Sonyshine

Sonyshine

Lives in United Kingdom Dorset, United Kingdom
Joined on Dec 23, 2012
About me:

http://www.ipernity.com/home/i.kirk

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A brilliant idea - I'm hoping they come to the UK soon! I would buy one!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 15th comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (553 comments in total)

If it had a different badge on it then sales would skyrocket.

For some reason the Samsung brand is sneered at by many photographers and I fear that the branding is what will hold this excellent camera back?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:43 UTC as 143rd comment | 7 replies

Why on earth did Apple have to infuriate so many existing iPhone users by dumping unwanted U2 music onto them?

Following closely behind the recent iCloud nude celeb photo scandal this "abuse" of iCloud by Apple themselves is going to raise many questions in their customers minds as to how trustworthy iCloud really is!

It's certainly annoyed and worried me!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 20:16 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
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Mike Ronesia: I don't like reviews like this. I have a full set of M4/3 lenses and want to read about the GH4 without adding info about some other system that I'll never use. It's just confusing as all the information gets mixed together. I know my GH3 and am trying to decide if the upgrade is worth it, and this format is not helping at all.

This might be a fine second "alternative" review for someone deciding between systems. It is not what I have come to expect from DPR and if these group reviews are the way the site is headed, it's no longer of use for me.

I agree!

Its like 'official' trolling - almost a form of review flaming or click bait.

I dislike these comparisons too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 17:00 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)

Now its listed as discontinued?

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54196167

Bizarre!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 21:39 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Ricoh expands Q series with Pentax Q-S1 article (360 comments in total)
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Raist3d: The following photos were taken with the original Q body. The original Q did not have an 1/1.7'' sensor, but 1/2.3'' sensor which is even smaller.

http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp7492.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/patricktakingmyshot.jpg
Mandatory cat shot in all equipment discussion
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp6249.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp6968.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/godsave.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp4768.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp4981.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp5372.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp6122.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp3782.jpg
http://raist3d.typepad.com/files/imgp3887.jpg

Nice work! You know how to get the best out of this little camera!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 11:42 UTC

Fascinating - its amazing to think this aircraft and Concorde are products of the sixties - love that analogue cockpit!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (652 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Could everyone stop calling these cameras “Point and Shoot” cameras. This camera is capable of being used as a point and shoot but it is not limited to only that functionality like the category name suggests. Even professional cameras have a full auto mode like this camera does.

This is a Compact Mirrorless Fixed Lens Super Zoom camera. Nothing more. Nothing Less.

..it ain't compact..... ;))

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 15:44 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)

Well having seen the images being put up on here and on Flickr by the V3 users I definitely want one....at a sensible price! :))

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 20:36 UTC as 15th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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peevee1: Between fixed-lens Sony RX and Panasonic FZ1000 (and a horde others undoubtedly coming with this sensor) and dirt-cheap now m43 and Sony NEX cameras, the whole Nikon 1 system is as pointless as ever. Maybe if its 70-300 were not so overpriced, and it had a good specially made 1:1 macro it would be interesting for some applications.

Interesting that you spotted the macro potential. I use my V1 as my primary macro rig and its very very good indeed. Fast to focus, sharp and that wee bit of extra DOF to make all the difference, nice and light to hand hold in the field too. I use the Nikon 40mm micro lens on the FT1 adapter - but yes, a native macro lens would b e brilliant.

My V1 macro set:

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/i.kirk/album/637457

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 21:33 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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The Smoking Camera: Took the V3 to Tokyo last month. Fast, quiet and a nice variety of lenses that fit in a small bag. Not just a niche camera IMHO. A photo or two below.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3693924
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3693468
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3691100
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3691582

I still 'want' a V3, and a 70-300CX lens but together thats £2,000 or about $3,400 of your money! :((

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 21:30 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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Carlton Foxx: This is definitely not a Hasselblad H5D-200, but if you look at the samples you can see what this camera is awesome at: it's a lifestyle camera for people who want to document their travels, their kids, and their nightlife without the bulk of a DSLR but with great focus and impressive color. I see it as a camera for high-tech people who have enough disposable income for a cool and different camera, but not enough for a Leica; people on their way up. Early-career engineers, or a vet just out of school... This is not the camera for stockbrokers or executives.

As the review says: nothing else offers the same balance of size, autofocus, and interchangeable lenses.

I'm a plumber and 1 series shooter.....never been called a Yuppie before! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 21:25 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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Michael_13: There's always something utterly idiotic about these Nikons:
V1 had a crippled mode dial this one has fiddly micro SD.

I'd really like to meet the guy at Nikon who is coming up with these "features".
;-)

He may be a 'she'.....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 18:35 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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Michael_13: There's always something utterly idiotic about these Nikons:
V1 had a crippled mode dial this one has fiddly micro SD.

I'd really like to meet the guy at Nikon who is coming up with these "features".
;-)

I think he works for Canon ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: For those Americans moaning that the V3 is expensive at $1200 USD just bear in mind that the V3 (incl EVF and grip ) in the UK is £1049 or at todays exchange rate $1797 USD.

If the V3 kit was sold at the equivalent of $1200 USD in the UK - £700 it would sell very well indeed!

Enjoy your low priced camera! :))

It won't sell well in the UK at current prices I noticed that someone was selling the V3 with lens at £700 on Amazon today - so prices are falling, once they do fall to sensible levels the V3 will sell - but not until prices do fall.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
In reply to:

The Smoking Camera: Took the V3 to Tokyo last month. Fast, quiet and a nice variety of lenses that fit in a small bag. Not just a niche camera IMHO. A photo or two below.
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3693924
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3693468
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3691100
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3691582

Stop it Joe!

You are making me want a V3 even more - even if they are the equivalent of $1797 in the UK!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)

For those Americans moaning that the V3 is expensive at $1200 USD just bear in mind that the V3 (incl EVF and grip ) in the UK is £1049 or at todays exchange rate $1797 USD.

If the V3 kit was sold at the equivalent of $1200 USD in the UK - £700 it would sell very well indeed!

Enjoy your low priced camera! :))

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 17:50 UTC as 64th comment | 8 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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Lucas_: It's yet an interesting camera, but I guess it'll need further development to cope with the competition later generation technology, mainly in IQ ( Nikon should just buy the Sony 1" sensor ). Price is definitely another big issue.

The Aptina sensors as used in all Nikon 1 series cameras do have on sensor PDAF - that is what makes their focusing so fast. They switch to CDAF in low light.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
In reply to:

Lucas_: It's yet an interesting camera, but I guess it'll need further development to cope with the competition later generation technology, mainly in IQ ( Nikon should just buy the Sony 1" sensor ). Price is definitely another big issue.

The big negative aspect of the Sony 1" sensors is lack of on sensor PDAF - this is what makes the Aptina sensor just so much fun to use - the blazing fast autofocus is just brilliant!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 14:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (625 comments in total)
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sandy b: I will get one just for birding, that makes it worth the price of the ticket alone. The V3 and CX70-300 cost over $2000, and is well worth it.

Look at the Nikon 1 forum at the BIF and other shots with the combo. Incredible. Hand held 810 mm equiv. with amazing AF. For low light I have my D600. For everything else I am getting a V3. I like how Nikon has reacted to the market and made the enthusiast model.

Now, either get the Sony sensor or tweak the Aptina, and it will be a do anything camera.

Maybe by the V12......

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 13:56 UTC
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