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On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: WiFi on all Nikon cameras is crap; the WMU is a primitive joke. If the WiFi on D500 even more, it really doesn't matter. I regard Sony WiFi on Alpha cameras a bit better, but it is still unusable, useless, gimmick. Total disappointment. Maybe Panasonic's WiFi is OK, I don't know. It's a shame that in 2016 camera industry is so much behind smartphones.

What exactly are you wanting the Sony wifi to do that it doesn't?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 17:15 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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LackingCommonSensor: I'd say send it back and buy something else, stop wasting bandwidth with pointless complaints. Don't like it? Don't buy it. That's a problem in today's world, so many a**hats trying to get some attention.

I should add, leave it to DPR to offer the story on their site. Shows they are out of ideas or just trying to be like The National Enquirer of the photography media.

Apparently, D500 owners.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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alpha dog: A problem with peripheral things like wifi, is that we as users have no real way to feedback to companies like Nikon. Sure we have the nuclear option of returning camera and getting refund and buying an Olympus say.... but that's not realistic if you have 20 Nikon lenses and you love everything else about the camera. So I think he is doing a service for the rest of us.

On a wider note - when will camera companies learn (from Apple and co) that the end to end user experience and seamless integration are critical in the modern world? I think the first camera company that learns this will hugely increase market share. Why can't I use my Sony tablet as a wifi-tethered viewfinder for my Sony camera? or to preview and tag 'keepers' in camera, and have them automatically uploaded, archived and imported into Lightroom when I get back into range of my home wi-fi? Camera companies need to join the connected age!

Also, you can use a Sony tablet or phone (or any android or apple tablet or phone) for wireless viewfinder, at least on the wifi enabled Emounts (not sure about Amount any more).

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
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Neil Pho: This update doesn't fix my two problems:

1) Phase detect does not work properly with *native* third party lenses. For example the excellent Sigmas.

2) The camera does not display the frame number as it should. Instead it shows the date twice.

wouldnt #1 be the responsibility of Sigma? Sigma claims compatibility with sony. Sony never made such claims.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 14:28 UTC
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PKDanny: Does Canon and Nikon allow Sigma firmware in Canon/Nikon camera dslr? Others not allow.

Sony updates their lenses, and via the camera body, so updating a lens via a body is not that absurd (other than the idea of an OEM allowing passage of non-OEM firmware to a non-OEM lens).

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
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David Hull: Wow, is the radio not built into the flash? That seems a bit backward at this point.

This would also be compatible with the presumed future flashes that will be released as well as the shown receivers. If you do 3rd party, then you will need receivers all the way around.

Also, there are 5 groups. I have not seen that many groups on any third party remote, or first party remote, for that matter. Note: I don't keep my thumb on the pulse of other brands as much as I used to, so I could be very wrong about this.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:26 UTC
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steelhead3: Finally...I wonder if the new cameras will have radio built in instead of having to use a dongle?

I would also imagine range is better with an external unit. Also, space is a factor in the mirrorless arena.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
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David Hull: Wow, is the radio not built into the flash? That seems a bit backward at this point.

I think it is great they have a reciever module, as that means you dont have to replace all of your flash units to get it to work.

I would imagine the next flash release will have an integrated reciever.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 03:24 UTC

I was really hoping they would make something that sat higher off the hotshoe.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2016 at 22:39 UTC as 8th comment
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scottcraig: Is this really necessary???

No. you are free to not have it at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 15:15 UTC
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bernardly: What about processing RAW files from a camera on LR for mobile?

Photomate r3 can process RAW files, but not necessarily to Adobe's quality. I find the images to be noisier, but that could be from a lower default noise reduction setting.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 15:14 UTC
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mrgooch2008: What a horrible arrangement of symbols on the rear panel. totally confusing.

I bet this version comes with a user manual.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 04:06 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (650 comments in total)

Customizable dial should have FEC as an option.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 16:26 UTC as 102nd comment | 5 replies
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Gloomy1: This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

No, all e mount cameras have been branded Alpha since the beginning of emount. Just look at the "a" on the NEX3,5,and7. They dropped the "NEX" because it was overshadowing the Alpha branding. Short term, it is confusing. Long term it won't matter much.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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Gloomy1: This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

Does that not then make Sony have two mounts?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 00:50 UTC
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Gloomy1: This is for sony A mount NOT e mount. The people posting about using Canon mount ultra wides with ND filters on A7 cameras are you going to use this adapter and an A mount to E mount adapter or am I missing something?

Ken

A series, not A mount. A series includes A and E mounts.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
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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.

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).

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:53 UTC
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