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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uflux: DPreview is reading waaaay too much into Sony's statement. What they are doing to their audio and video businesses is nothing like what they did to their PC business. They are grouping divisions that have different needs. Sony's future is very positive with continued improving results.

That's what I got out of it. Meaning. They're keeping each department separate where they can focus on quality vs trying to be a jack of all trades and talent of none. Sony reminds me of the Big 3. They owned too many companies, but never focused on the quality of those products.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 15:28 UTC
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Peiasdf: They have have 2 contests each with 10 categories. One for Hasselblad medium only and the other for everything else. I want to see a pros with SONY FF sensor vs Hasselblad medium shootout.

I'm going to enter and shoot with my two A99 cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 19:20 UTC
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

Look forward to seeing a 85mm Art

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:07 UTC as 4th comment
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Papi61: It probably cost Canon $1k to make, so they have lots of room to deflate the price. Personally, I wouldn't buy it if they sold it for $2k. And it's not because I'm a Nikon shooter, but because the Samsung NX1 is so much better at 4k filming.

ET2 brings up a very good point. The bottom line here too is, Sony is making cameras that rival them wt a much cheaper price. Mirror less cameras are affordable, just as capable as the more expensive gear and are here to stay.

This reminds me of when Sony put out the A900 that was around 2 plus grand with 25 mp vs Canon 1ds, that Canon wanted 7 plus grand for, only at around 16 mp.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 23:18 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Herman Dijkhuis: If you wanna go professional go Sony. Canon is too expensive imo.
The war for professional cameras has begone, it will be hard for Canon to stay ahead of Sony.
Acc. to me Sony will win.

I wasn't aware of that you can use any manual glass on Canon. But it does make sense, seeing that it's not a autofocus lens that would make harder to focus due to the mirror.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Just Ed: The reason for the price drop could be a new FF DSLR. Possibly the 5ds rumored to be announced in early February.....note the "Possibly."

That's what I is thinking too. I also noticed that Sony has been dropping the price in both the E series mount full frame as well as the Alpha. Signs of a new high end camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 19:20 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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W4YNE 1: I wonder whether this could be an indication that Canon will possibly be venturing into the mirrorless full frame camera market soon so looking to offload stock that will otherwise never sell?

I think the price drop has more to do with the rumor that they will have a high m.p. camera coming out. Plus, with the competition coming out with better technology at a much lower price, it just makes sense. From what I've been reading, the new Canon sensor is actually made by Sony. Possibly a Canon design.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 19:19 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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Herman Dijkhuis: If you wanna go professional go Sony. Canon is too expensive imo.
The war for professional cameras has begone, it will be hard for Canon to stay ahead of Sony.
Acc. to me Sony will win.

They can win if they, Sony will get a series of glass. At this point, Canon has them beat in that department as well as support. I'm a Sony user.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 19:16 UTC
On Sony launches support program for pro photographers article (116 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 (14 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 3rd 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 (670 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
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