OzK

OzK

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This reminds me of the Sony Trinitron Technology in reverse - from curved screens, to flat in one direction to flat panels!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 07:38 UTC as 109th comment

Here's the trouble - labels screwed the roses over.
Now the roses need a retirement fund.

I captured some amazing pictures at the front in the crowd with my new RX100 :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2012 at 11:04 UTC as 7th comment
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OzK: I think The Stone Roses have it right with their contract. They are looking a bit old and grey, enough people have made money from them.

Now it's their turn bless them.

If you don't want to agree to it then don't!

Its their show - so many people have sponged money from them. Now it's their turn!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2012 at 11:02 UTC

I think The Stone Roses have it right with their contract. They are looking a bit old and grey, enough people have made money from them.

Now it's their turn bless them.

If you don't want to agree to it then don't!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2012 at 10:18 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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Sad Joe: Comment: it's hard to imagine large numbers of D800 owners using such a lens (with its recommended price of $599) as their everyday lens made by DP Review - NOT SO!

Wedding last weekend (we do wedding cars now having been professional wedding photographers for many years) their professional was using a Nikon D4 with a crappy old SIGMA zoom lens - so this cheapie new Nikon lens would be a real step up!

As we have time on our hands we watch the new breed of professionals from a distance - we never comment as its the couples wedding and we would not wish to upset them on their special day - BUT - some tips for checking out if their real pro's or not:

1: Expensive camera - but its clear that they only know how to fire the shutter and take 12 shots of everything
2: They check the screen after every shot
3: They fiddle with their flash just in case its died on them between shots
4: The camera must NOT get wet or even damp - a tiny drop of rain kills cameras such as a Nikon D4 - NOT!

Ahh--- but with the new sony's like the A77 you don't have to look at the screen every shot as you have a preview appear immediately in the viewfinder!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2012 at 09:32 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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BeanyPic: Is it actually a Carl Zeiss lens. I think its a licensed lens. The way you can tell is the Word lens is missing on the lens front. The word Lens can't be used as it's not an original Carl Zeiss lens. A little trade secret on the market that more people are getting to know about. As for the rest of the spec it looks good and I like the design.

Every Zeiss lens in Sony cameras have generally been better than G's. Without exception to be honest. Anybody disagree?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 09:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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Plastek: Hotshoe on a compact that you can hide in your hands.

Am I suppose to hold a thing like that by flash gun, or a camera?
People asking for a hotshoe on something this size should smash their heads into a wall.

Agree - hotshoe's would be silly... but all companies should introduce wireless flash capabilities into cameras like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 09:20 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)

Based on these samples which compact camera has best DOF out of all of those in the video above. What are the dimensions we should be comparing these cameras on... who is ready to start a table?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 09:18 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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shlam: All this belly-aching about pixel density :-)

From what I can see, there is practically no difference between the image comparison of the 20MP RX100 and the Nikon J1 with same size sensor at 10MP, at ISO 1600 and 3200.

There are other things that are more important to image quality (as opposed to this pixel peeping); things like lens quality and color rendition...

Couldn't agree moew.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 09:16 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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Lofi: 1080/60p. The Nex-5N and the Nex-7 already have problems with that. This camera seems to be even smaller. So does it overheat?

Unlikely due to the size... bear in mind the iphone 4s and Nikon sensor is Sony and have no such issues.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 09:14 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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OzK: So excited about this camera. Being a DSC-R1 and now Sony A77, 5n and TX9 user I have waited for something more pocketable to complement these camera's with a medium sized sensor and a carl zeiss lend. F2.2 would have been fine but with F1.8 with a Sensor that size I think Sony has surpassed everybody's expectations. The 5n and tx9 and maybe even the R1 will now be sold to make way for this baby! Surely the Nikon V1 and J1 will be hitting bargain bins soon... Nikon, when it comes to compacts and mirrorless you get it oh so wrong... as for canon, compacts yes. Mirrorless no.

But it's just too big... to be honest I'm disappointed with the sensor size on this. Yes you're right the 5N is better... but it won't fit into my pocket!
Thinking about it I may just stick with the R1 and A77!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 09:12 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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OzK: The main thing this review provides though is hope - that one day, perhaps, just perhaps there will be a Sony R2!

But... physics denotes that the RX100 will never have the beautiful DOF and Bokeh of the R1. Please Sony re-release the R1 with an updated back... I will buy 2!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 09:10 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)

The main thing this review provides though is hope - that one day, perhaps, just perhaps there will be a Sony R2!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:54 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)

So excited about this camera. Being a DSC-R1 and now Sony A77, 5n and TX9 user I have waited for something more pocketable to complement these camera's with a medium sized sensor and a carl zeiss lend. F2.2 would have been fine but with F1.8 with a Sensor that size I think Sony has surpassed everybody's expectations. The 5n and tx9 and maybe even the R1 will now be sold to make way for this baby! Surely the Nikon V1 and J1 will be hitting bargain bins soon... Nikon, when it comes to compacts and mirrorless you get it oh so wrong... as for canon, compacts yes. Mirrorless no.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:53 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On L1000219-DNG photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

The hair detail is fantastic - from that on her head, and the facial hair is exceptionally detailed growing on here nose and above and below the lip too.

Great detail - don't get the concept of who will buy this camera... it's almost a niche of a limited niche!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 11:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D3200 preview samples gallery article (497 comments in total)

Are these better than the a65🚺77 images?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 23:48 UTC as 163rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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munro harrap: THe great 35mm format digital cameras for stills are the Sony R1, the Canon 1Ds MkII and the Nikon D800. Here's for why.

The Sony Ri is silent , has no mirror, a good EVF and a very sharp 24-120mm f2.8-4.8 zoom- the sharpest one made, bar none. It has a waist-level flip and tilt finder.

The 1Ds MkII gets you the best 16MP resolution because it has a weaker AA filter than does a D700 or D3.It is tough dustandweatherproof, noisy, but solid, and can be hand-held at a tenth of a second with an 85mm lens. Neither it nor the R1 do movies.

The D800 has the best colour of any sensor I have ever seen, let alone used. Its reds are very good. At the same ISOs as the 1Ds MkII it gives you HD movie and an image of double the area the big 1Ds MkII does, with the best AF and metering on the planet, and the best super wide and wide zooms, with excellent 50mm, 85mm and up primes, but no matching wide-angle primes as good as the zooms, which are big.

Oh, great screen , intervalometer, and blind, so.

Hi - I have to agree that the Sony R1 is an all time great - but it was an APS-C sized sensor...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2012 at 14:44 UTC
On Preview:sonynex5n (31 comments in total)
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rurikw: Sony is coming close to what might make me upgrade from the R1. The main remaining obstacle is the half-articulated LCD, I want a totally articulated one like on the A77 or one that can be detached from the body altogether.

I've just re-purchased a DSC-R1 having initially replaced it with a Sony SLT-A55 and Nex-5. Now the Nex-5 is gone and soon the A55 will go. It's not that it's a bad camera; it's just that in short you will not get IQ like the DSC-R1 with these cameras. Dust can be an issue too and the money you have to spend to get similar IQ is ridiculous. the Cz 16-80 is ok, but it doesn't match the lens on the R1!

Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 12:15 UTC
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Harry Lane: Carl Zeiss would be rolling over in his grave if he found out what Sony was doing to his name.

I bought my first digital Sony camera, the highly anticipated revolutionary 8mp DSC-828 because it had a Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens. This was probably the worst digital camera lens ever produced, more complaints about purple fringing/chromatic aberration than any other lens.

Fast forward eight years later... Sony produces yet another Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* lens for the highly anticipated revolutionary 24mp NEX-7.

It's beginning to feel like deja vu.

OK - the dsc-f828 was bad, but the straight after that came the DSC-R1. I don't think that even Carl Zeiss could have imagined such an amazing piecee of glass thanks to only a 2mm gap from the sensor! All of the Alpha CZ lenses (for full frame) are also amazing, much better than many of there nikon and canon counterparts

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2011 at 11:05 UTC
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