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Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: August 08, 2014, 10:02:56 AM »
just for the sake of a civilized discussion... ;)

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Will you be switching to Nikon?

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Yeah, totally. I'm sure we'll keep the Canons around until we get some more specialized Nikon lenses, but neither of us want to pick up a Canon after using the D810.

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Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« on: August 08, 2014, 10:02:56 AM »

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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 10:27:21 AM »
Someone posted about this guy a few months ago regarding the Tamron 150-600, and my opinion hasn't changed.  Look at his work - do you really want to take advice from a guy who is proud of his torso photo that was featured on the Mega-T Weight Loss dietary supplement box?  These so-called web gurus seem to be good at one thing - selling you crap.

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 11:13:30 AM »
just for the sake of a civilized discussion... ;)

Yeah like that will happen. 

Do you also dangle red capes infront of bulls?   ;D

This should be entertaining.
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Yeah like that will happen. 

Do you also dangle red capes in front of bulls?   ;D

This should be entertaining.

+1, and where's Dilbert?

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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 12:11:24 PM »
Why is he driving around with that thing on his hat...?

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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 12:36:18 PM »
At least it's self published and not forced on people by broadcasters.
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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 01:12:33 PM »
nice car....

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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 01:17:00 PM »
These so-called web gurus seem to be good at one thing - selling you crap.

Any relevant critique of the clip - which I find very informative. Or just flagging your state of denial?

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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 01:42:09 PM »
These so-called web gurus seem to be good at one thing - selling you crap.

Any relevant critique of the clip - which I find very informative. Or just flagging your state of denial?
I'm not sure how what I said has any reflection on the topic of the video (as you stated correctly in your first sentence).  I was commenting on the many so-called experts on the web that seem to keep popping up all the time.  Yes, you could say that's hypocritical as I often offer advice here on CR, but I don't claim to be an expert, I have examples to support what I say, and most importantly, I'm not selling anything.

Since you asked, however, I'm not in any irrational state of denial and yes, the D810 has a better sensor, I think that's a fact (#1).  Despite the fabulous sensor, it didn't sell as well as Nikon had hoped, primarily because of the competition from the 5DIII (fact #2).  Nikon upgraded several aspects of the camera to make it more competitive with the 5DIII (fact #3).  Some feel they have succeeded, some don't (fact #4).

My opinion: setting aside the 1D III and D600 fiascoes, respectively, I don't think you can go wrong with any recent Canon or Nikon models, and choice should be based on individual budget, needs, and current lens/system investment.  If I were a Nikon shooter, I would be elated by the D810 and D4s and would likely own those instead of the 5DIII and 1D X.  I have a considerable amount of money in Canon glass, find that Canon meets or exceeds my current needs, and prefer the ergonomics of Canon, so that's what I own (fact #5).  If I truly NEEDED, not just DESIRED to have more megapixels and/or DR, I'm sure I would make the switch (fact #6).
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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 01:53:32 PM »
Ok now that I've actually watched it...
That, was shameful. They never took the camera off base ISO, it was basically one big landscape shoot.

Tony's videos are interesting. Somewhere in that noggin he has all the right information, but he has this bizarre way of explaining things. All the flak he got for the crop factor video is well deserved, even though he had the technical details right.
I feel like that guy could use a writer.
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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 02:11:13 PM »
Why is he driving around with that thing on his hat...?
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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 02:16:44 PM »
I thought I was a pixel-peeper (sometimes), but this guy ... he's comparing images at 4:1 magnification ???. How is it even called ? pixel-trolling? :)) Everything looks identically awful at 4:1. Other than that, it is a good review ;).
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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 02:57:05 PM »
If i had to start over today, i'd go with d810 over the older 5d3.  But i don't want to go through the hassel of selling all my lenses so i'll wait to see how Canon responds.  Competition is great for all us consumers and Canon could use a hard kick in the butt like this to start stepping up.
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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2014, 02:57:05 PM »

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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 03:16:06 PM »
If i had to start over today, i'd go with d810 over the older 5d3.  But i don't want to go through the hassel of selling all my lenses so i'll wait to see how Canon responds.  Competition is great for all us consumers and Canon could use a hard kick in the butt like this to start stepping up.

I agree.  I will wait to see if Canon introduces anything with great dynamic range.  Hopefully we will see the future of Canon sensor in Sept.

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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2014, 03:19:11 PM »
I don't blame him for switching and after all he isn't quite switching over yet. I just made a switch too and well, it is what it is.

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Re: Tony Northrup - D810 vs. 5D Mk3
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2014, 03:19:11 PM »