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Cheaper alternative

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 03:46 UTC as 7th comment

Bigger sensor = need more light = larger hole.

If you ask for a FF, then don't complain of big ars lenses. Otherwise, stay with APSC.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 22:29 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2340 comments in total)

Hope Trey Ratcliff will ever come back to the 50Mpx FF...hope hope.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 06:45 UTC as 271st comment

No surprise. When I see A6000 has more advanced capabiliy than A7, I know a refresh is coming.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:43 UTC as 303rd comment | 1 reply
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

7 axis stabization system coming soon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 12:00 UTC as 40th comment | 6 replies
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)

Seen nothing good yet, or I need new glass..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 13:11 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply

Hope they will make one for Fujifilm. They have the same lens wiggling problem.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 02:46 UTC as 11th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review preview (825 comments in total)

Wow, 3rd generation already and there is still no direct competition from any OEM. What is the Sony secret sauce or.. patent?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 03:14 UTC as 114th comment | 6 replies
On Sony a6000 Review preview (798 comments in total)
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Yarnim: Somewhat late to the party I guess, but guys, a question from a relative newbie.

Just ordered A6000 so waiting for it in the mail, but would it make sense at all to get this and the B&H Zeiss 12&32 lens combo?

One of the strongest aspects of the A6000 is its amazing focus speed, but apparently, neither of those lenses even offer PDAF and their focus mechanism kinda sux with a huge, unpleasant focusing motor noise and slow focusing.

I do get that their optics are pretty good, but not much ahead compared to Sony's SEL1018 for the 12mm zeiss, and the 32mm not very much compared to sigma 30mm.

Any thoughts, advises? TIA!

Does lens have anything to do with PDAF?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
On Samsung announces tiny NX mini mirrorless camera article (80 comments in total)

What happened? Samsung couldn't copy Sony RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 02:52 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

This kind of news made the DSLR like a dinosaur.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 04:59 UTC as 58th comment
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1042 comments in total)

ISO 409600 -the ISO scale is way out of date. Next ISO, million, LOL

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:29 UTC as 272nd comment | 3 replies
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Zeisschen: It's quite sad to see that many readers here have obviously no idea of what quality Zeiss lenses are in the past and today. I don't know how Zeiss got the reputation for so people to sell (summarized) "fugly overprized German crap", when pretty much the opposite is the truth. These comments can only come from people who never used ANY Zeiss product.
I for myself chose the Sony Alpha System ONLY for the ability to use Zeiss autofocus lenses! I'm aware that non of their lenses are "cheap", but for the performance I get I'm always satisfied and I never felt I had been tricked by them and paid too much. All of their lenses are designed to be used wide open and to deliver outstanding contrast and color, not seen in any other lenses you can buy for money today. Every single lens they make has that state of the art performance that we are always asking for, unbelievable how people ignore can ignore that by just looking at a product picture and some numbers.

Zeiss T* 180/2.8 was a horrible lens too. I had to return.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 05:18 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1621 comments in total)

Retro-styling - a sign of a technology in stagnation.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:36 UTC as 211th comment | 2 replies
On Google announces Nexus 5 and unwraps KitKat post (14 comments in total)

1 of 4 Nexus 5 that I ordered has been shipped.

For just over 50% the price of an iFony 5S, it is a no brainer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 17:54 UTC as 5th comment
On Google announces Nexus 5 and unwraps KitKat post (14 comments in total)
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HappyVan: "In what may end up being a more infuriating than entertaining attempt at appealing to photographers, Google has released a video of people using their Nexus 5 smartphones to capture weddings. Since smartphones seem to be the #1 enemy of professional wedding photographers, we thought this was a funny choice for a promotional video."

Actually, this is wrong. Pro wedding photog don't fear smartphones.

Pro wedding photog provide value in a package. Pictures are nicely presented. Video is smartly edited and audio mixed.

Clients hire pro because they depend on the photog capturing the key moments in focus. Does that matter?

If you don't get a wide-zoom, you will end up photograph smartphone people butts.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 17:21 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

Nikon just want to send you a message, wait don't sell your Nikon gears and buy the Sony A7 just yet.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 16:48 UTC as 185th comment | 4 replies
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BlueJakester: Etchell's tour and write-up of the Sigma factory is excellent. I'm very impressed with my Sigma lens and after seeing the complex and time consuming manufacturing process I'm surprised Sigma lenses don't cost more, a lot more.

Well, Japanese business model is to produce high quality at high volume. The country has no natural resource. Their only resource is the people and their skills. If they charge too much for their product like the Germans do, fewer people can afford and fewer Japanese can find employment.

It is no different from an Apple product, or any electronics product.

But I am afraid their cost will increase if they can't find a renewable energy source to replace nuclear though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 16:42 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)

does it float?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:11 UTC as 199th comment | 2 replies

At the time I bought the X-E1, I could get an EOS-M with lens for $300.

I am afraid the X-A1 will be another mirror-less camera in crowded field with no product differentiation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 05:41 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
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