Fella

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On article DPReview TV: Does the Nikon Z9 raise the bar for video? (137 comments in total)
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Fella: What kind of dynamic range does it have? Not heard anyone mention that yet.

Thanks for the reply Jordan. I think Nikon really need to make big leaps in the video performance, they have fallen behind the other big players when it comes to being the go to choice for video. For some, it looks like the Z9 will put them back in the game.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 21:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Does the Nikon Z9 raise the bar for video? (137 comments in total)

What kind of dynamic range does it have? Not heard anyone mention that yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2021 at 21:11 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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gcrimmins: I can see this causing problems for real estate photographers who use a drone. Maybe the best aerial shot of a house for sale is from above the neighbors yard, where it would be illegal to fly a drone without permission from the neighbor.

It would be worse than that, you tend to want to fly around the house to get several angles, so you might have to get the permission of 10 or more homeowners!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2021 at 12:54 UTC
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runbei99: I'd switch to Resolve in a New York minute, except that it hates my not terribly ancient AMD 8320 machine with 32 GB RAM and GTX 980. Puh-lease Blackmagic, tell me what I did wrong. Crash...crash...crash.

The obvious solution to the missing Cuda support with my card was to update the drivers! Rookie error on my part...

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2020 at 19:51 UTC
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runbei99: I'd switch to Resolve in a New York minute, except that it hates my not terribly ancient AMD 8320 machine with 32 GB RAM and GTX 980. Puh-lease Blackmagic, tell me what I did wrong. Crash...crash...crash.

Resolve used to work with my 970 with Cuda support, but not the latest version so things that involve rendering with the card are now slower.

Frustrating that there still is no support for ProRes RAW and no indication at all that there ever will be. This is a major omission for such an otherwise accomplished NLE and will drive serious editors away.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2020 at 23:04 UTC
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Fella: I wish they would add a zero level of 'relight' it's a pain having to constantly fix the colour casts it adds, made doubly difficult when the masking tools are so poor. There are times too when a replacement sky makes its way into a part of the image it shouldn't be, then if you try and erase it, the relighting effects get erased, leaving you with an odd patch that doesn't match! It's bonkers!

When the sky replacement works, it's great, but at the minute it too often leaves me with a lot of work to fix its issues and for what I'm using it for, real estate photos of houses where the sky is dull, I need efficiency. The photo apart from the sky is about where I want it, so I don't want Luminar throwing a blue cast over the entire image, I want the green stuff stay green looking and white stuff not to turn a blue-grey!

Fingers crossed they don't rest on their laurels and just rely upon on flooding youtube vids with their incessant ads for software I've already bought...

I'm typically changing a grey overcast sky for a blue cloudy one of my own and this usually throws a blue cast across everything.

Too right they knew about all these problems, I told them several times on their infuriating forums where they simply fob you off and close down nearly every post so that no one else can add anything. I told them off about that too.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 19:04 UTC

I wish they would add a zero level of 'relight' it's a pain having to constantly fix the colour casts it adds, made doubly difficult when the masking tools are so poor. There are times too when a replacement sky makes its way into a part of the image it shouldn't be, then if you try and erase it, the relighting effects get erased, leaving you with an odd patch that doesn't match! It's bonkers!

When the sky replacement works, it's great, but at the minute it too often leaves me with a lot of work to fix its issues and for what I'm using it for, real estate photos of houses where the sky is dull, I need efficiency. The photo apart from the sky is about where I want it, so I don't want Luminar throwing a blue cast over the entire image, I want the green stuff stay green looking and white stuff not to turn a blue-grey!

Fingers crossed they don't rest on their laurels and just rely upon on flooding youtube vids with their incessant ads for software I've already bought...

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2020 at 20:42 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

I always used to say to anyone who asked my opinion as to which camera to buy, that you couldn't really go wrong with the likes of Nikon and Canon, their cameras these days are incredible tools.
Now though, I couldn't recommend a Nikon product, my advice would be to look at Canon or failing that one of the other manufactures, but not Nikon.
What a shame! I've had the D100, D200, D3 and now D800 along with many lenses and flashes etc, but I won't be encouraging anyone else to potentially go down this path.
This policy of Nikon USA to not sell parts nor allow anyone else to repair YOUR camera along with some of their extortionate prices on accessories (£350 for the D800 grip!!!) means I would advice anyone to look elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 16:25 UTC as 7th comment
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (178 comments in total)

....and 6 months later, where is the in depth review? It's very poor that it is taking so long to get the review done and online, especially since this is what this site is supposed to do, DP review??

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:04 UTC as 36th comment
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