russbarnes

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On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1066 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Let's face it, if Nikon released this, everyone would be calling for resignations from the board and spelling out "the end of Nikon". As it is, somehow Canon will be allowed to get away with this substandard POS. Or will they? I rather think they need to be given a spanking for this from their user base because as long as people buy it, Canon will think it's the way forward - the recent story of unexpected demand for this I'm just not buying at all. Ultimately I feel sorry for the Canon customer base and the damage this is doing to the whole brand.

By comparison look at what Nikon are likely to pack into the D850, and it's anyone's guess what Sony will try and put into something like the A7RIII. There are still innovators in the market, but Canon are RAPIDLY losing their way.

All I'm talking about is innovation. With every release there is an opportunity. Canon have chosen to build the whole thing from the recycling bin and there is no excuse for that, ESPECIALLY given the price.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1066 comments in total)
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Georgeee: Is this a gold or silver medal? or just a score of 80 (B?)

If it's due anything, it's a wooden spoon. At best.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:33 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1066 comments in total)
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mac west: anyone know where it is made?

Canon's Recycling Centre with parts date stamped "best before 2007".

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:32 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1066 comments in total)

Let's face it, if Nikon released this, everyone would be calling for resignations from the board and spelling out "the end of Nikon". As it is, somehow Canon will be allowed to get away with this substandard POS. Or will they? I rather think they need to be given a spanking for this from their user base because as long as people buy it, Canon will think it's the way forward - the recent story of unexpected demand for this I'm just not buying at all. Ultimately I feel sorry for the Canon customer base and the damage this is doing to the whole brand.

By comparison look at what Nikon are likely to pack into the D850, and it's anyone's guess what Sony will try and put into something like the A7RIII. There are still innovators in the market, but Canon are RAPIDLY losing their way.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 21:29 UTC as 143rd comment | 11 replies
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OliverGlass: "(But Camera companies are not your friends)..."
With the exception of FUJI which has been generous with firmware updates that add more features and are never afterthoughts. They listen to their users too.

lol such a wildly naive statement

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 05:25 UTC

At least all those suckers who are supporting Canon by buying their 5 year old 6DMKII will be able to buy a device for 25% of the cost of their DSLR with 4k video. The most arrogant release of a DSLR in history, and everyone that buys it will support Canon's backwards price gouge re-use of of old technology ensuring that they keep doing it to you OVER and OVER. Good for you guys, congrats!

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 05:34 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

There really isn't much price advantage here in the UK. I was, albeit fortunately, able to pick up a brand new Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 VR earlier in the year for £1400 from a UK High Street retailer and that's exactly the price of this Sigma now. I'd rather buy a 2nd hand Nikon 24-70mm than this Sigma lens. I also think the 'Art' tag is lost on a lens like this too, Sigma are stretching that label for sure on a release like this.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 16th comment
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (477 comments in total)
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Brobes: Who cares, Nikon is dead... Sony and Fuji ran them over years ago with mirrorless systems. I shot Nikon for 30 years and still can't believe they did not see the bus coming!

lol Fuji have TINY market penetration. If you're worried about anyone, worry about Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (477 comments in total)
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russbarnes: This list represents a lack of ambition for me. Do people really want another black heavy blob? I don't, I already own the the D500, D810 and an infrared D800. I want to see Nikon make something that looks like and challenges something like the Hasselblad X1D please. Nikon need to start making products that people WANT to own, that look good, that are fit for 21st century photography; lighter, more capable. A 100 years of camera know how should be able to deliver that, not another iteration of features that already exist in other bodies. COME ON NIKON.

Then lets stop innovating. Innovation, in anything, represents progress and hope. Imagine where anything in the world would be without innovation. It's stupid just to accept the status quo of anything.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 06:12 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (477 comments in total)
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nikonianer: do 2 models: d850v with 20mp and 4k native video and another d850h with 40+whatever mp for resolutionhunters

Nope. I think they learned from the D800/D800E that two is not better than one.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (477 comments in total)
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russbarnes: This list represents a lack of ambition for me. Do people really want another black heavy blob? I don't, I already own the the D500, D810 and an infrared D800. I want to see Nikon make something that looks like and challenges something like the Hasselblad X1D please. Nikon need to start making products that people WANT to own, that look good, that are fit for 21st century photography; lighter, more capable. A 100 years of camera know how should be able to deliver that, not another iteration of features that already exist in other bodies. COME ON NIKON.

I'm not criticising the list Barney, in all truth it's what 99% of people expect to see. I think Nikon still have massive potential as a manufacturer yet I think the D850 will still be held back by a mirror and milk a set of components found elsewhere. I live in hope that Nikon can break away from this cycle. Unfortunately despite being a supporter of their products for a quarter of a century, If they don't break free with something genuinely new, I probably will end up selling the lot for that Hasselblad line.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:52 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (477 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Does this get to be where, over the next year or two, we see Nikon increasingly hamstrung by its dependence on Sony while Canon's sensor tech* improves?

* Notwithstanding the 6D II idiocy.

The 6DMKII is one of Canon's most deliberately cynical releases ever. I hope they get burned for it. It represents everything that people hate about such a manufacturer; zero innovation, maximum price, regressive features - appalling. It's no wonder Sony have a massive foothold in the market these days.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:48 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (477 comments in total)

This list represents a lack of ambition for me. Do people really want another black heavy blob? I don't, I already own the the D500, D810 and an infrared D800. I want to see Nikon make something that looks like and challenges something like the Hasselblad X1D please. Nikon need to start making products that people WANT to own, that look good, that are fit for 21st century photography; lighter, more capable. A 100 years of camera know how should be able to deliver that, not another iteration of features that already exist in other bodies. COME ON NIKON.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 05:45 UTC as 170th comment | 6 replies
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Debankur Mukherjee: My Nikon D750 has White balance problem ......tried many setting but doesn't work.....it is very warm and burnt........

That is such utter guff it's unbelievable.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 13:13 UTC
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Rigucci: Too bad that the Nikon 750 has these problems. Has anyone had issues with the shutter on the Nikon 810?

On the contrary using Nikon lenses is its greatest strength.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
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Rigucci: Too bad that the Nikon 750 has these problems. Has anyone had issues with the shutter on the Nikon 810?

The only issue with the the D810 is that Canon still haven't made a camera that can compete with it...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 05:39 UTC

Can anyone point to just 1 piece of innovation? Anything at all?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 05:21 UTC as 187th comment | 15 replies
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (540 comments in total)
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PhotoPoet: Keeping my D7200 but using my Fuji X T-2 more each day

Why have you got an XT2 and a D7200? That makes no sense at all...

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 02:02 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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Svetoslav Popov: 20MPx but not OLPF? What a mess.
I always hated the artifacts of the D70/D50. Now there's another one. Sigh.

You've never seen output from a D500 then. There's nothing messy about it, in fact it's class leading.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (540 comments in total)
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Jack Hogan: This camera is a turnoff for landscape shooters like me. Lower resolution, probably lower DR at base and the old AF. The old AF is no slouch but then I would prefer a D7200 over the obviously-crippled-by-marketing D7500 today even if they both cost the same $1000. Tsk, tsk Nikon, two years later and this is all you can come up with at a critical juncture in the industry?

I use the D500 as a backup to my D810 and all I shoot is landscape. I can confirm that the sensor is outstanding for landscape work and you will gain cleaner higher ISO too. There's plenty of examples on my Flickr Stream here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/russellbarnes/

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 08:04 UTC
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