Calvin Palmer

Calvin Palmer

Lives in United States Hicksville, FL, United States
Works as a News Editor
Joined on Jun 19, 2007


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On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (808 comments in total)

I think the weight of any review must be put into the context of who is doing the review. Do the reviewers have an award-winning international reputation? Are they respected within the field of photography? I think the fact that both reviewers work for DPReview answers both questions. What we have here is simply an opinion that is as flawed as they reckon the A7II is. I found it, at times, patronizing, irrational and not quite as objective as they seem to think it is.

For the record, I do not own any Sony cameras. I do have a tenuous link in that I shot with a Minolta XD-7 for more than 25 years. I was probably taking photographs before the parents of the reviewers had even met.

However, I may become the owner of a Sony A7 II tomorrow. I am in the position to choose any FF camera but I simply do not want to have to carry the weight of a Canon or Nikon DSLR. And what attracts me most of all to the A7 II is the chance to shoot with the Otus Lite -- the Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 06:47 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
On Not in the mood! in the Children and Merry-Go-Rounds challenge (7 comments in total)

Hearty congratulations Louis on winning first place. A superb shot that is stamped with your mastery of the D-Lux 4 and its successor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2011 at 15:28 UTC as 7th comment
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