Nevermess

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On article Nikon Z6 II review (1288 comments in total)
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RobPul: I think many don't appreciate the following:

Canon and Nikon are still 1st and 2nd in terms of overall ICL sales and user base but most of those users are DSLR and APSC; with a shrinking and changing market Canon's and Nikon's #1 priority is convincing their DSLR users to switch to their mirrorless system and possibly FF.

Canon's RP/R are too weak an offering for that, R6/R5 are high end and due to their price they'll result in a small % of DSLR users switching to the R system. Same for R lenses.

Nikon got priorities right. The Z5/Z6/Z7/Z6ii/Z7ii are a good offering at a good range of prices to convince the bulk of their DSLR users to switch to the Z system, with the lenses to go with that. And some of them will then upgrade again when Z8/Z9 will arrive.

Event though I like your comment you contradict to yourself. You are saying:

Canon and Nikon are still 1st and 2nd in terms of overall ICL sales and user base but most of those users are DSLR and APSC;

And after that you are saying:

Nikon got priorities right. The Z5/Z6/Z7/Z6ii/Z7ii are a good offering at a good range of prices to convince the bulk of their DSLR users to switch to the Z system, with the lenses to go with that.

Most users will NEVER switch to FF Z camera. If they wanted FF they would have switched long time ago to FF DSLR. You can now buy D750 brand new for 1200$ and D600 brand new for 650$!
So for me Nikon is making HUGE mistake neglecting their APSC users, which as you noticed are their main buyers. They should have lunched Z50 II and lower the price of Z50 to 800$. Few more APSC Z lenses like 35 1.8, 85 3.5 macro, 10-20 will increase their sales dramatically.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 07:07 UTC
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Nevermess: Something is wrong with the price. In Europe Z5 is available for pre-order for 1750 euro! Canon EOS RP + adapter is just 900 euro! With this huge price difference I will take Canon....

I can see that at the moment after discount Z6 is actually cheaper with 100 euro than Z5 :D. Z5 will definitely not become a best seller at this price...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 20:40 UTC

Something is wrong with the price. In Europe Z5 is available for pre-order for 1750 euro! Canon EOS RP + adapter is just 900 euro! With this huge price difference I will take Canon....

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 19:56 UTC as 43rd comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D780 (346 comments in total)

" I suspect it will be pretty exciting for a fairly small subset of users (particularly those with large collections of F-mount lenses)." Do you realize that nikon customers that poses F mount lenses are many more than users that poses Z lenses? Assuming that D750 is one of the Nikon best selling cameras they can expect that they will sell at least the same amount of D780.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 19:27 UTC as 23rd comment
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StoneJack: Nikon is on fire recently. Z50 has been a bestselling camera recently and f780 is a solid camera with a huge addition - pdaf in video. This was only thing it was lacking as in dslr Nikon is far stronger than Sony. Now Nikon f shooters have best of two worlds

Sure, but best seller in Japan is not even close enough as best seller overall. I have checked Amazon, Adorama, B&H photo, Calumet and Z50 is not even in the top 20 (some links are provided). If Z50 is not in the top 20 of the biggest camera stores in the world how come it is on 3rd place overall? Can you provide links as I cannot find such information at all...

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 20:36 UTC
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StoneJack: Nikon is on fire recently. Z50 has been a bestselling camera recently and f780 is a solid camera with a huge addition - pdaf in video. This was only thing it was lacking as in dslr Nikon is far stronger than Sony. Now Nikon f shooters have best of two worlds

This is simply not true! Z50 is not at all best seller. For example amazon best selling photo cameras:
https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Digital-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/281052/ref=zg_bs_pg_1?_encoding=UTF8&pg=1

It is also not in the top 20 of the B&H photo:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/20-best-selling-cameras-at-b-h/ci/29242/N/3722173815

Z50 is definitely not a best seller and probably will never be.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 12:26 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (555 comments in total)
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Yossarian1: People have criticised this for being a mix and match of features from other models and not really that innovative.

The product innovation happened with the D5 and D500. This is now about business innovation – taking those technological innovations to bigger markets.

The sensor is a good example. Prior to this release, it was only available in the D500. Putting it in the cheaper D7500 targeted a mid-range enthusiasts ensures that there is larger demand and potentially faster recovery of product development costs.

In the end, Nikon delivers a great product at a great price point. No, it’s not a D500 but it doesn’t cost the same either and it probably delivers 95% of the D500 experience if not more.

I am confident that the camera is good and will find its auditory, but the price difference between it and D7200 (at lease in east Europe) is making it very hard to sell. D7500 which makes it more expensive with 460$ from D7200. Does it worth to pay 460$ more when you have D7200? For me absolutely not. For the same price I can buy D610 brand new from the store......

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 08:05 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (381 comments in total)
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Mike Hiran: It seems unfair that you will compare this to mirrorless cameras in things like weight, but when it comes to battery life you call the k70 worst in class though the same mirrorless cameras you compare the k70 to earlier have less battery life than the k70. Quite the double standard.

Sorry bud I disagree with you. Even in the review was mentioned that high ISO performance seems to be result of RAW processing. Sure most of us do processed their files, but I prefer to choose noise reduction methods by myself.
So I will stick with what my "old" eyes see and I see more details within D5500.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (381 comments in total)
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Mike Hiran: It seems unfair that you will compare this to mirrorless cameras in things like weight, but when it comes to battery life you call the k70 worst in class though the same mirrorless cameras you compare the k70 to earlier have less battery life than the k70. Quite the double standard.

I am comparing RAW file. Even though you can create perception for sharpness you cannot recover lost details. So comparing RAW files of D5500 and K70 in DPREVIEW for me D5500 is more sharper/preserves more details.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 05:59 UTC
On article Shaking up the market: Pentax K-70 Review (381 comments in total)
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Mike Hiran: It seems unfair that you will compare this to mirrorless cameras in things like weight, but when it comes to battery life you call the k70 worst in class though the same mirrorless cameras you compare the k70 to earlier have less battery life than the k70. Quite the double standard.

On paper may be. However in the test scenario I can see D5500 to take sharper images below ISO 1600. It seems that as usual Pentax are applying noise reduction even in the RAW images....

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 09:39 UTC
On article Photographing surfers on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula (42 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Beautiful place, apart from the Soviet housing projects.

In Varna and all post communist countries is used reinforced concrete. Same is used for bunkers and you can still see bunkers around the Europe made by the Germans more than 70 years ago. Some of them still can stand and fulfill the job they were made for. So I don't think that chosen materials are bad at all. For sure buildings built with reinforce concrete can stand better against winds....

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 14:16 UTC
On article BSI Boss? Sony Alpha 7R II added to studio scene (497 comments in total)

I have compared RAW to D810 and still think that D810 produce better high ISO. At first glance it looks more noisy, but D810 preserves details much better.

And normalized comparison RAW comparison to D750:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=sony_a7rii&attr13_1=nikon_d750&attr13_2=nikon_d750&attr13_3=sony_a7s&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=51200&attr16_1=25600&attr16_2=51200&attr16_3=51200&attr171_0=off&normalization=compare&widget=1&x=-0.09903264812575573&y=-1.0093243014871565

For me d750 shows better results.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 14:45 UTC as 77th comment | 6 replies
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: For me and my 70-year-old and relatively poor back: a Full Frame camera together with its heavier (zoom) lenses are just too heavy to take them along on long hikes. I will therefore stick to a good DX DSLR camera (in my particular case a follow-on to my beloved Nikon D5000 or perhaps a follow-on to the Nikon D7100).

...By the way: I would be ready to pay more for a good DX DSLR Camera and its lenses, if weighting less.

nandbytes I want to ask you something else. As far as I know with EVF when you start shooting series in a row EVF i blacked out. How do you follow your subject than? Is this fixed with A77m2? You don't need to be super human to loose your subject during let say 2 seconds continuous shooting, if you can't see it during shooting.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: For me and my 70-year-old and relatively poor back: a Full Frame camera together with its heavier (zoom) lenses are just too heavy to take them along on long hikes. I will therefore stick to a good DX DSLR camera (in my particular case a follow-on to my beloved Nikon D5000 or perhaps a follow-on to the Nikon D7100).

...By the way: I would be ready to pay more for a good DX DSLR Camera and its lenses, if weighting less.

It could be true as I haven't tested A77m2... My experience so far is with A77 and Fujy E2 and I was disappointed. There is not possible to have EVF without lag :-). It could be the case that lag is disparagingly small (again how noticeable lag could be depends on how fast is moving your subject).. So far light is faster than our electronic displays, I have no doubts on that :-).

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 14:40 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: For me and my 70-year-old and relatively poor back: a Full Frame camera together with its heavier (zoom) lenses are just too heavy to take them along on long hikes. I will therefore stick to a good DX DSLR camera (in my particular case a follow-on to my beloved Nikon D5000 or perhaps a follow-on to the Nikon D7100).

...By the way: I would be ready to pay more for a good DX DSLR Camera and its lenses, if weighting less.

nandbytes sure it is possible, however it is still hard for my. Some types of pictures are impossible (at least for me) with EVF due to the delay:

https://500px.com/search?q=nevermess&submit=Submit&type=photos

All shots are taken with heavy back light.
For example I have shot airplane, passing near by with fast speed and I cannot imagine how I can catch it with EVF, if what I see is actually already gone.... So for me shooting of fast moving objects with EVF is lottery. Yes you can catch some good shots, but I feel that I have no control over the shooting process. Plains were flaying so fast that even with OVF I missed some shots due to the camera lag... (my camera is not the PRO grade DSLR)

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: For me and my 70-year-old and relatively poor back: a Full Frame camera together with its heavier (zoom) lenses are just too heavy to take them along on long hikes. I will therefore stick to a good DX DSLR camera (in my particular case a follow-on to my beloved Nikon D5000 or perhaps a follow-on to the Nikon D7100).

...By the way: I would be ready to pay more for a good DX DSLR Camera and its lenses, if weighting less.

Try to catch ,follow and compose picture of a bird or airplane in action with EVF .... It is a nightmare, at least for me...

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 13:13 UTC
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Nevermess: I was waiting for micro focus adjustment in the light D5XXX Nikon body. At the moment I have few D5XXX and it is not possible to calibrate them with all my lenses and I don’t want huge heavy D7XXX… seems it is time to try OLY or SONY mirrorless options….

Josh152 there is a number of users that know very well what is micro focus adjustment and want to have it in a small light body with fully articulated screen. I don't mind that Nikon thinks that users of D3XXX and D5XXX bodies should not have tools to fix NIKON's gear misalignment, but they should say that in their advertisements. Otherwise their going to loose number of customers as they are going o loose me.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 13:08 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: For me and my 70-year-old and relatively poor back: a Full Frame camera together with its heavier (zoom) lenses are just too heavy to take them along on long hikes. I will therefore stick to a good DX DSLR camera (in my particular case a follow-on to my beloved Nikon D5000 or perhaps a follow-on to the Nikon D7100).

...By the way: I would be ready to pay more for a good DX DSLR Camera and its lenses, if weighting less.

I don't like the size of the VF of the d5XXX series. I have compared the continuous AF performance. I like to shoot airshows and car raising. With small VF, better tracking and continuous AF performance I will produce much more good shots than with huge bright EVF, but mediocre AF performance. I was trying to say that we all have different priorities and there is no ultimate camera, which can serve us best in all situation.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: For me and my 70-year-old and relatively poor back: a Full Frame camera together with its heavier (zoom) lenses are just too heavy to take them along on long hikes. I will therefore stick to a good DX DSLR camera (in my particular case a follow-on to my beloved Nikon D5000 or perhaps a follow-on to the Nikon D7100).

...By the way: I would be ready to pay more for a good DX DSLR Camera and its lenses, if weighting less.

You did that because Fuji X-E2 is good for your photography stile. Nikon D300 is super fast sport/wild life oriented camera. I have used D300s /D5100 and may confirm that even D5100 has better continuous AF than Fujy X-E1 X-T1 cameras...

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 12:50 UTC
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Artifact: It is a good incremental upgrade. I have d5300 and GPS is beyond pathetic. Looks nice spec but in reality it is unusable. Out of thousands photos I have taken I can count pictures with GPS coordinates on one hand. Now it is gone and good riddance for this crappy version.

Touch screen is great from usability point of view. Before switching to Nikon I was Canon dude and really loved touchscreen on their latest models but crappy Rebel sensor forced me to go to Nikon.

So my conclusion is this:
1. unusable GPS is gone - OK, no loss here
2. touchscreen controls - OK, very useful in this camera as controls are limited
3. The same great sensor - OK
I would not sell d5300 to get d5500 but as a new camera it looks good.

What about smaller VF of D5500. D3300 and D5300 have bigger VF no comment. so at the end you pay 200$ more for smaller VF. Touch screen is very nice on the Canon because they have implemented hybrid auto focus and much more options for LV shooting. Without any of the CANON's LV shootings improvements touch screen on D5500 will be almost useless.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 10:39 UTC
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