Vignes

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10zero10: This is why I sold all my Canon gear, and all my Nikon gear and bought Fuji. For now, and that's a big caveat, they are the only camera company who seems to get great lenses, great ergonomics, great image quality, a compact system (because it's the 21st century and my digital camera should not be bigger than my 35mm film K1000 SLR from 1978!) and MOST IMPORTANTLY--unlike other mirror-less systems--they update their old products relentlessly. This is why they have my hard earned money. Thanks

need to check before writing... just because Fuji can't make good compact lens doesn't mean others can't make. Have you checked EFM 22mm, EF 40mm? How about Olys primes, 17, 25, 45

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 04:00 UTC

innovative company but they tend to play around with formats which is great but remember the ridiculous Sony's venture into flash memory card business with so many memory stick format development until they settled for the global standards SD/CF. Their approach to ILC seems to be same. They are trying out as many formats (especially Lens) as they can to lure customers. Eventually they'll ditch one of these formats when it's not selling well, it cost too much to maintain and continue developing. Lens integration software will be advancing to a point where using 3rd party lens or even different Sony lens format won't be sufficiently adapted via lens adapters. So would it be A, E or FE?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 04:35 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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5DMK3: I was at Photokina, this is my second time.
Nikon was lame, where is the new 820? Nikon Actioncam LOL.
Sony was boring with no new e mount camera, or RX100.
Olympus and Fuji just saved the day with alot cool stuff.
Spend alot of time at trying there gear.
Canon 5DM4 I tried it and quickly moved on.

Now im a bit of a camera pain, since Fuji XT2 was really good, new Olympus can not come soon enough, and Canon 5DM4 is just sigh..

don't think Fuji, Oly and Pana are underdogs in the mirror-less market. They're well established now. people like underdogs and sometimes it attracts some. But to keep saying they're underdogs is an overstatement. Fuji AF is unreliable but their X system is so established to a point where people buy them reading all the hype and for feel good thingy.
Canon looks like may fill the underdog status for MILC.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Morvegil: Most sony users have moved to Mirrorless. Dead tech here.

Don’t see the value of using SLT technology these days in the digital world unless Sony wants to implement OVF.
On sensor AF in MILC is so advanced these days. See how Olympus implemented the EM1 PDAF and provided a good platform for those E series users to continue using their Zuiko lens with an adaptor.
DSLR nowadays is a different platform compared to when they’re released decades ago. They are now becoming a full dual mode platform as such users can user dual sensor (using mirror and independent PDAF sensor) with OVF for speed or single sensor (lockout mirror and on sensor AF) for video or high accuracy AF shots application. Canon is certainly going in this direction with their dual pixel sensors.
Sony should continue developing and refining the on sensor AF technology and come up with a mirror less A-mount.

Separate to that, Sony claim -4EV sensitivity for low light shots. Is this the sensor spec or compensated value with the inclusion the SLT light losses?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 14:31 UTC

Don’t see the value of using SLT technology these days in the digital world unless Sony wants to implement OVF.
On sensor AF in MILC is so advanced these days. See how Olympus implemented the EM1 PDAF and provided a good platform for those E series users to continue using their Zuiko lens with an adaptor.
DSLR nowadays is a different platform compared to when they’re released decades ago. They are now becoming a full dual mode platform as such users can user dual sensor (using mirror and independent PDAF sensor) with OVF for speed or single sensor (lockout mirror and on sensor AF) for video or high accuracy AF shots application. Canon is certainly going in this direction with their dual pixel sensors.
Sony should continue developing and refining the on AF sensor technology and come up with a mirror less A-mount.

Separate to that, Sony claim -4EV sensitivity for low light shots. Is this the sensor spec or compensated value with the inclusion the SLT light losses?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 00:28 UTC as 4th comment | 6 replies
On article Leica and Huawei to create joint R&D center (91 comments in total)
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Old Cameras: I think it cheapens the brand of you slap it all over any old product. Leica is exclusive and stands for German quality and craftsmanship. These ideas are completely at odds with a disposable Chinese cell phone. (All phones are disposable)

dennis tennis, to say Japanese can't make top quality product is an understatement. You haven't done your research wisely. a lot of German and other country product makers rely on precision parts from Japanese companies components: imaging products which includes lens, medical products, aviation, automobile and the list goes on. There were so many EU companies struggled to complete their manufactured product during the Tsunami crises in Japanese because the part makers has to close their factories in Japan.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Canon EOS M5 quick look video (262 comments in total)

this time Canon chooses 80D platform and build a MILC around it. Except for lack of 4K video, this seems to be alright package. Something tells, they may introduce another MILC after the anticipated 6DMk2 and base it on the 6DMk2. retain APSC sensor or use FF sensor which able to use EF-M lens in crop mode and use EF lens via adaptor for FF. I have the 6D, good hi ISO IQ but lacked a bit more sophistication in the AF department. Expect 6dMk2 to have better AF (similar to 80D), 4K and touchscreen/tilt screen etc.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 06:42 UTC as 10th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 (42 comments in total)
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arrr: Very nice upgrade from the G7. The only thing that sucks about it is having to wait to get one.

At least you're in a better situation than me. I just bought the G7. This is a far better spec'd body than the G7's.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:20 UTC
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Silat Shooter: Have to say this is FUN!! Sony blindsided us with this and kept it under wraps unbelievably well till the first day of Photokina. Looks like an amazing camera! Can you smell rebates for the Canon 5D cameras? As a Canon shooter myself, I applaud Sony for 'bringing it' and giving the industry a camera that will create a lot of buzz.

Two thumbs up for not letting this leak early and for real excitement in a new product!

Sony 'smoked' Canon. how successful was the original a99 will tell us about the success of A99II. There are many whom left the A/M mount to other Nikon/Canon because Sony keeps going for wild mirrorless adventure. Now they realise, oops Canon/Nikon are still around with their DSLR and we need to so something about this. They expect to introduce the A99II and get back their lost customers from Canon/Nikon? This looks like a very desperate move, to me. Desperate or not at least the people whom has invested on A/M lens has good, modern body from Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
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Ionian: $3200 and they're still pushing their useless, substandard flash mount instead of going back to the much more superior iIso mount. Gotta give Sony credit...it takes balls to double down on bad decisions and ask serious money for them.

BRWAT, you can't compare with Nikon and Canon entire offer, Lens, flash, support (especially Canon)... the entire ecosystem. You're only looking at a camera body. People are willing to pay more for Canon/Nikon because of this than just the camera body. Very similar to Pentex. their K3 is an excellent camera but Pentex will have a hard time justifying a higher price as people would just go and buy Cameras like 80D, D7200 or even a 7D2.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:59 UTC
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bernarte: Watch Tony Northrup predicting the Future of Photography predicting the death of many systems including the A-mount https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMnBRD7fEVg

Tony N is like a tall grass, follows where the win blows. Once he is convinced, he try all kind of stunts to proof the cameras that he no longer believes wrong.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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Vignes: Only proves that DSLR is a life and kicking. Why would SONY invest on this technology unless there is merits.

DSLR means Digital single lens reflex. SLT is similar (uses mirror) but the mirror is static which reflects light to focus and image sensors. Their are both similar (reflecting light via mirror). what I meant was, Sony must see some merits with mirror'd camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
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KW Phua: What? You have been telling Pro's don't need DSLR, but why switches back?
A7R II AF better then DSLR, not?
Canon M5 still allow EF/EFS lenses, but lenses on A7 cannot be used on A99 II.
Are you going to switch to F mount for next camera?

Sony's moves are really confusing. their tech development is fantastic but direction???

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:32 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Nikon stand report video (76 comments in total)
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HSway: The KeyMission looks very good, like a higher-end GoPro. I don’t know about the pricing etc. People need to be realistic and deal with the fact that 105/1.4 is a specialist lens (exotic). Initially higher price is typical for UK (EU?) for a period of a few months to access profit of particular sources that wouldn’t be made otherwise. After the adjustment the pricing is much more stable long term.

Have to agree with BarnET. There are just too much action cam makers. Not sure what Nikon can bring to the party other than their brand name.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:20 UTC
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ogl: It's 28-200/f8.0 equivalent for FF...F8.0...Hmmmm...

the lens is the lens. F4 is F4 But the issue is with the m43 format. Lesser light gathering than larger sensors. I'm a EM1 owner, there is massive IQ difference compared with larger sensor. Check high ISO IQ. It's a pity that Olympus can produce great lens but they limit them selves to m43 mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)

What I picked out from the comments
- Sony users saying A99 II is better than A7.
- Sony is doing this because they realised that on sensor AF is not matured enough.
- Some say, it's sad that they’ve have sold most of my A mount lenses which includes me.
- Some justifying that the A99II price tag is OK (same folks whom commented that 5DMk4 is too pricey). Can’t understand why the high price is OK when you only have minimal lens options compared to Canon/Nikons offer plus 3rd party guys like Sigma don’t make that many options for A mounts.

I’m just wondering, does Sony actually needs the A99II? OR they should have concentrated on their A mount, consistently developed they body/lens and become like Canon and Nikon, DSLR brand of choice

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 04:12 UTC as 41st comment | 12 replies
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PHtorino: take a bow Canon and Nikon!!!!

Not sure about you comment. different market focus. Canon and Nikon never really bothered about this Digital MF market anyway. Digital world is a different place compared to film days. Sensor technology dictates. The reason why Canon and Nikon focuses on FF is because of their 35 based lens. Any camera company can do digital MF as long as they can source the sensor but the game is about having the lens line up to support their new adventure. Don't think Canon and Nikon wants to venture into developing new line of lenses. Plus the FF DSLR has become far more versatile for professionals.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 03:46 UTC

Only proves that DSLR is a life and kicking. Why would SONY invest on this technology unless there is merits.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:34 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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BlueBomberTurbo: 5D IV: crushed

Drop an A77 III in the same vein next, and I'm on board! :)

It kind of proves that DSLR is a life and kicking. Sony would have done their research and won't be investing on this technology unless there is merits.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:33 UTC
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Summitron: I'm amazed that no one saw this coming. You have to credit Sony for developing an amazing piece of technology under wraps. Now make an adapter for Canon lenses.

Making EF lens adaptor is not a big deal but getting full EF lens data flow is the challenge.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:22 UTC
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