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straylightrun

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" Of course the origin of A and E mounts might seem different from a customer’s point of view, but they are fully compatible with one another using adapters."

Incorrect. The E-Mount system is not 100% compatible with Sony's own line of flashes, as the AF assist lamp on the flash is incompatible with adapted a-mount lenses or even native e-mount lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:45 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (316 comments in total)
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Foroa: Well, I am using the 18-105 G f4 lens (27-157 eq) on my Sony A6000, and I feel that, at 430 gram, it is a nice compromise.

Not even comparable to a constant bright telephoto lens, mate.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 06:57 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (316 comments in total)

Good to see Fujifilm and Samsung take the lead. I hope Sony follows suit soon and doesn't leave their APS-C system lagging behind the competition.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 25th comment
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (41 comments in total)
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Seeky: If you look very carefully to the working prototype, you can see that it is a NEX 5 (N/R/T) camera with black 50mm f1.8 lens. Quite funny.

Hahahah, wow. You are correct! It is indeed a Sony camera duct taped on to an iphone. What is going on here??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On Relonch brings APS-C image sensor to the iPhone post (41 comments in total)

Why even bother? Just get the Sony QX1. That's a much more polished product. Also this thing will be outdated as soon as Apple released the next proprietary connector system and changes the physical body of the iphone... which is like every year.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 07:40 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Sony stand report article (78 comments in total)

"The Sony Alpha QX1 is easily spotted because it doesn't look like anything else you've ever seen. Here it's partnered with a sensible zoom lens, clamped to the back of a Sony mobile device."

That's the 35/2.8 prime, not a zoom lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 27th comment
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with Leica X and X-E article (91 comments in total)

Would rather get the Fujifilm x100

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:09 UTC as 31st comment | 12 replies
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Joao Cardoso: I had a NEX 5 for some years and I recently got a a6000. I'm now start to think if I have done the right choice. E-Mount has some lens choices, much more than when I got the NEX5 where we had 3 options.

The problem is that the price tag is always huge. Sure this is Zeiss. But can't Sony make some cheap lens? Micro 4/3 has a lot os lens under the $300 that are not that bad and with some interesting focal. And if we are willing to go up a bit to $500 then we have many choices. With the E-Mount system everything seems to be over-priced.

For the price of a 10-18 I can get a sigma 10-20 and the lens adaptor and still save some money.

Pro tip: The Sony branded 28-70 FE and future 28/2 FE and 24-240 FE will be affordable without the Zeiss price tag

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 07:35 UTC

Very nice, but the price is crazy. Might as well get the Samsung NX Mini and a top of the line smartphone of your choice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 64th comment

List of the other Sony FF E-mount lenses:

Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA - March 2015
Sony FE 28mm F2 with 16mm Fisheye and 21mm UWA Converter - March 2015
Sony G FE 90mm F2.8 Macro OSS - March 2015
Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS - February 2015

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:12 UTC as 29th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1320 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: This is probably the single biggest announcement day in photography history.

In all of photography history? Seriously?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:53 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (644 comments in total)
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Homam: However good the specs may sound, it's years behind Canon and Nikon in ergonomics and hence never used by pros or semi pros...

Not sure what you're on about, as it looks like they've copied off Canon and Nikon's ergonomics....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:15 UTC
On Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' article (31 comments in total)
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DrLogic: No stabilization for Sony? The extra reach is useless without stabilization... And this is a very large range kit lens - the single IQ compromise range somebody takes on a holiday to replace a whole a whole bunch of lenses, so they aren't likely to be using a tripod. Doesn't make sense.

Leaving it out because Sony cameras don't need it because they have IBIS is a cop out. Lens IS vs Body IS is going to be significantly different at 300mm. Also if they're going to cut out the IS, at least price is appropriately at the cheaper price instead of charging as much as the Canikon counterparts which actually get the feature.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (106 comments in total)
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HMeYe: $2499 for an f4 mid range zoom !?!?!?! this is crazy ... better stick to my Leica M9 system !

*facepalm*

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 11:07 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (106 comments in total)

1.5kg. Wow.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 28th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (574 comments in total)

No major significant changes. Fuji is seriously milking the x100 camera hard with this 3rd revision.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 08:17 UTC as 58th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (140 comments in total)

The electronic shutter is very very nice.

Is this the first ever APS-C sized sensor interchangeable camera with an electronic shutter?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 07:48 UTC as 11th comment
On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (106 comments in total)

Only 30p? Ricoh really didn't do their research...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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GodSpeaks: No mention of how this is powered. From looking at the WD website, it would appear to be USB powered (no battery). So not so portable then.

However, portable (battery powered) card readers/storage units have been around for ages. So what is so special about this? Just the WiFi? Certainly not the portability.

*facepalm*

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:33 UTC

Meh. Would rather give my money to another load on Kiva.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 01:52 UTC as 61st comment
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