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Rooru S: Anyone here knows if the Continuous Drive speed of 5 fps is with AF-C? or just the usual AF-S first shot and the rest AF locked?

It's supposed to be with actual AF this time.

It's probably hit or miss like other mirrorless cameras though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1281 comments in total)
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R. Scott Sherman: I use the Olympus EM-1. Which is a great micro 4/3rds camera. But I'm actually thinking about getting this. I did sell my D700. The reason I miss FF is because it really reminds of shooting with 35mm film. I guess it may be an age thing.

Then just do it. The D750 sounds like a great camera. Great IQ and great AF.

But best to keep both or you might miss the EM1. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 21:33 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1281 comments in total)

Sounds good.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 19:15 UTC as 27th comment
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (145 comments in total)

I'd be curious to try it, if it were in a store.

I usually find camera features to be so slow in smartphones. Maybe this one is different since it's camera first.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 18:16 UTC as 58th comment
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kodacolor: Sony is catching up with olympus' OM-D line

The lens problem is a quantity issue. Naturally, the system is only one year old, but it still competes with fully mature FF DLSR's. I bought a nikon for this reason first and foremost (better AF, better build and an OVF were also reasons but less so).

And Sony has a bit of catch 22 in terms of lens design. Removing the mirror box doesn't make lenses small automatically, Sony has to compromize lens specs to make them small (relatively speaking) but that makes the lenses less impressive compared to the speed of FF DSLR lenses. If Sony tries to compete on speed, the lenses get bloated and people complain there too.

And mike9999 as a m43 shooter, ha ha, that's funny. I'm a Sony man too because I still have an A100 around somewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 14:02 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden article (113 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: Preferred the image before it was cropped. I don't think there was "way too much foreground" in the pre cropped image. The final image has dramatic light but is not quite compelling as a composition, in my opinion.

Thanks for posting your image and your thoughts, though.

maljo

I also prefer the uncropped version.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
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Matz03: I really want to like Sony and the A7 options, but news like this further proves to me that sony is an electronics company and treat the camera market like they are TVs. So now there are 4 FE bodies, rumors of another PRO body in a month and how many native FE lenses? 5? 6?

On another note, a year from now there should be some more lens options and used A7 bodies to be had for $500 looks rather appealing.

The thing is, when photo users shop, most don't weigh the complex product release history of each brand, they're interested in the here and now with maybe an eye on the near future.

The relatively modest selection of native FE lenses is a downside. It's not something abstract, it's real and it contrasts with other systems, no matter how the competition got there.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 07:21 UTC
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rsf3127: Very nice upgrade from Sony.

But I believe Sony should listen more to their customer base in order to become a major player in the upper bracket of the photographic equipment market.

Why doesn't Sony show some respect for the A7 owners delivering a nice firmware update along with the new model? That would be awesome!

There are a few things that I would like to have. For instance: if I set Clear Zoom, I want it to become fixed if I turn on and off the camera, unless I change it again. That would be very easy in a future firmware.

I would also like to be able to set MF magnification in a single click of a button. Nowadays, it is a double click process (it was better in the NEXes).

Stabilized primes would also be a plus, even if the new bodies will have IS. That would show respect for early adopters of their FF mirrorless bodies.

I could not care less for the apps that where the main focus of the last firmware, although they may be of some importance for some user.

Why accomodate?

One possibility is marketing. If you insist OSS is still best in some areas then native lenses with OSS will still be perceived as better than native lenses without OSS. This helps makes the sales pitch for OSS lenses and still puts them in more favorable light than third-party lenses, often without OSS.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 23:33 UTC
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rsf3127: Very nice upgrade from Sony.

But I believe Sony should listen more to their customer base in order to become a major player in the upper bracket of the photographic equipment market.

Why doesn't Sony show some respect for the A7 owners delivering a nice firmware update along with the new model? That would be awesome!

There are a few things that I would like to have. For instance: if I set Clear Zoom, I want it to become fixed if I turn on and off the camera, unless I change it again. That would be very easy in a future firmware.

I would also like to be able to set MF magnification in a single click of a button. Nowadays, it is a double click process (it was better in the NEXes).

Stabilized primes would also be a plus, even if the new bodies will have IS. That would show respect for early adopters of their FF mirrorless bodies.

I could not care less for the apps that where the main focus of the last firmware, although they may be of some importance for some user.

You guys haven't read the NEX forum where the last 4 years were spent, among other things, arguing that OSS is better and IBIS is inferior/not necessary. Or that any IS system was for noobs and old people anyway.

That narative will likely change now

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
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Svetoslav Popov: Wow, what happened to modern ergonomic design? This is not only one ugly body, i bet it hurts in the hands. Great functionality though.

You tell me. I don't use the ignore feature.

But I know even if it worked, you would not use it either despite claiming that you do/would.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
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Svetoslav Popov: Wow, what happened to modern ergonomic design? This is not only one ugly body, i bet it hurts in the hands. Great functionality though.

Some might consider this stalking, quezra.

You have an ignore list, you keep reminding people I'm in it and why I'm in it yet you fail to even follow it.

It's still strange you took issue with a comment about degrees (how different is the camera) rather than intrinsic quality (it blows) that started this sub discussion.

I suggest you stick to discussions at hand. You want to disagree with anything, fine by me, but stop making it personal. No amount of smilies will change that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 22:56 UTC
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Svetoslav Popov: Wow, what happened to modern ergonomic design? This is not only one ugly body, i bet it hurts in the hands. Great functionality though.

The design is almost unchanged from the original A7 body.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
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brownie314: Forgive me if this question has been answered - but is the A7 now discontinued?

Cool then wait.

Even if you miss the clearance sales, the used market will probably be flooded with even cheaper A7s'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:39 UTC
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G1Houston: Please add built-in flash and touch screen (with touch AF) to the next version of the A7, and put a bigger battery in. In terms of battery life, the Nikon D750 rated with the flash on can shoot 1200 shots ...

Yeah, those 3 features, but the camera should also be faster.

They're probably saving the speed factor for the rumored "pro" A9, with a "pro" price to match.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:35 UTC
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Morpho Hunter: Presumably, in return for the superb IBIS, Olympus will get a superb sensor for the E-M5 replacement from Sony....?

It's surprising it didn't happen with the first A7. Sony must have rushed the first version to market.

The 5-axis IBIS tech is kinda old already.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:31 UTC
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brownie314: Forgive me if this question has been answered - but is the A7 now discontinued?

If it's released in the States, the A7 will most likely be discontinued. There's little price difference between the two.

There should be deals with the original A7 coming soon then, if you're interested.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:29 UTC
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Zeisschen: Looks like Nikon marking the end of the DSLR Era.

FF mirrorless system next year?

The DF was a disappointment first and foremost because it was an overpriced D610, with some D4 bits and an unnecessary retro design.

It still has its defenders but I personally think it's a pointless camera. Nikon "Dismal Failure" like Kai Wong from DRTV called it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
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Zeisschen: Looks like Nikon marking the end of the DSLR Era.

FF mirrorless system next year?

Just turn the conversion around.

You, as a Sony mirrorless user, might be interested to see another FF mirrorless. You've accepted the many compromises and limitations of an underdevelopped system and you're certainly used to a company that doesn't stay focused.

But if you've invested in a great developed system, talk of a move to a new barebone mirrorless system may make sense in theory, but there's little incentive to be excited about it. It's not fear per se, more like there's not much in it for you at this point.you might even see it as an unnecessary distraction.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

I sense an unusual amount of fear for something as trivial as a compact camera review.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 08:48 UTC as 100th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (736 comments in total)

Double wow.

1. Relatively fast review.

2. High score for that type of camera.

Impressive

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 18:37 UTC as 191st comment
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