cosmicnode

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On article Sony a7S III initial review (1620 comments in total)
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cosmicnode: It seems that most have missed the important new Type A CF express card that is the same size as a SD card and the camera can use both in the same slot, this is a feature that will probably affect cameras from other manufacturers in the future, same size as the sd card, will mean no increase in the size of the camera body required for CF express cards, slower than the type B used by others but faster than SD?

My initial post had no reference to any manufacturer currently using CF express merely the fact that it will probably be used by others other than Sony , it's a advantage not currently available to use the faster cards or old SD cards. the point is that no extra space is required to fit this type of card over 2 SD cards,

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 15:47 UTC
On article Sony a7S III initial review (1620 comments in total)
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cosmicnode: It seems that most have missed the important new Type A CF express card that is the same size as a SD card and the camera can use both in the same slot, this is a feature that will probably affect cameras from other manufacturers in the future, same size as the sd card, will mean no increase in the size of the camera body required for CF express cards, slower than the type B used by others but faster than SD?

Seems like you missed Canon R5, R6 and D1Xmkiii having compact flash express as well as Panasonic's Panasonic's DC-1S Having CF express / XQD, Several Nikon DSLR bodies have dual CF express or a combination of them plus SD, OH Sony also use CF express in some of their pro video cameras. I think you need to keep up

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 09:26 UTC
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cosmicnode: Amusing how few people can hold a hammer properly.

@dotyman Perhaps YOU need a collage degree to find out that steel is Hard, wood soft, Different rebound properties, and shock loads on the wrist.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 06:31 UTC
On article Sony a7S III initial review (1620 comments in total)

It seems that most have missed the important new Type A CF express card that is the same size as a SD card and the camera can use both in the same slot, this is a feature that will probably affect cameras from other manufacturers in the future, same size as the sd card, will mean no increase in the size of the camera body required for CF express cards, slower than the type B used by others but faster than SD?

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 06:25 UTC as 113th comment | 7 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III review (1550 comments in total)
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MrBrightSide: From our frame of reference stars are infinitely far away yet you cannot just set your lens at ∞ and expect they’ll be in focus. One of those mysteries of the cosmos..

Lenses focus beyond infinity to allow for the large variations in temperature around the world, from the arctic to middle of a hot desert, which causes the materials used in the construction of the lens to expand or contract affecting focus position for infinity.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 09:16 UTC
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BobT3218: In these days of downturns and upheavals in the photographic industry, I dread the thought of someone deciding to spend possibly tens of thousands of dollars over the next few years for a complete so called "entry level" system that effectively locks them onto a particular brand and format. Budding professionals need to make a living but what sane new enthusiasts would make such a commitment?

There is nothing wrong with any of the current camera systems that would create a problem of being locked into them having bought the lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2020 at 06:24 UTC
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fabio riccardi: This is BS, the Z5 price is not "just $100 higher" than the RP.

Why factor in the cost of a 35/85 prime kit. I don't want one and I am sure that a lot of other buyers don't want one either.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2020 at 18:49 UTC
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Happy Dad: You have to wonder about Sony. They moved cameras into a company filled with poor performing "gadgets". And Sony's CEO said they need to get out of the gadgets business.

Sony smartphones have a less then 1% market share now. Cameras sales have been in rapid decline with no end it sight.

did Sony create this new company so they could do what Olympus did? Maybe.

2 years ago Sony had 100% of FF MILC camera sales (not inc Leica), that has dropped due to competition from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and even Sigma, by How Much? Perhaps by more than 50%, and that is now affected again by the overall drop in sales, they could now be selling 25% or less of what they were selling 2 years ago
Nikon and Canon still sell DSLR camera's the sales of these have dropped but sales of mirrorless for them have obviously increased in the period. Perhaps Sony is the biggest loser in sales!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 16:31 UTC
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cosmicnode: Is the 4.5 fps . mechanical or electronic?

I have looked at the spec's on the Nikon site, it does not say which shutter setting it's at 4.5 FPS. Mechanical, this is what it says "Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps; Continuous H: Approx. 4.5 fps (Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.)"
and "Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter"

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 13:09 UTC

Is the 4.5 fps . mechanical or electronic?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 09:44 UTC as 161st comment | 2 replies
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Verto: I have the Z6 and I love the camera. I really don’t see the point of this camera. It’s like dead on arrival. Why? Yeah it’s cheaper, but you can’t shoot 4K video anymore, you get a worse sensor, and you lose the top LCD. I really don’t understand what Nikon is thinking here. The Z6 is still the better buy unless you never plan to shoot 4K video and don’t mind having slightly worse image quality. Get the Z6.

Many users don't shoot video at all and as to a slightly worse image quality. lets wait for the reviews

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 07:58 UTC

I have never seen a modern review of a lens like this, it would be interesting to see how a lens like this would stand up the other new oddities like the new canon F11 lenses, they are pretty much there for the same purpose, occasional use when traveling light.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2020 at 08:00 UTC as 51st comment
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zakaria: New body please Sony. Ask Pentax to rent you one of their smart engineer.

As soon as Sony produce a comfortable body you will then love that more.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 07:19 UTC
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zakaria: New body please Sony. Ask Pentax to rent you one of their smart engineer.

Ah I forgot about Sigma,

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 18:07 UTC
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zakaria: New body please Sony. Ask Pentax to rent you one of their smart engineer.

Anyone else's engineers will do.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 17:42 UTC

Spies like us!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 17:40 UTC as 62nd comment

If it overheats and is waterproof the solution is simple, Just carry a watering can along with you.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 09:53 UTC as 184th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS R5 vs. R6: What's the difference? (247 comments in total)
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MGinitials: I like tables. Tables are nice. Please, give me a table.

I have a round one that seat's 4 people

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2020 at 18:08 UTC
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Fotoni: Fixed F11 is quite horrible. Even F8 is just barely versatile in daylight and daylight only. Very static subjects required without massive amount of noise.

The general idea of having smaller aperture high quality lenses to cut the cost, size and weight is good for budget shooters, but fixed F11 is really pushing it.

I really hope that these lenses have at least equivalent optical quality of much more expensive ones at F11. 800mm one can cost easily ten grands or more with F5.6

Was that with a 600mm lens? or a short focal length, the difference is that short focal length lens will have a lot of sky in the shot to boost the shutter speed , a 600 mmm lens will have its narrow field of view focused on the subject which will most likely have every little sky in the shot. With my Olympus E-m1.2 fitted with a 12mm lens i get 1/125 sec at f11 and iso 200 taken off a brick wall of the house around 20m away in the shade, with the 100-400 fitted at 400mm I get 1/30 sec with the focus point on the same spot.
Exposure changes with the focal length due to a different FOV.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2020 at 18:16 UTC
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Fotoni: Fixed F11 is quite horrible. Even F8 is just barely versatile in daylight and daylight only. Very static subjects required without massive amount of noise.

The general idea of having smaller aperture high quality lenses to cut the cost, size and weight is good for budget shooters, but fixed F11 is really pushing it.

I really hope that these lenses have at least equivalent optical quality of much more expensive ones at F11. 800mm one can cost easily ten grands or more with F5.6

You may be able to use it in your area, but do not rely on taking test iso / shutter speed tests off your current gear with a short zoom or prime, They will be different much of the time from the same settings on a super telephoto. With a short focal length your meter readings off the full screen will in general include a lot of sky. with a long telephoto you are using a very narrow field of view and the meter reading in a lot of cases will give much slower shutter speeds mainly because you will not have sky in the frame.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2020 at 16:21 UTC
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