marike6

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On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Back to analog... well, they sold 30 million vinyl records last year. But there were 45 billion songs downloaded or streamed. So analogue is potentially a reasonable sort of a business, but stil a relatively small one and likely a temporary one too because of format boredom and reality setting in...

Because vinyl sounds better, with more dynamic range, than horrendous, compressed mp3s. Analog synthesizers sounds better than digital synths and VSTs, drum sets sound better than V-Drums and yes, film looks better than digital.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 16:34 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Nikon seems to be running in place lately.

Amazon? Lol. Photo enthusiasts in the US, at least, are buying cameras either new from Ebay (much better prices than Amazon, particularly if you consider grey market cameras) and from dedicated photo shops like B&H, Adorama, Samy's Cameras, et al. The D3000 and D5000 series are selling like hotcakes on Ebay. Same for Canon T5i and T6i.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 14:56 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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a voice of reason: nikon continues to bore the crap out of me, w\o any exciting advances in design,no evfs,other makers offering rangefinder layouts as additional body options. ibis happening more & more,nikon continues to push out pointless incremental releases that seem exercises in naming schemes rather than developments in design\ capabilities.
canikon seems obsessed w protecting markets,ignoring technological \design advances explored by fuji oly, panny & sony. nikon1 tried everything but producing an exciting enthusiast model with great controls, their attempt to resurrect past design,controls,build quality..the df is a bloated confused mess, a parody of more successful attempts by fuji olympus & panasonic & sony
nikon once had the swagger& tone that made them objects of desire & technology appealing to real shooter,bit of chance taking..today canikon are boring with designs approved by bean counters rather than enlightened designers with fingers on the pulse of cutting edge developments.

So now making cheesy retro cameras or x-trans sensors arrays that no raw converters properly support is a technological advance? lol. Removing the mirrorbox and making teeny, tiny ergonomically challenged cameras with still huge lenses is a technological advance? double lol. The first mirrorless camera maker to produce a true and lasting innovation by putting phase detection AF points directly on the sensor was Nikon. Before the Nikon 1 ALL mirrorless cameras couldn't track moving subjects to save their lives. The engineering of the most robust and efficient predictive AF tracking algorithms in history was done by Nikon. Innovations in optics like Nano Crystal coating (now copied by everyone), and Phase Fresnel lens designs were Nikon's. If Nikon bores you, you either have different priorities than most photographers or you simply haven't been paying attention.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 13:45 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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dmanthree: Nikon seems to be running in place lately.

IQ from the D5500 is way better than any Panasonic including the $1200 GX8. 14 stops of DR, great color depth (miles better than any m43 camera), and high ISO up there with the very best APS-C cameras, IQ from the D5500 is more than "a bit better" than m43 cameras. My D7100 crushes my EM-10 for IQ, working with RAW files from the DR challenged m43 cameras is an absolute drag compared to my Nikons.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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entoman: It seems to increasingly be the case that upgrades to DSLR's (not just Nikon) are becoming very incremental in nature. Partly of course this is because DSLRs are already highly developed, leaving limited room for further advances.

But a more likely explanation is that DSLR manufacturers know that in future the market for DSLRs will be much more limited. I suspect that virtually all of their R&D resources are concentrating on mirrorless. Before long, Canon and Nikon are going to have to bring out pro-standard FF mirrorless cameras.

Meanwhile Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic are fully established in the mirrorless market, and building good lens systems to back them up.

@entoman Why do you guys pollute ever single DSLR announcement with your mirrorless propaganda? There's more than enough mirrorless content on DPR, you don't need to bring up your tech toys at every turn. We get it, a tiny minority likes tiny cameras with big lenses and mostly unsupported TTL flash systems. The overwhelming majority of the world's professional and enthusiast photographers shoot DSLRs and that's not going to change. Deal with it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)

Great files from this camera, if it's the same sensor as the D5500. And that 18-140 is one of the best travel zooms I've ever used.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:36 UTC as 50th comment
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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steelhead3: It has a penta prism?

It's not a Pentax? Good, at least I'll be able to find some decent lenses for it. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:26 UTC
On article CES 2017: Hands-on with Nikon D5600 (322 comments in total)
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a voice of reason: nikon continues to bore the crap out of me, w\o any exciting advances in design,no evfs,other makers offering rangefinder layouts as additional body options. ibis happening more & more,nikon continues to push out pointless incremental releases that seem exercises in naming schemes rather than developments in design\ capabilities.
canikon seems obsessed w protecting markets,ignoring technological \design advances explored by fuji oly, panny & sony. nikon1 tried everything but producing an exciting enthusiast model with great controls, their attempt to resurrect past design,controls,build quality..the df is a bloated confused mess, a parody of more successful attempts by fuji olympus & panasonic & sony
nikon once had the swagger& tone that made them objects of desire & technology appealing to real shooter,bit of chance taking..today canikon are boring with designs approved by bean counters rather than enlightened designers with fingers on the pulse of cutting edge developments.

@a voice of reason Bores you? Who cares, I've never seen you take a single photo, or enter a single challenge on DPR, all you do is rant about gear. The D5000 series continues to be one of the most popular, best selling camera lines ever produced. The D5500 produces superb, class leading IQ (way better than any dynamic range challenged Olympus and Panasonic files), the body is small, lightweight and not too expensive. There is nothing boring about creating great looking images without breaking the bank, and that's what the D5500 does.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Panasonic offer it as a body only for $100 less or with a pancake 28 or 35mm f1.8. The disposable collapsible lens is a detourant since I don't like throwing it out, but won't use it and I don't like paying for unwanted lenses.

I've never used the 12-32, according to Photozone it's a decent lens. And compact kit zooms can still be useful, especially since the OIS makes it very good for handheld video on bodies without IBIS. Because it's a slowish m43 lens, diffraction likely kicks in pretty early as you stop down, but that also means that it will be sharpest at max aperture. And generally, kit zooms only add $50 to the total cost of the camera, so there is no major savings to be had with a body only configuration.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 13:32 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Panasonic offer it as a body only for $100 less or with a pancake 28 or 35mm f1.8. The disposable collapsible lens is a detourant since I don't like throwing it out, but won't use it and I don't like paying for unwanted lenses.

Disposable? lol, the little zoom is decent, at the very least it will give you a usable wide angle lens (a 24mm equivalent). But if you don't like it, you can sell it on Ebay or keep it in case you ever decide to sell the camera (camera kits are much easier to sell than body only).

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:35 UTC
On article A comfortable fit: Panasonic Lumix GX850 overview (119 comments in total)
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Impulses: DFD, 4K, and the flip screen alone are big incentives to move up from my GM1... Might wait until it's a bit cheaper, as Panasonic bodies are prone to in short order, but I'm definitely glad Panasonic hasn't given up on smaller bodies AND isn't trying to price them up into the one grand range right off the bat. I'm sure many will bemoan the lack of an EVF, but personally I use my GM1 just as much as my E-M5 II.

I wouldn't count on prices dropping on any Panasonic camera. A few months ago you could buy an FZ1000 for around $500, now it's $800. Same for the LX100 and G7, which both sell for $800 at B&H (non-grey market versions). And at $547 for the GX850 kit, the price is already pretty low.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (410 comments in total)
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mohxinn: I liked my D5500 but I sold it and got D7100 because:
- Lightweight body makes it difficult to keep it steady
- No HSS support
- No AF fine tune
- D7100 has better low light performance. See high ISO comparison in this video:
https://youtu.be/Cfh47Pd2X2Q

D5500 has better low light performance according to DxOMark. In fact this review should read "Class leading IQ" not "Excellent IQ".

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:53 UTC
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (91 comments in total)
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Photoman: Was it Trumpy that stop it coming to the States cause it's not made in the US?

Every single Trump product was made outside of the US including the Chinese steel he used to build his hotels. Conned. Soon in the US we'll be paying 10% duty on imports like a European style VAT, but unlike the VAT, all the profits will go to corporations, and zero will go for healthcare and the social safety net.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (91 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Nikon has come up with D5600 still no Nikon DL18-45 Premium Camera they announced last year. The "delay" was due to Fukushima earthquake. Was it a bummer of camera? We can never know.

More unfortunate than Nikon's delays is listening to camera junkies whine about not being able to get their new camera fix exactly they want it. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:21 UTC
On article Nikon brings its D5600 DSLR to the US (91 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I really can't see what this brings to the market, other than much maligned "Snapbridge" connectivity feature, which is more of an embarrassment than a selling point. These days, Pentax is ahead of Nikon in terms of liveview autofocus with the on-sensor phase detection of the K-70.

Sad to say, but I wouldn't recommend either the D3400 or D5600. As far as I'm concerned, the D7200 is Nikon's entry level model. Anything below that isn't worth buying.

The Live View phase detect AF on the K-70 only works with a few lenses, and the normal 11-point AF module in the K-70 is not up to Nikon levels as AF tracking in the K-70 is not great. Video is also not competitive with even the D3400, lenses are limited, and the much smaller D3400 or D5500 remain the class leaders for IQ.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 22:09 UTC

Why the outrage? Since film days and medium format cameras dominating the wedding industry are well over, the overwhelming majority of wedding photographers do shoot FF cameras, mostly Canon and Nikon. Of course there are exceptions, but Canikon are the industry standard, and have been since the end of the film era. They have the most complete SLR systems available, they have unrivaled support for things like wireless TTL flash triggers and custom light modifiers like Lightsphere. And crucially, it's much easier to rent replacement Canikon cameras, lenses or flashes should your equipment fail the day of the wedding. So if you are hiring a wedding photographer, one clue is whether or not his/her gear is in line with industry standard. That's just the way it is, mirrorless fans shouldn't be so sensitive about ever little thing and DPR shouldn't try to create controversy where there is none.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:19 UTC as 159th comment | 3 replies
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Edmond Leung: Using Canon/Nikon is already a norm in the market.
Wedding photographers using second tier cameras may also get business if they quote cheaper price.

I know this wedding photographer, he only uses Sony sensors and nothing else, just the sensor. After every wedding when his clients ask him why there are no photos he says "I'm using the best sensor available, you'll need to ask DxOMark where the photos are?" ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
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JensLyn: Thank you very much for a good laugh! Nice to see people feeding the hungry trolls even dduring X-mas :-)
The last wedding photos I saw (my niece got married last year), were taken by a very skilled photographer who used a Canon 5D mk3 and a Fuji XT-1.
The Fuji files were clearly the best ones and for the record: the printed very well in A3 format (11 * 16 inches/ 297 *420 mm).
As someone already said: It is not the gear but the photographer that takes the photos

lol, how could you tell which were the Fuji images and which were the Canon? Or did the photographer put the EXIF files in the wedding album in anticipation of hungry trolls? Sounds unlikely at best.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 10:17 UTC
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Leonp: Flash was needed in the analog days when 400 ISO was a lot.
Nowadays, when 3200 ISO gives quite good pictures my rule of thumb about the on-camera flash for beginners is : just don't.

That said, to take things to the next level, flash and use of light is extremely important. All the best photographers who shoot portraiture, fashion, wedding or product, are masters of lighting.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 12:45 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500 (217 comments in total)
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ASR45: D500 the beast of 2016. Nothing gets close, well done to Nikon.

@lensberg
DPR gave the Sony A6500 a Silver Award, they gave the Nikon D500 a Gold Award, with one of the highest total scores of any camera ever. The Sony is not weather sealed, it balances really poorly with larger glass, and the Sony lens lineup is a joke compared to F-mount.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
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