Jonathan F/2

Jonathan F/2

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On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (496 comments in total)

Better off getting an E-M1 and have the awesome 5 axis IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 00:05 UTC as 137th comment | 10 replies
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kewlguy: Better experience the real thing - save more money, at least get an A7/A7R and 50 Lux APSH.

A7/R? Better off getting a FF/FX DSLR that actually has lenses available right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 03:48 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (413 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Since probably less than 5% of these lenses go to professional users - in any sense of the word "professional" - they are primarily a luxury purchase to make the buyer feel special. It happens in all sectors of the consumer durables market. Yer pays yer money (or not) and yer takes yer choice. Personally I feel that knowing how to use the camera and what it's pointed at are about 95% of what's required to get decent results. But we all fall for this marketing nonsense to some degree.

I think real pros are buying the 50mm 1.8 G and banging out amazing shots with that lens at a fraction of the price.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 20:46 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Nikon should make a smaller AFS retro for the rest of us.

Umm, actually you can.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 16:22 UTC

A bunch of whiners on here. If you make any money with your camera gear, buy first party batteries or use AAs in a vertical grip.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:09 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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dylanbarnhart: Sony fragmentation continues. Just when you thought the Alpha was great, Sony tells you the SLT is better. Then the NEX came a long with even better image quality in smaller size. Then scratch that, full frame NEX is here. Oh and lenses you bought don't work now. If you're sick of buying lenses, then the RX superzoom is for you. Actually who needs a camera anyways, since we're all using camera phones nowadays. So scratch that and buy the QX lens camera instead. All you really sacrify is image quality.

But really, no matter what lenses you buy today, they won't work for yet another Sony system to be announced tomorrow. But don't worry, there will be adapters.

I thought Sony learned a lesson from their TV days. Guess not.

It's like throwing darts on the ceiling and seeing which will stick!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:25 UTC

Does this mean if you buy a dirt cheap warranted D600, will Nikon replace your shutter mechanism with one that doesn't splash oil onto your sensor? If so that would be a much better deal!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 06:04 UTC as 50th comment
On Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 article (488 comments in total)

Premium lens for rich doctors and dentists! Saying that, Nikon needs to get on the ball and either replace or release a premium 50mm. The 50mm 1.4 G is quite literally junk.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 16:13 UTC as 72nd comment | 3 replies

He's a white guy, photographing other white people. It's not like he dressed up as a lion and gained the trust of a pride of lions. Not exactly what I call hard photojournalism.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On Sigma USB Dock quick review article (139 comments in total)
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thxbb12: It's a great device, very much needed in order to fix potential AF inaccuracy due to camera/lens miscalibration inherently present with the traditional outdated PDAF tech.

Instead of buying this device I'm glad to have switched to mirror-less: AF inaccuracies are a thing of the past :-) Long gone is my frustration with AF micro-adjustments, etc. I now enjoy photography a lot more, no more AF frustration!

JWest...£20,000? Is that like $2? I have no clue what you're sputtering about!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 13:12 UTC
On Sigma USB Dock quick review article (139 comments in total)
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thxbb12: It's a great device, very much needed in order to fix potential AF inaccuracy due to camera/lens miscalibration inherently present with the traditional outdated PDAF tech.

Instead of buying this device I'm glad to have switched to mirror-less: AF inaccuracies are a thing of the past :-) Long gone is my frustration with AF micro-adjustments, etc. I now enjoy photography a lot more, no more AF frustration!

I have a Nikon V1 and indeed they hybrid focusing is good...in good light. In low light it loses that advantage. There is still merit in mirrored cameras and I consider it far from outdated tech.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 13:09 UTC
On Sigma USB Dock quick review article (139 comments in total)
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thxbb12: It's a great device, very much needed in order to fix potential AF inaccuracy due to camera/lens miscalibration inherently present with the traditional outdated PDAF tech.

Instead of buying this device I'm glad to have switched to mirror-less: AF inaccuracies are a thing of the past :-) Long gone is my frustration with AF micro-adjustments, etc. I now enjoy photography a lot more, no more AF frustration!

Outdated PDAF tech? That outdated tech still focus tracks moving subjects better than all the mirrorless cameras combined.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 08:05 UTC

This guy is a better photographer than many of the gearheads that fester on this site! Good stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 04:17 UTC as 77th comment | 1 reply

I think this service is great. Yes it cost money, but at least the option is there.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 08:20 UTC as 28th comment
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Jonathan F/2: Snooze. I've already used the Nikon V1 on jobs that required complete silence. Works perfectly.

In decent light, the V1 and FT-1 adapted lenses can easily blend into one's workflow side-by-side.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 20:12 UTC
On Just posted: Olympus PEN E-P5 real-world samples article (66 comments in total)

I think you guys at DPreview should spend more time taking compositionally more interesting photographs. I don't care that you use something like the 15mm f/8 body cap lens to shoot your E-P5 photos, just make your photos more pleasing to look at. These look like outtakes from someone accidentally pressing the shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 20:07 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies

Snooze. I've already used the Nikon V1 on jobs that required complete silence. Works perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 06:58 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Preview preview (115 comments in total)

$3000 and the Sony RX1's C-AF is nowhere near my bargain basement priced Nikon V1. Wake me up when the rest of mirrorless world actually gets decent continuous autofocus.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 20:22 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Samsung introduces 10mm F3.5 Fisheye for NX article (101 comments in total)
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Arn: Wow. Samsung keeps introducing interesting lenses, definitely a pretty good lens selection for a mirrorless system. This is one sexy fisheye! Great that they have put so much effort to reducing the size. The NX system deserves more fame! I hope Samsung will up the game with a follower to the great NX20, but will fix the loose diopter adjustment in an otherwise great EVF. It would be a shame to see a promising system dwindle due to no interesting camera bodies.

Samsung has the lenses, they just need to design a good looking body.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 17:02 UTC

The iPhone is done. Tracking hits on my websites show that Android based phones are in greater use.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2013 at 05:01 UTC as 12th comment | 8 replies
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