123Mike

123Mike

Joined on May 14, 2012

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On Russian Mother captures atmospheric photos of sons on farm news story (591 comments in total)

One of the best series I have ever seen. Wauw. I'm blown away.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 18:51 UTC as 4th comment
On Pentax K-3 Review preview (434 comments in total)

Carefully examining the low light capabilities of this K3, shows that it is no master in low light at all. It's kind on par with the dated Sony A57. Both the 70D and D7100 are better. Nex 6 is better. Heck, Nex 5 is better. Heck heck! Even the Nex 3 (three!) looks better.
I thought that the Pentaxes are supposed to be good in low light. Looks like it isn't at all. Any this costs like $1200+ ? Are they out to lunch or something?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 18:10 UTC as 120th comment | 3 replies
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center news story (66 comments in total)
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AV Janus: Should have hired a few Russians... I have a feeling it would be a lot less complicated...

Russians aren't known for delivering quality.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 14:58 UTC
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center news story (66 comments in total)

Something I could never do because I get nervous 2 meters up already...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 6th comment
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Forever Young: Forgive my ignorance...Where can I enjoy 4K Video? My TVs are only HD, my computer monitors are HD! What is the benefit of 4K Video over 2K? So I can crop? In still photography it makes sense to have higher and higher resolution, up to a limit of course, as I can have large prints with high MP photos, but for videos? Is there any 'everyday' benefit of having 4K over HD? Will they look nicer on a HD screen? Or it is only for professional film making and large screens? If so, why put in in an amateur body?

I was skeptical too once. Until I visited a Sony store. My jaw fell to the floor. I went OMFG WTH is that ! ! ! That's impossible! Absurdly absurdly good! It's like better than reality just about.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 14:51 UTC
On Kat in the laughter! challenge (1 comment in total)

Isn't that a happy little spring chicken...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 20:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (759 comments in total)

Too expensive. Going for A6000 instead.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 16:44 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

ABSURD ! I mean, what's WRONG with these guys? One could compete, just about, with this, using a plain old Minolta 50/1.7 for like $50. Either through A 2 E adapter, or choosing an A-mount A99 instead.
Sony's out to lunch with the E-mount prices. It's just plain weird.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies

Almost none of us will use any of this, because it'll be WAY too expensive. This further signals the death of the A-mount for consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 16:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back news story (197 comments in total)

When the price drops to $1,250 I'm buying !

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 40th comment
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (267 comments in total)

The Sony A57 beats the lot of these.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 05:31 UTC as 75th comment | 9 replies
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (562 comments in total)
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phazelag: The lack of focus in continuous burst is a deal breaker, and they give it lower scores on image quality and still give it a gold award. Canon and nikon are selling to the old guard. Sony, Panasonic, and Olympus can move to the top if they educate the consumers better.

I'm amazed how long a battery on my A57 lasts. It's like all day long on one single battery, and I don't even turn it off.
Plus I bought a backup battery for $10 delivered to the door. Works about 75% as good. Batteries are a non issue. Change battery, big deal.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 15:01 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (562 comments in total)
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steelhead3: catches up to the silver sony 77 and gets a gold award?

It's always obvious that almost every reviewer that reviews many brands, are also Canon and or Nikon biased. Look at Fro for instance. This excuse for never even testing a Sony is that "Sony won't send me any demo equipment to test". I think Fro is worried that he would upset Canon and Nikon because he is getting goodies from them.
It might be the same deal with DPR.
Yes, Canon is catching up, but it's getting more praise than the A77 did. Good think many people aren't falling for it.
70D is a nice effort but it's got one major thing lacking: next generation IQ. It isn't there.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 15:00 UTC
On Can computer corrections make simple lenses look good? news story (162 comments in total)
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123Mike: I think the example is fake because there details in the "improved" version that do not exist in the "original".

I disagree. I think the information is simply not there. Not in this highly exaggerated example.
Oh, and trust me, I'm not puzzled, and I don't believe in magic.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 04:50 UTC
On Can computer corrections make simple lenses look good? news story (162 comments in total)

I think the example is fake because there details in the "improved" version that do not exist in the "original".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 00:05 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
On 2013-03-01_19-26-45_3 photo in 123Mike's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Left overs, messy eater, low light lens test.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 19:57 UTC as 1st comment

The first Alpha without an Alpha mount. I think even Sony engineers must be confused.
Plus, no flip out screen, contrast focus (that sucks), no AF video, 60i video only (ie. 30p).

The A57 is looking better and better all the time.
Will Sony EVER succeed the A57 or what???? Seriously, we're moving BACKWARDS here !
First the downgrade called the A58, and now... this? What *IS* this???

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:34 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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vapentaxuser: I think what Sony did here is great. You get an APS-C camera at a very affordable price. Granted, there are some compromises made...but still it's a wonderful idea to have a camera like this whose price tag is not completely out of reach for a person who wants to get into photography as a hobby but is on a tighter budget.

A58 isn't much, and it'll give a flip out screen, pdaf, and A mount.
A3000 = trash.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:30 UTC

cdaf, fixed screen, E mount, 60i, ...

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

I'll keep my SLT A57 thank you very much. Seriously... what the crap is this??????

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:29 UTC as 74th comment | 3 replies

Why is this news? Of course, every processing program is going to add support for the various formats. All they have to do is download the specs and add it to their code. this is all just advertising,

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 12:52 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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