Lightmancer: Having used a Brixton for about 18 months as a daily carry I'd simply say that the "shoulder pad" is a triumph of style over substance and less grippy than a worn tyre in winter. My chiropractor was the only beneficiary. I cut it off and replaced it with a Billingham shoulder pad which both cushioned the load and stayed on my shoulder. ...then I realised the insanity of what I was doing and replaced the Brixton itself with a Hadley Pro instead.
JeanPierre Thibaudeau: There is a very interesting review on youtube about this camera entitled "why I returned my A7RII". To summarize, it says: if you plan to use this camera solely for stills, then go for it and buy it, it is a truly fantastic camera. But if you plan to shoot videos of more than 15 minutes long, be aware that this camera will overheat even by freezing weather with the LCD moved away from the body and will stop working.
Sony has had big problems with the 4K videos until now and that is why they plan to release a new A7S in a much bigger body to overcome this problem. Also, be aware that the battery in the A7RII is pretty limited. Have a few spares closeby.
And at this price point, this camera should have come with a touch screen,I think.
The EU has a "home video recorder tax" of 5-12%. Sony doesn't cripple its video cameras to avoid the tax, they just pay it. Sony, and most other camera makers, do cripple their cameras because they don't want to pay a video recorder tax for a device that is mostly aimed at stills.
I always wore mine cross body because, well, it hurt otherwise. Thanks, ONA for pointing out the design intent and for updating your print copy.
This is a riot. Very well done. "Fitness selfies" was my favorite.
Would have been even funnier if it was set in a city with more over photographed landmarks like venice or paris.
Alex Permit: Amazing results, kudos to the team at MIT. MIT is a remarkable institution. Bringing together thousands of creative, smart kids from around the world and forging them into an incredibly strong community by making them help each other through a lot of really difficult problem sets that made them cry at night, and giving them the tools to contribute to the world.
The lead author of the paper is a 3rd year Ph.D student. Of course i'm not forgetting the faculty. A university is, by and large, its faculty.
Amazing results, kudos to the team at MIT. MIT is a remarkable institution. Bringing together thousands of creative, smart kids from around the world and forging them into an incredibly strong community by making them help each other through a lot of really difficult problem sets that made them cry at night, and giving them the tools to contribute to the world.
Photato: FF is kind of overkill for the masses.Sony should consider APS-H instead for best value. There is nothing magical about FF.
The beauty of APS-H is that it is the largest sensor that can be imaged with a single mask bringing costs down and yields up. A cost threshold if you will.
If produced in enough quantities it should be considerably more affordable than FF sensors can ever be.
If not Sony I hope Canon goes that way since they have previous models with that sensor including current experimental ones.
I was under the impression that FF sensors have been made with a single mask for several years now.
MarcLee: Drab images in the name of high dynamic range, particularly on the beach front photos.
It's a trend I am seeing more and more. Everything grey. No snap.
I have a theory some of it is considered more acceptable due to the fact that looking at your images on an iPhone or iPad actually gives them extra artificial snap.
And it seems to be creeping even into the latest Canons like the G7X.
I seem to be in the minority though.
Haha, yes. Drab light leads to drab photographs. Darn these digital days.
Give us back our Kodachrome. Give us those nice, bright colors. Give us the dreams of summers. Makes you think all the worlds a sunny day. Oh yeah. Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Richard Murdey: I'm going to posit that dpreview is going to love the Leica Q for more-or-less exactly the same set of reasons dpreview loved the Fuji X100.
The Q is a Fuji X100. Bigger, better, and more expensive, but in essence it's the same camera, for the same purpose, aimed at the same kind of person.
Not me. I'm done with this faux-rangefinder, film-camera-nostalgia, slow-photography shtick. Give me modern controls, a lens mount, and an on-axis viewfinder any day of the week!
Surely: even better. I use both electronic and optical mode on my fuji. The electronic is nice but you can't see "beyond the frame" like you can using the optical. Thats a big advantage for real rangefinders, as well as the fuji.
The x100 has an optical viewfinder, the Q is electronic. That's a huge difference. The Fuji is more old school "Leica" than the Leica Q
How do you adjust tonality or color balance for different lighting (eg tungstun, daylight)? I guess its back to using color filters like in the old tri-x days?
nananananana: get a life MIT
That was Ed Thorp, famous author of "beat the dealer" and his follow-up "beat the market". He's a legend on wall street, as are many other MIT alum such as Jim Simmons.
MIT attracts the brightest and makes them even smarter. Other schools are known for their style, panache, and relationships. MIT is known for its brains. Not only is it the best engineering school in the world, its in a class by itself.
Read the article carefully. The "algorithm" used by the state lottery was flawed, and MIT students figured that out and took advantage of it.
They didn't steal this information, they didn't break any rules or laws. MIT may have "gamed" the system, but they certainly didn't scam, or mug anybody.
They were just smarter then anyone else.
J A C S: "If successful the algorithm may have serious consequences for the flexible rubber lens hood market..."
That was a joke, right?
And a very funny one at that.
It's no joke. The music industry, print media, taxis have all been decimated by new technologies. Flexible rubber lens hoods are next. And as goes flexible lens hoods, so goes the entire lens hood market.
The FZ1000 can go up to 1600mm using its digital zoom. I wonder if the image quality would be comparable to the P900 at 2000mm. Take into account that the the FZ1000 sensor is roughly four times the size of the P900.
You do get more megapixels from the p900, but i doubt youre getting 16mp worth of resolution at 2000mm
Francis Carver: Now, if I could just saw off that wretched, dark as Darth Vader lens and crazy glue another better (read: usable in video as well) optic in its place, maybe we would have something... right after swapping out the smart phone sized sensor to something larger and again, more usable. Oh yeah, and I would have to duct tape a viewfinder on there someplace as well, right?
If you really need timecode because you're shooting multiple cams, get the YAGH box for the GH4.
You mean a GH4?
A souped up FZ1000 for the price of a gh4. For $2500 I'll take a gh4, thank you.