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In Topic: Nikon D5 and D500 Launch Event

04 February 2016 - 12:49 AM

Ditto Tom’s words. 


Excellent reporting on the Nikon Pro Roadshow. Definitely saves me having to go to the one closest to me. The ISO button on the D4 was on the back, below the screen, not on the top left of the camera. This allowed housing manufacturer’s to make a left thumb paddle for the ISO, which was nice. The new position, as you say is more problematic for housing design. Yet being such a critical feature its ease of use will be a major differentiator in D5 housing ergonomics.  


Thanks also for the BOOT show report. 



In Topic: Nikon D5 and D500 Launch Event

26 January 2016 - 02:56 PM

For the D3/D300 launch the special gift was a D3 branded calculator!

In Topic: Fisheye with Sony a7Rii

25 January 2016 - 02:59 AM

I;d recommend a very close look at the 28mm and Nauticam WWL-1 lens, which I think is the best optical solution, although I don't think it gives 180˚ corner to corner. 

In Topic: Nikon D5 in Nikon D4S housings

14 January 2016 - 03:23 PM

A friend of mine tried his D5 (pre-production) in his D4 housing (a Subal) and it does not fit. It is a few mm too big. 


So housing manufacturer's will be happy. Photographers less so.

In Topic: Nikon D500

11 January 2016 - 03:18 AM

I have used XQD cards since switching to the D4 (I have only ever owned two of them - one and a card reader came free with the camera) - and that camera is now at 200,000 clicks. Through USB3 they download super fast (especially because the camera is not that high resolution). I really like them and will spec my D5 as dual XQD. 


I think lack of pop-up flash on the D500 is probably about weatherproofing - as a major market for this camera will be nature photographers.