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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FrankS009: About a hundred grams (roughly 20%) heavier than the old model. The same weight as a Panasonic GH4, and more than an Olympus EM1. That frankly is heavier than I would like to lug around, not counting lenses.

F.

No comparison, the A7/A7II are Full Frame cameras!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:31 UTC

This is great news, kuddos to Sony (again)!
Now we A7 late adopters ( I just bought an A7 two weeks ago... ) will have to beg Sony to release a FW for the A7 at least with the A7II enhancements which are only software related! AFAIK both the sensor and Bionz processor are the same, so the 30% AF speed increase may well be one.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 12:49 UTC as 201st comment
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davephdv: I have a GX7

I use a Sony RX100 to supplement it, but am not totally satisfied with the Sony.

Should I buy a LX100?

Try an RX100III or an A6000!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: They're going to announce they have sold their camera business to Sony. Hahahaha.

Or, they will announce the new "1Dx MKII" with a 36MP Sony sensor, modified to Canon specs...!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 16:37 UTC
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Lucas_: Quite interesting article. Anyway, I'd ask: why buy a GX7 if you could buy a Sony A6000...?

I can't find anywhere the statement from Sony saying they won't make any more APS-C lenses for E mount.
Please help.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 14:56 UTC

Quite interesting article. Anyway, I'd ask: why buy a GX7 if you could buy a Sony A6000...?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 14:08 UTC as 48th comment | 22 replies
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)

Sony even made the new "E" mount for APS-C ( starting with the NEX camera line and now also shared for FF and FE lenses by the A7/7r/7s series ). The new Sony G and Zeiss lenses for that mount show excellent optics and are small and light.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:55 UTC as 24th comment
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)
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Foroa: Well, I am using the 18-105 G f4 lens (27-157 eq) on my Sony A6000, and I feel that, at 430 gram, it is a nice compromise.

Agree! I have an 18-105 f$ for my A6000 and it's a real gem: light, fast to focus, great colors. Some say it has high distortions, but the camera easily compensates for it for jpgs. RAWs are also fixed in pp.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1257 comments in total)
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Lucas_: Good for Nikon users, they're getting closer to Sony's A99. Still an old-fashioned OVF and limited LV, though.

Jack and John, I understand your feelings towards Sony's innovation. I'm sure you have a lot invested in your systems ( both in money and experience ). Anyway, I've been a photographer for almost 40 years and have been using only Sony for about 6 years now. I suggest you at least give them a weekend try ( rent an A77II, A99 with a good lens ), just for fun and glimpse of the future.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 14:18 UTC

A first for Panny, both with the 1" sensor on a smartphone and 4k video! Also great for Sony to be supplying their RX100II/III's 1" sensor with Panny now for both FZ-1000 and Lumix DMC-CM1 .

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 118th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2591 comments in total)
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kalpeshmodi: They should also include Pentax K3 in comparison table.

And the Sony A77II...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:56 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2591 comments in total)

Canon users finally have a more modern APS-C DSLR, with most bells & whistles! It seems to be a worthy successor to the old Eos 7D and is getting closer to the excellent Sony A77 II, although at a quite higher price. I know old customs die hard, but IMHO both Canon and Nikon should at least be adopting EVFs by now!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:51 UTC as 549th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1257 comments in total)

Good for Nikon users, they're getting closer to Sony's A99. Still an old-fashioned OVF and limited LV, though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 223rd comment | 6 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (605 comments in total)
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Jurka: Sony fukked me up again!!! My A6000 costs 750 Eur WITHOUT havc-s codec...
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Ok, i have a hot shoe for mic! Bicches...

My A6000 has an EVF... ( doesn't yours? ). IMHO for only US$100.00 more, the A6000 is a better deal!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 22:36 UTC
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Paul Guba: Pretty stiff competition in the 50mm at that price point. Lots of good manual and auto focus lens available both new and used.

Well, I can choose among many Sony lenses, several Sony/Zeiss, some Zeiss, many Sigmas and Tamrons, plus a multitude of great legacy Minoltas!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
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Paul Guba: Pretty stiff competition in the 50mm at that price point. Lots of good manual and auto focus lens available both new and used.

Well, a Nikkor lens doesn't fit a Sony A99, so it's of no interest to me, regardless its quality! As for the Sony Zeiss Planar 50/1.4, at a price of US$1500.00 new, I hardly think it can be found for US$500.00.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 17:53 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (88 comments in total)
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stevens37y: Too late. New great Panasonic announcements are coming next week.

Please list them!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:26 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (88 comments in total)
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Jote: This (unusual for Sony) "feature addition" clearly indicates that there will be no RX10 line refresh anytime soon.

IMHO, that's not really needed. The RX10 has been a winner as it is, with all its features and the superb Zeiss lens. Of course the FW upgrade is another plus for movie/video buffers!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2014 at 00:23 UTC
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Paul Guba: Pretty stiff competition in the 50mm at that price point. Lots of good manual and auto focus lens available both new and used.

Samyang's 50mm/1.4 small size and weight makes it quite desirable, provided the optics is as expected. Sigma's 50/1.4 Art is superb but too heavy and big for my taste.
Street price should not be over US$500.00, though.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 13:00 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (605 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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