nawknai

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On article Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera (36 comments in total)
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straylightrun: What's the point of these halfgrades? Who upgrades their phone ever 6 months?

I'm not sure if you were being serious with that comment or not, but....

Not many people, but the launch of a new phone isn't done to be in sync with every individual's upgrade cycle.

I think updates every 6 months is actually a pretty good idea. The person who's just about to get a new phone is always going to benefit, which means everybody who's looking at getting an Xperia is going to benefit.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 09:55 UTC
On article Sony launches Z3+ with 20MP camera (36 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: If this is anything like the 20MP camera in my Z3, pass on it. The JPGs out of it are smeary, flat and just generally awful, and it doesn't do RAW. Even if it did, it wouldn't be worth the time spent processing files. I think the big issue is the lens. If they haven't fixed that it's DOA. The phone is excellent otherwise but the camera was a huge let down.

Their processing sucks. Nothing wrong with the sensors. ;)

But yeah.....I get what you're saying. This is probably going to disappoint you anyway, because I doubt Sony learned how to process their own RAW data from their own Sony sensor.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 09:51 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (259 comments in total)
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Thomas Kachadurian: If it had OIS i would buy one tomorrow. Without it it will be unusable to anyone who isn't naturally steady.

Unusable? How so?

Other than my Nokia 925 and 930, I've never had an actual camera with IBIS on it. Lenses? Sure, but OIS made them larger than they had to be, for sure.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review (259 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: how much is it these days?
my previous comment for this device was to by a $500 RX100 and the other $500 to buy a flagship smartphone such as an S6 or i6.

That would completely defeat the purpose of owning one device, but you can make that comparison if you think that's fair.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:02 UTC
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MikeF4Black: I'd always prefer my Tumi messenger bag, black ballistic nylon, to which an appropriate Billingham insert has been added. It holds a D800E with one prime easily, a lot of other stuff, an iPad and some documents.

And it doesn't look like a murse, it looks the business. And fortunately it doesn't "sport" a red dot.

Ha!

Or just get a model without the red dot. Jeebus....

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
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FinDERP: Looks a lovely bag but it's way out of the range I'd be willing to pay for something like this - even if I had a large disposable budget I'd sooner spend it on lenses and probably large format gear too large to fit in anything carryable anyway haha.

I appreciate that ONA is taking time to answer comments and queries here though, that's really a great effort and I wish more companies would act like this!

The bag I had mentioned earlier.

http://topodesigns.com/collections/bags/products/field-bag

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 06:50 UTC
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bigdaddave: I could never be seen with a bag that is worth more than the gear inside it.

What an utter waste of money

That bag is worth more than the gear you have inside it?

Damn, that sucks. Sorry to hear that.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 06:49 UTC
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ARB1: Bag without the Leica dot $59.99, with the Leica dot $399.99.

Your real problem happens when they they try to slash the outside of your bag open. ;). I believe it's a bit more common for backpacks because you don't have eyes in the back of your head, and your back is less sensitive to touch, and so you're less likely to notice.

I suppose a way to lock your bag shut would prevent opportunistic theft(?).

Link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 09:31 UTC
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FinDERP: Looks a lovely bag but it's way out of the range I'd be willing to pay for something like this - even if I had a large disposable budget I'd sooner spend it on lenses and probably large format gear too large to fit in anything carryable anyway haha.

I appreciate that ONA is taking time to answer comments and queries here though, that's really a great effort and I wish more companies would act like this!

@FinDERP: Ever heard of Topo Design? They make several bags that may suit your needs, although there's no padding because they're not camera bags. They're still appropriately sized though, and one model was sort of designed for fishing!!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 09:25 UTC
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nawknai: I'm a huge fan of bags, and own lots of them. I don't mean camera bags, but all bags. I'm a guy, and I'm not overly trendy otherwise, but I like bag design.

With that declared, I'll say this about "messenger" bags: The flaps are usually a issue for camera bags because they prevent you from reaching your camera quickly. That, and flaps on some bags are too long. If you include a flap, it needs to be shorter.

I understand that a flap is generally regarded as being more weather resistant than simply using a zipper, but I'd personally rather have a zipper anyway. I know people don't like them because plastic zippers feel cheap, while metal zippers may scratch your gear. However, a waterproof zip may work for some people.

Personally, I don't have a camera bag anymore. My X100 sits in its hard-case, and I wear it across the shoulder. Same goes for my X-Pro1, and if I bring another lens, I keep it in whichever man-bag I'm carrying.

EDIT: The Roma has a good accessible opening!

If you included a zipper, perhaps make the zipper pathway (sorry, don't know what to call it) "U"-shaped rather than straight so that the opening is bigger? If someone wants to leave the bag completely open, they could fold the resulting flat downwards and into what is currently the laptop/tablet section?

The result would be a closed bag when you need it, and a completely open bag when you want quick and frequent access to the inside?

To be honest, I don't know what the solution is. I have a particular Porter man-bag with a top opening that I frequently carry my X100 in sometimes (no padding, but in hard case), and I really like it because the bag has no flap. It uses a zipper straight across, and its opening is fairly large, but I can image many other people complain that their 5D-Mk3 is too big to fit through it. That's why I suggest a zipper that isn't straight across.

http://www.yoshidakaban.com/product/101410.html?p=s&p_itemtype=07&p_lisize=30&p_lisort=

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 22:29 UTC

I'm a huge fan of bags, and own lots of them. I don't mean camera bags, but all bags. I'm a guy, and I'm not overly trendy otherwise, but I like bag design.

With that declared, I'll say this about "messenger" bags: The flaps are usually a issue for camera bags because they prevent you from reaching your camera quickly. That, and flaps on some bags are too long. If you include a flap, it needs to be shorter.

I understand that a flap is generally regarded as being more weather resistant than simply using a zipper, but I'd personally rather have a zipper anyway. I know people don't like them because plastic zippers feel cheap, while metal zippers may scratch your gear. However, a waterproof zip may work for some people.

Personally, I don't have a camera bag anymore. My X100 sits in its hard-case, and I wear it across the shoulder. Same goes for my X-Pro1, and if I bring another lens, I keep it in whichever man-bag I'm carrying.

EDIT: The Roma has a good accessible opening!

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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Dazzer8888: I'd be curious to know: does it say "Leica" on the outside? If so, it would seem to be a bit of a theft magnet. If not, then i might get one for my sony A7! ;)

You can get one for the A7, but the regular Berlin is the same bag, except without the red interior. I guess it doesn't matter whether it's the "Leica Edition" or not. It's really a matter of how much you like red.

Enjoy. ;)

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 12:21 UTC
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falconeyes: If you switch over to DPR's report about Sony supplying 40% of all sensors now, you'll find the reason for this.

This article mentions that after Sony inked the iPhone6 contract, it is unable to supply enough sensors to other vendors, including HTC, Samsung and others. It was in the news already, folks ...

BTW, it ethically absolutely correct to use multiple sources for a consumer procduct for anything but a products core component. So, for a car you can vary windshiled manufacturers but not the engine. And for a smart phone, you can of course vary the camera module supplier. But the same wouldn't apply to a system camera.

I'm just glad that the people who believe this is grounds for a lawsuit aren't actually lawyers, and don't know anything of the law.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 00:51 UTC
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Luke Kaven: Samsung isn't off the hook by saying that their "specifications" are generic enough that both camera modules satisfy it.

The question here is whether reviews, based on the superior camera module, induce false consumer expectations of quality, used as incentive to buy, when the final product may or may not match those expectations. Would the inferior camera module have earned a number 1 rank in the reviews or merely a number 2 or 3?

Keep firmly in mind here: it doesn't matter whether you or I care one way or another. For better or worse, you can expect a thousand lawyers to be suiting up for this one as we type.

They never guaranteed you a particularly manufacturer for the camera, so as long as they didn't rig reviews by ensuring that all reviewers got a Sony, I don't think they'll need their lawyers.

If someone bought an S6 or Edge because of what they thought was definitely a Sony sensor, then that's their own assumption that wasn't quite right.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 21:17 UTC
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