GabrielZ

GabrielZ

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I really like the flowing organic shape of the viewfinder housing! This is Nikon's most attractive looking camera in a while. Hope the specification is as good as its looks.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 18:20 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
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MikeF4Black: Amazing how often the 58/1.4G is used for show purposes. Wonder why.

But this is one amazingly attractive camera. All that high res ff tech crammed into a D500 sized pro body? Amazing. Wonder what it weighs. 900 grs?

Yes, its a lovely looking thing!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 18:16 UTC

A nicely specified phone.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 05:13 UTC as 4th comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (448 comments in total)
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hansip87: More like A7R2 sensor got imported at last to Nikon eh?

We don't know yet, from what I've been following for a while now. The sensor is purported to be a Nikon design with a unique to Nikon resolution of 45-46MP...we'll see.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (448 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Does this get to be where, over the next year or two, we see Nikon increasingly hamstrung by its dependence on Sony while Canon's sensor tech* improves?

* Notwithstanding the 6D II idiocy.

@russbarnes Couldn't agree with you more! That attitude is why I ditched Canon a few years back.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 06:23 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (448 comments in total)

I disagree with DPR not wanting on-sensor PDAF. Even if it can compromise in the photographic situations that they mention. The advantages outweigh the disadvantages IMO. I've used a D500 in LV mode and the AF overall is awful! Generations behind the other stalwarts of the industry. Its about time Nikon caught up in that department with their biggest rival Canon who are the industry leaders in LV/video AF speed and quality. I'm going to be disappointed if there isn't a marked improvement in LV-AF on the D850...its not just useful for video! I also don't see why Nikon can't go all out with video capabilities on their cameras, its not like they have a video camera division, which might cause a conflict of interests like Canon does.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 06:04 UTC as 158th comment | 1 reply
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Kainecons: ouch. the fact that my 3 year old d750 outperforms in nearly aspect says a lot about canon and the 'canon tax'

Very reminiscent of the Apple tax. This is Canon at its most arrogant. I'm sorry but this is disgraceful! I'm so peeved (can't swear in the DPR comments section) off at Canon right now.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 05:09 UTC
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ShaiKhulud: I hope they will fix SOMETHING in the future software updates. That lifted shadows ISO 100 picture is awful.

So that's why its so bad...off-chip ADCs. I thought Canon's latest crop of sensors went the Sony route by incorporating them on-chip. Apparently with the 6D II sensor that's not the case. That's bad form Canon!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 05:03 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Good they are FINALLY developing a mirrorless system, but what is the fate of the Nikon 1 system?

Who were Nikon targeting with the 1 system anyway? An interchangeable lens MILC (good) but using a small sub M45/APS-C quality 1" sensor (bad). Very few wanted that.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:54 UTC

That's good news for Nikon, but I'm currently dying to see a successor to the D810. Rumored for the end of the month...I really hope that's true!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 18:47 UTC as 157th comment

I hope this might be an indicator that Nikon will be taking video and LV more seriously with the rumored D810 replacement supposedly being released towards the end of this month. Finally Nikon implementing PDAF points on their (non-1 series) sensors. Its going to be a neccessity too if they release MILCs in the near future, and want to remain competitive.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 22:00 UTC as 11th comment

This lens turned out to be better than I was expecting spec-wise. And not too pricey either. Its tempting...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 12th comment
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (455 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: "No touchscreen touchpad AF with eye on viewfinder" Really! This is a DSLR not a MILC. The viewfinder's optical, with the sensor covered by the mirror when in use. How would touchpad AF work? The standard multi-directional pad is better for that situation anyway.

My misunderstanding, I see how it works now. Silly me!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (455 comments in total)

"No touchscreen touchpad AF with eye on viewfinder" Really! This is a DSLR not a MILC. The viewfinder's optical, with the sensor covered by the mirror when in use. How would touchpad AF work? The standard multi-directional pad is better for that situation anyway.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 15:40 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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GabrielZ: Meh...underwhelming as usual for a new Canon DSLR, even their MILC's are dull. They make great often innovative lenses, but their cameras, not so much. Solid workhorses that sell in the bucketloads, so why innovate? That's been Canon's mantra for a number of years now.

Dual pixel was innovative when it came out...a number of years ago now. Flicker detection also cool if not mind blowing tech. But with the world rapidly going towards LED lighting, it'll be less useful going forward. As I said in my previous comment, solid reliable workhorses (which isn't a back handed complement) they are, interesting technically they're not. Also compared to the competition, they're higher-end cameras like this one are very expensive for what they offer.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 05:41 UTC

When I read the new sensor has less DR than the one used in the 5D Mk4 (which itself while good for a Canon, still isn't great in that department) and is non ISO invariant it put me off. I'm sorry but for a new FF DSLR at this price, this is an underwhelming spec. Apart from the admittedly well implemented touch screen interface (still the best of its type in the industry) and LV AF, the D750 trumps it (and that camera is a few years old now) and has the better sensor. Its a shame Nikon are in such a mess at the moment. This camera is for long time Canon users only.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 171st comment | 11 replies
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xsamie: It's a solid camera, the price is right. No real complain, no real excitement. A full frame 80D.

FF 80D...exactly!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:39 UTC

Meh...underwhelming as usual for a new Canon DSLR, even their MILC's are dull. They make great often innovative lenses, but their cameras, not so much. Solid workhorses that sell in the bucketloads, so why innovate? That's been Canon's mantra for a number of years now.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:38 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies

Well that's bloody annoying! I've used Lexar branded memory cards for years and found them to be excellent reliable products, with great brand recognition and cache too IMO. My favorite memory card brand, I'm also fond of their Workflow Professional hub and readers. And now Micron are dumping them...those douches!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 21:45 UTC as 49th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2726 comments in total)

I wondered if the A9 would be DPReview's new king of the hill camera, but no its still the D500 at 91%.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 19:21 UTC as 225th comment | 5 replies
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