The Lotus Eater

The Lotus Eater

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On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (261 comments in total)
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VadymA: I don't like Sony colors.

Sorry about that. Lots of people do.

https://www.dpreview.com/videos/9193994762/blind-portrait-shootout-sony-a9-vs-canon-1dx-mark-ii-vs-nikon-d5

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 15:29 UTC
On article Sony a7R III sample gallery (261 comments in total)
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Amnon G: Did you notice the weird texture in the left eye of the model in the 3rd image? Looks very processed.
Also look at the right eye in photo #6.
I have never seen humans with patterns like this.

So this is over processing or we found the way to identify replicants ;-P

LOL some people will try anything.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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shademaster: Price is 50% more than sigma. Hope performance is 50% more too. (and weight 50% less)

Not the best comparison. Neither the Canon or Nikon are marketed as high-end lenses, more nifty fifties.

A better comparison would be the Canon 50/1.2 L, Nikon 58/1.4 or either of the Sony Zeiss 50/1.4s. The Sigma is marketed as a high-end lens, hence it's Art designation.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 14:53 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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shademaster: Price is 50% more than sigma. Hope performance is 50% more too. (and weight 50% less)

@wlad - Which Zeiss E-mount lenses are you specifically talking about that Sony has themselves?

There's the 85/1.8, but I bet the Batis sales have declined somewhat after the Sony version was announced, even though the Sony is slightly inferior.

Zeiss is also a slightly different case. Not only does it have the partnership with Sony, it also has the reputation of being a luxury or premium brand. Sigma, Tamron et al are seen as value brands, regardless of how good their recent releases have been.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 12:54 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: They could have made it at least 200 grams lighter by making it F3.5-5.6

That's great if you're happy to limit yourself to f/5.6 all the way through the zoom range.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:28 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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shademaster: Price is 50% more than sigma. Hope performance is 50% more too. (and weight 50% less)

Unrealistic. If third-party lenses cost the same as OEM lenses, nobody would buy them.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 08:53 UTC
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PhotoCGI: Sony executives most be colour blind. They try and try to produce the best "technical" camera but continue not paying attention to the widely acknowledged fact they have the worst colours of any camera. (not to mention their automatic while balance is crappy too).
Its a real shame because they do produce amazing cameras but when you compare their colours with Nikon, Canon, Olympus and Fuji..well, you get a big dissapointment.
They don't learn, unfortunately. Have they ever wonder why Apple and others pay so much attention to the colour of the photos on their mobile devices and the quality of the screen on which we see them?
Yep. First impression do count. That's why many leave Sony and return to Nikon, Fuji or whatever when they realise their Sony camera may be "technically perfect or close to it" but results are simply not appealing.

You didn't read this did you?

https://www.dpreview.com/videos/9193994762/blind-portrait-shootout-sony-a9-vs-canon-1dx-mark-ii-vs-nikon-d5

Sony did quite well apparently.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 08:51 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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stanislaff: Half answer to Olympus' 12-100/4

Worse than that, it's f/8 equivalent.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 08:28 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Dante Birchen: They could have made it at least 200 grams lighter by making it F3.5-5.6

They could have also made it out of balsa wood, but that might put some people off.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
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T3: Looks really good! Sure beats lugging around a $12,000 600mm f/4.

T3, I agree completely. Just pointing out that that a FF 600/4 isn't really a comparison most would make to this camera. They're both 600mm, but there is a reason a FF 600/4 costs that much. Totally different markets.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:54 UTC
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T3: Looks really good! Sure beats lugging around a $12,000 600mm f/4.

Yes, DOF equivalency, but the noise will also be equivalent because of the smaller sensor.

No free lunch here.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
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goactive: Some of the worst photos for quality I have seen in a long time. Very noisy, very poor color and just a look bad.

ZeBebito, how much does that "fraction" rise to when you want to add an equivalent lens?

Will that mediocre APS-C body AF as well as the RX? Of course it won't, so you'd need to invest in a high-end APS-C body. By then you will have spent at least as much cash.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 09:13 UTC
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T3: Looks really good! Sure beats lugging around a $12,000 600mm f/4.

Of course, but then this is really only a 600mm f/11.

I'm not knocking it, it's just that the only similarity between the two is focal length (or equivalent focal length for all you pedants).

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 09:05 UTC
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Tomasz_Wk: If it was at least a m43 sensor...

...then it wouldn't be a Sony and so would automatically suck. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:41 UTC
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Wye Photography: I am glad I live in the UK.

Well about half the electorate aren't xenophobic, so let's not apply that to everyone in the UK.

How's it going with Brexit? Badly, very badly. Total shambles.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Stabilization is definitely one of the biggest advantage the Sony mirrorless system has over Canon. Good to see Canon fighting back.

Sorry, get what you mean now!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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CaMeRa QuEsT: Really looking forward for a comparo with the only other stabilized 85mm currently available: the Tamron 85mm f1.8 VC.

Zeiss Batis 85mm is stabilised.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:57 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Stabilization is definitely one of the biggest advantage the Sony mirrorless system has over Canon. Good to see Canon fighting back.

Incorrect mick232, Eye AF can follow an eye almost to the edge of the frame.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:19 UTC
On article Canon unveils stabilized EF 85mm F1.4L lens (531 comments in total)
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vscd: "Creating a powerful, timeless image requires more than just a camera. It requires high-quality, well-crafted optics and flashes to capture compelling photography,”

Wow. I call that a straight call onto Sony ;)

I doubt it, as I'm sure even Canon knows that Sony is creating optics that are every bit as good as Canon's.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:16 UTC
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kennethcooke: I guess it will be hard for Nikon not to develop a mirrorless system after the overwhelming success that Sony have demonstrated with their system. I was so impressed I bought a Sony a7Rll. It is amasing, however, I think the pixel race is now over?

By posting some photos, obviously.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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