actaswu

actaswu

Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Nov 24, 2012

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On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1600 comments in total)
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actaswu: Drive a Lada Niva for a year and you'll learn to appreciate it.
Drive it for five years and it'll grow on you, although at times it surely makes you swear faster than it accelerates.
When stepping into a brand new (luxury) "car"(!) you'll be blown off your socks, but at the same time, you'll definitely miss some of that spirit which made you appreciate the "car"(?) where you invented a million #{@! words for.
You'll miss what made you the driver in that "car"(?).

I think the A7 (together with some other cams) brings out the driver in you.
It's a bit of a pity that Sony buried and hid it quite well, but it's right there, the Lada in Luxury car(?) clothing. The spanners are in the menu here, but some digging, swearing and resulting work-around will get you through every time. No blocking issues.

Too bad a Lada in good times fires up quicker than the Sony.

And please, dear Sony, release a firmware update. I'm happy with improved auto-iso, EVF view switching - play and menu on LCD...

I mean that the camera can be a little overwhelming and akward to handle at first with all its features enabled and settings to default. Some of those features are great, but you don't need a lot of gimmicks if you're looking for a workhorse.
You need some time to get used to the camera.

Some examples:
WIFI and NFC drain batteries fast. Putting it in flightmode makes a big difference.

-Image review is annoyiing and gives the camera a sluggish feel.

-Default button assignments and menus are less than ideal (iso on dial, unnecessary or usesless options)

-The power hungry LCD is on all the time - it can't really be turned off completely, or it prevents one from chimping.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1600 comments in total)

Drive a Lada Niva for a year and you'll learn to appreciate it.
Drive it for five years and it'll grow on you, although at times it surely makes you swear faster than it accelerates.
When stepping into a brand new (luxury) "car"(!) you'll be blown off your socks, but at the same time, you'll definitely miss some of that spirit which made you appreciate the "car"(?) where you invented a million #{@! words for.
You'll miss what made you the driver in that "car"(?).

I think the A7 (together with some other cams) brings out the driver in you.
It's a bit of a pity that Sony buried and hid it quite well, but it's right there, the Lada in Luxury car(?) clothing. The spanners are in the menu here, but some digging, swearing and resulting work-around will get you through every time. No blocking issues.

Too bad a Lada in good times fires up quicker than the Sony.

And please, dear Sony, release a firmware update. I'm happy with improved auto-iso, EVF view switching - play and menu on LCD...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 23:47 UTC as 353rd comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1600 comments in total)
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Jogger: Im not sure why DPR is so obsessed with the propensity for the a7 to choose 1/60.. only a newbie would have an issue with that. Hopefully someone buying a $1700 camera will understand what they are doing. Who do they think this camera is being marketed to?

And poor jpeg quality... on a 36 mp, 14 bit, no-AA, FF sensor!!?? Thats like buying a Ferrari and complaining that the Eco-mode isnt satisfying to drive.

@DonSantos

"By the time I do that the decisive moment has already past."
I don't get that. When light levels are getting low, just dial in the setting once and it stays put for the rest of the session. If the light gets better, switch back to A or increase shutter speed.

Agree, it would have been easier to specify the minimum speed and I do hope they will fix it in firmware, but it's not exactly an insurmountable issue whatsoever.

After all, I don't want a Ferrari with full automatic. There's plenty of auto-control already.

Just my experience, but working a little harder leads to better results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Better off getting an E-M1 and have the awesome 5 axis IBIS.

@Adamaflex
It's hard to ignore Oly owners and fans are very happy, that or either they need a lot of confirmation.
There are photographers who do want to shoot wide, so is the argument you don't need to really that valid?

Indeed, it is easier to manually focus on a small sensor, as the FOV is four times as large.
Why not shoot with a compact sporting a 1" sensor, optional EVF and fast lens then? That eliminates the need to focus manually, keep an even lower profile and allows you to lose that day bag.

And it's a lot more practical pairing that 17mm FD with an A7.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 08:38 UTC
On Reminder: Vote now for your product of 2013 article (64 comments in total)
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steelski: Here is a reminder for you guys,
K-3 REVIEW............ Now get back to work.

Maybe if you'd just ask kindly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended article (282 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Seems priced based on Sony's desire not to canabilize its DSLR sales.

Let's see, No Mirror Box alone should make it cheaper than a DSLR.

I do get very good performance out of my Nikon P7700 with the Topaz Noise Reduction Plug-in, that for my purposes matches my D700, for people photography.

$520 total vs $2700, no thank you Sony.

And what tool would you use to render the shallow depth of field - separate the subject from the background?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 17:05 UTC
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