SRHEdD

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These are the first non-Nikon accessories I have ever bought for my portable kit. Nikon's equivalent isn't as fully developed, Pocket Wizard didn't seem to match the feature set of these and cost more. Drum roll...

...I have never been disappointed. These are made well and function perfectly. No downside. Easy to set up, easy to use, maybe a bit big physically, but tolerable. I imagine the Pentax versions will be as stellar. If you're on the fence... don't be. Great stuff at a reasonable price that just works.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2018 at 21:33 UTC as 8th comment
On article Have Your Say: Best Gear of 2017 (203 comments in total)

You can tell the Sonys are superior by the massive surplus of Nikon D850s on the shelves at camera stores large and small around the world. This surely proves that Sony has the better...

...oh, wait. Never mind.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2017 at 03:21 UTC as 27th comment

When will pro cameras switch over to micro-SD cards so we can carry 4TB of cards inside the battery compartment? Missed opportunity there. Maybe the new micro-XQD cards will offer that convenience.

(stands back to watch the posts...)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 10th comment

I rather like Olympus' solution with their body cap lenses. Not quite apples to apples, but prefer that implementation and construct. Would love FF nikon equivalents, but know it will never happen, too hobbyist for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2017 at 12:14 UTC as 5th comment
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kodachromeguy: Do any of you recall the Rollei 3001 and 3003 cameras? They had interchangeable backs that were square modules, like mini Hasselblad backs. The lenses were the finest from Zeiss and Schneider. I recall reports of electronic problems, so am not sure if any are still operating. Also, one of the early Contarex or Contax cameras has a removable film back.

I had the 3003, it was sweet! Man, I'd forgotten about that one, THANKS!

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 21:54 UTC

I'd considered hesitating on buying the D850 until this was announced, glad I didn't for this marginal update. The D850 is amazing kit. This looks nice, and the debate will go on as long as both exist, but I liked the D810 more than my A7RII, and the D850 is more of an upgrade. I would consider adding an A7III though, so let's see THAT one Sony! --Happy shooting.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 12:00 UTC as 205th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D850 added to studio scene comparison (452 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 (452 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 81st comment | 5 replies
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 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 79th comment | 1 reply
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 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 107th comment | 3 replies
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1086 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 108th 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 31st 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 63rd 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
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