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On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1232 comments in total)

If one is going to buy a new one, it is ok. But if one has already all kind of Nikon lenses, it just does not make sense to change to other cameras. It is just too expensive. By the way, I also do not like focusing using monitor, not a real focus.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2018 at 16:13 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article iPhone 8 Plus sample gallery (203 comments in total)

Made me do not want to buy iPhone 8 plus!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 14:34 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
On photo B167 (3) in Val Bueno's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

What a great composition!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 22:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1865 comments in total)

No doubt that this is a good camera. The difficult part is to spend the monies. I had spent a lot of money on lenses for my DSLRs. For me having a lighter camera is the main reason to jump to Sony. Good Sony lenses are big and heavy too, and A7 is not light. If we combine these two, they will be as heavy as my Nikon camera + lens. I have A6300 and RX100, and I like them, especially for social life. They are small and very capable.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2017 at 14:34 UTC as 31st comment
On article Sony a6000 Review (904 comments in total)
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keejoonc: Bloody hell. So many people posting here and they have absolutely no clue about how to use a camera and they blame the camera for taking bad photos.
Perhaps, it would help to actually learn how to take photos first before buying expensive equipment and expecting great results?
No wonder some people think iPhone cameras are great *sigh*

I cannot agree more. Most people just cannot use this camera. They expect the camera can take good picture by itself. If I give you Nikon D5 to these peopel, they will still not be able to take good pictures. I have encountered so many people like this. Even some middle age guys whom I met in front of Eiffel tower with his big camera and big lenses. He had no clue on how to use his camera. So we can imagine, people who just got into A6000. A6000 is not a point and shoot camera.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)

I just got my iPhone SE yesterday. I have a lot of problem with iPhone 6 Plus. The screen kept freezing on me. My theory is that the screen got bent every time I put in my pocket. Over 1.5 years, it start ruining the screen. Luckily, AT&T is willing to pay for $235. Thx AT&T. For those who have iPhone 6 plus, do not put in your pants pocket!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Nikon D610 Review (404 comments in total)
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Where were you when everyone was posting about D600 spots? Where were you to test the D600 for this problem? DPREVIEW, you have done nothing to help members here figure out this issue. Perhaps you don't wish to rock the boat with Nikon sending you free cameras to test?

You have severely hurt your reputation here, and I very infrequently visit because I do not trust your reviews. A problem that was so widespread and admitted by Nikon to be a defect was never mentioned by you in your review. You are nothing more than a mouthpiece for the manufacturers, regurgitating their press releases. Your tests are a joke because they don't reveal problems that others experience in real world shooting.

What is the point of reviewing products if you aren't at all critical of them?

I have the same problem with my D610!! Oil spots......

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 11:55 UTC
On article Nikon D610 Review (404 comments in total)
In reply to:

vinragz: BEWARE! The dust problem of the D600 is not really fixed. It just takes longer to manifest

So Im on an expedition in the Himalayas with a student group and suddenly start seeing spots on otherwise pristine images. Realize quickly that this is a dust on the sensor. Just 4 months old Camera.

Got back home (Pune) and approach the 'Authorized Nikon Dealer'. His response 'We can't help, you just have to take it to the Authorized service center'. Duh? You pay a premium and buy from retail shops and for what? This is Nikon, friends. The dud could not even recommend a good cleaning kit for this sensor but playing the same broken record 'we can't help you'

Nikon's retail network sucks. Any dud can open a shop these days. And Nikon products have also started to suck big times.

Have been a loyal Nikon guy for over 15 years. I guess it is time to finally think objectively and move on.

I hope Dpreview stays genuine & revises the review based on 100s of users who are seeing the dust issue.

My D610 has started having many oil spots after two years, not happy with this!!!!!! I also have two D700s, 6 years old, and I never need to clean. No dust, no oil spots. This D600 series must be designed incorrectly.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
On article Nikon D610 Review (404 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike FL: Some D610 has the same FATAL FLAW ( dust buildup on the image sensor) as D600 per internet.

Mike, did you adjust the diopter?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 03:48 UTC
On article Chicago-based Calumet Photographic closes U.S. stores (195 comments in total)

Many of the employees of small stores are arrogant, like at Samy's camera in Los Angeles. It is so difficult to buy stuff there. I have to wait for awhile before got help. On the other hand, BH in New York has excellent service when I went to the store. Anyway, I prefer buying online. I can research myself, and no sales tax. The business model has changed.... I do not like buying from small stores, for they only have limited stocks so that I end up buying cameras that have been touched by people who want to try the camera. To return a camera is also a pain.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 05:08 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Gondolas and Gondoliers in the Gondolas challenge (3 comments in total)

It is such a beautiful photo!!! Congrat.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 13:10 UTC as 1st comment
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Prairie Pal: Let this be a LESSON TO THE WEAK KNEE people that shot down anyone who started discussing class action lawsuits with the excuse that it was fruitless. A swift KICK IN THE PANTS to the regular THREAD POLICE who whined about being "forced" to wade through D600 oil threads, insisting that the forum was going down the drain because of it. Shame-on the FAN-BOIZ and "wanna be Nikon reps" (you know who YOU are) who denied there was an issue and told people to accept mediocrity and just stop shooting smaller than f8.
TAKE A LIFE LESSON and learn! This is how you get things done. This is the balance of power that consumers still have; freedom of public speech and public perception. Consumers have more power in their wallet than they realize.
As one of the people who constantly spoke out about the problem, posted samples and shot thousands of blank frames to test clean up theories, and shouted at Nikon for refusing to accept responsibility... "You're Welcome"

I agree!!!! If I spend a lot of monies, I want to get a problem free camera. I was ready to buy Nikon D800 or D600, after reading all the complaints, I put off right away. It will be my fault if I buy......Some people are just so stupid knowing that there are problems with these two cameras, and yet still buy them. I am so glad with this class action law suit.

Imagine how many customers Nikon had lost. I still want a 24 or 36 Mega Pixels camera, and I MUST STAY With NIKON, for I am not going to spend monies on new lenses. But I am not going to buy a new camera right away. I will wait till I find out that the camera has no problem. Thx God that I was pretty patient.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 12:57 UTC
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