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Horshack

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On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (223 comments in total)

Seems like just yesterday people were having to be coaxed from 16 to 32 bits. Ah, the Windows 3.x and OS/2 days.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 21:46 UTC as 32nd comment
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (360 comments in total)
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Karl Persson: Some 8-9 hours ago there was a comment from Phil Askey ("well done Rishi") and now it seems to be missing.
How come?
Has he been banned? :)
I haven´t been able to delete a message om my own....

He posted it to the original D750 review article thread, where the D750 flare update was posted

http://www.dpreview.com/members/phil/overview

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (360 comments in total)

Very nice follow-up on the flare issue Rishi. Ever since you started contributing to the editorial content on the site the depth of technical information has increased markedly. I just wanted to say thanks and to let you know your contribution hasn't gone unnoticed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 05:56 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)

Very nice follow-up on the flare issue Rishi. Ever since you started contributing to the editorial content on the site the depth of technical information has increased markedly. I just wanted to say thanks and to let you know your contribution hasn't gone unnoticed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 05:54 UTC as 141st comment | 9 replies

I have seen some spectacular images produced with Smartphones, many that put my images taken with "real cameras" to shame. As such I could never crap on a medium from which others with more talent have been able to deliver great images with.

I just culled my online galleries and picked out a few iPhone 5s photos I've taken. Nothing show-worthy but they demonstrate Smartphones can produce technically good images that would print reasonable sizes.

http://horshack.smugmug.com/Other/IPhone-Images/46992444_WL7B8L

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 02:36 UTC as 26th comment

I went to Samsung's booth at CES to play with the NX1. I was very impressed both with the camera and the competence of the Samsung rep - he knew the camera front to back and was able to answer every question I had, including some very technical questions.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 20:58 UTC as 124th comment | 4 replies

Wow, Nikon issued a release indicating they were looking at the issue only weeks after it was first discovered and now they've announced a planned fix before they even have the full logistics worked out. This is an incredibly fast response and a drastic turnaround vs how they were handling issues just a year ago. Kudos to Nikon. Let's hope this represents a new era in customer support for Nikon customers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 07:51 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1347 comments in total)

I think the "upgrade" path to FF has always been more about the skill set progression and the dedication to photography than it has been about whether lenses and accessories lend themselves to upgradability. The latter problem is solved by the used gear market.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 21:25 UTC as 281st comment | 1 reply

"Wireless image transfer is compatible only with Canon cameras and camcorders equipped with NFC and released in 2015"

Why would they limit the wireless transfer to cameras with NFC? NFC is certainly helpful for auto-negotiating WiFi Settings and to trigger transfers but this storage device would be very useful for existing Canon cameras with WiFi.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 20th comment
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)
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Ramjager: The 5Dmk3 AF system is "behind the times"!
Talk about garbage hyperbole writing.
41 cross sensors? Seriously.
Maybe rather than writing hyperbole the author should spend some time taking photos that require AF rather than making up utter garbage on a keyboard.
The 1DX focus module is still THE BEST action AF system period and the 5Dmk3 uses that very system.
Typical of DPR these days authors with little if any knowledge of the subjects they discuss is a norm
Wakey wakey DPR stop writing hyperbole based off zero experience.
Given how dated the Canon AF module is 90% of the worlds sports photogs should be upgrading from there 1Dx's that dominate sidelines because it's AF is behind the times!
Yea right.

@BarnET, Thanks, I had read the review. My point was that for the Nikon's AF to be described as better it has to be demonstrated as being better, which means comparing it directly against the body it's supposed to best. To say it's better just because it has some technology or because it worked well in isolation is IMO not enough evidence to make the claim. Btw I've owned a 5DM3 and now have a D750.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 20:53 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)
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=VALOR=: I own a D800 and a catalogue of Nikon glass. Having played with the D750 briefly, i was shocked to learn that there is no real live-view implementation. Anyone considering purchasing this camera should know that just like the D600, there is NO real-time live view. I have not seen this fatal flaw mentioned anywhere. Nikon has crippled the D750 to yesteryears technology and yet it receives a GOLD award from dpreview? Giving the user live-view has been proven over and over to be beneficial for getting the exposure right before hitting the shutter. Entry level mirror-less cameras all have proper-real time live view but not Nikon. Not unless you buy the D800 and up.

With the announcement of the Sony A7II and now this glaring omission, it is one more nail in the coffin for Nikon.

Canon calls it "Exposure Simulation"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 15:55 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)
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jjlmoose: Had the D750 for a couple months now...this review doesn't even do this camera the justice it deserves. Having shot with the D70, D90, D7000, D7100, D300, D700, D3 and D800E I've witnessed the evolution of the DX and FX lines and the improvement of the sensors with each new model. With the amount of information that can be extracted from the D750s RAW files, it really is in a class of its own in that I've never seen a larger singular improvement. Other features like an orientation sensor that senses whether you're shooting in landscape or portrait mode and remembers and automatically changes your focus point for each, customizable auto ISO with a focal length dependent min shutter speed, being able to set the OK button to snap to a 100% crop of your chosen focus point all help to make this one of the best cameras I've owned. Great Job, Nikon.

@Kodachrome200, it goes back even further, to the Nikon D5000/D7000.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 12:47 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)
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Ramjager: The 5Dmk3 AF system is "behind the times"!
Talk about garbage hyperbole writing.
41 cross sensors? Seriously.
Maybe rather than writing hyperbole the author should spend some time taking photos that require AF rather than making up utter garbage on a keyboard.
The 1DX focus module is still THE BEST action AF system period and the 5Dmk3 uses that very system.
Typical of DPR these days authors with little if any knowledge of the subjects they discuss is a norm
Wakey wakey DPR stop writing hyperbole based off zero experience.
Given how dated the Canon AF module is 90% of the worlds sports photogs should be upgrading from there 1Dx's that dominate sidelines because it's AF is behind the times!
Yea right.

@Rishi Sanyal, that's a fair response but if you're going to list Nikon's RGB metering sensor integration into the AF system as an advantage over the 5DM3 then that advantage needs to be demonstrated in actual use, otherwise you're just requoting a marketing/engineering line item from the manufacturer rather than reviewing the camera's performance.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 12:44 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)
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=VALOR=: I own a D800 and a catalogue of Nikon glass. Having played with the D750 briefly, i was shocked to learn that there is no real live-view implementation. Anyone considering purchasing this camera should know that just like the D600, there is NO real-time live view. I have not seen this fatal flaw mentioned anywhere. Nikon has crippled the D750 to yesteryears technology and yet it receives a GOLD award from dpreview? Giving the user live-view has been proven over and over to be beneficial for getting the exposure right before hitting the shutter. Entry level mirror-less cameras all have proper-real time live view but not Nikon. Not unless you buy the D800 and up.

With the announcement of the Sony A7II and now this glaring omission, it is one more nail in the coffin for Nikon.

@VALOR, the D750 does have what you're calling "Real-Time Live View'. It's called Exposure Preview in Nikon's parlance and can be turned on by pressing the "i" button in Live VIew and then toggling the option. This is described on page 62 of the manual.

https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19237/~/users-manual---d750

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 12:33 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)
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Horshack: Dpreview staff: Have you tried reproducing the D750 veiling flare "cut off" issue being discussed in the Nikon FX forum? I know many think the concern is overdone but for those who'd like to see it addressed by Nikon it would be nice if you guys could test it yourselves and bring it to Nikon's attention.

@sgoldswo, I've reproduced it on all three D750 I've had access to, including the one I currently own. Again, I don't think it's as big an issue as some are making it out to be but it's still something I would like to see Nikon address.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1839 comments in total)

Dpreview staff: Have you tried reproducing the D750 veiling flare "cut off" issue being discussed in the Nikon FX forum? I know many think the concern is overdone but for those who'd like to see it addressed by Nikon it would be nice if you guys could test it yourselves and bring it to Nikon's attention.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 06:59 UTC as 405th comment | 3 replies

Sony is keeping Adobe busy with all these camera releases :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 19:37 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)
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Horshack: "Leica's solution for owners of affected cameras is a long-term sensor replacement program that covers free replacement for up to three years from the purchase date. After this time, replacement fees will be subsidized by varying amounts depending on the time since purchase, or since last sensor replacement."

Leica should dispense with the byzantine subsidy formula and guarantee a free sensor replacement for life since this appears to be a manufacturing or design defect. I wouldn't usually hold Nikon as an exemplar for customer service but this is exactly what Nikon finally did for D600 owners for the shutter oil issue.

Appears Leica has come through. Bravo.

http://en.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-News/About-Leica-News/Global/Important-Information-Concerning-the-CCD-Sensors

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 18:01 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

"Leica's solution for owners of affected cameras is a long-term sensor replacement program that covers free replacement for up to three years from the purchase date. After this time, replacement fees will be subsidized by varying amounts depending on the time since purchase, or since last sensor replacement."

Leica should dispense with the byzantine subsidy formula and guarantee a free sensor replacement for life since this appears to be a manufacturing or design defect. I wouldn't usually hold Nikon as an exemplar for customer service but this is exactly what Nikon finally did for D600 owners for the shutter oil issue.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:47 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (579 comments in total)
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ethern1ty: A7s : I am not sure about the low AF. it focuses up to -4EV. Was able to trigger several shot in really low light (e.g. underwater) that I couldn't with all my other camera.

The A7s is rated for -4EV but in my use the A7s struggles in low-light. I tested it side-by-side against a D800 and D750 and it consistently failed to lock AF in situations the D800/D750 had no problem with. I imagine its -4EV rating is based on some minimum level of subject contrast.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 01:00 UTC
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