jackie semple

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On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (756 comments in total)

Amazing technology IMHO but decent outputs are expected. This is pretty much a go anywhere camera. I like what I see here and I shall certainly look at/examine it when it becomes available.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 15:02 UTC as 11th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI sample gallery (239 comments in total)

Like what I see here.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 11:02 UTC as 32nd comment

Pre-ordered my copy today.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 13:43 UTC as 5th comment
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jackie semple: I've been in the market looking for such a lens but the only options that have attracted me have been the Sigma & Sony 24-105 F4. Only yesterday I was advised that the new Sony will be available in my local store around 25 May and at a competitive price but this Tamron looks good and is giving me food for thought.

Finally, if you haven't seen this video on You Tube you might find its content reassuring....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76FtGhXlWyw

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 13:27 UTC
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jackie semple: I've been in the market looking for such a lens but the only options that have attracted me have been the Sigma & Sony 24-105 F4. Only yesterday I was advised that the new Sony will be available in my local store around 25 May and at a competitive price but this Tamron looks good and is giving me food for thought.

If the AF disappoints then sales of this lens will collapse. That makes me think/hope Tamron will get this right. The keen price has been mentioned by nearly everyone here. Frankly, that aspect coupled with high quality optical performance will make it fly off the shelves. It should makes everyday photography more affordable which is good for the industry, Tamron and us the punters.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 12:25 UTC
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LeSporty: I am actually traveling on 23 May to London, arriving on 24 May. Just wonder if I am able to buy this lens at the Heathrow airport duty-free shops on that morning itself.
I am traveling in Europe for 3 weeks and I his will be the perfect lens for my travel.

I would be amazed if this new lens just being launched would be available at such an outlet. Indeed, it might be hard to find anywhere in London at that date but if you have time, you could visit Park Cameras situated at 53-54 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JR - just off the shopping mecca area of Oxford Street Tel 020 7186 0007. The London Underground system takes you straight from the airport to that area but I would call on phone before making such an excursion. Good luck.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 12:02 UTC
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jackie semple: I've been in the market looking for such a lens but the only options that have attracted me have been the Sigma & Sony 24-105 F4. Only yesterday I was advised that the new Sony will be available in my local store around 25 May and at a competitive price but this Tamron looks good and is giving me food for thought.

I'm just wondering if the AF is as good as native Sony lenses. Experience of third party lenses has taught me to be wary of this situation.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 16:34 UTC

I've been in the market looking for such a lens but the only options that have attracted me have been the Sigma & Sony 24-105 F4. Only yesterday I was advised that the new Sony will be available in my local store around 25 May and at a competitive price but this Tamron looks good and is giving me food for thought.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 16:16 UTC as 45th comment | 7 replies
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mantra: hi
but just a question a free flickr account will become a paid smugmug paid account

smugmug doesn't offer a free account

is it right?
thanks
ps english is not my native language , can somebody clear it?

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Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 17:17 UTC
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108: As much as I would like to love these Sony A7 cameras ( affordable FF, mirrorless, small size, evf , tiling screen, good high iso , etc..) when I look at the galleries I'm always disappointed , I just don't like the output, too "digital" , maybe the glass ? I've seen great pictures taken with old legacy lenses on A7s with adapter ..For me best FF galleries here on dPreview were from Nikon

I find that I can rarely make fine judgements of pics displayed via the internet on my PC, even with a 22" monitor. Consequently I would not make selection on such evidence.

On a personal basis, I've used and tested the popular camera brands over the past 3 years and find little difference in picture quality. The difference for me, however, is the camera body that provides the most suitable capability to capture the subject on view. Lenses can make a difference but individual taste enters the fray.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 16:51 UTC
On a photo in the Sony a7 III sample photos sample gallery (2 comments in total)

Amazing capture

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 16:34 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony a7 III sample photos sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Great technique and capture.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 18:36 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony a7 III sample photos sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Super capture, great detail and contrast.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 18:34 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Sony a7 III sample photos sample gallery (5 comments in total)

Amazing capture. Brilliant

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2018 at 18:31 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (371 comments in total)
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King of Song: Building the ART series in Sony E mount is a game changer in the photographic world. Sony suddenly becomes an undisputed contender.

Yes and I've used the MC-11 but coming with the E-mount will be much more convenient and I suspect offer improved handling and like King of Song, I too think this is a game changer. I shall no longer hesitate buying these remarkable lenses now with this mount. Just about perfect - for me!

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 13:35 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (371 comments in total)
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mikeodial: This is, in the main, great news. I only hope these lenses are not overweight, massive versions which compete with the Zeiss Milvus line for weightlifting practice. We need good optics that are "small" on these cameras. This is one the reasons people become addicted to the small format of Leica cameras. They work and they are portable. Turning mirrorless cameras into weapons of self-defense negate one of the reasons I purchased my Sony A7RII

I shall buy these Sigma lenses simply because they provide amazing optical performance. I would guess that their prices will be the same as those offered with Canon and Nikon mounts which are extremely competitive.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 13:34 UTC
On article Sigma announces nine full-frame E-mount Art primes (371 comments in total)

It's great news for Sony users.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 13:29 UTC as 8th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1026 comments in total)
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Kwick1: Ridiculous conclusion. Goes against your own grading system. "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category.". Well, the camera in this category is the EM1 II, and it got Gold.

Barney Britton - Thanks for your response. I really appreciate the incredibly high quality work produced by DPR and the dedication shown by you guys.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2018 at 13:38 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1026 comments in total)
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Kwick1: Ridiculous conclusion. Goes against your own grading system. "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category.". Well, the camera in this category is the EM1 II, and it got Gold.

Barney Britton: What about - "The scoring methodology used here by DPR and indeed in other reviews is subjective and therefore cannot be entirely relied upon..... different strokes for different folks"? Do you agree with those comments as well?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 21:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (1026 comments in total)
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Kwick1: Ridiculous conclusion. Goes against your own grading system. "Scoring is relative only to the other cameras in the same category.". Well, the camera in this category is the EM1 II, and it got Gold.

The scoring methodology used here by DPR and indeed in other reviews is subjective and therefore cannot be entirely relied upon . I've handled a pre-production model of the G9, read the many reviews now out there and I've concluded that this is a powerful camera that will win many friends for reasons particularly related to its build quality, outstanding design, handling and impressive operational capability. Therefore, it seems to me that the G9 is worthy of a very high score. I guess it is a case of different strokes for different folks!

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 20:14 UTC
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