braisim

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princecody: This new Sony is the Greatest til Sony releases a newer version in 6 months then the debate continues “I’ve got the coolest camera to date” ☺️

A7RII released almost 2.5 years ago. A7II released 3 years ago (and no update yet) A7SII released more than 2 years ago. Why do you expect a new version in just 6 months?

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2017 at 17:17 UTC
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Just asking the question. Sure let’s consider what pros use. But their needs might be different to those of about 90% of the photographers in this forum. Different horses for different courses.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
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vFunct: Too bad it's a mirrorless.

SLRs are the only real cameras that matter.

Zero professional press photographers use mirrorless. They all use SLRs.

Frankly, should we even care that most pro photographers use DSLRs?

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1111 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: When can we expect the A7iii?? I want all this in a 24mp version. Otherwise I’ll get the a6500 for my video needs.

Still a bit too expensive for me - I only recently got my A7II. TBH I value the ergonomic improvements of the A7RIII more than the resolution gain of the A7RII over the A7II

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 17:00 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1111 comments in total)
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ZeBebito: When can we expect the A7iii?? I want all this in a 24mp version. Otherwise I’ll get the a6500 for my video needs.

Me too. Can't afford this camera and don't need the resolution or the speed or dual card slots so A7III with joystick and bigger battery would be great.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 16:40 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras under $500 (105 comments in total)
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liviutza: I am a long time Canon user and still cannot see how the M100 holds a handle to the A6000, photography-wise... focus in video may be faster to a certain degree (did not test them) but as far as I can tell that's the only feature where Canon may show some, if any, superiority. I do not believe buying a beginner's camera in this price range is better than buying a more serious one...

Indeed the DPR comments on each camera don't seem very consistent. Sony A6000 is criticised for its limited lens range, when the far more limited EOS-M lens range is not mentioned at all.
Re. AF, Sony has 179 phase detect points and 25 contrast detect points on-sensor. Surely more than enough at this price point.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 08:44 UTC

Facebook is evil

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 22:17 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
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IdM photography: Nikon are stopping DIRECT sales in Brazil... not stopping sales... Does Nikon have direct sales in the USA or in Europe? No...

Article says that in Brazil, Nikon sells exclusively through its own e-commerce channels.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 13:42 UTC
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jc1000: They say Lightroom Classic will still be supported but I think the writing's on the wall. Adobe wants to maximize profits and lock you into cloud services. Time to move on to other products that are producing innovative desktop solutions instead of Adobe's amateur mobile products.

I agree, although the iPod Classic's death was rather long and drawn-out.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 14:42 UTC
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braisim: I think that Lightroom CC could be useful. I use Lightroom maybe twice, three times a month and I'm paying for features which I never use. I appreciate its editing functions but its interface, sluggish performance make it a bit of a drag to use to be honest. There is certainly no joy there! What's more, there are other people in my family who would like to access the photos in the Lightroom catalogue but who are not at all inclined to learn how to use Lightroom just to be able to email some photos to Granny or share some pics on Facebook. I would be happy to try out Lightroom CC but I have some concerns: that it is not possible to print from it (seriously?) and that the only sharing option is Facebook, which seems strange for a program which is supposed to be more accessible. I would like to see integration with Flickr and webmail such as Google at least. I had been hoping that Adobe would make Lightroom Mobile available on Windows 10, but maybe Lightroom CC is the next-best.

I think that even an 'average consumer' can tell the difference between a well-taken photo edited with care with LR (or other program) and a snap on a smartphone. And even if Granny doesn't care about WB, I certainly do...

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:51 UTC
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braisim: I think that Lightroom CC could be useful. I use Lightroom maybe twice, three times a month and I'm paying for features which I never use. I appreciate its editing functions but its interface, sluggish performance make it a bit of a drag to use to be honest. There is certainly no joy there! What's more, there are other people in my family who would like to access the photos in the Lightroom catalogue but who are not at all inclined to learn how to use Lightroom just to be able to email some photos to Granny or share some pics on Facebook. I would be happy to try out Lightroom CC but I have some concerns: that it is not possible to print from it (seriously?) and that the only sharing option is Facebook, which seems strange for a program which is supposed to be more accessible. I would like to see integration with Flickr and webmail such as Google at least. I had been hoping that Adobe would make Lightroom Mobile available on Windows 10, but maybe Lightroom CC is the next-best.

I'd like a lighter version of LR to be able to do editing on my notebook. Google Photos isn't bad a bad product but the editing tools are nothing on LR. And exporting from LR to Google Photos is a pain. Either use some flaky 'plug-in' that doesn't work half the time or export to a folder and then upload in a second stage to Google Photos.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:31 UTC

I think that Lightroom CC could be useful. I use Lightroom maybe twice, three times a month and I'm paying for features which I never use. I appreciate its editing functions but its interface, sluggish performance make it a bit of a drag to use to be honest. There is certainly no joy there! What's more, there are other people in my family who would like to access the photos in the Lightroom catalogue but who are not at all inclined to learn how to use Lightroom just to be able to email some photos to Granny or share some pics on Facebook. I would be happy to try out Lightroom CC but I have some concerns: that it is not possible to print from it (seriously?) and that the only sharing option is Facebook, which seems strange for a program which is supposed to be more accessible. I would like to see integration with Flickr and webmail such as Google at least. I had been hoping that Adobe would make Lightroom Mobile available on Windows 10, but maybe Lightroom CC is the next-best.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies

The best thing about the video for me is the way the guy nonchalantly walks away from the scene after being blasted by the wave. Class.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

The best thing about the video for me is the way the guy nonchalantly walks away from the scene after being blasted by the wave. Class.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

The best thing about the video for me is the way the guy nonchalantly walks away from the scene after being blasted by the wave. Class.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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Sdaniella: Sony alpha dslrs, like their 2007 APSC A700
was 2 years behind in LV, and more specifically, ExpSim LV (Canon)
already available on Canon 2005 EOS 20Da (astro photography specifically), and 2007 EOS 40D (all photography)

even though SONY Cyberdhot DSC-R1 with Exposure Sim LV (Live Preview), it was the kind of aperture stop-down type of ES-LV of Canon Powershots (and later SONY mirrorless of today, like most non-canon milc)

Sony would not offer LV dSLRs until 2009 (with restrictions: dof preview, unavailable) fifth iteration of their APSC dslr (no FF alpha had LV either, till later yet)... they did not hold the patent ... it was Canon calling the shots, Sony had to do its LV dance to stay in the digital camera game (much like every other non-canon LV dcam mfr since)

"Sony would not offer LV dSLRs until 2009". I don't think that this is correct. My first interchangeable lens digital camera was a Sony A300, purchased in 2009 but which came out, I think, in early 2008. In fact Sony's iteration of LV at that time had some advantages over Canon and Nikon, as it offered full time phase-detect autofocus due to its movable pentamirror. This is described in this article: https://www.dpreview.com/articles/4155971819/sonyalpha300350
I'm sure the camera might have had some disadvantages in other areas compared to Canon and Nikon, but its Quick AF Live View was certainly not one of them. On the contrary.
Later on the system was even improved in the A580, which I also owned and which offered a choice between the Quick AF Live View OR CD AF (Focus Check Live View if I recall rightly) which allowed for DoF preview in LV mode.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 14:05 UTC

Indeed it looks like poor packing was the main problem in this case. Since my €800 camera was stolen from my checked bags by baggage handlers at Brussels Airport a few years ago I worry about theft more than breakages.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 09:09 UTC as 107th comment
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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