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On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (273 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: They should have

- updated the 17-50 2.8 with VR and weight reducing tech
- made this F/4 through the FL range and made it cheaper

or my favorite

- used these resources to make some wide fast DX primes. No way am I gonna pay $700 for an FX prime to use on a DX body when the 35 1.8 DX is $200. They need an 11 2.8, 16 2.0 and 24 1.8 in DX to go with that.

F/4 to F/2.8 is only one stop. And that would make the lens smaller and cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 13:04 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (530 comments in total)
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PhotonCanvas: I am sure I am in the minority and will get a bath but... I still prefer Canon images to Sony's and I have both cameras. As far as focusing... action photographers need all the help they can get, others not so much.

Even though it's clear you are scared/jealous, you do make a good point. Different companies have different JPEG engines, and Sony's is not the best. Their RAW is also compressed which is the worst. However, both can be helped or fixed in firmware. Your Canon cannot get IBIS, mount and use AF on lenses from other mounts, increase its AF coverage or eliminate its front/back focus inaccuracies with a firmware update. I would rather have the camera with software issues than hardware issues.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (530 comments in total)
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Wild Light: OK so you get useless pics of sharp noses and mouths but with soft eyes with 3rd party lenses and I bet the eye detect focusses on the eye you don't want too as well.

I'll take manual focus please.

Lmao sour grapes much?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (273 comments in total)

They should have

- updated the 17-50 2.8 with VR and weight reducing tech
- made this F/4 through the FL range and made it cheaper

or my favorite

- used these resources to make some wide fast DX primes. No way am I gonna pay $700 for an FX prime to use on a DX body when the 35 1.8 DX is $200. They need an 11 2.8, 16 2.0 and 24 1.8 in DX to go with that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 19:16 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3361 comments in total)

I don't see what the problem is. It looks competitive at the minimum and slightly more saturated RAW (which is a plus IMO). Can't see EXIF values here- how do the exposures compare? What lens did they use?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply

My big question is if the third party AF speed can be updated through firmware to older A7 bodies. Obviously they won't have the OSPDAF, but if they can get CDAF up to native body speed that could be a game changer.

I'm also curious about third party EF lenses through adapters... will that new Yongnuo 35/2 work? What about Sigma's zooms and primes? This can be a real gamechanger.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 12:41 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
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sportyaccordy: FE MOUNT PLEASE!!!!!

No it wouldn't. They could keep the lens as is and just change the mount and connections.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 18:06 UTC

FE MOUNT PLEASE!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:40 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
On Week in Review: Sony FTW article (302 comments in total)
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exapixel: Mirrorless, schmirrorless. I don't care if it has mirrors or not. Can you look at a large fine art print and tell me the price of the camera, its weight, and whether or not there were mirrors involved?

The image is all that matters. If I put an A7Rii on a solid tripod and shoot a landscape through a good lens with proper technique, process the raw output, and print carefully, will I get better results than I would with any other small format camera? That's really the only question in my mind when I read a review. If it turns out to be true, then it's upgrade time.

So I don't care about 4K video or the design points, like back-side illumination, that enable it. I don't care about weight, boxiness, price, image stabilization, or autofocus speed. I do care about bit depth, losslessness, dynamic range, shutter shock, "raw" artifacts, sensor reflections, and the "star eater" bug. I'm eager to read a real review for actual photography.

@exapixel I don't know man. As awful as it was in low light, the more I look at old pics, the more I see... my old D40 pretty much washed my NEX-C3 in good light... especially with a nice prime. I kind of miss it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 12:04 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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Mark Alan Thomas: Battery Life (CIPA): 290

Ouch.

Then go buy a Nikon or Pentax. I'd personally rather just buy a grip or carry some extra batteries. All the battery life in the world can't make up for IBIS, 4K and PDAF with third party adapters.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)
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Mark Alan Thomas: Battery Life (CIPA): 290

Ouch.

Get a grip ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 12:03 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1256 comments in total)

This almost reads like an April Fools joke. Spec wise, aside from teh goofy USB 2.0 ports they pretty much nailed everything. No matter for me, this will hopefully just push A7Rs down through the $1K floor.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:16 UTC as 289th comment
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)

Nice. Hopefully the IIIs get even cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:09 UTC as 107th comment
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (303 comments in total)
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zsedcft: 4k for 5 minutes seems strange. Do you think it was because of heat issues or because they wanted to deliberately limit it to avoid eating into rx10 ii sales?

Definitely heat. That's probably the main hurdle with 4K at the moment. I would bet there is a significant cool down time too.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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Michael Uschold: I sure wish this would spawn the development of a wider seletion of affordable E-Mount lenses for NEX cameras. There are plenty of FE mount lenses coming on line, but their size and weight defeats the purpose of having small light camera.

I wouldn't freak yet. Just A Photographer is right about Sony's camera ADD, but as the new 28/2 shows an FE lens can be just as light and small as an E mount lens.

The only E mount lenses that still need development are WA/UWA primes and zooms. A non CZ 24/2, 16/2. 12/2-2.8 and a cheaper replacement for the 10-18/4 would be enough. There's no need for APS-C only lenses above 35mm IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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BartA: I was quite impressed with A7II until closer examination and reading reviews all over the net. For lightweight 24MP and better rated IQ why not a Nikon D5500? It's actualy lighter, focuses better and beats Sony A7II in several areas. See DxO Mark's sensor ratings. Not to mention other than a few good looking primes I see only one zoom anyone who matters rates well (16-35 f/4) As a travel shooter zooms are my sweet spot.
JMTCW

Yes, sorry I meant same depth of field, which would translate to the same exact photo and a 1.2 f stop disadvantage for the FX body. If thin DoF is OK than FX has the advantage, but sometimes you need *depth* of field, which evens things out and is not an uncommon situation. For example sometimes if my dogs are laying out I will try and get them both in focus in the shot. That requires me to go out as far as F/5.6 on APS-C, or F/8 on FF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 19:48 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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BartA: I was quite impressed with A7II until closer examination and reading reviews all over the net. For lightweight 24MP and better rated IQ why not a Nikon D5500? It's actualy lighter, focuses better and beats Sony A7II in several areas. See DxO Mark's sensor ratings. Not to mention other than a few good looking primes I see only one zoom anyone who matters rates well (16-35 f/4) As a travel shooter zooms are my sweet spot.
JMTCW

I cant view Imgur where I am now, but from what I see:

Color depth: A7
DR: D5500
Low light ISO: as I said, normalize for sensor area- an FX camera at the same F stop and ISO will need 1.2 stops longer shutter speed to maintain exposure. So you have to divide the FX ISO by that 1.2 stops for a fair comparison, which is a huge gripe I have with DxO. When you do that, the A7II is ISO1065 vs the D5500's ISO1438. So again advantage D5500.

But like I said, for general shooting Nikon's DX lens selection sucks. I like a fast 35mm equivalent, fast 50mm equivalent, an ultra-wide zoom and a tele zoom. Sony has all four for DX and FX. Nikon doesn't have a fast DX 35mm (24mm), which would be my indoor workhorse. And their DX UWA zooms cost the same as Sony's faster 16-35. So its not cut and dry. If Nikon came out with some "Canon STM" style/price fast wide primes Id prob go back, but they show no indication of doing so.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:55 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

I dont like that they used "sales value" rather than "units"

A combo of both would be very telling. The market is shifting up, which bodes poorly for the average enthusiast.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:36 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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BartA: I was quite impressed with A7II until closer examination and reading reviews all over the net. For lightweight 24MP and better rated IQ why not a Nikon D5500? It's actualy lighter, focuses better and beats Sony A7II in several areas. See DxO Mark's sensor ratings. Not to mention other than a few good looking primes I see only one zoom anyone who matters rates well (16-35 f/4) As a travel shooter zooms are my sweet spot.
JMTCW

Well, for starters, crap wide prime selection, with nothing on the horizon. Limited to Nikon F lenses only. No IBIS, no weathersealing. Slower sync speed, no battery grip option (though you will need a grip for the A7II to hang with the D5500). Etc. etc.

When you normalize for sensor area, the D5500 is superior in IQ. But as Canon's dominance shows, people would rather go for a better system, which includes lens selection, than just raw IQ. People shoot more than MTF-50 charts and test scenes...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
On Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera post (36 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: If this is anything like the 20MP camera in my Z3, pass on it. The JPGs out of it are smeary, flat and just generally awful, and it doesn't do RAW. Even if it did, it wouldn't be worth the time spent processing files. I think the big issue is the lens. If they haven't fixed that it's DOA. The phone is excellent otherwise but the camera was a huge let down.

That's a real shame, and provides some insight into how complicated digital cameras actually are. In any case, if I'm out with my wife and we need to snap a photo with our phones I always reach for her Iphone 6. A real missed opportunity here.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 03:18 UTC
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