braisim

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On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)
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braisim: Yuk! What's with Adobe using Phillip Scofield in the product shots for version 1.0? Ruins what might have otherwise been an excellent product. (Brits will know what I'm talking about.)

Richard Butler I can only assume that Phil was short of files to use in the review!
Thanks for the interesting article.
braisim (another Brit)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 23:38 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Adobe Lightroom 1.0 (124 comments in total)

Yuk! What's with Adobe using Phillip Scofield in the product shots for version 1.0? Ruins what might have otherwise been an excellent product. (Brits will know what I'm talking about.)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 13:23 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
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Mariano Pacifico: Nikon never recovered from the "earthquake". Sony's news is about its dominance in sensor not about their camera.

Sony lost in cellphone war ... portable music player ... stereos ... computers ... purchase of Nokia and so many lamentable business decisions.

(((Pedantic hat on))) - Nokia isn't Scandinavian...

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
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cbphoto123: "Sony: you've one-upped Canon and Nikon - in an ergonomic regard no less."... if you have really tiny hands I guess.

No, larger hands can also use a Sony Alpha in my opinion. What has let the cameras down in the past is the placement/design of the controls rather than the size of the body.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (70 comments in total)
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braisim: Thanks for article Barney, but me no understand this sentence: "The Canon EOS Rebel T7i replaces the T6i (which will continue to exist), making it the top model in the compact Rebel lineup." I guess that the T6i remains in production but that its place as the top model in the Rebel line up is taken by the T7i. Could be written a bit more clearly. Thanks.

Thanks @Ebrahim Saadawi and @Revenant that's what I took it to mean. I just wanted to give Barney some (polite) feedback on the writing, that's all.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (70 comments in total)

Thanks for article Barney, but me no understand this sentence: "The Canon EOS Rebel T7i replaces the T6i (which will continue to exist), making it the top model in the compact Rebel lineup." I guess that the T6i remains in production but that its place as the top model in the Rebel line up is taken by the T7i. Could be written a bit more clearly. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 06:54 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: not thrilled about Sony's bottom-hinged tilt-swivel screen (tripod-unfriendly)
(not thrilled Canon following any bottom-hinged tilt-screen arrangement either: some Powershots; eos m5)

whilst left-side-hinged vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) are preferred over bottom-hinged ones

its better to have top-centre-hinged fully vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) would be ideal (face-forward friendly & tripod friendly & evf friendly)

Sony's original R1 had a top-centre-hinged vari-angle swivel screen; but it did not tilt angle back down enough. yet it still had a centred-evf, too.

a better/update version of top-centre-hinged face-forward capable tripod-friendly evf-friendly VASS is long overdue on high end prosumer FF dcams (mirrorless or slt or fixed-zoom dcams)

ideally, on trimode dual hybrid evf-ovf dslrs ... :)

The only advantage of the side-hinge I can think of is for the situation where you might want the screen facing forward (selfie or vlogging mode) with the built-in flash popped up or a flashgun/lamp attached. One disadvantage of side-hinge I can think of is that it does not offer many options for low-down shooting (with camera almost on the ground) in portrait orientation. The A77/A77II/A99/A99II design allows you to tilt the screen the right way whether you are shooting landscape or portrait. A big plus.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 15:19 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: not thrilled about Sony's bottom-hinged tilt-swivel screen (tripod-unfriendly)
(not thrilled Canon following any bottom-hinged tilt-screen arrangement either: some Powershots; eos m5)

whilst left-side-hinged vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) are preferred over bottom-hinged ones

its better to have top-centre-hinged fully vari-angle swivel screens (VASS) would be ideal (face-forward friendly & tripod friendly & evf friendly)

Sony's original R1 had a top-centre-hinged vari-angle swivel screen; but it did not tilt angle back down enough. yet it still had a centred-evf, too.

a better/update version of top-centre-hinged face-forward capable tripod-friendly evf-friendly VASS is long overdue on high end prosumer FF dcams (mirrorless or slt or fixed-zoom dcams)

ideally, on trimode dual hybrid evf-ovf dslrs ... :)

I use the A77II which has broadly the same screen implementation as the A99II and I've never had a problem using the flip-out screen with a tripod. In fact because you can lift it up over the EVF hump (to face forwards or rearwards) the screen is more comfortable to use at lower tripod heights. So I don't understand the concern. The bottom hinge stays clear of the tripod mount.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: The question for me is whether there is still visible ghosting from the mirror in strongly backlit pics. That's my favourite type of pic and it entirely stopped me from considering this line.

I've used the A77, A77II and A37 and I've never seen ghosting linked to the SLT mirror.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1580 comments in total)
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Eloise: Now I may be missing the point ... but doesn't this camera offer the worst of all worlds. It doesn't have a optical view finder, yet has the translucent mirror in the way and taking up room - or is the fact that they still use the mirror for the focusing sensor an admission that mirrorless focusing still isn't as good?

Is this camera just for existing A-mount users? Wouldn't anyone buying into a new system do better with Sony FE-mount?

As a user of both, I have to say that these A-mount bodies just handle so much nicer than the E-mount bodies such as the A7 and for that reason alone I'm happy that Sony is continuing with the line.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1168 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: A minor firmware update to the A6300 with a much higher price and a lower battery life?

It's not a camera for me, I won't be buying. I'm not knocking the IBIS or the AF system, but quite frankly, for $1400 (even more here in Europe) I think buyers can indeed expect better implementation of the touchscreen and better ergonomics. Why is Sony so reluctant to break the A6000 mold?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 20:19 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1168 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: A minor firmware update to the A6300 with a much higher price and a lower battery life?

You can't add 5-axis IBIS or a new processing chip via a firmware update.

But seriously it seems like Sony missed a chance to introduce a more meaningful upgrade to the A6300, including ergonomic improvements (joystick, additional control dial) as well as getting the touchscreen implementation right. This all looks a bit rushed...

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
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Mateus1: 5 reasons not to buy RX-100V for me, for the same price:

GX-85 + 12-60mm
Fuji X-T10 + 18-55mm
Fuji X-E2s + 18-55mm
Oly E-M5 II + 12-50mm
Pentax K-3II + 18-55mm
Canon M5 + 15-45mm

ekaton it's not the same thing. I have the first gen RX100 and I can just put it in my jeans pocket when I go to a rock concert and take acceptable pictures, if I'm close to the front of the crowd. My smartphone will not do this. And your Panasonic set up would no doubt beat the Sony in many respects but is far larger, as are all interchangeable lens cameras.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
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captura: In the Feature, "2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras." DPReview preferred the Panasonic DMC ZS100 to any of the RX100 series, on an overall basis.

Sam Santana why is it relevant whether a sports photographer would shoot raw or jpg? For most of us amateurs/enthusiasts using this site, it's of no relevance. I don't get this obsession some have with pro gear and what a pro would use. A pro isn't likely to labour for hours with Lightroom or Photoshop over one single shot taken at a kids' football match. A devoted parent might well do! Different tools for different purposes...

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:08 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1168 comments in total)

I don't understand why Sony don't just use the A7 family form factor for their top of the range APS C mirrorless line. It would solve some of the ergonomic issues of the A6000 family quite easily (e.g. viewfinder placement, twin control dials). The current A6000 form factor might be good for a consumer entry-level camera like the A6000 or the A5000, but surely not on a camera like the A6500 costing some $1400.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 15:59 UTC as 247th comment | 7 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (688 comments in total)

Dan, thanks for this review, but this sentence in the opening paragraph is a bit confusing: "A sister model, the G80 will be available in other markets." You don't state before that in which markets the G85 will be available and I don't think the review states what the differences are between the G80 and G85.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 11:03 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Just learned you are shooting blindly a 12fps because the viewfinder doesn't work. at 8 fps you can still frame.

@Favorable Exponyt Actually being able to see the last frame is better than being 'blind' and seeing just a black frame as you can still adjust somewhat from frame to frame. For some situations this will be difficult though. Hence the 8fps option.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 13:30 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: The new menu is the most interesting feature. If they fix it across the camera range I might take their products more seriously

@FOTONOTO Sony cameras allow you to customise the quick access Fn menu quite easily

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:12 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: Consumer: "This is the camera of my dreams!"

Canon & Nikon: "This is the camera of our nightmares!"

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@Rouseabout only photo geeks buy €3600 cameras, regardless of the brand...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (441 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: Just learned you are shooting blindly a 12fps because the viewfinder doesn't work. at 8 fps you can still frame.

No, if it functions like the A77II you're not shooting blind. At 12fps the viewfinder is showing you the last frame rather than a live view. In some shooting situations this can make tracking difficult, although I have not myself ever had a problem. The 8fps setting resolves this issue apparently.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 12:06 UTC
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