The Lotus Eater

The Lotus Eater

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On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: At just $1,800, PanLeica's 100-400 is starting to look like a bargain. It's slower at the long end, but brighter at the wide end.

It also has an equivalent aperture of f/8-12.6. It should be a bargain.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:29 UTC
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chshooter: It might be small and light but i strongly suspect that must come at a price. Most likely heavy distortion that needs to be fixed in camera or post with a loss in image quality.

And 1700$ is too expensive compared to the proven Sigma 12-24 Art lens

Too expensive? Seriously? It costs $100 more than the Sigma but is half the weight. If the image quality holds up then nobody in their right mind is going to adapt the Sigma to their E-mount body.

The short flange really shows an advantage here with regards to weight. I'd argue the Sigma looks too expensive.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
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M W B G: Sony must be paying ya pretty good there DP

Funny, some Sony users are saying DPR must be on Canikon's payroll because this article is apparently aimed at putting people off making the switch.

Amazing how interpretations differ according to particular brand allegiance and individual insecurities.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 08:56 UTC
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JhvaElohimMeth: Sony must offer long lenses, full stop.
Only a spec sheet fanboy would buy an a9 to put canikon glass on because of "wow, I have 20fps"... come on!

...and, however, I hope (for the customers, not me) that the finder does its best in very bad light conditions. OVF are very hard to beat in fast moving photography+dim light.

And sometimes if it's dark enough, you can't see through an OVF very well at all. With EVF you are seeing the exposure in real time and if your settings are correct you will always be able to make the shot.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 08:36 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2659 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: The e-mail I got from a dealer on the A9 said:
"now thanks to in-built RAM can handle a phenomenal 20fps in continuous shooting mode with AF/AE lock"
Is this true and there is no AF or AE at 20fps?

From the Sony website:

"High-speed continuous shooting of up to 20fps with AF/AE tracking".

I'm pretty sure I saw a video or two showing AF tracking at 20fps.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 10:05 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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majorpaul: Having an a99ii, I don't feel jealous of this:)

Bloody hell, I would!

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:59 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: PRO equipment should not overheat under any circunstance.

Does it overheat?

Oh, you don't know whether it does or doesn't... thanks anyway.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (142 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: "There may be other nuances we're missing that explain why Sony chooses to focus stopped down"

Complain without understanding the purpose. Brilliant. Sony told you why when it was first initiated in v1.1 on the A7Rii. Certain lenses were experiencing focus shift.

"We still wish this weren't the case, as (1) AF-C is often useful even in Single drive mode, and (2) DSLRs are fully capable of opening and closing the aperture in between shots, even at 14 fps"

Resulting in focus shift and senseless MFA requirements.

I can't see why that would be, as your adapter doesn't have a PDAF module to adjust.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
On article Sony FE 85mm F1.8 sample gallery and first impressions (142 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: "There may be other nuances we're missing that explain why Sony chooses to focus stopped down"

Complain without understanding the purpose. Brilliant. Sony told you why when it was first initiated in v1.1 on the A7Rii. Certain lenses were experiencing focus shift.

"We still wish this weren't the case, as (1) AF-C is often useful even in Single drive mode, and (2) DSLRs are fully capable of opening and closing the aperture in between shots, even at 14 fps"

Resulting in focus shift and senseless MFA requirements.

@sportyaccordy, focus adjust applies only to LA-EA adapters with the separate PDAF module.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 21:11 UTC
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Nicola74: 24-70 seems a fantastic lens, but I use Nikon and I hate reverse zoom...

That's why I don't shoot Nikon.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 23:07 UTC
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Fred Joseph: 95mm diameter for the 135mm.
No weight given for the 24-70 with its 82mm diameter therefore expect something like 1.8kg.

1.8KG?!

Can't tell if serious.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 23:07 UTC
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Manzur Fahim: Nice! Time to sell my Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC :D

Did he say he couldn't take a decent pic?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:38 UTC

"Last, but certainly not least, is the 135mm F1.8 DG HSM telephoto prime. Sigma says that this lens 'offers the [...] resolution required for 50MP or higher ultra-high-megapixel DSLRs"

Does this mean the other lenses don't?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 13:31 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS 77D (450 comments in total)
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Jaythomasni: Arriving soon leaked images of 6D MkII. game changer. 4K,Built In Flash. Compact body. 5D internals..

Game changer?

Canon can't even change the record.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Fujica: The Canon M-Line does have potential, but they are 'contaminated' with poor management decisions from the past.

They'd better stop with the 'M' line and introduce a new line that is more tailored to the enthousiast and prosumer customers.

Get away from the 'M' series Canon!

So the link you posted is a guy guessing, and even then he says Canon are #3.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 09:36 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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BRWAT: I don't agree with this review at all.

I use a D5, D4 and D810 professional daily. I have more time behind the D5 than probably anyone I know. I personally own a A99II and I've been comparing it to my D5 for three months now (massive upgrade from the A850).

The A99II is so close to the D5's performance it's scary. Had it been equipped with XQD and USB C the performance delta would be negligible.

From SAR (Harlow): "I use a D4, D810 and a D5 daily" AND "massive upgrade from A850".

That's eerily similar to the post above, wouldn't you say?

So now we've established that you lied and you DO post on SAR, how can we be sure that anything you say is true?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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BRWAT: I don't agree with this review at all.

I use a D5, D4 and D810 professional daily. I have more time behind the D5 than probably anyone I know. I personally own a A99II and I've been comparing it to my D5 for three months now (massive upgrade from the A850).

The A99II is so close to the D5's performance it's scary. Had it been equipped with XQD and USB C the performance delta would be negligible.

Yes you do, as Harlow.

You used to post as BRWAT too: https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB724GB724&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=brwat+sonyalpharumors

No, I'm not the Angry Photographer.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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BRWAT: I don't agree with this review at all.

I use a D5, D4 and D810 professional daily. I have more time behind the D5 than probably anyone I know. I personally own a A99II and I've been comparing it to my D5 for three months now (massive upgrade from the A850).

The A99II is so close to the D5's performance it's scary. Had it been equipped with XQD and USB C the performance delta would be negligible.

Moreover, BRWAT used to post on SAR and was a regular troll, known for posting false information about upcoming cameras.

I would very much question his claims that he owns a D5, D4 and D810.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1578 comments in total)
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BRWAT: I don't agree with this review at all.

I use a D5, D4 and D810 professional daily. I have more time behind the D5 than probably anyone I know. I personally own a A99II and I've been comparing it to my D5 for three months now (massive upgrade from the A850).

The A99II is so close to the D5's performance it's scary. Had it been equipped with XQD and USB C the performance delta would be negligible.

BRWAT goes under the name Harlow on SAR.

He was much more rude about DPR staff on there. They're morons and trolls apparently.

http://disq.us/p/1g6tkua
http://disq.us/p/1g6r5wz

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
On article Canon debuts EOS M6 mirrorless with optional EVF (669 comments in total)
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Fujica: The Canon M-Line does have potential, but they are 'contaminated' with poor management decisions from the past.

They'd better stop with the 'M' line and introduce a new line that is more tailored to the enthousiast and prosumer customers.

Get away from the 'M' series Canon!

Have you got a link to those sales figures, Dr_Jon? Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:22 UTC
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