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 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1666 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 43rd 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 (1151 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 116th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2149 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 (2149 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 461st comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1151 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 189th comment | 6 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (591 comments in total)
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Jurka: Sony fukked me up again!!! My A6000 costs 750 Eur WITHOUT havc-s codec...
:(
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 (591 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 34th 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
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