Mark K

Mark K

Lives in China Hong Kong, China
Joined on Aug 23, 2001

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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!

SrhedD. For exactly same reasons, I bought in canikon simply because Sony cannot provide me with the basic thing I need: a fast AF system and quality telephoto lenses up to 800mm

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Hans von der Crone: Very much considering this one instead of the 7DII.

Marc..you must have noticed that the DxO performance of both sensors are so similar, despite the fact one used in A77 II must be better. All performance was washed out sadly by the SLT mirror.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:10 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: I hope they'll test the new improved AF against the samsung nx1 and the top performer Nikon D750.

You must be kidding....the A7II is surely faster than Nx1 but...never be able to catch up D750.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (187 comments in total)
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WatsonPhoto: Objectivity is the key here. There has been a lot of press about the 7D II; both good and bad. Interesting video as I always like to look at pro work. Back to reality. I always like to look at what my Canon 7D/5D III friends are shooting and D800/D810 users are doing. (sorry dont know Sony people) I dug back into the archives for some D300 images from 2009. The 7D II images are very similar. The noise is similar to original film grain when you crank the ISO. Very nice look; but not what I am expecting in 2014. I love my Canon, Nikon and Panasonic bodies but this Canon does not cut the mustard. If Canon were to outsource the sensor they would have a home run/grand slam camera.

It looks that you have both platforms... so if you think Canon 7d II...does cut it, just pick up a Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 05:23 UTC
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (286 comments in total)

A few lines on the updated camera model will be fine but..my god...our cameras have a general life less than 6 month...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 13:37 UTC as 48th comment
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bawbaw: Nikon: "Hey Sony can we have one of your new sensors"
Sony: "No, we are releasing then first in our cameras now, they are going to be something no one thought possible before"
Nikon: "Ok say 6 months?"
Sony: "Ok, just don't think you can ever get a sensor up front again though!"
Nikon: "Ok. Guys get out the guide to selling snake oil and shave some buttons off an existing body, we got us a camera release to do!"

You're correct. I was trying to say, even with identical sensor, images from Nikon bodies can be better because of different processing units....and I believe this fact appears to be more marketing orientated.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
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bawbaw: Nikon: "Hey Sony can we have one of your new sensors"
Sony: "No, we are releasing then first in our cameras now, they are going to be something no one thought possible before"
Nikon: "Ok say 6 months?"
Sony: "Ok, just don't think you can ever get a sensor up front again though!"
Nikon: "Ok. Guys get out the guide to selling snake oil and shave some buttons off an existing body, we got us a camera release to do!"

Nikon always gets the first from best of all Sony sensors unless Nikon has better alternatives. The sensor used in d810 is a better one found in A7r, not to mention better image processor found in the camera body so there should not be anything worried.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 18:56 UTC

As far as know, this is a Canon patented technology. Since when this became a Nikon one?

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 26th comment
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Zeisschen: I feel Sony is going to release nothing than outstanding lenses for this FF E-mount. The myth that Sony is not good at lenses is truly a myth for people who used A-mount Sony Zeiss and Sony G glass. These new FE lenses are so incredibly lightweight as well, much lighter than they look like. Product design couldn't be better as well in my opinion. This will be a winner system for sure, not for everyone, but for people who want to travel light but don't want to make any compromise with sensor size and picture quality. Pair this with a little RX100 in your pocket and you are set for almost everything...

I have the same feelings. I have invested huge on Sony and Minolta made lenses but only recent two FE primes shine

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 19:11 UTC
On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs article (118 comments in total)

I love my D800 which also has dust and oil spot issues..and local Nikon simply denies it

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 00:43 UTC as 17th comment
On Integrating the MacBook Air into a pro workflow article (347 comments in total)

Typically filled up 2 128Gb CFs..in a busy half day shooting so can this Mac Air meet the demand not just for importing but also processing some of the works in a very short lunch break?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 19:35 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Adrian Harris: OMG - it simply blows away the Canon 5D Mk111 for showing fin detail, even in very low light - wow. Now that did surprise me!

The image, even at jpg, blows images from D610, my 5D3 and my D800 away though I couldn't get it because 5D3 holds a better DxO mark at high iso like 12800

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 15:15 UTC
On Meikon Underwater Housing for Sony DSC-RX100 Review article (7 comments in total)

The official site of Meikon is here
http://www.meikon.cc/
It has never been very sable....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2013 at 00:16 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
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steveo baird: As impressive as these Nauticam housings are.. they are improperly priced. It doesn't make sense to sell a WP Housing for a Nex-6 at the price of a Nex-7.
Nex-6L (PZ1650) $999 + NA-NEX6 $1450 = $2500

At $2500, Why wouldn't you just buy an OMD-EM5?
Plus over 1k in lenses/accessories.

Or, more realistically, if you're going to spend $2500, why wouldn't you buy a much better camera? Such as a Sony a99.

Then again, I said this when I had my Nex-5n, and now I'm saying it about this na-nex6 version.. But people still purchased the NA-NEX5N, and capture absolutely stunning images.
Worth it?
Only if you're professional, or really have the extra money and don't mind..

I have been struggling...since I have had Nex6 for some time. It is a much better camera than, say, Nex 5 and 5n but...almost as good as OMD...and much less responsive than dSLR A99/D800/5DIII. So for the same amount of money I can have a Ikelite housing for D800/5DIII

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2013 at 11:11 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)

Can we at least see the votes?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2013 at 06:49 UTC as 10th comment
On Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 article (115 comments in total)

Geez....almost never took RX100 for a serious shooting because the lack of this grip

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 16:34 UTC as 30th comment
On Preview:sonyslta77 (343 comments in total)
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szepesitelki: I am planning to by a new camera. I am almos a beginner and completely unsure wich one should I buy the Nikon d 7000, Pentax K5 or Sony A 77? Can somebody give me an advice,please.Thanks

Three of the top cameras you mentioned all performed well. A77 is a generation ahead, offering better real time live view and full AF video recording. K5 offers highest possible IQ of all cameras. D7000 is the most popular of three.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 23:45 UTC
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