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  1. #1
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    What has disappointed you?

    Not looking for answers like 'your husband' or 'partner' , but what piece of photography equipment has not met your expectations. It could be a lens, body, flashlight, tripod, filter or anyting similiar.
    It doesn't need to be something that you necessary sold on as it could be something that you still own.

    I will start this with my biggest disappointment which was a lens I was expecting much more from. I did buy a new copy and after a few months decide to part with it as I just thought at the telephoto end the quality was not acceptable.
    The lens in question:

    Tamron 18-400


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    Peter

    D500
    D7100
    Tokina 11-16 f2.8
    Nikon 85mm 1.8G
    Nikon 300mm F4 AF-S
    Sigma 150-600c
    Lee filters
    My Flickr account - https://www.flickr.com/people/peter-young/



  2. #2
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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    My inability to get that perfect shot and lack of time to get out to practice/find the shot.
     
    Walt

    D500; D750; D7100; D5300;
    18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G II VR; AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED; AF-S 85mm f1.8;
    Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 (IF) DX II; 200-500mm f5.6E ED VR; AF-S VR 24-120mm f/4G ED; TC14E II



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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    My Nikon D600. It had the oil spot issue and went in 3x for repair. Each time I'd get it back, I took a test shot against a white piece of paper. Oil and dust spots all over the sensor with the very first image. I will say they did an amazing job calibrating the AF. It was...shall I say...spot on.
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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  4. #4
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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    I have to admit I have been disappointed in several features of my D500, despite my overall elation with the camera as a whole. Not having a full articulated Live View screen is more of a letdown than I was expecting - and I was expecting it to be a letdown. Not having full touch screen menu controls is also something I miss more than I thought I would, after having gotten used to the ease and speed of that feature on my D5500. And that 10-pin connector for my wired and wireless remote shutter releases is almost comically frustrating to use.

    None is such a disappointment that I am considering selling such an otherwise magnificent beast. But it has made me hold on to my D5500, which I had originally planned to sell to offset the cost of that Baby D5. (And I have to be honest here. I may have decided to keep the D5500 anyway, because as Nikon's smallest and lightest DSLR it's actually an excellent street and travel camera.)
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    "Mankind will not attain its ultimate perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the head of the last priest." Émile Zola (attributed)

  5. #5
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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    The fact the Z6 automatically chooses crop mode when you put a crop lens onto it. There is no way to override and shoot a crop lens using the full sensor, as I could with the D800. The Tokina 11-16 f2.8 is nearly a perfect wide angle lens, IMO. Crop sensors see 15-24 effective, but if you throw that on a full frame DSLR its also nearly a perfect 16mm prime. The lens vignettes horribly at the other focal lengths on full frame, but at 16mm its great! Not so with the Z6. The camera dumbs down to crop mode and grays out the option to kick it back to full frame once you twist a crop lens on the FTZ. I didnt read this anywhere upon doing my research and was fully expecting to use the 11-16 on the Z6 as a 16mm prime, but the result is about 10MP as opposed to 24MP. This would probably be a non issue on the Z7, but the sensor just isnt big enough for my liking using crop lenses paired with the Z6.
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    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Zoom Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  6. #6
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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerspouse View Post
    And that 10-pin connector for my wired and wireless remote shutter releases is almost comically frustrating to use.
    A word of caution; Careful!

    The D800 also has that 10 pin connector. I bought the body used and it was months before I bought a remote that was supposed to connect to the 10 pin. It didn't work. After some research, I found out the D800 had a known issue with the connector. Its difficult to manipulate the pins and hasty fingers can push the connector into the body, something that had already occurred by the time I got it. When I checked on a repair, it was more than what I spent on the camera. I still needed to control the camera using a remote, so I tried the aftermarket grip that has an IR remote, but that was hit and miss at best. Then I bought a CamRanger that connects through the USB, thereby bypassing the broken 10 pin. That fixed the problem and opens up a lot more possibilities, (seriously, it is a very powerful piece of equipment) but its a real pain to get setup every time to use it. Its more useful in a studio setting, more unrealistic in the field.
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    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Zoom Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  7. #7
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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    Thanks for the heads up, TT!
    "Mankind will not attain its ultimate perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the head of the last priest." Émile Zola (attributed)

  8. #8
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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    I just returned the ball-head I purchased. Fidgety with a crappy locking mechanism. I am not sure why manufacturers are not using nice, polished metal but instead have the rough, hewn metal that seems so cheap and not smooth to use. I dunno. I hated that thing. I couldn't get my camera mounted on it easily. I was willing to pay the shipping to get rid of it. Now, I need a new tripod and a new head. Well, I probably need 2 of each.

    Sigma 150-600C has a crap collar as well. Thinking of trading it for a Nikon lens.
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    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.

  9. #9
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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    I just returned the ball-head I purchased. Fidgety with a crappy locking mechanism. I am not sure why manufacturers are not using nice, polished metal but instead have the rough, hewn metal that seems so cheap and not smooth to use. I dunno. I hated that thing. I couldn't get my camera mounted on it easily. I was willing to pay the shipping to get rid of it. Now, I need a new tripod and a new head. Well, I probably need 2 of each.

    Sigma 150-600C has a crap collar as well. Thinking of trading it for a Nikon lens.
    Am I not correct in thinking you can get a better alternative collar for the Sigma. I’m sure I saw a video about it somewhere?


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    Peter

    D500
    D7100
    Tokina 11-16 f2.8
    Nikon 85mm 1.8G
    Nikon 300mm F4 AF-S
    Sigma 150-600c
    Lee filters
    My Flickr account - https://www.flickr.com/people/peter-young/

  10. #10
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    Re: What has disappointed you?

    @Peter7100 As far as I know, there are no aftermarket collars that fit the Contemporary. I have been looking for one.
    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.





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