123Mike

123Mike

Joined on May 14, 2012

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On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (112 comments in total)
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Henry Richardson: Here are some of mine on the streets of Japan:

http://www.bakubo.com/Galleries%202/B&W%20Japan/index.html

Neat! Loved browsing through it!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 01:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Eugene232: what do you think about LX100 vs Sony A5100 (A6000) with kit zoom
in terms of IQ?

Sony has better sensor but Panasonic better lens?

1 stop advantage. WRONG!
The Sony has a larger sensor and happens to be a very good one. Looking at comparisons, it places it among the best APS-C range.
A 3/4 is not going to overcome that stop, sorry.
Plus... (drumroll)....fffffrrrrrrrrrr.... you can mount an f/4 zoom lens, like the 18-105 for instance.
Advantage: Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 stock shortage prompts official apology article (289 comments in total)

The A6000 was in some cases back-ordered as well. Sony must be better at manufacturing than Nikon is. Besides, why bother, the A6000 is much better anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies

Nikon is a very special sponsor. It's how they've manipulated exposure since day one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 04:22 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies
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123Mike: Conclusions:
1) noise per sensor is equal (enough) on all 3.
2) the A7r gives you more resolution without sacrificing low light quality.
3) the A7r provides the most bang for your buck for image quality.

You're not comprehending the noise-per-sensor thing. The A7r is no worse than the A7s for stills.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 04:40 UTC

Conclusions:
1) noise per sensor is equal (enough) on all 3.
2) the A7r gives you more resolution without sacrificing low light quality.
3) the A7r provides the most bang for your buck for image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 18:44 UTC as 49th comment | 3 replies
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

Good grief that's a turn on.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 13:41 UTC as 57th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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photosen: Good review; it's an interesting camera, I don't see the interesting and affordable lenses... But I'm willing to be illuminated!

If you're willing to put up with the size, the 18-105 f/4 G lens is pretty good! Save the $150 on the kit lens, and apply that to this $600 lens...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 02:32 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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ekaton: Put a decent lens on the a6000 and it leaves mft and Fuji in the dust, at least for stills and irrespective of price.

18-105 f/4 G
Problem solved !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:58 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: Too bad its video IQ doesn't even approach that of the RX100 MkIII, let alone the even better RX10... It's on exactly the Nikon D3300 / D5300 level, resolution-wise. Otherwise, it'd be a tempting camera, apart from the lens problem, obviously.

BTW, two mistakes / overlooks in the article:

- "advantegs" on the Conclusions page

- "While some people will never step away from a DSLR, the a6000 makes a very strong case for being able to do everything a Nikon D5300 or EOS 700D/Rebel T5i can do, even in terms of autofocus." - the D5300 also has GPS (smething immensely useful if you don't want to keep a separate tracker and/or maintain a constant Wi-Fi connection to an Android / iPhone)

In the video still demonstration, the A6000 shows it was focused on nearer objects, like the bottle or that flock of hair. The D3300's version looks less sharp on those details. But the flat parts like the charts that are behind it, the D3300's look sharper. Also, it look like a sub-par lens was used for the A6000, which was probably the 16-50 lens (I haven't actually checked), which isn't very good at all.
But scrutinizing and finding those focusing differences, I think that the A6000 is probably better for video than the D3300 is.
Also question comparisons with other cameras as well. The focus is often what screws up these tests. This goes for their still tests as well !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I can't believe that this is rated 3% lower than a Canon 70D, etc., but you'll notice the only non-subjective con is about flash exposure. "Lens range not as developed as rival systems" -- you mean like the EOS-M system? I suppose only about 25 of my 130+ lenses would quickly autofocus on an A6000.... ;-)

This is a disturbingly good camera at a very good price. Take a look at the IQ side-by-side against the full-frame A7. I'd buy one immediately except I have a NEX-7, an A7, and a wife who'd be unhappy if I bought another camera right now.

I think that's just sucking up to the hand that feeds it...
DPR is not really a Canikon shop though. Fro that turns out doesn't really know photo that much, for instance, now THERE is the ultimate Canikon. He won't acknowledge Sony even exists. There are others like that. Those Hong Kong boys, the one with the British accent that one, doesn't fully appreciate Sony for obvious reasons also.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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midimid: Wait - 'there's no real portrait prime' on E-mount? Isn't there a 50mm 1.8 from the original lineup? And a 55mm 1.8 on FE?

Believe it or not, but portraits using the 18-105 f/4 G lens come out pretty good!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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caravan: Seems like a good product.pleased that it does not have a touch screen,biggest con for me is the articulating LCD.

Thanks for the review.

The screen articulates, and does it very well. You can make it point up or down. It's much handier than the side flip that others use.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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hippo84: A6000 samples at base ISO in RAW look sharper than D610.

Beware of focusing mistakes during tests though. Don't judge sharpness! Judge things like noise and the control of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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Hazza1: Microphone jack is neither here nor there. A 3.5mm unbalanced mic is only marginally better than the inbiult mic. If you want decent sound, shoot double system.

This camera is only a disappointment because it is curently top of the line Sony mirrorless APSC.

I have a Nex-7 and Zeiss 16-70 (which DXO Mark has never reviewd - work that one out), and which side by side with my tests with a 5D MK3 with crappy 24-105 so-called L series - even in low light , is superior to the 5D.
So what I want Sony is an APSC camera with the performance of a 1DX.

I want a "high end" APSC mirrorless. - no I don't want to switch to Fuji.

Why have Sony abandoned the high end APSC format philosophy? The Nex-7 with phase detection a/f (and continuous focus on burst) + weather proofing would be my dream camera.

Microphone input becomes possible through an add-on on the shoe socket.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)
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mosc: How well does this thing focus with LA-EA1 adapter? Any improvement in speed with older alpha lenses designed for PDAF? Does this camera's focus strengths negate the need for the LA-EA2?

LA-EA1 and 3 adapters only AF with lenses with a built in motor, and does it excruciatingly slow. The 2 and 4 adapters turn the camera into an SLT camera, which is still good, just not as good, as it overrides the AF system with an older system. It removed 1/2 stop of light as well. Those have a built in screw motor so old AF lenses work on it as well.
Much better to avoid all this and stick with E-mount lenses. The 18-105 is a particularly good choice IMO. Large though.
Sigma E-mount lenses work fine, but only do PDAF at the center for reasons I don't know. But they'll AF. The 30mm/2.8 one is cheap and uber uber sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (764 comments in total)

Thanks for the review DPR !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 14:36 UTC as 156th comment
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (419 comments in total)

It costs more and it is not nearly as good as the Sony A6000, which currently is an unbeatable camera ! ! !

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 02:34 UTC as 51st comment | 7 replies
On CSC03612_v1 photo in le_alain's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Could this be *the* sharpest APS-C zoom lens Sony has? This is awesome!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 13:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)

$800, fixed lens, video is only 30 fps.
The Sony A6000 with its fast PDAF and 60 fps video and exchangeable lenses, is a far FAR better choice !

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 01:29 UTC as 152nd comment | 4 replies
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