Mato34

Lives in Spain Mallorca, Spain
Has a website at http://mato34.es/
Joined on Aug 4, 2005

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vesa1tahti: No built-in flash = no place in the market.

D700 did have a flash

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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PictureTakerPhotoMaker: Why on earth no GPS?? Hope also life view gets faster finally...

"Why on earth no GPS??"

Oh yeah! I got the pun :D

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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Old Cameras: Nikon Rumors has a pretty low hit rate, they only seem to get accurate info right before a product is actually released. I think this is pure photoshop nonsense. It just depicts a slightly modified D500.

Disagree.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 20:28 UTC
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Franz Weber: Since I live in Europe, how can I adjust the flapping speed of the bird to 50 fps?

Firmware update

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 09:17 UTC
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Marty CL: Well, hopefully this means APS-C or full frame mirrorless cameras. The Nikon 1 was already a mirrorless system (sort of), but with a 1 inch sensor with mediocre results.

They have much greater depth of field, but also much greater pixel density which makes very difficult to nail the *perfect* focus at something like 300 mm and get sharp images.

In my experience AF-S lenses (the Nikon 70-300 VR and Tamron 70-300 VC) used with the FT-1 adapter failed with some little inconsistence at getting this *perfect* focus: sometimes they did it, sometimes didn't. The 70-300 AF-P DX seems to take profit of its step motor and does get that consistence, provided first by the AF system.

So I'd say that the focusing system of the 1's seems pretty reliable. I don't expect it to be less than the ones from the rivals.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Good they are FINALLY developing a mirrorless system, but what is the fate of the Nikon 1 system?

Perhaps it is alive, after all.

And why not? That wouldn't mean no new mirrorless system. In fact they have three formats right now.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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ijm5012: While this is all very interesting, is it not somewhat concerning that it was acknowledged that Sony's S-AF did not yield the sharpest shots? Being a sports/journalism camera, the overwhelming majority of users will be shooting the camera in either S-AF or C-AF, not MF (which is a PITA with focus-by-wire lenses, not even factoring in how time consuming it is). The fact that Sony's AF algorithm isn't better is somewhat concerning, especially on a camera that costs as much as the A9, and touts it's AF ability as one of its headline features..

Do Sony aX cameras have an AF fine-tune feature, that accounts for front or back-focusing issues due to PDAF? If so, it may be worth going through this exercise, and seeing what improvements are made regarding AF accuracy/sharpness. I know that going through it with older 4/3 lenses on my E-M1 II made a difference in improving the AF accuracy and resulting sharpness.

whumber +1

Also another wrong idea is "PDAF on sensor focuses precisely and doesn't need AF adjustment, like the DSLRs do". If the adjustment is needed on the lens, there is no difference wether it's a mirrorless or a DLSR.

But these ideas are usually ignored, or at least not too much discussed.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 17:05 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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HatWearingFool: Check out Max Yuryev's video. This thing is insane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLR_-ALD1KE

Seems reasonable, as well.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 21:01 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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HatWearingFool: Check out Max Yuryev's video. This thing is insane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLR_-ALD1KE

Bigger body, dual XQD, and (possibly) no lock out during writing buffer to card, are some of those little things Sony may use in a couple of years to make owners of the A9 eagers to buy A9 II, announcing it like "This is the REAL game changer!"

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
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Philip Liew: Greetings fellow camera holdouts ;) I would say each sensor size has its pros and cons. 1" sensor has an awesome pro >> 2.7x zoom factor. Although I shoot Sony & Nikon FF, I'm not particularly fond of long and heavy lenses eg 70-400 or 150-600mm.
I like my gear **compact**.

We all know a great lens delivers the goods and that Nikon 1 70-300 G is an incredible lens >> https://flashparker.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/gear-review-nikon-1-nikkor-vr-70-300mm-f4-5-5-6/ . Also, in my part of the world(Malaysia), its not US$1000, after conversion, US$675 - brand new!

I got the J5 only for this reason (I would recommend only the J5 and not J4 or V3 as the the latest sensor is BSI and DR/SNR is in a different league all together).

Good day!

I don't like the 18 MP sensor neither, but I've really enjoyed the 10 MP one.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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justmeMN: Nikon 1 may have been a sales flop, but I though that Nikon DL was a good idea.

Agree with you, and also I find that the Nikon J5 itself wasn't a bad product at all, given its orientation. Even its start price wasn't as absurd as others in the 1 system.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:31 UTC
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Jefftan: If I am Nikon I would make more long telephoto lens and hope to convince someone with a full frame to buy a 2nd camera

This is the only way Nikon 1 can survive

And a few fixed lenses 1.8, at about 200 €/$ (I think they could be done)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
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nir-vana: This system is an irrelevant joke. Most cameras in the recent "compact enthusiast" roundup have a better lens than the 1's kit with at least two stops more and better iq.

I agree with that, and that's the reason why I have a Sony RX100 as my main camera for casual shooting. But I can't place a UWA or a telephoto on it or any of its rivals, so if I'm going for a walk in which I want to have some more fun taking photos, I usually take it along with a 1 body and the 6.7-13 and 30-110. IQ of both lenses (which aren't the kit lenses you mention, I agree) is very good, BTW.

Probably I wouldn't have bought the DL 18-50 because I have the 6.7-13 and it would have been an important inversion, but I really think it would have been a big hit, gien that we have no wide angle in the compact market.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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Triplet Perar: NIKON 1 V3 was Sony A9 killer of yesterday! It delivered the fps, the accuracy, the speed, and all photographers ever needed for sports action (20 fps tracking, 60 fps fixed focus, etc), and a Nikon 1 kit could be assembled for peanuts compared to an A9 set.
But again, the tremendous prejudice of the digital photography snobbery sniggers at anything with sensor smaller than FF, and less than a truckload of equipment to show off. Just read the sorrowful comments below about "death of Nikon 1". What a horrible attitude towards a genuinely great system! But geeks celebrate A99 years later — despite fact that technology already was there that allowed work to be done, even to sports photographers. It shows the pathetic state of this market — it is not about the essence, but all about pretence, all about snobbery.

Yeah, I'm a Nikon 1 user (several bodies and lenses) and could agree with you about those prejudices at small sensors.

But Nikon really did a "good" job sinking the system with ridiculous start prices and some of the worst decissions regarding interface and use I've seen in all the cameras I've had (including some compacts).

Anyway I'm keeping all my 1 system gear for now.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
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Halina123: Confession....
I am a Nikon 1 user !!!

Questions, comments ???

Me too :)

(But please, don't tell anybody else)

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
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Mato34: I use to do stacking with Photoshop from bursts on my Nikons 1, and it tooks quite a time (about 10 minutes) the whole process on my PC. I'm not sure about being a realistic automated process with a smartphone CPU.

Badi, I could agree with that.

disraeli, I can't see if your comment it's kind of a joke or a regret to mine, but anyway I should apologize for my limited english :)

Cheers!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 15:00 UTC

I use to do stacking with Photoshop from bursts on my Nikons 1, and it tooks quite a time (about 10 minutes) the whole process on my PC. I'm not sure about being a realistic automated process with a smartphone CPU.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 10:53 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)
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Autriche78: The a9 sounds like a phenomenal technical advancement. It will be interesting to see what real life users have to say about it, and I look forward to reading their opinions.

But please, DPR staff, get your facts straight. There have been several mentions of the silent shutter as being features found on the the a9 and the Olympus EM flagship only - I shoot Fuji and Panasonic and they've had electronic shutters for some time now. I rarely use the mechanical shutter on my Fuji unless I'm shooting with flash.

I'm not saying the a9 is a comparable beast - I understand that you're comparing it to similarly positioned CaNikon products. But to imply that silent shooting via electronic shutter is a feature exclusive to the a9 is just incorrect.

Hey, even we have electronic shutter, 20 fps burst with continuous AF and 60 fps live view on the Nikon 1 system since some years ago (10 fps burst since as far as 2011...).

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
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octovian: I have tamron 70-300mm vc and I am not very satisfied with its performance especially at 250-300mm. I have been really tempted by this lens. Do you guys think that this lens will be better than the tamron one especially at 250-300mm range?

I have both, and the new AF-P is really good. Far better than the Tamron at the tele end. Tested on D7100 and Nikon 1 V2

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 23:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (130 comments in total)
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Khun_K: I briefly tried it a couple of days ago and it is a heavy lens, makes my D810 looks like to small camera. Very heavy, although manageable, my most favorite current day portrait lens is still AF-S 85/1.8 G

As far as the 105/1.4 looks like a real luxury piece of gear, I agree on the tremendous "bang for the buck" and portability of the 85/1.8.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
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