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sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
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On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (453 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
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (453 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: Nikon could have gotten a gold award if they just would have retained dual slots, the grip and AI aperture metering. I guess they didn't want one.

I guess they wanted to sell some D500's.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (453 comments in total)
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AksCT: Going from two card slots to one, does Nikon consider this an improvement, or an step to enhance D500 differentiation?

Hmm, what would be your guess? Is this a trick question?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (453 comments in total)
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Abdouh19: Good to see nikon catching up with a6300 ....
The only bad thing in d7500 , it crops the sensor that is already cropped when shooting lol

The Sony does not have better IQ or AF, most important to me. Plus it's like shooting with a pack of smokes with a lens attached, IE no ergonomics what so ever. Other than that it has some excellent features. But I would take either the D7200 or D7500 every time. If you can't carry either one of those light weight cameras, be ashamed to admit it and get a new hobby.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (453 comments in total)
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CallumG: It's just great to know that my D7200 has an amazing AF module, yet due to it's really low res metering sensor, it can't fully track subjects (certainly not like this can!).

Look on youtube, it is better.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (453 comments in total)
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Michael Thomas Mitchell: A 1.5x crop of a 1.5x cropped sensor... ouch.

And yet the Panny GH5 is revered at the same size.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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Jaakko Alatalo: 3 things that will bug readers about DPreview
Clickbait headlines
Endless Sony "articles"
Pointless mobile product news

And commenters who think they are clever.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 17:18 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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fraga500: explanations from sony fans:

1. get rid of those LED panels (ON A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL GAME), it's their fault;
2. this only happened to x% of the shots, so it's no big deal;
3. camera x also had this problem, meaning it's ok that this one does so too.
4 . etc.

then proceed to post your comment, get instant likes, rinse and repeat. voilà!

It can be mitigated just by knowing it's there and adjusting shutter speeds accordingly. Kind of like shooting in a gym with fluorescent bulbs.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
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EcoR1: Putting more perspective from the same CIPA-data:

January 2017 vs. January 2016:
DSLR: -11%
Mirrorless: +48%

February 2017 vs. February 2016:
DSLR: +6%
Mirrorless: +46%

March 2017 vs. March 2016:
DSLR -16%
Mirrorless + 41%

http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/2016-ilc-shipments.html

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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fraga500: explanations from sony fans:

1. get rid of those LED panels (ON A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL GAME), it's their fault;
2. this only happened to x% of the shots, so it's no big deal;
3. camera x also had this problem, meaning it's ok that this one does so too.
4 . etc.

then proceed to post your comment, get instant likes, rinse and repeat. voilà!

Magnifying?? Good lord Blackjack, you trolled Canon products for at least 80 comments in the last two days alone.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
On article Sony a9 banding issue: fact or fiction? (733 comments in total)
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xsamie: You busted Jared's 15 minutes of fame. I think this banding had to be visible in the evf before taking the photo. A simple change in shutter speed would have fixed it. Where is the full review, why make a preview on the alleged banding first.

Bam.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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Iloveaircraftnoise: Spec wise the 6d2 seems not too bad. Canon knows they just needed to tweak a few things like swivel screen, a few more focus points. They will sell plenty of these.

I really don't know what the infatuation with 4k video is. Here in Australia, most tv is still broadcast in standard definition !!

How many average consumers care about downsampling 4k to better 1080 ?

You have never watched a 4K set with good 4 k output. It's immediately apparent. Instantly. I try to avoid watching it at all costs because it makes my 4 year old 70" Sharp Aquos (1080P) look depressingly old. Even a 30 or 40 inch clearly shows it. My next camera will have to have it, its time.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 20:54 UTC
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XeroJay: No dual media... Looks like my crew will be skipping this camera. I refuse to allow single media cameras to be used on our jobs.

Better than most. Except Canon of course.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 16:18 UTC
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BokehFanatic: So many (predictable) complaints here...

When a new BMW 3 series (or a similar car, before anybody starts attacking BMW) comes out, it's seldom "innovative" or a "game-change". Do people buy a different car immediately that does have the latest features? I think that's a minority.

In the meantime this new BMW is extremely solid, well build, and you know you get the quality. Many people will love to have one, and they will be satisfied using it.

It doesn't mean everyone should buy this new and "boring" BMW, but bashing it for "not being innovative" is shortsighted...

Moreover, don't forget companies' goal is not to release the best possible camera ever, but the camera that fits within their line-up, that will be sold (with a good profit margin) and that customers be happy. Except for those few of you, who don't even buy a another camera because "this one is such a turn-off" but like to complain on the internet instead, I think Canon will be successful with this new 6DII.

BMW is a rich mans toy. This is an entry level camera in a workman's camera lineup..

Lets call it a Chevy Malibu. The Sub $1000 dslrs could be Sparks or Cruzes.
5D would be an camaro. Top pro camera? Siverado.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 16:16 UTC
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Melchiorum: 2000 bucks camera in year 2017:
- No full VF coverage
- No ISO-invariance (judging from first tests)
- No focus point selection joystick
- Single SD slot
- 1080p video

Canon's gonna Canon.

For $2000 almost 3 years ago the D750 had dual slots, 100% OVF and state of the art AF and IQ. I well remember the outrage in the Canon forum when it was introduced.
It did not have decent live view AF, 1/250th sync or 1/8000 or a huge buffer. We will see what the D760 has by the end of the year.
The Canon will sell fine, just based on it's name, but I expected a bit more to compete with the D750.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
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AlexDROP1984: https://gyazo.com/efa800274e2e0fe0f1ca6656dc316d06
Who says Nikon 750D is better in terms of AF points spread area? Nikon 750D and Canon 6DII AF points spread area is almost the same. For wider AF area go and take Nikon 810D or Canon 5DIV if you can afford them.
Looks like somebody wants to pay 5 cents for a 1$ candy, ha-ha! You get what you pay for!

It's not so much the spread as it is how damn well it works. It's a FF DSLR, it has a mirror box which limits it's coverage. The biggest advantage of mirrorless, IMO.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:27 UTC
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entoman: Nikon D750 would seem to be better in all departments apart from video AF. That won't stop the 6DMkii selling in droves to Canon users wanting to upgrade from 80D or 6D, but it's rather sad that new Canon cameras continue to lag behind Nikon by 2-3 years, and that both lag behind Sony (in all respects apart from ergonomics) by close to 5 years.

Yossaian, that is the only feature the Canon wins. And the D760 will probably be out the by end of the year. Not putting the Canon down, its going to be a fine camera, but Nikon really went all out for the D750 - 2 years ago.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:24 UTC
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BokehFanatic: So many (predictable) complaints here...

When a new BMW 3 series (or a similar car, before anybody starts attacking BMW) comes out, it's seldom "innovative" or a "game-change". Do people buy a different car immediately that does have the latest features? I think that's a minority.

In the meantime this new BMW is extremely solid, well build, and you know you get the quality. Many people will love to have one, and they will be satisfied using it.

It doesn't mean everyone should buy this new and "boring" BMW, but bashing it for "not being innovative" is shortsighted...

Moreover, don't forget companies' goal is not to release the best possible camera ever, but the camera that fits within their line-up, that will be sold (with a good profit margin) and that customers be happy. Except for those few of you, who don't even buy a another camera because "this one is such a turn-off" but like to complain on the internet instead, I think Canon will be successful with this new 6DII.

This is more a Chevy than a BMW, but I catch your drift. Nothing wrong with a Chevy.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:21 UTC
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shademaster: just put in an evf, take out the mirror, and call it a day already...

the mirror is dead. watch out mechanical shutters. they're coming for you next.

Big talk. Forget the facts.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:20 UTC

Other than DP-AF, which is very cool, I would still give the D750 the nod. But maybe that's because I already bought one! Still, the Canon boys should be pretty happy with a very good entry level FF DSLR. Canon keeps chugging along. They sure must be doing something right.

There has never been a better time to be a photographer. The lens and cameras available to us are astoundingly good.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:19 UTC as 98th comment
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