lehill

lehill

Lives in United States Los Angeles area, CA, United States
Works as a Engineering (retired)
Joined on Apr 23, 2005

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alcaher: I like what Sony is doing . Great mirrowless, Ff cameras. Is there similar Aps-c sensor dslr that have this Af and features of this new camera .
I like this camera but seems to be too small body size for me.

Not yet, keep an eye out for the A77iii. Based on past release schedule (A77 -> A77ii), I speculate the A77iii may be released next year sometime with an A99ii-like Hybrid AF system.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
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cdembrey: If it's posted on FB, Ill never see it. Using social media only is OK if you don't want to reach a wide market. I guess press releases are a thing of the past.

"Using social media only is OK if you don't want to reach a wide market."

You're kidding right? FB says it had 1.7 billion monthly active users in June 2016 (http://newsroom.fb.com/company-info/). That's 23% of the entire world population (http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/).

Look, I'm 60 years old, an old fart. cdembrey, you have to get your head out of the sand. You'll get you're press release but only when the new flash is announced. You'll find a link to it here on DPR and other special interest websites and it'll be buried somewhere in the Metz corporate info webpage.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 05:44 UTC

In the other comments I see so many clever steps taken to prevent theft. Yet it seems the thieves are always at least 5 steps ahead of us. Here in St. Petersburg, Russia, thieves steal the lens right off this guy's camera he's wearing around his neck:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YWaloz-Duw

How do you defend against a thief that does it "professionally" every single day. Then shares/receives tips and lessons from his buddies and experienced oldsters. I guess the only thing to do is don't bring it if you don't want to lose it.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 03:49 UTC as 106th comment | 2 replies
On article Lensbaby Twist 60 real-world sample gallery (98 comments in total)
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OrdinarilyInordinate: Too bad it was only designed to cover a full frame circle, and there's no APS-C specific version :(
https://lensbaby.com/twist-60-full-frame-vs-crop-sensor/

Perhaps using the Lensbaby on an APS-C would produce subtler results.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
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lehill: Well this is pretty expensive and altogether weird. According to Sony(1) and Brian Smith's Jul 13 blog the transmitter is only compatible with the A7xII cameras after a coming firmware update.

That's just totally weird. I can't believe Sony would develop such a specialized and limited wireless flash system.

(1) http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/accessories/?mdl=FA-WRC1M&area=us&lang=en&cnt=us&cat=9

Oh, don't misunderstand. Having the firmware update capability (and the actual updates coming soon) is a good thing. I have no complaints about that.

As it stands now, this new Sony system will only work on 3 cameras. I don't think there's a difference in the existing TTL flash system (on-camera and remote) in the current camera line-up. I'm happy you're optimistic about increased compatibility, for some reason I can't muster up the same optimism. We shall see, I honestly hope you're right.

The newest Phottix and Godox remote TTL triggers look great but there aren't any plans to produce Sony-compatible TTL receiver units (unlike the Canon- & Nikon-compatible versions). The only Sony-compatible TTL receivers are built into the Phottix or Godox flashes. So us Sonians, and only Sonians, would be locked into the Phottix or Godox system as you choose.

As things stand now I'm feeling lousy about all these limitations I'm seeing. Perhaps this is the source of my pessimism.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2016 at 04:46 UTC

Well this is pretty expensive and altogether weird. According to Sony(1) and Brian Smith's Jul 13 blog the transmitter is only compatible with the A7xII cameras after a coming firmware update.

That's just totally weird. I can't believe Sony would develop such a specialized and limited wireless flash system.

(1) http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/accessories/?mdl=FA-WRC1M&area=us&lang=en&cnt=us&cat=9

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 18:16 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (814 comments in total)

Wow, that looks like a real high class working camera brute not like those other Sony-based dandies. Congratulations to Hasselblad for finding their roots.

If it lives up to the promise of the MF Sony sensor, it would be worth 6 months of indentured servitude. Where do I put my name on the list?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 01:16 UTC as 181st comment
On photo 01Dan_ISO400_200mm in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

Nice timing on this one.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On SampleImage:6622314093 (4 comments in total)

Nice timing on this one.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Sony RX10 II real-world samples sample gallery (4 comments in total)

Nice timing on this one.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 19:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On article 2012 Holiday Gift Guide (59 comments in total)
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Fabio Amodeo: Dear Gentlemen,
the Interfit SXT3200 3 Head Tungsten kit is not a “strobe kit”, as you state, but a continuous light kit. As such the heads do not “fire” as you state, but are always on: the modelling light you invented are therefore non existing.
The inability to separate flash light from continuous light makes me think the author does not know much about lighting, and makes me doubt also of the knowledge about photography in general.
The Interfit site clearly distinguishes flash light and continuous light of various kinds. I think it's the biggest flaw I ever read on a photographic site.

Fabio is right. The SXT3200 is a continuous light kit and doesn't have strobes nor do they fire.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 19:04 UTC
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