Jen Bruntnant

Joined on Sep 30, 2020

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NikonokiN: Summer 2021, I bought a 2TB Delkin CF-E B card with 1730MB/s read and 1540MB/s write speed for $549.99. Just saying -_-

and after that you joined DPR. Your first purchase perhaps? :-)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2022 at 10:19 UTC

Happy to see more card capacity vartiants! SD cards can take care of almost all scenarios still though. I run my A1 with CF Express A for 30fps RAW and and SD for JPEGS. But the camera actually works just fine with two SD cards, especially if its SD v90 cards.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2022 at 13:12 UTC as 6th comment

good news!

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2022 at 17:09 UTC as 63rd comment
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Jeff_0000: Just one day later, Tamron announces the first native lens for Nikon Z-mount.

This shows how Nikon is more open-minded than Canon and allow big third-party lens maker to enter the system.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/66437809

https://www.tamron.com/news/press_release/20220830.html

thats good news!

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2022 at 11:41 UTC
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Aaron Yang: If you could afford a Nikon or a Canon, buy Nikon and Canon lenses.
If you want third-party support, buy a Sony camera.
Don't buy Canon and Nikon and expect them to act like Sony.

Of course you can wait and hope for 3rd party support sooner or later for Canon or Nikon. As things stand today, that can be a looong wait. Or you can get the 3rd party benefits today and comming years, for your work or hobby today and comming years, with 100% certainty, by choosing a system with existing 3rd party support.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2022 at 09:20 UTC

Canon can do as they want with openness or closed RF mount. Its their business decision. But it would be fair to inform customers, especially potential new entrants to the system, if Canon intend to keep the mount open or closed. As it stands now, it seems they intend to keep the mount closed, without clearly saying so. This may misguide some buyers who were previously used to finding most 3rd party lenses for Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, and less for Sony A mount.

How the cards have changed with ML!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2022 at 17:25 UTC as 191st comment | 1 reply
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BackToNature1: This is just letting everyone know that Canon is about to start making a Boatload of new lens for their Mirrorless Lineup now that the Anchor an or Legacy of the DSLRs lineup is just about over for them and everyone else other than Pentax.

Both Nikon and Canon are no longer having to worrying about having an future whereas creating products for two different systems. So if anything, this means far more selections upcoming from both. So I really don't see what the fuss is all about.

Exactly. If 3rd parties were allowed they would eat out of that, as there are so limited RF lenses available.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2022 at 16:54 UTC
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BackToNature1: This is just letting everyone know that Canon is about to start making a Boatload of new lens for their Mirrorless Lineup now that the Anchor an or Legacy of the DSLRs lineup is just about over for them and everyone else other than Pentax.

Both Nikon and Canon are no longer having to worrying about having an future whereas creating products for two different systems. So if anything, this means far more selections upcoming from both. So I really don't see what the fuss is all about.

What it really means is they need to protect the DSLR lens business and legacy. Poeple who wants to cheaper or better valure lenses are forced to use old DSLR lenses with adaptors rather than buying native ML 3rd party lenses. Else the DSLR lenses would fall through the floor, resulting in very angry and frustrated legacy owners.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2022 at 16:37 UTC
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Aaron Yang: If you could afford a Nikon or a Canon, buy Nikon and Canon lenses.
If you want third-party support, buy a Sony camera.
Don't buy Canon and Nikon and expect them to act like Sony.

Canon and Nikon have very limited ML lens eco systems. And that will remain the status for quite some years. And force potential buyers to use adapters.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2022 at 16:26 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Peraonally, the evolution of lens lineups across all the FF mirrorless mounts has been a huge dissapointment from my perspective. Nikon aside, the mantra of smaller lenses for mirrorless means the optics are engineered for digital lens correction to rectify flaws in post on the computer. Unless you shoot in jpeg in camera where most brands apply corrections automatically. I understand that in the DSLR era this was also the case, however nowhere near to the same extent. Take Canon's RF 16mm lens as an example. It requires extreme software correction for distortion & dark corners which are literally off the lab charts. So If I'm using this lens on a professional shoot I have to say a few hail Marys' when I frame the couple in the hope the frame through the viewfinder remains reasonably close to the finished product. Nikon seems to be the only brand whose lenses provide consistency in this area as they are not shrinking their lens sizes to to please the trendy mirrorkess crowd.

Product releases can only include the tech that R&D has developed well enough for the relase date. So when R&D is behind then product releases get older tech. Like slower AF motors and Af system as a whole.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2022 at 11:37 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Peraonally, the evolution of lens lineups across all the FF mirrorless mounts has been a huge dissapointment from my perspective. Nikon aside, the mantra of smaller lenses for mirrorless means the optics are engineered for digital lens correction to rectify flaws in post on the computer. Unless you shoot in jpeg in camera where most brands apply corrections automatically. I understand that in the DSLR era this was also the case, however nowhere near to the same extent. Take Canon's RF 16mm lens as an example. It requires extreme software correction for distortion & dark corners which are literally off the lab charts. So If I'm using this lens on a professional shoot I have to say a few hail Marys' when I frame the couple in the hope the frame through the viewfinder remains reasonably close to the finished product. Nikon seems to be the only brand whose lenses provide consistency in this area as they are not shrinking their lens sizes to to please the trendy mirrorkess crowd.

@ m_black - you are actually saying that Nikon R&D is behind, with the excuse that they started late.

And this means if you buy into the z lens eco system now you get older tech. As a potential camera or lens buyer it doesnt matter if the reason is a camera company started their development late. They have the offering available that they have, no matter how or why they reached that point.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2022 at 11:32 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Peraonally, the evolution of lens lineups across all the FF mirrorless mounts has been a huge dissapointment from my perspective. Nikon aside, the mantra of smaller lenses for mirrorless means the optics are engineered for digital lens correction to rectify flaws in post on the computer. Unless you shoot in jpeg in camera where most brands apply corrections automatically. I understand that in the DSLR era this was also the case, however nowhere near to the same extent. Take Canon's RF 16mm lens as an example. It requires extreme software correction for distortion & dark corners which are literally off the lab charts. So If I'm using this lens on a professional shoot I have to say a few hail Marys' when I frame the couple in the hope the frame through the viewfinder remains reasonably close to the finished product. Nikon seems to be the only brand whose lenses provide consistency in this area as they are not shrinking their lens sizes to to please the trendy mirrorkess crowd.

Its not only me saying the z 50/1.2 autofocus is on the slow side. Here are some reviews of the lens:

Matt Irvin - "the focusing system is not as fast as on the Sony and Canon"

Jared Polin - "the 50/1.2 focusing system is not my favorite. In this day and age every system should be able to reliably eye focus"

Manny Ortiz - "The Nikon 50/1.2 AF is the weakest link"

Ken Rockwell - "Autofucos is a little on the slow side and it makes noise"

Christofer Frost - "the lens focus reasonably fast. The sony is signifactly faster and completely silent"

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 19:45 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Peraonally, the evolution of lens lineups across all the FF mirrorless mounts has been a huge dissapointment from my perspective. Nikon aside, the mantra of smaller lenses for mirrorless means the optics are engineered for digital lens correction to rectify flaws in post on the computer. Unless you shoot in jpeg in camera where most brands apply corrections automatically. I understand that in the DSLR era this was also the case, however nowhere near to the same extent. Take Canon's RF 16mm lens as an example. It requires extreme software correction for distortion & dark corners which are literally off the lab charts. So If I'm using this lens on a professional shoot I have to say a few hail Marys' when I frame the couple in the hope the frame through the viewfinder remains reasonably close to the finished product. Nikon seems to be the only brand whose lenses provide consistency in this area as they are not shrinking their lens sizes to to please the trendy mirrorkess crowd.

z 50 / 1.2 has rather slow AF unfortunately.

You can try a 35/1.4 or 50/1.4 or 135/1.8 or a 24/1.4 or other. Run them through 30 fps or 20 fps on moving subjects at large apperture for pinsharp narrow depth of field and see how it works. If you are on Nikon there is only Z9 that keeps up, The Z6 do not keep up when it comes to AF speed nor fps. And then you have the z lens AF motors performance ...

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 17:41 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Peraonally, the evolution of lens lineups across all the FF mirrorless mounts has been a huge dissapointment from my perspective. Nikon aside, the mantra of smaller lenses for mirrorless means the optics are engineered for digital lens correction to rectify flaws in post on the computer. Unless you shoot in jpeg in camera where most brands apply corrections automatically. I understand that in the DSLR era this was also the case, however nowhere near to the same extent. Take Canon's RF 16mm lens as an example. It requires extreme software correction for distortion & dark corners which are literally off the lab charts. So If I'm using this lens on a professional shoot I have to say a few hail Marys' when I frame the couple in the hope the frame through the viewfinder remains reasonably close to the finished product. Nikon seems to be the only brand whose lenses provide consistency in this area as they are not shrinking their lens sizes to to please the trendy mirrorkess crowd.

Well, what fast focusing large appertur (1.4 or larger) ML lens is there from Nikon? And prior to Z9 there wasn't any fast focusing Z camera. The DSLR systems, regardless of brand, didn't keep up with that combination of precision eye AF on moving subjects with fast AF and large apperture (Shallow depth of field). So how could Nikonians have that experience previously?

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 17:02 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Peraonally, the evolution of lens lineups across all the FF mirrorless mounts has been a huge dissapointment from my perspective. Nikon aside, the mantra of smaller lenses for mirrorless means the optics are engineered for digital lens correction to rectify flaws in post on the computer. Unless you shoot in jpeg in camera where most brands apply corrections automatically. I understand that in the DSLR era this was also the case, however nowhere near to the same extent. Take Canon's RF 16mm lens as an example. It requires extreme software correction for distortion & dark corners which are literally off the lab charts. So If I'm using this lens on a professional shoot I have to say a few hail Marys' when I frame the couple in the hope the frame through the viewfinder remains reasonably close to the finished product. Nikon seems to be the only brand whose lenses provide consistency in this area as they are not shrinking their lens sizes to to please the trendy mirrorkess crowd.

fast AF for large appertures is superb! The larger apperture the more useful to have fast AF. Its a key advantage of the ML systems. If you come from Nikon system I understand you have never had that capabillity available to you, but you should try it.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 13:39 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Peraonally, the evolution of lens lineups across all the FF mirrorless mounts has been a huge dissapointment from my perspective. Nikon aside, the mantra of smaller lenses for mirrorless means the optics are engineered for digital lens correction to rectify flaws in post on the computer. Unless you shoot in jpeg in camera where most brands apply corrections automatically. I understand that in the DSLR era this was also the case, however nowhere near to the same extent. Take Canon's RF 16mm lens as an example. It requires extreme software correction for distortion & dark corners which are literally off the lab charts. So If I'm using this lens on a professional shoot I have to say a few hail Marys' when I frame the couple in the hope the frame through the viewfinder remains reasonably close to the finished product. Nikon seems to be the only brand whose lenses provide consistency in this area as they are not shrinking their lens sizes to to please the trendy mirrorkess crowd.

ha ha, the Z 14-24, appart from having a cramped range not reaching 12mm, DPR writes:
Wide open sharpness drops off quickly
Bokeh can distracting due to soap bubble effect
Double edged bokeh in transission zones

The GM 50/1.2 is class leading AF and IQ while lowest weight and compactness. Not bad!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2022 at 12:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H2S review (894 comments in total)
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BubbleLan: Congratulations to Fujifilm for this great camera.

Fuji X-H2S seems to be a great allrounder indeed!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2022 at 12:48 UTC
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Mike Lemuck: WHEN will they do this for all lenses?

Its a great move by Nikon to make the lens AF linear. Its much better to start with 3 lenses than not to start.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2022 at 12:42 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)
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Georgescanvas: Peraonally, the evolution of lens lineups across all the FF mirrorless mounts has been a huge dissapointment from my perspective. Nikon aside, the mantra of smaller lenses for mirrorless means the optics are engineered for digital lens correction to rectify flaws in post on the computer. Unless you shoot in jpeg in camera where most brands apply corrections automatically. I understand that in the DSLR era this was also the case, however nowhere near to the same extent. Take Canon's RF 16mm lens as an example. It requires extreme software correction for distortion & dark corners which are literally off the lab charts. So If I'm using this lens on a professional shoot I have to say a few hail Marys' when I frame the couple in the hope the frame through the viewfinder remains reasonably close to the finished product. Nikon seems to be the only brand whose lenses provide consistency in this area as they are not shrinking their lens sizes to to please the trendy mirrorkess crowd.

Lens correction - I hate when that happens! Thank god we have Nikon.

The Sony GM 50/1.2 is so bad being smaller than the Nikon 50/1.2 S. The GM is not only much smaller, it has top notch IQ, and really fast AF despite the large apperture.

And the Canon RF 85/1.2 has such bad IQ comparred to anything 85mm Nikon does.

But thankfully we have consistent Nikon. Take the z 35mm according to DPR: "not the sharpest or fastest to AF", "Onion rings", "slight barrel distortion".
Well, at least its not too small :-)

Consistency, yeah!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2022 at 12:37 UTC
On article Full-frame mirrorless lens guide 2022 (2072 comments in total)

Looking at the lens eco systems it is easy to understand why Sony sells the most ML cameras. They have more lenses available than the other systems have combined.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2022 at 12:28 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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