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On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: To take a step back from everything, Nikon is not stupid, and has at least realized the need for mobile integration, to force mobile users to CHOOSE their DSLRs over their iPhones.

That's what they're trying with SnabBridge - to limited success of course. But give this time. Heck, plead with Nikon that they instead choose to work with proper app developers to get this process of ingesting and curating Raws and JPEGs seemlessly from devices to content management systems embedded in all devices (phones, computers, web browsers), & finally even Joe Schmoe will shoot the shot of his kid with the D500, not the iPhone.

That's the biggest fight they have to fight. And Nikon knows this and are at least trying to fight it.

It'd be the greatest shame to see Nikon tech buried amongst survival concerns of cell phones and misunderstandings that don't understand that Nikon camera technology *actually* has something to offer that NO OTHER camera manufacturer has to offer at this level (AF perf).

I see no weight in your argument...Rather juvenile take to think Nikon's Snapbridge is an answer to smartphone domination. Well unless you got this from Nikon executive board, sadly, I find your argument dont worth anyones attention.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:40 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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Rishi Sanyal: Sorry about the 'loading' issues. They've been fixed now.

Hi Rishi,

Whats the expected price of this camera in India?

Looks like it will sell in loads.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 16:10 UTC

Looks like there is no perfect camera.....The amount of optical aberrations in the highlights in image number 14 is deplorable. It’s an obvious defeat in light of the asking price. These high megapixels cameras with movie star’s price tags are not ultimate in image quality by any means.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 19:29 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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raindance: You know I have looked at every single image sample posted on dpreview. From the highly respected Sony A7 series to the Canon 5D series. The most attractive looking samples, the one's that stand out to me are the images posted from Fuji X series cameras and lenses (and no I don't own a Fuji X camera at the moment).

You are definitley correct....Fujifilm ticks a lot of boxes in the art of photography. They get the AWB right and everything else falls in place. But sometimes it comes down to what the person behind the camera has in mind. I remember how, in one of Nikons FF camera review, Rishi overcooked the image files to a point the final output looked unreal and overprocessed.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
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ogl: Hasselblad X1D and Fuji GFX has no any advantage over classical MF DSLR.
New lenses could cover only limited sensor, the lenses are not compact, the battery life is very short, EVF couldn't replace OVF, so big sensor in MF mirrorless camera has the problem of overheating. The dimension of X1D and GFX has no any sense for studio work. Solid camera is better for shooting by hands. Less vibration.
Put 100 MP sensor in 645Z's upgrade and all lenses of Pentax will work at 100%. I don't see any danger from X1D and GFX for Ricoh.

You make no sense whatsoever from business point of view and you are denying technological advancements in recent years...Simply clueless! Medium Format for the mass can only be possible by ambracing current and future technologies...no one will stop you if you wanna remain in the past

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (130 comments in total)
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Joed700: The 105mm f/1.4E looks promising. If it's sharp wide open like the 85mm f/1.4g, it's definitely a lens on my collection list.

@ HFLM: I believe it is in your financial interest to deny the problem of focus shift in this lens...You earn a living by giving glowing reviews, I suppose. Up on Nikon forum you will come across very capable and able individuals who have tested and proved the existence of extreme focus shift in this lens. And I will take their word against you any given second.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S real-world samples (99 comments in total)

These shots are oozing with stunning light-shadow interactions! That combine with just about perfect colours, contrast and sharpness I am left with nothing more to desire from a camera as retro as the nostalgia of the visual past and as rightfully discreet as the modern technology would allow....

Credit, so much so, to the photographer who clearly did not make an exertion for unwanted recognition.

Bravo!

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (225 comments in total)
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Searching: Nothing like lots of hype to get everyone going!

I agree 100% There is a lot of hype here..Someone will claim this is the best camera ever made until their next big brand sponsored assignment...Its rather easy to praise a camera with financial strings attached.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 12:50 UTC

Great concept...still visual art at its best. Having frequented Nikon forum in these past few months I have a feeling this project could only be made possible using Nikon camera embedded with Sony sensor....I was told Canon sensors are riddled with noise, subpar DR and underwhelming IQ compared to their Nikon/Sony counterpart. I am perplexed...

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 13:52 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (186 comments in total)
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xgeier: bought mine last week, made a couple of test shoots mounted on my old X-M1.
pics are straight out of the camera, no pp no raw, just jpeg.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/135353248@N08/?

really nice shots with stunning bokeh!! which simulation did you use?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 08:16 UTC
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Nathan Cowlishaw: It's art but there's a fine line between photography and the digital painting and manipulation. I could see this taking off in a graphic arts publication but this is digital imaging in the realm of complete manipulation. Imagine a photojournalist trying to pass this off. In it's context, it's art much like painting and so is photography but there has to be drawn an ethical line between what is photography and what's not so much...

Think about it.

@ Nathan Cowlishaw..Based on your argument Jerry Uelsmann's work is not photography ? He manipulate his photos as well...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 20:08 UTC
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Nathan Cowlishaw: It's art but there's a fine line between photography and the digital painting and manipulation. I could see this taking off in a graphic arts publication but this is digital imaging in the realm of complete manipulation. Imagine a photojournalist trying to pass this off. In it's context, it's art much like painting and so is photography but there has to be drawn an ethical line between what is photography and what's not so much...

Think about it.

Well Jerry Uelsmann blended negative to produce dreamlike sequences that he is known for. He manipulate shots though not in digital sense.......Your argument is not convincing.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 19:13 UTC
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joyclick: The gear this guy uses is far down the rung of entry level stuff,sheer skill and imagination has taken his photography to a level that will put "the latest and the best" gear owners to shame.

I couldn't agree more...This guy would not believe how much gear Simon ,sgoldswo, has at his disposal, all for mere shots of London buses....This guy defines what talent is as opposed to gear heads that are so prolific on dpreview.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
On article Nikon D750 Review (2021 comments in total)

Is Dpreview working for Nikon by any chance? To begin with they missed the whole flare issue,then denied it and now this so called investigation (primitive compared to other review sites) that had to bring Canon in make dpreview feel good about their argument....Plain silly!

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 06:56 UTC as 202nd comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery (125 comments in total)

Sharpness,lack of CA,colors,contrast,minimal distortion and tones are simply superb. Its hard to believe such quality can come out of APS-C sensor!!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 17:36 UTC as 21st comment
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