justmeMN

Joined on Apr 6, 2011

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SaltLakeGuy: It's pretty clear to me that Nikon is nearly ONE step away from not just competing but standing on the precipice of kicking Canon off it's pedestal once and for all. That would be final development of a high performing focus system that can be used for LIVE view that is equal to and preferrably superior to the DualPixel setup of Canon. Once they do THIS, there is NOTHING keeping them back from a camera that can indeed "do it all" on all fronts that both Sony and Canon will have to work real hard to usurp. The D850 in my opinion presents a camera that for many pros (and what I used to do professionally) would meet or exceed one's requirements to make sure they get all they shoot at. Sadly once again they just don't have the Live View thing down yet. I noted they applied for a patent for said technology. I'd suggest they move that along and place it in their next camera to knock it out of the park......Sony is not sleeping at the wheel but Canon sure seems to be.

@Zdman: Last year, in Japan-only DSLR-only market share, Canon beat Nikon 63.3% to 31.6%. To do that badly, Nikon's marketing in Japan must be horrible.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 14:54 UTC

Nikon projects that this fiscal year their Imaging division will have a 27.0 billion yen operating profit, and the company as a whole will have a 45.0 billion yen operating profit.

Nikon has their problems, but there is no immediate financial crisis.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 14:20 UTC as 132nd comment
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PWPhotography: Go Nikon! A better and healthy Nikon will push Canon, Sony and others forward faster. We will all benefit from competitions.

Let's wait and see Nikon FF mirrorless.

I think APS-C mirrorless is what Nikon needs. That sensor size is where the huge sales volume is.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 13:35 UTC

Nikon projects that this fiscal year, their ILC market share will be 23%.

The last time that Sony officially reported ILC market share, it was only (by value) 14%.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 13:12 UTC as 164th comment | 2 replies

Hopefully, Nikon can successfully launch this camera without any manufacturing delays or recall problems.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:25 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
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panchorancho: What's that terrible screeching sound of pain...oh it's just all the Sony and Canon fanboys crying out in misery that their cameras are about to be obsoleted by one camera...the King of the North Nikon! Winter is coming for all the other camera brands! Lol

"Once Nikon unleashes their armies, all will be chanting NIKON."

In the mean time, Canon has a 48% ILC market share, and Nikon's ILC market share is 23%.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)

I thought Pentax sales were so bad that all of their cameras qualified as Limited Editions. :-)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 17:48 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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justmeMN: There goes Sony's fantasy of being #2 in FF camera market share. Sony will remain stuck at #3 for the foreseeable future.

@Indohydra: Nikon USA claims:

"Nikon has always designed its own image sensors in-house to ensure maximum image quality, detail retention and low-light capabilities. From the large full-frame FX-format sensors used in Nikon’s professional DSLRs to the DX-format sensors used in Nikon’s enthusiast DSLRs to the nimble CX-format sensors used in Nikon 1 cameras ..."

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/nikon-technology/index.page

Manufactured by Sony doesn't necessarily mean designed by Sony.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:54 UTC

There goes Sony's fantasy of being #2 in FF camera market share. Sony will remain stuck at #3 for the foreseeable future.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 14:52 UTC as 86th comment | 10 replies

No hybrid viewfinder, no sale! :-)

(According to a dumb internet rumor, the D850 was to have a hybrid viewfinder.)

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 97th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands on: Nikon D850 (372 comments in total)

"Sadly, AF during video capture is still contrast-detect only, which is prone to hunting, unlike Canon's excellent Dual Pixel AF system." -DPR

Nikon DSLRs have long been criticized for this, and yet they never fix it.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 13:40 UTC as 67th comment | 11 replies
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mandm: Do you really think Nikon makes the hard case or the label that goes on it?
They used a supplier who is now going to pay Nikon for the delay in the delivery of the product, they will also pay for the cost of replacing all the cases that have the issue. The contract may also have a punitive clause.
Part of the issues with adhesives today is they have to be environmentally safer than the great adhesives used decades ago.
FYI: I stated a similar response when Canon had a issue with the rubber grip and the adhesive; unlikely Canon made either item.

Do you really think that Nikon has no responsibility for the suppliers that they choose? Part of being a competent company is the ability to select competent suppliers. They apparently didn't do that in the case of the defective D750 shutters either.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:53 UTC

[I Am Nikon] [I Am Incompetent]

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 18:09 UTC as 44th comment

"Other alternatives remain, however." -DPR

How about two backups, on two external hard drives?

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:19 UTC as 33rd comment

So, (Chinese) DJI has the ability to remotely ground their drones, and the USA Army was using them. Hmm.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 19:28 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (347 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Just never ever under no circumstances point your flash directly at your subject. No need to buy new flash. I got mine as a side catch when buying an old film slr for it's lens (and a nice compact camera bag as a bonus :p)..

"Just never ever under no circumstances point your flash directly at your subject."

My dog agrees. He gave me a seriously disapproving look for doing that.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 22:59 UTC
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (143 comments in total)

On Craigslist, I have sold the same camera many times. I tell the buyer to bring cash, and we meet in an alley behind a local bar.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 68th comment | 2 replies
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (143 comments in total)

What about buying refurbished cameras / lenses directly from the manufacturer? Prices may not be spectacular, but they come with a manufacture's warranty.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 14:11 UTC as 69th comment | 3 replies
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M Chambers: Lesson #1, read laws about reproducing federal currency in print and digital form.

Lesson #1: Know what you are talking about before you accuse others of breaking the law.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 15:51 UTC

Gloom-and-doom articles about the camera industry have become an overwrought cliché. This is dead! That is dead! Everything is dead!

In the mean time, CIPA projects that 21.79 million digital cameras will be shipped this year, and it looks like actual shipments will exceed their forecast.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 03:52 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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