The Squire

The Squire

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
Works as a Professional Coffee Drinker and Pixel Manipulator
Joined on Mar 30, 2007

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gbdz: Are those shoes Tiger of Sweden? I think I have the same.

Richard wears Clarks. FACT.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 11:13 UTC

If I connect this to my iPad, can I edit the RAWs in Photoshop Fix?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 09:09 UTC as 6th comment
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (248 comments in total)
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Andy Galeati: No sense in having a small camera if their lens lineup doesn't have pancake like lenses. I understand one of its strengths is its small and affordable but I've never felt comfortable using a lens twice the size of the camera body. Im sure the line will be diverse in time.

Yeah, there's a few APS-C pancake lenses for the A6300 already. Standard zoom, 20mm if I recall. The 50mm and 35mm are reasonably small too (much smaller than most 35 and 50 lenses whose designs are usually for full frame DSLRs).

All these new GM lenses, theyre designed for the full-frame A7 range. Not going to be at all small!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 13:12 UTC
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gftphoto: Intriguing piece of kit, with a lot going for it. For someone like me, close to entering the APS-C mirrorless world, Sony's limited APS-C lens roadmap is still a big obstacle.

What lenses do you need?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
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Joseph Mama: Is it just me or do these new advantages seem really minor?

I mean, how often are you spamming shots and have a desperate need to be able to see whats going on withiin that 2 seconds before the buffer fills up?

Secondly, I guess my 179 Autofocus points was somehow insufficient on my A6000? Having 425 is gonna have a huge difference?

In the meantime, NO stabilization which seemed like a shoo-in feature considering the A7 mark 2. Also, considering many of these lenses dont have stabilization already.

I guess the good news is that I won't be tempted to "upgrade" this year...

Does it matter?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:49 UTC
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Marcelobtp: color science still bad

Sony-bashers seem to have retreated to subjective criticism of color, in the absence of anything else at all that they can use to claim their CaNikon is better.

CaNikon is going the same way as Leica commercially and technically. And their remaining fanbois are similarly resorting to arguments about intangible quality. "But is doesn't have the Canon *look*..." (aka. blown highlights).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 13:47 UTC
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YairT: Honestly somethings it is better not to rush and post
Just to be first.

I don't know if that represents what this lens is capable of but
Those photos made me stop thinking how I sell my batis 85mm and get it.

It's going to be tough to beat the Batis, particularly as the Song GM seems to cost more (at least at launch).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 13:43 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (248 comments in total)
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The Squire: I wonder why GM branded rather than Sony-Zeiss branded?

When Sony bought Minolta pretty much the only lenses they sold that were decent were re-badged Minoltas. 50mm, 100mm Macro, the 135STM etc etc all Minolta classics.

You can still buy them for a-mount.

But I suspect the same designs havent been carried over to FE-mount because of the physical difference in the mounts and, critically, the fact that many lenses, even good ones, designed 10-20+ years ago don't hack it on modern high resolution sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (202 comments in total)
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Brian Isaman: Something tells me we are going to see endless articles about the A6300 from DPR staff. Get ready for the hyperbole.

If you dont want endless articles about camera gear, youre probably on the wrong site.

Worried about too many Sony articles? That's mainly because Sony release crazy numbers of cameras many of which have more interesting features than the competition.

It's a bit like saying, "blimey 10 years ago there were too many Canon and Nikon articles on this site, what gives?"

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 09:58 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (248 comments in total)

I wonder why GM branded rather than Sony-Zeiss branded?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 61st comment | 16 replies
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (202 comments in total)
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Brian Isaman: Something tells me we are going to see endless articles about the A6300 from DPR staff. Get ready for the hyperbole.

Endless articles? Hyperbole from people complaining about hyperbole?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 22:26 UTC
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The Squire: Over-sampled 4k sounds lovely! If the image pipeline is that fast I wonder if it can do 60fps?? Also, 200Mbps codec to make sure that creamy goodness doesnt get lost in compression artifacts, plz.

EDIT: Oh 100Mbps. Fine but no woop.

@teddoman Oh yes! My poor hard disk :(

I only use 4k 'for best' though, or for frame grabs. Having a 50Mbps 1080p is a nice option to keep sizes down for less critical work.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:34 UTC
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The Squire: Over-sampled 4k sounds lovely! If the image pipeline is that fast I wonder if it can do 60fps?? Also, 200Mbps codec to make sure that creamy goodness doesnt get lost in compression artifacts, plz.

EDIT: Oh 100Mbps. Fine but no woop.

My Lx100 at 100Mbps is a bit artifacty for my liking. I get the impression that XAVC-S is a slightly better H.264 implementation than Panny uses, but we'll see.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
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The Squire: Over-sampled 4k sounds lovely! If the image pipeline is that fast I wonder if it can do 60fps?? Also, 200Mbps codec to make sure that creamy goodness doesnt get lost in compression artifacts, plz.

EDIT: Oh 100Mbps. Fine but no woop.

It's an XAVC-S wrapper - I don't think it's going to be H.265 inside...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
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vinrouge0: Lower resolution than expected but more than enough in reality. Lack of IBIS is a disappointment though many will disagree

IBIS would have been nice to carry over my a-mount non-OSS lenses. But hey-ho, I think the step up in useable ISO compared to my A700 will give me a few more stops to play with.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:25 UTC

Over-sampled 4k sounds lovely! If the image pipeline is that fast I wonder if it can do 60fps?? Also, 200Mbps codec to make sure that creamy goodness doesnt get lost in compression artifacts, plz.

EDIT: Oh 100Mbps. Fine but no woop.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 419th comment | 5 replies
On article Extreme made easy: GoPro HERO4 Session review (59 comments in total)

Stills photos are very disappointing. Sure they a sub-ILC. But they are sub-smartphone too. No detail at all when pixel peeping, and this is only at 8mp. I would have expected better per-pixel sharpness at this resolution...

But I love the shape and size. I'll buy when it does 4k as good as my smartphone...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 23:40 UTC as 25th comment
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Tom Holly: I wouldn't buy another after my a7r. The shutter shake issue and sonys response to it convinced me it's not the camera company for me.

All I can say is, you read the reviews, you buy your products. Don't gripe when Sony releases something newer and better 3 months later. Your camera still works just as well as it did when you decided to buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 09:22 UTC
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Mike Sandman: Digital cameras - A company that can increase profits despite a drop in revenue is doing somethng right. In this case, they've succeeded in shifting from higher volume, low profit point & shooot to low volume, high profit ILCs.

Sensors & batteries - the slide shows an impairment charge aggainst the battery business. That means Sony's auditor looked at the battery business's book value vs. it's profitability and decided the book value was unjstifianly high. So they reduced book value via an impairment charge. This is a.very unhappy event for the managers of the battery business, but it doesn't have a direct effect on the camera business. And even though sensors and hatteries are combined into the same reporting unit, it doesn't mean that the sensor business is in trouble.

For investors higher units sales trump profits today. If you have a forecast increase in unit sales, the company can focus on reducing costs, to increase profit on increasing unit sales.

Lower volume, high profit sales is nice for the company today, but is not attractive to investors who want buy now and see profits tomorrow.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:06 UTC
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Tom Holly: I wouldn't buy another after my a7r. The shutter shake issue and sonys response to it convinced me it's not the camera company for me.

Sony's response was to release a new camera solving many niggles just a few months later. What's up with that?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
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