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Sonyshine

Sonyshine

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maxnimo: Think about this:

99.9% of Earthlings don't know what depth of field is.
99.95% of Earthlings don't know what an F-stop is.
99.99% of Earthlings don't know what dynamic range is.
99.995% of Earthlings don't know what a raw file is.
99.999% of Earthlings would never mess with raw files.

...the other 1% are aliens?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 18:43 UTC

Absolutely spot on!

For personal shooting I have moved to Nikon 1 gear as is light, fast, decent IQ and above all FUN!

For wedding work we now use Canon 5D latest versions and they are good but fun they ain't.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 13:18 UTC as 212th comment

http://petapixel.com/2015/07/09/anti-freedom-of-panorama-proposal-rejected-by-eu/

Good to see common sense prevail!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 18:15 UTC as 3rd comment
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Sonyshine: I think the DXO One has jumped a generation on this and the Sony QX cameras. Back to the drawing board guys!

Guys - you are looking at it wrong - you are looking at it from a photographers perspective.

These contraptions don't sell to photographers - we prefer to use a camera - its almost as bulky as a camera and a faff to use so why bother if you own a decent camera ( I'm an ex QX user)

The DXO One and its like sell to mobile phone snappers who fancy a bit of extra IQ or reach - and that's why I think DXO have got it right..... although I may well be very wrong! :))

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 07:32 UTC

I think the DXO One has jumped a generation on this and the Sony QX cameras. Back to the drawing board guys!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 18:20 UTC as 53rd comment | 6 replies
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (302 comments in total)

Damned with faint praise....OUCH!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 74th comment
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

Its certainly a game changer!

Lets see how the competition respond.

Great article too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 18:59 UTC as 227th comment | 2 replies

A fascinating interview. Thank you.

Sony are certainly powering ahead with their sensor technology - its great to see what they are doing with 1" sensors as well as their FF technology.

Keep it up Sony - everyone will benefit from strong technology and innovation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:12 UTC as 57th comment

An excellent and well balanced article!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 122nd comment
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (599 comments in total)
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mosc: How the F can you shoot 600mm without a viewfinder? Anybody?

I sometimes shoot t 810mm equivalent with my Nikon 1 cameras just using the rear screen - its fine on a tripod or when well braced - but I do agree an EVF is really necessary for most occasions.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:12 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (599 comments in total)
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W5JCK: The original G1 X remains the only decent "X" model of the "G" series. And even it had a lackluster Canon sensor, compared to Sony sensors. But it did have a VF and a fully articulating LCD and plenty of dials and buttons. The other "X" models of the "G" series have all been too compromised by cost saving design changes to be worth buying. And while 600mm f/5.6 sounds good to the uninitiated, that translates into a slow lens that would be as dark as an f/10 on an APS-C sensor camera. So if you are going to shoot at 600mm the subject better be well lit, otherwise you better use a tripod and a long shutter and hope nothing moves within the FoV. And at 600mm f/5.6 I bet it is not sharp anywhere but perhaps in the center. Most likely that lens will need to be stopped down to at least f/8 and possibly f/11 to get a reasonably sharp image beyond the center.

F5.6 is F5.6 whatever the lens - the equivalent depth of field will be different however. It wont be scarily dark.

A 1" sensor starts to suffer from diffraction after F8 so this lens should be very sharp at F5.6

I have been shooting Nikon 1 cameras with their 1" sensors for a long time now and regularly shoot at f5.6 and 810mm equivalent focal length without any problems at all.

My only gripe with this camera would be the lack of an integral EVF and its silly high price.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 15:10 UTC
On Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (463 comments in total)

This Canon reminds me of Nokia churning out the same old gear while the newcomer steals their customers from under their nose.

Shame.

Canon ought to be blazing the innovation trail.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 89th comment | 2 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1089 comments in total)

Gobsmacked!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:10 UTC as 244th comment
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)

WOW!
Kudos Sony!

I really like this camera - will I buy one?

Nope!

I can't afford it - but its terrific seeing Sony pushing the envelope of camera tech!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 309th comment

I want one!

Nay...

.... I NEED one!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 22nd comment
On Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene article (131 comments in total)

Well I have put my money where my mouth is and ordered a J5 - I'm looking forward to it!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 17:29 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (573 comments in total)

Its a superb camera for traditionalists - and there is nothing wrong with that.

I just can't understand why Nikon can't get to grips with live view, video, wifi and other modern technology - or why they can't put the D7200 innards into a sturdy pro body and make the D400 ?

They are betwixt and between with this camera - excellent though it may be.

Its neither cutting edge technology or die hard traditional in a bullet proof body.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 17:58 UTC as 139th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (248 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: An impressive camera phone I would really quite like - the only thing that really puts me off ( price apart) is the complete lack of any lens protection - I can see it getting damaged and messed up too easily.

No, there is no lens cap.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 17:55 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (248 comments in total)

An impressive camera phone I would really quite like - the only thing that really puts me off ( price apart) is the complete lack of any lens protection - I can see it getting damaged and messed up too easily.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 18:22 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies
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Thoughts R Us: If you buy a Monochrom, and have the cash to do so, and have the serious interest in photography to do so, and you use the Photos app, then you almost deserve to have your data blown up :)

Now of course I'm being facetious...but really, what in the world is anyone with a Monochrom doing using the Photos app...or before that, the iPhoto app?

That would be like buying a Porsche and then putting it through one of those cheap mechanical car washes.

Of course Apple needs to respond to this...and they most likely will...but this has to be a very limited use case scenario.

Absolutely!

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2015 at 21:30 UTC
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