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On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)
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Mike Fewster: Sony's strategy seems to be working well. The smaller formats are decreasing under pressure from camera phones. Sony has had toes in the water with camera phones/ apsc/compact cameras and FF. They are reading the market requirements and focusing accordingly. Serious photographers are likely to be shifting to larger formats. Plenty of people still want smaller format cameras between FF and camera phones, but it is a decreasing market.
To be taken seriously as a photography name, you need high end models that are seen as leading products. Lesser models piggy back on that reputation. Three years ago, people would ask what camera I used and respond with disbelief when I said "Sony". No longer. The landscape is changing.
I think Sony will come out with a medium format model in the next couple of years. The future for camera makers is to establish in areas that are beyond the quality that camera phone type devices can deliver (and they are catching up fast.)

Canon makes Sony look like a wild-eyed dope fiend.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 02:10 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)
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Chris Page: I am stopped from purchasing an A7 due to the lossy raw files.

This is as big a deal as Canon's mediocre dynamic range and sensor banding. But far easier to fix!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 02:09 UTC
On article Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras (455 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: Remember the Elcassette and the mini disc audio recorders? Proprietary memory sticks? Sony has a history of changing its mind, I almost bought an Elcassette many, many years ago. And maybe those were good ideas but they were dead ends and Sony cut and ran and if you bought one, you were stuck with a nice paperweight. Is it a mystery that they are focusing on the FE mount cameras? Wasn't that obvious? What happened to their translucent mirror cameras? Was that such a bad idea? I thought they performed rather well and were well regarded. The A7 cameras seem like a good idea but they need to stick with it and continue to develop the system and improve it. No serious user is going to buy and reply upon a third party adapter for suck an expensive system, that's a joke. They need to invest in a complete lens system and accessories and stick with it. They could do the same with their SLT cameras but maybe now they won't.

Canon used to make pellicle mirror cameras too. So what?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 02:06 UTC

If the EU passes this, I will have made my last trip to Europe.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 122nd comment

Hasselblad should be informed by the Faustian myth: once you sell your soul, there's no getting it back. Doubly so, when the new CEO comes straight from the very same Mephistophelian realm that bought your soul in the first place!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 02:26 UTC as 51st comment

I think this ad campaign is stupid and offensive.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 02:43 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies

Needs an articulated LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 04:48 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies

Too late Nikon: because of the "dust" issue, I bought a 6D instead.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 67th comment
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Charlene_S: I wish topaz Labs would take all their wonderful plug ins and create a stand alone application then I would say "bye- byeAdobe" or Corel cmon and make Paintshop Pro Mac compatible.

Topaz has that application. It is called photoFXLab.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 04:50 UTC

"Adobe is clearly concerned about alienating existing users ... "

Huh? What? Where do you get that idea?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 22:01 UTC as 132nd comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR (259 comments in total)
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luxborealis: My initial reaction was "What a rip-off" $224 more for the tripod collar/mount - that make the total package over $1600. To compare it to the $2100 ƒ2.8 - the extra $400-500 is worth it.

If they were to just make the tripod collar included in the lens, economies of scale would drop the price well below $200. It tells you that in this case, Nikon is more about marketing and price points than photography. I know they are in competition with Canon, but really, this is petty.

HOWEVER - The lack of a collar is also a general comment on photography. Fewer photographers these days are willing to go the extra mile by using a tripod. By far, most who buy this lens will never use a tripod or monopod. Are VR and higher really that good that a tripod is no longer needed? For some work, yes. For most, photography is a weekend hobby that doesn't warrant the additional quality possible with a tripod - so why bother including a tripod collar when most won't really need it.

None of the Canon 70-200mm f/4.0 L zooms has ever included the tripod collar. That includes the first version (which did not have IS), introduced in 1999. The raison d'etre for these f/4.0 zooms is the same pro quality as the f/2.8 zooms but with a lot less weight & bulk. Photographers that do serious hiking and climbing really appreciate such a lens, especially because they often still need to carry a tripod.

Nikon has needed a zoom in this category for a very long time, and I, for one, am very glad to see it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 02:15 UTC
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (563 comments in total)

Just because Canon is struggling to make headway with mirrorless, doesn't mean the consumer is.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:09 UTC as 253rd comment
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review (577 comments in total)

What version of ACR was used in this review, really? The RAW review page 13 says, "ACR - Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 Beta" was used - but I have that version installed (just double checked and I have the absolute latest) and it will not open the ORF files provided for download on the RAW pages of the review! Neither is it shown on the list of supported cameras.

Is Beta 6.7 not the same as Release Candidate 6.7?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 18:51 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
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openskyline: Chuck is great, Dan Chung is not so great, I don't see the point of his questions!

It's called restraint.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 04:38 UTC

This dog don't hunt.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 04:26 UTC as 39th comment

If I wanted the ISO increased, I'd increase it myself.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 04:03 UTC as 56th comment

It's butt ugly.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:41 UTC as 408th comment | 1 reply
On article Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? (279 comments in total)

NEWS FLASH FOR NIKON: if you are afraid of being your own best competition SOMEONE ELSE will be your best competition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:36 UTC as 126th comment | 3 replies
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