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On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (142 comments in total)

Better dynamic range and resolution than your typical Canon dSLR. Nicely done!

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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ReinDC: the article was quickly edited, but before it was, there was a mention to all the lenses being designed for 'mirrorless'. as the lenses will be offered with a nikon f mount, does that mean that we'll finally have a nikon f mirroless product? i doubt it... but...

Yes, ReinDC...this is how Nikon chose to announce their new FF Mirrorless line, in a product announcement for a set of 3rd party lenses targeted toward filmmakers.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 15:38 UTC

Uh oh...a new DSLR announcement. Here come the mirrorless fanboys, out to deride all things Canon/Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
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Nobby2016: boring.... in that class of cameras i rather buy a mirrorless.

entry level DSLR´s are done. some amercians may still want a entry level DSLR.
but then some even want the DONALD to be their president.

but for such cheap entry level APS-C stuff mirrorless is the better choice.

I'm confused...the a6300? Is that camera at the same price-point as this Nikon? The a6000 is, I admit...after Sony fire-saled it. And everything I've ever read about mirrorless - including Sony - is that though AF in good light and with static subjects is good, and maybe even more accurate than using a DSLR, when you go to AF in lower light and especially when you factor in moving subjects, all bets are off.

I would imagine the ergonomics of this camera are far better than the Sony, too, especially for extended shooting. And especially if you throw any kind of quality lens on it, at which point the Sony set-up is quite unbalanced.

And me, I'll take the Nikon lens catalog over Sony's any day.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 00:30 UTC
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Nobby2016: boring.... in that class of cameras i rather buy a mirrorless.

entry level DSLR´s are done. some amercians may still want a entry level DSLR.
but then some even want the DONALD to be their president.

but for such cheap entry level APS-C stuff mirrorless is the better choice.

My guess is, for starters, significantly better AF performance. For people looking for an entry-level system to allow them to shoot their kids' sports, I would think this would be a no-brainer over an entry-level mirrorless system.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 17:41 UTC
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Nobby2016: boring.... in that class of cameras i rather buy a mirrorless.

entry level DSLR´s are done. some amercians may still want a entry level DSLR.
but then some even want the DONALD to be their president.

but for such cheap entry level APS-C stuff mirrorless is the better choice.

Amazing to me how many mirrorless users show up on every new entry from Canon and Nikon to complain about how bad it is and how mirrorless is better.

I've never been remotely tempted to make a similar comment on the latest Panasonic/Olympus/Sony offering.

Insecure about your choice?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
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ksrk: This is not an upgrade. This is a ploy to increase revenue and profits from their entry level model. It's a matter of time that 3300 will be discontinued and stocks run out so entry level DSLR aspirants, and those who want to look like real photographers (don't know how many of them are around these days) will end up buying 3400 thus helping Nikon with more per unit revenue and profits.

The downside of this strategy is that the erstwhile mom and dads and wannabe photographers don't lust for entry level DSLRs these days and knowledgeable folks will not be impressed by this downgrade.

So more unit price, but much lower sales.

^ How so? Because they released a new version of a camera?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
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david vella: Why does Nikon even make this sort of low end DSLR anymore ?

The sensor maybe fine , but in this sort of handicapped basic body configuration ( tunnel viewfinder ) with such slow zooms to match? Mirrorless brands now offer far better options inc. fast/small lens choices, just carry a few spare batteries !

My guess is, Nikon sells more of these entry level DSLRs than, say, Panasonic sells m4/3 cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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ksrk: This is not an upgrade. This is a ploy to increase revenue and profits from their entry level model. It's a matter of time that 3300 will be discontinued and stocks run out so entry level DSLR aspirants, and those who want to look like real photographers (don't know how many of them are around these days) will end up buying 3400 thus helping Nikon with more per unit revenue and profits.

The downside of this strategy is that the erstwhile mom and dads and wannabe photographers don't lust for entry level DSLRs these days and knowledgeable folks will not be impressed by this downgrade.

So more unit price, but much lower sales.

Omg...a company wants to increase revenues and profits? Those bastards!

Thank you for pointing out Nikon's nefarious greed to us. From now on, I'm only buying from camera companies that don't care about revenues and profits. I'll never buy Nikon again!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:53 UTC
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Nobby2016: well i love my 85mm f1.2... thought just shooting at f1.2-f2.0 all the time is a bit boring.

don´t get me wrong i love the look, it is just that there are more possibilitys for portraits then shooting at f1.2.

many portrait photographer forget that.
some portfolios only show 85mm and wide open.

that said i would buy a mark III version of the 85mm f1.2 instantly. :)

I'll be honest...I have no idea what this comment has to do with this lens announcement.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:21 UTC
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (296 comments in total)

Finally...real journalism!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:34 UTC as 147th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1093 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: so this camera is better than a 1DX... i doubt it.

^ said nobody ever.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1093 comments in total)
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karlkk: when gallery pics are magnified to 100% - there's not much difference at say , above 800 Iso , between an old D70 and the new D500.
There's no person on earth who'll agree to a blind test of telling which pic was shot by which camera .Sorry guys , cameras have become similar to wine on this respect.

By "above 800 ISO" do you mean below 800 ISO? Because where higher-ISO images are concerned, the d500 blows the d70 (and d80, & d90, etc) out of the water.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 12:30 UTC
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noflashplease: It looks like the marketing department decided on the ISO settings? The D500 doesn't advance the stage of the art, just the current state of hyperbole. There's nothing usable about "ISO 3,280,000," although it looks impressive on a spec sheet or as part of a nonsensical press release.

Nikon had to do something to justify a $2,000 APS-C body, after all.

The D5 is a $2,000 APS-C body?

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 17:56 UTC

Canon rings in the New Year...well, er, the year 2011, at least.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
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kewlguy: seriously DPR, no other lenses worth reviewing more?

I wonder if the DPR staffers have a pre-publication meeting prior to releasing any articles in which they go over the myriad inane comments they can expect to receive, just to brace themselves for the whining and complaining.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
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shademaster: I don't see why one would put a 1.5kg 50-100 1.8 on an APS-C camera when they could put a 1.5kg 70-200 2.8 (more reach, same effective aperture) on a FF camera. The FF sensor will have better noise/DR at Base ISO all things being equal.

Why doesn't sigma bring back the 50-150 2.8 APS-C lens? I'd rather have a reasonable size/weight option rather than f/1.8. For event-type stuff, f/1.8 on is too narrow even on APS-C (only one face in focus). For non-event stuff, just go with a prime.

I don't think most people make the FF/APS-C decision based on lens offerings from 3rd parties.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
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Me too.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
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blakevanderbilt: I'm getting really tired of your sh*t Sigma, where's the real lenses that people want? Where's the real lenses that people use? We've been asking for a 24-70, a 70-200, an 85mm, a 90 or 105 or 135 for ages now, literally ages.The last proper lens you've released was June 2015? How long do you want to milk that sh*t?

What an odd rant.

Nikon makes many of these lenses already. Sigma already has many of these lenses, too. If you don't like Sigma's offerings, go buy from another manufacturer.

And June 2015 wasn't really all that long ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
On article The long, difficult road to Pentax full-frame (609 comments in total)
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tinetz: I have a Sony mobile phone. It is not even a year old, but there have been to "successors" to it in the meantime, which make it again "better" and bring cutting edge technology.
I think this is all right for this consumer items, still, this leaves a bitter taste in regard to an hoped reliability and also the trust of the company in their products and raises doubts for long time support.
I see for staff highly appreciating cutting edge cameras, the newest, even better than the half year model, with more electronics and a new slightly faster processor and now the ultimate evf, finally catching up in delay etc...which will be outdated in at least a year, take this for granted.
That's fine, but am I just have the impression I might not be the only one who reads between the lines of this K-1 announcement: solid, balanced, lasting. It's unusual these days, nevertheless much appreciated by me, even when obviously not by all, which is also fine.

Maybe you need to upgrade...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 16:44 UTC
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