russbarnes

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On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2017 (497 comments in total)

Canon fail to win anything in 2017. Sounds right to me.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2017 at 14:38 UTC as 95th comment | 21 replies
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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Jarekn: So today I sold my last 3 nikon lenses, took a huge loss at the sale of my entire system (d4s, d810, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 85 1.4, sigma 35 & 50 1.4.) I have picked up Fuji X-T2 about 8 months ago mostly cause I was getting tired of having to fine tune my lenses in order to get the most out of em and to make sure that I wasn't getting back/front focus. The X-T2 is an amazing camera, love how it handles, the controls and the fact that focus is almost always spot on - no need to fine tune anything.

With that said I am missing the larger resolution and the shallow DOF of FF camera so now I need to decide if I'll pickup the A7R3 which given my large hands doesn't handle that great and also lacks on camera controls that make such a great difference.

While the D850 might be a great camera the need to fine tune lenses put me off DSLR system forever. I think that the future will go to mirrorless and in my opinion there is no way Nikon will catch up any time soon - if ever...

The idea that top of the range DSLRs are unable to focus accurately and consistently is a joke my friend. Please don't start suggesting that mirrorless is somehow 100% accurate because that is where the denial is. Hilarious comment. Digilloyd has consistently been debunked as clickbait.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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Jarekn: So today I sold my last 3 nikon lenses, took a huge loss at the sale of my entire system (d4s, d810, 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 85 1.4, sigma 35 & 50 1.4.) I have picked up Fuji X-T2 about 8 months ago mostly cause I was getting tired of having to fine tune my lenses in order to get the most out of em and to make sure that I wasn't getting back/front focus. The X-T2 is an amazing camera, love how it handles, the controls and the fact that focus is almost always spot on - no need to fine tune anything.

With that said I am missing the larger resolution and the shallow DOF of FF camera so now I need to decide if I'll pickup the A7R3 which given my large hands doesn't handle that great and also lacks on camera controls that make such a great difference.

While the D850 might be a great camera the need to fine tune lenses put me off DSLR system forever. I think that the future will go to mirrorless and in my opinion there is no way Nikon will catch up any time soon - if ever...

Wow did you make a huge error. You spent 8 months with X-T2 and now miss narrow depth of field? You shoot portraits all day and didn't think this would be an issue? Seriously?

Picking up the Sony will now save you no weight whatsoever and will cost you a fortune in lenses. You should have ignored the hype. The idea that AF Fine tuning was constantly necessary to hit focus is a joke - the focus of the X-T2 was "ALMOST always spot on"? lol The focus from my Nikon gear is ALMOST always spot on as I guarantee it was with you. I'm sure you will come to regret that move to the X-T2 and the fact that the Sony system will not only cost you a fortune but you'll get nothing extra out of it. I think you should read what MGBLACK74 says directly below about the A7II before you make another giant financial error.

The portraits on your website look excellent to me - there was absolutely no need to switch systems - focus and colour is perfect in every image I just looked at.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 08:04 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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disasterpiece: Come oooooon, the D500 is nothing short of amazing.

Putting the entire Nikon range on there would have been difficult to do, but it would have been accurate. I guess they thought that they should at least try and be balanced.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 12:21 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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NemanRa: 1dx2, 5ds, a992?

All bettered by other cameras from other manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 12:19 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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De Fotoman: Sponsorsed by Amazon!
Where is the Xt20, Xt2? The D7200?
Fake advertising even!

You can't buy the D850 on Amazon UK, it's not available and never has been.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 12:19 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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mediumgray: Interesting that these are the "Best Cameras You Can Get Right Now".
I work in a camera store. We are getting 2-3 Nikon 850's/month and have 25+ on backorder.
I've had a D5600 ordered for over 2 months. EN-EL 15A batteries have been back-ordered for over 2 months.
The Sony A7RIII isn't even shipping yet.

You can buy a D850 and A7RIII right now. If not, you're not trying hard enough.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 12:17 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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Greg OH: From reading the comments, everyone hates Canon...
...except professional photographers
...amateur photographers
...200,000 employees
...investors with $24 billion in equity

(zips up flameproof suit)

Canon have lost their way mate. And everyone knows it. That's why they're not in the list. it's really very simple - when Canon start making just one compelling camera again, it will be on the list.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 12:15 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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Arun H: While there is no clear winner, there is a clear loser: Canon.

The bad news for Canon was the Sony adapter that could AF Canon lenses. There are almost no barriers at all for a Canon user to pick up and start using an A7RMKIII and then slowly replace lenses to Sony native options over time. As yet there is no adapter capable of doing that for Nikon, nor do I expect one for technical reasons so Sony remains a big financial decision for Nikon users when a switch might be on the cards. While Nikon continue to produce bodies like the D500/D850/D5 they have little to worry about, while Canon genuinely need to start pulling aces out of the bag because they are at serious risk of shrivelling up and dying.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2017 at 05:24 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: I sold all my Nikon gear after comparing the two systems for a three week trip.
14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 200-500, 85/1.4, 50/1.4Art all sold.
Really happy with Sony A7R316-35, 24-105, 100-400, 85/1.8, and hopefully a Sigma FE optimized 35/1.4 art in the future.
My fstop backpack went from 35lbs to less than 20lbs with the system switch.

Nothing against Nikon, I’ve be en shooting Nikon for ten years, but after comparing the two, Sony clearly feels more modern and the results are every bit as good. My keeper rate, equally good. And I really love the smaller form body.

You didn't buy any equivalents Matt, period.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 06:36 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: What is AF fine tune ??

Not necessarily. But basically you're saying that an OVF is not functional lol I know a huge number that think a EVF will FOREVER be a dead loss, it's a totally disconnected artificial experience.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 05:53 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: What is AF fine tune ??

OVF all day. 1-0 to Nikon.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:53 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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DPReview007: Hello, Canon, you there?? Helllllo??? Hellllllo???

No one talks about Canon v Nikon anymore. The also-ran finally dropped out of the discussion...

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:45 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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Matt_Anderson: I sold all my Nikon gear after comparing the two systems for a three week trip.
14-24, 24-70, 70-200, 200-500, 85/1.4, 50/1.4Art all sold.
Really happy with Sony A7R316-35, 24-105, 100-400, 85/1.8, and hopefully a Sigma FE optimized 35/1.4 art in the future.
My fstop backpack went from 35lbs to less than 20lbs with the system switch.

Nothing against Nikon, I’ve be en shooting Nikon for ten years, but after comparing the two, Sony clearly feels more modern and the results are every bit as good. My keeper rate, equally good. And I really love the smaller form body.

The only weight you saved was on the body. For every other lens you compromised.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 22:43 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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ttran88: “two of the best cameras the world has ever seen.” FALSE !!! I don’t see the 6Dm2 and 5DIV mention in this article....

lol that wasn't a serious comment right?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 20:25 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1059 comments in total)
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jazja: Image quality-no clear winner :)
huge difference.
Look at the details, texture…
Sony is a much better.

What a stupid thing to say.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: Where can I buy a D850 right now?

Japan.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 18:21 UTC
On article These are the best cameras you can buy right now (479 comments in total)
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ttran88: The lack of the canon 5DIV and 6DII is a disgrace on DPR’s part!!!

lol why? Canon have utterly lost their way from a camera body standpoint with the Nikon equivalents being better in 95% of specs and shooting situations. It should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #1: the Nikon D850 (147 comments in total)
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russbarnes: Yet another top 10 where Canon have been obliterated then. And people think they're not in trouble.

You're missing the point. There is nothing of interest coming out of Canon - perpetually failing to innovate is getting them a poor reputation on delivery. The DOA 6DMKII being just the latest incarnation of lack-lustre regurgitated aged tech, and everyone knows it. Canon don't hold any advantage anywhere anymore - this is exactly how it went for companies like Nokia just before they were eaten alive by Apple. The bigger they come, the harder they fall, and Canon are going to fall hard.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
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ttran88: It’s just plain amazing to see the lack of love for Canon around here, 2017 Canon has given us the amazing 6Dm2 but yet no love from DPR...... What a shame, but hey who cares Canon is still the best selling brand so your favorite gear articles mean SWAT!!!.

In blind tests Canon REGULARLY comes out behind Sony and Nikon lol. But you believe what you want to believe. There isn't a single Nikon user that is interested in Canon. Sony are currently a more viable future.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
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