dennishancock

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On article Readers' Choice Awards 2016: the winners (49 comments in total)

D500 looks great. But still holding out for the dual XQD card option.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:10 UTC as 6th comment
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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EdnaBambrick: For the millionth time, there is no 1.5x focal length increase. Any gains from smaller sensors ONLY come from pixel size and pixel density.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8938321250/dpreview-products-of-the-year-2016?slide=25

"What the E-M1 II is for mirrorless ILCs, the D500 is for DSLRs. Although it lacks a really credible 4K video mode, the D500 is nevertheless an impressive all-rounder, combining some of the best elements of the flagship Nikon D5 with a (relatively) compact APS-C form factor, and a 1.5X focal length increase which is extremely handy for sports and wildlife photography."

For the truly clueless wanting the longest
focal length lens, buy a camera with a 1 pixel sensor. Yea. That will do it.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 16:02 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (216 comments in total)

Great camera. Personally I'd like to see an option for dual XQD cards just like its big brother the D5. Fewer parts to carry around.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (374 comments in total)

Does anyone know if Foveon has improved their low light level and color fidelity issues from earlier offerings?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 19:14 UTC as 20th comment
On article LensRentals tests the Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 FL ED (110 comments in total)
In reply to:

livelong: disappointing price. For $3000 dollars I can buy a car.

Will it have focus breathing?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
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evilmagicnut: As a measure to stem the tide of ever increasing prices can I lobby dpreview to stop coverage on lenses that exceed $2000 msrp?

Censorship!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (287 comments in total)

Don't give these people the vote.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 108th comment
On article Photographing fireworks: The basics and then some (57 comments in total)
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sherman_levine: For my FZ1000, the ISO 100 / Raw / Bulb / F:8(the narrowest FZ1000 aperture) combination washes out too many of the brighter trails. I find that adding a 3-5 stop ND filter gives me much more latitude for color recovery

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32989985@N07/albums/72157655173515689

https://www.flickr.com/photos/32989985@N07/albums/72157646671694507

Sherm

Nice shots. And good to see properly exposed fireworks that capture color correctly.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1118 comments in total)
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Satyaa: The reviewers are clearly impressed!
Even when the negatives are mentioned, it doesn't sound anything like a complaint :)

The one negative point (in my opinion) that was not mentioned (or I did not notice) is two different card formats.

Given the build quality, processor + AF from top-of-the-line D5, and insane buffer, why is this categorized as 'semi-professional'?

By its design and capabilities, it should be categorized as professional, whatever its sensor size. And many 'semi-professionals' have complained about the difficulty of using banks as opposed to U1/U2/U3. That doesn't seem to bother the pros.

I am sure that this will become at least the second camera of all the sports/wildlife shooters, if not the primary for many. It does have significant size/weight/price advantage over D500, plus the ability under flickering lights.

A very good review.
Thanks.

I'm with you, Satyaa. The D500 needs to be sold with dual SD card slots or dual XQD card slots as an option like the D5. Why carry around a pocket full of different cards? Hope Nikon marketing is listening.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (112 comments in total)

Nice job!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:47 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (225 comments in total)

Nikon needs to offer the option of dual XQD cards or dual SD cards for the D500.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 20:27 UTC as 37th comment
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dennishancock: Regardless, the D500 needs either the dual SD card or dual XQD card option.

Yes, both card slots with the same technology. Just like the D5.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 01:16 UTC

Regardless, the D500 needs either the dual SD card or dual XQD card option.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 76th comment | 5 replies

I'm for the same card type option in both slots of the D500, just like the D5. This is the market speaking, Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Love DxO.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 3rd comment

Speaking of low dynamic range output displays reminds me of prints on paper.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 17:44 UTC as 45th comment

Congratulations to the photographer. But the picture is a bit dowdy. Maybe it's a British thing?

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 23:24 UTC as 41st comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (401 comments in total)

So Light is pre-announcing a product it will have in 11 months. What is this? Have rents in downtown Palo Alto gone up so much Light is in need of some early cash? And why would anyone believe if they gave a down deposit, these guys are going to be around next September?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 11:37 UTC as 102nd comment
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (401 comments in total)

If you read Light's patent, you see they get 52MP by concatenating the field of view of four separate cell phone camera quality sensors. That is to say very small pixels with poor signal to noise ratios. The folded mirrors allow longer focal length lenses to be used to simulate zooming in software.

So I'm a bit skeptical that those 52 Mega pixels are going to be of high quality.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 116th comment
On article Meet Milvus: Hands-on with Zeiss's Milvus lenses (246 comments in total)
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dennishancock: Zeiss really needs to explain why it doesn't implement automatic focus with these lenses. The analogy may not be exact, but this is like Mercedes announcing a new car that doesn't have an electric starter motor.

Zeiss! I'd like to use automatic focus lenses with my automatic focus enabled Nikon.

KrisAK
Apparently Zeiss marketing research feels enough people will buy their manual lenses for the Nikon or Canon to make the engineering effort and expense worthwhile. There will be some, though, who find lack of AF a deal killer. I'm one. Too bad because otherwise I'm attracted to high performance optics.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
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