russbarnes

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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
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #1: the Nikon D850 (147 comments in total)
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trungtran: Glad Nikon won something. They need all the help they can get. No good deals from Nikon entry level DSLRs this past black friday. Canon meanwhile are selling the T6 like hotcakes with its low prices.

lol so much desperation

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 05:22 UTC
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #1: the Nikon D850 (147 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: my interest in D850 gallery was to explore higher 40mp+ NEF raw, which earlier Nikons only topped out at 36mp (D8## series)

Sony already offered 40mp+ ARW raw (A7R series 42mp+)
Canon has 50mp+ CR2 raw (5DS/5DSR 50mp+)
Pentax 645Z 50mp+ RAF raw (proxy "Sony" 50mp+)
Hasselblad X1D 50mp+ 3FR raw
Fujifilm GFX50S 50mp+ RAF raw

to see how extensive "free" high-rez mobile pc* raw pp could work with "free" mobile raw-to-dng (and raw-to-tiff) conversions, and use of pre-converted huge raw files (with or without original raw embedded in DNG) imported into Android LR Mobile** for "free" pp into saveable full-rez (high-rez) viewable jpegs (non-CC mode)

*android tablet and smartphone
**versus "LR CC" (android version) (non-CC mode) ...

ADOBE is SNEAKY: they "gatekeep" which camera models to BLOCK, even if their raw for NEWER MODELS have NOT changed at all, resolution notwithstanding, because DNGs were designed to be upscalable

new cc version, they gatekeep "ADOBE LIGHTROOM" folders, too!
...

I gave up reading after line 1.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:17 UTC
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #1: the Nikon D850 (147 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: How did I guess the D850 would be #1. Pure clairvoyance. I think history will show that the D850 saved Nikon, and deservedly so. Or you could say, Sony's sensors saved Nikon, which is ironic, no?

Now, Nikon is free to work on mirrorless since the D850 won't be surpassed by Photokina. Good planning, whether by accident or on purpose.

Hilarious how many people keep thinking that Nikon are relying on Sony.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:16 UTC
On article Top 10 sample galleries of the year #1: the Nikon D850 (147 comments in total)

Yet another top 10 where Canon have been obliterated then. And people think they're not in trouble.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 08:15 UTC as 15th comment | 8 replies
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russbarnes: You say 'landscapes' but of course we already know this is useless for landscapes and the idea of using this feature for such subjects has already been wildly debunked. You subject has to be COMPLETELY static and there isn't a true landscape where that is likely to apply.

"On the whole, landscapes tend to be completely static". You do realise I'm a landscape photographer right? Your statement is wildly inaccurate.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 12:49 UTC

You say 'landscapes' but of course we already know this is useless for landscapes and the idea of using this feature for such subjects has already been wildly debunked. You subject has to be COMPLETELY static and there isn't a true landscape where that is likely to apply.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2017 at 06:19 UTC as 106th comment | 7 replies
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Anulu: So a7RIII beat d850 in ISO100 and above, and we know a7RII already much better in ISO performance than D850 (see dxo test). D850 has a little more DR only at ISO64. I think this is a clear win for the Sony, not bad from a 2,5 years old updated sensor. Anyway this differences are negligible, both cameras can produce top quality photos.

A huge number of people buying the D850 will buy it for that exact purpose. You're not following. The A7RII was also designed with landscape very much at the forefront of what it would deliver though the A7RIII design changes that. Your assessment is quite wrong - ISO64 trumps Sony completely whether you like that or not, no Sony camera is capable of producing the images the D850 does.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 16:46 UTC
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Anulu: So a7RIII beat d850 in ISO100 and above, and we know a7RII already much better in ISO performance than D850 (see dxo test). D850 has a little more DR only at ISO64. I think this is a clear win for the Sony, not bad from a 2,5 years old updated sensor. Anyway this differences are negligible, both cameras can produce top quality photos.

Then you don't understand the first thing about landscape photography. A huge number of people who buy the D850 do so because they use it almost exclusively at ISO64. That puts Sony into the also-ran category with every other camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 10:11 UTC
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russbarnes: Article aside, Ive seen plenty of very heavy handling down the years of higher end DSLRs and it remains a key reason to own them. In truth I would never expect smaller flimsier mirrorless cameras like Sony or Fuji to take even small falls and survive, I was paranoid about my Fuji in rain too and I wouldn't expect them to handle even light splashing well. DSLRs remain a very different proposition. Nikon's D3/4/5 series and no doubt Canon's 1DX are just about bullet proof - this isn't remotely a matter of opinion, it's the reason why people continue to buy them. I've also used Nikon's D800/E, D810. D500 and now D850 in the landscape in all weathers and none of them have ever let me down. I have no qualms whatsoever using them in all weather situations and I don't see anyone I know in the landscape community handling this level of DSLR like this any differently either. The ONLY time I've seen DSLRs fail due to 'weather' is when they are fully submerged in rivers or oceans (but not mine).

You would guess? I'm telling you they're not. Look at the manufacturer claims. As for operating mirrorless in arctic conditions, you had better take a truck load of batteries with you too, another massive DSLR advantage. Your experience does not match what I've seen in the real world.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
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russbarnes: Article aside, Ive seen plenty of very heavy handling down the years of higher end DSLRs and it remains a key reason to own them. In truth I would never expect smaller flimsier mirrorless cameras like Sony or Fuji to take even small falls and survive, I was paranoid about my Fuji in rain too and I wouldn't expect them to handle even light splashing well. DSLRs remain a very different proposition. Nikon's D3/4/5 series and no doubt Canon's 1DX are just about bullet proof - this isn't remotely a matter of opinion, it's the reason why people continue to buy them. I've also used Nikon's D800/E, D810. D500 and now D850 in the landscape in all weathers and none of them have ever let me down. I have no qualms whatsoever using them in all weather situations and I don't see anyone I know in the landscape community handling this level of DSLR like this any differently either. The ONLY time I've seen DSLRs fail due to 'weather' is when they are fully submerged in rivers or oceans (but not mine).

Sorry I just can't agree, if you're suggesting the Sony A7 series and Fuji X Series are as robust as DSLRs, you are way off. I've seen them suffer damage from very innocuous situations while you will find a plethora of video demonstrating the beating higher end DSLRs can take. Mirrorless for now = less likely to survive most situations, they are just not built to the same strengths or provide the same level of sealing.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 12:46 UTC

Article aside, Ive seen plenty of very heavy handling down the years of higher end DSLRs and it remains a key reason to own them. In truth I would never expect smaller flimsier mirrorless cameras like Sony or Fuji to take even small falls and survive, I was paranoid about my Fuji in rain too and I wouldn't expect them to handle even light splashing well. DSLRs remain a very different proposition. Nikon's D3/4/5 series and no doubt Canon's 1DX are just about bullet proof - this isn't remotely a matter of opinion, it's the reason why people continue to buy them. I've also used Nikon's D800/E, D810. D500 and now D850 in the landscape in all weathers and none of them have ever let me down. I have no qualms whatsoever using them in all weather situations and I don't see anyone I know in the landscape community handling this level of DSLR like this any differently either. The ONLY time I've seen DSLRs fail due to 'weather' is when they are fully submerged in rivers or oceans (but not mine).

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 06:32 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies
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supeyugin1: Looks very similar to Samsung's wind-down 2 years ago. Nikon's dead baby, Nikon's dead!

Sadly you've just wildly embarrassed yourself.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: something is seriously wrong with Nikon.............they are in trouble.........

Yes, the replacement for the Nikon 24mm f/3.5 PC-e is taking too long for my liking.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
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Deliverator: So... Nikon is pulling out of a market of 200+ million people. I'm struggling to understand how they could possibly think this is a good idea.

If so, read the thread and be educated.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 08:34 UTC
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samfan: No doubt Nikon is dumb as a brick, but I can't really blame them for this.

Brazil is known for insane import taxes. Note Nikon has already been selling their gear only through their online store so it's quite possible the operation is lossy already. (I.e. I guess very few sold gear, yet still maintenance/service costs.)

If that's the case, shutting down a lossy operation is a reasonable move. Lots of electronic companies don't sell their stuff in Brazil, at least not officially.

Blame? It sounds like it's the smartest possible thing to do, that they should have done years ago to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 06:57 UTC
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Photoman: So Nikon screwed dealers with their e-commerce, now their screwing a country?!

Incorrect challenge.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 06:56 UTC

Regardless of what anyone thinks, here is the truth: Nikon makes the best DLSRs, FACT. DSLR sales as a percentage of the camera market is increasing, FACT. Non interchangeable lens cameras are collapsing in the camera market, FACT. Canon is the number 1 producer of non interchangeable lens cameras, FACT. Mirrorless camera sales have not increased in 5 years, FACT. So tell me, who's in trouble? All information is out there.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 06:55 UTC as 75th comment | 12 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: "... optimizing R & D, Sales and Manufacturing structures in a global scale restructuring."

Pure mumbo jumbo. I do not trust companies that indulge in mumbo jumbo. Nikon must think that buyers of their products are graduate from Oxford U.

If you can't understand this you need a tiny basic education in economics and manufacturing.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 06:48 UTC
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