spontaneousservices

spontaneousservices

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fairfaxian: Anybody have enough Sony/Panasonic HANDS-ON experience to compare this to the Panny GH4? I was just about to pull the trigger on the GH4 as a 4K video cam w/SloMo (important features to me) As a Canon user, I have a collection of Canon glass -which I can adapt w metabones to either brand. Sony has a larger sensor, but the panny has an EVF, and a huge range of peripherals/accessories. Sony probably has better still IQ, and low light advantage. But I have never even held either cam in my hand (or any other sony for that matter) I love my Canon 7DII -but its a relative blunderbuss for size. And no 4K or SloMo video. Canon is typically slow to the feature wars, but I would tend to go with them if features were equal. Alas . . .

@Obelix, I just did find where to change settings and hereby humbly retract my comment. My a6000 just became even closer to perfect!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
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spontaneousservices: Would it be possible to shoot video with this _totally_ manual? I like my a6000 but when filming, its obligatory autofocus and auto WB irritate the hell out me.
Using an old Nikon MF lens solves the focus problem but not the WB...

...found it. (Menu settings only visible in video mode.) Great!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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spontaneousservices: Would it be possible to shoot video with this _totally_ manual? I like my a6000 but when filming, its obligatory autofocus and auto WB irritate the hell out me.
Using an old Nikon MF lens solves the focus problem but not the WB...

Mine doesn't. Was that a firmware update?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 11:17 UTC
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fairfaxian: Anybody have enough Sony/Panasonic HANDS-ON experience to compare this to the Panny GH4? I was just about to pull the trigger on the GH4 as a 4K video cam w/SloMo (important features to me) As a Canon user, I have a collection of Canon glass -which I can adapt w metabones to either brand. Sony has a larger sensor, but the panny has an EVF, and a huge range of peripherals/accessories. Sony probably has better still IQ, and low light advantage. But I have never even held either cam in my hand (or any other sony for that matter) I love my Canon 7DII -but its a relative blunderbuss for size. And no 4K or SloMo video. Canon is typically slow to the feature wars, but I would tend to go with them if features were equal. Alas . . .

As i said above, if this one is like the a6000 I would look elsewhere, you don't want WB to change during a take just because the camera won't let you put it on manual. The NEX5n is better in this regard!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:49 UTC

Would it be possible to shoot video with this _totally_ manual? I like my a6000 but when filming, its obligatory autofocus and auto WB irritate the hell out me.
Using an old Nikon MF lens solves the focus problem but not the WB...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (404 comments in total)
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dprived prev: to those amateur photographers (here or anywhere) who start bragging about the !!! superiority !!! of a mirrorless camera over an SLR first, but then quit doing so once they receive their proper answers from the pros or other knowledgeable and more experienced advanced amateurs; no offense, but:

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who's the dumbest of all?
Must be the girlie photog,
Who can't handle a large cam?!
Or maybe it is that obese m`am!?

;-)

Odds are, in a couple of years that comment will prove to have been short-sighted, if not narrowminded. But now already its sexism and fanboyism are quite apparent.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (404 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: I'm a bit surprised, or disappointed, that the thing still needs a mirror to smash up and down when exposing the image sensor. A bit of a retro camera!
Also, a fixed screen? Not quite my ultimate "swiss pocket knife"...

Only partly kidding! I would not be surprised if in a couple of years, the "R" in DSLR will be going the way of the typewriter, even in high-end cameras. Canon and Nikon will have their FF flagship cams in a smaller, lighter package with (of course, as always...) even better specs. Or, conversely, their flagship cams will have the same dimensions but with a larger image sensor, made possible by ditching the mirror. (Not for more but for bigger pixels.) If only because financially, nudging their high end customers to "upgrade" to a new lens line up wil be the smart thing to do once other upgrade routes have been exhausted or start to turn stale.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 19:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (404 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: I'm a bit surprised, or disappointed, that the thing still needs a mirror to smash up and down when exposing the image sensor. A bit of a retro camera!
Also, a fixed screen? Not quite my ultimate "swiss pocket knife"...

LOL! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (404 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: I'm a bit surprised, or disappointed, that the thing still needs a mirror to smash up and down when exposing the image sensor. A bit of a retro camera!
Also, a fixed screen? Not quite my ultimate "swiss pocket knife"...

allright I get some answers a bit down this page...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (404 comments in total)

I'm a bit surprised, or disappointed, that the thing still needs a mirror to smash up and down when exposing the image sensor. A bit of a retro camera!
Also, a fixed screen? Not quite my ultimate "swiss pocket knife"...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 15:39 UTC as 30th comment | 5 replies
On article 2015 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (222 comments in total)
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wolfloid: I just hope that Leica brings out a Q with a 40/2 pancake lens. Pleeeeease!

make that 50mm!

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On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)

of course it's too small to fit in a flip screen.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 23:01 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)

bottom of page 4: "[...] I'll just have to make due." - wouldn't you have to make _do_?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 11:38 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (326 comments in total)

35mm 1.8 (50mm equivalent)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 22:46 UTC as 31st comment
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AKH: I have been following Dpreview for around 15 years now and I don't like how it has changed over time. It is like the reviewers have become sort of fan-boys in their reviews. Just a few years ago the reviews were much more objective and balanced in my opinion.

Also I'd say that I never had any focusing issues with my D810 with fast primes down to f/1.4 and the new f/1.8 series from Nikon. Didn't even have to fine tune any of my lenses which was not the case with my previous camera the D800.

Maybe cameras in general are just getting better and better?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 22:28 UTC

Nice... I wish Sony would make something like this for the a6000

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2015 at 15:02 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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spontaneousservices: Can it do focus stacking?
and "panorama" stitching?

That's a very helpful answer.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:39 UTC

Can it do focus stacking?
and "panorama" stitching?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 20:24 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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spontaneousservices: What does "R" stand for?

Thanks! I _love_ aperture rings...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 13:53 UTC

What does "R" stand for?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 20:05 UTC as 32nd comment | 12 replies
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