Ralf B

Ralf B

Lives in Germany Germany
Joined on May 6, 2005

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On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (785 comments in total)
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Segaman: Wait for the D510
Just in case

off topic________________________________________
By Rishi Sanyal (2 hours ago)
"Wait for the D510 Just in case"
As a die-hard Canon user - why are you here commenting on this story?_______________________________________________
Is this an indication that the comment section on DPR (finally) gets some kind of moderation?
Or just a one-shot event "just in case"?
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And on topic, the Nikon manufacturing woes with newly released models were not only noticed by Nikon shooters. The market was watching - and will watch again.
Here is wishing to Nikon that they learned their lesson. Their two new cams are a very welcome addition to the market, putting pressure on the other makers to show their stuff sooner or later:
Canon: better sensors?
Sony: What 's with the A-Mount?
Pentax: That new FF DSLR?
Samsung: ?..?..?,
etc. etc., you get the gist.
Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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snapa: Why was it not also made to work with the Sony E-mount cameras? At over 1.5 pounds, very large and probably well over $1k, maybe that is the reason. It makes you wonder when they say "Pricing and availability have yet to be announced". Why not tell what it will cost now, will it be way over priced?

My uneducated guess is that this new lens is targeting DSLRs with PDAF, while E Mount bodies offer CDAF and/or PDAF depending on which of the many E Mount bodies around you look at. So maybe there is (re)design effort in the AF drive department when including the E Mount as native build. Now the Tokina marketing dept has to guess if that design effort can be recovered from the market or if potential buyers rather go for a proven adaptor solution. They obviously went for offering it in the two most popular DSLR mounts and see the market reaction first before expanding the number of offered mounts.
Given that most of the hype in E Mount is FF and the lens is APS-C may add here.
As said, uneducated guess.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On article Into the woods: Samsung NX500 Field Test (73 comments in total)

Awesome! Hats off to DPR for offering such a well crafted work! For free!
You guys are coming around big time - but don't forget the reviews ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 06:42 UTC as 19th comment
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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justmeMN: "Sony US is unable to comment on US pricing or availability for the a68." -DPR

"Eww, we don't want that here" - Sony USA :-)

That would be another Weir(d) decision on Mark-eting by Sony U.S.A..
No advertising, no nothing but some Ambassadors and Precision Camera to boot for repairs ... so ignoring this offering, which will hit street price 499 US-D / EU as soon as it hits the shelves, would fit this non-strategy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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calkapokole: In many ways worse than my A55, I am so disappointed.

As much as I am happy with my a55 (bought in early 2011 to add small and light to my OVF / EVF mixed A Mount kit) its 1st generation SLT EVF is way worse than the a58/68. I wish they made an a55II with the same small body and the better stuff they put into the a68. Won't happen, though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 07:32 UTC
On challenge ARW2 Artifacts Attack! (9 comments in total)

Well this one went over like a lead balloon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 10:29 UTC as 1st comment
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Now I kin' lookit ma shots at 200% like man, and not some kinda bum!!"

Humour indeed! One thing money can't buy... or rent as well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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cgarrard: The new Sony... listening... love it :). Good for them, really... each step forward wins more and more respect and the hearts of photographers they court.

Good job.

Carl

They listened in late 2007 on the jpeg engine of their a700, remember, Carl?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 08:27 UTC

Oooops - there goes the GOLD award !?!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 171st comment | 1 reply
On article Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II (600 comments in total)

By coincidence, DPR is (almost**) back to its content quality levels of 2006 at a time when Sony as still camera manufacturer is on their biggest roll since buying the A Mount (in 2006...). Hats off to both!

** Well the DPR sample shot galleries have vastly improved in photographic appeal lately!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 06:38 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)
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shadowfax123: As a long time Minolta, KM, and Sony A-mount user, I don't want to use multiple adapters to use all my A-mount lenses. And, up to to the most recent iteration of the A7 series (e.g. A7R II) I would have to use that clunky SLT-style adapter. Yikes! I just tried the A7 II with adapter to a Sony Zeiss 135 today. What an unbalanced piece of junk. That's one reason I made the switch to Nikon in March.

Sony provides its loyal customer base with absolutely no roadmap whatsoever. It's a total guessing game. Sure, I'm going to pay $350 for an adapter that is well suited for the 1st generation A7 series only to find out that I now need the other adapter for the second generation model — since that one will take advantage of all 350 focus points. Then again, it doesn't work with my Zeiss 135 screw-driven lens. That's total BS. Just kill the A-mount altogether. That will surely clear things up. Well, it will surely demonstrate that Sony has a very small collection of EF-mount lenses.

"And you can still print 5x7s with your crummy little A700 and A900! See ya got the 16-35 to boot. Tehe! The worst super-wide piece of glass ever made. @ Ralf B Troller
Comment edited 2 times, last edit 7 minutes after posting"
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You had to edit this valuable contribution two times? Sorry to have gotten you so exited. Enjoy your gear and life.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 05:36 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)
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shadowfax123: As a long time Minolta, KM, and Sony A-mount user, I don't want to use multiple adapters to use all my A-mount lenses. And, up to to the most recent iteration of the A7 series (e.g. A7R II) I would have to use that clunky SLT-style adapter. Yikes! I just tried the A7 II with adapter to a Sony Zeiss 135 today. What an unbalanced piece of junk. That's one reason I made the switch to Nikon in March.

Sony provides its loyal customer base with absolutely no roadmap whatsoever. It's a total guessing game. Sure, I'm going to pay $350 for an adapter that is well suited for the 1st generation A7 series only to find out that I now need the other adapter for the second generation model — since that one will take advantage of all 350 focus points. Then again, it doesn't work with my Zeiss 135 screw-driven lens. That's total BS. Just kill the A-mount altogether. That will surely clear things up. Well, it will surely demonstrate that Sony has a very small collection of EF-mount lenses.

@shadowfax123
Thanks for providing an example of what my post was about. Perfect fit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 07:44 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)
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Everythingis1: If I see one more comment about the "lack of lenses" on the the one line of camera that can use nearly every single lens ever made, I AM GOING TO GO CRAZY.

@Everythingis1
Common sense hurts around online fora in general, and in comment sections even more so. Curb yours to remain sane!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 10:02 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1085 comments in total)
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shadowfax123: As a long time Minolta, KM, and Sony A-mount user, I don't want to use multiple adapters to use all my A-mount lenses. And, up to to the most recent iteration of the A7 series (e.g. A7R II) I would have to use that clunky SLT-style adapter. Yikes! I just tried the A7 II with adapter to a Sony Zeiss 135 today. What an unbalanced piece of junk. That's one reason I made the switch to Nikon in March.

Sony provides its loyal customer base with absolutely no roadmap whatsoever. It's a total guessing game. Sure, I'm going to pay $350 for an adapter that is well suited for the 1st generation A7 series only to find out that I now need the other adapter for the second generation model — since that one will take advantage of all 350 focus points. Then again, it doesn't work with my Zeiss 135 screw-driven lens. That's total BS. Just kill the A-mount altogether. That will surely clear things up. Well, it will surely demonstrate that Sony has a very small collection of EF-mount lenses.

@ T3: +1
Many bickering A mounters here on DPR forget about those first nine years of life thrown at their mount by Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 10:00 UTC

So now we have A7rII.
When will we get A7rIIdII to finally prove that Han shot first?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:18 UTC as 292nd comment
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (531 comments in total)
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SnakePlissken: It's a superficial thing, but why are Sony DSLRs so ugly? I had an A700 and it was very smart looking. I think Canon makes the smartest, most ergonomic looking DSLRs, Nikon cameras are also immediately identifiable by their styling and red flash on the grip, Pentax K3 cameras look very elegant and well made too. In contrast, Sony's DLSRs in the last few years look like they have melted in the sun and are just too lumpen.

I am sure they are fine to use of course and for all the bashing that goes on here, as usual, the classic, legendary photographers of yore (other than large format photographers) would die for any of the digital cameras on the market today and I am sure would not care a jot about offset microlenses and the like that seem to consume people on DPReview.

Want to read up on the concept of "ugly is beautiful"?
Arthur Hailey: Wheels

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 08:41 UTC

Chapeau to the Photog, lovely work!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 10:18 UTC as 22nd comment

I enjoyed the whole gallery in "slideshow" mode, thanks for sharing this photographic walk around town which closes with a nice HDR sunset. If that is the view from your place, great view, great place!
Great idea to throw in a brickwall ;-)
Now that huge and clean kitchen-like space with the many coffee thermos, is that DPR inside? That cleanliness is scary...
Again, thanks from an UWA addict, love my Sigma 12-24 on FF:
http://ralfralph.smugmug.com/Travel/Washington/i-BM57Z3R/0/X2/D-C-%20October09_41-X2.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 08:42 UTC as 6th comment
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Paul Liukas: Great camera, great specifications, but lack of emotions like XT1. Camera like a brick too modern and too cold for me. If you are tired of pixel peeping like me and want to get a joy from photography, camera should be with soul :) Fuji will spoil many of us with soul and light lenses. I don't want to use D810 anymore, except for product photos (need)..

Anyway great job Sony!

Cam too cold? Maybe someone will build a heated grip for it. My motorcycle has two of those, one for each hand.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 07:39 UTC
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (348 comments in total)

That camera was in very good hands. I enjoyed the whole slide show!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 20:26 UTC as 16th comment
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