maximuscr

maximuscr

Joined on Mar 21, 2012

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On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (649 comments in total)
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Yoggie: Can GPS data be transferred from a cell phone via WiFi/NFC to the A77ii? I realize we probably wont know for sure until a full test, but if it can then I wont be as worried about the lack of GPS on the camera.

It's possible the other way round or afterwards on your pc with several geotagger apps like this one:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tappytaps.android.geotagphotospro&hl=de

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 12:47 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (649 comments in total)

@dpreview

According to the Sony Homepage your cross sensors are in the worng places:

http://www.sony.net/Products/di/en-gb/products/g2sw/feature.html?contentsTop=1

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 11:21 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies
On Cinetics Axis360 review article (73 comments in total)
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maximuscr: Very interesting.

Is it able to rotate at the speed of the earth? So one turn in 23 hours and 56 Minutes? How precise is it and how precise can you point the axis at the polar star?

Can you test if one is able to do star and deep sky with this?

Thank you for your reply.

It does not have to last that long, one hour or a half is totally enough, the speed precision is critically though.

It has to be 360°/23.9345h, so the stars remain dots and not stripes. I would aim at exposure times of 30s to 5 minutes, depending on the used focal length.

Is there a possibility to mount an aiming sight , for precisly adjusting the rotation axis to the one of the earth?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 17:26 UTC
On Cinetics Axis360 review article (73 comments in total)

Very interesting.

Is it able to rotate at the speed of the earth? So one turn in 23 hours and 56 Minutes? How precise is it and how precise can you point the axis at the polar star?

Can you test if one is able to do star and deep sky with this?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
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BobYIL: Looking forward to seeing how this 16-70 on the Nex-6 would stand against the18-46 on the Leica Vario-X. That would really be interesting....

No mirrorless lens ever will have a hard stop at infinity as long as contrast AF is used, otherwise it would be unable to autofocus on infinity since the contrast AF has to go a bit further to recognise that it was sharper before.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:30 UTC
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birdbrain: Forgetting the size aspect for the moment, the sort of money this camera is going for I would get a Canon 5D3. Having used the 5D3 for a while now and seen what the real world results that one can get, then I can live with its size and with carrying it around.

This really needs to be a whole lot cheaper, or are Sony the new Leica? :)

The Zeiss lens from this camera performs noticebly better at f2 than the Canon L 35 f1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
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Prognathous: It's sad to see how Sony ruined the best hot-shoe implementation and replaced it with this seemingly-standard-but-not-really pos.

exactly, Mr. Rojilla.

Sonys new Hot Shoe is no as propietary as the ones of Nikon and Canon. Before it was way more. Nw it is the mightyest hot shoe with this extra connections.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 13:21 UTC
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Prognathous: It's sad to see how Sony ruined the best hot-shoe implementation and replaced it with this seemingly-standard-but-not-really pos.

It is the standard one, just with a few extra connections that do serve very well for EVFs, Microphones etc.

In terms of form factor and compatibility with third party Standard-ISO Flash triggers for example it works as well as every canons or nikons shoe.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:29 UTC
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ZAnton: Please, correct the name
"F4.5.6 G SSM" to "F4-5.6 G SSM"
Concerning lenses: Sony sells non IS lenses at the price of Canon/Nikon IS/VR lenses. Inbody IS gives at best - 2 stop, usually 0,5-1 Stop, whereas optical IS - at least 3 stop. So I don't think it is wise to get Sony at least at current prices.

You're wrong about the effiency of the Body IS, for the A77 and A99 make it 2 to 4 stops.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 09:48 UTC
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ProfHankD: An upgrade for the old Minolta AF 75-300mm? It's about time. This would also have good potential in the form of an E-mount with OSS. Nudge, nudge. ;)

Although the 75-300 was fullframe compatible, but it was the Kit-lens for the digital APS-C cameras of Minolta (D5D and D7D).
It is weak at the long and and extremly weak at the borders if used on a fullframe Body.
Nobody using a A900 or A850 would consider to use the 75-300.

The 55-300mm is the replacement and a very good one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 13:20 UTC
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cgarrard: Good specs and good price (surprised actually). Now how fast is the AF motor (and how quiet)?

Carl

The SAM in the 18-135mm and the new 55-300mm are completly different, they are faster, nearly complete quiet and enables direct manual focus override.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:50 UTC
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

my first thought when i saw the k-01:
They watched LOTR too often:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8joT0oFuGoI

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 22:41 UTC as 143rd comment | 1 reply
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