sandy b

sandy b

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On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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jay jay02: Yes the quality looks good, does it look any better than any other modern FF camera? not really, no.

From Thom yesterday at NR. "Nothing has changed in my assessment. The interconnects are not Renaysys type, they're Sony type, and I don't know of anyone else using that style."

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 16:08 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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jay jay02: Yes the quality looks good, does it look any better than any other modern FF camera? not really, no.

Of course IQ will look similar to the A7RII. That's about where the similarity will end. IMO.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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OneMoreComment: This Nikon AF-S Nikkor 105mm F1.4E ED, IS ONE GREAT LENS !!!

Oh, demaio, you must be one of the new trolls.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
On article Nikon D850 sample gallery (188 comments in total)
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The Davinator: The flagship of the DSLR world does it again.

Gee Brandless, Imagine our surprise, you, underwhelmed by Nikon!

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Holy cow!...400GB in a footprint smaller than a stamp.

22-year old me plying on a 48K Spectrum ZX with storage over cassette-tapes would call current-me bananas if I timed-travel back to him :)

(...as soon as I finished comprehending what 400GB were, that is...)

8K EPROMS, broke more than a couple. My apple II and Atari ST had floppys. My first "PC" had a 20 meg HD, it was a Gateway 386-20. The incredible shrinking technology.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2017 at 17:30 UTC
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vivaldibow: Am I the only one who feels couple of photos are out of focus, and the high ISO performance is no better than D750?

I wish the ISO performance would match the D750. That sensor is one of the highest ranked DR sensors tested for DSLR's. I wish Nikon would put in a d850 body as an option.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 19:06 UTC
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sandy b: I wouldn't buy it. At least they are trying. Your move Nikon.

LOL, From one of the longest reigning trolls on DPR. What a surprise. What about my statement was even remotely troll like? Your reading comprehension is slipping old man.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 15:38 UTC

I wouldn't buy it. At least they are trying. Your move Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 91st comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (403 comments in total)
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mick232: In case you hoped for state-of-the-art dynamic range - you didn't get it:

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Nikon%20D850,Sony%20ILCE-7RM2

http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%205D%20Mark%20IV,Nikon%20D750,Nikon%20D810,Nikon%20D850,Sony%20ILCE-7RM2

Not so much. Here are the 5 top DSLR's in the world with the best DR. The D810 and D850 are the best at ISO 64. The D750 is the best from ISO 100 to ISO 800. The Sony takes over from there. It is important to note, the higher DR at base is far more important at high ISO. That is where Landscape photographers live.

Nice try though.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (403 comments in total)
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Jorginho: I don't understand this remark "The D850 features a 45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor, which promises both excellent dynamic range at base ISO and very good noise performance at high ISO sensitivities. And no, Canon die-hards, those two things do not have to be mutually exclusive."

I think you mean ".....And no, Canon, those two..." What have "diehards" have to do with this? According ot you, Canon excludes these two to be combined, not their fanbase. May be I missed something, but are there Canon diehards who say this IS mutually exclusive? Serious question, I have never seen that in general and I am sure you do not mean the odd Canon fan...

Believe it or not, they do. Just like DR is for lazy photographers who can't be bothered to expose correctly.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Nikon's sales fell from 4.04M 2 years ago to 3.1M last year, so I can't see an "they're great really" article makes any sense. Maybe you feel like having some fun with the perception you're pro-Nikon?
They don't have a mirrorless camera (well, unless you want to make a case for the 1) & need to sort that out. The recent changes to their lower-end products won't tempt anyone to upgrade & seem more to be improving the profit margins than making people want them.
They have some truly great high-end DSLRs (D5, D500, D850) but that's only good if they plan to be a low-sales, high-margin company, which Nikon is too big for (not that having a good chunk of that segment isn't a good thing).
Suggesting they have DPAF due to some patent is putting way too much into it, as most photo patents don't go anywhere. It might, no more.
The D810 is a great camera, the D850 is better for those with the money & no interest in live-view AF. Nikon's still miles from getting its lost market share back though.

The DL is puzzling and frustrating. A successful rollout would have been huge for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Nikon's sales fell from 4.04M 2 years ago to 3.1M last year, so I can't see an "they're great really" article makes any sense. Maybe you feel like having some fun with the perception you're pro-Nikon?
They don't have a mirrorless camera (well, unless you want to make a case for the 1) & need to sort that out. The recent changes to their lower-end products won't tempt anyone to upgrade & seem more to be improving the profit margins than making people want them.
They have some truly great high-end DSLRs (D5, D500, D850) but that's only good if they plan to be a low-sales, high-margin company, which Nikon is too big for (not that having a good chunk of that segment isn't a good thing).
Suggesting they have DPAF due to some patent is putting way too much into it, as most photo patents don't go anywhere. It might, no more.
The D810 is a great camera, the D850 is better for those with the money & no interest in live-view AF. Nikon's still miles from getting its lost market share back though.

Hey, I agree with all that.
Irk's me though when all the doom and gloom is gleefully posted, most of it conjecture or BS hearsay that singles out Nikon (Not including you in that at all), who actually tho contracting, is financially more sound than probably anyone but Canon. It's like Nikon is some evil empire.
I also think there will be a couple of Mirrorless announced this year, I think one a low-cost DX and one a higher tier DX. Maybe just Hybrid EVF/OVF.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 22:14 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Nikon's sales fell from 4.04M 2 years ago to 3.1M last year, so I can't see an "they're great really" article makes any sense. Maybe you feel like having some fun with the perception you're pro-Nikon?
They don't have a mirrorless camera (well, unless you want to make a case for the 1) & need to sort that out. The recent changes to their lower-end products won't tempt anyone to upgrade & seem more to be improving the profit margins than making people want them.
They have some truly great high-end DSLRs (D5, D500, D850) but that's only good if they plan to be a low-sales, high-margin company, which Nikon is too big for (not that having a good chunk of that segment isn't a good thing).
Suggesting they have DPAF due to some patent is putting way too much into it, as most photo patents don't go anywhere. It might, no more.
The D810 is a great camera, the D850 is better for those with the money & no interest in live-view AF. Nikon's still miles from getting its lost market share back though.

So is everyone else. Nobody is shipping anywhere near the product they did in 2013. And all of their numbers are slipping year on year.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 20:01 UTC
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Dedecos: Bill Claffs estimates that Sony A7rII has better Dynamic Range than D850: http://photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%201D%20X%20Mark%20II,Sony%20ILCE-9

It seems D850 doesn't have a Sony Sensor. Is that true?

lol. Neither can Sony or Canon.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 04:31 UTC
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Dedecos: Bill Claffs estimates that Sony A7rII has better Dynamic Range than D850: http://photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%201D%20X%20Mark%20II,Sony%20ILCE-9

It seems D850 doesn't have a Sony Sensor. Is that true?

It doesn't at base ISO. And the D750 beats it until ISO 800. I would be very surprised if this is not a sony fabbed sensor. And of course, Sony sold it to Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
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Dedecos: Bill Claffs estimates that Sony A7rII has better Dynamic Range than D850: http://photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm#Canon%20EOS%201D%20X%20Mark%20II,Sony%20ILCE-9

It seems D850 doesn't have a Sony Sensor. Is that true?

Do you actually read the crap you type? The D750 has always been the top dog, except at base ISO vs D810 and now most likely the D850.
You put up the handful of best DSLR's, and the D850 is right in the midst of that elite group. It, along with the D810 at a base of 64, will lead at base ISO. Despite having nearly double the megapixel as the renowned D750.

You just made Nikon's case on what a great camera the D850 is going to be. Congratulations, lol.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 03:28 UTC
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Christop82: If I was a camera manufacturer my biggest concern would be the sensors. Sony is making nearly all of them. If you were Sony, and you made cameras and sensors , who would get the best sensors?

"I highly doubt anyone at either the imaging or semiconductor divisions give much thought to Nikon..."

Sure they do. Sony sensors in Nikon cameras get more press in a day than the phone cameras in a year. If that was they case, why even bother making Sony DSLR cameras, virtually no money in it until last year, certainly does not even come close to paying for R&D of the DSLR sensors. The reason they do? Prestige. It matters in corporate Japan.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
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Bambi24: "....doom and gloom, worrying 'what about video' and interpreting the D850 as a sign that Nikon is on the ropes, I'd argue you're not really paying attention... "

Completely disagree. My smartphone that was made in a back alley in a shenzhen factory in china, manages to do live view focusing in video without hunting, the video you guys uploaded of the $3,400 D850 was hunting back and forth like a drunk penguin in live view.

Video is everything, it is the 21st century medium, youtube, snapchat, twitch, live streaming. A camera brand that does not have proper video focusing on a $3,400 camera, still relying on contrast detect in 2017, is a company with major problems.

Nikon is what they call Japanese Zombie Companies, companies propped up by the Japanese government, because they are unable to spend enough on R&D to stay competitive. But this only lasts for a while, Japan has the largest debt to GDP in the world, they won't be able to prop up zombie companies forever.

Do any of the high end cameras use PDAF?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
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MikeTont: As a long time Nikon owner I certainly hope you are right. However, history is replete with companies who had great technology but failed because of flawed strategies. It's like IBM (where I worked for many years) ... great people and engineers, but can they adapt to a market that is going through a seismic shift? The jury is out on Nikon and IBM, but I would not buy either of their stocks.

Nothing particularly wrong with Nikon's video on the D850. It's getting better every iteration. Better than Canons IMO. BTW, what do RED cameras have in common with Nikon? No DPAF. Here is IR's video guru's thoughts on video and the 850.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d850/nikon-d850A.HTM#video_preview

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
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Christop82: If I was a camera manufacturer my biggest concern would be the sensors. Sony is making nearly all of them. If you were Sony, and you made cameras and sensors , who would get the best sensors?

So would Sony sensors, - which Sony has to buy.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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