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On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (819 comments in total)

Correction: NEX has always been Alpha. It was Sony Alpha NEX.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 00:42 UTC as 176th comment | 6 replies

The 1020 looks like crap! Whyyyy?

Examine the grassy part. 1020 at ISO 100 (yes, base ISO!) is horribly mushy. One big mess. All other Nokia phones easily kicks its ass.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2013 at 21:55 UTC as 3rd comment | 7 replies
On VSCO Cam arrives for Android post (9 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: Very bad app. Freezing my S3 continuously.

Works fine on my HTC One.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 05:59 UTC
On DSC00152 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

SOOC JPEG with NR on I assume? Looks pretty bad for ISO 800...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 00:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo in sample gallery (4 comments in total)

SOOC JPEG with NR on I assume? Looks pretty bad for ISO 800...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 00:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)
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peevee1: "The tilting 3-inch LCD has 1.23 million dots and a 4:3 aspect ratio."

What is the point of 4:3 screen on a camera which only shoots 3:2 and 16:9? Could not they just get a HD screen from one of their cheaper (smaller, not FullHD) smartphones?

I actually like having a 4:3 screen when shooting 3:2. The info don't overlap on the image when trying to compose.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:24 UTC
On Samyang announces five full frame E-mount lenses article (18 comments in total)
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ryansholl: Just an FYI to all, and hopefully some will upvote this so others see it:

Hear me out on this - It makes no sense to buy these, and here's why:

These are the same lenses available for other mounts. The 14/2.8 is, for example, the exact same lens as my Sony A-mount 14/2.8, but with a much shorter registration distance simply because they've moved the mount back. The lens itself is dumb (100% manual). It makes no difference to the lens or camera if this lens is designed for the mount or if there's a cheap adapter stuck in between. There are no electrical contacts, it doesn't know the difference.

So, by all means DO buy these lenses - they're great lenses - just realize that if you buy an E mount version you will not be able to use the lenses on any other mount because of flange distance.

Instead, if you buy a Canon, Alpha, Nikon, whatever mount version of these lenses you can then use them with BOTH that mount and equally well on the E mount with a very inexpensive adapter.


Assuming Samyang did nothing to improve optics and performance.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 20:58 UTC

Ok, so the S4 camera app seems to kick my One's app's butt, easily. At least I can revel in the fact that my One takes great shots in low light! That is all.

HTC's Panorama mode kinda sucks.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 04:36 UTC as 15th comment
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Zebooka: Nice features! But I do not believe in Android anymore. Only when OS will be updated by Google, not my lazy manufacturers (like HTC). Only when phones will be supported for 3-4 years (3GS iphone only now ends its iOS 6 support). And only when normal backups/restore from the box will exist (without that hacky-DIY things like flashing/fastboot/Titanium)

1. You are given choices. You can stick with Google Nexus devices (which are usually great, and the Nexus 4 raised the bar) and get updates as soon as they are available. How many smartphone choices do Apple give you every year? That's right. Just one. (Nobody's forcing you to buy locked down Android phone from 3rd-party manufacturers.)

2. iTunes backups/restore function isn't that good. Usually has problems with major firmware updates (going from 4.0 to 5.0 etc). Clunky when saving saved games. Aaaand, it's pretty slow.

3. One of the best things I love about Android? Wiping /system doesn't wipe your data on the internal SD card. I can get a fresh restore without losing any downloaded documents, pics etc.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2013 at 04:34 UTC

Here's an easy way to identify smartphone photos in those camera showdowns.

Does it have some sort of vintage effect?
If yes, it's probably a smartphone photo.
If no, go to next question.

Is it square?
If yes, most likely a smartphone photo.
If no, go to next question.

Is depth-of-field from camera to infinity?
If yes, more than likely a smartphone photo.
If no, go to next question.

Is it a bad photo?
If yes, smartphone photo it is.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 00:54 UTC as 22nd comment

Great shot. Without zooming in, it almost looks like a painting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 01:00 UTC as 1st comment

Great stuff but... going fully B&W means you're relying too much on texture and details. But I guess there's no helping it since color reproduction on phones still suck butt.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2013 at 02:53 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Much ado about nothing challenge (2 comments in total)

lol such a passive aggressive way to feel good :))

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 04:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z camera post (8 comments in total)

"Despite the large 5-inch screen, it is only marginally larger than my Nexus 4"

This made me laugh. The Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch screen ;P So of course it's only marginally larger lol.

Awesome phone. I've always been a fan of Sony's designs. Can't wait for this to go on sale in the US.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 05:27 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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ConanFuji: isn't it already on the Xperia TX, aka Xperia LT-29i aka, the Bond Phone?

Nope. This stacked structure is different from the Exmor sensor used in the TX. The new sensor is called Exmor "RS".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 01:37 UTC
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edbowman: Latest Firmware for NEx-7 does not recognise the latest mac 10.81.2 which is quite disgraceful as there are many Apple workers who use the latest software

Just run the Windows version in Wine or something.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 16:21 UTC
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zoozig: Dont you miss the good old days when disposable cameras cost $18 not $700? But lets face it it is our fault for buying a new camera every year. I got the Sony5N and later that year the NEX7 and was exited to see the NEX6 being released. How stupid! I am determined to keep my gear as is, master it and not "upgrade" any more! And if I hit the movie button by mistake its mostly my fault not necessarely Sony's.

How are any of these cameras disposable? With the same logic, all smartphones are disposable? No. Annual and incremental "refreshes" are the norm now. You don't have to buy a new camera. If you chase after every piece of new equipment, then yup "how stupid".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 16:20 UTC
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brianj: Its almost as ridiculous as the size of the DSLR just for taking a child's photo!

Yeah, because no professional child photographer will shoot outside.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 06:42 UTC
On Landscape photography: tips for your smartphone post (40 comments in total)

Not to take anything away from the photographer... but I think being at the right place at the right time (and having the vision to compose the image) is the most important aspect of taking a great photo. Robert could probably have taken the first shot using a crappy blackberry, and it still would've come out pretty decent. Taking a pic of a dump with a D800 will still give you... a dump.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 04:22 UTC as 4th comment
On HTC One X Review post (76 comments in total)
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Fellwalker: Well. I am amazed that the "Conclusion - the bad" did not include a comment about the ridiculously wide angle of the lens. 28mm is very wide angle. When I started in photography, I was taught that 50-55mm is a good all round lens, and I loved the 58mm on my Zenit-E. A decent wide angle was around 30mm and by the time you hit 24mm you were talking fish-eye.

To me, 28mm is too wide for a standard lens with no zoom. Now if they even had a 2x optical zoom, I would be happy.

The camera aspect of the phone seems to be aimed at indoor party shooters, or holding it at arms length to take a self portrait with that couple you met on holiday in that great bar just down the street from the hotel.

28mm is ridiculously wide? Yikes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2012 at 05:34 UTC
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