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Excellent work. The first shots is especially good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 16:29 UTC as 28th comment

I shoot Nikon FX now because of Sonys neglect of the alpha mount but have always had a soft spot for Sony cameras. My A700 was better than my Nikon D200, my RX 100 is amazing for a camera that's fits in my pocket, and the Nex camera it replaced was good too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 13:49 UTC as 111th comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)

That sounds like a gamechanger.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:40 UTC as 270th comment | 4 replies
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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peterharvey: Should I jump into the EVF mirrorless bandwagon now while the EVF is only XGA resolution @ 1024 x 768 & 0.8 MP, hence a pixelated view?
Or should I wait till EVF resolutions improve to full HD @ 1920 x 1080 & 2 MP, and Canikon offers a mirrorless FF body compatible with their huge range of lenses?
Presently, I'm holding off, because I know that history has proven that technology will definitely develop.
For example, during WWII, the two way radio was back pack size!
By 1983, Motorola released the world's first brick sized mobile phone called the Motorola Dynatac.
By the 1990's, the mobile phone got down to TV remote control size.
By the 2000's, the mobile phones became credit card sized!
Today, the mobile phones have increased in size to become 5" smart phones etc.
Hence, I'm holding off for a bit longer, before I move into EVF mirrorless...

I have one with that EVF. Itis a pitiful substitute for a real viewfinder in bright light.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)
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FamlilyPhotographer: The optical quality is awesome...but the weight is damn heavy....i cant travel w 35 art and 50 art anymore :((
make it lighter plzzzz

I also found the weight of those new Sigma primes to be a major turnoff.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 21:28 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (192 comments in total)
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munro harrap: An interesting tour, well photographed, thankyou.

Did you discover why the lens mounts and zooming and focussing directions remain, even in the "Art" series, incompatible with the way you use Nikon and Canon cameras?

I miss too the essential packaging being held up to examination. Nobody in Japan actually bothers to ensure we get the goods in one piecee now, which does invalidate the entire process. If you're not a website getting specially selected and protected gear for review, or extremely lucky.

You must have the worst luck of anyone on this forum. I've never had to return a body or lens because of it coming in defective condition and I've been buying cameras and equipment for years.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
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Guidenet: I think "Travel Lens" really is a contradiction. For many, they travel on holiday or vacation and that's the time they might use their camera the most and the time where they may see things most worth photographing. Why on earth would those folks then choose to trade off IQ for convenience? I would think a good travel lens would be the very best optics you can afford, not some super ratio zoom, unless photography is not that serious.

I think people use travel as an excuse to buy such a lens because they might should have purchased a bridge or super zoom compact in the first place. All zoom lenses compromise optics to a degree, but the better 2x and 3x models begin to rival prime lenses. A 10x lens just increases those optical compromises too much, IMO.

I get the super zoom to some extent. In my earlier days I'd pack multiple bodies and lenses for every trip and make photography the central component of my trip. Now that I am married with several small children, I can appreciate the use for a smaller setup that trades some ultimate IQ for portability and convenience. Nobody wants to wait for dad to stop and change lenses for the tenth time that morning and I certaintly don't want to be hauling a big camera bag around in addition to everything else I now bring with me. So now my Nikon FX gear generally stays home on family trips (though gets far more use than anythingn in my stable overall) and either a Sony Nex or RX100 comes with me. I've got to say that I really don't miss the weight and hassle of a big setup. Were I still 28 and traveling alone I'd still probably bring more gear.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
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tom1234567: You pay for the name always the same Sony is one camera I would never buy

Sony makes some of the most innovative and capable cameras on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)

People can hate on a camera like this all they want for missing this feature or that feature or not being groundbreaking but the fact is that cameras like this nowadays are capable of incredible results that could feature on the cover of any magazine or hang on the walls of any gallery. Not to mention they are capable of higher image quality than bodies that cost thousands more a few years ago. We are living in a golden age for photography.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 02:13 UTC as 8th comment
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LDBOK: Nine people already own a lens that isn't yet available and two have owned it and sold it! Amazing!

It is on sale in other markets.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

That is almost as stupid as the gilded toilet (yes they actually one through their website!) that I saw advertised on today.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 02:16 UTC as 12th comment
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Canon EOS 60D: This sensor was developed for "Automotive use" and not photography. Camera geeks/nerds stop complaining. You're barking at the wrong tree. LOL

It might be now but I'd imagine what they learn from this will trickle down to cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:28 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Amazing how much faster and longer this Canon lens than Sony's RX100M3.

I thought Sony was bragging about their advanced glued lens design. Well they are just an electronics company.

Lenses are very hard things to judge based on specs. Wait to see actual results.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:24 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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vladimir314: Im sorry and disappointed, but a camera without external flash possibility is no enthusiatic level camera for me and I would never buy it. May G8 X? :-)

Why would you want to put an external flash on a compact? It seems to me if you want to haul around the bulk of a flash you might as well bring a better but larger camera too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:22 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: Cellcams are light years ahead in features. iPhone, Samsung and HTC trounces Sony and Canon.

What is more important than features on a checklist is image quality and no phone can touch it when it comes to that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:22 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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george2013: Finally an articulating viewfinder. A touchscreen. But no hotshoe. That is a no no. Or in other words. My money stays in my wallet.

Why would you need a hotshoe on a pocketable camera that is designed for portability? Flashes are large and cumbersome. If you are going to be hauling one around you might as well bring a DSLR with a much larger sensor since you won't be traveling light anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 01:21 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (947 comments in total)
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Pete peterson: I'm only interested in cameras with dials as I hate getting into menus for every change, but even if this camera's IQ is as good as the Sony RX100III, I wouldn't buy it cos it has no EVF.
To me no EVF means putting on my reading glasses every time I take a picture then take my reading glass off so that I can see the rest of the world in focus, then put the on again to take or inspect the next picture - totally inconvenient.
I bet most of the geeks developing this camera wear glasses, did they not think of us long sighted people?

The EVF in the RX100 III is awesome. It really does make a huge difference in the user expierence.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: It's just sad Nikon didn't have the balls to come out with something a bit more groundbreaking than this. The real knife in the back for a camera that even pretends to be considered a professional tool, they neutered it with a 1/4000th sec shutter speed? Truly now what were they I mean thinking. other than the flippy screen it brings virtually NOTHING new to the table. Not sure why they bothered. If they had half a brain they would have not crippled the shutter speed AND they would have allowed it to shoot at least 8fps. Oh well just wait another 2 years an just maybe they'll get it right. But probably not.

I think its rather silly to focus so much on one line from the spec sheet on a camera with a high level of specification in virtually all categories and a world class sensor. 1/4000th could be limiting in some circumstances but for the overwhelming majority of uses and photographers it will not make a real difference. There are a dozen lines on a spec sheet that make far more difference for most people in the real world so its really silly and myopic to use a word like "nuetered" to describe what for most people is a really minor thing that will make little or no difference on their results.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 16:25 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I have basic objections, general ones applicable to other manufacturers too.
The screen cannot turn to face the body for protection against damage.I was angry enough when I found my D7100 lacked a screen cover.
Yet another very expensive vertical grip. It is years since you could move a grip onto a new model body.
This is a backward step as it still has low-pass filtration. After the D7100 and D810 dropped it (10 years later than everyone should've!) Nikon goes back in time to force us to use more noise reduction as we again have to sharpen the image- but never get it as good as a straight filterless dody.Which would have Sigma-like image quality.
So at base ISO, my D7100 will give better results than a D600, D610 or D750-sorry but it's true.
As to the focussing, the ability to move groups of focus points around the screen using the rear dial (which was designed for this in the first place), is lacking, so you cannot focus that way yourself, even why the D750

"So at base ISO, my D7100 will give better results than a D600, D610 or D750-sorry but it's true.:

That isn't remotely true and no tester who has compared both would say that the D7100 sensor beats the other cameras in any setting when it comes to image quality.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 16:22 UTC
On Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED article (67 comments in total)
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I'd agree with you on APS-C but the Sigma will not work on a full frame camera. I'd imagine that very few APS-C shooters will pick this over the Sigma but this looks very promising for full frame shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 19:36 UTC
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