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On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (129 comments in total)
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iainlea: I am underwhelmed with what they are showing at Photokina:

105 1.4? interesting lens. Will test it against Sigma 85 1.4 and see

360 what? the market is GoPro's!

D3400? would buy a fuji

So Nikon have basically been caught with their pants down... again.

Their sweet spot is D500/D750/D810/D5 and thats it.

Where is the D750 or/and D810 replacement? only thing still keeping me holding on is my investment in glass where all recent purchases have been from Sigma!

Both Canon and Nikon have been out smarted by Fuji with their entry into MF ! Same as Sony going around them with Mirrorless FF ! both knew they could not go up against Canon and Nikon in the DSLR FF market... bright cookies and they are now eating from below and soon from above.

I for one will now closely be watching the Fuji GFX as one possible migration path.

@blackcoffee17 Maybe there's not much wrong with the D750 the way it is, but I was hoping for it to be a D700 successor. Now it's rather a D5***/D7*** with a full frame sensor. It's somehow true that the D8** has replaced the D700, but it's also true that the D8** steered in another direction. Remember some years ago when there was the D3 -> D700 -> D300 lineup? Wasn't the D700 just a couple of FPS behind the D3? TL;DR: I wish the D7** was a D500-like FX body that doesn't cost a fortune.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 15:28 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (129 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: I'm going to buy the 105f1.4 and a Nikon body to go with it. It will be my first Nikon since 1995 when I switched to canon. They're doing something right.

Also luck regarding where you're situated. If you still disagree with me, come work in a country with less than $300 minimum monthly wage.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (129 comments in total)
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beavertown: Super yawn zzzZZZZZZZ, I shoot Nikon but what is this company doing?

Better than rushed and half finished products. I think it's realistic to expect D750 and D810 replacements, maybe also a D7300, but what if they aren't ready yet...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (129 comments in total)
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iainlea: I am underwhelmed with what they are showing at Photokina:

105 1.4? interesting lens. Will test it against Sigma 85 1.4 and see

360 what? the market is GoPro's!

D3400? would buy a fuji

So Nikon have basically been caught with their pants down... again.

Their sweet spot is D500/D750/D810/D5 and thats it.

Where is the D750 or/and D810 replacement? only thing still keeping me holding on is my investment in glass where all recent purchases have been from Sigma!

Both Canon and Nikon have been out smarted by Fuji with their entry into MF ! Same as Sony going around them with Mirrorless FF ! both knew they could not go up against Canon and Nikon in the DSLR FF market... bright cookies and they are now eating from below and soon from above.

I for one will now closely be watching the Fuji GFX as one possible migration path.

@blackcoffee17 ... or just a fix for what wasn't right to begin with, especially with the D750.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:49 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon's latest kit at Photokina (129 comments in total)
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iainlea: I am underwhelmed with what they are showing at Photokina:

105 1.4? interesting lens. Will test it against Sigma 85 1.4 and see

360 what? the market is GoPro's!

D3400? would buy a fuji

So Nikon have basically been caught with their pants down... again.

Their sweet spot is D500/D750/D810/D5 and thats it.

Where is the D750 or/and D810 replacement? only thing still keeping me holding on is my investment in glass where all recent purchases have been from Sigma!

Both Canon and Nikon have been out smarted by Fuji with their entry into MF ! Same as Sony going around them with Mirrorless FF ! both knew they could not go up against Canon and Nikon in the DSLR FF market... bright cookies and they are now eating from below and soon from above.

I for one will now closely be watching the Fuji GFX as one possible migration path.

If you're so eager to change systems, Sigma offer mount exchange if you're not familiar with it.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 09:23 UTC

How is #6 something more than an average photograph?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 12:08 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

It's almost arrogant that they say "iPhone" instead of "cell phone". What, I can't throw my non-Apple phone in that bag?

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 10:43 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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CreeDo: I find that the other aps-c zoom they put out, never quite has the reach I want... it's always wide enough, but often not long enough, it would be a lot more useful as an 18-55.

I'm worried this lens will be the same story. It's missing that last 25% of extra reach.

It'd be wonderful to get a 70-200 equivalent for $1100, but in this case you are paying about half the price (vs. the canon) and getting less zoom range, no stabilization, and it's not even sharper or lighter weight. So not exactly a free lunch.

If someone can't fade the price of the canon or even the Tamron (which is like 95% of the performance for $500 less) then I guess it's nice to have this art lens option. The sharpness is good for a zoom, and the CA probably looks worse than it is is, because they have taken exactly the kind of shot (branches on white background) that makes CA stand out as much as possible.

So... Sigma once again made a lens that nobody has made before and there are still people who are complaining that the lens isn't this or that?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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Francis Sawyer: If Sigma would make its lenses with hard focusing limits and aperture rings for cinema-camera use, I could see standardizing on them for everything AND buying the Sony adapter.

It'd be a no-brainer for buyers, and Sigma wouldn't be cannibalizing their own sales because they don't make cine lenses.

But nope. Opportunity missed. Oh well.

Of course I might be missing something, but I'm struggling to think of a lens with both full time manual focus AND hard stop at infinity. Cine lenses are usually manual focus, so it's not about cannibalizing their sales but rather about jumping into a completely new thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
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Alan53: Perhaps with a more compact mirrorless camera he would have been OK?

Here we go again...

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 11:28 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: "you lose all the outer cross-type points when using a D-series lens"

Huh. I didn't know that. Do the AF point array change for other Nikon cameras too depending on if the lens is G or D?

If that's really the case, it's rather unfortunate (I assume the D500 would "suffer" from the same thing).

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:42 UTC
On article Gallery update: Nikon 300mm F4E PF ED VR (54 comments in total)

How come there are photos listed as taken with a D5 which are 24 MP?

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 16:17 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Frank C.: bokeh porn

People are buying that, so it works.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 21:16 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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ozturert: If you need fastest get D500. If you don't, get D7200.
D750? Good but I'm not sure if it's still worth the price (yes yes great DR and everything, but...).

It also has the silly mode dial with auto modes stuffed between useable modes.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 12:45 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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ozturert: If you need fastest get D500. If you don't, get D7200.
D750? Good but I'm not sure if it's still worth the price (yes yes great DR and everything, but...).

I'd get a D500 just for its AF and cusomizability.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: If you like to shoot wide angled lenses the choice is pretty obvious.

From what I'm seeing wide angle lenses for FX cost more and at the same time there are more and more very promising DX wide lenses, say Tokina's 14-20 f/2. Price is always a factor.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)
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AlexCHStudio: why should an exclusion be made D500 OR D750? why not just buy both of them? both are not very expensive - most people could afford to have 2 cameras instead of 1. I have 810 and 750, now will buy 500 as well. very nice camera - why not?

@I have a dream Pretty much depends on where you live. Where I live the D500 costs around 8 times the minimum monthly wage.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)

Just noticed - one of the Amazon links is for a D750 + 18-140 bundle. Seriously?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (372 comments in total)

In many places I read about the D500's 200 frame RAW buffer. It may be useful to note that the camera's buffer itself is smaller and these 200 frames are achievable only with the fastest XQD cards (as the result of the large buffer and the fast writing capabilities of XQD). Of course many people will go for fast cards, but the objective thing to state here is how many remaining frames it shows when you half press the shutter button.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 12:20 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)

As someone said, seems like Nikon have stopped giving free sample cameras to DxO.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 17:29 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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