Rob_66

Joined on Feb 14, 2019

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Rob_66: Q: has the space between grip and lens increased? Picture Point 3 - still looks like that the finger is in contact with the lens. I tried several previous Sony FF and after minutes holding the cam my finger tips were bruised. Most uncomfortable cam to hold. DP-Team has this changed?

Thanks, once out of lockdown I will check the Z with the faster lenses as well and compare again with the others.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2021 at 23:37 UTC
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Rob_66: Q: has the space between grip and lens increased? Picture Point 3 - still looks like that the finger is in contact with the lens. I tried several previous Sony FF and after minutes holding the cam my finger tips were bruised. Most uncomfortable cam to hold. DP-Team has this changed?

There is no issue with the Nikon Z. The lens is straight so you do not come in contact. I did not test the Canon I must admit.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2021 at 22:03 UTC

Q: has the space between grip and lens increased? Picture Point 3 - still looks like that the finger is in contact with the lens. I tried several previous Sony FF and after minutes holding the cam my finger tips were bruised. Most uncomfortable cam to hold. DP-Team has this changed?

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2021 at 08:17 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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fPrime: The camera market is no longer large enough for each manufacturer to support two “pro” models. Nikon will be lucky to field one medium-resolution sports/action model like a Z9 with gripped body.

But given that its C-AF and Eye-AF still trail both Canon and Sony, Nikon ought to dump the low res OSPDAF array that’s in the current Z cameras and move to a higher res array as soon as they can. Remaining in third place for mirrorless AF is a recipe for disaster.

AF is not everything!

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 18:35 UTC
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Phil Flash: Z6 and Z7 have exceptional build quality for their prices. Much better than Sony A7III.

@ Richmond: Z6 and Z7 autofocus accuracy is great. AF Speed - maybe a slight difference (?), but who cares if you are not a sports shooter or doing running / hunting game watching, birding. For my use case, the focus speed is excellent and outperforms my needs.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2020 at 18:30 UTC
On article Nikon Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 sample gallery (200 comments in total)

For the price and size it really looks like a very good and sharp lens. Slow and limited zoom is the trade-off. But image quality is more than acceptable.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2020 at 15:53 UTC as 40th comment
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mzx: Nice camera, aside from shameful crippled 1.74x crop in 4K. If you want to sell me a cripple - i'd rather buy something else.

Not everyone wants or needs video.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 08:39 UTC
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Jefftan: entry-level full-frame camera cost $1000 not $1400.

Price will come down in a few months, plus „cashback“ rebates etc. I would like cheaper cameras as well, but for a newcomer it is „ok-ish“

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 08:37 UTC
On article Nikon Z 24-200mm F4-6.3 VR sample gallery (222 comments in total)
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BrentSchumer: It's hard to take this lens seriously when Tamron offers a much faster 28-200mm for less money.

Try to fit this Tamron on a Nikon Z mount....

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2020 at 20:07 UTC
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Rob_66: Been on many Safaris. Aperture was the main constraint for shooting... lots of action happens in the morning and evening hours. F5.6 is already challenging, F11 ... good luck.

Well, you got it. Working since 1996 in South Africa. Now escaped SA back home due to corona...

And by the way, the South African NPs are very reasonably priced! You can go in your own car and you can get great sightings!

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 22:24 UTC

Been on many Safaris. Aperture was the main constraint for shooting... lots of action happens in the morning and evening hours. F5.6 is already challenging, F11 ... good luck.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 11:27 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony 12-24mm F2.8 GM arrives in August for $3000 (462 comments in total)

Sony does a great job with the lenses, I must admit... Unfortunately, the Sony body does not work for me - my finder knuckles getting bruised...

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 11:47 UTC as 14th comment

Oh, how I love my Nikon 200-500mm for wildlife...

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2020 at 16:05 UTC as 125th comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview TV: Tamron 20mm F2.8 review (86 comments in total)

Thanks, nice review. Looking at the gallery at 100% I find corner sharpness still very acceptable for the size and price.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 11:33 UTC as 11th comment
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sirhawkeye64: Darn, I was really hoping the 24-200 would have been maybe a 3.5-5.6 like the 28-300, or at worst, a 4-5.6. I'll probably still get it as it looks like it would be a perfect lens for travel (maybe along with a 14-30).

I have the 28-300 as a travel zoom, but checking the tele end it only comes to 250mm with not the best image quality (very soft corners as well at 28mm...). So, I really hope that this one is sharper. I would prefer a 24-200mm with excellent optics and low weight for a travel zoom. The 6.3 might be a challenge at poor light, but the 4.5 stop(s) might compensate for that. Looking forward for the lens tests.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2020 at 23:58 UTC
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (570 comments in total)

Certainly an excellent lens. However, if Nikon wants to sell more Z bodies then (IMO) they would need to cover the range 24-70mm (done) and 70-200mm first. Then the pro- and more specialized lenses. Running around with a large and heavy f-mount 70-200mm plus adapter on a small Z-body would not work for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2019 at 11:12 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies

Sounds all great. However, I would have liked to see a 70-200 first...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2019 at 12:51 UTC as 27th comment
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