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Imager of: Nobody cares about 3D video. Stop wasting time making cameras with this useless tech. It’s gone nowhere in all these years! It’s not starting now. Barley anyone even watches 360 video!

Not so. It's now widely used in specialized applications.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 13:26 UTC
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Roland Karlsson: Don't you need more lenses to take 3D 180 degree? Won't this one only work if you look up and down?

3D is available only with both cameras facing forward. With one facing forward, the other back, you have 360 degrees, but not 3D.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 13:25 UTC

This is a great video.

Another favorite racing event is the Goodwood Revival in England. It is (or should be) a bucket list event for car lovers and photographers alike. Here are some photos I took to give you a taste:

Paddocks: https://photos.app.goo.gl/w4ebHWhAISGQjMWs1
Track action: https://photos.app.goo.gl/owzogFpZGDWAkjvS2
Airplanes: https://photos.app.goo.gl/W6jDe7A3ezjzTrR53

Link | Posted on May 4, 2018 at 14:20 UTC as 4th comment
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NickyB66: I'll buy one when the noise will be almost undetectable from around 10ft, at the moment they all sound like a plague of locust flying around, for me its a big put off.

I'll buy one once they have an invisible cloth as an option

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 00:02 UTC

Cancel and get the new D850

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:51 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
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Stejo: half mp jpegs? seriously?

If you cared to read the article, you'll know that all that it dealt with, was the usefulness of being able to shoot as wide as 11mm.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 16:39 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: It should matter to us because dpreview thinks camera's should do all the work for us inept incompetent humans who don't get to call themselves photographer.

Focus tracking is critical when shooting fast-moving sports and need to rapidly catch successive frames.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
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SRHEdD: I control my camera. It focuses when and where I choose. It shoots at the shutter speed and aperture I choose. I will allow the camera to follow my chosen shutter speed with an aperture, or vice versa when one is more important to me than the other. I buy based on build quality and the quickness with which I can control the camera, and how quickly the camera responds. I don't think a painter would buy a brush that only paints where it's processor decides paint should go, or an illustrator a pen that draws for itself. I've recently purchased a Nikon D500 for its speed. I lock the center AF point on first. In shooting two lacrosse games, at 10fps I have few shots that were not exactly what I intended to capture. I hate that I have to PAY for these extra features I'll never use and that they run up the cost of the body. I'd suggest a NEW, cheaper Nikon with the same D500 sensor, body, drive, AF, PSAM, and metering, stripped of the rest. Less computer, more camera. A 21st century Nikon FE.

If you want to shoot fast-moving sports where focus distances change rapidly AND shoot at 10fps, then continues focus is the only way to go.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
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NikonMan09: But can 3D tracking be effectively used to photograph a swimmer in action? In swimming the subject bobs his or her head in and out of the water in accordance with the rhythm of the stroke, meaning the subject one wants to keep in focus, the swimmer's face, is momentarily lost from view every time the swimmer's face is in the water. As demonstrated here, 3D tracking is shown effective in a situation where the subject to be kept in focus is constantly in view. This is not the reality with swimming. So far, I have felt "technique" is the best approach to photographing swimmers in action, most commonly using AF-C single point or 9-pt dynamic with presently a Nikon D7200.

Experiment with Nikon's Custom Setting "a3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On". It allows you to tell the camera how long to wait after losing it's subject, before it engages a new subject. I shoot a lot of basketball games and set mine on 5 (the longest setting). When I've locked onto a player and he/she gets obscured by another player, the camera won't immediately refocus on the wrong player. I suspect it will work well for swimming.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)
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KobusReyneke: What lens should I buy next? essentially the one you actually need to take the photographs you want to take.

Newbie photographers can easily get lured in the wrong direction by what the professionals use when in fact it should not dictate what you buy. If you like taking pictures of architecture and landscapes, what's the point of investing in a prime or a long lens? If you love taking wildlife, what's the point of getting a prime or a macro?

I'm no beginner, but find my Nikon "kit" AF-S Nikkor 24-120 mm F4 lens perfect for my basketball photography. Several "professionals" sit next to me on the floor at games and I chuckle at them for slugging around their expensive lenses and cameras. I use one camera and one lens, they slug around two cameras with lenses. Sure, their lenses are of better quality, but judging by the final results, my photos are better and I have a far smaller capital outlay.

At 24mm I can get right under the basket and take amazing wide-angle shots. At 120mm I can reach far enough. No need to get to 200mm. Sure, they have 2.8 compared to my 4, but with my D750 I crank up ISO and recover noise in photoshop. easy.

The bottom line:

1. Get a wide-ranking kit lens that covers from wide-angle to short telephoto.

2. Take lots of photos with your kit lens and if you really, really need something else because you can't take the photos that you love to take, go for that lens you really need.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:46 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (295 comments in total)

What lens should I buy next? essentially the one you actually need to take the photographs you want to take.

Newbie photographers can easily get lured in the wrong direction by what the professionals use when in fact it should not dictate what you buy. If you like taking pictures of architecture and landscapes, what's the point of investing in a prime or a long lens? If you love taking wildlife, what's the point of getting a prime or a macro?

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 22:46 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (232 comments in total)
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Mikej12: I personally am appalled that this video does NOT clearly state it is a "sponsored video". I feel this is below DPreview's standards.
It is fine to do a "sponsored video", but to be ethical, it should state that in the title. I felt a couple of minutes into the video that it seemed more like an advertisement than a field test, but kept watching anyway. This is ridiculous.
Hope you decide to CLEALY label these types of videos as "sponsored videos" in the future.

My goodness.

So this is advertising, nothing more.

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 14:13 UTC
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MaxFury: So Canon just released a camera to compete with the Nikon D810 that is now almost 3 years old and falls behind miserably. lol
I wonder how much move dirt will the 5D IV eat once the D810's successor will be released in the very near future.
LMAO Classic Canon fail

Not so. Do the comparison on DP Review and you'll see that the Nikon D810 and D750 both outperform the best Canon and Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 19:57 UTC
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naththo: I think in term of noise, this Canon 5D Mark 4 is close to Sony A7RII and that's really impressive to me. It just keep getting better all the time. I had another look with Microsoft Edge that support monitor profile while Google Chrome does not.

Sounds like you're a Sony follower who needs to be reminded that the best Sony still even close to the Nikon D810 and D750 using this comparison.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 19:55 UTC
On article Bentley creates a 53 billion pixel car commercial (186 comments in total)

Clearly a Photoshop fail. One hi-res picture of the bridge, with a Bentley inserted in the only zoomable area. Spare us this garbage.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 20:00 UTC as 11th comment
On article Benchmark Performance: Nikon D810 review (2006 comments in total)

Your glowing comments about Nikon’s 3D tracking is a bit misleading in that I find it’s not at all suitable for sports photography, especially when you run the risk of losing focus and having to reengage quickly.

When used by pressing the shutter release halfway, AF-C + 3D is very useful when subjects move slightly, as the focus point will follow the moving subject. You don’t have to continuously recompose. However, lose focus and 3D is slow to reengage focus once lost - even with a3 (Focus tracking with lock) set to 1 (short),

A far more useful setting for sports, birds and other quick-moving objects, is GrP (Group) - when used in conjunction with AF-C. Make sure a3 (Focus tracking with lock) is set to 1 (short) and you’ll have the perfect focus setting.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 02:26 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply

When I compare the D500 with the D750 in the Studio scene, the latter outperforms the D500 at every ISO point in both JPEG and RAW - up to 51200. Beyond 51200 the D500 images are barely useable, but if you need it, I guess the D500 wins. In my mind the D750 is a hands down the winner.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
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noflashplease: I wonder how much longer Lytro can stagger along with the $50 million in funding raised back in February of 2015, when they fired 50 of their 130 employees? Maybe they've raised more money? Maybe they are revenue neutral or somehow profitable, although I'd be very surprised?

This new product looks absolutely ridiculous, a bit like a TV camera from the early 1950s. Unless they already have it sold and in service, I don't see any future for it. It's a cumbersome implementation of a kooky concept.

Looking back, Lytro did produce real products and even had a retail presence. Oh well, so long and farewell.

It was also said that the PC has no market and that digital photography would never become mainstream.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 00:28 UTC
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Astro Landscapes: I keep saying it over and over again, the D750 is the ultimate wedding+portrait camera. I dumped two D700's and a D800e for the D750. The difference it made when photographing a 12-14+ hr long day was amazing.

It has a couple quirks, maybe you could say it has a couple drawbacks, but compared to anything else on the market, it still comes out on top for value, portability, and versatility.

And I was one of those folks who thought his D700's would have to be pried from his cold, dead hands. But now when I pick up a D700 it just feels like a chunky, bloated, awkward old piece of nostalgic camera gear, not the cutting-edge workhorse it once seemed to be. That is now how I feel about the D750.

Eliot - name a few of the "many things on the D750 that can be improved".

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 02:22 UTC
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Bill Coho: Sounds like more jealous Canikon Luddites. Dan must be old and still drives the horse and carriage. I don't know of any mirrorless owner selling his gear to buy a Canon or Nikon Bowling Ball. You realize that Nikon bought Sumsung Camera to go mirrorless and save their business. DSLR's are like VCR or Walkman. Wake up geezers.

I have tried Sony mirrorless, but nothing comes close to beating the D750 in sports photography - especially college basketball. The focusing is phenomenal.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
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