SRHEdD

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On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)
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SRHEdD: For the past couple of Nikons, I've held tightly to my Nikon Df, especially for existing light portraits or adding just a little fill. I used a D610, then D750, then D810 for most everything else. Looking here, it is hard to justify picking the Df up for portraits now. There is so much more depth and detail in the D850. Sad, I love that camera. My D850 came last week, I'll have to do my own side-by-side comparison to be sure.

At first glance the A7RII looks sharper at ISO100, but taking the D850 down to ISO64 fixes that. Even though the A7RII might be sharper, I prefer shooting with a DSLR. I tried the Sonys for over a year alongside my Nikons, but stayed with Nikon, feels more intuitive to me, and I just prefer the OVF. I also prefer the color rendition on the D850 over the D810, but that's subjective.

Good for him. I choose otherwise.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (464 comments in total)

For the past couple of Nikons, I've held tightly to my Nikon Df, especially for existing light portraits or adding just a little fill. I used a D610, then D750, then D810 for most everything else. Looking here, it is hard to justify picking the Df up for portraits now. There is so much more depth and detail in the D850. Sad, I love that camera. My D850 came last week, I'll have to do my own side-by-side comparison to be sure.

At first glance the A7RII looks sharper at ISO100, but taking the D850 down to ISO64 fixes that. Even though the A7RII might be sharper, I prefer shooting with a DSLR. I tried the Sonys for over a year alongside my Nikons, but stayed with Nikon, feels more intuitive to me, and I just prefer the OVF. I also prefer the color rendition on the D850 over the D810, but that's subjective.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 22:54 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)

Language is our friend. It doesn't say "...only DSLR you'll ever need." It specifically says, it COULD be, which allows for the fact that it couldn't, wouldn't or won't be as well. You choose. There are far too many sheep here who leave out words to make their point. The article is a general piece about overall capability, perfectly fine by me. I've seen and read other articles on here about other cameras that are highly capable, one article alone didn't make me blindly go buy the product. Only the sheep do that. The rest of us read it (or not) and add the information to our internal reference (or not).

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 11:52 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)

Hey DPReview... how about a slider at top next to the "Dark" or "Light" view that disables all comments from showing up. Your reviews would be much better without the bickering.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 03:04 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)

This is all so silly. It would be like my neighbors showing up at my front door to criticize the new car I just bought. I don't CARE what someone else thinks, if I like the specs and think it'll work well for me, it is mine. If the specs didn't hit some expectation, they'd be sitting on shelves (whoops, they're not!). I don't CARE what camera you've had, won't have, or will ever have, be it mirrorless, DSLR, or astral projection onto a remote sensor. I read, I see, I like, I buy. Thank you Nikon, great job on the new camera, I love what you've done with it.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2017 at 03:01 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies
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LFPCPH: Admit it - it IS a really great photo.

100% agree!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 21:15 UTC

If Slater walked into the zoo after shooting some low light portraits the night before and his camera was still set for that, we'd likely have no photo here to look at. What that means to me is that this "selfie" was blind luck. Show me the monkey adjusting the aperture or exposure compensation just prior, and then pushing the review button to check his shot. THEN I MIGHT consider the animal had some input in the CREATING the image. This was nothing but blind luck and circumstance. If I put a paint-laden brush on the counter and tell my dog, "paw!" it could likely hit a well-placed canvas. It doesn't make the dog a painter. If my cat walks across my keyboard it isn't a writer either, and if a two-year-old babbles and it by chance rhymes, he/she isn't a poet. When there is no understanding of the effort, or its intent there should be no ownership or rights.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 21:14 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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SRHEdD: When a monkey approaches me and asks to borrow my camera for a selfie, I'll consider that suitable proof of intelligence. Otherwise it was just reacting to stimuli. You'll notice I used "reacted" instead of "responded" because it is a MONKEY, not a human being. Likewise, if an infant human inadvertantly mimicked what it saw and took a selfie, it should not own the copyright. Without a basic understanding of the responsibility of the action, there should be no ownership. Same reasoning behind children not being tried as adults. If that monkey grabbed a firearm from a security guard and killed Slater, would PETA allow it to be tried and jailed for manslaughter or homicide?

And on this one...

"Monkeys and primates are able to perceive self so they can take a photo with intent but it doesn't matter because they have no laws giving them ownership."

When a monkey can voice, write, or sign what their perception of self means to me, I'll consider your point. Until then the quoted point is also nonsensical.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 21:01 UTC
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SRHEdD: When a monkey approaches me and asks to borrow my camera for a selfie, I'll consider that suitable proof of intelligence. Otherwise it was just reacting to stimuli. You'll notice I used "reacted" instead of "responded" because it is a MONKEY, not a human being. Likewise, if an infant human inadvertantly mimicked what it saw and took a selfie, it should not own the copyright. Without a basic understanding of the responsibility of the action, there should be no ownership. Same reasoning behind children not being tried as adults. If that monkey grabbed a firearm from a security guard and killed Slater, would PETA allow it to be tried and jailed for manslaughter or homicide?

"...but the legal rights between animals and humans in relation to copyright law."

That alone ends any consideration of your counterpoint to me. Anything that follows in that context is nonsensical. Of course, that's just MY opinion, your monkey may feel differently.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 20:54 UTC

When a monkey approaches me and asks to borrow my camera for a selfie, I'll consider that suitable proof of intelligence. Otherwise it was just reacting to stimuli. You'll notice I used "reacted" instead of "responded" because it is a MONKEY, not a human being. Likewise, if an infant human inadvertantly mimicked what it saw and took a selfie, it should not own the copyright. Without a basic understanding of the responsibility of the action, there should be no ownership. Same reasoning behind children not being tried as adults. If that monkey grabbed a firearm from a security guard and killed Slater, would PETA allow it to be tried and jailed for manslaughter or homicide?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 21:23 UTC as 73rd comment | 4 replies
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digiart: I bet the only ones who made any real money where the lawyers!
Only in America...

Agreed. In the end, only Slater suffered, and that's just wrong on any front.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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marlon127: The Nikon D850 is more about box ticking and filling the coffers of shareholders than real innovation.

- The IQ will be equal or marginally better than other options in the 35m realm and lesser than those small medium format sensor options.

- 7fps to 9fps (w/grip and new battery) is just meeting the current standards stills frame rates. We have lots of camera choices that shoot 10fps+.

- The video is a leap for Nikon but still is not a great choice for videographers compared to the competition.

What would have made it innovative and a world beater...

- IBIS
- Dual Pixel AF
- On-sensor PDAF
- A hybrid OVF/EVF

Outside of the res. bump the 1dx Mark II or D5 are still better and the A99II is better spec'd at the D850's own game.

Ask yourself if a D810 user who cares little for video has a legit reason to upgrade? Does a Nikon user who switched to the Sony A7rII feel the need to come back to Nikon? If I made the jump from Nikon to the Fuji GF 50s, am I having buyers remorse?

I went back to a D810 after the A7RII, much happier with the images overall, and the handling is much better for me. I'll go for a D850 based on that.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 19:49 UTC

Nikon has had this since like 1958...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&ap=y&c3api=1876%2C%7Bcreative%7D%2C%7Bkeyword%7D&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8vnMBRDgARIsACm_BhI5Ec35KalNMr52msvdKSvO4pcScaa8u7QjyPR610lB8eI8UA2ivTcaAqcXEALw_wcB&is=REG&m=Y&sku=37453

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:38 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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Karroly: What ? No built-in flash ?
To echo those who whined about the lack of a built-in flash on the EOS 6D Mark II... ;-)

Grab an SB-400. Fits in a pocket, more power and it'll bounce in a pinch.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:31 UTC
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)
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NickyB66: 2 please

Or 1 and keep my D500 for APS-C reach... hmmmm.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
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grock: When traveling with a small child, I sometimes don't have the luxury of carrying all my camera gear on my person, and we always have to check a bag anyway, so I've taken to keeping my camera body and any L-lenses in my backpack, and stuff the smaller/cheaper primes in my camera bag with my socks and other clothes and putting that in the middle of the big, hard suitcase. Hopefully it's heavy enough that it's tougher to toss...
That said, i would NEVER EVER put $18k worth of gear in a checked bag. That is just lunacy. You could've just bought your camera first class seat and saved $8000.

I'd check my kid before my cameras... unless he fit under the seat.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 20:11 UTC
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gumanow: TSA is going to start making photographers check in their cameras gear. They won't allow the electronics on planes in the near future.

I've always put my Domke on the belt and open in a tray. Why wait? Speeds up the process regardless. If you use a Domke you learn how to re-buckle on the run.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 20:09 UTC
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Kostas L: The Olympus TG-5 is the best rugged compact you can buy right now, because it is the only new rugged compact you can buy right now.

I have two Nikon AWs, an AW100 and an AW120. Each were $60 in perfect condition from local pawn shops. Good enough, cheap enough, capable enough, low investment, sand never an issue. I throw it into our pool when my boys and their friends jump in, take it to the beach, and keep one in my DSLR bag in case their lacrosse tournaments get a bout of really nasty weather. Even the video is acceptable. You can overthink these cameras, and under use them because they cost too much. Check your local pawn shops regularly.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 16:50 UTC

Years ago, Roy Scheider made a movie in which he was a reporter interviewing a death-row dude. He took a camera into the cell for photographs. The rewind knob never turned, and it made motor drive sounds when he shot even though it didn't have a drive attached. I'd like to see a horror movie where the ghouls attack all the inept foleys in the world... silently.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 00:46 UTC as 77th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (666 comments in total)
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SRHEdD: A good read, and it could impact practical everyday use.

Now, tell me the processor(s) are so well updated from the A7RII that the shutter lag with flash is gone. I'm not talking about full manual control of the camera and lights, but the TTL use of flashes and most specifically when their wireless transmitter and receiver are used. With the A7RII, the shutter delay is intolerable with the wireless kit, and barely manageable with the flash on camera. I've been told it is because the exposure process includes closing the shutter, taking reading from a pre-flash, then opening and closing the shutter for exposure and finally re-opening the shutter for viewing. That process is not processor friendly and is slow compared to a DSLR. Regardless of if I have that process correct, it is painfully slow to the point of missing that instant of a great expression or other action. Fix THAT and I'll buy it. My A7RII is on the bubble right now because my Nikons react MUCH faster with wireless flash.

See? Herein lies my problem. Address the things you FIXED before you tell me about new things you've added. No one wants to address the TTL flash/shutter lag. If it HAD been neutralized by the new processors' speed, they'd be quick to say so. Without addressing the flaw, I as a consumer will assume it still exists, and spend my money on a highly discounted D810 instead.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
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