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On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (350 comments in total)
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Infinal: What will Ken Rockwell have to criticize about this lens? That it’s too heavy, too distorting, too black, reads “SONY” instead of “CANON” as all lenses should? Cast your chips now, gentlemen!

He'll claim that the (overpriced, according to him) 55mm is the only lens worth carrying.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 06:29 UTC

4k @ 60 Hz but it's MJPEG and no log profile and no focus/exposure assists? Make up your freaking mind Canon, is it for video or isn't it?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 06:19 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2458 comments in total)
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legokangpalla: Who makes the sensors for Fuji? Only sensor makers that make APS-C sized sensor are Sony, Teledyne, and Samsung.

The underlying chip has historically been Sony, with Fuji's CFA over top.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 18:32 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (738 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: One correction to the video section - you mention 4K is limited to 3 minutes, but that isn't a Nikon limitation, it's a limit of the FAT32 formatting standard that limits individual file size to a maximum of 4GB.

Also, video time is not limited when using an external recorder, which I imagine any serious videographer would have.

Both are very important caveats when presenting the limitations as disadvantages.

Yes, FAT32 is limited to 4 GB files. 3 minute files aren't 4 GB large, though. Additionally both XQD and SDXC require exFAT, not FAT32. So there's no 4GB file size limit on those cards.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 06:37 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (738 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: One correction to the video section - you mention 4K is limited to 3 minutes, but that isn't a Nikon limitation, it's a limit of the FAT32 formatting standard that limits individual file size to a maximum of 4GB.

Also, video time is not limited when using an external recorder, which I imagine any serious videographer would have.

Both are very important caveats when presenting the limitations as disadvantages.

By the way, if a 3 minute file is 4 GB, as you're suggesting, that implies a bit rate of approximately 182 Mbps. That is not likely, particularly in an AVCHD format.

The D5 is obviously not meant to be a video camera. I'm just puzzled about why the 3 minute restriction - the 4 GB limit claim is entirely without basis or evidence.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 06:04 UTC
On article Nikon's New D5 and D500 Push the Boundaries of DSLR (738 comments in total)
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DualSystemGuy: One correction to the video section - you mention 4K is limited to 3 minutes, but that isn't a Nikon limitation, it's a limit of the FAT32 formatting standard that limits individual file size to a maximum of 4GB.

Also, video time is not limited when using an external recorder, which I imagine any serious videographer would have.

Both are very important caveats when presenting the limitations as disadvantages.

So ... the time limit is obviously not connected to the 4GB limit in any meaningful way.

Personally I think it's absurd that a $6,500 full size DSLR requires an external recorder to record 1.5x crop video, while at the same time delivering 8 bit 4:2:2 non-LOG output. You say people will buy an external recorder if they're serious about video. I say they'll look right past Nikon to someone who knows what they're doing.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 04:24 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Aroart: Is it true that it can only shoot 4k for 3 min.

Ah, let me rephrase - there is a 4 GB file size limit, but that is not the cause of the 3 minute record limit on the D5. 4K is big but it's not nearly THAT big.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 02:53 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Aroart: Is it true that it can only shoot 4k for 3 min.

"internal clip limit of 4gb" is absolutely not true - the D500 is recording same exact format and bitrate with the usual 29m59s limit, with the same exact processor.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Digitalis32: That's it, the final nail. The Mirrorless dinosaur is dead.

Seriously? Look at your own post history, you do nothing BUT troll the forums and news posts. Do you even own a camera?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Aroart: Is it true that it can only shoot 4k for 3 min.

That's what the Nikon spec sheet says, yeah. http://chsvimg.nikon.com/lineup/microsite/d500/common/pdf/technology-digest.pdf
Confirmed by multiple sources including Andrew Reid (EOSHD), Matt Granger, etc.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:05 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (550 comments in total)
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Digitalis32: That's it, the final nail. The Mirrorless dinosaur is dead.

This is silly. While both new Nikons are very nice, they don't fundamentally add anything that the 7D2 and 1DX weren't already doing. They're just specced a bit higher all around. DSLRs are still exactly where they were, for better or worse.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:03 UTC

I had really hoped the NX2 would hit all the right notes for me. Alas it seems that will not be the case. It's a pity, Samsung brought some excellent pieces to the table that just weren't quite packaged right.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 20:09 UTC as 80th comment
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Randy Veeman: All the A7RII bundles with a lens are over $4300. OUCH!

Some are willing to pay that much, but I'd bet 98% of prospective buyers would laugh at the price.
Just get the D750 with better performance and near identical IQ. It is a bit bigger, but can shoot faster FPS and such, AND their are so many native lens bargains with great IQ. Try to find a native 50mm F1.9 prime on the Sony for under $200 - ain't gonna happen!

I don't see any for $1300. I do see them for $1500, from one of the sellers that Canon is currently suing for their business practices of applying falsified serial numbers.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 01:30 UTC
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Nindy: It' seems this and the a7r ii are for cashed up enthusiasts, the pro's use majority canon & Nikon for stills and video pro's use mostly fs, c300 etcs.. If Sony released an apc mirrorless that does 4K I'm sure we would see big growth for Sony in enthusiast apc market, what is the hold up Sony?

The A7S sells tons to the wedding videographer crowd, which itself is doing relatively well as photographic markets go.

As for the higher end pros, I've met a couple teams from various places and the C100 is easily the big hit. I believe the Sony FS5 is aimed at that crowd - remains to be seen if it makes inroads.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2015 at 06:15 UTC
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (269 comments in total)

Dunno if anyone cares, but I love my RX10. It is in no way a competitor to my high end stuff, but you know what? I love shooting at concerts, and none of them let you enter with ILCs, even tiny NEX bodies. They all let me go in with the RX10 and I get great photos.

(And before someone complains, everyone's holding their damn phone up anyway. At least I'm getting something for the trouble.)

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 01:06 UTC as 52nd comment
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PVCdroid: The odd thing about this is that current Sony users have been content with Sony's compressed raw. This article indicates otherwise. It really doesn't please anyone because only anti-sony types were bitching about it.
....for the most part..

Maybe a few anti-Sony types will come around? At least it will mitigate the incessant bad press and reviews about it.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2155 comments in total)
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Frank C.: sold all my gear and didn't buy this, just sold all my gear, my iphone is sufficient for my photographic needs, the camera companies and their overpriced hype can stick it anywhere they want

And yet you bought Apple

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2155 comments in total)
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Frank C.: sold all my gear and didn't buy this, just sold all my gear, my iphone is sufficient for my photographic needs, the camera companies and their overpriced hype can stick it anywhere they want

Don't ask me, mister splurge on iPhones

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 22:28 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2155 comments in total)
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Frank C.: sold all my gear and didn't buy this, just sold all my gear, my iphone is sufficient for my photographic needs, the camera companies and their overpriced hype can stick it anywhere they want

An iPhone? Talk about falling for the overpriced hype. I'm using a Nokia flip for all of my photos.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 20:50 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2155 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: There is a very interesting review on youtube about this camera entitled "why I returned my A7RII". To summarize, it says: if you plan to use this camera solely for stills, then go for it and buy it, it is a truly fantastic camera. But if you plan to shoot videos of more than 15 minutes long, be aware that this camera will overheat even by freezing weather with the LCD moved away from the body and will stop working.

Sony has had big problems with the 4K videos until now and that is why they plan to release a new A7S in a much bigger body to overcome this problem. Also, be aware that the battery in the A7RII is pretty limited. Have a few spares closeby.

And at this price point, this camera should have come with a touch screen,I think.

Yeah - the A7R II is NOT a production video camera. Look to the A7S (II) or Sony's FS series bodies for that.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2015 at 01:23 UTC
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