Cultured Vulture

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Joined on Dec 14, 2005

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Yxa: There where some Kwanon guys here at DPR stating that there would be no FW update giving 4k @ 30 min as the D5 sensor would overheat
Ha ha

Hi WalterSrChat. The D5 takes 2 XQD cards that can be set to overflow. Since XQD cards come in 128GB sizes, are you saying that a 30 minute 4K video will require more than 256GB of space to record. The question was not whether or not the D5 or 1DxII is better at it or not. You stated that the D5 could not record for 30 minutes at 4K due to camera storage.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

This camera has a real chance to be a dream camera for landscape, architecture and studio photographers. That is if they support it with a lens set to match. Finally a digital MF that won't weigh you down. It's also the first mirrorless that interests me.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:21 UTC as 191st comment | 2 replies
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)
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mosc: A used Canon 400mm f4 is like half this price and offers similar capabilities with modern AF.

It is completely a niche lens, and while I am sure it could be done by stitching several shots together, it is not a single shot so nothing better move. It's also 220 degrees in all directions not a pano.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 20:14 UTC
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)
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mosc: A used Canon 400mm f4 is like half this price and offers similar capabilities with modern AF.

It is a collectors item. Any modern long lens would likely be better. It was amazing in its day. On the other hand, the 6mm f/2.8 Nikkor fisheye is still amazing. To my knowledge, nothing before or since matches it. It had a 220 degree field of view so it could actually see behind itself. Now days they go for $60-160K.
http://petapixel.com/2014/11/15/sample-footage-shot-legendary-nikkor-6mm-f2-8-can-see-behind/

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Well at least it's an Hasselblad camera+lenses, unlike the Sonys.

Wonder if Fuji makes the body and lenses, the way Fuji does with the H system? (And yes, in Japan one could buy the Fuji version of the H system, maybe not anymore.)

On top of the camera it states: Handmade in Sweden.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 18:47 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Amando Hernandez Monge: Another nail in the coffin of contemporary photography. When will camera manufacturers wake up to the connected world?

Question BBT? Besides family and such, I primarily shoot wildlife and birds in flight. What system would you suggest besides Nikon or Canon? People are entrenched because they make the combination of lenses, cameras and accessories that cover the widest range of photographic tasks. No other brands will allow you to grow as much as Nikon and Canon. They simply don't have the assortment of tools that are available to Nikon and Canon.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 00:36 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: I believe the buyer is not right. It is like configuring an Audi and then issue a complaint because the Park Pilot cannot park your car (that's included in thd Park Pilot Plus, btw...).

I do have one and it is a terrific camera. I believe if you polled the people that buy it, Snapbridge is way down on their list of priorities. Way after things like IQ, AF, FPS and buffer size. Nikon never led anyone to believe that the camera's wireless capability was going to be up to transfering large files from a camera that shoots at 10FPS. Laslo, why don't you hold your breath until August, that will show them.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Michael 59: There is no way I would pay this much for a camera with 20 MP. My D7100 has 24 MP and the usual pop-up flash. Looks like Nikon is backing down on MP's and adding features that may or may not be useful with the hopes that some people will upgrade/downgrade. I'd pay the extra and get me a 810 before getting this one.

Your D7100 has a 6 shot buffer vs. 200 for the D500. If the buffer for the D7100 doesn't bother you, then you're right, you have no business with a D500. You might want to also compare the AF.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 20:33 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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sross: Most in the U.S. do not realize that they have much stricter quality and truth about product regulations over in Europe. They protect consumers much more.

Even things like gold jewelry that has nickel band from inclusion in the alloy because of the allergies to it.

Can you return your Volkswagen diesel and get your money back? Talk about lying.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Cultured Vulture: Good, I can sue Sony for their claim that the A6300 has the "Worlds Fastest Autofocus" Only problem is it's only in an extremely narrow set of circumstances. I can claim damages because I bought one to shoot dog agility events and it's not the fastest at all.

Graham, I don't think you understand satire. Sony does in fact advertise that the a6300 has the worlds fastest AF and from tests on this site, and many others that is not true, except in some very narrow circumstances. Do Sony owners have grounds for a suit? In some peoples mind they might, I personally think it's silly. The D500's wireless capabilities were well known including the delay in the IOS Snapbridge App before the first camera was delivered.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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sross: Most in the U.S. do not realize that they have much stricter quality and truth about product regulations over in Europe. They protect consumers much more.

Even things like gold jewelry that has nickel band from inclusion in the alloy because of the allergies to it.

You mean like Volkswagen?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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sross: Most in the U.S. do not realize that they have much stricter quality and truth about product regulations over in Europe. They protect consumers much more.

Even things like gold jewelry that has nickel band from inclusion in the alloy because of the allergies to it.

True, and in some ways it's better. The downside is that many if not most things cost more even taking into account VAT. The cost still gets passed along to the consumer.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:49 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

Good, I can sue Sony for their claim that the A6300 has the "Worlds Fastest Autofocus" Only problem is it's only in an extremely narrow set of circumstances. I can claim damages because I bought one to shoot dog agility events and it's not the fastest at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 01:43 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)
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Cultured Vulture: Give him his money back with interest and never permit him to have another D500.

More than likely Nikon could sue him for harming their reputation with his lousy photography skills. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 23:45 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

Give him his money back with interest and never permit him to have another D500.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 172nd comment | 3 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)
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George Zip: I like the work the guys at DPreview do, but I find their criteria of rating is not valid for someone like me. I have a very different set of criteria for what I personally find the most important.

But I do get it. Amazon owns this site, and it exists to help sell product, and that's fine, because that's what it is.

George, everything is debateable. And certainly you should prioritize the qualities and features that are important to you when evaluating a camera or lens. At least if you look for it DPR provides the information to draw your own conclusions. I had a friend that built his entire system around the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8. The lenses qualities at that time were that important to him. If he were starting now he might choose to build around the Canon 11-24 f/4. Neither would be that important to me but other features are. One other thing. I will bet you that B&H gets nearly as many sales off this site as Amazon. Best of luck.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (504 comments in total)
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Joe Federer: Tons of amazing AF sensors... all crammed into the middle of the frame. :(

Or if you want the coverage and the tracking, get the D500.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 11:55 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: Except some shallow DOF now there is really no need of FF ... just a few professional grade DX lenses (primes and zooms) ;-) ...at least for me

And medium format better still. What's your point?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 00:58 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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Silat Shooter: I wish the name plate said Canon, too much glass to switch! Would love to buy this. Great job Nikon! Nice to see a kickass DSLR introduction!

Think of it this way, Canon will have to respond and they will sooner than they would have without the 500. I share your opinion that it's foolish to switch systems over a single body. Luckily, I am a Nikon shooter but I have been on the other end too.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 00:40 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)
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surlezi: Great abilities, gread IQ, too bad it's not mirrorless !

Too many compromises in ML cameras at this point. Maybe someday. No fear of them, just don't like them as they are now. And, as the lens get longer the ML advantage in size becomes a real handling handicap. Can you see a 400 f/2.8 on a 6300

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 19:35 UTC
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