A Owens

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Jun 10, 2003

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davev8: i am feeling a lot happier now i see the 6ii gallery....was VERY disappointed to hear about the DR........BUT the 6ii has one of the nicest looking galleries i ever see on DPR ....i cannot scientifically say why they are nice ..probably very subjective....i even look at some other galleries back to back incase i was imagining it ..am not .... they remind me of the 5Dmki......

I agree. Predicably, one headline number like this attracts a lot of attention. But it it's only one factor and I bet this new 6d is actually a very capable overall imaging tool in the excellent Canon system.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:58 UTC

Wow, so good. I find it so reassuring that in a world where billions of photos are taken every year, people can still create something fresh and excellent.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 16:44 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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Matsu: Nikon is no worse than a number of other manufacturers, if anything their QC is even a bit better. However, in the past they've fallen down by not communicating issues and rectifying them. They shouldn't be criticized for the new trend of actually acknowledging an issue, actively informing their users, and correcting the problem at no additional expense to the user.

This is much better than the veil of silence we used to be subjected to.

@lightandprayer If it is me you refer to as a hardcore Nikon apologist you are wrong. I shoot with 2 Sony mirrorless and one Nikon D810 body and will shoot with any brand that will help my photography. Nikon has absolutely nothing to apologise about, its cameras are superb image making devices, probably the best. And Sony is fast catching up and perhaps with its A9 it has caught up with Nikon in many respects. But I will always want at least one body with an optical viewfinder with access to lenses from 14mm up to 600/4.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
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OhWeh: Nikon should use electronical shutters like Sony, Olympus, Fuji, etc. do. The only things, which are moving in my E-M1.2 are the aperture and the AF-motors. And of course no moving mirrors.

Wake up Nikon. Future is now!

@Ohweh, to be fair you need to also include the D810, D5 and indeed the D750 which are all wonderful image making devices which top-score on this site.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 06:27 UTC
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Matsu: Nikon is no worse than a number of other manufacturers, if anything their QC is even a bit better. However, in the past they've fallen down by not communicating issues and rectifying them. They shouldn't be criticized for the new trend of actually acknowledging an issue, actively informing their users, and correcting the problem at no additional expense to the user.

This is much better than the veil of silence we used to be subjected to.

+1 It is also true that the number of users that actually experience issues are very small. That is not to detract from the fustration of those that do have problems. It is also worth noting that most of these cameras get a LOT of use and never give problems. There are users on these boards that already have 500,000 shots on a D5 and still on the original shutter. Many posting snide comments here buy a little mirrorless, put it in a leather half case and walnut thumb grip, go to bed with it and sell it 12 months later with <5,000 clicks when the next model comes out.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
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OhWeh: Nikon should use electronical shutters like Sony, Olympus, Fuji, etc. do. The only things, which are moving in my E-M1.2 are the aperture and the AF-motors. And of course no moving mirrors.

Wake up Nikon. Future is now!

@OhWeh, yes it is a very impressive system. Maybe a small risk of some rolling shutter but that can only get better in subsequent generations. Regarding the mirror assembly in a DSLR, it is rather expensive thing to implement compared to mirrorless so when and if Nikon bring out a large sensor mirrorless camera then presumably that will facilitate better profits. But I expect that they will still make DSLR's as many still prefer an optical viewfinder.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 22:09 UTC
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OhWeh: Nikon should use electronical shutters like Sony, Olympus, Fuji, etc. do. The only things, which are moving in my E-M1.2 are the aperture and the AF-motors. And of course no moving mirrors.

Wake up Nikon. Future is now!

I think you will find all those cameras, including your Oly has a mechanical shutter.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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Old Cameras: Sometimes I'm just baffled at the people who take time out of their day to think up something snarky and post it about... a camera company. Really? No, really???
I don't know about you guys but I like photography. I like film, better than digital but I certainly have, enjoy and use both. I have a dedicated darkroom that a built from scratch - it's a separate building - I built it. Two enlargers, running water, heat and a/c and this is strictly a hobby for me. I have shelves full of vintage photography books, I recently bought copies of Barry Thorntons Edge of Darkness and Elements a few months ago. Books on alternative processes. I'm sure my neighbors think it's a meth lab, it kind of looks like one. I come to this site to read about a subject that interests me, I don't have time to offer up my uneducated opinion about why one camera manufacturer is better than another. Who does?
Laugh at me, I just ordered the FTn poster.

@Radissimo - and yet you just did.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 08:21 UTC
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Jesse_Just_Him: The poster style pretty much sums up Nikon's current attitude in their camera business - Keep Savoring The Good Old Days

@Studor13 The D810 it's not too shabby either.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 07:47 UTC
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Old Cameras: Sometimes I'm just baffled at the people who take time out of their day to think up something snarky and post it about... a camera company. Really? No, really???
I don't know about you guys but I like photography. I like film, better than digital but I certainly have, enjoy and use both. I have a dedicated darkroom that a built from scratch - it's a separate building - I built it. Two enlargers, running water, heat and a/c and this is strictly a hobby for me. I have shelves full of vintage photography books, I recently bought copies of Barry Thorntons Edge of Darkness and Elements a few months ago. Books on alternative processes. I'm sure my neighbors think it's a meth lab, it kind of looks like one. I come to this site to read about a subject that interests me, I don't have time to offer up my uneducated opinion about why one camera manufacturer is better than another. Who does?
Laugh at me, I just ordered the FTn poster.

Yes Old Camera, it is a very strange thing. Any story about Nikon brings a flood snarky comments. Usually mirrorless something or other is mentioned. And yet Nikon makes the top scoring cameras on DPR. A good case study in consumer insecurity for some industrial psychiatrist perhaps.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 07:33 UTC
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A Owens: I must be getting old but "reaching out" to Nikon sounds melodramatic and like the florid language of a sugary gospel preacher. Just contact them. Unless your warm battery has left you on the brink of total breakdown in which case "reach out" by all means.

Nonsense. But thanks for reaching out Fatman.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 08:12 UTC

I must be getting old but "reaching out" to Nikon sounds melodramatic and like the florid language of a sugary gospel preacher. Just contact them. Unless your warm battery has left you on the brink of total breakdown in which case "reach out" by all means.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On article Nikon announces prices for 100th Anniversary products (114 comments in total)

I've just had a brainwave. I won't buy one.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 17th comment
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2724 comments in total)

Looks like a nice camera but honestly, apart from the silent shutter, why would you buy this over a 1dx or D5? Especially if you shoot full bit-depth raw and big lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 184th comment | 9 replies
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eric333: Weren't these all replaced by Google?

It was never Google's intention to replace anything. They sought to make books available to and preserved for everyone, regardless of physical access to magnificent buildings. Unfortunately they abandoned the project after 30m of 120m books, having spent around $400m. A great pity IMO.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 20:44 UTC
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (85 comments in total)
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hikerdoc: Best way to deal woth a warning indicator, disable it!

@ednabambrick so threatening to hit a woman is ok is it? That does not relax me at all.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (85 comments in total)
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hikerdoc: Best way to deal woth a warning indicator, disable it!

@ednabambrick you reprehensible excuse for a human being. How can you say such a thing?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 17:52 UTC
On article Imaging Resource selects best cameras for backpacking (29 comments in total)

Contrary to the title, IR does not select the best backpacking camera at all. It muses over everything from MFT to a 1dxmk2 with a medium format thrown in for good measure. It's a bit silly really.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2017 at 07:25 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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JohnnyFl: Sony, Nikon and Canon all make great cameras. So Sony is trying to make progress and improve their position in the market with improving their products. Its business and ultimately competition is good for the camera industry. I just wish Sony would ease up on some of the pricing.

@thenoilif, where can you buy A7r2 for the same as a D810? D810 is very cheap at the moment with it's successor due for release this year.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 07:58 UTC

This looks awesome. Some very handy functions on it. Hope it succeeds. Not so sure about the AI thing though. But that looks to be a small and not so important part of it that the media has latched onto for it's headline value.

I would like to see camera makers adopt a common OS (Android?) and let people like this add functionality through apps and hardware and software add-ons. Full connectivity. Could even add a phone to a camera instead of other way round!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 16:17 UTC as 47th comment | 1 reply
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