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 Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (992 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 107th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1679 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 (1679 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 353rd comment | 7 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (992 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 141st comment | 6 replies
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (572 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 (572 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
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1532 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 (651 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 (492 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 8th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1532 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 (625 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 80th comment | 4 replies
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