R Stacy

R Stacy

Lives in United States Cincinnati, OH, United States
Joined on Jun 19, 2002
About me:

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CURRENT

- OM System since 1982 -
... OM-1n (black), Winder2, T-32, Zuiko; 180 2.8, 135 3.5, 100 2.8, 50 1.8, 24 2.8, 35-105 and 50 3.5 macro.

Sony A7II, FE Zeiss 24-70

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Now all we need to do is figure out 19 years of food and water and some willing career participants to send a couple blokes along next time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 16:18 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1340 comments in total)
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R Stacy: I will likely have this camera soon. Has anyone heard any good rumors about an a6000 Mk II ??

You had me until $1500.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 05:42 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1340 comments in total)

I will likely have this camera soon. Has anyone heard any good rumors about an a6000 Mk II ??

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 225th comment | 9 replies

Its sad really. I wanted a Ricoh years ago just for something different.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 01:50 UTC as 13th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (246 comments in total)
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R Stacy: Brilliant concept, though already showing signs of 2014 aging specs. Bring the screen, ram and storage up to modern spec and I'd strongly consider it. I don't care about 4k video, years off practical use yet.

I wonder if a 6" screen might be a bit too much bulk for this concept, my HTC One M8 is fine for size (for me).

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 01:44 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (246 comments in total)
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R Stacy: Brilliant concept, though already showing signs of 2014 aging specs. Bring the screen, ram and storage up to modern spec and I'd strongly consider it. I don't care about 4k video, years off practical use yet.

Uh, Eric, the apple babble you spuketh of was mentioned once.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 01:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (246 comments in total)

Brilliant concept, though already showing signs of 2014 aging specs. Bring the screen, ram and storage up to modern spec and I'd strongly consider it. I don't care about 4k video, years off practical use yet.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 21:46 UTC as 39th comment | 10 replies

So whats the latest intel? Do we actually know anything which is what yet?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 17:50 UTC as 13th comment
On Dan-02_ISO-800_1200mm photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Thats not bad. Nice capture.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo in sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Thats not bad. Nice capture.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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maxnimo: Why do they call it a 1" sensor when not even the diagonal is even close to 1" in length?

dpreview.com/articles/8095816568/sensorsizes

Far past need of up an update, but explained well on this page.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)
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Mike FL: From what I can see that SONY puts itself in a bad position from its own innovation - too many products lines.

By using A7x and A7-2 for example, SONY *should* have two Lens line for:
- One line with OIS
- One line without OIS

OIS can be disabled, or IBIS can be partially being disabled for using lens' OIS.

BUT same SPECed OIS lenses are larger and expensive than lens without OIS, and the extra cost will be added up fast as we buy more and more OIS lenses. It is system camera, not P&S like RX1, RX10, RX100 lines.

BAD. is it not?

Problem with your argument being you are dealing with a 4/3 sensor vs. a full frame sensor. Yes 2.8 is faster, but you'll get even less DOF with f4 on a FF. And the better Sony's are weather sealed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 21:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)
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Mike FL: From what I can see that SONY puts itself in a bad position from its own innovation - too many products lines.

By using A7x and A7-2 for example, SONY *should* have two Lens line for:
- One line with OIS
- One line without OIS

OIS can be disabled, or IBIS can be partially being disabled for using lens' OIS.

BUT same SPECed OIS lenses are larger and expensive than lens without OIS, and the extra cost will be added up fast as we buy more and more OIS lenses. It is system camera, not P&S like RX1, RX10, RX100 lines.

BAD. is it not?

As an old Olympus user and still fan I've always thought IBIS was the smart move. Hopefully Zeiss and Sony are working on this message. It took Olympus more than a couple years to get into lens development after the E-1.

If Sony is going to get serious towards E mount, they'll have to and recent developments suggest they are moving in that direction. Not soon enough is the catch phrase for now.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 21:52 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S Review preview (488 comments in total)
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Mike FL: From what I can see that SONY puts itself in a bad position from its own innovation - too many products lines.

By using A7x and A7-2 for example, SONY *should* have two Lens line for:
- One line with OIS
- One line without OIS

OIS can be disabled, or IBIS can be partially being disabled for using lens' OIS.

BUT same SPECed OIS lenses are larger and expensive than lens without OIS, and the extra cost will be added up fast as we buy more and more OIS lenses. It is system camera, not P&S like RX1, RX10, RX100 lines.

BAD. is it not?

No. I don't think its bad. One OIS or not OIS, this or that, really? Sony is evolving quite nicely, incredibly in fact. 5 axis IBIS is a recent development probably from their association with Olympus. Not a bad thing. I wouldn't mind seeing non OIS lenses in the future, now, but they are pushing the industry and leaving many in the dust to play catch up. Perfect systems? No, not yet. But they're working on it hard and fast and I applaud their top shelf efforts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 04:32 UTC

"NPPA's statement today ... don't think people should be punished for making stupid mistakes..."

Wow, how utterly glib. People go to jail for shooting deer out of season or driving under the influence, even though they are sure it was just a stupid mistake. Perhaps not the best analogy but to the point, standards and rules need to be set and enforced imo.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 07:34 UTC as 40th comment
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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R Stacy: It looks remarkably similar to Sony's A6000 except it's only half as fast.

And your point Sdaniella?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 05:05 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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jkoch2: Drones like the AirDog are designed specifically to fly over people and track their sport antics by camera. The owner will not always be alone on the ski slope, road, bike path, or wind surfing area. Some people also envisage lofting drones over games, parades, or even weddings. Safety factors not easy to reconcile.

Then there is the temptation factor: drone flight over an empty field probably gets tedious in a hurry. Old fashioned R/C planes were at least more challenging from the purely navigational standpoint.

Amazon to deliver goods by drone? A hoax. Even if hypothetically feasible, ahis would never be economical or safe, any more than travel by jet pack or flying car. First let's see if they can engineer driverless cars or delivery trucks.

Jet packs, flying cars and cars that drive themselves already exist.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 04:40 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: The potential for disaster is enormous.

Oh bulls**t. So are airplanes and automobiles and baseball bats.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 04:30 UTC
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uflux: The reaction on this forum is just bizarre. Sony's image division is making a sh*t load of money. They camera division is also doing very well, with A7 sales well above expectations. The idea that Sony is in trouble is a joke. They are one of the only Camera manufactures making good money....It is like you guys don't even read...

Anytime an announcement is made about downsizing, selling off this division or that, [Olympus - Minolta, dare say Kodak] it is and should be cause for at least some concern. Not one of these giants is immune to total collapse, and if anyone I suspect C and N to announce similar restructuring.

Is this a threat to Sony adapters and committed customers? One can only logically say it remains to be seen, and we can only optimistically say it isn't.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:13 UTC
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aarif: the A-mount is officially dead

I wonder, but you may be right.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 08:04 UTC
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