hippo84

hippo84

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1071 comments in total)
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across_mountains: I have a 7D. I was hoping for the Mark II to have an articulated screen. Unfortunately, the 7D Mark II lacks it. While most of my photography doesn't need it, I've taken enough that I wish the Mark II had an articulated screen so that I wouldn't have to engage in Hail Mary picture taking. I'm disappointed.

kimvette "Fragile flippy screen"? Isn't Canon able to make durable articulated screen? My Sony A77(which has 3-way articulated screen) makes 270000 shots, A99 - 256000 shots. I haven't had any problems with screen.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:48 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Gary Dean Mercer Clark: What EVF lag? Been shooting with A77 and now A77mk 2 and find NO slow down with it. I turn off image review and it shoots just like an OVF. The A77 Mk 2 is the fastest and most versatile camera I've shot with hands down. It might edge out the 7D mk2---but who cares which camera gets bragging rights as fastest? I don't. Both cameras are stellar. My fellow pro buddies shoot Canon 7DMk 2 and I shoot Sony. Let's be honest---these cameras are amazing and make shooting moving subjects a pleasure. Like to see unbiased reviews and real objective focus and speed tests, but the A77mk2 depending on how you choose to shoot high speed action, type of lens, third party or not, screw drive versus hypersonic lens, is going to give you stellar results. There is no limitation for magazine work, double spread photos with either camera. Just be honest. The EVF is fantastic. May not be someone's cup of tea, but I love it. These claims of a lag with EVF as unsubstantiated. The original ones were lousy--but not the A77 series. Competition drives innovation! Your turn Canon!

I have A77,77-2 and 99 and I have never seen any EVF lag(when Auto preview is turned off). What a strange fantasy of ones who never used cameras with modern EVF

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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le_alain: A firmware update for the A7, to have A7II improva AF will be welcome.

;)

ChuckTa: This is how Nikon works(compare D600/610, the same camera, but without dust), Canon(600/650/700D), and so on. About RX100 - stupid joke, isn't it? All RX100's are quite different(lens, VF, hot shoe, and so on)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 16:02 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Ozyxy: where's my X AVC-S update for my A6000?

Had somebody promised You XAVC-S when You had been buying A6000?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 11:36 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (231 comments in total)
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Mike FL: As today's Amazon Best Sellers ranking: Sony A7-2 is #347 in Camera & Photo

As an reference, the cheaper Samsung NX1 is #1,244 in Camera & Photo.

Good job, Sony.

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Compact-System-Cameras/zgbs/electronics/3109924011/ref=zg_bs_nav_e_3_281052 - better look here. How many non-Sony cameras in top20?
Amazon Best Sellers ranking in Camera & Photo include tripods, film, binoculars, bags, security cameras, and so on... By the way, there are only 2 digital cameras in top20 of " Camera & Photo". It's Sony NEX5TL and Sony W800

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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hippo84: OMG, Sony made the most expensive 70-300/4.5-5.6! Oh, wait, Canon-70-300mm-4-5.6L is even more expensive(http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-4-5-6L-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0040X4PQI/ref=sr_1_14?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1417157619&sr=1-14)! By the way, Sony has budget 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 for $250.

Vignes: I agree with You about judging the price without even looking at lens and comparing it with similar products from another brands. Giving the link to even more expensive Canon glass I only wanted to say it. About Minolta - i also agree, if We talk about photo cameras. About video(video cameras with E-mount and products like A7s) - not sure. Sony is very strong brand in this field.(Sorry for my bad English, it is not my native language)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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hippo84: OMG, Sony made the most expensive 70-300/4.5-5.6! Oh, wait, Canon-70-300mm-4-5.6L is even more expensive(http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-4-5-6L-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0040X4PQI/ref=sr_1_14?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1417157619&sr=1-14)! By the way, Sony has budget 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 for $250.

Yes, I've never used 70-300L, but I have been shooting with Sony 70-300G. It has very high mechanical quality, smooth AF ring, weather sealing. It has nothing in common with cheap 70-300 zooms. "Photozone.de" also say that 70-300G has very high build quality

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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hippo84: OMG, Sony made the most expensive 70-300/4.5-5.6! Oh, wait, Canon-70-300mm-4-5.6L is even more expensive(http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-4-5-6L-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0040X4PQI/ref=sr_1_14?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1417157619&sr=1-14)! By the way, Sony has budget 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 for $250.

Vignes - Sony 70-300 G is also very good, has SSM and weather sealing. And Sony also has 75-300 for $250. According to DXO, 70-300L and 70-300G has almost the same score (19 vs 16).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 11:54 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)

OMG, Sony made the most expensive 70-300/4.5-5.6! Oh, wait, Canon-70-300mm-4-5.6L is even more expensive(http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-4-5-6L-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0040X4PQI/ref=sr_1_14?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1417157619&sr=1-14)! By the way, Sony has budget 75-300 f/4.5-5.6 for $250.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 09:25 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (672 comments in total)
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zubs: Hello DP REVIEW, why no review? Is it because it's not a Canon...

Maybe, DPR are waiting for announced FW update coming in december?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 09:20 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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dual12: One of the slowest lenses on the market for $1150...LOL.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-4-5-6L-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0040X4PQI/ref=sr_1_14?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1417157619&sr=1-14

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 08:59 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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Azzy: $1150 for 70-300 F4.5 – F5.6 ????? LOL!
Rather get tamron 70-300 vc for 1/4 the price of Sony, hell you can get 70-200 2.8 vc for the price of 70-300 sony.

Sony makes really nice body recently but what's the point if you can't afford the lenses....

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-4-5-6L-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0040X4PQI/ref=sr_1_14?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1417157619&sr=1-14

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 06:57 UTC
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (123 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Cool. Zeiss AF lenses are an appeal. So too Minolta based designs.

The A99 is a good camera, now if V2 had the sensor from the Nikon D750, and Sony stops the forced compression of raws, these lenses could really add to that setup.

HowaboutRAW - according to DXO, Sony A99 is worse in terms of noise, but has almost the same DR(14 vs 14.5EV) and has better colour depth(25 vs 24.8). Where did You get an information about "much better" colour?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 16:03 UTC
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Anadrol: Too bad that it's doesn't support UHS-II...
Also surprising that it weights nearly 150g more !

IBIS, larger grip...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 07:31 UTC
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rabbitzilla: I don't want IBIS.
I want lenses, lot of them.

Who cares what do You WANT? How many lenses are You going to buy - that's the question?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2709 comments in total)

Why does A77II has the same ISO, shutter speed and aperture as shots from 7D and other non-transluscend mirror cameras? Wasn't shots from A77II darker and then corrected?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 16:03 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (328 comments in total)
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lucinio: I'm not a optical technicial, but I suspect the E mount is perfect for APS-C sensors and maybe for some till about 32x24 mm, but not ideal for classical full frame 24x36 mm. So maybe it's not an easy matter to produce good luminous FF zoom or very long luminous telephoto lenses. And they are heavy and large anyway so not perfect for tiny bodies like 7 Sony models. I'm curious about some new FF mirrorless system from Canon or Nikon: I think they will have a mount a little larger than FE mount. We'll see.

Do You know that Nikon mount is smaller than E-mount?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 05:52 UTC
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Absolutic: just like with Sony E lenses, the same story repeats. They are releasing a large number of slow 18-1XX (now 28-XX or 24-XX) all in one lenses. No 85 even on the map. I guess the 90/2.8 that you won't get for almost a year is supposed to be your 85. Or use 85 A size lenses with LA-EA4 adapter. I am not even talking about 135FE. not even 85 on the map. Clearly Fuji has a much better lineup now and it is here now. Fuji also has 90/2 (135 equivalent) on the map. Sony is just repeating themselves with their lens history of E mount

There is "Large Aperture Prime" in new roadmap. Hope it's 85

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:14 UTC
On Sony brings Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 and W810 to the US article (27 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: What year is it sony?

This is just horrible.

What do You want from a $100 camera? ))

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (672 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: Under specs for autofocus it lists both contrast detect (sensor) and phase detect. Is this right?
Also the wireless and smartphone remote control (Play Memories) is VERY limited at the moment. It is just a remote live view with a trigger. That's it. No apps work with the A77ii yet. But I hope they change that.

@HowaboutRAW - all Sony SLT have phase detect on both photo and video

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 05:44 UTC
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