rjjr

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If the M5 had been offered 2 years ago, I'd still be working with Canon cameras and lenses instead of Sonys, but I'd now be seriously considering switching over to the A6300.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 200th comment

I'm interested to see how it compares to the current Sigma 150-600 C I now use instead of the 2 original Tamron 150-600s I had.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 38th comment
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WillemVO: As far as lens choice is concerned: Just try the very affordable 19, 30 and 60mm Sigma 2,8 DN ART lenses on your Sony and you'll flabbergasted by their extraordinary quality ! Forget the Sony/Zeiss range zooms, they are just no match. And your entire equipment will still hold in a very small case.

Yes, I owned and worked with the EF 70-200 f/4 L IS for several years. It's still one of my favorite Canon lenses. Adapted (Commlite and more recently Sigma MC-11) to the A6000 and A6300 it was OK with manual focus but AF was very slow on the A6000 and somewhat better on the A6300 but only with very limited AF modes. I compared the lenses on my A6300 in the shop. I didn't save any comparison shots. I found the FE 70-300 was sharper in MF as well as AF and it gives me full AF functionality. Plus it has a very reasonable minimum focus distance of just 90cm for closeups.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
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WillemVO: As far as lens choice is concerned: Just try the very affordable 19, 30 and 60mm Sigma 2,8 DN ART lenses on your Sony and you'll flabbergasted by their extraordinary quality ! Forget the Sony/Zeiss range zooms, they are just no match. And your entire equipment will still hold in a very small case.

I managed very well with just those lenses plus a decent copy of the 16-50 kit for quite a while on my A6000 and A6300 while relying on my Canon gear for my longer lenses and zooms.

I soon wanted a zoom similar to one of my favorite Canon lenses, the EF 70-200 f/4 L IS, for my A6300 so I wound up replacing it with the Sony FE 70-300 G OSS which also had the benefit of replacing my EF 300 f/4 L IS. On my A6300 the Sony lens provides better sharpness, IQ and AF, plus the sale of my two Canon lenses it replaced more than paid for the Sony lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 15:57 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)
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rjjr: This might be touted as a game changer but it's a game I'll never be able to afford to play so it means bupkis to me.

If I was going to use a rental it'd be a Phase One.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 19:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)

This might be touted as a game changer but it's a game I'll never be able to afford to play so it means bupkis to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:51 UTC as 93rd comment | 3 replies
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rjjr: Has Sigma improved the high ISO performance of their sensors over the last iteration?

"By gokhankuzo

Because this camera not for beginners and easy shooters. .. For pros high iso is 200. ..200 is very very high iso for real photographers."
----That's nonsense.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 15:05 UTC
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rjjr: Has Sigma improved the high ISO performance of their sensors over the last iteration?

That's disappointing.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
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Everlast66: Looks like for the design of the back panel they hired a washing machine designer ;p

Why is the finder in such an awkward position, and why make the grip shorter, when the main advantage of large bodies is a large grip.
They also made this gigantic body and didn't even put a flippable screen?

I was thinking it looked more like a microwave oven. The finder does look to be in an unfortunate location.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 11:46 UTC

Has Sigma improved the high ISO performance of their sensors over the last iteration?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 11:45 UTC as 58th comment | 7 replies

I see the camera phone as the modern day Kodak Brownie, but a lot easier to carry around.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2015 at 21:29 UTC as 58th comment

Polarizing filter...

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 22:38 UTC as 14th comment
On article Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 (339 comments in total)
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Free Jazz: no EVF...

No EVF - No Sale...maybe next time.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:28 UTC
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rjjr: I'm very interested in seeing how the 90mm macro compares to my Canon 100L IS macro (with adapter) on my A6000.

Regardingthe pricing: Both of these lenses are priced about the same (90mm is $50 more) but add the cost of the adapter to use the Canon on the A6000 and the 90mm winds up costing less.

Oops, my mistake the price of the 90 is 999 Euros, not dollars, which puts a different spin on it. Sorry for any confusion.

At current conversion rates that puts the price of the 90mm about $130 more than the 100L IS and the adapter I selected. Still, not so bad especially if the 90 performs better than the the adapted 100 in regards to AF speed, focus accuracy and stabilization.

If a more expensive adapter is selected for the 100, the 90 is a couple of hundred less.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
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Walt Schwab: So Sony's into making coffee mugs now... what a laugh.
How about spending your time on production of REAL lenses instead of empty promises.

Getting close to dumping Sony

I have a Canon 24-105 coffee cup.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 12:57 UTC

I'm very interested in seeing how the 90mm macro compares to my Canon 100L IS macro (with adapter) on my A6000.

Regardingthe pricing: Both of these lenses are priced about the same (90mm is $50 more) but add the cost of the adapter to use the Canon on the A6000 and the 90mm winds up costing less.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 12:49 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: The astronomy community would be very interested in this sensor.

Not to mention law enforcement, the military and other government agencies.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
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rjjr: Who holds the copyright on the photos when a camera is set up in a forest and the shutter is triggered by a motion detector?

Would the EXIF notation be valid in the monkey issue?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 11:35 UTC

Who holds the copyright on the photos when a camera is set up in a forest and the shutter is triggered by a motion detector?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 10:20 UTC as 366th comment | 4 replies
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Hugo808: Bet I could mimic this in Lightroom. Just gimme five minutes....

No photograph is "real"

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
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