JoeGuide

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On article Hands-on with the Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200mm F2.8 S (626 comments in total)
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Rooru S: Years ago> who is gonna buy such a big lens on a tiny mirrorless!
Now> this mirrorless lens is better than the other mirrorless lens!

Thanks Sony for making Canon and Nikon jump into the fullframe mirrorless ship sooner.

"@Mr_Win Nikon can’t innovate, this lens will sell like their system’s, it won’t."

Canon RF 70-200 has an innovated external AF that makes it 7 oz lighter than the Nikon, although no smaller when fully extended. But you sacrifice a lens that is less sharp compared to either Nikon E or Nikon Z 70-200. In fact the Nikon Z is the sharpest (read my lips sharpest) corner to corner, best parfocal lens ever made in the zoom range.

External AF system is so innovative that my $50 kit lens on my 20 year camera has this feature. And yes it collapses. I guess my kit lens is a pro lens just like the Canon. Yeah.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2020 at 01:09 UTC
On article Nikon's 70-200 F2.8 for Z-mount to ship in February (226 comments in total)
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Johans81: Canon rf70-200 is probably the sharpest lens in this class that you can buy now but i have a feeling this one atleast Will be as sharp as canons. Well done nikon .

I think both Canon and Nikon make excellent lens. I think this Nikon lens may be the sharpest lens, not just center but corner to corner ever made. The MTF chart is really unbelievable. I have not seen any published MTF of the new Canon RF lens yet for comparison.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 23:04 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscapes in 2020 (1125 comments in total)
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jwilliams: Why does DPR make a compilation of the best 'landscape' cameras and then every review goes into video and other stuff that has NOTHING to do with landscape?

JW,
LOL falling off my chair. Better yet "Best cameras for 'serious' photographers who can't make a living shooting landscape and yet prepared to handle a variety of situation including videography."

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 17:43 UTC
On article Best cameras for landscapes in 2020 (1125 comments in total)

I don't shoot landscape, but my close friend is a devout landscape photographer and enjoys blowing up wall size photos. His most trusted tool is a sturdy tripod. He hauls his back breaking beast up and down the mountains, for the love of his craft.

There have been several articles which show that a good tripod produces better images than any body or lens stabilization, especially with higher MP cameras. So IBIS or great AF is not a criteria for a great landscape camera.

Not sure what this article is all about.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2019 at 00:25 UTC as 89th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands-on with the Olympus E-M5 Mark III (186 comments in total)
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HenryMud: I'd sure love to see this compared to the Nikon Z 50. I'm looking at one or the other as a super lightweight, but still capable, travel camera. How about comparing this camera with the 12-32 Panasonic lens, vs, the Nikon Z 50 with the kit lens? Mainly I want to know how they handle and which one is more fun to use. Also which is "handier". I trust that both have "good enough" image quality.

The point about the large mount preventing small lens design is ridiculous. You can easily design a wide base that steps down to a narrow diameter lens. Many of the Olympus and Leica prime lens do just that.

As to Tony Northrup, well there are much better reviewers out there to trust.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 15:47 UTC
On article Canon's 32MP chip marks the end of the 24MP APS-C era (499 comments in total)

The vast majority of photographers are not going to print wall size photos. We may however view them on 4k screen or 4K TV. That is 8.5 mp. On a 70 inch 4K TV, viewing at 70 inches away I cannot see individual pixels. I don’t think I will actually be able to see improvement in 8K screen which is 33 mp.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2019 at 16:16 UTC as 97th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (598 comments in total)
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Einride: The Sony trolling on here is crazy. I use Fujifilm, Nikon and Canon camera’s and all of their products face a barrage of Sony trolls on DPreview. Every. Time.

At this point I will never even look at a Sony camera because so many of their users are vile af.

SteveiF, your points are spot on. I have neither the time or patience to read about a rival product which I do not plan to purchase, let alone write a derogatory comment about it. If someone finds enjoyment in what they have or purchase, that's great and I am happy for them.

On this website, there is so much Schadenfreude, so much envy and bitterness;
as if somehow my joy or enthusiasm, diminishes them, and so they must retaliate by writing something to defend their honor or whatever such stuff.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 22:47 UTC
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (598 comments in total)
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JoeGuide: Nikon has been and will always be an optics company. With the freedom of the Z mount, we are now seeing state of the art, class leading S-lens. They may be a step behind Sony in camera sensors but they are a step ahead with the lens. Given the constant, almost annual, reiterative sensor improvements; my money is better spent on great lens, in particular this fantastic lens.

So by your definition, great glass companies make average performing, small, cheap, lightweight lens?
I prefer my definition. Great performing, weather sealed, incredibly sharp, great bokeh, class leading. Price less than Zeiss and weight comparable to other lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 14:10 UTC
On article Nikon's Nikkor Z 85mm F1.8 S to ship in September (598 comments in total)

Nikon has been and will always be an optics company. With the freedom of the Z mount, we are now seeing state of the art, class leading S-lens. They may be a step behind Sony in camera sensors but they are a step ahead with the lens. Given the constant, almost annual, reiterative sensor improvements; my money is better spent on great lens, in particular this fantastic lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 13:46 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies
On article DPReview TV: Travel tripod shootout! (273 comments in total)
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JoeGuide: The vibration test is laughable. Taping on a vibrator and determining the image sharpness is not science. What was the frequency of the vibrator? Is the frequency something that we would experience in real life from wind? What if the frequency is different, would it affect the images taken from the tripod? What is the harmonic frequencies of the tripod? These guys should stick something they actually know something about.

Real testing involves people who know what they are doing. The center column web site does just that.
https://thecentercolumn.com

No, it's not a plug. I have no connection with David who created the site.
He does real testing using real scientific equipment (not a vibrator) to determine stiffness and damping of tripods, and compares the qualities of the many numbers brands and models. It's a great resource.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2019 at 21:45 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Travel tripod shootout! (273 comments in total)

The vibration test is laughable. Taping on a vibrator and determining the image sharpness is not science. What was the frequency of the vibrator? Is the frequency something that we would experience in real life from wind? What if the frequency is different, would it affect the images taken from the tripod? What is the harmonic frequencies of the tripod? These guys should stick something they actually know something about.

Real testing involves people who know what they are doing. The center column web site does just that.
https://thecentercolumn.com

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2019 at 21:14 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies

Seems no better or worse than any other carbon tripods out there. The better value pro quality tripod would Leofoto.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 17:32 UTC as 16th comment
On article CP+ 2019: Hands-on with Nikon Z 14-30mm F4 S (131 comments in total)

This is a must have travel lens for the Z camera. Can not wait.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2019 at 15:04 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1150 comments in total)
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Androole: So it looks like the Z6 has a few pros (video, weather-sealing, ergonomics, EVF) and cons (C-AF, battery life) vs. the A7 III, but is basically on the same level.

Is the Silver Award in this case a repeat of the Panasonic G9 vs. E-M1 II story? i.e. they're both just as good, but since the E-M1 II (or A7 III, in this case) got their first, it gets Gold while the follower gets Silver?

To implement eye AF, the tracking would have to follow a much tighter AF algorithm. As such, it would seem that it would do better tracking.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 01:20 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 Review (1150 comments in total)

I am enjoying the camera. Quite good general purpose camera. With the soon to be released, eye AF and the ProResRaw software update, it just gets better and better. CFexpress update is the icing on the cake. Just need to clean up the AFC algorithm and it will perfect.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2019 at 01:17 UTC as 86th comment
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CaNikonianite: 8K. Then 16k. 32k....

Soon our cameras will out-resolve the human retina. Then we'll finally be able to follow Ant-Man as he goes subatomic.

Mosc, your point is correct. For recording downsampling 8K is preferable to 4k.

However, as a final product, if you are sitting a screen length away from a 4k screen, vast majority would have a difficult time telling if it is 4K or 8K.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2019 at 20:48 UTC

Looks like an excellent travel and landscape lens. Pretty sharp all around except the very far corners, much like the 24-70 F4 with very similar signature.
Can't wait to get it.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2019 at 20:33 UTC as 36th comment
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mgoldberg: I think I understand why Sony is silent about their A7SIII. They are waiting for everyone (including Panasonic) to show their hands first, before revealing yet another "basic camera", this time with some "basic video".

Touchy. No one is looking down on Sony. Sony makes great product but Nikon does too. I see Sony at an impasse. Cannibalize on their pro video line or hold back.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2019 at 20:32 UTC
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CaNikonianite: 8K. Then 16k. 32k....

Soon our cameras will out-resolve the human retina. Then we'll finally be able to follow Ant-Man as he goes subatomic.

Most people with 20/20 vision can only see 4K at 60 degree field of view, which is a comfortable distance from the image/screen and angle of the human fovea.

There are a few people with better vision who may be able to see up to 8K, but they are the exception, and only under ideal conditions.

We are now at a point of diminishing returns.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2019 at 15:03 UTC
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mgoldberg: I think I understand why Sony is silent about their A7SIII. They are waiting for everyone (including Panasonic) to show their hands first, before revealing yet another "basic camera", this time with some "basic video".

They have a pair of 7's (A7 and A7R). They have no other hand to play (A7s).
The A7SIII would have to have compressed raw 12 bit video output to compete. At this point, anything less would be scoffed at.

So they cancel the A7SIII or make a competitive A7SIII that will eat into their profession video camera line. The hard and right choice is the latter, but few companies have the courage to something like that.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2019 at 14:35 UTC
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