sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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On article Sony a7 III studio scene published (470 comments in total)
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danny006: The jpegs from the Nikon D750 are so bad, all the detail is gone. The A7RIII has spectacular image quality in jpeg, the D850 comes close as second.
The A7III doesn't have the detail the A7RIII has but it has less noise. The A7III outperforms all Nikon and Canon camera's in jpeg quality.

Your right. The Sony has great jpg. It's still better in RAW, but it's closer. I have a D750 and am seriously impressed with the Sony. I wouldn't switch, in a 11*17 print you couldn't tell the difference, and I never shoot JPG, that's silly, I don't pay this kind of money to shoot 8 bit.
But hats off to Sony, another great sensor. And the lens looks quite a bit better than what they have on the Nikon.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1468 comments in total)
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ttran88: There’s a complete meltdown going on over the X forum over this review. Lol 😆

The data is their, make your own conclusion. They handle/use cameras much more than me, I have no problem with their opinions. Even the ones I don't agree with. It's their page. The Fanboys are seldom happy. 86% is an above average score. And a silver is nothing to sneeze out, there are lots of great silver cameras. Some even better than this one.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 12:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1468 comments in total)

For that price it would by a D500. Looks like a swell camera though. If I were a Fuji user I would probably be pretty happy.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 12:55 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies

So a couple of years ago it was all, "they are doomed, I will never support them". Obviously the average CC user doesn't hang around DPR.

I continue to happily pay the same small fee for the dozens of hours I use their product every month with having to shell out big bucks everytime I bought a new camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 12:51 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
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sandy b: The Nikon has been a proven excellent lens. Superb, even. I know people that switched brands just because of this lens. Don't you think you should test the lens before "600 reasons"? It IS a bout the quality, right? The Nikon will actually keep it's value, the sigma will lose 20% the second you open the box. Now, if it test the equal or superior, which I doubt, remember the 24-70? Then you can yell about 600 reasons.

Not so much steel:
https://www.keh.com/shop/nikon-af-s-nikkor-14-24mm-f-2-8g-ed-ultra-wide-angle-zoom-lens.html

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 21:12 UTC
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sandy b: The Nikon has been a proven excellent lens. Superb, even. I know people that switched brands just because of this lens. Don't you think you should test the lens before "600 reasons"? It IS a bout the quality, right? The Nikon will actually keep it's value, the sigma will lose 20% the second you open the box. Now, if it test the equal or superior, which I doubt, remember the 24-70? Then you can yell about 600 reasons.

"600 good reasons" is the heading on DPR's Facebook post. I like the idea that it may put downward pressure on Nikon's price.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 20:47 UTC
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sandy b: The Nikon has been a proven excellent lens. Superb, even. I know people that switched brands just because of this lens. Don't you think you should test the lens before "600 reasons"? It IS a bout the quality, right? The Nikon will actually keep it's value, the sigma will lose 20% the second you open the box. Now, if it test the equal or superior, which I doubt, remember the 24-70? Then you can yell about 600 reasons.

Look at his history. Sony Troll.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 17:06 UTC

Great article, DPR. One of the many things that make this my favorite site. And how cool is it that Professor Fossum hangs out on the Forums here. The wealth of knowledge we have from the contributors here is amazing. I don't pretend to understand a tenth of it when the eggheads get going, but it sure is fascinating.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 16:41 UTC as 44th comment

The Nikon has been a proven excellent lens. Superb, even. I know people that switched brands just because of this lens. Don't you think you should test the lens before "600 reasons"? It IS a bout the quality, right? The Nikon will actually keep it's value, the sigma will lose 20% the second you open the box. Now, if it test the equal or superior, which I doubt, remember the 24-70? Then you can yell about 600 reasons.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 14:59 UTC as 36th comment | 17 replies
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Zdman: Well we had articles on Sony results, Nikons and now Fuji. Whose missing, oh yes Canon, wonder why? Perhaps because (spoiler alert) they were great. Could it be because it flies in the face of the general belief here that Canon is not innovating and their market share shrinking (both very much at odds with reality). Sorry for Hijacking Fuji's story (well deserved result) but I've been patiently waiting for the article thinking perhaps they were backlogged but this article on much later results shows its not the case.

Fuji's sales are 6% that of Nikon. I don't believe they are worried, Doc.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 20:08 UTC
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NickyB66: Good news, as a Fuji X pro user I can honestly day IMOH that there cameras, lenses and above all quality of images are top notch. One step closer to possibly buying Nikon out maybe?

Not even in the same ball park as Nikon camera sales.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 20:03 UTC

Let's see the comparison. Both the Nikon and Canon are superb lens with excellent build and VR.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 19:28 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Nice upgrade at a reasonable price. Well don e Pentax.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 01:37 UTC as 50th comment
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AlanG: How long before we look back at this and laugh, "Only 30 terabytes. And look at how huge that thing is."

My first 20MB drive cost $1500 back when that was a lot of money and was about 3 inches high on a 5 1/4" form factor.

Last week I bought a 1 TB SSD and a 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD, both for $300. I think spinning HD's are going to be a thing of the past, real soon. Just not cost efficient.
My first "PC", besides my Commodore and Atari 64 was a Gateway 386 with 4 meg of ram and a 40 meg HD, and a 5.25 Floppy. I think $2400 with a 13" color monitor and a keyboard. I remember a buddy telling me "no one needs a 40 meg HD".

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 21:01 UTC
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06m1r3m86: Just had to One-up... errrrr Ten-up Canon and Nikon on their 70-200 f/4's didn't ya.

It would be quite good if it manages to equal those excellent lenses including ten up or not.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2018 at 20:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 / TZ200 (126 comments in total)
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a777: Compact zoom is good, but again - why DPR doesn't mention, that Panasonic's RAWs are lossy? Why this serious limitation found by me after I bought camera? Usually, reviews here are quite right enough for making proper decision. But never I'd bought a camera with crippled RAWs... Now it's to late...

This isn't a review.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 15:23 UTC

Nice. Thinking of selling my Sigma version, it's sharp but the VR plain sucks and no tripod collar. This collar is spendy, but a third party one will come out at 1/3 the price.

The Siggy actually has no place to really even put one.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 15:04 UTC as 29th comment
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blackcoffee17: It's a great lens, wish it was 5.6 at 400mm, 6.3 seems a bit dark for many situations.
How is the AF accuracy? That is very important on a telephoto.

It's a sunny lens, no doubt. But that's mostly when you would use a long zoom. This seems like a great compromise. I will take the slower lens for better handholding on a sunny day.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 15:00 UTC
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Toby43: Well D750 is a superb lightweight FF camera at a great price. What’s not to like. I am a professional photojournalist and think it’s great successor to the D700...its about low light.

Yes. It was #2. really not that surprising, on sale, grip thrown in, best camera FF deal I have ever seen. In December, the D750 made it as high as #4 on DPR's top ten list. It has been on that list far longer than any other camera in the 18 years I have been here. Undoubtedly Nikon's best selling FF camera ever, scored a 90 here at DPR, no I am not slightly surprised it was number two. I wouldn't have been surprised if it had been number 1.
I would still buy before almost any other FF camera today, after three years.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2018 at 19:16 UTC
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Toby43: Well D750 is a superb lightweight FF camera at a great price. What’s not to like. I am a professional photojournalist and think it’s great successor to the D700...its about low light.

Actually Richard, The D750 was number two in DSLR sales behind the 850.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 02:28 UTC
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