riveredger

Lives in United States NJ, United States
Joined on Jul 10, 2010

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sleibson: The omission of Corel Paintshop Pro tells me a lot about this article.

What does it tell you?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 14:24 UTC
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j900: How long until Lightroom is no longer proposed as a perpetual license? Then it's going to be $150 a year, instead of $80 for the paid upgrade every other year. There's not even a mention on when LR7 will be released, despite the fact that it's already late and despite the numerous novelties brought to CC.

Adobe software rocks my friends, but the adobe route is far from being future proof if controlling your costs and owning your software is a priority.

If you convert your RAW files to DNG, you will be able to use LR6 for as long as you like. You can't expect any company to provide free updates for life.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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Paco Ignacio: A-mount is dead already.

Working fine for me!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
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Nuno Souto: When will the "dslr-only" folks wake up and understand the days of lugging around 15 pounds of equipment to take one photo or make a little video are over and done?

And no, you are NOT a "pro" because you use the same gear as some internet blogger!

Grow up, go outside and smell the flowers, it's really worth it.
Mirrorless is here to stay and is the future.

When you do some intense hiking, 15 lbs feels like an anchor. Heck, after several hours of rock scrambling and heat, a compact feels heavy sometimes lol.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 23:58 UTC
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EwanMC: The elephant in the room is the SLT-A77 II?

* Continuous AF is effective during still and video capture
* Face detection works well
* Good build quality and overall ergonomics
* SteadyShot is useful in both still and video capture
* Ability to record video using XAVC S codec

I recently picked up an A77ii and I have owned quite a few other cameras in the last 10 years. This is, in my opinion, the best stills/video camera on the market for an enthusiast. The stills AF is incredibly fast and accurate (I shoot ice hockey, which is very demanding due to poor lighting and fast action) and the video AF is probably the best I have used. The face detection is also excellent. I use the 16-50 2.8 and a Sigma 70-200 2.8, for reference. There are plenty of other lenses available too - more than any mirrorless options, although not as robust a selection as Canon or Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 23:55 UTC
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islandbob: Are there really a lot of people out there who want cameras with these image features who also want to shoot video? The reviewers act as if there are, but I don't see evidence of that. In fact, I think dpreview did a survey and found that such camera buyers are a minority.

Anyone with kids appreciates having great video features in a camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 23:44 UTC
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riveredger: Will the flash system work with A mount?

Thanks all

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 18:32 UTC

Will the flash system work with A mount?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 13:24 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
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mxx: Is it only me, or are these kind of mirrorless cameras vastly overpriced compared to DSLRs? $800 dollars vs for instance a Pentax KS2 for $500? I get the smaller form factor and the 4K video, but it's also got a smaller sensor, no weather sealing, and is heavier on batteries. I'd like to buy myself a camera like the gx85, but it just seems so expensive.

I think it's the excellent video capabilities that warrant the extra cost. The Pentax you mentioned is a fine stills camera, but would be very frustrating for video use.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 00:24 UTC

The 4K video footage is superb.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 17:39 UTC as 72nd comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (539 comments in total)
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Mateus1: If GX8 was in GX7 size, I would buy it, but the GX-8 is huge - much bigger than all APS-C I know. GX-7 was great design with just a few issues, it's pity Pana leaved its small and beautiful design. So, I went for Fuji APS-C.

Have you seen it in person? It is a fantastic looking camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)
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noflashplease: Point and shoot cameras dominated the beginning of the digital era, in the years immediately before and after the turn of the century. Today, point and shoot cameras belong to a dying niche. On one hand, you have ever decreasing numbers of technophobic elderly people, devoted to flip phones, and on the other hand, neophytes who don't remember the heyday of the digital point and shoot. Fixed lens cameras are a novelty to people who were too young to "Party Like It was 1999." Camera companies really need to dump their point and shoot lines and concentrate on interchangeable lens cameras. Period.

I respectfully disagree. Consumers do not want to carry around a big camera and lens kit, but they do want better quality than can be achieved with a smart phone. These 1" cameras meet that demand perfectly.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 15:30 UTC
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AprilW: Nope. The shortcomings are too much to consider this camera. Nice try, Sony.

Seriously? Where are the 4k mirrorless rivals with anywhere near the advanced focusing capabilities of this camera priced less than $1000?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)
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Josh152: I have a feeling there was a lot more demand for this camera than Nikon suspected. Which is probably why it took so long to be offered in the first place and when it finally was, probably just so Nikon had an answer to the 7DII, the high demand for the camera took Nikon by surprise. I love how everyone is making absurd conspiracy theories about defects and slamming Nikon for the delay. These same people would be even more critical of Nikon if they released on time and then immediately had a 3 month back-order just to fill the pre-orders.

Well it makes no sense to delay shipment because of high demand. There is a disconnect in that logic!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
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Robert Zanatta: Pretty good battery life.

Is like to try the viewfinder.

But only USB 2.0?

Do any cameras have USB 3.0 yet?

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
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Project95: With no touch screen or joystick. Then how do people move AF points on the original a6000?

it can be done with the selection wheel. But, the easiest way is to use subject tracking. Just lock on to the subject using the center point and then recompose to your heart's content.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
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Coyote_Cody: Why the 'Oh Wow' heading ? Prejudice announcements - DPR you should be ashamed !!

DPR ~= Sony Fanboy now ??

Oh Wow, what is so astounding ????????????

I guess when it comes to Sony cams, ONLY 'Oh WOW' is warranted when they finally have touch screens !!!

Cure all cancers, I will give you a huge 'OH WOW', maybe even a THANKS, just another nice cam - you only earn a 'nice', make sure you always OVER emphasis the NON astounding DPR !!!! Silly stuff here !!

425 phase detect at points... WOW!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:31 UTC
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AprilW: Nope. The shortcomings are too much to consider this camera. Nice try, Sony.

Which shortcomings are deal breakers for you?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
On article X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review (343 comments in total)
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mostlyboringphotog: Where is the equivalent aperture graph?

Drink too much tonight?

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 04:23 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)

Very nice looking camera - and I bet it would just inspire creativity when in one's hands. I do think it's a bit overpriced, though.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 20:38 UTC as 199th comment
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