GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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I liked its looks and chunky solidity. The shape of the viewfinder gave it a retro-chic handsomeness. Never had the pleasure of handling or using one unfortunately.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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photomedium: Weird release but not completely unexpected. They tried to be a little more competitive on video but they had to scale back on stills. It seems nikon has painted itself in a corner with no new CPU and tracking in video.
Now I expect the next D750 will have the D4 sensor making even that camera significantly worse.

nbrooksphoto - But from what I've read the D5's sensor has poor base ISO DR and is basically non ISO-invariant, like Canon's older sensors. While the D750 currently has one of the best performing sensors on the market when it comes to DR. If a future D760 does indeed inherit the D5 sensor (for cost reasons probably, like the D7500's D500 one) it would be a step backwards IMO.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:34 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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leonardotonin: Not metering for ai lenses.
No grip.
No dual slot.
Downgrade.

When the D7500 was announced I was initially very disappointed and with all the nay sayers. Now that I've had time to mellow, I realize there is a lot! of good new stuff with this camera. And its not really a direct replacement for the D7200 anyway, but a repositioning of the D7xxx series within Nikon's range now that the D500 is taking over semi-pro/pro DX format duties from the D7200. Which was never an ideal camera for that market anyway. Remember all the moans and groans by many users, for years over why doesn't Nikon release a proper replacement for the D300s...well they did!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (387 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: The functionality and performance of the D500 in the form factor of the D7500 would be about right for me.

Yes me too, I believe the D500 despite being a DX format camera, is about the same size as a D810!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 16:54 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: Should I upgrade from my D7200? (262 comments in total)

I was very disappointed when the D7500 was announced, but I've mellowed somewhat since. As I realize the 7200 had to function as a flagship/semi-pro DX camera in Nikon's lineup, but now that the D500 is here, that's not needed so much anymore. It's an advanced amateur model now. Rather than that. And as such is well suited to that role. And a great upgrade for those D5xxx users looking for something more sophisticated but still affordable.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 14:51 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (135 comments in total)

Why does it need image stabilization, if the cameras it was designed to be used with, already incorporate it in their bodies?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 17:08 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)
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Ethereal Light: Why such a high price in UK?

Brexit? LOL!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1877 comments in total)

What is it with Sony and slow memory card slots. Admittedly there has been some advancement - one of the SD slots is UHS-II, but why not both of them? This is such an advanced, highly specified and incredibly fast camera...even better why didn't they go SD UHS-II and XQD like Nikon's D500 or 2 XQD slots like the D5? Anyway that stacked BSI-CMOS FF sensor...wow! Sony are so far ahead in the imaging sensor department!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:41 UTC as 300th comment
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LakeSuperior1: This really doesn't surprise me much. And I have to admit, I have been tempted by Sony FF mirrorless. But until they grow both the selection of wide & fast primes I will wait. Also, I have read before that QC and customer service is a bit of an issue with Sony. In fact, I have two friends that shoot with Sony FF and both have had to send there bodies in for different issues. Five years for me now as a Fuji X system shooter having owned four bodies and more lenses than I can remember and nothing has ever had even a glitch. Sony is a force to be dealt with for Canon & Nikon for sure. But for me I need to see whats ahead for them before finally pulling the trigger and switching over.

@Charrick1: Thanks for the info.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 09:51 UTC
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LakeSuperior1: This really doesn't surprise me much. And I have to admit, I have been tempted by Sony FF mirrorless. But until they grow both the selection of wide & fast primes I will wait. Also, I have read before that QC and customer service is a bit of an issue with Sony. In fact, I have two friends that shoot with Sony FF and both have had to send there bodies in for different issues. Five years for me now as a Fuji X system shooter having owned four bodies and more lenses than I can remember and nothing has ever had even a glitch. Sony is a force to be dealt with for Canon & Nikon for sure. But for me I need to see whats ahead for them before finally pulling the trigger and switching over.

I have a Fuji X-E2, nice camera but after only a year and a half of mild use it developed a burnt sensor pixel. Not a big issue as it can be easily removed in post and only really shows up in night photography. But my previous Canon DSLR which found much heavier use for nearly a decade before being retired (its still in perfect working order just outmoded technically now) I never had such issues. Just saying Fuji MILC's are good but far from perfect.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)
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elementare: People just cry. Consumers just look at specs and innovations which often will not make any use. Who use cameras because of a specific working reason knows what is really important and the combination of:

- the best aps-c sensor ever made for low light fast action/reportage and not only - canon and m43 cameras that cost the same or more can only dream for it
- the 2nd best autofocus module in 2017 after nikon d5/500
- 50 raw at 8 fps
- autotune af
- 4k at 144Mbps

make this camera a very good camera and above all a RIGHT camera for the price at which it is sold.

This camera is in the same segment of Canon 80d and Fuji xt20 and neither of them has dual sd card slot but anyone here is complaining for the Nikon.
Canon 80d has actually the best video live view af but not 4k and from a pure photographic view this nikon d7500 is a better camera. Who need a reliable tool aimed for nearly serious photography can take in consideration this camera.
The others should not bother at all.

For the most part I agree. But what bugs me is that they took away some useful features from the previous model. When I think of a new camera release, it should have everything that made its predecessor great, and then some. Not take away to make way for a few more.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 12:04 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (534 comments in total)

Nikon the sick man of the photo industry. Just too many steps back for the few steps forward. An underwhelming product release when Nikon needs to do better.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 08:00 UTC as 110th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

Disappointing. Lower-res LCD, one SD slot instead of two, which might of been palatable if it was UHS-II, but it isn't. The same extremely compromised UHD video crop-factor. Significantly reduced battery life. There are too many steps back IMO for the few steps forward. Even the D500 sensor it uses while good, is ultimately not quite as good as the 7200 sensor which is still best in class. And while the 50 image buffer is an improvement, I was expecting about 100, which is still half that of the D500, so not stepping on its toes so to speak. I think this might encourage potential owners to go more for the D500 than buy more of this model.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 07:43 UTC as 86th comment | 1 reply
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GabrielZ: Forgive my ignorance, but who are CW Sondetoptic? A company that uses Leica branding on its lenses, or a Leica owned company? This is the first I've heard of this. I thought Leica were still independent.

Typo, I meant Sonderoptic.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 16:16 UTC

Forgive my ignorance, but who are CW Sondetoptic? A company that uses Leica branding on its lenses, or a Leica owned company? This is the first I've heard of this. I thought Leica were still independent.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 16:14 UTC as 11th comment | 9 replies
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: This lens seems very prone to flare...a lack of multi-coating on the lens elements maybe?

Lack of image contrast maybe?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 15:49 UTC
On article Re-make/Re-model: Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 Samples (202 comments in total)

This lens seems very prone to flare...a lack of multi-coating on the lens elements maybe?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 07:42 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies

This seems like good value for money, for what you get. I'm the first here which is a first for me. LOL!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 07:36 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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iheza: I was hoping for internal F-Log recording.. oh well, maybe they'll add it in a future v3.00 firmware upgrade

Me too, but maybe there are hardware limitations that prevent implementation of internal F-Log. Anyway this is the only major oversight in an otherwise comprehensive firmware upgrade.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 07:54 UTC

What a shame, it was such a photogenic landmark- RIP.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 22:07 UTC as 20th comment
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