Shamael

Shamael

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On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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ArturK: I just don't get it. If it has an EVF then why the translucent mirror? Can't the image from the sensor go directly into the EVF?

It does, the AF sensor needs the mirror deviation, the sensing module being on the top. You look through the sensor, but AF doesn't. In mirrorless ILS, sensor with pdaf AF sensing that AF module is not needed. Here you need one for phase detection. I do not know if future A mount cameras will have PDAF only like mirrorless, it would be a big step forward and the mirror would disappear.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 14:35 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: The sound of 12 FPS for a full 5 seconds would be insane.

Here is what it sounds like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=immklBAQlZE

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sound like a jackhammer on a buildtng place

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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IonPortraits: "Good evening Watercolours!"

watercolors, your on the wrong page, this is not a fuji x-sensor report.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 14:24 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (599 comments in total)
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Zoron: This camera has all the the 3 things i wanted in my next camera that my D300 doesn't have.....1. IBIS 2. Articulated Screen 3. Movie capture......and still having built-in flash. I realize what Sony lacking is the software side especially noise reduction....way behind nikon...so let's see if it is better this time.

Seems to me that you have never had one of the recent Sony cameras in your hands. The Sony Bionz from D300 times is a ghost of the past.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
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ianimal: Latest rumour (SR5) says the lens will be 24-70mm F1.8-2.8
Time will tell. maybe May 1.

the MK2 is a huge camera at astonishing price. If Sony can sell a a6000 with all the tech it contains, why then a RX100 has to be the same price, so in all some 35% less camera for 650$. Now, the RW100-3 is supposed to sell 850$. Those are rumors, but if they sell it at that price, it becomes non of interest. It is not that much smaller than a a6000. With the 20mm pancake, my NEX7 fits in my pocket as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 13:45 UTC

The new RX100-3 that will be announced tomorrow has a 24-70 1.8-2.8 equivalent lens, a e-viewfinder with 1440 k and tilt screen, almost same size as RX100-2. It will record video in same standard as A7S, just not in 4k.

Overpriced, given at 850$, but not confirmed yet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 13:38 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2271 comments in total)

let's now wait that Panasonic brings us the same camera with bit more plastic and 950$ lens included.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 10:02 UTC as 466th comment | 2 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2271 comments in total)
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MarekS: It's an expensive piece of a jewelry combined with the manufacturer logo on it. Who cares about the rest. Some might afford it. Some might not.

all depends for what reason you buy it. Being a NEX3N with a high end alu body, it would not come in my mind to buy one. I can get a NEX3N with the same sensor as the T for 300$, lens included. So, buy a camera to shoot pictures, or buy one to be among the few who buy this crap, or do you really think that an aloy body and 3500$ price tag for the same inner life will make your day?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 09:59 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Nice camera, but, can anyone explain to me WHY would I buy one?

Buying an M for being an exceptional camera that keeps it's value, as an investment, is all ok. I would not buy a M for the pleasure to make pictures, but just to have one. Doing MF shots with a NEX-7, a A7, or an M, you can use M lenses on the 2 first anyway. For me, using Sony's Nex and A bodies brought me more pleasure than using Leica M bodies. The difference is in the value for money, you do not get what you pay for in a Leica, but you can sell it at the same price at any time. A Sony, after 6 month and all prices going down, extra rebates and kit packages, is a trashcan item. But, still, I prefer the Sony for making shots, and that is what they are made for on the end. Leica was long time the only MF camera that was still available, but this has changed, fortunately it has.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 09:55 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Nice camera, but, can anyone explain to me WHY would I buy one?

you are not N.... with big sunglasses, colored shirt and a big radio to make music, aint' ya. So, it is not for you. Compare this to CC glasses, LV bags, GG belts, YSL cloth, and so on. All is a bout to be seen.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 01:03 UTC

for a Leica, it's rather cheap, for what it is, it is still too expensive. A Nex-3n with a correct 35mm lens cost less than half of it, and can do as much, if not more.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 78th comment
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Catalin Stavaru: Good addition to the mirrorless market. You don't need a lot of lenses if you know what lenses the customers really need. I use a Canon EOS M and the 35mm F2 is all I ever use for pictures. And it costs $99 with outstanding sharpness. Leica also nailed it with the launch of a 35mm F2 lens.

On the other hand, Sony struggles with stupidly expensive Zeiss lenses (a 24mm F1.8 Zeiss costs around $1000), and that's why getting a Sony is not worth it due to quality lens prices (and submediocre kit lenses).

the 35mm 1.6 HD Ciné lens I use on my NEX-7 is one of the best lenses i ever had, and it costs me the horrible sum of 79$.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:27 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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EnglishPhotographer: We reviewed the original Pentax 645D and loved it. Not that easy to get across in a specs sheet how intuitive it is to use. Love Pentax' weather-sealing too. Here's the 645D...

http://barcelonaphotographycourses.com/pentax-645d-camera-review/

I know the site, and by what I see when I compare what has been posted from the new 50 mpix sensor, the 40 mpix ccd does still a better job when it comes to IQ. I do not know if the sales of the 50 mpix will make a good priced 40 mpix to be available. If it does, I will try to get one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Toshiba unveils UHS-II Class 3 microSD memory cards article (40 comments in total)
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Polytropia: Annnnd if you drop it on the ground, good luck ever finding it again.

use them with adapters, you get an adapter from smallest to largest and opposite to use any format in any format slot. Some adapters even remove size limits.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
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Carsten Pauer 2: Nice...
...now speed up the Write-Speed from this 32GB SD-Cards to 3x and We have the same Speed to fill the SD-Card as my aged Extreme IV CF-Card.

I never liked CF, too big to carry a few of them around, you can put 10 SD cards with ease in a matchbox. In these days with the capacity getting larger, we need just a couple of them on a trip. When SD appeared, Minolta delivered an adapter, CF/SD with the digital cameras. I use such an adapter since it has no restrictions. I remember using my coolpix 880 camera once with it and I could use a 4gig SD with the adapter and take 10000 and more shots since it ablolished the 532mb limit.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (545 comments in total)

the pictures in the link are shot with an old manual Nikon 50/1.8 AIS on NEX-7, and that lens is 80$ on E-bay, and the results speak for themselves.
http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503674

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503672

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503666

http://www.pbase.com/lou_giroud/image/144503676

despite that, 50mm is a lousy, dust catching lens size. I ask myself why they all spend so much time doing "new" good and bad ones. Most photographers have one for the principle, but seldom use it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 02:31 UTC as 131st comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (545 comments in total)

like always, it depends of the camera you use, on a Canon 5Dmk3 it gives that, and it needs no comments, it says it all;

http://pliki.optyczne.pl/sig50A/sig50_fot26.JPG
http://pliki.optyczne.pl/sig50A/sig50_fot13.JPG

is it the lens or do they have a rotten camera?

http://pliki.optyczne.pl/sig50A/sig50_fot16.JPG

I still seek for a sharp spot on that one too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 02:13 UTC as 132nd comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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kadardr: This CMOS-based MF camera outshines D800 class in just a few domains, e.g. like large-scale prints. If any manufacturer comes up with a 48-55 MP FF-size sensor, the advantages may be diminishing fast. The MF class attraction is more the CCD-based sensor's quality and image style than size itself. The MF CMOS sensor may take these cameras more to outdoor shooting sessions, but the CMOS rendering is not what everybody wants in this class. No wonder Sony tries to implant this sensor in every current MF camera.

No ccd can ever be beaten by any c-mos. The Nikon Sony ccd's are among the best we ever had, the d200 chip is still difficult to beat in IQ. So is Fuji's super ccd. What gives the advantage to c-mos is this low light high ISO folly virus that has be caught by many in those days.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:40 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (648 comments in total)
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BarnET: For everyone complaining about it's size.

This is NOT a new system. The flange distance of medium format is huge therefore it NEEDS that huge mirror box. Or else it would need NEW lenses. It can be made smaller with this crop sensor but that would require a new mount with new lenses.

That makes no sense at all. All in all this is by far the cheapest CMOS medium format and the quality WILL blow your minds. And your own gear as well. Respect that such a small brand can make this WITH native lens options.

there are MF lens sytsems for compact rangefinder style boxes, like Mamyia 7, Mamyia Press, and similar designs we found once at Bronica as well. Mamyia ZD and 7 where a flatter boxes as well with retractable lens mount box, thus a compacter, even mirrorless systems in that way can work. As I heard, Sony works on such a camera with this 51 mpix sensor. E mount was totally new too and needed new lens development, so why can't we create a new lens system once more.

On the other side, I do not find any of the shots of the Penatx 645 posted online and shot with this sensor to show anything better or more than a D800. One must see first and then decide if this camera is what one needs.

It is aloy body now and water sealed, thus has some advantages that one must consider. but here again, how about the lenses, are they water sealed too?

Paying 10000$ for such a camera with one or 2 lenses is much money, with a d800 or a A7R, you can get a pack of lenses with it for that price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (357 comments in total)
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AndreSJ: photographyblog.com Has produced some great sample images from the NX30 paired with the NX 16-50mm f2-2.8 S ED OIS

check them out here:

http://www.photographyblog.com/previews/samsung_16_50mm_f2_2.8_s_ed_ois_photos/

I see only one image subject there, 2 people standing for a shooting in front of a screen, shot at different lens length and all at ISO 100. That is, to my opinion, a bit weak to give an impression of what the camera can do.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 00:24 UTC
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