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On article Nikon announces development of D850 (494 comments in total)

2 already had it lol how juvenile

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 22:27 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Franks38: Previous shutter replacements covered this time? My shutter was replaced in the first recall a couple years back. Is it covered by this recall? My camera serial number is covered by this recall, but it is unclear if it really applies to cameras that already had the shutter replaced.

Your replacement shutter is covered as long as you own the camera. If that's the rest of your life, it's covered. send it in.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
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George Landis: My serial number was one of them so I boxed it up this morning and got it dropped off for UPS to send it to the repair center in Los Angeles. I hope they are quick with the fix as I need it for a Las Vegas trip in 3 weeks. The only problem I ever had was one that nobody else seems too. In single shot mode it will occasionally fire off two shots instead of one. Other than that I think the camera has been great but I couldn't pass up getting a new shutter for free and supposedly better than the one that was in it. My body was also made in Thailand like the photo above.

Nikon LA is very efficient, and has the manpower allocated to do the job fast. 10 days door-to-door for my D750 sent in on the 2nd recall in April 2016.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
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keepreal: "ridiculously complex electronic cameras" I agree with AbrasiveReducer.

It was a while before I figured out that many camera settings are pointless. Same with my first micro-wave, which only had a timer and three power settings plus several other virtual settings that did nothing, except tried to fool you into thinking there was more there than there was.

The market no longer is about progress and giving what technology can provide that is of use. It is about profits and persuading impressionable people into thinking that frequent "upgrades" are necessary when, of course, they are not.

Even Leica has joined the bandwagon and eradicated their status at the top of the pile. The latest is not always better and the culture of consumerism is out of control. I would rather we left more raw materials for future generations than this senseless waste.

What has this got to do with the D750 shutter problem? Everything. Nikon should refocus on quality control, less so just on sales.

they source the shutters from Copal. It's THAT company that needs to address QC problems.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
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Photoevian: This happens to mine when I put alkaline batteries in the grip. It starts normaly but after a while.....here comes the shadow! When I change to ΕL-15 or NiMh, nothing bad happens, the camera works fine.

Have you noticed something like this?
I've shot about 20,000 frames with it.

well quit using alkalines in your grip.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 13:54 UTC
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BrainBeat: I am guessing this the flair issue? If so I have already gotten that fixed ages ago. If it is something different then I could use a new shutter as mine is starting to wear out again.

Not even close. That had something to do with the autofocus module. This is something similar to if you shot flash at a much higher shutter speed beyond maximum sync.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 13:51 UTC

when I sent mine in last year about this time under the 2nd recall, it only took about 10 days door-to-door via Nikon LA to get it replaced, cleaned, and firmware updated. Very efficient.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 13:48 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Two words: hiring freeze. They can interview and offer the job. But one cant start until the freeze is lifted.

And gs-9/11 in DC? Slave wage.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 04:03 UTC as 5th comment

All you rocket rangers going nuts over this lens for near field astrophotography need to cool your jets and wait until test shots come in re coma, which seems to be the major bugaboo for these lenses and this kind of photography.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 19:28 UTC as 10th comment
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Glen Barrington: Am I the only one who noticed those photos are out of focus? That last one might not be OOF, but the others are for sure.

No, you're just too used to obnoxious levels of sharpness. Photojournalism has its own standard--get the picture at any cost--that 99.5% of DPR heads will not get.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 19:47 UTC

To the DPR editorial staff: Never begin a story with an acronym, and certainly NOT in the headline, because you can't assume that a reader that's not in the Pac NW will know what "PI" stands for. Headline should have read: "Behind the scenes with Seattle Post-Intellegencer Photographers." Then use the full title again in the lead paragraph, followed by PI. Good grief, Journalism 101, people.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 19:44 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
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PhotoUniverse: I am not impressed at all. Lots of visible distortions and softness. And yes, I know it's a very wide angle lens.

I was hoping better than this. I would've got it for Astrophotography.

It's called "widefield astrophotography"

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
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Triplet Perar: Uh, too many distortions. And that is the problem with 3rd party lenses; nothing inside camera will react to the lens, and try to fix something that should have been sorted out in lens design.

A 14mm with no distortion? Are you people high??

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
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Arkienkeli: There are several posts about "severe distortions" with this lens. As an old school photographer I find it quite disconcerting that these posters quite clearly do not understand the nature of rectilinear projection, but think that the edge/corner elongation is caused by a flaw in lens design or manufacture, while it is a mathematical fact which can not be avoided. The wider the picture angle, the worse it gets, and nothing can be done about it if we want straight lines to be represented by straight lines in the picture.

Still these "experts" have the audacity to post these uninformed opinions (alternative facts?) of theirs, highlighting their ignorance.

Agree 100% Asking for a distortion-free rectilinear 14mm UWA is like asking for a cheeseburger with no cheese.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (56 comments in total)

what kind of UWA zoom would they put out? They already have a 10-24/4

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies

I wanna talk to the 14 people that had one and why they dumped it🙄

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 04:48 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

No DoF scale on the 14? Jeez Sigma!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

Zoom ring at the *front* of the 24-70/2.8? Rotary extending zoom?? Dust pumper. Fail.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river (98 comments in total)
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nfiertel: It is a strange fixation that some people have about Apple products which to me is inexplicable. I have used them since 1994 in its computer aspects and use an iPhone 6 Plus as well. I have had only one service issue in 2005 on a laptop which STILL works though long in the tooth. The iPhone is exceptional fast as can be, and more so the iMessage feature leaves any other smartphone in the dust completely and no small detail..none of the Apple equipment is likely to have malware as one cannot install without permissions being overwritten by the user. On the iPhone one cannot do that at all as it is sandboxed and one must go through the Applestore always unless you stupidly jailbreak the phone. Waterproofing the 7 is great for those that are stupid with their precision equipment and gilds the lily. It is a precisely built piece of kit. To smirk or otherwise denigrate a great industrial masterpiece makes no sense but is the sport of the anti Apple folk out there ..

Agreed. When something goes awry with my MBP-R or older iMac, I can usually find the problem and fix it on my own. Can't say the same about my former "blue screen of death" Windows products.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: It is a shame Fuji didn't bother to do some improvements on this mediocre lens. As someone else already mention all the shots look soft even at closer apertures. I bet the X-T20 with the 23mm f2 will deliver better results, same sensor, better lens.

Disagree about the lens. Yes it is soft at F2, but stop it down, and it becomes very sharp. At least on the S.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
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