GabrielZ

GabrielZ

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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 12th 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 13th comment
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (537 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 (537 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 49th 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 38th 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 50th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2748 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 235th comment | 5 replies
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Pavel Matousek: finally!
however High Sierra seems dissapointing so far

Its more of minor upgrade, than a big jump. The new file system's good though.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 20:03 UTC

10 bit dithering is not the same (or as good) a full 10bit color depth right? This reminds me of older LCD monitors back in the day that claimed 8bit color but were actually 8bit dithering on a 6bit display.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 71st comment | 22 replies

These new iPads are what I was most interested in seeing at WWDC this year. After a long wait I'm finally getting one. Something that wasn't 100% clear to me though is if all the upgraded features of this new 10.5" model are going to be in the 12.9" version too? Which is actually the one I'm most interested in.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 19:54 UTC as 43rd comment | 6 replies
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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Fotoni: Nikon and video doesn't fit together. Mediocre video performance is common among many brands and models. 4K is not a magic cure for that. Internal 10-bit 4:2:2 full sensor readout supersampled 4K video is the standard for good video recording nowadays.

Scottelly - That's not the reason, full sensor oversampled 4K on this sensor would result in over heating issues. Its the same situation with their much more expensive DX flagship the D500. With which this camera shares the same sensor.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 17:02 UTC

$50,000! The price of MF just beggars belief! I know...they're produced in very small numbers and maybe need to be priced that high to earn a profit etc...but the price of a new luxury saloon for a camera back, not even a whole camera! Just seems extremely indulgent to me. I imagine its ad agencies, photo equipment rental firms and the like that purchase the majority of these things rather than individuals though.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
On article Sphere of frustration: Nikon KeyMission 360 review (202 comments in total)

Again Nikon's bugbear raises its ugly head...terrible software!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2017 at 04:45 UTC as 43rd comment
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dansclic: People,buy Canon also because it is a whole,system : your canon printer is easy to use when pictures made with canon bodies, because of interaction. You can use - although this a nonsense size regarding - ef and efs lenses on your m5 which is not perfect and quite expensive compared to an Olympus omd em10 II.
You can also have relatively basic cheap lenses. Some primes are stabilized like the excellent 35 mm. But what I do not understand is why the bodies are so expensive. The 5 d series is much more expensive than Nikon and are selling better. I would say the d750 and 810 are better bargains.

I've noticed that too. Maybe Canon 5D bodies are more expensive than Nikon equivalents because they're manufactured in Japan while Nikon make their's in lower labor costs Thailand I believe. Only Nikon's pro D5 seems to be made in Japan and it costs about the same as Canon's pro EOS-1D X series.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 06:46 UTC

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 47th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon D7500 vs Nikon D500: Which is better for you? (399 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? (399 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
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