jkokich

jkokich

Joined on Jan 25, 2012

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Valen305: What a misuse of a partnership with Sony. What they should be doing is creating a new segment of compact medium format mirrorless cameras. The 50mp Sony CMOS sensor seems perfect for it. The hardest part would be creating a new line of short flange lenses for it. I wouldn't be surprised if Mamiya/phase1 beats them to market.

That is a brilliant idea! Medium format mirrorless! Valen305, for the win!

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jkokich: Mirrors will go the way of film.

Wow, how insulting. My film comment was not rude, why does yours have to be?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 16:56 UTC
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jkokich: Mirrors will go the way of film.

As a filmmaker/videographer, I agree with you completely as to the disadvantages of film. Knowing I got the shot I wanted, right then, let's me sleep better. It's also far cheaper. The tech will continue to improve, so I'm sure the issues you mentioned will be resolved (pardon the pun). As for the VF debate, personally I prefer to see what the sensor is seeing, since that is what will be recorded.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 02:54 UTC

Mirrors will go the way of film.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 06:36 UTC as 75th comment | 5 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (558 comments in total)

I know I'm putting my head in the lion's mouth, but here goes: Leica $4250 vs Sony A3000 $260. That's like 17 times as expensive? Is the IQ 17 times as good? That's the only question. I know the experts are going to say "yes", but, really?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:39 UTC as 101st comment | 2 replies
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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jkokich: I loved my A57, and I love my A3000 even more. Great photos, great video, small, light, solid, less moving parts, for $260. Yay, Sony!

Thanks, Macro!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

I loved my A57, and I love my A3000 even more. Great photos, great video, small, light, solid, less moving parts, for $260. Yay, Sony!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 21:17 UTC as 63rd comment | 2 replies
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)

There seem to be so many other cameras that do more for less.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 05:19 UTC as 72nd comment | 8 replies
On Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 article (166 comments in total)

I had an old Sigma that produced the same images. I got it on eBay for $5.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 22:03 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (822 comments in total)
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jkokich: Forgive what may sound like a stupid question (there are those), but why is there shutter sound, at all? (Serious question, even if stupid).

So, it's possible, just not with current tech. Are there processors, or can processors be developed, that read the entire sensor at once?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 07:32 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (822 comments in total)
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jkokich: Forgive what may sound like a stupid question (there are those), but why is there shutter sound, at all? (Serious question, even if stupid).

Thanks to abortabort and sunhorse for taking my serious question seriously. With the tech that allows cellphones to be silent, and other cameras to be silent with electronic shutters, my question is why is there a shutter at all in this camera? Doesn't the tech exist to make a shutterless (if that's a word) FF camera and thus a silent one?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 18:54 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (822 comments in total)

Forgive what may sound like a stupid question (there are those), but why is there shutter sound, at all? (Serious question, even if stupid).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 07:47 UTC as 141st comment | 8 replies

Is anyone else as over the whole GoPro thing as I am?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 09:41 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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jkokich: I've got a way to reduce mirror slap...

Did I say there was a better FF camera out there with the same specs, lenses, etc? No. I said I've got a way to reduce mirror slap. If that's a problem with your camera, why not eliminate it? Why try to reduce it when it will probably always be there? If you have a mirror that travels one way, has to stop dead, then go back, there will always be some kind of reaction, so ditch the damn thing. Gee...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 16:42 UTC
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Edgar_in_Indy: Not that I have anything against bearded nerds, but the photographer couldn't find any pretty girls standing around smiling? What kind of trade show is this?!?

That's hilarious!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 23:34 UTC
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sebiruns: I don't really get what is going on with Nikon. 500 Dollars for a superzoom with a smallish compact camera sensor and a slow aperture? You can buy a Panasonic FZ1000 with a much bigger sensor, a faster lens and 4K video for 800 Dollars. If you want the extra reach you could go with Panasonics FZ70 for 250 Dollars which even has a faster aperture. Or you could go with Sonys HX400V for 400 Dollars or a Canon or a Fuji, etc. Who is this camera for? No wonder, camera makers are in trouble if this is a product they consider worth introducing.

I was talking to a documentary filmmaker the other day, who was shooting with an FZ1000, and he absolutely loves it. You're spot on with every point in your post.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 16:42 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)
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jkokich: I've got a way to reduce mirror slap...

Yes, you're right, how stupid of me. I completely forgot that's the only mirrorless camera out there.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 16:00 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3324 comments in total)

I've got a way to reduce mirror slap...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 18:15 UTC as 397th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)

It seems that Nikon has had an awful lot of stuff, recently, that should have a lot of people worried.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 19:46 UTC as 39th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (390 comments in total)
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GoneMirrorless: So the new goal is to make cameras an easy/quick extension for smartphones with seemless integration.

Take better quality selfies and post on social media.

Everyone is right I think. Younger camera buyers are not accustom to using a VF. Just like they prefer tablets to laptops and touch-screens to a mouse, they prefer LCDs to VFs.
I wonder, does it fit in a pocket like the GM1?

bcalkins you're raising your kids right!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 17:27 UTC
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