Photoman

Photoman

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Dec 21, 2000

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Can I photograph Area51 with this???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 03:42 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
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James Booba: this interview reminds me of statements from a Nokia CEO around 2007.

Watch this space then. I don't think APC-S. Try 1", since the 1 series seems here to stay and maybe, just maybe a FF retro style ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 06:06 UTC
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James Booba: this interview reminds me of statements from a Nokia CEO around 2007.

It won't be long before Nikon release a mirrorless body with retro styling or mirrorless styled body...maybe both!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 04:42 UTC
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James Booba: this interview reminds me of statements from a Nokia CEO around 2007.

and look at Nokia now...I feel in 5 years time Canon will struggle IF they don't put in a proper mirrorless camera selection out. Look at what happened to Kodak with digital cameras...a big fail.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 00:06 UTC

"A man who is not frighten, is a fool" Old Chinese proverb. This guy looks very arrogant.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 52nd comment
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Photoman: "Every year we sit down with photojournalists, and listen to their demands..." They ask for better AF, but do they get it?

"There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony..." and that is why your behind in sensor and camera technology.

"the EOS M3 in America falls to Canon USA, not Canon Inc. I’m saying “sell it!” but it’s their decision whether they want to or not..." because it is not competitive in features or price. Canon USA made a smart move there.

"In your opinion, what kind of mirrorless camera would sell best in the USA?
To be honest I don’t really know..." and that is why you will get left behind Canon, because you just don't know the mirrorless market...sad.

"When that hypothetical camera comes along - that camera which can satisfy the requirement for both stills and video - presumably it won’t have a mirror?
Maybe..." Canon have no idea, because they are followers, not leaders anymore.

Do you remember brands like Kodak, Polaroid, Minolta, Agfa, Konica. Brand loyalty is very fickle now days, so Canon better give customers what they ask for and features they want, not what Canon want to do.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 06:21 UTC
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Photoman: "Every year we sit down with photojournalists, and listen to their demands..." They ask for better AF, but do they get it?

"There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony..." and that is why your behind in sensor and camera technology.

"the EOS M3 in America falls to Canon USA, not Canon Inc. I’m saying “sell it!” but it’s their decision whether they want to or not..." because it is not competitive in features or price. Canon USA made a smart move there.

"In your opinion, what kind of mirrorless camera would sell best in the USA?
To be honest I don’t really know..." and that is why you will get left behind Canon, because you just don't know the mirrorless market...sad.

"When that hypothetical camera comes along - that camera which can satisfy the requirement for both stills and video - presumably it won’t have a mirror?
Maybe..." Canon have no idea, because they are followers, not leaders anymore.

It doesn't take an analyst to see Canon's future...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 04:50 UTC

"Every year we sit down with photojournalists, and listen to their demands..." They ask for better AF, but do they get it?

"There's nothing in particular that we learned from Nikon or Sony..." and that is why your behind in sensor and camera technology.

"the EOS M3 in America falls to Canon USA, not Canon Inc. I’m saying “sell it!” but it’s their decision whether they want to or not..." because it is not competitive in features or price. Canon USA made a smart move there.

"In your opinion, what kind of mirrorless camera would sell best in the USA?
To be honest I don’t really know..." and that is why you will get left behind Canon, because you just don't know the mirrorless market...sad.

"When that hypothetical camera comes along - that camera which can satisfy the requirement for both stills and video - presumably it won’t have a mirror?
Maybe..." Canon have no idea, because they are followers, not leaders anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 111th comment | 9 replies
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)
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Photoman: I have been to Leica's old factory in Solms, so can I pay for a tour to Sigma's?

@SSantana75 I was lucky, as my Boss paid the airfare (AUD$1650), but my Leica dealer paid for the trip for me :) I think it would have cost quite a few thousand dollars if my dealer didn't cover it back in 2007. Our group was very lucky on the factory tour, as we got to hold the original Leica ur, once they got permission to get it released from the bank vault and I almost dropped it ;P I also did the Leica Akademie for 5 days and a couple of days free walking around Wetzlar. It is such a small and beautiful town.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 00:34 UTC
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)

I have been to Leica's old factory in Solms, so can I pay for a tour to Sigma's?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 06:33 UTC as 84th comment | 3 replies
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Photoman: I wonder if these adapters will be any good. I thought you only put adapter lens on video cameras? I would prefer a FE 21mm with no attachments on it.

Will the silver adapters fit on the new 28/2?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 00:31 UTC

I wonder if these adapters will be any good. I thought you only put adapter lens on video cameras? I would prefer a FE 21mm with no attachments on it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:17 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (829 comments in total)
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Paul Petersen: Well thats a bucket of cold water on my hopes. I am a D90 shooter ready to upgrade... I was anticipating based on rumors basically a D750 body with a cropped sensor. I need to shoot good video and a tilting screen would be very valuable and a 5500 is not an option. I have big hands so the grip would have been better. Also I shoot stage productions and would love the highlight weighted metering but it looks like the better meter is needed for that.
Well I have a couple of months to wait before I have to decide.

The D750 is a good stills/video camera. I would buy that instead.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 06:51 UTC
On Lytro sheds jobs as it shifts focus to video article (506 comments in total)

Camera sale have been declining for a while, so video seems the logical step. Good luck!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 00:28 UTC as 85th comment

Stop spamming Thuravi Kumaaran and when someone keeps saying that something is better...it's not. Sony kicks Canon's but in the mirrorless catagory and you know it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 08:07 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
On Astropad turns iPad into drawing tablet for Mac post (117 comments in total)

Does this mean a slow death of Wacom??? How many People don't a iMac/MacBook computer and iPad. The Wacoms do have 5012/1024/2048 levels of pen pressure, depending on which model you get, so I don't how a iPad will compete with that. Sometimes you can't even click on the right link on the stupid iPad ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 05:10 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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Horshack: How well does the camera survive a collision with a tree?

lolz!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 04:28 UTC
On CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology article (216 comments in total)
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Rooru S: DPReview Team. Did you ask Sony about any future plans for A-mount? Or can I start selling my equipment now?

What if Sony...wait for it...made a DUAL A-E camera, where the sensor adjust's for the lens.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 05:32 UTC

Can I adapt these big lenses to my CanNik camera?!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 04:54 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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Rod McD: The A7r's forte should arguably lie in landscape and travel photography and I would have thought that a small high grade WA prime lens a good step wider than the 35mm was just crying out to be an early focal length. I'm thinking of a 24mm f2.8. There's still no sign of it. That and the offering of a front end adapter instead make me wonder whether there's an intractable mismatch between the registration distance, sensor micro-lenses and VWA lens design. I've never been convinced by front end adapters, but to be fair we'll have to see how it performs.

Front adapters are for video cameras, not cameras. Lazy Sony are cheating us.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
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