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On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video overview (127 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: overpriced is a psychologically based selling strategy ...sad the see a company like sony that deserves credit in the camera development space jumping on this band wagon .... there were hints but now its official

Cosinaphile, what do you think the price should be? Do you think those consumer Fuji bodies are grossly overpriced as well?

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2018 at 15:42 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions (261 comments in total)
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xiao_xiang: Could be amazing option for those with deep pockets.

But such a slow lens! The LX10 has f1.4 @24 mm. That's f4 on full frame.

I have one and that fast, wide lens is extremely useful for clean shots in moderate lighting.

They really need to bring out a fast lens version.

Nerds.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 23:08 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI first impressions (261 comments in total)
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scotthunter: The RX100 series is too big to fit into your jeans pocket, so you may as well benefit from the improved ergonomics, fully articulating LCD, weather-sealed body, more comfortable EVF and larger sensor of a Canon G1X III, unless you really need the extra reach of the zoom lens which this offers.

And the phase detect AF, and the 4K video...

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2018 at 23:04 UTC
On article Canon launches updated EF 70-200mm F4L IS II (236 comments in total)
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jor23: Does this mean no Mirrorless Full Frame bodies coming anytime soon?

How exactly did you make that connection?

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 14:56 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: Video overview (127 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: overpriced is a psychologically based selling strategy ...sad the see a company like sony that deserves credit in the camera development space jumping on this band wagon .... there were hints but now its official

When compared with other photography equipment, it isn't really overpriced.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 22:00 UTC
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Andreas Balko: Never had problems with the last free version of google-nik plugin.
so no necessary to update to the fee required software.

Same here. But honestly, I have not found it to be useful. I am not ot sure what all of the hoopla is about.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 21:56 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)
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photogeek: For that kind of outlay this needs a faster lens. F/4.5 on a 1” sensor is pretty bad. Back to the drawing board, Sony.

Are you kidding?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2018 at 00:21 UTC
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faberryman: The fact that they had to hand pick a 77mm lens says something about their QC as well.

What does it say?

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2018 at 17:48 UTC
On article Sony reveals faster, higher-res OLED viewfinder display (378 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Unlike more megapixels, improvements in EVFs should be a plus for all users. A shame they're expensive but what's more important than a decent viewfinder?

The whole viewfinder argument is overly dramatic.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 02:23 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1050 comments in total)
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NCB: A limited view of why people go for large sensors. Take landscape photography. You're not interested in blurring backgrounds, rather the reverse. Most of the time you're not in a low-light situation. Only the better dynamic range of the three reasons given applies to landscapes.

What you are ALSO interested in is noise-free images, free of noise-reduction processing. As pixel density increases, it is only the larger sensors which manage to give you that. Clean, sharp, process-free images. Larger sensors win all the time.

Richard, I think the point being made is that the exposure values are different as the FF sensor will require a smaller aperture and longer shutter time at the same ISO when compared to a smaller sensor.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2018 at 15:05 UTC
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1050 comments in total)
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entoman: Richard - if you are talking purely about image quality, then bigger WILL always be better, simply because the "huge breakthroughs in the computational photography techniques" when applied to a larger sensor will result in better IQ than when applied to a small sensor.

It would be more relevant to ask: "at what stage will the image quality of a small sensor be good enough to satisfy discerning photographers?", and "what is the optimum size and shape of a camera?".

In my opinion M43 cameras are a bit too small and fiddly, and FF DSLRs are a bit too big and heavy. As for image quality, ideally I'd like the IQ of a "medium format" Fujifilm GFX50 in a body of similar design to the Canon EOS M5, with a full series of compact lenses, but that's still a few years away.

"Discerning photographer " is a subjective concept.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2018 at 19:16 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.

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 (62 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 (62 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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