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On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (573 comments in total)
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Johnnie: If you are interested shooting videos with the new Sony A5100, I hope you will take a moment watching my video sample and read my review here:



Beautiful result. It was quite a rig you were using there. What would be the reason not to use a dedicated video camera instead of this monster? I am asking this for a reason...
Your review is well worth reading. Thank you. Keep up your excellent work, please.
Respect. martti-s

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 03:52 UTC

I can put my RX100II on a pole and control it with my smartphone.
It might be easy if you had three hands. Maybe I did not practice enough.
Next thing, they will launch a dedicated viewing and storage unit...
Is there a market?
People are crazy, I place no bets.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 03:45 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review preview (507 comments in total)

Got mine brand new for a really nice price as shops are getting rid of the 'old' stock. How many times did the review mention "shooting experience"-? It made me giggle. Personally, I get my kicks from the stuff I see uploaded on the screen.
Well, to each and every one of the reasons for choosing a camera are personal. I was looking for something pocketable to produce 'acceptable' picture quality. (5D III gives me all the "shooting experience" I want and a discal hernia on the deal).

On the negative side: The box had a very cheap feel to it and the manual is of no help at all. does But there are Kindle version guides for sale on Amazon at 10 dollars. Money well spent. An extra battery and an external charger are still on my shopping list and a protective case.

If this thing lasts in outdoors use is a question to be answered. Then again, I can buy a new one for the price of repairing a Canon L lens....

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 16:19 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS-1D X overview article (359 comments in total)

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2014 at 13:35 UTC as 11th comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)

Nearly a thousand dollars for a 'normal' lens that weighs over 0.8 kilos.
People absolutely want it...I'll bet that there will be quite a few of these marvels on eBay pretty soon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 105th comment | 4 replies
On F1.4_IMG_6289-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

A beautiful shot with nice, balanced colours, a beautiful subject and excellent technique.

Until recently, I have avoided shooting at full aperture because I really did not manage to put the focus where I wanted to. It turned out that my old 24-70 had suffered some physical damage somewhere along the line which explained my difficulties. Upgrade from 5D II to 5D III helped a lot, also.

I would like to know how you focus your shots. Do you select the point manually and shoot 'one shot', use the central point or how do you go about it?

I would appreciate your answer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 2nd comment

An interesting thought: Will there be an "ART" camera body out soon?
A total re-think, an antigadgetarian fotographer's camera that looks, feels and functions like a real thing while remaining within the reach of people who live off their salary.

Like the red dot stuff but without the costly logo.
They just might...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 17:57 UTC as 2nd comment
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