Son Of Waldo

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On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1147 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Almost as big and heavy as Nikon. Why buy Sony?

@T3 Apples to schmapples, mirrorless & DSLR will never be the same no matter how hard Sony attempts to make DSLR look-alikes. The pics do show what a RIDICULOUS match the A7III + 'G Master' are, would be among the last lenses I would choose (and the new Tamron among the first), plus, it ain't cheap. I can find clean copies of the old Tamron for $200-250, easily.

I've owned (good copies of) both Nikon 28-70/2.8 and 24-70/2.8 and they're long gone. Not because they weren't sharp or convenient, just too much standard zoom bulk for my tastes (& this was on a D700).

You seem to know something about the Tamron 28-75's. Did/do you have multiple copies for comparison testing?? Was the autofocus motor on your 5 pin version noisy and distracting?? And finally, we now have something to hang our hats on with the new E mount Tamron 28-75/2.8. Folks, T3 (of DPReview fame) says "it's a much better lens than yours". Wow, maybe I've underestimated just how much free information there is around here!!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 04:44 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1147 comments in total)
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osv: this is a public service message for people who are asking for a d750 replacement... the long history of awful nikon quality control has been well-documented, and it is continuing with the d850, so buyer beware with any d750 replacement:

"Nikon D850: the Focusing Distance Issues Stem from a Sensor that is not Parallel to the Lens Mount (Nikon quality control issue)...

...The issue was/is that all of my Zeiss lenses were focusing well beyond infinity on the D850, most needing to be racked to their mechanical focusing limit. Yet none behaved that way on my Nikon D810 when making comparisons, and none were ever off like that on my D810 in the past 3 years.

Reader Stefan P had no joy with his D850, finding a similar issue:"
https://diglloyd.com/blog/2017/20171001_1530-NikonD850-sensor-lensMount-parallelism.html

@StevieF

"underpants outside trousers"? Could be, and I'm imagining a dark color (with brown stripes) on the trousers. After all, less time at the laundromat = more time for posting!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 03:27 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1147 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: Almost as big and heavy as Nikon. Why buy Sony?

@T3
Nice sleuthing there, T. You've sleuthed your way to the largest Nikon 2x-70/2.8 ever made!

I can't imagine wanting large f2.8 zooms hanging off the front of a smallish A7III as primary or 'go-to' lens options. Or worrying about relatively minor differences in lens weights when the 'mid-range zoom' already weighs more than the body to begin with, an aspect I definitely do NOT prefer.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#567.317,777.515,567.480,ha,t

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2018 at 20:58 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1147 comments in total)
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ttran88: All this bad hate from Nikon DSLR shooters will mean nothing when Nikon has no choice but to adapt Sony’s e mount for their mirrorless venture.

so much "bad hate"!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 22:21 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1147 comments in total)
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Sonykon88: Does it bother anyone else but me that the d750 only goes to 1/4000 second and that the rubber eye piece always falls off?

yes, there does seem to be some 'bothered' going on around here, perhaps hot & bothered, to be more specific?

Perhaps it will be benefit DPReview if the D750 prices don't drop too far or 'gasp', Nikon comes out with some dinosaur of a D760! I'd hate to see them have to immediately purchase additional servers or feel obligated to start a DPReview Suicide Hotline.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 22:20 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1147 comments in total)
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ttran88: All this bad hate from Nikon DSLR shooters will mean nothing when Nikon has no choice but to adapt Sony’s e mount for their mirrorless venture.

"All this bad hate from Nikon DSLR shooters"

Can I be of some assistance? There's help out there:
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Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 21:31 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1147 comments in total)
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osv: this is a public service message for people who are asking for a d750 replacement... the long history of awful nikon quality control has been well-documented, and it is continuing with the d850, so buyer beware with any d750 replacement:

"Nikon D850: the Focusing Distance Issues Stem from a Sensor that is not Parallel to the Lens Mount (Nikon quality control issue)...

...The issue was/is that all of my Zeiss lenses were focusing well beyond infinity on the D850, most needing to be racked to their mechanical focusing limit. Yet none behaved that way on my Nikon D810 when making comparisons, and none were ever off like that on my D810 in the past 3 years.

Reader Stefan P had no joy with his D850, finding a similar issue:"
https://diglloyd.com/blog/2017/20171001_1530-NikonD850-sensor-lensMount-parallelism.html

how about, for starters, a "public service message" from some one (or some thing) that actually knows what they're talking about? You have exactly how much first-hand experience with a D750, or any other recent Nikon DSLR for that matter ???

I've had a D750 for over 2 years (it showed up on the one of the later service advisory 'shutter replacement' lists) and I can report all problems associated with the shutter or otherwise rather quickly, as in, NONE.

Here ya go folks, some more 'helpful' info from yet another pathological poster (fanfella) on the DPReview forums (probably has multiple windows frantically locked and loaded using his brilliant and unprecedented Google search skills as we speak. BELCH, oh, excusey me).

LONG LIVE THE D750!!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 19:23 UTC
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NOWHITELENS: I really hope the mirrorless supporters are correct and soon all DSLR cameras are outdated and worthless. That will allow me to upgrade to a couple of Nikon 850 without paying a lot of money. I will gladly suffer shooting with such a slow camera that does not have IBIS, ZEBRA and all the other little animals mirrorless offers!

@HenryDJP a new or lightly used D850 might not be at (really) attractive prices for years. There could be some people dumping select, popular, low mileage DSLRs (including future models, there will be more) should 'mirrorless' become mainstream as quickly as some of the fanfellas are predicting. For a profit. But that ain't gonna happen. Oh, I'm so sorry. IMHO.

If you can't consistently get great (AF) shots with the latest DSLRs, maybe you should stick with a smartphone. There won't be a shortage of Aye(!) autofocus options available there.

Then again, who doesn't need Aye(!) Autofocus for the twirling bride, IBIS or 20 frames per second?? I'll give you one example. Me.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 02:21 UTC
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Protogonus1: Good riddance to the entire “bricks” DSLR age of cameras, which have always been the ugliest of modern things ever to claim the name of camera. Why didn’t DP ask the Nikon reps about their stupid decision two years ago to drop the mirrorless DL18-50 and the DL24-85? Each of these were moving toward the ideal COMPACT camera. And who cares about 4K? Keep in mind the principal category of modern camera sales--the Digital Still Camera (DSC). What we care about is PHOTOGRAPHY, not stupid “movies.” We wish DP and the insanely smiling camera execs they interviewed would get serious about the craft that has brought them into existence.

speaking of "bricks"...

a family member had a Sony at a gathering a couple of years ago with a 16-35/2.8 on it. I wanted to handle this latest and greatest mirrorless so I asked if I could pick the camera up, expecting to be impressed. After all, it did look very high tech!

Wow, there sure must have been some high tech doo-dads built in because that combo was anything but the lightweight mirrorless I'd been reading about. I made sure I didn't drop it (didn't want to put a dent in the wood floor). Although I'm guessing the lightweight lens would have hit the floor first as the camera kept wanting to tilt forwards (thin body & partial grip just weren't cutting it with my holding the camera like I do with a traditional medium-sized DSLR.)

I thanked the owner and said something like 'very high tech!' all the while thinking to myself, Sony, your design team must spend more than 15-20 minutes on the flagship grip! After all, there will be Sony buyers wanting the lightweight f2.8 zooms!

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 05:25 UTC

Good article Barney, I agree with your thoughts moving forward generally speaking. You were inclusive and fair with all of the major camera manufacturers, contrary to the never-ending clatter from the all-or-nothing DPReview fanfellas..

I have a Nikon D750 (still an EXCELLENT all-rounder camera in 2018, IMO), it's as much (or more) camera than some of us 'need', IMO. I do agree with others that DSLRs are going to be around/readily available for the forseeable future, likely for many years. With Nikon, for instance, there are way too many excellent F mount SLR lenses / tech out there for a complete mass DSLR exodus. IMO, Nikon could do a few things now to compete with the rising popularity of mirrorless:
• Publicly announce groundwork for future development
• Continue development of DSLR Auto AF modes to compete with the 'Eye AF' craze
• Drop lens prices (IMO, the 1.8 G wides, 20,24,28,35) and/or offer as kit option
• Bring back D750/24-120 @ $1999
• Keep D500, D750, D850, D5 as DSLRs

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2018 at 18:17 UTC as 234th comment | 13 replies
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (466 comments in total)
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Carlos Loff: How can the D7100 beat the Pentax K-3 ? Not even in price, lollll - Or did Nikon by any chance launched the long awaited D400 and you are calling it D7100 ??? Crazy Review

"leagues ahead", "obliterates". Umm, yeah, that sounds reasonable...

To say that the levels of fanboyism (rampant, frothing at the mouth hysteria) seen on these forums is anything less than mind blowing, would be the understatement of the new century. Here's looking at you, kid...

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 03:48 UTC
On article Nikon D700 Review (31 comments in total)

Excellent review!

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 04:40 UTC as 12th comment
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Prairie Pal: Superzooms are reducing themselves to ridiculous extremes now.

@ buri - who needs shoes? I just hope it auto focuses decently from my air conditioned balcony.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 05:36 UTC
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