hippo84

hippo84

Lives in Russian Federation Kirov, Russian Federation
Works as a photographer, teacher
Joined on Sep 27, 2011

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On article Hands-on with the Sony RX10 III (308 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This is a capable camera, but Sony is churning out model after model of upgrades so fast that the buyers of the superseded models don't have enough time to enjoy fondling their high prized Tamagochis.

This also applies to Canon and Nikon who are obsessed with coming out with upgrades after upgrades with the slightest tweak of any feature.

Perhaps those are the burden of companies who try to innovate more than the competition, to translate it to increased sales and revenue.

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It's not an upgrade but addition to RX series.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 05:36 UTC
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villagranvicent: What we all want is a magic firmware who could make the batteries last more than 50 shots.

I shoot with my friend's A7s 3 days ago. I had made 775 shots, 31% of battery remained. What 50 shots are You talking about?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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DannyDoi: Sony A6000 vs Sony A6300 vs Fujifilm X-Pro 2

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A6300/outdoor_resolution.shtml

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A6300/noise.shtml

@arbux
Yes, You're right, I was wrong about kit zoom when viewing the article.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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DannyDoi: Sony A6000 vs Sony A6300 vs Fujifilm X-Pro 2

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A6300/outdoor_resolution.shtml

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Sony_Alpha_A6300/noise.shtml

It's very strange comparison of Fuji + 10-24/4 at 16mm and Sony with kit zoom and Z16-70 at wide angle. What's the point in comparing cameras with absolutely different lenses?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 16:06 UTC
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T 101: That's what I call Excellent customer service. Sony should to learn from them...

@Mike FL
I'm shоoting Sony for 7 years and have some kind of statistics)
A77 was first repaired after 203 000 shots. Now total shutter count is 380 000, everything is OK.
Me and my wife had 2 a850's. Each of them made more than 500 000 photos. The 1st one was repaired once(shutter with diaphragm drive), the 2nd one 2 times(shutter+diaphragm drive and steadyshot(I broke camera walking at Crimea mountains)). Every time camera was repaired by warranty. That's why it is laughable for me to hear that Sony cameras or Warranty service is worse than Nikon's.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
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T 101: That's what I call Excellent customer service. Sony should to learn from them...

And now about Sony: my A99 made 373 000 shots 'till the 1st service(camera is 2 years and 7 months old). I bought it at Sony Store, so my camera has 3 years warranty. They changed shutter, transluscend mirror(there were spots) and I hadn't paid anything. Sorry for grammar mistakes, english is not my native language

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
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T 101: That's what I call Excellent customer service. Sony should to learn from them...

One of my friends use D750 for fashion photography. He bought it several months ago. After 10 000 shots his camera "died" (mirror locked). He sent it to official Nikon service. They returned it. We made diagnostics, your camera is OK, they said. Two days later his camera "died" again(camera error). At 2015 he was shooting D600. His camera has oil and dust on sensor. He sent it to official Nikon service. They returned "cleaned" camera, but dust spots were at the same place. He called to Nikon Russia and explained the situation. They didn't believe him, 'till he sent them photos made before and after repairing, with dust at the same places. Only after that they asked to return camera in service(It is 1000 km to the nearest Nikon service from our city). ---->

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
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Ken Aisin: Another great lens for Sony camera owners ;)

Sony camera owners have great 70-400/4-5.6G2

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
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NomadMark: Pay twice as much for a Sony, and you're lucky to get such upgrades. Like winning the lotto. Unless it's low hanging fruit...good luck. I'm very jealous when companies like Fugi and Canon (7D for example) get such great updates 2-3 years after release. Very customer centric.

My RX1R could have used some more auto ISO settings...people begged for them. And the thing cost $3000. Not one update on that. My A7R would love an uncompressed raw update...tough luck, says Sony!

@NomadMark Canon made such great update once, with 7D, didn't it? Sony is doing much better now, improving AF speed and adding better codecs(as they've done with A77-2), uncompressed RAW, and so on

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 07:49 UTC
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neatnclean: Can't wait to see how Roger Cicala @ lensrentals.com tears those G-Masta lenses apart ... and finds out they're internally held together by a drop of goooey glue. Just like the Sony FE 24-70/4 ZA OSS ... "Zeiss" label notwithstanding!

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/04/tearing-down-the-sony-24-70-f4-za-oss-vario-tessar

Scotch tape in Canon 50/1.2 http://i46.tinypic.com/j0aex4.jpg ))

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 08:42 UTC
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The Silver Nemesis: New (Sony) vision: "Beat Leica!"

Leica is more Zimmer than Koenigsegg ))

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:09 UTC
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jomsjoms: Why no OSS on the 24-70/f2.8? (Guess it will make it bigger but but but......)

Maybe, because A7II/RII/SII have 5axis-IBIS?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 05:19 UTC
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babart: Well, I'm certainly an aficionado of fine glass, but I can't imagine anyone rushing out to buy a $2000 24-70 or 84/1.4 lens. Good grief, does Sony truly believe their customers are all members of the 1%?

24-70 is $200 cheaper than Nikkor and a bit more expensive than Canon

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2158 comments in total)
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Nixyz: are there small lenses for the system?

28/2

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 05:14 UTC
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Don Sata: The Sony is a great camera with great innovatife features but it lacks a proper system of flashes, lenses and accessories that come along with a camera of this price range. No proper AF f2.8 zooms for example.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-new-sony-24-70mm-f2-8-fe-lens-gets-listed-at-sony-assist-system/

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (209 comments in total)
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newworld666: It just looks like a joke .. ??? hahaha
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TF9wh6S/0/O/i-TF9wh6S.jpg

I hope that their was a problem while shooting otherwise result is just hilarious. And still Sony washed colours far from reality..

5Ds samples are made with 85mm prime, RX1R has 35mm lens

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 18:50 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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Mike FL: SONY does know how to make a $300 body sale for $600.

a3000 was under $300 with kit zoom, and a3000 was not released in US too initially.

Mike FL
I would prefer camera with plastic mount over camera without screw-drive(Nikon 3xxx/5xxx) or with outdated sensor(as similarly priced 700D(750/760 are more expensive))

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 08:13 UTC
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neod: Does this mean that you can use the cheaper LA-EA3 adapter (which doesn't have it's own mirror like the LA-EA4) and have phase detect AF?

There arу many of them. Metabones, and so on...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2015 at 06:15 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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Mike FL: SONY does know how to make a $300 body sale for $600.

a3000 was under $300 with kit zoom, and a3000 was not released in US too initially.

Mike FL
Why do I have to buy it? I have A850, A77-2 and A99.
I don't have statistics about how many cameras of each brand was sold, but I see low-end Sony cameras often than Nikon ones, for example.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (306 comments in total)
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Mike FL: SONY does know how to make a $300 body sale for $600.

a3000 was under $300 with kit zoom, and a3000 was not released in US too initially.

A3000 is mirrorless without SLT and AF module, IS, tilt screen, top-plate LCD, with worse LCD and EVF... What's the point in comparing them?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 08:34 UTC
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