Lucas_

Lucas_

Lives in Brazil Campinas / SP, Brazil
Works as a pat time photographer
Has a website at http://lucaspix.smugmug.com/
Joined on Oct 5, 2007
About me:

Retired Automotive Engineer, part-time Photographer for over 40 years.

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On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (463 comments in total)
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Photoman: Would this produce better video quality than a BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera???

Having both, I can say that the video from the A6000 is superior even to the A99's!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
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Loraine Arnold: I still have the album. Have nothing to play it on but I can't bring myself to get rid of my old Beatle albums.

I still have, in pristine condition, a Dual turntable with a Shure capsule/needle bought new in 1974. It's a real joy to hook it up once in a while to my Sony receiver and listen to original vinyl records ( including this Beatles' Abbey Road )!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 16:23 UTC

Great memories, I was 21 then! I still have that vinyl Album bought at that time ( among others from The Beatles ).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 18:46 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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steelhead3: Too bad pocket wizard didn't include the most advanced cameras being produced today.

I agree. It's a shame PW doesn't support Sony's A99, A77II, A7, A7R, A7S! They seem to ignore Sony's existence, which is just stupid. Anyway, there are other great flash control systems on the market and the chinese have already caught up and may soon be ahead of PW in functionality at lower costs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)
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AEY: Is D810 sensor the same as Sony A7r?

Right

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 00:14 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (621 comments in total)
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Sirandar: I am fairly impressed with this camera, and if I hadn't bought an EM5 I would probably get one.

The dynamic range and low light performance isn't nearly as good and the FZ1000 seems pretty noisy above 800

BUT

To never have to change a lens actually outweighs both these cons for everyday practical use.

From my experience with the Pana FZ30, I found that the lack of dynamic range and telephoto end that was too slow to be useful are the only reason I am stilll not using it, megapixels be damned.

The dynamic range on the FZ1000 isn't bad .... may not be a limitation.

I have a suspicion that the telephoto end of the FZ1000 and may be still to slow to capture great pics in anything but the brightest light. That and the noise at high ISO, may limit this camera at the long end.

Sony RX10

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2014 at 00:11 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (489 comments in total)

Reading the Review, comparing images taken with the Pany and Sony RX10, and having had experience with both Panasonic and Sony cameras, the only excuses to give an 82% rating for the DMC-FZ1000 and 80% for the RX10 would be maybe due to the longer lens reach of the Panasonic and the higher Sony price. Even though I'd keep the Sony for its superior build, better IQ ( mainly in RAW shooting ) and ergonomics.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 20:18 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)
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AEY: Is D810 sensor the same as Sony A7r?

AFAIK it's Sony's latest 36MP FF sensor, therefore, it must be the A7r's.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 21:13 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (630 comments in total)

It's yet an interesting camera, but I guess it'll need further development to cope with the competition later generation technology, mainly in IQ ( Nikon should just buy the Sony 1" sensor ). Price is definitely another big issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:28 UTC as 78th comment | 4 replies

I'm always impressed with the number of negative comments when any Sony new tech is presented. I believe if it were Nikon or Canon those same "experts" would praise the idea!
IMHO it's time for people to start accepting the fact that Sony is here to stay, already having over 50% of the entire imaging sensor market and growing. Sony cameras are becoming the top in advanced technology and performance, being them fixed lens or system ( interchangeable lens ), mirrorless or not. I understand the system cameras users who, over the years, have spent a ton of money in their Canons/Nikons/... bodies, lenses, accessories, etc, having a hard time in even thinking of changing.
Nevertheless, technology keeps relentless and inexorably advancing and Sony seems to be now really running that show and the one to be looked at, either to partner ( as in the image sensors case ) or to fight...!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 18:00 UTC as 8th comment
On Quick Review: That Steady Thing article (67 comments in total)
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Island Golfer: Seems kind of silly to carry this stuff with you, when you can simply bring along a lightweight tripod. It's very similar to the concept of the tripod whoes one leg screws out to become a momo pod. My Triopo does this; and folds into a very small package that easily fits into my on-board carry-on bag.

IMHO a simple monopod will usually be easier to carry and handle than a tripod, so this accessory is welcome whenever it can work ( having a support to lean on ). Besides, most "light" tripods are made of carbon fiber and quite expensive, maybe an overkill if only for occasional use.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 15:19 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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SLOOPB: One has to really go out of their way to prefer this camera to other options available.

The Sony A6000 is quite superior in IQ and most everything else but has a slightly bigger body. Anyway, when you add a lens the Nikon 1 isn't so "pocketable" anymore. The built-in EVF is another plus for the Sony, let alone the price!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 22:51 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)
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Zoron: I like they change the viewfinder....D800/D800E is pretty rectangular and stiff looking.....D810 viewfinder is more rounded and fitting to the shape of the body......this is steve jobs's speaking from the grave btw.

IMHO Steve Jobs would like an EVF!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)
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hrt: What would Nikon be offering two years from now ?

Maybe a just as good mirrorless FF with EVF, at a considerably lower price!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)
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OceanFroggie: Looks a superb spec. Pity about 36mp, fine for pro's but totally OTT for most leisure users. Having recently returned to SLR with an APS-C sensor I am beginning to regret the size and weight of even that smaller gear, so won't be going FF despite the human desire and draw of this superb looking camera. In the century of higher spec'd 'less is more' gear I don't see a long term future for these large heavy SLRs outside of the pro community. A D300 control layout on a D3300 sized body might 'blow skirts up' more than 35mm sized SLR bodies of yesteryear. I suspect I will end up back in super zoom land or an ultra compact ILC with min 10fps. I'm on a boat this weekend with a bag full of DX lenses, 2 years ago I had a lightweight CB super zoom and got all the shots - why did I not resist the draw of 'gear' and nostalgia my 35m film days of the early 80s. Personally for leisure use 16mp is more than adequate for me.

Not worthy to pay that hefty cost and carry the heavy body for shooting 20MP images! There are just as and even more featured cameras in the market for 24MP and lower resolutions, lighter and less expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)
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Midwest: I am not a Nikon shooter, but I have to say this is one impressive camera. When I see people claiming that other kinds of cameras are going to make the DSLR obsolete, all I can say is, not while DSLRs are still being released with specs and features like this.

Thanks mostly to the Sony sensor, though Nikon's image processing is also improving. For sure quite better than Canon's.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:20 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)
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nikon power: Don't let the price scare you.
Nikon's shutter durability is 200,000 cycles.
$3,299/200,000 = 1.6 cent per picture.
Other branded cameras' durability cycle may be the same or less but the EXIF from their photos won't show NIKON, the King of high end DSLR.

Just be happy that Nikon keeps its close deal with Sony with this sensor (same as A7R's).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 14:08 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)
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Polytropia: LOL no 4k

4K feels like another 3D, I'm not excited by it and the extra costs it entails.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 13:47 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1482 comments in total)

Rather than an upgrade, IMO this is an update. The sensor has become the same as in the Sony A7R, w/o its CDAF. Some other features ( like electronic first curtain, hi-res LCD, group AF mode ) puts it on par with competitors.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 15:02 UTC as 209th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (749 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I'm really impressed at how good the image quality is coming from "the smallest of the large sensors."

I am also baffled at why Sony hasn't made market share gains against Canon and Nikon in light of all the innovation coming from Sony, and the absence of much innovation from the two market leaders.

Investment in other brands, fear & resistance to change, hard to admit there's a better product from a brand you don't like or never had... human nature! Time will tell.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 15:13 UTC
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