Jonathan F/2

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So nice of Fuji to keep updating their unfinished cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:34 UTC as 3rd comment | 5 replies
On article Look Sharp: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85/GX80 video preview (130 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year. Good job Panasonic!

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 05:32 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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DoubleDash: Taking into account that these pictures were shot with the A7RII, i'm not really impressed by the sharpness and bokeh.

Taking into account that this lens is just $250, i still believe it's a pretty decent deal.

But, I don't see any reason why, if you have the RII, you would buy this lens over the 55mm 1.8.

Huh? I think this new 50mm will be fine on the A7R/II. I shot the the 50mm 1.8 G on the D800 with the 36mp sensor, and stopped down just a tad, pictures looked great! Not to mention the Zeiss 55mm 1.8 is probably one of the most boring optical lenses ever. The Voigtlander 58mm 1.4 for example smothers the Zeiss in wide open character and charm!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 20:44 UTC

Sony looks to be on the path of affordable FF for the masses!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 20:41 UTC as 65th comment
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: That sensor coming to a Sony AXX near you. :)

In regards to flagship bodies, I believe the D1/D1H/D1X were a Nikon/Sony collaborative design of a down-sampled 10mp'ish sensor. The D3X was a Sony sensor, but everything from the D2H LBCAST sensor up to the D5 looks to be designed by Nikon in-house.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 16:10 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: That sensor coming to a Sony AXX near you. :)

Nikon hasn't used a Sony based sensor on their flagship sports cameras since the D1. Everything from the D2H until now has been a Nikon design.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 05:00 UTC
On article Nikon D5 real-world low light, high ISO samples (281 comments in total)

I think the 85mm 1.8 G shots look pretty darn good! Though I don't think any real working pro would bring an f/4 lens to a live band performance. I think either the 14-24mm 2.8 or 20mm 1.8 would of been a better choice for covering the wide angle. It'd also be more realistic pushing the D5 high ISO capabilities using those lenses as it would be reflective of how a working pro would use the camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 43rd comment

M43 and Fuji are done. Budget Sony FE just drove the nail into the coffin of the small sensor format!

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 27th comment | 9 replies

If the A-mount version is any indication, the 70-300mm should probably drop in price especially if it gets bundled in kits. The 50mm FE mount lens looks good. Might be time to transition fully to the Sony FE system!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 17:04 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
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osan: Now it's time for Nikon fanboys to be defensive. All of a sudden DR is not important anymore :)))) Thank god for camera makers not reading Dpreview forums.

I'm a Nikon Fanboy, but I have to say after looking at some full-sized samples on Flickr, I'm surprised at the lack of latitude to pull up shadow areas at low ISOs. The 24mp D750 sensor can pull up shadows like a champ.

This might be an issue for wedding guys who like to underexpose to retain details in white dresses, while bringing up shadows later in post processing.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Wow, this makes the D750 look like the best all-around Nikon camera. Great AF, DR, NR and very good high ISO capabilities all for under $2k USD!

The smaller AF zones aren't an issue, at least what's there is reliable unlike the corner AF points of the D800/D600 era bodies. On top of that group AF is very solid.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 01:45 UTC

Wow, this makes the D750 look like the best all-around Nikon camera. Great AF, DR, NR and very good high ISO capabilities all for under $2k USD!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 00:38 UTC as 154th comment | 11 replies

I thought it was a pretty good interview especially from Nikon. All those people complaining haven't been using the latest Nikon DSLRs. I think Nikon started a paradigm shift in thinking when they released the D750. Everything from NR, AWB and handling have seen very good improvements. Nikon has really pushed using lighter weight materials to make DSLRs less clunky. The latest D5 is a low light beast and the D500 will probably devour every aps-c camera out there. The DL line is what they should of done with the the 1" sensor and they reluctantly admitted that mirrorless is gaining traction. They also admitted that global feedback is really having an impact on their designs.

Nikon practically wrote a love letter to their customers without losing corporate face and they sent a whole design team to serenade you all!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 13:39 UTC as 61st comment

The D7200 is even more impressive. At this rate of improvement, the D500 should be a DR and high ISO beast next to Canon and the rest of the APS-C competition. Fuji being a close 2nd place. No doubt in the mirrorless arena Fuji is top dog for APS-C!

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 20:19 UTC as 50th comment | 13 replies
On article How to: iFixit disassembles the Fujifilm X100T (102 comments in total)

Today's cameras are more related to a Playstation 4 than the analog film tools of before!

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 17:00 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)

I shoot Sony, but Matt Granger's latest video on why he switched back to Nikon holds a lot of weight. Shoddy repair services doesn't bode well for a company that makes photographic equipment.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 383rd comment | 6 replies
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Glenn Barber: If not said previously - the most important question is - will this now work reliably and fast enough on a Sony A7RII or 6300 for BIF

@ Glenn Barber, go buy a Micro Four-Thirds camera, they have all the super telephoto lenses you need for cropped shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
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Glenn Barber: If not said previously - the most important question is - will this now work reliably and fast enough on a Sony A7RII or 6300 for BIF

I love mirrorless for a lot of things, but when it comes to fast action and moving subjects mirrorless sucks.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 06:01 UTC

These Sony sponsored events are cheesy. It's also lame that every camera review/news outlet has similar content. Who am I kidding though, If I was getting a paid trip, I'd wear a Sony cap and say it's the best thing since the invention of the camera!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 05:09 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Jonathan F/2: There's some noticeable CA shot wide open. It's pretty ugly. It'll probably look better shot on an Olympus Pen-F!

Either way, your samples were enough for me to pre-order it. Plus fixing CA in raw isn't a big deal. I got it in M43 mount, I have a feeling the E-M5 II and this lens will get along well!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 15:36 UTC
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