JohnBee

JohnBee

Lives in Zimbabwe Front of computer, Zimbabwe
Works as a Full time husband, father, teacher
Has a website at www.google.com
Joined on Jul 20, 2006
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Getting by one click at a time.

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On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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driftnomore: ..the pentax k-3 review is left in the cold....

other websites has reviewed it with fair results.you may not review it,dpr anyway..

Pentax K-what?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 07:58 UTC
On First Impressions: Metabones Speed Booster article (356 comments in total)
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DrugaRunda: Interesting product, will there be one in PK mount? I for sure would be interested to try it out.

Less the FOV and available light gains.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 08:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Digital Split Image focus - how it works article (101 comments in total)

I hope it has catch in focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 19:03 UTC as 8th comment
On Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 article (147 comments in total)

The execs picking these photo's are clearly attracted to a certain genre of photography. That being said, this may be Times pride and joy, but I've seen far more engaging photography from DPReview members over the year.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 16:57 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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Lee W: Beats the D800 hands down!

I believe the A99 AF outpaces the D800 by a significant margin.
That being said, the EVF and LCD alone would do the trick.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 00:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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Airless: Looks like Canon is now the #3 brand in the Pro DSLR market.

I'd factor in Pentax above that as well ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 00:52 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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EDWARD ARTISTE: The camera market is ridiculous.

Sony has long been a company with terrible support for its products. Yet its camera are dusting the competition who are scared to break beyond thier marketing approaches to camera.

This body sounds all kinds of awesome...well, except that its sony. I will never, ever buy another sony product save for their game console. Ive been crapped on too many times by this company. I used to swear by their XBR tvs.

Otherwise, their lack of glass selection is a shame- plenty of photogs should get to enjoy all this technology without having to be dismayed about what was carefully x'ed off the feature list (im looking at you idiots at canon)

however, if i hit the lotto, id be on this and a few zeis pieces like white on rice.

I'm not rich but I see Sony and Zeiss in the near future :)

Why the Canon insults. - not cool

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 00:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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Superka: OVF is the best.

I really like what EVF has to offer over OFV.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 00:45 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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Shamael: If someone now can explain to me why a camera with a ton more features, with more comfort in use, with better sharpness, but with just a stop lower high ISO performance can get 3 points less then the Nikon D600. D600 AF is the worst Nikon ever made, the camera has quality issues, has not tilt and swivle screen, nor AF range setting for lenses to capture within a certain range, no focus peaking for MF, no composed image shooting for handheld in dark light and, and, and, and. DPR, you become more and more ridiculous.Compared to the A99, the D600 body is a cripple and here the fact the it has 39AF points opposed to 19 is not an excuse. The AF performs better than Nikon D600 AF, the major point where almost all Pro's who use it complain about. So, what on the end justifies this "bad" note compared to D600. Comparing both cameras is comparing a Ferrari to a Volkswagen, Nikon's D600 is primitive and Nikon has not make any effort to make this camera a modern tool, even D5200 offers more.

I think the D600 stands-out as the most affordable FF camera every made.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 00:31 UTC
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Xiaomao: I wish it was the fault of my poor eyes, but I can't prove myself to upgrade from K5 to K-5 IIs from the comparison. Hope I'm wrong.

Unforfunately, the K-5 IIs shows a substantial amount of moire in this particular scene. Though the K-5II is looking pretty good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 06:22 UTC

This truly is a street shooters wet dream.

When Sony initially announced this camera I though it was pointless. Then I saw its size and image and realized what it truly was.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 18:15 UTC as 25th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery article (159 comments in total)
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ET2: When are studio images coming?

Were these taken with a preproduction unit?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 05:44 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 samples gallery article (159 comments in total)
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deniz erdem: why do sony jpeg always have that blotchy look to them? i know the raw files are probably very impressive but why sony? why dont you have good jpegs?

I don't show JPG so I never payed attention but I think you're on to something. Might be time to put a little R&D into that.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2012 at 00:29 UTC
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Blackburn11: Hmmmm.... Wonder if the full review of this will be up before their review on the Pentax k-30. :)

The original sample(first) is the D600

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 09:58 UTC
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)
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Blorf: I have a Sony HVL-F56AM flash that I use with my Sony A100. It triggers with the built-in flash. How does this camera trigger it without a built-in flash?

Have you considered a remote trigger?
BTW. using onboard flash as a trigger isn't very practical to begin with. Better than nothing(that's true). But far from ideal.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 15:28 UTC
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maniax: in the past 100 iso/asa was considered fast. Yet, beautiful pictures were made by famous photographers. Nowadays people just care how it performs on 6400 iso or higher.
You think you can shoot better pictures if you have 256000 iso grainless?

I'm sure its a very nice camera in all aspects, its just that for me a camera that limits you makes me more creative.

RE. You think you can shoot better pictures if you have 256000 iso grainless?

Hell ya!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 01:20 UTC
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)
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kapanak: Well, so much for a sub-$2000 Full Frame DSLR.

The price should settle no?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:18 UTC
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR article (235 comments in total)
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Retzius: $1499 would have had me pre-ordering. $1999 I would have been very tempted.

Arg, so close! :D

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 04:18 UTC
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APL: A99 will cost more than Nikon D800 in Europe, that's absurd! Looks like Sony and also Canon (5D MarkIII) are pricing themselves out of the market.

Is it just me or does Europe always seen to get a bum wrap in camera pricing?

Prices look very good in Canada.
I expect the A99 to settle at/or around $2200 when all is said and done.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:33 UTC
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arthon: So this is a "semi mirrorless design". The light from my motives have to pass through a "semi translucent angled mirror" before the light hits the sensor. With the possibility that the light waves will be bent before they hit the sensor.
No thank you!
Invent some better real mirrorless design for the focus module.

I'm thinking its likely best to confirm such things before drawing conclusions.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:30 UTC
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