jpegs right out of the box. The price range such a camera should be around 599€ I think that would sell really good.

Post processing Software is a huge issue for most if not all users. This is where the Japan manufacturers have their by far, biggest open flank. Digital Cameras today have to go hand-in-hand with good integrated post processing software in the box.

I like the Samsung product line. But the NX100 had provision for a reasonably priced accessory EVF. Could have stayed throughout the NXQ00 and NXQ000 series. Would have increased sales quite a bit in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 22:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)

For a really strong mirrorless, I believe Canon needs to redo this camera from the ground up.

And, again, the pricing is quite optimistic. Sony has better value in this form factor.

Any new EOS-M lenses announced?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 20:12 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply

How about more value, not less. This is why I like Samsung. Maybe, the processing engines aren't the same, but they don't seem to hamstring models. Even the entry models are full-featured interface, just less capable in FPS, processing speed, etc.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 20:11 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor (144 comments in total)

Kudos, Samsung.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 22:45 UTC as 14th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (456 comments in total)

Nice camera-for about $450.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 56th comment
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Nikonparrothead: They use contract photographers now (Dave Black comes to mind) and will do that or take advantage of wire services. Heck, contract photographers have been shooting the swimsuit issue for how long now? Stock photography doesn't enter into it.

But I looked at a recent SI and it had virtuallyno advertising. I suspect a cutback to monthly is in its future as well.

The issue is this:what is a publication? It is the interactions between its staff and its readers. When everything is contracted, that mutual benefit is lost. It becomes simply a product.

I remember a lecture from an academic who was also the editor of a journal in the visual arts. He said: the best experience I've had is being editor, since you hear directly from your audience, etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 01:39 UTC
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Dan Wagner: SI could just run photos of bikini models every issue, and change their name to SCI (Sporty Chicks Illustrated). I would love it if the fired photogs formed their own on-line mag to compete. Why not fire the director of photography Brad Smith? Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Seriously, the cost of 6 full page ads would cover the photogs yearly salary. If mags want to stay relevant, then they need to provide more content, and better content. Go to a newstand and look how skimpy and crappy most magazines have become.

Ironic battle. Most publications, including online, don't seem to understand that readers and potential subscribers want more content, not less. The current print magazine is so thin, don't understand why anyone would subscribe.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 17:21 UTC
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Nikonparrothead: They use contract photographers now (Dave Black comes to mind) and will do that or take advantage of wire services. Heck, contract photographers have been shooting the swimsuit issue for how long now? Stock photography doesn't enter into it.

But I looked at a recent SI and it had virtuallyno advertising. I suspect a cutback to monthly is in its future as well.

The print magazine is pretty slim. Next step would seem to be online only. This is where it's at today, especially with advent of fantasy sports. Look at Time Magazine, similar very slim print magazine.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1989 comments in total)
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(unknown member): What is "Quality"?
To me, it it conformance to SPECIFICATION

There is "Fit and Tolerance" in "Machine Design" or "Design of the Elements of Mechanism". Precision machines such as watches have tight "fit and tolerances". Camera is considered a precision machine. Within this set of precision machines are subsets of classes. The high end Swiss and Japanese Certified Chronographs have ultra-fine fit and ultra tight tolerances approaching single digit microns.

Quality Assurance program is to ensure that the product is BUILT to meet or exceed the "Design Specifications". Good specification is NOT SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION. Good specification is quantifiable and measurable. For this reason, a good design does not call for a Fit & Tolerances that cannot be measured by any existing instrument

The above barely scratch the surface of design, manufacturing, and Q/A but I feel is enough to ask: Does the Nikon D750 meet the basic of good DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, and QUALITY ASSURANCE?

Yes. It is hard to believe one can detect differences of placement of the AF module "by eye," let alone with precision instruments. If this is an assembly and inspection issue, hard to believe it could be a design one, then that is interesting.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (1989 comments in total)

Thanks for boosting to top of page, as this is an important topic in contemporary DSLR design and manufacture.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 21:55 UTC as 135th comment
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