tbcass

tbcass

Lives in United States Central, NY, United States
Works as a Master of the Universe
Joined on Nov 21, 2005
About me:

Sony RX100
Sony A77
Sony A77ii
Tamron 70-200 f2.8 USD
Sony 35mm f1.8
Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4 "C" lens
Tamron 70-300 USD
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
Also play Bass Guitar and Keyboards
Fender Squier Fretless 4 String
Fender Precision Lyte fretted 4 string
Yamaha TPG635 electronic Piano/Keyboard

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On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review preview (335 comments in total)
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Eman82: does this lens works with the sony a6000, with autofocus and all the other features? or does it needs an adaptator for the a6000?
I'm new to the camera world

Needs adapter

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 11:55 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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tbcass: I'm sure this is a great camera but it was more like a Samsung advertisement than a real-world test.

Advertisement or entertainment it really was short on hard facts. They could have said "We really like this camera" and be done with it in 10 seconds. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For the same price of $1500, this Samsung NX1 Body is directly competing with Sony 7-II, but Sony A7-II has bigger FF sensor, smaller body, plus IBIS.

It is interesting to know what is Samsung's thinking while pricing the NX1.

nerd2 What about the Sony A77ii that sells for $900?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)
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Pro shooting digital since 92: Just one question about the Samsung NX1. Will a future firmware update enable smooth, cinematic focus changes while shooting video?

Recently purchased a Samsung NX1 and the 16-50mm f/2-2.8 lens to test. I believe the NX1 is a better camera than anything available from Canon. I am testing it with an eye to buying 3 bodies and several lenses. There is currently only one small problem preventing me from moving forward. Everything works great except that the focus changes so quickly when shooting video that it is jarring to watch.

As far as the image quality, resolution, size, weight, feature set and handling of the NX1, it seems just about perfect to me. My numerous tests show the Samsung NX1 using h.265 codec captures noticeably better quality video than the 70d All-I codec with less than 1/9 the file size!

It breaks my heart to think of returning it to B&H Photo. Unfortunately I can't use it for delivering pro video.

Pros use manual focus for video, not AF so I doubt you are doing any serious "Pro" video work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 02:07 UTC
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (356 comments in total)

I'm sure this is a great camera but it was more like a Samsung advertisement than a real-world test.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 02:05 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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SRHEdD: As an old Nikon guy, after my D600 flaked and D800 had white spots, I jumped ship. This is a great camera, and for a change I actually HAVE a camera that gets a great firmware upgrade! As good as it WAS, it is very noticeably faster now! You get so many creative hardware scenarios with Sony, and they have the lenses I need. Not as many as Canikon to be sure, but very nice lenses in my wheelhouse. The 16-50/2.8 is a great kit zoom, but a little heavy. And having an A6000 as a second kit, using the same flashes, microphones, etc. is very satisfying (I can even share lenses with a LA-EA4!). Even my Sony P/S uses the same basic menus and I can add a mic to its hotshoe on a windy day. That's three different formats/mounts using shared kit. THAT'S how to build a system. Great job Sony! I'm with you for the long haul! ...Now to get that new A7ii to fill out my bag!

Mark K; If you need a quality 800mm tele then obviously Sony isn't for you. Personally I could never afford such a lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Now can we have our 7D2 VS A77ii performance test??

Wow from the looks of this thread the CanNikon Fanboys appear to be threatened by the A77ii, at least a couple of them. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:45 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Now can we have our 7D2 VS A77ii performance test??

John C Tharp;

I shoot sports all the time with my A77 and A77ii all the time. The EVF is no hindrance at all for single shots while in burst mode, while it took a while to get used to the "slide show" it is of no hindrance either.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Tharaphita: It must have been really bad, if they were able to make it 2,5 faster. Lol

No it wasn't bad, in fact it was lightning quick. I don't think the improvement is very noticeable going from 5 milliseconds to 2.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Eleson: A review site that can perform repetitive AF testing in various conditions will get lots of clicks!
Testing on DR and noise really makes very little sense right now, except to differentiate iPhone's from FF dslr's.

Testing of AF would also drive the industry forward a lot.
Much as noise comparisons have done before.

AF tracking tests should include the ability to stay locked on target with a lot of things moving around, some moving between the subject and the target. This type of scenario occurs with team sports. I know my A77ii passes this test while my A77 does not. It doesn't take much to stay locked on a single target with nothing else in the way.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 14:24 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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SRHEdD: As an old Nikon guy, after my D600 flaked and D800 had white spots, I jumped ship. This is a great camera, and for a change I actually HAVE a camera that gets a great firmware upgrade! As good as it WAS, it is very noticeably faster now! You get so many creative hardware scenarios with Sony, and they have the lenses I need. Not as many as Canikon to be sure, but very nice lenses in my wheelhouse. The 16-50/2.8 is a great kit zoom, but a little heavy. And having an A6000 as a second kit, using the same flashes, microphones, etc. is very satisfying (I can even share lenses with a LA-EA4!). Even my Sony P/S uses the same basic menus and I can add a mic to its hotshoe on a windy day. That's three different formats/mounts using shared kit. THAT'S how to build a system. Great job Sony! I'm with you for the long haul! ...Now to get that new A7ii to fill out my bag!

RedFox88 The A77ii was a great camera at launch and I didn't think it needed any firmware updates but but this makes an already great camera even greater. I'd take this over the Canon 7Dii at any price but at half the price it's a no brainer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: After reading this review, I want to buy the Nikon D7000.

Another problem with judging focusing accuracy is it can vary from lens to lens so the test would have to be done with a lot of lenses on each camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 14:56 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Karen Casebeer: I've been looking forward to this review and it seems mostly excellent. However, I noticed the new 7D2 got an 84% and a Silver Award, but the 70D got 83%, and a Gold award. I'm not sure what the relationship is between percentage and whether a camera body gets a Silver or Gold award.

Touch screen is an overrated gimmick to me. The LCD screens are too small to be used effectively.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Joe Ogiba: Soft video lacks detail
iTR struggles to track fast moving subjects
Long screen blackout during live view shooting
No AF with continuous shooting in live view
No zebras to evaluate exposure
No focus peaking
No touch screen
No Wi-Fi
and no 4K.
Way to go Canon, the NX1 is going to eat your lunch.

The 7Dii will still outsell it by a wide margin. Why? People buy the Canon name.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 00:04 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)
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Karen Casebeer: I've been looking forward to this review and it seems mostly excellent. However, I noticed the new 7D2 got an 84% and a Silver Award, but the 70D got 83%, and a Gold award. I'm not sure what the relationship is between percentage and whether a camera body gets a Silver or Gold award.

It could be because of the price. At this price point it competes against some FF cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 00:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1163 comments in total)

I'm disappointed that the 7Dii review came out before the Sony A77ii review seeing the A77ii came out about 6 months ago.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 213th comment | 5 replies
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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Azzy: $1150 for 70-300 F4.5 – F5.6 ????? LOL!
Rather get tamron 70-300 vc for 1/4 the price of Sony, hell you can get 70-200 2.8 vc for the price of 70-300 sony.

Sony makes really nice body recently but what's the point if you can't afford the lenses....

RichRMA; I have found that is not necessarily true and the better Sigma and Tamron lenses are as good or better than their brand name counterparts for less money. You are falling for brand name rip off.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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dual12: One of the slowest lenses on the market for $1150...LOL.

Canon's 70-300 f4-5.6 sells for $1449 so the next time you make such a stupid blatantly wrong statement do a little research.

I will admit that the rip-off prices the camera manufacturers charge for their lenses forces me to Sigma and Tamron.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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Azzy: $1150 for 70-300 F4.5 – F5.6 ????? LOL!
Rather get tamron 70-300 vc for 1/4 the price of Sony, hell you can get 70-200 2.8 vc for the price of 70-300 sony.

Sony makes really nice body recently but what's the point if you can't afford the lenses....

The point is you buy the Tamrons. That's what I do. I own 6 lenses and only my 35mm f1.8 is a Sony because it cost me less than $200 brand new.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: This makes one think that Sony keeps changing mounts. Is that the case ?

No, there are only 2 mounts, A for SLT and E for mirrorless. It's been that way for years.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 17:18 UTC
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