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 Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

J5 equivalent FL is 810 with 4k and much lighter.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 05:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (339 comments in total)
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Gregd548: Still too expensive for a fixed lens point & shoot... can buy a rather decent DSLR for that price!

The Sony is certainly cool. It will have its place. I can see people who shoot surfing and daytime sports having a field day with it if the AF can stand up. And birders.

Nikon J5 with 70-300 also comes to mind. Fun stuff.

Me, for that price a second D750.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 01:38 UTC
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Bambi24: I don't know what the point of this camera is really.

A puny sensor that won't perform well except when the sun is out.

24-600mm superzoom will cause a rollercoaster in terms of distortion.

And you also can't argue that this thing is compact, it's not, and at 1kg it's very heavy.

And it's super expensive. For $1700 you can just get an APS-C camera with a few nice lenses instead. You'll get way way better image quality for a fraction of the price.

A 600 F4 that because of the 1" sensor will never look as good as a D7200 with a 100-400. And will have semi pro AF. And great high ISO.
I am not saying it's a bad camera. I personally think it's a bit of a kludge, but Sony will sell some. Probably not many though.
Personally, make it the 24 mp crop sensor. If you are going to make it two pounds, might as well make it 3 pounds with much better specs.

BTW, I had the R1. That was a cool camera with a sensible range.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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Dimit: Best bridge camera,no doubt,too expensive.no doubt. Best marketing move would be a 24-200 with pd for approx, $1200 to 1300..

Dimit, your probably right, Not sure who the target is for a $1700, 1 kg camera that will suck when the lights get dim.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:57 UTC
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Bambi24: I don't know what the point of this camera is really.

A puny sensor that won't perform well except when the sun is out.

24-600mm superzoom will cause a rollercoaster in terms of distortion.

And you also can't argue that this thing is compact, it's not, and at 1kg it's very heavy.

And it's super expensive. For $1700 you can just get an APS-C camera with a few nice lenses instead. You'll get way way better image quality for a fraction of the price.

He might actually be right, this time. On paper, great features. But I could get a D7200 and a sigma 100-400 for the price.
1" sensor, very heavy, prolly not so great under the lights or at dusk / dawn.
Some people are going to love it. I just don't think very many.
Shorten the lens and put a crop sensor in it.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 17:54 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.

You asked for evidence. I think it's pretty clear by now, both from the images and comments from experts like Thom and Bob that this is a Sony sensor, designed by Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 21:29 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.

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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(unknown member): 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 94th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (405 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 (405 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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