antares103

antares103

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ottonis: @ all the dudes here complaining about sample pictures being "uninspired" or in whatever else way "not good enough" to their standards:
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Apparently, you guys forget that this was NOT a professional fashion shooting, where ONE photographer was shooting ONE model thousands of times over several hours, just to pick the best 5 pictures from perhaps 500+. Not to mention lack of control over lighting, model acting/posing etc.
Moreover, you guys conveniently forget that the reviewers here were given equipment they never before had in their hands (entirely new lenses and to some of them possibly even the cameras) without any chance to get accustomed to the new tech. Tell me ONE professional photographer who gets entirely NEW gear, gets out, takes 20 shots and all them are masterpieces? In what delusional world are you living, or are you just hating for no reason?

And I always thought that fanboy-ism was constrained to the guys < 16 years of age.....

Is it really that hard to pick up a new camera and take as decent of a photo as you could with similar equipment of your own? Save a minute or two of learning which dials control aperture, shutter, ISO and focus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
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racin06: The A6300 looks like a great camera; however, I had no idea how lacking Sony is with their E-Mount lens selection. No f/2.8 telephoto lenses? I would certainly want f/2.8 24-70mm (FF equiv.) and f/2.8 70-200mm (FF equiv.) lenses. Am I missing something? Perhaps these lenses do exist and I'm just not finding them?

They do now (or will soon).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:53 UTC
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brownie314: So, announce a new aps-c body along with some new ff glass. Makes sense.

release what people have been asking for?! The nerve!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces development of EF-X500 flash (84 comments in total)
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Scruntys NutPea Funch: My deal-breaker with this is not that it lacks RF (for reasons I've explained). It's that it doesn't appear to have either a PC or (preferably) a mini-jack socket, so I couldn't use it with my PWs even if I wanted to. I have almost completely migrated to Cactus triggers that work the hot-shoe, but there are still times when only PWs get the job done and if this doesn't accept them, it's not going to fit my working style.

So Fuji... I understand all the reasons why it's IR, but pretty please, add a jack socket (at least) to the flash!

There are ways around that if you really need to connect a PW.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (323 comments in total)
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rrccad: well after grand proclaiming that CES, samsung would release new stuff - it's pretty obvious that samsung has shut this baby down a long time ago.

basically 1.5 years since the last lens came out for any of their systems, last camera came out nearly a year ago, even the firmware updates have dried up.

bad planning by samsung, making a great prosumer / pro styled body without a prosumer/ pro lens over 150mm and expecting it to sell well.

if they invested a little bit of brain power into a 100-400, or a 150-600 (or both) and released it with the camera they have have stirred things up a little more. but it was a camera without the lens arsenal that it desperately needed.

You dont have to have a top selling camera to have a successful camera. A- the A7 series is broken among 6 cameras, not 1 or 2 like the 5/6D. Also, while sales may not be as high as Canon, Sony as an ILC camera company is less than 10 years old. As a company with any serious consideration in the ILC market, less than 5 years old. The sales could have tripled, and still been both a success for sony and not reach Canon sales levels. Also, sales numbers could triple, and profits could have been even more. Also, momentum for sony has shifted to its favor. I rarely see people dump a system (Sony or otherwise) and head for Canon or Nikon. But people are all the time switching from Canon and Nikon to Sony, Fuji, and m43.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 05:03 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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vscd: Before you judge... please note that even the latest Star Wars Film used film for some scenes, while the big blockbuster from Nolan or Tarantino used film nearly for everything. Even today. There are some specs on the Vision 3 based emulsions which outresolve any digital sensor, even today (-5/+5 lattitude, no highlight clipping). It's not for me, not for my neighbor or my aunt, but maybefor for new filmmakers out there. The work is harder, but driving an old car is not about efficiency or costs, it's about the thing the driving aka filming was all about. Long time before pixelpeeping and equivalencetrolling ;) I like the idea and still take pictures on film. Using the fullframe digicam for metering the light, only.

This may be an argument if one were to expect to outsell Titanic with the footage acquired with this device.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 03:13 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (323 comments in total)
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naltar: inward facing camera to see what's inside your fridge? I thought it's what the handle attached to the door attached to the hinge attached to the fridge is for?

Maybe it is to answer the age old question of if the light goes out when you close the door.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
On article Opinion: Pour one out for Samsung cameras (323 comments in total)
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rrccad: well after grand proclaiming that CES, samsung would release new stuff - it's pretty obvious that samsung has shut this baby down a long time ago.

basically 1.5 years since the last lens came out for any of their systems, last camera came out nearly a year ago, even the firmware updates have dried up.

bad planning by samsung, making a great prosumer / pro styled body without a prosumer/ pro lens over 150mm and expecting it to sell well.

if they invested a little bit of brain power into a 100-400, or a 150-600 (or both) and released it with the camera they have have stirred things up a little more. but it was a camera without the lens arsenal that it desperately needed.

There are OEM options to attach longer lenses with AF. There are non-OEM options to mount longer lenses with and without AF. No, long lenses arent all of it, but that is a big deal, especially if you are trying to capture the new buyer market, which is what would be their main market at the time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
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Matsu: Nice update, brings them in line with the other systems, will be interesting to see if they incorporate a hypersonic style function or stick to traditional high speed sync. Range seems a bit limited.

I presume you mean HyperSync? And why would they want to incorporate that? That is hack technology, useful only to those flash units not truly HSS capable.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Next thing you know people will have to register their cars!

Cars are registered for tax collection. Drivers are licenced for safety (in theory). You can still drive unregistered machines as an unlicensed driver on public streets. Namely, farm equipment. I would wager there are more injuries from the licenced divers in registered cars than from unlicenced drivers in unregistered vehicles (by percentage).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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Raymond Bradlau: So now toy helicopters are the target of our mighty overlords, I am so glad I grew up in the 70's and 80's

then does the apartment tenant need to register to have an apartment across from the hotel that doesn't have curtains?
And yes, I close my curtains so passers by do not see in, recording or not. Everyone I know closes curtains at the front of their house most of the time if there is a direct line of sight in.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 16:28 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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Ooxus: First allowed to sell toys. Now wants more money. Are greedy politicians.

If I have my blinds open and can see public space, I expect no privacy. And, really, is a $5 fee going to deter me from spying on your super top secret high rise lair?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
On article FAA officially launches drone registration system (173 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: You have to register to fly an object that weighs up to 55lbs with spinning blades on it and can hover inches over peoples' heads in their own backyard?

You're joking.

My rights are being trampled on.

Next you'll tell me I have to register to steer 2 ton pieces of steel down public streets at 65mph!

registration does nothing for safety. Licencing, in theory, would help with safety, as long as education is required.
Your ability to legally steer 2 tons of steel down the road is reliant on your licence. The registration means you have properly paid your taxes. At least in my state.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 15:29 UTC

Welcome to 2011, Apple. Please stay after class, and Android and WiFi will help you try to catch up.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 15:08 UTC as 11th comment

And with such announcement, all faith has been restored to the media and journalism!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 21:00 UTC as 80th comment
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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mermaidkiller: Why no mirrorless like the Sony A7S/R ?

The view finder always blacks out when the mirror flips up in a DSLR. Low battery life is due to small form factor battery, due to small form factor cameras (at least originally, then due to continuity. If they changed batteries, people will crap themselves then, too). Slow AF may be a concern today as compared to a top level DSLR, but there are huge gains happening.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: In other shock news water found to flow downhill...

Next thing you know Canon will be announcing a 1Dx2... nah, surely not... ;-)

But if Canon does, would you think it to have a higher level of image quality and improved performance? I am not a Canon shooter, so I don't know what to expect from a new camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:39 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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heavymeister: Why an external wireless transmitter? Why can't it be built into the D5?
I would like to see 24MP with 16 frames/sec with continous AF and 100 cross AF-points. The price-tag should be under 4500 €.

Well, somebody is full of himself. While I can see an application for a stronger and more robust external transmitter (Im sure a metal body will attenuate the signal), a basic wireless function should be included with any new camera for close proximity use. If a $99 SD card can transfer over 30 feet, Nikon can make one that ranges 10 feet for less than the cost of a low end DSLR (that also likely has WiFi included). Or put the radio external to the metal body and cap it with a plastic cover. They make a module that works well, there is no reason they cannot include an equally performing modue into the camera for less than $500. The fact other cameras don't have a decent solution is not evidence of its impossibility.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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Sammy the Seal: There's so much talk here about "a-mount is dead". Did anyone see dpreview's interview with Sony's Kenta Honjo where he said that Sony would continue to develop a-mount lenses and cameras? Admittedly the interviewer had to drag it out of him near the end of the interview.

All lines of cameras need a range of products to be healthy. If they only released multi-thousand dollar models, then it would be dead. This is no worse than the D3000 series and Rebel series cameras from the Big Two, and no one is claiming the EF mount or F mounts are dead. Good grief. They JUST announced the A77MkII less than a year ago, and the A99 is still within the 4 year upgrade history sony and many other high end cameras have.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Why do they keep updating their APSC SLT cameras but FF SLT is left out to dry?

economies of scale? higher end cameras are almost always on a longer product life cycle, in any brand. A900 to A99 was 4 years. A99 is not as old as 5DmkIII, which has just been refreshed (though arguably not replaced). and it took 4 years to get the MkIII after the Mkii. It took 5 years for the D700 replacement. A77 was 4 years after the A700.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 21:19 UTC
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