Everlast66

Everlast66

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On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (161 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This is a strong camera from Canon. I hope more of their cameras go in this direction in the future.

Come on, they don't look similar do they?

http://camerasize.com/compact/#555,573,ha,f

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 00:30 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (161 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This is a strong camera from Canon. I hope more of their cameras go in this direction in the future.

"I hope more of their cameras go in this direction in the future."

... if they find something else suitable to copy!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 19:05 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (161 comments in total)

Looks like a copy of the RX100 that already has 3 iterations out.
Same size sensor, similar focal length and aperture, similar size and design, dosen't have the EVF of the latest RX100 III and the sensor does not seem to be the Sony's BSI Exmoor as some people claimed already.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#555,573,ha,f

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 19:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (145 comments in total)

If Pentax are not planning to make a Full Frame camera, at least make some Limited style lenses for the Sony FE mount, please!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 19:09 UTC as 8th comment
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (76 comments in total)
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luben solev: Maybe you should also do a story on Sony's shock losses reported today. Whilst they are coming up with great cameras, I'm not sure I'd be comfortable investing in a system of theirs (standalone compacts are another thing) if their outlook does not improve.

The latest generation of mirorrless cameras with on-sensor phase-detection sensors are fast and can handle most situations well enough. Plus they have two big advantages:
- the phase detect sensors cover the whole sensor area, usually 100+ focus points
- no black-out while shooting
- EVF is brighter than OVF when shooting in low light
- no flipping mirror
In two years time when Sony put A6000 AF tech in FF i am sure mirrorless will be virtually same speed as SLR.
A great review comparing a few mirorrless to D4S, of course they can't match a $7,000 camera, but can do the job:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8K_xd_iwU

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 13:04 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (76 comments in total)
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luben solev: Maybe you should also do a story on Sony's shock losses reported today. Whilst they are coming up with great cameras, I'm not sure I'd be comfortable investing in a system of theirs (standalone compacts are another thing) if their outlook does not improve.

Famous last words:
"Mobile phones with buttons are not going enywhere"

In 2007 Nokia owned 55% of the market,
in 2013 they had only 3%, and last month the last two nokia phones were released, as MS are dropping the name!!!

Keep your eyes open or you are going to miss it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 12:23 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (76 comments in total)
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luben solev: Maybe you should also do a story on Sony's shock losses reported today. Whilst they are coming up with great cameras, I'm not sure I'd be comfortable investing in a system of theirs (standalone compacts are another thing) if their outlook does not improve.

Sooner or later Canon and Nikon will have to drop the bulky mirror box with the flipping mirror and come up with their new systems with shorter flange distance and will have to start populating them. At that point their 40-50 year old systems will not be a big advantage any more.

While Sony has been in the business in populating the FE mount system for the second year and promised a total of 20 lenses the end of 2015 (+ 5 more manual from Zeiss). Currenty 13+2 announced and 6 of them available. This is without the crop factor lenses! and Sony has done all of this making profit in their imaging division during the biggest financial crysis for decades.

By 2016 mirorrless AF would have cought up with DSLR and it would be very difficult and expensive for Nikon and Canon to compete. Think about Nokia ....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 21:56 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (76 comments in total)
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papa natas: No new RX10, something?
No new little Cyber babies?
Are they running scared from Panasonic?

No they concentrated on E-mount lenses, that people are crying about, but DPReview are nowhere to report these announcements!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:18 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (76 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: DPReview,

You didn't cover the other new full frame lenses for E-mount: 90mm macro, Zeiss Distagon 35/1.4 or the 28mm with 21 and 16mm adapters.

This is not like copying and pasting Canon marketing material!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (76 comments in total)
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luben solev: Maybe you should also do a story on Sony's shock losses reported today. Whilst they are coming up with great cameras, I'm not sure I'd be comfortable investing in a system of theirs (standalone compacts are another thing) if their outlook does not improve.

Better be a bit more worried for your favorite Canon system!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 15:09 UTC

They also announced a Sony 90mm f2.8 G Macro which can potentially be used for portrait, but I agree it is a bit disappointing there's still no 85

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:05 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (104 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Oh wow .. Sony just does not get it ...i.e. ... where the hell is their macro lens?

Bring out one of those ..and I ..and many others .. will dump Canon/Nikon/Olympus..........

Cheers,

http://www.pbase.com/plusiotis/insect_freaks_and_aberrations

www.normanday.net

or even a Nikon 200mm f/4 AF-D Macro

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 00:11 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (104 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Oh wow .. Sony just does not get it ...i.e. ... where the hell is their macro lens?

Bring out one of those ..and I ..and many others .. will dump Canon/Nikon/Olympus..........

Cheers,

http://www.pbase.com/plusiotis/insect_freaks_and_aberrations

www.normanday.net

Its only rumours, but the macro is supposed to be "only" Sony G branded, supposedly 90mm. I've not seen anything about the fast Zeiss prime, people are hoping for an 85mm lens.
More info was leaked for the third lens 16-35 F4 FE Zeiss.
The lens roadmap lekaed a week ago:
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-is-there-a-90mm-fe-macro-lens-coming-too/
and the info about the 16-35 Zeiss:
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-full-zeiss-16-35mm-fe-lens-mtf-and-design-graph/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (104 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: Oh wow .. Sony just does not get it ...i.e. ... where the hell is their macro lens?

Bring out one of those ..and I ..and many others .. will dump Canon/Nikon/Olympus..........

Cheers,

http://www.pbase.com/plusiotis/insect_freaks_and_aberrations

www.normanday.net

Aparenty we are expecting a Sony announcement on Monday 15th with some lenses amongst which:
- 90mm macro
- fast Zeiss prime

7am in San Francisco
10 am in NYC
15:00 in London

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 19:56 UTC
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Sonyshine: Why on earth did Apple have to infuriate so many existing iPhone users by dumping unwanted U2 music onto them?

Following closely behind the recent iCloud nude celeb photo scandal this "abuse" of iCloud by Apple themselves is going to raise many questions in their customers minds as to how trustworthy iCloud really is!

It's certainly annoyed and worried me!

You mean instead of dumping U2 album it would have been far better if they dumped to our itunes accounts Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos?
Yea, I agree.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)

"essentially the Sony Alpha 7 series at the moment"

Also the VG900 video camera, I actually think it was the first and only E-mount full frame camera for a while.
The option to switch off the aperture clicks of the lenses should have given some clue to the above ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 23:49 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
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Everlast66: With all their history from the glorious days of Asahi to the legendary Limited lens series, I don't see how Pentax came out with this thing.

First it was the K-01 a few years back, now this.

He he :) I think their products were branded Honeywell Pentax only in the states as Honeywell were importing them there.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)

With all their history from the glorious days of Asahi to the legendary Limited lens series, I don't see how Pentax came out with this thing.

First it was the K-01 a few years back, now this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:52 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: Just kill me. :/

Ok, can I hit you with that grip with stupid flashing LEDs?
:)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:46 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (574 comments in total)

The biggest drawback for me is the NEX-3 style plastic body. Also where has the top dial that was added in the last NEX 5 bodies disappeared?

It looks like Sony completed the naming transition now A5000 series have taken over where NEX 3 series left off.
NEX 5 series have been discontinued ?!?
NEX 6 - A6000 series
Expecting A7000 to continue the NEX 7.
But why discontinue the MOST SUCCESSFUL NEX 5 series ?!?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 09:58 UTC as 113th comment
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