kpaddler

kpaddler

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kpaddler: Is it me or that back screen looks bigger than 3.2"? The body maybe narrower than normal but not by much. The screen goes all the way to the edge...

On a closer inspection in photos by photaolari, it looks it has a thick bezel under the glass cover, so it probably is 3.2"

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2021 at 14:27 UTC

Is it me or that back screen looks bigger than 3.2"? The body maybe narrower than normal but not by much. The screen goes all the way to the edge...

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 14:54 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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Canyongazer: Nikon is going to sell a boatload - or two - of this camera.

@snapa

It is a reasonable assumption from Nikon's history that any of their pro bodies would be magnificent.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2021 at 14:33 UTC
On photo Fairy Martins in the My Favorite Lens - Specific Equipment Challenge challenge (18 comments in total)

This is very odd image. The birds are not actually that sharp anywhere, yet there is such a hard edge around everything, as if they were cut photos and pasted on top of another photo....

ps. and no, the new 600 is not a heavy lens by any stretch given what it is. Try to use the one generation before it.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2021 at 13:59 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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ZurichPhoto: Longtime Nikon sports shooter and I have been awaiting this announcement as I contemplate a move to mirrorless and determine what company/system will get my business moving forward.

Nikon is playing from behind in this area. That's no secret. There's not much in this announcement that would lead anyone to believe that they are moving into the leadership position in mirrorless. It seems on paper and in the rumored specs to be very much of a "me too" camera. Keywords there, "on paper."

The proof will be in the performance. Can't wait to see one in the wild.

What a great time to be a photographer. These cameras -- the A1, the Canons, and now this -- are beyond anything many of of us could have hoped or imagined 5-7 years ago.

"Keywords there, "on paper." "

You have seen its paper brochure ?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 14:47 UTC
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kpaddler: Open the two samples in a different tabs and compare side by side, zoom your browser for the 100mp(the shittiest way to upsample) and the 100mp still looks better.

The 400mp is really muddled.

Sorry, the difference you see can also easily be achieved post prod. Look at the hex screws on the hub cap, they are equally detailed or fuzzy. Again, I'm only zooming 200% on the browser for 100px, I'm not doing any fancy upsampling. Unfortunately you can't attach pics here.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2020 at 14:05 UTC

Open the two samples in a different tabs and compare side by side, zoom your browser for the 100mp(the shittiest way to upsample) and the 100mp still looks better.

The 400mp is really muddled.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2020 at 15:53 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (926 comments in total)
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Dons1000: I think Nikon has a big problem going into the future. Dslr’s have been supplanted with these latest Full Frames such as Eos R5. There is no bottom/mid market any more because of smartphones (same for all manufacturers). But the big problem is that Nikon doesn’t develop their own sensors and has been buying them from Sony. That puts them at a financial disadvantage because Sony may not necessarily sell them at a good price if they feel it will take away from Sony’s bottom line. They may not sell them the latest/greatest sensors and Sony may not hand out the specs of the sensors in a timely fashion which delays Nikons product releases.

Not sure which part of this trips you, Sony Semiconductor is in business of selling sensors along with other things. It is responsible for its own success or failure. Most of what they produce are for Sony's competitor companies

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2020 at 13:58 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (926 comments in total)
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Dons1000: I think Nikon has a big problem going into the future. Dslr’s have been supplanted with these latest Full Frames such as Eos R5. There is no bottom/mid market any more because of smartphones (same for all manufacturers). But the big problem is that Nikon doesn’t develop their own sensors and has been buying them from Sony. That puts them at a financial disadvantage because Sony may not necessarily sell them at a good price if they feel it will take away from Sony’s bottom line. They may not sell them the latest/greatest sensors and Sony may not hand out the specs of the sensors in a timely fashion which delays Nikons product releases.

@dons, your point would be true in communist china. It is not about trusting good executives of companies doing the right thing. Separate companies means they have to follow stock market regulations and file separate financial statements and answer to different share holders. And if they refuse to sell products they have to explain why they didn't bring in the money that they could. There are hawks that make a very good living out of going after anti trust violators.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2020 at 17:00 UTC
On article Here's our wish list for the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II (617 comments in total)
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TWChua: FTZ-II with AF-D lenses auto-focus support!

This is not such a trivial thing. The body doesn't have motor, any adapter with motor will have to draw power which is not the same current as af-s motors take, or have battery in adapter which makes it huge. Given the AF speed of af-d lenses it just not worth the effort, you might as well focus manually.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2020 at 17:24 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (926 comments in total)
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Dons1000: I think Nikon has a big problem going into the future. Dslr’s have been supplanted with these latest Full Frames such as Eos R5. There is no bottom/mid market any more because of smartphones (same for all manufacturers). But the big problem is that Nikon doesn’t develop their own sensors and has been buying them from Sony. That puts them at a financial disadvantage because Sony may not necessarily sell them at a good price if they feel it will take away from Sony’s bottom line. They may not sell them the latest/greatest sensors and Sony may not hand out the specs of the sensors in a timely fashion which delays Nikons product releases.

@hteasley

Sony the sensor maker is accountable at the end of the year for its own bottom line, it can not slow down sale of a product because "once the parent" doesn't like it. And there are always trade regulations that they have to live by.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2020 at 14:16 UTC
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (926 comments in total)
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Dons1000: I think Nikon has a big problem going into the future. Dslr’s have been supplanted with these latest Full Frames such as Eos R5. There is no bottom/mid market any more because of smartphones (same for all manufacturers). But the big problem is that Nikon doesn’t develop their own sensors and has been buying them from Sony. That puts them at a financial disadvantage because Sony may not necessarily sell them at a good price if they feel it will take away from Sony’s bottom line. They may not sell them the latest/greatest sensors and Sony may not hand out the specs of the sensors in a timely fashion which delays Nikons product releases.

Sony separated its sensor making from camera business for this very reason few years ago. And some months ago separate its camera division from the rest of Sony. This is a non issue in free market.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 17:28 UTC
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kpaddler: I have seen PO to make foolish decisions before and back track. The "Nikon only" camera body is another idiotic, moronic one that only a european company can make. Yeah, lets add boundaries, limitations, hurdles, obstacles, that would force everyone to work better....

No, I'm not american or trumpian. I just hadn't seen the different price site.

But I do remember when C1 refused for quite sometime to support Fuji MF because it competed with PO cameras. Someone knocked senses in their head that software market is bigger than MF market....

Link | Posted on May 20, 2020 at 00:28 UTC

I have seen PO to make foolish decisions before and back track. The "Nikon only" camera body is another idiotic, moronic one that only a european company can make. Yeah, lets add boundaries, limitations, hurdles, obstacles, that would force everyone to work better....

Link | Posted on May 19, 2020 at 14:36 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies
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vttiste: I'm on dpreview for years and years, and in 2020 we are really in front of major camera brand live death... put the blame on covid19, on saturated market, on phone business. The fact is that there is no real innovation coming from them. Mirrorless camera can be seem as extraordinary step for professional users, but as amateur photographer I'm sorry but spending 3000$ for something which improve slightly my shots compared to my old mid range dslr, is not and will not be in my plans. Particularly that latest smartphones do actually better shots in some conditions, particularly with HDR thanks to multi lenses. I'm sure they could make awesome move by risking to switch to those new technologies. I was part of the crowd who was saying, phones will never beat or even get close to dslr or higher range cam... until I received Samsung s10 from my company.

Oh, dpreview, please install Imodium plugin for these input text boxes. Verbal diarrhea is a devastating illness and highly contagious.

Link | Posted on May 13, 2020 at 10:36 UTC
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Onteo: Depending much upon external production is a weakness by itself. But so is not investing in R+D and Education. My country, Spain is a great example of such mistake. There are others but I will keep it in my side of the fence.

@Onteo

Understand this a simple economics. If your competitor's operation is subsidized byt 15-17%, >>>> you will not be able to compete<<<<

In ordinary manufacturing(not Boggatti), profit margins are ~1-4% depending on value of product(how labour intensive it is). Nuts, bolts, and screws are far less than 1%.

Spanish, german, american, etc. can not compete with that kind of economics.

"Great living, good level of third level education...it just needs a proper taxation system and straight forward administration to become an economy at least 3 times bigger than it nowadays is."

You can write a romantic novel about this stuff if you like, but has no baring on reality.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2020 at 13:22 UTC
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Onteo: Depending much upon external production is a weakness by itself. But so is not investing in R+D and Education. My country, Spain is a great example of such mistake. There are others but I will keep it in my side of the fence.

@Onteo, etal

No matter how your countries invested in its manufacturing, it would not be able to compete with 15-17% direct subsidies in china an exporting company receives. Profit margin for a high value product like a camera is no more than 3-4% (basically x2 of interest rates). Nobody can compete with 15% subsidy, and on top of that china plays with its currency. So, the problem is bigger than just workers education. But a possible good news in this situation is it has potential to kick the incompetent western governments in their crutch and wake them up.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2020 at 23:32 UTC
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adegroot: Leica is for the 1%-ers of humanity. It's snob appeal, but one thing is true: generally Leicas hold their value and the really old film ones are worth a lot. I once made a ca. 600% profit from old Leicas and Japanese copies bought at action for next to nothing.. So, perhaps as an investment?
But no one knows yet if digitals will be as valuable down the line, percentage wise, as old Leica film cameras let's say 50 years from now. But that also means you can't really use it, as you like to keep it in pristine condition.
In terms of IQ, I seriously doubt any real advantages that the end customer or even discerning photographer will notice. Or the differences are so tiny that arguing over them ad infinitum is truly a waste of energy and time.

And what about these camera's batteries? Will they still work or charge in 50 years? And if they do, how many times can you recharge them? Will the software still be around to process the RAWS?

"...how many times can you recharge them? Will the software still be around to process the RAWS?..."

Just for you, if you are still around in 50yrs, maybe they make tiny after market generators that you can hook up to your S3.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 14:44 UTC
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LenneMc: Drone enthusiasts ought to welcome regulation, and rather than squeal like spoiled children, recognize the fact that if a triple7's engines suck up a drone and that plane goes down, there ain't nobody who's going to care about your right to play with your toys.

@lennemc

As the saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it too. If you want to look at numbers, there are statistic for every kind of guns that people are kill each other with. And there is ZERO stats for drones causing a single incident that drones caused any casualties.

Yes, by all means ban drones from flying near airports, airfields and other sensitive areas, put a ceiling on the their flights. But I ****DARE**** you, you agree to similar restrictions where guns are causing problems.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2020 at 00:16 UTC
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LenneMc: Drone enthusiasts ought to welcome regulation, and rather than squeal like spoiled children, recognize the fact that if a triple7's engines suck up a drone and that plane goes down, there ain't nobody who's going to care about your right to play with your toys.

"...take down a Triple7 and THEN watch the push to regulate your drones."

And that was my point. Lets take your word for it. Half of a triple 7 passengers killed every year by the assault rifles and no one is bothered by it other than saying prayers. Yet, not a single incident has caused a single nose bleed in the sky caused by drones....

I'm not against regulations, I'm against stupidity.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 20:56 UTC
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