sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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Old Cameras: More backward compatibility limitations, which is too bad. But here's hoping it's a great all around lens and surpasses its predecessor and DX counterparts at the long end. With my D7100 it has "limited functionality", I don't know what that means right now.

Heritage, this has an on off vr switch.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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Waqasilyas: i have both AF-P 18 55 VR & AF-P 70 300 VR and both are very fast lenses. pleasant colors and very sharp at any focal length. Highly recommended.

Barbu I call bs. You have no idea. I have rhe 18-55 and it so fast when I first tested it out I had to double check that it worked. Lightning fast.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:59 UTC
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Retzius: According to the Nikon website, the only cameras that are fully compatible with this lens are DX cameras...

Thars not true.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
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The Name is Bond: Bokeh on the original wasn't so good, meanwhile the 55-300mm has some of the best bokeh going and is cheaper. Absolutely wonderful, pro-style headshots with decent resolution at 220mm f/8; VR included.

So unless you're photographing sports, don't be too quick to get this one.

This has a new optical formula, how do you know about the bokah? This lens is more designed for a new Nikon mirrorless. And it beats the pants off the old one.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:55 UTC
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cosinaphile: the crippling of backwards compatibility is a bad move

These P lens will work with the newer cameras and perfectly on a Nikon mirrorless. That is the point.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 11:49 UTC
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Henry McA: The old one cost half as much and was quite good - af was fast enough and silent. Don´t see the point of that new version.

Much faster focus, lighter, IF, 4 stop vs 2.5 stop VR, close focus to name a few reasons. Supposedly better optics, remains to be seen.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 05:11 UTC
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beavertown: So no VR switch on/off button?

Nikon: With no switches on the lens barrel, you have no chance of accidentally changing settings when you want to take the shot.

It has a switch that has off, VR and sport. See the Nikon site

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 05:08 UTC
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pacnwhobbyist: This is pretty much an answer to Canon's pedestrian full frame 70-300. Although this one is a tad slower at wide angle but also somewhat lighter than Canon's.

This one should be quite a bit better than the older one. 4.5 stop VR and IF is cool and better sealed.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 04:48 UTC
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Faris Marino: it's weird, is there any nikon fx camera that support af-p lense?

D5, D820, DF, D750

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 04:46 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)
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rsjoberg: I received the grip for my refurb 7200 today. Nice! If the present trend continues I guess my next camera will be a D500 or its successor. I wouldn't buy a DSLR without a grip option.

Horses for courses. I have never seen the need for a grip on a small camera like this. I can grip it vertically one handed. Grip makes it bigger than a D810. But to each their own. I am quite sure Nikon did the math and figured out how many grips they would sell minus the development and parts /labor costs and figured it wasn't worth it. Hopefully someone comes up with a third party grip for those of you that want it.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 14:32 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)
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Niko Tod: You may add to the Pros list:
It doesn't drop to 12bit at the first sign of an Imperial cruiser.
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Great camera!
Thank you for the review!

Dr. Blackjack, this is a GEAR review site, debating GEAR is why we come here. And that post was harmless. This is not kindergarten where we all have to raise our hands. Of course, people sometimes go overboard, but that is why we have MODERATORS.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 00:01 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: Which is the better deal, D7200 or D7500? Or just hang onto my D7000?

Sell your D7000 on eBay, recently completed listings are going for about $380, buy a refurb D7200 with factory warranty for $750, net cost $360

http://www.cameta.com/Nikon-D7200-Wi-Fi-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-Factory-Refurbished-89746.cfm

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 23:53 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)
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Ruekon: The comparison table under Intro&body seems to ignore the display resolution: the D500 has outstanding 2.36M-dot, compared to about 1M-dot of all others. This is very valuable for checking focus directly in the camera and should qualify the D500 for a green entry.

Also the magnification of the view finder is missing in the table: 1.0x for D500 compared to 0.94x for D7500/D7200, 0.95x for 80D and only 0.7x for A6500! 1.0x makes you forget about the cropping, whereas 0.7x cropped places the photographer out of the scene onto a rear seat in the audience.

They are both 640 *480 as pointed out in the review. On number includes all RGB sites as pixels, one doesn't.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)
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PredatorsPrey: @DPR Where have you hidden now how many frames it can take in RAW till the buffer is filled? And what's the rate after the buffer is filled? And does it support ALL-I for video?

I couldn't find it either. See here for now.
https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/nikon-d7500/nikon-d7500A6.HTM

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 18:44 UTC
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sandy b: One memory slot listed as a con on the D7500, but not the 80D or the A6500/A6300, the main competition? We all know why Nikon chose to remove it, save a couple of dollars, competitive with the competition and product differentiation from the D500, all reasonable reasons. I think it's reasonable to point out the difference and the why, as you did, but to list as a con is a bit of a reach unless it's a con for the competitors.

Thanks for the clarification Richard.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 18:29 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: Which is the better deal, D7200 or D7500? Or just hang onto my D7000?

As far as deals go, the D7200 cannot be beat, and is a great camera. I have seen refurb ones going for as low as $620 a couple of weeks ago, although lately the best I saw was $725, still has to be the best band for the buck in cropped sensors.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)
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wakaba: Hello Nikon? This exactly the same body as yesteryears. Lousier sensor than my 5 year old D600, unusable 4k, low res screen, no batterygrip, one slot and a DSP that is a lot worse than my phones and no 4k usability and superb double shielding against the elements like my Hero5. This product has no place in my toolbox where the DSLR delivers superior image quality. Its a boatanchor, Nikon and its 2 steps forward and 1 step back business model is very dead. I expect a simple MF body at this pricepoint and no more point and shoot AW without the W.

Your D600 has a full frame sensor, and a very good one at that, that will not be reached by a DX sensor in the foreseeable future. The D7500 does have superior AF, Buffer, frame rate, weather sealing and lighter weight than your D600. And the 4k is not unusable, it is just not prioritized, and according to the review, the screen visually looked sharper. It may not have room in your tiny tool box, so I suggest l you look elsewhere. Be assured it will find it's way into many camera bags though.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:32 UTC
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OlyPent: At this point, a new (NEW) camera review would have generated about 500 comments. The Sony A9 had 1000 I think. This is telling.

That number accumulated over several pre-reviews and review. DPR gave the Sony a huge amount of coverage.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)

One memory slot listed as a con on the D7500, but not the 80D or the A6500/A6300, the main competition? We all know why Nikon chose to remove it, save a couple of dollars, competitive with the competition and product differentiation from the D500, all reasonable reasons. I think it's reasonable to point out the difference and the why, as you did, but to list as a con is a bit of a reach unless it's a con for the competitors.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 37th comment | 9 replies
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (450 comments in total)
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The Squire: If Nikon are still using Sony-made sensors (are they?) how come they dont get all the fast read-out benefits which would make over-sampled, full-sensor 4K possible?

Sony imaging will sell Nikon any sensor that Nikon cares to spec out. They will not sell Nikon a sensor that Sony camera specc'ed out. Nikon still buys more DSLR sensors from Sony than Sony.

Having said that, the D7500 sensor was chosen because Nikon already ordered them for the D500, and it is widely regarded as a good sensor. The crop 4K video is probably not a major downgrade to the majority of the intended users of this camera. The Canon D80, it's main competitor, doesn't offer 4K at all.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 13:39 UTC
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