Royal Majesty

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On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

Lol, Richard. Even with Trump in office, you don't seem too familiar with the art of retracting the accidental truth-telling and replacing with a placating lie.

It should be obvious that Sony's going to keep the best for themselves. That's a given. My concern is when Sony just decides to stop selling near-top-tier to Nikon.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 06:45 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

Oh yeah, and enjoy your Hot Pockets. :D

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 04:19 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

Lol, smarty pants. I've written to Nikon before. They're about as objective and willing to listen as you are. :D

And who cares about 4K in DLs? They were obviously first and foremost photo cameras. I've never shot a 4K video longer than maybe 5 minutes and I know almost everyone is in that same boat. Many don't shoot video at all. So if Nikon made the DLs shoot "only" 5 or 10 minutes of 4K at a time, nobody would have cared, and bought the cameras anyway. You really think Nikon scrapped the DL line because they couldn't make DLs shoot 4K for 29:59? Riiichaaarrrddd... come on...

Again, of course everybody is going to line up for Sony sensors. They're the best. What I'm saying is that Nikon's utter reliance on Sony to make the hearts of their products will one day wind up to be the last straw. For phones and lesser cameras, sensors aren't so important because snapshooters don't really need bleeding edge IQ. But Nikon's DSLRs do. And if Nikon ever makes a MILC, they'll need them too.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 04:17 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

Lol, come on, Richard. My Samsung S7 Edge from 2+ years ago does 4K. PNS cameras do 4K. And the DL24-500 would have been a big camera.

And let's not lose sight of the fact that if they wanted to, Nikon could resurrect the DL line right now with new tech to make image processing work. I'd still buy them. But they're not resurrecting the DLs. Nikon hasn't made a single new 1" sensor camera since the J5 from 2015, I believe.

Nikon CX lenses are really good. The 1" sensor format is popular. But no 1" from Nikon in 3+ years, while Sony's charging big bucks for, and kicking butt with their 1" cameras...

Nope, this isn't about Nikon's inability to make a processing IC.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 02:48 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

The world got wind of how good DL glass was going to be. Hell, anyone paying attention to the DL was excited about the glass.

I think it is more plausible that Sony decided to kill off competition it knew to be superior to their RX equivalents, than for the first and only time in history Nikon couldn't figure out image processing. Frankly, Nikon's really good at it. It is preposterous to think Nikon actually voluntarily scrapped such a sweet line of cameras (well, DL18-50, meh...) because Nikon couldn't get image processing to work. I'm sorry, there is no way...

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 01:24 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

Again, Nikon has no say in the matter. What is Nikon's option if Sony jerks them around? Buy Toshiba sensors? Lol. Nikon's only indisputable DSLR advantage over Canon is in Nikon sensor performance. Which is to say Sony sensor performance. Take that away, and Nikon wouldn't really have any indisputable performance advantage over Canon in anything.

Agreed about the DL18-50. That was too niche. But I think the true downfall of that model was the lack of built-in flash. Dealbreaker in a pocket camera. All the same, I pre-ordered 1 of each DL the day they were announced. And for the record, I currently have an RX10M3 and man, oh man, I'd SO much rather have a Nikon "equivalent" (i.e. DL24-500).

The LX10 and G7X2 don't have glass on par with Sony's RX100 glass. Maybe Sony knew this. But the sample images from the DL line indicated that glass was the centerpiece, at least as good as RX100 glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2018 at 00:42 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

Lol, Richard. Corporations would never lie. Now would they? Nor would they ever play dirty, right? ;)

Nikon can make up whatever story they want to about processing issues. As if that's even a real thing that NIKON couldn't figure out. Nikon never had issues processing their Nikon 1 sensors before, and their images looked great. Even if the J1, J2, etc. ergonomics were awful. Name 1 other time Nikon couldn't overcome processing.

And are you kidding? Sony sensors are by far the best made. So Sony is always going to be able to sell them. It's not like Nikon is going to say "oh, you show Sony Photo preference so we're not going to buy your sensors anymore." Lol, that would be suicide for Nikon and they know full well that they are at Sony's mercy. Nikon has no choice in the matter. Period.

Richard, sometimes the anecdotal is way more accurate than the statements of insiders. Sony let Nikon waste a ton of time and money on the DL line, then pulled the rug out from under them. Simple.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 23:25 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

I believe Sony did exactly that (stop selling sensors to Nikon) regarding the Nikon DL series. The reason is that the DL cameras were in direct competition with the Sony RX series. Nikon's ergonomics and menus, particularly back then, are/were drastically superior to Sony's so the DL series could have really hurt RX sales. Now Nikon doesn't produce a single 1" sensor camera in any shape or form. And it's not for lack of demand for the format.

The "why" about such a possible Sony move would be obvious as explained above. You don't feed the competition...

Nikon still hasn't released a DX or FX mirrorless ILC despite much demand. I have to wonder if that is part of the deal in order for Nikon to continue receiving Sony sensors. Right now with Nikon entrenched in DSLRs, and Sony entrenched in mirrorless, it makes sense for Sony to keep selling to Nikon as these are 2 different markets. Sony's recent AF improvements is blurring the line between formats, but hasn't eliminated it yet...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 21:56 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

I'll give Nikon due props for their lens image quality almost across the board, with the exceptions being in their big zoom range lenses like the 18-300mm DX. And the capabilities, feel and ergonomics of their metal pro lenses are truly exceptional. Durability is something that plagues Nikon lenses though. Even with pro stuff like the 14-24mm and 70-200mm F2.8.

I'll also give Nikon props for the best camera styling, ergonomics, and menu layout in the business IMO.

What always truly upsets me about Nikon is that with each "upgrade," there's always downgrade as well. The D7500 isn't really a "successor" to the D7200. And a D8xx series camera, or the D500, without a pop-up flash??? Unforgivable.

The Nikon DL (1" sensor) debacle really made me ponder Nikon's reliance on Sony sensors. It appears Sony decided to not sell 1" sensors to Nikon for cameras that would directly compete with Sony's RX series. It's only a matter of time until Sony stops selling sensors to Nikon. Then what...?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2018 at 06:10 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sensor confirmed as Sony-made (565 comments in total)

I could swear that in the early D850 hype it was claimed that the D850 sensor would be the first for Nikon that was truly 100% Nikon; as in designed AND manufactured in-house by Nikon.

Or was that the D5? I forget...

Anyhow, irrelevant from an IQ standpoint. But tremendously significant if Sony ever decides to stop making sensors for other companies. Then Nikon would be screwed. All of Nikon's good cameras have Sony sensors in them. While Nikon might offer some design input, all the technology heavy lifting, and manufacturing, is being done by Sony. Nikon had truly better start manufacturing their own sensors. Soon!

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2018 at 22:25 UTC as 12th comment | 20 replies
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BG_CX3_DPREVIEW: Nice, in the end, its still just a MFT.

Lol, BG! :D

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 22:39 UTC
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Royal Majesty: The reason for the "deceased" battery life in the GX9 is because the GX9 now has a flash whereas the GX8 doesn't. CIPA Standards for measuring battery life in a digital camera with a flash is that every other photo taken must use full-power flash illumination. Therefore, the GX9 gets 130 non-flash photos AND 130 full-power-flash photos whereas the GX8 gets 340 non-flash photos. DPReview should have explained that.

I would imagine that full-power flash in the GX9 would be consuming around half of the battery power used to make that photo. If so, those 130 full-power-flash photos would consume as much battery as 260 non-flash photos. If so, then the GX9 would actually be getting about 390, or 50 more than the GX8, non-flash photos per charge.

Besides, who shoots 50% of their photos with full-power built-in flash? And so I propose that CIPA should have a 3rd battery rating which would be for 25% of photos to be taken at full flash output, and a 4th battery rating with every photo to be taken at full flash output. Lol, but I digress...

Alas, while I obviously haven't put the GX9 through a CIPA test for non-flash number of photos on a single full-battery cycle, I would still venture a confident guess that for non-flash photography the GX9 will take about as many photos as the GX8 will, give or take a few percent. In other words, my bet is that there is a negligible difference in battery consumption between the 2, and *possibly* a higher rating for the GX9.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 22:33 UTC
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Royal Majesty: The reason for the "deceased" battery life in the GX9 is because the GX9 now has a flash whereas the GX8 doesn't. CIPA Standards for measuring battery life in a digital camera with a flash is that every other photo taken must use full-power flash illumination. Therefore, the GX9 gets 130 non-flash photos AND 130 full-power-flash photos whereas the GX8 gets 340 non-flash photos. DPReview should have explained that.

I would imagine that full-power flash in the GX9 would be consuming around half of the battery power used to make that photo. If so, those 130 full-power-flash photos would consume as much battery as 260 non-flash photos. If so, then the GX9 would actually be getting about 390, or 50 more than the GX8, non-flash photos per charge.

Well, just to split hairs... I'm finding 8.64Wh (7.2v, 1,200mAh) for the GX8 and 7.59Wh (7.4v, 1,025mAh) for the GX9. ;)

Smaller EVF on the GX9. But I believe LCOS needs more power for equivalent brightness/area vs. OLED. Hardly my area of expertise, so hell if I know the difference in power consumption between the 2 EVFs...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to defend or denounce the GX9 or GX8. I own neither, nor will I. But the battery life comparison, when comparing a flash camera to a non-flash camera, should be so disclosed/explained. And frankly, CIPA should have a no-flash battery rating alongside its "normal" battery rating for cameras with built-in flash so as to remove some ambiguity. But even then, there's the variable of how much battery that flash will consume at full-power, as different flashes will have varying consumption.

Continued...

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 22:32 UTC

The reason for the "deceased" battery life in the GX9 is because the GX9 now has a flash whereas the GX8 doesn't. CIPA Standards for measuring battery life in a digital camera with a flash is that every other photo taken must use full-power flash illumination. Therefore, the GX9 gets 130 non-flash photos AND 130 full-power-flash photos whereas the GX8 gets 340 non-flash photos. DPReview should have explained that.

I would imagine that full-power flash in the GX9 would be consuming around half of the battery power used to make that photo. If so, those 130 full-power-flash photos would consume as much battery as 260 non-flash photos. If so, then the GX9 would actually be getting about 390, or 50 more than the GX8, non-flash photos per charge.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 17:12 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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drummercam: Every Pentax body has a big, beautiful pentaprism viewfinder. They always have.

I visit the plebs pretty regularly. I'm here right now, aren't I? ;)

Sorry, dude. But Pentax lenses for smaller-than-medium-format are just rubbish. It was a rude awakening for me. I have 2 Pentax 67s and their lenses always made me smile. So I got a K-3 when they first came out, with a kit lens and a couple other lenses. Don't even remember the lenses anymore... They were so bad I thought they were defective. I tried other copies of the glass and body and they were all the same. I was beside myself. They really ARE defective... but that's just how they are. I could NOT believe Pentax was actually selling literally "defective-bad" gear as market-ready gear. I returned all my Pentax digital stuff and closed the book on them. No respectable company would ever release anything anywhere near that bad.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 05:19 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (482 comments in total)

Who is the girl in photo #4 regarding the D850 getting the D5's AF system?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 05:08 UTC as 10th comment

And lol, did any of you notice how what this photographer says throughout this whole interview sounds exactly like what every photographer getting interviewed about the gear they are sponsored with says?

"Yeah, it's the best thing ever to happen to anyone. I'm going to get several of them and they are going to make my life wonderful for a really long time." - every photographer ever interviewed about their sponsored gear

Only 1 week left before they start shipping out to me. Geez, I'd like to see some genuinely-representative high-res sample photos and read a legit review that's not just 100% pre-release fluff.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 04:48 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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Royal Majesty: Dammit! No goddamn AF-assist beam or pop-up flash!!! Cheese and crackers, that's what kept me from buying the goddamn D500! And now the goddamn D850 has no goddamn AF-assist beam or pop-up flash! Goddammit!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D :P

Yeah... Looks like the camera I have to wait for now is the D750's successor. But what is Nikon gonna take away from IT? This whole no-built-in-AF-assist-beam-or-flash trend is REALLY upsetting me!

And Snapbridge... pppfffttt... Snapbridge. Rubbish. Put a doggone GPS in the flippin' body already and nix Snapbridge once and for all, gonfonnit!

I'm SSSOOOOOO hoping that Fuji or Sony starts making full-frame DSLRs with OVF/hybridVF with good ergonomics (Sony's ergonomics SUCK!) features and lens lineup. Not mirrorless.

After more than 3 decades shooting Nikon SLRs/DSLRs, I'm finally ready to sell all my Nikon gear and bail on them.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 21:42 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (404 comments in total)
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drummercam: Every Pentax body has a big, beautiful pentaprism viewfinder. They always have.

Lol, Pentax FF and APS-C lenses are utter rubbish. Could be the greatest body in the world, but with that kind of glass, it just doesn't matter.

Pentax's medium format glass is great though. Too bad that didn't carryover to the smaller lenses, and boy oh boy, it sure didn't...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 06:09 UTC

Holy cow! Even at only ISO 400, images look HORRIBLE! Wow... wow wow wow. I pre-ordered several D850s and now I'm thinking it's time to cancel the pre-orders. Hhhmmm... :(

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 06:05 UTC as 7th comment
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