A Owens

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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Maybe this is why the sample images released are so bad. Come on guys, this is outrageous. There are heaps of professional women photographers and they are seriously talented. They are our wives, daughters and sisters and they are amazing. Excluding them is BS and Nikon deserves a good kicking for doing it. I'm calling them out on this.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 193rd comment | 2 replies

Can we have the video of the face recognition not working?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 134th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (332 comments in total)

Amazing spec. Really useful little"do it all" tool. We are really being spoilt by recent releases from camera manufacturers slogging it out. Keep them coming!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 22:03 UTC as 80th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV (332 comments in total)

Amazing spec. Really useful little"do it all" tool. We are really being spoilt by recent releases from camera manufacturers slogging it out. Keep them coming!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:58 UTC as 97th comment

Wow, amazing lenses. Presumably a tilt shift macro lenses means no more focus stacking?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 04:58 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Should you upgrade to a Nikon D850? (663 comments in total)

Excellent article, and very brave.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 115th comment
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (1004 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ayoh: "The Sony a99 II showed it was possible to offer high resolution images and fast shooting, but the D850 takes this a step further."

How?

State of art AF, higher resolution, twice the buffer and a fraction of the time to clear the buffer (A99II takes 35 seconds!!!).

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
On article Nikon D850: What we hoped for – and what we got (403 comments in total)
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Verto: Although I think the D850 looks and sounds amazing, DP review has gone in full promotion mode on this camera and clearly shows they are trying to sell it hard. How many articles and posts can they feature in a week? They are saying the same thing over and over again.

All cameras with exceptional specs get this sort of coverage on DPR. And rightly so. Go back a few months to the release of the Sony A9, also an exceptional specification and fully covered by DPR. And rightly so.
Surely you can suspend this pinched misery for a few days and enjoy the excitement, skill, effort and innovation that surrounds these remarkable devices, regardless of brand.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 20:58 UTC

The IQ of these files is not good. Complete mush actually. I dont understand why Nikon would allow these to be shown. I have files at ISO 20,000 (12,800 pushed nearly a stop) from a D810 that look way better than these. Going by the other samples shown, these are not representative.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 10:04 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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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.

Bambi, if video is everything, buy a video camera or use your smart phone. This camera is not for you.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 20:46 UTC

Good article and it balances out all the negative comments that Nikon seems to attract on this site. If folk cant acknowledge and congratulate Nikon for producing such an outstanding product then one is left wondering about their motivations.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 20:42 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Zoron: D850 killer is the D900

Lighter and cheaper, yes. Better, clearly not. And there are still plenty of people wanting better.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 18:33 UTC
On article Nikon D850: First full-res sample images (362 comments in total)
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dmiley: Does anyone besides me think that six news items on the Nikon D850 plus a Nikon D700 retrospective in the last 17 hours is excessive?

Can't wait to see more samples gallery and the full review. Keep em coming!

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 06:22 UTC
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A Owens: Not sure if anyone is going to bother actually reading the article. If they do they will find that the problem is the printing on the metal case and not the camera. But please dont let the bothersome facts get in the way.

Exactly turretless.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 02:33 UTC

Not sure if anyone is going to bother actually reading the article. If they do they will find that the problem is the printing on the metal case and not the camera. But please dont let the bothersome facts get in the way.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 20:11 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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landscaper1: No surprise there. If it's in print, especially if it's a periodical, then its days are numbered. As soon as someone finds a way to profitably produce a free e-zine like "People," then it will also die.

Chalk this up as more evidence that our society is continuing its steady drift into illiteracy. Heck, we've even elected a semi-illiterate as President, and the only thing he reads are articles about himself.

It wasn't in print.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 03:32 UTC
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Triplet Perar: I heard of Instagram. Who is Cindy Sherman?

Have you heard of Google?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 07:07 UTC
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WT21: Who is she and why should i care??

She is someone who is well known amongst photographers and those who take an interest in photography/art.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 07:06 UTC
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Sdaniella: OVF+LV Simultaneously (OVF+EVF) ...

evolution
from OVF-or-LV (RearScreen) ... "either/or" only ... not both simultaneously

to OVF-or-LV (RearScreen (a given) or EVF, if added, modular or built-in) ...
not simultaneously ...
(many mirrorless-only models resort to either modular tilt-EVF or built-in EVF ...)

to OVF-and-LV (OVF+EVF integrated) ... trimodal "either/and" ... switchable 3 options:
• OVF mode
• EVF mode
• OVF+EVF both simultaneously

LV dSLRs have always had OVF (mirror-down) and LV (mirror-up) "either/or" capabilities

mirrorless-only icl-cams with LV followed with EVF-only capability, but were meant to be compact forgoing with OVF capability ...
(offset rangefinders and optical tack-ons notwithstanding)

@Dr BlackJack - you can have an OVF with SLT, albeit with around half to one stop of light lost. Canon had one in the 1960's and again in the 1970's using a semi transparent pellicle mirror. Just like Sony's.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
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Sdaniella: OVF+LV Simultaneously (OVF+EVF) ...

evolution
from OVF-or-LV (RearScreen) ... "either/or" only ... not both simultaneously

to OVF-or-LV (RearScreen (a given) or EVF, if added, modular or built-in) ...
not simultaneously ...
(many mirrorless-only models resort to either modular tilt-EVF or built-in EVF ...)

to OVF-and-LV (OVF+EVF integrated) ... trimodal "either/and" ... switchable 3 options:
• OVF mode
• EVF mode
• OVF+EVF both simultaneously

LV dSLRs have always had OVF (mirror-down) and LV (mirror-up) "either/or" capabilities

mirrorless-only icl-cams with LV followed with EVF-only capability, but were meant to be compact forgoing with OVF capability ...
(offset rangefinders and optical tack-ons notwithstanding)

@RubberDials - the A350 and A550 implementation of live view are not what is being talked about here. They were awful. They used a secondary sensor built into the viewfinder to supply the image to the rear screen, not an EVF. It resulted in a truly hideous little OVF which like was looking down a dark tunnel. If Nikon did the same thing they may as well file for chapter 11 now.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 02:55 UTC
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