riveredger

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joe_leads: The last line of defense for DSLR users not to buy a Sony camera seems to be „the ergonomics“. Sony should release an A9 with a plus-size body with additional lead weights inside, and they’ll instantly be the „top brand“.

I have no issues with the A7 series body size, by the way. If I’d use a large lens like a 70-200/2.8, I’d hold it by the lens, and the size of the body is negligible. Actually I prefer the smaller bodies, because I can carry two bodies with a fast wide angle prime and a fast short tele prime, and use them simultaneously at ease, and I’m well-provided with everything for any wedding, reportage or portrait session.

Pick one up and play with it to find out

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 16:07 UTC
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dialstatic: Looks like a great companion camera for me. Anyone have any experience with how there retro metallic coatings hold up in real life? I’ve owned nothing but black plastic so far ;-)

Thanks.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 15:27 UTC
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joe_leads: The last line of defense for DSLR users not to buy a Sony camera seems to be „the ergonomics“. Sony should release an A9 with a plus-size body with additional lead weights inside, and they’ll instantly be the „top brand“.

I have no issues with the A7 series body size, by the way. If I’d use a large lens like a 70-200/2.8, I’d hold it by the lens, and the size of the body is negligible. Actually I prefer the smaller bodies, because I can carry two bodies with a fast wide angle prime and a fast short tele prime, and use them simultaneously at ease, and I’m well-provided with everything for any wedding, reportage or portrait session.

I do not think Sony will ever win over the old school or heavily invested Canon or Nikon photographers. However, as new folks become photographers they just might see Sony as a better option due to the more modern technology and feel of its cameras and lenses.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 14:46 UTC
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dialstatic: Looks like a great companion camera for me. Anyone have any experience with how there retro metallic coatings hold up in real life? I’ve owned nothing but black plastic so far ;-)

What is a companion camera?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 14:28 UTC
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RMGoodLight: @DPR
Since this new Fuji camera is made for vlogging and since Jordan joines DPR lately could you guys please look at the video quality? How good is the 1080p compared to the XT2 or A6300? Thank you.

Fuji video has never been class leading, so I wouldn't expect A6300 beating video here.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 14:24 UTC
On article Leaked Panasonic firmware update is made official (52 comments in total)
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DDWD10: Any word about the magenta shift issue with pushed shadows on the G9? This one issue has me considering dumping my G85 kit for an A7III. I’m surprised the review didn’t address this, as critical as it was otherwise.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2m4bnfk.jpg

Actually, after looking further at the magenta cast issue I can see your point.

However, check the Sony lens lineup and prices before you jump.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 00:55 UTC
On article Leaked Panasonic firmware update is made official (52 comments in total)
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DDWD10: Any word about the magenta shift issue with pushed shadows on the G9? This one issue has me considering dumping my G85 kit for an A7III. I’m surprised the review didn’t address this, as critical as it was otherwise.

http://i67.tinypic.com/2m4bnfk.jpg

If a 5 EV shadow pull determines if you change your system, I am sure you will find some issue with the next system as well.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 00:44 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Fortunately, camera makers DO listen to photographers and they started to create BIGGER mirrorless cameras that finally are comfortable. I mean latest MLs - Panasonic G9, Olympus Em-1 Mk2, Fujifilm X-H1. Even stubborn Sony makes their cameras bigger and bigger (not enough still). So probably Canon and Nikon will happily skip that step with ugly small pieces-of-soap-like cameras!

I used several ML cameras from soap times, and that was awful. Please, give us NORMAL ergonomics!

"Feels like a toy" ... love it when that phrase comes out.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:24 UTC
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Elonlukatski: Canon and Nikon need not pay your ideas any attention. They need to build a system that does everything photographers want the best they can produce. Don’t worry about competing with their own DSLR line just focus on the best tool period. Let the free market guide their path as they go. Limiting a new Mirrorless camera line up to just a few primes is absolutely ridiculous. Lenses are big money trains why would they want to limit that.

Big money trains, eh?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:22 UTC
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TheChad: I enjoy using my x-t2 more than my D750, but if Sony were to just spend the next year putting a major (MAJOR!) focus on developing their glass lineup - about a half dozen more sorely needed primes and pro zooms - this entire narrative disappears, because we’ll all jump on the A7IV / A9II wagon. Bet on it!

Are you going to spend $6k+ on all of those lenses?

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 22:14 UTC
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dpfan32: Cloud means that you have nothing. One switch and everything you "own" in the cloud is gone.

The redundancy and security of the servers used by the big cloud storage providers (Google, Amazon, etc.) is at a level no individual user can hope to duplicate.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 18:45 UTC
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dpfan32: Cloud means that you have nothing. One switch and everything you "own" in the cloud is gone.

Actually that is not what cloud means.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 15:31 UTC
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riveredger: Growth through expense reduction is not sustainable in the long term. The key figure is that top line revenue declined.

Sure. Play this out ... revenue continues its declining trend, unit sales continue to decline, and costs continue to be cut. Where is the actual growth and how long can it be sustained?

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 20:22 UTC

Growth through expense reduction is not sustainable in the long term. The key figure is that top line revenue declined.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 18:27 UTC as 76th comment | 3 replies
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Marty4650: I really wonder if most smartphone shooters want more controls. My guess is they want less. Less to think about, less decisions to make, less to fuss about.

Of course the few who do will have to pay dearly for that privilege. Something like five times more than the price of a decent compact camera that has a much wider array of features and controls on it. And around three times as much as a budget smartphone would cost.

I am still not convinced that the smartphone will ever be a high end imaging device. Or at least not one at a reasonable price. Yes, you can get good snapshots from one, but do you really want to pay $1,000 for slightly better snapshots than you can get from a budget phone.... or any cheap compact camera?

Look at the number of downloads of apps that allow for manual control of one’s smartphone camera and you will see that there really is a demand for such control.

I use my smartphone a lot more than my camera and actually am getting the S9+ this week.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 21:00 UTC
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saiko: Don't make kids get hooked to Adobe Ransomware Package at a young age - even if they give it out for 'free'.

Hooked? Lol. Look at how many schools use chromebooks and Apple for computers, but no one complains about being hooked on either of those.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 20:52 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1299 comments in total)
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FrequencyDancer: Bad 4K.

Yes, but who cares?

You are doing your long time loyal supporters a big disservice with this constant whinging about 4K.

Canon knows their target audience much better than you ever will. It’s
like every camera must have the same feature-set regardless of actual consumer base. Is your reach and understanding so narrow that you make bad assumptions simply as a matter of protocol?

According to you Canon are the most backward video company. In reality they are one of the most advanced, just not in their consumer range products aimed at users who don’t care, like this.

Nah, just calling you out for misusing the terms “loyal” and “longtime.” I do not agree with the content of your statement, either, though.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 16:55 UTC
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1299 comments in total)
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FrequencyDancer: Bad 4K.

Yes, but who cares?

You are doing your long time loyal supporters a big disservice with this constant whinging about 4K.

Canon knows their target audience much better than you ever will. It’s
like every camera must have the same feature-set regardless of actual consumer base. Is your reach and understanding so narrow that you make bad assumptions simply as a matter of protocol?

According to you Canon are the most backward video company. In reality they are one of the most advanced, just not in their consumer range products aimed at users who don’t care, like this.

You joined in Dec 2017 and call yourself a loyal long time supporter?

4K is the new standard for video capable devices. I suspect Canon is aware!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 16:29 UTC
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In the Raw: There's more stupid and nasty on these comments at times than all of YouTube combined. Photography is at its best an art form, meaning who gives a poop what you use. It is also a recording medium of our short lives.

Photography needs more than a human eye and a lump of charcoal or a brush and paint, to do the job though. It's a weird combination of technology and passion. The technology is evolving at an astonishing rate now...much faster than what photo artists used in the twentieth century. Which is fantastic for all of us.

Meanwhile, there are people who sit quietly with a brush and paper in Japan. Or a large format view camera in Yellowstone. Or a smartphone at a hospital where their mother is dying in India.

Yep, the toxity of this forum can at times be a huge turn off. I can only imagine how many newcomers dip their toes in and then never return due to the nastiness.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 14:03 UTC

funny...

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 18:39 UTC as 47th comment
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