cptobvious

cptobvious

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  • I don't think a lack of lenses is what is holding most potential users from moving to m4/3. Its lens selection is still the best out of any of the mirrorless systems. The biggest issues I think ...
  • Some suggestions, all of which involve a camera body + close focusing lens: 1. A previous generation Nikon DSLR (D3200, D5200, or D7000...you can find refurbished or new bodies for $300-500 ...
  • I would recommend trying them out in person if you can.  I know it's not easy unless you live in NYC (or near a Sony store for the RX10) but paper specs pale in comparison to the shooting ...
  • Mr. Thein has probably done as much as any other photographer in helping to elevate the status of Micro Four Thirds as a serious format through his reviews.  To his credit, he didn't drink the ...
  • Replied in More Research
    This is incorrect. Audio and Video for Sony are Blu-ray Disc players and recorders, home audio, headphones and memory-based portable audio devices. There is no single "electronics" division within ...
  • The article's point is misplaced.  It's not the mastery of the tool that gives satisfaction, it's the mastery of the craft.  Does anyone derive creative satisfaction from knowing all of the ...
  • Of course every review has its biases, but any reviewer claiming any sort of independence will disclose their conflicts of interest...two different things.
  • FWIW, Olympus flew a select group of reviewers to Bermuda to preview the E-M5 II.  Get a free trip to Bermuda, preview the camera before its release, and get that affiliate pre-order revenue.  I'm ...
  • Why would the Verge lie about this? Here's the same story from the WSJ and the BBC: http://www.wsj.com/articles/sony-aims-for-4-2-billion-operating-profit-in-three-years-1424245447 http://www.bbc.c ...
  • Rather than speculating what "audio and video" means, you can find the answer by looking at Sony's own financial statements...yes those boring things: "Audio and Video includes Blu-ray Disc players ...
  • IBIS is of big practical benefit. I've also shot with the D610 and 6D and found that without IS/VR you have to shoot a shutter speed of almost 2x the lens focal length to minimize camera shake at ...
  • You will get more resolution out of the A6000 simply because it's 24MP vs. 16MP on the 5T. However, that extra resolution won't really be useful with the kit lenses because they don't even ...
  • I had an A7 that would drain batteries 10-15% overnight.  I returned it for other issues but wonder if there are defective capacitors or something.  My wife's NEX-5T can go weeks with only minimal ...
  • I'm not suggesting all reviewers must be independent, but any reviewer who claims to have any independence should at least add a disclosure to their reviews if it's not truly so, something ...
  • I won't list names (they can be found doing a bit of digging which company hosted product previews in those places), but they certainly include reviewers that show up on the first couple of pages ...
  • This is not an indictment of any camera review site in particular, but rather a suggestion of "best practices" for camera review sites.  One site operator recently mentioned that a certain camera ...
  • I've owned the A7 and multiple m43 cameras (E-P5, E-PL5, E-M10). I currently shoot with a D610. I haven't used the A7 II, but my take on the A7 is that it was a great concept but undercooked. The ...
  • Replied in Maybe soon
    I believe the admin at Photo Rumors is the same as Nikon Rumors, and his posts are generally reliable (unlike some other sites). I'm hoping its true, anyway.  Im still kicking myself for selling my ...
  • I have my suspicions with the way he presented the data analysis. I suspect there are multiple problems with confounding variables/incomplete data/cherry-picking data sets. Nonetheless, I agree ...
  • I am finding out the hard way how bad Nikon resale values are.  A little over a year ago I bought a 6D, used it for about a month, and sold it for a negligible loss.  I did the same thing with the ...
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