NumberOne

NumberOne

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a Architect
Joined on Mar 2, 2005

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NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Nevertheless, even if true, you are paying for redundancy and being penalized in weight and size with the «OSS» lenses... :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
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NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Let's hope that it's just not a kind of "marketing thing"... :)

Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
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NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Thanks for the info - Hope you're right! :)

All the best

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
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aquarta: Does anyone think the battery performance may have improved on the A7 II?

Maybe with the deeper grip there's some room for a bigger battery... ;)
If not, there's always same pocket space to put another spare (battery)... :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:44 UTC
In reply to:

NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Didn't forget - As said - I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)

All the best

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:41 UTC

PART 2:
...And last, as some noticed for sure, there are some small detail about general ergonomics and button placement that, I trust, will improve ergonomics & handling... ;)
It's easy to predict that all these details/enhancements will soon be on the other A7 line of cameras... ;)

And that's all - Take care!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 174th comment

PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 175th comment | 11 replies
On Reflection in the Lanterns challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations - Excellent photo!

I would show/post it upside down, though... ;)

Best regards,
Pedro

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 18:51 UTC as 2nd comment
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garyknrd: I'm a minority and Canon doesn't care for sure, but I have started complaining with my wallet. Over one year now with no new Canon products. And I feel I have not lost a thing. Others are filling the gap nicely. No problem for me.

On the same boat...
My last Canon (piece of) gear - a shoulder strap - is on final auction now!
Everything sold quite well and fast, though... :)
...And no regrets at all - Mr. Masaya Maeda - as I strongly believe that your "milking the cow business" will go on, as usual! :)
It just happens that I'm out! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (808 comments in total)
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Rbrt: Why oh why is it that, while file sizes continue to go up, camera makers are stuck in USB 2.0 mode?

Maybe because the «Micro USB 3.0» is not micro/small at all!? ;)
...Or (maybe) just because most of us prefer using an external 'card reader/writer' when it comes to file handling...
Just saying... :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

I believe the A3-A4 prints will be fine, but once more I see detail smearing and unsaturated colours on Fuji RAWs, which get worst when you cramp the (2/3 to 1 EV exaggerated) ISO - Maybe it's the sensor maybe it's the PP software fault, but I'm still not convinced with this IQ many rave about - And quite frankly I don't care who's to blame, it's there, as usual, like a Fuji signature...
It's a great camera and system, but not my cup of tea, when it comes to IQ, sorry...
My opinion of course, YMMV, as usual... :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply

I guess, this camera was already being produced for distribution/sale before the new CEO took seat, so nothing could be done to stop or change it...
Having said that, if this is the company new direction, then it's bad news, indeed! :(

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 117th comment
On Sony a7R teardown! Roger Cicala gets his hands dirty article (135 comments in total)

Quite interesting - From the technical and production costs side!
...And less parts = less problems, I guess (and hope). :)

Thank you very much for sharing it with us. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 09:55 UTC as 63rd comment

What can one say?
Excellent photos - Technique, composition, light, story - it's all there!
Awesome... ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 16:25 UTC as 212th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)

Thank you very much DPReview for another "free" review of this camera.
Most forum members - forget - they can download and review the test files in their own/usual photo work flow.
This is what I always do whenever a review (or preview) is published; before (or in the meantime) I do try/test it myself "lively on the field/shop".
Being a long time user of other brands, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the A7s presentation where I could try the cameras for some minutes, after which I ordered the A7R + 24-70 F4 and some other lenses and optionals.
I totally disagree with many cons this review brought to table, but quite frankly, DPR's review hasn't change my opinion and buying will a bit ( or a pixel... :) )
This is my best advise to all complainers&supporters - Move on, buy or don't buy the camera.
I do fell sorry, though, for all those who's buying decision depends on others review/comment about their piece of gear, being those fair, accurate, or not.
My opinion, of course... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 124th comment
On P1110852.acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Looks, undoubtedly excellent!?
Nocticron 42.5mm, of course... :)

Happy New Year to all - 2014 surely looks promising,
Pedro

PS - Excellent red, don't you think?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)
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NumberOne: Not having 'EC in Manual Mode with Auto-ISO' - something easily implemented in a firmware upgrade - still is, for me, the (main) deal breaker!
Funny - to say the least - that most reviewers don't even talk about it, specially when this is the top-of-the-line Olympus camera and the one supposed to be used by professional photographers... :)

For all the ones that don't understand what I'm talking about and say it's possible to pick up the wanted/correct exposure/brightness in (full/regular) Manual Mode:
Try doing it for a moving subject while the light changes...
I can't - maybe superman? :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 09:56 UTC
On DPReview Gear of the Year Part 3: Olympus OM-D E-M1 article (396 comments in total)

Not having 'EC in Manual Mode with Auto-ISO' - something easily implemented in a firmware upgrade - still is, for me, the (main) deal breaker!
Funny - to say the least - that most reviewers don't even talk about it, specially when this is the top-of-the-line Olympus camera and the one supposed to be used by professional photographers... :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 13:58 UTC as 84th comment | 7 replies
On ThinkTank introduces TurnStyle sling bag article (24 comments in total)

...In Reply to Studor13 (Edited - Sorry, can't figure why it doesn't appear just after / tied to that message/post?!)

To answer your curiosity:
1 - I don't own any «Think Tank» photo bag.
2 - By unusable I was referring to the new (Lightweight TurnStyle™ Sling Camera Bags) line; as I clearly stated, my opinion - I add now, YMMV.
3 - I can spot flaws in a product - everyone can - without even having/owning one.
4 - The (poor) design/concept already shows, for instance, the zipper(s) will touch/scratch your gear - inevitably - whenever you take/put your photo gear from/into its interior, unless you dedicate one hand for making enough opening; the gear weight will even make it worst. :(
Try doing it when changing lens or bodies! :)

...I could go on, and on, and on, but I guess I would spoil some reviewers job!
Hope I made myself clear, by now.

Best regards,
NumberOne

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2013 at 22:00 UTC as 7th comment
On ThinkTank introduces TurnStyle sling bag article (24 comments in total)

The most pathetic presentation/publicity video I ever watched - 1 minute and 47 seconds of useless information about a product! :(
Well, I guess in line with the bags, which actually also look more a bad "design gizmo" than a proper/usable photo bag...
My opinion, of course... ;-)

Cheers,
NumberOne

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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