sandy b

sandy b

Lives in United States Southern Minn, United States
Works as a tech writer
Joined on Jan 4, 2002

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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: The X-Pro2 looks amazing. Definitely 'Camera of the Year' material! Bravo Fuji for releasing a camera for TRUE photography enthusiast!

I agree. That's why I said nice things about them without putting down other users.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 01:05 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: The X-Pro2 looks amazing. Definitely 'Camera of the Year' material! Bravo Fuji for releasing a camera for TRUE photography enthusiast!

As compared to the rest of us who are fake enthusiasts?
Cool looking camera, lots of nice features. but a lateral move at best compared to any number of other top end offerings from Sony, Canon, Nikon, Samsung. Still, I'm happy Fuji has carved a nice niche out for themselves and make their fans happy.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 21:18 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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aramgrg: who votes for D7200?

No, Nikon has no fab lines. They order from Sony, Toshiba, different foundries. This is smart for their size. Fab lines are crazy expensive, and have to be updated or you fall behind (Canon). Nikon specifies and even designs some.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 06:29 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (719 comments in total)

Why people buy Flagship cameras

http://oleliodden.com/photo-gear/field-reviews/beta-test-report-nikon-d5/

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 07:07 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (719 comments in total)
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JohnHoppy: Pushing the boundaries of DSLR? - DSLR maybe, but photography has been travelling since 2009, CaNikon are on the CaNikon bus while photographers worldwide are getting on the mirrorless bus to see boundaries pushed. Nikon says, "WE ARE the future!" Does anyone believe that?

http://oleliodden.com/photo-gear/field-reviews/beta-test-report-nikon-d5/

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 07:02 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (719 comments in total)
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rhegde: At the best, feeding an old racehorse can be an act of compassion - to save it from dying. Pushing the boundaries of “DSLR” is simply that. No more it can rejuvenate the old horse to the level of sprinting and galloping. Either evolve a new technology or strengthen the latest of the existing technology. LOOK FORWARD AND INNOVATE is the key. The only way for any professional conglomerate to survive; Or else? We have too many bad examples already: Kodak for instance.

That old race horse D500 will probably outsell Olympus total lineup.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 05:50 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (719 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: The title is very misleading. Perhaps the boundaries of APSC DSLR produced by Nikon, bot not general boudaries.

Samsung has a better APSC camera out for more than one year and Sony has a lot of interesting offerings as well.

D500 is as most a bit better than Canon 7D-mkII. But just a little bit.

The NX1 is a remarkable camera, but it is close to stop behind the D7200 at high ISO, and not as good as the 7200 at Sports tracking.
It is exemplary at many things though, resolution, build, wifi, video, in body VR. etc. I am too invested in the Nikon system to stray, but I would have loved to see what the NX2 would have brought to the table. Samsung dumping it's camera business is the most regrettable news in years, and considering the NX1, one of the least expected. At least they went out with a bang, and not a whimper.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 06:24 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (719 comments in total)
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ShortestPath: Rishi, the buffer of the D500 is not 200 shots (slide 1): Nikon is quoting the maximum number of continuous shots that can be taken, and this number is very high if using a fast XQD card.

The buffer capacity, however, is the number shown in the viewfinder before shooting, which is the size of its memory divided by the size of a RAW file. This number is not absolute (it changes with the ISO setting), but even in the best case scenario we are talking an order of magnitude of difference with the number you are quoting: see http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57053571.

Bottom line: you should call Nikon out on their marketing shenanigans, the revolutionary thing here is the XQD interface, not the size of the buffer.

Excellent explanation, thank you. I actually understood all of that. I would still hesitate to call it "shenanigans", that implies Nikon is trying to deceive, more a question of semantics, because whether they speeded up the throughput or increased the buffer size, the net result is the same when using the faster card, which Nikon points out in its literature.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 04:27 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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aramgrg: who votes for D7200?

D7200 is the highest rated cropped sensor, period. It also has pro level AF. For about a grand.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: I can't imagine that Canon is happy about how they are performing but I see no change in course.

What they seem to do:
1. Produce a camera every 3 to 7 years, better than their last model in the series, completely ignoring market trends and tech advancements already being deployed by their competitors.

2. Branch a professional line for their products that is out of the price range for consumers who bought their original product and would have bought a successor.

For example, they are charging a few thousand dollars for 4K, while other manufacturers throw it in for free.

3. Make sure their cheaper products don't outperform their professional/flagship products in any way, shape, or form. No matter how much better their competitor's model of a similar price performs.

The key word is SELLING. Sony is barely visible in the rearview mirror to Canon and Nikon. Distant third.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
On article Vote now for Best Product of 2015! (130 comments in total)
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LiSkynden: "times they are a changin" as Bob Dylan would say :D I mean just a few years ago, i dont think Canon and Nikon saw Sony beating their butts like this, lol.

Maybe someday it will translate to sales. Not this year, though.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 20:06 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (719 comments in total)
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ShortestPath: Rishi, the buffer of the D500 is not 200 shots (slide 1): Nikon is quoting the maximum number of continuous shots that can be taken, and this number is very high if using a fast XQD card.

The buffer capacity, however, is the number shown in the viewfinder before shooting, which is the size of its memory divided by the size of a RAW file. This number is not absolute (it changes with the ISO setting), but even in the best case scenario we are talking an order of magnitude of difference with the number you are quoting: see http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57053571.

Bottom line: you should call Nikon out on their marketing shenanigans, the revolutionary thing here is the XQD interface, not the size of the buffer.

Bottom line is it shoots 200 continuous raw/jpg 14 bit compressed with XQD, and points to a massively improved buffer throughput. From the shooters POV this is huge, and slays it's competition.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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stromaroma: Don' t know if anyone knows the answer to this. I don't want to buy a whole bunch of expensive XQD cards but for fast write speeds it would be good to have one in the camera. Is it possible to transfer images, within the camera, from the XQD after you take a bunch in a burst, to the SD card in the other slot, and then delete them in the XQD card ready to take more bursts?

Don't know if it is with the D500, but it should be, its a feature in all other 2 card Nikons.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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zakk9: Now, this is silly:
According to Nikon's website, their WiFi applications will only be compatible with iOS and Android devices. However, the only tablet computers that can run Photoshop and other advanced photo editing software are those that feature Windows, like the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 4. Why didn't you think about that, Mr. Nikon?

You Mean "your" issues. Pretty sure most of us won't have the same list.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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lem12: From first look reminds me of D200. It will ship in March, how long it would take after to test the camera? Interesting to know what this camera is capable to do with 4K video, only time lapse?
So far I like and want to see that 100% view finder filled from side to side with AF points. The 3.2 screen with 2,359.000 is promising too..
Less MP sounds more professional and reasonable...

I believe 30 minutes for the D 500.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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Ginoshay: Wow. $2,000 for a DX camera. If I upgrade my D7000, I'd rather shill out the $1,500 to $1,800 for a D750. Nikon will need to drop the price on the D500 anywhere from $600 to $800 to get the D7000 owners to buy one.

I have a D750 and a D7100.I will sell the D7100 for the D500. I will never sell the D750. I love that camera. As far as I am concerned, it is my Goldilocks camera, it just does everything right. It may well be the last FF I buy. Buying the D500 because it's the best, will pair well with the Nikon 200-500, and may well be the last crop camera I ever buy.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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Mark van Dam: I wonder if the new auto af fine-tune feature can fine tune a zoom lens at multiple focal lengths (ie. at short and long ends)? Anyone have more info. on this. Cool feature if it does.

Saw a post on nikon FF forum, someone claimed 1 adjustment/lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
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Timbukto: I want to see the Nikon presentation showing off 80 year old OVF tech! Can anyone send me this film roll by pony express ASAP! Otherwise a url or link will do!

its on youtube, I think D5 rollout or announcement

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:17 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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perry rhodan: 2K? Serious?
The D750 is less!

Looks like DOA.

The D300s sold for $1800 9 years ago, this has huge pent up demand by people that are used to spending LOTS of money on camera equipment. Besides, look at the damn specs, Damn!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 15:21 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)
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Digital Mike0697: I like to know why they got rid of compact flash card slot in camera? You only have two slots, SD and XQD. XQD cards are very expensive on Amazon. Nikon drop the ball on design.

Because this is a very fast camera with 4k it really needs speed limit XQD card.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
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