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On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (295 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Am I missing something? No 50mm lens in that list? Would be remiss of Nikon not to have a 50mm that is as good as the camera?

The Nikon 45mm f/2.8 PC-e is spectacular and the 58G covers this focal length too for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 05:41 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (295 comments in total)
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TN Args: The 200-500 is NOT recommended.....

It's not a gold ring lens, which is about coatings by the way, and it's a budget offering no question. It doesn't mean it's not fit for purpose but there is going to be a huge performance difference between a 400mm f/2.8 and the 200-500mm f/5.6 ESPECIALLY when we are talking about AF capability. I always think the 200-500mm is likely to frustrate a lot of serious wildlife photographers because they expect a camera like the D850 with it's new AF is going to make up for the fact it's an f/5.6 lens when it comes to focus. It won't. Performance and tracking will be slowed hugely by the lens. The 200-500mm is intended to be that 'compromise' lens, but make no mistake it IS a compromise.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 05:39 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (295 comments in total)
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Old Ed: Just in case anyone is taking this seriously, note that the famously unsharp 58 is on the list--along with some so-so zooms. Come on Nikon, is this your overstock list?

Not every lens needs to be made like an Otus for appeal. I am one of the people who you would find huge difficulty getting me to let go of my 58G; it's a magical optical formula for me. Nikon's list is not a "sharpness list" regardless of what you might think. I doubt very much indeed you have used the 58G based on your comment here and I would recommend it all day for use on the D850.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (295 comments in total)
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rekky: So, the excellent 85mm f/1.8g doesn't make the list because it doesn't have a gold ring?

You say excellent, but for me the 1.4G is a country mile better. Sharpness is one thing, colour rendering quite another in my view.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 05:30 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (295 comments in total)
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PanoMax: Most Nikon users would rather use Sigma lenses on their D850, specifically the Art lenses

Wrong wrong wrong. Sigma are known to have AF issues all over the place - I have owned and sold lenses like the 35mm Art and replaced them with the Nikon equivalent. Being sharp at f/1.4 does NOT mean it's a great lens to use. I own Nikon & Zeiss only as a result. Rendering is critical, not the limited view of DxO.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 05:14 UTC
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (295 comments in total)

I'd like to see the source of this. Where EXACTLY is this published? Now in fairness I THOUGHT I'd seen a list in their marketing brochure but as it turns out there are only a few lenses listed and nowhere does it say they were the only 'recommended' lenses anywhere. So where does this come from?

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon's official D850 lens recommendation list (295 comments in total)

lol I literally own one of those. I'm a big supporter of Nikon but that list is absolute guff.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 21:16 UTC as 104th comment
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Harvey Specter: But...but....I thought it was the BEST CAMERA EVER??? Like EVER?

It's the most rounded DSLR ever made. And no one can dispute that.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 05:45 UTC
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tbcass: "Only more time and more testing will tell if the D850 can truly stand up to the D5's autofocus performance, though we should reinforce that D5-level subject tracking is an awfully lofty benchmark to reach for. In our experience, it's a benchmark that has remained out of reach of any camera to date, and whether or not the D850 measures up will be revealed in our full review."

I remember the AF of the A99ii was criticized for the same reason, not on D5 level. It's time for DPR to take the price of the camera under consideration when doing comparisons. It's a $3200 45mp camera with great IQ. Let's leave it at that and not make such a big deal about AF tracking. Mention it? Yes but don't overemphasize it.

No, Nikon doesn't make that claim. Something I've been saying. They say it took the same AF module of the D5. People took that as "it will have D5 AF" when Nikon don't say that in ANY of their marketing materials. Having performance LIKE the D5 might be a reasonable thing to say. No one is saying it will have the AF performance the same as the D5.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 18:45 UTC
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Kharan: Nikon fails to deliver again. They could've been more careful with their words, or rather, should've. It was obvious that the D850 just wouldn't match the D5 for AF, especially because of its slower mirror assembly, but I guess that making grandiloquent and unrealistic statements was far more important for Nikon's marketing team >_<

That's been written by a 3rd party. No one says identical to D5. Now show me a written word with anything in that says to expect D5 AF.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 18:43 UTC
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Kharan: Nikon fails to deliver again. They could've been more careful with their words, or rather, should've. It was obvious that the D850 just wouldn't match the D5 for AF, especially because of its slower mirror assembly, but I guess that making grandiloquent and unrealistic statements was far more important for Nikon's marketing team >_<

Point to ANYTHING from Nikon where it says that the D850 delivers the performance of the D5.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
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Kharan: Nikon fails to deliver again. They could've been more careful with their words, or rather, should've. It was obvious that the D850 just wouldn't match the D5 for AF, especially because of its slower mirror assembly, but I guess that making grandiloquent and unrealistic statements was far more important for Nikon's marketing team >_<

"Nikon fails to deliver again". Mate, you sound ridiculous. Looking at your gear list though your point of reference to what success looks like is hilarious ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 16:30 UTC
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ozturert: So D850 may not be the only DSLR you'll ever need :)

Explain to me how the D850 is no longer the only DSLR you'll ever need...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 16:26 UTC
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thx1138: I’m sure we’ll see a fw update in a few months to address this issue, but this is the main reason I never buy a new camera no matter how desirable. It’s not even clear at this stage if the D850 can match the D500 for tracking accuracy. The Nikon guys have been crowing about how the D850 has the exact same hardware for AF and I presume the cpu is just as fast.

lol what's being described is NOT a defect, or an issue. It's merely a difference. There are a LOAD of differences between the D850, D5 and D500, some of those related to power, all related to resolution and what battery is in use. It's ridiculous to even expect identical performance.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2017 at 15:54 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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entoman: The first and only camera I've come across that would make me seriously question whether to trade in my Canon 5DS-based outfit.

Unfortunately I can't afford to switch systems (2 Canon pro camera bodies and 6 L lenses are a major investment). I just hope that Canon will wake up and produce something that will match the D850, which seems to have achieved the perfect balance between resolution, dynamic range, high ISO performance, shooting speed, and AF speed/accuracy.

Well done Nikon!

Some of you Canon boys remain so wildly deluded. The D810 remains unsurpassed, let alone the D850. Hilarious.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 18:53 UTC
On article The Nikon D850 could be the only DSLR you’ll ever need (1100 comments in total)
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Yake: Does not work with Canon lenses.

That's its main selling point mate...

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1117 comments in total)
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fms1973: As a pro-photographer, must admit that I am a bit amused by the review and the many comments here. This camera, just like the 6D is more than enough for a pro-photographer. The rating is a joke, many of the comments are a joke. Really.
I ditched my 1D and 5D series cameras in favor of the 6D line years ago and I have not regretted it. My customers were absolutely pleased with the picture results, be it an agency, a magazine or a big company. Portrait, landscape, action, news-pics, desert, rain, ice-cold weather - these cameras just work, and that's what any pro asks for: A camera that is tough and reliable. Canon delivers that. People seem to forget what cameras we worked with e.g. 10 or 20 years ago. Those cameras were way inferior to a 6D and still got the job done. so please stop this absurd tech-talk. Photography is much more than hundreds of focus-points, ISO 500.000 and 80 pics per second. You know what? I work with ONE focus point all the time. It works. Really. Since decades.

"these cameras just work, and that's what any pro asks for: A camera that is tough and reliable. Canon delivers that."

Everyone delivers that, that's the problem. If Canon actually thinks that's enough, and there is strong evidence which seems to support this, then eventually they will indeed curl up and die.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 17:54 UTC
On article New product overview videos: Canon EOS 6D II and more (104 comments in total)
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Tremint: Looks like an ad more than a review

That's because that's what it is.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 17:24 UTC
On article New product overview videos: Canon EOS 6D II and more (104 comments in total)

lol Canon are DESPERATE for you to wipe the dust off the boxes on the shelves and buy this. If there is anywhere on the internet that the 6DMkII has been utterly vilified, it's right here. The camera is a POS and everyone knows it, trying to make it look like DPReview suddenly got behind it is pretty low. People are not stupid.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 20:20 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D Review (544 comments in total)
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TylerBreeden: How does this camera earn a 79% rating and silver recommendation with a 9pt AF system (that wasn’t spectacular even four years ago), a max of 3.5 FPS w/AF, and absolutely *no* interesting or compelling features?

This isn’t the Toyota Camry of cameras, this is a stripped Corolla. Sure, some people just want to get from A to B, but giving a high recommendation to what can only be described as bare minimum, 8 year-old tech, is partially what keeps Canon asleep at the wheel.

You can do a LOT better out there for that money, I don't care what you say. A Fuji X-T1 runs rings around a body like this for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 17:03 UTC
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