JOrmsby

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I've done that same section of hiking with an Oly Em-10 and 12-40 PRO, which I agree works perfect for backpacking. But sorry dude, a using a 60 liter Osprey pack is not 'ultralight backpacking.'

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 17:42 UTC as 95th comment
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Matsu: As long as the full frame cameras keep the F mount, thecameras will be a wild success. They instantly bring along 1 out of every 3 users, and support the most extensive lens catalogue in a the marketplace. Change it and all bets are off, this is not the time to alienate users. F mount is their strongest asset, there are no advantages to changing it since both bodies and lenses can already be made size competitive with full frame mirrorless.

For DX/APSC, just follow Canon with a mount that's downsized for the smaller sensor. This allows cheaper cameras for people who don't have system wide investments in Nikon gear.

If they keep F-mount and add IBIS to it, it will be a success.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
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Richard Murdey: I see the viewfinder coverage as been increased from 97% to 98%.

Would it have killed them to bump it up the extra 2% to 100%? Is it a contractual obligation that a 100% finder is reserved for the 5D series?

Exactly. My 3 year old, entry level Olympus EM-10 has 100% coverage, and I believe now sells for only $299.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:27 UTC

98% VF coverage on a $2000 full frame camera in 2017? What a joke. Because all of us enthusiast photographers love guessing what's actually going to appear in our final image.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 06:13 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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elementare: To everyone that is complaining, you can always buy the competitor one from Canon, the 80D, that has just one sd card slot. Or the Fuji xt20, that has just one sd card slot. Or the sony alpha 6500 or A72 versions that have just one sd card slot.

It's funny how people think that nikon should shine again/recover doing beneficence to that market segment that complain about spending more for a camera with 2 sd slots (d500) especially when none of the competitors is selling the camera that they want in the same price range.

Exactly.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I don't want to crush the Party here, but the D7500 is also a drawback compared to the D7200 (into some ways), which there are for instance - only 1 (ONE!!!) SD Card Slot, the D7000, D7100 & D7200 had two - very nice for backup purposes or simply RAW/JPEG Mode (useful on weddings), then a polycarbonate Body, no more alu-mag alloy partly like all 3 others (D7000 up to D7200), the Eyecup from the D7500 is a joke compared to the older ones, too...and last, but least...what good is a better AF Module Sensor, when from these 51 AF Points, only the central one goes down to -3EV?! The D7200 have had all 51 AF Points going down to -3EV, and DPR stated this into the D7200 Review clearly.

So, for me, even the Sensor is from the D500, but that's neglible compared to the 24 MP D7200 Sensor, the AF System is both up & downgraded at the same time, the D7500 does now 4k (but Sony/Pana are way better when it comes to video, period)...the D7500 seems like a bit upgraded D5600, but nowhere D7x00 Class.

I'd disagree on the new Polycarbonate body. Having a lighter weight body is a big plus, and makes it more attractive when compared with its APSC rivals that are mirrirless.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS 77D Review (283 comments in total)

But it only has one card slot!! ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 03:22 UTC as 38th comment

And it takes filters, sweet!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 02:44 UTC as 19th comment
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (291 comments in total)
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citrate: Nikon should have used Sony's 24MP sensor on A6300/6500 and XT2, which is a high performer with 4K capability.

Yes but how is this sensor supposed to be a step forward from the D7200 with less resolution and less dynamic range for a higher price? Personally I couldn't care less about a couple more frames per second, and slightly better high ISO performance.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 17:36 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (291 comments in total)
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citrate: Nikon should have used Sony's 24MP sensor on A6300/6500 and XT2, which is a high performer with 4K capability.

I agree, I was really hoping for that 24mp 4K chip from the a6300/6500. The new 20.9 one is not only less megapixels (not a huge deal breaker for me), but more importantly less dynamic range as well, according to DxO, FWIW.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 16:43 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (291 comments in total)

It appears as though most of the major digital camera review sites are trying really hard to justify the D7500 for Nikon. I can understand some of the decisions from Nikon's business perspective, though I still think it's sad they haven't yet added IBIS like Sony and Pentax have in this range.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 45th comment | 22 replies
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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Weasel: I own a D7200 and I am pretty happy with it - although I am thinking about to change to a MILC because of the size. Most of the time I use the combination D7200 + the Sigma 18-35 Art, which delivers awesome IQ but its quite big and I don't have the camera always with me. Seems like the D7500 owns now features I missed on my D7200, a tiltable screen and a better grip - also adding the SnapBridge Feature to this camera is nice to share pictures on the go (although I never had the chance to try this feature).

I agree with you. Was really excited to see what Nikon did with this release. I'm happy about the slight drop in size/weight, and deeper grip. But was really hoping for IBIS to help stabilize the awesome Sigma ART's for APS-C. Not sure if I'll upgrade, or switch to someone else.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:12 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I've missed at last one negative Aspect from the D7500 vs the D7200 predecessor - imaging ressources writes about: Camera body: Smaller & lighter than the D7200 but with new features The Nikon D7500 has a redesigned body compared to its predecessor's. Gone are the D7200's magnesium-alloy top and rear panels.

So, the D7500 is the most advanced D7000 series to date, but sadly, Nikon did the Canon way! Since the EOS 60D, gone is the massive, robust alu-mag alloy Body, the 60D was a cheap plastic-phantastique Polycarbonate Shell only.

The D7000 into the opposite, into 2010, went the other way - upgrade from all-plastic D90 Body to party alu-mag alloy body shell, and so is (and was) also the D7100 and D7200..but not so the D7500...so at last, for my taste, without having seen the Body into real life -

Cons

All Polycarbonate Plastic Shell, vs. Partly Alu-Mag Alloy
Only one SD Card Slot (2 Slots since D7000, D7100 & D7200)

Hope DPR would state this into the upcoming Review clear.

I actually see the smaller, lighter body as a huge plus. If you need magnesium pro level build, buy the D500. In this segment where they're competing even more with mirrorless, Nikon needs to go lighter and smaller. I've been using the D5500 (downsized from D610) and love the smaller size for travel and hiking. Yet still feels plenty solid.

There's a list of other things with this release I'm bummed about, like not having IBIS, to compete with mirrorless, Sony, and Pentax. Also a bit discouraged by the drop in dynamic range on this sensor from the D7200.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:09 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

What's up with the odd protruding strap lugs? Otherwise looks nice, though I was really hoping for IBIS. Will now consider Sony for my next upgrade.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 04:12 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax KP Review (664 comments in total)
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JOrmsby: If only Nikon would finally add IBIS to the D7300, like Pentax and Sony shooters have had for years...

If only Sigma would add OS to their lenses, then I could have a stabilized ART lens on a Nikon APS-C body like I really want.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
On article Pentax KP Review (664 comments in total)

If only Nikon would finally add IBIS to the D7300, like Pentax and Sony shooters have had for years...

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 106th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (371 comments in total)

The D5500/5600 is a great camera, but it's disappointing that Nikon still releases DSLR's in 2017 with only 95% viewfinder coverage. They also need to think about IBIS and 4K video if they want to compete with all of the mirrorless (and Sony/Pentax DSLR's) options out there now too.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 15:43 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
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JOrmsby: I'm not a Sony shooter, but how many FE primes do they need in the 85-100mm range? 85 1.4, 85 1.8, 90 2.8, and 100 2.8. Meanwhile E-mount is still stuck with hardly anything, not to mention other missing FE focal lengths.

Tequila MockingjayBird, so the E-mount 16-70 f/4 works well on an A7R then, right? No difference between crop sensor lenses (E mount) and full frame (FE) ones?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 13:07 UTC

I'm not a Sony shooter, but how many FE primes do they need in the 85-100mm range? 85 1.4, 85 1.8, 90 2.8, and 100 2.8. Meanwhile E-mount is still stuck with hardly anything, not to mention other missing FE focal lengths.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 04:14 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

I wish Nikon would add IBIS, 4K and a tilt-screen to the D7300. Nice job Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 00:28 UTC as 151st comment | 1 reply
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