mpgxsvcd

mpgxsvcd

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mpgxsvcd: They all look the same to me now. The comparison tool just ins't as important for making your decision as it was before.

Features and real world use are much more important aspects than the comparison tool now.

I could take great pictures with any of these cameras if they are on a tripod with ample time to choose the best settings. What I need is a camera that can help me select those best settings when I don't have time to stop and think about it.

"Which camera review was that? (I just want to read about it, thanks)"

Look for the Auto ISO section on the page below.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-7r-ii/4

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:47 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

They could have just said “We got nuth’n, but we will have something next year”.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 97th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Did you know that Canon has never announced camera details in November? Nikon has announced details fore two(The DF and the D5200). Sony announced the A7II in November and Panasonic announced the GX1, 3D1, and GF2 in November as well. In addition, Olympus did the SH-21, E-PL1, EP2, and the E30 in November.

Pretty much November is the worst month for camera announcements ever so this “non-announcement” is par for the course.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:37 UTC as 98th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

It would have been really big news if they had issued a press release saying that they “Were NOT working on a D4 successor”.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:28 UTC as 100th comment
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

I can unquestionably say that the Nikon D5 will be at least 17 megapixels, go up to at least ISO 204800 with boost, use Expeed 3 or better processor, have 51 autofocus points or more, have a 3.2 “ or bigger 921,000 Dot or more LCD screen, Shoot 11 FPS or more burst, and shoot 1080p @ 30 FPS or better video.

If that sounds really good to you, may I interest you in a Nikon D4 while you wait?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 15:27 UTC as 101st comment
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mpgxsvcd: They all look the same to me now. The comparison tool just ins't as important for making your decision as it was before.

Features and real world use are much more important aspects than the comparison tool now.

I could take great pictures with any of these cameras if they are on a tripod with ample time to choose the best settings. What I need is a camera that can help me select those best settings when I don't have time to stop and think about it.

And Sony perfected the Auto setting with their latest camera according to the latest Dpreview review. Until now the Auto ISO functions have been severely limited.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 16:02 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: I bet this review will set the record for comments :)

It started with over 1000 comments before the full review was posted so it isn't a fair comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 16:01 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)

This isn’t a perfect camera. Battery life is an issue and the buffer needs to be improved. However, it does so much right I can’t possibly ignore it. This is a fantastic camera. No question about that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 16:00 UTC as 238th comment

They all look the same to me now. The comparison tool just ins't as important for making your decision as it was before.

Features and real world use are much more important aspects than the comparison tool now.

I could take great pictures with any of these cameras if they are on a tripod with ample time to choose the best settings. What I need is a camera that can help me select those best settings when I don't have time to stop and think about it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2015 at 19:47 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies

DJI will never benefit from this deal at all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 13:38 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies

Reported to be worth between $8-10m. Wow that is a really wide range $8 to $10,000,000. It also doesn't sound like as much as I thought it would be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 13:38 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

The uncompressed RAW should have been there from the start but "Better late than never".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 17:20 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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Schweikert: Some of those images viewed at small screen size look blotchy, so I clicked on them to view at 100%. 12,800 ISO on a few of these pics looks awful. What happened to the high ISO superiority of the A7RII?

Long lenses with fast apertures make a big difference to isolate the subject matter. Using a 70-200 F4 is a bit ho-hum for pro football. Does Sony not have a 2.8 version or a 300/2.8?

The real question is why did he decide to use ISO 12,800 with such a fast shutter speed for a stationary portrait image. The settings this photographer used are baffling in some cases.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 14:01 UTC

The article is only about focus. The writer just continuously harps on the fact that the AF doesn’t work in the manner that he is accustomed to. I understand that Sony has an uphill battle converting Canikon users. However, there are so many other aspects that are important for sports shooting than just AF capabilities.

For example the low light capabilities are critical in this type of scenario especially when the photographer tended to use ISO 12,800 as often as possible. Those ISO 12K shots actually looked decent but I can’t help wondering why he didn’t use ISO 1600 and 1/250 instead? Some of the high ISO images were stationary portrait type shots.

Overall I get the impression that the writer of this article went into it thinking that the Sony couldn’t AF like he was accustomed to and he set out to prove that point no matter what it took. He proved his point but it really left me wondering whether he truly explored all of this camera’s capabilities for shooting action sports.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 14:00 UTC as 133rd comment | 7 replies

I don't see how any company could be selling many more cameras now than they had in the past. The market shrinks every time someone buys a camera that they don't ever see a need to replace.

The key is being able to make a profit on all of the cameras you sell and being able to convince people to buy interchangeable lens cameras. The best way to make a profit off of cameras is through the lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 20:38 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Western Digital announces plan to acquire SanDisk (70 comments in total)

If this means that all hard drives get replaced with SD cards I am all for that. I would also love a 5 terabyte SD card with 1 Gb/sec write speed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 20:15 UTC as 19th comment
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mpgxsvcd: This is the only camera that Hasselblad would make a copy of but actually charge less.

It is a very nice camera with an utterly stupid price.

It actually looks like a great camera. However, its price is just too outrageous to even entertain buying it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
On article Go big: Leica SL studio and real-world sample gallery (112 comments in total)

It sure looks like this camera lags behind the full frame offerings from Sony and Nikon. I can't fathom why it would be worth more than twice as much.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:52 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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mpgxsvcd: Have fun enforcing these new registrations. There won’t be anything that is visibly identifiable for these drones so I am not sure how the registration will be enforced without infringing on rights against illegal search and seizure.

This will just be an Epic waste of money and Police will just use it to harass people using drones. It will give them the power to stop anyone using a drone and demand to see the registration without any reason to suspect they don’t have a registration to begin with.

People will still fly these drones in flight paths with or without the registration requirements.

@whyamihere

I have no problem with them getting a search warrant and then searching you. However, you know that isn’t going to happen. They are going to stop everyone with a drone and ask questions first while reading you your rights later.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:29 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Have fun enforcing these new registrations. There won’t be anything that is visibly identifiable for these drones so I am not sure how the registration will be enforced without infringing on rights against illegal search and seizure.

This will just be an Epic waste of money and Police will just use it to harass people using drones. It will give them the power to stop anyone using a drone and demand to see the registration without any reason to suspect they don’t have a registration to begin with.

People will still fly these drones in flight paths with or without the registration requirements.

What sounds more likely? The police are going to develop and use sophisticated network sniffing devices or that they are simply going to stop everyone with a drone and ask to see their registration.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 18:26 UTC
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