mick232

Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (390 comments in total)

That was to be expected. The know how has been transferred into the Pixel phone camera and app. Now it is time to cut loose ends.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 19:52 UTC as 142nd comment
On article Watch the Sony a9 track a fast basketball (74 comments in total)
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Alphaville: Why are people bashing this camera? No camera is perfect, but a9's tech brings exciting days for event photographers. Sad for its insane pricetag though😩

By making the a9 or Sony look bad, they are trying to make their camera or favorite brand look better.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 06:46 UTC
On article Watch the Sony a9 track a fast basketball (74 comments in total)

How does that compare to the competition?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 23:39 UTC as 17th comment
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Fujica: Basically nothing has changed since the turn of the century and when digital became popular..

Canon is 1st.
Nikon is 2nd.
Minolta was 3rd and bought by Sony in 2004.

A phone may be a single piece of hardware, but the value is in the software. A full ecosystem of apps had to be created, by Apple and by third parties. This is not unlike a camera system.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (410 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Simple answer, you bought a Sony six months ago.

It may not be white powder, but reading your comments, I wonder what stuff you are taking. It must be good!

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (410 comments in total)
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Tim Gander: Simple answer, you bought a Sony six months ago.

Yes, they sure are addictive, aren't they?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
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Fujica: Basically nothing has changed since the turn of the century and when digital became popular..

Canon is 1st.
Nikon is 2nd.
Minolta was 3rd and bought by Sony in 2004.

Things change quickly when revolutionary technology arrives:
2010: Nokia 35%, Apple 15%, Samsung 8%
2012: Nokia 5%, Apple 20%, Samsung 30%

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 12:38 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: There's much to like about the A99II and the A9.

But the A99II still needs better lenses, more of them.

And given that the A9 is supposed to compete with the likes of the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DS Mark II, the A9 body is too small.

A bigger body would allow for better heat dispersion, so the A9 could actually be shot at ISO 50k.

(As it is, the A9 stops being useful at about ISO 30K, mechanical shutter--raw, which is about Nikon Df territory, or Leica SL. It's big colour blotches that are the issue, not conventional noise/grain.)

It's an error on the part of Sony that the A9 can't remain mounted to a tripod head and still allow the battery to be swapped. The D5, 1DX II and the Fuji GFX-50S don't have this basic flaw.

The A9's mechanical shutter frame rate is too low for a "pro" body.

The A99ii won't see many new lenses. It's produced so that A-mount users can keep using their existing lenses.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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rrccad: "(the recent press release about being 2nd in the US market is as much to do with bouncing back after Kumamoto and second-placed Nikon not having released any high-end cameras recently, as anything else)"

actually it has everything to do with the fact that Sony had sales on Jan - Feb and Canon and Nikon had their sales Oct - Dec.

The gap still got smaller, as previously even the different sale periods wouldn't cause any temporary shift in positions, but now it does.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 00:44 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (285 comments in total)
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mick232: 2017: Sony a9, the camera that changed everything

A9: the camera that the competition's fanboys are spreading record-high levels of FUD about.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 15:04 UTC
On article Facebook Live: Sony a9 impressions so far (103 comments in total)
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Joed700: The A9 is shipping today, but they are in stock in most of the online retailers as well as local camera stores, a very interesting phenomenon. In the past, when either Canikon release theirs, nothing is in stock until weeks and months later. In fact, the Fuji XT-2 has just become more readily available in both Adorama and B&H...

If it's not in stock anywhere, the camera hasn't been "released".

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 15:01 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (285 comments in total)

2017: Sony a9, the camera that changed everything

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 13:18 UTC as 102nd comment | 7 replies
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princecody: Is the a9 faster & more accurate than the Nikon D500 & Olympus E-M1 Mark II?

Yes

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
On article You should totally spend 15K on this rare Zeiss lens (7 comments in total)
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Nick Spiker: I got mine for $500, but it was the 5" version...

What was that? I am surprised to hear that Zeiss ever produced something that was not measured in metric units.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 18:00 UTC
On article You should totally spend 15K on this rare Zeiss lens (7 comments in total)

I sold a Biotar 75/1.5 on Ebay for $1600. Bought it in a garage sale for less than $100.

This one seems to be a more rare and expensive version.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)
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mikeodial: At the end of the day it's about products, market acceptance and buying customers. Not how you organize to do it. Will this make better products come to market faster or not?

No. But they aren't doing good at the moment and there is pressure that something has to change. So they changed something. This will buy them some time, until people realise that this change won't solve their problems.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2017 at 19:49 UTC

It's obvious where we are heading. This advanced sensor tech will appear in Sony photo cameras next. Traditional camera vendors may look pretty outdated in the not too distant future.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 19:28 UTC as 21st comment

This is non-news.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 19:11 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Compare it to Nikon's 105mm f/2.0 selective focus lens, would be interesting.

It's obvious what the result of such a comparison would be. The Nikon doesn't stand a chance.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 20:41 UTC
On article Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF gallery and first impressions (316 comments in total)
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whensly: images look like the stuff you can get with old funky lenses like the soviet stuff, Helios, Lomo's, or old cine glass that you can find for a deep fraction of the price. When avail I'll rent this lens and see what's what.

You clearly never got any chance to actually compare.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 19:51 UTC
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