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On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)
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Deliverator: "Nikon should've offered a drive mode where a shutter button press lifts up the mirror and shutter, with the exposure initiated electronically a fraction of a second later."

That's what the Quiet Mode on my D7000 does. Doesn't the D810 have something similar?

It does. Q for single, Qc for continuous.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 05:11 UTC
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2004 comments in total)
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KobusReyneke: Your glowing comments about Nikon’s 3D tracking is a bit misleading in that I find it’s not at all suitable for sports photography, especially when you run the risk of losing focus and having to reengage quickly.

When used by pressing the shutter release halfway, AF-C + 3D is very useful when subjects move slightly, as the focus point will follow the moving subject. You don’t have to continuously recompose. However, lose focus and 3D is slow to reengage focus once lost - even with a3 (Focus tracking with lock) set to 1 (short),

A far more useful setting for sports, birds and other quick-moving objects, is GrP (Group) - when used in conjunction with AF-C. Make sure a3 (Focus tracking with lock) is set to 1 (short) and you’ll have the perfect focus setting.

About AF-C 3D: Once engaged (half-press shutter button, or AF-ON), 3D will remember its target and reacquire it if the target is not lost for longer than half a second or so, as long as you keep shutter button pressed.

About Custom Function a3: Set it to 0 (off) means no wait - the moment you engage AF, tracking starts. Set it to 1 means wait for 0.1 sec. Setting 2 means wait for 0.2 sec., ...Setting 5 means 0.5 sec.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
On article Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory (196 comments in total)

Excellent report. A+.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 17:18 UTC as 51st comment
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (224 comments in total)

China is not a lawless country but Chinese officials very often exercise law selectively. It happens to all investors, foreign and domestic. No exception.

When an investor has strong local support (by bride, favoritism, or local needs), China central government usually won't challenge the locals directly - honors among thieves. Instead, it will take an end-run: State-owned TV will fire the first shot which would be broadcasted nationwide on every station. Web will do the rest. When the whole country is pointing fingers to Nikon, its protector knows it's time to shut up. Now the central government can step in and fix the problem. Face saved, case solved, citizen happy, ... Nikon should feel lucky for the treatment it received. It could be a lot worse - A Japanese company dumping trash in China, without any protection?

None of these would happen if not for D600's shutter. Nikon had it coming.

Nikon played dumb in U.S. Nikon Dumbly played in China.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 07:06 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (224 comments in total)

Nikon had it coming, can't blame nobody but itself. I think Nikon is lucky that Chinese government didn't force a full scale return and refund.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 21:00 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
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snow14: After trying the the tamron lens and canon I was. Amazed how much canon's lens better ,focus much faster and sharpness at f 2.8 the tamy has no chance so if you have the money buy canon for sure but if you are on budget save more and buy canon's 24-70 also it is simply the best lens in this focal range and anything else is compromise .

Is 3-4 stops VR(VC,IS,OS) part of the compromise?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 06:17 UTC
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Benarm: What about contrast and colors? These things are quite subjective, but I tend to notice that many off-brand lens like Tamron and Sigma cannot match their Canon or Nikon equivalents.

This one is VERY different. Try it to see for yourself.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2013 at 21:16 UTC
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