redhed17

redhed17

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redhed17: Mmm, I'm not sure about the emphasis on the 9fps without the AF. I don't see other camera specs being shown with the higher non AF frame rate first, yet that is what you compare on the first page with the other cameras.

Very few image bursts will be wanted without changing the focus and/or exposure. On the Specs page (2) there is no mention that the 9fps has locked AF and Exposure, as the normal fps rate with AF is not even mentioned. That could be very misleading.

I didn't see the non AF burst rate of 16fps on the 1DXII as the headline figure above the 14fps with AF. Is it different for mirrorless?

As an aside, no 4k video! I don't do video, but for a camera in 2016 not to have 4k video seems like a bad move imho.

Of course there are situations where continuous focusing, and indeed AF, may needed, but such situations are in a minority for most people. I don't think many sports photographers and wildlife photographers are not using the AF whilst taking pictures of their subjects.

As I said, emphasising a larger fps mode without AF doesn't seem right just because it is a mirrorless camera, it wasn't done for the Canon 1DXII or the Nikon D5.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
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redhed17: Mmm, I'm not sure about the emphasis on the 9fps without the AF. I don't see other camera specs being shown with the higher non AF frame rate first, yet that is what you compare on the first page with the other cameras.

Very few image bursts will be wanted without changing the focus and/or exposure. On the Specs page (2) there is no mention that the 9fps has locked AF and Exposure, as the normal fps rate with AF is not even mentioned. That could be very misleading.

I didn't see the non AF burst rate of 16fps on the 1DXII as the headline figure above the 14fps with AF. Is it different for mirrorless?

As an aside, no 4k video! I don't do video, but for a camera in 2016 not to have 4k video seems like a bad move imho.

Well that's stupid isn't it. :-/

Are mirrorless users in the habit of taking a burst of pics of things that don't move?

I think I would want, and expect, the burst rate with AF to be the important and most prominent figure.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 16:34 UTC

Mmm, I'm not sure about the emphasis on the 9fps without the AF. I don't see other camera specs being shown with the higher non AF frame rate first, yet that is what you compare on the first page with the other cameras.

Very few image bursts will be wanted without changing the focus and/or exposure. On the Specs page (2) there is no mention that the 9fps has locked AF and Exposure, as the normal fps rate with AF is not even mentioned. That could be very misleading.

I didn't see the non AF burst rate of 16fps on the 1DXII as the headline figure above the 14fps with AF. Is it different for mirrorless?

As an aside, no 4k video! I don't do video, but for a camera in 2016 not to have 4k video seems like a bad move imho.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:08 UTC as 126th comment | 4 replies
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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noflashplease: I really don't see a point to this crop circle lens, when the 85mm F/1.4 ART is on the way. Sorry, but the days of APS-C are coming to a close.

You are aware that the 'Crop' sensor DSLRs outsell FF DSLRs by about 4-1 aren't you? You make it sound like the format is on it last legs when that is nowhere near being the case atm.

Manufacturers may want everyone to upgrade to FF, and so higher prices for cameras and the more expensive lenses that those cameras demand, but for the vast majority of people a crop sensor camera is a more suitable format. Canon and Nikon may be pushing people towards FF with the marketing and new lenses, but that leaves are large market for the 3rd party lens manufacturers, like Sigma, to take advantage of, if Canikon are targeting the top of the market. Sigma seem to be the company coming with innovation and hopefully quality.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 20:02 UTC
On article Nikon offers free battery exchange for D500 owners (102 comments in total)

This seems to treating the effect rather than the cause, which it seems is the camera. If this was a known issue, why was it not mentioned at any time until people started complaining?

Why did they not give the battery a new model number? They have done it before with the EN-EL3e.

If I can be informed about a seemingly minor Firmware update, why have Nikon not informed all registered D500 users of this battery replacement policy? Not everyone reads DPReview. ;-)

As usual Nikon seem to be releasing cameras with minor problems that should have been found and fixed, or at least highlighted to potential buyers. What was the month delay for? It didn't seem to be about producing more cameras judging by the shortages. They should have picked this battery issue, and the problem with some Lexar SD cards before release, and maybe a few other things some people are experiencing. Cameras locking up? Should not be happening in any camera imho. Thankfully only happened to me once. So far.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 15:05 UTC as 4th comment

It sounds like a dream come true, to be a fan, and then to be asked to take pictures of the artist you admire. And then produce work that is appreciated by that artist. It can't get much better than that. Very good uplifting article at such a sad time.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 03:19 UTC as 40th comment
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redhed17: I was at The Photography Show in the UK and during a demonstration of the D5 and D500, and the Nikon Rep said that the AF Fine Tune should be done at 30x the focal length of the lens. I asked after the demo what happens with a zoom lens, and he said that you should do it at 30x the focal length that you most use.

There is not much detail about the AF Fine Tune in the Nikon manual, so which is the correct way, the DPReview way, or what the Nikon Rep said? :-/ It will be interesting to try it for myself.

Thanks for the reply Rishi. I think a Nikon Rep stating the 30x the focal length, and confirming that when questioned must mean something. :-/ That Nikon are so vague in their manual is very poor. Has DPReview been in touch with Nikon as to the technicalities of their AF Fine Tune?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 09:29 UTC

I was at The Photography Show in the UK and during a demonstration of the D5 and D500, and the Nikon Rep said that the AF Fine Tune should be done at 30x the focal length of the lens. I asked after the demo what happens with a zoom lens, and he said that you should do it at 30x the focal length that you most use.

There is not much detail about the AF Fine Tune in the Nikon manual, so which is the correct way, the DPReview way, or what the Nikon Rep said? :-/ It will be interesting to try it for myself.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 01:49 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
On article Picasa will be phased out in favor of Google Photos (154 comments in total)

So sad that they are doing this because it is an excellent bit of software. :-( Apps are one thing, and there are hundreds, probably thousands that can do editing on tablets and phones, but I'd rather edit images on a computer.

For total beginners, Picasa does almost everything they want/need. And it is non destructive too, which makes it ideal for beginners. I can show someone how to use it all in about two hours, and there is not many software programs you can do that with, never mind imaging programs.

They seem to emphasize that they are replacing the storage side of it, while ignoring the editing part of what is being lost.

Google has a tendency to ditch things, so I wouldn't rely on them solely for something.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 02:08 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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redhed17: Is it not coming out in the UK?

No UK price from DPReview, and no mention on the Nikon UK site.

B&H have it for £1,360.92, which would certainly be a very good price. I assume it will be more, 'if' it comes to the UK. :-/

It is very weird though, 1st not being on the Nikon UK site with the other announcements.

2nd not having £ +/or € prices in the press release.

3rd, I have received no emails from any UK stores offering it for sale, of which I normally have about 3-4 different stores emailing within an hour of any announcement here. :-/

It will be coming to me in the UK one way or another. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 01:47 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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redhed17: Is it not coming out in the UK?

No UK price from DPReview, and no mention on the Nikon UK site.

Thanks Richard, it just seems odd that they have everything else on the Nikon UK site they announced today, apart from the D500.

And I think there is normally a £ and maybe € price mentioned in a lot of Press Releases. :-/

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:20 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

Is it not coming out in the UK?

No UK price from DPReview, and no mention on the Nikon UK site.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 23:19 UTC as 203rd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)

This is very early to be announcing a camera isn't it, just over 4 months before you can actually get one.

I wish Nikon would announce things so far in advance. ;-) Obviously doesn't work if you have nothing to announce.

This will be interesting to see how good the AF is.

Are we not at the point yet where every new camera should have 4k video?

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 00:53 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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redhed17: “…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

Sorry, but DR is a Photography thing, not just a Landscape thing. With Sport specifically, a white shirt against a dark background on a sunny day will push the DR of any sensor. As will a small white bird on a similar day.
Do DPReview place too much emphasis on DR? Can't say that I'm that bothered what score they give it. I normally read the reviews of cameras I'm interested in, so it is the (multiple) reviews as a whole I take into account, not whether it got a Silver, Gold, 75% or 80%.
With scores, and ratings, (Gold, Silver etc) they are are opinions, sometimes by one person, sometimes by a group, but they become meaningless very quickly because technology moves so quickly. Scores are just opinion, hopefully reviews are opinion and fact. It is up to the reader to choose what what is important.
I know the Canon sensors can't match the Sony sensors atm, but with the 7DII in particular, DR is not the most important aspect. Any camera now has more DR than the camera I have now. :-/

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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redhed17: “…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

Wow, now that's a delayed reply. ;-) lol

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 01:13 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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redhed17: “…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

I agree that Canon users should be asking for their cameras to be better. And I, and other Nikon users, should be asking why a camera, in its 3rd iteration, is still only 'practically speaking ... very close' to being a D300S replacement if they are not actually going to going out a proper D300S replacement. :-/

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 03:34 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)
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redhed17: “…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

But Richard, you didn't say the D7200 was a replacement for the D90, which the D7000 and D7100 were, you said (very close to) the D300S.

Rishi said;
"Compared to the D300s, it offers better AF subject tracking, and lots more resolution, low-light ISO performance, and dynamic range."

I think the 7DII does all of that compared to the D300S, and significantly improves in some areas, especially fps and AF. It may not be as good as the Nikon (Sony) sensors, and all the benefits they bring, but it is the whole package for me.

Why do Nikon users have to accept compromises to completely replace a six year old camera?
They don't of course, they can compromise or move somewhere else. :-/

Eventually for me too at some point. :-( lol

Oh, and for some, a CSC camera will never be an option until they don't make DSLRs, regardless of how impressive the specs are, as in the case of the NX1.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 22:47 UTC
On article Nikon D7200 Review (644 comments in total)

“…Nikon shooters have been awaiting the arrival of a D400, or some kind of replacement for the D300S. We think that camera is the D7200. It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S (but now at 24MP) while adding a significantly better AF system …. Build quality isn't quite in the same league but practically speaking it's very close.”
So at the 3rd time of asking Nikon has not matched the 6 year old D300S in fps without using a crop mode, is still not as fast as the D300S with the grip, and is still not a ‘Pro’ body. But Canon have raised the bar (for fps at least) by the 7DII, and yet DPReview consider the D7200 a good replacement for the D300S. :-/
Canon are more likely to get my money, as they have actually brought out a ‘Pro’/Enthusiast camera. Nikon seem to have ceded that sector, because the D7200 is on a par with the 70D, not the 7DII. And it is certainly not a proper successor to the D300S. Imho.
Keep following the Nikon party line though DPReview.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 21:53 UTC as 143rd comment | 31 replies
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Clear as Crystal: Can't believe people are trying to turn this into a negative story about Nikon build quality. Was there ever a camera that received absolutely no negative comments and absolutely no reported issues? Nothing is perfect, Nikon seem to be really trying to change the image that they don't respond to build quality issues.

Also this is about Nikon addressing concerns, why the hell is anyone even mentioning Canon, Pentax or Sony? If you really need to justify your choice of system you desperately need:
a, a life
b, to actually take some photos
c, more confidence in your own ability to choose or
d, less of a Napoleon complex

Incidentally this is coming from and admittedly amateur Canon and Fuji user.

If there was no problem, Nikon would just have said that they had looked into the situation and found things to be within expected tolerances or something, that they are doing this shows that there is indeed a problem. And how can Nikon having another problem with a DSLR not be a negative story?

This time it is good that they have admitted to the problem quickly, and have put things in motion to fix peoples cameras in a timely fashion once they have the infrastructure in place to deal with the numbers they are expecting, ut whatever way you look at it a fault on another Nikon DSLR is not positive news.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On article Panasonic releases trio of compact superzooms (102 comments in total)
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redhed17: Can't see the point of any camera without 1080 video. I don't use video, but I'd want 1080 if I did. And with 4k now popping up on cameras, 1080 should not that big a feature imho.

Maybe, but a lot of people now have full HD (1080) TVs, so if they do video, they want it to look as good as possible on their TVs.

1080 should be the minimum, and then higher frame rates being the extra value items to distinguish cameras from the lower range. Especially with lots of cameras soon being 4k to try and create content to sell 4k TVs.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 17:17 UTC
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