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straylightrun

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On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1599 comments in total)
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CityHunter: After a decade of losing money on TVs, and four consecutive net loss-making years, Sony is running out of time and money. I won't buy camera from a company that might not exist anymore soon in the near future.

lol wut?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 08:34 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?

You have to sell your a6000 and buy the future a7000 to unlock that feature.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 05:28 UTC
On Sony Alpha 77 II firmware update improves AF speed article (153 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Now can we have our 7D2 VS A77ii performance test??

@John Because EVFs are good now?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (379 comments in total)

Proof that high price =/= high quality

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 09:24 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (542 comments in total)
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Charlieangel: Are there any advantages to DLSR now, aside from the through-the-lens optical viewfinder?

The only real advantage DSLRs have is battery life. Other than that, Mirrorless is catching up really fast. In a few years it will out class DSLRS and then they will convert DSLRS into mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:49 UTC
On Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples article (102 comments in total)
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MarioV: A rather ordinary effort by Tamron.

I really wanted to like this lens, but the image quality is "ok" only if viewed at normal screen size (maximum pixel density) or reduced size.

Nothing compelling enough to make me want to upgrade from the Sigma 18-250 macro.

"Ordinary" sounds pretty good for a 24-450mm equiv superzoom.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 10:06 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (542 comments in total)
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tkbslc: The A7S is a great low light *camera*, but has no native lenses faster than f1.8. So it's not really a low light champion in actual use without a lens adapter and some compromises. I'd still have put a Canon in that spot due to native lenses as fast as f1.2 (And f1.0 if you can find it)

Sony a7s has amazing AF in low light. It can see in near darkness. Much more accurate than PDAF that can't even lock on anything in the same conditions.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 06:09 UTC

Remember when dpreview used to be about actual news instead of rumors?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 22:46 UTC as 84th comment | 9 replies
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jonathanj: Women's backpacks, fine, but can we have a bit less of the obscure made-up jargon? What exactly is a side pocket "drainage weep hole"? Googling the term just gives a lot of information about a technique in masonry wall construction.... I even looked at the kickstarter page, but it just looks like a normal pocket to me... Does it mean if the water gets in, there's a hole to let it drain out? Wouldn't a waterproof cover be a better addition?

It's hard to avoid gimmicky marketing these days.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 11:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: It would be better idea to put articulating screen and keeping built-in flash. Possible owners of this camera (likes control, yet pocketable) would not mind to be without evf.

Hopefully Panasonic's decision will be correct one.

You're joking, right? People have been wanting EVFs in a small rangefinder body, and now that we finally have one, you want them to remove it?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 11:50 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 First Impressions Review preview (296 comments in total)
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white shadow: As an owner of the GM1, there is absolutely no need to go for the GM5. The tiny EVF is just too small. Yes, there were complaints from people earlier that the GM1 don't have a hotshoe but once you mount an external flash on this tiny camera the flash would be much heavier than the camera itself. One would not be able to hold it properly.

For much less money, one is better off buying a Ricoh GR to compliment the GM1.

I am happy with the GM1 for what it is, a tiny Micro4/3 camera which can take very good image quality photos and able to use a longer lens like the Lumix 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 when I choose to. The Ricoh GR, its partner, can take the 28mm angle of view shots.

That's a great justification for your purchase.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 06:51 UTC

What about men? This is sexist.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 00:52 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II article (264 comments in total)

Does it still have the loud first curtain shutter or does it have a silent shutter like a7s?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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nyer82: I knew this was possible... to have both sensor and optical stabilization and the camera decides how to implement them. It's really the best of all worlds. But whenever I brought it up, people screamed at me.

Pretty sure shooting a native emount lens with IBIS in the body will have a better stabilization effect with this new systen than lens alone or body alone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 08:25 UTC
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nyer82: I knew this was possible... to have both sensor and optical stabilization and the camera decides how to implement them. It's really the best of all worlds. But whenever I brought it up, people screamed at me.

@falconeyes
Do you work for Sony? Are you an engineer?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:03 UTC
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topstuff: Does it have a silent electronic shutter option like the A7S or does it still have the shaky, clattering shutter action of the old A7R?

^ Ridiculous logic. No one is going to buy the a7s to shoot with silent shutter and first curtain electric shutter off.

In terms of noise, the a7m2 loos like it wont' have any differences with the previous shutters. It should be able as noisy as the a7.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
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Mike FL: It is not easy to introduce a 4.5 stops IBIS for FF size sensor liking Canon ALWAYS says "we "see [it as] IMPOSSIBLE"".

Which Canon/Nikon/Fuji bodies have IBIS in them?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 00:47 UTC
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Wilight: I'm curious about the shutter sound and if this one has electronic shutter (silent) like the A7s.

No, it will have a noisy shutter like the original a7. EFCS is still not that great, many other mirrorless cameras have quieter shutters than Sony with EFCS on. No silent electronic shutter like the a7s.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
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nyer82: I knew this was possible... to have both sensor and optical stabilization and the camera decides how to implement them. It's really the best of all worlds. But whenever I brought it up, people screamed at me.

@falconeyes

What are you on about? With the a7m2, they both work together for more effective stabilisation than just one system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
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GoneMirrorless: IMHO, IBIS is more for crop cameras where focal lengths are longer. @ 24mm IS is not a big deal. @300mm it is. That's why most long zooms and many long primes already come with IS.

Sounds like someone is trying to justify a little too hard why they dont' have IBIS

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 00:28 UTC
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