Should You Buy The Previous Model?
on 20 October 2019 at 13:28
We've got the holiday season coming up, and this question tends to always come up, as camera makers use this selling opportunity to push older model inventory as well as new. In the DSLR world, this has been going on for some time, starting when Nikon overproduced and was essentially forced […]
The Canon/Nikon "Solution"
on 18 October 2019 at 13:34
Canon and Nikon have both taken an interesting approach to creating mirrorless models while still putting out DSLRs. Simply put, mirrorless models don't exactly line up with DSLRs. I'll start with Nikon, because I'm most familiar with their cameras. Here's the way it works, from top to bottom […]
What's the Market Bottom Look Like?
on 14 October 2019 at 15:17
I actually wrote the following article several months ago. I've been dithering on whether to post it or not, as it has the potential for kicking off a wave of negativism about cameras, as well as the usual hate mail I tend to get when I'm being provocative. But I keep getting the same basic […]
The Latest Ask Thom Q&A
on 26 September 2019 at 13:48
From time to time I try to answer questions I'm getting multiples of in my In Box with a quick post here on dslrbodies.com. While I continue to try to answer individual questions I get, sometimes broadcasting an answer is the better way to go. I really want to get to 1000mm. How well does the […]
Are Customers Asking for Too Much?
on 26 September 2019 at 13:24
I've long held to a simple design philosophy: customers are terrible product designers. If you ask a customer what to change on or add to a product, you'll get answers. Those answers may not make for a better product. Right now I'm seeing a lot of this kind of request from […]
on 22 September 2019 at 14:24
Curiously, it appears that we're going to have a number of new camera introductions between now and the end of October. One or two might spill into November. Moreover, we're getting a lot of development announcements all of the sudden. The Nikon D6 has already been teased by Nikon, but […]
Are Camera Shows Dead?
on 18 September 2019 at 13:28
Here we are with one of the larger camera shows in the US just ahead—PhotoPlus Expo in New York City in October—yet Photokina 2020 this past week sent a press release that indicated that they've lost appearances by three key camera companies (Leica, Nikon, and Olympus). Sony doesn't […]
Is it Time to Replace Your Camera?
on 17 September 2019 at 21:16
I've had advice on when to upgrade your Nikon DSLR (and to what model) for some time now. I'm going to have to start revisiting that again soon with more advice on whether an upgrade should be a DSLR or a mirrorless camera. But I came across an article in another field the other day that had me […]
Do We Need a 120-300mm f/2.8?
on 9 September 2019 at 14:07
No sooner had Nikon pre-announced the new 120-300mm f/2.8 lens I started getting the questions about whether we need this lens or not. Of course, part of that is driven by the fact that we already have such a lens, from Sigma. But several of the questioners were seriously questioning the […]
Do We Need a D6?
on 8 September 2019 at 13:31
Now that Nikon has officially acknowledged that the D6 is coming, and likely well in time for the 2020 Olympics, the question is simple: do we need it? My answer might surprise you: maybe. Probably not if it's filled with new tech. I really […]
Sony's 3.7 micron Sensors
on 7 September 2019 at 12:59
Jim Kasson, someone I correspond with from time to time behind the scenes, was the first one I know of to post this, but it's something I had noted earlier and wondered whether or not it was worth speculating on: Sony Semiconductor now has four different sensor sizes with much the same pixel […]
The "More is Better" Problem
on 7 September 2019 at 12:30
I've long been on record as writing (and saying) that more sampling is always better. Put in a camera context, more pixels are better, all else equal. Recently I've gotten some pushback on that from engineers who are at the forefront of semiconductors. I need to adjust my statement ever […]
Nikon 2019 News
on 31 December 2018 at 19:25
In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2019: January 2019 Nikon Canon DSLR News February 2019 Nikon Canon News/Views March 2019 Nikon […]
Nikon 2018 News
on 2 January 2016 at 16:10
In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2018: December 2018 Nikon News November 2018 Nikon News October 2018 Nikon News […]
Nikon 2017 News
on 2 January 2016 at 16:10
In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2017: January 2017 Nikon News February 2017 Nikon News March 2017 Nikon News April […]
Nikon 2016 News
on 1 January 2016 at 18:09
In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2016: December 2016 Nikon News November 2016 Nikon News/Views October 2016 Nikon News/Views […]
Nikon 2015 News
on 20 January 2015 at 20:40
In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2015: December 2015 Nikon News November 2015 Nikon News October 2015 Nikon News […]
Nikon 2014 News
on 31 October 2014 at 19:40
In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2014: December 2014 Nikon News November 2014 Nikon News October 2014 Nikon News […]
Nikon 2013 News
on 27 December 2013 at 18:54
In these folders you’ll find the several hundred news and commentary articles about Nikon and DSLR cameras that appeared on this site in 2013: December 2013 Nikon News November 2013 Nikon News October 2013 Nikon News […]
Nikon 2003-2012 News
on 27 November 2012 at 15:55
What follows are links to the front page reports that appeared on bythom.com from 2003 through 2011. These are archive pages of the old bythom news/views for historical purposes. I've left them in the old bythom style and URLs because it would be an enormous amount of work to bring them all in as […]