David Naylor

David Naylor

Lives in Sweden Sweden
Works as a Web Editor
Has a website at http://davidnaylor.org/blog/
Joined on May 31, 2006

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gonzalu: I just wish for a proper liveview in total darkness... not the mess it is today. Canon does it better. Time to step up.

Thanks for the explanation.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
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gonzalu: I just wish for a proper liveview in total darkness... not the mess it is today. Canon does it better. Time to step up.

What du you mean by "proper live view in total darkness"? (I'm a Canon user so don't know much about nikon live view.)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 22:53 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Why no flash Nikon? It's so useful to create undetectable fill in harsh lighting conditions.

It looks like they've used that space for something else. Radios was one suggestion. Hybrid EVF is another.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
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Toni Salmonelli: Is it not obsolete and even kind of silly to make an developement announcement when their are already product photos floating around in the internet. Just my honest opinion though.

I agree. The timing seems strange. Leaked photos must surely mean that the official announcement is only weeks away at the most.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 22:35 UTC
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jay jay02: It's going to have a hybrid viewfinder EVF/OVF! Sounds exciting

Well... It might. That would be awesome!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 22:28 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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borax: Since the 6DII launch, I'd like the next D850 to be EF optics compatible !

Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that? Both as a joke and as an actual innovation. Any camera maker that is able to natively support lenses of other manufacturers is in for a huge sales boost!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 21:52 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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Nicolas Alexander Otto: I actually wrote a list some time ago in an elaborate mail to Nikon for the D810 replacement. But it boiled down to essentially this.

1. Fully articulated screen
2. Better ISO Performance
3. In camera stabilization
4. Live View Boost (for low light situations)
5. Live Time (seeing the histogramm during long exposures)
6. WiFi that works fine
7. Increased dynamic range
8. Focus Peaking
9. 2500€ Price Tag (I just added that knowing it'll be smart so they can get back the Sony crowd but most likely unrealistic)

A great list. I would love to see Bluetooth LE and a GPS on top of those.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 21:24 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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justmeMN: How about fixing:

"In terms of focusing, the autofocus in video mode is still leagues behind Canon's Dual Pixel sensors and many mirrorless cameras, like Sony's a7R II. - DPR's review of the Nikon D5.

I was missing that too. But apparently they've added it to the text now, under the display section.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 20:58 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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David Naylor: Being a Canon 7D2 user looking to upgrade to full frame but totally put off by the obvious crippling of the 6D2, I'm carefully following the release of the D850 and other full frame alternatives. Since I will have to switch nearly all my lenses anyway I have nearly no reason at all to stay with Canon.

One important aspect is how my next camera does AF. Ideally I would like a mirrorless full frame for its on-sensor, super-exact AF, with such things as eye AF a la Sony. I'm so tired of the variability and general clunkyness that is inherent to traditional DSLR AF. Canon's DPAF really would perfect a mirrorless camera - so it is unbelievable that Canon still hasn't entered the (full frame) mirrorless segment. It would kill! (As long as they don't cripple it with ten year old sensor technology...)

Another aspect which I am increasingly thinking about is size. More and more I find myself wanting a camera that can be made really compact with a small prime lens.

The A9 is very interesting, but I don't need 20 fps and don't have that kind of money to spend so I will have to wait until something similar shows up at a lower price point. The A7 and A7R III could be very close to my perfect camera. But please Sony include Bluetooth LE and GPS!

And I know all about the lousy AF spread of the 6D2. That is one of the things I hate about it.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 09:15 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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Saurat: "The topic of DR is still (for some reason) topic of hot debate." Perhaps because some of us are familiar with the work of such masters as Atget. The lack of DR didn't seem to cramp his style much, quite the contrary.

Oh God. The fact that one person created art with old digital cameras doesn't mean that more dynamic range wouldn't be a great boost for nearly all kinds of photography.

Why do people cling to the idea of some random sweet spot in resolution, and now, apparently, dynamic range?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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David Naylor: Being a Canon 7D2 user looking to upgrade to full frame but totally put off by the obvious crippling of the 6D2, I'm carefully following the release of the D850 and other full frame alternatives. Since I will have to switch nearly all my lenses anyway I have nearly no reason at all to stay with Canon.

One important aspect is how my next camera does AF. Ideally I would like a mirrorless full frame for its on-sensor, super-exact AF, with such things as eye AF a la Sony. I'm so tired of the variability and general clunkyness that is inherent to traditional DSLR AF. Canon's DPAF really would perfect a mirrorless camera - so it is unbelievable that Canon still hasn't entered the (full frame) mirrorless segment. It would kill! (As long as they don't cripple it with ten year old sensor technology...)

Another aspect which I am increasingly thinking about is size. More and more I find myself wanting a camera that can be made really compact with a small prime lens.

The A9 is very interesting, but I don't need 20 fps and don't have that kind of money to spend so I will have to wait until something similar shows up at a lower price point. The A7 and A7R III could be very close to my perfect camera. But please Sony include Bluetooth LE and GPS!

That is true Bambi. I have the 7D2 for its brilliant controls and general capabilites at a reasonable price more than for its speed. The 7D2 speed is overkill for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 09:08 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: I want built-in GPS.

Me too! I'm surprised that this is still such a rare feature in these meta-data crazy days.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 07:50 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)

Being a Canon 7D2 user looking to upgrade to full frame but totally put off by the obvious crippling of the 6D2, I'm carefully following the release of the D850 and other full frame alternatives. Since I will have to switch nearly all my lenses anyway I have nearly no reason at all to stay with Canon.

One important aspect is how my next camera does AF. Ideally I would like a mirrorless full frame for its on-sensor, super-exact AF, with such things as eye AF a la Sony. I'm so tired of the variability and general clunkyness that is inherent to traditional DSLR AF. Canon's DPAF really would perfect a mirrorless camera - so it is unbelievable that Canon still hasn't entered the (full frame) mirrorless segment. It would kill! (As long as they don't cripple it with ten year old sensor technology...)

Another aspect which I am increasingly thinking about is size. More and more I find myself wanting a camera that can be made really compact with a small prime lens.

The A9 is very interesting, but I don't need 20 fps and don't have that kind of money to spend so I will have to wait until something similar shows up at a lower price point. The A7 and A7R III could be very close to my perfect camera. But please Sony include Bluetooth LE and GPS!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 153rd comment | 4 replies
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Dragonrider: It has better DR than a 5D III and they sold a boatload of those and are still selling them. The choice of sensor may have been as much to allow clearing of 5D III inventory as protecting the 5D4, which has a lot of other features to distinguish it. The choice may also have had to do with an excess inventory of external A/D converters (the sensor isn't the only high cost item in a camera). In any case, the 6D II will take a lot of really great pictures for most users. OTOH, it isn't a first choice for those who do a lot of push processing, but you would be amazed to find out how many folks own a 6D who have no clue what Lightroom is, much less what it does. The JPEGs out of the 6D II are lovely and most of the raws process just fine.

For me, I will stick with the 5DSR for now and maybe add an SL2 as the first files out look quite nice and I love my SL1.

Steve: The difference is that Canon now have showed that they (finally!) actually have newer, more efficient sensor tech, as demonstrated in the 5D4, 77D, 80D, etc, which is almost as good as the sensor tech used by the rest of the industry - yet they return to their old tech in their latest camera. Insanity!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: You know what - I have the following off topic question: considering an equal price, which receiver would you buy: Sony, Marantz or Yamaha?
The answer will clarify something for me.

I've got a Yamaha receiver. Curious to see where this is going. =)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 21:00 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1909 comments in total)
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Deliverator: Looks like a great camera. I do have a few questions, though.
1. Is it still shooting Sony's lossy compressed ARWs? If it is, can it do uncompressed RAW, and if so, what is the buffer then?
2. What is the shooting speed/buffer like with a card in the second UHS-I slot?
3. What is the buffer clearance rate?
4. Can you browse photos while the buffer is clearing?
5. How quickly can you review photos after shooting a burst?

All these will be answered with the first tests, no doubt, but it still remains to be seen.

Someone claimed the A9 *can* bring up the menu while clearing the buffer. As opposed to the A7R2.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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sneakyracer: DPReview, don't play dumb, you guys signed NDA's many months ago about a few new and exciting Canon products coming up...

The answer is probably that news outlets don't usually sign NDA's, but that press releases and suchlike are distributed with an embargo for release at a certain date and time.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On article Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review (356 comments in total)
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David Naylor: Wow, this "AF issue" is being blown completely out of proportion. I've had this lens for over a month now and haven't had even the slightest indication that there is anything wrong with the AF. If there is any inconsistency I'd say it is well within the limits of what is normal for any lens using phase-detect focus.

And since the open-loop AF myth has been de-bunked (i.e. PDAF *does* confirm focus after shifting) then a large part (all?) of any inconsistency will be the fault of the AF sensor.

Thanks for the details. I'd really like to see this tested by Lensrentals.com too with a comparison vs a few other lenses. I just find it a little strange that this hasn't been noted anywhere else, and I believe I've read/watched pretty much every review out there.

Obviously, having bought this lens I know my view is probably biased, but I'm really trying to look at this issue objectively.

Btw, did you notice if the AF inconsistency was any different at 18 vs 35mm?

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 09:30 UTC
On article Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review (356 comments in total)
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David Naylor: Wow, this "AF issue" is being blown completely out of proportion. I've had this lens for over a month now and haven't had even the slightest indication that there is anything wrong with the AF. If there is any inconsistency I'd say it is well within the limits of what is normal for any lens using phase-detect focus.

And since the open-loop AF myth has been de-bunked (i.e. PDAF *does* confirm focus after shifting) then a large part (all?) of any inconsistency will be the fault of the AF sensor.

In fact, none of the previous reviews I have read have mentioned any AF issues.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 07:35 UTC
On article Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review (356 comments in total)

Wow, this "AF issue" is being blown completely out of proportion. I've had this lens for over a month now and haven't had even the slightest indication that there is anything wrong with the AF. If there is any inconsistency I'd say it is well within the limits of what is normal for any lens using phase-detect focus.

And since the open-loop AF myth has been de-bunked (i.e. PDAF *does* confirm focus after shifting) then a large part (all?) of any inconsistency will be the fault of the AF sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 06:42 UTC as 86th comment | 7 replies
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