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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? (370 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? (370 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? (370 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? (370 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? (370 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? (370 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 (216 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

Wait, it didn't have D9 in the first place?

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 08:18 UTC as 4th comment
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larrytusaz: No 3.5" or 1/8" headphone jack. I'm so sick of that sort of nonsense. Everyone wants to be all "proprietary" that way. Why can't they just stick with the universal standard? Heck I'd just about approve of companies being MADE BY LAW to stop doing that sort of nonsense.

"There is no 3.5mm headset jack but a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter is included."

By the way, what's that 3.5" standard you're talking about?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 13:35 UTC

Would've been nice to see shots that would benefit from the VC.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 21:57 UTC as 7th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1090 comments in total)
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Edymagno: Near perfect specs. But the lack of built-in flash ruined it completely for me.

I think it's a move to promote sales of the SB-5000. Using a body with a built-in flash, you can control an external flash. With the D500, you must either buy the new wireless transmitter and the SB-5000 or at least two flashes so that one acts as a controller.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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riman: I wonder if some of the complaints are coming from people with bad monitors? These are as good as the ones from my D750..yet I read all these complaints....I mean how can someone say they are disappointing? What am I missing?

@hydrospanner - Everyone wants something, but it's the market as a whole that dictates what is made and sold.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 13:27 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)
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Thematic: Uh oh. Very disappointing image quality.

I was praising this camera because 2 friends own it and said the picture quality was as good as the FF Nikon D750. These pictures, and the RAWs they sent me are underwhelming.

At the end of the say its a tool for speed and the 1.5x crop people need but I can't image anyone shooting portraits, fine art, macro, landscape, architecture etc using this over a cheaper Pentax K-1 or the Nikon D750.

As for the price people are complaining about - No issue with me there, Pentax is the value champ but the Nikon mount is great for their lineup and Zeiss Milvus options.

Next up is Sonys a9 and the Canon 5DMK4.

Fun times!

@Thematic You're complaining about a photo taken in awful conditions. When did you last shoot live music using only available light?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 17:02 UTC
On article Making a splash: Nikon D500 real-world sample gallery (228 comments in total)

Some sub-ISO 1000 shots look questionable to me and then there's a shot at ISO 14400 that is also pushed more than 1 EV up and yet it looks totally usable to me. I guess I'm starting to look for reasons NOT to buy it.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 13:29 UTC as 13th comment
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