cosmicnode

Lives in United Kingdom Middlesbrough, Cleveland, United Kingdom
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On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (541 comments in total)
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PPierre: Regarding the touchscreen, people should complain, even if they buy the body : this clearly is something Sony can improve via firmware update, so the louder you get, the better it will be for you and for Sony, which might learn that customers don't want to drag focus points.

We dont eat canned food all the pubs sell pub grub, so we dont need to leave the pub to eat.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 22:38 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (541 comments in total)
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PPierre: Regarding the touchscreen, people should complain, even if they buy the body : this clearly is something Sony can improve via firmware update, so the louder you get, the better it will be for you and for Sony, which might learn that customers don't want to drag focus points.

Regardless of a pop song I have never heard anyone use that idiom in England, 65 years and counting I have heard and used "couldn't care less"endless times, Could care less, simply does not make sense, sorry but thats my experience.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 16:08 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (541 comments in total)
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PPierre: Regarding the touchscreen, people should complain, even if they buy the body : this clearly is something Sony can improve via firmware update, so the louder you get, the better it will be for you and for Sony, which might learn that customers don't want to drag focus points.

Because they got it wrong doesn't make it right,anyway I couldn't care less about the group.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 07:15 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 First Impressions (541 comments in total)
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PPierre: Regarding the touchscreen, people should complain, even if they buy the body : this clearly is something Sony can improve via firmware update, so the louder you get, the better it will be for you and for Sony, which might learn that customers don't want to drag focus points.

I have never heard anyone say "I could care less", here in the UK, we say "I couldn't care less"

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 22:19 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: Nikon D500 is by far the best APS-C camera -
but no need for a 3000 - 5000 camera any more.
They should make 'em without mirror.
Nikon needs the courage to make a new camera-System with a new bayonet!

You should check your facts before posting, the AF motor is still there in all but the two cheapest models, and why are mirrorless bodies with less parts and quality control more expensive than equivalent DSLR bodies, the optical viewfinder is already the best available, no improvrment needed, live view can allows be made better with or withought a mirror.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 08:30 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: Nikon D500 is by far the best APS-C camera -
but no need for a 3000 - 5000 camera any more.
They should make 'em without mirror.
Nikon needs the courage to make a new camera-System with a new bayonet!

Strange how the Nikon mount is 43.5mm dia and the Sony is 43.6mm diameter.
Do you think Nikon should make a lense mount 0.1mm bigger to make it compatible for fullframe mirrorless, I measured these off a Nikon to Sony adaptor.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 11:36 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 DSLR announced, though not in the US (299 comments in total)
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Spectro: US is a tough crowd, got to get snapbridge right. Oddly I tried snapbridge for the KM 360 and it worked fine on my tablet at a demo. Not sure why people have connection issues.

Snapbridge doesn't work on tablets that haven't got a sim card, the program won't install with "no carrier" given as the reason. You can't view or transfer images to your tablet, not even when you are wirelessly connected to the net.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 11:22 UTC

Winter is coming, watch out for the "white walkers"

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 13:09 UTC as 48th comment
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Jefftan: Sept 2016 is a big day for mirrorless people like me who will never buy a DSLR

Now Canon is really "in" mirrorless
How will this affect the camera market and how will this affect marginal camera company is interesting

Just a matter of time Nikon would also join (Nikon 1 don't count, 1 inch sensor without a fast lens, wrong concept from start)

Hope all the camera maker can still be there and no one forced to drop out like Samsung

While I think the Nikon 1 is now a dead end they did have a 18.5mm f1.8 and a 32mm f1.2 as fast lenses. plus via different adaptors the same range of non Nikon lenses as Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:28 UTC

Electromagnetic shutter for Nikon, and arca swiss mount , useful non optical improvements.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:20 UTC as 54th comment
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LFPCPH: As far as I can see on the photos they are not taken a fraction of a second apart. More like 1 to 2 seconds apart. It is not the same place on the track and not the same steps by the runners. Perhaps more than 2 meters apart. The Getty photo being the first taken.

Aesthetically the Getty photo is best because of the similar position of the legs and arms of the runners and because of the white lamp "attached" to Bolts left ear on the Reuter's photo. Do you agree ?

Probably 2 strides apart the following runners have competely different spacing to each other, still he averages 10meters/sec probably tops out at 11mps, 10mps is 36 kph. Looking at it again I think the photographers were probably 2-3 meters apart the lower photographer to the left of the top photographer but taken at the same time.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 21:27 UTC

I think that the 18-55 is upgraded on a regular basis for production and quality reasons. It's a lens sold in high quantity on all the low end bodies, and after a production run the tooling will wear out and quality control will suffer with more rejects of component parts. So they just improve the design marginally, the cost of new tooling will be no different from reproducing old tooling, and if by replacing items such as focusing motors with cheaper items, they can reduce production costs they will.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 15:29 UTC as 16th comment
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Alexis D: Being a DSLR also means it won't have Focus Peaking to help manual focusing when using old legacy lenses, or even new cine lenses, chimping and large size. A DSLR also means it will need micro AF adjustments for lenses and no solution like electronic shutter or EFCS for shutter shock or for silent operation when taking pictures in very quiet places. The Canon is IMO only competitive because it's a Canon, ie large use base of Canon DSLR users. If the 80D were made by Sony, with a Sony mount but every other feature the same, I doubt it could compete.

I can use a electronic shutter in my D500 other dslr bodies also have a electronic shutter option.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
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Melchiorum: People may scoff at 8K all they want, but there is a need for it in some areas, such as:

1. 360' video. 4K is already too low-res for spherical videos. What seems like a lot of pixels on a TV screen or a monitor, becomes quite blurry and low-def in VR helmet when you stretch it to cover the entire sphere around the viewer.
2. Photography. Whether we want it or not, but photography and videography are merging and extracting photos from video is already a thing with some cameras. 8K definition will make it better.
3. Cinemas and other large displays. Nothing to add here.

No one said we should buy an 8K TV, because there definitely no need for that. However, it does not mean that the demand for high-def video isn't there.

There are a lot of people downloading films and tv series in 640X480 on set top boxes, they dont seem Interested in high quality video if they can get something cheaper.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 14:12 UTC
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StevenE: TV's are getting bigger, you'll soon have an entire wall made of lcd (like in the novel Fahrenheit 451), and 8K or more will be necessary for clarity

Just wait until the firemen come to burn your house down,

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 14:07 UTC
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Nikonandmore: I have the feeling, just about all lenses now are "Leica" and MF price range. Sony, Zeiss, Canon, Nikon.. amazing! I don't understand how these manufactures survive to sell enough of these or how people manage to have money to feed this price frenzy. It will only take cell phone sensors, lenses and technology to get a bit better FOR ONE to buy DSLRs anymore. This market is dead and at these prices, sinking faster and faster. Costs 10 grand (or more) these days to buy a pro/enthusiast grade body and 2 or 3 lenses. Sorry, but this and it's pricing momentum is all becoming absurd. And mind you, these new lenses are all mass produced in 3rd world countries and with more and more dubious quality control. Long gone are the "Made in Japan" days with solid products made with extremely qualified manual labor, excellent quality control AND real long-term post sales support! Indeed Leicas start looking really affordable..

If you are older there was a time when "made in Japan" had the same poor opinion as current "made in China " they all get better with time.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
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Gregm61: If they gave me 5 of those white lenses and sent me for free, I still wouldn't want to go to Rio to take pictures of anything.

A little expensive for just the balcony, how much for a room.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2175 comments in total)

I would appreciate a slow motion vidio looking through the evf showing the different continuous shooting modes similar to the video of the Sony A6300 compared to the Canon 7d I found this very informative as to how the viewfinder reacted to still images / blackout between shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:35 UTC as 338th comment
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1104 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

Watch the video on af performance at 8 fps in the dpr review shown in slow motion, observe the cyclists legs, through the canon you can see them clearly moving between mirror blackouts. On the sony a6300 between images shown in the viewfinder there is no movement at all, you see a static image, call It what you want but a static image is not live view.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 07:43 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1104 comments in total)
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Mister Joseph: 10fps is mirrorless territory.

So RPJG you get live view for a single frame for over a 1/10 second in the viewfinder and you think thats a improvement over the last frame shown for approximately the same length of time, amazing.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 10:48 UTC
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