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Old 6th December 2015, 16:35   #13876
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@nilanjanray - just saw your post on NR. Congrats and thanks for sharing some wonderful pics. The new 200-500 is a great addition to Nikon's arsenal.
Thanks R2D2

Yes, it is a good lens for its price.
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Old 12th December 2015, 12:21   #13877
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1. My field review of the new Nikon 200-500mm f/6
http://nikonrumors.com/2015/12/05/tw...d-review.aspx/

Some of the comments make me go
One guy accused me of shooting the tigers in an African zoo. Another guy is ever ready with criticism, but can't accept any regarding his own work lol.


2. Nikon D5 rumored for Q1 '16. Droolworthy specs.
http://nikonrumors.com/2015/12/11/th...f-102400.aspx/

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Old 12th December 2015, 21:08   #13878
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Some of the guys at NR (and at DPR) are pretty thick headed. That bloke from Eastern Eu who went on about his pics being perfectly balanced was worthy of a good laugh.

The D5 - Will I get a D5? Probably not. I am a fan of buying good/great glass.
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Old 14th December 2015, 19:59   #13879
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Nikkor 24-120 F4:
Had an hour of walking around with this lens mounted on my D810. No other Lens should have received as wide range reviews as this this gold ringed Nikkor. Some claim it as junk while some pro use it when they don't need a f2.8.

My initial impression is that the images suffer from severe vignetting and distortion and to some extend chromatic aberration as well. Not a big deal as these are easily corrected at post. The ‘lens profile correction’ on LR should suffice.

This lens has a very useful focal range with a fixed F4. The pictures do have the ‘pop’ with nice colours and contrast. For me, it is a keeper as an all purpose walk around lens on my FX.


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Old 19th December 2015, 15:36   #13880
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A friend sent these to me
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I read fifty shades of grey to learn more about white balance

My wife said if I took one more picture of her she'd leave me. That's when I snapped.

Q. What’s the best way to make money in photography? A. Sell all your gear.

Ken Rockwell ordered an L-lens from Nikon, and got one

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I finally took the plunge and bought Nikon D3200 from Flipkart at 19k today. I am a complete novice at photography. I hope to contribute to this thread more often now!
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Great to hear about that. Happy clicks and share your photos
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Old 7th January 2016, 00:35   #13883
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Nikon users are grinning today. Finally the mythical D500 arrives!

Canon guys, turn green

Fantastic AF and buffer specs. Hope the AF is as good as claimed.

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Nikon D500 don't have built in flash as per reviews. They says it is aimed for sports/wildlife photographers who won't use flash and excluding a built-in flash will most likely result in better weather protection, particularly in rainy conditions. But is it really a good idea to avoid flash?
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Nikon D500 don't have built in flash as per reviews. They says it is aimed for sports/wildlife photographers who won't use flash and excluding a built-in flash will most likely result in better weather protection, particularly in rainy conditions. But is it really a good idea to avoid flash?
For that segment, yes. People serious about external lighting would use their lighting setup in any case.

I was thinking about using flash. I probably use flash 2-3 times a year (e.g. during birthdays). And I might as well rent a nice external flash setup if I want artificial lighting support.

There are no scene modes either. Many consumer features are missing. Ergonomics are different.

These 2 cameras are high-end specialist tools. Not for everyone. Like the 7D Mk2 and the 1DX. You need to know what you are paying for. If someone doesn't value the compromises and the extra, specific capabilities you get by paying more, these cameras are not meant for him/her.

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Nikon D500 don't have built in flash as per reviews. They says it is aimed for sports/wildlife photographers who won't use flash and excluding a built-in flash will most likely result in better weather protection, particularly in rainy conditions. But is it really a good idea to avoid flash?
A plus point of not having a flash is better battery life, and better weather sealing especially at the top.

The inbuilt flash is relatively low powered affair, and interferes with lenses having large diameter. It is best used for small indoor shoots. For any thing else an external flash is required. I have 2 SB800 and use them for shooting birds and other distant objects. Then there is indirect lighting which is not possible with inbuilt flash.
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A plus point of not having a flash is better battery life, and better weather sealing especially at the top.

The inbuilt flash is relatively low powered affair, and interferes with lenses having large diameter. It is best used for small indoor shoots. For any thing else an external flash is required. I have 2 SB800 and use them for shooting birds and other distant objects. Then there is indirect lighting which is not possible with inbuilt flash.
Yes, there is a tradeoff, that is what I was trying to convey. For example, in the Nikon DX world, one could get away with buying a D7200, at half the price of a Nikon D500. And you do get a built in flash, and perhaps the most capable camera (excluding the D500) - along with the Canon 7D Mk2 - this side of a full frame.

As I said, you need to know what you are paying for.

I am planning to buy 2 out of these 3:
1. Nikon D5
2. Nikon D810
3. Nikon D500

I am thinking of buying the D500 and waiting for the D810 replacement (it would be good to have a high MP camera with state of the art AF i.e. the new 153 point AF system, going down till -4 EV; and say 7 FPS)

Phase 1: The D500 with my current 200-500mm F/5.6
Phase 2: The D810 (replacement) with a 70-200mm f/2.8

Great system for wildlife and nature. Along with a 16-35mm f/4. Depending on the situation, I can interchange the lenses.

In any case, the current cameras give us far more leeway than what the old timers enjoyed. If we don't get proper shots today, it is an issue with our skillset and expectations, rather than the gear.

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Nikon users are grinning today. Finally the mythical D500 arrives!

Canon guys, turn green

Fantastic AF and buffer specs. Hope the AF is as good as claimed.
That's some news, finally Nikon awakens!

The big deal about it, is that it seems to the first camera that can autofocus down to -4EV ? If my memory serves me correctly, -3EV was the last best figure, even in full frame. I reckon this will be hugely appreciated by low light shooters.

Maybe I missed it, but how many images on a full charge does the D500 manage?
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Maybe I missed it, but how many images on a full charge does the D500 manage?
Yes, the Sith side awakens. The white sabre wielding Jedis have a fight on their hands.

It should manage appx. 1200 shots. Specs on DPReview.
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Old 11th January 2016, 14:24   #13890
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Finally after years of use, my learner's camera, 1000d has started showing signs of ageing.
Guess its time for me to UPgrade to a double digit 'D'.
Mostly the 70D will be my next weapon of art.

Need advice on the same from experts here.

Not planning for a full frame as my current set of lenses will become useless then.
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