captura

captura

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Project95: With no touch screen or joystick. Then how do people move AF points on the original a6000?

You've been spoiled by M43 cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
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Putious: 'Went to the store to buy one. Tried three of them, all broken with bits falling off. Staff say they are overflowing with stock but can't move it even with sale prices. Warehouses full.'

Did I do okay?

That may be true for Amazon sales, but untrue for a lot of other stores and other locales.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
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Jiggeroo: I seriously wish this product does not do well as this will force Sony to do either of these: 1. Provide more support to APSC by releasing more lenses. Seriously, the lens line up is lacking without 2.8 zooms, only overpriced f4 ones. 2. Let go of APSC E mount completely.

You can easily tell what Sony is doing here by releasing the a6300, they just want to silence the people wanting an upgrade from the a6000 while disguising the fact that they will no longer release more lenses for the system... and please do NOT tell me to use FE lenses instead.

By naming it the A7300. That should be good for another $500.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 05:15 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (312 comments in total)
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dansclic: Why is Sony not able to,produce thé same quality with a 24-70 f4 : smaller, lighter, less expensive ? This would have met customer demands. What about a 20 mm, a 24f2 ?

The Zeiss 24-70 f4 had serious "sample variance" issues due to improper & inadequate quality control sampling at the factory. So you'd get one and it might be OK, but the next one might not be. The E 16-70 was the same.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (312 comments in total)
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ttran88: Nikon's new 24-70mm f2.8 VR blows this one away!! Will have better QC as well.

This new GM lens MUST be a lot better than the quality-plagued original FE 24-70.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 04:29 UTC

Why is there no mention of the two new teleconverters?
http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/lenses/sony_1p4x_tc_gm
http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/lenses/sony_2x_tc_gm

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 03:08 UTC as 67th comment
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Jiggeroo: I seriously wish this product does not do well as this will force Sony to do either of these: 1. Provide more support to APSC by releasing more lenses. Seriously, the lens line up is lacking without 2.8 zooms, only overpriced f4 ones. 2. Let go of APSC E mount completely.

You can easily tell what Sony is doing here by releasing the a6300, they just want to silence the people wanting an upgrade from the a6000 while disguising the fact that they will no longer release more lenses for the system... and please do NOT tell me to use FE lenses instead.

Jiggeroo,
RE: point 10, above. "For FE lens only." Will the old NEX lenses no longer be appropriate for the A6300? Will Sony stop making/selling them? And will all the other FE lenses still work well?

Oh one more thing...I wonder if they remembered to put an electronic level in this one?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 03:47 UTC

Naw, it just looks best in silver.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 19:50 UTC as 2nd comment
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Big Richard: In FY 2013 Sony sold 11.5 million cameras. In FY2015Sony forecasts only 6.1 million cameras. 47% drop.

Pretty shocking.

I wonder how long Sony will stick with Cybershot and APSC? The sensor business thanks mostly to Apple and Nikon is the reason for the profits along with FF mirrorless where there is no competition.

Sony is making money and needs to stick with their profitable core: Sensors, professional video and FF mirrorless. Cybershot and NEX are the boat anchors holding them back from making higher profits. Now I see why last years A6000 replacement was cancelled, and there hasn't been a new apsc lens for 2 1/2 years.

Sony hasn't made a NEX model for several years. And they have pretty much abandoned the APS-C market...no new models in nearly 2 years and no new APS-C size lenses, either. This could explain part of their 10% loss, which went to Olympus.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 01:53 UTC
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jorg14: I've heard this before but it's worth repeating. For the last year I've heard nothing but news on the A7 series. How many of us need or even want full frame? Much less pay $3k plus for the body not to mention the lenses. I wonder how many a6000's have sold in the meantime? This wonderful APS-C camera came out almost two years ago at a very reasonable price. There just hasn't been anything new since and I think this is Sony's main market. Unless of course full frame drops below $1000. Even then I'd personally stick with APS-C due to it's size advantage.

sh10453, you were attributing the bragging rights of the Sony A6000 as being able to adapt to nearly any manual lens. I only wanted to point out that the Sony is not the only camera which is able to do that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
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jorg14: I've heard this before but it's worth repeating. For the last year I've heard nothing but news on the A7 series. How many of us need or even want full frame? Much less pay $3k plus for the body not to mention the lenses. I wonder how many a6000's have sold in the meantime? This wonderful APS-C camera came out almost two years ago at a very reasonable price. There just hasn't been anything new since and I think this is Sony's main market. Unless of course full frame drops below $1000. Even then I'd personally stick with APS-C due to it's size advantage.

sh10453, you can use the same adapted lenses on the Olympus cameras, with the additional benefit of IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 21:01 UTC
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jorg14: I've heard this before but it's worth repeating. For the last year I've heard nothing but news on the A7 series. How many of us need or even want full frame? Much less pay $3k plus for the body not to mention the lenses. I wonder how many a6000's have sold in the meantime? This wonderful APS-C camera came out almost two years ago at a very reasonable price. There just hasn't been anything new since and I think this is Sony's main market. Unless of course full frame drops below $1000. Even then I'd personally stick with APS-C due to it's size advantage.

Quite to the contrary. Sony's failure to update the aging A6000 has caused a relative drop in sales, taken up apparently, by newer Olympus models. And no new APS-C lenses in two years is a detraction to some A6000 potential buyers.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 17:23 UTC

Now I know what happened to that new 20mp M43 sensor which was announced by Sony last April, and said to be destined for Olympus. Here it is!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 36th comment
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darvil77: GR cameras (I or II model) are still the best and most convenient choice for those interested in a 28mm fixed lens compact.

Leica Q wins on full-frame, more megapixels, stabilization and viewfinder, but loses (slightly) for optical quality an (hugely) for its price, since it's almost 8 times more expensive than the Ricoh. And it's also bigger and heavier.

The new Fuji x70 doesn't look like a very promising candidate, since it will sport - if I'm right in understanding - the same 16mp sensor of the X100t (which has already lost many tests against the GR) and the lens quality will be hardly as good as Ricoh's. It also lacks the hybrid viewfinder, which has so far been the major selling point (besides the external look...) of the Fuji X series.

Simply unheard of before. (Coolpix 'A' lenses out of whack.)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 00:52 UTC
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darvil77: GR cameras (I or II model) are still the best and most convenient choice for those interested in a 28mm fixed lens compact.

Leica Q wins on full-frame, more megapixels, stabilization and viewfinder, but loses (slightly) for optical quality an (hugely) for its price, since it's almost 8 times more expensive than the Ricoh. And it's also bigger and heavier.

The new Fuji x70 doesn't look like a very promising candidate, since it will sport - if I'm right in understanding - the same 16mp sensor of the X100t (which has already lost many tests against the GR) and the lens quality will be hardly as good as Ricoh's. It also lacks the hybrid viewfinder, which has so far been the major selling point (besides the external look...) of the Fuji X series.

You still can't beat the build quality of a Nikon Coolpix 'A.'

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 17:55 UTC
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FuhTeng: Interesting idea. No, it doesn't have the polish of the Camera Store guys and it's really short, but I like the attempt. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.

Those videos going along with the professionals are great, please keep them coming.

Not the Camera Store guys, but here's the Fuji Guys...

http://www.fujifilm.ca/products/digital_cameras/x/fujifilm_x_pro2/videos/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 03:22 UTC

They probably copied the plan from one of these folding cameras...

https://www.google.ca/search?q=original+folding+camera&tbm=isch&imgil=Ef5ooIr0BZb3PM%253A%253Be1ff43ROIcTwPM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.etsy.com%25252Fmarket%25252Ffolding_camera&source=iu&pf=m&fir=Ef5ooIr0BZb3PM%253A%252Ce1ff43ROIcTwPM%252C_&biw=793&bih=365&ved=0ahUKEwigw57_lqjKAhWCRxoKHQJKAd4QyjcILw&ei=pv2WVqDYJYKPaYKUhfAN

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 30th comment
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (693 comments in total)
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captura: The E-M10's 3-axis image stabilization offers 3.5 stops, not 3 stops as shown in the chart. This compares closely to the E-M10 II's 4 stops of stabilization.

The E-M10 II uses the same "improved" sensor as the E-M5 II, something that was missed by all the reviews but has since been confirmed by Olympus.

Well that is another thing that was discussed in the comments section of the missing original E-M10 II review. The M10 II uses the same "improved" sensor as the E-M5 II.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 02:29 UTC
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attomole: Why is that strange looking man hiding in a bush taking photographs?
(click on the image of the lens+camera)

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/78/1b/4f/781b4f10fe3a26efe9defff6f161fa0a.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2015 at 02:15 UTC
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attomole: Why is that strange looking man hiding in a bush taking photographs?
(click on the image of the lens+camera)

Ha ha, please educate us Richard. We're all dying with anticipation!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 23:52 UTC
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