Jonathan F/2

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On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2083 comments in total)

I shoot Sony, but Matt Granger's latest video on why he switched back to Nikon holds a lot of weight. Shoddy repair services doesn't bode well for a company that makes photographic equipment.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 18:03 UTC as 371st comment | 6 replies
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Glenn Barber: If not said previously - the most important question is - will this now work reliably and fast enough on a Sony A7RII or 6300 for BIF

@ Glenn Barber, go buy a Micro Four-Thirds camera, they have all the super telephoto lenses you need for cropped shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 17:17 UTC
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Glenn Barber: If not said previously - the most important question is - will this now work reliably and fast enough on a Sony A7RII or 6300 for BIF

I love mirrorless for a lot of things, but when it comes to fast action and moving subjects mirrorless sucks.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 06:01 UTC

These Sony sponsored events are cheesy. It's also lame that every camera review/news outlet has similar content. Who am I kidding though, If I was getting a paid trip, I'd wear a Sony cap and say it's the best thing since the invention of the camera!

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 05:09 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
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Jonathan F/2: There's some noticeable CA shot wide open. It's pretty ugly. It'll probably look better shot on an Olympus Pen-F!

Either way, your samples were enough for me to pre-order it. Plus fixing CA in raw isn't a big deal. I got it in M43 mount, I have a feeling the E-M5 II and this lens will get along well!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 15:36 UTC

There's some noticeable CA shot wide open. It's pretty ugly. It'll probably look better shot on an Olympus Pen-F!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 05:00 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (531 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

More like why would anyone want to buy anything Fuji with their slow as molasses focusing!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (531 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:28 UTC as 117th comment | 3 replies

Sigma has some of the best engineers when it comes to reverse engineering the AF processing of camera companies. Those Chinese adapter companies are nowhere near their level. Here's hoping they make a Nikon adapter!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 19:12 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies

Makes me not want to get rid of my D3S. The last solid camera Nikon made!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 06:12 UTC as 53rd comment

Canon is a juggernaut in the photo world. The world of photography is a better place with them leading the charge!

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 19:16 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (495 comments in total)

The DL 18-50 name really bugs me, why don't they call it the DL Wide or something like that? It's not an 18-50mm lens, but only in equivalency.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 15:18 UTC as 124th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Panasonic lenses and ZS100 (103 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Is that a plastic zoom ring on the 12-60? Panasonic too cheap to use rubber? No rubber, no sale for me!

The only metal ring Panasonic I've tried comes on the 12-32mm. That looks plastic just like the 14-140mm f4-5.6 lens. I don't get the aversion to rubber? Plastic is prone to more damage due to bumping and dinging, especially with a huge surface area like a zoom barrel. Rubber serves as both as grip and protective cover for your lens!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 16:53 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Panasonic lenses and ZS100 (103 comments in total)

Is that a plastic zoom ring on the 12-60? Panasonic too cheap to use rubber? No rubber, no sale for me!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 16:23 UTC as 8th comment | 7 replies

Where is the Coolpix A replacement? Why is Nikon is still playing with small sensor cameras?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:28 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies

The question is to get the 30mm 1.4 Art for M43 or E mount?

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:31 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies

Sucks being a Nikon shooter with Sigma glass and a Sony A7 series camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 05:17 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies

Camera. Of. The. Year! Pentax/Ricoh is pulling out all the stops! I can't wait to get my hands on this monster of a camera. Time to sell those obsolete Sony A7RII cameras now!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 43rd comment | 12 replies
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (519 comments in total)

Camera. Of. The. Year! I'm going to have to save my pennies for this beauty!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 01:41 UTC as 34th comment
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nikonosv: I am a professional fashion photographer and while I use a wider lens such as the 35mm occasionally, I believe this video needs to be taken with a grain of salt when it comes to photographing different types of people with a wider focal length.

Most of the models I photograph, are well proportioned, skinny/fit, have well defined facial features, and will just look good regardless what type of lens I use to photograph them. Likewise the models in this video tend to have fashion-esque features as well.

However, when photographing people that are either heavier set, wider, curvier, etc, I would not recommend using a 35mm or wider unless you really know what you're doing. Simply put, facial features will get exaggerated, meaning wide faces can end up looking chubbier, curvier bodies can end up looking bigger, and just plain unflattering. Short stocky bodies will end up looking even more compressed, etc you get the idea.

Variety is good but always keep the limitations in mind.

Basically good looking people look good regardless. Shooting normal people take actual photography skill to make look good!

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 03:49 UTC
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