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On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1255 comments in total)

looks like a good mirrorless camera - good still imaginery and 1080p video recording - its only the 4k option that is a left down on this

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 19:40 UTC as 49th comment | 13 replies

Nice but expensive - however expect these prices to fall over time. For the buck it's not worth it and would go for cheaper ssd's or Hdd's - not worth the money.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 17:55 UTC as 7th comment

Come on Sony and Nikon please can you confirm asap whether or not your XQD cameras can use CF Express cards or not in addition to XQD

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 15:40 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

excellent one Canon

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2018 at 13:09 UTC as 19th comment

Good news but we need more higher capacities in M.2

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 21:42 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

probably come in March provided they ironed out all issues and don't can it like the DL series

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 00:11 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply

Excellent looking camera with improved Video (Oversampling) and good of Sony to pitch it under $1999.99 - with this competition should poke the other big two Canon an Sony to bring out updates either DSLR (6d Mk 3 or D620 / D750 ) or FF mirrorless. Although must say Nikon has rocked recently with their D5, D500 and D850 releases.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2018 at 15:38 UTC as 110th comment
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MaxFury: I hope people are willing to pay 10.000 for 1 Stop advantage over a 70-200mm f/2.8 with a x2 Tele Converter and Nikon's own 200-500mm f/5.6.
Actually scrap that they also have a 200mm f/2 prime for 5600$ and with the x2 TC you get 400mm f/4 for $7K, almost half the price. lol

So what's the point of this?
Shouldn't Nikon be focusing on a mirrorless system by now, instead of wasting R&D time on this? So you know, they can survive the next 5 years.

But that's just my take on this.

or the amateurs may stick to Vr 1, Vr 2 of this lens ?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:59 UTC
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sandy b: Tbis is a pro lens for professional shooters and well healed advanced amateurs. An Olympics lens. Pro lens and camera's cost lots of money. Nikon will probably only sell a couple thousand a year, but thats hiw you maintain a pro base. I am quite sure they noticed Canon sales levels.

Possibly quite a lot of pros have moved over to Canon and Sony and Nikon is loosing market share, hardly a good strategy to price the lens at and over their competition. They should have priced the lens as close as possible to Mk 2 to boost uptake and sell more in volume especially considering the continuing slide of DSLR and lenses being sold. Approximate % of Digital Camera breakdown is 20% to CAnon, Sony 19%, Nikon falling behind to 13.6%. https://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2017/5/1/saupload_2z1VOZSnPYjNOdQO4b-XWOjifwER7XihiCibYRVmqVyLpNmc3rXTIND837aTLGrSrh1eot1baBj7WFyWKpb2uw-kyN0TebJLGJG1uS3E2v-hJCc5MorZ2O_Z1X6kRs2e35rUgvWc.png

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:59 UTC
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BokehFanatic: People are bashing this lens for its price and that it is "not really needed"... However, the first two 200-400mm and the Canon equivalent sold well enough in my experience. I remember people even switching to Nikon (when the Canon lens was not released yet) mostly for these lenses (and the somewhat better AF on the Nikon D3s for example). When the Canon came, the lens was out of stock for a long time too...

Nowadays, yes, cameras are different and enable more possibilities. But I don't think the lens usage has changed. Remember that these lenses are not for 99% of the photographers, but that was never the intention.

how about the existing user base who may not have been pros who brought the version of the lens 200-400 MK 1 and MK2 which were considerable less expensive than this and possibly Nikon limiting the appeal / user base for people who cannot afford the new mk3 version - even if they sell MK 1 / MK 2 of these lens. Camera makers are a bit low in themselves charging whatever they want for new models, examples Sony RX10 price difference between MK 1 - to the latest, Nikon 70-200.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:45 UTC
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Aleks7: I'm not sure what to think. The 200-400 is soo popular but I tried it couple times and was quite disappointed by the performance.
I ended up with 200/2 VR in the end and never regretted it.
I'm sure the new 180-400 will be stunning but still 12k for kind of "general range" zoom seems like overkill.
The built-in TC is lovely

Was popular when the Mk 1 came out and was price at around $3499 - an affordable price for serious hobbyists and pros Nikon didn't have any good / up to date fast AFS VR lens in the zoom range up to 400mm so this lens (Mk1 ) sold in higher numbers. Now the nos have probably gone down in Qty volume as a high price mark up is asked for MK 2 and an afs vr version of 80-400 and now 200-500 have shown up.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:36 UTC
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Focus Shift Shooting: Is this a joke? A $12,999 lens? What's the point? Seems like a waste of time.

People wanted those 3 cameras. Nobody really wants this. It's $12,999.
But the idea of 3 cameras based on 3 focal lengths had traction.
Well, it's too late now.

Go work on Mirrorless. It's what the people are asking for. So give them the best mirrorless there is. That will be something.

True on that (DL) loss of potential good source of income, brand awareness and uptake. Was in the market for all 3 and for 2 of those models went for their rival comparible models.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 13:16 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (524 comments in total)
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AKSchill: I can't understand what Nikon did here - the lack of a 2nd card slot is a minor issue, although severe enough, but that this camera does not have an option for adapting a vertical grip makes it useless for me.
It might be a pure marketing decission, but it spoils this otherwise very good product.
Lets hope that they will do better with the next one...

agree should have had both the secondary memory card and a capability to connect up with a battery grip like the D7200 grip MB-D12. Same thing applies with D500 and D850 they should have shared the same grip, so punters with same camera only needed to pay for one grip at £360; not two at £720

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (526 comments in total)
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Jake2046: Question...for the people who are switching to Sony. Is it really worth it?...I know Sony mirrorless camera is pretty awesome but I don't think it's leap and bound that much better than Nikon or even Canon...the amount of money to rebuy all the lens are pretty costly...no?

Agree with that, for a newbie the choice is hard which system do I go for, how much money have I got initially and through out the next 2-3 years to buy 1) Camera 2) Lenses 3) Flashes 4) Accessories.

Also the price of each iteration of camera, lens, flash, etc is going up all the time pushing these products further and further out of reach of more and more people.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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turretless: Philips 4K monitors are susceptible to screen burn-ins. Maybe this model isn't, but I would definitely do a serious research before buying.

This is not a 4K Monitor and would skip on this - pretty expensive for a 1080p unit

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 22:03 UTC
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PWPhotography: Very interesting. Does this mean Sony may even use CFast card in future as no Sony cameras ever used XQD card so far? CFast is winning battle over XQD in general and in video industry?

Cfexpress to superseed CF, Cfast and XQD. As the Cfexpress card is same form factor as XQD card maybe possible after firmware adjustments to use these in XQD devices

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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Snudur: Companies like Nikon need to adapt to changing markets. Why not try to make a collaboration with a smartphone company? Motorola or LG with Nikon branded camera as an example. Laying people off because the markets have changed the last decade is just silly in my opinion.

Probably bit too late now in this market now - should have done this collaboration years ago and also did the Aps / FF Mirrorless years back and done the DL series as well - shame they canned that DL.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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dmartin92: That’s fine with me. No problem. If Nikon were going out of business, this would be awful news, but it is far, far from being that. Great, they will focus on serious cameras. For a few of their better compacts, they will continue to sell them. Fine.

Agree with BigBen08 - more expensive and reduction in market share / uptake of Nikon including non DSLR's, etc

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
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Franz Weber: So why not create cameras that can compete with phones? Why can the cheapest phones connect immediately to Wi-Fi and expensive cameras can’t? Why isn’t there a single camera in the whole world market that sports wireless charging? Why is Apple the only company that applies True Tone flash which adapts to the color temperature of the surrounding? Why do cameras not have full hd displays with a proper touch interface? Why is only 8bit JPG and Raw offered and no modern codecs like 14 bit HEIF or JPG2000? All of this is already achieved by smart phones at lower price levels

Think people now what a compact all in one device (jack of all trades), phone, game platform, social media, camera, video, instant messaging and chats and only a smart phone can do this.

Nikon has made some silly mistakes in the past / last year, e.g., not doing the DL series sooner and canning it, not buying Aptina sensor company when it was up for sale, etc

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
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Haim Hadar: Regardless of the impact on the photography market it is sad new for (at least most of) the 2500 people who lost their jobs.

Agree with that finding.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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