The Lotus Eater

The Lotus Eater

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On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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tom1234567: None
unbelievably after 5 models released, none of them. are any good for me
I will stick to my Fuji X-T2 now that's a camera.

Tom G

I think the RX100s are cameras too.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 15:55 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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pacnwhobbyist: Mark II is my favorite due its default color profile. It's different (and better) than the others in this camera line.

Samples?

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 13:39 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)
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gunkan: I really loved my RX100. But i tryed a Panasonic LX100 and there is no turning back, sensor size matters.

Indeed it does, but when you get to LX100 territory, you have to consider whether you'd have been better purchasing an APS-C mirrorless like the A6000, which has an even larger sensor and the flexibility of interchangable lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)
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DME: I can offer some free advice to Nikon

1. Don't produce cameras that compete with phones. 1" sensors and the d3xxx, and the d5xxxx line cameras will lose to the phone carrying masses.

2. Produce mirrorless apsc cameras that you can shoot pro video with it which can compete with m43 but it will have better IQ. And don't forget a standard 2.8 zoom for that camera - and make sure it's lightweight.

3. Continue upgrading technology and selling the D7xxxx series, crop pro series (d500), the d7xx and d8xx series. Fast video AF would really give this line a boost. And if you can make the d7xx lighter in weight it would really compete against mirrorless.

And do continue selling your cameras at reasonable prices. I can't see Olympus and Sony contuing to be popular if they continue with their outrageous pricing strategy. People will opt for a reasonably priced Nikon instead.

Just my two cents.

Just as one example, would you call $1800 reasonable for a D500? It costs more than the Sony A6500, which outperforms it in several areas.

The only thing that is outrageous is how unbelievably stagnant Nikon camera design has become.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 14:08 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)
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Darktonio: Hi, in EU the launch price of this Rx100V is almost equal to a Sony A6300 + kit lens 16-50. Of course they are not in the same categories (mirrorless vs compact) but the A6300 is not massive either, especially with the kit lens...
In terms of image quality and AF efficiency, which one is better according to you?
Thx !

@dansclic Are you experiencing a problem with your phone, computer or internet connection? Your comment is five years late.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (407 comments in total)

"Be careful - it's easy to bring the RX100 V with you everywhere, but it isn't weather-sealed."

So don't dip it in a puddle.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 10:02 UTC as 82nd comment
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Azathothh: flat and dull colors and my god the A7r ii is pretty noisy.

Which, loosely translated, means, "Damn, I wish I wasn't invested in Canon".

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 09:58 UTC
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luv4lenses: Lol the A6300 isn't even a year old! When's the A6600 going to come out New Year's Day 2017. IBIS makes it so you can clean the sensor lol. Ask your local dealer about it! Also how's the battery life?

Your local dealer should learn how to activate the cleaning mode so that the sensor is locked in position.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
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paulbysea: Some people are never satisfied. This site seems to take pleasure in complaining about everything. Sure I know a review site needs to be critical but it needs to be balanced and yet again we have another unbalanced article. It is a sad state of affairs when companies press releases give a more balanced view than a publications editorial content.

There is a difference between an article being genuinely unbalanced and you simply disagreeing with or not liking the arguments made within an article, causing you to falsely view it as unbalanced.

The author made some very valid criticisms of Canon and this particular camera, but also spoke highly of certain features and the shooting experience compared to the competition.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:26 UTC

I think there is a danger that, if this camera sells well, Canon will think they have done enough for now with its mirrorless offerings.

There is nothing really in the spec list that screams anything more than 'also ran', and good sales (let's face it, Canon cameras DO sell) might make Canon complacent, causing it to fall behind again very quickly.

There are no native lenses that are really attractive to the enthusiast or semi-pro photographer, and adapters are not the solution in the long term. Canon need native lenses, and fast.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 09:41 UTC as 175th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony prices 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS G Master at $2600 (211 comments in total)
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BillZuhl: Canon 70-200 f/2.8 II is about 2000$. So this one is 30% more money. 30% better IQ? Must wait for reviews.

So the Canon was $2000 at launch, was it?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 22:53 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (280 comments in total)
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ph2004: Hi guys, just got the 55mm 1.8. First impression: amazing.
This 50 came out literally the same day I received the 55. So now I'm in the middle of a crossroad if I return or not. Of course main differences are aperture and size/weight (55mm is tiny btw). I'm also into video and one thing that concerns me is if I'll adapt to focus by wire. I've done some reading on this new 50mm 1.4 and it's not so clear to me if it has a full manual option (like my old Canons...), despite the A/M button on the lens.
Does anybody know this?

For video shooters out there, should I keep this 55mm and get used to focus by wire? My first tests weren't bad, and since I'm a heavy enthusiast (only), I feel like I could manage the adaptation. Not sure tho

The new 50mm 1.4 is very tempting.. But the weight is though to get around, esp compared with the solid 55mm. So I'm looking for more reasons (if any) to actually change my 55 1.8 to the 50 1.4... Money is not the problem, but I value intelligent decisions!

@WesPerry - That's true about the 90mm macro, but MF has hard stops, so it is much more manageable than standard focus by wire. You don't get any of the annoying focus speed changes depending on how fast you turn the focus ring.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:07 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (280 comments in total)
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Jylppy: Wow! So light! Only 778grams. Mirrorless systems are so compact.

Yes, they can be compact. They are flexible, that's the point.

You don't get that choice or flexibility with DSLR. You are always stuck with a hefty body.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:00 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (280 comments in total)
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ZeneticX: we need a 85mm ffs not another 50mm

55mm f/1.8 Otus? Never heard of that one. You were talking about facts...

The 55mm f/1.4 Otus isn't even available in E-mount, though it can be adapted.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 09:58 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (280 comments in total)
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ChicagoInPhotographs: Not sure why they insist on putting these monster lens on this smallish camera body. I would much rather have the Planar T* 2/50 ZM

Yes, because the main competitors to the new Sony lens are all DSLR based - Canon, Nikon, Sigma...

Which other 50s were you referring to if they weren't DSLR lenses?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (280 comments in total)
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ChicagoInPhotographs: Not sure why they insist on putting these monster lens on this smallish camera body. I would much rather have the Planar T* 2/50 ZM

No I didn't say that, but then it isn't a DSLR lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (280 comments in total)
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ChicagoInPhotographs: Not sure why they insist on putting these monster lens on this smallish camera body. I would much rather have the Planar T* 2/50 ZM

What other 50s?

Other 50s like the Sigma Art that is pretty much the same size and weight, maybe? Which other DSLR 50/1.4s compare optically to anywhere near the Sony or Sigma?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (280 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Another huge and heavy E-mount lens? Lenses of this sort appear to use long flange optimized SLR optical formulas with the equivalent of short flange adapters built in. You really have to wonder if Sony is designing lenses from the scratch just to be awkwardly large or if it's just old wine in a new bottle?

Either way, I really don't see a point to this FE lens? Why did Sony even bother?

It isn't an SLR design. Look at the lens' optical diagrams.

This rubbish gets spouted time and time again, and those that do it can't seem to conduct a simple bit of research before posting. I guess if it doesn't fit your agenda...

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 18:17 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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LWW: Nice for people with money, not so good for those with enthusiasm or talent.

Some people have all three, believe it or not.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 13:08 UTC
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photogeek: There goes the MFT size/weight advantage. Do not want.

@Treeshade - Is it a size and weight advantage if it's two stops slower real world?

Pesky physics.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:30 UTC
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