Shamael

Shamael

Joined on Sep 20, 2012

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On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (209 comments in total)
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drivecancel: You can also pocket the X100 which has a VF so would still be my choice over these cameras.

With all the stupid things one sees in today's world, people won't even notice it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:13 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (209 comments in total)
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kewlguy: I'm sure the X70 is a good camera but these samples are just ugly. Many not well exposed, not carefully taken photos. Pity, maybe because it's not a sony, no oh Wow kinda thing ;)

They are ugly and taken in high ISO settings, that shows us exactly and in all detail what a mess the X-Trans sensor is.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:10 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (209 comments in total)
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Wu Jiaqiu: i find them pretty grainy for a APS-C sized sensor

X-trans crap, Fuji should put that X-Trans in the garbage, that's the best place for it. Last good sensor I used from Fuji was there Super CCD.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
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bobfonte: "This site" disseminating information of a Sony engineer (“Distinguished Engineer”) demonstrates that is engaged deeply in Sony's product marketing. "This site" loses credibility and impartiality in its editorial line.

Well, if Sony wants us to stay with the 6 usable and the 2 useless APS-C lenses they offer in e-mount, there is an easy decision to take and that is that we just turn to another brand. Look the lens offer in 4/3 and in X-mount from Fuji, just to stay within mirrorless. Comparing A6300 and Nikon D500 DSLR, the choice between the both is fast done. If Sony stays with it's policy to improve AF only, without much better High ISO facilities, no IBIS and a few other details that could be improved like backside IR sense and touchscreen, no further affordable lenses for APS-C, it will end being just a marginal niche product that just few will buy. Then, why no make a cheaper body without video and improved MF facilities. It was manual focusing ability that brought me to NEX-7 once, so even the fastest AF does not make any sense to me. My MF lenses work for ever, some of therm do the job since more than 45 years now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 12:52 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (205 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Richard- any news if the RAW is lossless?

RAW is compressed ARW 2.3, same as on all other cameras, there is no 14 bit lossless compression format provided, one more reason to forget it. It also has an USB 2.0 port, and 1/4000 th shutter limit, that is ancient stuff, Sony !!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 15:04 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (205 comments in total)
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drivecancel: I see it still uses that awful eyecup...

Don't worry, you lose it within the first week and you forget it after that. They anyway will never learn at Sony, and 10$ for the piece of crap to replace it is robbery pure.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (205 comments in total)
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Siobhan A: Take away all the unproven marketing hype and the only real difference between this camera and the A6000 is 4K and 120FPS video.
Since the A6000 has been on sale for $400 recently, one must decide if they want to pay an extra $600 for a similar camera.

What is the real deal breaker I see is the lens situation. For the past couple of years it hasn't improved and instead of the F/2.8 zooms and affordable portrait prime lenses, Sony is announcing rather large $1800, and $2400 lenses without IS. They'll work on a $400 A6000, but not many people with that camera want 2 really large lenses that lack IS and cost over $4000.

What Sony does at the moment is ancient Canikon patch work, same old stuff just dusted on some places and much higher price just for almost nothing. Nikon's D500 is to me a real improvement compared to D300, but it took long time to come, and I do not know if this new revided and redusted camera policy every 6 month that Sony does will pay off, specially not if they do not at first target a better APS-C affordable lens offer. Not anyone wants to run a an affordable system camera with lenses that only oligarchs can afford to buy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (205 comments in total)
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TheWhiteDog: I know this is nuts but it could be a very viable idea. We know the weakness of this system is lenses, we also know that Fuji(with their brand new, 400 million dollar lens making plant in the Phillipines) has lots of lens making capacity, and, much more important, a line of highly regarded lenses. So, Fuji should make their lenses available in the SONY mount also, can you imagine how many a6300 users would buy the 56mm f1.2 lens? I know what you are thinking, this would be suicide for Fuji's cameras, but I don't think so. Those interested in the XPro2 or the forthcoming XT-2 I doubt would be interested in the a6300 and vice versa. The controls are so different and they are aimed at totally different buyers that I doubt this would have any effect on sales of either, the handling, menus, control dials etc couldn't be more different. SONY would get a cut of the increased lens sales and Fuji would have a great revenue stream(beyond INSTAX) for their photo division.

How about one single mount for all DSLR and one mount for all APSC MLC systems that just any manufacturer uses. If that happened, we would live a real competition in lens marketing, and all manufacturers could improve their sales in lenses. It is unbelievable that the 4/3 policy can not be applied to the other systems and an interchangeable mount will certainly not be a problem to realize so that one can use old mount system and universal mount on same camera, just the same as you change an adapter at the moment. This mount proper to manufacturer policy really sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (205 comments in total)

If I compare what A6300 has more than A6000, and if I look at what it has not and many awaited to find, I see not valuable reason to change from one to the other. Same reworked sensor for better AF, some improvements in VF, and moist sealing, is all it offers more, for a lot more money. And still no Ibis, no touch screen, no better high ISO values, no tri navy system, no bigger battery. Well, let's then wait and see, the real improvements all in all occurs at Nikon in this moment, D500 seems to offer more and since I ow both systems, i thing that my choice to upgrade goes towards Nikon, this Sony A6300 does no offers to me what I was awaiting from Sony. Possibly I am not the only disappointed one in this matter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 14:33 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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Adrian Van: Google the following - Mythbusters Episode 104 to show why all these photos can actually be all True. They examine all the critics with tests. Including reflectors left on moon by astronauts proven true in a laser test. Interesting read. Video of microgravity test also true and not high frame rate film slowed down for moonwalk, as the motion is different than high speed film slowed down. Love watching the Mythbusters show.

Looks like we made it! or at least a few select astronauts did!

Mythbusters, hahahahaha, you made my day, man.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 07:15 UTC
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (290 comments in total)

20 parts for 175$ each, a lot of money for that few parts.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 04:38 UTC as 3rd comment
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DVT80111: >$3000 by Christmas for sure.
Black Friday, $2500 possible?

to make it sell, that is one good reason to drop the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 09:36 UTC

Today, the Terrabyte disk is at prices just anyone can afford. A 2 TB external drive cost you 120$, so why the heck would anyone load his pictures to a cloud drive where the owner of the cloud drive can do with them what ever he wants? Beware of Google, it's selling your soul to the devil.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On article New samples from the Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens (232 comments in total)

$899, almost the double price as the 30mm. What makes that 6mm so expensive?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Hugo808: 1st prize a Lunar. 2nd prize two Lunars..

If you find a Jerk who buys it, but I doubt that you will find one who will pay much more than a Nex-7.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:43 UTC
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chrisfromalaska: It would be nice if the prize was more specific than a Hassleblad camera. Not interested in the Hassy RX100, if that's the "prize" then I'll pass.

If they lend you a Hassy Pro gear for 4 month, that means that the one you get to keep is a wood grip RX100. Why should they lend you a Pro gear if their intents where to give you one for free as a prize? Think first? Beyond the Pro gear, there is only the RX100 or the NEX-7, they had and have nothing else.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:40 UTC
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Kodachrome200: The prize is not a camera the prize is you are loaned a camera and you produce images for hasselblad that i am sure the fine print says they can do as they please with. So the prize is you work for free for hasselbald.

maybe, but certainly not the 50000$ toy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
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mikeber: Isn't the prize one of those Italian designed wood cameras (lunar, or luna?)

they are announced, not the model, but what you get, read it. To enter the book the shots need to be taken with a Hasselblad camera, and the first 10 will get a Hasselblad camera loaned for 4 month. That is what you can win, Hahahahahahaha. Keep that for April 1st.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
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(unknown member): Too bad the contest is limited to Professional Photographer only. Otherwise, I might make a fool of myself.

I can't join the Project//21 either because I am 71, almost 72. I have an excuse for not joining.

That is the "clou". There is no camera you get for prize that will be your's. They lend you a camera for 4 month only. I call that simply scam.

Then what is the "Professional" only game for. Give all people of this world a chance, many amateurs can outperform "Pro's" in just a fraction of a second. The practice has shown that you do not need a 27500$ body and a 10000$ lens to shoot an outstanding picture.

Well, maybe I should buy a Hassy branded RX100 for the fire sale price and make a gooood performance, but just ask myself what I will win, something that will belong to me, like 30000$ for example ..............sic

Hasselblad, stop playing with my Christmas tree.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 12:31 UTC

Nikon's collection brick repainted and plated, so all those who have this object in their collection have now one good reason to buy a second one. Second year edition will than get a rosewood grip cover and diamonds on the small buttons I presume.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 05:47 UTC as 5th comment
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