BasilG

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On photo Transsonic in the High Speed challenge (5 comments in total)
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cjf2: This was the winner for me! Well done.

Thanks. Appreciate it! ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2023 at 12:41 UTC
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Indohydra: I don't think these are new designs. There does seem, however, to have been some significant material and manufacturing developments to have allowed these lenses to be made and made so quickly.

Of course these are new designs. What else should they be?

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2023 at 07:24 UTC
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panther fan: Do we have weight and size specs?
Did Nikon learn from their 50mm F1.2 mistakes, and offer a competitive lens?

Why 1.5 kg? The 50/1.2 has the same filter thread size, appears longer, and is 1.1 kg.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2023 at 07:22 UTC
On challenge High Speed (3 comments in total)
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N4865G: To clarify, all types of vehicles accepted, not just the cars. Good luck

And airplanes? Or only ground borne vehicles?

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2022 at 14:15 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2022 (266 comments in total)
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btnapa: Apple Studio as an "accessory," in the same category as a Go Pro, a mic and Osmo? A short 20mm in the same list as a 400mm?!

I think DPR has enough room to perhaps breakdown the categories a little further and compare apples to apples, no pun intended.

With that said, the winners are well deserved. Of this list, I only own the Mac Studio and it is a beast compared to my custom built fairly high-end PC and any previous Mac I have owned. I own the A7RIV which is a beast of a camera, resolution galore for cheap! The A7RV is an improvement in every way.

Thank you DPR, great job as usual. Please breakdown the categories further. There are plenty of well deserving items out there that need to be on this list and get some PR.

Yes, please, make many more categories until everyone and everything gets an award.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2022 at 19:47 UTC
On article Nikon Z 400mm F4.5 VR S sample gallery (55 comments in total)
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BasilG: Only question remaining is whether to get this one new, or try to go for a good deal on a 500 PF, which people seem to be unloading en masse now.

Thanks everyone for your input. I think either option is viable and would serve me well (I'd get the TC along with the 400), though Black Friday deals on used 500 PFs might be really good this year.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2022 at 18:42 UTC
On article Nikon Z 400mm F4.5 VR S sample gallery (55 comments in total)

Only question remaining is whether to get this one new, or try to go for a good deal on a 500 PF, which people seem to be unloading en masse now.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2022 at 10:06 UTC as 6th comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon Z 400mm F4.5 VR S sample gallery (55 comments in total)
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Satyaa: It is interesting to me that some shots in this series have better detail and contrast, compared to the rest.

It looks like some photos were also taken in very, very dull light (e.g. the pelicans). Probably a combination of multiple factors.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2022 at 09:09 UTC
On article Nikon Z 400mm F4.5 VR S sample gallery (55 comments in total)
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BasilG: Some have rather high ISO, and some have the TC1.4x engaged. Any correlation with these variables?

Sorry, was intended as a reply to the comment below. Not sure how this ended up here.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2022 at 22:34 UTC
On article Nikon Z 400mm F4.5 VR S sample gallery (55 comments in total)

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Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2022 at 22:33 UTC as 10th comment
On article Nikon Z 400mm F4.5 VR S sample gallery (55 comments in total)

Some have rather high ISO, and some have the TC1.4x engaged. Any correlation with these variables?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2022 at 21:36 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z 400mm F4.5 VR S sample gallery (55 comments in total)
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Satyaa: It is interesting to me that some shots in this series have better detail and contrast, compared to the rest.

Some have rather high ISO, and some have the TC1.4x engaged. Any correlation with these variables?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2022 at 21:35 UTC
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azinheira: I will move to Nikon again when 200-600mm will release. Hope they can do a constant 5.6 and not 6.3 or 6.7 like other brands.

I have sony 200-600 6.3 , I have Fuji 100-400 5.6 love this one very light and sharp

110 cm? Like... more than a metre wide? You sure? ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2022 at 19:33 UTC
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photography-lover: This is looking really good.

Considering what we know about S lenses the 35mm f1.2 S, 85mm f1.2 S and 135mm f1.8 S will most probably join the pantheon of best lenses ever released.

Now the question is when Nikon intends to announce these wonders and in what volume they will be able to produce them.

A sober and factual analysis of the situation. Thank you! ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2022 at 19:31 UTC
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dwill23: I worked at Ritz Camera when this came out. Not trolling but the Canon was far better, higher res, and $2000 cheaper. Then the 11MP 1D Canon came out. Game over until sony started making something other than 12mp sensors. Nikon had at least 10 SLRS with sony 12mp sensors. Anytime a new nikon came out we knew it would be another lame 12mp model. Then, finally sony learned out to make a better sensor than Canon. But yeah I sold anyone a $5k camera.

These post-mortem attempts to discredit the D3 (released in 2007) as underwhelming and criticising it for "lack of innovation" are ridiculous and manifestly aimed at those with short memories. A brief look at the conclusions of the dpreview review from back then reveals statements like "class of its own", "class-leading", Canon users doing "some soul searching", and the statement that this is "the most compelling, capable and well-rounded professional digital SLR ever made".
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikond3/34
And of course there was the D300 along with it, which was a major leap forward at an incredible price, and the D3x that came in 2008. "Slow to innovate" - sure.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2022 at 11:52 UTC
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dwill23: I worked at Ritz Camera when this came out. Not trolling but the Canon was far better, higher res, and $2000 cheaper. Then the 11MP 1D Canon came out. Game over until sony started making something other than 12mp sensors. Nikon had at least 10 SLRS with sony 12mp sensors. Anytime a new nikon came out we knew it would be another lame 12mp model. Then, finally sony learned out to make a better sensor than Canon. But yeah I sold anyone a $5k camera.

D2x(s), D3(s), D300(s), D700, D90 had 12 MP. What else? Most of these seemed to be rather popular, some of them ground breaking, rather than lame. Also, people seemed to crave full frame more than resolution.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2022 at 22:33 UTC
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PaulinAussie: "This would make it the first third-party zoom lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras with autofocus capabilities." I do NOT believe so. (Correct me if I am wrong though).

https://ttartisan.myshopify.com/products/32mm-f2-8-af-lens-nikon-mount?ref=mirrorlessANDdslr

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1707371-REG/yongnuo_yn85mm_f1_8z_df_dsm_yn85mm_f_1_8z_df_dsm.html

https://viltroxstore.com/collections/z-mount

Read the post directly above mine.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2022 at 11:42 UTC
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PaulinAussie: "This would make it the first third-party zoom lens for Nikon Z-mount cameras with autofocus capabilities." I do NOT believe so. (Correct me if I am wrong though).

https://ttartisan.myshopify.com/products/32mm-f2-8-af-lens-nikon-mount?ref=mirrorlessANDdslr

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1707371-REG/yongnuo_yn85mm_f1_8z_df_dsm_yn85mm_f_1_8z_df_dsm.html

https://viltroxstore.com/collections/z-mount

Nope.
https://photographylife.com/reviews/laowa-10-18mm-f4-5-5-6

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2022 at 07:06 UTC
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pollup: Canon and Nikon just operate on a different business model than Sony, where they want to control 100% of the lenses with AF, but at least there's an adapter for Z mount to use all E mount lenses, and there will never be one for the RF mount.

Canon. Not Nikon.
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4668364

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2022 at 08:56 UTC
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The man without mirrors: Canon R and Nikon Z are closed systems - that's how it is.
Fuji X-mount also opened up just very recently.
Only MFT, L-mount and Sony E can be officially licensed.

You're attaching a 2+ kg lens and holding the combo by the body? Not the best of ideas.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2022 at 07:29 UTC
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