cjhacker23

cjhacker23

Lives in United States Washington, AK, United States
Works as a English Professor
Joined on Jan 12, 2009
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Sony Alpha 900

MAF 24/2.8, MAF 28/2.8, SAL 50/1.4, MAF 135/2.8

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Sony always go 90 percent of the way to a great product and then stumble badly on that last 10 percent. Why, oh why, would you not allow for RAW recording or any manual control? This is an enthusiast device, for cripes sake! I had the thing on pre-order the moment it was available this morning and as soon as I read this, I cancelled it. And Sony's poor track record with firmware updates does not give me confidence that this oversight will be reconciled.

Ah well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:14 UTC as 105th comment | 3 replies
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cjhacker23: Well, what did they expect? That 1 series is a half-baked POS. Hope they don't take away the wrong impression--and look to their peers Fuji and Sony, whose mirrorless offerings are doing quite well in the market...

Well, if it's in every Target and Costco it must be a success! Sign me up!

Anyway, what about Sony's NEX system?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 01:25 UTC

Well, what did they expect? That 1 series is a half-baked POS. Hope they don't take away the wrong impression--and look to their peers Fuji and Sony, whose mirrorless offerings are doing quite well in the market...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 20:37 UTC as 230th comment | 2 replies
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cjhacker23: And no hotshoe... Not even one of their bass-akwards Minolta hotshoes. WTF.

"...you belong to a 1% minority of p&s users that buy external flash." [citation needed]

And @iudex, who says, "I have NEVER seen anyone shooting with a compact external flash": Whether or not YOU have seen anyone do this is, quite frankly, irrelevant.

Secondly, there are several high end compacts on the market that sport hot shoes: the Canon S95, the Nikon P7000. Panasonic, Olympus, Leica. They all make compacts with a hotshoes. And thirdly--those who actually use the hotshoe are NOT attaching flashes to it. That would be rather ridiculous, agreed. Rather, they are attaching small radio triggers which control one or more flashes.

Strobist? Hello? Anyone?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 14:35 UTC

And no hotshoe... Not even one of their bass-akwards Minolta hotshoes. WTF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 10:37 UTC as 55th comment | 8 replies
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rvalle: Well, as expected 24Mpixel is too much. I tried resizing some of the samples to 12Mpixel and then back to 24Mpixel, comparing side to side to the original image... and guess what? No difference.
24Mpixel is ridiculous on a crop sensor.

Oh good lord, I really wish people would stop clamoring for fewer megapixels already. A 24 megapixel sensor will capture more detail than a 12 megapixel sensor. Period. Yes, if you slap a kit lens on the body or shoot in candlelit exteriors, you won't see the difference, and in fact may want better ISO performance over megapixels--but not everybody cares about high ISO performance, which, thanks to the likes of those who kept clamoring for the end to the megapixel race, camera manufacturers are now using as the new proving ground, boasting ever more preposterous ISO numbers, color fidelity be damned.

Some of us actually shoot with primes at base ISO and manage to keep camera shake to a minimum.

I would welcome a 40 megapixel full frame sensor. Bring it on!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 13:18 UTC
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