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Man and I'd settle for just an extra 1-2mm overall thickness to make the damn thing easier to hold and for some extra battery

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2019 at 01:10 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4440 comments in total)
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jkokich: So, neither the new Nikon nor the new Canon are really competitive in today’s market. Way too many negatives for such expensive cameras.

@NexLupus @jkokich (re: sports shooting) and neither would the Sony A7 be the camera for you. You're looking at least at an investment in the A9 and at that price your dropping D5 and 1D money.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2018 at 02:40 UTC
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Photoman: Still no dual slot...

When was the last time you heard of an XQD card failing? Also, a 2nd SD card would only slow the camera down #getanewline

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 01:35 UTC
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samfan: BTW I wonder if it's the case that "users of many non-AF-S lenses will be disappointed to lose autofocus".

I find it more likely that "users of many non-AF-S lenses will say eff this, I'm staying with DSLR until a proper adapter is made".

@samfan, that problem is multi-faceted. Some of those older non AF-S lenses just can't handle the resolving power of the newer Nikon sensors - Nikon has even published recommended to use for the D850... there are zero AF-S lenses on there.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2018 at 02:43 UTC
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photomedium: I am liking Nikon's potential MUCH better than Canon.
They have ibis, they have the sensor from sony, maybe, just maybe they can sweet-talk Sony into teaching them how to use phase detection and do video AF properly.
All they have left to do is put two SD cards and a flip back touchscreen and they are done.
Canon has much more of a predictably unsatisfying future: after much fanfare and a couple of extra thousand dollars, they will put the 1DXII sensor in the next R, add an SD and call that a 'pro' version. Then they'll take the 50MP from the 5DS and make an...'RR'(?) model. There still will be NO hi-res version IBIS in sight, probably because they are completely unable to do five axis IS and the DR will be abysmal as usual.

Please let me know if I left anything out... LOL

@photomedium, why the insistence on 2 SD cards... ask anyone who uses an XQD the last time they had a card failure.

XQD is faster and more reliable than however many SD slots you put in a camera. PLUS those SD slots come at a penalty, they slow down the write speed of the camera if you write to multiple cards.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2018 at 02:40 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: What a fantastic lens .. well done Fuji! If only it was a (far more useful) 100mm f2. The lens is too long for close up/portrait work and too short for (e.g.) wildlife photography. Plus the lens is physically HUGE.... and I suspect manufactured as an advertisement for Fuji's excellence ... well, surely Fuji cannot expect to sell many of these .. or can they?

Lots of folks from the Nikon crowd will put the 200mm f/2 on a D500, it gets you to 300mm with the ability of the higher sensor to push for 400mm. As others have mentioned for indoor sports work it could fit the bill.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2018 at 00:09 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: A good start, but it looks quite undervalued when compared to Sony's cameras.

Or the new Nikon offerings.................

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 03:22 UTC
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avicenanw: Too bad 4K is still at 15fps.

Entry. Level. Camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2018 at 02:22 UTC
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artnaz: I cannot see it in the pictures: will the 14-30mm accept "regular" screw-on filters?

That's probably their intent, their road map included at 14-24 f/2.8 that likely wouldn't include screw on filters.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 21:43 UTC
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ignphotography: What I really want is small, light, fast, full frame camera that can take small, light, fast lenses (1.4 and smaller).

For me personally Leica Q has got it all but it has a fixed lens and is super expensive. Fixed lens in itself not a problem but combined with a luxury price tag it is painful.

ignphoto.... neither the Leica or Sony you mention have interchangeable lenses either. They're cameras built for a very specific audience who is willing to give up compromises that come with a larger camera - it's ok to want that but I think the expectation is a bit unrealistic given what rumors exists for the Nikon mirrorless. Not saying it won't ever happen but it likely won't be this camera.
Hell, I'm still hoping they somehow revitalize the DL line with all this, that 18-50 DL would have been epic.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 20:58 UTC
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ignphotography: What I really want is small, light, fast, full frame camera that can take small, light, fast lenses (1.4 and smaller).

For me personally Leica Q has got it all but it has a fixed lens and is super expensive. Fixed lens in itself not a problem but combined with a luxury price tag it is painful.

Problem is fast lenses that cover the 35mm sensor are not small... or light. Hell even f1.4 primes that cover an APS-C sensor don't fit that description. One step further, the awesome 17mm f/1.2 that Oly makes for m4/3 is a beast and that's 35mm equiv.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 15:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T100 review (349 comments in total)
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haiiyaa: This is obviously targeted at young women posting photos on Instagram of their travels and food they eating which this is perfect for, so I don't get the negativity in the comment section.

@haiiyaa @darngoodphotos
Yea, Fuji has been making the X-As for a while and they might "be marketed" toward that demographic but they are highly capable cameras depending what you are looking for. They aren't designed to compete at the level needed for action, they're geared for stills everything from the tracking to interface screams that. I have one and use it as my hiking camera, lighter than my d7500 and arguably just as good of pictures. The RAW files out of these cameras have a ton of dynamic range embedded in them. And you can compliment them with some amazing Fuji glass (unfortunately I still have the kit but I have rented the 23mm 1.4 and it is a dream on these cameras).

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 00:26 UTC
On article DPReview TV: the Sony 400mm F2.8 is a pretty sweet lens (318 comments in total)
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babart: So is there an f/4 model available. I'm a few pennies short. :)

@babart, no but you could buy one of the excellent Nikon 300mm f/4 phresnel elements lens, or wait for the 500mm f/5.6. You could buy both for the price of this lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 00:13 UTC
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1248 comments in total)
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Hello123: They have one chance with this camera to stem the tide.

@MILC man, I'm not saying there aren't people who "defect" though a likely better term is product sampler and someone who wants the "next best thing" based on good marketing. I actually use a dslr and a mirrorless depending on what I'm doing (I like the mirrorless for one factor and one factor only, weight savings on hikes). There is arguably better glass and more abundance of it to put on a dslr - especially a Nikon, they were after all an optics company to begin. Plus no mirrorless camera (expect maybe the uber expensive A9 or Fuji XH1) has the ergonomics of a dslr with big glass dangling off the mount and as you add heavier glass your weight savings are eroded, significantly.

Point is, both mirrorless and mirrored serve a purpose - select the best tool for the job at hand and go from there.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2018 at 17:09 UTC
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1248 comments in total)
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Hello123: They have one chance with this camera to stem the tide.

@MILC man, you really think Nikon has just been sitting idly by watching what other competitors are doing without seriously thinking how to approach a new product? Sure they've been late to the game on a saturated market where specs don't matter as much as they thought (Key Mission). But look at the D850, D5, D500, and D7500. There are no DSLRs better than that combination. And it serves the pros down to the consumer.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2018 at 16:54 UTC
On article Nikon teases mirrorless with video and microsite (1248 comments in total)
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AlanG: DSLR technology has run its course.

I thought there were reasons to still like using optical viewfinders. But since getting an A7RII a year ago, I haven't made a single shot with my Canon. It is only a backup now.

More consistent AF performance for shooting things that move including speed to AF...

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2018 at 16:51 UTC

Buy your new cameras now...

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2018 at 00:11 UTC as 76th comment
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BirdShooter7: This sounds like just the sort of lens that I would spend my money on. Too bad for me it won't have a Canon mount.

So buy a Nikon

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 03:42 UTC
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dholl: over or under 2 grand? if the latter i'm in :)

The 300mm f/4 eeks in at just under $2k. I'll be floored if this is the same price.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2018 at 03:42 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: So a variation of the "I felt threatened and therefore shooting first is okay" defense.

Bogus.

I'm not saying that there is no merit for financial restitution but your original comment of "So a variation of the "I felt threatened and therefore shooting first is okay" defense." Made no mention of financial restitution - merely that you don't buy this story.

I'm pointing out the fact that you could be in the wrong by taking this at face value. I don't need to re-hash what's been said in this reply string or in others. Until you walk in someone's shoes don't assume that you would make a "better" decision than them faced with a similar situation, especially when you perceive your life to be on the line. That's all I was conveying.

Your original comment was seriously naive.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 03:31 UTC
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