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On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (959 comments in total)

Freaking amazing, especially if the AF speed of 3rd party lenses holds up. If so, I'll be selling all my stuff to get one of these.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:40 UTC as 193rd comment | 2 replies
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (560 comments in total)
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pdqgp: $4,250 ? Seriously....I'm a HUGE photography nut but that price is just plain stupid.

Yeah, it's pricey but not bad for the quality of all the components. While the Sony is cheaper (and I prefer 35 to 28), Sony cameras are just awful to use (I have an A7r) and they suck as a company in terms of support.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 article (91 comments in total)
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philippe luyckx: Well...i don't know what's so special here...the Sony A6000 is a year old...has the build in smaller and lighter....has much better AF...ergonomics are fantastic because very customisable buttons..and and probably way way cheaper.

Going to the dentist and then to the proctologist is more fun than using a sony camera. My main camera is an A7r, so that comes from a place of experience.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 14:03 UTC
On Sony FE 28mm F2 samples gallery posted article (97 comments in total)

Huge meh. I'll stick with my Nikon 28mm AIS.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 06:06 UTC as 14th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (668 comments in total)
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lawamainn: Way too expensive, limited usage (fixed 23mm), low resolution.....Compared to, say, A6000, it seems pretty miserable! Why did Fuji make this camera?

You're completely missing the point of all the Fuji cameras. You buy the x100 for the viewfinder and direct controls. I have both an original x100 and a Sony A7r - the fuji is way more fun to use than the Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 15:13 UTC
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LKJR: Side access for laptops is a poor design....leaves the one chance in a million of having that zipper open, throwing the bag over your shoulder and having the laptop fall out....I know this has happened to several people.... including myself...

Yes, I know its our fault, ... but things get in a rush...etc...if you top load, then the chance of this happening goes almost to zero.

Depends on your bag. I used a side loader and have never had that happen...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 05:25 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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Atsyn: I dont see the point of this EOS M compared to µ43, fuji or sony mirroless...

Better image quality than M43 (especially low light) and makes a great second body if you already have canon lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (553 comments in total)
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MikeFairbanks: I currently shoot with a 6D and the included kit lens (24-105L). It's a great setuo, obviously, but previously I had the original EOS-M with 22mm lens, and I really loved that camera.

I would have kept it, but I needed every penny I could scrape up for my current outfit. I wasn't interested in rejoining the M series when the M2 was released because it wasn't a major upgrade (and was pretty much only available through ebay). But this 3 might be a winner.

I am starting to believe what I once thought was just hype: Mirrors are coming to an end soon.

The only limit is autofocus speed. Once that matches the SLR, then the days of the big box cameras are over.

Finally, there is a huge advantage of mirrorless thst is rarely discussed: shutter sound. If you shoot performance, weddings, political events, and still photography for film and TV, silence is golden. Mirrors make noise.

Sony A7r doesn't have that mode. It's shutter sound is pretty bad - trebly, metallic, and very noticeable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)
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WalPhoto: ..seems somehow ironic the "I want it" button below in this context :-D

Yet I still do...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 18:36 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (502 comments in total)
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NJOceanView: I would have preferred to read an opinion from someone who used and embraced crop sensor cameras, since that is the category the 7D2 is in and the marketplace where 7D2 buyers will come. The opinion should have been about the 7D2 compared to other crop cameras, not compared to the 1Dx or 5D3.

I'm also surprised she cited "a little more reach" from the 7D2 vs. FF. It's 60% more, not "a little more." That's why 90% of pros who use crop cameras use them.

Sensor size doesn't mean much, it's about the other features (like fps or AF speed). You wouldn't use a Sony A7r for sports, even though it's FF. Canon's intended market for this is sports and wildlife, mostly. She may not like because it's a crop sensor, but that doesn't mean she can't compare it cameras that will be used for the same function.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On 7DII_beta_ISO12800_030A9238-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

I was a naysayer originally on the sensor on the 7D2, but things are looking really really good.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 16:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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jonathanj: Sorry, I'm probably missing this, but can someone tell me if the zoom is mechanical or "drive by wire" electronically controlled? I can't see this mentioned anywhere.
-Ignore me, i see the zoom toggle on the picture now! No mechanical zoom then :-(

Yeah, the electronic zoom is the only negative. Sadly it's kind of a big one for me...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 15:35 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (503 comments in total)
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Cameracist: The author is right - none of the lenses are worth spending thousands to shoot them with the smeary edges uncropped:-) I mean, I really love my old manual lenses, it's fun using them, but until the price of affordable mirrorles fullframe cameras drop to hundreds, I will stay with film cameras for fun and APS-C (with a split screen!) for digital capture.

Yeah, I wouldn't spend 2k on a camera to use budget throw away lenses. I'm using m-mount Zeiss and Voigtlander lenses and a bunch of Nikon AIS glass with great results on my A7r. Those lenses the author is using are going to look like crap on any modern digital camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (503 comments in total)

I agree that zooming in is critical for manual focus. But I've been shooting all legacy lenses with the my A7r and while I miss a few obviously, it's pretty easy to focus once you get into a groove (as well as set up the buttons to your liking). I'm not using crappy $10 lenses, so that may have something to do with it, but the results from Zeiss ZM 50/2 rival the FE55 and I've been focusing a Nikon 105/1.8 without much difficulty. It's really not that hard. You won't be doing sports with this, but I'm getting great results.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 90th comment

Finally the promise of size/IQ/price for m43 comes true.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 20:56 UTC as 14th comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

This is exactly what I want. A pure FF, small camera with OVF and manual controls, including aperture rings on lenses. Literally a digital FE2.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 197th comment | 4 replies

Just installed and this is great. A noticeable improvement in af speed in low light. General operation feels faster. Focus peaking works ok, not great, but ok. It's really pretty amazing that Fuji would release a huge firmware upgrade for a camera that is so old at this point. Thanks Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:44 UTC as 135th comment
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)
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WhyNot: Another interesting camera.. What surprises me most is the lack of the viewfinder option the LX7 has. It may have attracted a few of us that have that viewfinder and maybe sold a few at the cost of a couple mm in height.. As to pocketable I think that will be dependent on the pocket; and, being an interchangeable lens camera we'll probably have the 20 or 25mm lens on it and then how pocketable will it be?

Agreed. If I could add an external evf I'd be sold.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 14:07 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

Pre-ordered the A7R as a cheap Leica...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:21 UTC as 510th comment | 3 replies

That is a beautiful image.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 15:02 UTC as 3rd comment
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