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On article Alpha-better: Sony a9 versus a7R II (482 comments in total)
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Dorkooken: Too bad Sony only releases new camera's and not offering any new updates to the older models like A7(r)(II) like Fuji "Kaizen" does....

I'm sure they could give the update menu, new AF improvements,etc... to current customers...
That's a reason I would hesitate to buy a new Sony next time...

You bought your camera because you were satisfied with its performance at the time of purchase. Otherwise you wouldn't have bought it. Did the new model somehow make your camera perform worse to make you feel entitled to an update? Let's be serious for a minute. I'm not aware that Sony advertises these products as upgrade-able anywhere in their literature or announcements. You pay for what's in the box at the time of purchase. There can be an expectation of critical bug fixes but not anything beyond. AF performance is dependent on the sensor as much as it is on anything else.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 13:06 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (765 comments in total)

Can Sony compete with Canon and Nikon? You are having a laugh. Open up your Nikon camera, it has a Sony digital imager inside it. Your Olympus? Your Panasonic? Your Fuji? Your smartphone? And soon your Canon. Sony carries the entire industry.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 13:29 UTC as 140th comment | 5 replies
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 comments in total)
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cmc1: In all seriousness though and I know this is a gear forum and all, but if you can't compose and master light, these spec's mean sh*t!.

you just know the Sony Forum will be full of hummingbird images, flower images, bloody cat images, and someones morbidly obese mom at a family gathering images when this thing comes out. Look at Canon and Nikon 1D's and D5 posts, not many, why? cus these folk are out trying to earn a crust with their cameras, not seeing how sharp the right eye of their cat looks from 2 feet away!

The mastery of light and composition is not a requirement for earning a crust with your camera equipment. Seems like you are confusing the two concepts.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1878 comments in total)

The most exciting part about this announcement is not really the A9 itself, which most of us are not in the market for, but the new sensor and electronic shutter technology that will most certainly make its way into the next A7 camera iterations. I absolutely cannot wait!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:58 UTC as 363rd comment | 2 replies
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cosinaphile: i wouda been all over these cameras if they had the sense to offer short flange distance like mirrorlesss should .... it could have been done with a dedicated adapter supplied with the camera that could have provided 2 flange distances to allow adapted lenses to be used with this innovative detail rich sensor

another to use the sigma long flange lens type with af

Exactly my thoughts OP. I have no interest in getting into the Sigma SA mount lenses as I suspect is the case for the majority of people

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:58 UTC

No fake smiles, no missed focus because you had to shoot with your expensive 85 at 1.4, no dramatic lighting to hide half of the face, no makeup. Simplicity at its finest. And the outrage is ok because good photographs are supposed to evoke emotions are all.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 58th comment | 9 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)

Soft-wide open at close focusing distances with weird halos around edges. Classic Fuji. Love it.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 40th comment | 8 replies
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TinyTempo: I think in 5-7 years the smartphone cameras + software will be so powerful that it'll replace most (if not all) so-called professional cameras. Imagine taking a picture and being able to modify the depth of field afterwards, without any meaningful differences to bigger sensors and fast lenses and probably even different bokeh options. It will happen.

In 5-7 years full frame sensors will be so cheap manufacturers will have to create sub $500 digital FF point and shoots just to offload their aging inventories. Whatever you can achieve with a small sensor, you can make better with a larger sensor. People who know what they want will not settle for the inferior solution.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 18:07 UTC

Dear Nikon, welcome to Sony Holdings Co.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 13:57 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply

Nikon going the way of Kodak... to extinction.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:45 UTC as 256th comment | 1 reply
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

Ken Rockwell, Lens rentals... the stuff I would read only during some kind of desperate artistic crisis funk.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 15:06 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

The trio of budget-oriented 28f2, 50f1.8, 85f1.8 is all I needed to jump into the system. Thanks Sony. Now waiting for the A7iii

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 59th comment | 6 replies
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kingslayer: Cheezy. Why doesn't he just become a painter or graphic artist? These are no longer pictures.

What do you mean? Photography is not more than recording light on a medium of choice. Just because you manipulate the light doesn't mean it's no longer photography..

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
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Gregm61: How many times does one buy the same lens, over and over and over....?

Zero. If you already have an X100 camera there's not much reason to buy it again unless you're a gear head.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 14:02 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (634 comments in total)

Truly an antique camera before it even got released. I still think of the small-sensor chunky DSLR's fondly. And laugh.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 01:43 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
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Tonkotsu Ramen: Interesting how pentax was able to produce a 5 axis IS DSLR with touchscreen before sony....

Since you claim to be so aware of everything you should know that the E mount replaced the A mount in the consumer space a long time ago. The A6500 is 10x the digital camera and it has both 5 axis stabilization and a touch screen.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 00:10 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)

Someone here made a sports car analogy to defend this new Leica masterpiece.

Here's the truth. This thing is no sports car. It's an old rusty clunker with a carburetor, no A/C, an acceleration of a paralyzed turtle and over-engineered, glorified window cranks for the price of a Ferrari.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 21:38 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: Why are the colors and tonality in Fuji images always dark and depressing? There is no brilliance and cheerfulness and life in them even in good light.

Here's a quick tip. Shoot raw and manipulate the bits to your heart's content

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 21:09 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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vscd: ...I'm interested how the fifth will be named ;)

X100 = original
X100S = second
X100T = third
X100F = fourth

so X100F2 :)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F steps up to 24.3MP, adds AF joystick (34 comments in total)

Fuji taking incremental updates to a new level - infinitesimal.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 14:56 UTC as 9th comment
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