Pr B

Pr B

Lives in United States Minneapolis, MN, United States
Joined on Sep 24, 2011

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  • Created discussions Speed of LX100 Autofocus?
    How fast does the LX100's autofocus accurately and reliably focus? I had an LX5 and was very happy with it. From there, I moved on to mirrorless cameras (Panasonic and Sony) and DSLRs. I presently ...
  • How fast does the LX100's autofocus accurately and reliably focus?
    I had an LX5 and was very happy with it. From there, I moved on to mirrorless cameras (Panasonic and Sony) and DSLRs. I...

  • What is your advice?  It is worth upgrading from a NEX-6 to an a6000?  Are the improvements well worth the cost? Or should I skip a generation (my usual practice), and wait for the successor to the ...
  • I'm shooting with a NEX-6.  VERY impressed with the IQ coming out of it.  I use the E PZ 16-50mm OSS and the E 55-210mm OSS lenses and am quite satisfied with both. What is Sony's roadmap for their ...
  • Justin, THANKS!  That is exactly the helpful response I was hoping to receive!  Very helpful. I'll try the converter.  Seems like a great way to get some reach, without having to completely change ...
  • I came into this with the question of trading my Sony NEX-6 (with 55-210mm lens) for  Nikon D3300 (with 55-300mm lens).  My thinking was longer zoom, faster AF, faster aperture.  And I was ...
  • Okay, then:  The cropped DSL yields significantly better IQ than a super zoom? I used to use a super zoom, and was frustrated with how unsharp the images were.  I've been exceedingly happy with my ...
  • So, which reliably yields better IQ:  A super zoom at 1,200mm equivalent--or a DSLR with a 300mm cropped to a comparable image?  Especially when not in direct sunlight but under a tree canopy? That ...
  • Sorry, I thought I was responding to wb2trf 's post right before that. My confusion remains.  I hear folks saying that cameras with smaller sensors and longer zooms can generate competing IQs as a ...
  • So, in bright sunlight, a super zoom will be the equal of, or perhaps even outperform, a DSLR, IQ-wise?  Okay, great. Much of where I live and go, though, is under tree canopy.  It might be bright ...
  • To clarify, so the IQ off an SX50, zoomed to, say, 800mm equivalent, is comparable to the IQ off a D3300 with a 55-300mm, cropped to create a comparable scene? Surely the larger sensor (both in ...
  • Hmm.  Maybe the problem was the way the pictures were downloaded to Shutterfly?  I know JPEGs lose IQ the more you edit them and depending on the manner of file transfer.
  • I got into birds with a Nikon P500.  Got some GREAT pictures.  But when it came to printing them in a book (as we did for gifts), I was embarrassed by the pictures.  They looked great on the ...
  • Concur, that this is pretty much the most reach I can squeeze out of the Sony NEX.  Unless they get to work on their lens roadmap. And that the Nikon has the greatest options for growth.
  • For the record, I estimate the volume of the Sony NEX-6 with 55-210mm lens at 687 cm^3, and the weight at 632 g.  The Nikon D3300 with 55-300mm lens at 1,482 cm^3 and 990 g. That a bump of 116% in ...
  • Hmm! Small bulk, fast AF, decent zoom range! How's the IQ? I'm used to APS-C with the Sony NEX. The Nikkor 1 zoom is 30-110mm, max equivalent focal length of 297mm.  With that lens, you're saving ...
  • Nice.  A teleconverter could get the equivalent focal length over 600mm. If I were to stick with the Sony NEX-6, that would be a viable option.  But the DSLR offers faster AF and brighter aperture ...
  • For that kind of push, we're looking at adding some serious bulk. I'm trying to travel light, within the constraints of APS-C IQ.
  • Excellent question.  If I were to move from the Sony NEX-6 (with the 55-210) to the Nikon D3300 (with the 55-300), I would sell the Sony.  So I'd limit my expenditure to $300 or so. I appreciate ...
  • I have a Sony NEX-6, with the 55-210mm lens. The lens is a little slow/dark at 210mm: f/6.3. And AF at that length can be a bit spotty. I use my camera mainly for birding and for hikes in the woods ...
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