sproketholes

sproketholes

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2eyesee: Another APS-C body, but Sony have abandoned APS-C E-mount lens development, and announcing this camera on the same day as three FE lenses is really rubbing our noses in it.

I don't care how good the AF is if after all these years Sony still can't offer a decent kit lens. I got the A6000 when it first came out and returned it because the 16-50 kit lens was so bad. The 18-55 is no better.

Though I think its impossible physically, and improbable, it would be so hot if Sony could find a way to provide an accessory optic to place between the rear element and the sensor that could be used to focally reduce the E-mount FF to 1.5x, that would be completely magic. That or bring out more lenses, premium lenses.
More APSC premium lenses Sony, please. More, MORE MOAR!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 19:58 UTC
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Thematic: α6300 even offers 14-stop latitude at S-Log3 setting.

nice!

My buddy just got himself an A5100 and it has on-screen markings for video like my A7s does. I certainly hope the A6300 will have them also. Having a safety zone, center point and 2.35:1 crop markings is defacto on pro video cameras, and is, in truth, essential on any camera that hopes to compete with them.
Im not ready to go 4k yet, but Im extremely exited about what 6k Downsampled to 4k Downsampled to HD will look like. I suspect it will give my external video recorder a run for its money (apart from the ability to shoot directly to SSD in an edit ready format..).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
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noflashplease: The price isn't a surprise. We always knew it was going to be expensive. I'm not sure why Nikon bothered? Was anyone really begging for a GoPro crossed with a Ricoh Theta? The action camera market feels like it's already past its peak. Nikon jumped on the bandwagon just after the parade was over. Oh well, we can look forward to the eventual clearance before the "Keymission 360" ever hits the market.

Well, this straddles two worlds. The action camera part of it appeals less to me then the VR possibilities.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:06 UTC

Dang I was hoping for $399. Well its still epically lower than a sack load of gopros and a doodad to hold them all..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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papa natas: 921,600 Screen dots....
El Cheapo strikes again!!!

And you are paying approximately $0.10850694444 for each one of those dots.
oh my god life is so hard..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
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2eyesee: Another APS-C body, but Sony have abandoned APS-C E-mount lens development, and announcing this camera on the same day as three FE lenses is really rubbing our noses in it.

I don't care how good the AF is if after all these years Sony still can't offer a decent kit lens. I got the A6000 when it first came out and returned it because the 16-50 kit lens was so bad. The 18-55 is no better.

Paddy C
if you are after primes, I can attest that the 20mm is at f2.8 as sharp as my Zeiss 24/1.8. If there is any other complaint about image quality, you should be using the Capture 1 software that comes free with your camera, because it turns a $250 lens into something that 5 years ago would have cost you a lot more to achieve.
Gary Fong is right, listen to Sony and if you use the camera the way they suggest and offer you the flexibility of doing so, you will be more than satisfied with your purchase.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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jaxson: Lack of sensor stabilisation is the main drawback for me.

Why is no one mentioning this?

Its really not a big deal with a camera that is this speed, you can always lean on something.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:41 UTC
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Amateurbob: I have a Sony Nex 3n. Turning the camera on and taking a picture I get “Camera Error turn camera off and then on again”. Looking on the internet one finds this is not an uncommon error for Sony cameras. Even the newer expensive full frame Sony cameras can have the error, which is almost exclusively seen in Sony cameras although it may pop up in a few other brands. I tried all the fixes mentioned on the internet and finally fixed the problem by purchasing off EBay for a good price an Olympus PL5. I have found nothing on the internet where this problem appeared in any Olympus camera. I like Sony cameras but will stay away.
I might add that if one sends their camera to Sony repair, the problem will get fixed at a cost. If the camera can be fixed and the problem can appear in any of Sony’s cameras, why do they not design the problem away in their newer cameras?

For $125 (or 4 trips to the grocery store for a single person) you can have another one in great condition. If you want, you can upgrade to a Nex 5n for an additional $75. Im not being facetious, I understand no everyone who owns these cameras lives in the first world.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:39 UTC
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lacix: Great! Magnesium body, Viewfinder res. up to 2.359,296, faster focus, 4K, 100Mbps. I'm in!

100mbps is quite mind blowing for the size. In fact 6k downsampled 4k is of the charts.. There is a lot to love about this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
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Eugene232: price is ridiculous..
who will by this camera for $1100 while Olympus PEN-F with smaller sensor costs $1200 or Fujifilm X-Pro2 costs $1700?

I will buy it. I will replace my A7s with this camera because it is extremely fast, small, light, tough, has zero pixel binning 4k, and it has all that I ever needed any stills or video camera to have.
I have two A6000's and they completely reshaped my thinking on professional cameras. I have shot news documentary and video on them and there is nothing else out there at or near that price point, that even comes close.
The A6300 exceeds my hopes on an upgrade to the A6000, though on the surface of it and from the rumor mill stand point I can see how people might be disappointed. Those fears are unfounded once to sit down and read the specs in detail and look at what you actually use a camera for.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 21:32 UTC
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sproketholes: Wonder if this could be used for VR?

Thanks Carey.
Indeed ceonupe, however, it will probably be affordable alternative to 5, 7 or 9 GoPro's and the accessories plus editing and stitching software that are currently available.
I can see this being used in journalistic environments with great effect for supplementary support work.
There were traces of VR work done during the late summer's mass refugee exodus in mainland Europe, the effect was immense. A little device like this could be a game changer to put VR into more hands.
I have a dream of getting VR into the hands of refugee children and seeing what their lives are like.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:43 UTC
On article PIX 2015: Josh Trujillo on the power of photography (13 comments in total)

Josh is such a sweet guy, lovely personality, and it really comes through in his work. Photography is, after all, creativity, and creativity is dictated by ones own experiences and their emotional response to that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:35 UTC as 2nd comment

Wonder if this could be used for VR?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:47 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
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rugosa: I have a few Seiko wrist watches with sapphire crystal instead of glass and have not had a mark on them yet and I'm pretty hard on watches. Also the sapphire is made from aluminum oxide which is also in the coatings of your hardwood floors that are good for 25 years or more.

Well that applies to careful and gentle too. Accidents happen most people are not rough and careless by choice.
A sapphire Crystal element will break with less stress than glass will. And in many cases under testing, will catastrophically explode vastly increasing the potential damage to the front element of the lens proper.
Regardless of this, I like the idea of SC filters.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
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rugosa: I have a few Seiko wrist watches with sapphire crystal instead of glass and have not had a mark on them yet and I'm pretty hard on watches. Also the sapphire is made from aluminum oxide which is also in the coatings of your hardwood floors that are good for 25 years or more.

yeah Sapphire crystal is pretty amazing for scratch resistance, I also have a watch with it and havent had any marks on it at all. However Sapphire crystal is not good for impact resistence, and filters with it installed are likely to smash just as much as glass if a fall happens resulting in an impact to the edge of the filter, or even if there is a (unlikely) direct impact to the front element.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 05:45 UTC
On article Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (203 comments in total)
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sproketholes: Hello Barney,
Could you tell me if this film idea was initiated by Canon or dpreview?
And also was any part of it paid for by Canon?

Thanks

Hi Barney, thank you. However question still remains; who initiated the idea to make the video, perhaps the work instigates would be a better choice.
I hope you are enjoying Superbowl, I am enjoying the silence!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
On article Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (203 comments in total)

Hello Barney,
Could you tell me if this film idea was initiated by Canon or dpreview?
And also was any part of it paid for by Canon?

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 20:12 UTC as 36th comment | 6 replies
On article Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens (120 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Oh wow .. Sony just does not get it ...i.e. ... where the hell is their macro lens?

Bring out one of those ..and I ..and many others .. will dump Canon/Nikon/Olympus..........

Cheers,

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I dont understand.... If you are a macro lover then a manual focus lens would be the way to go? Take a look at the Tamron 90 macro or the Pentax 100/4 macro, I still have mine and its simply off the charts for sharpness. I youd get one for crumbs.
And also consider that if you are using an APSC body then you get the added crop factor bonus..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 10:00 UTC
On article Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens (120 comments in total)
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Fredy Ross: Just disappointed as I don't take videos but would love to have a travel fe lens with a longer zoom than 70mm. also the weight is too heavy with such a lens over a kilo. Sony is innovative with cameras but very slow with lenses to match. Pity as I am sure people moved like myself from canon or Nikon to go smaller and lighter.

Well put it this way, if you were still shooting Canon, its not much bigger or heavier then an L lens, and it really could end up being the one and only lens youd need.
I quite like the idea of it and an ultra wide zoom or prime.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
On article Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens (120 comments in total)
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Jun2: "The new power zoom lens features Sony's new 'Smooth Motion Optics' design, which addresses three issues of prime concern to movie-makers: change in angle of view ('breathing') while focusing, focus shifts during zoom and movement of the optical axis during zoom. Additionally, the FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS has three separate control rings for focus, zoom and aperture for a satisfyingly responsive, professional feel. "

Sounds like a parfocal lens when zooming.

This is such a big deal. It will open doors to enthusiast film makers to expand interesting ways of filming scenes that would never previously have been in reach for those on an indy budget.
Who knows, it may be terrible at 28 or 135, but regardless, there are other aspects of this thing that make it super compelling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 09:52 UTC
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