tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Retired and Loving It
Joined on Nov 21, 2005

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thebusmaster: Way back in the 70’s the lenses with the highest consistent ratings were the re topcors. In every measure they were all excellent leaving Nikki’s and canons in the dust. All of a sudden the magazine changed its testing criteria and voila Nikon and canon were the best. Goes to show you don’t it?

Jacques Cornell;
I think he means Topcon. My experience goes back to the 60's and I don't remember Topcon lenses being the "best" and they certainly didn't leave Nikon Lenses in the dust. Canon wasn't that great in the 60's and 70's being behind Minolta and Pentax.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: "Subject tracking not quite up to D5 standards"

That's not a fair point.
Then, you should add that CON to every other camera!

tr573

I've always liked single point AF because it gives me precise control over what I want in focus.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: "Subject tracking not quite up to D5 standards"

That's not a fair point.
Then, you should add that CON to every other camera!

sts2

Yes DPR certainly had a glass half empty way of looking at it.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: "Subject tracking not quite up to D5 standards"

That's not a fair point.
Then, you should add that CON to every other camera!

I say it's not fair because they should criticize the marketing department, not the camera. That said it seems that every manufacturer of anything is guilty of misleading marketing. They always have been and always will be. It's to the point I don't believe anything they say.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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tbcass: How do they determine build quality? Do they take the camera apart or is it subjective?

stevo23

I own an A99ii and from heft and feel it seems it's built like a tank. I also owned an A55 and A65 at one point, both which felt light an plasticy in comparison. Despite that and despite the fact I dropped the A55 on to a hardwood floor, those cheaper cameras never failed me..

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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PhotoUniverse: "Subject tracking not quite up to D5 standards"

That's not a fair point.
Then, you should add that CON to every other camera!

tr573

Forget the marketing. Saying AF is a con because it doesn't match a camera that costs twice as much and has half the resolution is not really fair.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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tbcass: How do they determine build quality? Do they take the camera apart or is it subjective?

I consider this whole build quality thing a bit of a joke unless it's a piece of junk. It seems to me that all cameras are "good enough" as far as build quality. I've owned all levels of cameras over the last 50 years and none have failed me due to poor construction or build quality and I use them in all conditions.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:26 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)

How do they determine build quality? Do they take the camera apart or is it subjective?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:14 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (257 comments in total)

The problem is for a gearhead like myself looking at a fantastic 42mp image at 100% from my A99ii gives me a thrill a 10 year old camera can't deliver. ;-) A 10 year old Caravan could get me around but my new Explorer gives much more satisfaction.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 22:49 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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mpb002: In approximately 5 years or maybe less this camera and most other big DSLRs will most likley become paperweights. All indications are that smaller, lighter mirrorless cameras will be what most photographers demand. I have a newer, large, rather heavy DSLR and it will be my last.

The fact is Film is a niche' market and it will remain that way. Digital has taken over. There will always be some people who will use film just as there are some who still ride horses for fun.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 14:30 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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mpb002: In approximately 5 years or maybe less this camera and most other big DSLRs will most likley become paperweights. All indications are that smaller, lighter mirrorless cameras will be what most photographers demand. I have a newer, large, rather heavy DSLR and it will be my last.

Film is not dead but there is not, in your words, a "huge resurgence in film". That is pure hyperbole. Maybe minor resurgence would be more accurate.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 13:01 UTC
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Photo graphic: Looks like someone was "born yesterday".

Even though they were near finished with their review, they "paused" reviews (just after realizing the score would be their highest) of better cameras (wasting the work they had done) because they were "too busy".

But don't worry, the check is in the mail and the 645Z after all this time will eventually be reviewed!

Not in this case because the complexities of human behavior are unpredictable so therefore it is not the simplest explanation.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 19:30 UTC
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Photo graphic: Looks like someone was "born yesterday".

Even though they were near finished with their review, they "paused" reviews (just after realizing the score would be their highest) of better cameras (wasting the work they had done) because they were "too busy".

But don't worry, the check is in the mail and the 645Z after all this time will eventually be reviewed!

Zdman

I don't think Occams Razor isn't relevant when it comes to judging human behavior which is very complex. You are making a judgment based on insufficient evidence.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
On article Here's why your beloved film SLR is never going digital (274 comments in total)

Projects like this aren't done for the practicality. They are done for fun and the challenge. I used to build my own amps and speakers in the 60's simply because I could. With the time and effort I put in you could never consider it practical or cost effective and the speakers looked crude, not suitable for the living room. :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 12:52 UTC as 18th comment
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Photo graphic: Looks like someone was "born yesterday".

Even though they were near finished with their review, they "paused" reviews (just after realizing the score would be their highest) of better cameras (wasting the work they had done) because they were "too busy".

But don't worry, the check is in the mail and the 645Z after all this time will eventually be reviewed!

This is what happens when you shut down the off topic forum. The conspiracy nuts have nowhere else to go.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 19:17 UTC
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Arca45Swiss: Should lose ten points for UGLY

Of course what a camera looks like is more important than how it performs. That's good for you because all you have to do is get some good looking plastic mock up for $5 and wear it around your neck.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 18:35 UTC
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teusrenes: Still looks like dxo didn't want to publish the score until others have catched up,

caught up.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 18:33 UTC

Thank you for this timely response.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 18:33 UTC as 121st comment
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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M Chambers: Note how the ISO is kept really low in these shots. A better comparison be to show performance at mid to high ISO in the same scenes.

Not everybody cares a lot about high iso. For the best IQ with any camera keep iso as low as possible.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (1660 comments in total)
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bolt2014: How many of us (By us I mean amateur photographers) REALLY need the D850? Or is it camera lust that drives us?

I don't think you quite understand the concept of need for an amateur. Pro's need cameras. Amateurs use them for enjoyment.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
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