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On article Why have cameras and lenses become so expensive? (757 comments in total)

Prices going up because they all want to make more money. It looks simple but usually behind the innovations or working ours of their personnel or hardware what it will also affect the final prices are the motives of the companies owners.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 17:25 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply

It's so pity that instead to be a competition between brands like Samsung and Apple the one to imitate the bad characteristics of the other: Drop of SD extra memory card slot, drop of 3mm Jack, buy your charger and buy your S-pen. They are becoming more and more greedy in a time in which people are facing so many economy issues with the pandemic. Let's see if their marketing will work. "Wisdom is proved righteous by its works (results)". Bible: Matthew 11:19.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2021 at 21:58 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
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nenioscio: When I first read the headline, I got hopes that after years of keeping/waiting I will be able to bring live to some of my beloved A-Mount gems, but then came the realization that this is again not for me.

Out of 9 lenses none will perform any better on my current camera (A7M3)

- Only 1 screw drive lens is officially supported by the announcement because others date back to Minolta and/or are 3rd party lenses
- Unclear if any Minolta lenses (e.g. 85 1.4) will support eye AF even if the camera would support that
- No improvement for SSM lenses (LA-EA3 is still as good)

While I still hope that fireware will fix some of the issues and Sony is generous enough to enable advanced focusing modes for Minolta lenses it is not something that I do expect.

Recap: hopes were (re-)raised and crushed again

I have the 7III and my sony SAL24105 dosen't supported with AF. Such a shame since its Sony and not Minolta....

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2020 at 15:37 UTC

Beautiful work Catherine. I following you on instagram. I would like to see your creativity and in other landscapes not only Mountains. Style has not to do with the subject but the way your eye-mind view of any subject. continue your beautiful work! @theofineart.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 15:10 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
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AstroStan: Well that was a disappointment and somewhat misleading. After starting with ordinary star field pics, I expected the intermediate zoom to show a visible light image of the galaxy and jet (well known and often imaged by amateurs). But they skipped that entirely and went to a satellite x-ray image before blending in a radio map. It's a shame because visible light images of M87 are beautiful and fascinating.

Recent astronomical imagery has become dominated by glitzy creations and simulations that may provide a few seconds of superficial entertainment but are bewildering and confusing (if anyone really pays attention). Cable channel astro programs routinely throw wildly irrelevant (and incorrect) pretty pics at the audience as if competing with MTV; e.g. the story may concern galaxies but the accompanying fast-paced imagery contains planetary nebula and made-up "artist impressions" in a willy-nilly fashion. Takes the science out of astronomy...

Yes. And what we can see is an organized power, from a force that place things in order. Who can count the stars? Or give names in all of them?
Only the power that cause them to exist. "He counts the number of the stars, He calls all of them by name." Psalm 147:4. God the creator.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2020 at 19:40 UTC

I respect the work of all the photographers but to my view there is no soul to the most of the winning photos. The stories are better than the photographs it selves. Looks like story telling experiences contest.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 16:34 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony Xperia 1 Mark II sample gallery (123 comments in total)

After Covit era with global economy pulling down All mobile companies should reconsider their pricing policy to go up the 1.000 limit.
We live in time of renegotiation on every level. We all going to work more for less on the following year. The Spending power of their clients is going down. They have to listen to the market. This is good marketing.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 19:03 UTC as 25th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1507 comments in total)
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Clyde Thomas: This camera is not for you. Stay away. Handling one for five minutes will cause you to question everything in your current gear collection. You'll lie awake at night calculating how much you can sell your current gear for. You'll monitor eBay constantly for special deals on AMount lenses. You'll go down the rabbit hole researching old Minolta AF lenses. You'll wonder why you never paid any attention to the thirty year AMount 9 series legacy. You will fall in love again, with a camera...


Love hurts.

Yes the old Minolta lenses are doing fine Job! For all those wondering about the old full frame lenses I have a question: how many megapixels was the full frame film?

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 21:15 UTC
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