Anoxic

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Anoxic: How very unfortunate - -
Not to mention, Sony's status is QUITE unbelievable, considering the crap which Sony produces. I think people who somehow believe that Sony produces quality, not to mention real "camera systems" have NO CLUE what constitutes a good camera - - well, such people are lost. Not to mention being suckers. Sony has no clue regarding backwards compatibility, nor what constitutes a good value. They always have the supposedly latest, greatest model emerging every few months, only to be followed up by a nearly identical camera. If Sony ever had a great idea, then all you need to do is wait for a different camera company to produce a far better version of it. By far the best example they could follow - if Sony had any interest - would be to imitate what Fuji does. They've recently made cameras which will endure for many years down the road. And they sure as hell don't fall apart like Sony crap does.

Pay attention, and you'll see Sony releasing new cameras which are hardly any different from the ones they replaced which are no longer on the market. Plus you just don't get much for you money with a Sony Camera when compared to the offerings from other companies. Sony doesn't need to worry about "backwards compatibility" because nothing of their is on the market long enough to even be concerned about it. HOWEVER, with a company like Nikon, when you get a serious camera, it will be compatible with lenses which were made two or three decades ago. Sony doesn't even make their own lenses in many cases. If you want a tinker toy, then buy a Sony! Nothing of Sony's ever achieves legendary status, such as a Nikon F camera. Sony's last legendary product was the Sony Walkman. Are you old enough to even know what that is?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2019 at 01:25 UTC
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TuanTranAnh: WOW, dpreview readers now look like financialist, market analyzer more than photographer. Every news about financial report of any brand make awful lot comment about how they should be if.......... bla bla bla . LOL

That's what you call a response from an AMATEUR photographer.
Just because you have a camera hardly means you're a "professional." Have you ever heard of photojournalists? Or wedding photographers who make a hell of a lot of money? Do you know what a business is? Professional means you get paid for photographic services. And if you're no good, then you won't be in business for very long.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2019 at 01:15 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Nikon is actually smart; in the age when the photography is treated as the electronics-gizmo-Nintendo-Playstation-smartphone-game of useless charts & techno-babble, and is ruled over by the tech measurbators, for a real photography company it is good to step back a little.

By allowing Sony to go forward, relieves Nikon and other companies like Fujifilm, Pentax, Olympus or Leica of heavy advertising efforts and expenses towards the unworthy and undeserving audience, expenses to which most of the revenue goes into. Big market share is VERY expensive!

Now, if Sony wants to remain on spot 2, or go for spot 1, they need TONS of money spent on ads, shops presence, logistics, service, and so on and on. Until now, Sony have exploited shop presence of Nikon and Canon, and was "hitchhiking" on Nikon's and Canon's expenses that moved this industry forward. They got a free ride; now they will pay on their own!

Now Sony needs to put the weight of advertising on their own shoulders.

It usually works something like this - -
Sony is one of those companies which produces crap, but is otherwise very skilled at advertising and convincing real suckers that their products are appealing and a good value. But Sony tends to obsolete their cameras soon after putting them on the market, and then replacing them with other products which aren't so different from the stuff they discontinued.

Nikon has very rarely, if ever, suffered any serious difficulties in the market place. But they seem to have been recently following some of Sony's bad examples.

As for Canon, well, they're skilled marketers, and they have two lines of cameras: Those tinker-toy Canon Rebels, and their ultra expensive professional line of cameras which are good over all, but are hardly accessible to the average person.

Then there's Fuji, which quite seriously is the current professional camera champion. Super well build & designed, and priced far less than logical alternatives like Mamiya & Hassy.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2019 at 15:40 UTC

How very unfortunate - -
Not to mention, Sony's status is QUITE unbelievable, considering the crap which Sony produces. I think people who somehow believe that Sony produces quality, not to mention real "camera systems" have NO CLUE what constitutes a good camera - - well, such people are lost. Not to mention being suckers. Sony has no clue regarding backwards compatibility, nor what constitutes a good value. They always have the supposedly latest, greatest model emerging every few months, only to be followed up by a nearly identical camera. If Sony ever had a great idea, then all you need to do is wait for a different camera company to produce a far better version of it. By far the best example they could follow - if Sony had any interest - would be to imitate what Fuji does. They've recently made cameras which will endure for many years down the road. And they sure as hell don't fall apart like Sony crap does.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2019 at 01:55 UTC as 43rd comment | 7 replies
On article Buying Guide: The best lenses for Nikon DSLRs (128 comments in total)
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User8242780838: As to the 18-140 Nikkor I don´t agree at all, it´s by far the worst lens I have, unsharp even with live autofocus, and unreliable focussing in SLR mode. My 18-200 was sharper without really being convincing. They are just not good enough for current sensors. However, the 16-80 is very good and reliable in any situation (maybe I´m just lucky), very pleased with that. The 35 is ok but rather dispensable if you have the 16-80 - ist´s just nor as sharp as some say and has no stabilisation obviously. I hardly ever use ist, its only advantage is small size, rather academic for me given the mere size of the D500.

The main problem with those super zoom length lenses is that they always have a million lens elements. Fewer is always better.
28-200 mm? Are you kidding me?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 01:38 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best lenses for Nikon DSLRs (128 comments in total)
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lucidum: IMHO nice list to give an idea about where to start.

OTOH It is strange people taking the list personal and complain how wrong the dpr is. If the lens gives you what you want does it really matter? Would it work for others as it works for you? Maybe.

Sigma lenses are indeed rubbish, but not Tamron.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2019 at 01:35 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best lenses for Nikon DSLRs (128 comments in total)

Who the hell is stupid enough to read and actually believe the "reviews" made here of the supposedly best lens for this or that camera? Oh brother. Especially when it includes a link to Amazon so you can make your purchase. Meaning ... ?
Meaning that this is nothing but an advertisement for Amazon, quite seriously.
For starters, Sigma lenses are generally crap, no matter how they might otherwise seem very desirable. I have a few of them. Cheap cheap cheap. And you pay a relative fortune for Sigma's supposedly BEST lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 20:24 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 50R first look (120 comments in total)

I heard a comment in the video when the guy was complained about the relatively slow flash sync. Good greif, does this guy really think this sort of camera needs any such thing? Plus, the bad video performance. Who cares? The same is true of every digital camera, and you can call the video function an added bonus for personal things, not that it's ever going to be used for making professonal videos. Suffice it to say that this camera is like getting a Rolls Royce for thee price of a Nissan Maxima. Let's all remember that this is a professsional camera, and not just the latest greatest digital toy for the average photographer. In many ways, this camera is seriously better than a few Hassselbald cameras which cost 5 times as much money.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2018 at 02:46 UTC as 3rd comment
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