redhed17

redhed17

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Sounds like Leica want to stick their badge on someone else's phone and charge more money for the same thing, like they did with the Panasonic cameras. :-/

The acolytes will buy it and claim it is the best thing ever of course. ;-) lol

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 21:54 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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Photoman: Wow Leica. Bad sensor in the M9 and weird power up problem on the M240 (had one yesterday). A bit more testing would have gone a long way. Kudos on replacing the M9 sensors until the 15th of August this year.

Hey, testing costs money and they are a niche company selling a small number of cameras for HOW MUCH! LoL

No excuse then. A lot of company's have had problems over the last few years, including Leica themselves, but to have a (not cheap) viewfinder accessory designed in conjunction with the camera potentially turn the camera into a brick is not so good for the reputation. Ah Leica, quality? :-/ LoL

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
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redhed17: A very poor D500 update in comparison to the D5 imho. The D500 was already behind the D5 AF features as well.

Seeing as they are both supposed to have the same AF systems, surely it can't be that hard to update to the same features in both cameras.

If they improve the D5 AF any more over the D500, they may not be able to claim the 'same AF as the D5' in their literature and ads. ;-) :-(

I think you'll find that the D500 does also have a dedicated processor for the AF.

http://www.nikon-asia.com/d500/en/shooting-features1.html

The differences now is how Nikon differentiates the AF of the D500 and D5 with firmware, giving the D5 extra/improved features, and not giving the D500 the same. :-(

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 20:05 UTC

A very poor D500 update in comparison to the D5 imho. The D500 was already behind the D5 AF features as well.

Seeing as they are both supposed to have the same AF systems, surely it can't be that hard to update to the same features in both cameras.

If they improve the D5 AF any more over the D500, they may not be able to claim the 'same AF as the D5' in their literature and ads. ;-) :-(

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 01:15 UTC as 9th comment | 10 replies
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bolador: Actual AF-S 70-300 ED G VR is not sharp enoguh at 300mm until f/11..
Will this be better??

My AF-S 70-300 ED G VR is quite sharp wide open on the D500. It wasn't so good on the D300S, but it is like a new lens on the D500. This lens will have to go some to be better for me. I hope it is noticeably better, because my 70-300 ED G VR is getting on a bit.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 15:15 UTC
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redhed17: "The Phones will be cheaper than DSLRs!"
Canon 1300D Camera with 18-55mm IS Lens = £309.00
Nikon D3400 Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR lens = £389.00

Apple iPhone 7 = £510
Samsung = £444
Sony Xperia XZ = £421

No doubt there are cheaper phones, new and used, with less spec than these cutting edge monsters that can deliver similar photographic results, but general statements like Marques Brownlee said in the vid about price comparisons, even when they seem to be using pretty high end (camera) phones, gives the impression that DSLR quality is more expensive, when compared to what they were using in the vid, from the prices above, they probably are not. And that is not taking into account used and previous models but still new DSLRs too. ;-)

This is just the price / quality comparison though, no doubt phones are the multi purpose tool to give you more than just photos. ;-)

My point exactly, and the best cameras are on the top end phones. All people showing off 'how to' do things with the phones generally have the latest and greatest. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 14:42 UTC

"The Phones will be cheaper than DSLRs!"
Canon 1300D Camera with 18-55mm IS Lens = £309.00
Nikon D3400 Camera with AF-P 18-55mm VR lens = £389.00

Apple iPhone 7 = £510
Samsung = £444
Sony Xperia XZ = £421

No doubt there are cheaper phones, new and used, with less spec than these cutting edge monsters that can deliver similar photographic results, but general statements like Marques Brownlee said in the vid about price comparisons, even when they seem to be using pretty high end (camera) phones, gives the impression that DSLR quality is more expensive, when compared to what they were using in the vid, from the prices above, they probably are not. And that is not taking into account used and previous models but still new DSLRs too. ;-)

This is just the price / quality comparison though, no doubt phones are the multi purpose tool to give you more than just photos. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies

Very surprising and sad news when a market leader disappears, especially when it is not a company going bust.

Lexar innovated and and pushed the technology and afaik, have the fastest SD XQD cards. Glad I got one of each for the D500.

Lexar and Sandisk seemed to push each other. Is there anyone who can push Sandisk the same way? This seems to leave Sandisk as the only 'go to' brand. Hope they keep pushing themselves, but no competition may have an adverse effect on prices and innovation.

Doesn't look good for the future of the XQD format too. Only Sony now producing cards atm, and they don't seem too keen to push the format and use them in their own consumer products. Weird as they invented the format with Nikon and Sandisk. Maybe Sandisk will now start producing them, though what prices they would charge is anybody's guess. And would they be as fast as the Lexar XQD cards! :-/

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (410 comments in total)
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redhed17: Thanks you, an interesting article. :-)

Changing a camera after so long is a big step, Carey is in one way lucky to be able to (I'm assuming) easily try many different options, when most of us may not be in able to do, but then that could be a negative in that the aim may be for the 'perfect' camera as a replacement. For most people their cameras have a niggle or two, despite that they may say their camera is perfect. ;-)

I waited many years for Nikon to replace the D300S, I was just about to get a 7DII when the unexpected happened and the D500 was announced. :-D It improved on the D300S in almost every way, which was why I waited to upgrade for so long, and improved by a significant amount in some areas, but it isn't as comfortable as the D300S to hold for me. The metering isn't as consistent imho. For me though, I think I have the best camera for me, and I hope Carey is as happy when/if the decision is made.

Thanks for taking the time to reply Carey. :-)

Hopefully you will update/create a new article should you make any changes. :-) I always find it interesting why people make the choices they do. You are in the advantageous position of having first hand experience of a lot of cameras which a lot of people may find interesting.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 18:55 UTC
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)

I got the NIK Collection when Google offered it for free, and have been mainly using the Silver Efex Pro.

I thought they said when they offered it for free that they would not be supporting it anymore, but with this article, maybe I assumed that. :-/

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 17:13 UTC as 176th comment | 1 reply
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (410 comments in total)

Thanks you, an interesting article. :-)

Changing a camera after so long is a big step, Carey is in one way lucky to be able to (I'm assuming) easily try many different options, when most of us may not be in able to do, but then that could be a negative in that the aim may be for the 'perfect' camera as a replacement. For most people their cameras have a niggle or two, despite that they may say their camera is perfect. ;-)

I waited many years for Nikon to replace the D300S, I was just about to get a 7DII when the unexpected happened and the D500 was announced. :-D It improved on the D300S in almost every way, which was why I waited to upgrade for so long, and improved by a significant amount in some areas, but it isn't as comfortable as the D300S to hold for me. The metering isn't as consistent imho. For me though, I think I have the best camera for me, and I hope Carey is as happy when/if the decision is made.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 11:52 UTC as 154th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2730 comments in total)
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redhed17: Do Professionals only exist in America, and maybe Canada to get the support Sony's eyes! :-/

Thanks for the reply Richard. :-) You (DPReview) may now be US based but I don't think that should mean you neglect information relevant to the rest of the world. You do not just have US readers after all. ;-)

If you knew at the time of the article that was their plans, it would only have taken an extra sentence or two to say that. :-/ Did you ask about their plans for the rest of the world, or do you just publish what they give you?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 07:39 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2730 comments in total)

Do Professionals only exist in America, and maybe Canada to get the support Sony's eyes! :-/

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 402nd comment | 3 replies

Sony trying to prove that they are at the 'professional' level by trying rip off prices the same that Canon and Nikon try and get away with. £380 for a battery charger, £330 for a battery grip and £130 for a grip extension!

Btw, the grip extension "Extend the grip on your camera to allow for a more comfortable shooting experience". So are they saying that it is uncomfortable to hold straight from the off? Why not just make it comfortable in the first place!

Just Canon and Nikon, or indeed any brand 'fan', there be some who will only buy the official brand accessories, and to those I say I envy you wealth and your carefree use of it. ;-) lol

Now that Sony are the No 2 brand though, there may be copied grips for 1/5th or 1/6th the price of the official one quite quickly. ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 06:51 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)

Odd that even with all this data having to be recorded Sony still haven't put (their own design) XQD cards in one of their cameras, sticking with SD cards. :-/

Makes me think why the Nikon D5/D500 needed XQD, and the Canon 1DXII needed CFast cards. Are they both that far behind Sony in the electronics dept!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:07 UTC as 75th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

The more Nikon does, the less I understand their reasoning. Make minor improvements on a previous model, but then take features away that were on the previous model. :-/

You would think one of the aims of a new camera is to appeal to users of the previous model, and yet they take stuff away that those users may have been using on the previous camera, muddying the water on whether an upgrade is worth it.

It seems penny pinching at its worse, and a lack of respect to their users, which may improve their profits per unit, but maybe not if people pass on the lukewarm update.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 12:24 UTC as 51st comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

My first DSLR, which I chose over the Canon 350D because my knuckles rubbed the lens on the Canon when holding it. The D70 felt perfect in the hand. :-)

The 350D was technically better, but if the camera is uncomfortable to hold, you're not going to use it. And the reason since I always advise others to handle a camera before they buy. ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 00:22 UTC as 50th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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redhed17: Am I being dim, or have I missed how large the Buffer is for the 12fps?

I've just gone and looked at the original a99II announcement and could see no mention of it either. :-/

Why no mention of that in a review or announcement? They do that for pretty much every camera. :-/

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 11:45 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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redhed17: Am I being dim, or have I missed how large the Buffer is for the 12fps?

I've just gone and looked at the original a99II announcement and could see no mention of it either. :-/

In the case of an initial announcement or a camera review statistics matter, because if a camera doesn't seem to have the features you're after, then you won't even consider it. :-/

Nice to know that there is a large enough Buffer for you, but why no information about Buffer depth, with whatever file type/size/compression in the intial announcement or the review?

If I were buying a 42Mp camera, or indeed any camera, I have had, I wouldn't/didn't shoot at a lower resolution, each to there own though. :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 01:35 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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redhed17: Am I being dim, or have I missed how large the Buffer is for the 12fps?

I've just gone and looked at the original a99II announcement and could see no mention of it either. :-/

Thanks Brendon, I did track some numbers down on the Sony site, where they also don't make it too clear what is possible, but why was it mentioned nowhere in the initial announcement or more importantly an actual review?

I can understand a manufacturer emphasizing other aspects if certain features are not as good or competitive as other brands but why no mention in a review? Again, if I have missed it please someone point it out.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2017 at 12:59 UTC
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