Sonyshine

Sonyshine

Joined on Dec 23, 2012
About me:

Nikon 1 shooter...after many years of shooting Sony, Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras.

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Very nice Sony!

The first E mount camera to make me consider going back to Sony maybe?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 18:05 UTC as 269th comment
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fedway: Let's say you have an MBA from a top U.S. school and you are now working for Samsung strategic planning. Your company is No. 1 globally in smartphones and No. 1 globally in TVs but are under tough competition from the likes of Apple, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Lenovo, Huawei and a host of growing Chinese and other Asian competitors. Smartphones and TVs are hugely important markets now and in the future. Your company is also in the camera business where industry sales have been shrinking for several years and you are No. 6 or 7. What would you recommend?

But Lehmans....oh wait...they tried that already! :))

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 09:52 UTC

Why would a massive commercial organisation like Samsung want to continue to pursue their tiny market share in a rapidly declining industry?

It makes far more sense for Samsung to close its digital camera business and pursue other more profitable avenues.

If the cameras are discontinued then the last thing Samsung will do is announce it to the wider world - that would be a sure fire way to really upset its retail distributors - far better to give the shops a chance to sell out at a decent margin before pulling the plug.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 18:13 UTC as 272nd comment | 3 replies
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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 251st 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 5th 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 54th comment | 6 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (308 comments in total)

Damned with faint praise....OUCH!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 79th comment
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (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 228th 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 58th comment

An excellent and well balanced article!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:48 UTC as 122nd comment
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (608 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 article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (608 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 article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (470 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 94th comment | 2 replies
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

Gobsmacked!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:10 UTC as 249th comment

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 article Nikon 1 J5 and Samsung NX500 added to studio test scene (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 article Nikon D7200 Review (618 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 152nd comment | 3 replies
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