User7146803616

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Greg Ohio: This would actually be harmful to photographers. If the business paying you to create for them doesn't retain ownership, they're not going to pay as much.

Agree. Then there is the situation where a client must ensure the integrity of the way any picture may be reused by the photographer to ensure that it is not damaging to their business.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 18:35 UTC

This highlights one of the problems the EU has not got to grips with. There is no common copyright legislation across the EU, and the UK choosing to leave has added to the complications. We have chosen to move to France, having rights of residence, to allow us to continue to work freely across borders. But, regardless, anyone wanting to protect their rights in the EU it is a matter of 'author' beware.

What this piece does point out is the danger of getting into a salaried position and expecting that your creative work still belongs to you. It is now common as, once a salaried employee, you commit all rights, regardless, to your employer: the price of financial security.

I have undertaken work that has committed rights to a client, but normally with the caveat that I retain commercial use provided it is not damaging to the integrity of the client. But then you leave the legal to the professionals.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 13:08 UTC as 33rd comment

Shame the Zfc is not full framed, but this little beauty is bang on. Very nice for the price.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2021 at 23:56 UTC as 24th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon Z fc (316 comments in total)

Would be tempting if it was full frame. Occasionally take at FM2 out for nostalgia and keeping my hand in with film, but have never got use to a cropped frame. Some time back Nikon did a full frame DSLR retro version of the FMs, and I'm puzzled why they did not update this to mirrorless. As my D800 is going into retirement to be replaced by Z7ii, the 2.8 28mm compact will be on the shopping list. For me the Zfc is one of Nikon's rare near misses.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 21:02 UTC as 46th comment
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User7146803616: This is the reason, no matter how many awards Sony gets, I stick to Nikon. It is Nikon's long term commitment to backward compatibility, meaning that lenses thirty plus years old can be used on current models. If I had to look at even replacing my modest range of day-to-day glass lens it would be a a few thousand $s.

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Thanks 'Thoughts R Us'. Thought my comment was rather innocuous, but just shows you! Anyway, as everyone seems to be getting overheated over overheating, should add that I've never had or heard of a Nikon that's got too hot to handle.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2021 at 01:07 UTC
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User7146803616: This is the reason, no matter how many awards Sony gets, I stick to Nikon. It is Nikon's long term commitment to backward compatibility, meaning that lenses thirty plus years old can be used on current models. If I had to look at even replacing my modest range of day-to-day glass lens it would be a a few thousand $s.

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Agree that Nikon has had its moments, but if you're a full frame user, overall, comparability has been pretty good, and - my opinion - a lot better than most.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 12:32 UTC

This is the reason, no matter how many awards Sony gets, I stick to Nikon. It is Nikon's long term commitment to backward compatibility, meaning that lenses thirty plus years old can be used on current models. If I had to look at even replacing my modest range of day-to-day glass lens it would be a a few thousand $s.

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Link | Posted on May 6, 2021 at 10:13 UTC as 51st comment | 27 replies
On article Hubble captures star ‘on the edge of destruction’ (160 comments in total)

It is insights like this where DPREVIEW excels. Keep them coming.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2021 at 13:04 UTC as 11th comment

I have been a Nikon user for 35 years. It would be churlish not to admit that the likes of Canon, Panasonic, Fuji, Sony have not produced better cameras.

Where Nikon has been consistent is maintaining faith with the needs of the professional market with backward compatibility. For me this has saved a fortune over the years, with thirty plus year old lenses still the stalwart of much work.

Nikon can be criticized for being slow in moving into the mirrorless market, but it has shown a well-considered understanding of the cost of upgrading.

I look forward to seeing this mirrorless D6 but the likely replacement for one now very overworked D810 will probably be a more modest Z7II to supplement a new D780 (and iPhone!).

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2021 at 14:02 UTC as 29th comment

Still using daily two Nikon AIS lenses bought thirty plus years back - 35mm and 85mm, both f2 - on a D810 and D780. Both pretty well pin sharp and ideal for studio work where I still fall back on manual focusing. Colour rendering is near perfect and both give pin-sharp images. Only snag is servicing - Nikon haven't support manual lenses for years.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2021 at 12:06 UTC as 78th comment
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User7146803616: Sad that anyone thinks that they can fake 'achievement'. Or maybe they're just empty people who otherwise would never be noticed.

MyReality Yes, very true. I think I need to post some pictures, although I would not describe them as great or that I'm a great photographer taking, most of the time, how to and 'practical' but I enjoy it. As to gear - very run of the mill Nikon - F810, F780 and a very trusty iPhone which has produced the odd snap for clients (although I always tell them).

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2021 at 03:16 UTC
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User7146803616: Sad that anyone thinks that they can fake 'achievement'. Or maybe they're just empty people who otherwise would never be noticed.

Jack Jian that is a very sweeping and discriminating statemented. I live and work in London where there is a large Indian population and have a good Indian friend, a video photographer. For what it is worth Asians are no more or no less criminal that any other part of the community.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2021 at 03:09 UTC

Sad that anyone thinks that they can fake 'achievement'. Or maybe they're just empty people who otherwise would never be noticed.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 23:26 UTC as 36th comment | 9 replies
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User7146803616: Am I committing heresy - but at a slightly eye watering price the R5 should be a bloody good camera. Yet in the end is it splitting hairs, and coming down to cult over content? I use Nikon and the 810 as a stills camera by any standards is stunning. Recently, by client demand, I've backed it up with a D780 - rock solid for routine video work and doesn't get red hot and stop after 30m minutes, which for my work - a lot of studio 'how to stuff' - would be disastrous.

Then there is Leica's SL2-S, and Leica is no longer unaffordable. Being lucky enough to have a go with one, this is a beautifully proportioned and accessible camera, even without an articulated back, that allows continuous video shooting. And the 'L' lenses coming from Panasonic and Sigma means creativity is no longer stumped by Leica prices.

In all honesty I'm at a bit of a loss that the readers choice is a camera where one of its most publicised and praised features is crippled by such a basic problem as overheating.

.............ummmmmmm🤨. Sure the R5 is a nice camera, but I'm not sure clients are too concerned, my wallet would be and, yes, overheating could be a problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 17:44 UTC
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User7146803616: Am I committing heresy - but at a slightly eye watering price the R5 should be a bloody good camera. Yet in the end is it splitting hairs, and coming down to cult over content? I use Nikon and the 810 as a stills camera by any standards is stunning. Recently, by client demand, I've backed it up with a D780 - rock solid for routine video work and doesn't get red hot and stop after 30m minutes, which for my work - a lot of studio 'how to stuff' - would be disastrous.

Then there is Leica's SL2-S, and Leica is no longer unaffordable. Being lucky enough to have a go with one, this is a beautifully proportioned and accessible camera, even without an articulated back, that allows continuous video shooting. And the 'L' lenses coming from Panasonic and Sigma means creativity is no longer stumped by Leica prices.

In all honesty I'm at a bit of a loss that the readers choice is a camera where one of its most publicised and praised features is crippled by such a basic problem as overheating.

Hello Kandid

Not a whinge, a personal observation from personal experience.

D810 - bought mine used, well hardly used, as a stills camera and the quality is still hard to beat. Can't see the Canon bettering it.

D780 - that was bought for video. I'm not shooting for the big screen - but which dpreview states 'On the video side, the D780 is also quite compelling. The quality of its 4K footage is excellent and nearly class-leading.'. Add to that the use of nearly any Nikon lens ever mad, battery life and price..... !

The Leica - well that's something just to have a affair with without upsetting my other half.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 16:59 UTC

Am I committing heresy - but at a slightly eye watering price the R5 should be a bloody good camera. Yet in the end is it splitting hairs, and coming down to cult over content? I use Nikon and the 810 as a stills camera by any standards is stunning. Recently, by client demand, I've backed it up with a D780 - rock solid for routine video work and doesn't get red hot and stop after 30m minutes, which for my work - a lot of studio 'how to stuff' - would be disastrous.

Then there is Leica's SL2-S, and Leica is no longer unaffordable. Being lucky enough to have a go with one, this is a beautifully proportioned and accessible camera, even without an articulated back, that allows continuous video shooting. And the 'L' lenses coming from Panasonic and Sigma means creativity is no longer stumped by Leica prices.

In all honesty I'm at a bit of a loss that the readers choice is a camera where one of its most publicised and praised features is crippled by such a basic problem as overheating.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2021 at 14:27 UTC as 8th comment | 17 replies
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User7146803616: I use NIkon and have used Nikon for 40 plus years, but for new comers they have one flaw - design.

While Sony retains the feel of the traditional SLR and Canon has evolved into a rather sexy design icon (just looking at the R5), the Z range looks chunky, unrefined and unfinished in a world where appearance now matters as much as functionality.

Dear 'dot' and 'indi'.

Did I criticise Nikon's ergonomics - NO
Did I criticise Nikon's performance - NO
Did I criticise Nikon's handling - NO

Do I use Nikons - YES
Do I like Nikon - YES, obviously otherwise I wouldn't be using Nikon.
How long have I used Nikon - 40 or so years

As to design, Sony cameras still bear remarkable similarities to Minolta whom, if memory serves me correctly, they acquired as their platform into the camera market. And the Canon R5 is a rather sexy design.

And do others think, and evidently they do, there are better alternatives to Nikon - YES, obviously!.

And is this being reflected by Sony's and Canon's position in the market place at the present time - YES, obviously!

But push comes to shove, I don't care what camera someone uses - it's talent that matters.

Back to the green stuff now 'dot', actually plants today in the rain using a rather chunky D810.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 14:20 UTC

I use NIkon and have used Nikon for 40 plus years, but for new comers they have one flaw - design.

While Sony retains the feel of the traditional SLR and Canon has evolved into a rather sexy design icon (just looking at the R5), the Z range looks chunky, unrefined and unfinished in a world where appearance now matters as much as functionality.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2020 at 09:29 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one? (450 comments in total)
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rhurani: Shutter life (low expected number of shutter actuations) is alarming! 200k as opposed to 500k for Canon, Sony and Panasonic- really alarming that a Z7 will serve less than half the competition

Have you thought what 200,000 shots is. About 110 per day, 365 days (ignoring the odd leap year) for 5 years. Well, not working 7 days a week flat all the time, I reckon that gives me about 6-7 years use, plus a bit as I use two cameras. And in fairness to NIkon my D810 (probably getting to around 180,000) has never missed a beat (tempting fate now!). Admitting, I shoot mainly studio and now treat digital more like film putting composition high on the agenda before pushing the button.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2020 at 13:56 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II: Should you buy one? (450 comments in total)
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fPrime: Ken Rockwell has concluded that Nikon is now too far behind Canon and Sony in mirrorless to ever catch up again. “Yes, I'm suggesting no one buy any more Z full frame bodies or lenses. The prudent thing is to save that money and jump up to Canon when you can” he wrote.

Meanwhile the Northrup’s determined that the lackluster Z II’s mean that Nikon has ceded the technology race against Canon and Sony and that Z now serves as the low-end value brand for mirrorless. Basically they suspect Nikon is managing their decline on the way to exiting the imaging business.

So the answer to the question of “Should you buy one” might actually be better phrased as “Is it unwise to buy one?”

Didn't know reviews are comments could generate so much anger and animosity. Most of the photographers I associate with are more interested in pictures than getting hung-up on badges and the size of their pixels!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2020 at 19:47 UTC
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