Jeff Greenberg

Jeff Greenberg

Works as a full time stock shooter since July 1988
Joined on Jan 21, 2003

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On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: Camera is supposed to be just simple. We adjust aperture, shutter speed, and in digital, ISO. And if slight automation is needed, exposure compensation(+/-). I have went through various several Sony cameras for last several years, and I feel that Sony is a genius in making this simple process so complex, confusing, uncomfortable, and unergonomic. By the time I set up the right exposure, the moment is gone. Eventually, I gave up and I use the "the last Sony in my life" simply as a "Aperture Priority-Only Camera".

Let's dumb it down:
It offers dozens of shooting schemes.
You select one, two, or a few as your go-to schemes.
You need not worry about other schemes.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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Suntan: Looks like a really good camera. But I missed the images where you showed off the bevy of new, good quality, compact, price rational zooms and primes for this camera...

HELLO SONY!! LISTEN SONY!!

Make it possible for some of us to buy A6500.
Your 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 (780g) hyperzoom appears to be
highest rated of all hyperzooms on Dx0. Modify it specifically
for A6500 sensor to higher quality & faster at wide end,
something like f2.8 or f2.4, shorten it some if you must to
keep lens weight under 750g, say 24-180...? $1200 retail??

AND OFFER IT BEFORE 2017 -- I NEED THE TAX DEDUCTION!!!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 21:04 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: Seeing comments "A6500 destroys Canon M5".
WHY??? Authoritative list of unbiased reasons appreciated.

Does A6500 AF match A7rII AF wrt speed & accuracy?
How high does A6500 in-camera flash sit above lens?
High enough to avoid lens shade semi-circle shadowing?
(or offer an adapter to avoid it?)

Sidebar: why did Sony fumble chance to make its
G24-70 f2.8 best in class??!!!
(a couple other have higher Dx0 rankings AFAICT)

I'd get A6500 in an instant if there was high quality
fast lightweight hyperzoom for it -- even if tele end
was slow f6.3... (f2.8-f6.3) say 24-240 equivalent
Optical engineers: could high end 24-240mm f2.8-6.3
for 1.5x sensor be under, say, 24 oz?

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T3: Clearly, you're aiming for...blah blah blah...
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Clearly you're not full time stock shooter & don't grasp the reality of exploring major urban areas worldwide searching for close & personal compositions of real people doing real things, ready for split second moments of serendipity, shooting (100+) varied keepers daily, having lens hood bump hard into things at least once a month or more.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
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helltormentor: Uncompressed RAW?

Wasn't this an issue with one or more
of the A7 bodies?
And it was fixed...?
Why not with A6500, too...?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:11 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: Seeing comments "A6500 destroys Canon M5".
WHY??? Authoritative list of unbiased reasons appreciated.

Does A6500 AF match A7rII AF wrt speed & accuracy?
How high does A6500 in-camera flash sit above lens?
High enough to avoid lens shade semi-circle shadowing?
(or offer an adapter to avoid it?)

Sidebar: why did Sony fumble chance to make its
G24-70 f2.8 best in class??!!!
(a couple other have higher Dx0 rankings AFAICT)

I'd get A6500 in an instant if there was high quality
fast lightweight hyperzoom for it -- even if tele end
was slow f6.3... (f2.8-f6.3) say 24-240 equivalent
Optical engineers: could high end 24-240mm f2.8-6.3
for 1.5x sensor be under, say, 24 oz?

> So your point is that the M5 is better because the in camera flash sits higher?

No point.
Request.
For authoritative comparison.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:22 UTC
In reply to:

Jeff Greenberg: Seeing comments "A6500 destroys Canon M5".
WHY??? Authoritative list of unbiased reasons appreciated.

Does A6500 AF match A7rII AF wrt speed & accuracy?
How high does A6500 in-camera flash sit above lens?
High enough to avoid lens shade semi-circle shadowing?
(or offer an adapter to avoid it?)

Sidebar: why did Sony fumble chance to make its
G24-70 f2.8 best in class??!!!
(a couple other have higher Dx0 rankings AFAICT)

I'd get A6500 in an instant if there was high quality
fast lightweight hyperzoom for it -- even if tele end
was slow f6.3... (f2.8-f6.3) say 24-240 equivalent
Optical engineers: could high end 24-240mm f2.8-6.3
for 1.5x sensor be under, say, 24 oz?

For my RX10, I made funky in-flash diffuser from
plastic milk jug handle -- one end tucks into thin
space below front name plate & angle upward
in front of flash. It cuts lens hood shadow by 75%,
but not completely. Shadow can be effectively
eliminated with 16bitTIF dodging
except when it appears in plain area.

But I would NEVER take lens hood off & boost
chance front of lens gets scratched-damaged.
And act of taking it off & on means many
missed grab shots... The biggest reason for
using in-camera flash is eliminating weight
& having less items = aux flash + batteries + charger...

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 19:17 UTC

Seeing comments "A6500 destroys Canon M5".
WHY??? Authoritative list of unbiased reasons appreciated.

Does A6500 AF match A7rII AF wrt speed & accuracy?
How high does A6500 in-camera flash sit above lens?
High enough to avoid lens shade semi-circle shadowing?
(or offer an adapter to avoid it?)

Sidebar: why did Sony fumble chance to make its
G24-70 f2.8 best in class??!!!
(a couple other have higher Dx0 rankings AFAICT)

I'd get A6500 in an instant if there was high quality
fast lightweight hyperzoom for it -- even if tele end
was slow f6.3... (f2.8-f6.3) say 24-240 equivalent
Optical engineers: could high end 24-240mm f2.8-6.3
for 1.5x sensor be under, say, 24 oz?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 161st comment | 9 replies
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helltormentor: Uncompressed RAW?

According to specifications you published:

"Uncompressed format RAW"

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 18:12 UTC
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Siobhan A: Interesting, the FZ1000 has the same amount of noise or possibly slightly less at higher ISOs. RX10 colors look poor too. Add RX10's inability to focus on a moving object due to no PDAF and no DFD.

The RX10iii had a couple nice gimmicks, but FZ1000 beats it or equals it in so many areas for 1/3rd the price the Panasonic is clearly the better value and usually the better option.

> Are you guys looking at the same studio comparison I am?

"you guys" = FZ1000 owners?
They're looking at same.
But with their mind's eye.
And their mind is on a trip.
Floating down DeNile...

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 22:54 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (490 comments in total)

To all those declaring Panasonic FZ1000 as clear reason NOT to get RX10III...

AH HA HA HA, AH HA HA HA, AH HA HA HA HA HA HA

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 116th comment | 3 replies

> Canon catching up? Canon EOS-1D X II tested in our studio

There it is.
Admission that Canon is BEHIND.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
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Glenn Barber: Yes - and we wish they had just gotten Canon to use their sensors in the pro line like Nikon did. They seem to have the best sensor technology available but can't create a camera menu system that makes sense or figure out how to QC and repair their high end products.

> Well Canon...they certainly keep falling further behind

Only good Canon is Pachelbel's.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 03:56 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: More $$ = higher starting salaries
= cream of crop engineering graduates.
Logical if Sony don't go greedy...?
The rest & even dropouts to Canon & Nikon...

> Didn't college drop outs start Apple and Microsoft? And Facebook?

There's voluntary dropouts & there's the other kind that get hired by Canon & Nikon.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 03:53 UTC
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Jeff Greenberg: More $$ = higher starting salaries
= cream of crop engineering graduates.
Logical if Sony don't go greedy...?
The rest & even dropouts to Canon & Nikon...

Here's something simple to ponder:
TREND

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 23:21 UTC

More $$ = higher starting salaries
= cream of crop engineering graduates.
Logical if Sony don't go greedy...?
The rest & even dropouts to Canon & Nikon...

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 22:45 UTC as 35th comment | 17 replies
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Cameracist: Does it have a viewfinder???

No viewfinder, no dials.
Fast eyes wide open blink = 1/1000 @ f2.8
Slower & squinting, you know...

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 21:54 UTC

These comments confirm NO ONE understands
intellectual property rights whilst EVERYONE
likes to play expert lawyer...

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 21:46 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Why was the "No Picture Taking" policy dropped?
Why is it posted in the first place?
How do the rest of us get to
take pictures there...?

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply

> That's the difference between a shot and a missed shot.

RishiS or anyone,

Refreshing to see that from a reviewer!
My RX10 "wide" AF setting seems to often select furthest subject.
Is there way to make it automatically prefer nearer subjects?
Does RX10III "wide" AF prefer nearer or further, & can one
make its "wide" AF prefer nearer?

Multi-button pressing is not an answer when "grab" shooting...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 3rd comment
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