Michael_13

Michael_13

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On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Still a couple of generations from fully baked. OSS is huge, but when it gets a 50MP+ sensor, 2 fast SD slots and autofocus that can keep up with a DSLR, it will be a Nikon Dx00 killer. Card failures are rare, but I just can't afford to loose hundreds of photos because there is no redundancy. Until they fix that, this camera is going to be a hard sell for professionals. Also, why no 4k?

How many of your lenses really give you 50mp on 35mm sensors?
Large prints don't need huge mp counts.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 10:15 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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sierranvin: Why oh why does Sony so consistently fail to offer a model with all the premium features in ONE ELITE PACKAGE??? What happened to the 36MP sensor from the a7R? Why do they add these nice new features, then drop the sensor back down to 24MP??? Is the Sony corporate culture programmed to always earn a B+, never an A?

sierra:
Because only dummies still run the MP-race?

exapixel:
How many lenses do you own that really are capable of resolving 36MP?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Well you guys seems to have a preproduction unit. Is AF better with 55FE? What's your first impressions about AF, Dpreview? I am mostly interested in whether single AF acquisition is better. Also low light use, it went from EV 0 on A7 to EV (-1) on A7 II, is it slightly better in low light?? Also, Is shutter sound same as on A7 or quieter?

Absolutic, maybe, you should try a different technique then?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)
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zsedcft: Still a couple of generations from fully baked. OSS is huge, but when it gets a 50MP+ sensor, 2 fast SD slots and autofocus that can keep up with a DSLR, it will be a Nikon Dx00 killer. Card failures are rare, but I just can't afford to loose hundreds of photos because there is no redundancy. Until they fix that, this camera is going to be a hard sell for professionals. Also, why no 4k?

Second card slot, ok, but what kind of professional needs 50MP+?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

HowaboutRAW:
You misunderstood: It is you, who is insecure. You are so disturbed by this image, that you feel the need to call it "sexualized". There's no need to enjoy this image "privately", as it is totally fine for public viewing.

How many times more are you going to miss the point, that this picture is totally appropriate for this site?
You won't succeed in imposing your odd point of view on the visitors of this forum.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 21:35 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

"is a highly sexualized image"
No, it's not.
Maybe, you should ask your wife, if you still feel insecure about it.
And don't be afraid, she will not accuse you of looking at soft porn.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 20:52 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

HowaboutRAW:
You really seem to have an issue with this from my perspective, but I accept that you have different standards on depicting women.

And btw: There's nothing to defend for me. If I want to look at porn, I simply do it. My wife is smart enough to handle this. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 22:47 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

@HowaboutRAW:
Don't know where you live, but in Europe a cleavage like this is not considered "softporn" - even in an office.
Had you called the pose "sexy", then I could agree, although I consider it more "relaxed" than sexy.
And even if it was "nude photography", why should it not be on a site about photography?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 22:33 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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Ozyxy: What's up with horizontal websites? I liked #1 (and the other photos of course) and I clicked to see the photographer's website to see what else is there but the site requires horizontal scrolling to see the photos, I couldn't use it so I just left without seeing anything... I think photographers who create horizontal websites miss a lot of visitors. Nobody can use a horizontal website. Why don't they make their websites vertical as every website should be?

If arrow keys and scroll wheel are difficult to use for you, maybe you should try a touch pad? There even are keyboards with integrated pads on the right hand side.
There also is an extension for Firefox that allows scrolling in any direction by pressing ALT and moving the mouse. You may check if Chrome offers something similar.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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Ozyxy: What's up with horizontal websites? I liked #1 (and the other photos of course) and I clicked to see the photographer's website to see what else is there but the site requires horizontal scrolling to see the photos, I couldn't use it so I just left without seeing anything... I think photographers who create horizontal websites miss a lot of visitors. Nobody can use a horizontal website. Why don't they make their websites vertical as every website should be?

Whats your problem? The site works fine for me and shows classy photos.
Do you use an old browser?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 20:12 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: did #1 really have to be cliché softcore?

Softporn? You have a very strong imagination!
I see a beautiful young woman in a fashionable, low cut blouse.
She could even wear it in an office without problems.
There is nothing falling out as there is only a hint of curves visible. Nice pic and totally adequate for this site, imo.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 20:10 UTC

Very sad.
I have a motor-zoom flash unit from Metz that I bought for my Olympus C-5050 in the year 2003. Together with an adapter it gave me true TTL capability.

It still works like new.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 63rd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Its not going that well with 4/3 at the moment.
Hope they'll be able to come up with a game changer.

Many people looking for a small system are now looking towards Fuji due to their APS sensor, retro look and more or less same weight and AF performance.

The Fujis have excellent lenses, too, but they are larger and heavier. Their handling can also be quite irritating. Their sensors show very little noise but are not as sharp as m43.
As a system I'd still take m43, because it offers much more flexibility.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 13:42 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: "Reached out to" is pathetic. "Contacted" is perfectly adequate: this is a technical site, not a charitable institution.

She usually writes fiction. This may be an explanation for that funny choice of expression.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 09:23 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Stephen Scharf: I really don't understand the comment about the E-M5 appearing dated. It was and is a terrific camera, and still has a higher engineering specification than the E-M10, so I don't get where the "dated" view comes from.

I have nothing whatever against companies upgrading their model lineups, but I think back to the original and legendary OM-1, and that camera was in production unchanged for the better part of a decade. It still superbly fulfilled it's design specification.

Stephen, the author probably doesn't understand it either.
She writes up a few news for dpreview, but does not seem to have a deep enough knowledge for judging such a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 08:29 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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ChuckTa: Wow, esp the one with Mrs Britton and 150mm f2.8, that is one of the best looking bokeh I have see in an AF lens. Mrs Britton should be very happy.
It looks like the NX1 with 50-150 f2.8 will be excellent for portrait photography.

@Barney: This can change quicker than you might think... :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 01:33 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Technical merit aside, in the US, Samsung has a brand problem. $2,799.00 for an off-brand camera? Good luck with that.

@Howabout, I know, I didn't complain about the price.
US consumers will still not understand it. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 01:24 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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art99: OK, so the photos are sharp as expected in mostly sunlight at ISO 100 , but how about a few at ISO 6400 to 12,800 for a change in a dark venue at F2.8 ? After all it boasts a BSI sensor so let's see what that can do in the dark like evening street scenes or wedding venues.

... says someone who can't even read an article.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: Yikes, $1300 for the "kit" lens. It better be pretty darn good!

Try to find such a 'kit lens' from any other brand!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 00:20 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Technical merit aside, in the US, Samsung has a brand problem. $2,799.00 for an off-brand camera? Good luck with that.

Justme, you are probably right, but this is a problem of US consumers: Their uncritical brand loyalty makes them blind to quality.
Very hard for a company to change this and low pricing alone will not do or can even be counterproductive.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 00:10 UTC
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