cosmicnode

Lives in United Kingdom Middlesbrough, Cleveland, United Kingdom
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Joined on Mar 4, 2007

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justmeMN: Back in the real world:

Last year, Canon had a 48% interchangeable-lens camera market share, and they project that they will have a 50% ILC market share this year.

As of 2019, Sony will no longer have the FF-mirrorless niche all to themselves.

And Sony is still #3 in ILC market share.

Can you use Fuji lenses on your Sony?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 06:31 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!

@ttran88 evidently you need everything explaining to you in very simple terms. I'm sorry you are incapable of understanding the comparison.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 11:08 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!

You obviously dont understand that putting a battery pack under a camera body does nothing to improve it's comfort. it's equivalent to adding material to the trouser leg when the problem is the waist.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 07:53 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!

Man walks into a tailors shop
These trousers are to tight around the waist.
No problem sir I will add material to the trouser leg, that will make them much more comfortable.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 06:55 UTC
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LessMirrored19: Canikon should just stay home and pray for an earthquake to destroy the Sony camera factory. ;)

What! like it destroyed production of Sony sensors previously

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 06:48 UTC
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falconeyes: This article misses the point.

Nikon and Canon, one day must progress beyond the technological barriers imposed by a mirror-based system. Or die trying. They are already late in their trying.

DSLRs currently have a lot of advantages. But those are not to stay.

The thing is though I can use the same FF lenses on both my D500 and D800 bodies so Money saved in not needing to upgrade lenses from DX to FF, it's a lens system that apart from consumer DX lenses does not lock you into a set of lenses that need to be replaced if you need to go FF.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 06:46 UTC
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Sebit: New level of Kaizen: Rollback Kaizen.

They did not need to add features, they already exist fully developed, The firmware updates were mainly for lens distortion data, The ability to use "E" lenses and the newer AFP lenses,

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 14:54 UTC
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Sebit: New level of Kaizen: Rollback Kaizen.

Which companies are those? as a Nikon user I have had many firmware updates recently even a update for the Nikon 1.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 05:28 UTC
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thx1138: No, no, no, this wasn't in the script. Nikon and Canon are dinosaurs, just fading into obscurity. The stuff of nightmares for some.

Nikon are doomed, or so we were told repeatedly by the EVIL crowd.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 08:12 UTC
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cosmicnode: This must be the worst combination of technologies available for photography. Mobiles are terrible to use outside on a sunny day . I try to use mine whilst cycling Turn it on and Its difficult to even see its turned on then, try to find the icon for the camera, try to frame a shot, impossible to change settings when you cant see the menu's, my shot's are simply snaps guessed to try and get in the view and can't be viewed until indoors or a very shady spot. Hold this large heavy resulting lump at arms length and try to frame a shot on what is now a very small very dark image. It's a impractical novelty item for techie's.

Yea obviously I do stop to take shots LOL, I also do use a Dslr when I go out to take photo's, but when on a workout I take minimal gear along, the phone is for emergency contact, but occasionally I will come across something to record the ride, and spend several frustrating minutes trying to get a shot.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 07:00 UTC

This must be the worst combination of technologies available for photography. Mobiles are terrible to use outside on a sunny day . I try to use mine whilst cycling Turn it on and Its difficult to even see its turned on then, try to find the icon for the camera, try to frame a shot, impossible to change settings when you cant see the menu's, my shot's are simply snaps guessed to try and get in the view and can't be viewed until indoors or a very shady spot. Hold this large heavy resulting lump at arms length and try to frame a shot on what is now a very small very dark image. It's a impractical novelty item for techie's.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 06:15 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

Brilliant!

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 06:39 UTC as 14th comment
On article DPReview TV Episode 1: Sony a7 III review (346 comments in total)
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JeffGM: Hey, I know what a "zed" is but what is a "meganickel"? Okay, it's not a totally serious question, but Meganickels? Nice video by the way!

Fairly easy to work out what a meganickle is, but what's a zed?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 07:21 UTC
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endofoto: I use Nikon and I will not buy mirrorless instead of DSLR. I wont put a heavy lens to a tiny camera. I did not like EVF either. 3/4 system bird lenses are significantly small, some people like them. Mirrorless is using too much battery power, and they have tiny batteries too. I am not against this design, but it does not suit me. It is very good option for people who want quality and speed without the bulk of DSLR. I dont want to take my DSLR equipment to business trips for exemple. But when you put a heavy lens to tiny cam it slides downwards slowly if there is no lens collar.

@vadims Obviously you fitted a motor drive with a lARGE front grip! something mirrorless dont have. This gave you the stability with long lenses but unfortunately weighed more with 8-10 aa batteries than a D5 or 1Dx

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 07:39 UTC
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Jonathan Mac: In the west, most people still think that a good camera needs to be big. The same people think that the kit lens will bring them all the benefits of that big camera. In Asia people have traditionally always liked their tech to be smaller so their less averse to mirrorless.

I don't see any of that changing, but the market is still in a period of instability as compacts disappear and phones reach the limits of current sensor tech to bring them the quality their owners want.

No sonny I will never buy a small camera that does not fit my hand, I have tried small cameras and they cause pain in my hands from continuously holding them with fingertips instead of the palm of my hand. Peoples grip decreases with age and they require more comfortable tools to hold.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 07:17 UTC
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ttran88: Thank you Sony, I’ve been mirror free for 4yrs now!! Once in a while I see a big black dslr I have flash backs of my mirror slapping years and want to throw up. MILFs for life!!

@Pooya Rastin, you should Google the definition of Milf, It has nothing to do with Photography, https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/milf

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 06:55 UTC
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Yxa: CFExpress is XQD , the first variant anyway

With a firmware update Nikon could allow the use of CFastexpress in their bodies according to the article, so no real looser if that's true

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2018 at 08:04 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)
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cosmicnode: 400mm F2.8 ummmm, welcome to the 20th centuary

Sorry teacher, Do I have to stand in the naughty corner?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 12:39 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)
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cosmicnode: 400mm F2.8 ummmm, welcome to the 20th centuary

I do actually realize it's been the 21st centuary for quite some time.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 08:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)

400mm F2.8 ummmm, welcome to the 20th centuary

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 12:50 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies
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