Michaels7

Michaels7

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Works as a Fashion/Illustration/Commercial
Joined on Dec 30, 2009

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On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (114 comments in total)
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Donnie G: Well, it's a step in the right direction for Sony. Now all they need are a couple of pro bodies, about 30 or 40 pro E-mount lenses for those bodies, and maybe 100 or so very brave working pro photographers who are willing to switch from the known pro gear and support sources, Canon and Nikon, to the unknown, Sony. It won't happen overnight, but it could happen. Good luck Sony!

If you think that the quality from the A99 is inferior compared to the A900, you're not using your camera right. A900 was good, but the A99 beats it both in low and high iso. And it has a faster focusing response.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Calumet brings equipment rental service online article (13 comments in total)

That's cool. But it's not the same. I like the rental part, but it would be nice if thatwas an option along with their local stores that are now closed. Weird not seeing the one here in San Francisco anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 18:20 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (219 comments in total)

It would be nice to see a digital version of this. Sony? Are you listening?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 23:59 UTC as 52nd comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)
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tabloid: I would be interested if it was mirror-less.

In my opinion thats the future.

Zvonimir. There are also some good mirrorless cameras too. Hence Sony A7r. I think that his point for a mirrorless system is having the ability to use any lens from other medium format system on it. Similar to the A7r.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: This lens seems to be better then the Nikon G type but cannot match the Zeiss Otus but the Zeiss is deadly expensive.........

HowaboutRAW. The current 85mm is an excellent lens. If they do come out with an updated one, I'm on it. It's kind of scary to think how much better thst lens would be over the current one. If so, it will blow the other 85 mm lenses out of the water.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 14:09 UTC
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (157 comments in total)
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Morpho Hunter: I can't think why I would ever attempt to successfully process a photo using ANY tablet "computer" ..it just cannot be done.

Cheers,

http://www.normanday.net/for_your_amusement

T3 is right. Microsoft Surface Pro 2, can use the Adobe Creative Cloud. To me that's a sign of good things to come with the mobile devices. If you recall, there was a time that we couldn't use Adobe on a laptop. The drive space and memory just wasn't there. We all know that has changed. Same will apply to Tablet devices.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 01:50 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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image360by180: I truly find it hard to believe Nikon is going back. The digital age is now the age. Bringing out a camera that ignores all the benefits that digital can offer is like making a better old school buggy whip as cars started to replace carriages.

As noted, many seem to like this, good for you, I'm not about judgement or placing my basis on others. Hope this works for you.

For me, this is crazy stupid as Nikon has not even come close to maximizing the digital potential of their DSLR line.

Just a comment from a Nikon D800/D7100 glass invested user.

@Rhlpetrus. Exactly. Minolta had two regular dials on the Minolta 7D. It was more like the film camera, Maxxum 7. Sony's new 7 and 7R too have two dials with the retro look.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 23:57 UTC

I keep reading all of the negative post on the lens that hasn't even come out yet. Let's wait for it to hit the streets before critique it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 00:06 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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dopsgp: Busy day for toilets in Solms. Leica execs cr-pping bricks now.

Oh really? From wnt I've read so far on another website's forum, there are a lot of Canon and Nikon users that are already looking to buy. Some have gone as far as saying that they'll use it over their d800.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 14:27 UTC
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audijam: if it reads Minolta 7R then yes I will consider buying one.....but since it says Sony....NAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

someone already said it well...this is just copying Olympus' idea and no innovation....BOOO YA SONY!

Those are some of the stupidest reasons not to buy a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 14:24 UTC
On Microsoft to acquire Nokia's smartphone business post (68 comments in total)
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alexzn: Despite what the armchair experts on this site are saying, this move makes a lot of sense. To survive in the smartphone business you need to be a software company (this is what Jobs said about Blackberry and he was right). Nokia could only survive and keep its identity if it used Android and that meant competing on cost with Samsung (not going to happen). So Microsoft was the only natural partner and a sale made a lot of sense. Windows Mobile is actually a terrific phone OS. Use it before sh&tting on it. No apps, which is a huge bummer, so it will be an uphill climb.

Windows Mobile is good. Most are either Android or Apple. Even webOs struggled in the smart phone marketing and imo, they have a better mobile o.s. Windows is hurting itself with this latest mobile to desk and laptop integration due to the function on the home computer and laptop. It's terrible and doesn't work the same like on the mobile.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 23:18 UTC
On Microsoft to acquire Nokia's smartphone business post (68 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: The single most important reason leading to Nokia demise was the rise of Android. Google was smardevelopment model to make two crucial desisions:
- invite Asian manufacturers to join Android production by offering attractive licensing conditions.
- well chosen subset of Java as the primary development environment.

This contrasted sharply with Nokia's Europe based manufacturing and unfortunate choice of l tools offered to application developers (the options being rather exotic dialect of C++ for native development or the very crippled Java in the form of J2ME runtime).

The situation was not helped by Nokia's distracting and consufed encounters with the open source movement: neither the brief episode of open-sourcing the Symbian nor absurd migration of traditional desktop Linux to smartphone environment (MeeGo) produced any business value for Nokia.

It's so human to look for scapegoats, but the truth is that Nokia was doomed before Stefan Elop became its CEO.

It's not just Android. Apple played a role in this too. Just look at Black Berry. Google was smart and jump on it when the smart phone was in it's early stages. Black Berry played that marketing myopia, not changing their product for a long time. Now they're trying and it's pretty much too late. Apple and Android pretty much own the market. I don't know what Microsoft's goals are, but it's gotta be something different and appealing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 23:13 UTC

I want to order it, but I haven't seen any mobile carriers that sell it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2013 at 13:54 UTC as 23rd comment

I read the reviews, but there are two things that I do beyond this. I go to YouTube and watch the actual owners give both a hands on, their feedback and feelings on the product. Second, I do my own hands on by heading to the stores and testing the products out.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 16:25 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On DxOMark looks into lenses for the Sony SLT-A99 article (9 comments in total)
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Eiffel: Interesting, but I wish more lenses were covered in this review, especially some old Minolta lenses such as:
300F2.8, 200F2.8, 200F4.0 marco, 100F2.0, 35F2.0, 24F2.8, "Special handshake" 28-135F3.5-4.5, etc.

Chris. The "secret handshake" is a Sony Illuminati secret. :o)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2013 at 18:21 UTC
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bluevellet: Still a great feat of engineering with some nice IQ, just like the first model.

But at that price point, I'd have trouble living with the various performance issues (AF in particular). It would have been nice if Sony had fixed those with the new model. Maybe next time?

And high price point is always what hurts Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 14:14 UTC
On Carl Zeiss drops 'Carl', becomes 'ZEISS' article (116 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Could be worse. Remember Kentucky Fried Chicken changing to KFC to be more "hip?" That was about the time they "kiled off" (video-wise) Col. Sanders too.

Actually Kentucky Fried Chicken sold the business but not the brand name. So the new owners had to use KFC instead. In some areas you'll see the Kentucky Fried Chicken, which more than likely the owner is getting paid from the person that's using the name. There's one here in the Bay area in Oakland, Ca.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 03:53 UTC
On Samsung introduces more Galaxy Tab 3 tablets post (8 comments in total)
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AZBlue: Huh, I love how Samsung keeps releasing products that nobody wants.

Gotta love the so called worldly people that claim to know what we don't want. That reeks of insecurity. Never understood that strange logic. I love Samsung products.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 17:41 UTC
On Sony reveals AA-filter-less Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R article (66 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Sony being first again... I mean, I was thinking that "some" FF cameras will eventually lose their low pass filters since the image detail of some APS-C filterless cameras approach/equal those of the FF cameras.

Kodak I think was the first. Sigma have had AA filterless before Nikon and Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 14:17 UTC
On Sony reveals AA-filter-less Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R article (66 comments in total)
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Rod McD: Sony, as impressive as the RX1 & RX1R are, please give us what everyone is actually waiting for - the interchangeable lens version. One FL is too limiting for most photographers. Please give us a scaled up FF NEX with a built-in EVF, external controls, and a suite of matched primes. I'm thinking 24/2.8, 35/2, 50/1.4 and 90/2.8 - modest speeds to keep them small and light. Best available AF. Environmentally sealed. No dearer than a D600. They'd sell. Thank you.

Thinking the same thing myself. If there's an A99 version, I'm on it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 14:15 UTC
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