straylightrun

straylightrun

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Nov 9, 2004

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MaxiMax: For some strange reason, I still prefer the classical selfie stick. If this is bad enough, do it as they used to do in the old days: Ask someone to take the picture. By the way... the name "selfie" should be renamed as "selfish", because this what society has become today - selfish.

Well that escalated quickly.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 02:31 UTC
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bombeeney: Doesn't work in bulb mode for my A7r which was mainly what I wanted it for. Would have been nice to ditch the remote for backpacking night shots.

Confirmed working on my a7s in S and M priority bulb mode.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
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CanonKen: To those who don't like it...realize it is FREE. I'd rather have the option rather than no option at all. Nice to see Sony put this out. Further, they are selling the compactness of their E-mount cameras, and this could eliminate an accessory (granted, a small one) from your bag if traveling light.

@Just a Photographer

Take off your tinfoil hat.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 15:48 UTC
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mgillespie: Usual dpreview fail, you can install the apps onto your computer using your PC. If you didn't know this, why should we trust you with anything else technical....

What on Earth are you on about?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:25 UTC
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ZeneticX: Incoming "need more CHEAP lenses SONY!" comments

What are you on about? The a-mount system already has sensibly priced budget lenses ('Easy Choice' line).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 08:01 UTC
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straylightrun: Great. Now the FF emount system just needs a budget line of lenses to appeal to the other 97.5% of users.

Why get an a6000? I bought a new a7 for less than the price of an a6000.

Budget FE lenses already exist: 28-70 and 28/2. Sony just needs to make more. There's nothing stopping them, besides being greedy and overpricing everything.

And as for saying FF is not for the budget conscious, that's what they said about APS-C a decade ago.

Hopefully Sigma and Tamron will provide a solution soon. Sony's just trying to milk the high end market for as long as they can.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 15:05 UTC

Great. Now the FF emount system just needs a budget line of lenses to appeal to the other 97.5% of users.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 23:38 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
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Sangster: Canon L 24 mm f/1.4 II $1550
Nikon 24 mm f/1.4 ED $1930
Zeiss Batis 25 mm f/2 $1300

Canon L 85 mm f/1.2 $2000
Nikon 85 mm f/1.8G $500
Zeiss Batis 85 mm f/1.8 $1200

Very interesting pricing strategy.

The LA-EA4 is too crippled to be of any use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 23:34 UTC
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Mike FL: HX100 will/may have touch screen as this HX90 has already having almost every thing.

I would say RAW would be more important that a touch screen.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 16:27 UTC
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Boosted240: This might replace my Rokinon 85mm F/1.4...

>Do you have any evidence for the price??

It's Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 16:26 UTC
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Boosted240: This might replace my Rokinon 85mm F/1.4...

The FE 85mm will most likely be around $2000.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 04:17 UTC
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maxnimo: Be careful with this lens ... if you focus on the eye, the eye lashes will be all blurry. This is a very dangerous lens ... keep out of reach of children and amateurs!

Where does it say this is a fixed f/1.2 lens?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 04:15 UTC
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Serious Sam: Just scored an x-t1 + 18-135 for aud1300 brand new. This lens will go very nice with that set. The only problem, it cost 1k which will be roughly what I get when I sell my x-e1 plus the two XF Zooms OUCH!!!! A full camera set for 1 lens.....that doesn't sound right!!!!

Oh well I can alway MF with my Samyang 12nm, but it's sure not the same thing though.....tempting!!

Cool story bro

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 07:13 UTC
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Provia_fan: Looks like a great package but no RAW, so for me it's a non starter once more. I have been tempted by the HX series, I think they can be great for street but I need RAW.

I have a Pentax MX-1 and although its JPEGs are excellent and overall image quality excellent, the JPEG engine still commits a bit of a murder when converting RAW data to JPEG. So I shoot RAW and use Silkypix or Adobe Camera RAW.

And from what I have seen from Sony, being also a long time user, you definitely need the RAW file. I have learned over the years to never judge what a camera can do from the JPEG file alone, because in particular with the smaller sensors, they let you down a bit.

It is indeed very strange how this line now has some higher end enthusiasts features like the upgraded Zeiss lens, manual control ring and built in EVF, but no RAW. The only logical explanation is that Sony really does not want to cripple their RX100 line.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 14:33 UTC
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lacikuss: The only problem is the small sensor...

I'd buy this with a 1" sensor and same size. You Sony figure it out

@wb2trf Can you please provide a link to the 8.8-267mm Nikon lens? I can't find anything about any such lens on the Nikon website. And can you also provide a link to the Nikon 1 body with full flip LCD and built in EVF in a rangefinder style body? I can only see the J5 which is flip only. The other bodies with EVFs built in are DSLR style (not rangefinder style) and too big.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
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straylightrun: To all those wanting a 1" sensor, good luck getting a 24-720mm equiv lens that isn't the size of a bazooka.

@wb2trf The 70-300 starts at 189mm. Since when did 189mm = 24mm?

The Nikon 10-100 is the closest comparable lens to this from the 1 system, and it's gigantic in comparison and only reaches to 270mm and doesn't even start at 24mm. You will need to carry that around your neck, but with this you can slip it in your pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 07:13 UTC
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lacikuss: The only problem is the small sensor...

I'd buy this with a 1" sensor and same size. You Sony figure it out

@lacikuss. That's like saying you want a device with a battery that can last for a year without needing to recharge and no bigger than a normal phone. That's great that you can dream that, but its just not going to be a reality. Same as wanting a 24-720mm f/2.8 zoom to fit in your pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2015 at 02:46 UTC

To all those wanting a 1" sensor, good luck getting a 24-720mm equiv lens that isn't the size of a bazooka.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
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lacikuss: The only problem is the small sensor...

I'd buy this with a 1" sensor and same size. You Sony figure it out

>I'd buy this with a 1" sensor and same size. You Sony figure it out

It already exists. It's called an RX100 III.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 21:30 UTC

Ouch. I feel so sorry that Mac users have to pay so much.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 06:39 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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