dougster1979

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pacnwhobbyist: One thing that concerns me about this camera is the ergonomics. No grip on the front is not a deal breaker but also not much of a thumb grip on the back. I would complain about the awkward placement of the secondary dial on the back but, unlike Canon, at least you get a second dial.

It comes with a "Detachable Grip"

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 05:53 UTC

$959.99 for the latest iphone. If I had the money to spend for travel , I would go for an XT20 and a cheap smart phone ....

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 06:41 UTC as 163rd comment | 1 reply

I'll make one out of solid silver and only charge $50,000. Place your orders here....

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 14:03 UTC as 6th comment

Profit,profit,profit!!! "We must sell our new phones by any means necessary". I would love to be at the meeting where slowing down phones was brought up..

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 16th comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (533 comments in total)

Reduce the resolution!!! genius.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 07:21 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On article Pentax K-1 Review (2670 comments in total)

This should compete well with the D800E.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 09:52 UTC as 540th comment | 1 reply
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dougster1979: The Japanese Jen has fallen around 40% against the Us dollar in the last five years, not surprising that they are raising prices.

Yea, its a problem if you live in Japan.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 19:47 UTC
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dougster1979: The Japanese Jen has fallen around 40% against the Us dollar in the last five years, not surprising that they are raising prices.

But this is about price rise in Japan, the Jen is worth less so prices have to go up in Japan, nothing to do with exports. I would expect prices to go up in all countries where the currencies have been trounced, especially Japan and Europe.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 17:48 UTC

The Japanese Jen has fallen around 40% against the Us dollar in the last five years, not surprising that they are raising prices.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 13:22 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On article The mighty PEN: Hands-on with Olympus PEN-F (155 comments in total)
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Edac2: I knew about the 2x focal length factor of micro 4/3 lenses (17mm = 34mm), but I didn't know that applied to the f-stop as well. Is it true that an f/1.8 lens is actually f/3.6 as the article states?

Yep

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 15:25 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)
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dougster1979: The endless comments moaning and whining about the price of this camera.......You have a choice, yes a D750 is cheaper if thats the camera for you and you prefer full frame go buy it. If you like Landscape photography its probably not the best choice. Nobody is holding a loaded gun to you, and forcing you to make the purchase. Nikon is simply expanding it range...."but its too expensive for me....." "I can buy a D610 for this much....", "....why would I spend that much on a crop sensor..." If you don't want to, don't!!!

Just expressing my opinion WillieG don't read it i it bothers you.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 19:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (398 comments in total)
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boatphotog: Here it is, the first semi-review of your next camera! Now when you note that there are 23 different control buttons on the back of the camera it might make you a tad nervous... Not to worry, however, MIT is currently putting together a course on How To Operate A Nikon D5 that will get you up and running in less than 4 years! All together there will be 12 individual classes offered:

The first year's offerings will be:

1) First semester: Intro to the Nikon D5 101: You will be instructed in Opening the box and removing the packing materials in this introductory course meeting for 2hrs on MWF.

2) Second semester: Getting the camera ready for use: Helpful hints on attaching the carrying Harness, inserting the 25 different batteries, booting the computer, etc meeting for 2hrs MTWTFS with occasional workshops on Sun afternoons at the discretion of the professor.

Well you get my drift, the overwhelming complexity of this camera might be OK for left brain types but the rest of us????

Yea and no Auto or scene modes, how will one cope.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 18:59 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: That's quite a hefty price for a crop sensor that's less than half the surface area of a full frame. Wow. If I were a dedicated sports photographer, especially for high-speed sports like skateboarding then I'd be all over something like this, but outside of action it's overkill at that price.

For me.

@MikeFairbanks. Sorry Mike I disagree. "Larger sensors have better latitude"... Cameras such as Fuji xt1 or the d7100/d7200, match full frame for image quality. I'm talking real world samples. The 16mp/24mp have caught up regarding image quality because they have greater pixel density. It`s all about balance If the sensor becomes too small then sure image quality suffers. There are advantages of bigger and smaller sensors which is why both the d5 and d500 exist.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)

The endless comments moaning and whining about the price of this camera.......You have a choice, yes a D750 is cheaper if thats the camera for you and you prefer full frame go buy it. If you like Landscape photography its probably not the best choice. Nobody is holding a loaded gun to you, and forcing you to make the purchase. Nikon is simply expanding it range...."but its too expensive for me....." "I can buy a D610 for this much....", "....why would I spend that much on a crop sensor..." If you don't want to, don't!!!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 07:21 UTC as 30th comment | 9 replies
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Image quality wise is this better than the d7200?

Probably not, but the camera will have the ability to take better low light shots and high speed action shoots. Just like the d5/d810. Different purposes. If your a landscape/ portrait photographer probably not the camera for you. Its great that the choice is available.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: That's quite a hefty price for a crop sensor that's less than half the surface area of a full frame. Wow. If I were a dedicated sports photographer, especially for high-speed sports like skateboarding then I'd be all over something like this, but outside of action it's overkill at that price.

For me.

It really depends on the quality of the images, only your ego will really care about the size of the sensor. The full frame/apsc debate ended years ag. Its the best nikon apsc camera to date and priced accordingly, note the price of the D5. Check out the other countless comments which argue the same point.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 07:02 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: For dpr: if you ever do a comparison test with nx1, please at least care to update nx1 to fw 1.4. You tested and reviewed it with ancient fw 1.22 and the camera is at least twice as better in focus speed, other than having added loads of features, like DIS for video.

With fw 1.4, nx1's af, both in good and bad light, never misses one shot even at 15fps. So I'm curious to see an unbiased comparison.

.......Mirror mirror on the wall who has the most superior current production APSC camera of them all....

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 12:46 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: For dpr: if you ever do a comparison test with nx1, please at least care to update nx1 to fw 1.4. You tested and reviewed it with ancient fw 1.22 and the camera is at least twice as better in focus speed, other than having added loads of features, like DIS for video.

With fw 1.4, nx1's af, both in good and bad light, never misses one shot even at 15fps. So I'm curious to see an unbiased comparison.

It sounds like you are really happy with your NX1. I'm not sure what you are looking for regarding comparisons between Nx1 and D500. Both great cameras, both well built, is one better than the other? What ever makes you happy i guess. I think they are capable of taking pics of shopping trolleys, fast moving or not. Would you like people to tell you your NX1 is the best camera in the world? What are you looking for?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: For dpr: if you ever do a comparison test with nx1, please at least care to update nx1 to fw 1.4. You tested and reviewed it with ancient fw 1.22 and the camera is at least twice as better in focus speed, other than having added loads of features, like DIS for video.

With fw 1.4, nx1's af, both in good and bad light, never misses one shot even at 15fps. So I'm curious to see an unbiased comparison.

This is my opinion of the D500 vs Nx1

Sensor- the 28mp should be better for lanscape with the greater resolution. While the D500 should have better buffer better for sports and low light.

Viewfinder- Evf more parts to break down/reliability but are bigger than all ovf on the market, ie fuji.

Battery- maybe better battery life on the D500 no evf.

Build- Impossible to say as its only just been released. I imagine both cameras are built like tanks.

Video- both 4K, i'm no expert so no comment.

System-
D500- access to any F mount lens from the last 60 years, endless supply of cheap second hand lenses good quality lenses also compatible, with zeiss, Voigtländer, Tamron, Sigma, Tokina. Awesome speed-light system. Nikon have a healthy position in camera market. Thats not to say they are perfect (d600 sb900)

Nx1-limmited lenses, unsure future for the company.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (771 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: A question and kind request to the reviewers/experts of dpreview:

Could you please test and report whether the D500 camera has the same annoying tendency to overexpose as the Nikon D5500 and D7200 DX DSLRs have? (this tendency to overexpose has been reported as well on the dpreview Website as in other Websites focusing on cameras).

I hope very much, that this is not the case (or that Nikon will soon fix that problem).

Thank you very much in advance

It takes practice, but its worth it. Using Matrix is kind of like auto mode, the camera simply averages out the metering, which is why shots are often over/underexposed. Using spot means you have to decide what should be measured, it will really improve your skill set.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 08:58 UTC
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