« on: January 20, 2014, 12:36:51 PM »
Totally excellent review and photos Dustin - thanks!! Now I just need the Nikon version to come out so I can put one of these on my D800!
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But the Nikon 24-120 F/4 VRII is an exceptional lens.
Hmmmm...Quote from: photozone.deSo, in summary the lens combines solid build and very attractive specifications with just okayish performance in most regards. It's the combination of specs and features, not its optical performance, that will earn this lens its buyers nonetheless, especially since there is currently no alternative that offers a similarly attractive package.
You and Klaus seem to disagree on that point.
The Nikon 24-120mm VR and 80-400mm are also no where near as good as their Canon counterparts. To me, that's a key point, because while UWA zooms, tilt-shifts, and uber-macro lenses are pretty esoteric, a standard zoom and a long telephoto zoom are two 'anchors' in a typical kit - having higher quality options for those is a big win for Canon.
how i see the battle between Canon and Nikon:
Canon 1DX vs Nikon D4 - on pear no clear winner in my opinion.
Canon 5Dmk3 vs Nikon D800 - the D800 have a overall advantage over the Mk3
Canon 7d - still without a direct competitor
Nikon d300S vs Canon 50D ( the rightful competitor from canon) - clearly Nikon win.
Canon 60D vs Nikon D7000 - Nikon clearly wins in almost all aspects
Canon 650D vs Nikon D5200 - by faaaaar Nikon win.
Canon D1200 vs Nikon D3200 - Nikon win again.
Overall Nikon have a clear advantage over Canon....
So interchangeable cameras sales are up 26% compared to same period last year and lenses are up 21%.
Which is pretty amazing stuff.
Amazing, indeed. Out of the past 20 quarters, how many more than this last one has Nikon outsold Canon in the dSLR market segment? More importantly, how many more quarters like this last one are needed for Nikon to overcome their significantly lower dSLR market share, after losing it to Canon repeatedly over the past several years?
Nikon net income dropped 36.5% in the last quarter. You have indeed had too much Vodka. The figures in parentheses are negative, a reduction!
Relevant, really? You just contradicted yourself .
I think it’s currently the best DSLR as a whole currently on the market, unless you want the big resolution of the D800.
Ah, but I'm talking about the forum there. There nobody could care less about DxO. There they discuss cameras and photography. Not DxO.Interestingly, over at Nikonrumors, DxO and their test results are almost never mentioned. Neither is Canon.
They're too busy discussing using their cameras and photography... lens recommendations, best body for specific purposes and the like.
None of the desperate fighting seen here.
Are you sure, just saw one on their first page "DxOMark test results for Nikon 1 J2 mirrorless camera are out"
I'm sure the people at Nikonrumors are saying DXO is the greatest and most accurate tests ever.
But! Here is the question that I have been wrestling with: is more than 22 or 24 mp too much for a 35mm sensor? Canon is probably developing a 39 or 50 mp camera, presumably with a 35mm sized sensor. The size of the pixels (pixel pitch) is very important. I think my hasselblad's 50mp are the same size individually as my Canon's 22. So that means, roughly speaking, if canon goes to 39 or 50 mp, the pixels will be many times smaller. This would make low light/noise performance suffer I think. But maybe it will cause other issues as well. Or will it? Perhaps the developers have some new tricks up their sleeves.
Until now, I thhought 20-25mp is perfect for 35mm format. Any more and quality suffers. But maybe that sweet spot for packing pixels on the chip, with about 6 micron sized pixels, is not the plateau I expected it to be. Can a 50mp canon be good? Will it be as good as my hasselblad? Better?
Fascinating, isn't it - people get bored with trolling comments, responses wane, and it's misinterpreted.
Aaaaaaand for the topic, I can't wait to see if they can overcome their canon ''hate'' for once. I think we all know Nikon new cameras are great! but their numbers are a little offroad