h0tsauce

h0tsauce

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On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review article (546 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Funny how come not having an articulating screen when the EVF is optional not being a con and the Pentax K-01 got hit hard for not having it (the form factor of both with lens is close enough).

I'm sure its an awesome camera that I will never get to own but having that capability for a US$2800 would have been nice.

the k-01 have no option for an EVF at all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 21:17 UTC
On Nikon D5200 Hands-on Preview preview (213 comments in total)
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Anesh: Guys, can you please help me. I am currently caught between a choice between the D5200 and Pentax K-30. Can you please give me your honest opinion on which seems to be the better camera.

The D5200 looks good on paper with all it cred and the Pentax enters the Mid segments of the DSLR range.

One thing that has me pondering is why does the D5200 with all its features classed as an entry level camera and the Pentax a mid level.

In South Africa the Pentax retails for $1032 and the D5200 should retail at $1147.

Thanks for your time.

IMO Pentax have many advantages over the Nikon, much better view finder, higher min shutter speed, weather sealed, potentially better high iso performance. What Nikon have is better video with articular screen (good for video), potentially better auto focus, and Nikon lens lineup.Keep in mind Pentax limited primes are great but also very expensive, unlike Nikon affordable line of f1.8g primes.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 15:31 UTC
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)
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andros2k5: I think 24MP are worthless...
- Good lenses hardly reach 1500 lw/ph
- Bayer sensors have low-pass filter in front of them
- 1,5x smaller photosites caught less light
- 1,5x bigger file size means 1,5x slower photo burst

...try put last 16Mp Fuji X-Trans sensor under the hood, it puts in the shame 24Mp full frame D600's one... ;-)

This guy sounds legit.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 16:48 UTC

This 35mm f2 or Sigma 35 f1.4 for the same price?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 14:37 UTC as 14th comment
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)

lol people are b1tching about the weirdest things. This sensor will be top notch, the AF will be class leading, and the images coming out of this camera will be class leading as well. The things that I'm kind of disappointed with are.

Max shutter speed = 1/4000sec. Pentax K30 = 1/6000sec.
Viewfinder = 95% pentamirror . Pentax K30 = 100% Pentaprism
Not weather sealed, Pentax K30 = weather sealed. (not big of a deal but worth mention).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 18:13 UTC as 49th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: I'll take my D5100 with the 39 point AF system. Don't need 24mp. And the price of the D5200 is.......

I don't know why they didn't do it, SONY still keep the 16mp sensor with the Nex 5r, Nex 6, and A57. Why can't Nikon keep the 16MP and make it even better for low light? LOL it's like the opposite of Canon who keep the same sensor for decade.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 18:02 UTC
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CAcreeks: The iPod Touch doesn't have a phone either, and some people buy it because it doesn't have a phone. This seems rare or non-existent in the Android space, until now. The iPod Touch camera is poor.

Having android on a camera is great for your photography. A big part of your photography is your workflow after you took the picture. That's why camera phones are popular, you can instantly edit/share you photos bypassing your computer.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2012 at 15:22 UTC
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KatManDEW: Yawn... 5th usage of the same old sensor. Canon obviously has nothing new to offer and continues to milk old technology. This is dissapointing especially after the lackluster 5D3 got spanked by Nikon, but it's exactly what I expected. I would have bet money that the T4i would have the same old sensor as the T2i, T3i, 60D and 7D. I have some of these cameras, and a significant investment in Canon glass, but I'm worried about the future of the company in which I am so heavily invested...

The t4i is not Canon "entry" level DSLR, actually it is sitting above the T3 and T3i. It's actually the same price as a Sony A65, Pentax K5 and Canon own 60D.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2012 at 15:09 UTC
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Joe Bowers: It's a kit lens for FF. 24-85mm on FF is basically the crappy 18-55mm that comes bundled with every APS-C.

Cept for the fact that the 18-55 doesn't have ED and has a max aperture of F5.6. I'd say that this lens is far from crappy. I can see the D600 selling for $1999/body, $2399/kit. I'd be happy with that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 18:59 UTC
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h0tsauce: By every measures, this is better than the D3200 is every way. Nikon did a great job here. This is a lot better than Canon T3i to T2i upgrade which is laughable. This will be a best selling DSLR for 2012 imo

correction, better than D3100.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 17:24 UTC

By every measures, this is better than the D3200 is every way. Nikon did a great job here. This is a lot better than Canon T3i to T2i upgrade which is laughable. This will be a best selling DSLR for 2012 imo

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 16:09 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
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kenju4u: disappointing...I am looking to buy a DSLR in the near future but am stuck between the Sony A65, A77 or Nikon D5100. I would rather buy Nikon but i don't feel the D5100 stands up to what Sony offers in features yet I am waiting for Nikon to meet the challenge. This 3200 is not appealing at all...hope Nikon has something better to announce soon!

images from the D5100 and D3200 will be better than that o the A65 and A77. You have to make a decision between IQ and features there. Not to mention the A65/A77 are much more expensive than the D3200/D5100.

BTW: this is coming from an A65 owner.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 16:01 UTC
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Vadimka: Mirror? What is this, 2008? (just give me NEX, Pen, OMD, etc...)
The only DSLRs that still make some sense are FF models.
Good luck to both Canon and Nikon especially in smart consumer markets like Japan.

Have you try the autofocus of those mirrorless? specially in low light? have you see the lens selection on those mirrorless?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 15:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Sigma SD1 / SD1 Merrill review article (374 comments in total)

At $2300 this thing is $100 more than a 5D Mark II and D700. I suspect another round of crazy discount is coming. Heck If you're going to buy a dslr that is not one of the big 2, the pentax K5 would be first on my list, that camera would eat this SD1 lunch.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2012 at 15:00 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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Absolutic: Tamron. I've gone through my share of Tamron lenses and I believe it will have typical Tamron's attributes:

1) Sharpness - almost as good as OEM (Canon or Nikon)
2) VC - superior to both Nikon/Canon (although they don't have in that range)
3) Contrast - always inferior to Nikon/Canon. Often yellow cast to photos. But can be dealt with in PP
4) AF - this is a biggie. Tamron has placed Ring AF in their latest 2 lenses (finally) but it just does not work nearly as good as Nikon and Canon AF (and Sigma is faster too). For some - it does not mater, it is silent but it is noticeably slower than OEM.

That is why I think, Tamron needs to price this thing much less, like $700 to make it work.

It's the only is/vr 24-70mm that you can get for Canon OR Nikon, and you think they need to make it $700 for it to work? it's already a lot cheaper than the none OS counter part from NIkon and Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2012 at 22:21 UTC

/sigh my A65 auto iso still has a upper limit of 1600 iso. Step your game up sony

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 22:28 UTC as 21st comment
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SDF: A65 body with 16MP sensor?

Hmmm maybe we will see a NEX-7 body with 16 MP sensor soon. :P

the 5n can use any lenses this a57 use, with the adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 19:41 UTC
On Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced article (271 comments in total)

wow high iso samples of the D800 can be found here.

http://cmphotography.com/blog.cfm

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 16:32 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced article (271 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Not too shabby... BUT:

A 36.3MP imager -- in my view, a serious overkill for almost everyone. Better get the D4 -- that one only has a 16MP sensor, ha-ha-ha-ha!!!

"THE SENSELESS SENSOR WARS CONTINUES -- we will be right back, folks!!!"

Optical Viewfinder: probably will NOT WORK AT ALL whilst in video mode, correct?

LCD sceen looks pretty lame -- 921K rez only, and non-tilting, phew....

Flash cards: 1x CF and 1x SD. Not too good IMHO. Should have been 2x CF or 2x SD instead.

For audio features, the only thing here that for example the $800 Fujifilm X-S1 lacks is a 3.5mm headphone jack. And of course the manuakl override capabilities of the D800.

Accessories are super pricey. Like, a mind numbing $616 for a simple battery grip, ha-ha-ha-ha!!! The Canikon DSLR Group strikes back at ya' all, folks!!!

Who said no one will buy this camera, this is the #1 selling camera on Amazon right now. Just because it's not a camera for you doesn't mean the same case can be said about other people. This is a studio/wedding/landscape camera, not a sport journalistic camera, go buy a D4 if speed + low light is what you need.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 15:43 UTC
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Gigabit: I'm really disappointed that the D800 doesn't have an articulated screen for ease of video capture. I shoot with a D3, the best camera I have ever shot with (and that includes the Canon 1Ds MkII). When the D3s came out I couldn't justify the cost simply to do video and push the ISO a bit more. So when the D5100 was released I bought one principally to play with the video.

I have rarely used the D5100 for video with the screen simply reversed, i.e. flat against the back of the camera but always folded out to the left with the viewing angle being changed according to the shooting angle (usually from the hip) or to optimise the display vs ambient light.

Surely an articulated screen would not impact unduly on the price point for a D800? Most regular video cameras have them. The lack of one won't prevent me buying the D800 next month or perhaps the 'E' version. Does anyone know however why Nikon took this design decision for what otherwise has an immense specification?

John

Name one Canon Pro or Semi Pro DSLR body with an articulate screen.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 20:27 UTC
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